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2012
Hartford Michigan
  Community Events  
Click on the underlined link for the month of special events you would like to view

 Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   July   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
         
        
Full Schedules:
   
      Strawberry Festival      Van Buren Youth Fair     Hartford Schools Calendar


       or click on the calendar for
   Community Meetings & Special Announcements
   dates & times only  -  no graphics, no special community events

   

Jan 12
Thursday
(8 wks)

 

          Weight Loss Challenge
               
            to Undo the Holiday
           
                    8-week program
                       for men, women, teens, children
                                                 
                                                  at the

                           Hartford United Methodist Church
                      
  (across from the Hartford Fire Department)
                                         425 E. Main St
                                             Hartford MI


                                  Registration and weigh-in
                                     
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
                                        Nutrition Education
                                     
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

                    
This is NOT an exercise program

                               
Registration fee - $30
              
The challenge fee will be paid to the top 3 participants.                                     

Questions:
Larry Johnson
(269) 621-2522 or
(269) 921-2272
Click here to send an email


Jan 15
Sunday

                    Miss Hartford 2011 
               Miss Hartford 2012  Blossom Queen Contest
 
                 
Courtney Knight

       Sunday, January 15, 2012
               
    3:00 p.m.
       
Hartford High School Auditorium
                    Hartford Michigan

                   Tickets $15.00
                     Available at the door

Miss Hartford 2012 contestants are Takela Broyles, Brook Edmonds, Gabriella Garza, Brittany Heffington, Kristen Lamphere,
Victoria Najacht, Hailey Phebus, Keren Reyes, Edith Robles, Autumn Sweet, Megan Vasquez.

Miss Hartford Teen 2012 contestants are Kristen Edge, Elizabeth Efting, Kiersten Knight, Jessica Rosales, Kaylynn Woodard. 

Click here to view the new Queens and past Miss Hartford Queens on the History of Hartford website at www.hartfordmichigan.com.


Jan 22, Sunday



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Ramsey's
Financial Peace University
is a 13-week, video-based small group study that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth, and give like never before.

Free Preview
Sunday, January 22
and
Tuesday, January 24
7:00 p.m.

Class Begins
Sunday, January 29
7:00 p.m.

at
Hartford SDA Church
57825 65 1/2 St
Hartford MI

Visit the website http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/38148/class/202874
for more information about classes at this location.

Who is Dave Ramsey?

     Well known financial advisor hosting The Dave Ramsey Show broadcasting on 500 national radio stations and his syndicated newspaper column, Dave Says, is available to more than 16 million monthly readers.  America's trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His four New York Times best-selling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, and EntreLeadershiphave sold more than 6 million copies combined. His latest book, EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, debuted at number one on the New York Times best-selling list. 
     More than one million families have attended
FPU classes at their workplace, church, military base, local nonprofit organization, community group or Spanish-speaking organization.  His high school and college curriculums are offered in more than 10,000 schools and educational institutions.


For more information:

269-621-4700
Click here to send us an email.
 

Feb 14
Tuesday

Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce

2011
Annual Dinner & Meeting

 

Join us for a lovely meal before our meeting
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Van Buren ISD Conference Center
Lawrence MI

Special Guest
Jill Bland
Executive Vice President


  
Economic Development Advisors

 Dinner catered by
Keeler Keg

Desserts created by
Personal Touch Cakes — Diana Walker
McFarland Pies — Vicki McFarland

» Election of 2012 Chamber officers
» Brochure and Business Card Exchange Table
» Vote on business "best of" out of 5 categories

              $15.00 per person           
(non-chamber members welcomed)

   Send in reservations by February 10th
    Click here to download reservation form 

For further information, call (269) 621-4349
click here
to send us an email.



Feb 17-18
and
Mar 6, 14

                Summer Youth Baseball & Softball

                               Sign up dates

Friday  -  February 17th,  7-9 p.m.  at  Red Arrow Elementary

Saturday  -  February 18th,  9-12 a.m.  at  Hartford Township Hall

Tuesday   -   March 6th,  7-9 p.m.  at  Red Arrow Elementary

Wednesday   -   March 14th, 7-9 p.m.  at  Red Arrow Elementary


                        
Visit us at our new website www.hartfordrecreation.org

Questions:
Ben Chambers
Interlocal Recreation Board of Commissioners Chairman
Cell:  269-217-2203
Click here to send me an email.

Bill Najacht
Hartford Recreation Council Director of Operations
Cell:  269-605-9702
Click here to send me an email.



Feb 28
Tuesday

in the
Presidential Primary Election


Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Photo ID or other documentation is required for voting.
Contact Township or City Clerks for absentee ballots or more information.


On the Ballot:

Republican Democratic
Michele Bachmann OUT
Herman Cain OUT
Newt Gingrich  
Jon Huntsman OUT
Gary Johnson  
Fred Karger  
Ron Paul  
Rick Perry OUT
Buddy Roemer  
Mitt Romney  
Rick Santorum  
Barack Obama


 

Hartford Township
Hartford Township Hall
Ph# 269-621-4658
Hartford Township Clerk email

 

City of Hartford
Hartford City Hall
Ph# 269-621-2477
City of Hartford Clerk email


See how the ballot will look:

1. Click here, enter your first, last name to find out specifically what precinct you are in.

2. Click here to view a sample ballot from the State of Michigan website.  Helpful to review before going to vote.

What about election results?
Click here to find local, county, state election results.
 

 Be the difference in Hartford . . . .
 make it
YOUR
priority to
V
OTE

Mar 2 - 3
Friday &
Saturday


 

 

Have you wished for a home that is all of the above?
 

 
 
Happy? Successful? United? Peaceful homes?  Sound like a fantasy?

Believe it or not, such a home can be real.  There are families whose children are happy, their marriages are solid, and their homes are a taste of heaven on earth.

HOW?  They discovered the keys to successful parenting, marriages, and homes.
Join us as we discover these keys
Who
Dr. Phil and Sherry Mills, medical doctor and MPH with two daughters and one son.
Byron and Janice Smith, certified organic vegonic farmers with three daughters and one son.
Larry and Sylvia Green, sales and RN with two daughters and one son.
Where
Hartford SDA Church Auditorium
57825 65 1/2 St
Hartford MI
More Info
(269) 621-4700
Click here to send us an email.

Opening Night
Friday, March 2

6:30 p.m. - Seven Keys to Successful Homes

Saturday Morning
March 3

9:15 a.m. - Growing Successful Children
10:50 a.m. - Having a Blessed Home

Saturday Afternoon
12:30 p.m. - Break with Lunch
  2:30 p.m. - Our Stories (What we 
      did right and where we blew it.)
  3:45 p.m. - How to be Successful    
                  Fathers and Mothers
 5:00 p.m. - Questions and Answers
 5:30 p.m. - Light Supper
6:30 p.m. - Free Private Counseling

FREE Child Care for your children
ages 4-10.
Bring the whole family!

   
Mar 5
Monday


 

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

at

$8.00 per person
includes

Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, beverage

Take out available

Tickets available from any Lions Club member
or may be purchased at the door.

All proceeds will fund
LOCAL Hartford Lions Club projects including:
► Scholarships to several graduating seniors
at Community Honors program
► Strawberry Run
► Christmas in the Park
► Eye glasses for needy children.

sponsored by

Hartford Lions Club

Questions
click here to send an email

 


Mar 10
Saturday

10th Annual
Dinner-Auction Gala

 

at 

Hartford High School

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 

Enjoy the evening with

  Silent Auction and live bidding to win an array of prizes
► Delicious, hand-carved Roast Beef Dinner and Chicken Parmesan
► Entertainment by
Darren Tyler  

 

Advance tickets - $20
available at the
Hartford High School Central Office (269) 621-7003,
all Foundation Trustees and School Board members,
and Miller Thermometer Co. (269) 621-3124.
 

Sponsored by:
The Hartford Public Schools Foundation for Continuing Education
a 501c3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the support of educational programs in
the Hartford School District through student scholarships and teacher's mini-grants.   
Gifts to the Foundation are tax deduction.

Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has returned more than $60,000 of financial support within the community. 


Mar 19

Monday



Library Book Club
will discuss
 
Little Pink House
by
Jeff Benedict
 
7:00 p.m.
 
at
 
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI
 
Questions:
Stephanie Daniels, Librarian
269-621-3408 or by
email
http://www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org

 

Mar 23,
24, 25
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Hartford Public Schools
Spring Musical

presentation of
 

Friday - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday - 3:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Middle School Auditorium

Steve Zebell, Director
LeAnne Yarbrough, Assistant Director
John Murphy, Instrumental Director
 
Admission:
Adults - $7.00
Children - $5.00
Senior Citizens - $5.00
Family Pass - $50 (good for all performances)


Mar 30
Friday
                      
                       
                    Blood Drive

        12:00 noon - 5:45 p.m. 

                                           at

                 Hartford Federated Church
                   
65418 Red Arrow Highway
                                 
Hartford MI
 
 


Apr 1-8
Sunday-Sunday
                                          
                                             
                                                                         at
                                                Hartford United Methodist Church
                                                               425 E. Main St
                                                                   Hartford MI


April 1                          Palm Sunday
                10:30 am     Palm/Passion Worship Service with open communion

April 5        7:00 p.m.   Maundy Thursday Worship Service with open communion

April 6        9:30 a.m.   Good Friday Ladies' Breakfast
                  7:00 p.m.   Good Friday Worship Service

April 8                          Easter Sunday
                  8:30 a.m.   Sunrise  Worship Service
                                    Breakfast following worship (freewill offering received)
                10:30 a.m.   Regular Worship Service

                                 
Please join us . . . all are welcomed!

Questions:
(269) 621-4103 Church office
Click here to send us an email


Apr 2

Monday

DVD Movie Club

presented by the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Starts April 2, 2012

The library will start lending out DVDs

What is needed?

  • To be 18 years or older
  • To have a Hartford Public Library card
  • $10 annual membership fee
  • To have a valid working phone number
All movies have a 2-day lending period
2 movie limit per lending period
 


April 7

Saturday

                  
                     Easter Egg Hunt

                                                        in
                                                 Ely Park

                               1:00 p.m.

                     Kids 10 years old and under

                      Sponsored by the Van Buren Sportsmen's Club



April 7
Saturday

 Candidate Picture Time

at

8 S. Haver St
 Hartford MI  49057

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 
 Click here to download the Prince, Princess, and Sweetest Strawberry Baby application with contest rules.
Applications also available at Hardings Market, Hartford Public Library, Kid Builders, Red Arrow Elementary, Woodside Elementary

       If you cannot make the picture date, call 269-208-5234 and make arrangements to schedule another date and time.
Pictures will only be rescheduled if chairperson is notified before April 7th in case of a family emergency or pre-scheduled vacation.

Questions:
Janell & Cindy Birmele
8 S. Haver St
Hartford MI 49057
PH# (269) 208-5234
Click here to send an email.



May 3,4,5,6
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
 
          Hartford
      
Community-wide

                              
            Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

              NO permits required!!!
 

May 11-12
Friday &
Saturday

Annual
    Mother's Day

and
 
Bake Sale

Friday, May 11th  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12th  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin Street
Hartford MI 

A wonderful assortment of perennials, annuals, and hanging baskets.
Mother's Day cards, and gifts available.

All proceeds will be used to support our
Children's Summer Reading Program at the library.

Questions:
269-621-3408
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website at
http://www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
 


May 18
Friday

League of Miracles

Opening night and ceremonies

5:45 p.m.
at the ball park in Hartford


Offering  baseball to special needs children ages 6-16 from our community and some surrounding communities.

The league is formed and we have about 12 kids in our program this year, they have practiced and we are all ready for our first game that is fast approaching. We are extending an offer to the community and leaders to join us for our opening ceremonies and watch an inning or two of life changing baseball.

Students will sing our National Anthem, the Cub Scouts will be on hand and we have a balloon launch set to go off just prior to our game at 6:00 PM.

You have all been instrumental in helping us continue our recreation program in Hartford and this is our next chapter in the book. Come and witness this in person to see the lives we are touching and I guarantee your life will be changed as well.

Please plan to join us for the opening ceremonies.

Questions:
Ben Chambers, Chairman
Interlocal Recreation Board
269-217-2203
Click here to send an email


May 30
Wednesday

Memorial Day Observance
Honoring Our Veterans

10:00 a.m. Hartford Parade through town to Ely Park.

▪ 10:30 a.m. Hartford
Ceremony in Ely Park immediately following parade.

▪ 12:00 p.m. Keeler Parade - starts at corner light and on to Keeler Cemetery.
   
▪ 12:30 p.m. Keeler
Memorial observance at Keeler Cemetery immediately following parade. 

Click here to view more Hartford-Keeler military profiles.

1861 « Civil War » 1865

1964 « Vietnam Era » 1974


Henry Gotham Conklin


b 2-20-1828       d 11-29-1903
Jefferson Co. NY     
Pvt - Co. H, 10th NY Artillery,
3d Brig, 3d Div, 18th A.C.

In service
6-26-1862 to 6-06-1865
Honorable Discharge at
Saterlee Hospital,
Brownsville NY

Enlisted at age 34
+March, 1863 was confined in Div hospital 6 months for inflammation of the lungs. Confined again in Campbell hospital, Washington DC, and Saterlee hospital, Philadelphia PA. Granted honorable discharge with granulation of eyelids.

Active in engagements at Petersburg,
Weldon R.R. and Mine Explosion.

Was member of
G.A.R. Post in Hartford MI.


Born in Jefferson County, NY.
Came to Van Buren Co. MI in 1868

Contributed by
Mildred Conklin Lightner,
daughter of Richard W. Conklin with information from
Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, Vol 11, 1895
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher


Bill Williams
Bill & Jerrie Williams - US Navy
US Navy
US Naval and Marine Corps Reserves
Hospital Corpsman
Master Chief E9 (Ret)
b 12-11-1948
Marshall AR

In service
1-30-1968 to 1-1-1999
Vietnam through Persian Gulf

Served at
Naval Hospital, Great Lakes IL
Naval Hospital, Beaufort SC
Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort SC
Jacksonville FL, Quantico VA, Charleston SC, Groton CT, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, San Diego CA, Camp Pendleton CA, Camp Lejeune NC, New Orleans LA, San Antonio TX, Nashville TN, Selfridge Naval Air Station MI, Glenview Naval Air Stat. IL

Medals and Awards
» Navy Good Conduct Medal
» Naval Meritorious Unit Commendation Awd
»Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
» National Defense Medal
» Armed Forces Reserve Medal

HHS Class of 1967

Resided in Hartford MI 1965-1972
Currently resides in Paw Paw MI

Photograph above is Bill and wife, Jerrie (Hurt) Williams at the Navy Ball in 2007. Jerrie's father, James Hurt, served in US Army during WW11.
 

Click here to view more Hartford-Keeler military profiles.

May 30
Wednesday
 

Skin Cancer Detection Day

                      Slip on a shirt!
                      Slap on a hat!
                      Slop on sunscreen!
                      Wrap on sunglasses!

FREE Skin Cancer Screening
at
Van Buren Cass District Health Department
57418 CR 681
Hartford MI  49057

For more information on
Skin Cancer Detection Day
or to schedule an appointment
call your American Cancer Society
269-349-8710

                                                                                                              



Jun 8-9
Friday &
S
aturday
  We're proud to sponsor THIS family affair    

Click on the underlined links for more information



Thursday, June 7th
►    7:00 p.m. - Dedication of new Pavilion prior to Concerts in the Park.

Friday, June 8th
- Kid's Day - Opening Day 
►  12:00 p.m. - A&A Amusements - Inflatable blowups & kiddie games AND Little Smilin' Choo Choo train rides
►    5:30 p.m. - Lineup for Kiddies Parade at Red Arrow Elementary School
►    6:00 p.m. - Kiddies Parade through downtown Hartford - Prince, Princess, and Sweetest Strawberry Baby
                          will ride FREE on the Little Smilin' Choo Choo train in Friday and Saturday parades. 
                          Rides at other times, $1.00 per person throughout the Strawberry Festival.                   Y Country 97.5 Radio at the Hartford Strawberry Festival, Hartford Michigan
►    6:30 p.m. - Crowning of Prince-Princess and Sweetest Strawberry Baby
►    7:00 p.m. - John Dudley, Magician and Author - a favorite, delightful show for young and old. 
                           You will be kept laughing and wondering how John performs his funny magic.
►    8:00 p.m. -  Drawing for 4 FREE bicycles and helmets after Magic Show.
►    8:15 p.m. -  Live Entertainment -
Flash Mob Hartford Elementary kids in concert.
►  10:00 p.m. -
 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - FREE movie sponsored by the Hartford Lions Club.

                                                    Click on the underlined links for more information

Saturday, June 9th          
►    7:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast at High School Cafeteria - sponsored by Hartford Band Boosters.
►    7:30 to 8:30 a.m. -
Strawberry Run - Sponsored by Hartford Lions Club.
                    Obtain runner packets and late registrations at high school
►                8:30 a.m. - Start of 5km walk, 5K Run,10km Run at high school
►                8:35 a.m. - Start of 1 mile Family Walk at high school.
►   8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Rod Knockers Car & Motorcycle Show in Family Dollar parking lot - FREE with no entry fee.
►  10:00 a.m. -  A&A Amusements - Inflatable blowups & kiddie games AND Little Smilin' Choo Choo train rides.
►  10:30 a.m. -  Horseshoe Tournament - Click here for tournament information.
►  11:00 a.m. -  Hula Hoop Contest - all ages invited to compete; hoops provided
►  11:00 a.m. -  Horseshoe Tournament - sponsored by Hartford Federated Church.
►  12:30 p.m. -  Parade lineup at Hartford High School.
►    1:00 p.m. -  Strawberry Parade through downtown Hartford
                              A beautiful, horse-drawn pumpkin carriage from Grand Carriages LLC will carry our new Prince,
                              Princess, and Strawberry Baby during the parade. 
                              Little Smilin' Choo Choo Train - Prince, Princess, and Strawberry Baby contestants ride
                              FREE during Friday and Saturday parades.  Rides at other times, $1.00 per person
                              throughout the Strawberry Festival.
►    1:30 p.m. -  Live Entertainment -
Flash Mob Hartford Elementary kids in concert.
►    1:30 p.m. -  4:00 p.m. - Kids fingerprinting with photo sponsored by the Van Buren County Sheriff's Dept.
►    2:30 p.m. -  Strawberry Pie Eating Contest for all ages -
g-u-a-r-a-n-t-e-e-d messy and FUN!
►    3:00 p.m. -  Live Entertainment - Chuck Wise - Country & Western band.
►    4:00 p.m. - 
Live Entertainment - His Place Dance Ministry - at the pavilion.
►   
5:00 p.m. -  Live Entertainment - Kids Factor - talent contest winners - awesome Hartford talent!
►    6:00 p.m. -  Live Entertainment - Jason Huneke, Juggler-Comedian as Carnival Cruise Line Headline Act and 
                           2008 America's Got Talent contestant
.  Click on Jason's name for a show sample.

  Dental education, blood pressure,  blood glucose levels on Saturday.

                                                   Click on the underlined links for more information


Questions, registration forms, more informationClick on underlined links below for more information:
( Current version of Adobe Reader required to view downloadable .pdf forms - available FREE at www.adobe.com )

2012 Arts and Crafts Vendors.
 Click here to download the Arts and Crafts registration.
2012 Food Vendors. Food Vendor registration (no longer accepting registrations) VB Co. Health Department Guidelines.
2012 Commercial Vendors.  Click here to download the Commercial Vendor registration.

2012 Horseshoe Tournament.
 Click here for tournament information.
2012 Rod Knockers Car & Motorcycle show.  Click here for information.

2012 Strawberry Run - Click here to download 2012 registration form.
2012 Kiddie's Parade on Friday - EVERYONE is invited to participate, no matter where you live. 
         Come on out and see what great kids we have in Hartford! 
Click here to download Kiddie Parade registration.
2012 Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday. Click here to download the Strawberry Parade registration.

2012 Sweetest Strawberry Baby Candidates - Click here for Sweetest Strawberry Baby Contestants
2012 Prince-Princess Candidates - Click here for Prince and Princess Contestants.

2012 Schedule of Events - Click here to download printer friendly schedule.

Send all registration forms and ballots to address on form - please do NOT leave at City Hall.


Strawberry Festival Sponsorship Form - sponsors needed to help make the Strawberry Festival a success!

Sponsors and Volunteers - if you can help us in any way....please let us know.

Vendor List for 2012

Click here for results and photos of 2010 strawberry Festival contests.
Click here for results and photos of 2009 strawberry Festival contests.

2012 Hartford Strawberry Festival is set for June 8 and 9 ONLY
Click here to be placed on the 2012 Strawberry Festival vendor email list.



Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce
Click here to send us an email

 


Jun 8-9
Friday
Saturday


Paperback and Hardback Books

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

$1.00 per bag

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by
Friends of the Library

Questions:
Stephanie Daniels, Librarian
269-621-3408 or by email
http://www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jun 10
Sunday

              Graduation

        Hartford High School
           Hartford Michigan

                  2:30 p.m.
         in the high school gym.

  Click here for a list of 2012 graduates.
 


June 22
thru 26
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 29
thru July 8

 

Hartford Summer Recreation Ball Tournaments

Hartford Girls All-Star Tournament
Indian Pride Park (Hartford Michigan Little League fields)

Divisions are 8U, 10U live and machine pitch, 12U and 14U.

Cost is $200, or $175 per team if four or more teams enter.

Visit our website www.hartfordrecreation.org for more information

Questions for All-Star Tournament:
Sandy Burtchett - (269) 207-8501 click here to send an email
Bill Najacht at (269) 621-4510 click here  to send an email
 
 
 
Baseball Tournament of Champions 
Indian Pride Park (Hartford Michigan Little League fields)
Visit our website www.hartfordrecreation.org for more information.
 
Questions for Tournament of Champions:
Bill Najacht  (269) 605-9702, 
click here to send an email
Kevin Manning  (269) 621-4856, click here to send an email.
Joe Heinisch at  (269) 463-4231, click here to send an email. 

 
Jul 2
Monday


2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 3
Tuesday

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Listen to a lion story
Touch a real lion
See his huge teeth and big paws
Make a lion mask.

For all ages, but primarily for 3-6 years.

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 5
Thursday

Pizza and a  Movie

2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 6
Friday

 

                   Family Night of        
               Racing & Fireworks

              
 

                              $25 per car load
                     
                                  Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

                                Fireworks at dusk

               Hartford Motor Speedway, Hartford MI
                           www.hartfordmotorspeedway.net
                                         301 Bowie St
                                    Hartford MI

                                          (269) 621-4482


Jul 8
Sunday

You are invited to a Bluegrass Gospel Music Concert!!

We are pleased to present

The Balos Family
of Buchanan MI

at the
Hartford General Baptist Church
323 E. Main St
Hartford MI

11:00 a.m.

Potluck dinner following the concert...please bring a dish to pass.

Join us and help celebrate the Second Anniversary of our Church

Questions
Click here to send an email.
(
269) 424-5152, (269) 325-5364
or Rev. Steven Bisbee at (269) 757-1281


Jul 9
Monday


2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 10
Tuesday

Space Story


10:30 a.m.

(for all ages, but primarily 3-6 years)

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Listen to a space story
Play Planetary tag
Make your own space station

Questions
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 11
Wednesday


Flying Frisbee Dog show

1:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Watch the amazing dogs
Ulysses, Wild Man, Chase, Bad Lad, and Miss Maggie
put on an amazing Frisbee show.

Questions
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 12
Thursday

and a  Movie

2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org



July 15 - 20
Sunday thru
Friday
 
              
                Vacation Bible School 2012

                               

    Come, have lots of fun as we explore what Heaven will be like.

                                                      at

                     Hartford Seventh Day Adventist Church
                                           57825 65 1/2 St
                                               Hartford MI 

                                     Children ages 5-12 years

                              great crafts  ● games  ●stories

                             Parents welcome to come as well!

                                 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. daily

                                              Pre-register
                                        July 8th at 6:30 p.m.
                                 Enjoy a FREE pancake supper
                              or call the church office to register

Questions:
269-621-4700 (church office)


Jul 16
Monday


2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 17
Tuesday



(All ages, but primarily for 3-6 years)

10:30 a.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

◊ Listen to a story about Polar Bears
◊ Watch real bears
◊ Make your own Polar Bear

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 17
Tuesday

at
Van Buren ISD Conference Center
490 S. Paw Paw St
Lawrence MI

6:30 to 7:30 p.m

hosted by

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt

Please attend and bring questions to ask Gov. Snyder
who will be participating via the Internet.

Questions:
(800) 577-6212 Office
(517) 373-0839 Local Lansing Office
Click here to send an email


Jul 18
Wednesday

       Rocks & Minerals

           1:00 p.m.

                              at the
                Hartford Public Library
                      
15 Franklin St
                          Hartford MI

♦ Measure how hard and soft rocks are
♦ Find rare gems
♦ Become an earth detective
♦ 4-6 hands-on activities

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 19
Thursday

Pizza   and a   Movie

2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

 

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org



Jul 14-21


 Van Buren County Youth Fair

                   Van Buren County Youth Fair - Hartford Michigan 
on Red Arrow Hwy & CR681, Hartford MI


G a t e   P r i c e s

 

General Admission

Season Pass

Adult

$5.00 $18.00

Children (age 6-12)

$2.00   $6.00

   Age 5 and under

free

free

Senior Citizen (60+)

- $12.00

Grandstand and Hillside Ticket Prices

Ages 13 & over

$5.00  
Ages 6 - 12 $3.00  
Ages 5 and under free  

Saturday July 14, 2012
 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All Still Judging
12:00 p.m. - Dog Show
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Enter Rabbits
  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Enter Poultry
                       4:00 p.m. - Pocket Pets Exhibitor's meeting
                       5:30 p.m. - Rabbits Exhibitor's Meeting

Sunday July 15, 2012
  6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Enter all Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Swine
  8:00 a.m. - Noon - Enter Goats
  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Enter Draft Horses
11:30 a.m. - Mandatory Rabbit Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Enter Horses
12:00 p.m. - Rabbit Judging in Small Animal Area
  1:00 p.m. - Goat Exhibitor's Meeting at Goat Barn
  5:00 p.m. - Horse Exhibitor's Meeting
  6:00 p.m. - Livestock Exhibitor's Meeting
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - MLE Participants Enter Livestock

Monday July 16, 2012
  6:00 p.m. - Midway opens (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride from 6 p.m. to close)
  8:00 a.m. - Poultry Judging
  9:00 a.m. -
Swine Judging
10:00 a.m. - Goat Judging in Small Animal Arena
  4:00 p.m. - Cat Show
  5:00 p.m. - Booth Judging, Youth Building
  7:00 p.m. - Youth Talent Show at Community Tent           

Tuesday July 17, 2012
  1:00 p.m. - Midway Opens (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride 1 p.m. to close)
  8:30 a.m. - Horse Fitting & Showing at Horse Arena 
  9:00 a.m. - Beef Judging at Livestock Arena
10:00 a.m. - Pocket Pets Judging at Small Market Animal Arena
12:00 p.m. - Michigan Lightweight Horse Pull at Draft Horse Arena 
  7:00 p.m. - Hartford NTPA Nationals - Super Farm, 2-wheel Drive, and Modifieds - Grandstand Entertainment
  7:00 p.m. - Old Bedford Mill Trio - FREE music at Community Tent.

Wednesday July 18, 2012
12:00 p.m. - Midway Opens (Gate admission plus pay one price of $15 to ride 12:00 p.m. to close)
Kid’s Day (18 years and under free until 6:00 p.m.)
  8:30 a.m. -
English Horse & Pony Show at Horse Arena
  9:00 a.m. - Sheep Judging at Livestock Arena
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -
Kids - A Fair Start! (Sponsored by Van Buren ISD & ICC)
10:00 a.m. - Adult Draft Horse Halter Show at Draft Horse Arena
10:00 a.m. - Farm Stock Tractor Pull
  1:00 p.m. - Dairy Judging - Livestock Arena
  1:00 p.m.
- Small Animal Buyer Registration
  1:30 a.m. -
Ronald McDonald Magic Show
  2:00 p.m. - Small Market Animal Auction (rabbits, eggs, poultry, milk jug, goats)
  2:00 a.m. - Frog Jump & Turtle Race at Community Tent
  2:00 p.m. - Youth Draft Horse Show at Draft Horse Arena
  7:00 p.m. - Street Two-Wheel Drive Pickups, Semi Pulls (Gas and Diesel) - Grandstand Entertainment
  8:00 p.m. - Elvis Impersonator Jay Dykla - FREE at Community Tent.

Thursday July 19, 2012
Ladies Day-Veterans-Senior Citizens Day. Free admission for ladies 19 & over, veterans and senior citizens until 3:00 p.m.
Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.  (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride 1:00 p.m. to closing.)
  8:30 a.m. - Western Horse & Pony Show at Horse Arena
  9:00 a.m. - Livestock Buyer Registration
10:00 a.m. - Youth Livestock Auction (swine, beef, milk, diary feeders, sheep)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Ladies Day Program at Community Tent. Paulette Rybarsky, Paulette's Potting Shed, will present program.
  1:00 p.m. - Pony Pull - Draft Horse Arena
  1:00 p.m. - Senior Citizens Program & Activities Entertainment by Jeff & Jim at Community Tent
  7:00 p.m. - SJO Motocross Championship at Grandstand
  7:00 p.m. - Tanglefoot Squareswith caller Ken Burke - FREE at Community Tent.
  9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Tom Russen - FREE at Community Tent.

Friday July 20, 2012
Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.  (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride 1:00 p.m. to closing.)
  8:30 a.m. - Gymkhana & Trail Show
  9:00 a.m. - Small Animal Sweepstakes
12:00 noon - Pedal Tractor Pull at Community Tent
  7:00 p.m. -
Super Kicker Rodeo Production - Grandstand Entertainment
  7:00 p.m. - Lake Street Station-Classic Rock!  FREE at Community Tent.
10:00 p.m. - Night Magic Fireworks - FREE display at Grandstand

Saturday July 21, 2012
Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.  (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride 1:00 p.m. to closing.)
 
 9:00 a.m. - Jr. & Sr. Showmanship Sweepstakes
10:00 a.m. - Open Draft Horse-Mule-Pony Hitch Show - Draft Horse Arena
10:00 a.m. - Fun Horse Show; Horse Arena
  2:00 p.m. - Cat & Dog Exhibitors Awards at Community Tent
  2:00 p.m.
- Draft Horse Barnyard Pull - Draft Horse Arena
  3:00 p.m. - Horse Exhibitor Awards Program
  4:00 p.m. - Small Animal Exhibitor Awards Program (Pocket pets, goats, rabbits & poultry) - Barn #7
  5:30 p.m. - Livestock Exhibition Awards Program - Livestock Show Arena
  6:00 p.m. - Youth Parade
  7:00 p.m. - Demolition Derby by Unique Motor Sports - Grandstand Entertainment
  7:00 p.m. - Wild Woodys - Rockabilly music - FREE at Community Tent.

For additional information call (269) 621-2038 or  visit the website at www.vanburenyouthfair.com


Jul 23
Monday


2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 24
Tuesday


(All ages, but primarily for 3-6 years)



Are dragons real?
Are there good and bad dragons?

Listen to a story about dragons
Make your own dragon.

10:30 a.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 25
Wednesday


The Planet and the Night Sky


Make your own solar system
Learn about the life of a star
See the night sky

10:30 a.m.

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org



Jul 23
Monday
thru
Jul 27
Friday

You are invited!

Vacation Bible School

at

Hartford General Baptist Church
323 East Main Street
Hartford MI

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Teaching our children how to connect with children around the world
Teaching our children about other lands and countries where Freedom
is a Very precious item that we take for granted
We will learn about a new and different country
● Fun craft with snacks provided


Questions:
(269) 621-2700 Church office
(269) 757-1281 Steve Bisbee, Pastor
(269) 424-5151 Brenda Bryan, Director
Click here to send an email.


Jul 28
Saturday

3rd Annual
Ministry Fair

Cooperating Ministries Ministry Fair - Hartford MI
sponsored by
Cooperating Ministries


12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

in Ely Park
Hartford MI

Please join us for a free event featuring

Christian music from our local churches
Hot dogs, chips, drinks, snow cones, popcorn
Bouncy tents, face painting, games, balloons
Visit church booth informational displays
Meet new friends from area Hartford and Keeler churches.

Questions:
Call Del at 269-308-3011 or
Click here to send an email.


Jul 28
Saturday


sponsored by the
Van Buren County Museum
at
58471  Red Arrow Hwy
Hartford MI

Fund Raiser Visit
by the
Southern Michigan Paranormal Investigators SMPI
to seek out paranormal activity at this century-plus old building

Public invited to attend the event (space limited)

$10.00 (pre-registered)
$15.00 (day of event)

Participants required to bring flashlight
Light refreshments served.

Questions or to pre-register:
269-621-2546 or 269-621-2188


Jul 30
Monday


2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 31
Tuesday


(All ages, but primarily for 3-6 years)

Is the Blue Whale the biggest thing there is?
What are big creatures?
How big are dinosaur feet?

Create life-size footprints
trace your own foot

10:30 a.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 1
Wednesday



(All ages, but primarily for 3-6 years)

What makes an explosion & other experiments

Hands-on make your own rocket and/or robot

1:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 6
Monday


2:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 7
Tuesday


What is your dream house?  A castle?  An Igloo?
Where do animals live?

After a story . . . build your own dream house.
(for all ages, but primarily for 3-6 years)

10:30 a.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 7
Tuesday


in the
Primary Election

 
Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

 Photo ID or other documentation is required for voting.
Contact Township or City Clerks for absentee ballots or more information.

   
On the Ballot:

Hartford Township
Hartford Township Hall 
Ph# 269-621-4658
Hartford Township Clerk email

City of Hartford
Hartford City Hall
Ph# 269-621-2477
City of Hartford Clerk email


See how the ballot will look: 
Click here, enter your first, last name to find out specifically what precinct you are in and what will be on the ballot for local, county and state.  Helpful to review before going to vote.

What about election results? 
Click here to find local, county, state election results.

Be the difference in Hartford . . . . make it YOUR priority to VOTE
 


Aug 8
Wednesday

and a Movie

♦ Play several games of BINGO for prizes
♦ Watch a movie (89 min)

1:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 14
Tuesday

Celebrating Sensational Seniors!!

at

Van Buren ISD Technology Center
250 South St
Lawrence MI

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

sponsored by
Senior Services of  Van Buren Co. and
Hospice at Home

FREE for participants 55 yrs or older

Over 50 exhibitors from SW Michigan will present knowledge and resources:
Sharing service information
Prizes
Give-a-ways
Health Screenings
Educational Classes
Lunch

(269) 427-7921 for transportation

Questions:
Senior Service Offices
269-637-3607 or 1-866-627-8904 toll free (South Haven)
269-655-8000 or 1-888-899-8687 toll free (Paw Paw)
Visit our website at www.seniorservices-vbc.org



August 18
Saturday


5th Annual

Find out what your antiques are worth.

at the
Van Buren County Historical Museum
58471 Red Arrow Highway

Hartford MI

12:00 noon-5 p.m.

Ricardo Slaye, will evaluate antiques
30­year veteran of the appraisal business.

First item is $10 - each subsequent item is $5

You may also bring in clear, bright pictures of larger items such as furniture.

Questions:
Joyce Kerr,
Historical Society President
269-784-0983



Aug 30 thru
Sep 3


16th Annual

                Hartford Old Engine & Tractor Show

featuring
Allis Chalmers Tractors, Wheel Horse Lawn Tractors, engines,
Custom &  Antique Semi-Trucks and Trailers.

at
Van Buren County Fairgrounds
Red Arrow Hwy & CR 681

Hartford MI

$5.00 per person

Food on the grounds - kitchen opens at 7:00 a.m.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m.
Overnight camping with electric and water available
Parking, paved walkways & handicap accessible.

► Arts & Crafts, Flea Market, Threshing, Working Sawmill, Shingle Mill
► Tractor Pull Weigh-in
► Tractor Games
► Homemade ice cream
► Kettle Corn
► Child Pedal Pull (Ages 12 & under)
► Tractor parade through grounds
► Tractor Pull Weigh-in
► Plowing, mowing demonstrations
► Farm Stock Tractor Pull
► Pony Rides
► Garden Tractor Plowing & Mowing
► Live music
► Dusk - Lighted Truck Show
► Church service on Sunday.
► Tractor Parade to Lawrence Ox Roast Parade on Monday.

Questions:
Wayne Unrath (269) 325-3483 or email
Alene Hoadley (269) 764-1657
Bill Yankovich  (269) 427-7446


Sep 22
Saturday
Back to School tour
George Moss and We Are Leo Concert in Hartford Michigan

4:30 p.m.

Ely Park
Hartford MI

Free concert, donations will be accepted

 Hotdogs and snacks available

In case of rain, concert will be held at
His Place Hartford Community Center

Questions
269-427-7697


Sept 28
Friday

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Sep 28
Friday

 Blood Drive

12:00 noon - 5:45 p.m. 

at

Hartford Federated Church
 
65418 Red Arrow Highway
Hartford MI

+ Donors must be at least 16 years old in Michigan with parental consent
+ Weigh 110 pounds
+ Be in general good health.

 
 

Sep 29
Saturday




A benefit dinner and auction

for



Lisa Stinton Tavolacci
who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma.
Mis-diagnosed in 2010, she was recently diagnosed with stage 4 t-cell lymphoma.

Lisa grew up in Hartford [HHS 1992 graduate] and currently lives in Coloma
with her husband, Dan, and three children: Addison, 10 months; Issac, 2; and Caleb, 12.

She is currently under the care of the doctors at the University of Chicago and undergoing
chemotherapy treatments until she can be scheduled to undergo a stem cell transplant.
This benefit is to help Lisa and her family pay for significant medical and travel expenses.

4-8 p.m.

at

Watervliet Middle School
Watervliet MI


The benefit will feature live entertainment from
Skyline Music and Exit 41.
 


Sep 29
Saturday
13th Annual
Harvest Party
                
 
at

                            Phillips Sunshine Farms

special guests

VALOR III Singers

Potluck
Hog Roast
Hayrides
Prize Drawings
Great Fellowship
Fun for ALL ages

Starts at
 
5:00 p.m.

Guest are welcome!

72723 62nd St
Hartford MI

Directions from I-94
Head South (toward Keeler) on CR687 for 2 miles
then left (East) on 62nd St, go 1 mile.
At 62nd St, turn right and
we are the first farm on the left.

Jesus is Lord of the Harvest!

Questions
269-621-4175
Click here to send an email.

 

 
 

Sept 29-30
Saturday & Sunday


 


at
Hartford High School
121 School St
Hartford MI 

 Wrestling
Weigh-ins Registration

Age Groups
5 - 18 yrs old

Saturday
All age groups 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday
All age groups 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

All age groups wrestling begins at
10:00 a.m.

Awards/Qualifiers
Top 3 places will be awarded medals
Top 4 places qualify for 2012 Border Wars Folkstyle Nationals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek MI

Entry Fee
$15.00 per entry received by September 21, 2012
$20.00 Walk-up registration

Send Registry & Entry Fee to
Hartford Wrestling Club

101 N. Center St
Hartford MI  49057

Click here to download rules, age groups, weight classes, weight limits and registration form.

Questions:
Bert Saldana Sr. - click here to send an email
Sandy Burchett - click here to send an email


Sept 6, 2012
Thurs

thru

Dec 6
Thurs
 

Grief Recovery Support Group
Grief Share in Local Events at www.hartfordmichigan.com

13-week
Bereavement C
ourse

6:00 – 7:30 PM
Thursday Evenings

Open Sessions
You are welcome to begin attending at any session.
Each session is
self-contained, so you do not have
to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and
help whenever you begin.

Public Invited

No fees

at

Hope Lutheran Church
205 Bennett Ave
Hartford, Michigan 49057

Questions
(269) 621-3407
Click here to send us an email.


Oct 6
Saturday

 



Create a chalk masterpiece
on the sidewalks outside the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Prizes for the most creative


Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org

 

Oct 8
Monday

Hartford Public Library

presents a Power Point Presentation on

German POW Camps in
Southwest Michigan

 

by
Professor Poole
from Western Michigan University
Prof. Poole has done extensive research on the camps in our area.

7:00 p.m.

FREE - everyone is invited.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Fire Prevention Week

 Oct 7              Pancake Breakfast
Sunday
     
                                                 

                     7 a.m. - 12 NOON

                   at the Fire Station
                            donations accepted at the door
                           all proceeds to benefit fire prevention

              Sponsored by the
      Hartford Fire Department
 


Oct 12
Friday
 HHS Homecoming

5:30 p.m. - Parade through downtown
5:30 p.m. - Homecoming Brats Tent at high school

7:00 p.m. - Hartford vs. Marcellus game at Hartford High School

Join us for a good game, food, fun, and chattin' with former classmates!

Note: 25 year Reunion for HHS Class of 1987 is Homecoming weekend starting Friday night at the football game then a social gathering 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13th, at Van Buren Sportsman’s Club - $20 per person, cash only Bar. 
Questions: click here to send an email or call Randy and Kelly Springer 616-212-3563.


 


Oct 13
Saturday





 
  • Fire Department Demonstrations

  • Little Squirt

  • Eye Screening by the Lions

  • Andy the Ambulance

  • Helicopter on site

  • Bouncy House

  • Face Painting

  • Kids ID Fingerprinting


Parade starts
 at

1:00

Events to follow
at the High School

                
            Sponsored by

 


Everything is

F R E E

Popcorn

Apples

Goody Bags

Lots of fun stuff!!

 

                                              
           Hartford Lions Club   
       

Lots of things to do.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact:

Hartford Fire Department - (269) 621-4707  click here to send an email.
Hartford Lions Club - Kim Sinclair (269) 621-3651 click here to send an email.


Oct 15
Saturday

Re-Opening of
His Place Hartford Community Center

We look forward to a Great Year! Our Prayer is that you experience
Physical, Intellectual, and  Spiritual growth through the use of our facility.

  After School Program
Monday thru Thursday
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

at

15 S. Maple St
Hartford MI

FREE for students 18 and under!

  Enroll for the After School Program held at the Community Center on
Saturday October 13, 2012 from 12-3pm
.
Parent(s) signature is required to participate in this program.

  Pastor Connie Davis will be with another volunteers at the Community Center.
Let us know if you would like to volunteer on any of these days.
Your help is very much needed and appreciated.

Questions:
Sara Filley PH# 574-339-0082
Click here to send us an email.
Visit our website at http://www.hpcchartford.com


 

Oct 20
Saturday

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Questions:
  Click here to send us an email
  Visit our website
  www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org

 

Teen Movie Night

showing
 

6:00 p.m.

FREE DRAWINGS
Hunger Game posters
The Illustrated Movie Guide
Fliers     Bracelet
The Hunger Games DVD
FREE popcorn

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI


 

Oct 31
Wednesday

Trick or Treat
 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

in
Hartford Michigan

Click here for more pictures of adorable Hartford Trick-or-Treaters



Nov 3
Saturday

    Hartford Community
 
   
 
      Middle School Gym
    
       9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

           
      Our 45th Year!

                  Sponsored by the
 Hartford United Methodist Women

Fun and something for everyone . . . over 100 booths!
Homemade pies and spices
Custom-made jewelry
Plants
Photography
Woodworking
Christmas gifts and decorations
•  LOTS MORE!


Homemade breakfast and lunch served in cafeteria

Admission fee:  FREE to the public.

Exhibitor Information:
Space rental 

Full space - 8ft x 4 1/2 ft
Half space available

Setup
· 
Saturday - 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - unload at back door
·  No selling prior to 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning
·  If sold out before end of bazaar, booth table must remain in place until 3:00 pm
·  Unload at the back door
·  Tables, covering. and chairs to be furnished by exhibitor
·  Not responsible for anything left over-night
·  United Methodist Women are NOT responsible for anything left overnight
·  Food is to be wrapped to sell. 
·  No salads, cream pies, home canned food, fresh fruit or vegetables.

Note: (school policy for exhibitors and public)
No eating or drinking in the gym
No smoking in the school building
No raffles
No rummage.

Send exhibitor checks to:
United Methodist Women
Angela Showerman
63892 Fair Hope Dr.
Hartford MI 49057

Questions?
Angie Showerman at (269) 621-3673
United Methodist Church office at (269) 621-4103



Nov 6
Tuesday

in the
Presidential Election

 
Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

 Photo ID or other documentation is required for voting.
Contact Township or City Clerks for absentee ballots or more information.

   

Hartford Township
Hartford Township Hall 
Ph# 269-621-4658
Hartford Township Clerk email

City of Hartford
Hartford City Hall
Ph# 269-621-2477
City of Hartford Clerk email


See how the ballot will look: 
Click here, enter your first, last name to find out specifically what precinct you are in and what will be on the ballot for local, county and state.  Helpful to review before going to vote.

What about election results? 
Click here to find local, county, state election results.

Be the difference in Hartford . . . . make it YOUR priority to VOTE

 

Nov 10
Saturday


Cookbook Fundraiser

Van Buren Draft Horse Club CookbookVan Buren Draft Horse Club Pics


$15.00 ea

at
Harding's Market
Hartford MI

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wonderful gifts for Christmas, Weddings, or Birthdays!

450 Family recipes by over 120 contributors

Deluxe hardcover with 3-ring binder

History of the club

Many special notes about the recipes

10 pages of full color photos of members using their horses

Proceeds to help construct a pavilion at the
Van Buren Fairgrounds for vehicle display and handicap seating.

Can be ordered at any time!

For Information:
Tina Streeter
269-621-4491
Click here to send an email.

 
 
Dec 8
Saturday
 

 


The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce
Three $100.00 winners will be selected at our drawing during
Christmas In The Park festivities.  Winners must be present for the drawing.
Chamber of Commerce Holiday Extravaganza in Local Events at www.hartfordmichigan.com

And winners of the drawing are:

Dan Burlingham-who donated back for winter coats. 

Cassandra Cruz

Eugene Gatchell 

Questions:
Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce
Click here to send us an email



Dec 8

Saturday
                            11th Annual Lighted Parade and
 
                                   Christmas in the Park

                                        Come and enjoy our Winter celebration!


      
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Chili Cook-Off entries accepted. Click here for details.
           (for all ages-individuals & businesses)

5:00 p.m. - Chili Cook-Off judging            
           
Best Red or Traditional Chili 
            Best Green Chili
            Best Alternative Chili

  
Judged on
      
aromacolor consistencytasteaftertaste
5:30 p.m. - Chili Awards
Sample your favorite Chili 
Bake sale, hot dogs, and hot chocolate available               
6:00 p.m. - Parade starts from Hartford High School to Ely Park   
                  (click here for parade registration form - return form by December 3rd)

      After Parade



• Santa arrives (free pictures)
• Christmas musical entertainment
• School contest winners announced

Holiday Extravaganza drawing sponsored by Hartford Chamber of Commerce.              

Caroling and special tree lighting ceremony after parade in Ely Park

Questions?
Judy Sinclair (269) 621-4870 or click here to send an email


 Hartford Lions Club - Hartford Michigan Sponsored by the Hartford Lions Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 8
Saturday

   Hartford Public Library

    Presents

   A Dickens Christmas in Local Events at www.hartfordmichigan.com

  December 8th - 15th

    

  Saturday, December 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Punch and Judy Puppet Show

Saturday December, 8th from Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa Clause

Saturday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m.

Look for us in Hartford’s Lighted Parade
 

Dec 10
Monday
 

Monday-Friday, December 10th — 14th

Join us at 4:00 p.m. for afternoon tea

Monday, December 10th

We will show the movie The Muppet Christmas Carol

Monday, December 10th at 5:00 p.m.

 A showing of Great Expectations
 

Dec 15
Saturday

Saturday, December 15th from 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Dickens Christmas Open House with
Ball Room Dancing Demonstrations
Christmas Tree Silent Auction
Hartford High School Jazz Band
Hartford Elementary Choir
Parlor Games
Dickens Stories
LEGO prize drawing
Refreshments

 
Click here to download a printer friendly schedule of
                A Dickens Christmas


Questions
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Dec 24
Monday
 

Christmas Eve 
Candlelight Services

Hartford United Methodist Church
425 E. Main St
Hartford MI

7:00 pm and 11:00 pm

Everyone is invited to attend

Questions:
Church Office email
269-621-4103

 

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