THE FARMERS’ MARKET IS OPEN: May 1 is the 15th grand opening of this wonderful event in our city. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Washington between Main and Front Street, visitors will be amazed by what is on offer from vendors. Vegetables, fruits, maple syrup, candies, plants, shrubs, perennials, art, crafts, woodworking, metal products, body care, candles, ceramics and pottery are samples of the goods. Don’t forget to stop by and say hello to the vendors and welcome them to our wonderful city!
APRIL 30 & MAY 1 SUCKERFEST NEWS: Benefitting Kids in Distress, an organization available to families in need in St. Clair, there will be prizes for categories of Suckerfish that have been caught. Visit the Adair Bar at 8033 St. Clair Hwy. near Palms Road in Casco and have fun outdoors. April 30 is the Poker Run at 1 p.m. Call 810-329-3056 to participate and use your car to pick up cards for a good poker hand. The Brent Mireau Band will entertain. There will be food, drink and raffles. On May 1 at noon a parade will travel several country roads and will end at Bar Adair. The day continues with food, drink, raffles and three bands to entertain: the Creek Hounds, Breakin’ and 86 Noodles. The event ends at 6 p.m. sharp and another successful Suckerfest will be remembered.
MAY 7 DERBY DEMAYO PARTY: Doors open at 5 p.m. at the New Baltimore Civic Club at 36551 Main in Our Town. Tickets are $25 for a Mexican dinner, drinks and music. Profits will supplement the upkeep of the Civic Club. Kentucky Derby betting and basket raffles will be part of the fun. Mint margaritas and julips can be purchased. Contact Dave Duffy by calling 586-404-0804 or email [email protected], or contact Denise Tinnette by email [email protected]
CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH BREAKFAST ON MAY 8: VFW Post 7573 will host the meal from 8-11 a.m. at The Cove. The cost is $10 for adults and $2 for children under 10. Take away available. Located at 35011 23 Mile in Our Town. The cove is at the back of the building.
LET’S PLAY BUNCO MAY 13: A Bunco tournament with snacks, cash bar, 50/50 raffles and hoops will be held at the New Baltimore Civic Club at 36551 Main in our city. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets sold in advance at a cost of $25. Call Laurie at 586-383-0139, visit https://eventbrite.com/e/309072493147 or email [email protected] Proceeds support the New Baltimore Civic Club and Soroptimist International of Grand Macomb.
MAY 20 STEAK-OUT AT VFW POST 7573: From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., enjoy cooking your own New York strip loin over hot coals. Add a baked potato, coleslaw, bun and dessert. The cost is $18 per person. Entertainment by Garrett Veal. Questions? Call 586-725-7100.
ARMED FORCES DAY USO SHOW MAY 21: Host American Legion Post 351 at 46146 Cass in Utica is looking for artists: singers, soloists or groups, clean comedians, dancers, small groups who dance tap, salsa, ballet or swing, and unique acts such as jugglers and magicians. Artists are asked to donate their time as there will be no compensation. Send a talent video or email action to [email protected] to enter. Please call 586-694-2562 for more information. Organized by The Purple Clover Supporting Our Troops and Veterans.
NBIC IN CONCERT MAY 22: Lighthouse Bible Church at 52260 Washington in Our Town will be the site of the New Baltimore Interfaith Choir’s next concert. Entitled “Sing! To smile! Be Grateful!” The forty-voice ensemble will begin performing at 2:30 p.m. Selections of classics, fun songs and patriotic anthems will round out the program. Traditions of inviting children in the audience to perform and honoring those who have served in the military or are currently serving will continue. The choir has performed with joy and perseverance for the region since 1965 with a hiatus between 1984-1996. Be there! Celebrate the love of singing!
MAY 30 MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVATION: A parade through Washington with the ABHS Marching Tars and a meaningful ceremony at City Hall are part of this important day in our city and in our country’s history. This year, the day will be observed on the actual day it was first observed to commemorate members of the armed forces killed in war.
NB LIONS SELL BUTTONS: To support the upkeep of our city’s glorious flag, the Lions have flag buttons available at $2 each. Find them at The Pink House, New Baltimore Civic Club, New Baltimore City Hall, and Town Pump Bar. Collect a bunch of them and distribute them to others.
JUNE 17 BANDWAGON BAND AT VFW: From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. an outdoor lawn chair event will be held at ext. 7573 at 35011 23 Mile in our city. Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, fries and entertainment for $10 per person. Soft drinks and water for sale and a cash bar will be available. In case of bad weather, the event will move to the banquet hall. Our City is invited. Call 586-725-7100 for details.
JUNE 18 VFW POST 7573 ANNUAL GOLF OUTING: The Cedar Glen Golf Course at 36860 25 Mile is the site of the outing with an 8 a.m. start. The cost is $80 per person, which includes 18-hole golf, use of a cart, hot dog, chips, and a drink at the turn. Extras include: Vegas Hole, Longest Practice Holes, Nearest Pinholes, and Team Skin. Later a steak dinner with two drink tickets at ext 7573 at 35011 23 Mile in our town. For more details, please contact Jerry Genso at 313-804-4380, Jim VanTiem at 586-557-4380 or Post 7573 at 586-725-7100.
YOUTH CAMP NEEDS JUNE 20-26 HAVEN PLACE: Lightly worn t-shirts for Bay-Rama workers, Volunteers to serve 9 a.m. to noon as mission workers, Camp leaders from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. all week and night chaperones for six nights with a flexible schedule. A hot breakfast will be served Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE OFFERED: St. Mary Queen of Creation Catholic Church and St. Vincent de Paul offer two summer camp areas for youth from early July through August; for boys and girls, a residential camp for children aged 8 to 11 and an adventure camp for children aged 12 to 14 will be available in a safe and fun atmosphere at Camp Ozaman. Children in foster care or family placement, in economic difficulty or in the event of death in the family are invited. Parents and guardians can inquire about the camp for details. Questions can be answered at 586-725-1953.
THE UNITED STATES FLAG FOLDING CEREMONY: As the weeks lead up to Memorial Day, the Our Town column will share the significance of the many folds. With honor guard or flag detail to fold and unfold the flag into a quarter fold: the first fold of our flag is a symbol of life, the second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life, the Third Fold is made in honor and memory of veterans who gave a part of their life in defense of our country in order to achieve peace in the world.
To report news from your service organization, call Bette Carrothers at 586-725-8051 or email her at [email protected]