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Scrap metal drive April 11-30 

  The Frankenmuth community is invited to help Vassar Central Elementary get a Ton for Technology. A dumpster will be located at Central Elementary parking lot from April 11- 30.
  Tin cans, foil, aluminum, scrap metal, drink cans or even appliances are welcome. Nothing is too BIG or too SMALL.
  You can even take the metal cans out of your recycle bins to help the cause. 
  Dumpster provided by Clinkston B and Sons of Saginaw.
  Contact  Ashley Koch, if you have questions (989-823-8566) or

Women’s Club Game Night  is April 28

  The Frankenmuth Women’s Club is hosting a Game Night at Independence Village on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The fun gets underway at 6pm.
  This year the talents of Jack Clarkson will entertain with songs and humor as well as many more activities. There will be card playing, but additional games will be added. Women's Club classic Strawberry Shortcake and snack foods will be served. There will be prize drawings, a Silent Auction and also delicious baked goods will be available to purchase. Guests may also take the opportunity to tour Independence Village and be automatically entered into a special drawing for a prize.
  Tickets  are $7 each or four for $25. Profits from Game Night are reinvested in the Frankenmuth community for High School scholarships, City Beautification projects, the Frankenmuth Farmer's Market and the Concerts in the Park.
  Independence Village is located at 255 Mayer Road, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event to be held April 30

  April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to bring attention to the issue Underground Railroad will host its third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Gender Violence” event on Saturday, April 30 at Birch Run Premium Outlets.
  Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30am in the parking lot of the GAP Factory Store within the Outlets, followed by the walk at 9:30am. Walkers will proceed around the outlet stores and end back at the GAP Factory Store for food, games, raffle prizes, and the announcement of the fundraising awards.
  To sign up as an individual, family, or group, visit the Walk A Mile registration page, or use the “sign up” button at the top of the event’s Facebook page.

Chicken BBQ May 1

  The Alvin F. Miller American Legion Post 400 is hosting their 54th annual chicken barbecue on Sunday, May 1. Serving begins at 11:30am.
  Chicken, potatoes, dressing, gravy, cole slaw, bread and butter, homemade cupcakes and beverage are on the menu. Drive through is also available.
  Richville Legion Hall is located on M-46, mile west of Richville.

Help fund the arts with scrapbooking

The public is invited to an April scrapbook workshop event on Saturday, April 30. Join Heritage Makers specialist Lynne Zeddies for a fundraising class to benefit the local Muth Community Players and upcoming theatre programs.
 Classes will be on both digital and traditional scrapbook-ing. Lunch will be provided and each person will have a table for scrapbooking. You will see all the latest in both traditional and digital scrapbooking. 
  For further information or to register contact Bonnie VanVoorhees, Frankenmuth Community Education (989-652-6351) or email

Muth Community Players announces auditions 

  Open auditions for performers ages 13 through adult are being held by the  Muth Community Players.  An Evening of One Act Performances: To Bard or Not To Bard is a parody on the great Bard himself, William Shakespeare. 
  Auditions will be held Monday, May 2 at 6pm at the Bronner Performing Arts Center.  The production consists of three one act farces from Shakespeare’s most famous plays, feature two songs from the Broadway smash musical Something Rotten, and directed by community members. Audition forms are available at the Frankenmuth School District office or on the Bronner Performing Arts Center’s web page. 
  For more information please contact Bonnie VanVoorhees, Frankenmuth Community Education (989-652-6351) or email commedu@frankenmuth.


Relay for Life fundraiser hosted by FCU May 7

  The Frankenmuth Credit Union has announced that their Relay For Life Wine and Cheese fundraiser is back.
  The event will take place on May 7, 2016 at 7pm in the Community Room of Frankenmuth Credit Union. The cost is $20 for preordered tickets and $25 at the door.
  New this year will be a Bloody Mary Bar along with the returning Silent and Live auctions.
  Interested persons may contact Bridget Cook for tickets (989-497-8592).

Christian Women’s Club is May 10

  All ladies are invited to attend the Frankenmuth Area Christian Women's Club �shion Fling” Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, May 10, from noon to 2pm in the Town Hall Room at Zehnder's Restaurant in Frankenmuth.   
  The special feature will be a spring fashion show presented by Calla Lillies, Emilie B’s and Girl Talk, all stores located in the River Place of Frankenmuth.  The special guest speaker will be Sindy Nagel of Kalamazoo.  In her talk, 𠇊n Accident by Design”, she will share the story of her struggle with feelings of not being loved or wanted until something happen to change that perception.
  Free pre-school nursery is available by reservation.  For luncheon and nursery reservations or more information please call Grace (989-871-4048) or Alice (989- 823- 8975).

Senior golf league to begin May 11

  The Frankenmuth Senior Golf League  at Green Acres Golf Course, 7323 Dixie Hwy., Bridgeport, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 11.  Tee times will be from 8-9am.
  League fees of $20 for the year are payable to Herb Bernthal. and include two scrambles.
  League play will continue every Wednesday through August 31, 2016.
  Please call Herb Bernthal (652-6218) with any questions

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).

Dog obedience classes April 28

  Deann Thayer is offering Dog Obedience classes at Wellspring Lutheran Home on April 28 at 6pm.

  Puppy classes, and novice class will be available. There is a charge for the classes, contact (989-345-3830) for more information or to register.

Mid-Michigan Renaissance Fest celebrates 8 years

  This year the Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival opens its doors and celebrates eight years of family friendly shenanigans, shopping, history and fun.
  Open the last three weekends in June from 11am-7pm, there is always something to do in the Enchanted Forest, located at 7464 Frankenmuth Rd., Vassar.
  For more information visit



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