In brief

Senior center hosting Open House on March 23

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township/ Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, will be hosting an Open House on 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.

Absentee applications ready for May 5 election

FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts said that applications for absentee voting can be obtained from her office at the Flint Township Hall from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The May ballot will have a state proposal for a sales tax increase and a township request for a ten-year road millage renewal. — R.S.

Community Basic Needs Fair at Flint Public Library

GENESEE COUNTY — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Flint Alumnae Chapter and the Flint Public Library are hosting its Sixth Annual Basic Needs Fair, Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library main branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street. It is free and open to the public. Numerous agencies will be on hand to provide information and assistance. There will also be immunizations, blood pressure checks and a food distribution while supplies last. Participating agencies the Hamilton Community Health Network, Social Security Administration, Loving Hands Adult & Day Care Services, Walgreens, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Healthplus of Michigan, the YWCA of Greater Flint, Wellness Services, Genesee Health Plan, Regional EMS, State Farm Insurance, YMCA Safe Places. Valley Area Agency on Aging, Carriage TownMinistries, Genesee County Health Department, Genesee County Free Clinic, McLaren-Flint Social Work Dept., and McLaren Home Care Group. — R.S.

Kidney group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet March 25 at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Flint (off of Robert T. Longway Blvd). The program “The Brain Lab” will be presented by Edward Roth, Professor of Music Therapy and Dr. Ben Atchison, Director, Occupational therapy Dept. Western Michigan University.

A luncheon at 12:30 p.m. is open to the public and the meeting also at 1:30 p.m. Details: Call 810-232-8233. The Brain Lab’s focus is primarily devoted to the study of auditory cognition and music toward the development of effective and efficient clinical treatment for individuals diagnosed with neurologic disorders.

This is “Kidney Health and Cancer Awareness Month” in Michigan as proclaimed by Governor Snyder. Please have your kidneys checked if you are experiencing any problems. — G.G.

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