Saline News

Emagine Theatre Grand Opening to Benefit Foundation for Saline Area Schools and Saline Area Social Services

Emagine Theatre Grand Opening to Benefit Foundation for Saline Area Schools and Saline Area Social Services

SALINE, MI – Emagine Theatre will host a Charity Preview and Grand Opening on Friday, March 17th starting at 6:00 p.m. at their new location in Saline. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Saline Area Schools and Saline Area Social Services.

The charity event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, gourmet strolling reception and cocktails. Live entertainment will be provided by the Saline Fiddlers and Rodney Page, Violinist and DJ. Movies will be staggered throughout the night, including Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island, The Shack and Logan.

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools is a non-profit organization that provides private funding to support academic projects, enrichment programs, and other activities aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the Saline school district. The Foundation rewards excellence and innovation through distribution of individual teaching grants and funds for district wide strategic goals.

Saline Area Social Services is a non-profit organization that strives to help struggling neighbors within the Saline Area School District by providing the extra aid, tools and resources to help improve their lives.

Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children (18 and under). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Celebrate Christmas at the Rentschler Farmhouse on Sat. 12/17

Saturday, Dec. 17 is the second of three days the Rentschler Farmhouse will welcome visitors for the Christmas event. Come between 11:00 – 3:00. The next day, Sunday, Dec. 18, we’ll be open 1:00-4:00. Admission by donation. Refreshments. Gift Shop. Crafters. Music. The Farmhouse had a good showing of visitors last Saturday. Stop by for a visit this weekend.  After 12/18, the Rentschler Farm will be closed until May.

Women in Business Social Hour, Dec. 8 @ 5-7pm

Join this great group of women for casual networking, sharing and support at the last Social Hour of the year.  As a special treat, we’ll be playing bocce ball on the third floor (no elevator) of Mangiamo Italian Grill – $5 cover and RSVP appreciated.  Check out the group’s Facebook page for more information or call 734-429-4494.  Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm

41st Annual Saline Christmas Parade

There’s no better way to celebrate the season that at the best parade in the area.  Come downtown on Saturday, December 3 at 5:30pm and see more than 1,600 participants, floats, bands, favorite sports teams, dancers, twirlers and so much more!  After the Parade, kids can Visit with Santa in the Merchants Square Building (131 E. Michigan Ave) and receive a special Santa Sack until 8:00pm.  Also, there is a free shuttle from the Busch’s shopping center to downtown from 4-8:00pm.

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Saline

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas and more!  On Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00pm, help us kick off the season at the annual lighting of the big Christmas tree on the KeyBank corner in Downtown Saline.  We’ll be drawing the winner of the Ride with Santa Contest and, to add to the excitement, we’ll also draw the final Grand Prize winner – $1000! – for the Pave It Forward Raffle.  Mayor Marl will also be on hand to officially celebrate the end of the Michigan Avenue construction project with a special ribbon cutting. Music and refreshments too!

Ride with Santa Coloring Contest

Children K-3 can enter to win a magical ride in the Saline Christmas Parade with Santa on Dec.3rd by submitting a coloring page to the Saline Chamber or Community Ed office.  Deadline for entries is Nov. 21, 2016.  Winner will be chosen at random (not skill based) at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm.  [COLORING PAGE]

James Sorgatz is October’s Pave It Forward Winner!

Many thanks to everyone who continues to support Saline’s downtown businesses during the Michigan Ave. construction project.  The end of construction drawing for $1,000 will include all tickets collected throughout the construction projects and will be held on November 29th at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Saline! Please redeem your receipts for tickets before 12:00 p.m. on November 29th at the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartman Insurance, or Saline Main Street!


The Pave It Forward campaign works like this: shoppers collect their receipts from participating businesses and redeem them for raffle tickets at one of three redemption centers –Hartman Insurance Company, Saline Main Street, and the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

For every $10 spent, shoppers will be given one ticket that will be entered into the drawing for the monthly drawings. Receipts must be redeemed for tickets by 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Drawings are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Leather Bucket Alley on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline.

Participating Saline businesses Include: Brecon Grille, Carrigan Café, Cobblestone Rose, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, Mangiamo Italian Grill, Maureen’s Designs, New Era Chiropractic, Perry’s Tuxedo, Pineapple House, Resale Boutique, Saline Automotive, Saline Optometry, Salt Springs Brewery, and Smoke BBQ.

See participating businesses and rules or call Riley Hollenbaugh, Saline Main Street Executive Director at 734-717-7406.

The Best of Carol Burnett Sketches, Nov 3-6

Presented with permission from Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Director: Tami Hindes
Producer: Debra Warila

Show dates and times:
Thursday, November 3 at 8 pm
Friday, November 4 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 5 at 3 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, November 6 at 3 pm

Doors Open: Doors open 30 minutes before the performance and guests are invited to sample local food and beverages while choosing their seats.

Venue: Fifth Corner, 211 Willis Rd, Saline, MI 48176. Venue is not handicap accessible.
Seating: General admission

Tickets: $20/person (includes food/beverage sampling prior to show)

Tickets available Online: Pay by PayPal.
At door: Cash or check only.
Additional Questions: Call 734-429-9434 or email

PLOT SYNOPSIS: Take yourself back to an earlier era of television, to the fun and frivolity of the good old days. A fond memory for many, The Carol Burnett Show, which ran from 1967 until 1978, was one of television’s most successful variety shows of all time. Key to its success were the wonderfully written comedy sketches featuring a whole host of characters, including some which parodied well-known movies or TV shows. Enjoy your favorite characters.


Ted Covey
Wendy Fritz
Sara Honsowetz
Nancy Klein
Kyle Newmeyer
Brian Trippel
Patti Ringe
Gilbert Warila
Joyce Williams