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Community Events 6-13-14

CALVARYMEN CONCERT
The Calvarymen will be at New Hope Fellowship Missionary Church for a concert on June 22. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be a carry in meal following the service. Church address is 9115 Pere Marquette Rd, Clare.

UKULELE STRUM
A ukulele group gets together for a strum along on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clare Municipal Airport.

Anyone who plays a ukulele or would like to learn or plays a stringed instrument is invited. They call themselves SUN, Some Ukulele Nuts. The next get together will be Saturday, June 28th .If you have any questions call 802-1747.

CHURCH PICNIC
Blue Tree Concert and Annual Church Picnic will be held June 22 at Clare Assembly of God, 3557 E. Colonville Rd., Clare.  Blue Tree, famous for the song, «God of this City», will be singing at the morning service at 10:00 a.m., during the church picnic, and again at 6:30 p.m.  You are invited to come join us for this time of food, fun, and fellowship.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PIG ROAST
Clare County Habitat for Humanity will be having their 2nd annual pig roast on June 21 between 6-8 p.m. at the Harrison Moose Lodge. They will be having a silent auction, 50/50›s , basket raffles and much more. Tickets are available at the office or by calling 989-539-2481

FIZZ, BOOM, READ! 2014 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Grab your lab coat and safety glasses and get ready to Fizz, Boom, Read!  This June and July, the Coleman Area Library will be the place to ignite your imagination while learning about the amazing world of science and technology!  The 2014 Summer Reading Program is open to all, from birth through adult, with presentations, storytime, crafts and more.  Plus, you can win fun prizes for reading books, learn to make cool stuff, and witness mind-blowing science experiments — all for free at your local public library!

In addition to all the fun, reading during the summer greatly benefits students.  Reading skills are critical to classroom success and students who continue to read throughout the summer maintain reading proficiency at a higher level than those who do not.  And for adults, reading is also important to help maintain brain health. So, stop by the Coleman Area Library and sign up to Fizz, Boom, Read!

All performances and presentations are free of charge and open to everyone in the community.  Scheduled presentation topics will include Robots, Silly Science, Michigan Mammals, Where Food Comes From, Cool Chemistry and more!  Stop by the library to register and pick up a calendar of events for the summer.  For more information, contact the Coleman Area Library at (989) 465-6398.

LOCAL AUTHOR CHRIS PECHACEK TO SPEAK AT HARRISON DISTRICT LIBRARY
Mark your calendar!  On Thursday, June 26,  Harrison’s own Chris Pechacek will be speaking at Harrison District Library at 1:00 PM.  Come at 12:30 and enjoy a light luncheon first.

Christine Wener Pechacek grew up in Warren, a then rural area, one of four children born to Joseph and Shirley Wener.  She began writing early in personal journals as a way to simply express emotions, thoughts and ideas.  The impetus for her first book, If I Had Wanted a Trip Through Hell, I would Have Bought My Own Ticket, grew out of a desire to leave her children and grandchildren a legacy of who she was and why.  Christine’s writing is personal and, at times, intimate, opening up for the reader a window into a childhood that was both tragic and funny.  Her second book, Is It Too Late To Get My Money Back? came out in February, 2014, and is a remarkable memoir of personal strength, redemption, and forgiveness.

VETERANS INFORMATION SEMINAR
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know…and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why local members of the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will present a veterans Information seminar beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Lazy K Ranch, 5280 North Clare Avenue, Harrison, Michigan. Like all DAV services, this seminar is free to all veterans and members of their families.
For further information regarding this event, please contact NSO Douglas K. Wells, Jr. at (313) 964-6595.

SWISS STEAK DINNER
The public is invited to come to the monthly Swiss Steak Dinner on Thursday, June 19, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Farwell United Methodist Church.  Menu includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, Cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverage.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH EXPO
The 3rd Annual Lincoln Township Clare County Neighborhood Watch EXPO will be held June 21, 2014 from 9-3:00 in Downtown Lake George. We are hosting the EXPO for the Clare County Sheriff Dept. Neighborhood Watch Program for all of Clare County. We will have on display all the equipment and services the CCSD has to fight crime and keep our communities safe. Lincoln Township Fire Dept. will be there with equipment and the Smoke House to teach fire safety. There will be music, crafts booths, antiques, Red Hat Line Dancers, games for the kids and more.

FREE HOT DOGS!
Furnished by the CCSD!  The 2nd Annual HOT RODS AND HOT DOGS CAR SHOW will be bigger and better this year with Trophies for more categories! They will also give away 2 bikes for the kids all they have to do is register to win.

They are raffling off 4 – $100 gift cards (4 chances to win!). Drawing between 2 & 3 right DOWNTOWN LAKE GEORGE! All proceeds go to support Clare County CCSD Neighborhood Watch Programs.

TUESDAY, JUNE 17TH 10:30 A.M.  HARRISON DISTRICT LIBRARY
There’s Magic in Science in Magic!!!  Fun for the whole family! Thanks to funding from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Art Reach of Mid Michigan – A2 Magic’s Jeff Wawrzaszek will be at the Harrison District Library.  For more information please contact the library at 989-539-6711 for more information.

TUESDAY, JUNE 17TH 2:00 P.M PERE MARQUETTE DISTRICT LIBRARY
There’s Magic in Science in Magic!!!  Fun for the whole family! Thanks to funding from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Art Reach of Mid Michigan – A2 Magic’s Jeff Wawrzaszek will be at the Pere Marquette District Library.  For more information please contact the library at 989-386-7576 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18TH AT 2:00P.M. HARRISON DISTRICT LIBRARY
Thanks to funding from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Art Reach of Mid Michigan Harrison District Library The Harrison District Library welcomes author Ari Berk as part of the Teen summer reading program.  Don’t miss it when nationally acclaimed author of the Undertaken trilogy, the Secret Histor of… series, and the beautiful Nightsong, comes to read and chat with teens about his writing.   For more information regarding summer reading program events and activities please contact the Library at 989-539-6711.

FOUNDATION OF WELLNESS FREE CLASSES
On Monday July 14th the Foundation of Wellness Professionals will be holding two free classes one at 12:00 PM and one at 6:00 PM.  The classes will cover Natural Solutions to Female Health Problems.  Seats are limited to 10 per class and they will be held at 701 Beech St.  Clare, MI 48617.  Call 989-418-1744 to register.

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