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Chef Jodi coming to McCarty


FLINT TWP. — Looking for new ideas for holiday cooking? Get ahead of the kitchen chaos and put a new spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes with easy, delicious make-ahead recipes from Chef Jodi, owner of Delish Dinners.

Chef Jodi will give a free presentation 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Flint Township McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd. To reserve a spot, call 810-230-9613 by Nov. 12. — N.B.

Township public hearing for departmental budget

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has set a public hearing to adopt its 2011 township departmental budget for 7 p.m. Nov. 22. The meeting will be held at the township municipal hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Details: Call 810-732-1350. — N.B.

Hopeful Hearts at C/A 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. 17, Dec. 1, 15 and 29. Details: Call 810- 230-0127. — N.B.

Donations for 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 810-732-6290. — N.B.

Cadette Troop collecting items for Adopt-A-Pet

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Cadette Troop (1)1754 will be out in the area later next month, collecting items for its Silver Project which will benefit Adopt-A-Pet.

The troop is collecting unscented cat litter, canned kitten food, dog and cat toys, collapsible cages, cleaning supplies (paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent), stamps (for mailing out information on our different programs), 55- gallon trash bags, hand sanitizer, computer paper, color paper, large plastic storage tubs, medical supplies (triple antibiotic ointment, vet wrap, isopropyl alcohol), small TV/DVD player for cat rooms, Home Depot gift cards and pet store gift cards.

The troop also is collecting from other Girl Scout troops in the Swartz Creek and Carman- Ainsworth, and will be going door to door in Winchester Village and Oakwood Village. The troop will be picking up donations now through Nov. 14.

Anyone not in these subdivisions wishing to donate can call Deb at 810-635-8394 for a pickup. Led by Troop Leaders Bonnie Genovisi, Deborah Pirker-Fruehauf and Judee Letavis, the Cadette Troop aims to help out the community’s displaced animals. — N.B.

Rummage sale

SWARTZ CREEK — Unity Christian Church, 5266 Linden Rd., is having a rummage sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12-13. The sale features clothes, jewelry and toys, along with a bake sale and refreshments. The sale will buy Christmas gifts for 10 Angel Tree children in Genesee County. — 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.

Art Guild seeking donations

SWARTZ CREEK — The recently-formed Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is seeking donations of money, goods and/or services for its upcoming art gallery at 8048 Miller Rd.

The gallery will be used for teaching art, as well as providing a space for local artists to show and sell their art to the public. The Guild has a list of items that are needed, and all donations are tax deductible. The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is a non-profit organization. Details: Call 810-449-3030. — 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 — N.B.

Volunteers Needed for UMFlint’s Commencement

FLINT — Volunteers are needed to help with the Dec. 12 commencement for the University of Michigan-Flint.

The UM-Flint Commencement Committee is seeking people to help with setting up at Perani Arena and Event Center, seating guests, handing out programs and helping the students get ready for graduation. Volunteers are needed between noon-3 p.m. to assist with these duties. Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Pam Zemore at 810-424-5485 or e-mail — N.B.

American Legion Craft Show

SWARTZ CREEK — The American Legion Auxiliary, 3440 Morrish Rd., announces a craft show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 13 and noon-4 p.m. Nov. 14.

In addition to the craft show, there will be a bake sale and lunch. There is no admission charge. Details: Call Barb at 810-653-8760 or Sarah at 810-348-8404. — N.B.

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