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Parkinson's support group to meet Sept. 20

  The Frankenmuth Area Parkinson's Support Group Will meet Wednesday, September 20 at 1pm in Harmony Hall at Independence Village.  The speaker will be Gail Connell, a Registered Pharmacist  who will answer questions related to interactions of medicines with other medications, and new medications that are on the market.

  There will be time for group discussion, fellowship and refreshments, and some group exercises. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Parkinson's Disease is invited to attend these informative group meetings.
  These monthly meetings are sponsored by the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation, and is one of 60 support groups in Michigan. More information is available by contacting  Marilyn Bernthal the group facilitator  (652-2515).

Lions Club fundraiser going on now

  The annual Broom and Bag Sale, a major fundraising effort by the Frankenmuth Lions Club, kicked off on Sept. 20. All 2017 sale proceeds support the future Frankenmuth Community Splash Pad.

  Costs for Whisk Brooms, Corn Brooms and Heavy Duty Trash Bags - 50 count, range from $6 - $16. You can purchase Brooms and Bags when a Lions Club member comes to your door or by contacting any Lions Club member. Email orders to:

Mail orders to: Frankenmuth Lions Club, P.O. Box 298, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

  Products also can be purchased at the Frankenmuth Farmers Market Store. Lion Craig at (989) 652-6668 can provide additional information.

Immanuel, Frankentrost marks 170th anniversary with service, program

  Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and School of Frankentrost will celebrate 170 years of God's blessings on Sunday, October 1, 2017, with a special service at 10:30am. The guest preacher that morning is the Rev. Aaron Schian, pastor at Grace Lutheran at Auburn, MI. and a son of the congregation.

  The service will also feature various vocal and instrumental choirs. After the service a noon potluck meal and short program are planned. 

  Immanuel is one of four congregations settled by German immigrants in the Saginaw Valley sent by the Rev. J. K. Wilhelm Loehe primarily as a mission endeavor. 𠇏rankentrost” means consolation or comfort of the Franconians. Franconia Germany, was the region from which the original settlers emigrated. The congregation was founded in September 1847, the same year the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was organized.

  The congregation invites all former members and friends to join us. Please RSVP the church office (754-0929) to attend the noon potluck meal.

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

Dog obedience classes to start in September

  Instructor Diane Jones-Thayer and assistant Elaine Knight will begin dog obedience classes at Wellspring Lutheran Services in September.

  There will be puppy training for puppies six weeks to five months at the start of class, novice dog training for dogs at least five months and older – no age limit and advanced novice dog training for dogs having completed novice dog training or by permission of instructor.

  Pre-registration is required to assure a place in the class. First class is held downstairs at Wellspring Lutheran Services, enter at the loading dock and follow the signs.

  For costs and registration call (989-345-3830).

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. 

Affordable Health Screenings available Oct. 9 

  Residents living in and around Frankenmuth can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  American Legion Post 150 will host this community event on Oct.9, 2017.  The site is located at 990 Flint St in Frankenmuth.

  Screenings can check for: The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; kidney and thyroid function and more.

  Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking.  Free parking is also available. 

  Consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors.  Call (1-877-237-1287) or visit the website at   

 Pre-registration is required.

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.



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