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Kidney cancer support group is back

FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will be Sept. 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Flint. (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-Between I- 475 & Dort Hwy.) Featured Speaker: Shahin Ip, program manager of Gilda’s club of Metro Detroit. Topic: “Services Available at Gilda’s Club for Cancer Survivors.”

The club is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community and has more than 70 volunteers. The meeting is open to the general public.

Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226 or email at — G.G.

FYT to hold open house Aug. 27

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre is hosting its fourth annual Open House Aug. 27 from 5-8 p.m. Community members of all ages and interests are invited to experience the joy of a drama class, the thrill of an audition and the wonder of a backstage tour.

This free event will take place at FYT, located at 1220 East Kearsley St. in the Flint Cultural Center.

Guests can participate in or observe activities such as auditions, improvisation performances, drama classes and backstage tours, highlighting FYT’s broad range of performance and education opportunities. FYT staff, including the new Executive Artistic and Associate Artistic Director, students and parents will talk with guests about the various programs and about their experiences at FYT.

Brochures and fliers about FYT programming will be available for guests to take home. The information will include details about productions in the 2012-2013 Signature Series, Off the Press, Learning Through Theatre and Special Events as well as FYT Drama School classes and the InterACT program. All guests will be eligible for prize drawings and special offers. Refreshments will be provided.

Details: Call 810-237-1530 or visit — 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. You 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.

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

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