In brief

Fall Harvest Festival

FLINT — The Applewood Estate and the Ruth Mott Foundation invite you to their annual Fall Harvest Festival at Applewood on 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.

Canning 101

FLINT — Applewood hosts a learn to can seminar on Oct. 4 from 12–1 p.m. at the Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley Street. Join Ruth Mott Foundation staff members for a mini lesson in canning produce. We will talk about the basics of canning as a way to preserve vegetables and fruit for future consumption. Travel back in time with a list of what the Motts canned or froze utilizing Applewood’s bounty of produce. Guests will taste a dish prepared with canned produce as part of our Taste of Applewood program, and view many of the items that staff can each year. Details: www.facebook.com/events/362816764593775/. P.S.

Fall Cooking with Kids classes

FLINT — Classes will take place at the Flint Children’s Museum. Pre-registration is required for this free, hands-on program which teaches families to make healthy food choices while learning to cook fresh, affordable recipes from diverse cultural traditions. Upcoming sessions all classes 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, Nov. 12 to Dec. 3, and Thursdays Nov. 21 through Dec. 19th. Register by phone at 810-232-2228 or visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019CWK P.S.

Old Newsboys fundraiser

FLINT — Luigi’s & El Toro Sports Bar host their annual Old Newsboys fundraiser “No Child is Forgotten” on Dec. 4. For only $20 you can have an evening of fun, dinner, music by the Blue Hawaiians (Elvis style) and a chance to put a smile on a child’s face Christmas morning. All $20 donations go 100 percent to the Old Newsboys. Save the date and make your reservations early by calling 810-234-9545. — P.S.

Crafters giving back

FLINT — Would you like to join other crafters using your skills to give back to your community? Flint Handmade Gives Back: Crafting for Charity, hosted by The Local Grocer, 601 Martin L. King Ave. The final quarterly event supporting local charities is on Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. (Making Cards for Hurley Kids). Creatives, couples, friends and family are invited to join us for a fun evening of giving back to the community! All supplies are provided. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Snacks and beverages available for purchase from The Local Grocer, including vegetarian and vegan options. Details: facebook.com/ events/510163729476354. — P.S.