CCAC’s popular Chalk It Up Event to be held September 11

The Clinton County Arts Council is taking art out of the gallery and onto the pavement. Over the course of two days, several artists will hit the pavement and transform Downtown St. Johns into a colorful concrete masterpiece using one of the most exciting and underrated mediums: sidewalk chalk.

CCAC’s popular Chalk It Up event is back and will take place in downtown St Johns on Saturday, September 11 from 2:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon.

When coming down to view the art, people are asked to start their art experience by visiting the Art and Soul Gallery at 215 N. Clinton Ave, picking up a ballot. Everyone will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece of street art with prizes being awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Judges will also select a work that they feel should be recognized.

For additional information, please call Ruthie at the Gallery at 989-224-2429 from 10:00 – 5:00 weekdays or visit the CCAC website at: Pictures from last year’s Chalk It Up event are available for viewing on the website.

The CCAC receives funding from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Trains Across Clinton County is September 18

The original Grand Trunk depot in St. Johns was destroyed in a tornado which passed through on March 28, 1920.

On September 18 the Clinton County Historical Society will present Trains Across Clinton County at 10 a.m. in the beautifully restored Depot. Enjoy the hour-long presentation on the history of the trains that traveled through the center of Clinton County for over 100 years.

Learn about what it was like to work on the railway, and take the opportunity to tour several rail cars. This is a free event.

Then stick around and enjoy Fall Festival food and activities.

The Depot is located at 107 E. Railroad Street in St. Johns.

Local Author Uses Being STUCK to Help Others Get UNSTUCK

Tess Miller, owner of Wings Unfolded, LLC, today announced the publication of her new book, The Book of STUCK.

The Book of STUCK is a manual and workbook for anyone having a difficult time figuring out their next steps while navigating any life transition. Having danced with STUCK so many times over her career, Tess decided it was time to share her expertise with others. Through personal stories and short writing exercises, this book offers a new perspective on how people can stop holding themselves back so they can start confidently moving forward again.

“The Book of STUCK is a delightful, tangible, and relatable tool for all of us. Tess delivers a fun and easy narrative for defining our challenges in our lives and how to recognize and overcome them. Her exercises are insightful and powerful enough to uncover our own limiting beliefs and make a plan to get UNSTUCK,” says Rebecca Jeffreys, coach at Sprouting Healthy Families. “I’ll be keeping this book within arm’s reach!”

Features and benefits of The Book of STUCK include:

– Authentic and relatable author stories
– New perspectives on what and how we limit ourselves
– Writing exercises and space to write within the book

The Book of STUCK is available now starting for $14.99. For more information on The Book of STUCK, visit

About Wings Unfolded, LLC: Dr. Tess Miller is a professional flutist, therapeutic musician, and life transition coach from mid-Michigan. She founded Wings Unfolded, LLC to help people who love what they do but aren’t sure where it’s going.

Superhero registration closes Sunday

Registration for the September 25 Superhero 5K closes this Sunday, September 12 at midnight.

Will YOUR cape be ready?

Calling all Senior bingo players

The Clinton County Senior Center is offering Bingo to senior citizens on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 1:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $1.50 per person, and each person wins 5 prizes. Most are food or personal products.

Lunch is available at noon before Bingo for a $3.50 donation. These meals are also available for take out.

The Senior Center is located at 201 E Walker Street in St. Johns and is currently open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come and enjoy good meals, play games, put together a puzzle, play Euchre or just socialize.

If you have any questions about Bingo or the Senior Center in general, please call 989-224-4257.

St. John’s Lutheran to celebrate Oktoberfest on October 1

You are invited to St. John’s Lutheran Church as we celebrate Oktoberfest on Friday, October 1.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Church Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays.