Community Events April 4, 2014

April 3, 2014

At the Harrison Sportsman’s Club on April 12th from 9 am – 3 pm. Call Terri 989-630-0339

At the Clare Congregational UCC, 110 W. 5th St. (across from P.O.) on Thursday, April 10, 6-8 pm, Friday, April 11, 9am -2pm and Saturday, April 12, 9am-12 noon.

Easter Eggstravaganza  April 12th 11am in the Farwell Village Park
Easter Egg Huint ~ Scavenger Hunt ~ Games and Prizes ~ Hot Cocoa & Cookies ~ Meet the Easter Bunny

Woodland Hospice is calling all runners, walkers and eaters to participate in the second annual Woodland Hospice “With You Every Step of the Way,” 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, to be held at the Commission on Aging, Saturday April 12.
Also at the Commission on Aging that morning, “HotCakes for Hospice,” featuring Chris Cakes of Michigan “will be serving an all-you-can-eat flying pancake breakfast for just $7, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Registration for the race can be done online, prior to April 12 for $15, or the day of the race for $20. Participants will receive one free pancake breakfast ticket, and a free T-shirt.
All proceeds will benefit Woodland Hospice Morey Bereavement Center.
The Hospice event will be held at the Commission on Aging located at 2200 S. Lincoln Rd. For information about the event or Woodland Hospice, visit or call 989- 773-6137.

Come learn what the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation (MMCF) and Masonic Pathways Continuing Care Retirement Community can do for you – even if you are not a Mason! Representatives of both organizations will be at the Community Room of the Coleman Library, 111 First St., on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to provide information on all the services they currently offer to the general public.
The April 11 presentation is offered by the Coleman chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

There’s something for everyone at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Harrison in celebration of Lent, Palm Sunday and Easter.
With spring in the air, the Women’s Fellowship will host the annual Spring Craft Show and luncheon on Saturday, April 5, at the church, located at 211 W. Spruce Street in Harrison.
The craft show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Choices for lunch are: tomato basil or potato soup, pulled pork or chicken salad sandwiches and a variety of desserts. Lunch prices are ala carte.
On Sunday, April 6, everyone is welcome to join the choir and the St. Athanasius Choir for the Easter Cantata during the regular church service at 10:30 a.m. Singers will sing All Glory Laude and Honor.
Simple Supper in commemoration of Lent will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 6 p.m. Church members bring delectable soups and breads to share before a lesson by Pastor Ron Cook.
On Palm Sunday, April 13, Women’s Fellowship will be serving dinner following the church service which begins at 10:30 a.m. Dinner is Italian mostaccioli served with garlic bread, salads, fruit cups and dessert. Cost is $5 per person.
On Maundy Thursday, April 17, there will be a potluck at 6 p.m., with a service to follow.
On Good Friday, April 18, there will be a service at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. with Easter Service to begin at 10:30 a.m.  For more information, call (989) 539-7163.

Living Hope Lutheran Church hosts its free Clothing Give A Way the second Tuesday of each month.  The next one will be Tuesday April 8, 2014  from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We wish to thank everyone who have donated clothes to the 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 US 10 and M115.

At the Pere Marquette District Library on Friday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. will be local author Robert Knapp who will talk about his new book Mystery Man. Gangsters, Oil and Murder in Michigan.  Mystery Man is the story of Isaiah Leebove, Jack Livingston, and a cast of innocents and not so innocents.

The April schedule of events at the Pere Marquette District Library includes a Minecraft afternoon April 8th at 3:30 p.m students 6th grade and up will play on the library’s Minecraft server.  At 4:30 p.m. will begin the Minecraft event for students in grades 1st – 5th grade.  April 9th at 10:00 a.m. is senior cards and coffee.
April 11th at 10:30 Busy Bees.  April 15th at 3:30 a free after school movie with popcorm.  April 16th – Seniors cards & coffee.  April 18th at 10:30 Busy Bees.
April 22nd at 3:30 pm will be a TAG after Easter glow in the dark egg hunt.
Technology classes in April include April 22nd at 12pm – Basic PC.  Learn the basics of computer technology.  April 22nd at 5pm – Windows 8.  Learn all the tips and tricks to being comfortable with Windows 8.  April 24th at 1pm – eReader (Kindle, Nook and iPad) Learn how to use your device to download books from the PMDL’s ebook collection.
April 29th at 12pm – Basic Powerpoint.  Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation program.
April 29th at 5pm – Basic Microsoft Word.  To register for computer classes please call the library at 386-7576 or online at
All computer classes are free to patrons with a valid library card.  All others will be assessed a $10.00 class fee.  For more information regarding library services and activities please call the Pere Marquette District Library at 989-386-7576 or

Clare High School will be holding their “Clare Pride Day” event on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
Students will be going out into the community to assist businesses with yard work, painting, window washing, and other general spring cleaning tasks.
The CHS band will be providing entertainment at Herrick House and a choir is being formed by teacher Dawn Morris to sing to area nursing home residents.  Mrs. Kim Kleinhardt and the art students also have a special project this year.

The Clare County Democratic Party is hosting a Democratic candidate forum and a viewing of the documentary Inequality for All on April 17th at the Ideal Theater in Clare. Attendees can meet the candidates beginning at 6:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. Mark Schauer, Democratic candidate for Governor of Michigan, will lead off the candidate forum. Additional speakers will include John Barker, US Congressional Representative candidate for the Michigan 4th District; Fred Sprague, 33rd District State Senate candidate; and Mark Lightfoot, 97th District State Representative candidate, among others.

Inequality for All, the highly acclaimed 2013 documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country›s widening economic gap, will be shown following the candidate forum.

The Ideal Theater is located at 607 N. McEwan St. in Clare. The suggested donation is $10. For more information contact Tom Koch via email to, or call him at 989.239.9953.

The Church of Daniel’s Band (Wesley Branch, 4832 S. Bard Road, Beaverton) will be hosting “What’s Your Story?” Men’s & Women’s Conference on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm with the doors opening at 8:30 am. The keynote speakers will be Ryan and Carrie Sharpe of “He Says, She Says” and Rev. John Poling of “Tough Love Ministries”. The cost of the conference is $5.00 per person collected at the door. Lunch is provided and is included in the cost.

To register for the conference call 989-435-4850 or register online at The Church of Daniel’s Band is located at 4832 S. Bard Road, Beaverton, MI 48612.

Children’s Health & Safety Fair, April 26th 10am to 2pm in the Farwell High School. A lot of vendors and Free Lunch

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