Community Events

January 30, 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



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 Harrison Area Genealogical Society will hold their meeting on Weds. Feb 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrison Library Community Room, 102 N. Second, Harrison. Program: War Horses by George Dunham.



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.



On behalf of the Veterans Freedom Park Committee; we would like to invite you to the first ‘Meet the Park’ night on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This will be an opportunity for anyone who may have questions about the park design and how this will impact Central Michigan; answered by committee members or the Project Manager from AVC, Inc. We will have the brick  order forms and explain how to order a brick for your beloved veteran, and the first opportunity to find out how you can purchase a bench-(we only have 23 available and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis



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.



The Foundation of Wellness Professionals will be holding a FREE purification class at the Pere Marquette District Library (185 E. 4th St, Clare) Tuesday, February 4th, 2014. This class is to show you how to lose weight naturally and permanently.

There will be two seminars held that day, one at 12:30 and one at 6:30 we have limited seating (10 per seminar) so please call 989-418-1744 as soon as possible to reserve your seat.



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



“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” –Earl Grollman.

We all experience loss and grief at some point, but you do not have to experience it alone. At Woodland Hospice Morey Bereavement Center, we are here to help you move through the natural grieving experience by providing support and education.

Woodland Hospice offers individual grief counseling, family and support groups facilitated by trained therapists. Our Adult Grief Group, which is free of charge to the community, meets the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30—7p.m. Here, you can speak with similar individuals, discuss your feelings receive the tools to manage your grief in healthy and healing ways.

If you or someone you know would benefit from Woodland Hospice’s Adult Grief Group, or if you would like more information about our other bereavement services, contact Shelly at (989) 773-6137.



St. Cecilia’s Catholic School 30th Annual Auction will be held at the Doherty Hotel on February 8, 2014 beginning at 5:30 pm. Tickets include appetizers, soft drinks, and bidder number and can be purchased in advance at St. Cecilia’s. For more information please call (989)386-9862.



Calling all crafters and home based businesses. Display your wares at the first Harrison Sportsman’s Club Spring Craft and Vendor Show, Saturday April 12th. Call Terri @ 989-630-0339 or for details.



The Clare County Junior Livestock Association is hosting their 9th Annual Dinner Fundraiser on February 8, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at the Clare VFW, 145 Wilcox Parkway in Clare, MI. Cost is $7 a person or $25 per family. Along with a delicious dinner of ALL YOU CAN EAT homemade grilled chicken, baked potato, baked beans, pasta and deserts there will also be a silent auction and door prizes.

Dinner will be provided by the Clare County Junior Livestock Association members. All proceeds go to the Clare County Junior Livestock Association.



February 4th Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society meeting to feature “Wheeling Through Mid-Michigan History” slide program by Jack R. Westbrook

Mt. Pleasant author and MPAHS President Jack R. Westbrook will present a slide program entitled “Wheeling Through Mid-Michigan History based on his latest book “Mid-Michigan History” to the 7:00 p.m. February 4th Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society (MPAHS) meeting. Following the speaker the business meeting will take place in Room A of the Isabella County Commission on Aging Building, 2200 S. Lincoln Road, Mt. Pleasant to discuss the Society’s future, modify number of times the Society will meet in a calendar year, review plans for the February 8th Founders Day celebration and Pancake Breakfast, and review the membership list.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Note the program is slated before the Society’s business meeting.



Buy a dollar heart for hospice, January 23 to February 16 and receive coupons valued at $45.

Stop in today at Blodgett Foodmarts, Big Boy, Pixie, Big Apple Bagels, Italian Oven, Qdoba, Ace of Diamonds in Alma and Mt. Pleasant, Krapohl Quick Lane, Riverwood Bowling, Buccilli’s Pizza in Clare and Remus Tavern to support these businesses as they support Woodland Hospice and Morey Bereavement Center.



Jamboree 2nd Saturday of month 6 to 9 Mason Temple Blvd. 413 Coker Dr, Farwell. TFN



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



All area youth are invited to participate in HOOPZONE Basketball’s 4th annual Rookie League for 2nd and 3rd grade girls and boys. This recreational league is designed to give area youth the opportunity to learn the game of basketball in a FUN and healthy environment promoting good sportsmanship and team play. Volunteer coaches, under direction of HOOPZONE Basketball, will teach the skills, develop an attitude of team work and establish a passion for the game.  Using a smaller court, referees, 9’ hoops and youth size balls this will bring the game alive for this age group.  Girls play separate from boys so all can develop at their own gender level and youth can register as a single or as a team.

Each participant will receive a free Rookie League reversible mesh jersey, free team photo and our free Rookie Basketball eBook with tips, fundamentals, drills, and plays for this age group.

Rookie League dates are, Skills Clinic/Draft Day is February 8 and games days are February 22, March 1, 8 & 15 at the Farwell middle school gym

Go to and click on “Rookie League” for more information.



Over 20 local businesses will have HUGE savings on clearance, seasonal, and close-out items, including: Jewelry, Clothing, Baby Clothing, Artwork, Candles, Bikes, Hardware, Sporting equipment, Home decorations, Great Lakes Loons merchandise and much, much more!

PRIZES: Shoppers can register for over $500 in prize drawings for gift certificates to local businesses.

FOOD & FUN – NEW this year – Chef Demos: Shoppers can stop by the fireplace and enjoy as local chefs demonstrate delicious, easy and fun Super Bowl Snacks (plus enjoy a free sample!).

10 am – Menu Manager, 11 am – Mercato di O&V, 12 noon – Great Lakes Loons, 1 pm – CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt, 2 pm – Lalondes Markets

This event is free and open to the public. For a complete listing of participating retailers visit or for more information call (989) 837-3330.



On behalf of the Veterans Freedom Park Committee, we would like to invite you to our first ‘Meet the Park’ night on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m..  This will be a great opportunity for anyone who may have questions about the park design and how this will impact Central Michigan; answered by any one of our committee members or the Project Manager from AVC, Inc. .  We will have the brick  order forms and explain how to order a brick for your beloved veteran, and the first opportunity to find out how you can purchase a bench-(we only have 23 available and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.



Here is some exciting news for High School Seniors in Clare County!! Once again the Clare County Republican Party is offering the Bob Schellhas Annual Scholarship Program. This Scholarship is for $1,000.00 toward tuition at MMCC for one Clare County resident graduating high school senior. That’s right, $1,000.00! Applications are available at the high school counselor’s offices in Clare, Farwell, or Harrison and are also available in the office at the Clare County Review. What a great opportunity to further your education, achieve your future goals and support our wonderful local community college at the same time!



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