In brief

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.

McLaren seeks volunteers

FLINT — To help someone, have fun, meet new friends and become a team member, volunteer At McLaren Flint. Here are just a few of the many services are listed below:

• Hospitality House

• Heart and Vascular

• Radiology

• Information Desk/Greeter

• Patient Relations

• Special Assignments

• Surgical Lounge

• Gift Cart/Gift Shop

• Cancer Institute

Auxiliary Applications are on-line at or call 810-342-2115 to have one mailed to you. — G.G.

Free veteran dinners Nov. 11 at Ponderosa

BURTON — As a thank you for their service, on Nov.11, the Burton Ponderosa is offering a free Buffet or all Veterans and Military (with the purchase of a drink).

This will kick off a special $7.99 DINNER Buffet price for everyone else, through the Holiday Season. Poderosa is located on Court Street across from the Courtland Center Mall. — T.M.

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