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Parkinson’s group to meet January 18

  The January meeting for the Frankenmuth Area Parkinson's Support Group will be held Wednesday, January 18, at 1pm at Independence Village.
  To start off the new year there will be general discussion groups for care givers and Parkinson's clients.  There will also be group exercises and refreshments.
  Anyone with an interest in Parkinson's disease is invited to attend these informative meetings which are sponsored by the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation.  For further information about this group,  please contact group facilitator Marilyn  Bernthal (989-652-2515).

 Cass River Genealogy Society to meet Jan. 24

  The Cass River Genealogy Society will hold their monthly meeting on Jan. 24 at 6:30pm at the Wickson District Library in Frankenmuth.

  There will be a guest speaker from the Saginaw Hoyt Library updating the group on what is available for a genealogist in Saginaw.

FCM to meet Jan. 28

  The next Fellowship of Christian Men (FCM) breakfast meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7:30-9am, at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth.  The cost will be $7 per person 
  The speaker will be coach and author, John Knuth.   John’s book, Coaching 100 Days with Jesus shares thoughts and stories from his experiences, acquired over 10 years as an athletic director and 40 years of coaching multiple sports. John W. Knuth is a National Volleyball Coach of the Year Honoree, National High School Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee, and Michigan Football, Volleyball, and High School Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee. John is retired and enjoys each day in his hometown of Marysville, Michigan with his family: wife Ketha, daughter Kim (Eric), son Kevin (Molly) and grandchildren Corbin, Cullen, Liam and Brynn. 
  John’s Marysville, Michigan volleyball teams won a combined 20 consecutive district and regional championships, compiling a 10-season record of 584-9 from 1997 to 2006. He has a career record of 1,135 wins and 78 losses, winning 93.5 percent of his games. Knuth also coached 192 consecutive wins during three undefeated seasons. Knuth was also a member of the coaching staff of two state championship football teams at Marysville.  All that coaching success came to an end with his heart attack during a volleyball tournament in early October 2011 at Mount Morris High School. 
  If you plan on attending, RSVP to

Puppy and young dog training classes begin Feb. 15

  Calling all pups 6 months and under! Enroll today for Frankenmuth's first puppy clicker training class.  What's clicker training?  A fun, interactive, and positive-based teaching tool that will help pups learn quicker and bond positively with their human friends.  
  Classes begin Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30pm and will run for six weeks. It will take place at Frankenmuth Farmers Market's Gathering Barn (534 N. Main St., Frankenmuth). No puppies at the first session. Tuition is $125 and includes your clicker and all homework handouts.  
  All classes are taught by Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Maureen Donnellon, CPDT-KA and are limited to eight pups and their handlers so enroll today.  Call Maureen (440-724-0531) or email at  

Winter Wine and Craft Beer Social is Feb. 16

  The Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club is hosting a Winter Wine and Craft Beer Social on February 16 from 5:30-8pm in Zehnders Main Dining Room.

  It's an evening of fine wine and craft beer sampling, and pairings of wine and craft beer with food.

  “We’re expanding the concept of our Winter Wine Affair and adding craft beer to the mix, along with food pairings for both wine and craft beer”, according to Larry Michael from the Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club.  𠇎vent sponsors will have access to a special 𠆎vent within the event’ hosted by Prost! for pairings of wine and beer with chocolate and charcuterie.  This revised format should attract more people and we’re expecting to have a seriously good time!  For a good cause, of course”.

  Admission tickets can be purchased from any Frankenmuth Morning Rotarian, online at or at the event.  Ticket price includes admission to the event, five wine or beer samples and all the hors d’oeuvres you can eat.

  All funds raised at this event go back into the community through Rotary projects, scholarships and donations.  Must be 21 years to purchase tickets. 

  For more information call Larry Michael at the Emil Rummel Agency (989-652-6104) or visit

Adult grief support group to meet

  The Wellspring Lutheran Services Adult grief support group meets every third Sunday from 2-3:30pm at 100 Mayer Road in Frankenmuth.

  Topics include: Shattering the Myths of Grief, Staying Connected to our loved One, Physical Aspects of Grief, Complicated Grief, Secondary Losses after the Death of a Loved One, Preparing for the Holiday Season … etc.

  Call (989-652-4663) for more information.



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