In brief

Free breast cancer screenings

FLINT — Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) will conduct free breast cancer screenings today (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.

Halloween Party

FLINT — Voices for Children Advocacy Center hosts a public Halloween Party, Oct. 18 from 5–8 p.m. at the Voices for Children Advocacy Center, 515 S. East St. Come celebrate Halloween with family friendly activities and light refreshments. This year we will be exploring the Unknown with our theme from the Cartoon Network series “Over the Garden Wall.” Come trick or treat with us, make a few take-away arts projects, and play! Meet our dedicated team of therapists if you’re new to the center. Families can learn more about our counseling resources by joining us for the celebration or learn more by contacting our Family Advocate Ethan Hibbard: 810- 238-3333 ext. 205 or — P.S.

Halloween Hootenanny

FLINT — Longway Planetarium and the Flint Cultural Center hosts a Halloween event Oct. 19 from 5–8 p.m. at Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St. Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a fun night of dancing, trick or treating and more! Dance the Monster Mash and enjoy a showing of Ooky Spooky Light Show. Fuel up with slices of pizza, cookies and other ghoulish treats! Advance reservations are required. Get tickets: bit. do/HalloweenHootenanny2019. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 youth ages 2-11. — P.S.

Queen of Kings 5th Annual All Male Beauty Pageant

FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, 1939 Howard Ave., hosts their annual All Male Beauty Pageant on Oct. 26 from 7–10 p.m. Enjoy an evening of entertainment when our finest male contestants (with celebrity status in the community) compete in a comedy beauty pageant complete with Swimsuit, Talent, Interview, and Evening Gown! This is a fundraiser for the food bank and the Windmill Woman’s Circle will crown the winner for 2019. Cost: $10 (provides 60 meals to the less fortunate). Seating is limited, Pre-sale tickets on sale now. Contact Jeniel Payne (810-399- 6722) or Shari Burdt (810-853-8531) to buy yours before they sell out. Limited tickets sold at the door if available. Only Cash donations only during event. Bring those dollar bills! Details: events/542939336474747. — P.S.