News Briefs

Brunch at the senior center

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd., announces brunch 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. Cost is $3 per person, and the chef for the day is Robert Moore.

Details: Call 810-732-6290. — 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: Call Elizabeth (Chandler) Lea at 989- 845-4839. — G.G.

Class of 1975 to hold reunion

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Class of 1975 invites all classes of the 70’s to celebrate their 35 class reunion with live entertainment at Sharkeys located at Center and Bristol Bar, Aug. 28 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. — G.G.

Beautiful Baby Contest coming

GRAND BLANC — The annual Beautiful Baby Contest, part of the Grand Blanc Family Fun Fest, will be held Sept. 19. Times are as follow:

• Ages 0-12 months 3 p.m. • Ages 1-3 years of age 3:30 p.m. • Ages 3-5 years of age4:00 p.m.

• Winners announced at 5:00

The contest will be held at the Family Activities Tent (Grand Blvd & Reid Rd.) and the cost of entry for each child is $5.

This event is sponsored by New York Life Agent, Chris Foster of Grand Blanc and Funtastic Inflatable’s in Burton. Applications are available at

Children MUST BE REGISTERED BY SEPT. 10 at 5 p.m.

Send your entry form, check, or cash and photo of child to:

Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce 512 E. Grand Blanc Road

Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Winners will be chosen on overall appearance, beauty, cuteness of your child’s photograph and popular vote by the judges.

There will be one winner selected per category. Winners will receive a one hour professional photo session compliments of Noreen Owens Photography and an 8×10 photo. Plus a 2-hour bounce house rental compliments of Funtastic Inflatables and $25 towards your child’s college fund with free consultation compliments of Chris Foster & New York Life. — G.G.

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.

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.

Carman-Ainsworth BOE meeting

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Administration Building.

For more information, visit — N.B.

Art in the Park 2010 returns to Elms Road Park

SWARTZ CREEK — Those looking for something artsy and fun to do Aug. 28 need to head to Elms Road Park for the second annual Art in the Park 2010.

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Swartz Creek and Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce, Art in the Park features more than 52 artists that specialize in photography, painting, pottery, metalworks and textiles.

In addition to the art, which is available for purchase, the festival features a free Kids Zone complete with face painting, balloon art and art instruction by local artists Charlene Howe and Peggy Abrams. Entertainment will be provided this year as well, and the festival has three area musicians scheduled.

A full food court will be available for vendors and attendees, complete with smoothies, funnel cakes, hamburgers, sub sandwiches and breakfast items.

The newly-formed Swartz Creek Art Guild will have an information booth at Art in the Park, passing out information on the guild.

The Swartz Creek Women’s Club, a chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, will host a silent auction and raffle.

Art in the Park is endorsed by the Swartz Creek City Council, Swartz Creek Downtown Development Authority and the Swartz Creek Women’s Club. Admission is free.

For more information on Art in the Park, visit and click on the “Art in the Park” link. — N.B.

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