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Parkinson's Support group will meet April 15

  The Frankenmuth Area Parkinson's Support Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at 1pm in Harmony Hall at Independence Village.

  April is designated as Parkinson's Awareness Month.  This month's meeting will center group discussion around hints and helps for people dealing with Parkinson's.

  The group is open to care givers, care receivers and all people dealing with Parkinson's problems or those just wanting more information.

  The meetings are sponsored by the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation.  Contact Marilyn  Bernthal (989-652-2515) for more information.

Covenant Diabetes Health Fair April 16

  The annual Covenant Diabetes Health Fair will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 3-6pm at the YMCA on Fordney Street in Saginaw. 

  Diabetics, Type 1 and Type 2, their family, friends, and others interested are welcome to attend this free event which features many vendors with a variety of screenings, health information and more. Free gift bags for attendees.


  AH TEMPO! SAGINAW CHORAL SOCIETY'S celebrated men's sextet brings a blend of signature favorites and first-performance new tunes to the stage in Simply Ah Tempo!, Friday, April 17, 2015, 8pm, at First United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot Road, Saginaw.

  Ah Tempo! is comprised of choral Society singers John Mayer, Jim Smerdon, Dave Stine, David Lyman, Matt Zielke, Gene Foote and pianist, Betty Mayer. The group got its start in 2009 at the Choral Society's then Members' Recital, forming to sing the spiritual This Little Light of Mine.  Although all members of Ah Tempo! have professional careers, they find time to rehearse weekly on Monday evenings throughout the year, taking only occasional weeks off during the summer.

  What can the audience expect? Tenor David Lyman, "This performance will be a collection of some things old and some things new. We've significantly increased our repertoire and range of material. Believe it or not, we have performed well over 75 different songs. Lately, our fans have said that Ah Tempo! has developed from being singers to performers. I think that's true. Our concerts are now performances...not recitals."

  The program features an eclectic mix of old-time standards, pop, rock, folk and gospel tunes.

  Tickets for Simply Ah Tempo! can be purchased through the Temple Theatre box office at 989-754-7469 or at the door at First Methodist Church. For more information, visit Saginaw Choral Society on Facebook and at

List Preschool craft show seeking vendors

  List Preschool is sponsoring a craft show on Saturday, April 25 from 10am-3pm in the Frankenmuth List Elementary gymnasium.

  All vendors interested in showcasing at this event should request a registration form from or call Janette (989-652-6187 x2418).

  Registrations are due April 16  and are expected to fill fast.  Registration will close when spaces are filled.

"Living with Cancer" support group meeting April 21

  The "Living with Cancer" support group, sponsored by Covenant HealthCare and St. Lorenz Stephen ministry, meets at 6:30pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Covenant HealthCare, 600 N. Main, Frankenmuth, MI.

  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  The group welcomes all those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers for sharing, caring and support.

38th annual Siem G'scheit party date set 

  Frankenmuth's Seven Smart club has selected Tuesday, April 21, 2015, as the date for the 38th annual Siem G'scheit German dialect party and dinner.  More details to come at a later date.

Dog obedience classes to start April 30

  Puppy and novice obedience classes are scheduled to start in Frankenmuth on Thursday, April 30.

  Interested persons may call (989-928-0165) for information and to register.

List Preschool craft show seeking vendors

  List Preschool is sponsoring a craft show on Saturday, April 25 from 10am-3pm in the Frankenmuth List Elementary gymnasium.

  All vendors interested in showcasing at this event should request a registration form from or call Janette (989-652-6187 x2418).

  Registrations are due April 16 and are expected to fill fast.  Registration will close when spaces are filled.

Tennis instruction program to begin May 2

  Tri Valley Community Tennis Association kicks off its second season of tennis instruction on May 2, 2015 with a short meeting and hit around on May 2, 2015 from 9:30-11am, hosted at the Bavarian Inn Lodge Tennis Courts.

  The tennis program will be conducted by Madison Mertz, Kayla Knoll, Megan Kueffner, and Frankenmuth High School Varsity Tennis Coaches. The program is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and is open to all youth 14 and under in the tri-county area.

  Information is available from Madison Mertz at or by phone (989-928-7354). All registration will be made individually online this year. Sign up today at:

Cass River Genealogy Society plans road trip May 2-3

  The local Cass River Genealogy Society, serving Frankenmuth, Bridgeport, Birch Run and surrounding areas is planning a trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 2-3. 

  The ACPL is a valuable resource for the genealogical community, as they have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world with a staff that specializes in genealogy.

  To find out more information or to participate in the trip, please attend the March meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30pm at the Wickson Public Library in Frankenmuth.  The March meeting topic is a Webinar, Zigzagging through German Church Records

St. Mary's of Michigan free stroke screening May 6

  May is National Stroke Awareness Month. To help the community understand the risk factors and symptoms of stroke,  St. Mary's has partnered with Michigan CardioVascular Institute and Field Neurosciences Institute to provide the following free stroke screenings and educational classes throughout the month of May.

  Free stroke screenings, Thursday, May 6, from 9am-3pm at St. Mary's of MI Riverfront, 1015 S. Washington, Saginaw, include a total cholesterol test, glucose and blood pressure screening. Open to those who haven't had their cholesterol tested in at least six months. Appointments are required.

  Two free educational Lunch & Learn programs are also available.  "Stroke: Awareness to Action!" will be held on Tuesday, May 12, noon-1pm, and "Ready to Quit Smoking?" on Tuesday, May 19, noon-1pm.  Both programs are to be held at the Saginaw YMCA, 1915 Fordney, Saginaw, and a healthy box lunch will be provided.  Space is limited to 35 participants per class.  Call (844-907-8000) to reserve your seat

Frankenmuth 2015 Senior Golf League begins May 7

  2015 league play is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 7, 2015 for the Frankenmuth Senior Golf League at Green Acres Golf Course, Bridgeport, with tee times from 7-8am. 

  League play will continue every Wednesday through August 26, 2015. 

  For registration and league fees information, call Herb Bernthal (989-652-6218).

FHS Class of 1975 reunion July 11

  The Frankenmuth High School class of 1975 will be holding their 40th class reunion on Saturday, July 11.  The location for the event will be Fischer Hall, 613 South Main Street in Frankenmuth.  The event will take place from 7-11pm and the cost per person is $10 with snacks and beverages provided.

  RSVP’s with payment can be sent by July 1, 2015 to Herb Zeilinger, 405 Ardussi Street, Frankenmuth, MI  48734.

  If you are reading this announcement and know of someone who was a member of this class, please spread the word.  You can find further information on the class website: or Facebook page:



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