OUR TOWN: Be a fan of Our Town
BE A FAN OF OUR TOWN: Our Town is unique and special, so make each day a time to appreciate where you live, the city and the many who work and play within it. Meet friends on the streets and smile. From a quote from Mother Teresa: “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin!”
AUG. 24 BAY AREA WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK: From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., be at the Pink House Tea Room, 36341 Front, and mingle among women who share the same work ethic. Make friends and make use of a unique opportunity to share ideas.
AUG. 29 FIREKEEPERS TRIP: Be off to Battle Creek, with Shirley 586-531-1934, and friends that Tuesday (Senior Day at the casino). The cost is $45 a person, which includes motor coach transportation, the driver’s tip, small snack, bottled water and a movie on the way home. Departure is at 8 a.m. from the Lowes parking lot, 23 Mile, Chesterfield. Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. The casino offers $20 game play and a $5 food coupon. Arrival back home is around 7:30 a.m.
AUG. 29 FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP: Be at Brandenburg Park on Jefferson, Chesterfield, from 3-8 p.m. Caring Elephant and Baby Peanut will be there. Selling pop and water at $1.50, bags of peanuts from Texas Roadhouse at $5. Benefiting the Blankets With Care program, there will be raffle tickets (drawn on Dec. 2) that will win a $100 Visa gift card, $25 Penne Lane gift card or a $20 Michigan Meadow Golf Course/Little Camille’s By The Green gift card. Bring letters to Santa Claus.
SEPT. 9 BLANKETS/SLEEPING BAGS/CLOTHES DRIVE: At the Chesterfield Motor Cafe in the Premier Mall on 23 Mile, noon to 5 p.m., stop by to learn about this endeavor. Find a tent that is accepting donations that will be given to McWarm, an outreach in St. Clair Shores at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish. Also, raffle tickets available for a Dec. 2 drawing. For questions, please contact Michelle at 586-219-5015.
STUDY THE WORKS OF CLAUDE MONET SEPT. 9: An art history and art masters class, the event will be held at the Ira Township Hall, 7085 Meldrum, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is required at the Ira Township Hall during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.). Otherwise, place a check payable to Ira Township Parks & Recreation, in the drop box in the parking lot. Call Anna at 586-339-3969 for further details. The Nov. 4 class will study artist Georgia O’Keefe.
SEPT. 10 VFW POST 7573 BIG BREAKFAST: Located at 35011 23 Mile in Our Town, serving hours are 8-11 a.m. A minimum donation of $10 will be graciously accepted. Children, ages 10 and younger, $2. World War II veterans, free. The menu includes eggs, omelets to order, scrambled eggs, French toast, homemade gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausage and potatoes.
JOIN THE NBIC SEPT. 11: The New Baltimore Interfaith Choir will begin fall rehearsals at 7 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 36223 Alfred, corner of Base, on that date in history. The choir has been presenting concerts since 1966, entertaining Our Town with a Christmas concert in Dec. and a May Spring concert. Hundreds of singers have shared their love of singing through the years. There is no fee, no auditions, only the willingness to rehearse and perform. Director Bette Carrothers will welcome singers, with a smile, as always. Call 586-725-8051 and sing with friends.
SEPT. 15 IMPORTANT POW/MIA REMEMBRANCE: VFW Post 7573, 35011 23 Mile, in the Cove, at 4:30 p.m., with honor the veterans. Following the ceremony, there will be a steak-out meal, where guests will grill a New York strip steak over hot coals. The fee is $18 a person, with an added baked potato, salad, rolls and dessert to complete the menu. Entertainment will be country singer Garrett Veal.
SEPT. 16 LIVE MUSIC SHOW “ISLAND-STYLE:” On Harsens Island, reached by ferry in Clay Township, when landed driving M-154 to San Souci, is the site of an evening of music on the South Channel of the St. Clair River, 6-8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather, as the show is outdoors. Relax on the river, enjoy the music and watch huge freighters and pleasure boats sail by. From Our Town, travel M-29, through Anchorville, Fair Haven, following the Dyke Road to Pointe Tremble Road. See the ferry dock on the right and then cross the North Channel. There is a fee to take the ferry.
SEPT. 17 NB LIONS CLASSIC CRUISE-IN: Rain or shine, on a Sunday afternoon, during the hours of noon to 5 p.m., view the cars from the past at Burke Park on Front Street in Our Town, on beautiful Anchor Bay. Awards, music, raffles and cornhole, too. Proceeds benefit New Baltimore Lions Club charities. To participate, email [email protected]. Or, call Lorenzo at 586-873-8893, Jeff at 313-310-5534 or Bob at 248-722-7003. At $15, please register before Sept. 15. Otherwise, on the day of the show, the fee is $20. No saving of parking spots, says the Lions. “Rat rods welcome!” For further information, go to: newbaltimorelions.com. It’s a time to reminisce, reflex and remember the unique styles of cars of our youth.
SEPT. 25-26 NOAH’S ARK VISIT: Call Laura at 586-424-5674 and be off with friends to Williamstown, Kentucky. Via motor coach, the trip is planned by Laura Stone of East Harbor. The cost is $262 double occupancy hotel overnight, one breakfast and one dinner. Immense in size, built to Biblical scale, be in awe and tour the ark and the museum.
SEPT. 29 OUTDOOR LAWN CHAIR EVENING AT VFW POST 7573: From 6-10 p.m., at 35011 23 Mile, guests will enjoy burgers, hot dogs, chips, pop and water (for purchase). The evening is a benefit to earn funds for Purple Heart signs to honor Purple Heart veterans, to be placed at the entrances of Our Town and Chesterfield.
OCT. 7 NB LIONS COAT DRIVE: Donations accepted until Oct. 1 at the homes of 53183 Chesterfield Road, near 23 Mile, Chesterfield and 51145 Clay, near Green in Our Town. VFW Post 7573, 35011 23 Mile, is the site of the giveaway. Find coats, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, sweaters, boots, sweats, hoodies, snowsuits and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that Saturday. The drive hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
OCT. 12 “A TUSCAN EVENING: The 16th annual, the event is a benefit for homeless children of Macomb County, at Zuccaro’s Banquets & Catering, 46601 Gratiot, from 6-9 p.m. Host Clinton Valley Kiwanis is offering tickets at $55 a person, ($500 for a table of 10). Wine tasting, global varieties, full buffet dinner, auction, 50/50 and card game raffles, cork pulls and door prizes. Must be 21 years old to attend. For tickets, contact Anna Gloria at 586-360-8043, Lillian Thompson at 703-282-2596, Shelly Penzien at 586-232-3473 or Sara Orris at 586-228-3460. Checks payable to Clinton Valley Kiwanis. Note: Over the past 15 years, through the Macomb Intermediate School District Homeless Education Project and the Macomb Charitable Foundation, funds earned from the evening were used to buy school supplies, shoes, clothing, food and send several children to summer camp. Through the 2022-2023 school year, MISD helped 1,326 homeless children, a 17% increase over the previous school year. The MCF assisted 562 children of all ages and their families over the past year. Attend the event, make a donation or be a sponsor.
OCT. 15 DOGTOBER FESTIVAL: From 1-4 p.m., celebrate dogs at the Ira Township Park on Short Cut, Fair Haven. Invited are service-related organizations, dog trainers, dog rescue organizations, dog demonstrators and people with dog products. Join as a presenter. Contact Dakota Cobb, of D’Tailed Dog Grooming, at 810-278-5543. Or, contact Anna at 586-339-3969.
OVERNIGHT CASINO TRIP OCT. 25-26: Visit Saganing Eagle Casino in Standish, with an overnight at Soaring Eagle in Mt. Pleasant. Call Shirley at 586-531-1934 and be away with friends.
VISIT OUR TOWN’S MUSUEM: The Grand Pacific House Museum, 51065 Washington, welcomes guests on Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. Photographs, rooms decorated in historic decor, and plenty of artifacts to view and explore in the two-story edifice will interest you. Guides will share historical information about Our Town that will astound visitors. Monetary donations are accepted to be sure that the museum continues to share Our Town’s history. Make it a point to stop by and learn about this gem.
PLAN A PICNIC IN THE IRA TOWNSHIP PAVILION: Located on Short Cut Road, Fair Haven, the rental fee is $50 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Reservations may be made at the Ira Township Office, 7085 Meldrum, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.)
PANTRY NEEDS REVEALED: The St. Mary’s Pantry on Main is open on Mondays and Wednesdays for donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Needed are: milk-shelf staple, eggs, canned chicken, snack bars, sloppy joe mix, juice, Rice-A-Roni, paper towels, bar soap, deodorant, diapers (any size) and baby wipes. Questions will be answered at 586-725-6304.
ABOUT DRAGONFLIES: Dragonflies breathe using holes or gills, which are their abdomens. Tell the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly by looking at the wings. Dragonfly wings point away from the bodies when at rest. Two pairs of transparent wings help dragonflies fly up to 35 mph. Facts shared from Birds & Blooms magazine, August/September 2023, Page 38.
To report news about your service organization, call Bette Carrothers at586-725-8051 or email her at [email protected].
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