Community Events January 6th – 31st

January 5, 2017

Free Food Distribution

The next Clare County Food Distribution and Nutritional Education event is Saturday, January 7th, at McGuire Chevrolet at 712 W. US 10 (5th St.) in Clare. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m., and the food will be distributed beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. The event will be conducted indoors. All who want food will receive it as long as supplies last with the limitation of one food package per household. 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.
The food distribution and nutritional education events are conducted by the Community Nutrition Network. This month’s event is being sponsored in part by the Clare County Crop Walk. 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, check us out at Facebook at Community Nutrition Network-Clare County, send an email to clarks12@anr.msu.edu, or call 989.539.7805.

Ice Skating in the Park

The Ice Skating Rink now open at the Shamrock Park large pavilion in Clare! Grab your skates and thermos and head for the “coolest” spot in town! Clare’s very own ice rink is waiting for you! The ice skating rink is free to the public and offers lights for nighttime skating. Guidelines are posted at the park. If you have any questions on the ice skating rink, please do not hesitate to contact Clare Parks and Recreation at jsimmer@cityofclare.org, 386-7541 x213, or you can visit us on the web at www.cityofclare.org!

Food Assistance

Can you afford all the food you need? If not, Mid Michigan Community Action Agency can help. Food assistance is available for seniors ages 60 and over who meet income guidelines. Once per month each eligible person will receive a box of food with essentials like cheese, juice, canned goods, powdered milk and more. Items vary per month.
Don’t wait to ask for help! Contact Mid Michigan’s Clare County office by phone at 989-386-3805, via email at contactus@mmcaa.org or in person at 2300 E. Ludington Drive in Clare.

Financial Peace at Clare Assembly of God

This changes everything! Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God’s way of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University offered at Clare Assembly of God Sunday evenings from 6-8pm starting January 8.  3557 E Colonville Rd, Clare.  Call (989)386-3232 to register or online at www.clareaog.com/registration

Grief Share Program

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the 13 week Grief Share program held at Brown Corners Church. This nondenominational program features biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. Grief Share will be held Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning January 3 at Brown Corners Church, 5540 S. Clare Ave.  To register or for questions, call the church at 989-386-2702 or Ines Bowers at 989-444-9684.

Winter Euchre Night

The Lake George Boosters Club Welcomes The Public to our Winter Euchre Night.  We start Thurs., January 5 and go through April 26.  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.  Everyone welcome!

CWC Luncheon Program

You are invited to luncheon and program sponsored by the Christian Women’s Connection on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Camille’s on the river, 506 W. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant.  Theme for the day: “Cabin Fever Break” Special feature:  “Harmony Ranch”, Chris Hamilton from Harrison Special Music:  Pastor John Kasper from Clare.
Inspirational Speaker will be Kathy Sly from Hickory Corners, MI.  It took a ‘great fall’ to shatter Kathy’s life.  But with wonderful humor, she tells of her desperate search for the glue to put the shattered pieces of her life together again in “A Humpty Dumpty Life”.
For reservations please call Edie at 989-463-3287, Ruth at 989-588-9315, or Barb at 989-772-5613, or you may e-mail Lona at lonahamilton@yahoo.com by January 8th.

Farwell Veterans Meeting

The Farwell Veterans of Foreign Wars meets every month on the 2nd Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. They meet at the Clare County Senior Community Center at the N.E. Side. For more information call the Farwell VFW Commander. 989.588.6411.

Meditation Workshop

The Unity Church of Clare will be offering a meditation workshop, Saturday January 14, 2017,  215 W. Sixth St., Clare, MI.  Call 989.506.3935 for more information.

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 monthly Swiss Steak dinner will be held at the Farwell United Methodist Church (on the corner of Ohio and Superior St.) on Thurs., January 19, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The menu includes swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot vegetable, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverage

Soup Supper

On Saturday, January 21 from 5:30- 7:00 at Our Lady Of Hope Parish Hall, 106 E Wheaton Avenue, Clare. Award winning Chili along with other soups, bread, desserts and drinks.
Donations accepted for Days for Girls International.

Food Pantry

Rosebush Ecumenical Assistance Program (REAP) Free food pantry on Thursday’s at the St. Henry Church – corner of Mission & Vernon Rd  Serving Rosebush, Mt. Pleasant, Clare, Farwell, Lake, Weidman only. Hours 9:00am – 11:00am Please bring a valid Michigan ID

Free Clothing Store

Priceless Apparel- all clothing is “like new” sizes ranging from infant to adult. Open on Thursday’s from 10:00am  to Noon, and Sunday’s at11:30am.   Open to all.   Located at the Rosebush United Methodist Church 3805 School Street, Rosebush – behind the Rosebush Elementary School.

Ice Skating in the Park

The Ice Skating Rink now open at the Shamrock Park large pavilion in Clare! Grab your skates and thermos and head for the “coolest” spot in town! Clare’s very own ice rink is waiting for you! The ice skating rink is free to the public and offers lights for nighttime skating. Guidelines are posted at the park. If you have any questions on the ice skating rink, please do not hesitate to contact Clare Parks and Recreation at jsimmer@cityofclare.org, 386-7541 x213, or you can visit us on the web at www.cityofclare.org!

Food Assistance

Can you afford all the food you need? If not, Mid Michigan Community Action Agency can help. Food assistance is available for seniors ages 60 and over who meet income guidelines. Once per month each eligible person will receive a box of food with essentials like cheese, juice, canned goods, powdered milk and more. Items vary per month.
Don’t wait to ask for help! Contact Mid Michigan’s Clare County office by phone at 989-386-3805, via email at contactus@mmcaa.org or in person at 2300 E. Ludington Drive in Clare.

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, Sandwiches, dessert, coffee, tea, lemon-aid and milk! Free to attend! For more information please call 989-506-1812 or 989-588-2256.

Clare High School Hall of Fame

Nominations for the 2017 class of the Clare High School Athletic Hall of Fame are being accepted until January 31, 2017. Forms can be obtained in the High School Athletics Office or online 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.

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