In brief

WFBA meeting at new location

FLINT TWP.— Paul Rozycki, a retired political science professor from Mott Community College and local political pundit, will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 21 meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Rozycki will discuss and analyze the results of the Nov. 6 election. Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller will give a five minute talk on township issues. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. in a new location in the community room of the Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet (formerly Old Country Buffet) in the Target plaza on Miller Road. It is where the WFBA’s meetings were held for many years until Old Country Buffet closed in January. The public is invited and no reservations are necessary. — R.S.

Genesee Valley Center announces midnight opening for Black Friday

FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center will open at midnight on Black Friday. It will also be offering shoppers a “Black Friday Bonus”, from midnight until 4 a.m. when shoppers can enter to win a share of $2,000 in retailer gift cards.

Shoppers can register to win by stopping by the Customer Service area at center court between midnight and 4 a.m. Four gift cards will be given away each hour from 1 -4 a.m. on Black Friday. The first 75 shoppers to register also will receive a complimentary cup of brewed coffee from Coffee Beanery and shoppers will be able to sample Rockstar Energy Drinks compliments of PepsiCo, while supplies last. You must be at least 18 years of age to register to win or receive free product samples.

Black Friday hours for Genesee Valley Center will be midnight to 9 p.m. and extended hours will continue through the weekend. Individual retailer hours may vary.

Anchor store hours are as follows: Sears, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 until 9 p.m. Friday; Macy’s, midnight -10 p.m. on Friday; Burlington Coat Factory, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday; and JCPenney, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday.

For more information about Black Friday at Genesee Valley Center and other holiday events, sales, extended hours and a list of stores, log onto, “like” Genesee Valley Center on Facebook or follow Shop_ GVC on Twitter. — R.S.

Free program to help local residents manage disease

SWARTZ CREEK — The Michigan State university Extension is hosting a free health workshop in Swartz Creek through Dec. 18 to help individuals manage long-term health conditions. The Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) class will meet on Tuesdays from 12-2:30 p.m. at the Swartz Creek Senior Center, which is located at 8095 Civic Drive in Swartz Creek.

The PATH workshop provides information and skills to adults with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, bronchitis, asthma and depression. The PATH program is suited for both the newly diagnosed as well as those seeking more aggressive management.

Registration for the PATH workshop is necessary and enrollment is limited. To register or for more information, contact Marta at the Swartz Creek Senior Center at 810-635-4122 or call Christy at the MSU Extension at 810-244-8517. Online registration is also available at http:// anr. A.P.

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