Acorn Cottage Art Open House

GOODRICH — Acorn Cottage Art, 4895 Hegel Rd., announces an Open House 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 9-10.

The event features garden art, jewelry, painted furniture, fairy art, nature art, holiday art, pottery, note cards and more from local artists.

Details: 810-797-5271. — N.B.

White Elephant Sale coming

BURTON — The Flint Genealogical Society (FGS) is having its annual. “White Elephant Sale of Genealogical Materials” on Sept. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Burton Senior Activity Center, 3410 South Grand Traverse, Burton.

All researchers know that sometimes surprising finds happen out of the blue. Come to the FGS September meeting to be surprised by the program.

Details: Trudy Krueger at 810-232-5835 or The library can be reached at 810-744-0960.

Harvest Festival at Le Fleur Decor

HADLEY — Le Fleur Decor, 3442 Hadley Rd., announces its Harvest Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25.

The festival features artisans, farm fresh produce, car show, pumpkins, mums and fall decor.

Details: 810-797-4745 or www.lefleur — N.B.

Comedy Troupe performs at Churchill’s

FLINT — The Stephen James Comedy Troupe performs in the entertainment room at Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St., Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door.

Details: 810-618-7517 or e-mail stephenjamescomedy@ — G.G.

Send VG’s receipts to Humane Society

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County, 3325 S. Dort Hwy., is collecting VG’s receipts to help feed and house its shelter pets.

Community members can clip off the bottom part of the receipt that says “Community Share Points” and send them to: ATTN: Terry Rozyla, The Humane Society of Genesee County, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., PO Box 190138, Burton, MI 48519- 0138. — N.B.

Flint Technical High School Class of 1950

BURTON — Sixty years of class reunion and celebration will take place Sept. 11.

The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. The place to be is Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 S. Center Rd. Burton.

Please contact Jim Cokley at 810-249-4213 for further information. — G.G.

Sweet display at the Sloan Museum

FLINT — “The Sweet Side” is a display at the Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., about the history of candy shops, bakeries and “sweet” shops in Flint. Even adults feel like kids in a candy shop, so the exhibit is for all ages.

The exhibit is now through Nov. 6 and the cost is $6 adults, $5 seniors and $4 children (3-11). Details: Call 810-237-3450. — G.G.

Push for blood donors is on

GENESEE COUNTY — Summertime is when blood donors are needed most, so that’s why Michigan Blood is giving donors one more reason to give blood.

Michigan Blood’s Pure Michigan Summer sweepstakes invites donors to “Give and Get Away” to one of Michigan’s premier destinations. Anyone who tries to give blood through Sept. 12 can enter monthly and weekly prize drawings.

Grand Prizes include weekend trip to Detroit for a Detroit Tigers game, getaways to the Grand Hotel and to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, and tickets for the Michigan/Michigan State football game on Oct. 9 in Ann Arbor. Weekly prizes include a variety of destinations, activities, and gift cards.

See a complete list of prizes at — G.G.

Local families needed to host exchange students

GENESEE COUNTY — American freedom and democracy are a part of our everyday lives and something that we often take for granted. Have you ever thought about sharing with the rest of the world what makes America so special?

You can by hosting a teen from one of more than 30 countries for the upcoming school year or semester.

Grand Blanc area families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year.

Families of all types are eligible to host: those with young children or teens or families with no children at home.

They are expected to treat their exchange students as family members. The students, who will arrive this month, are participating in the SHARE! High School Exchange Program to learn firsthand about Americans and our way of life.

They speak English, have medical insurance, and bring spending money for personal expenses.

Details: Larry and Heather Kokx at 810-

429-7801, or e-mail

— G.G.

Beat the heat by visting Sloan Museum

FLINT — Sloan Museum has a variety of fun things available for families looking to escape the summer heat. Attendees can ride on a hovercraft chair, watch balls zoom from one place to another and make a hot air balloon float.

Other attractions include hands-on exhibits about gravity, friction and the laws of motion. Details: — N.B.

Humane Society hosts ‘Simply Seniors’ event

BURTON — The Genesee County Humane Society, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., announces its “Simply Seniors” event 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24.

Details or to attend: Call the humane society at 810-744-0511 or visit — N.B.

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