In brief

Flint River Flotilla 2019

FLINT — The Corridor Alliance Chapter of Flint River Watershed Coalition hosts a trip down the Flint River on Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tenacity Brewing, 119 N. Grand Traverse St. Bring your inflatable, canoe, kayak, or paddle board and join the Flint River Flotilla 2019! $10 gets you admission to the best floating party in town and an after-party with food, music, and fun. Life jackets are required. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Tenacity for launching in waves this year to reduce congestion: Tubes/inflatables will launch first followed by others. Details at: https:// Tickets online at: — P.S.

Back to the Bricks Revving up for 2019

GENESEE COUNTY — The area’s favorite summer event is revving up with Tune Up Parties running Aug. 5-10, in local communities near you! Starting Aug. 5, VG’s and John’s Pizzeria in Davison are set to host the first Tune-Up Party/Cruise- In, followed by Clio on Tuesday, Linden on Wednesday, Fenton on Thursday, Swartz Creek on Friday, and Mt. Morris & Beecher on Saturday. This week prior to the main event, excitement builds as the Tune-up Parties offer related attractions and activities (varies by location), but include a 50s, 60s, or 70s theme, concessions, vendors, live music, dancing in the streets and giveaways, including ELGA Credit Union sponsored with brand new designs unique to that community. For more information visit: https:// P.S.

Cooking with kids!

FLINT — Commit to Fit features Cooking With Kids at The Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 University Ave. This free hands-on program teaches families to make healthy food choices, while learning to cook fresh, affordable recipes from diverse cultural traditions. Upcoming sessions August 8-29, Thursdays 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Participants are invited to arrive 45 minutes early and play in the museum for free weekly incentives provided. Details at 810 -232-2228 or 142025029214947/2449483458469081/. — P.S.

20th Annual Bauman’s Charity Race

FLINT — Bauman’s Running and Walking Shop hosts their annual charity race with proceeds benefiting YMCA Youth Camp Programs, Aug. 15 from 6:45–9:45 p.m. at Kettering Recreation Center, 1700 University Avenue. Overall and Masters Male & Female Run/Walk win a $50 Bauman’s Running & Walking Shop Gift Certificate! All Entries receive a high quality Tech Race Shirt (male/unisex/womens styles available). Includes Superhero 1/2K Dash, 5K Run and Walk, and 1-mile Fun Run & Walk on a 100 percent paved course through beautiful Mott Park residential area, around the park, golf course, touching parts of the Crim and Tuuri/ Atwood courses. Great downhill finish. Early registration must be postmarked by Aug. 8. Tickets/details: events/419100412150151/ — P.S.