In brief

Landscape program at For-Mar Nature Preserve

BURTON — For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, 2142 North Genesee Rd., will hold Create Your Own Curb Appeal on Jan. 21.

Rejuvenate an existing landscape or create your own outdoor living space. Learn the “how to” by a Michigan Certified Nurseryman with over 36 years in the “Green Industry.” Bring photos of the areas you want to improve.

The program is from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Details: Call 810-789- 8568. — G.G.

UM-Flint Theatre presents The Underpants

FLINT — The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan-Flint presents its third mainstage production of the season, The Underpants — wild-and-crazy guy Steve Martin’s hilarious adaptation of the Carl Sternheim’s 1911 German satire on bourgeois society. Professor William Irwin directs.

Performance dates are Feb. 10–12 and Feb. 17–19, at the UM-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Friday and Saturday curtains are 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 students, seniors, alumni, faculty and staff. For tickets or more info: Box Office: 810-237-6520. theatredance. — G.G.

McLaren offering Nutrition Education Classes

FLINT — McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program is offering “Weight Loss: Controlling Your Weight through Diet and Exercise.” This series of four, one-hour classes will cover: healthy food choices/portion control; exercise; grocery shopping/label reading; and fast food/eating out. The classes also include handouts and participants are given a pedometer. The cost for the series of classes is $30.

These classes are being offered Tuesday afternoons from 1-2 p.m. beginning Feb. 7, at the McLaren Diabetes Education Office, located at G-3200 Beecher Rd. in the Beech Hill Centre building. Registration is required.

To register for the classes, or for questions, call 810-342-4110. — G.G.

Genesee County Literacy Coalition looking for items

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is looking for donations of Books for a book sale.

Please drop books off at Pages Bookstore with ATTEN: Marta, 132 W. 2nd St., Flint, MI. Hours are Thursday or Friday 12-6 p.m. Details: Call 810-767-7243.

The coalition is also looking for any items you wish to donate (books, too) for a Rummage Sale. Please drop all items at 2145 East Williamson, Burton (drop in back). Details: Call 810-919-5078 or e-mail

Please save and turn in your VG’s receipts for Genesee County Literacy Coalition. Turn the receipts in at Christ Enrichment Center-322 East Hamilton; Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Rd., Flint; send C/O G.C.L.C. 2145 East Williamson, Burton, MI 48529. — G.G.

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