Community Events October

October 9, 2019

Sat., October 5th

Free Food Distribution, Flu and Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinic, and Free DTE Energy Assessment signups in Harrison: Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Harrison Senior Center at 212 S. Broad St. in Harrison. The food will be distributed beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Clare County Building. All who want food will receive it as long as supplies last with the limitation of one food package per household. Patrons should bring a picture ID. Flu and Hepatitis A vaccines for adults will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Harrison Senior Center. Regular dose and high dose flu vaccines will be available. DTE Energy will be at the event to signup people for free DTE Energy Assessments. You do not have to register for food to participate in the Vaccine Clinic or signup for the free energy assessments.

Come For Lunch
Come for lunch, stock up on baked goods, and enjoy shopping for holiday decorations at the Farwell United Methodist Church (at the corner of Superior and Ohio streets) on Sat., Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.All are welcome to this event sponsored by the UMW.

October 8

Fall Color Tour
Clare County Arts Council has scheduled the fall color/bus trail ride for October 8 from 1-4. The bus will leave from the John C Magnus Center located at 3200 S Clare Ave, Clare. The tour will lead you through Harrison, Lake George, Lake and Farwell. You will view over 30 of the 4 x 4 or 8 x 8 ft quilt blocks located on many buildings in the County. Cost is $10. Tickets will be available at the Doherty Hotel. Contact Vicky at 989.289.8235 if you have questions.

Free Clothing
Living Hope Lutheran Church Free Clothing store will be open only 4 times until the end of the year. The dates as follows. October 8, October 22, and November 12 all open 9:00am to 3:00pm.
We will be closed because of the holidays and not reopen until January 14, 2020. There have been lots of donations so we will be putting out some heavy sweaters, sweats, coats and much more. Unfortunately it is time to get ready for winter.
We are located in the Old Chemical Bank drivein, 2370 W. Ludington Drive, Farwell across from Red’s party and marathon station. If you have something to donate please leave it at Living Hope Lutheran Church, 2855 Cadillac Drive, Farwell just east of the M115 and US 10 overpass. There is a box provided at the south end of the church.
If schools are closed because of the weather we will be closed also.
If you have any questions contact Marian 1-989-544-2883 or DeLynn 1-989-588-9701

October 9

Clare County Democratic Party
The Clare County Democratic Party have their regular monthly meetings the 2nd Wednesday every month, 6:30 pm. The next meeting is Wednesday, October 9th in the lower level meeting room of the Clare County Courthouse, 225 W. Main St., in Harrison. ALSO COME TO OUR CORNHOLE TOURNEY FUN FUNDRAISER SUNDAY, OCT. 6 AT 1:00. Visit our website for all the details. The Public is welcome to all of our meetings and events.
For more information go to
or on Facebook at
, and you can also contact: Stephanie Terpening, County Party Chair, at

October 10

Fall Rummage Sale
Thurs. Oct. 10th 6-8pm, Fri. Oct. 11th 9am-5pm, Sat. Oct 12th 9am- noon at the Congregational U.C.C. 110 West Fifth Street in Clare. (across from Post Office)

Clare County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Hosting Banquet
On October 10th the Clare County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be hosting a banquet at the Doherty Hotel. The banquet starts with a social hour at 6:00pm and a dinner at 7; 30pm. The door open at 6:00pm, the tickets cost $40.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door per person. There are door prizes and silent and live auction, and raffles. The Doherty Hotel will provide dinner,. If you have question or want tickets in advance, contact Jeff Goyt at 989 429-3012 or email Jeff at

Mt Pleasant Area Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
“EXTREME FREEDOM FROM EXTREME BUSYNESS” Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12-1:30 PM. Place, Camille’s on the River, 506 W Broadway, Mt Pleasant. We are about women connecting with God, each other and our community. No membership. This is our Country Fair Annual Fundraiser. Donations of Crafts and Bake Goods are needed. Stephanie Terpening will be our Special Music. Inspirational Speaker, Diane Miller will share how she discovered the hidden key to real freedom. Call Edie at 989-463-3287, Ruth at 989-588-9315 or email Lona at to make a reservation and for more information.

October 12

Community Announcement
On October 12th Coleman Lions Club will be celebrating 79 years of service in the Coleman area with our Annual Charter Night Dinner and Auction. Games will start at 5:30 pm at the Coleman VFW Hall. The public is invited to this fun evening of good food, good company and exciting raffles, games, and auctions.
Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased from any Coleman Lions Club member, or at C W Gordon’s Sales and Service in Coleman by October 4.

Mid Michigan College Returns
Mid Michigan College’s Mid Market returns to the Mt. Pleasant Campus 9am-2pm Saturday, October 12. The event features local artisans and vendors for popular products. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Current artisans and vendors include Lularoe, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Scentsy, and UsBorne Books, and also unique, handcrafted items such as quilts, woodwork, copper and glass art, home decor, pet supplies, and much more.
Since 1999, Mid Michigan College and its employees have supplied Christmas for at least 60 children from Clare and Gladwin counties every year. The event includes fun holiday activities and children have a chance to visit and have a photo taken with Santa.
For more information about the Mid Market or Christmas Party, contact Sarah Gariglio at or (989) 386-6667.

October 19

Bowling Tournament
Gateway Lanes is sponsoring a Kiwanis For Kids Tournament. 100% of the Kiwanis proceeds will go for the kids (students) of Clare, Harrison and Farwell. Tickets are $25.00. There will be money prizes for the tournament. Four person teams, 16 teams possible. Raffles, 50/50, Door prizes, etc. A great fun time for all. Sponsors are Snow Snake, Fire Fly, Mr. Electric, Clare Tennis League, Mr. Electric, Jim’s Body Shop, Ruckles, Time Out Tavern, Johnson Doo & Central Vac, Jack of All Trade & Coin.

Submitted by John Urquhart 989-429-5980

October 26

The Clare County Arts Council
will hold their Holiday Craft Show on October 26. This will be held at the Clare Union Depot located at 201 W 4th Street, Clare. The show will be held from 9-3. For more information or to be a vendor, contact Linda at 989.240.2470

On Going Events

MSU Eat Healthy Be Active Class
MSU Extension will be offering the Eat Healthy, Be Active class series Thursdays from 2:00-3:15 PM, September 17 through October 22, 2019. It will take place at the Whitepines Townhouses in Harrison. This class series promotes living healthy to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease. Participants learn skills needed to make healthy eating and regular physical activity a part of their lifestyle
Each class will last about one hour to an hour-and-a-quarter. To reserve your spot for this free class series, please call the Clare County MSU Extension office to reserve your spot as soon as possible at: 989-539-7805.

Ole Time Country Gospel
Ole Time Country Gospel Jamboree
First Congregational Church
211 West Spruce Street
Harrison, Michigan
2019 Schedule
Last Saturday of the Month
April – October
6 – 8 P.M.
All Musicians/Singers are Welcome
For more information, Contact: Pastor Vaughn 989-539-7163
or Bob @ 989-539-5637

Mid Michigan College’s Harrison Campus offers
Nearly 20 miles of trails for hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts to enjoy. The trail system is open to the public, and is also used for organized athletic events throughout the year.
But, in October, the trails offer community members and guests from all over Michigan something very different—because on six evenings, Mid’s trails become haunted!
The Haunted Forest is designed and staffed by students who are members of Mid’s Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year college students.
The Deadwood Grove Haunted Forest and Manic Maze will be open 7pm-10pm on the last three Fridays and Saturdays in October—October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26.
For more information about Deadwood Grove, visit

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