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Dads vs. police, firemen in classic b-ball game

FLINT TWP. — Members of the township police and fire departments will pit their hoop skills against a team from Men at W.O.R.K. in the 5th annual Barry Saunders Classic basketball game at 7 p.m. April 26 in the gym at Carman-Ainsworth High School.

This fundraiser is one of the biggest of the year for Men at W.O.R.K., a group of fathers involved in the education of their children. Student tickets are free and adults tickets are $5.

Proceeds will support Men at W.O.R.K. for the upcoming program year. There will be concessions, 50/50 and raffle prizes including several rounds of golf, passes to the University of Michigan-Flint Recreation. Center, an autographed Detroit Lions Football and various gift cards. The annual contest is named in honor of a former C-A school board member and longtime booster who died in 2008. His widow, Ann, currently serves on the C-A school board. — R.S.

C-A to showcase its STEM programs

FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to a special event at Carman-Ainsworth High School that will showcase its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 30.

Guests will get a tour of the Design and Build classroom, watch robots throw frisbees and make basketball shots, operate and drive a robot and more. C-A award-winning robotics teams from the elementary, middle- and high school will be on hand to demonstrate their amazing robots.

Also Dr. Anca Sala of Baker College will give a talk about the abundant opportunities for STEM careers in Michigan. Free food will be served including Koegel’s hotdogs.— R.S.

Purchases at Wojo’s to benefit parks and rec

FLINT TWP. — Jim McClung, a member of the township’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board announced last week that Wojo’s in Davison has agreed to donate to parks and rec 10 percent of specified net sales on May 2 and 7.

McClung asked that anyone in need of springs/summer gardening supplies make purchases on that day at Wojo’s to support the cause. Those making a purchase on designated days must mention the name of the organization (Flint Twp. Parks and Rec) at checkout. Wojo’s, 7360 E. Court St., has an established philanthropy arm that works with community to help them raise money. — R.S.

Business open house planned

MUNDY TWP. — Newton International, a business services company specializing in recruitment and placement will host a Spring Open House to celebrate one year in its new corporate headquarters at 2110 West Hill Road. The Open House will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 15.

Since opening an office in downtown Flint in 2008, Newton International has grown to serve most of mid and southeastern Michigan. The company serves these communities by locating the best talent to fill open positions, offer comprehensive payroll services, offer safety regulation consulting and many more services to benefit the business community.

A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony will precede the Open House event. Afterwards, there will be food and a chance to win door prizes.

Details: Visit http:// newtonintspring. eventbrite.com/ R.S.


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