McLaren Regional Medical Center offering Stroke Education series

FLINT — McLaren Regional Medical Center is offering a new “Stroke Education Series” for stroke survivors, those at risk for stroke, and their family members to attend.

These free programs will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. at the McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute, G-4466 W. Bristol Rd., Flint. On Jan. 19 the topic will be “Health Issues Related to Stroke.”

Speakers will be Sunita Tummala, M.D., Medical Director of McLaren’s Stroke Program, and McLaren Family and Internal Medicine Residents. Additional details follow. The first half of each series will be educational and the second half will be support time for survivors and their family members.

Details: Call 810-342-4220 or go to — G.G.

Church to hold pastie sale

GOODRICH — The Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., will hold a beef pastie sale Jan. 14-15. Pre-order by Jan. 13 by calling 810-636-2444 or 810-444-1194. Pick-up times will be Friday from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.- noon. The next pastie sale will be March 18-19. — G.G.

Sweet Adelines seeking singers

DAVISON TWP. — Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus of Davison is seeking female singers for membership openings. Women of all ages who love to sing, perform and are interested in improving their vocal skills are invited. Come and receive free vocal lessons. Rehearsals are at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., in Davison Township, Monday nights from 7-10 p.m.

Details: Call 810-742-0977or visit www.songofthelakes. — G.G.

Creature Camp at Sloan Museum

FLINT — Did you know some interesting creatures call your body home. Super-tiny mites live in the follicles of your eyelashes and in skin pores. Your mouth is home to not only bacteria but also viruses and fungi.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body at Sloan Museum until Jan. 16. Head to Sloan Museum and discover the Skin Climbing Wall. This large-scale fiberglass replica of human skin features pimples, warts, wounds, hair, moles and other skin blemishes.

Visitors will discover many features of the skin as they climb across this wall. Sponsored by: Mott Community College, B95 and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

GROSSOLOGY Exhibition produced by Advanced Animations LLC., in collaboration with Science World British Columbia. GROSSOLOGY is a registered trademark of Penguin Group (USA). — G.G.

Come to the Winter Scrap-and-Chat

CLIO — There will be an all day Scrapbooking and Card making event at Mott College Northern Tier Campus-Clio, 4082 W. Vienna Rd., on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn tips and tricks from paper-crafting vendors, free breakfast and lunch, and lots of prize drawings throughout the day. Proceeds to benefit the Clio Cast and Crew Theater organization.

Details: Go to or call 810-686-8651. — G.G.

Cornerstone Rehab offers support group, screenings

DAVISON TWP. — Cornerstone Rehabilitation, 9100 Lapeer Rd. Suite C, is offering a stroke support group the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Cornerstone is also offering free Saebo screenings in November and December. For details or to RSVP for the support group call 810-653-0100. — G.G.

Volunteer opportunities

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Parks is looking for large and small groups of people who are used to working together. Whether it’s volunteering at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad during Day Out With Thomas, creating gift bags for an upcoming event at the Parks Administration Office or working on the flowerbeds at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities at Genesee County Parks.

If your company or organization has a volunteer hour requirement, there is no other place as fun as the Genesee County Parks to log your hours. Volunteers truly are the heart of Genesee County Parks.

Businesses and organizations who wish to volunteer at a Genesee County Parks, please contact Cindy Kimber, Volunteer Coordinator (, at 810-736-7100, ext. 855. — G.G.

New support group offered

FENTON — Are you a caregiver with questions about your aging parents? Do you want to know more about Dementia or caring for yourself while caring for others? Do you suffer from the guilt of placing your loved one in a new home? Rockwell’s Education and Support Group might be right for you.

The group is free and meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. The group is held at Rockwell Assisted Living at 202 W. Shiawassee, in Fenton. Refreshments will be served along with time to mingle and share your personal stories. A guest speaker will be scheduled each month to share information on many important topics. Members of the group have enjoyed being able to share their struggles and leave with the realization that they are not alone. — 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.

McLaren offers weight loss solutions

FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is offering “Weight Loss-Controlling Your Weight through Diet and Exercise.” This series of five, one-hour classes will cover the following topics: the food guide pyramid, physical activity, portion control, grocery shopping/food labels, and fast food/eating out. The cost for the series of classes is $35.

This classes are being offered from 9-10 a.m. on Mondays beginning Jan. 10, at the McLaren Diabetes Education Program Dept., located at 3200 Beecher Rd. in the Beech Hill Center building. Registration is required.

To register for the classes, or for questions, please contact McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program at 810-342-4110. — G.G.

Tickets go on sale for Berenstain Bears

FLINT — Tickets are now available for Flint Youth Theatre’s presentation of Matt Murphy Productions’ The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters. This FYT Special Event will be on Tuesday, April 5 with per formances at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This performance offers families an affordable entertainment experience and, paired with a book from The Berenstain Bears series, it will make a memorable gift this holiday season.

Performances are at The Whiting, 1241 East Kearsley Street, on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center. All tickets are $10 and are available at Flint Youth Theatre, by calling 810-237-1530 or online at The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters is recommended for families with children ages 3 to 8.

Adapted from the classic children’s books by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears sing, dance and share a day in Bear Country. This musical adventure weaves together three of the most popular books of the Berenstain series: The Berenstain Bears Learn about Strangers, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food and The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble at School. Papa Bear can’t stop eating junk food, Brother Bear’s grades are slipping and Sister Bear still has a lot to learn about talking to strangers. Thankfully, Mama Bear’s loving patience helps to set things right. After all, family truly matters to these special bears. — G.G.

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