Williamston Area
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member and Events Newsletter 
March 21, 2018


Brookshire Golf Club Hosts Irish Buffet with Blackthorn Saturday, March 24

Traditional Irish Buffet: 6:00-8:00pm

Irish Storytelling Concert: 8:00-10:30pm

Cost: $48.00 Per Person/$96.00 Per Couple

Reservations Required. We do sell out of tickets. Reserve your seat today!

Blackthorn welcomes you to the rich tapestry of Celtic music. 
Traditional  songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and reels, and ancient airs  combine with some of Ireland's best contemporary songs for a musical
experience that captures the history and legend of Ireland and its people.*

What makes a Blackthorn show unique is the variety of tunes, tempos and
textures. Each member of the band plays multiple instruments, including
wooden flute, accordion, tin whistle, five string banjo, cittern, bones and
more. These instruments complement the lead vocal of Belfast native Richard
McMullan and the band's tight blend of four part harmony.

205 W Church St, Williamston, MI 

Williamston Theater Presents A National New Play Network  Rolling World Premiere Beginning TOMORROW

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is proud to announce the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood. Performances begin Thursday, March 22 and run through Sunday, April 22. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 27 at Noon.
Jim Starkey's version of the American Dream is a modest one: to build a home on his one-acre plot of land and replace his doublewide trailer with something that he and his wife Sharon can leave for their daughter Lorelai to inherit.  When a highway expansion project shatters their plans, Jim and Sharon have differing plans on how to make their dreams come true, and Lorelai has to consider what kind of future to build for herself. A heartfelt and funny exploration of how far one family will go to hold on to their dreams... and each other. (Contains Adult Content/Language)
Performances for Doublewide will run from March 22 through April 22 on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday evenings at eight o'clock and Sunday afternoons at two o'clock. Starting March 31, a three o'clock performance will be added to the remaining Saturdays of the run. The first four performances of Doublewide, March 22 - 25, are Preview performances where audience members will have the opportunity to take part in the process of creating a show by participating in a talkback session with the director following each performance. The Official Opening Night is Friday, March 30 and the Conversation Sunday for Doublewide is Sunday, April 15th.  

Please note there is no performance on Sunday, April 1.


Mark your calendar and tell your friends! On April 4th from 5-7pm we are hosting an open house at 304 River Edge Lofts in Williamston for you and those in the community. There will be food, drinks, and so much more! More details to come. We hope to see you there! We also have available immediate move in at this time, so please stop by our open house and get more information from our manager, Katelyn Franklin. 

We hope to see you there!


It's almost EASTER!! Call Vivee's today to order your flowers.

Call Vivee's at 517-655-2191

We have gifts for many occasions or something to pick up for yourself. Williamston Wicks candles, hand-made clutch purses, flasks & openers,delicious candies, jewelry & more. 

Vivee's can do arrangements for any occasion! Weddings, Graduation, Birthdays, Congratulations, New Baby and more.   

We are located next to the Sun Theatre at 142 W. Grand River Ave.
in the purple building.


March Classes
Navigating Census Records
Getting the most out of federal and state census records
Wednesday     March 21, 2018       6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Maiden Name Treasure Hunt
Tips for expanding the female lines on your family tree
Monday       March 26, 2018     6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

      115 W. Grand River Ave.  Suite B
Williamston, Michigan 

Help Make Williamston Beautiful
by Purchasing Christian Greenhouse Gift Certificates from
Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club

The Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club is selling gift certificates from both of the Christians Greenhouse and Garden Centers. Sales begin March 13 and go through May 9. Gift certificates come in denominations of $50, $25, $20 and $10. They may be used to purchase anything at Christians and do not expire.
This is a major fund raiser for the club and the proceeds of the sale are used for the Club's City Beautification projects in Williamston. The club hopes you have noticed the relandscaping of the gazebo garden and the repainting of the gazebo last year. The garden club also plants and maintains flowers at the Depot Museum, in front of the rest rooms at McCormick Park, butterfly garden/ Blue Star Memorial, Williamston U.S. Post Office, Police Station and some of the city planters at the four corners.

To place an order or for more information contact Arla Weaver at (517) 655-1839, arlaira@wowway.com , 632 Pine Meadow Lane , Williamston, MI 48895 or any member of the Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club (WRCGC). The gift certificates will also be sold at D&W Fresh Market on May 5 and 6, the weekend before Mother's Day. The Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club thanks you for your support. Happy gardening.


15 Ways Retirees Can Soak Up Spring for Free
As warmer temperatures set in, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of renewed energy and get outdoors. (Click on link below for article.)

Call us today 517-655-7879

If you're looking for options for your retirement give us a call, we can help you get the answers you're looking for and create a plan for your retirement!!  
Williamston Chamber to Offer Cash Scholarship to 
Williamston High School Senior

The Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce will be awarding a $500 cash scholarship to a member of the 2017-2018 Williamston High School graduating class.  To be considered eligible for the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship:

A) Student must be a member of the 2017-2018 Williamston High School graduating class
B) Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
C) Student must submit this application with a completed essay based on the Essay Topic
by  March 31, 2018 to  michelle.r.eichler@gmail.com

Williamston Area Senior Center
P.O. Box 343   201 School Street   Williamston, Michigan 48895   517-655-5173
March Events

Free coffee for all seniors Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Presentations in March -  Thursday, March 29, 2018.
These events will be held at 12:30 pm at the Williamston Area Senior Center.

Other March Activities at the Senior Center - Thursday, March 22, 2018 Senior Safety with Chief Bob Young; Legislative update with Senior Rick Jones on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and Rep. Tom Cockran on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 
On any March Wednesday at the Senior Center join us for the following activities:
EUCHRE - 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Needle Craft Group - meets after lunch between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Get that heart rate up and get in shape for spring!!
Join today and run or walk inside!

Our members have 24/7 access to work out so it doesn't matter what your schedule is like. 

The gym is staffed on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 3pm-7pm if you would like to look around.  We're ready to assist you in achieving your health and fitness goals.

HIIT classes!  Join Alexa Boyce  
Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 5:30 AM OR 6:15 AM for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)  

No pre-registration required / $10.00 drop in fee!  It's a perfect class to kick start your fitness goals.

Call Today -  517-996-6050


The Wedding Gallery

101 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston


The Wedding Gallery has everything you'll need to create 
the perfect wedding look.

We're open Saturdays from 1pm-5pm.  Appointments available other days.

~Designer Gowns from LaSposa, Eden Bridal, Jasmine, Moonlight, DaVinci, Mori Lee and more.

~Mother of the Bride & Groom, Bridesmaids, Prom & Formal Dresses, veils & accessories.

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