In brief

Saturday clean-ups

FLINT TWP. — A free scrap tire collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the township hall on Dye Road. Residents can bring in up to seven tires (off the rims) for proper disposal. A photo identification or other proof of township residency will be required. The collection is funded by a state grant. Also the first of several planned Gateway Corridor clean-ups also is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine. A previously scheduled kick-off on May 3 was rained out. The purpose is to pick up trash along freeway ramps along I-69 and I-75 at Bristol, Miller and Corunna roads. Volunteers, including several college students, have signed up to help. More volunteers are welcome and advised to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Comfort Inn on Austin’s Parkway. Lunch will be provided afterward. — R.S.

Bring your dog for a walk in the park

FLINT TWP. — The GLEANER Greater Flint Area Arbor (a fraternal organization) and the PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Animal Rescue of Swartz Creek are sponsoring “WOOF WALK” to benefit PAWS, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 14 at the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive, next door to the police station. The title “WOOF WALK” is a play on PAWS’ “Raise the Woof” fundraising program for build a new animal shelter, according to a press release. For more information and to register, contact PAWS at 810-767-6366. — R.S.

C-A graduation at Perani

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School commencement ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. June 5 at Perani Arena & Event Center on Lapeer Road in Flint. — R.S.

“Kaleidoscope” event

GENESEE COUNTY — United Way of Genesee County is partnering with Genesee County Parks and Recreation for the second annual Kaleidoscope Day at Crossroads Village on June 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The early childhood literacy and parental involvement movement invites children and their parents to come out and participate in a variety of activities. Admission is free. For more information and to download a Free Family Fun Day coupon, visit the website at R.S.

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