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Genealogical Society to hold banquet

FLINT — The annual Flint Genealogical Society banquet will be June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Flint Masonic Temple on South Saginaw St. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased before the banquet.

Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN, will be the featured speaker. He has worked at the Allen County Library for more than 30 years and is extremely knowledgeable about genealogy.

Witcher’s special interests are in U.S. local history, migration history and settlement patterns, African American research, FirstNations/Native American research, and preserving living history.

Tickets will be on sale at the May meeting of the Flint Genealogical Society or call Mary Louise at 810-239-0348. — G.G.

Kidney Cancer support group

FLINT — The details for the May 23 Kidney Cancer Support Group meeting at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute are being finalized, but here are some important details. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. at GHCI ,302 Kensington Ave. off Robert T. Longway Blvd., two cancer survivors will come. Tami Boehmer — author, blogger, public speaker and breast cancer survivor — has written “From Incurable To Incredible” _ cancer survivors who beat the odds and Dr. Mark Roby, a liver cancer survivor is returning. The meeting is open to all cancer patients whether in remission or undergoing treatment at GHCI. They are from Hurley Hospital or Genesys Hospital only. Demonstrations, special foods will highlight the program too. Details: Call 810-232-8233. This is also the 10th anniversary of Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. — G.G.

A tribute to mothers planned

FLINT — A community wide ‘Tribute to Mothers’ event will be held May 6, 2-5 p.m. at the downtown Riverfront Ballroom. Eileen Button will be the Keynote Speaker and Marcia Allen, Carrie Treder, Betty Wilkins and Arezu Tavakoli will entertain with their special vocal talents. Everyone is invited. Reservations and $10 donation due by April 30th. Make checks payable to Yvonne Sova — mail c/o Life Enrichment Center – 2512 S. Dye Rd. Flint, MI 48532,

Details: Call 810-820-8949. — G.G.

Historical Society dinner

FLINT — For more than a century, the Flint Golf Club (FGC) has been part of the fabric of the community. Founded by J. Dallas Dort in 1910, the Flint Golf Club has welcomed many of our most prominent community leaders on its links and at its tables.

The Genesee County Historical Society (GCHS) will hold its May Heritage Dinner at the historic Flint Golf Club, May 10.

Flint businessman and former GCHS president Christopher S. Kelly, Sr. will present a program on the History of the Flint Golf Club, including a tour of preservation highlights.

“The Flint Golf Club is a direct descendant of the auto industry in Flint,” Chris Kelly said, “and like the auto industry benefited and suffered from the highs, lows, expansions and constrictions in the economy. Both the auto industry and the Flint Golf Club share a fascinating history.”

The public is invited to attend this event. A dinner is available for $25 per person. Details: Call 810- 762-9661. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. — G.G.

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