Register now for Briggs author visit

On Wednesday, April 5 the Briggs District Library will be hosting Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, author, speaker and educator. She will discuss her memoir, Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir, and share her message promoting tolerance and diversity.

Miller will take you on a survival journey little written and known about. You will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door front. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. When this is over you will wonder how a child with this background grows up to become a positive, creative, accomplished woman with a joy of living and love to share.

It is a story of courage, determination, perseverance and the power of the human spirit.

Copies of Into No Man’s Land will be available for purchase.

Advance registration is required. Register here or by calling the library at 989-224-4702.

Giving Paws Volunteer Training is April 13

The mission of Giving Paws is to serve the community with trained support dogs. Their next Volunteer Training is Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.

If you would like more information about the program please join them. RSVPs appreciated by contacting our Executive Handler at (989) 640-8091 or Information is also available on our website

The founding Executive Handler takes care of Clinton County’s first Canine Advocate (court dog).
In this work many great dog lovers ask about how to train their dogs and how their dogs can work in the community.

In 2022, along with other community dog lovers, their Leaders of the Pack (LOP) formed. Collectively the LOP has many years of experiences in nonprofit work, dog handling, business, education and community service.

Throughout 2022 they did all the paperwork establishing Giving Paws as a legal 501(c)3 organization and policy work to ensure best practices of the Leaders of the Pack, volunteers and future staff. In 2023 the support dogs got their Paws on the Ground in the community.

Downtown Bunny Shop coming up April 6

Shop downtown St. Johns on Thursday evening, April 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Bunny Shop Event. There will be live music and of course the Easter Bunny. You can also register to win an Easter basket with every participating downtown purchase.

Community Baby Shower is April 19

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 19 to attend the Free Clinton County Community Baby Shower in St. Johns.

If you are a pregnant mother or a mom/dad of infants under 18 months, please join them Wednesday, April 19 from 9 a.m.-noon or 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Grace Pointe Wesleyan Church. The location is next to Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant in the South Point Mall.

Partners are welcome. Childcare will not be offered for this event, but babies in arms are welcome.

Mini Educational Sessions include:
– Nutrition for Mom & Baby Infant Safety: Car seats, safe sleep
– Basic CPR and First Aid for Choking Infant
– Dangers of Substance Exposure During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
– Healthy Snacks, Community Resource Tables & Door Prizes!!! Babies in arms are

This event is open to all Clinton County residents regardless of income. Ask about transportation if needed.

Register here.

Don’t forget the K of C Friday fish fry

With Lent winding down 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 Friday March 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.