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For groups and clubs listings, dues are annual unless otherwise noted.


American Legion Post 31

1700 Ridge [map]
(734) 475-1964

Sponsors the annual Joe Merkel golf outing at Pierce Lake every May, Heroes on the Water in June, 4th of July Chicken Barbecue, September family night and flag retirement ceremony includes the "Digger Award," honoring a Legion member. Stars and Strikes bowling tournament and fun night at the Chelsea Lanes in early November. The Winter Carnival the 1st weekend of February with euchre night, Craft Beer expo and dance band, fishing derby, kid's day and more. Gives to local veterans and families in need, and provides high school scholarships. Meets 1st Thurs., dues $50/year. chelseapost31.org, facebook.com/chelsea.legion


Chelsea Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 43, Chelsea 48118
Michelle Dye (734) 864-6623

Promotes amateur radio as a hobby and public service. Practice broadcasts Tues. 8 p.m., 145.45 MHz. Operates severe weather reporting program. Meets 4th Tues. (except Dec.) 7 p.m., call for location. wd8iel.net


Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce

222 S. Main, #B [map]
(734) 475-1145

Brochures, maps, and other information on Chelsea area businesses, walking tours, schools, and more. Relocation packets for newcomers; visitor packets. info@chelseamichamber.org, chelseamichamber.org


Chelsea Area Garden Club


Susan Moore (734)-433-0881

Gardeners, from amateurs to masters, share information and sponsor programs. Club members plant and maintain flowerbeds in downtown Chelsea and host an annual plant sale in May. Proceeds support civic beautification and scholarships and grants for horticulture-related community projects. Dues $15. Meets Sept.-May, 2nd Mon. at noon, Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park. chelseagardenclub.com


Chelsea Area Historical Society

128 Jackson, across from the historic depot, in the 1853 Boyd House [map]
(734) 476-2010

Maintains Chelsea history archives and museum, including the recently restored 1911 Flanders motorcycle. Meets 2nd Mon. 7 p.m. at the Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson. Dues $25/individual, $20 age 60 & over. staff@chelseahistory.org, chelseahistory.org


Chelsea Athletic Boosters

P.O. Box 428, Chelsea 48118
Gretchen Steele (734) 352-9942

Volunteers raise funds to promote and support student athletics. Meets 3rd Wed. 7 p.m. at Chelsea High School, 740 N. Freer. chelseaathleticboosters@gmail.com, chelsea-athletic-boosters.weebly.com


Chelsea Community Fair

20501 Old US-12 Hwy [map]
(734) 475-1270

Volunteer board organizes the fair and related activities at the Chelsea Fairgrounds held annually in Aug. chelseafair@gmail.com, chelseafair.org


Chelsea Depot Association

125 Jackson [map]
(734) 475-0862

Maintains and rents out the restored depot building. Events for up to 100 people. No dues. Meets 2nd Wed. 5 p.m. To rent the depot, call or email. marsi@chelseadepot.com, chelseadepot.org


Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club


Debbie Sinclair (734) 546-6415; Cheryl Niehaus (734) 475-9864

Members share gardening techniques, sponsor gardening and landscape design presentations, and maintain Chelsea Depot flowerbeds. Meets 2nd Wed. 7 p.m., usually at Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson (call or email for details) Guests always welcome. eveningprimrosegardenclub@yahoogroups.com, facebook.com/groups/113029122057260/


Chelsea Music Boosters


Volunteers raise funds to promote Chelsea School District curricular music programs and support student musicians. Call for meeting times. facebook.com/ChelseaMusicBoosters


Chelsea Senior Center

512 E. Washington [map]
(734) 475-9242

Activities, classes, services and referrals, and travel for area seniors. Lunch Mon.-Fri. at noon; 24-hr. advance reservation required. connected@chelseaseniors.org, chelseaseniors.org, facebook.com/chelseaseniorcenter


Friends Mystery Book Club


(734) 846-3826

Discussion group. Meets Jan.-Nov., second Mon. 7 p.m., at the Breakaway Restaurant at the Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum. Check the event calendar at chelseadistrictlibrary.org for meeting information.


Friends of Chelsea District Library

221 S. Main [map]
(734) 475-8732

Supports the library through monthly used-book sales, program support and membership fees. Membership is not required to attend book sales. Board meeting times vary. Check library calendar for meeting information. friends@chelseadistrictlibrary.org, friends.chelseadistrictlibrary.org


German Social Club


Edith Weber, (734) 475-1583

German natives and enthusiasts meet for socializing and language practice last Sat. noon-3 p.m., Chelsea Grille, 1120 S. Main.


Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 61, Chelsea 48118
Joseph Scheuring, (734) 426-3586

Meets Mon. 6:15 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea cafeteria, 775 S. Main. Sponsors weekly thrift sales at the Kiwanis Center West, 102 N. Staebler at Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor. Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. kiwanisclubofchelsea.org


Knights of Columbus #3092

St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12 [map]
(734) 475-7561

Men's Catholic fraternal and service organization supports the community and church through fund-raisers, volunteering, meal preparation, and more. Dues $35. Meets 1st Wed. 7:30 p.m. rbiggs@frontier.com, stmarychelsea.org


Lions Club

P.O. Box 121, Chelsea 48118

Serves people with vision and hearing impairments and other disabilities. Quarterly dues $45. Meets for dinner 1st & 3rd Tues. 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea cafeteria, (a portion of the meal is covered in the dues). chelsealionsclub@gmail.com, e-clubhouse.org/sites/chelseamilions


Masonic Lodge, Olive #156 F. & A.M.

113 W. Middle [map]
(734) 972-2693

Supporting the Chelsea library's summer reading programs for kids and the Child I.D. program. Meets 2nd Mon. 7 p.m. 156-mi.ourlodgepage.com


Michigan Nude Beach Advocates

1801 S. Fletcher, Chelsea, 48118 [map]

Members work on naturist activities, especially the development of clothing-optional parks. info@michigannudebeachadvocates.org, michigannudebeachadvocates.org


Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea


Jon Van Hoek, (248) 930-6130

Amateur community "base ball" club playing by the rules of 1860. Also sister club, the Merrimac BBC "Merries." Practices open to anyone. Home matches played at Timbertown Park on Sibley Rd. and around Michigan in the summer; free & family-friendly. chelseamonitorbbc@gmail.com, merriesbbc@gmail.com, chelseamonitors.com


Mothers of Preschoolers


(734) 475-8119

Christian-centered group provides support and resources for all mothers with children birth-kindergarten. Meetings include breakfast, speakers, discussion, a creative activity, and child care. Meets Sept.-May, every other Fri. 9-11 a.m., Chelsea United Methodist Church, 128 Park. Dues $91.95; scholarships available. info@chelseamops.org, chelseamops.org


One World One Family Task Force


Joanne Ladio, (734) 748-3564

Dedicated to increasing respect for cultural diversity and making Chelsea more welcoming to people of various ethnic, cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds. Meeting times and locations vary. jladio21@comcast.net, facebook.com/OneWorldOneFamily


Rotary Club

P.O. Box 426, Chelsea 48118

Service group primarily interested in local and international projects. Quarterly dues $42 (does not include meals, $13). Meets Tues. 12:15 p.m., Common Grill, 112 S. Main. facebook.com/pg/chelsearotary


St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Volunteers

775 S. Main (St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea) [map]
(734) 593-5799

Provides service to hospital departments and coordinates volunteer program. Performs clerical, patient assist, shuttle driver, or receptionist duties, and more. Application online. russ.billau@stjoeshealth.org, stjoeschelsea.org/body_chelsea.cfm?id=2049


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4076

500 Washington (Chelsea Senior Center) [map]

Takes part in community service, public observation of national holidays, and other ceremonies in Chelsea, Dexter, and Manchester. Donates to local organizations and charities. Sponsors Voice of Democracy speech contest (grades 9-12) and Patriot's Pen essay writing contest (grades 7 & 8). Meets 2nd Wed. 7 p.m.


Waterloo Natural History Association

17030 Bush [map]
(734) 475-3170

Supports the Eddy Discovery Center in its mission to help visitors learn more about our natural world and maximize their experience in the Waterloo Recreation area. Sponsors nature programs and festivals, operates gift shop, and raises funds for improvements. Dues $5-$20. wnha.org


Western Washtenaw Democrats

P.O. Box 84, Chelsea, 48118

Identifies and supports western Washtenaw County Democratic candidates, advances a progressive agenda, and serves the community. Panel discussions, community education programs, community service, candidate forums. Check Facebook page for scheduled meetings and events. No dues. chair@wwdems.org, facebook.com/wwdems


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