In Brief

Salvation Army launches 2010 Christmas Campaign

— The public is invited to join The Salvation Army of Genesee County for the official kickoff of the 2010 Christmas Campaign, Nov. 12 at noon on the front lawn of The Salvation Army downtown office, 211 W. Kearsley St.

The Salvation Army will announce its 2010 campaign goal with special guest, Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and campaign co-chairs; WJRT ABC12’s morning news anchors Karen Gatlin and Larry Elliott and CARS 108’s morning show hosts Rod Prahin and Erin Bishop.

Immediately following the kickoff, the public is invited to an open house with tours of The Salvation Army’s Community Center.

Guests will also be invited to a “sneak peak” of the new community exercise/fitness facility scheduled to open in early 2011. Light refreshments will be served till 2 pm.

Visit for a complete list of volunteer opportunities or contact The Salvation Army main office at 810-232-2196 for information. — G.G.

Old Newsboys ready for holiday assistance

The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Holiday Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families for 86 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. 23. Details: Call 810-744-1840. — G.G.

Rockwell Assisted Living offers new support group

— Are you a caregiver with questions about your aging parents? Do you want to know more about Dementia or caring for yourself while caring for others? Do you suffer from the guilt of placing your loved one in a new home?

Rockwell’s Education and Support Group might be right for you.

The group is free and meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. The group is held at Rockwell Assisted Living at 202 W. Shiawassee, in Fenton. Refreshments will be served along with time to mingle and share your personal stories. A guest speaker will be scheduled each month to share information on many important topics.

Members of the group have enjoyed being able to share their struggles and leave with the realization that they are not alone. — G.G.

FSPA faculty member presents free concert Nov. 12

— Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) faculty member Pia Broden Williams, soprano, will present a free concert 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St.

Entitled Greetings from Graz, the concert features Williams, who will be singing arias from operas and operettas by Verdi, Bellini, Offenbach, Mozart and Strauss.

Dr. Michael Boucree will accompany on piano. The concert is part of the FSPA Faculty Concer Series. — N.B.

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