In brief



Kidney cancer support group

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Nov. 8 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute 302 Kensington Ave. Flint. The speaker is cancer survivor Jim Yosick of Ohio, who collaborated with his son, Jeff, to write a book entitled “Fear Not For I Am With You.” Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810- 762-8226. — G.G.

Whaley House open for tours

FLINT — The Whaley House, 624 E. Kearsley St., is open for tours Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Visit www.whaleyhouse.com for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

Blood and platelet donors needed as soon as possible

GENESEE COUNTY — Here and now, the Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross needs to collect approximately 700 units of blood each and every day. However, not nearly enough people are giving blood. Local supplies are insufficient to meet the needs of our community’s hospitals in a timely manner. There is also an immediate need for platelets, a blood component used to treat cancer patients, for example. To get as many donations as possible with the greatest efficiency, Red Cross officials are asking eligible blood and platelet donors to make appointments or to keep the appointments they have already made. Details: Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1- 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). — G.G.

MCC’s 10th Annual Halloween Party is Oct. 28

FLINT — Mott Community College is again this year providing a free, fun and safe environment for families to enjoy Halloween festivities. MCC’s 10th annual Halloween Party is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 from 5 to 8 pm in the Ballenger Field House on the MCC main campus, which is located at 1401 E. Court Street in Flint. This event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 810- 762-0222. — G.G.

Ladies night out at Crossroads Village

GENESEE TWP.— Fashion designs and beauty trends come and go, but one thing that’s always in style: great times with your girlfriends. Have a night on the town with your girlfriends at Ladies Night Out on Monday, Nov. 14 at Crossroads Village from 4-9 pm. Shop a lot. Eat chocolate. Cut, color and paste at one of the free make-it-and-take-it craft tables. Indulge in free holiday taste treats in the Village’s historic homes, all decked out for the holidays. For those of you who enjoy a good mystery and a ghost story, all wrapped up in one, Author of Spirits & Wine, Susan Newhof, will sell and autograph her book. Order your tickets online at www.geneseecountyparks.org or call 800-648- 7275, ext. 6. Tickets are only $5. If you are a current Village annual pass holder, your tickets are free, but you must reserve your tickets in advance. Details: Call 800-648-8275, ext. 859, 810-249- 3859 or e-mail at gpringle@gcparks.org. — G.G.


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