Williamston Area
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member and Events Newsletter 
May 9, 2018

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

THIS 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 

2018 Play-a-thon set for May 19 
Kids encouraged to register

What's better than a full day to just play? It's when one is playing for a good cause. 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, all to raise money for a new playground.

Friends of Williamston Parks has teamed up with The Get Movin' Crew© to fund a new playground at Volunteers Community Park next to The Commons. Families should register their kids at  www.thegetmovincrew.com  and select Friends of Williamston Parks as the school. This tool allows parents to help their kids raise money via e-mail and social media.

"We are excited to get kids of all ages involved in making this new playground a reality. It is important that they register for the event at  www.thegetmovincrew.com website," said organizer Cindy Bennett. "We will have many fun activities planned throughout the day to encourage hours of outdoor play. Kids are welcome to play for an hour or all day."  

Some of the special things planned are classes and a demonstration from Victory Martial Arts, learn to fish opportunity from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, story times from Capital Area District Library, music, rides from M&M ponies, free hot dogs from D&W, donuts from Groovy Donuts, and root beer from Old Nation. Giant games, bubbles, coloring, crafts and other activities will be going on throughout the day.    
All kids who register online and raise $10 will be entered in a raffle to win a new Kindle Fire. Plus, top earners from each age group also will be awarded prizes. The goal is to raise $15,000.  It is open to all kids, no matter age or school they attend. Donations also may be brought to the park on the day of the event.

For a complete schedule of activities and event updates, visit  www.williamstonparks.org . To volunteer, e-mail williamstonparks@gmail.com  or contact Cindy Bennett at 517-899-2731. This Friends of Williamston Parks event is supported by D&W Fresh Market, Old Nation Brewing Company, Williamston Sunrise Rotary, Williamston Kiwanis, Victory Martial Arts, Groovy Donuts and WESPTSA.

Join the Williamston Chamber for another FREE (for members) First Friday event on June 1 at 6 p.m. featuring Z Solutions CEO Josh Rockey, who will discuss how to make your business more digitally efficient and safe. 


Mother's Day is MAY 13th!!
Don't forget to send flowers to show how much you care!

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.

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

Crosaires has openings for two part time Care Partner positions, both morning and afternoon/evening hours.
You know our name and have seen us in the community, now is the time to consider joining a very progressing thinking organization and team who share a common vision of honoring elderhood by continuously creating a culture of well-being rich in meaning and purpose.  
Crosaires is very unique, come find out why!
Contact owner, Todd Walter at 517-898-1715 and or download an application from the website,  www.crosaires.com 

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

May 2018 Events
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 - 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. 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.
Wednesdays - EUCHRE - 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Needle Craft Group - meets after lunch between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  

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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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!!  
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