Snow and Santa arrive

Santa Claus arrived at Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township, Nov. 15, riding aboard a Flint Township Fire Department truck. He brought holiday cheer and a slight accumulation of snow. The event, held outside the mall, featured a display of real reindeer, Christmas carolers and the lighting of the mall’s Christmas tree.

Flint School of Performing Arts unveils new music therapy program

FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts is now offering music therapy sessions to address a wide scope of health-related needs that affect mid-Michigan residents. Last Monday, the FSPA held a community-wide open house at the Flint Institute of Music to introduce its new program and its newly hired music therapist, Breanne Bishop. “The mission of the Flint School […]

Nutcracker Ballet brings joy and memories to Flint

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Music invites the public to revel in the joy and magic of the Nutcracker ballet, a holiday classic and family favorite with professional dancer, Ingrid Silva. The annual production, presenting the combined talents of Flint School of Performing Arts, Collage Dance Collective and the Flint Symphony Orchestra, will take the stage at The Whiting […]

Flint Symphony Orchestra brings Christmas cheer with Holiday Pops

FLINT — Catch the holiday spirit with the Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Symphony Chorus and community singers, and hosts Angie Hendershot and Matt Franklin of ABC 12 as they come together to bring you festive favorites. Get your Student Rush Tickets! On the day of the performance purchase up to two tickets at $12 each. Must be purchased in […]

Cultural Center Holiday Walk returns Dec. 4

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts presents an evening of musical entertainment throughout the galleries on Dec. 4 with the Flint Cultural Center Holiday Walk. The celebration begins with the tree lighting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. in Durant Plaza, between Sloan Museum and The Whiting. The event will continue until 8 p.m. Enjoy this community event on the beautifully […]

YMCA Santa Run comes to downtown Flint

FLINT — Santa Claus is coming to town, and so are thousands of runners and walkers dressed in Santa suits. For the ninth straight year, participants in the YMCA Santa Run/ Walk will descend on downtown Flint, spreading Christmas cheer and helping to draw awareness to the YMCA and its services. The untimed 5k Fun Run race and one-mile walk […]

In brief

Cookie Walk BURTON — St. Nicholas Orthodox Church presents its cookie walk from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8, at 2143 S. Center Road. Ethnic cookies and many other baked goods are offered. Cookies are sold at $8 per pound. Hot beverages will be available. Details: 810-744-0070. — G.G. Flushing Township to apply for kayak launch FLUSHING — The Flushing Township […]

Pizza with Santa brings families together for a fun-tastic time

BURTON — The Pizza with Santa event gives families from Burton and the surrounding areas the unique opportunity for parent-child connection because parents normally stay near their children for it, according to Sue Warren, director of Parks and Recreation and director of human resources and labor relations for the city of Burton. Warren said Pizza with Santa also allows kids […]

World’s Greatest Office Party moves to a new location

FLINT —The 34th annual World’s Greatest Office Party presented by Bossman Construction is moving to a new location at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, from 7 p.m. to midnight. It will be very similar to previous years and will still have the VIP corporate suites and a general admission area. The World’s Greatest […]

Swartz Creek Chamber, Financial Plus gearing up for 15th annual Whatchamacallit benefit for Old Newsboys

FLINT — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce and Financial Plus Credit Union have teamed up again to help make Christmas a little merrier for some needy children. The 15th annual Whatchamacallit business networking breakfast will raise money for Old Newsboys of Flint. Whatchamacallit brings area business leaders together for food, fun, fellowship and the chance to win gift […]