In brief



Therapy dog training classes offered

GOODRICH — Mid-Michigan therapy dogs will host training classes at the Goodrich United Methodist Church starting Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Dogs can be any size or breed, of good temperament, well socialized and have basic obedience skills. Dogs will be tested for the Canine Good Citizen Certification. For more information visit www.midmichigantherapydogs.com or call Kathie Whitehouse, president, at 248-909- 9522, or lead trainer Terri Martin at 248- 521-2930. — P.S.

Household Hazardous waste and recycle day

GENESEE COUNTY — Two locations are set for drop-off and collection of Household Hazardous waste and electronics/ appliance recycling, Aug. 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents can drop off items at Lake Fenton High School, 4070 Lahring Rd., Fenton and the Flint East Water Service Center, 3310 E. Court St. Flint. More information is available at http:// gcmpc.org/ or by calling 810-762-7744. — P.S.

VFW karaoke contest

FLINT — Each Friday in August, with the exception of Aug. 19, there will be a karaoke contest at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #822, 5065 S. Saginaw St., Registration begins at 7 p.m. (no charge to the contestant), and the contest will begin at 9 p.m. Finals will be held Sept. 9.

Details: Call 810-874-0101. — G.G.

Carman Park event tentatively set

FLINT — The open house for the new location of the Carman Park-Baker Career Academy has been tentatively set for Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Please add this to your calendar.

Additional information will be provided closer to the event.

The Academy will move into the 13,800-square-foot building, located on Baker College’s Flint campus, that is now being renovated.

The Academy is a partnership formed 10 years ago between Baker College, Bendle Public Schools and Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools that allows high school students to earn college credit two ways:

Through dual enrollment — taking high school classes at their school and college classes at Baker College.

Through the newly launched early-college program — committing to attend high school for five years to earn a high school diploma while earning substantial college credit – up to 60 credit hours and even an associate degree.

Both programs do not cost anything for the student or their families. — G.G.


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