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4-H Youth Fair starts July 30

This year the Clinton County 4-H & Youth Fair will take place Saturday July 30 through – Thursday August 4.

Animals and still exhibit projects will be on the fairgrounds all week for community members to view and see the hard work our 4-H Youth have put into their projects.

Fair organizers are celebrating the 85th year of the Clinton County 4-H & Youth Fair with many fun activities and events.

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AgroExpo Readies for Summer Agricultural Trade Show

This August 16 and 17 the AgroExpo will return to provide agricultural demonstrations, speakers and exhibits at Michigan’s largest agricultural trade show. Held at the North Central Research Station in St. Johns, the show has a history of showcasing agricultural innovation.

Each year features a demonstration of equipment. Exhibitors in the past have demoed sprayers, remote soil testing operations, drones, and harvesting equipment. This year’s demonstrations will focus on an assortment of tillage and planting machinery.

AgroExpo will also host speakers who are addressing issues related to succession planning, irrigation technology and other focused agronomic solutions. Attendees can also receive CCA and RUP credits by attending these seminars.

Over 130 vendors have also committed to being a part of AgroExpo, and they provide a wide range of services to all types of farmers including equipment retailers, seed companies, insurance agencies, and much more.

The 2022 AgroExpo is scheduled for August 16 anf 17.

For more information visit theagroexpo.com.


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.


Moolenaar Office accepting Fall Internship Applications

The Office of Congressman John Moolenaar is currently accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C. office for Fall 2022.

The internship program is open to college students and recent graduates who are interested in learning more about the legislative process and working in Congress. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, résumé, and any specific legislative issues or areas of interest. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come basis. College credits are available per school requirements.

More information can be found at moolenaar.house.gov/internships.


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 3 – The Louie Longoria Band – Big Time Country
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 4 – Michael Gorham
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

July 29 – Clique Vocals – Jazz Ballads. Pops. Contemporary Mix Dan Templin & Kelly Sandula-Gruner
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