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Polymer Clay Earring Class coming up March 23

The Gallery is hosting a Polymer Clay Earring Class on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 PM.

Looking for some new jewelry to jazz up your wardrobe? Come join us at the Art & Soul Gallery in this fun and creative clay class taught by Holly Straus of SunSprinkles.

Learn to use polymer clay by creating at least 5 different earring designs for your spring ensemble. There are two color schemes to choose from that will compliment any wardrobe.

This class costs $65 and is suitable for ages 12 and up.

Sign up here.

Mint City Singers at St. Johns Lutheran Church March 31

The Mint City Singers Concert is March 31, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church 7:00 PM. One performance only. They are directed by Steven Easterling and accompanied by Jeff Richards.

It is Friday fish fry time again

With Lent just around the corner the St. Johns K of C 3281 is sharing this year’s Fish Fry Schedule

A limited menu will be available from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays February 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Meals will be $15.00 each (cash/check only)

Limited Menu includes:
Baked Fish with baked potato or Fried Fish with French Fries
Sides Include:
Green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and dinner roll.

Public welcome, no advance orders, Drive thru only. Columban Hall is located at 1108 North US-27 in St. Johns.

The Easter Bunny is coming April 8

The annual City of St. Johns Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the St. Johns Lions Club with support from many local contributors, will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023 – rain or shine – at the St. Johns City Park.

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, face painting is back this year. There will be other fun activities for kids, and the Easter Bunny will be at the event for photo opportunities. These activities will take place in the pavilion beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The City Police siren will sound at 1:00 p.m. to start the “organized mayhem.” The area around the pavilion will be sectioned off by the following age groups: under 3 (with parent), 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. Kids under the age of 3 may also pick up eggs in the pavilion, if preferred. Only kids are allowed in the Egg Patch. No adults please except for under 3.

There is one egg in age groups 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10 that has a special ticket inside to win an Easter Basket filled with goodies, so open your eggs while you are there to claim your prize. The baskets will be available for pick-up in the pavilion.

Please recycle your eggs at the event. There will be recycling containers around the Egg Patch and near the pavilion. A recycling container also will be available at the Lions Recycling Center located at 605 N. Swegles Street in St. Johns.

If you have any questions, call Lion Nancy at (989) 307-9872.

Solid Waste Planning meeting is April 11

The Solid Waste Planning Committee will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clinton County Courthouse Board of Commissioners Room to continue 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 April 11th 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.

Gallery working on community project

The Art and Soul Gallery is working on a community art project and they need your help.

They are in need of your bottle tops, the sturdy, twist off kind. They are going to use them to create a recycled bottle top, outdoor mural that everyone can be a part of.

They need all sizes and colors, so save your plastic lids from juice, vitamins, Gatorade and protein powder bottles. Please clean them and drop them off at the Art & Soul Gallery when you get a chance. They will keep you posted on the project as they get enough bottle tops to start the project.

If you have any questions you may call the gallery at 989-224-2429.

Duplain Church of Christ to host Easter Fair April 1

On Saturday, April 1 the Duplain Church of Christ from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event will feature and Egg Hunt, Inflatables, Petting Zoo, Concessions and more.

Everything is free. Duplain Church of Christ is located at 5565 E. Colony Road north and east of St. Johns.

10th Almost Annual Superhero 5K coming up April 29

The Superhero 5K coming up April 29 supports The Voice for Clinton County’s Children’s work on behalf of Clinton County children and youth. Your participation ensures victims of child abuse have a voice.

For more information please contact any member of the Board of Directors or A

Register here until Midnight, April 9. If you registered and did not request a refund for 2022, you are automatically registered for 2023.

Spring Fling and Touch a Truck are May 13

The Spring Fling and Touch a Truck event sponsored by St. Johns Area Chamber of Commerce will be held in Downtown St. Johns on Saturday, May 13 from 12-4 p.m.

Expect much fun for the whole family including Craft Vendors, Bounce Houses, Kids activities and lots of Emergency and Utility vehicles for kids to explore.
There also will be the beautiful downtown to shop, eat and explore that day.

Think Spring: Clean-Up, that is May 13

The City of St. Johns Spring Clean-Up is set for Saturday, May 13, 2023. Items can start being placed by the curb on Saturday, May 6. Items must be placed out by 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. Items placed after the contractor has passed will not be picked up.

This is available for city residents who live in a one to four unit dwelling. A refuse fee is applied to the summer tax bill to pay for this service. Any non-resident placing refuse illegally is subject to a $500 fine.