In brief

Old Newsboys’ Christmas sign-up starting soon

GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s lowincome families for 87 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Dr. in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. 16. Details: Call 810-744-1840. — G.G.

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 for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

Free cervical cancer offered

FLINT — To ensure all women have access to life-saving cervical cancer screening, the University of Michigan Health System and Verizon are partnering to offer free pap tests from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 5, at the University of Michigan-Flint Urban Health an Wellness Center, 309 N. Harrison, Flint. Cervical cancer, a disease easily identified through painless Pap smears, is the cause of more than eleven deaths among women each day. In Michigan, where the state-wide rate of cervical cancer is consistently higher than the national rate, there is an increased need for screening programs, particularly for women who do not have health insurance. — G.G.

Hurley Medical Center hosts free joint replacement seminars

FLINT — Think you have to live with joint pain? Think again. Hurley Medical Center is proud to present educational Joint Replacement Seminars in Flint in October and November, from 6-7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Come and attend these special, no-obligation seminars and learn about surgical and non-surgical treatment options available through the Center for Joint Replacement at Hurley Medical Center. Dates are as follow:  Nov. 17 — Hurley Family Rehab. Center, 1085 S. Linden Rd., Flint. To register, call 888-611-4HMC to reserve your spot today, as space is limited. — G.G.

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