In brief

Group begins collecting signatures to recall Smith

DAVISON — The Committee for School Board Integrity has begun 60 days of signature collection in the effort to recall Davison School Board member Matthew Smith.

Smith is charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly placing a threatening phone call to the Houghton County Clerk in March of 2020 and currently awaits trial.

The recall language was approved Oct. 4 and there are 180 days to collect signatures. However, each signature is only valid for 60 days, so once collection begins the 60-day clock begins running.

The campaign has set a goal to collect 6,000 signatures, more than the 3,689 that is required. — G.G.

Music at the VFW Callbox Lounge

DAVISON TWP. — Music by Mike Odette at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087, 8031 E. Court St., in the Callbox Lounge, Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. — G.G.

Martin announces November office hours

DAVISON — State Rep. David Martin has announced his November office hours will be held in Otisville and Davison.

Martin will be available Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the following times and locations:

10-11:30 a.m. at Forest Township Hall, 130 E. Main St. in Otisville.

1-2:30 p.m. at MD’s Sports Tavern and Grill, 3040 N. State Rd. in Davison.

Martin represents Michigan’s 48th District, which includes the communities of Clio, Davison, Montrose and Otisville, as well as the townships of Davison, Forest, Genesee, Montrose, Richfield, Thetford and Vienna.

Anyone who is unable to attend can share their thoughts or set up a virtual meeting by calling -517-373-7557 or emailing DavidMartin@house.mi.gov. — G.G.

Santa is coming! Santa is coming!

DAVISON — The Davison Downtown Development Authority will hold its annual Christmas on Main Street event, Friday, Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m.

You can find the Parade Application on the cityofdavison.org and the davisondda.org websites. Drop the completed form off at City Hall or you can email it to jessicas.abraham@gmail.com. — G.G.

Breakfast with Santa at the VFW Callbox Lounge

DAVISON TWP. — A Breakfast with Santa will be held, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087, 8031 E. Court St. Pictures with Santa and cookie coloring and crafts will take place. Adults $7, kids 12 and under are free. The menu will be scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, and coffee. There will also be cookies for kids to decorate and Pictures with Santa. — G.G.

Craft show at Davison High School, Dec. 4-5

DAVISON — Smetanka Craft Show will be at Davison High School, 1280 N. Oak Rd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5. Craft show and sale features handcrafted furniture, florals, framed art, wearable art, holiday decor, traditional, lamps, textiles and contemporary art and more. — G.G.

Birthday Party for Jesus at Trinity Lutheran Church

DAVISON — A Live Nativity Baby Jesus Birthday Party is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2-4 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 W. Flint St. The event will take place in the Trinity Outdoor Pavilion.

This free event features live music and animals including a camel. Hotdogs and drinks will be available. Be sure to invite your friends and family to attend with you. — G.G.