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Community Events for July 4, 2014

TREASURE ISLAND VBS
Colonville Bible Church invites all children grades K-6 to join us for Gospel Light’s Son Treasure Island VBS July 14th-18th.We will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. each evening. The church is located at 7233 E. Colonville Road, Clare, MI, just east of the Colonville Country Store. For more information call 989-588-6628.

FARWELL FARMER’S MARKET SILENT AUCTION
Farwell’s Art, Craft & Farmers Market will be holding a Silent Auction on Saturday July 26th during the Lumberjack Festival bids will open at 9am and close at 2pm the money raised from the Auction will help pay for the activities that the market puts on for the community. Any Questions please call Tracy Lee 989-802-9696 or 989-588-9926

CAR/BIKE SHOW
Fraternal Order of the Eagles #3761, 8460 W. Ludington Lake, MI will be holding a Car / Bike show on July 12 (Sat.)
from 10AM – 2PM for judging. $10.00 entry fee. Food and beverages available for purchase. Call 989-544-3761 for more information.

DIAPER ALLIANCE PARTNERS WITH BABY PANTRY
The Clare County Baby Pantry is proud to have become a partner with The Diaper Alliance of Midland. The Diaper Alliance provides FREE diapers to their Partner Agencies who serve needy families.

Recently The Diaper Alliance expanded its services to include Bay, Clare, and Saginaw Counties. They encourage churches, businesses, schools, and organizations to hold fundraisers and diaper drives. Funds raised are used to purchase diapers at wholesale prices and to continue to distribute to their Partner Agencies.

The Diapers are distributed to their Partner Agencies who in turn provide them for their clients in need.

FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY
Living Hope Lutheran Church is hosting seminars. Mark your calendars. Elder Care/ Medicaid  and Long term care on July 16, 2014 also at 6:00 pm.  The third one will be on Common Scams- Fraud, Identity theft and  Accurate Credit Scores September 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm.  These will be conducted by Attorney  J R McGraw and are free.

FOUNDATION OF WELLNESS FREE CLASSES
On Monday July 14th the Foundation of Wellness Professionals will be holding two free classes one at 12:00 PM and one at 6:00 PM.  The classes will cover Natural Solutions to Female Health Problems.  Seats are limited to 10 per class and they will be held at 701 Beech St.  Clare, MI 48617.

8th ANNUAL CLARE HALL OF FAME CLASS TO BE INDUCTED
On July 24th, 2014, Clare Public Schools will induct the eighth class of athletes, teams and Clare supporters into the Clare Hall of Fame.   The induction will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Doherty Hotel in Clare.   The four individuals to be inducted this year are former athletes:  Craig Carmoney, John Dunlop, Michael Johnston and Ruth Richardson Rodgers.

Also being inducted is the 1979 Girls State Runner-up cross country team.  Tickets for the event are $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door.  The ticket includes dinner and the induction ceremony.

If you know any of the individuals being inducted, or are just interested in attending please contact the Clare Public Schools Athletic Office at 989-386-9561 until June 30th, and after June 30th contact the administrative office at 201 E. State St., 989-386-9945 for tickets. Please come out for a great night of “celebrating the past” of Clare Athletics.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL & SILENT AUCTION
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 2-4 pm at the Clare County Senior and Community Center, 101 W. Michigan St., (behind Palmer’s Hardware in Farwell, MI). For more info call 989-588-4669.

THE FIRST OIL BOOM PRESENTATION
Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society, in lieu of the regular monthly meeting,  will join the public Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium of the Mt. Pleasant campus of Central Michigan University for slide presentation and discussion of “Mt. Pleasant Oil Capital of Michigan: The First Oil Boom: 1928-1939″ by Jack R. Westbrook, author of  nine photo history books and one historical novel.

Westbrook will draw upon his many books about and photos of Mt. Pleasant history and his rich knowledge of Michigan’s oil and gas industry to explore the tone of the times during Mt. Pleasant’s first oil boom. The presentation is a part of the Clarke Historical Library’s Summer Speakers and a reception will follow the presentation, where books will be available for sale and autographing.

The general public is invited.

HEALTHY MICHIGAN PLAN ENROLLMENT CLINIC CLARE
In an effort to ensure that residents have access to the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s new low-cost health insurance option for adults, Community Mental Health for Central Michigan and Mid Michigan Community Action Agency have partnered to offer a Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment Clinic, Wednesday, July 9th at 5:00 pm located at the Clare CMH 789 North Clare Avenue P.O. Box 817 Harrison, MI 48625.

MARSP MEETING
The Clare County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will meet on Tuesday, July 8 at noon in the Michigan Room, Mid Michigan Community College Harrison Campus.  The guest speaker will be Ron Bushong from the Clare County Road Commission.  Remember your contribution for our Toucan Food Drive.  For more information contact Vice President Connie Coughlin at 539-3076.

ALL YOU CARE TO EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET
The Lake George Boosters Club invites everyone to their monthly All You  Care To Eat Breakfast Buffet. We are located at 89 S. Bringold north of Lake George.  We serve from 8am to 11 am on July 5.  Proceeds go toward our College Scholarships.

GLADWIN AREA FRIENDS OF THE THEATRE PRESENTS: INTO THE WOODS
Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre will be presenting “INTO THE WOODS” with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by James Lapine on July 9, 10, 11, 12 at  8 pm in the Gladwin City Park Amphitheatre. The cast/orchestra consists of community members from Mt. Pleasant, Gladwin, Beaverton, Rose City, Midland, Harrison and Clare.

Tickets are $10.00 per person and available for purchase at Gladwin City Hall, Lyle Flowers, The Medicine Shoppe, Village Flowers, Beaverton City Hall and Beaverton Pharmacy. Limited tickets available at the door. Call 989-802-1771 for more information on tickets or visit the GAFT website at www.gladwinareafriendsofthetheatre.org

COUNTRY QUILTERS QUILT SHOW
Country Quilters of Weidman will host their Annual Quilt Show and Demonstration during Weidman Days – Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   A hand quilted queen size quilt “Labyrinth” will be raffled at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.

Raffle tickets 6 for $5 or $1 each are available from any member of the quilt group or can be purchased at the show.  Ticket holders need not be present at the drawing.

Location for the quilt show is the Community Center, 5918 West Bridge Road, Weidman (behind Isabella Bank).  Admission is free.

MUSEUM OPENS
The doors of the Clare County Museum Complex are open and a new season of old stuff is underway. Visit the historic Ott family cabin, one-room Dover schoolhouse and three centuries of history in our museum.

We are open every Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m. through Sept.
If your kids complain that their lives are hard, take them for a walk through the buildings and have them imagine what life was like 100 or so years ago.

Maybe they’ll better understand what “hard” means and better appreciate the easy life they have now.
But our museum is not meant to be a “stuffy, no fun” place. We have a military display, railroad and lumberjack artifacts, an old general store and doctor’s office, and much more.

Hey, we even have Spikehorn’s giant rabbit!
The Clare County Museum Complex is located at 7050 S Eberhart Ave, at the corner of Dover Road, northeast of Clare. Learn more at clarecountyhistory.org.

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