In brief

Enter to ‘Flip that Switch’

SWARTZ CREEK — The GFWC – Swartz Creek Women’s Club is sponsoring a random drawing to select the person who will “Flip That Switch” and light the community Christmas Tree at the 2nd annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Nov. 30 in downtown Swartz Creek.

To enter, submit name, age, telephone number, and email address in the ballot box in the vestibule at the Swartz Creek Senior Center/ Perkins Library, 8095 Civic Drive. Entrants must live in the Swartz Creek community and be at least 5 years old.

The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the senior center.

For more information, email — L.R.

Parade entry forms available

SWARTZ CREEK — Entry forms for the 34th annual Swartz Creek Area Firefighters Christmas parade are now available online at

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 from the north lot of Swartz Creek Middle School, and will proceed north to Miller Road, east to Morrish Road, north to Fortino Drive and west to Fire Station #1.

For information, call 810-635-2300, ext. 120, and leave a message with your name and complete address so an application can be mailed to you.

Awards will be presented to the best walking, motorized and fire truck participants. — L.R.

Flushing Masons Swiss steak dinner

FLUSHING — It’s Swiss Steak Dinner time! Dinner will be on Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Flushing Masonic Center, 349 S. Seymour Rd. Dinner is $10 per person. Takeouts are available. The public is welcome to join the Flushing Masons for dinner with good friends and great food. — B.G.

Feather Bingo day

FLINT —Come join the Polish Legion of American Veterans (P.L.A.V) for a Feather Bingo day, Nov. 18 at the P.L.A.V post on 4323 W. Carpenter Rd. in Flint. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo starts at noon. Participants can win non-GMO turkeys and chickens as prizes. Admission is $10 at the door and includes bingo booklets. Seating is limited. Info: 810-732-7010. — B.G.

Finding your ancestors

FLUSHING — The Flushing Area Historical Society will be hosting a genealogy seminar on Nov. 19 at the Flushing Railroad Depot. Lorene Wilson, who has served as the president of the Genesee County Genealogical Society, will be giving a discussion on how to build a family tree. Wilson, who has manned the Genealogy Help Desk at both the Grand Blanc and Genesee County museums, will point genealogy beginners in the right direction by giving starting points and helpful guides. This event is free to the public and starts at 7 p.m. — B.G.

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