In brief



Boy Scouts popcorn drive

GENESEE COUNTY — The Boy Scouts Popcorn For Our Troops campaign encourages people to donate $30 to $50 so popcorn can be sent to men and women who are far from home and protecting our country. Donations can be made during the annual Trail’s End popcorn sale period, which runs through Oct.29. Started in 2007, the Popcorn For Our Troops initiative has netted more than 1.2 million donations, topping $32 million in popcorn — or 2,000 tons — being sent to American troops. During that same period, more than 2,900 donations were made in the Tall Pine Council, amounting to $79,000 in popcorn. In addition to the military donations, Scouts will continue to sell ready-made and microwave popcorn. Funds generated through the Trail’s End popcorn sale supports five programs including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Urban Scouting and Exploring, and supports Scouting opportunities to more than 6,500 young men and women in Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties. Details: Visit www.tpcbsa.org/ G.G.

Scrapbooking and Card Making Crop fundraiser

DAVISON TWP. — There will be a Scrapbooking and Card Making Crop fundraiser for the Pink Warrior’s Relay for Life team on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Church, 1523 N. Oak Rd. The cost is $30 (payment in full to reserve space) and space is limited. The day will begin with a Continental Breakfast plus lunch and dinner later in the day. Representatives from Creative Memories, Close to My Heart and Stampin’ Up will be on hand to provide lots of help and ideas. To purchase products in advance call 810-635-2148 or 810-287-7801. Details: Call 810-412-4511. — G.G.

Guy Penrod in concert

FLINT TWP. — The ministry of multi-award winning singer Guy Penrod, formally of Bill Gaither’s “Vocal Band,” will appear at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd., Oct 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25 or $20 general admission the day of the show. Tickets are available at Family Christian Store, Sunshine Bible Store, Noah’s Cove (Birch Run), and the Central Church of the Nazarene plus online at itickets.com or by phone 1- 800-965-9324. Details: Visit www.guypenrod.com.— G.G.

GDL offers books for Kindle

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library (GDL) has announced its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidTM, and more. The free downloads are available to cardholders living within the GDL’s legal service area. A special pin number (typically the patron’s birth year) is also needed to access the service. For those residents outside the service area, an annual $100 fee will be imposed. Visit the library for more information. The GDL also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes & Noble® NookTM and Sony® Reader. Details: Visit www.thegdl.org.— G.G.


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