In Brief

MCC’s annual Halloween Party, Oct. 29

— Mott Community College is again this year providing a free, fun and safe environment for children and families to enjoy Halloween festivities.

MCC’s 9th annual Halloween Party is scheduled for Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ballenger Field House on the MCC main campus located at 1401 E. Court Street in Flint. This event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Halloween Party will feature several activities, including a costume contest with prizes, a haunted house, face-painting, pumpkin painting, inflatables (“bounce houses”), games and musical entertainment. Refreshments will be served.

MCC’s Department of Public Safety coordinates the Halloween Party each year, with assistance and support provided by MCC administrators, faculty, staff and students, various college organizations and departments, as well as a host of local companies and agencies. Donations are welcome. For more information, please call MCC Public Safety at 810-762-0222. — G.G.

Old Newsboys ready for holiday assistance

The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Holiday Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families for 86 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting on Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 23.

Details: Call 810-744-1840. — G.G.

Genesys conducts diabetes care seminar

— “Achieving excellence in diabetes care,” a one day seminar offered by Genesys on Nov. 10, is designed for nurses, physicians and other health care providers who manage patients with diabetes.

This full day of lectures by specialists in the field of diabetes takes place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center in Grand Blanc Township.

Goal of the seminar is to provide clinicians with additional tools to manage patients with diabetes by using safe practice strategies, incorporating microvascular and macrovascular prevention and treatment strategies, and implementing strategies that support patient adherence to medical recommendations.

A total of 6.25 CME credits are available.

Cost of the seminar is $75 for physicians; and $50 for retired physicians, nurses and other health care providers.

To sign up for “Achieving excellence in diabetes care,” call Genesys at

810-606-6527 or register online at

Genesys Conference and Banquet Center is located on the Genesys Regional

Medical Center – Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township (Holly Road at

Baldwin). — G.G.

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