In brief

Pizza Challenge 5K Run & Walk & Lil’ Pepperoni quarter mile

FLINT — A 5k run & hosted by Bauman’s Running and Walking Shop will be held Aug. 9 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. 3rd Street to benefit the Flint YMCA and the Riverbend Striders running Club. The race includes free pizza following the race for all registered participants. The course is fully paved and the 5K Run starts at 6:30 p.m., 5K Walk will start one minute after the run, Lil’ Pepperoni quarter mile starts at 7:20 p.m. Tickets and additional details at events/821431638056773/ — P.S.

Three Pekes in a Pod

FLINT — Don’t miss the World Premiere of “Three Pekes in a Pod” Aug. 9 and 10 at 6 p.m. in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium, 1401 E. Court Street. This is a musical story of three Pekingese dogs who move into a new neighborhood filled with different breeds of dogs representing different cultures. Admission is free, but dog food donations are being accepted for Genesee County Human Society and Amazing Grace Animal Shelter. Quincy Dobbs. Free and open to the public. For more information contact 810-252-1255. — P.S.

Team Adalyn hosts CHD fundraiser

GENESEE COUNTY — Multiple Genesee County locations will host fundraising events to benefit Congenital Heart Defect research this upcoming weekend, Aug. 10-12. The Spread Your Sparkle event benefits the Adalyn Sparkle Heart Fund at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for the advancement of critical research into treatments for CHD. Details on the various events, times and locations are at including a blood drive by MI Blood, a Late Nate Ice Cream benefit, and the main benefit which is a catered Barbecue dinner featuring live trivia, raffles, silent auction, and more; and an online event selling Greeting Card Organizer boxes from Usbourne books. — P.S.

Second Friday Art Walk

FLINT — The Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., is one of many downtown sites which can be one of your stops while cruising through the Downtown Flint Art Walk, Aug. 10 from 6-9 p.m. The public is invited to join them every second Friday each month, for a night of art, music and refreshments! Other dates and details: P.S.

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