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Flint Children’s Museum offers Magical Mid-Summer Saturdays

FLINT — Families looking for fun activities for the kids this summer should visit the Flint Children’s Museum on July 28 for its first ever Magical Mid-Summer Saturday. The one-time event includes live magic shows by popular performers including Nickelodeon’s Michigan Entertainer of the Year, Mark Rosenthal with Animal Magic, and children’s magician, Gordon Russ.

Kids can also get their faces painted, take trolley rides, play games, or bounce in their bounce house.

Admission to the Museum is $6 per person and includes all performances and activities. Performances begin at 11 a.m. and occur every hour with the final show concluding at 6pm. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic basket and enjoy lunch in the Sproutside area, or a combination of hotdogs, juice boxes and popsicles will be available from the Museum for just $1.

The Flint Children’s Museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits and unique programming and activities each day, and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m – 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. –5 p.m.

The Museum is located on the campus of Kettering University at 1602 University Ave. General admission to the Museum is $6 per person.

Details: Call 810-767-5437, or— G.G.

Local families needed to host exchange students

GENESEE COUNTY — Ever feel like you will never get to travel the world? Then bring a little bit of the world to your family.ou can by hosting a teen from one of more than thirty countries for the upcoming school year or semester.

Genesee County families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year. Families of all types are eligible to host: those with young children or teens or families with no children at home. They are expected to treat their exchange students as family members.

The students, who will arrive in August, are participating in the SHARE! High School Exchange Program to learn firsthand about Americans and our way of life. They speak English, have medical insurance, and bring spending money for personal expenses. The SHARE! Program, sponsored by Educational Resource Development Trust (ERDT), a global educational nonprofit foundation, was created to provide opportunities for greater understanding between Americans and peoples of the world.

Details: Call 810-429-7801, or e-mail— G.G.

Flint Youth Theater to present Peter Pan

FLINT — Peter Pan will be performed by the Flint Youth Theater, July 13-28. The play is written by J.M. Barrie, directed by Jeremy Winchester and is for all ages 8 and up.

To purchase a season subscription, please call 810- 237-1530. Filled with adventure, intrigue and jealousy, FYT re-introduces you to the complex original story in this bold new adaptation.

Showtimes are:

July 20 – 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

July 21 – 7:30 p.m.

July 22 – 2:30 p.m.

July 26 – 2:30 p.m.

July 27 – 7:30 p.m.

July 28 – 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Details: Call the FYT Box Office at 810-237-1530, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and one hour before performance times. — G.G.

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