In brief

Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner Dec. 14

GENESEE TWP. — The Knights of Columbus will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 5199 Richfield Rd., the second Tuesday of each month. The next dinner will be Dec. 14 from 4-7 p.m.

Dinner includes a salad bar and bread sticks. Adults are $10, salad bar only is $5, children ages 4-12 are $5 and children 3 and under are free. — 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

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.

Polar story time at Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Join the Longway Planetarium, 310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, for a festive morning of holiday cheer Dec. 11, from 9-10 a.m.

Relax into the comfortable planetarium chairs and listen to a special guest read holiday stories with a winter wonderland on the dome ceiling. Take a cup of cheer filled with goodies home with you.

Tickets are $5 per person. — G.G.

Sneller to hold coffee hours

BURTON — State Rep. Tim Sneller (D-50th District) will hold Coffee Hours at the Burton Senior Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St., on Jan. 28 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Sneller represents Burton, Grand Blanc, Grand Blanc Township and Mundy Township.

The public is invited to attend. — G.G.