In brief

Volunteers needed for annual park clean-up

FLINT TWP. — Gleaner Flint Area Arbor will once again sponsor the annual Join Hands Clean-up Day at the Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2.. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to come out and help. Wearing sturdy clothing and gloves is recommended. It would also be helpful to bring tools such as shovels, ranks, branch toppers and hand trowels. Work crews will clean flower beds, add top soil and mulch to beds and plant new flowers. Other projects will include picking up litter, cutting and removing invasive autumn olive and buckthorn shrubs and clearing overgrowth from pathway edges. The group will meet early at the park pavilion for coffee and donuts. Pizza will be served for lunch at 1 p.m. The group is looking for a master gardener volunteer. For more information, call 810- 230-1292. — R.S.

Home preparedness volunteers sought

FLINT TWP. — The American Red Cross has launched a national campaign to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries. It is seeking and training volunteers to go doorto door to speak to residents about the importance of having smoke alarms and to offer free installation. They will also help residents develop a fire escape plan and to complete a fire safety checklist. The will replace batteries in existing smoke alarms or install new ones and teach residents how to test and maintain them. Details: Call 810-893-6662. — R.S.

St. George Church hosting euchre tourney

FLINT TWP. — St George Church, 5191 Lennon Road will host a euchre tournament fundraiser in the church hall on Friday May 8. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and play at 7 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for sale. Cash prizes. For details, call 810- 732-0720 or 810-813-1076. — R.S.

CAHS theater staging a musical comedy

FLINT TWP. — Advance tickets are now on sale for the Carman-Ainsworth High School Theater production of “Bring It On,” a musical teen comedy. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Performances are at 7 p.m. May 6-8 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 9. — R.S.

Habitat Olympics May 1

GENESEE COUNTY — Last call to form a team f to participate in the 2015 Habitat for Humanity Olympics. This year’s event will be held on Friday May 1 at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, 4100 S Saginaw Street in Flint. Habitat Olympics consist of construction themed games for teams of 5 to compete against each other for medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze). ext.203. — R.S.

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