In brief

Kidney group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Nov. 14 at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington.

The featured speaker is Darlene Brown, MS,MD, treatment option specialist, Fresenius Medical Care.

The topic is “Kidney Dialysis.” Meeting is open to the general public.

Details: Call Prof. Frank Friedman at 810-232- 8233; or Lori Burger at GHCI 810-762-8226. — G.G.

Horse Drawn Hayrides at Kearsley Family Fun Day

FLINT — Beautiful, historic Kearsley Park will host its free Fall Family Fun Day on Oct. 28 from 2-4 p.m.

Families and children of all ages are welcome to attend the activities, which will include horse drawn hayrides through the park, pumpkin carving, costumes contests along with cider and donuts.

The costume contest starts at 3 p.m. and people of all ages are welcome to enter and, if you aren’t dressed up, you can still come to watch the fun. There will be prizes for best costumes. Free pumpkins for carving will be given for the first 50 families (one pumpkin per family).

This free event is made possible by a grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation along with Walker Farms and other generous donors.

Details: Call 810-845-4050.

Salvation Army accepting requests for assistance

FLINT — The Salvation Army will be taking applications for Christmas assistance from Oct. 29-Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for Genesee County residents.

Those in need of help with toys, food, and clothing for the holiday season will have the option of two locations to apply again this year. The Salvation Army at 211 W. Kearsley Street in downtown Flint and The Salvation Army Beecher Corps located at 1475 W. Coldwater Road. No appointment needed.

The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program is intended to help those who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas.

Details: Call 810-232-2196. — G.G.

Family Fun with Math at UM-Flint

FLINT — The Mathematics Department of the University of Michigan-Flint will sponsor a free Family Math Night tonight (Oct. 25) at 6:30 p.m., Michigan Rooms, University Center. Activities are appropriate for elementary school students.

Family Math Night is an opportunity for children and their parents to have fun together with math. Various activities, such as puzzles and games, will be scattered around the room. Each activity takes a few minutes and children will have a chance to try quite a few different ones. The emphasis is not on numerical computation, but rather on such things as estimation, patterns, spatial and geometrical perception, and hands-on activities. No special knowledge or previous experience is necessary.

Details: Call 810-762-3244. Admission is free, and open to the public. — G.G.

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