Williamston Area
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member and Events Newsletter 
May 2, 2018


Join the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce as we officially welcome two new Chamber Members 
with Ribbon Cuttings 

Saturday, May 12

11 am - Alexis Grace The Lash and Hair Gallery 
135 West Grand River Avenue, 
Williamston, MI 

1 p.m. - Eagle Car Wash & Self Storage (Career Center Food Truck will be there for lunch)

1125 West Grand River Avenue, Williamston, MI 

 5635 Shoeman Rd * 517-655-2883 * burgdorfwinery.com

Williamston Sunrise Rotary Awards Students for Excellence

Williamston Sunrise Rotary presented checks to three High School students today as part of the Student Excellence Award program. They are Emma Grossbauer from Webberville HS, Christian Argersinger from Dansville HS, and Amy Anderson from Williamston HS.  Standing the the award-winners are Raj Wiener, Williamston Rotary President and Adam Spina, Williamston Community Schools Superintendent.


The perfect Mother's Day...we can arrange that.
Mother's Day is MAY 13th!! 
Don't forget to send flowers to show how much you care.
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.

Williamston Theater Presents 'Out of Orbit' World Premiere  

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is proud to announce the World Premiere of Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel. Performances begin Thursday, May 17 and run through Sunday, June 17. Tickets are now on sale.
Meet the Jet Propulsion Lab Scientist mom and her underachiever teenage daughter. Sar
a lives on Mars time, spearheading the Mars Rover Expedition, visiting a planet she cannot touch. Her daughter, Lis, on earth time, falls under the spell of an internet romance. Sometimes it takes being worlds apart for an exploring woman and a longing-to-be-explored girl to find each other in our increasingly disconnected universe. A tender dramedy about the challenges of a unique mother-daughter relationship. (Contains adult content and language.)
Performances for Out of Orbit will run from May 17 through June 17 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at eight o'clock and Sunday afternoons at two o'clock. Starting May 26, a three o'clock performance will be added to the remaining Saturdays of the run. The first four performances of Out of Orbit, May 17 - 20, 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, May 25 and the Conversation Sunday for Out of Orbit is Sunday, June 10.

The Wedding Gallery

101 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston


Stop in to The Wedding Gallery for all your bridal needs.
The Wedding Gallery has everything you'll need to create the perfect wedding look.
We're open by appointment. 
Please give us a call.

~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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Play-a-thon for the Parks Set for
May 19

Friends of Williamston Parks announces a new fundraising opportunity for kids of all ages to contribute to the new playground and have fun doing it. The Play-a-thon for the Parks is a daylong event on Saturday, May 19 at McCormick Park in Williamston. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., it will feature food, music, special activities and nonstop play.

Kids are encouraged to secure pledges for the number of hours they plan to play through The Get Movin' Crew website ( www.thegetmovincrew.com). Prize drawings will be held for those that register online and those that achieve the individual goal. The largest donation from each age group will be recognized as well. It is open to all kids, no matter age or school they attend. Donations also may be brought to park on the day of the event.

The fundraising effort will kick off April 13 and run through May 26. While any amount is welcome, FOWP has set an individual participant goal of $75 and an overall goal $15,000. All proceeds will go towards a new playground at Volunteers Community Park next to The Commons.  While the kids are playing on May 19, parents, caregivers and other volunteers can assist with the Friends of Williamston Parks' annual park clean-up day. 

For a complete schedule of activities and event updates, visit www.williamstonparks.org . To volunteer, email williamstonparks@gmail.com or contact Cindy Bennett at 517-899-2731.

To make a general donation to the playground project, mail checks payable to WABF (memo: FOWP) to PO Box 116, Williamston, MI 48895 or via PayPal at williamstonparks@gmail.com.

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

May 2018 Events
Williamston Area Senior Center Game Night
- come join us at the Williamston Area Senior Center Monday, May 7, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Pizza and Salad at 5:15 pm. Enjoy cards and other games with friends new and old. Cost: Free for members and $3.00 for guest, all welcome adults only please. Reservations requested, call 655-5173.   Please bring a nonperishable item that we will donate to the food bank.
Monday, May 21, 2018, Sing Along with Dewey Longuski from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Williamston Area Senior Center. 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.
Movies at the Williamston Senior Center - On, Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm the Senior Center will be showing "The Music Man" with Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett and Ron Howard. Free Popcorn. 
Open to all Seniors.
Free coffee for all seniors Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 
9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Presentations in May - T hursday, May 3, 2018, have your blood pressure checked by the Willows of Okemos. On, Thursday, May 17, 2018 join us for "Kraft's & Laughs" with Annie; on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Heather, RN from Haven Rest will speak on Tornado Safety. On Wednesday May 2, 2018 Wanda Bloomquist, Supervisor with present the State of the Williamstown Township, and on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Mayor Tammy Gilroy will present the State of the City of Williamston. These events will be held at 12:30 pm at the Williamston Area Senior Center.
Enhance Fitness Class on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Class fee is $2.00 a month if paid all at one time or $3.00 drop in fee for each class. Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based fitness class designed to improve endurance, flexibility, strength and balance. The class contains an aerobic portion, strength exercise using ankle weights, flexibility and balance exercises. Registration is required. To register call: The Williamston Community Programming Office at 517-655-7510 3939 Vanneter Rd. Williamston, MI. (The Enhance Fitness Class benefits not only your health but also the Senior Center)
Reminder any Williamston Area Senior can take advantage of using our computer lab any time the Center is open.
On any May 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.  


It's almost time for summer vacations

Many of us love vacation but if when we don't save it can leave a big hole in the budget. This idea came from a 20 something client who was tired of being broke after vacation. He now saves weekly for his vacation and this is how he does it. For every week he puts away that week's number in dollars. Here is how it works, week one of January (the first week of the new year) he saves $52.00 and the second week of the year he saves $51.00, the third week of the year he saves $50.00 and so on. He gets paid every other week so he is very diligent about transferring the two weeks at a time into his vacation savings. Pretty smart, whatever works for you is what works. But he does put away almost $1500.00 a year and avoids those vacation spending blues. Send us any of your ideas and maybe we can pass them on to a future saver.

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!!  

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 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.

Treadmills - Elliptical - Hand Weights -
Separate Lifting Room - 24 HOUR ACCESS!!

**HIIT classes! Join Alexa Boyce - every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6:00 - 6:45 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.

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.

Call Today -  517-996-6050

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