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Lil’ Monster’s Halloween Bash at Genesee Valley

FLINT TWP. — Genesee District Library and the Flint Public Library, will present the all-new Lil’ Monster’s Halloween Bash at Genesee Valley Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 25. This year’s free event will feature a Spooktacular Comedy Show with Joel Tacey, a performance by the Boys & Girls Club Steel Drum Band, arts and crafts, storytelling, and mall-wide trick-or-treating. Festivities will take place throughout the mall and are appropriate for kids 12 and under.Goodie bags will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. near the GDL branch located in the Sears wing. Mall-wide trick or treating will place from 10 a.m. until noon Children must have an event branded goodie bag to participate. Special events at center court begin at noon with the Boys & Girls Club Steel Drum Band performance, followed by the Spooktacular Comedy Show with Joel Tacey at 12:15 p.m.; storytelling by the Flint Public Library at 1 p.m. and crafts, raffles and more from 1:15-2 p.m. No face-covering masks or “weapons” are permitted. — R.S.

Trick or Treat at CAHS

FLINT TWP. — Think you can outrun a zombie, ghost, goblin or other creatures of the night? Tie on your running shows and find out at the Halloween Scaredy-Pants Races — two fun run/walks to support the Cavalier Cross-Country Program, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Carman Ainsworth High School. Costumes are encouraged fora11/2-mileraceforchildrenthrough grades six who can trick or treat around a course that includes a cemetery, witches, spider webs and more. The entry fee is $10 until October 23 and $15 Oct. 24-25.

The second race will be a 5K-color run/ walk for older Halloween fans. A $40 entry fee includes a long-sleeved, tech Halloween Scaredy-Pants shirt. Medals will be awarded to the first 100 finishers. Registrations are being taken at Bauman’s Running and Walking Shop, 1473 W. Hill Road. — R.S.

Police advocating support for public safety millage

FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting to explain the proposed Public Safety Millage, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Riverdale Baptist Church, 5151 Calkins Road. Flint Township police and fire officials will present a power point presentation to provide voters with reasons the 3.85 millage is being sought and how much it will cost taxpayers. Police Chief George Sippert said the presentation has been recorded and also will be available for viewing on the township and police department web sites and Facebook page. Additionally, he said that volunteers are being sought to help mount a door-to-door appeal. Interested parties are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at the police department on Norko Drive to join groups heading out this Saturday, Oct. 25 and again on Saturday Nov. 1. — R.S.

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