In brief

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 S. 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, First Nations/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 to meet June 13

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet June 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Featured Speaker: Bob Giffel, Executive Director, Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. Topic: “Services Available at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226. The meeting is open to the general public. — G.G.

Baker enrolling for summer and fall

FLINT — Baker College of Flint is enrolling students for summer and fall 2012 quarters. Summer classes begin June 25, with registration continuing through the first week of classes. Fall quarter begins =Sept. 24.

Many financial assistance opportunities are available. Details: E-mail, or call 810-766-4000. Students may schedule an appointment via the Baker College website: — G.G.

Area women invited to Great Balls of Fire event

BURTON — Area women are invited to join Camo and Lace for a night of stargazing, food and sitting around the bonfire at “Great Balls of Fire”, on June 9, 2388 N. Belsay Rd., at 8 p.m.

Camo and Lace is a woman’s group that encourages females to get involved in outdoor sports and activities. Richard Walker, Specialist at Longway Planetarium, will be on hand to discuss some of the “Great Balls of Fire” in our night sky.

Campfire food and desserts will be supplied. The event will take place even if rain is in the forecast. Participants should bring their own chairs, flashlights and bug spray. There is a fee for the event and registration is requested; further details follow. Members are $2 and guests $5

RSVP required by June 1 by e-mailing or 810-223-1540. — G.G.

Church to offer grief support

GRAND BLANC — Grief Share, a 13-week support group for those suffering loss, will be offered at Faith Lutheran Church, 12534 Holly Rd., Grand Blanc, beginning June 13, from 1-2:30 p.m. Cost for the course is $25 per person, $40 per couple, to cover materials. Details: Call 810-694-8377 or e-mail— G.G.

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