SA Soccer Camps are coming

GENESEE COUNTY — One of the most respected and experienced soccer training organizations in the United States, Midwest Soccer Academy, will be running their highly popular soccer training camps in Genesee County at the Genesee Fieldhouse and Linden High School.

The camps will be held at Genesee Fieldhouse, July 11-15 for players: U8-U18 $129 from 9 a.m.-noon and Linden High School, Aug. 1-5 for players: U6-U12 Boys and Girls — 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., U13-U18 Girls — 1-3:30 p.m. and U13-U18 Boys – 5:30-8 p.m. for $99.

Register for these camps at: and direct any questions to or call MSA corporate office at 810-714-5575. — G.G.

7th Annual Bikes and Bands still on for June 11

CLIO — Due to erroneous information, it was incorrectly reported that the 7th Annual 2011 Bikes and Bands Event was cancelled. This is not the case, according to organizer Ed Parks.

The one day event will be June 11 with a 30-mile motorcycle ride, pig roast and more than 10 bands playing and headliner. Guests can meet and greet the bands, there are biker games, vendors, bike show with awards, free camping, and much more in order to raise funds for the event’s cause — the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Center.

Doors open at noon at Circus Park, 4240 West Wilson Road, Clio on June 11. Charity Bike Ride registration begins at 4 p.m. at the Shiawassee Sports Center/Harley Davidson, 11901 North Beyer Road, Birch Run. Details: Call 989-624-4400. Ride leaves at 5 p.m. and ends at Circus Park, 4240 West Wilson Road, Clio.

Organizers hope everyone will take part of this worthy cause and make a difference in a child’s life.

Details: Visit or call 810-234-0553 or e-mail aileen. m. — G.G.

Adult and kid Zumba classes

GOODRICH — Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. adults and kids sixth grade and older can join Zumba classes at Victory World Outreach Church at 10291 Green Rd. in Goodrich for $4 per person or $10 per week.

Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. is ZumbAtomic for kids fifth grade and younger. It’s $3 per child. A nursery is provided for $1 per child.

Details: Call 810-241-3022. — G.G.

Printmaker Hurwitz at FIA

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) will present the graphic works of artist Sidney Hurwitz in the Ford Graphics Gallery through July 3.

Hurwitz focuses his printmaking images on industrial machinery and architecture. He finds American industry a great source of visual material, and by focusing on the geometric forms of bridges, factories and train stations, the compositions often take on abstract qualities.

The FIA is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday 12-5 p.m.; Thursday 12-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. There is no charge for admission to the permanent collection galleries and all Saturdays are Target Free.

Details: Visit or call 810- 234-1695. — G.G.

Dance party scheduled

GRAND BLANC — Dance each Tuesday evening at the Jewel of Grand Blanc, 5270 Perry Rd.

There is a dance party from 7-10 p.m. They play Swing, Latin and Ballroom. Food and drinks are available before and during the dances. Cover charge is $3. — G.G.

Old Newsboys to partner with Genesee County Fair

FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint are partnering with the Genesee County Fair to encourage family fun for a good cause. The Genesee County Fair, running Aug. 15–21, have made available their Genesee County Fun Fair Pass which provides admission to the fair all week and premium seating to all Grand Stand shows for $20, and all-week parking for $15 with a portion of every ticket sold through the Old Newsboys office to be donated back to the organization.

Tickets are available at the Old Newsboys Office at 6255 Taylor Dr., Flint — or by calling 810-744-1840.

Over the last 87 years the Old Newsboys organization has put presents under the tree for more than 765,000 children across Genesee County.

The program is funded entirely through the annual paper sale, donations and fundraisers like this one. — G.G.

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