News Briefs

Township offices closed

— Flint Township Municipal Hall will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 3 in observance of the holidays.

Due to the closing, the Township Board of Trustees meetings will be 7 p.m. Jan. 10 and 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit— N.B.

Genesee Area Bead Society meets first Tuesday of month

— The Genesee Area Bead Society meets at First Baptist Church of Swartz Creek from 6-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month.

The society has speakers, demonstrations, potlucks, drawings, picnics and discount cards from three sponsoring bead shops. Other members of our group offer discounts as well.

A person’s first visit is free. Membership for the year is $10, which includes three “make and takes,” discount cards and more. The discount cards gives members a 10 percent discount all the time, and 20 percent off at the first full, three-day weekend of the month.

The three sponsoring shops are Beadin Mon’ on Miller Rd. in Flint Twp.; Bead Haven in Frankenmuth; and Beadifferant in Oxford. Attendance to the meetings is not required unless a member wants a “make and take.” Memberships are available by mail. Send SASE to: President Linda Wernette, 3109 Wagon Trail,

Flint, MI 48507. Details: 810-964-1926 or rileydoll98@— N.B.

Donations for Genesee Valley Trail taken at Senior Center

— 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.

Art Guild seeking donations

— 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. Details or to donate items: 810-449- 3030. — N.B.

Hopeful Hearts at C/A Senior Center

— Grace Hospice presents “Hopeful Hearts,” an ongoing 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. 29. Details: Call 810-230-0127. — N.B.

PAWS needs VG’s receipts

— PAWS Animal Rescue collects VG’s receipts, and asks 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.

Artists displaying works at Ketzler’s Florist

— Three local artists have their works on display at Ketzler’s Florist through Dec. 31. Artists displaying their works are Penny Messer, photography; Charles Jackson, wood; Peggy Stull, paintings; and Leon Baker, photography. — N.B.

Auditions for Center Stage production

— Swartz Creek Center Stage will hold auditions 7 p.m. Jan. 17-18 in Room 210 at Mary Crapo for its next production, The Curious Savage, a comedy by John Patrick.

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Tuesday evenings with tech work on Wednesday. The production will be a dinner theatre April 2-3, 2011. For more information, call Katie Thompson at 810-591-4352. — N.B.

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