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: Call 810- 797-5271. — N.B.

Vintage auto show coming

FLINT — The 16th Annual Golden Memories Vintage Auto Show will be held Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sloan Museum. This event is exclusively for original or authentically restored vehicles produced in 1960 or earlier.

The Golden Memories Vintage Auto Show is sponsored by Friends of Sloan-Longway, making it free to exhibitors and attendees. This event is non-competitive, so there will be no judging, just a relaxing day with friends and fellow car enthusiasts, who love well preserved and restored automobiles. Lottery drawing for the dash plaque vehicle of the 2011 show. Special recognition to vehicles celebrating a 50, 75 and 100 year anniversaries. Registration no required. Details: Call 810-237-3450. — G.G.

Grossology at Sloan Museum

FLINT — Did you know … If you’re right handed, you sweat more on your left arm. And if your left handed, your sweat more on your right arm. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body opens at Sloan Museum, 221 East Kearsley St., on Sept. 18. There you can climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, wounds and other objects that act as hand and foot holds. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and weekends 12-5 p.m. Details: Call 810-237-3450. — G.G.

Food drive at Flint VFW Post 822

FLINT — Post 822 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor a food drive on Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The drive will be set up like a drive through. For a donation of food, donors will receive a hot dog and chips.

This is the first year for this food drive although the Post has maintained a food bank for five years and has always paid for it out of pocket.

This food is going to homeless vets, family members HHC 125 National Guard unit out of Flint when they deploy in December and any name that is submitted that needs assistance — they do not have to be a veteran.

Cash donations are also accepted. The post is having a Steak Fry Sept. 18. Tickets are $10 and the dinner includes Ribeye steak, potato, corn on the cob and salad. — G.G.

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: Call 810-797-4745 or visit — 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 — 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.

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