Good times around the bend

MT. MORRIS — The Genesee County Fair returns Aug. 16-22 with an action packed lineup that includes nightly shows by Pure Pro Wrestling at 5:30, 7:45 and 9:15 p.m., as well as the Great American Duck Races at 4 and 7 p.m. Every night at 7 p.m. there will also be a featured motorsports event, including a Michigan Monster Truck […]

FYT invites students for auditions, interviews for Beyond A Child

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre announces open auditions and technical interviews for Beyond a Child, written by Moses Goldberg. Auditions are open to all students in grades seven and above and will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at FYT, 1220 E. Kearsley St. in the Flint Cultural Center. Check-in will begin after 6 p.m. using FYT’s Main Entrance. Beyond […]

FSPA students showcased in concert

FLINT — Through a new initiative with the Concerned Pastors for Social Action, the Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) seeks to share information about educational opportunities with families from local churches and faith-based organizations. The talents of several FSPA students will be showcased at a Spotlight Concert 5 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Flint Institute of Music’s Anderson Room. […]

Music in the Parks concludes with Flash Cadillac

FLINT — Music in the Parks concludes its series 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 with a concert featuring Flash Cadillac and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Hailed as Classic Rock n’ Roll Greats, Flash Cadillac will be playing some all-time favorites, including “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and “Jailhouse Rock.” The concert takes place on Saginaw St., just south of the Flint River. […]


(M.P. — Michael Phillips; B.S. — Betsy Sharkey; K.T. — Kenneth Turan; R.M. — Roger Moore; R.A. — Robert Abele, G.W. — Glenn Whipp) Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore “Cats & Dogs” is the latest movie to be unnecessarily converted to 3-D, which means that if mom and dad want to take the kids to see the […]

Rotten Sneaker contest at Bluebell Beach

FLINT — Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission will host the Michigan Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest on Aug. 14, from 2-3 p.m. at Bluebell Beach Bathhouse. The Michigan Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker contest is the ultimate test of just how offensive sneakers can get when they’re not taken care of properly. Sneakers are judged on the conditions of the sole, […]

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. […]

Community Sing

FLINT — Singers of all ages are invited to the Unitarian Church of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy., 7-9 p.m. Aug. 16 for a Community Sing. Interested singers can participate in the event, which occurs on the third Monday of each month. Lyrics are provided and the event is free. — N.B.

Flint Northern HS Class of 48 reunion

CLIO — The Flint Northern High School Class of 1948 announces its 62nd Reunion Picnic Aug. 18 at Clio Community Park. Individuals need to check in at noon, and lunch begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, and attendees need to bring a dish to pass and lawn chair. Graduates, spouses and guests are welcome. Those wanting to […]

First Annual Paws-A-Palooza

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County hosts its first annual Paws-A-Palooza Aug. 14 at the humane society, 3325 S. Dort Hwy. Paws-A-Palooza features two different events: an Adopt-A-Thon from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and activities for pets and owners from 10 a.m.- p.m. Some of the activities at the event include agility demonstrations, games for owners and dogs, a […]