Community Events

March 6, 2014


The Clare-Gladwin Health Improvement group, a Together We Can! Initiative is planning a fundraiser to support the backpack programs in our schools. The scrapbooking event will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Gladwin High School. Cost is $25 to register and includes lunch, dinner and refreshments.  To register, call Noreen at (989) 426-9148.


The Village of Farwell is having a reception to announce the winning design of the Quilt Block that will be put up on the Village office.  The reception will be held on Tuesday, March 18th at 5:30 p.m. at the Village of Farwell Hall at 109 ½ S. Hall St. in Farwell.


Learn to play the game of tennis for free during the Midland Community Centers Play Tennis Fast classes. Newcomers and seasoned veterans are welcomed to participate in classes which start on March 10thand end on the 17th.

MCTC tennis professionals will supervise the hour long classes and teach the basics of the game. Each day offers multiple time slots to accommodate busy schedules. There is no limit to the number of free classes anyone attends during the week.

For more information about the classes, please contact Sharon Cleland at 989-631-6151 or email her at with any questions.


Clare Christ Fellowship, 3260 E. Colonville Rd., Clare, will host it’s annual Craft Show – Flea Market – Rummage Sale on March 21 & 22 from 9am to 5pm. Vendor space is available at $15 per space. For more info call Mary at 588-9308.


The Clare County Arts Council ( CCAC ) is sponsoring two (2) $500.00 scholarships to two (2) high school students who reside in or attend school in Clare County. This is to assist them in attending either Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp or Interlochen Fine Arts Camp during the summer of 2014.  Deadline to apply must be postmarked no later than March 31,2014.  Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 15, 2014.  For an application contact Paule Clark at (989) 424-6070 or e mail:


Oldies dance at the Harrison Lions Club held on Saturday March 29. Doors open 6:00 music by Best Entertainment. Food and drinks available. Call Penny 989 539-0092.


The monthly United Methodist Swiss Steak Dinner will be held, weather  permitting, on Thur., Mar. 20, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Menu includes swiss steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, rolls,  homemade pie and beverage.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children.  For more information call Farwell United Methodist Church, 989-2931.


On behalf of the Veterans Freedom Park Committee, we would like to invite you to our second ‘Meet the Park’ night on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to be held at Jay’s Sporting Goods-Outback meeting room. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who may have questions about the park design and just how this will impact Central Michigan; answered by any one of our committee members or project manager. We will have the brick order forms and explain how to order a brick for your beloved veteran. We will also have the information on how you can purchase a bench-(we only have 23 available and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis


Living Hope Lutheran Church hosts its free Clothing Give A Way the second Tuesday of each month.   The next one will be Tuesday March 11, 2014  from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We wish to thank everyone who has donated clothes to this program and pray you will continue to do so because it benefits so many.

The church is located at 2855 Cadillac. Drive , Farwell near the overpass of US10 and M115


If you get the idea that this next Gateway Community Band concert will have a variety of music, you would be correct.  Starting at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 13th, in the Clare High School Gym, this all volunteer ensemble will produce musical entertainment like they never have before.

The top quality music one associates with this group will be coupled with some inventive showmanship, not usually part of any community band presentation.  Musical styles will include, English, Irish, Dixie Land, American Marches, and even a salute to the legendary “Spike Jones” of 1940’s fame.

Music will be played on traditional band instruments and also lids from household pots and pans (they sound beautiful).  Whistles, animal calls, and automotive devices will also add to the program.  Complaints from our French

Horn section will be verbalized in a number titled «Peck›s Horn Revenge» and a horse race in the gym is planned for the exciting «Win, Place or Show».  Guest musician  Tenk Lladnar will exhibit his musical prowness as he will play stringed, wind and percussion instruments all in the same tune.

You won›t want to miss this evening of great music and entertainment on Thursday evening of Clare›s Irish Festival Week.  As always, admission is free for all ages and your donations are gladly accepted.  Drawings for prizes and also a 50/50 drawing will be part of the evening›s fun.  Please visit the band on their website or on Facebook at Gateway Community Band.


On Sat., March 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clare Congregational United Church of Christ (1/2 block from McEwan, across from the Clare Post Office). The menu includes large baked potatoes, a variety of toppings, dessert, beverages and continuing live Celtic entertainment for a suggested donation of $8 per person. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the roof of this historic church.


The Clare-Gladwin Great Start Collaborative, Quality Preschool Partnership, and other early childhood partners of Clare and Gladwin counties are pleased to present, “Family Literacy Night,” slated for March 18 at Harrison High School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open to all children age birth to six and their families, those who attend Family Literacy Night will enjoy an interactive concert by Paula Doak, the Merry Music Maker. Opportunities to take part in literacy stations and activities, pre-enroll for area preschools, register for kindergarten at Larson Elementary School, and learn about early childhood services in Clare County will also be available.

Literacy stations, kindergarten registration, and preschool pre-enrollment will take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Following the concert, every family will receive free books to take home.
To RSVP or for more information, please call 989-386-8641.


The Clare County 4-H Council will be hosting a 4-H Scrap & Craft Day on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 8:30am to 9:30pm at the Harrison Lions Club Building located on the Clare County Fairgrounds.

Paid guests can expect meals, snacks and refreshments along with goodie bags, hourly door prize drawings and vendors on site.

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