Community Events 9-26-14

September 26, 2014

The Harrison Area Genealogical Society will hold their monthly meeting Weds., October 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrison Library Community Room, 102 N. Second, Harrison. Program: Cape Cod Trip by Lil Leposky.


Help us raise money for the Reger house fire fund on Sept 26th, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Faith United Methodist Church. Suggested donations: $5.00 Children, $8.00 Adults. Any additional donations appreciated.
Cris and Stephanie Reger lost their home and almost all of their belongings in a house fire this past August. Please help by attending our spaghetti dinner and help them to rebuild their future. Donations are also accepted at any Chemical Bank under the account Reger Family House Fire


The next Clare County Free Food Distribution and Nutritional Education event is Saturday, October 4th. Registration for the free food distribution will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 212 S. Broad St. beginning at 9:00 a.m. The food will be distributed in the parking lot of the Clare County Building 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 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. For more information about the monthly free food distribution and nutritional education events, the Community Nutrition Network, and how you can help combat hunger in Clare County, contact Nancy Petree at or at (989) 539-7805 ext. 3201.


On Thursday, October 16, 2014 Mannequin Night returns to Downtown Midland thanks to the Northwood University Fashion Marketing and Management Department.
Bring your family downtown and watch from 6:30 – 8 p.m. as Northwood University students, dressed as mannequins, fill the storefront windows of downtown businesses. This year’s theme is “Color Me Midland” and will feature brilliant color from all walks of life!
Mannequin Night is sponsored by the Northwood University Fashion Marketing & Management Departmentand the Midland Downtown Business Association.
Visit or for more details.


The Clare County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will meet at noon on Tuesday, October 7 in the Michigan Room, Mid Michigan Community College Harrison Campus.  Attorney Tara Hovey will speak on Asset Protection and Long-Term Care.  This is our last meeting of the year.  Remember our  Toucan Food Drive.  For more information contact Dorothy Fritzinger at 539-3432.


The Farwell United Methodist Women’s Annual CREATIVE HANDS BAZAAR will be held on Friday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Bazaar will feature crafts. needlework, seasonal decorations, floral arrangements, baked goods, Silent Auction of two beautiful quilts and unique, one-of-a-kind items, and much more! A delicious luncheon will be served 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on both days.

Farwell United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Ohio and Superior streets, at 281 E. Ohio Street, Farwell.


The Clare Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a raffle. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CLARE PARKS AND REC YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE.

Cost: Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. When: October 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. Where: Soccer Fields at the Clare Municipal Airport.

Raffle Prizes: Grand Prize $300, Second Place $200, Third Place $100

Tickets available until September 27th. To find out how you can get a ticket or for more information, please contact


The Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society will hear a presentation by local genealogist Sherry Sponseller on the life and accomplishments on one of Mt. Pleasant’s most ambitious and illustrious businessmen, attorney and State Senator Samuel Hopkins at the Society’s 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7th meeting at the Isabella County Commission on Aging Building at 2200 South Lincoln Road, Mt. Pleasant MI.

Samuel Hopkins was responsible for the attraction to Mt. Pleasant of most of the post-lumber era’s substantial commercial enterprises including: the sugar beet plant; Borden’s condensed milk plant; the Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial School and, with friends in the Mt. Pleasant Development Company, the establishment of the Central Michigan Business Institute and Normal School (now Central Michigan University). In the Michigan Senate, Hopkins later fought successfully to establish Central as a State College.

The general public is invited and encouraged to attend the program and, if desired, the Historical Society’s brief business meeting following the speaker. The business meeting, will see the election of 2015 MPAHS officers


CMDHD will be holding a fundraiser to bring awareness on October 8th in the form of a 5K Glow Run/Walk. The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness has endorsed this event. Participants in this race will be eligible for the lottery drawing of the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run of 2015. This event is being held at Island Park’s West Pavilion in Mt Pleasant. The run begins at 7:30 pm; the park trails will be lit up with glow sticks and glow paint. CMDHD will provide education on HIV/AIDS and offer coupons for free testing. All donations received for this event will stay within CMDHD’s six county jurisdiction to help assist those infected or affected with HIV/AIDS. The funds are used in emergencies, such as medication needs, medical care or housing needs.

This year’s fundraiser is a competitive 5K chip timed run or a 5K fun walk. Medals will be given out to first place male and female runners in all age groups. The first 150 participants will receive a Get Glowing! T-shirt. We encourage racers and spectators to come in their glow attire. This is a family friendly event so we encourage all age groups to attend. Registration is simple! Log on to and register. All the event information is also available on this site. If you have any questions please call Lorrie Youngs at 989-773-5921 ext. 8462 or Catrina Weber at ext. 8221.


First Congregational Church , 211 W Spruce St. Harrison 989-539-7163

Wednesday, October 15th – Do you fish? Do you fly fish? Do you tie your own fish flies?

Come join us again at 7pm and share your favorite flies? If you don’t tie but think it is something that you might be interested in, come and watch – you may learn something new.

Also, the same night at 7pm October 15, The second of the ‘Let’s Get Organized’ series – Recipe Organizing and Sharing Come and share your favorite recipes and learn some tips and ideas on how to get them organized. We will also have some discussion on the first month’s topic Meal & Menu Planning. Please come join us, even if you were not able to participate last month.


On Oct 17th & 18th, 7pm-10pm at Hamlin Field, Downtown Lake George. Follow the Signs. All proceeds will go towards the revitalization of the field.


The Coleman VFW Post 1071 will be hosting our 2nd annual food drive/jamboree on October 12, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm at the Coleman VFW.  Admission is a can of food.  There will be live entertainment provided from one of our local bands.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase during this event.  All donated food products and money will be given to our local food pantry in Coleman. Please come out and help us support our communities.  If you have any questions concerning this event feel free to call 989 465 9831 and leave a message and someone will get right back to you.


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

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