In brief

Genealogical program planned for Oct. 5

LAPEER — The Lapeer County Genealogical Society and Derek S. Davey are pleased to announce The Second Annual Genealogy Workshop, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 Calhoun St., Lapeer.

This will be the second year that Davey has presented classes in Lapeer. Davey’s degrees include a Certificate of Genealogy from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Toledo. H

All new topics will be discussed; it is not a repeat of last year. You will learn valuable research methods that will appeal to both experienced and beginning genealogists.

The cost of the all-day workshop will be the same as last year — just $40 for members or $45 for non-members. If you sign up in a group of 10, the cost will be $40 each. Each participant will receive a welcome bag and goodies and there will be great door prizes.

There will be a free class Oct. 4, from 4- 5:30 p.m. for 6-12th graders. Topics will be How to Understand Your Family’s Past and How to Go About Researching.”

Details: Call 810-569-6602. — G.G.

Support group to hear about Alzheimers

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Oct. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington ave. Flint.

The featured speaker is Laura J. Ruhle, BA/CT, program coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter,Central Michigan Region. Topic: ‘What is Alzheimer’s? What I need to know?”

Learn about warning signs this disease, how it affects the brain and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

The meeting is open to the general public.

Details: Call 810-232-8233; or 810-762- 8226. — G.G.

Sen. Robertson hosting office hours on Oct. 11

LANSING — State Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, will hold office hours in the district on Oct. 11.

The senator will be available to meet with constituents at the following locations and times:

• Waterford Township Municipal Building, Second floor conference room, 5200 Civic Center Dr., Waterford Township from 9-10 a.m.

• Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., Ortonville from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

• City of Davison Municipal Building, downstairs conference room, 200 E. Flint St. #2, Davison from 1-2 p.m.

• City of Clio Municipal Building, 505 W. Vienna St., Clio from 3-4 p.m. 1 to 2 p.m.

Details: Call 1-866-305-2126. — G.G.

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