In brief

Longway Planetarium to hold scavenger hunt

FLINT — Get ready for round two of Longway Planetarium’s Catch a Fallen Star family scavenger hunt happening on July 17. To participate, simply like Longway Planetarium’s Facebook page or follow them at LongwayP on Twitter and look for clues.

Six star-shaped containers will be hidden in the greater Flint area for a total of 18 hidden stars and potential winners. Clues will be posted starting at noon. Details: Visit The third and final date of this fun event is Aug. 21.

With clues about the locations of the “Fallen Stars” provided through Longway Planetarium’s Facebook page and through Twitter account, the stars will contain a special voucher good for a prize pack containing four tickets to the new Longway Planetarium and other items.

All individuals that redeem a star will have a chance at the grand prize worth over $200. One lucky participant will walk away with a “delicious” grand prize including a one year family membership to Sloan Museum, Longway Planetarium and Buick Gallery. — G.G.

Annual Picnic to help raise funds for Adopt-A-Pet

FENTON — Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton is holding its 11th Annual Picnic fundraiser on July 18, from 3-10 p.m. The event will be held on-site at 13575 N. Fenton Rd., and will help raise money to provide needed services for the hundreds of dogs and cats who enter their care.

The 11th Annual Adopt-A-Pet Picnic offers family-oriented fun, complete with BBQ food and refreshments, kid’s activities with a bounce house, beer tent and tours of the facility.

Details: 810-629-0723. — G.G.

Music in Parks continues

FLINT – Music in the Parks, a program of the Flint Institute of Music, continues this week with Irish rock music group The Elders. The free concert will be held on July 16 at 7 p.m. in Kearsley Park.

The Elders hail from Kansas City and are comprised of six musicians with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Irish folk rock. They released their 7th studio album, Story Road, in 2014 and have headlined major Celtic festivals throughout North America and Europe. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the entertainment. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park and The Hungry Hut food truck will have snacks available for purchase.

2015 Music in the Parks Concert Series:

The remaining concerts in the series will be held in locations throughout Genesee County.

July 30 – Scott Gwinnell Jazz, Mott Park

Aug. 6 – Sweet Willie Tea, Max Brandon Park

Sept. 10 – Gospel Music Celebration, The Whiting

Details: Call 810-238-1350. — G.G.

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