Concert in the Park Series 19th Season scheduled

photo courtesy of Darryl Schmitz

June 22 – Capital City Brass Band – Championship Band
June 29 – Surf Zup – Iconic Surf Guitar Hits From The ’60s
July 6- Lansing Concert Band – A Great Evening
July 13 – C.A.R.MA – Grammy A Ward Winners – Jazz/Blues
July 20 – Toppermost – Wonderful Tribute To The Beatles
July 27 – Ryan Dehues – Timeless Classic Jazz Standards
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.


Special Olympics Area 28 Golf Scramble is June 18

Mark your calendars June 18, 2022 for the 26th annual Special Olympics Area 28 in Clinton County Golf Scramble at the Emerald Golf Course. Continental breakfast, 18 holes with cart, luncheon, raffles and prizes are all included for only a $75 entry fee.

Organizers are looking for golfers and sponsors to make this outing a success. The money raised helps pay for equipment, uniforms, transportation and much more. Area 28 wants to reach out and include as many children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics as possible and safely resume activities.

All Special Olympics programs and activities are provided at no cost to the athletes and their families. There is no state or federal funding. Area 28 is run strictly by volunteers and relies upon the generosity of contributions.

For further information please contact Area 28 Representative Chris Ward at 517.282.0558 or cward@cmham.org or Area 28 at 517.669.7704 or via email at area28@somi.org.


Family Fun Information Night will be June 21

The Great Start Parent Coalition and the Great Start to Quality Central Resource Center are co-hosting a Family Fun Information Night for Clinton County families on June 21 from 5:50-7 p.m. Families with children ages 0-12 are encouraged to come the Clinton County RESA Educational Center located at 4179 South U.S. 27, just 2.5 miles South of St. Johns.

Organizers will have local vendors with informational tables set up outside on the playground where you have the opportunity at your leisure to stop by the vendor tables. The Michigan Learning Channel/PBS, MSU Extension, Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Preschool, Briggs District Library, Sleepy Hollow State Park, St. Johns Parks and Recreation, and Michigan Wildlife Conservancy are just some of the program vendors that will be at this event.

This is a great way to connect with other families as you enjoy free children activities and light refreshments. There will also be free gently used books available for children to take. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the CCRESA Educational Center gymnasium.

Please contact Larissa at (989) 224-6831, ext. 2145 for additional information.


Virtual Parent Cafe series begins June 23

Clinton Great Start and Caring and Sharing Family Life Services are hosting a virtual Parent Cafe on June 23, 2022 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. The theme this month is Maintaining Inner Peace When Parenting a Child with Challenging Behaviors.

At the Cafes Clinton County parents and caregivers have meaningful, guided conversations about what matters most – our families and how to make them stronger. You can talk with other parents in a confidential and judgment free space, meet new people, learn about community resources, and share parenting experiences.

All participants will be entered into two free drawings to receive a $25 gift card. Register at https://forms.gle/zhjCUZDWqCrRvCgx7. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registering.


Jewelry making coming June 24

Need a night out to relax and socialize while getting in a artsy fix? This is the class for you.

Visit the Art and Soul Gallery for bracelet and earring making with Ruthie Reynolds on Friday, June 24 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The cost for the activity is $25. All the materials are supplied.

Contact Theressa the gallery 989-224-2429 or ClintonCountyArts1.com to sign up for the class.


Keepsake Collection Arts and Craft Shows coming June 25, 26

Keepsake Collection Arts and Craft Shows will be at Uncle John’s Cider Mill on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on June 26 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Enjoy 100+ Exhibitors along with all the Cider Mill & Orchard has to offer. The Mill is located at 8614 US-127 north of St. Johns.

For more information visit www.keepsakecollectionshows.com Contact Leslie – craftpeddler@nethawk.com 989-620-4085.


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.


UW-Madison announces Spring Dean’s List

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has named Abby Vitou of DeWitt, School of Business, to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester.