In brief



Wind Symphony to perform

FLINT — The Genesee Wind Symphony, conducted by Bruce Nieuwenhuis, will present its annual “Sundaes on Sunday” concert at Woodside Church, 1509 E. Court St. at 3:30 p.m. on May 5.

This concert includes lighter fare including a Spanish/Mexican pasodoble in recognition of the date being Cinco De Mayo. Smaller groups from within the band will be featured, and our special guest will be the winner of our annual Ray Roth high school soloist competition, Stephanie Weil, who will play a marimba solo.

Stephanie is a student at Goodrich High School, and studies privately with Delaina Oberman. The concert will end with a medley from Les Miserables. — G.G.

Flint River Wild Ones support native plants

FLINT — A screening of The Quest for Local Honey will take place April 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Mott Community College’s Regional Technology Center, room 1301, located at 1401 E. Court Street in Flint.

The event will feature a free local food dinner with a menu of foods pollinated by bees. There will also be vendors on hand selling native plants, products made from things that bees make and bee equipment. There will be enclosed live bee hive displays, prize drawings, and a lot of buzz about the wonderful world of bees. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling 810-275-8822, or 810-275-8822, or e-mail mkennedy15@charter.net.— G.G.

River rides begin in May

FLINT —The Friends of the Flint River Trail (FFRT) will begin its regular Sunday rides on May 5 at 2 p.m. from the Flint Farmers’ Market. The rides will continue every Sunday through the last Sunday in October. All rides start at the market at 2 p.m.

The rides are pleasant, leisurely paced, and family friendly, and the generally are 10-12 miles in length, with a short break in the middle. Light refreshments are available at the end of the ride.

There is no charge, and no advance registration is required. Just “show up and ride”. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

In addition, the FFRT hosts “Third Saturday Rides” on the third Saturday of each month of the ride season on trails within a one hour drive from Flint. Those rides will start at the trailhead at 10 a.m. The first Saturday Ride is May 18, on the Southern Links Trail, beginning at the Columbiaville Trail Head. That ride is about 20 miles in length, as are most of the Saturday rides.

Details: Visit www.flintriver.org.— G.G.

Touch the Earth Garden Club to meet

GRAND BLANC — Cold temperatures and snowy landscapes don’t discourage the members of Touch the Earth Garden Club of Grand Blanc from dreaming of warm weather and planning for spring plantings.

Interested gardeners are invited to visit a meeting, which are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Grand Blanc Historical Museum, located at 203 East Grand Blanc Rd. Details call 810-694-5197. — G.G.


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