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Fairy tale exhibit now open at Flint Children’s Museum

FLINT — The Flint Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit, Fairy Tales, is open. The exhibit immerses children into the whimsical and imaginary world of fairy tales as they climb Jack’s beanstalk, take a ride in Cinderella’s carriage, and help the Three Little Pigs rebuild their house.

Throughout their fantastic experience children will work on reading, writing, and telling time. The exhibit is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Sundays from 12- 4 p.m

The Flint Children’s Museum is a hands-on children’s museum with more than 40 educational and fun exhibits that demonstrate and reinforce Michigan curriculum benchmarks for children ages 10 and under. General admission is $6/person for ages 1 and above. The Museum is located at 1602 W. University Avenue in Flint.

Details: Call 810-767-KIDS or visit the website at— G.G.

Kidney cancer support group to meet Nov. 13

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group of Michigan will meet Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. Dr. Ahmed Akl, Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department at Hurley Medical Center is the guest.

He has experience in the use of Brachytherapy. Cancers included are prostate cancer, head and neck cancer, skin cancer, chest and breast cancer, gynecological cancer.

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

Catholic Charities share the warmth

FLINT — Nearly 1,000 coats have been distributed to those in need this month at Catholic Charities Community Closet in Flint. As the temperatures begin to plunge, Catholic Charities invites the community to join them in sharing warmth with those in need, by donating gently used or new winter items.

Warm clothing and blankets will be given free of charge to low-income, Genesee County residents throughout the winter months.

Winter apparel will be accepted at Catholic Charities’ Community Closet Monday-Friday, from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., and from 1-4 p.m. The Closet is located in the Catholic Charities Center for Hope, 517 E. Fifth Ave., in Flint.

Items needed include new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, mittens, blankets, sleeping bags, or comforters, as well as warm footwear. Children’s items are especially needed. Monetary donations are also welcome, and all gifts are tax deductable.

Persons can make financial contributions through Paypal at, or on Facebook catholiccharitiesflintandowosso. Details: Call 810-232-9950. — G.G.

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