In brief

Mid-East Festival permit granted

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees approved a Special Event permit for the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival, July 11-13. The annual cultural celebration is held on the grounds of the church, at 4133 Calkins Road. Festival hours 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Planned activities include ethnic food sales, live bands, singers and belly dancers, a cash raffle and a fireworks display. For more information, visit their web site at R.S.

Township board renews MTA dues

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees has approved paying $5.642 in annual dues to the Michigan Township Association. The board voted unanimously to renew its membership in the organization that advocates on behalf of all of Michigan’s 1,240 townships, representing interests in state and federal issues. — R.S.

Bookstore hosting kids event June 29

FLINT TWP. — “The Physics of Toys Workshop,’’ a special event for children ages 7 and up will be hosted by the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Genesee Valley Center, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29. The hands-on learning program will guide children through aspects of physics by building their own race car. For more information, contact the bookstore at 810- 732-0704. — R.S.

Rummage sale to benefit literacy this weekend

BURTON — The Genesee County Literacy Coalition will host a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday June 21 and Sunday June 22, rain or shine, at 2145 East Williamson, off Saginaw Street in Burton. Proceeds go to the purchase of tutor books, materials and training expenses. The Genesee County Literacy Coalition is a nonprofit organization that helps adults read for free by training tutors and getting them into the Genesee County community. For details email: gclc_, or call 810-919-5078. — R.S.

Local families needed to host exchange students

GENESEE COUNTY — You can by hosting a teen from one of more than 30 countries for the upcoming school year or semester. Area families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year. Families of all types are eligible to host: those with young children or teens or families with no children at home. They are expected to treat their exchange students as family members.

Details: Call 810-429-7801. — G.G.

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