TUESDAY, JAN. 14 An Actor’s Showcase, Davison High School Drama, Thespian Society, and Davison’s own Actors’ Workshops will be doing a caberet night, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., complete with singing, dancing, and short monologues and skits to raise awareness of our community’s Fine Arts, to promote community involvment and support with our productions, and to fund our present and future endeavors. Details: Call 810-882-7988. The workshop will take place at Davison High School Auditorium, 1250 N. Oak Rd, Davison. Cost: $3/person
SATURDAY, JAN. 14 The Wizard of Oz at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost is $23 – $59. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333.
CARDS AND GAMES
EVERY 3RD FRIDAY Euchre tournament hosted by the Swartz Creek Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 4413 Morrish Rd., Swartz Creek. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-635-3684. Pond Hockey Tournament, The Davison Optimist Club has teamed up with Bubba O’Malley in Burton to present the 2011 Pond Hockey Tournament on Dec. 28-30. Four-on-four round robin, no contact, no goalie, multiple sheets of ice, divisions by age and skill, ladies teams welcome, a beer tent with a DJ. Registration forms are available at Bubba’s. There will be six person teams, $250 per team includes hockey jerseys.
Kid’s Crafts for school-age children at Montrose Jennings Library, 241 Feher Dr., Montrose from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Details: 810-639-6388.
Storytime at Montrose Jennings Library, 241 Feher Dr., Montrose from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Details: 810- 639-6388.
TUESDAYS Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Revolution, Teen Word of Life Clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and senior high school students are welcome. Details/registration: 810-694-9136.
WEDNESDAYS Word of Life clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc. Club is from 6-7:30 p.m. Adult Bible study is available at the same time. Details/registration: 810-694-9136 or 810-694-7888.
MON., TUES., THURS. Lunch and programs at noon at Temple Beth El, G- 5150 Calkins Rd., Flint, hosted by Jewish Community Services and funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage. Cafe Shalom Namaste features Kosher and Asian Indian Food, along with educational and entertainment programs open to those of any faith or ethnicity. Details: 810-767- 5922.
TUESDAYS Twilight Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Flushing. Entertainment and themes vary. Businesses will be open late. Details: 810-659- 4141.
THURSDAYS Harmony Gateway Chorus rehearsals from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Davison Assembly of God Church, 1234 S. Gale Rd., Davison. Details: 810-664-3552, 810-496-0516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAILY Lasers of Oz at Longway Planetarium, at the Longway Planetarium, 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Dec. 26 – 30, daily at 12:30p.m. Follow the yellow brick road to Michigan’s largest planetarium dome and enjoy amazing laser lights set to the music of The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy a family show with laser lights moving to the The Wizard of Oz sound track, with lots of animation of Dorothy and company. Dance along with laser animation as “We Welcome You to Muchkinland” and then “We’re Off to See the Wizard” in the “Merry Old Land of Oz”. For a complete list of songs, visit SloanLongway.org. Suitable for all ages. Robots: the Interactive Exhibition at Sloan Museum through Jan 8. Final Weeks of this exhibit! Discover the nuts and bolts of robots. The amazing characters from 20th Century Fox movie
Robots will introduce visitors to the wonderful, real world of robots.
FOOD FOR A CAUSE
THIRD SATURDAYS Country Breakfast hosted by the Davison DeMolay at the Davison Masonic Center, 9108 Davison Rd., Davison, from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 years and younger. Details: 810-653-3831.
SECOND SUNDAYS Breakfast buffet hosted by the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 8, G-4323 W. Carpenter Rd., Flint, from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $7 for seniors, $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Details: 810-732-7010.
SECOND MONDAYS Coupon Club at Buton Memorial Library, G-4012 E. Atherton Rd., Burton, at 3 p.m. Details: 810-742- 0674.
TUESDAYS Writers Group at 4 p.m. at the Fenton Winegarden Library, 200 E. Caroline St., Fenton. Details: 810- 629-7612. Quilting Group at 6 p.m. at Montrose Jennings Memorial Library, 241 Feher Dr., Montrose. Details: 810-639-6388.
SECOND TUESDAYS Fiction Book Club at the Fenton Winegarden Library, 200 E. Caroline St., Fenton, at noon. Details: 810-629-7612.
SECOND WEDNESDAYS Book Discussion Group at 6 p.m. at Davison Area Library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison. Details/Book titles: 810-653-2022.
THURSDAYS Adult Craft at 3 p.m. at Montrose Jennings Memorial Library, 241 Feher Dr., Montrose. Details: 810-639- 6388.
THIRD THURSDAYS Poetry Group at 6:30 p.m. at the Fenton Winegarden Library, 200 E. Caroline St., Fenton. Details: 810- 629-7612. Teen Book Club at 3 p.m. at Montrose Jennings Memorial Library, 241 Feher Dr., Montrose. For ages 11-17. Details: 810-639-6388.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
EVERY TUESDAY Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday at Growth and Opportunity, 525 S. Court St., Lapeer, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dues are $5 per month. Details: Vickie, 810-397-6589.
MARKETS AND EXPOS
SUNDAYS Grand Blanc City Farmers Market on Grand Boulevard from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Details: www.cityofgrandblanc.com or 810-694-1118.
MONDAYS Greater Davison Area Toastmasters meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 8192 Davison Rd., Davison. Details: 810-610-6102. Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines chorus is looking for female singers for membership openings. Rehearsals are at Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison, from 7-10 p.m. Details: 810- 742-0977 or www.songofthelakes. webs.com.
SECOND MONDAYS Coupon Club at Burton Memorial Library, G-4012 E. Atherton Rd., Burton, from 3-4 p.m. Bring coupons and online deals to share and trade. Details: 810- 742-0674.
FIRST TUESDAYS Genesee Area Bead Society meetings at the First Baptist Church of Swartz Creek from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meetings include speakers, demonstrtions, potlucks and more. Membership is $10 per year and includes 3 make and takes and more. Details: Linda Wernette, 810-230-8580, 810-964-1926 or email@example.com. GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club meeting, 1 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Swartz Creek. Details: 810-635-3569.
TUESDAYS The Grand Blanc Toastmasters Club meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Genesys Medical Center, 1 Genesys Parkway in Grand Blanc. Guests and new members always welcome. Details: Dan Ware, president, at speaker_ firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-705- 0407, Vice President of Membership Craig Kelley at email@example.com or 810-606-4583 or www.grandblanc. freetoasthost.net. Time Bank Public Forum at the Grand Blanc Senior Community Center, 12632 Pagels Dr., Grand Blanc at 6:30 p.m. Details: 810-695-0517, Tom. Toohey@live.com or www.GrumlawMichigan.org.
Grand Blanc Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. at Sophia’s Kitchen Restaurant, 11395 Saginaw St., Grand Blanc. Open to the public. Details: Bob at 810-695-0409.
HealthPlus Toastmasters, meets at 7:30 a.m., at HealthPlus of Flint, G-2050 S. Linden Rd., Flint. Toastmasters is an effective, inexpensive, educational way to improve communication, organizational and leadership skills. Details: www.geneseetoastmasters.org or: Dorothy Mason at 810-394-8889.
THURSDAYS Davison Optimists breakfast meeting from 6:30-7 a.m. at the Apollo Family Restaurant, 715 S. State Rd., Davison. Guests and new members welcome.
SECOND THURSDAYS Inventors Council of Mid Michigan meeting from 7- 9 p.m. at Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 Center Rd., Burton. Cost is $5 for non-members. Details: www.inventorscouncil.org, 810-397-5200 or 810- 621-3468. Bead Guild meeting at the North Branch Library, 6- 7:30 p.m. Free lessons, kits for sale. All beading levels welcome. Details: 248-321-8420.
LAST THURSDAYS GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club meeting, 7 p.m., at the Swartz Creek Senior Center. Details: 810-635-3569.
TUESDAYS Russell Wayne Project, acoustic music, at Legends, 3235 Thompson Rd., Fenton, from 6-10 p.m. Jam night with Jones’n, a mixture of all kinds of music, at 9 p.m. at the Roadhouse, 3336 W. Pasadena Ave., Flint. Open Jam, every Tuesday night at The Outer Limits, 8095 N. State Rd., Davison.
WEDNESDAYS Hump-day jam with Jones’n, a blues, rock and soul band, at Little Cliff’s Corner, 5520 W. Coldwater Rd., Flint, from 8 p.m.-midnight.
THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS Dance party and karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Side Tracks Bar & Grill, 266 Lake Nepessing Rd., Elba Twp. DJ Tory Capman will be performing. Details: 810-660-7733.
SUNDAYS Open jam session for musicians from 7-11 p.m., at Side Tracks Bar & Grill, 266 Lake Nepessing Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-660-7733. Senior Karaoke, every Sunday night 6-9 p.m. at The Outer Limits, 8095 N. State Rd., Davison.
MONDAYS Beginner line dancing at 9 a.m.; pool and advance line dancing at 10 a.m.; GCCARD lunch program (reservations required) at noon; and shuffleboard at 1 p.m. at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center, 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint. Details: www.eastsideseniorcenter.com or 810-250-5000. Senior Activities at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. Body rebuilding and billiards at 9 a.m.; video exercise and wood carving at 10 a.m.; daily lunch program at noon (reservations required); euchre at 12:45; polymer clay class at 1 p.m.; free blood pressure readings, 2 p.m.; bridge/canasta, 3 p.m.; poker, 5 p.m.; Sweet Adelines practice, public welcome, 7 p.m. Details: 810-658-1566.
TUESDAYS Armchair exercise and pool at 10 a.m.; GCCARD lunch program at noon; and bingo at 1 p.m. at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center, 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint. Details: www.eastsideseniorcenter.com or 810-250-5000. Senior Activities at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. Billiards, decorative painting and Davison alumni meeting at 9 a.m.; clogging at 10:30 a.m.; duplicate bridge and daily lunch program at noon; bell choir, shuffleboard, 1 p.m.; beginners line dancing, 5:15 p.m.; beginner and intermediate line dancing at 6 p.m. Details: 810- 658-1566
WEDNESDAYS Pinochle at 9:30 a.m.; armchair exercise at 10 a.m.; GCCARD lunch program at noon; meeting and presentation at 12:45 p.m.; bingo at 1 p.m.; clogging at 3 p.m.; and euchre at 6 p.m. at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center, 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint. Details: www.eastsideseniorcenter.com or 810-250-5000. Senior Activities at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. Billiards and basket weaving, 9 a.m.; painting class and video exercise, 10 a.m.; daily lunch program (reservations required), noon; bowling at Rollaway Lanes and cribbage, 12:30 p.m.; single deck pinochle 1 p.m.; basket weaving class, 6 p.m.; poker, 6:30 p.m. Details: 810-658- 1566.
THURSDAYS Beginning line dancing at 9 a.m.; advanced line dancing and pool at 10 a.m.; blood pressure clinic
at 10:30 a.m.; GCCARD lunch program at noon; bridge at 12:30 p.m.; euchre and Wii bowling at 1 p.m. at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center, 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint. Details: www.eastsideseniorcenter.com or 810-250-5000. Senior Activities at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. Billiards, beginner line dancing and decorative painting at 9 a.m.; advanced line dancing at 9:30 a.m.; daily lunch program (reservations required) at noon; euchre at 12:45; shuffleboard at 1 p.m.; writing your life stories program at 2 p.m.; yoga class at 3 p.m.; mah jong at 6 p.m.; fun clogging at 7 p.m. Details: 810-658-1566.
FRIDAYS Biggest loser support group at 9:15 a.m.; armchair exercise and pool at 10 a.m.; GCCARD lunch program at noon; bid euchre at 1 p.m.; and evening dance at 6 p.m. (cost is $5) at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center, 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint. Details: www.eastsideseniorcenter.com or 810- 250-5000. Senior Activities at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. Billiards and body rebuilding at 9 a.m.; video exercise at 10 a.m.; chess club at 11:30 a.m.; daily lunch program (reservations required) at noon; bowling at Rollaway Lanes, 12:30 p.m.; double deck pinochle and My Time full body massages (appointment needed), 1 p.m.; qi gong, 2 p.m.; euchre, 6 p.m. Details: 810-658- 1566.
SUNDAYS Double deck pinochle at 1 p.m. at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center, 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint. Details: www.eastsideseniorcenter.com or 810-250-5000.
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Senior Dance Night at Dom Polski Hall, 3415 N. Linden Rd., Flint. Admission is $6 and includes snacks and refreshments.
THIRD SATURDAYS MidMichigan Christian Singles meeting at Glad Tidings Tabernacle, 4475 S. Linden Rd., Flint Township. All faiths welcome. Details: Kathy Brackenridge, 810-743-2165.
FIRST TUESDAYS Singles Social and travel club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tietz Restaurant in Imlay City. Details: 810-724- 7857.
SECOND FRIDAYS Dare-to-Dream Again Christian Singles Dance from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center St., Lapeer. Admission is $8, food and snacks provided. Details: 810-656-8634 or 810-356-1745.
AL-ANON/Alateen Family Group meetings, call for dates & times, Details: 810-234-1460 or www.alanon. alateen.org. Serenity addiction class for anyone with an addiction problem hosted by Pieces in a Basket women’s ministry from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2254 E. Ohmer Rd. Details: www.piecesinabasket. synthasite.com or 989-843-0133.
TUESDAYS Free Indeed 12 step recovery group at 7 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle, 1225 S. Center Rd., Burton. Details: 810-743-0001.
TUESDAYS Bowling for widowed men and women at noon on Tuesdays, followed by an optional late lunch at Collier Bowling Alley, 879 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford. Cost is $2 per game plus shoe rental. Details: Carol, 248-628-5437 or Janet, 248-877-6692.
FIRST TUESDAYS Caring Together support group, 3-4 p.m., at Devonshire Retirement Village, 155 Devonshire Dr., Lapeer. Details: 810-245-7689.
FRIDAYS Celebrate Recovery program with dinner at 6 p.m. and group at 7 p.m. at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd., Flint. Details: 810- 235-5671. Celebrate recovery from life’ s hurts, habits and hang-ups support group at Central Church of the Nazarene. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by music, group and fellowship. Childcare up to age 12 available from 6:45-10 p.m. Details: www.centralnazarene.org or 810-235-5671.
SATURDAYS Al-Anon meeting, 10:30 a.m., at St. Bartholomew Church, 9252 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. Teens over age 13 are welcome. Meetings focus on growing up with the effects of alcoholism. Celebrate recovery from hurts, habits and hangups at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 2222 S. Belsay Rd. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by music, group and fellowship at 7 p.m. Childcare is available from 7-9 p.m. Details: 80-715-2600.
THIRD TUESDAYS Autism/Aspergers Meetings for families with children
living with Autism/Aspergers at Autism Support Group of Genesee County, 5284 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc from 6:30-8 p.m. Details: 810- 655-5752 or 810-694-2224.
FIRST, THIRD THURSDAYS Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Grand Blanc. Details: Angela, 810-347-4706.
SECOND THURSDAYS Cards and games at St. Kieran’s Parish on Mound Road in Shelby Township, hosted by Widowed Friends, a peer group for widowed men and women, from 6-9 p.m. Details: Paul, 248-656-9450 or Pat, 586-731-1831.
SECOND FRIDAYS Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets from 10 a.m.-noon at the Davison Senior Center.
FIRST SATURDAYS Autism/Asperger’s support group, Inspiring Hearts for Autism at 10:30 a.m. Details: Jennifer Schenkel, 810-656-6139 or www.hearts4autism.org. Fibromyalgia support group at the First Metaphysical Church of Davison, 8267 E. Atherton Rd., Davison, at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Details: www.spirituality. meetup.com/ 432, Connie at 248- 627-2841 or 810-653-3291
Avalon hospice needs some friendly folunteers to visit with hospice pationets, hold their hand, listne to stories, watch movies and assist with a meal or light housekeeping. Training classes are Tuesday evenings Sept. 21-Oct. 12. Details: Candy, 810- 733-7250 or 800-664-6334. Genesee County Parks is looking for donations of new or gently used egg cartons, plant pots, fishing equipment, buttons, scrap fabrics, paper towel and toilet paper rolls, sunglasses, hats, wool sweaters and scarves. Details: Teneisha Calhoun, Marketing Assistant, at 810.249.3827 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers needed for a few hours once a week to help at Avalon Hospice, 2360 Stone Bridge Dr., Flint, to watch movies, play games or just to talk. Details: Candy, 810-733-7250 or www.odsyhealth.com. The Senior Companion Program needs seniors to volunteer 20 or more hours a week to help adults ages 21 and up with an identified special needs. Seniors may help with light shopping, bills, preparing and sharing meals, rides to the doctor or just talking. Details: 810-257-3769 or email@example.com. The Great Lakes Bio-regional Land Conservancy is looking for members. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per family. Details: www.glblc.org.
THIRD TUESDAYS Alzheimer’s Blanket Project meets in the conference room of financial Advisor Brian Hurst, 3056 Davison Rd, Ste. 3 in Lapeer. Details: Lorraine Suva, 810-688-4283
FIRST SATURDAYS Alzheimer’s Blanket Project meets in the conference room of financial advisor Brian Hurst, 3056 Davison Rd, Ste. 3 in Lapeer every third Tuesday. Details: Lorraine Suva, 810-688-4283. Volunteers needed for the North Branch museum to work Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Details/sign-up: 810-688-3481. Growth and Opportunity is accepting donations of gently used items for its continuous indoor sale. G&O is a non-profit organization that works with developmentally disabled adults. Drop off donations Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the building, 525 S. Court St. Details: Karen, 810-664-8504 ext. 309 or www. go- inc.org. Start a 4-H club! Adult volunteers are needed to work with 4-H youth in clubs covering any area of interest. Training and support provided. Details: 810-667-0343. Paradise Animal Rescue is looking for donations, wet dog/cat food, scoopable cat litter, catnip mousse, cat nail trimmers, paper towels, manila file folders. Call 810-793-5683. Loving Hands clinic needs volunteers to help with the clinic’s patients. Currently, they need doctors, nurses and dentists and dental hygienists to volunteer a few hours a month. Details: Cathy Johnson, 810-667-8933. The Senior Companion Program needs seniors to volunteer 20 or more hours a week to help adults ages 21 and up with an identified special need. Seniors may help with light shopping, bills, preparing and sharing meals, rides to the doctor or just talking. Details: 810-257-3769 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop off recyclables at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 W. Flint St. Items accepted include newspapers, magazines, catalogues, office and school papers. Please no plastic or cardboard, no cereal or soda cartons, no tissue products, phone books or glass. Money the youth group receives for the project will finance their trip to the National LCMS Youth Gathering in July. Gatheringgg