Williamston Area
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Newsletter 
January 17, 2018

How About Some Free Marketing? 

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. 

Opens NEXT Week!!!! 

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: Jan 14 - Feb 10. 2018

Serious Beginner's Watercolors (level 1) 
Friday Mornings 10:00a-12:00pm 
February 16, 23, 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
February 15, 22, 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.

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

Friends of Williamston Parks 
to Hold Euchre Fundraiser Jan. 26
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.


Stop by Vivee's for Flowers, Chocolates, Gifts,
Candles & more!!
Williamston Wicks candles, Mud Pie d├ęcor, dishes & pillows, flasks & openers,  hand-made clutches, gifts for pet lovers, delicious candies, jewelry & more. 
A winter arrangement is a perfect way to make someone feel special!  Give us a call.    


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.


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

with Dewey Longuski

Monday, January 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 at the
Williamston Area Senior Center 201 School Street, with songs of the season
No registration, no fee, just the magical music of Dewey.  You may have heard him play around town with his band, The Red Cedar River Boys, but now we are the band.
This event is sponsored by Williamston's Ellie's Country Kitchen and Ellie's Country Kitchen will provide free hot Beef Barley Soup at 5:00 pm.
Let's raise our voices together!
Movies at the Williamston Senior Center - Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm the Senior Center will be showing "The Court Jester" with Danny Kaye. Free Popcorn.  Open to all Seniors.
Other January Activities at the Senior Center - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm Commissioner Randy Schafer will provide an update on Senior Issues that are before the County Commission and on Tuesday, January 18, 2018 there will be a presentation from Habitat for Humanity at 12:30 pm.
On any January 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.

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 keep that summer body into fall or to kick start your fitness goals.

ZUMBA is here!!  

**ZUMBA is here!!  We're so excited to announce that we are now offering a ZUMBA class.  Get your friends together and join in on this 
fun way to exercise.
Only $6 a class!!  (Sign up for 5 classes and get one free!)
Call for a spot 517-996-6050 (leave a message) or drop in.

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


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

January Class Schedule

X Marks the Spot
Using maps and land records to enhance your family history
Wednesday      January 17, 2018       6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Facts of Life
Tracking down birth, death, and marriage records
Wednesday       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.


What is your Financial Strategy for 2018? Have you taken the time to fill out a plan? Take the leap into the new year by getting in touch with us at 517-655-7879. We'll send you a blank Financial Strategy Form for 2018 that will help give you an idea of what your goals are and how to get to the finish line.

Call  517-655-7879

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