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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Trapt with special guests Candlelight Red, Ballz Deluxe and Spiral Crush on April 13. Tickets are $20 in advance.

Toolology featuring Autumn Coma and Russell Wayne with special guests OVACiiR, Easy Vibe and Mama Sol & The N.U.T.S. perform on April 14. Admission is $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds gong to the Flint Farmers Market.

Soulfly with special guests Lody King, Incite and Blood of the Unicorn, perform April 19. Tickets are $18 in advance.

For tickets to all shows go to, Paradise Express in the Dort Mall (810-743-0330), High Octane in Fenton or at the club during business hours. Details: Call 715-2650. — G.G.

The Gospelmen to perform

FLINT — The Gospelmen will be in concert April 21, 6.30-8 p.m. at Lincoln Park Baptist Church, 742 Neubert Ave. The Lanes will open for The Gospelmen on This Night. A Love-Offering will be taken for The Gospelmen. Details: E-mail or call 810-743-2536. — G.G.

Benefit concert for Selesky

RICHFIELD TWP. — A benefit will be held April 15 at the Davison Eagles Club, 3270 N. State Rd., beginning at 1 p.m., for Ruby Selesky, who is battling breast cancer. Music, food and cash bar will be available.

The bands performing will include The Groove Council, The Knuckleheads, The Shovelbyrds and the Broken Arrow Blues Band. Donations can be mailed to Karen and Steve Selesky, 7136 E. Potter Road, Davison, MI 48423. Details: Call 231-242- 0843 or 810-252-3768. — G.G.

Whaley House open for tours

FLINT — The Whaley House, 624 E. Kearsley St., is open for tours Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Visit for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

Swing dancing at the Jewel

GRAND BLANC — There is swing and ballroom dancing at The Jewel in Grand Blanc every Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. — G.G.

Kiwanis to hold art festival

LAPEER — The Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis Club’s 2012 Art & History Festival will take place June 1- 3, on the Chatfield School and Mott Community College grounds located at the corner of DeMille Rd. and M-21 in Lapeer.

The event is expanding once again with more juried Art exhibitors, more Civil War re-enactor units and a replay of the hot air balloon event. To tap into the “Pure Michigan” theme, they have added juried Michigan-made food and cottage crafts as well as vintage cars and tractors.

They are in need of sponsors, and are still accepting vendors, re-enactors and exhibitors. Details: Visit or call 810- 614-1374.

All proceeds from this event go to help the children of Lapeer County. — G.G.

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