In Brief



MCC returns to tradition of community dance

FLINT — The Mott Community College Alumni Association is bringing back a traditional favorite among former students — a community dance alumni have frequently mentioned as one of the most beloved events of MCC’s early years.

“Let’s Dance for Mott” will be held on the eve of MCC’s graduation, April 29, from 7:30-11:30 p.m. in the MCC Event Center. This event is open to the public.

Music will be provided by Charles Scales and will feature distinct, diverse styles of ballroom dance – from urban to traditional to Latin. Tickets are $50 per person. All proceeds from the dance will go to support the MCC Achieving the Dream Through Alumni Scholarships program.

Three expert instructors from the Flint area’s ballroom dancing community will join in the Graduation Dance festivities. They include Tony Caldwell, Advisor, MCC Ballroomers; Lucille Brown, Member, The Flint Connection Dance Club; and Missy Scibilia, President of the Flint Dance Club 810-423-6356,

Details: Call 810-762-0425 or visit www.mcceventsonline.com. — G.G.

Old Newsboys to partner with Genesee County Fair

FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint are partnering with the Genesee County Fair to encourage family fun for a good cause. The Genesee County Fair, running Aug. 15–21, have made available their Genesee County Fun Fair Pass which provides admission to the Fair all week and premium seating to all Grand Stand shows for $20, and all-week parking for $15 with a portion of ever y ticket sold through the Old Newsboys office to be donated back to the organization. Tickets are available at the Old Newsboys Office at 6255 Taylor Dr., Flint — or by calling 810-744-1840.

Over the last 87 years the Old Newsboys organization has put presents under the tree for over 765,000 children across Genesee County. In 2010 alone, 5,653 children received gifts from the Old Newsboys. Each box provides warm clothing, socks and underwear, gloves and a stocking cap, dental hygiene products, and a toy to an at-risk child. The program is funded entirely through the annual paper sale, donations, and fundraisers like this one. — G.G.

Genesys offers breastfeeding help for new moms

GENESEE COUNTY — The Family Birthing Center of Genesys now offers help for moms who need guidance with breastfeeding. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding begins, and sometimes new moms need assistance as they begin breastfeeding their baby. Women can turn to Genesys and its outpatient breastfeeding clinic for assistance, resources and support. A pediatrician — Sara Pendleton, MD, medical director of Pediatrics at Genesys; and a lactation consultant staff the clinic.

Mothers can find help for the following at the Genesys outpatient breastfeeding clinic: poor latch, insufficient milk supply, engorgement, painful breastfeeding, poor weight gain, prematurity, cleft palate, Down Syndrome and tongue-tie.

The clinic at Genesys is one of the first physician-led clinics in Michigan.

Mothers can make their own appoint- ments or request a referral from their family physician.

Details: Call 810-606-5898. — G.G.

Sweet Adelines seeking singers

DAVISON TWP. — Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus of Davison is seeking female singers for membership openings. Women of all ages who love to sing, per form and are interested in improving their vocal skills are invited. Come and receive free vocal lessons. Rehearsals are at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., in Davison Township, Monday nights from 7-10 p.m.

Details: Call 810-742-0977or visit www.songofthelakes. webs.com. — G.G.

McLaren offers weight loss solutions

FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is offering “Weight Loss-Controlling Your Weight through Diet and Exercise.” This series of five, one-hour classes will cover the following topics: the food guide pyramid, physical activity, portion control, grocery shopping/food labels, and fast food/eating out. The cost for the series of classes is $35.

This classes are being offered from 9-10 a.m. on Mondays at the McLaren Diabetes Education Program Dept., located at 3200 Beecher Rd. in the Beech Hill Center building. Registration is required.

To register for the classes, or for questions, please contact McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program at 810- 342-4110. — G.G.

Cornerstone Rehab offers support group, screenings

DAVISON TWP. — Cornerstone Rehabilitation, 9100 Lapeer Rd. Suite C, is offering a stroke support group the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Cornerstone is also offering free Saebo screenings in November and December. For details or to RSVP for the support group call 810-653-0100. — G.G.

Send VG’s receipts to Humane Society

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County, 3325 S. Dort Hwy., is collecting VG’s receipts to help feed and house its shelter pets.

Community members can clip off the bottom part of the receipt that says “Community Share Points” and send them to: ATTN: Terry Rozyla, The Humane Society of Genesee County, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., PO Box 190138, Burton, MI 48519- 0138. — N.B.

Volunteer opportunities

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Parks is looking for large and small groups of people who are used to working together. Whether it’s volunteering at Crossroads Village & Huckleberr y Railroad during Day Out With Thomas, creating gift bags for an upcoming event at the Parks Administration Office or working on the flowerbeds at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities at Genesee County Parks.

If your company or organization has a volunteer hour requirement, there is no other place as fun as the Genesee County Parks to log your hours. Volunteers truly are the heart of Genesee County Parks.

Businesses and organizations who wish to volunteer at a Genesee County Parks, please contact Cindy Kimber, Volunteer Coordinator ( ckimber@gcparks.org), at 810-736- 7100, ext. 855. — G.G.

New support group offered

FENTON — Are you a caregiver with questions about your aging parents? Do you want to know more about Dementia or caring for yourself while caring for others? Do you suffer from the guilt of placing your loved one in a new home? Rockwell’s Education and Support Group might be right for you.

The group is free and meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. The group is held at Rockwell Assisted Living at 202 W. Shiawassee, in Fenton. Refreshments will be served along with time to mingle and share your personal stories. A guest speaker will be scheduled each month to share information on many important topics. Members of the group have enjoyed being able to share their struggles and leave with the realization that they are not alone. — G.G.

Indoor flea market

SWARTZ CREEK — An indoor flea market returns to Swartz Creek Masonic Temple, 7449 Miller Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30.

The flea market features crafts, bake sale, toys, video games, clothing, knick-knacks, kitchenware and more. Vendor space is still available. Cost is $20 for the first table, $15 for each additional table. For more information or to reserve a spot, e-mail LMASB2011@aol.com or call Denise at 989-288-0781. — N.B.


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