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Kindergarten registration

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth elementary schools will hold Kindergarten Registration from March 21-25. Parents of children who will turn age 5 by Dec. 1, 2011 should plan to attend registration at one of the elementary school buildings. For the correct elementary ser vice area, call any school at the telephone numbers listed below or the administration building at 591-3590.

Registration information needed are proof of residency (mortgage/property tax document, or a lease with two recent pieces of important mail such as: utility bill, insurance document, bank statement, important business correspondence, etc.); certified bir th cer tificate; up-to-date immunization record; Social Security Number; custody restrictions (if applicable) and hearing and vision screening results (if already done).

Registration times are Monday, March 21 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, March 23 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Thursday, March 24 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; and Friday, March 25 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration sites are as follows: Dillon Elementary, 1197 Schumacher Ave. in Burton, 810-591-3590; Dye Elementary, 1174 Graham Rd., 810-591-3229; Randels Elementary, 6022 Brobeck St., 810-591-3250; Rankin Elementary, 3459 Mundy Ave. in Swartz Creek, 810-591- 4605; Woodland Elementary, 3493 Beveridge Rd., 810-591-3270. — R.S.

Haley discusses district’s appeal on joining new league

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Bill Haley told the Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday night that it could be a while before a decision is made on the district’s appeal to join the Saginaw Valley League, a high school sports group within the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

A delegation consisting of Haley, Bob Root, C-A athletic director, and Rory Mattar, high school principal, attended a meeting last month in Saginaw to pitch a membership proposal to a panel of current Saginaw Valley member schools. C-A teams currently complete in the Big Nine League.

Haley said he has been notified by the Saginaw Valley League president that the district will be informed of the panel’s decision prior to June 1. Haley said he had hoped for a quicker decision but would keep the board informed. If accepted into the league, CA teams would begin competing in it new league in 2012.

Student board member Erick Skaff, a member of C-A’s Big Nine champion swimming team, expressed regret that the district did not make the switch before he graduates. — R.S.

St. Patrick’s Day party at Dom Polski

FLINT — The annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at Dom Polski Hall, 3415 N. Linden Rd., is 4-8 p.m. March 17. Admission is $5, and food and beverages are available. Variety music will be provided by Jim and Betty Hedrich. Details: Call 810-733-1650. — 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.

Audition for GBAC event scheduled April 3

GRAND BLANC — Solo auditions for the Grand Blanc Arts Council’s annual November “Grand Blanc Community Sing” will take place on April 3.

Auditions times will held on a first come first ser ve basis from 3-5:45 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Grand Blanc, 9020 S. Saginaw Rd. All those auditioning are expected to bring their own copy of “Messiah” and an accompanist will be provided.

Details: E-mail — A.B.

Volunteer drivers needed for Genesee-Lapeer ARC

GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter Med-A-Ride Program needs volunteer drivers. The Genesee-Lapeer Chapter works with Lapeer County residents who need help with transportation to out of town medical appointments. The Chapter has a van that has been equipped with handicapped equipment, such as a chair lift, etc., in order to help these individuals. Volunteer drivers are needed one day a week. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Janet Hamm at 810-232-1401, ext. 304. — G.G.

Help someone read

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition has a lineup of tutors waiting to assist adults who need help to read for free. We have the Flint Public Library and ALL Genesee County District Libraries sites as places for students and tutors to meet. If you know anyone that could use help to read or help with English as a second language, please call us!

For more information, volunteer opportunities or adults needing free help to read, please call 810-239-9425. — G.G.

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