Community Events July 29, 216

July 29, 2016

August 1st – 31st

Veterans Center Counselor

Vet 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.

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


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.

Senior Food

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.
Contact Mid Michigan’s Clare County office at 989-386-3805 or email:

Sugar Springs
Artists 7th Annual Art Show

The Sugar Springs Artists 7th Annual Art Show will be held at the Sugar Springs Activity Building (the new Lancer and Lancelot rooms) located at 1930 Sugar River Road in Gladwin on the weekend of August 6th and 7th 2016. You will be able to “meet the artist” and talk with them about their work throughout the show. On Saturday, August 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday August 7th from 1 p.m. to 4p.m. you may browse through all of the artwork including acrylics, batiks, fabric art, ink & pencil drawings, oils, pastels, photography, watercolors as well as holiday and occasional cards, small prints and miniatures. This show is free of charge and refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please call the Sugar Springs Property Owners Association office at 989-426-4111

Drawing Classes at Deerfield Park

Join us for a drawing series to be held in Isabella County’s jewel of a park with all the wonders it has to offer. If you have a desire to learn basic drawing techniques then this series is for you. Well-known local artist Carole Howard will instruct a series of classes in drawing that will emphasize the little treasures of Deerfield Nature Park. Classes will take place at Deerfield Nature Park from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on; Saturday, Saturday, August 6th and Saturday, August 20th. Each class cost $5.00 or enjoy the entire drawing series for only $15.00. Participants should bring a sketch pad (8×11 or comparable size), #2 pencils, ball point pen, stool or chair. Those who wish to participate must preregister by contacting the Parks Main Office at 989.317.4083 by the Friday prior each class register.

Harrison Sportsmen Club Trap Shoot

Harrison Sportsmen Club is pleased to announce their Trap Shoot every Sunday from 12pm to 2pm at $4.00 per round for members and nonmembers alike. For more information please call 989-539-5536 or 989-539-3214

Clare County Food Distribution

The next Clare County Food Distribution and Nutritional Education event is Saturday, August 6th at St. Athanasius Church at 310 S. Broad St. in Harrison. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m., and the food will be distributed 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. 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.
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 Katina Price at or (989)539-7805 Ext. 3201.

Missionary Guest Speaker

Brian Snider, missionary to Japan, will join us at Clare Assembly of God on Sunday, August 7 at 6pm to share about the culture of Japan and the work being done there to share the gospel, especially through the OneHope project. Please come on out and hear for yourself what God is doing in this amazing and vibrant culture! Clare Assembly of God is located at 3557 E Colonville Rd, Clare. You can reach us at(989)386-3232 or

VBS Lighthouse Kids

The Harrison 1st Congregational Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School Lighthouse Kids – Shining Gods Light for ages 5-12 from 9am – 5:30pm on Tuesday, August 9. For more information please call the church between 9 and 12noon Monday thru Thrusday at 989-539-7163.

Harrison Sportsmen Club 3D Archery

Harrison Sportsmen Club is pleased to announce it holds 3D archery every Wednesday from 6-8 PM at $4.00 for members and $6.00 for non members. For more information please call 989-539-5536 or 989-539-3214


There will be Caregiver support group meetings at the Lake George Senior Center/Lincoln Twp. Hall, 175 Lake George Ave., Lake George August 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Lake George. At the Clare Senior Center located at 502 Beech St., Clare, (next to the water tower) August 11, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Clare. At the Harrison Senior Center at 212 Broad St. in Harrison Michigan: August 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Harrison.
Meet guest speaker Neali Staley from MediLodge Clare at our August groups. Neali will be doing a presentation on respite care options available. Refreshments and door prize drawing!
Please call ahead if you will need care for your loved one at 989-539-8870 ask for Caregiver Support.

VBS Expedition

Kids, from Kindergarten through grade 6, are invited to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of a unique culture at Expedition Norway VBS, where they will discover how much God loves the world at the Farwell Church of Christ.
Since everything is hands on, and they may get a little messy, be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes. Dates: Aug. 14-17 Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Place: Farwell Church of Christ, 700 Kapplinger, Farwell MI Info: 989-588-9711


At MEGA SPORTS CAMP Epic Moments, kids can choose between Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Cheerleading and we even have Crafts and Cooking for those who don’t want to play sports. MEGA Sports Camp helps kids whether they’ve played all their lives or just started yesterday.
So come join us at Trinity Christian Life Center for an awesome time. We are located at 236 E Park Street, Harrison (the corner of Old County Farm Road and Business 27). The fun begins August 15th through August 18th, 6:00pm -8:30pm. We will be having a Cook out for the athletes and their families along with giveaways our Last Night, Thursday, August 18th
For complete information and a Registration Form or to inquire about transportation call Trinity Christian Life Center (989) 539-7479, you can also register your child online at our website: (look for Mega Sports Camp!)

Harrison Sportsmen Club Hunters Safety

Harrison Sportsmen club is proud to announce they will hold a Hunters Safety semenar August 20th at no charge. For more information pleas call 989-539-5536 or 989-539-3214

Friends of Garfield Township Bike Ride

Come out and join Friends of Garfield Township Parks and Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation for a BIKE RIDE on Saturday, August 27, 2016, on the beautiful Pere Marquette Rail Trail. This ride is to raise funds and awareness for the Lake Station Trailhead Development Project in Lake, Michigan. The ride will begin and end in Lake with a 20-mile, 30-mile, and 50-mile option. A $20 fee if pre-registered by August 13; $25 fee day of ride. Sign-in begins at 7:30 am until 9:00 am. For more details call Joy at 989-386-7541 Ext 213 or register with PayPal on the Parks and Recreation tab at

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