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Culinary Showcase at Independence Village June 25

  On Saturday, June 25, from 11am-1pm, Independence Village of Frankenmuth will be hosting a culinary showcase/ open house at 255 Mayer Road.
  Guests are invited to stroll through the building, which will offer a variety of gourmet dining choices.
  This event is free to the public. RSVP’s must be received no later than June 20 for this event.
  For more information or to register for the event, please call (989-652-4391) or email  

Jensen to host book signing at Charlin’s July 9

  Jack Jensen, author of � Years”, will have a book signing from 1-4pm on Saturday, July 9, at Charlin's Book Nook, in  Frankenmuth River Place Shops.
  The book is about the author's 57 years in law enforcement starting in Detroit, Michigan, and ending in the Thumb of Michigan.

Horseshoe Club looking for members

  The Frankenmuth Horseshoe Club is looking for more people to join in a fun night playing horseshoes.
  They meet on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm at the horseshoe pits on Tuscola, located across the street from the boat launch.
  This year there is no charge to play. There will be a pot luck at the end of the season at which time prizes will be awarded for the winners.
  If you have any questions call Russ Sageman (989-777-0637).

Summer camps for kids at Primed to Paint 

  Primed To Paint in Frankenmuth is offering summer art camps for kids ages seven – 18.  Seven multi-media art camps run throughout the summer.  
  Five day art camps include the following:  Paint Your Pet Camp, Solar System Camp, Plant/Flower Camp, and Farm Camp.  At the end of each five day camp, the studio will host an art exhibit that will showcase the artwork created during the week.  Campers will complete four different multi-media art projects.  Each camp also incorporates writing and reading about the completed projects for the young campers.  
  Three day art camps are as follows:  Fourth of July Camp, MSU/U of M Camp, and Super Hero Camp.  Campers will complete three different multi-media projects.  Three day camps include writing and reading components, but no art show.  
  Parents will not be permitted to stay during studio time of the camper, but are invited to attend the student art exhibits at the end of the five day camps.
  Primed To Paint wishes to foster student independence and creative fun for each camper. 
  Call the studio (989-262-8199) or email paint@ for registration, price information, dates and times.

Mad Scientist camp is June 22-23    

  Engage your child in the wonders of science with age-appropriate, hands-on activities that will introduce exciting science concepts – the Mad Science way. Children will discover all things icky, sticky, gooey, slimy, sizzling and exploding as well as experiment with chemistry and biology.  Dramatic and gross motor play, as well as art and storytelling with be integrated into science explorations;
  Mad Scientists ages three through five, can join Mrs. Gatza and Mrs. Oftrofsky for the summer Mad Science Camp, Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 from 9-11:30am in the List Elementary Preschool Room.  
  For registration cost and information contact Bonnie VanVoorhees, Frankenmuth Community Education (989-652-6351 or email commedu@

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).

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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