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St. John's Play Group Mondays through December 18

  St. John's Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Genesee St., Frankenmuth, will be hosting a play group every Monday morning September 18 through December 18 from 10-11:45am.

  All parents are welcome to bring the little ones and socialize while the kids play in the open gym, make crafts, play games and much more.

  For more information, contact

Family fall carnival at St. John’s Oct. 24

  The public is invited to a free family event at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Genesee St., Frankenmuth. The Fall Carnival will be held on Tuesday, October 24 from 6-7:30pm in the gymnasium.

  The first 40 kids in the door will receive a free pumpkin to paint. In addition to a kids’ costume contest (no witches or devils, please), activities will include a cake walk, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, a treasure hunt and more. 

Bollywood dance workshop Oct. 21

  A Bollywood dance workshop will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 1-2:30pm at the Frankenmuth Dance Center, 485B North Main St., Frankenmuth, by Kroger. Area dancers are welcome to participate.

  The Bollywood dance style from India blends various Indian styles, classical and folk dances of India as well as Salsa, Hip Hop and other forms.

  Dr. Neelam Puri, a native of India and founder and artistic director of “Neelam’s Bollywood Dance Academy” will be the guest teacher for this workshop. Dr. Puri has done over 1200 stage performances in India and this country and is currently teaching Bollywood dancing in Genesee County to all ages at all levels.

  This workshop will teach Indian culture and dances of India, distinguishing features of Indian dances, stylized hand and body movements and a Bollywood-style choreographed dance along with the meaning of the song.

  While the workshop is geared for dancers ages 11-adult, all are invited to participate. Two-piece, black clothing (top and yoga, jazz or Capri pants) is preferred but not required. 

A Fresh Look at the Book of Hebrews

  Frankenmuth area women are invited to participate in an 8-week Bible study. The focus is on the book of Hebrews. The study guide navigates through the biblical texts, with questions, space to answer them, and opportunities for personal journaling.

  The classes will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:45pm starting October 4 through November 22 at the Wickson Library in Frankenmuth. Studies will continue in January of 2018.

  Study guides are available for sale at the first class. The classes are hosted by the Frankenmuth Christian Women’s Club, which is the local branch of Stonecroft worldwide ministry to women.

  Telephone Alice (652-3096) for more information. 


Knights of Columbus scrap metal drive Oct. 21 to fund scholarships

  The Frankenmuth/Birch Run Knights of Columbus Council 7233 is conducting their semi-annual scrap drive on Saturday, October 21 at the KC hall, 11105 Dixie Hwy. in Birch Run.  The proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund for area high school seniors.  Previous drives have supported area parishes, mission trips and area food pantries.

  A roll-off container for collection is provided and teams of men will be available for home pick-ups to collect donations.  Any scrap metal items of steel, aluminum, copper or other metals will be accepted. You may drop off or call to arrange a pick-up.  Call Bob (989-652-6347) to make arrangements and help fund additional scholarships for 2018 graduates.

Bavarian Inn hosts Halloween Murder Mystery Oct. 27

  Don your favorite Halloween costume and join in an evening of ghoulish fun at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s annual “Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Show” on Friday, Oct. 27 beginning at 6:30pm.

  “Young Frankenstein,” the classic Mel Brooks comedy, is the theme of this year’s performance, so guests can expect plenty of laughs as they team up with their fellow dining detectives to solve the murder mystery.

  Reservations and prepayment are required. Reservations can be made by calling (1-800-BAVARIA or 989-652-9941). For more information, go to  and view the calendar of events.

FHS Class of � announces reunion plans

  Plans are being made for the 50th reunion for the Frankenmuth High School class of 1968.

  Save the date for the weekend of September 14, 15 and 16, 2018.

  The class is welcome to share ideas, comments and address information with Kristine (Muehlfeld) Schatzer (989-295-2075) or email at 

  “We are fine, we are great, we are the class of '68!”


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