In brief

Comedy and cooking event coming March 14

GRAND BLANC — Women2Women Michigan presents Cooking & Comedy, an evening of wine and food sponsored by Luca’s Chophouse, 12793 S. Saginaw St., March 14 with a strolling fashion show sponsored by Maynard’s Fashions, Financial Plus Federal Credit Union and Mirror Image Consignments.

The event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Arts. Tickets are $45 per person and a corporate sponsorships including 10 tickets is $400.

Valet parking is available. Tickets are available at or call 810-694-2326. — G.G.

United Way extends interim executive director post

FLINT — With the United Way of Genesee County of track to reverse a trend of declining donations, the agency’s Board of Trustees recently voted to extend Jerry W. Leman’s term as interim executive director of the agency.

Leman, a long-time General Motors executive and community activist, has served as interim executive director since last May. The United Way board agreed to extend his contract through December 2012. The United Way Board plans to form a search committee in October and start the search for a permanent executive director in January 2013.

Last year, the United Way board set a goal to raise $2.8 million in the 2011 campaign. United Way staff and volunteers later set a stretch goal of $2.9 million. To date, the agency is on track to surpass the $2.6 million raised a year ago.

Donations to the United Way of Genesee County can be made at or mail checks to the United Way of Genesee County, P.O. Box 949, Flint, MI 48501. — G.G.

Flint Camper & RV Show is coming to the Perani Arena

FLINT — The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 35th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 15-18, at the Perani Arena & Event Center (located just south of I-69 at the Center Road Exit).

More than 90 new recreation vehicles will be on display including folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheel travel trailers, ranging in price. Booths featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience.

The new, 2012 RV & Campsite, a guide to camping in Michigan, will be available and free to consumers. Coupons for $1 off admission are available at, Big Boy restaurants and Flint area ELGA Credit Unions.

Consumers can also register to win free tickets to the show at, compliments of Big Boy restaurants, or at

The 35th Annual MARVAC Flint Camper & RV Show will be held March 15-18 at the Perani Arena & Event Center and is open Friday 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost for adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $7; senior admission (ages 55 and over) is $6; and children 12 and under get in free. Parking is free. — G.G.

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