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 Bowtique, 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.

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 email

— G.G.

Meditation concert

— The community is invited to an Evensong Candlelight Meditation Concert 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at Life Enrichment Center, 2512 S. Dye Rd.

The concert, hailed as “a truly uplifting experience,” features Norma Gentile’s classically-trained voice assisted by chanting, a choir of Tibetan singing bowls and a Schruti Box, which is a devotional instrument in India. Attendees are invited to meditate and soothe their souls with the sounds of the concert, which is a time of sacredness and devoted to deep, inner healing.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. For more information, visit, or contact

Yvonne Sova at 810-820-8949 or yesova@comcast.

net.— N.B.

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.

Last chance for 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 MCC, WIE provide musical tribute

— A surprise tribute will be included in Friday’s “Amazing Grace: Wind Beneath Our Wings Tea” on the Flint campus of Mott Community College (MCC).

The SOLD OUT event recognition will kick off at 12:10 p.m. with a tribute to “a well known woman” in and around campus and Genesee County. The Women in Education (WIE) Committee said they believe this person epitomizes those honorees who have served as “the wind beneath their wings” of success.

The Foundation for MCC and WIE are hosting the noon tea at MCC’s Applewood Café as a special tribute to those individuals who provided strength and inspiration during times of struggle. Flint Police Sgt. Jowanne Carrigan will provide musical entertainment. A hat fashion show will be provided by Royal Touch.

The Tea will include a presentation on tea etiquette as well as provide the opportunity to reconnect with women throughout the community, she added.

The WIE Committee is comprised of women in the Genesee County area who recognize the need for non-academic areas of support for female students at MCC. Students, MCC faculty and staff, as well as members of the community meet monthly to ensure that students are provided the means to succeed in both the classroom and the boardroom.

All proceeds from Friday’s luncheon go to WIE. Details: Call 810-762-0435. — G.G.
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.

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