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Great Cloth Diaper Change of Mid-Michigan, April 23

FLINT — Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever. In five successful years of the GCDC event, participants have shown the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers.

The Great Cloth Diaper Change of Mid- Michigan will take place from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Riverside Tabernacle Church, 429 Chavez Dr., in Flint. There will also be a natural parenting expo featuring local vendors, face painting, free breastfeeding advice from a certified lactation consultant, games, raffles and more! Donations of diapers for families affected by the Flint Water Crisis will be collected for Ava’s Cloth Share, a local non-profit providing loaner cloth diapers to low-income families.

Details: Call 810-895-2155 or visit gcdcmidmichigan. — G.G.

Kidney cancer support offers cancer film program

FLINT — The Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, Flint, next to MCC Tech Building off of Robert. T. Longway Blvd, and the Kidney Cancer Support Group of Michigan will present a Cancer Film Program, May 18, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at First film, from “The Emperor of All Maladies” – Magic Bullets followed by “Metastatic RCC (Kidney Cancer). This event is open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232- 8233 or 810-762-8226. — G.G.

Zumba at support center

DAVISON TWP. — Have fun and get fit with Zumba every Monday 6-7 p.m. at the Cornerstone-Wolcott Community Support Center, 3131 S. Vassar Rd. Cost is $5 per session or any five classes for $20. Details: Call 810-742-6155, or email — G.G.

Wine Tasting event at FIA

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts, the Junior League of Flint, and Diplomat present the 17th Annual Wine Tasting Event : From Vine to Wine, April 16, from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy the fruitful bounties of the Earth with a first-class selection of wines, accompanied by a delicious gourmet spread from area restaurants and bakeries and live entertainment from Mott Community College Jazz Combo. Each guest will also receive a complimentary tasting glass to take home. The hugely popular Wine Pull raffle is back this year with an even larger selection of fine wines to win.

Prior to the main event, take part in the VIP Reception at 6:00p. Enjoy a selection of top shelf wines paired with hors d’oeuvres provided by Cork on Saginaw. For more information, call 810.234.1695 or visit Funds raised support Flint Institute of Arts and the Junior League of Flint. — G.G.

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