Fill the Cop Car is Saturday, December 3

On Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Law Enforcement officers throughout Clinton County will be asking for your help. Their goal is to Fill the Cop Cars with groceries.

Officers will be at your local grocery stores with the purpose of helping to fill our local food banks with non-perishable food items. Police Officers chose their profession so that they can help others.

Officers will be at the following locations in Clinton County:
– Kroger, 900 S. Business 127, St. Johns
– Wal-Mart, 1165 Superior Drive, St. Johns
– Monticello’s Market, 16912 Marsh Road, Bath
– Village Food Pride, 501 S. Main Street, Ovid
– On Herbison Road near the south DeWitt Meijer driveway (A fire truck and police vehicles will be parked in the Herbison Road cul-de-sac)

All food collected at these locations will be donated to local food banks in Clinton County. The officers of the St. Johns Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Bath Township Police Department, DeWitt Township Police Department and Ovid Police Department appreciate your generosity during this holiday season.


Final pickup for donated Toys for Tots is December 9

Santa’s Reindeer are currently picking up toys from filled boxes and delivering them to the toy shop.

Final pickup of donated toys will be taking place on December 9.

Contact Pamela Allen at 989-763-3300 or clintoncountyadvocacy@gmail.com if you have questions about toy pick up or delivery.

Boxes are currently located at
Bath
– Bath Charter Township
– Bath Township Library

DeWitt
– Culver’s
– Edward Jones
– Eikenhout Building Supplies
– Motz Builders

East Lansing
– Mercantile Bank

Fowler
– Dollar General

St. Johns
– Briggs District Library
– Cedar Creek Hospital
– Clinton County Arts Council
– Clinton County Medical Center
– Clinton Transit
– Crave Shack
– Edward Jones Offices
– Global Coffee
– Heather’s Dance Company
– Nicole’s Salon and Day Spa
– Mercantile Bank
– Pauli Ford
– Spun Confections
– St. Johns Police Department
– St. Peter Lutheran Church

Westphalia
– The Little Flower Market & Plannedscapes

Please note: Donated toys received after December 9 may or may not go out this year; extra toys are stored until next year.

All information for donors, families, and volunteers is available on the website VoiceForClintonCountyChildren.org< or by contacting us at 989-763-3300 or clintoncountyadvocacy@gmail.com.


Winter Arts opportunities coming up

Is a friend or loved on looking to spruce up their home this winter? Treat them with the gift of art with a gift card to the Art & Soul Gallery this holiday season.

E-Gift Cards entitle the bearer to $5 OFF a purchase of $25 or more of in-store merchandise.

Order E-Gift cards now.

Receive this coupon when you sign up for one of our many art classes at the Art & Soul Gallery.

Sign Up Now.

Check out the website for upcoming classes – new classes are added frequently, Below are a few of the winter classes.

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Aluminum Wire Wrap Bracelet Class is December 1

Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m

In this class at the Art & Soul Gallery, you will learn wire wrapping jewelry techniques. Aluminum is hypoallergentic, maleable and fun to work with. Using multiple colors, you will learn how to spiral wrap and twist wires to create volumn and texture. This 2 hour class costs $25.

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Live, Clothed Figure Drawing is December 14

Drawing sessions will resume in December. December’s date will be a week early due to being so close to the holidays. In January they will be going back to the 3rd Wednesday of every month,

Meet from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Everyone from ages 14 to 114 are welcome to join us at the Art & Soul Gallery for a session of live, clothed figure drawing. This is an instructionless session, but you are welcome to ask for suggestions from the other artists. Volunteer models can attend the rest of the year’s sessions for free, otherwise $4.00 admission. Bring your own drawing materials.

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Royal Icing Cookie Class

Saturday December 3, at 10:0.m. or Sunday December 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Brooke from Oh Sweet Confections will teach you the basics of decorating adorable sugar cookies. You will practice simple piping and filling techniques and walk away with six beautifully decorated, festive cookies! All supplies will be provided. This class is $70.

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Mini, Stuffed Snowman Class

Saturday December 10, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

In this wintry class, you will learn how to make an adorable, miniture, stuffed snowman with his own felt hat and embellishments. We will work with hot glue and sewing needles, so any participants under 12 need to be assisted by a parent. All supplies will be provided. This class is $15 per snowman with a cap of three snowmen.

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Paint Pouring Class

Wednesday January 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In this Paint Pouring class, you will learn how to apply chemical, how to combine oil, flotrol, ink and paint to create cells and to prevent your colors from muddying. You can do up to three 8″ x 8″ pour paintings. Due to drying times, the paintings will be made on the 11th, but pick up will be the following week. The cost of this class will be $25.

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Veterans ride Free on Clinton Transit Buses

Every day Clinton Transit is honored to serve military veterans and their families. Now those who served our country can ride the agency’s iconic Blue Buses fare-free. The on-demand, curb-to-curb service gives Clinton County veterans a new, convenient and free transportation option.

Veterans will need to register in advance of their first ride by calling the dispatch office at 989.224.8127, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It may take up to one business day for new accounts to be reviewed and processed.

Once registered, riders can simply call the dispatch office or schedule their rides on the Clinton Transit mobile app. As an added option, Clinton Transit offers walk-on service at popular locations in the St. Johns, Bath and DeWitt areas from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday based on route availability and on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-on rides are also free of charge for veterans.

Clinton Transit’s standard transportation hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the dispatch office is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For mobility needs beyond published hours, residents are encouraged to call Clinton Transit. “We have staff working to ensure everyone’s mobility needs are met through coordination and collaboration with other transportation providers,” says Schutt.

For more information on the Blue Bus, visit mybluebus.com.


Good News Kitchen offers free lunches on Tuesdays

Good News Kitchen, a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, serves 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.