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Kidney cancer group to meet April 30

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet April 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Featured Speakers: Kate Kraft, M.D., Pediatric Urologist, University of Michigan. Danielle Slanec Williams and daughter. The topic will be “Children’s Kidney Cancer: A Program on Wilms Tumor.” The meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226. This is the seventh anniversary of the support group. — G.G.

The Point Church announces Easter plans

GOODRICH — The Point Church plans to host multiple Easter Parties throughout local neighborhoods in Goodrich, Davison, Flint, and Grand Blanc this Easter weekend.

Each neighborhood celebration encourages community families to attend and will be held on April 19. Each celebration will feature an Easter egg hunt, snacks, games, and activities for the whole family.

Details on locations and times for each celebration can be found at The Point’s Easter website,

In addition to neighborhood parties, The Point Church will also host a family Easter party, complete with an egg hunt, inflatables, and games for the whole family at their Downtown Flint location. The Easter party will begin at 10 a.m. on April 19 at 718 Oak Street in Flint.

The Point Church is one church that meets in three locations; Goodrich, Grand Blanc, and Downtown Flint. Details: Call 810-636-7775 or e-mail — G.G.

Laser and educational shows at Longway

FLINT – Longway Planetarium, 1221 E. Kearsley St., will hold the Great Space Chase Laser Show through April 11, Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m. An out of this world educational laser show highlighting the planets and solar system featuring music from science fiction films and space-themed rock. The Intergalactic Accelerator Suit has been stolen! Lieutenant Photeus and the computer glitch, Thacker, set off in hot pursuit of the sinister Captain Zenon. Learn about the Solar System and the universe around us with this exciting, music-filled laser show. Songs include tunes by Madonna, U2, Paul Okenfold, Monty Python and Red Nexx. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

Longway will feature Skies of Michigan Tonight through April 11, Monday-Friday at 2 p.m. Early Spring is a great time for stargazing. Orion the Hunter and other Winter constellations are still visible and Leo the Lion leads the Spring stars high in the east. Join the planetarium’s Astronomer for this live look at the Spring Skies of Michigan. — G.G.

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