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Parkinson's Support Group to meet April 19

  The Frankenmuth  Area Parkinson's Support Group Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19at 1pm. at Independence Village.  Because April is Parkinson's Awareness month a special program is planned. 
  We are pleased to bring Stacey Hannah, a physical therapist and owner and head coach for Rock Steady Boxing Mid Michigan, Midland, together with participants in this national program who have Parkinson's, to put on a program  showing the wonderful results of this special exercise program.  Rock Steady shows what can happen for combating Parkinson's, one punch and lunge at a time.  
  The group will show the effectiveness of workout and its benefits of alleviating symptoms, such as tremors stiffness, and slumping posture, among others.  "FIght back against Parkinson's" is the motto of Rock Steady a program that began in Indianapolis ten years ago and has now spread world wide.
  All people with an interest in Parkinson's are invited to our monthly Support Group  Meetings which are sponsored by the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation.  There will be the usual time for discussion, questions, fellowship and refreshments .  Questions may be directed to the group facilitator, Marilyn Bernthal (652-2515.)

Celebrate Earth Day with MMWA at the zoo April 22

  Mid Michigan Waste Authority will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw. This environmentally-themed event promises a fun-filled day for children of all ages and their families. To make the festivities even more appealing, MMWA is offering free admission to the first 400 people who bring a recyclable beverage container.
  The eco-experience starts at the entrance gate with a visit to the Waste Management recycling truck, as zoo visitors turn in their recyclable containers. Inside the zoo, MMWA and more than a dozen community partners will offer free resources, games, activities, face painting, a recycling-themed scavenger hunt, educational exhibits, and trash-to-treasure crafts in the event area near the horse barn. All children’s activities are free, thanks to sponsorships from Waste Management and 1st State Bank.
  Free re-useable market totes made from recycled plastic bottles will be handed out by MMWA, one per family while supplies last. This giveaway is made possible thanks to the support of ReCommunity Recycling and Roberts, Boehler, and Fisher, PC.
  April 22 is the first day the zoo is open to the general public this year, so the Earth Day event is a great opportunity to be among the first visitors of the season to enjoy more than 10 acres of beautiful tree-filled parkland, animal exhibits, colorful gardens, the beloved miniature train, the region's only hand-carved carousel, and so much more. Visitors will also get to meet Izzy and Rachel, the endangered Mexican wolves who became part of the zoo family in December.
  For those who do not arrive in time for the free admission, entrance to the zoo is just $5 per person, and free for infants 11 months of age and under. The zoo is located at 1730 S Washington Avenue in Saginaw. 

Cass River Genealogy Society will meet April 25

  The local Cass River Genealogy Society, serving Bridgeport, Birch Run, Mayville, Frankenmuth and surrounding area will meet on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Wickson Public library in Frankenmuth.
  This is a round table meeting. Discussions will include success stories as well as brick walls. 
  The Cass River Genealogy Society meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, except for December, June, July and August. 

Ladies golf league meeting

  The Green Acres Ladies Thursday morning golf league will hold a meeting on April 27 at 9am at Green Acres. 
  Interested golfers can contact Fran (989-652-6776).

Frankenmuth Senior Golf League begins May 3

  The 2017 Frankenmuth Senior Golf League at Green Acres Golf Course is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 3 with tee times from 7:30-8:30am. All league fees except for expenses will be paid out at the end of the year. League play will continue every Wednesday through August 30, 2017.
  Golfers, please note, on May 3, we will play at the Timbers in Tuscola because Green Acres is not available.
  For questions, call Herb Bernthal (652-6218).
  New players are welcome.

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