In brief

St. Paul’s features ‘Music in the Heart of the City’

FLINT — On Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m., celebrate the beginning of the Advent season with glorious pipe organ music. With over 80 ranks of pipes the Dalton Memorial Organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw Street, visitors can enjoy Nicholas Schmelter’s production of wonderful music with his hands and feet. Schmelter is regarded for his creative programming, symphonic use of the organ, and virtuosic pedal technique. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2006 with a Master of Music degree in organ performance and is the Artist in Residence at St. Paul’s. There will be a free-will offering at the door. — 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 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.

Ink for the Animals

FLINT —The Humane Society of Genesee County and Millennial Ink are hosting a tattoo day to support the Humane Society, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. at the Humane Society of Genesee County, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., Burton. The awesome tattoo artists at Millennial Ink will be doing $30 black with one other color pre-drawn animal tattoos. Additional colors are $5 each. A portion of each tattoo will be donated to the Humane Society of Genesee County. There will also be a 50/50, raffle items, liquor basket raffle, and HSGC shirts for purchase. Details: www.facebook.com/events/471777986878299/ 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.

World’s Greatest Office Party

FLINT — The World’s Greatest Office Party, a Whaley Children’s fundraiser will be held Dec. 6 from 7-11:59 p.m. at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road.

This event is the annual Party for a Purpose. This year’s theme is Fire and Ice. Entertainment includes fire breathers and dancers, an ice bar, ice sculptures and even a VIP igloo. Whether you like your drinks flaming or ice cold, this event has something for everyone. General admission tickets get you onto the main floor. VIP tickets will give you access to the suites. Drinks will be included in the price of VIP tickets. Tickets/details: www.facebook.com/ events/413305139566172/ — P.S.

Craft Show

GRAND BLANC — GBHS HOSA (Future Health Professionals) is sponsoring a craft show Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at Grand Blanc High School, 12500 Holly Road. Vendor spots (10×8) $95 ($90 if signed up before Nov. 1). Admission fee $2.50. Details: E-mail Joe Smetanka at smetankacraftshows@gmail.com or 810- 658-0440. This event is expected to feature healthcare related program activities for the kids hosted by the HOSA students! — P.S.

2019 Santa Run and Walk

FLINT — The Flint YMCA hosts the Santa Run Saturday, Dec. 7 from 12– 3 p.m. starting at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. 3rd St. The YMCA Santa Run is a combination of 5K Fun Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk a for families and the casual walker / runner. This is a fun charity event and is not timed. A 5-piece Santa Suit is included in your registration fee that we ask each participant wear on the day of the event. This event raises money for the YMCA of Greater Flint scholarship assistance program and provides assistance to youth and families in our community so they may participate in YMCA programs. Details/tickets: www.facebook.com/ events/887931898234063/ — 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 Wednesday, 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.