In brief

Open house celebration

FLINT — The Greater Flint Toastmasters Club 2826 will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house on April 29 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. Third St. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Toastmasters gives members the opportunity to practice their public speaking, improving communication and building leadership skills. Come and see if Toastmasters is right for you. You’ll have the opportunity to meet club members, hear a speech and ask questions. Details: Call 810-232-9622. — G.G.

Huge Indoor Garage and Craft Sale

FLUSHING — The Rotary Club of Flushing has announced the date of its 8th Annual “HUGE” Indoor Garage and Craft Sale as April 27 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will be held at Flushing Middle School, 8100 Carpenter Road. There will be over 50 vendors at this event, and this is an opportunity to find many hidden treasures and bargains. There’s sure to be something for everyone. This event is a fundraiser to help support literacy programs for Flushing Community Schools. For more information, please visit www.flushingmirotary.org. — B.G.

Youth rally planned Aug. 9

FLINT — A youth rally to inspire young people to a more impressive future will be held Aug. 9 at Worship Temple Church, 2902 Leith St. at 6 p.m. There will also be a Princess and Prince Ball on Aug. 10 at the Salvation Army, 1475 Coldwater Rd., in from 4-9 p.m. — G.G.

Compost and yard waste pickup scheduled

FLINT TWP. — Emterra Environmental USA will provide compost and yard waste pickup to all Flint Township residents.

Compost and yard waste will be picked up each Thursday through Nov. 29 and should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. the day of service.

Yard waste should be placed in brown yard waste bags or in plastic 30-gallon containers clearly marked with an “X” facing the street. Branches should be no more than 2 inches in diameter, no longer than 4 feet in length and must be bundled. Bundles and containers must weigh less than 50 pounds. No tree stumps or trunks will be accepted. No compost will be accepted in plastic bags. — J.J.

Handbell Festival and Concert

GRAND BLANC — The Faithful Ringers from Faith Lutheran Church and the Celebration Ringers from Grand Blanc United Methodist Church will be participating in the 12th Annual Peggy Van Vlack Memorial Bell Festival on April 27. After a morning workshop, a free public concert will be given in the gymnasium at Faith Lutheran Church, 12534 Holly Rd., at 3 p.m. Ringers from several other area handbell choirs will be participating in mass performances as well as solo numbers by individual bell choirs. Details, call 694-9351, 694-9040 or 636-9077. — P.S.

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