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Community Events 6-20-14

CLARE CHRISTIAN SINGLES MEETING
Clare Christian singles meets at the Clare Big Boy, June 26 at 6:00.

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE
St. Cecilia Church and School annual rummage sale will be June 26, 9-5 pm, June 27, 10-5 pm and June 28, 9-1 pm. Lots of goodies, adult and children’s clothing, dishes, books, electronics and lots more, something for everyone. St. Cecilia Church and School is located at 106 E. Wheaton St., Clare.

D.A.R.E. SUMMER CONCERT
The Gladwin County Sheriff Department D.A.R.E. program proudly announces Grammy winner David Ball will star in the annual D.A.R.E. summertime country music concert. David Ball first topped the charts with “Thinking Problem” and followed that with “Riding With Private Malone.” This is a concert no country music fan will want to miss.
The concert is Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Beaverton High School. Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $23.00 at the door. Circle the calendar and plan on joining your friends and neighbors for a night with David Ball. For tickets and concert information call the ticket hotline at 1-800-205-7174.

NORTH CENTRAL AREA REGULAR MEETING
Regular meeting of North Central Area Chapter #19, State Employee Retirees Association, will be held Tuesday, July 1, at the Houghton Lake Community Building (located back of The Pines Theater), beginning at 2 p.m.
All retired state employees and their spouses are invited (and encouraged) to attend. For information call (989) 386-0085.

30TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW
The 30th Annual Twenty Lakes Antique Engine and Tractor Association are hosting their summer show on June 19, 20 and 21, 2014. The show is dedicated to The Original incorporators. Featuring Case Tractors & Old Cars, Trucks and Doodle Bugs. Swap Meet on September 25, 26, and 27, 2014. Location: Show grounds 4.5 miles west of Harrison on M-61; 989-386-4039. P.O. Box 845, Harrison, MI 48625.

MOTORCYCLE LIGHT PARADE
On the evening of June 28th at 9:30 pm, the Gold Wing Road Riders Association local chapter (J-2 Clare Michigan) will be holding a lighted bike parade thru the streets of Gladwin as part of their weekend of camping at the Gladwin County Fairgrounds.
They will be forming the parade about 8:30 pm at The Corner House Ice Cream on M-18 and travel west on Pratt Lake Road to Chapel Dam Road, south to M-61 and east back thru down town.

CAR AND TRUCK SHOW
The Clare Firefighters Booster Car and Truck Show will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 8am to 2pm under the water tower. All years and models welcome. Dash plaques and goodie bags for first 50 vehicles. Food available on site, kids activity table and DJ. $10 pre-registration fee, $15 day of show, trophies to be awarded. Call 989-386-9361 for more information or to register. Show site: 207 W. Fifth Street.

KICKOFF TO A SUMMER OF FRIDAY NIGHTS ON OLD 27
The Wounded Warrior Project Bike Rally will take place on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 7-9 pm on 4th Street (next to Superior Title Co.)
Featuring: Music by Mallory McDowell and Emily Yob, Dan Lake and Jim Cook, Flag ceremony by Clare VFW Post 5738, Presentation by Representatives of the Clare County Veterans Freedom Park
Stage Donated by StageRight, Inc., Sponsored by Herrick House.

SUMMERFEST 2014 JUNE 26-28th
Thursday, Friday & Sat
City Wide Garage Sales
Friday, June 27, 2014
• Shamrock Park Picnic, Games, Entertainment , Fireworks 6-10 pm • Children’s Activity Center (Crafts and Games at Mid Michigan Community Action Agency) 6-9 pm · Photo Booth Sponsored by Members First Credit Union 6-9 pm · Free Picnic Sponsored by Witbeck’s Family Foods 6-8 pm · Chicken Poop Bingo 6-8 pm
Fundraiser for the Clare Skate Park
· Teddy Bear Races Sponsored by Maury Irwin State Farm 6pm · Gospel Concert 6-7:30 pm · Gateway Community Band Concert 8 pm · Fireworks over Lake Shamrock (dark)
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Bike Rally, Corn Hole Tournament, Bingo Bowling at Gateway Lanes 7-9 pm
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Fly-in Pancake Breakfast at Clare Municipal Airport 7:30-11:30 am
Monday, June 30, 2014
Kid’s Movie Night w/ice cream
Friday, July 4, 2014
Wild West Show
For more information, contact the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce at
(989) 386-2442 or visit www.clearlyclaremi.com

THE WILD WEST IS COMING TO CLARE FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014!!!
Watch as the Lone Ranger, John Wayne and other famous cowboys bring “robbers” to justice throughout the day!
Also Featuring: Free reigning demonstration by Rob Petree and Farrah on 4th Street, by the Depot, at 10:00 a.m., Buckaroo Contest at the Clare City Park at 11:00 a.m., Boys and Girls dress up like cowboys and cowgirls! Win Prizes!! Ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, A boy and girl from each age group will be chosen!!!
Crowd Control Demonstration on 4th Street by the Clare County Mounted Police at 4:30 p.m.
Cowboy Fare provided by: The Minor Diner at Clare City Park
Sponsored by: Capital Equipment Johnston Elevator and Family Farm & Home

GOLF OUTINGS  
Meceola BBBS(Mecosta/Osceola) –July 2 Falcon Head Golf
Mid Michigan (Clare/Gladwin) – August 13 Snowsnake Golf
BBBS of the Lakes (Roscommon) August 16 White Deer Golf
For more information call 989-386-9304

CLARE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT FLY-IN I DRIVE-IN BREAKFAST HOSTED BY:CLARE AREA PILOTS ASSOCIATION
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014, Time: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Where: Clare Municipal Airport (48D)
10843 S. Eberhart Rd., Clare, MI 48617
Menu: Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, Coffee, Milk, Orange Juice
DONUTS BY COPS & DOUGHNUTS (WHILE SUPPLY LAST)
COST: Adults: $6.00, Under 12: $3.00

BLUE TREE CONCERT AND ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC
Will be held June 22 at Clare Assembly of God,  3557 E. Colonville Rd., Clare.  Blue Tree, famous for the song, «God of this City», will be singing at the morning service at 10:00 a.m., during the church picnic, and again at 6:30 p.m.  You are invited to come join us for this time of food, fun, and fellowship.

FREE FAMILY FUN EVENTS AT THE COLEMAN AREA LIBRARY THIS SUMMER
This June and July, the Coleman Area Library will be the place to ignite your imagination while learning about the amazing world of science and technology!   All summer performances and presentations are free of charge and open to everyone in the community.  Pre-registration at the Coleman Area library requested, but not required.  For more information, contact the Coleman Area Library at (989) 465-6398 or visit online at www.colemanlibrary.org
Schedule of events:
Michigan Mammals Wednesday, June 25 at 9:30am - Go WILD for science!  Learn about Michigan Mammals and what type of tracks they leave behind.  See different pelts and skulls from mammals that live in our area and other parts of Michigan.  Presented by Katie Keen of the DNR, Wildlife Outreach.
Farming Facts & Fun Friday, July 11 at 10:00am- Where does food come from?  Learn about the science of farming, where food comes from and experience the “farm equipment petting zoo” where you can see and touch various farm machines.  Presented by Marie Zwemmer, Agri-Science teacher at Coleman Community Schools.
It’s a GAS! Carbon Dioxide Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30pm – You’ve seen your footprint, but did you know you also have a Carbon Footprint?  Learn about naturally occurring Carbon Dioxide, its effects on climate change, and more.  See a dry ice demonstration and then stand back and be amazed at what carbon dioxide can do when Diet Coke meets Mentos candy!  Explosive fun!  Presented by the American Chemical Society, Midland Chapter.
Silly Science Puppet Show Wednesday, July 23 at 10:00am  and a second performance on Saturday, July 26 at 10:00am – Learn about the Water System, photosynthesis and what keeps a flower healthy.  Then, explore technology with Techno-rella the robot.  The puppet show will be followed by a beading craft about the water system.  Presented by the Pickle Jar Theater.
Chef Cool!  Wednesday, July 30 at 1:00pm - Science is COOL!  Kids will explore the physical properties of chemicals in solid, liquid and gaseous states, including the strange effects extreme cold (liquid nitrogen and dry ice) has on everyday objects.  Presented by Midland Center for the Arts, Education Outreach.

FREE FOOD  DISTRIBUTION ON SATURDAY, JULY 12TH IN HARRISON
The next Clare County Free Food Distribution and Nutritional Education event is Saturday, July 12th at St. Athanasius Church at 310 S. Broad St. in Harrison. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the food will be distributed beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. All who want food will receive it as long as supplies last with the limitation of one food package per household. Also, nutritionists will be there providing healthy eating tips and recipes. Please bring a photo ID and your own reusable bags, boxes, or baskets if you can. There may be a long wait, so if you need to sit, please bring a chair. Any who can volunteer to assist with the food distribution should arrive by 10:30 a.m.
The monthly food distribution is conducted by the Community Nutrition Network, and St. Athanasius Church is sponsoring this month’s distribution. For more information about the monthly free food distribution and nutritional education events or the Community Nutrition Network and how you can help combat hunger in Clare County, contact Nancy Petree at petree@anr.msu.edu or at (989) 539-7805 ext. 3201.

LAKE GEORGE 4TH OF JULY STREET PARADE
Sunday July 6th at Noon., Line up at 11:00 Luke Hamilin Ball Field
For more information call Connie Tuck 989-387-5559

LAKE GEORGE BOOSTERS CLUB YARD SALE
The Lake George Boosters Club is sponsoring a Yard Sale at 89 S. Bringold, Lake George.  It will be Thurs., July 3 & Fri., July 4 from 9-4 and Sat., July 5 from 8:30 to Noon.  The proceeds will go to The New Building Fund.

HEALTHY MICHIGAN PLAN
In an effort to ensure that residents have access to the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s new low-cost healthcare benefits option for adults, Community Mental Health for Central Michigan and Mid Michigan Community Action Agency have partnered to offer a series of enrollment clinics.
Altogether, 24 clinics will be offered at Community Mental Health for Central Michigan’s Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland and Osceola County offices.  Each site is hosting four clinics to provide residents with multiple opportunities for help.
“These clinics are open to anyone in the community,” says Bay-Barron.  “This is a free service to help anyone find out if they are eligible for the Healthy Michigan Plan benefits.”
Jennifer Raymond, a Navigator with Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency, is one of the specialists walking individuals through the application process.
For a complete list of clinic times, dates and location across the state of Michigan, visit http://enrollmichigan.com/events/ or call 1-877-212-7561. To learn more about the Healthy Michigan Plan, visit http://healthymichiganplan.org.  To complete a Healthy Michigan Plan application, visit http://Michigan.gov/mibridges or call 1-855-789-5610.

PRESERVING SUMMER’S FRESHNESS
Preserving Summer’s Freshness has never been easier with blanching and freezing! Michigan State University Extension in Clare County is pleased to host this hands-on informative experience on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Class will be held in the 2nd Floor Nutrition Kitchen of the County Building in Harrison.
Registration is required. To register, visit http://events.anr.msu.edu/freezeClare2014/ or call the Clare County MSU Extension office no later than July 18th! The cost is $20.00 per person. Scholarships are available to those participants receiving SNAP/Bridge Card or WIC benefits.
For more information or if you have any questions, please call MSU Extension -Clare County at (989) 539-7805, e-mail us at msue18@msu.edu or stop by the Clare County Building, located at 225 West Main Street, Harrison, Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30 p.m.

VETERANS INFORMATION SEMINAR
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know…and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why local members of the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will present a veterans Information seminar beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Lazy K Ranch, 5280 North Clare Avenue, Harrison, Michigan. Like all DAV services, this seminar is free to all veterans and members of their families.
For further information regarding this event, please contact NSO Douglas K. Wells, Jr. at (313) 964-6595.

SPREAD HOPE WITH EVERY BID FUNDRAISING AUCTION 
Join Hope in Harrison July 12 at 1pm for a fun auction event! We have items for all tastes, from a custom stained glass piece to water park passes at Zehnder›s Splash Village to fitness memberships and oil changes.
We will have a live auction, a silent auction, and a ticket auction. You will even have the opportunity to help purchase the supplies we need to serve our clients, such as diapers and pregnancy tests.
Come out to 498 N. Clare Ave in Harrison, bid on some awesome items.

FIFTH ANNUAL YARD SALE
Brown Corners church will be hosting the Fifth Annual Yard Sale to benefit Love Inc. of Clare County.  Love Inc. (Love in the Name of Christ) brings community churches together to pool their resources and volunteers to help those in need.
This sale will be held at Brown Corners Church, 5 miles north of Clare on Old US 27. Check it out on Thursday and Friday, June 19th and 20th  from 8 a.m.  to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, June 21st  from 8 a.m. until noon.PD

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