Community Events January 12th- 31st

January 11, 2018

CLARE HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2018 Clare High School Athletic Hall of Fame are being accepted until January 31, 2018.  Forms can be obtained in the High School Athletic Office or on line at www.clare.k12.mi.us on the athletic page.  Please contact Doug Haggart at 989-386-9979 or bighags@clare.k12.mi.us for more information

Pere Marquette District Library Dance Activities

On January 13, 2018, Clare Parks and Recreation and the Pere Marquette District Library will be partnering with the Newman School of Dance for a dance program. Come and dance with us and complete a couple of dance activities and some treats.

Mid Union Sled Haulers Race Camp Rotary

The Mid Union Sled Haulers (MUSH) (non-profit organization) will be hosting a race on January 13-14 at Camp Rotary Boy Scout Camp Located on 3201 S. Clare Ave, Clare MI. Spectators are welcome to attend free of charge (please leave your pet dogs at home)
Races start at 11:00 am on Saturday and go until around 1:30 pm.   On Sunday races start at 10:00 am.

Saturday Night Euchre

Lincoln Township Firemen’s Aux will be hosting Euchre Parties at the Lincoln Township Hall in Lake George every other Saturday at 6pm on January 13th & 27, February 10th & 24th, March 10th & 24th, April 14th & 28th. For more information call Pat 989-539-2414 or Betty at 989-539-4839.

4H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

The Clare County 4-H Livestock Judging Team is holding a Can and Bottle Drive Fundraiser on Saturday, January 13. Donate your returnable cans and bottles to directly support the team by helping with contest expenses. Cans and bottles can be dropped off at Family Farm and Home in Clare from 1 to 3pm or can be picked up between 1 and 3 by contacting Travis via email tschunk83@gmail.com to arrange pick up. The Livestock Judging Team is a 4-H club that focus’ on beef, sheep, swine, and goat evaluation. Their members practice evaluating livestock and giving reason throughout the year and compete at many statewide livestock judging contest.

Youth Archery

Join us for Youth Archery on Sundays from 1pm – 3pm.
Harrison Sportsmans Club at 3704 N. Harrison, Harrison, MI 48625
For more information call 989-539-1825 or check them out online at www.harrisonsportsmansclub.com

Winter Euchre Night

The Lake George Boosters Club Welcomes The Public to our Winter Euchre Night.  We play Tuesday’s starting Jan. 2, 2018 through April 24.  The doors open at 6pm and cards start at 7pm.  We are located at 89 S. Bringold Ave. north of Lake George.  You are welcome to bring a snack to share at the break it you wish.

Veterans Center Counselor

A Veterans Center Counselor will be at Clare County Building, in Harrison-on the second floor; (down the hall from the Veterans Office) The 1st & 3rd Tuesday of Every month Starting April 5, 2016 from 9:30am- 3:00pm Contact Saginaw Vet Center for more info (989) 321-4650.

Swiss Steak Dinner

The first monthly Swiss Steak dinner of 2018 will be held at the Farwell United Methodist Church (on the corner of Ohio and Superior St.) on Thursday, January 18,  2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The menu includes: Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot vegetable, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage.  The donation is $9 for adults, $5 for children.  Take-outs are available.

Coleman Small Business Support

Coleman’s Order of the Eastern Star chapter is pleased to announce a day to celebrate and support small businesses in the area on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tables are available to rent in the Masonic Temple for $10 each.
A light lunch will be available, as well as a drawing for door prizes. Some proceeds of the day will go to help support Veterans Serendipity Ranch, a local charity providing equine therapy for military veterans and families, first responders, children with special health concerns and those at risk of suicide.
For vendors wishing to participate, contact Ann Sigsby at 989-615-2599 or Debbie Praay at 989-370-3030.

Mid Union Sled Haulers Race Mystic Lake

On January 20-21 Mid Union Sled Haulers will be hosting a race at Mystic Lake YMCA Farwell MI.
Spectators are welcome to attend free of charge (please leave your pet dogs at home)
Races start at 11:00 am on Saturday and go until around 1:30 pm.   On Sunday races start at 10:00 am.

Beast Feast

The Clare United Methodist Church will be hosting at Beast Feast on Saturday January 20th at 6:00 PM. This event is free to the community. The Clare United Methodist Church is located at 105 E. Seventh Street in Clare. For more information please call 989-386-2591

Free Corn Give Away

Sunday, January 21, at 12:00 PM at Jay’s Sporting Goods, the North-Central Chapter of the Michigan Wild Turkey Hunter’s Association will be giving away free corn, while supplies last, for anyone who is feeding wild turkeys.  This is the main goal of the MWTHA to feed the wild turkeys in our area through the Michigan winters to help maintain their numbers as a game bird.

Clare County Democratic Party Meeting

The Clare County Democratic Party will be changing their regular monthly meeting to the 4th Wednesday every month. The next meeting will be January 24th at 6:30 pm at 4 Leaf Brewing at 412 N McEwan St., in the City of Clare, Michigan.  There will be NO meeting in December.  Gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar will be the featured speaker at the January 24th meeting. Meet candidate Thanedar at our social hour at 5:30 pm at the Brewery.  The Public is welcome to all of our meetings.
For more information go to www.clarecountydemocrats.com
and you can also contact: Deb Sherrod, Party Secretary, at debsherrod@gmail.com.

Junior Rifle

Join us for Junior Rifle from 6pm – 8pm Harrison Sportsmans Club at 3704 N. Harrison, Harrison, MI 48625
For more information call 989-539-1825 or check them out online at www.harrisonsportsmansclub.com

Indoor Archery

Join us for Indoor Archery from 6pm – 7:30pm
Harrison Sportsmans Club at 3704 N. Harrison, Harrison, MI 48625
For more information call 989-539-1825 or check them out online at www.harrisonsportsmansclub.com

Tree Farm Field

The Gladwin Conservation District will be hosting a Tree Farm Field on Friday, January 26th from 10am to 3pm. Meet at Butman Township Hall, 505 Hockaday Rd, Gladwin MI
We will have presentations about the American Tree Farm System, other landowner programs, Gladwin Co Natural History, and winter tree and wildlife ID. In the Afternoon we will have a field tour of the Twisted Oak Tree Farm (2017 Michigan Tree Farm of the Year!) to see examples of great stewardship in action.  Lunch will be provided by Mac’s on Main of Gladwin.
To register online, go to http://bit.ly/2BujWH4
You can also register by contacting Nia Becker at (989) 539-6401 or nia.becker@macd.org

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs

The largest dinosaurs – plant-eating titans – grew larger than any creatures before or since. But why and how? Learn the answers for yourself in an interactive exhibition featuring full-sized animatronic dinosaurs, skeletons, a dig pit and even a 70-foot Mamenchisaurus skeleton!
Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs comes to the galleries of the AB Dow Museum inside Midland Center for the Arts starting Jan. 27. Museum members may attend a members-only preview on Jan. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Museum hours starting Jan. 27 are Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays until 8 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for ages 4 – 14; FREE to museum members, ASTC members, and ages 3 and under. Included in admission is access to the three-level, interactive Hall of Ideas, Spark!Lab Smithsonian first come, first served; current hours at midlandcenter.org/sparklab

Saturday Soup

Clare United Methodist Church at 105 E. 7th St is hosting a Saturday Soup event on the last Saturday of every month from 4pm – 6pm. Soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert, coffee, tea, lemonade and milk! Free to attend! For more information please call Laurie at 989-506-1812 or Rose at 989-588-2256.

Saturday Night Euchre

Lincoln Township Firemen’s Aux will be hosting Euchre Parties at the Lincoln Township Hall in Lake George every other Saturday at 6pm on January 27th, February 10th & 24th, March 10th & 24th, April 14th & 28th. For more information call Pat 989-539-2414 or Betty at 989-539-4839.

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