In brief

Community Mental Health now Genesee Health System

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Community Mental Health has formally changed its name to Genesee Health System. The organization unveiled its rebranding campaign last week at its main campus on Fifth Avenue in Flint.

The name change highlights GHS’ growing focus on total wellness. “We offer many health services beyond mental health,” said Danis Russell, CEO of Genesee Health System. “The Genesee Health System name change is a major step toward highlighting our integrated health focus through expanded services, where the goal is to treat all parts of a person.”

Genesee Health System provides mental health, substance use disorder, crisis and wellness services. The organization has been part of Genesee County for nearly 50 years, providing the highest quality and most effective services to meet the community’s health needs.

The Genesee Health System main campus is located at 420 W. Fifth Avenue in Flint with 7 other sites focused on programming.

The Genesee Health System 24-hour Crisis Line can be reached at 810-257-3740.

Details: Visit — G.G.

“Theater in our Parks” Summer Theater Festival

GENESEE COUNTY — With its 10th season this year, open auditions are being held for the Kearsley Park Players 2013 “Theatre in our Parks” season.

Productions this season will include Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, the children’s theatre fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” and the Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” All productions will be directed by Kay Kelly.

Auditions will be held on April 8-9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley Street in Flint.

Actors, singers, musicians and tech crew are all needed. Performers should prepare a scene from the play or a monologue of their choice. Singers and musicians should prepare a musical piece. Parts in each show are available for performers of all ages.

All members of the company will be paid $50 per production thanks to a generous grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation.

Details: Call 810-845-4050. — G.G.

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