In brief

Today! Empty Bowls 2019

FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hosts their annual fundraiser Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Your $25 ticket entitles you to soup, bread, and dessert from a variety of local chefs and restaurants. You will also take home a one-of-a-kind pottery bowl, created by local artisans at the Flint Institute of Arts, as a reminder of hunger in our communities. Money raised from the event will support hungry families in eastern Michigan. For every dollar raised, the Food Bank is able to provide six meals! Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner is from 4-7 p.m. There will also be live entertainment, raffles, an online auction, and more! Details: https:// one.bidpal.net/eb19/welcome .For sponsorship information, contact Connie Peters, copeters@fbem.us or 810-396-0217. — P.S.

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.

Fall Harvest Festival

FLINT — The Applewood Estate and the Ruth Mott Foundation invite you to their annual Fall Harvest Festival at Applewood on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley St. This free family event will host a variety of activities such as cider and apple tasting in the heirloom orchard, animals in the historic barn, music and live performances, drumming workshop by Kuungana African Drum and Dance Co., strolling entertainment by Riley McLincha, interactive farm trucks, educational presentations by local organizations and more! House tours will be available with no reservations necessary. For more information call 810-233-3835 or visit ruthmottfoundation.org P.S.

FOX 66 Health Expo 2019

FLINT TWP. — FOX 66/NBC 25 News and the Genesee Valley Center host the 2019 FOX 66 Health Expo on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Genesee Valley Center mall, 3341 S. Linden Road. This free event will offer a myriad of health screenings, demonstrations and resources aimed to empower the families of Flint and surrounding areas. Meet local businesses, doctors, specialists and more. Vendors who want to be part of the FOX66 Health Expo can call 810-785-8866 and ask for Andrea Guith. Details: Facebook.com/ events/498629837566836/— P.S.