FLINT TWP. — Noting that it is getting very dry outside, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley said the department is getting close to issuing a burn ban. If it does not rain this week, there won’t be any outdoor burn permits issued, he said. A burn permit is needed to burn yard waste, build a campfire and other heavy smoke generating activities. Burkley also cautioned that fireworks can play a role in starting grassfires that already are occurring in the county now. Open Burning Permits are obtained by calling 810-732-4413.
Church annual car show gearing up
FLINT TWP. — The Central Church of the Nazarene on Bristol Road will host its 5th annual Car & Truck Show on July 3, featuring an array of classic, sports and exotic cars. The display will be held before and after church service from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Also 100 goodie bags presented to owners of the first 100 vehicles will include $25 gift cards for 10 lucky winners. Details: Call Carl McElrath at 810-429-1703 or email email@example.com
Senior center fundraiser
FLINT TWP. — Vendors are being sought to participate in a Parking Lot Sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Friday, July 15 at the Flint Township/Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road. Interested sellers can rent a parking spot for $5 each. To reserve a spot, call the center at(810) 732-6290. — R.S.
Variety of events at GDL
FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library (Sears Wing) will present a Gemini Family Concert on June 25 at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to sing along at this highly interactive, family-friendly concert featuring twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits. — R.S.
Fenton open garden tour
FENTON — The Fenton Open Gate Garden Club will hold its’ annual Garden Tour on Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring 7 gardens in Fenton open to the public, with a variety of design: fairy, rural, suburban, country, heritage, island, and residential. Admission includes maps, garden guides, refreshments, merchant discounts, and raffle for garden bench. $8 advance tickets available from members and area merchants including Bordine’s in Grand Blanc, Gerych’s, Heavenly Scent Herb Farm, Holly Twp. Library, Sweet Variations, Yard N Garden, The Weed Lady. Day of tour $10 tickets at A.J. Phillips Fenton Museum, 310 S. Leroy St. Children 12 and under free!
Details: Visit www.opengategardenclubgardentour.com. — P.S.