Crowds get early start on Christmas shopping at Festive Friday

FLINT TWP. — Approximately 100 community members got a head start on their Christmas shopping during Madge and Gert’s Festive Friday event held Nov. 12 at UAW Local 659, 4549 Van Slyke Rd. Founded by Heidi Seman, a Grand Blanc resident and creator of Madge and Gert Soy Candles, the annual event featured approximately 30 vendors from Genesee County, and […]

Peaceful Parenting Series runs Dec. 7-8

FLINT — A Peaceful Parenting Series, presented by Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., runs 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7 and will be repeated 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8 at the company’s location, 6309 N. Saginaw St. The series, titled “Parenting Your Child’s Anger and Aggression,” touches on several discussion topics, including How to Teach Youth to Handle Disappointment; Why Our Youth are […]

Business Briefs

Ask The Lawyer seminar to address foreclosure issues FLINT — Need free legal advice about alternatives to foreclosure? Learn about these issues and other law topics at the Genesee County Bar Association’s “Ask The Lawyer” free community seminar on Nov. 18, at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., from 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP by calling the Genesee County Bar […]

Little Joe’s celebrates 75th anniversary

GRAND BLANC — In a time when a lot of businesses are struggling, Little Joe’s in Grand Blanc is honored to be celebrating their 75th Anniversary and have kicked off a week-long celebration to thank the customers that have kept them running for all these years. Little Joe’s was started back during the Great Depression by “Little Joe” Dewey when […]


SUNDAY, DEC. 12 A Christmas Ceilidh at the Flint Youth Theatre. The Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., Flint, is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details/tickets: 810-237-1530 or www.thefim. org.


MONDAYS Bingo at the Elba Lions Club. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular games start at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for snacks. Bingo at the Lapeer American Legion, 1701 W. Genesee St. EVERY 3RD THURSDAY Scrabble Club, 5-7:45 p.m. meets the third Thursday of each month at the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Bring your Scrabble board […]


TUESDAYS Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Revolution,Teen Word of Life Clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and senior high school students are welcome. Details/registration: 810-694-9136. WEDNESDAYS Awana Club from […]


MON., TUES., THURS. Lunch and programs at noon at Temple Beth El, G-5150 Calkins Rd., Flint, hosted by Jewish Community Services and funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage. Cafe Shalom Namaste features Kosher and Asian Indian Food, along with educational and entertainment programs open to those of any faith or ethnicity. Details: 810-767-5922. FIRST, THIRD SATURDAYS Free community gym […]


SECOND SUNDAYS Ed and Vickie’s Country Music Jamboree from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Forest Township Hall, 130 E. Main St., Otisville. Musicians bring your instruments and join in. Admission is $4. Details: 810- 793-6068.


WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Details:, Kim Rodden at 810- 280-0438 or or Phyllis Cook at 810- 715-3857. Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and […]