Williamston Area
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Newsletter 
January 24, 2018



Elizabeth Williams Dance Studio 

Adult Watercolor Classes Offered at Keller's Plaza

#215 Keller's Plaza, 107 S. Putnam St. (next to Fireworks Glass Gallery), downtown Williamston

February/March Adult Watercolor Classes
Artist/Instructor: Anita Saviko
Michigan Lighthouse Art Gallery
Registration: Through Feb 10. 2018

Serious Beginner's Watercolors (level 1) 
Friday Mornings 10:00a-12:00pm 
March 2, 9, 16 & 23
6 Weeks - $120.00. Adults 16 +.
Self-help books and on-line art tutorials not working? This class is the "next step" in learning basic watercolor techniques with a live working artist/instructor. References, sketches, written instructions, in-class demonstrations and gentle critique when asked. The class is a positive fun way to learn in a relaxed atmosphere. Supply list provided upon request.  

Serious Beginner's Watercolors (level 2/3)
Thursday afternoons 1:00-3:00pm
March 1, 8, 15 & 22.
6 weeks - $120.00  Adults 16 +
(Some previous painting experience any media helpful. This is not a Basic Beginners or Serious Beginner's level 1 class.)
Spring in Watercolors, What could be more fun on a dreary afternoon? This class has a spring theme while learning about color mixing and texture techniques.  References, sketches, written instructions, in-class demonstrations, and gentle critique and individual discussion upon request. More fun with Watercolor!  Supply list provided upon request.  

Go to  www.michiganlighthouseartgallery.com  classes for details or call Anita at 517-256-8335 with questions and to register.
All watercolor classes are held in the Upstairs Commons Area of Keller's Plaza. Not handicap accessible, but a helping hand available going up/down stairs. Free parking on streets and city parking lots.


VALENTINE'S DAY is just around the corner!!

Vivee's is ready for Valentine's Day and would LOVE to help you with your flowers, chocolate and gift needs!!  

Stop in today or give us a call.

We have Williamston Wicks candles, hand-made clutch purses, flasks & openers for the guys,delicious candies, jewelry & more.  


Vivee's can do arrangements for any occasion!  Weddings, Graduation, Birthdays, Congratulations, In Memory, New Baby and more.  Stop in or call and talk with us. 

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

Friends of Williamston Parks 
to Hold Euchre Fundraiser 
THIS Friday  
The Friends of Williamston Parks (FOWP) invites the public to have fun playing euchre and support area park improvements on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Eagles, 835 High St. in Williamston. Buy-in for the euchre tournament begins at 6 p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Eagles. The event will feature a 50-50 drawing and other prizes. For more information about the Jan. 26 event, contact Teri Nelson at 517-655-1034.
The Friends of Williamston Parks began in 2015, and recently has been focusing on raising money for a new playground at Volunteers Community Park, the city park located on the corner of Putnam and School streets next to The Commons. For more information about the Friends of Williamston Parks, visit www.williamstonparks.org, e-mail williamstonparks@gmail.com, or 
call Heather Galecka at 517-285-7607 or Jill Cutshaw at 517-290-3509.

Williamston Area Senior Center
P.O. Box 343    
201 School Street   Williamston

January Activities
Free coffee for all seniors Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:00 pm at the Williamston Theatre a fund raiser for the Williamston Area Senior Center.  "The Last Man in Merrinsville", Tickets $15.00, including the show and light refreshment at the afterglow immediately following at the Red Cedar Grill (cash bar).  For tickets, contact Susan Cockerill 51-881-9861 or Karen Bollman 517-290-1317 or John Roy Castillo at the Center or call 517-655-5173.
On any January Wednesday at the Senior Center 
- 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Needle Craft Group - meets after lunch between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

304 River Edge Now Renting

Situated on the banks of the Red Cedar River in the heart of downtown Williamston MI, 304 River Edge Apartments, a brand new development, offers three floors of large high end 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. We also offer commercial rental space. Designed with environmentally friendly aspects in mind, 304 River Edge is situated within walking distance of all of Williamston's restaurants, entertainment, attractions and conveniences. 

Contact our office today for your home or retail needs. We are proud to call Williamston home, and look forward to helping you do so as well. 
517-272-2900 X605

Be the best YOU you can be!!   


 Join the Williamston Barbell Club!  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.

Looking for a personal trainer?  Stop by and talk with Nate!
He's at the WBC on Tues., Thurs. & Fri. from 3pm - 7pm to answer questions.

Call Today -  517-996-6050

Mark Your Roots
115 W. Grand River Ave, Suite B
Williamston, MI 48895

January Class Schedule

Facts of Life
Tracking down birth, death, and marriage records
TODAY     January 24, 2018     6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Maiden Name Treasure Hunt
Tips for expanding the female lines on your family tree
Monday       January 29, 2018       6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Have you heard the saying, "most people don't plan to fail they just fail to plan"? Is this you? It doesn't have to be and it will just take a small amount of your time to PLAN. Make this the first New Year's Resolution that you keep.
We at Estate Planning and Preservation can help you move forward with your plan and create a retirement plan that you can be proud of. 

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!!  


The Wedding Gallery


Stop in to The Wedding Gallery for all your bridal needs.   
We're open Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. with appointments for other days. Just call us!  

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

Stop in and check out this gorgeous lace LaSposa gown!

Designer Gowns from LaSposa, Eden Bridal, Jasmine, Moonlight, 
DaVinci, Mori Lee and more.
~Mother of the Bride & Groom, Bridesmaids, Prom & Formal Dresses, veils & accessories.

101 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston
"Like" us on facebook and follow us on twitter, instagram & pinterest!

Office Space For Rent

151 E Grand River(store front)
Approx. 500 sq. ft.
$675 Monthly Rent
$600 deposit
Landlord pays water and trash
Free WIFI available

Please Contact 517-913-4399
Williamston Schools Foundation News

The Williamston Schools Foundation will draw three lucky winners for its annual Education Wins! Raffle on Feb. 23, 2018, during the last home basketball game vs. Portland. Tickets are $50 each with prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Tickets are available from WSF Trustees (see  www.williamstonschoolsfoudnation.org for a list) and at home basketball games beginning in late December. All raffle proceeds directly fund teacher grants that enhance education at Williamston Community Schools.
The foundation is also looking for a new treasurer to help us enrich the quality of the educational experience for the children of WCS. The WSF board meets quarterly at the Central Office. Interested candidates please contact Amanda Frattarelli, WSF Coordinator, at  wsf@williamstonschoolsfoundation.org  or 517.655.7513  

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We publish this weekly newsletter to let people throughout the area know about the great products and and services offered by our Williamston Chamber Members.  It's distributed to more than a thousand people. These announcements are FREE to our membership, but only a small percentage take advantage.  

If you have news about your business, sales you'd like to promote, limited time offers or new product lines - send it to info@williamston.org.