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Groups and Clubs

Chelsea · Dexter · Saline

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

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

Friends of the Saline District Library

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

Raises money to support and promote library programs. Operates the Corner Book Shop in the library. Check website for Book Shop schedule. Board meeting 1st Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Volunteers welcome. cornerbookshoponline@gmail.com, salinelibrary.org/about/friends

Kiwanis Club

3702 Hedgerow [map]
(734) 272-0275

Supports local charity and service events. Offers scholarships to 3 high school seniors each year. Dues $98. Meets twice each month on 1st & 3rd Mon. 6 p.m. at the Saline American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan. kiwanisclubofsaline.com

Knights of Columbus Saline Council #6674

Dave Ringe, (734) 845-7570

Catholic charity organization. Meets 1st Wed. 7:30 p.m. (preceded by 7 p.m. Mass), St. Andrew Catholic Church, 910 Austin. Dues: $40. gk6674@mikofc.org, standrewsaline.org/knights-of-columbus

Lions Club

P.O. Box 412, Saline 48176

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

A community-service charitable organization that additionally supports scholarships for college education to all. Meets monthly (except July & Aug.) 1st Mon. 7:30 p.m. salineoes311@gmail.com, facebook.com/SalineOES311

Rotary Club

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

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 $200, not including $13 lunch at meetings. Meets in person or Zoom on Thurs. noon., Saline Main St., 109 W. Michigan. See website or call for information. salinerotary.org

Saline American Legion

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

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, facebook.com/SalineAmericanLegion/

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce

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

Business and 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

Operates the Saline Depot Museum and the Rentschler Farm Museum. Meetings open to members and friends. salinehistory2@gmail.com, www.salinehistory.org

Saline Area Senior Center

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

Numerousfitness classes and lifelong learning programs including Drums Alive, Balance Strong, watercolors, acrylics, yoga, pickleball, ping pong, ukulele and recorder, as well as card games, billiards, crafts, special events, & bingo. Fitness room membership available. Day trips, October flu shots and health fair. Organizes local Meals on Wheels deliveries for homebound adults Mon.-Fri. Member rates scaled with age and residency. See website for details and newsletter. kenyonm@salineschools.org, salineseniors.org

Saline Cars and Coffee

7025 E. Michigan (Brewed Awakenings) [map]

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

Saline Carvers

Peggy (734) 548-0194

A warm, welcoming wood-carving group. Meets Wed. 5 p.m., Saline Senior Center. Dues $5. plubahn@aol.com, salinecarversblog.wordpress.com

Saline Community Garden

Woodland Dr. E. (between Woodland Meadows Elementary & Weber-Blaess School)
(734) 401-4020

A gathering place to grow fruits & vegetables. Email to receive an April garden application. salinecommunityeducation@gmail.com, salineschools.org

Saline Main Street

109 W. Michigan [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

Programs about gardening and related topics. Community garden maintenance, member workshops, garden walks, summer field trips, roadside clean-ups. Annual plant sale in May. See website for dates. 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. Meets quarterly. 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. Participates in the downtown Saline Oktoberfest. Dues $25, lifetime membership $250. Newcomers welcome. saline.lindenberg@gmail.com, sites.google.com/site/salinelindenberg2/saline-sister-cities/home

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