Wilson Center Auditorium hosts tributes concert November 30

Another night of entertainment is coming to the Wilson Center Auditorium on Saturday, November 30.

The evening will feature Elvis and Rod Stewart tributes along with Louie Longoria’s tribute to George Strait. Raffles from local vendors, from beautiful jewelry to home decor to toys and yes, even Santa will be in the house. Bring the Kids.

Doors open at 4 p.m. Cookies with Santa will begin at 5:30 p.m. Showtime will be at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Admission $10/ or unwrapped toy of equal value
Children 12 and under are free.

The show is scheduled to end about 8 p.m. immediately followed by photos and autographs.

K of C hosts blood drive December 2

The American Red Cross and the St Johns Knights of Columbus are hosting another blood drive on December 2 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

If you are interested in helping to a save life and get some amazing food, stop on by December 2 to give the gift of life.

All presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email and free Red Cross Long Sleeve T Shirt.

To sign up go to Redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code stjohnskofc.

Eureka Christian Church to host Loomis Brothers December 1

Eureka Christian Church will host their first Gospel Jamboree with the Loomis Brothers this Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.

The church is located at 619 E Maple Rapids Rd. In Eureka.

Arts Council Holiday Sale is December 2

Clinton County Arts Council will host their annual holiday sale on Monday, December 2
at the Clinton County Arts Gallery and Gift Shop, 215 N Clinton Ave. in Saint Johns.

The Holiday Sale will then be open to the public from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with free gift wrapping.

All items will be 10% discounted. Members, use your CCAC Member for a 20% discount.

Holiday Hours are

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00-2:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa tickets available

The 17th Annual Christmas Festival, sponsored by the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CC RESA Building at 1013 S US 27 in St. Johns.

The day begins with Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, silver dollar pancakes, sausage, cereal, pop tarts, donuts/cookies, milk, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children. Age 2 and under are free.

You must have a breakfast ticket to get your picture with Santa, so please bring your own cameras. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 1013 S US 27 in St. Johns or Big Boy of St Johns). Depending on availability some tickets may be available at the door that day.

Lunch of Potato/Ham Soup, Hotdogs and Nachos will be available from 10:30 a.m. until gone by the Clinton County Senior Center in the lobby of the building.

If you have any questions about any part of the Christmas Festival, please call the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce at 989-224-7248.

Advent worship service at First Congregational is December 15

An Advent Festival of Lessons And Carols will be presented on Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of St. Johns. The service will feature Community Choirs directed By Steven Easterling.

Join them for this fifty-minute program of holiday music and readings from the biblical Christmas story. Come ready to sing your favorite carols.

This is a free event. Refreshments will follow.

Mint City Singers’ holiday concert is December 13

The Mint City Singers’ holiday concert is coming up at the Wilson Center Auditorium on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the holidays through choral music and support the Beacon of Hope Family Care Center (BOH) at the same time.

This is the inaugural concert for the Junior MInts Community Youth Choir, grades 4-8, and annual concert for the Mint City Singers. Enjoy the spirit of the holidays through multigenerational singing, charitable giving, and gathering after the concert for cookies and fellowship.

Each of the Junior Mints will sing a solo or duet within the choral piece, The Friendly Beasts Fifteen-year-old Kendall Gunther will be singing Once Upon A December from Anastasia as a solo. Kelly Bitz will also be a featured soloist.

There will be a ladies sextet singing Christmas Lullaby and the new Select Assortmint, an SATB ensemble of 15 people, is singing Go Tell It On the Mountain a cappella.

All donations will be given to the Beacon of Hope Family Care Center.

Plan ahead for GivingTuesday on December 3

GivingTuesday is a Global Giving Movement which is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. People are inspired to show up and give back to the causes and issues that matter to them, often in the community in which they live and work. Fueled by the power of social media, GivingTuesday can create a wave of generosity that helps those in need and strengthens our society. Giving Tuesday takes place this year on December 3, 2019.

People fundamentally want to help, to give, and to talk about making our world better, especially when given the opportunity. GivingTuesday provides a powerful way to give. Leadership can help create the conditions for giving, and we believe that businesses, local groups and foundations can inspire not only giving, but also social responsibility and volunteer efforts. GivingTuesday gives us a new way to think about generosity and an avenue to come together to improve our community, our nation, and the world.

For more information visit www.givingtuesday.org.

Join the movement by helping others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice. Make it Local on December 3.

Below are local community organizations that support your friends, family, employees and your investment in this community.

St Johns Area Community Fund

The Voice for Clinton County Children voiceforclintoncountychildren.org/

Clinton County Historical Museum

St. Johns School Foundation for Excellence Inc.

Clinton-Gratiot Habitat for Humanity

Clinton County Arts Council

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Community Resource Volunteers (CRV)

Caring and Sharing Family Life Services, Inc.

Elsie Area Food Pantry

Clinton County Senior Center

Briggs District Library News

HO! HO! HO! Holiday Programs
– It’s that time of year again!!! There will be music, stories, games, crafts and refreshments! There will be a jolly man in a red suit that will visit with each child. Hand stamps given at the door determine the order in which each child will visit with Santa. This is a great photo opportunity so make sure to bring your camera with you. You are invited to enjoy our Holiday Programs on Thursday, December 5 (6-8 p.m.), Friday, December 6, (6:30-8:30 p.m.) or Saturday, December 7 (10:30-noon). Registration is not required for any of these free programs.

Toys for Tots – The library is a Toys for Tots drop off location. From now until Tuesday, December 17 you can drop of a new unwrapped gift for a child ages birth to 17.

Ancestry – The library recently purchased Ancestry Library Edition for genealogical research, and we will be holding an introductory class to help patrons make better use of this great resource. The class will take place on Monday, December 9, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and will cover the basics of using Ancestry Library Edition. No library card is needed to attend, but advance registration is appreciated and is now available.

Window Painting – Tweens & teens can flex their artistic muscles when we gather to paint the library’s windows for the holiday season! We will supply all the materials, so the painters can show up ready to create on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30. Registration is appreciated and is now available.

Christmas Cartoon and Craft – Children ages 6-9 can join us on Monday, December 16th from 6:30-7:30 when we’ll make a delicious Christmas snack and watch a short cartoon. Registration is required and is open now.

Tales to Tails – Ruger, a certified therapy dog will be back at the library this fall! Children ages 6-12 can sign up for a 15-minute session to practice reading aloud to Ruger on the 2nd or 4th Thursday of each month. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Connections – Patrons needing help with OverDrive/Libby, RBDigital, or any of the library’s other e-services will be able to come to the library for drop-in tech help each Wednesday from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Library Closure – The Library will be closed from 5:00-6:00pm on Friday December 6th to set up for the Holiday Program. It will reopen at 6:00pm and remain open until 8:30pm for the program and the Festival of Lights. The Library will be closed on December 24, 25 and 26 for the Christmas Holiday and on December 31and January 1 for the New Year’s Holiday. The drop box on the Library porch will be available for returns throughout these closures.

For more program information or to register, visit the library’s website briggsdistrictlibrary.org or Facebook page or call (989)224-4702.


Contact Information:

Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
E-mail: director@briggsdistrictlibrary.org
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879

MMDHD Calendar – December, 2019

Family Planning Clinic Schedule

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department’s Family Planning Clinics provide confidential care to men and women in need of contraception and reproductive health services. Charges for services and supplies are based on income. The Family Planning Clinics are scheduled as follows:

Mid-Michigan District Health Department, 1307 E. Townsend Road, St. Johns, MI 48879

December 3: 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
December 10: 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
December 17: 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New Clinic in Shiawassee County 149 E Corunna Ave., Corunna MI

December 12: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 224-2195, Option 5, Monday through Friday.

Hearing and Vision Screening Clinic

Vision screening is required for all children entering kindergarten. The Mid-Michigan District Health Department offers free vision testing, as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 227-3125, Monday through Friday.

WIC Benefit Pick-Up Schedule

Pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to 5 years old may be eligible for free food through the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program. The Mid-Michigan District Health Department WIC Benefit Pick-up Clinics are scheduled as follows:

December 4
December 9: Mid-Michigan District Health Department, 1307 E. Townsend Road in St. Johns, from 9 a.m. to Noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 224-2195, Option 5, Monday through Friday.

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Immunization Clinic

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department Immunization Clinics are to be held as follows:

Mid-Michigan District Health Department, 1307 E. Townsend Road, St. Johns, MI 48879

December 2: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 9: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

December 11: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

December 16: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

December 19: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Immunizations will be available for adults and children eight weeks of age through adulthood, appointments are preferred. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 224-2195, Option 5, Monday through Friday.