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Genealogical Society plans research trip

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Genealogical Society is sponsoring a genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne from May 10 to 11. Bus fare is $45 for non-members, $40 for members. The cost does not include lodging at the Super 8, which is offering a special group rate, or meals. For information, contact Judy Newman, trip coordinator, at 810-655-4957. — L.R.

Sorority Founders Day Brunch celebrates 103 years

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will celebrate 103 years of Service, Scholarship, and Sisterhood at a Founder’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Mundy Township. Admission is $60 per person and the public is invited to attend. The sorority’s 24th Past National President, Cynthia Marie Antoinette Butler-McIntyre, will be the special guest speaker. Her topic will be “Why Black Lives Matter.” For additional information or to purchase tickets in advance, contact Renae at 810) 875-5665, Charisse at (810) 309-9884 or online via PayPal by visiting the chapter’s website at flintdeltas.com/upcoming_ events/. — R.S.

United Way sponsoring free income tax service

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition kicked off its 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Feb. 6, offering free income tax preparation for low to moderate income families. Locations, dates and ours vary. The Coalition, in cooperation with the IRS, will have 5 VITA sites in Genesee County area through April 9. Each VITA site is staffed by volunteers and preparer has gone through extensive training and is certified by the IRS. United Way of Genesee County oversees the program. Sites include the Brennan Senior Center 1301 Pingree Avenue, call 810-766-7238 for an appointment; Canaan Baptist Church 910 E. Gillespie (at Industrial Avenue). Saturday Walk-ins accepted; the Flint Public Library 1026 E. Kearsley, call 810-406-8507; Mott Community College 1401 E. Court Street, call 810-232-6293; the University of Michigan-Flint, 1 Riverfront Building, call 810-406-8507. Details are posted online on the United Way website at www.unitedwaygenesee.org/tax-assistance program — R.S.

Genesee Animal Control presents rabies clinic

FLINT — Genesee County Animal Control, 4351 Pasadena Ave., will present its annual rabies clinic, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shots are available for $10 with the purchase of a 2016 license. Water is available for pickup for Flint residents. — G.G.


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