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During Covid-19: Contact groups for current program changes. For groups and clubs, dues are annual unless otherwise noted.

American Truck Historical Society (Southeastern Michigan [SEMI] Chapter)

John Dresden III, (248) 752-3830

Free meetings feature a speaker and discussion with antique truck owners about finding parts in the area, the history of trucking, and local historical events. Meets Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. & Nov., 3rd Tues. 7 p.m., usually at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline. National dues $37 (includes six issues of Wheels of Time), additional $15 for chapter. johndresden@att.net, aths.org

Foundation for Saline Area Schools

P.O. Box 5, Saline 48176
(734) 401-4085

Established in 1987, this non-profit organization provides private funding to support academic projects, enrichment programs, and other activities aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the Saline Area Schools. Distributes individual teaching grants and funds for district-wide strategic goals. Grants serve as seed money for educational initiatives not funded by the general budget. supportfsas.org

Freemasons (Saline Masonic Lodge #133)

109 W. Michigan Ave [map]
(734) 249-9874

Fraternal organization participating in scholarships, local charities, and community service projects. Meets 1st Tues.: dinner at 6:30 p.m., business meeting at 7:30 p.m. Saline Masonic Temple, 109 W. Michigan. Contact for dues information. salinemasons.org, facebook.com/saline133

Friends of the Saline District Library

Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple [map]
(734) 994-0625

During Covid-19: Corner Book Shop closed for in-person shopping, but is open online. Raises money to support and promote library programs. Operates The Corner Book Shop in the library. Board meeting 1st Thurs. 6:30 p.m. in the library's Brecon Room. Volunteers welcome. salinelibrary.org/about/friends, cornerbookshoponline@gmail.com

Kiwanis Club

3702 Hedgerow [map]
(734) 272-0275

Supports local charity and service events. Offers scholarships to three high school graduating seniors each year. Dues $98. Meets online 1st & 3rd Mon. 6 p.m. kiwanisclubofsaline.com

Knights of Columbus Saline Council #6674

Scott Hooker, (734) 358-0294

Catholic charity organization. Meets 1st Wed. 8 p.m. (preceded by 7 p.m. Mass), St. Andrew Catholic Church, 910 Austin. Dues: $32. standrewsaline.org/knights-of-columbus

Lions Club

P.O. Box 412, Saline 48176

During Covid-19: Activities on hold. Helps people with sight-related issues and supports Saline Social Services. Offers annual scholarships for Saline high school graduating seniors entering a health-related field. Dues $70. Meets 1st & 3rd Thurs. 6:30 p.m., Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack, 104 E. Michigan. salinelions@gmail.com, e-clubhouse.org/sites/saline/index.php

Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 311

(517) 423-6601

During Covid-19: Masks required and follows other Covid protocols. A community-service charitable organization that additionally supports scholarships for college education to all. In-person meetings resume in April. Meets Sept.-June on 1st Mon., 7:30 p.m. salineoes311@gmail.com, facebook.com/SalineOES311

Parents Who Care/Helping Children and Schools Succeed

Lisa Rentschler, (734) 476-6073

Support group for parents of children with special needs. Presentations, seminars, workshops. Coffees/teas and dinners. No dues. Call or email for meeting dates and times. rentschlercm@comcast.net

Rotary Club

P.O. Box 121, Saline 48176
Jill Durnen (club administrator), (734) 429-5491

During Covid-19: Meetings on Zoom. Service club helps with the Saline Community Fair, raises money to take local children Christmas shopping, provides scholarships for Saline High School seniors, and more. Dues $160 (does not include $13 lunch at meetings). Meets Thurs. noon, Brecon Village, 200 Brecon. salinerotary.org

Saline American Legion

320 W. Michigan [map]
(734) 429-7310

During Covid-19: Events held on the patio. Raises money for scholarships for Saline High School students, cooks for senior groups, and more. Meets last Thurs. 7 p.m. Women's auxiliary meets 4th Tues. 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meet 2nd Tues. 6 p.m. salineamericanlegion@gmail.com, salinelegion.org

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce

101 S. Ann Arbor #301 [map]
(734) 429-4494

Business & community events throughout the year. Weekly member and community updates for the Saline area, including the surrounding townships. Follow on social media for updates or check website. office@salinechamber.org, salinechamber.org

Saline Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 302, Saline, 48176
(734) 944-0442

During Covid-19: Museums are closed. Meeting via Zoom. Operates the Saline Depot Museum and the Rentschler Farm Museum. Meetings open to members and friends. salinehistory@frontier.com, facebook.com/SalineHistory

Saline Area Senior Center

7190 N. Maple [map]
(734) 429-9274

During Covid-19: Center is closed. See website for online classes, events. Numerous fitness & health classes and educational programs including art, computer, drumming, painting, pickleball, tennis, ping pong, & volleyball as well as daily card games, billiards, crafts, parties, & Fri. bingo. Day trips, flu shots, health fair. Classes for county residents age 65 & over in yoga, fitness, and tai chi offered by Washtenaw Community College. Organizes local Meals on Wheels deliveries for homebound adults Mon.-Fri. Member rates scaled with age, see website for details. kenyonm@salineschools.org, salineseniors.org

Saline Cars and Coffee

7025 E. Michigan Ave. (Brewed Awakenings) [map]

Admire other people's classic cars, hot rods, and exotics, or show off your own. Sat. 7:30-10:30 a.m., "year around rain or shine." facebook.com/salinecarsandcoffee/

Saline Carvers

Peggy (734) 548-0194

During Covid-19: meetings suspended. A warm, welcoming wood-carving group. Dues: $5. plubahn@aol.com, salinecarversblog.wordpress.com

Saline Community Garden

Woodland Dr. E. (between Woodland Meadows Elementary & Weber-Blaess School)
(734) 401-4025, Joseph Freeman

During Covid-19: Holding Zoom meetings. A gathering place to grow fruits & vegetables. Call for info.

Saline Main Street

109 W. Michigan Ave [map]
(734) 717-7406

Serves as a local organizer for small business, entertainment, shopping, dining, innovation, and the arts. salinemainstreet.org

Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club

Elizabeth Bairactaris (734) 429-1107, Kit Gunn (734) 994-7455

During Covid-19: Zoom meetings. Programs about gardening and related topics. Community garden maintenance, member workshops, garden walks, summer field trips, roadside clean-ups. Dues $20. Meets at 6:45 p.m. 2nd Mon. Sept.-May. stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com, salinegardenclub.com

Saline-Brecon Friendship Guild

P.O. Box 182, Saline 48176
Jim Roth, (734) 429-4063

A social club that hosts guests from Brecon, Saline's sister city in Wales, and raises funds for Brecon's official visit every 5 years. No dues. salinebrecon.org

Saline-Lindenberg Sister Cities

100 N. Harris [map]
Linda TerHaar, (734) 395-9328

Group of residents interested in the area's German heritage. Hosts guests from Saline's sister city, Lindenberg, Germany, and raises funds for Lindenberg's official visit every 5 years. Supports high school student exchanges through German American Partnership Program (GAPP). Traditional German Stammtisch gathering every 3rd Tues. 7 p.m. at Brecon Grille, 101 W. Michigan. Participates in the downtown Saline Oktoberfest. Dues $25, lifetime membership $250. Newcomers welcome. saline.lindenberg@gmail.com, salinesistercity.org

WISE (Women in Study and Encouragement)

(734) 429-4730

During Covid-19: Meetings canceled. Ecumenical group of women studying the Bible and Christian literature. First United Methodist Church of Saline, 1200 N. Ann Arbor. office@fumc-saline.org, fumc-saline.org

Washtenaw Wanderers

Rob Weaver: (616) 745-9627

Walking club affiliated with the American Volkssport Association. All are welcome to walk with us for fun, fitness and friendship. facebook.com/washtenawwanderers or AVA.org

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