In brief

Genesys provides free newborn safety class

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Did you know placing a baby in an unaccustomed sleep position increases the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by as much as 18 times? Did you know about one in five SIDS deaths occur while an infant is in the care of someone other than a parent? The Genesys Family Birthing Center staff wants to make sure first time parents are as prepared as possible for the birth of their new baby. That is why Genesys chose to start a new class called “Safety and Prevention,” for expectant parents and new parents. The two-hour class covers many topics of concern for new parents: SIDS, car seat safety, crib safety, changing table safety, safe feeding practices, pet safety, toy safety and safety hazards in the home. To sign up for the class, call the Genesys Family Birthing Center at 810-606-5897. Classes will be offered each month. — 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 appears for special 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 or by phone 1- 800-965-9324. Details: Visit— G.G.

Hurley Medical Center hosts joint replacement seminars

FLINT — Think you have to live with joint pain? Think again. Hurley Medical Center is proud to present educational Joint Replacement Seminars in Flint in October and November, from 6-7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Come and attend these special, no-obligation seminars and learn about surgical and non-surgical treatment options available through the Center for Joint Replacement at Hurley Medical Center. Dates are as follow:  Oct. 27 — Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 S. Center Rd., Burton  Nov. 17 — Hurley Family Rehab. Center, 1085 S. Linden Rd., Flint. To register, call 888-611-4HMC to reserve your spot today, as space is limited. — G.G.

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