Holiday Briefs




See Santa at the Children’s Museum

FLINT — Children can visit with Santa Claus at the Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Dec. 16. Details: Call 810-767-5437 or visit www.flintchildrensmuseum.org. — N.B.

Christmas Eve services

GRAND BLANC — First United Congregational Church of Christ announces its Christmas Eve services and events.

On Dec. 24, the church will hold its Family Festival of Carols at 7 p.m. The family-oriented service will include a variety of music as they retell the story of the birth of Jesus. This event is especially for children. At 11 p.m. Dec. 24, the church will hold its Traditional Candlelight Festival.

The final event for the church is its Living Nativity. For more than 20 years, First Congregational has told the story of Christmas through the Living Nativity. People are encouraged to drive or stop by the manger scene from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 22, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 23 and 7-11 p.m. Dec. 24.

Details on any event: Call the church office at 810-695-0550. — N.B.

Salvation Army Christmas Program is Dec. 19

FLINT —The Salvation Army announces its Christmas Program 6-7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Flint Citadel Corps, 211 W. Kearsley St. Details: Call 810-232-2199 or visit www.flintcitadel. org. — N.B.

MCC participating with holiday food campaign

FLINT — Mott Community College is partnering with Baker College of Flint, Kettering University and the University of Michigan-Flint in the annual launch of the College Town Holiday Food Drive. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

The four institutions are engaging in a friendly competition again this year to see which school can donate the most money and items to the food bank. This is the fourth year that MCC has participated in the Holiday Food Drive competition. The last day to donate items for the Holiday Food Drive at MCC is Dec. 17.

The Public Safety Department at Mott Community College is coordinating MCC’s effort again this year.

MCC raised more than 21,000 pounds of food last year — a great contribution — but the winner of last year’s competition, Baker College of Flint, raised more than 24,000 pounds. The school raising the most food and funding will receive a traveling trophy that will be handed off to next year’s winner.

Collection boxes for donations are located on the MCC main campus, 1401 E. Court St. and at other MCC sites as well. Donation boxes can be found at the following locations: in the Prahl College Center; in the Curtice- Mott Complex near Room CM-1121; the Regional Technology Center and the MCC Department of Public Safety Main Office at Presidential Court and Gorman Drive on the MCC Flint campus; at the MCC Lapeer Extension Center, 550 Lake Drive in Lapeer; MCC Northern Tier Center, 4082 W. Vienna Rd. in Clio; MCC Southern Lakes Branch Center, 2100 W. Thompson Rd. in Fenton; and the MCC Workforce Education Center at the Wagner Building, 709 N. Saginaw St. in Flint. A secured collection box for monetary donations is located in the Department of Public Safety office.

In addition, MCC Public Safety officers will be visiting various departments on campus to collect donations Dec. 16 and 17. Details: Call 810-762-0222. — N.B.

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