In brief

Absentee ballots for March 10 election coming in January

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk announced absentee ballot applications for the March 10 presidential primary election will be mailed out Jan. 2 for anyone wishing to be added to the permanent absentee voter list or who will be out of town.

Funk also announced there will be a countywide millage proposal question for Mott Community College included in the primary election. Voters will choose between a Democrat or Republican ballot for the presidential primary and will vote on the millage on a separate ballot. — J.J.

Jingle All the Way coming December 10

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents “Jingle All The Way”. The 50-piece concert band will perform a plethora of traditional Christmas selections on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. The venue is the Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, located at 1261 W. Bristol Rd. in Flint Twp.

The band is under the direction of Chris Anderson. Anderson is in his first year as conductor. Admission is free. Get into the spirit of the season Tuesday night, December 10, with selections such as, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Come, listen and enjoy the sounds of the Yule Tide season with the FSWE. — G.G.

Christmas Bake Sale

FLUSHING — The Flushing United Methodist Women will be hosting their annual Christmas Bake Sale during Flushing’s Candlewalk on Dec. 5 and 6. Customers can purchase yeast bread tea rings for $15, buckeye candy for $6 per bowl and cookies for $7 per tray. All products will be made from scratch by the Flushing United Methodist Women, and all profits will be used toward missions. Order today by calling Laragene at 810- 659-2081 and pick up at Flushing United Methodist Church on 413 E. Main St. If you don’t order ahead, come in and buy while the goods last. All items freeze well and make good gifts. — B.G.

Flushing K of C Raffle

FLUSHING — The Flushing Knights of Columbus #8489 will be holding a raffle drawing on Dec. 14. Prizes include a Generac Portable Generator and gift certificates from Bueche’s Food World. Raffle tickets are $5 each. All proceeds will go toward supporting the Flushing K of C chapter and the St. Joseph Council #2211. Get your raffle tickets today by calling Jonathan Smith at 810-223-7459. — B.G.

Quilt Exhibit

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Arts Council presents an exhibit of Art Quilts by

Mary Andrews; inspired by a Chihuly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in Phoenix where the fabric is hand dyed, then fused and machine quilted (some are also painted and hand embroidered). The exhibit is through Jan. 14, 2020 at the Grafted Root Eatery in the Coach Stop Plaza, 12235 S. Saginaw Rd. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Details: grandblancartscouncil.org. — P.S.