In brief

Yard sale donations still needed

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth robotics team is currently accepting donations for its Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held Sept. 5-7. All proceeds go to the robotics team. For more information contact Ellen Crain by email at or call 810-691-2810. — R.S.

Mott Foundation renews funding for Y Safe Places

FLINT — The YMCA of Greater Flint is pleased to announce the Ruth Mott Foundation is continuing their support of Y Safe Places with a $155,193 grant. Y Safe Places is an offsite summer and after school program offered by the YMCA of Greater Flint. This is the third year, the Ruth Mott Foundation has funded the program.

“Studies show over 15 million children do not have adequate or appropriate supervision after school,” said YMCA Safe Places Director Moses Bingham. “These three sites offer families a safe place for their children to go after school to get homework help, a nice meal and snack, and of course have fun. Safe sites like these are important to stop the chain of violence in our community.”

Currently, more than 400 students use the Y Safe Places Facilities. The three sites, Downtown Y at 411 E Third St, Mt Olive Church at 1601 Fay St, and Cathedral of Faith at 6031 Dupont St., offer free programing for all youth 1st-12th grades (the Downtown site is for 1st – 8th grade only). These sites are open Monday – Friday from 4- 7 p.m.

Details: Call 810-232-9622. — G.G.

Back to School seminar

FLINT — Please be advised that the State Bar of Michigan’s Young Lawyers Section is hosting a FREE ‘Back to School: Know your Rights’ event for middle and high school aged students and their families at the Boys and Girls Club of Flint, 3701 N. Averill Ave., Aug. 20, from 5-7 p.m.

Students will have an opportunity to learn about their rights under the law and how they can protect those rights. Food will be provided and there will be free backpacks for the first 250 student participants. — G.G.

Shelter of Flint to host The Crim Pasta Party

FLINT — Part of the annual Crim Festival of Races, Shelter of Flint returns with The Crim Pasta Party on Friday, August 21. The party provides a carb-packed pasta dinner for racers, family members and the general public, the night before the races. Funds raised support Shelter of Flint.

This year, The Crim Pasta Party will be at the surface parking lot on the corner of Kearsley and Saginaw streets in downtown Flint. All you can eat pasta and salad by Italia Gardens will be available from 4-9 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Kids under 6 eat free. Tickets are available in advance by calling 810-238- 4711 ext. 305 or at the door.

Details: Call 810-238-4711 ext. 305. — G.G.

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