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Shorty Fest is May 29

  Frankenmuth Community Education and the Made In Michigan Film Festival invite the community to their first Shorty Fest.

  Shorty Fest will feature the best short films from previous Made In Michigan Film Festivals. (Some films are rated PG-13.)  Shorty Fest will be held, Saturday, May 29 at 7pm in the Bronner Performing Arts Center, 525 E Genesee Street, Frankenmuth MI 48734.  Admission is FREE.  The event is sponsored by the Made in Michigan Film Festival and Frankenmuth Community Education.

Comm Ed hosting Eastern Market trip May 30

  Frankenmuth Community Education invites the community to join their day trip to the Eastern Market.

  Take this opportunity to devour the great bounty of Michigan, Ohio and Ontario harvests.  Find your paradise in the dazzling array of rich plants and flowers, and relish the rich history and colorful stories of the Eastern Market and its characters, on Saturday, May 30.  Motor coach leaves from List Elementary School’s east parking lot at 8:30am and will return at 5:30pm.  Cost of the trip includes motor coach, escort and snack.  Deadline to register is Friday, May 15.

  For further information or to register contact Bonnie VanVoorhees, Frankenmuth Community Education (989-652-6351) or email 

Area Parkinson's support group will meet May 20

  The Frankenmuth Area Parkinson's Support Group will meet on Wednesday, May 20 at 1pm in Harmony Hall at Independence Village. The program will be led by Frank Pringle and Pat Arvilla dealing with Caregivers and Care Receivers.

  There will be time for discussion, refreshments and fellowship.  Anyone who is interested in Parkinson's Disease is encouraged to attend these informative meetings which are sponsored by the Michigan Parkinson's  Foundation.

Cass River Genealogy Society to meet May 26

 The local Cass River Genealogy Society, serving Bridgeport, Birch Run, Mayville, Frankenmuth and surrounding area will be held on May 26, 6:30pm at Wickson Public Library in Frankenmuth. The group is looking for new members and guests that share our interest in genealogy.

   The May meeting will be a Webinar: Hookers, Crooks, and Kooks or "Aunt Merle Didn't Run a Boarding House!” by Jana Sloan Broglin, C.G.

  Organizers are looking for history and genealogy speakers for next year. If you are interested in sharing information, please contact the Cass River Genealogy Society c/o Frankenmuth Wickson District Library, 359 S. Franklin St. Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Youth football, cheer registration open

  Frankenmuth Youth Football and Cheer registration is open both online and in person.  All boys and girls interested in football and cheer can sign up now at www., or register in person on May 14 at the high school cafeteria from 6-8pm. 

  Children that will be starting 3rd through 8th grade for the 2015-16 school year are eligible to register. Cost to register is $125.

  Registration closes on June 12 at midnight. A dads/coaches meeting will be held July 16 at the American Legion Hall in Frankenmuth. Phil Martin and his coaching staff will host from 6-9pm with pizza and beverages provided. 

  On July 20, from 10am to 1pm the 3rd-6th grade football camp will be held at the high school with Phil Martin and his coaching staff. 

  July 21 will be 7th through 9th grade from 10am to 1pm.  Cost to attend is $25 and registration can be done in person the day of the camp. July 21 also will be the parent meeting and equipment pick up at the high school cafeteria from 6-8pm.

  August 10 from 6-8pm will be the first day of practice. 

  Any questions can be directed to Paul Wiese (989-529-5868), Steve Anderson (989-928-4459) or call Muth Youth (989-652-6777).

Summer Art Camp at Primed To Paint

  Primed To Paint of Frankenmuth is offering Art Camps again this summer for students ages 7-18.  Each themed Art Camp consists of four main art projects that are all focused on a theme for that week.  In addition to the main projects there will be smaller projects.  Camps will also include reading, art vocabulary and journal writing.  At the end of each week-long camp there will be an art show that will showcase each camper’s artwork.  Starting June 15, there will be six week-long art camps, and one Fourth of July three day mini art camp. 

  Call Primed To Paint or visit for further details and reservations.

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:

Enjoy Michigan's summer Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14

  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is set for Saturday, June 13, and
Sunday, June 14. That weekend, residents and nonresidents can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.
  Michigan has celebrated the Summer Free Fishing Weekend annually since 1986 as a way to highlight the state's vast
water resources and high-quality fisheries. With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, fishing and Michigan go hand in hand.

  "Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing available anywhere in the world, and the Summer Free Fishing Weekend is an excellent time to
hit the water," said DNR Director Keith Creagh. "Aside from being one of
our state's most time-honored traditions, fishing also is an inexpensive and easily accessible outdoor activity for people of all ages. There's no
better time to get out there than during one of our Free Fishing

Frankenmuth High School class of 1995 reunion

  The Frankenmuth High School Class of 1995 will be celebrating its 20 year reunion on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 6pm at the Bavarian Inn Lodge River Room, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth.

  Tickets for the event must be purchased by May 16, 2015 at  Questions can be directed to



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