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Posted July 19, 2013 in Community Blogs, Clear Lake

If you think this is a long blog for what’s happening, you’re right, because there are tons of things for you and your family to do, so come & enjoy! For more information on events later this month and in August, go to our website,!

image001Thursdays on Main – July 18, 2013, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Come to downtown Clear Lake for Thursdays on Main! This Chamber event features live music, featured entertainment, classic cars, a bounce house, hand-powered kiddie train rides, our retail stores stay open late, vendor street market, topped off with a movie in the park! Main Avenue activities are 6:00-9:00pm; 6:30pm Special Entertainment on the 300 block (SE corner of City Park)TBA; 7:00-9:00pm: Live Music on the 400 block (next to Larson’s Mercantile – Crossfire (Jim Thornton); 9:00-10:45pm: Movie in the Park in City Park
Trouble with the Curve (rated PG13). All activities are FREE thanks to our generous sponsors! Thursdays from June 13, 2013-August 15, 2013 – Contact Information –Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. All activities are FREE thanks to our generous sponsors!

9 Tomorrows at The Landing – July 19, 2013, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM 9Tomorrows is a nationally touring band from Minneapolis. Led by international producer/songwriter David Kellogg (lead guitar), he teamed up with his Droptone Studio partner/co-producer Stephen Helvig (vocal/guitar), and alt-rock frontman Dax Young (lead vocal) to create an original reggae alt-rock sound. On bass is the ultra-talented Jai Bowie. Jai started playing music as toddler with his father Jim Bowie, who is recognized as one of the greatest banjo players of all time. Adding to the lineup is Patrick Vogl (keys) who performed with Maria Isa and Kredentials, and the incredible Mario Dawson (drums) of Deluxe. 9Tomorrows has toured the country with the likes of Jamaican great Beres Hammond and has become a dance-your-butt-off live band that wholeheartedly commits to a wide variety of dynamics and styles. Free Admission

City Wide Garage Sales – July 19, 2013 – July 20, 2013. Families, clubs, and organizations are invited to participate in Clear Lake’s City-Wide Garage Sales. This community event is fun for collectors, families and bargain hunters from around the area. Find good bargains! Shop the Citywide Garage Sale! Map and listings will be in the Clear Lake Mirror Reporter. 641-357-2131.

Lions Chicken BBQ – July 21, 2013, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (or until sold out). Annual Noon Lions Chicken BBQ & Lioness Pie Fundraiser, serving from 10am until sold out. Meal includes a half grilled secret-recipe chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, and beverage. City Park. 10am-3pm

Surf Tours on Tuesdays – July 23, 2013, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Education Coordinator Nicki Barragy will be available to conduct a deluxe tour of the Surf Ballroom, Three Stars Plaza and the Memorial Site. The tour will be 90 minutes in length and will include a walking tour of the ballroom and grounds, a tour video, a walking visit to the Three Stars Plaza and a lead out to the memorial site. Register by calling the Surf Ballroom at 641.357.6151. August 6. Session 1: 8:30-10:00am. Session 2: 10:30-12 Noon. Fee: $8

Tuesday Painters Open Studio – July 23, 2013, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Open Studios are free to Clear Lake Arts Center members. No registration necessary, just show. Clear Lake Arts Center. 641-357-1998. Free for CLAC Members

Sit & Knit Open Studio – July 23, 2013, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Open Studios are free to Clear Lake Arts Center members. No registration necessary, just show up and bring your stuff!
Knitting instruction available from 1-2pm, $10. Learn to knit or get help with problems. Come as needed, all ages welcome. Sign up! Clear Lake Arts Center, Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm. 641-357-1998. Free for CLAC Members.

Ceramics Class featuring the Potter’s Wheel – July 23, 2013, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Ceramics Class featuring the Potter’s Wheel with Pam Coffey. Will include potter’s wheel and hand building. Supply costs cover 25lbs of clay, glazing, and firing. Clear Lake Arts Center; 4-6pm. July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th641-357-1998. $50 + $30 supplies. Register by calling, emailing, or stopping by the Gift Shop desk.. CLAC Members receive 10% off class fee.

Open Mic Night – July 24, 2013, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Do you sing? Are you a comedian? Express yourself! The Surfside lounge at the Surf Ballroom will hold Open Mic Nights at 7 pm on Wednesday nights in June and July. Those interested in performing are asked to contact Nicki Barragy at 641-357-6151. Surf Ballroom’s Cypress Room. Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7:00pm.

Come to Clear Lake to make memories & family traditions!!! For more information on Clear Lake happenings, visit, events calendar.

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