In brief

Kidney cancer support group in October

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Oct. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. Featured speaker is Dr. Stuart Wolf, Jr., director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Division; Professor of Urology, University of Michigan.

The topic is: “Surgical Treatments for Kidney Cancer.” He will discuss open surgery, laparoscopy and “needle” ablation procedures. Information call: Prof. Frank Friedman 810-232-8233; Lori Burger at GHCI 810-762-8226. Meeting is open to the general public. — G.G.

Genealogy workshop Oct. 6

LAPEER — The Lapeer Genealogical Society, along with Derek Davey, will present a one-day workshop Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will be filled with educational information. Davey’s degrees include certificate of genealogy from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Toledo.

Mark your calendar. Registration is required. The event will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 433 N. Calhoun St., Lapeer. Door prizes, a welcome bag and snacks with be provided. You can bring a sack lunch or eat at a local restaurant during the lunch break.

The fee for this class is $40 each for Lapeer County Genealogical Society members, groups of 10 or more that sign up together, or $45 for nonmembers.

To register or for information contact Vickie Wagner at or by calling 810-569-6602. — G.G.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

GENESEE COUNTY — The Salvation Army of Genesee County will host two job fairs in mid- October to recruit full-and part-time bell ringers for the upcoming Red Kettle Campaign.

The job fairs will be held Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Beecher Corps located at 1475 W. Coldwater Rd. and on Oct.15 at 9 a.m. at the Citadel Corps located at 211 W. Kearsley St. in downtown Flint.

To apply for a bell ringer position, applicants are required to attend one of the October job fairs. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and will be required to present the following information at the job fair: a valid Driver’s License or State ID; Social Security Card; a schedule of availability.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringing season kicks off Nov. 9 and continues through Dec. 24.

If interested in full or part-time, seasonal employment, please plan to attend one of the October job fairs. Details: Call 810-232-2196. — G.G.

Women’s guild plans Christmas crafts show

LINDEN — The Linden Hope Lutheran Church Women’s Guild is planning to host its annual Christmas Crafts and Cookies Show Nov. 10 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. They are seeking vendors to participate in this years event.

If you have any questions, or would like to register, contact Amy Watts at or 810-730-6370. Registration deadline is Oct. 12.

Hope Lutheran Church is located at 7355 W. Silver Lake Rd, in Linden, just west of Linden High School. — G.G.

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