In brief

Outreach East matching fundraiser

DAVISON — The Outreach East matching donation fundraiser has raised a total donation so far of $16,992.

The fundraiser is a dollar for dollar match, turning a $20 donation into $40 for Outreach East. Now in the homestretch, organizers hope to raise enough money by the end of this week to achieve the $20,000 mark.

Details: Call 810-653-7711.

To donate visit www. or by mail at P.O. Box 61, Davison, MI 48423. — G.G.

VFW to hold several events

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087, 8031 E. Court St., will hold several events in October.

On Oct. 17 they will hold Karaoke at the Call Box Lounge (corner of Irish and E. Court St.) in the VFW clubhouse from 8-11 p.m.

On Oct. 24 – Mike Odette, acoustic guitar player at the Call Box Lounge(corner of Irish and E. Court St.) in the VFW clubhouse. 8-11 p.m.

Euchre every Monday night at the Call Box Lounge (corner of Irish and E. Court St.) in the VFW clubhouse. sign-up 5:30-5:55 p.m. Play starts at 6 p.m.

Details: Call 810-652-6644. — G.G.

Book lovers and people who like to read

DAVISON — There will be a book sale at St. John Catholic Church, in the yellow barn on the northwest side of the St. John Family Center, 505 N. Dayton St., Oct. 15-17.

Here’s the chance to buy from hundreds of selections of great books at a low price. Genres include: autobiography, biography, general fiction, home maintenance, hunting/sport/automobiles, murder/mystery, religious/spiritual, romance, westerns and others.

They are also going to have bonus items for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas for sale.

Hours Thursday and Friday are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — G.G.

SCHS drama club plans open-air performance Saturday at PAC

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek High School Drama Club will present “Bullied, Bungled, and Botched,” at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, outside the Performing Arts Center.

The show is directed by Natalie Cooper, with Jared Leuck and Jerry Vargo providing vocal direction, and Michael Drudge serving as technical director.

The show explores the themes of bullying and depression through a series of monologues, with 10 musical numbers woven in between, Cooper said.

Show-goers are required to wear masks.

Tickets cost $5, cash only, at the event.

Performers include Ryan Brown, Brendan Johnson, Ashley Sharkey, Morgan Gomes, Ethan Gardner, Alaina Cook, Emily Hazel, Peyton Dupuis, Ryan LaFramboise, Micah Earl, and Roune Todd. — L.R.

2nd annual Sci-Fi and Fantasy art show opens Saturday

SWARTZ CREEK — The 2nd annual Sci-Fi and Fantasy art show will open Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Swartz Creek Area Art Guild Gallery, 8048 Miller Road, Suite G.

Local artists of all ages have submitted photography, metalwork, acrylic and oil paintings, mixed media, textiles and glasswork.

The exhibit and art sale will continue through Saturday, Oct. 24, during gallery hours, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Guild members plan to hand out candy at the gallery during the Jeepers Creekers trunk-or-treat (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10), so visitors are encouraged to view the exhibit during that time, as well.

The program is sponsored by the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee grant program. — L.R.

Knights’ annual Tootsie sale coming up

SWARTZ CREEK — The Knights of Columbus Swartz Creek Council 6694 of St. Mary Queen of Angels Church will have their annual Tootsie Roll sale on Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, in Swartz Creek.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Knights will accept donations and hand out Tootsie Rolls at the intersection of Miller and Morrish roads, and at Family, Farm and Home. (Note: The collection at Miller and Morrish will end at 3 p.m. Saturday so as not to conflict with the road closure for trunk-or-treat.)

Proceeds are used to assisted local citizens with disabilities. Programs include vocational independence, Marion Crouse Instructional Center, Elmer Knopf Learning Center, Area 13 Special Olympics and special needs scouting. — L.R.