Cornhole league held at St. Johns VFW

A weekly Cornhole tournament is being held for 8 consecutive weeks on Tuesdays from January 21 through March 10 with registration at 6:00 p.m. The tournament starts at 6:30 p.m.
$10 per person
Blind draw tournament
ACL/ACO rules

Come every week or just when you can. You don’t have to make it every week.

Bring your friends. You don’t have to be a member. Families are welcome, but no unattended minors please.

Nightly payout (65% of $ taken in)
BYOB (Bring Your Own BAGS) – no corn filled bags.
BYOB (Bring your own drinks and snacks)

Scoreholio App player profile encouraged (upgrade not required)

The tournament supports the VFW and American veterans.

Dinner Theatre tickets on sale

The St. Johns High School Theatre Department will present Anna and August and The Book of Everything on Saturday, February 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner Theatre Tickets are on sale.

Ticket prices are $18 a person as of January 23. Ticket price includes 2 shows and dinner.

Attention green tea lovers

There will be a gathering of tea lovers on Saturday, February 1st at 1:00p.m. at Deb’s Sereni-TEA Lounge, 115 E. Walker Street in St. Johns.

Do you have a favorite green tea? Or are there too many choices and unable to decide? There are numerous variations of green teas; and we’ll learn why.

During this event, participants will discuss the tea leaf (camellia sinensis), the six processes it may or may not go through.

We’ll use a tea cupping process during our sensory evaluation on four different green teas.

This gathering is limited to 12 participants. The cost is $15.

Reserve your seat in the Lounge or call 989-493-5824

Annual Chocolate Fantasy is February 13

The Senior Center will host its 11th Annual Chocolate Fantasy on Thursday, February 13 from 6-8 p.m.

More than 25 Chocolate Creations will be featured by individuals, caterers and restaurants. The cost is $10.

The event will be held at the Clinton County Senior Center at 201 E Walker Street in St. Johns. Proceeds will be used to pay winter heat bills.

Romancing the Tone coming to the Wilson Center on February 22

The quartet Romancing the Tone, consisting of Ellen Hoard, Dave Sincox, Kelly Sandula-Gruner, and Dan Templin are back for another limited engagment at the Wilson Center Auditorium.

This year will be joined by James Geer on piano, Tess Miller on flute, Scott Harding on percussion, Jack Mumma on String Bass, Darryl Schmitz as Sound Technician, Jim Lorenz as Lighting Technician and Kelly Bitz as Usher.

They will bring you songs of love during the month of love. Program starts at 7:00 p.m.

This is a fundraiser for the new lighting system at the auditorium.

Briggs District Library News

YMCA at Briggs Library – The Dewitt YMCA is coming to town. Come join Yeno, a certified personal trainer and fitness coach, on Wednesday afternoons for a new year of health and fun. Patrons will have the opportunity to choose from three different classes. A Balance and Stability class will be offered from 1-2. A Zumba class will be offered from 2:15- 3:15 and a Cardio Drumming class will be offered from 3:30-4:30. The cost of the classes will be $5 per session for adults and $3 for youth. Participants do have the opportunity to pay for the whole month. Registration is required for these programs. Please contact the library or the Dewitt YMCA for more details.

Adulting 101 – The library is introducing a series of programs designed to showcase life skills for teens and young (and young-ish) adults. Our first Adulting program is taking place Monday, January 27 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. A representative from St. Johns Business & Tax Services will be at the library to provide an overview of several personal finance topics, including filing federal and state taxes, budgeting, and saving. The information provided at this program is for informational purposes, so our presenter will not offer specific tax or financial advice. This program is designed for teens and young adults, but anyone is welcome to attend. Registration is now available.

Science Lab – Middle schoolers, grades 6-8, can join us for an afternoon of weird science on Friday, January 31 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Sip & Stitch – Bring your knitting, crochet, or other hand-stitch project to Briggs the first Tuesday of each month, starting February 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This is a chance to socialize and gather inspiration with other crafters. Registration for this program is appreciated, but not required. Tea and coffee provided.

Toddler Storytime – Children ages 2-3 (with a participating adult) are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings, 10:30-11:00, February 5- February 26, when we will read stories, move to the music, and explore our imagination with crafts. Registration is required.

Coloring Club for Adults – Relax and get creative on Wednesday evenings from 6- 7:30 p.m. beginning February 5. Use our coloring supplies or bring your own to this fun, independent program for ages 18+.

Read with the Animals – Potter Park representatives are bringing stories and animal friends to Briggs Library on Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 p.m. Registration for this program is appreciated.

Seed Swap – Abigail Harper from MSU Extension will be here on Monday, February 10 to discuss the One Seed, One State program and share the importance of saving seeds. We will also package seeds for the library’s seed collection. Participants are encouraged to bring seeds from their own garden to share with others during our second annual seed swap. This program will begin at 6:00. Registration is appreciated.

Lapsit Storytime – Children ages 12 – 24 months with adult participation are invited to join us for age appropriate stories, music, creative movement and simple sign language. Choose Friday mornings, 10:30 – 11 from February 14 – March 20 OR Monday evenings, 6:30-7 from February 17 – March 23. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to socialize with each other. Registration is required.

Chef’s Surprise – Budding chefs ages 7-10 can join us Monday, February 17, 10:30- 12:00 when we will learn to make a Presidential Breakfast. Registration is required for this program.

Bookaholics Book Club – The February selection of our adult book club is The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney. In this psychological thriller, a woman is miraculously restored to health by her husband’s technological breakthrough, but she struggles with fragmented memories of a past that differs from his accounts. We will meet to discuss the book on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the library in the reading area in front of the bay window. Copies of the book are now available at the circulation desk.

Babysitting Workshop – Representatives from the Cardio Pulmonary Resource Center, Inc. will hold a babysitting workshop at the library, on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00- 3:00. The class is geared towards 11-15 year olds, and costs $30 per student. Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a Pediatric CPR card, a Basic First Aid card and a Babysitting Course certificate. Registration for this program is limited.

Tales to Tails – Ruger, a certified therapy dog will be back at the library this winter! 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.

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


Contact Information:

Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879

Iowa State University announces fall 2019 Dean’s List

Ian Maxwell Parker, a 4th year Iowa State University student from St. Johns majoring in Communication Studies, has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2019 Dean’s List.

Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

MMDHD Calendar – February, 2020

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

February 4: 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 11: 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 18: 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 25: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

****New Clinic in Shiawassee County***

February 13: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

149 E Corunna Ave, Corunna MI

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

Hearing & 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:

February 5
February 10: 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

February 3: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

February 10: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

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

February 20: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm

February 24: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm

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.