News Briefs

St. George Orthodox Festival set for Sept. 18

FLINT TWP. — St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Rd., announces its 75th Anniversary Festival 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 18.

The festival features Middle Eastern food, bake sale, beer tent, live music, dancing, kid’s rides and a 50/50 raffle.

Admission is $2 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Parking is free. Details: Call 810- 732-0720. — N.B.

Big Band Memories at McCarty Library

FLINT TWP. — McCarthy Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd., hosts Big Band Memories 1:30- 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

The highly-interactive program features trumpet player Bill Hart, who has performed with Vic Damone, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and stars of The Lawrence Welk Show.

The program is for adults. Details: Call 810- 732-9150. — N.B.

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

FLINT TWP. — Puppy Mill Awareness Southeast Michigan announces a peaceful rally against The Family Puppy pet store inside Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Rd., noon-3 p.m. Sept. 18.

Details: Visit

awareness/calendar/12714751/. — N.B.

Book signing at Barnes & Noble

FLINT TWP. — On Sept. 25, Michigan author Steve Lehto will promote his new book, Chrysler’s Turbine Car, in a signing and discussion 1-3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4370 Miller Road, in the outside shopping section of Genesee Valley Center.

A fascinating look at the peak of automotive

invention, Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and

Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation (Chicago Review Press, October 2010) features a foreword by Jay Leno, and exposes the previously unknown truth behind the creation, proliferation and abrupt destruction of the 1964 Chryslerbuilt Turbine Car. Relying on interviews with the car’s designers, test drivers and admirers as well as members of the media who reported on this astonishing vehicle, Lehto vividly describes the car’s design and mechanics as well as the public’s amazed reaction to its pioneering jetpropelled technology.

The event is free and open to the public. For further information on this event, contact Katie Huegler at 810-732-0704. — N.B.

Bulb sale at GB Farmers Market

GRAND BLANC — Touch The Earth Garden Club of Grand Blanc sell spring flowering bulbs at the Grand Blanc Farmers’ Market again this year. Members of the club will have bulbs for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.

Many varieties of tulips and daffodils as well as more unique bulbs will be available at reasonable prices. September through early November is the best time to plant bulbs for beautiful spring blooms.

The Club meets at 7 p.m.on the second Tuesday of each month at the Grand Blanc Historical Museum, 203 E. Grand Blanc Rd., in the City Hall complex. — N.B.

Volunteer drivers needed

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.

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 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. The gallery also will serve as a venue for individuals and families to enjoy a cultural atmosphere.

The Guild has a list of items that are needed, and all donations are tax deductible. The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is a non-profit organization.

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

Van Slyke school reunion

MUNDY TWP. — Anyone who attended Van Slyke School, at the corner of Van Slyke and Maple roads, in Mundy Township —as well as friends, relatives and neighbors — is invited to a school reunion at South Mundy Methodist Church, at the corner of Linden and Baldwin roads, Sept. 18 from 1-4 p.m. for a potluck lunch.

Details: Elizabeth (Chandler) Lea at 989-845- 4839. — G.G.

Free evening of croquet

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Swartz Creek Kiwanis, hosts a free evening of croquet 6-8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the clubhouse at the Genesee Valley Meadows golf course, 5499 Miller Rd.

The chamber will have sandwiches and light items to snack on for reasonable prices, and individuals should come early. Attendees will discover the modern sport of six-wicket croquet, playing on specially-built courts and using precision equipment to play the addictive game of skill and strategy. The free event is open to the public. Details or questions: Contact the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce at info@swar or visit — N.B.

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