In brief

Senior center Open House

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township/ Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, will be hosting an Open House on Monday, March 23 from 4- 6 p.m. Bring yourself and a friend to become a member (ages 60 and older). There will be refreshments, demonstrations, information, music and prizes. Questions? Call 810-732-6290. — R.S.

Community Basic Needs Fair at Flint Public Library

FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to attend the Sixth Annual Basic Needs Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Flint Public Library main branch, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Flint Alumnae Chapter and the Flint Public Library. Agencies on hand to provide valuable information and assistance will include Hamilton Community Health Network, Social Security Administration, Loving Hands Adult & Day Care Services, Walgreens, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Healthplus of Michigan, YWCA of Greater Flint, Wellness Services, Genesee Health Plan, Regional EMS, State Farm Insurance, YMCA Safe Places, Valley Area Agency on Aging, Carriage Town Ministries, Genesee Health System, Genesee County Health Department, Genesee County Free Clinic, McLaren-Flint Social Work Dept, and McLaren Home Care Group.

There will also be immunizations, blood pressure checks and a food distribution while supplies last. Admission is free. The Flint Public Library is located at 1026 E. Kearsley Street in Flint. For more information contact Tamar Pleasant-Swain at (810) 342-4156 or Wanda Harden at 249- 2044 for vendor services. — R.S.

YMCA kicks off camping month with preview events

FLINT — YMCA Camp Copneconic has kicked off 100 days until the start of summer camp and Michigan Y Camp Month. Camp staff will be at several events throughout the community to celebrate Michigan Y Camp Month and to begin celebrating the 100th anniversary of camping at the local camp.

This summer, YMCA Camp Copneconic is offering kids an enriching, learning experience to help them get more out of summer break — more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging.

Parents can get a head start in signing up their children this March during Michigan Y Camp Month — a celebration of Y camping throughout the state that gives families a taste of the camp experience and how it can benefit youth of all ages.

A free preview of the camp is open to the public March 15 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and families can experience an afternoon ‘sampler’ of exciting camp programs and activities, meet the staff and tour the facility. Additional previews will take place April 26 and May 31. Register for a preview online at Details: Call 810-232-9622 or 810-629-9622. — G.G.

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