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Alpha Phi Alpha to hold health fair

FLINT TWP. — Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will present its second annual Take Your Dad to the Doctor Day Family Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The Health Fair is designed to promote and increase awareness of health issues, particularly those affecting African-American men. Special emphasis is placed on prostate cancer, heart disorders, diabetes and financial health. Free food, prizes and givewways for the whole family will be provided. Also various vendors will distribute health information. — R.S.

MC Idol Rap Fest

FLINT TWP. — “MC Idol Rap Fest” will be held June 3 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. Special performing guests include: Tazstro, Jon Connor and others. Tickets will be sold for $5 and $10 at the door! A dance will follow for which tickets are $5. DJ KMO will be the DJ for this event. — R.S.

Book sale at the library

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 10 at the McCarty branch, 2071 S. Graham Road. The public is invited to come and check out some great deals while supporting the Genesee District Library. — G.G.

Compost bins for sale

FLINT TWP. — A compost bin currently on display in the lobby of the Flint Township hall will be for offered for purchase at a substantial discount by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission. The compost bin and a recycling rain barrel will be sold from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 4, rain on shine, in the parking lot at Courtland Center Mall 4109 E. Court street, at the west end near Center Road. The compost bin valued at $100 will be sold for $30 and the rain barrel valued at $150 will be sold for $45. Quantities are limited. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover card. For more information, call 810-257-3010 or e-mail recycle@ co. genesee. mi. us. — R.S.

St. Robert annual rummage sale

FLUSHING — St. Robert Annual Rummage Sale, sponsored by the St. Robert Council of Catholic Women, will be held June 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and June 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Robert Activity Center, 310 N. Cherry, Flushing. They offer an assortment of clean household merchandise. Clothing is sorted according to types and sizes. Something for everyone at modest prices. All proceeds benefit charities such as the Women’s Shelter of Flint and North End Soup Kitchen. — G.G.

Farewell to UMC pastor

SWARTZ CREEK — The UMC of Swartz Creek will be saying good by to their beloved pastor J.D. Landis with a dinner and program on Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Anyone interested in attending the dinner must get a ticket from the church office at 7400 Miller Rd. No ticket is needed for the program which starts at 7 p.m. There is no charge but tickets are limited. Details: Call 810-635-4555. — G.G.

Preschoolers invited to preschool story time

BURTON — Children ages 2-5 and their parents/ caregivers are invited to the Genesee County Humane Society, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., for preschool story time.

The event, which runs 12:30-1 p.m., helps children learn about furry friends through hands-on activities, along with playing with puppies and kittens. Upcoming dates for the preschool story time are July 6, Sept. 7 and Nov. 2. No registration is necessary, and the event is free.

Details: Call 810-744-0511 or visit www.geneseehumane.org. — N.B.

Free Child ID program

SWARTZ CREEK — On Saturday June 4, the Swartz Creek Masonic Lodge #458 will provide a free child identification program. The program will be conducted between the hours of 1-4 p.m. in Downtown Swartz Creek as a part of the Swartz Creek Hometown Days Festival.

Each child that goes through the process will receive a dental impression kit that can be done at home as well as a CD containing a photo, video, digital fingerprints and their vital information. Parents or guardians of children who participate must be present and fill out a permission slip for the child to receive this service.

The Michigan Child Identification Program provides the family with everything needed for the Amber Alert System and since January of 2009 has identified over 30,000 people. The program is also considered one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Details: Call 989-466-3087 or go to www.michiganchildid.org. — C.R.

SC Farmers Market open

SWARTZ CREEK — The countdown is on. The Swartz Creek Farmers Market will be back this year and better than ever. Located at 8048 Miller Rd. in Centerpiece Plaza (next to Fortino’s Grocery Store) in downtown Swartz Creek. The market will be held on Sundays beginning June 12. Hours at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Details: Call Denny Pinkston at 810-635- 2717 or Beth Stark 810-240-2515. — G.G.


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