Community Events

November 3, 2016

Adopt a Clare County Family for Christmas

You can bring holiday joy to families in need through the Clare County Christmas Outreach Adopt-A-Family Program! We make it easy for you by collecting the family information and creating a profile of the names, ages and needs of each family member. All you have to do is provide gifts for each family member and the fixings for a Christmas meal or purchase a food certificate from a local grocery store. Call United Way to become a sponsor, (989) 386-6015.

Clare County Baby Pantry Holiday Hours

Clare County Baby Pantry will be adjusting their schedule for clients as the holidays approach. Normally we are open Wednesdays from 10:00 to 3:00. However, we will be closed the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, November 23 and the Wednesday between Christmas and New Years, December 28.
The Christmas Drawing will be held again this year, so be sure to stop by and see what “shopping” you can do without spending any money! We will even gift wrap it for you!
The pantry is located at 211 W Spruce Street in Harrison for all Clare County residents with children under the age of five. If you are coming for the first time, bring your WIC card to sign up.

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.

Spiritual Studies Group

The Clare Spiritual Studies Group is launching a series of studies on the Bible. We will utilize the teachings of Dr. Rocco A. Errico.
Dr. Errico speaks, reads and writes the ancient language of Aramaic as spoken by Jesus and his followers. He also has an intimate knowledge of the customs, idioms, psychology, symbolism, and philosophy of the Semitic peoples. For ten years, he studied with the late George M. Lamsa, world renowned Assyrian biblical scholar and translator of the”Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts.”
In our studies, it would be helpful for students to purchase one of Dr. Errico’s books, “Let There Be Light”. This can be facilitated by Reverend Doctor Linda L. Moffit, who will facilitate the local study group. For scheduling and location, please call989-424-6377.

Site in Days

Hunters mark your calendars! Sight n days at the Clare Rod and Gun Club are November 5th and 6th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at $5 per gun. Cant make it the first weekend? Site in on November 9th through the 14th too. Clare Rod and Gun Club is located at 10844 S. Eberhart Rd, Clare.

Breakfast Buffet

The Lake George Boosters Club invites everyone to their monthly Breakfast Buffet. We are located at 89 S. Bringold, north of Lake George. We serve from 8am to 11am on Saturday, November 5. The proceeds go to our College Scholarships.

Same Day Adoptions

SAME DAY PET ADOPTIONS will be held Saturday, November 5 at Family Farm and Home in Clare. Family-friendly dogs and cats from the Clare County Animal Shelter will be available from 11 am to 3 pm. Dedicated volunteers will walk you through the quick and easy adoption process. Special low adoption fees may apply to select pets.

Clare County Food Distribution

The next Clare County Food Distribution and Nutritional Education event is Saturday, November 5th, 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 November food distribution is being sponsored by United Way and is conducted by the Community Nutrition Network. Join us on Facebook at Community Nutrition Network-Clare County. 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 clarks12@anr.msu.edu.

Site in Days

Hunters mark your calendars! Sight n days at the Clare Rod and Gun Club are November 5th and 6th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at $5 per gun. Cant make it the first weekend? Site in on November 9th through the 14th too. Clare Rod and Gun Club is located at 10844 S. Eberhart Rd, Clare.

Christmas Bazaar

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church is hosting it’s annual Christmas Bazaar Thursday November 10th and Friday November 11th from 10am – 5p, and Saturday November 12th from 9am to 2pm. There will be lots of crafts, baked goods, Light luncheon, a queen size Amish quilt raffle and small raffle items. Our lady of Hope Catholic Church Hall is located at 904 N. McEwan, Clare, MI.

Michigan DAV
Service Workshop

Thursday, November 10th 8am-12:00pm & 1:00pm- 3:30pm Michigan DAV Service Information Do you need help with a claim? Do you need help with your benefits? Veterans Service Officers are trained to aid in navigating the VA maze. We are excited to share that Department Field Service Officer, Christopher Hubbell will be at the Pere Marquette District Library the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month from 8am-3:30pm. Chris will be available to assist in answering any questions regarding accessing services provided by the VA. Please contact Christopher Hubbell at 989-538-0172 for more information.

Scrap, Stamp, Color, Craft & Socialize

On Thursday, November 10th – 10am-6pm Scrap, Stamp, Color, Craft & Socialize @ the Pere Marquette library Scrap, Stamp, Color, Craft & Socialize @ your library is a group that meets every Thursdays at the Pere Marquette District Library. All are welcome to join in the paper, scrapping, stamping, coloring and other craft portable fun. As this group is just beginning to grow, gather times are 10am-6pm. Join in for an hour or stay the entire day. For more information regarding library events, please call the Pere Marquette District Library at 989-386-7576 or online at www.pmdl.org

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.

Veterans Day Ceremonies

All veterans and the public are encouraged to attend Veterans Day Ceremonies on November 11, 2016 in Harrison. They will start a traditional ceremony at the now completed Veterans Freedom Park at 11:00 a.m. This will be followed by a luncheon at the VFW Post 1075 in Harrison, and a special service at the Harrison High School Gymnasium starting at 1:30 p.m.
*New this year, Renee Haley will be starting a memorial tree for all of those veterans we have lost from any generation. This will be on display after the ceremony at the Clare County Courthouse throughout the holidays.

Farwell High School Veterans Day Assembly

Farwell High School would like to invite veterans to the Veterans Day Assembly on November 11th at 8:30 A.M. in the Jaime Performing Arts Center.
There will be a student-led ceremony followed by refreshments for all the veterans. In an effort to keep our school safe, we are asking that all visitors complete an iChat (background check) prior to November 11th.
Please call (989 588-9913), e-mail (vbeardsley@farwellschools.net) or come to the High School office to fill out an iChat form.

Bake Sale

MidMichigan Health volunteers are holding a bake sale on November 11, 2016 from 9am-5pm at Jay’ s Sporting Goods 8800 S. Clare Ave., Clare, MI.

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