News Briefs

Trustees meeting

FLINT TWP. — The next meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd.

Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit — N.B.

Silent auction, spaghetti dinner for PAWS

FLINT — PAWS Animal Rescue announces its upcoming spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser Feb. 19 at Welfare Masonic Temple, 6208 N. Genesee Rd.

There are two dinner times for the all-youcan eat dinner: 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for kids ages 3-12 and free for children under 3.

Individuals not able to stay for dinner can get a “To Go” dinner. Tickets are available from PAWS volunteers or through PayPal on the organization’s website.

The silent auction features 50/50 drawings, and there also is a bake sale. The auction ends at 6:30 p.m.

PAWS is looking for donations from various businesses and individuals for the silent auction and bake sale. To donate, contact Kim at Details on the dinner, silent auction and bake sale: Visit — N.B.

Send VG’s receipts to PAWS

SWARTZ CREEK — 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.

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.

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

PAWS needs VG’s receipts

SWARTZ CREEK — 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.

Thomas to speak at Historical Society meeting

SWARTZ CREEK — Historian and Civil War researcher Len Thomas will be the featured guest at the Swartz Creek Area Historical Society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Swartz Creek City Hall, 8083 Civic Dr.

Thomas, a resident of Swartz Creek, will talk about Lucy Blanchard, aka “Elusive Lucy,” a Civil War nurse who died in Fenton. He will share Blanchard’s stor y, which came from his research, with attendees of the meeting. The public is invited to attend.

The Swartz Creek Area Historical Society meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Details: Call 810-635-3467. — N.B.

Coin, stamp and card show coming to Courtland Center

BURTON — A Coin, Stamp & Sports Card Show will be held at Courtland Center, Jan. 21-23.

Hours will be Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. — G.G.

Mid Michigan Derby Girls January bout to raise funds for Shelter of Flint

MT. MORRIS — Start the new year off right and help the Mid Michigan Derby Girls raise funds for nonprofit organizations, the Shelter of Flint and Team Will.

The Mid Michigan Derby Girls encourage confidence, leadership and athleticism in women while also supporting a healthy and physically active community. The skaters of the roller derby league make it their goal to donate volunteer time and a percentage of ticket sales to organizations with similar goals each season. This season the league will help combat homelessness in the Flint area by donating to the Shelter of Flint and will suppor t finding a cure for cancer by donating to Team Will, a cycling team raising awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.

The Mid Michigan Derby Girls will take on Northeastern Ohio roller derby team, the NEO Rock N’ Rollergirls. The bout will begin 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in the hockey rink at Skateland Arena, 8460 N. Dort Hwy. in Mt. Morris Township. At 6 p.m. the doors will open for seating.

Advance tickets cost $6 and can be purchased from an MMDG skater, from Skateland Arena, The Dive Shop at G4020 Corunna Rd., The Locker Room at 213 N. Main St. in Davison or online at Tickets will also be available at the door for $8. The league offers free admission for children 12 and younger with purchase of an adult ticket (limit — two children). Be sure to join us for the After Par ty at Billy’s Roadhouse, 7491 N. Dort Hwy.

Learn more about the charities the league is sponsoring for the 2010 – 2011 season by visiting the Shelter of Flint website, or the Team Will Web site, — G.G.

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