Community Briefs

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.

Pumpkins in the Pines

GRAND BLANC — Looking for a fun time this fall season? Head to Trim Pines Farm, 4357 E. Baldwin Rd., for Pumpkins in the Pines.

Running now through Oct. 31, Pumpkins in the Pines gives families the chance to have an adventure in the pumpkin patch, along with a hayride in the field. Attendees can also select their own pumpkins for carving and decorating. Trim Pines Farm has planted a large variety of different colors and sizes of pumpkins — pumpkins for everyone in the family to choose from. Other activities include the petting zoo, concession stand and a special activities area complete with a giant, inflatable slide, corn box and pumpkin launcher.

Admission is $2, which includes a hayride and entrance to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo and hay fort. Before or after the event or instead of hayride activities, attendees can visit a fresh, veggie stand featuring homegrown tomatoes, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and more.

Pumpkins in the Pines is open noon-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Watch for special Halloween activities either Oct. 30 or 31. Details: Visit or call 810- 694-9958. — 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.

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