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Ladies Night Out planned

FLINT TWP. — A fashion show, food sampling and giveaways will be part of the fun at the 4th annual Ladies Night Out held in the Outdoor Village wing at Genesee Valley Center from 5-9 p.m. on June 23.

The first 200 women will receive a free gift. Also featured will be a live DJ, a Taste of Genesee Valley food sampling, mall-wide BINGO for prizes, discounts, coupons and special savings and a chance to win a $250 mall gift card.

An Outdoor Village Retailers Fashion Show will feature clothing from Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, Expressions in Silk Bridal & Prom, President Tuxedo and Talbots.

Also the Premier Salon at Macy’s Hair Show will feature the latest styles and demonstrations for real women. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors at Center Court. — R.S.

Schultz to help lead government services seminar

FLINT TWP. — Township attorney Steve Schultz will co-facilitate an upcoming seminar called “Consolidating Local Government Services: Effective Approaches and Strategies,” according to information shared by Trustee Frank Kasle at a recent township board meeting. Kasle said the one-day meeting will be held in Mt. Pleasant on August 18 at a cost of $125 per person. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Comfort Inn Hotel & Conference Center. Topics will include laws related to inter-local service consolidation in Michigan, factors determining which services to consolidate, positive and negative experiences of other local government consolidation efforts and techniques for addressing disagreement and reaching consensus, according to information posted on the website Lewis G. Binder Consulting & Training Services is a co-facilitator with Schultz. Kasle was not sure he would attend but said he thought it might be money well spent if some board members go. Services consolidation is a trendy topic spurred by budget-cutting initiatives from state government. — R.S.

Township introduces ordinance

FLINT TWP. — To comply with changes mandated by the 2008 Michigan Planning Enabling Act, the township board has introduced an ordinance to “confirm the previous establishment of a planning commission by resolution or ordinance adopted before September 1, 2008.” Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement directors, informed the board at a recent meeting that there seemed to be some question about how the planning commission was formally established. Adopting it under the code of ordinances is a precaution to ensure all legalities are met. The 2008 Enabling act stipulates that resolutions creating a planning commission should be replaced with an ordinance. The document defines the scope, purpose, zoning powers, bylaws and other functions of the planning commission. It will be up for second reading and adoption at the next township board meeting on June 20. — R.S.

C-A schools to close Fridays through summer

FLINT TWP. — Reminder: All Carman- Ainsworth school buildings will be closed on Fridays — June 17 through Aug. 19 — as part of a comprehensive energy management and conservation plan. Closing buildings on Fridays in the summer saves on energy consumption and results in significant financial savings. — R.S.

‘Shakespeare in the Park’ comes to Flushing Park

FLUSHING — For seven years, Flint’s “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kearsley Park has drawn rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds. Now for the third year the production is going beyond Kearsley Park to parks across the city and county, including Flushing County Park. Admission to all performances is free.

This year’s production — “The Comedy of Errors” — is described as Shakespeare’s shortest and funniest play. It comes to For- Mar Nature Preserve with a performance June 18, at 7 p.m.

This performance is part of “2011 Theatre in OUR Parks”, a collaboration between the City of Flint Parks and Recreation Department and Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission. — G.G.

St. Robert 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.

Fraternity sponsoring ‘Take Your Dad to the Doctor’ event

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 giveaways for the whole family will be provided. Also various vendors will distribute health information. — R.S.

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