News Briefs

Barnes & Noble Bookfair for C/A Band

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Band announces its Barnes & Noble Bookfair 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 26-27 at the store’s Genesee Valley Center location.

To download a voucher to help support

the band, visit

— N.B.

Township offices closed

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Municipal Hall will be closed Nov. 25-26 in observance of Thanksgiving. Details: Call 810- 732-1350. — N.B.

Peaceful Parenting Series

FLINT — A Peaceful Parenting Series, presented by Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., runs 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7 and will be repeated 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8 at the company’s location, 6309 N. Saginaw St.

The series, titled “Parenting Your Child’s Anger and Aggression,” touches on several discussion topics, including How to Teach Youth to Handle Disappointment; Why Our Youth are Angry; Helping Them Get Their Feelings Out; How to Identify Their Anger Triggers; How to Respond to Their Perceptions/Realities; and Keys to Teaching Youth to Respond Properly.

The workshop will be facilitated by Recco S. Richardson, PhD, diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association. Angel Roberston, BA, will be co-facilitating the workshop.

“She is our Masters Level Intern from Walden University. Angel has already shown outstanding counseling skills and exceptional promise,” said Richardson.

There is no cost to attend, and attendees receive a Certificate of Training. Workshop materials are available for purchase.

Details or to RSVP: Call 810-394-7815

or e-mail

— 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 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 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.

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 galler y will be used for teaching ar t, as well as providing a space for local artists to show and sell their ar t 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.

51st Annual Motorcycle Races at Perani

FLINT — On Dec. 4, the 51st Annual Indoor Motorcycle Ice Races, hosted by the Flint Motorcycle Club, roars into Perani Arena and Event Center.

Since the races inception, all proceeds from the event have benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint. This has been a lasting partnership combining the love of motorcycles and ice racing with the mentoring needs of children in the community.

More than 2,000 spectators are expected to attend and be thrilled by amateur and professional riders competing for prize money, and the races will showcase adult competitors and a youth division featuring children as young as four-years-old.

Doors open at 6 p.m., followed by the races at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for children. Tickets are available at Perani Arena and Event Center and Ticket Master Outlets. A kick-off par ty is Dec. 2 at Scooters Bar & Grill, featuring a live auction and pre-race fun.

Sponsors of the Motorcycle Ice Races include Patriot Ambulance Service, Rocky’s Great Outdoor, Regent Broadcasting (Cars108/Banana 101.5/Club 93.7/WFNT AM 1470/US 103.1/Lapeer’s Real Country), Right Way Automotive Credit, Scooter’s Bar & Grill and Tom Ryan Distributing.

Sponsors are still needed for this event. For sponsorship information contact Linda Lowell, Flint Motorcycle Club, at 810-691- 0105. — N.B.

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