Community Events 7-18-14

July 18, 2014

On Saturday, July 19th Michigan’s Adrenaline Rush Paintball of Harrison, MI will be hosting a paintball tournament. Teams of 5-6 players will battle it out to raise money for Clare County’s Project Kids Christmas.

Cost is $20 per person and includes all day play from 8am to 8pm. Field paint only – $10/500 rounds or $40 case/2000 rounds. Free CO2 for all players. Limited rentals available at the field. Pre- Register by calling Michigan’s Adrenaline Rush at 989-741-1092.

Clare County Historical Society Museum, Dover School, and Ott Cabin open 1 to 4 pm, Saturdays, May through September. Corner of Dover Raod and Eberhart Avenue, 3 miles north, one mile East of Clare. Celebrating Old Fashion Days on Saturday, September 26th, 11am to 4pm.

OVER 50?
Clare Senior Singles meets at Clare Big Boy, 6:00 pm, fourth Thursday of the month for dinner and fun.

The Lake George Boosters Club is hosting an OPEN HOUSE to show The Public and our Members the new renovations.  It is Saturday, July 19 from 1-3 at 89 S. Bringold north of Lake George.  There will be refreshments available.

The Farwell Area Historical Museum has bricks at their entrance.  Bricks have been bought for anniversaries, birthdays, honor servicemen, honor mom and dad and to honor the whole family.   It is a good way to honor someone and help the museum at the same time.   If you are interested in buying a brick , please call the museum at 989 588-0580 or stop by and pick the needed form.  Please return your form by August 4.

The whole family is invited to attend the 11th Annual Fun Day in the Park on Friday, July 18. The free event offers families a chance to come together and have fun, featuring free food, door prizes, face painting, games and more.
The event will take place at Shamrock Park, 221 Wilcox Parkway, in Clare from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Fun Day in the Park is a mid-summer event that allows families to get out of the house and participate in special activities they might not normally get a chance to do,” said Shawna Roskoski, Parent, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator at Mid Michigan Community Action, who is planning the event. “We encourage everyone to come.

There isn’t one person that this event is specific to. There are activities for all ages.”
At this year’s event, Mid Michigan Community Action is giving out 50 children’s bike helmets on a first-come-first-serve basis. Additionally, there will be more than 20 community partners at the event to share their resources with the community. For information about Fun Day in the Park, contact Shawna Roskoski at 989-386-3805 ext. 1052.

Learn the basics of canning food at home. Michigan State University Extension in Clare County is pleased to host this hands-on informative experience on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 10:00am to 12 Noon. Class will be held in the 2nd Floor Nutrition Kitchen of the County Building in Harrison.

Join Lisa Treiber, Extension Educator, to learn what’s new in the world of canning and some tips on where to get the most current research based how-to information. Water Bath Canning and Pressure Canning methods will be demonstrated in this class.

Registration is required. To register, visit or call the Clare County MSU Extension office no later than August 12th! 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 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.

On Saturday August 16, 2014 the Harrison Sportsman’s Club is offering at no cost the latest in DNR Sponsored Hunter Safety Training.  Participants register at one of five registration sites, pickup a training booklet and instruction sheet that will show how to complete the Home Study or online training course.

On Saturday August 16th at the Harrison Sportsman’s Club participants are provided  at no cost field day activities and complete a required written test for Hunter Safety Certification.  The Sportsman’s Club is providing a free luncheon to participants.
Registration Sites at located at:Gladwin Chamber of Commerce 608 W. Cedar Ave, Gladwin, Whitetails Live on 430 E. M-61 east of M-30, Harrison Chamber of Commerce 719 N. 1st Harrison, Ken’s Landing 704 N. 1st St. Harrison, or Clare Area Chamber of Commerce, Clare City Hall

Get ready to rock as The ROCK Center for Youth Development and Shelterhouse of Midland and Gladwin Counties present the annual ROCK the Tridge event on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 5-10 pm in Downtown Midland.

ROCK the Tridge is a jam-packed evening of family friendly entertainment featuring local bands in a “Battle of the Bands” type competition. Free family fun and entertainment includes face painting, children’s crafts and games, the ROCK’s climbing wall, a bounce house and a host of teen-oriented activities. Outdoor dining options will be available from local vendor carts.

The event takes place near the Tridge/Farmer’s Market circle in Downtown Midland.

Sponsors and partners for ROCK the Tridge include The ROCK Center for youth Development, Shelterhouse of Midland and Gladwin Counties, Timbrel and Harp Productions and Downtown Midland.

For more information about this event call the Rock Center for Youth Development at (989) 835-2542 or visit

The Clare County Sheriff Department will be conducting two ORV Safety Classes this Summer.  The class dates are all on a Saturday and will be conducted on June 21st and July 19th.  Each class is limited to the first 30 that sign up for the class by calling the Front Desk Staff at the Sheriff Department 989-539-7166.  The class will run from 9am to 5pm each day.  Students only need to attend one class to become certified to operate an ORV.  This class is FREE.  Deputy James Dawson will be the primary instructor.

Body Work 101 on Thursday, July 24th from 10 a.m. till Noon. Learn the history, benefits and see a demonstration of the following therapies. Body Reflexology, Cranio-Sacral, Lymphatic Drain, Massage, Meridian Tracing, and Reflexology of hands and feet. Limited Seating or any questions about the class – please call 989-386-3400. Reserve your seat TODAY. Class held by The Wellness Center within Wild Health and Learning Center at 240 Schoolcrest, Clare.

Are you looking for a family-friendly event to attend this weekend? The come to Roscommon Riverfest, scheduled for July 19-20 in Roscommon.
Theme of the event is the stewardship of the AuSable River.

Activities are specifically targeted toward creating a positive experience for the youth of the community through outdoor crafts, as well as education about the river and its watershed.
“We have more than 30 vendors committed to attend,” said Spokesperson Mark Constance. “This will be a great opportunity for the people of the area to touch base with their friends and family in a community event, as well as visit local businesses and the farm market.”
For information on how to become a vendor, or to volunteer for a youth-related event, email Jason Courtier (, or Mark Constance (

During the Clare Fire Boosters Car and Truck Show, Enjoy the Cars…..Enjoy the Food, City Park Clare 11-2   on July 12th.  Join us!    $8 per person.  ¼ chicken, beans, potato, roll, dessert and water. See some great vehicles and enjoy a wonderful meal cooked by M & M Meats Clare.

Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs softball tryouts for the 2015 season. August 16th. &17th. at Bay City Western H.S. Varsity field 500 W. Midland Rd. Auburn. For all information go to home page to view age group, times, and contact information

Committee members and recruitment leaders met with Bob Barnhart, Regional Director for Church World Service/CROP on June 9 to plan for their 30th hunger walk for the Clare Area.  The theme for the walk this year is “Thirty years of walking—meeting  the challenge – racing to end hunger.

 The walk will be held on Sunday, September 28, starting from St. Cecilia Catholic Church, McEwan Street in Clare at 2 p.m..  Registration will start in the church hall at 1:30 p.m.  Plans are being made to make this 30th walk special in response to the need here in Clare County and around the world.  Churches, businesses and civic organizations are asked to form teams and join in the 3-mile walk around the west side of Clare.  Anyone wishing to participate can be a team member just by collecting a $5 donation.  Individuals can walk by themselves as always.  Participating churches, community organizations, and businesses will be announced later.

A Grand Marshall has been chosen and will also be announced at a later date.  The team raising the most money (highest average per walker) will be treated to pizza by Buccilli’s Pizza in Clare.
The rally kickoff will be held at the Clare Congregational-U.C.C. Church at 110 W. Fifth Street, Clare, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 17th.

All team recruiters and interested persons are invited to attend to get further updates and registration materials.
Besides walking, volunteers are needed for the following areas:  Volunteers to visit businesses, publicity committee, rally committee, arrangements committee, (including marking the route and picking up tired walkers).  Call Carol Stuhr, Coordinator, 989-539-7910, or Sandra Campbell, 989-424-6288, with questions or to volunteer.

In Conjunction with Budd Lake Area Association and the Clare Co. Sheriff Department . When: Saturday, Aug 2nd @ 10:00 am . Where: Harrison City Hall, 229 E. Beech St.,Harrison MI 48625

This meeting is to inform area residents of a neighborhood watch pro-gram that is forming and to discuss concerns of local neighborhoods. For more information or questions regarding the meeting, please email Jeff at or Sgt. Michael Garchow at

Farwell  United Methodist Church invites kids 4 yrs. old and up to attend Vacation Bible School on July 28 thru July 31 (Mon. – Fri.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night.  Son Rock Kids Camp is where kids build their lives on The Rock – Jesus.   Lessons are about Peter and his discipleship.

Jr. and Sr. High kids will either be involved with a special ministry project or can help out in VBS.

Farwell United Methodist Church is located at 281 E; Ohio in Farwell.  Phone no. is 989-588-2931

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