In brief

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.

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.

Fall Cooking with Kids classes

FLINT — Classes will take place at the Flint Children’s Museum. Preregistration 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. 19. Register by phone at 810-232- 2228 or visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019CWK P.S.

Free breast cancer screenings

FLINT — Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) will conduct free breast cancer screenings Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at GHCI, 302 Kensington Avenue. The screenings are open to anyone of any age and no appointment or pre-registration is necessary. Simply walk in and you will see a physician who will conduct the exam. If a follow-up digital mammogram is needed, it will be scheduled for you. For more information, call GHCI at 810-762-8226. — P.S.