In brief

Mobile food pantry coming to Creekwood Dental

BURTON — Creekwood Dental will hold a mobile food pantry from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 27 for anyone who needs food.

The event will be held in the Creekwood Dental parking lot, 1080 Creekwood Trail, in Burton.

This is for anyone who needs food. If you or someone you know needs food, stop by. The Mobile Food Pantry is on the fourth Saturday of each month. — G.G.

Drain commission director to address rate increase Dec. 6

BURTON — John O’Brien, director of the Genesee County Drain Commission, will be at the Dec. 6 Burton City Council meeting to update everyone on a sewer rate increase coming to residents, Jan. 2. The meeting will be held at Burton City Hall, 4303 S. Center Rd., at 7 p.m. — G.G.

Cookie Walk to be held at St. Nicholas Church

BURTON — A Cookie Walk will be held on Dec. 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church, 2143 S. Center Rd.

Ethnic cookies and many other baked goods will be available. Cookies will be sold at $10 a pound. Hot beverages will be available. — G.G.

Old Newsboys call for community support

GENESEE COUNTY — In 2020, 5,885 children across Genesee County had a gift under the tree because of the Old Newsboys of Flint. Their Christmas Program provides a sweat suit, socks and underwear, a pair of warm winter gloves or mittens, a winter hat, dental hygiene products, and an age appropriate gift.

Because there is no state or federal funding for what they do, the Old Newsboys rely on support from the community and through fundraisers like the Sponsor a Child Fundraiser. Sponsor a Child allows organizations and businesses to play an active role in acquiring sponsorships for children by filling a paper tree with names on the ornaments that may be purchased one child at a time ($20).

With a $20 donation, you receive a commemorative button. Please help them with their mission to “Let No Child Be Forgotten” contact the Old Newsboys of Flint for more information at 810-744-1840. — G.G.

Longway Planetarium to hold Jewelry Maker class

FLINT — The Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., will hold a Jewelry Maker class for grades 9-12 on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The cost is $10.

Create beautiful pieces of jewelry using a variety of techniques. Explore wire, beadwork, and torch fire. — G.G.