In brief

Mall hosting special event tonight

FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to a special event at Genesee Valley Center mall at 7 p.m. on July 19. It includes a special announcement via satellite by a celebrity guest at 7:45 p.m.; a Have A Cigar- Pink Floyd Tribute Band; chances to win up to $500 in giveaways, balloons and face painting for children. It will be held in the Outdoor Village section of the mall facing the Miller Road parking lot. — R.S.

No door-to-door solicitation authorized

FLINT TWP. — Any door-to-door solicitors approaching homes is doing so without a permit, warned Clerk Kathy Funk. The township peddler’s ordinance requires that door-to-door salespeople register with the clerk’s office. There are no licenses currently active, Funk said, noting that a home security company is among those known to be approaching township residences including outside the hours that solicitation is permitted. Some are showing badges but Funk said they should have something with township letterhead to prove they are licensed. Residents should call police if approached, she said. Treasurer Lisa Anderson suggested trying to find out the names of companies to contact them directly to tell them they are operating illegally. — R.S.

C-A summer hours

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Administration Building and Service Center will be closed on Fridays July 20 and July 27. — R.S.

Summer meals provided

FLINT TWP. — While school is out for the summer, Meet Up and Eat Up, is a free summer meal program created to ensure that children in lower-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. Meals are available Monday through Friday for children 18 and younger. To find the nearest location, call 211 or text Food to 877877 — R.S.

C-A still accepting Schools of Choice applications

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools is accepting Schools of Choice applications for the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year. There are limited openings at all grade levels at Carman- Ainsworth — Baker Career Academy, C-A High School and C-A Middle School. The application period for grades K-5 ended June 13. Applications for grades 6-12 are due by August 1. To learn more. bit. ly/2IlNxWg For more information, call 810- 591-3206. — R.S.

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