Save the Date

Concert in the park

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP – A free community concert will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Bicentennial Park, near the sledding hill.

The band Crosswalk will perform some of your favorite hits, oldies, soft rock, classic rock, country and more.

Concert-goers should bring lawn chairs for seating. Snacks and beverages are allowed in coolers.

This concert is presented courtesy of realtor Mike Barrett with EXP Realty, part of the Peterfi Cantleberry Real Estate Team.

The park is located at 1505 E. Grand Blanc Road. — L.R.

Luau, pig roast

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a luau-themed pig roast fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the south pavilion at Bicentennial Park.

Must be at least 21 years old to attend. Tickets cost $30 per person.

Smokin’ Hog BBQ will cater the event, providing a pig roast, chicken, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, corn and Hawaiian rolls. Dinner is included in the ticket price.

Ticketholders also will receive two drink tickets redeemable at the tiki bar. Specialty luau-themed cocktails, keg beer, wine and hard seltzers will be available.

The event also includes lawn games and raffles, and a special hula show and fire dance performed by the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan at 9:30 p.m. — L.R.

Richfield United Methodist Church to host gathering

RICHFIELD TWP. — Richfield United Methodist Church, 10090 E. Coldwater Rd., is hosting a Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans Contemporary Gathering on July 21 at 7 p.m.

Details: Call 248-417-1196. — G.G.

Trinity Lutheran to hold concert series with food truck dining

DAVISON — The Ladies Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Free Music for the Community concert series at the church, located at 706 W. Flint St.

Organizers are planning to have food trucks there as well.

Concerts will be held monthly throughout the summer. No alcohol please, and the church asks those attending to bring their own lawn chairs. There will be porta potties on site.

The church has a large pavilion and grounds. All concerts are the first Wednesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. on church grounds.

The following is the concert lineup for summer:

Aug. 4 – Sweet Seasons with Zac, cover music.

Sept. 1 – Kowalski Brothers Polka Band with Keith and Barb Prueter. — G.G.

Class of 1971 holding 50th reunion

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Class of 1971 50th Class Reunion will be held Aug. 6, 2021 at the Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Call Box Lounge, 8031 E. Court St.

The reunion is at 6 p.m. Contact Sherry Marden at 810-964-3774 or Dianne Partlo at 810-631-4622 for more details and tickets, which are $10 per person and includes dinner. — G.G.

City golf outing coming Aug. 20

DAVISON — The City of Davison will hold its annual golf outing Aug. 20 at Sugarbush Golf Course, 1 Sugarbush Dr., in Davison Township. The format is a four-person scramble with a “shotgun start” at 9 a.m.

The cost for each golfer is $60. Lunch will be provided “at the turn” and each golfer will receive one drink ticket.

Contact city hall regarding a registration form which needs to be completed and returned to the city offices no later than Aug. 6. A full team is not required to register, as individuals or couples will be combined to fill teams where needed.

The outing also provides the opportunity for individual or corporate hole sponsorships at $50 each. If you wish to sponsor a hole or know of an interested corporate sponsor, please fill out the attached sponsorship form. For more information contact City Hall.

All golf proceeds go toward the City of Davison’s parks. — G.G.

Shamrock Scramble for Ireland’s Dream

DAVISON TWP. — The Shamrock Scramble Charity Golf Event for Ireland’s Dream will be held Aug. 28 at Sugarbush Golf Club, 1 Sugarbush Dr., Davison.

Therewillbea9a.m.shotgunstart.Costis $100 per golfer and $375 for a four-person team.

Ireland’s Dream is a 501©3 nonprofit charity dedicated to providing affordable, innovative medical care to children with cerebral palsy.

To register visit — G.G.

Model A’s on Display

FLUSHING — The Flushing Area Historical Society will host its 8th Annual Model A car show on July 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Flushing Depot Museum. Model A’s and Model T’s will be on display and the museum will also be open and showcasing kitchen gadgets, wedding dresses from the early 1900’s and an exhibit of advertising giveaways from past local merchants. Admission is free and cold refreshments will be available for a small donation. Parking is available off Lynn Street. — B.G.

Free food distribution

FLUSHING — New Life Church in Flushing Township will be holding a free food distribution on July 19 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (or until all the food is gone). New Life’s food distribution will continue on the third Monday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church’s location on 8290 Carpenter Rd. at the corner of Carpenter and Deland roads, west of Flushing Middle School. For questions, email or call (810)-659-7830. — B.G.

Gaines rodeo

GAINES — The Gaines Community Rodeo will take place Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, at the Gaines Lions Pine Hill Community Park. Gates open at 5 p.m., rodeo begins at 6:30 p.m. Limited bleacher seating; bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating.

Flying Star Rodeo will bring bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding. Vendors, concessions, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, clowns also available. Rodeo-goers are allowed to bring snacks and beverages; however, alcohol and coolers, and pets, are prohibited.

Tickets: $12 (ages 13 and older), $5 (ages 5-12). Tickets available at Aces Superette or at — L.R.

Outdoor concert

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Fine Arts Association and Farm Bureau agent Barb Robertson will present next week’s free concert at the Pajtas Theater. The Fairlanes will perform ‘50s and ‘60s rock and roll beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating in the amphitheater. — L.R.

Outdoor movie

SWARTZ CREEK — The movie “A League of Their Own” will be shown at dusk Friday, July 23, at Elms Park. The movie is free and sponsored by the Swartz Creek Area Firefighters Association and Downtown Development Authority. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. — L.R.