Community Events

February 6, 2014


Beginning January 19, 2014 the Seventh Day Adventist in Clare is hosting a 4 week series of cooking classes on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. in the church auditorium located at 9875 Thomas Dr., Clare, MI. Taught by Dorothy and Norman Moll the Living Free Lifestyle Change Cooking Class will feature plant based menus, Nutrition and principles explained, Hand-on Meal Preparation, and making substitutions. Each session you will enjoy eating a complete demonstration meal. There is no charge (donations accepted) for this class. To register for this amazing Living Free Cooking Class call 989-687-2555.  Pd 2-7-14


Living Hope Lutheran Church is having there next free Clothing Give A Way on Tuesday February 11, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We have lots of good clean clothing including children’s sizes 0 to 4 .  We do accept all good clean clothing for all ages and sizes for this program. The church is located at 2855 Cadillac Drive, Farwell near the overpass of US 10 and M115.


Clare County Animal Shelter is holding a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic at the shelter on Saturday, February 15 from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm. Cost of the vaccination is $13 and the service is being provided by Old 27 Veterinary Clinic. Both cats and dogs are welcome to this clinic, and we ask that all dogs be leashed and cats be in a crate or carrier of some sort.

Clare County dog licenses will also be available at this clinic, and for pricing details see the Clare County website at or call the county treasurer’s office. Your 2013 licenses will expire on February 28 so if you haven’t already done so please do this for your pets and get them  up-to-date!

The Clare County Animal Shelter is located near the intersection of Old US-27 and Cranberry Lake Road, Harrison. Head west on Cranberry Lake Road and you will see our sign on the right less than half a mile down. (Do NOT use GPS to locate us—it will take you somewhere way out in the wrong direction.) We are open Mondays – Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. and our telephone number is 989-539-3221.


Free Cross-Country Ski Workshop, Saturday, February 8, 2014, Deerfield Nature Park

Join Pete Little for a Cross-Country Ski Workshop at Deerfield Nature Park. Pete will offer Cross-Country Ski instruction and guidance through the trail. With over 15 years of experience in cross-country skiing, Pete will encompass everything from putting on your skis to voyaging down the trail.
No equipment will be provided. Ski rental information in available at Riverwood 989.772.5726.


The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports has recognized (The Veterans Freedom Park- Annual Freedom Run/Walk in memory of SPC. Robert Friese) as a quality physical activity event. As a result, (The 3rd Annual Freedom 5K) will be included in the Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program.
(This will be an official timed 3 mile run or walk in honor of SPC. Robert Friese. This event will be held April 26, 2014 and starts at 10:00a.m. This date coincides with the date of Robert’s ultimate sacrifice to this great nation! For further information and to register; please go to . All proceeds will go toward the building of the “Veterans Freedom Park of Clare County”).


Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 6:30 pm (doors open @ 5:45 pm) in the Old Farwell High School Gym

Tickets are available @ the Middle School Office or T & C RV on East US10 Clare or by Contacting Dottie Brugger at 989-330-0957. Advance tickets $6.00 or $8.00 at the door day of show. Kids 5 years and younger free!!  Concessions will be available!

Buckeye Donkey Ball is a family owned company that has been up and running since 1934. Every year they provide hundreds of schools and organizations with family friendly entertainment and fundraisers. With no orders to take and nothing to deliver, our programs offer 1½ – 2 hours of comical action.  Humane treatment of our animals is always our first consideration.

Come out and see Farwell Area School staff take on Farwell Middle School Parents.

This is great FAMILY fun so plan on attending and bringing the whole family Young and Old!  All proceeds will be helping Middle School programs and field trips!

Free Donkey Rides for children 12 year of age & younger at the Donkey B-ball Show!

Call or email Dottie Brugger at 989-330-0957 or for more info.


The Rosebush United Methodist Women are having their annual soup/salad supper from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Rosebush United Methodist Church. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10, and children under five eat free. Menu includes homemade soups, salads, rolls, desserts, and beverages. Take-out is available. Call 433-2957 or 433-5709 for more information. Everyone is welcome.


Kids storytelling, 1-2 parent supervision required. 989-202-2482.


The Farwell Area Women’s Club would like to invite you to attend the Annual Craft Show and Marketplace at the Farwell Area  Schools. The craft show will feature many crafters as well as many booths of unique market items. There is no charge to attend the show! There will be lunch available and a bake sale too. For more information on the show, or if you would like to exhibit please contact Shirley at 989-588-3140 or Elm Creek at 989-588-6061. Plan to attend the Annual Craft Show and Marketplace on Saturday March 29th, 2014.


New Hope Fellowship Missionary Church is hosting a “donation” dinner on February 8th, with serving from 5-7pm. This month’s main course features meat balls. Our address is 9115 Pere Marquette Rd. East of Clare.


The Clare Primary School is having a public garage of – books, toys, and other items  on February 15th, 2014. Open to the public 8am to 2pm. Location: Clare Primary School Gym.


The Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, an organization that is focused on giving Veterans the opportunity to see the memorials that honor their service in Washington D.C., free of charge, is now accepting applications for their first “Tour of Honor.”  This trip for the newly established Mid-Michigan Hub, affiliated with the Honor Flight Network (, is tentatively scheduled for June 2014 from Grand Rapids Airport.

Benchley Brothers Buick in Clare, MI will donate $20 per vehicle sold in the month of January to get these deserving heroes of the “Greatest Generation” flying.

“It costs approximately $500 to send a Veteran to D.C.  and we are losing 1,000 per day,” stated Tricia Donegan, Hub Director.  “Funding is a critical part of the project.”

Jim Benchley of Benchley Brothers Buick agreed to participate because “I wanted to help say ‘thank you’ to these WWII Veterans.  They paid for our Freedom with their service.”

For most of these Veterans, this is their last chance to see how much America appreciates their service.   You can obtain more information regarding Veterans, Guardians and Volunteers online, or by calling (231) 803-4255.


Save the Date!  Annual Auction Gala March 12th, 2014 Doherty Hotel Clare 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Travel”.  Get out of the cold and come enjoy an evening of travel fun!


Save the Date:   Bowl for Kid’s Sake at Clare & Gladwin –  Gateway Lanes Clare & Meadowlanes Gladwin April 25th, 2014. Mecosta and Osceola – “The Gate” March 15th. BBBS of the Lakes -Good year lanes Houghton Lake and Fred’s Roscommon March 8th.


Presented by the Farwell Band Boosters on February 8th, 2014 in the Jamie Performing Art Center, Farwell High School Performances start at 6:30pm, doors open at 6:00pm Cost : Adults $6  Child $4


Developmentally disabled and care givers, third Thursday of the month. Meeting at the Clare VFW at 6:00 p.m.

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