In Brief

Annual Scrapbook Crop at Swartz Creek UMC

SWARTZ CREEK — The UMW of Swartz Creek United Methodist Church are sponsoring a Scrapbooking Workshop 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Family Life Center of the church. The price of $28 includes a mini breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and door prizes. Contact Rhona at 810- 630-0537 for more information. Send payment by Jan. 16 to UMW, Swartz Creek UMC, 7400 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, MI 48473. Space is limited to 50 so sign up early. — N.B.

Genealogical Society event

BURTON — The Flint Genealogical Society is featuring Jayne Larion and Lois Revenaugh, long-time members, at its Jan. 4 meeting. They will be sharing their knowledge about version 2011 of Family Tree Maker, a popular genealogy computer program. Even if individuals do not have that version or program, they will be surprised at all they can learn at this educational meeting.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop and come prepared for a fun evening. The Society meets at the Burton Senior Citizens Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St., at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome and admission is free. Tickets will be on sale for the two-day research trip to Ft. Wayne, Ind., on May 10-11, 2011. The bus trip is $40 for members of the society and $45 for non-members. Lodging and food will be other expenses. Seating is limited. Call Jim Newman for more information 810-655- 4957. — N.B.

Comedy Troupe performs at Churchill’s

FLINT — The Stephen James Comedy Troupe performs in the entertainment room at Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St., Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door. Details:

810-618-7517 or e-mail stephen — G.G.

Send VG’s receipts to Humane Society

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County, 3325 S. Dort Hwy., is collecting VG’s receipts to help feed and house its shelter pets.

Community members can clip off the bottom part of the receipt that says “Community Share Points” and send them to: ATTN: Terry Rozyla, The Humane Society of Genesee County, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., PO Box 190138, Burton, MI 48519. — N.B.

Volunteer opportunities

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Parks is looking for large and small groups of people who are used to working together. Whether it’s volunteering at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad during Day Out With Thomas, creating gift bags for an upcoming event at the Parks Administration Office or working on the flowerbeds at For- Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities at Genesee County Parks.

If your company or organization has a volunteer hour requirement, there is no other place as fun as the Genesee County Parks to log your hours. Volunteers truly are the heart of Genesee County Parks.

Businesses and organizations who wish to volunteer at a Genesee County Parks, please contact Cindy Kimber, Volunteer Coordinator (, at 810- 736-7100, ext. 855. — G.G.

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