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Big Band Memories at McCarty Library FLINT TWP. — McCarthy Librar y, 2071 S. Graham Rd., hosts Big Band Memories 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 22. The highly-interactive program features trumpet player Bill Hart, who has performed with Vic Damone, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and stars of The Lawrence Welk Show. The program is for adults. Details: 810-732-9150. — N.B. Puppy Mill […]

Cavaliers can’t catch Pilots of Warren De La Salle

FLINT TWP. — Their chance at victory might as well have been at the end of the rainbow that arched over Carman-Ainsworth’s football field last Friday. But the Cavaliers never stopped chasing it in a 54-21 loss to Warren De La Salle. Through a strange mix of clouds, showers, brilliant sunshine and a full rainbow over the east end zone, […]

Flint Institute of Arts opens new exhibition season

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts opens the new season Sept. 12 with the exhibition Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art presenting the works of artists who have remained in Cuba, side by side with those who left the island as children or in mid-career. Together they portray a complex portrait of the Cuban experience — the Cuba remembered […]


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 […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will feature Arcadia with Thick As Thieves on Sept. 10. This is a low dough concert. On Sept. 11 is Nonpoint with Egypt Central, Abused Romance and Virginia Gray at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. Colt Ford with Whitey Morgan and […]

Rumors sets the tone for 82nd season of Flint Community Players

FLINT TWP. — Get ready for loads of laughter and fun when Flint Community Players (FCP) kicks off its 82nd season with Rumors Sept. 9-11 and 17-19 at Bower Theater. Written by Neil Simon, Rumors involves miscommunication, mayhem and complete chaos surrounding a New York dinner party. “Can the deputy Mayor of New York (who lies nurturing a flesh wound, […]

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Flint Banjo Club to perform Banjorama in Davison

DAVISON — What started as a handful of self-described “banjo nuts” getting together to play after a rough winter in 1967 has become a club of more than 50 members. The Flint Banjo Club, considered one of the best clubs in the United States, has also established a long history of holding its annual Banjorama. The event, in its 35th […]

Genesys presents run/walk to benefit hospice patients

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Genesys will host its 10th annual 5K Run/Walk Sept. 25 with proceeds benefiting patients and families of Genesys Hospice. “Dash for a Difference” will take place on the grounds of Genesys Regional Medical Center — Health Park in Grand Blanc Township. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Here is the schedule of events: • 5K run: 10 […]

Genesys, union still at odds, strike on hold

GRAND BLANC — Teamsters Local 332 promised to hold off on a strike until Sept. 24 as the union and Genesys Regional Medical Center have agreed to resume negotiations over the disputed technical bargaining unit contract. A 30-minute phone call between Teamsters President Nina Bugbee and Genesys CEO Mark Taylor Sept. 3 resulted in a mutual agreement to return to […]

High school students experience new twist to first day at school

FLINT TWP. — For many students, the first day back at school means diving right into the academics of the year. But at Carman-Ainsworth High School, students experienced a new twist to the first day with its “Great Expectations” schedule. The day started off with a welcome back session for all students in the main gym, followed by speaker sessions […]