In brief

Senior center fundraisers

FLINT TWP. — You never know what treasures you might find picking through a yard sale. The same goes for the Parking Lot Sale at the Flint Township/Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Friday, July 15. The center is located at 2071 S. Graham Road. Friends of the Flint Township-McCarty Library will hold a used book sale during the same hours. For more information, call the center at (810) 732- 6290. — R.S.

Mid-east fest this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Road, is set to host its annual Mid-East Festival, July 15-17 including a Fireworks Show on Saturday night. For a full schedule of events and hours of operation, visit the festival website at http:// R.S.

GDL skunk event

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library McCarty branch, 2071 S Graham Rd, will present “The Secret Lives of Skunks” on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. A live, de-scented skunk will be on hand and Laurel Zoet from Nature on the Go will show that there’s much more to skunks than their notorious smell. — R.S.

School board candidates have until July 26 to file

GENESEE COUNTY — Please be advised that the filing deadline to appear on the November 2016 ballot for Local School Board and Community College Candidates is Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 4 p.m.

A list of available positions within the school districts along with information on how to file for candidacy is available on the Genesee County Clerk’s webpage at: rtments/countyclerksl/schoolboard candidateinformation.php

Hopefully, an early reminder will bring in a majority of candidates rather than having them all turn up at the last minute. Also, it might inspire the school superintendents to put the word out to the respective boards. — G.G.

Picnic for Adopt-A-Pet

FENTON — Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton is holding its 11th Annual Picnic fundraiser 3-10 p.m., July 16. The event is on-site at 13575 N. Fenton Rd., Fenton and will help raise money to provide needed services for the hundreds of dogs and cats.

The picnic offers family-oriented fun, complete with BBQ food and refreshments, kid’s activities with a bounce house, beer tent and tours of the facility. Local bands including the AllDay MonDay, Ari, Indie Martin, Nikkei Holland, Ha Li and Decayed Grace will perform. The event is open to the public and there is a minimum $10 per person donation taken at the door. The Adopt-A-Pet Annual Picnic is proudly sponsored by Pepsi, Forever Young Med Spa, The Cupcake Lady, Fenton Winery & Brewery, Brant Pittsley DDS, Kerning Advertising, RW Accounting, Creative Financial Center, Tri-County Times, Wag & Purr Elite Pet Boarding, Sulfaro and anonymous donors. Details: Call 810-629-0723. — E.C.

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