Spoon Man Returns to the Briggs

On Tuesday, August 16 Spoon Man returns to Briggs from 6:39 – 7:30 p.m. for an evening of music, comedy and audience interaction.

All ages are welcome to this free family program. Advance registration is appreciated, and is now available.


Superhero 5K coming up September 17

The Voice for Clinton County’s Children invites you to the 9th Annual Superhero 5K Run, Walk, or Fly! on September 17.

All proceeds support Clinton County children and youth who have experienced abuse at no cost to families.

Registration is open and sponsorships are welcome. To ensure signage and t-shirts, commitments would be appreciated by midnight on Labor Day September 5.

All information is available on the website VoiceForClintonCountyChildren.org. September 17 will your cape be ready?!


Coming up in the Arts

Japanese Notan Class with Andrea Czarnik will be held on Wednesday, August 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Art & Soul Gallery.

The Yin-Yang symbol is one of the most famous and simple examples of a Notan design. Discover how to create a balanced Notan design in monochromatic black and white. You can make a simple pattern or experiment with creating a more complicated piece. This is a great class for middle and high school students too!

All materials for this class will be provided.

Note:A special black ink will be provided by the instructor.

Contact the gallery at 989-224-2429 or ClintinCountyArts1@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

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Join them for a Hand Build Pottery Class

On Thursday August 18 and September 1 from 6-9 p.m. both days you will have the opportunity to make up to three projects. A tray, a pomegranate scented oil diffuser, and air plant holders. 2 – 3 hour sessions and a pickup for final fired and glazed pieces day are included.

In this class you will learn to hand build up to three different projects.

All tools and supplies included. Includes all the tools, 10lbs of clay, firings, glazes,etc.

No experience required. $130 per person.

Contact the Art and Soul Gallery at ClintinCountyArts1@gmail.com or 989-224-2429 to sign up. This class is limited to 8 people.


Tattoo Design Class is August 23

Don’t miss the Tattoo Design Class taught by Charli Langlois, owner and tattoo artist from Inkcraft Tattoo, in Saint Johns, MI.

Tuesday, August 23 6 – 8 p.m. Cost: $20

This is a rare opportunity. Charli will introduce you to the art of tattooing, giving you all the tips and instruction she gives to her apprentices. Many design elements will be covered like contrast (light vs dark), how to design a piece so it fits properly for body shape, placement, color choice, etc.

Bring in your own designs and drawing supplies. You will have a chance to have chat with Charli about your designs and ideas. You can not find a class like this anywhere else.

Check out Charli’s work on Instagram @Charli.inkcraft

Contact the Art and Soul Gallery at ClintonCountyArts@gmail.com, message them or call 989-224-2429.


Don’t forget free lunches on Tuesdays

Good News Kitchen, a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, began serving free lunches on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 511 E. Sturgis St. in St. Johns, the corner of Business 27 and Sturgis St. You may stop by and grab a free lunch to go for yourself, your family, a friend or a neighbor. Meals are free for everyone, and all are welcome to come although donations are always accepted and appreciated.

If you have questions or want to order ahead for pick up call 989-224-6796. Look for the signs and come to the west side entrance to get your free meals.


Outdoor concert schedules

Concert in the Park Series 19th Season schedule

August 10 – Detroit Retro Society – Experience The Music
August 17 – Frendz – Big Band Swing/50s Rock/Motown Greats
August 24 – Miranda A The M80s – The Best Of the ’80s
August 31- Matt King – Ids Award-Winning Tribute to Elvis

William E. Tennant Performance Shell St. Johns City Park

Performances are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. – rain or shine.

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It’s a Thursday Thing schedule

Upcoming concerts include:

August 18 – Louis Longoria
August 25 – Jim Pontack
September 8 – Louis Longoria
September 15 – Jim Pontack

The series kicked off June 23, and all concerts will be held from 5 – 7 p.m.

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Friday Brown Bag Concert schedule

Aug 5 – Sally Potter – Banjo-Playing Americana Singer
Aug 12 – Kate Hinote Trio – Alternative Folk From Detroit With Guitar and Violin
Aug 19 – Steve Berkemeier – Singer/Songwriter Covering Songs You’ll Love
Aug 26 – Siusan O’Rourke and Zig Zeitler – Irish. Celtic. Folk


SJHS Class of 1964 to meet Sunday, August 28

The St. Johns High School Class of 1964 will meet on Sunday, August 28. They also welcome the Classes Of 1963 and 1965 to join them.

Please plan to arrive between 12:00 – 12:30 and eat at 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the main pavilion of the St. Johns City Park.

Bring a Dish to pass and your own Beverage. All paper products will be provided including plates, napkins, bowls, Silverware and Table covering. Rubber gloves will be provided for the Buffet Table.

For more information you may Contact Jan Ernst-Chick at 989-630-9021 or Rick Knight at 989-224-8944.