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Parkinson Support Group to meet Sept. 21

  The September meeting  for the Frankenmuth Area Parkinson's  Support Group is Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 1pm in Harmony Hall at Independence Village.  The program will be presented by Harold Hoelzle from the support group in Bad Axe, Michigan.  Harold regularly teaches and works with people with Parkinson's and instructs them in using TaiChi as a helpful form of exercise for balance and movement. Since he has Parkinson's himself, he is an advocate for this type of movement.  The public is invited to come and learn with the group.
  This support group is sponsored by the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation and is for anyone wanting information on Parkinson's.  There will be group discussions, exercises, refreshments and sharing of information at monthly meetings.  
  For further information, contact the group facilitator Marilyn Bernthal (989-652-2515).

Muth Hoops K-2nd grade basketball league registration open

  Muth Hoops is a Christ-centered basketball league for boys and girls, seeking to teach biblical values to children in Kindergarten𠄲nd grade.  Each Saturday morning will include basketball fundamentals/skill development, competitive games, and spiritual development.  
  The program will take place at List Elementary November 5-February 11. Registration is open now through October 20. 
   Download a registration form or register online at!  Forms can also be picked up from Terri Reinert, 565 Churchgrove Road (652-3535) or by emailing Andy Donovan, Frankenmuth Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach, at   A fee of $50 per participant is due upon registration ($10 late fee after Oct. 20th).

Professional ballet workshop Sept. 24

  A professional ballet workshop will be held at Frankenmuth Dance Center, 485B N. Main Street, on Saturday, Sept. 24. Any area dancer may attend. Professional ballerina Diane Clift will focus on technique and placement.
  Clift, of Grand Blanc, majored in dance at Wright State University and danced with the Dayton and Georgia Ballet companies. Her credits include the 1994 Olympics ceremonies, leading roles in Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and musical theater shows Cabaret, My Fair Lady and Oklahoma.
  Class schedule is 12:20-1:50pm – ballet class ages 12 and up; 1:55-2:40pm – classical jazz ages 12 and up; 2:45-3:45pm – ballet class ages 7-11. Dress code is leotards, tights, skirts, flat ballet shoes and hair up.
  For prices or further information contact Linda Oehrlein (810-629-8664). Registration is available on site that day. 

Pacesetters 4-H fall enrollment meeting set for Sept. 25

  Pacesetters 4-H club will be holding a fall enrollment meeting on Sunday Sept. 25, 2016 at the Jaycee Pavilion in Heritage Park beginning at 4pm. 

  There will be a “Pig Roast” with a potluck.  This is for both boys and girls from the ages of 5-19 before January 1, 2017.  Some projects that will be offered are crafts, community service, cooking, archery, canning, knitting/crocheting, rabbits, poultry, horses, swine, sheep, cattle, goats and fishing.  There are specific projects for youths ages 5-8 and other projects for youth ages 9-19. 

  If you are interested in having your child in 4-H please contact Joan Kuhne (989-652-8826) or for a copy of the newsletter with all the information. 

Inaugural volunteer night is Sept. 26

  Bronner Performing Arts Center is hosting its first Value Volunteer Night, Monday, Sept. 26 at 7pm. The public is invited to enjoy light snacks and learn how to volunteer at the  Bronner Performing Arts Center for the upcoming events, Muth Community Players, Muth Youth Community Players.

  Meet four of the Young Americans, who will be performing and holding a youth workshop in October, and get a sneak peak at the rehearsal of the upcoming Muth Community Players’ production of The Andrews Brothers

  For more information please contact Bonnie VanVoorhees, Frankenmuth Community Education (989-652-6351) or email commedu@frankenmuth 

Cass River Genealogy Group will meet Sept. 27

  The next meeting for the Cass River Genealogy Group is Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm. The group will have a  round table discussion to share finds and to discuss brick walls. The public is invited.

  The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except June, July, August and December) at 6:30pm at the James E. Wickson District Library Conference Room, 359 S. Franklin Street, Frankenmuth.

Am. Legion & Auxiliary hosting casino trip

  Frankenmuth American Legion and Auxiliary are hosting a Saganing Eagles Landing and Soaring Eagle Casino trip on Monday, Sept. 26. The bus leaves at 7am and will return at 6pm.

  The trip includes motor coach transportation to Standish and Mt. Pleasant.

  To reserve your seat contact the Legion Post (989-652-6545). Seating is restricted to the first 56 paid seats.

Women veterans to meet Sept. 25 at Lodge

  The Women Marines Association invites fellow women veterans and active duty military to a meeting on Sept. 25, 2016 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.
  There will be information on VA benefits, VA home loans and much more.
  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Bavarian Inn Lodge for Sept. 24 for those who choose to spend the night; Sunday, Sept. 25 is when the meeting will be held. Interested persons should contact Bavarian Inn Lodge directly (989-652-7200) for room reservations.
  The meeting will start at noon with lunch served at 1pm. Please RSVP before Sept. 9.
  For more information or to register, contact Mary Ann Merritt (586-752-9421) or

Cardio Drumming classes going on now

  Cardio Drumming classes are open to the public at Heritage Park in Frankenmuth on Tuesday’s at 6:30pm. The classes are a 45 minute workout for all fitness levels.
  Equipment needed for the class includes drumsticks, a 65cm stability ball and a 17-20 gallon bucket. Equipment kits are available for purchase at Main Street Tanning and Nail Salon in Birch Run.
  Interested persons can register before class between 5:30-6:25pm. There is a fee to participate. Contact Kheila Knight (989-233-1117 or 989-624-5595) for further information.

Adult Grief Support Group

  The public is welcome to attend Adult Grief Support Group meetings every third Thursday from 7-8:30pm at 100 Mayer Rd., Frankenmuth.

  Topics discussed  include: Shattering the Myths of Grief, Shopping & Cooking for One, Physical Aspects of Grief, Safety for Living Alone, Secondary Losses after Death of a Loved One, Dealing with the Loneliness of Grief and more.  For more information call (989-652-4663).




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