In brief

WFBA hosts who’s who

FLINT TWP. — Instead of having a guest speaker this month, Networking is the focus of the West Flint Business Association meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 18, at Valley Family Restaurant 5009 Miller Rd. at Linden Road. Each member will be given the floor for one minute to talk about their products and/or services. Plus, township supervisor Karyn Miller and building director Tracey Tucker will provide municipal updates. Nonmembers are welcome and no reservations are needed. — R.S.

Donations/volunteers needed for Toy Drive

FLINT TWP. — Donations of gently used items for children of all ages – babies to teens – are needed to brighten the holidays for C-A and Bendle families. Toys, books, games, sporting equipment, movies, CDs, electronics, art supplies and stocking stuffers are among items sought for the annual Toy Giveaway to be held at The Learning Community, 1181 W. Scottwood, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3. Donation boxes have been placed at all C-A elementary schools, the Senior Center and at the Learning Community building. December 1is the deadline for donations. Volunteers also are needed to help with the distribution. For more information, contact Malinda at 591-7208. — R.S.

FUB sponsoring fundraiser for C-A music program

FLINT TWP. — To benefit the Carman- Ainsworth music program, Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers, 5100 Corunna Road, is offering a special discount every Wednesday for the entire month of November. To get a 20 percent discount off the total order, diners need only mention the C-A Music Program or show on their phones the fundraising announcement posted on the district’s Facebook page at The offer is valid from open to close on Wednesdays only from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. – G.G.

Blood drive Nov. 13 at Genesee Valley Center

FLINT TWP. — Michigan Blood is hosting a blood drive at Genesee Valley Center, from noon to 6 p.m., Nov. 13 in the Outdoor Village near Barnes & Noble bookstore. Every donor will receive a $3 Cherry Hill Photo coupon for select Santa photo gift packages and will also be entered to win a photo package valued at $48. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate. Please bring photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-MIBLOOD or Michigan Blood, headquartered in Grand Rapids, hosts more than 3,700 blood drives a year to help more than 50 hospitals statewide and is the exclusive blood provider for Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. — R.S.

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