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Hopeful Hearts at senior center

FLINT TWP. — Grace Hospice presents “Hopeful Hearts,” an on-going grief support group, every other Wednesday at Carman Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd. The group is facilitated by Goodman (Goodie) Cox and are held at 1 p.m. Future dates are Nov. 3 and 17, Dec. 1, 15 and 29. Details: Call 810-230-0127. — N.B.

Donations for Genesee Valley Trail taken at C/A Senior Center

FLINT TWP. — Individuals interested in making donations to the Genesee Valley Trail project can make those donations at the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd. Those who donate will receive a receipt. Details: Call the senior center at 810-732- 6290. — N.B.

Randels Craft Show at HS

FLINT TWP. — Randels Elementary announces its upcoming craft show at Carman- Ainsworth High School 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6.

The show features approximately 100 vendors featuring homemade or handcrafted items. The show also features a bake sale, raffle and lunch available for purchase. Admission is $1 per person; seniors and kids are free.

Applications are still being accepted for vendors. All proceeds benefit the children at Randels Elementary. Details: Call Cece Roiter at 810-720-0708. — N.B.

Township trick-or-treat hours

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has set its Halloween trick-or-treat hours from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Details: Call the township at 810-732- 1350. — N.B.

C/A announces 9th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its 9th class into the Hall of Fame Oct. 23. The banquet will take place at Holy Redeemer Family Life Center with a social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., with the program to follow.

This year’s class includes Craig Sheerin, 1985, football and wrestling; Kate Fechik, 1980, basketball, volleyball and softball; Amy Harris, 1987, soccer and tennis; Susan Williams, 1979, basketball, volleyball and softball; Jack Magelssen, 1966, cross country, basketball and track; the 1971 Ainsworth Boys Basketball Team; 1946, 1947 and 1948 Hoover High School Softball Team; and the 1954-1955 Dye Boys Basketball Team.

Those interested in tickets can call Diana Balbaugh at 810-591-8222. Tickets are $40, and checks can be made out to: Carman- Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame. Checks may be mailed to Diana Balbaugh, 3375 Van Campen Dr., Flint, MI 48507. — N.B. Swim, gym night

FLINT TWP. — Kids ages 7-11 are invited to Carman-Ainsworth High School 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 29 for a swim and gym night. The event features a variety of activities including swimming, basketball, kickball, board games, crafts, music, socializing and pizza. The event is just for kids; all students must be checked in and out by a parent and/or guardian.

Cost is $8 (no refunds). Attendees must register by Oct. 27. No registrations will be taken at the door, and all kids must be picked up by 9 p.m. Details or to register: Call 810-591- 3600. — N.B.

Brunch at C/A Senior Center

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd., announces its brunch at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27. Cost is $3 per person and the chef for the day will be Robert Moore. Details: Call 810-732-6290. — N.B.

PAWS needs VG’s receipts

SWARTZ CREEK — PAWS Animal Rescue collects VG’s receipts, and is asking the community to send in their receipts to help the organization. Receipts can be sent to: PAWS Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 87, Swartz Creek, MI 48473. — N.B.

Mister Rogers’ Sweater Drive

GENESEE COUNTY — WCMU and the Genesee District Library (GDL) invite the community to participate in the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive Oct. 9-Dec. 18 at all branches of the GDL. Community members can donate new or gently-worn sweaters to help keep a neighbor warm this winter. Details: Visit www.thegdl.org. — N.B.

Crafters need for Annual Countryside Crafters Fair

FLINT TWP. — Genesee Intermediate School District’s Elmer A. Knopf Learning Center (EKLC) seeks crafters for its 27th Annual Countryside Crafters Fair.

The juried show will be held at EKLC, 1493 W. Maple Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit students with developmental disabilities from across Genesee County who are served by GISD. Details or to participate: Call Karen Seeley or Bonnie Massoud at 810-591-4489 or

e-mail kseeley@geneseeisd.org or bmassoud@

geneseeisd.org. — N.B.

Loeb Trust supports Women, Girls Day

FLINT — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) received a $1,000 grant from the Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by Citizens Bank Wealth Management, to support Flint Women & Girls Day 2010. Flint Women & Girls Day celebrates and honors the women and girls of Genesee County who are involved in philanthropic activities that improve our community. For more information please call the Community Foundation at 810-767-8270. — N.B.

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