Art classes being offered

Paper Quilling Necklace Class

Tuesday, January 31 6:30

In colorful this class taught by Theressa Levett at the Art & Soul Gallery, you will learn simple paper quilling coil techniques to create vibrant and unique jewelry. Using a slotted quilling tool, you will curl a plethora of brightly colored strips together to make a one of a kind abstract art that you can wear.

Unfortunately, this class is not arthritis or carpal tunnel friendly.

The class is $30.

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Beginner Koi Fish Acrylic Painting

Saturday, February 4, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

In this fun and relaxed class taught by Theressa Levett at the Art & Soul Gallery, you will learn the basics of acrylic painting and create a colorful koi fish painting. The canvas is 11″ x 14″.

The cost of this class is $35.

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Slab Rolling and Hand Building Clay Class

In this intuitive, two day class taught by Debbie Fehrenbach at the Art & Soul Gallery, you will learn the basics of working with clay, as well as slab rolling and hand building techniques to create one-of-a-kind art pieces of your choice, from modern plant holders to platters, sculptures, and more. Once your beautiful creations are bisque fired, you will learn several glazing techniques to decorate your pieces on the second day.

All materials and kiln firing will be provided. Pieces will be glaze fired and ready for pickup at designated time. To be announced in class.

The cost of this class is $130

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Annual Chocolate Fantasy is February 9

On Thursday February 9 the Clinton County Senior Center is hosting an evening filled with sweet treats. Their Chocolate Fantasy will feature at least 25 delectable, mouth-watering chocolate creations from area restaurants, chefs, caterers, confectioners and individuals. Approximately 100 people will attend.

Tickets are on sale now. Stop in to the Center at 201 E Walker St. in St. Johns to purchase yours. They are open Monday and Tuesdays from 9-3, and on Friday they are open from 9-2. $10 per ticket.

Attention all singers and music lovers

Mint City Singers would love to have you join them to sing in the choral group for the Winter/Spring 2023 semester. No audition is required. Just bring your voice and your passion for singing.

Rehearsals are every Thursday evening beginning January 12, 2023. Rehearsals are at the St. Johns Lutheran Church, 511 E. Sturgis Street, St. Johns, MI from 7-9 PM.

Please contact Steven Easterling, Director, at 810-624-5385, Deb Macarty at 989-292-1727, or Dan LeVeque at 989-640-1535 for more information.

New CASA Volunteer training coming in February

If you would like more information about CASA volunteers, please contact Kelly Schafer at More information is also available on the website

Solid Waste Planning Committee to hold public meeting February 23

The Solid Waste Planning Committee will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clinton County Courthouse Board of Commissioners Room to begin reviewing and discussing two requests to amend the Clinton County Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). The requests include 1) one additional county to the SWMP for waste import and export and 2) amend the total area sited for use at the Grand River Avenue landfill located at 8550 West Grand River Highway, Grand Ledge, Michigan. 

Draft amendments will be reviewed at the February 23rd meeting and then made available for public comment once the committee agrees on a draft. Copies of the proposed draft amendments will be made available to all municipal offices, on the Clinton County website and through email or regular mail by request. 

For additional information, please contact the Clinton County Department of Waste Management by emailing or calling the office (989) 224-5186.

Local student named to Saint Mary’s College Dean’s List

Hannah O’Farrell of DeWitt has been named to the Saint Mary’s College Dean’s List for the Fall 2022 semester.

To earn this academic honor at Saint Mary’s, a student must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have a minimum of 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.

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