In brief

It’s Winterfest weekend

FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to join Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools in Celebrating the Season of Giving at its 10th Annual WinterFest holiday charity event, from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 2, in the C-A Middle School Cafeteria, 1409 W. Maple Avenue. The event includes holiday music provided by C-A musicians and the Salvation Army. Santa will present a toy to every child and free donuts and hot chocolate will be served. Admission is free but guests are asked to donate a non-perishable food item, a gently used coat, an unwrapped toy or a monetary donation to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Salvation Army, U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” and the Old Newsboys. Children must be accompanied by an adult. — R.S.

World-renown quartet to perform at local church

FLINT TWP. — Christmas with Ernie Haase plus Signature Sound will be presented at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 by Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road. No tickets are required but a love offering is requested. Formed in 2003, EHHS is a popular Grammynominated Southern Gospel quartet that has entertained all over the world. – R.S.

Holiday events

MID-MICHIGAN —Holly Dickens Festival, Dec. 2, Dec. 9 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dec. 3, Dec. 10, noon – 5 p.m. More info 248-431-1894; Toys for Tots Signup through Dec. 9, M-Sat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for drop off locations/ information 810-715-4401;

First Friday Festival of Lights, 4-7 p.m., Dec. 1, 218 Reid Rd., Grand Blanc. More information 810-694-1118; Nutcracker at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 7:30 p.m., Saturday Dec. 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. More information 810-237-7337; Holiday Walk at Flint Cultural Center, 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5. More information 810-237-7333; Flushing Candle Walk, Dec. 7-8, 6-9:30 p.m. More information 810-659-6964; World’s Greatest Office Party “Moulin Rouge”, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. More information 810-600-0111; Old Newsboys Annual Paper Sale, noon to dusk, Dec. 8, at a street corner near you. More information 810- 744-1840; Whatchamacallit, a fundraiser for the Old Newsboys, Financial Plus Credit Union, G-3381 Van Slyke Road, Flint Dec. 8, 7-9 a.m., More information 810-733-8882; Holiday Pops at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 7 p.m., Dec. 16, and 3 p.m. Dec. 17. Details: Call 810-237-7337. –G.G.

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