News Briefs

Township sets Halloween hours

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township announces Halloween trick-or-treating hours from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31. The new hours are a change from last year’s hours, and came from a recommendation by the Flint Township Police Department. Details: Call 810-732-1350. — N.B.

C/A set for homecoming parade

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools will hold its annual Homecoming parade Oct. 8. The parade, which begins at 4:30 p.m. begins at South Baptist Church on Van Slyke Road and ends at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School on Maple Road.

For more information, contact the high school at 810-591-3240. — N.B.

Bingo pizza night

BURTON — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools announces its Bingo Pizza Night 6- 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at South Bendle Elementary, 4341 Larkin Ave.

The event features a night of “kids style” bingo, along with pizza, pop and prizes. The event is for children ages five and up. The deadline for registration is Oct. 6, and cost is $6. Details or to register: call 810-591-3600.

— N.B.

Chamber announces ‘Lunch On Us’

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce announces its next Lunch on Us event noon-1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Sign-A-Rama, G-3316 Miller Rd in Flint Twp. The lunch is open to current chamber members, and those wishing to learn more about the chamber. The Lunch on Us events occur monthly, and are hosted by different chamber members in the county.

The October Lunch on Us will be at Hooters of Flint, 3415 Miller Rd., noon-1 p.m. Oct. 26.

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Vendors needed for SCHS Junior Class craft bazaar

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek High School Junior class sponsors its annual craft bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16. Vendors are needed for the craft bazaar. Tables are available for $35. Details or to become a vendor: Diane at 989-288-5380 or — 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.

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.

Holy Rosary to hold Scrapbooking Day

GENESEE TWP. — Holy Rosary, 5191 Richfield Rd., will hold Scrapbooking Day Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Doors will be open at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $35 if registered by Oct. 1, $40 afterwards. Cost includes lunch, dinner, all day snacks, soda, water and coffee. There will also be vendors and raffles. To register call Kim Kallas, 810-744-9228 or Jill Ayre, 810-736-4220.

There will be another scrapbooking event at Holy Rosary on Jan. 29. — G.G.

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