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McLaren Flint to Host Bone Marrow Donor Drive

FLINT — A Be The Match registry will host a bone marrow donor drive in two sessions May 17 from 6-10 a.m. at the Hospitality House at McLaren, G-3170 Beecher Road, Flint, and continue from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at McLaren, 401 S. Ballenger Hwy (Dining Room 1). McLaren Flint and Walmart are partnering to host the drive. Anyone age 18-44 who meet the health guidelines can join. They should be committed to helping any patient in need and will complete a short health questionnaire and verify participation requirements with the marrow registry. A cheek swab sample is taken to determine the tissue type to be matched with patients who need a donor. Details: Teresa Williams at 810-342-3825. — P.S.

Flint Institute of Arts fundraiser

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St. and Jennifer Lasco Real Estate present The PARTY: The Art of Glamour, the FIA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, June 2 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Enjoy a red-carpet, glamorous evening of fashion and photography in the newly expanded FIA. Tag and share photo-booth keepsakes in print or social media. The PARTY spotlights the museum collection, entertainment by Ben Sharkey and DJ Captn20, a cash bar, and cutting-edge cuisine by Redwood Steakhouse. Enter to win a fabulous shoe package and retreat from Neiman Marcus valued at more than $3,500. Tickets at: or call 810-234-1695. — P.S.

Children’s Museum fundraiser

FLINT — The Flint Golf Club, 3100 Lakewood Dr., will host the Flint Children’s Museum’s Hollywood Gala (an adult event to benefit children), June 15 from 6 – 11 p.m., brought to you by Idealease, Inc.! The event includes dinner, dancing, silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle! Various sponsorship levels are available. Tickets available: us/donate-now/ or call 810-767- 5437. Details: P.S.

Flint Pride Festival

FLINT — Flint Pride hosts the 8th annual Gay Pride festival June 23 from 2 – 8 p.m. at Riverbank Park, 328 Saginaw St. June 23rd 2-8 p.m. This Pride event is to take a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward the LGBTQ+ community, celebrate diversity in our city, affirm gay and transgender individuals, and increase visibility and to build a sense of community. Entertainers, Vendors and Sponsors needed. Open to the public, $5 suggested donation. Details: P.S.

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