In Brief

International Exchange students coming to Michigan this Fall

— A local Non Profit Exchange Program is inviting local families to host international exchange students for the 2010-2011 school year. The teenage students come from more than 30 countries and attend local high schools.

The students have their own spending money and insurance. Host families are responsible for meals, a place to sleep and a nurturing environment. STS Foundation has a local coordinator that will supervise the student and support the family throughout the school year. Here are a few of the incoming students that are requesting families:

STS has a number of students from Europe, S. America and Asia to choose from.

Details: Call or e-mail Julia Colingsworth at 810-287-4151 or

STS Foundation is a dedicated to intercultural

exchange. Check out their website at www.stsfoundation.

org. — G.G.

Pasta Party at the Crim Festival of Races

— New this year the Shelter of Flint partnered with Flint’s own 501 Bar & Grill who will provide an all you can eat meal that includes white lasagna with roasted vegetables, two kinds of pasta and sauce, their signature Asian and Sunburst salads, breadsticks and beverage.

The 2010 Pasta Party will give race participants the opportunity to load up on those oh-sonecessary carbohydrates while having fun and supporting the homeless women and children of our community.

Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12, kids under 6 eat free.

The event will be held at the surface parking lot on the corner of Kearsley and Saginaw streets in downtown Aug. 27 at 5:30-8:30 p.m.

In addition to bringing homelessness awareness to Genesee & Lapeer counties, this event generates the funds that allow the Shelter of Flint to provide programs, such as counseling, job readiness training and rental assistance, to help homeless citizens gain and sustain permanent housing. — G.G.

Kidney support group to meet

— The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Sept. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-between I-475 & Dort Hwy). The speaker will be Elizabeth Heath, M.D. Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit.

The topic is “Treatment of Refractory Renal Cell Carcinoma.” The talk is open to the public. Details: Call Prof. Frank Friedman 810-232-8233 or Lori Burger at GHCI 810-7628226. — G.G.

Vaughn to hold services

— John Vaughn of Columbia, Tenn. will be preaching Sept. 12-15 at 7 p.m. each meeting at Grand Blanc Church of Christ, 4028 E. Hill Rd., in Grand Blanc. — G.G.

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