Acorn Cottage hosts Art Open House

GOODRICH — Acorn Cottage Art, 4895 Hegel Rd., announces an Open House 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9-10. The event features garden art, jewelr y, painted furniture, fair y art, nature art, holiday ar t, potter y, note cards and more from local artists. Details: Call 810-797-5271. — N.B.

Sister Circle Fall kickoff dinner

GRAND BLANC — Women seeking strength from God through a friend or a sister are invited to attend the Fall Kickoff Dinner of Sister Circle 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

Sister Circle is the fresh new women’s group at First Congregational Church, located on the corner of Belsay and Perr y Roads. The group offers friendship, support and spiritual growth. Details: Visit — N.B.

Harvest Festival at Le Fleur Decor

HADLEY — Le Fleur Decor, 3442 Hadley Rd., announces its Harvest Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25. The festival features artisans, farm fresh produce, car show, pumpkins, mums and fall decor.

Details: Call 810-797-4745 or visit — 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.

Wanted: VG’s receipts for the 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.

Flint Technical High School Class of 1950

BURTON — Sixty years of class reunion and celebration will take place Sept. 11. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. The place to be is Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 S. Center Rd. Burton. Please contact Jim Cokley at 810-249-4213 for further information. — G.G.

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. Push for blood donors is on

GENESEE COUNTY — Summertime is when blood donors are needed most, so that’s why Michigan Blood is giving donors one more reason to give blood. Michigan Blood’s Pure Michigan Summer sweepstakes invites donors to “Give and Get Away” to one of Michigan’s premier destinations. Anyone who tries to give blood through Sept. 12 can enter monthly and weekly prize drawings. Grand Prizes include weekend trip to Detroit for a Detroit Tigers game, getaways to the Grand Hotel and to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, and tickets for the Michigan/Michigan State football game on Oct. 9 in Ann Arbor. Weekly prizes include a variety of destinations, activities, and gift cards. See a complete list of prizes at — G.G.

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