Jump start your New Year’s resolutions
FLINT — Bauman’s Running and Walking Shop hosts a New Year’s Resolution 8K Run & 5K Run/Walk, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. 3rd Street. Early bird tickets now $10 at werunthistown.com/products/new-years-resolution Both races begin and end at the YMCA lots of free parking available! Course is 100 percent paved. Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. inside the YMCA. Mail or drop off entries to Bauman’s Running & Walking Shop, 1473 W. Hill Road, Flint, MI 48507. Details: 810- 238-5981or visit: www.facebook.com/ events/412165915985493 Race proceeds support Crim Training Program Scholarships. — P.S.
2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series
FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the line-up is: Amy Rouleau will present “The Building of the Restoration Place,” on Jan.18, at 10 a.m., a nonprofit organization whose primary vision is to provide long-term aftercare for girls who have been sexually exploited through Human Trafficking. This series especially designed for senior citizens, but is open to everyone runs through May. Tickets $10 in advance/$20 at the door includes continental breakfast at 9 a.m. prior to each lecture, plus door prizes. To make reservations, call 810- 762-0960. — P.S.
New Years downtown
FLINT — Flinttown Countdown to 2019 – Mega New Years Eve Party
A New Year’s Eve Mega Party will be held Dec. 31, from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. 1st Street. $45.00 per person, All Access (all rooms & balcony) includes party favors, two balloon drops at midnight, champagne toast, pizza buffet 11 p.m.- 1 a.m., two entertainment stages, Glo Bar, 3 cash bars. VIP Plus also available $150 (see below – includes dinner for 2). Tickets · $45.-157.03 www.eventbrite.com. Details: www.facebook.com/ events/349562258952281 — P.S.
2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
FLINT — The United Way of Genesee County will host a volunteer day of service Jan. 21, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd. Please join us in uniting under Dr. King’s belief that many social ills can be defeated through citizen service. Recognizing that 1 in 5 Genesee County families deal with hunger, we will be packing 80,000 meals to provide to local Genesee County residents who are experiencing food insecurity. No experience needed and for all ages (kids ages 5+). Registration is required for each volunteer at www.geneseeserves.org. Lunch will be provided. — P.S.