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Big Fat wedding show coming to Warwick Hills

GRAND BLANC — Elizabeth Marasco of Brady Events has partnered with On the Town Magazine and the Redwood Lodge to present the “Big Fat Genesee Wedding Show” at Warwick Hills, Feb. 18 from 1-4 p.m. This is the fifth year one lucky bride will walk away with a Dream Wedding Package. Two lucky brides will be chosen to dive into a cake searching for the Grand Prize. The event will be a Wedding Experience not a cookie cutter bridal show, according to organizers. — G.G.

Security Credit Union helps residents with big refunds

FLINT — Last year Security Credit Union (SCU) helped 250 residents in the five counties it serves, including Genesee, take home more than $400,000 in tax refunds and they’re doing it again.

The 56,000-member credit union is once again offering free online tax assistance to the public through Just file it! We’ll help, a webbased income tax filing program certified by the IRS.

The online program, available through April 17, allows individuals and families to file state and federal income taxes at no cost. It also allows participants to claim federal and state tax credits as well as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Assistance is available to both credit union members and non-members, regardless of income. Users can access the program on the home page of SCU’s website at by clicking on the Just file it! We’ll help link. Those without home access can make an appointment to use a computer at any of SCU’s 11 locations in Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Saginaw and Shiawassee counties. Details: Visit, or call 810- 235-2322 or toll-free at 800-373-2333. — P.F.

Society of Women Engineers to hold expo at Kettering

FLINT — Kettering University is looking for smart, creative high school girls who want to be college students for a weekend and hang out with others who think science, math, engineering and college life experiences are pretty cool. Kettering will host the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Expo on Feb. 11-12.

“If you’re a smart and creative high school girl, who wants to be hands on and explore Biomechanics, Chemistry, Physics and Metallurgy in real university laboratories for the weekend, join us,” said Melissa Partlo, a senior from Stanton, Mich., majoring in mechanical engineering with a specialty in bioengineering and president of Kettering’s SWE organization. “The members of SWE at Kettering University are waiting for you.”

Cost for the program is $25. Space is limited to the first 30 high school sophomore and junior female students to register.

Registration is required and available by emailing and Details: Visit: futurestudents/ precollege/ women_ engineers_ expo_ precollege. jsp. — G.G.

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