In brief

Bottles, Brews & News

FENTON — The Tri-County Times hosts the first-ever Bottles, Brews & News on Sept. 28 from 3–8 p.m. at Rackham Park (behind the Fenton Community Center, 150 S. Leroy St.). The View Newspaper Group’s craft beer and wine fest will feature craft beer and wine samples, food and live music (21 and older only please)! The event benefits Fenton Area Resources & Referral Network, Inc. – FARR. Tickets are $25 and include five tasting tickets and a souvenir glass! Tickets www.tctimes.com. Details: facebook.com/events/430910064408419/ P.S.

Fall Craft Show at New Creation Church of God

FLINT TWP. — New Creation Church of God, G-3472 Lennon Rd., will have a Fall Craft Show to benefit its Scholarship Committee, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shoppers and vendors are needed.

Crafts, retail (jewelry, purses, make-up, etc.), baked goods, books, arts and services. Table rental is $20 per table. Details: Call 810-732-0500. Please register by Sept. 16. — G.G.

Sneller to host transportation town hall

GRAND BLANC — State Rep. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) will be hosting a transportation town hall on Sept. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Grand Blanc Senior Activity Center, 12632 Pagels Drive.

The event will include a discussion on current proposals to fix our roads and address the state’s underfunded infrastructure, followed by a question and answer session where attendees can share thoughts and concerns. Joining Rep. Sneller will be special guests Reps. John Cherry, Sheryl Y. Kennedy, and Sheldon Neeley, along with Michigan Department of Transportation Director, Paul C. Ajegba, P.E., and representatives from the Genesee County Road Commission and local government officials. — G.G.

GDL to host open house showcasing services for the visually impaired and homebound

FLINT — The Genesee District Library (GDL) will host a Talking Book Center and Homebound Services Open House on Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Headquarters branch.

The purpose of the open house is to share information about free library services available for those who are blind and print disabled or cannot visit the library.

The Talking Book Center (TBC) is part of the National Library Service (NLS), which is a free braille and talking book library service for any American citizen with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable.

The open house will feature a display of the many types of NLS audiobook players, from records to cassette.

According to the NLS website, these programs allow patrons access to reading materials regardless of age, economic circumstances, or technical expertise. The programs keep people in touch with people and the world, enjoyment, and learning.

Details: Visit www.thegdl.org/services/ talking-book-center. — G.G.