Madge and Gert’s Festive Friday

FLINT TWP. — Madge and Gert’s Festive Friday returns from 3-8 p.m. Nov. 12 at UAW Local 659, 4549 Van Slyke Rd.

The free event features approximately 30 vendors including Madge and Gert Soy Candles, Tastefully Simple, Miche Bags, Hilltop Soaps, Shaklee, Alma Hill Breads, Silpada, Tupperware, Hot Mama’s Salsa, Ladybug Bow-tique, MAM Designs and Switch Bakery. In addition to shopping, attendees can visit the Silly Picture Corner and the first 100 attendees receive a free gift. Special coupons will be available for the night.

Vendors are still needed. Details: Contact Heidi at 248-240-2918. — N.B.

Halloween Costume Bazaar

FLINT TWP. — Flint Community Players announces its annual “Halloween Costume Bazaar”. Now through Oct. 31, FCP will be open to rent costumes everyday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The cost of rental is $35 with a refundable $50 deposit for each complete outfit. Stop by the shop at 2462 S. Ballenger Hwy. — just south of Miller Rd. behind K-Mart. — N.B.

Comedy Troupe performs at Churchill’s

FLINT — The Stephen James Comedy Troupe performs in the entertainment room at Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St., Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door. Details:

810-618-7517 or e-mail stephenjamescomedy@ — G.G.

Send VG’s receipts to Humane Society

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County, 3325 S. Dort Hwy., is collecting VG’s receipts to help feed and house its shelter pets.

Community members can clip off the bottom part of the receipt that says “Community Share Points” and send them to: ATTN: Terry Rozyla, The Humane Society of Genesee County, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., PO Box 190138, Burton, MI 48519- 0138. — N.B.

Sweet display at the Sloan Museum

FLINT — “The Sweet Side” is a display at the Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., about the history of candy shops, bakeries and “sweet” shops in Flint. Even adults feel like kids in a candy shop, so the exhibit is for all ages.

The exhibit is now through Nov. 6 and the cost is $6 adults, $5 seniors and $4 children (3-11). Details: Call 810-237-3450. — G.G.

Volunteer opportunities

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Parks is looking for large and small groups of people who are used to working together. Whether it’s volunteering at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad during Day Out With Thomas, creating gift bags for an upcoming event at the Parks Administration Office or working on the flowerbeds at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities at Genesee County Parks.

If your company or organization has a volunteer hour requirement, there is no other place as fun as the Genesee County Parks to log your hours. Volunteers truly are the heart of Genesee County Parks.

Businesses and organizations who wish to volunteer at a Genesee County Parks, please contact Cindy Kimber, Volunteer Coordinator (, at 810-736- 7100, ext. 855. — G.G.

McLaren offering heart health, cholesterol and blood pressure help

FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is now offering “Heart Health-Controlling Your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure.” Have you been told that your cholesterol or blood pressure is high? Do you have a family history of heart disease? Do you want to learn how to prevent heart disease and be healthier? If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions this class can help. Meal planning tips and recipes will be provided.

This class is being offered, from 10 a.m. to Noon, on the following Fridays: Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 at the McLaren Diabetes Education Program Dept., located at 3200 Beecher Rd in the Beech Hill Center building. The class fee is $30 and registration is required.

To register for one of the upcoming classes, or for questions, please contact McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program at 810-342-4110. — G.G.

Myeloma support group to meet

FLINT — The Mid Michigan Myeloma Support Group will meets the third Thursday of every month. The next meeting will take place Oct. 21 at the Great Lakes Cancer Center, 4100 Beecher Road, Flint, 6:30 p.m.

The group is for anyone affected by multiple myeloma, their family and friends and is open to all. Details: Call 810-732-4738 or e-mail — G.G.

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