2008-08-21 / Scene

Community Briefs 08/21/2008

Scrapbooking group
GRAND BLANC — A new scrapbooking group is forming and invites scrapbookers to join them from 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 12 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, located at the corner of Perry and Belsay Roads.
Sizzix die cuts will be available for sale, or the Sizzix die cut machine and dies can be used for a nominal fee. Cost to attend is $10 per person and proceeds benefit the church’s capital campaign.
Future scrapbooking dates will be on the second Friday of each month. Details: Dottie Fletcher at 810-695-2531. — N.B.

Flint Genealogical Society meeting
BURTON — The Flint Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Burton Senior Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St.
Michael Madden from the Flint Public Library, Lorene Wilson from the Flint Genealogical Society and Burt Matthews, a volunteer from the Flint Public Library, will speak on what is available for research and where information is located in the library.
A question table also will be available for assistance. For more information, call Pam Smith at 810-743-2797. — A.S.

Class of 1998 reunion
GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc High School Class of 1998 hosts its 10-year reunion at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center.
Tickets are $40 per person. Details: Call Missy at 810-931-1161 or e-mail missy_patterson@hotmail.com. — N.B.

Goodrich Booster Bingo Night
BURTON — The Goodrich Athletic Boosters host both Sunday night bingo and Friday night bingo events each week at the Burton Bingo Palace.
Sunday night bingo starts at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. and an early birds start at 5:30 p.m. Friday night bingo begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and an early birds start at 6:30 p.m.
All proceeds from weekly bingos goes towards supporting sports, groups, clubs and different expenses within the school district. The Burton Bingo Palace is located at 5338 Lapeer Road. For information, call 810-742-9729. — A.S.

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad’s Day out with Thomas
FLINT — Tickets are still available for Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad’s Day out with Thomas event on Aug. 22-24.
Walk-up ticket sales are available at Crossroads Village Wednesday - Saturday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are also available at ticketweb.com and by calling 866-468-7630. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.
For more information about the Day Out with Thomas, visit geneseecountyparks.org or call 800-648-PARK Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For information on the weekend, call Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad’s main office at 810-249-3857 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — A.S.

Class reunion
GOODRICH — Goodrich High School Class of 1968 hosts a 40-year reunion Sept. 21.
All classes before 1968 are invited. Organizers need names for the Class of 1967 and 1968. For more information or to give names, call Pam at 810-742-1805 or Karen at 810-636-2188. — N.B.

Club 55 bowling
GENESEE COUNTY — Club 55 bowling for adults ages 55 and up is offered Aug. 11-15 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. each day at a variety of lanes.
During the week, adults over the age of 55 can bowl for free. On Aug. 12 and 13, grandchildren can bowl for free as well. Coaches are on-site to offer assistance and tips. All lanes are smoke-free during Club 55 and no membership is required.
Club 55 is offered at B’s Bowling Center on Center Rd. in Flint, Clio Bowling Arcade on W. Vienna Rd. in Clio, Colonial Lanes on W. Pierson Rd. in Flushing, Holly Lanes on Grange Hall Rd. in Fenton, Nightingale Lanes on Davison Rd. in Burton, Richfield Bowl on Richfield Rd. in Flint, Town & Country Lanes on Miller Rd. in Flint, and Rollaway Lanes on Main Street South in Davison.
For information on Club 55, call a participating bowling lane. — A.S.

Metal Cares Bash
GENESEE TWP. — The Metal Cares Bash is 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the 2nd Generation Ballroom, 4437 Richfield Rd.
Participants who bring in canned goods can enter the bash for $5. The event features Jeff Taylor from American Made Tattoos, along with $2 draft drinks. Mechanism of Misery will perform an all ages show.
Details: Metal King Promotions at 810-344-9759. — N.B.

Nature scavenger hunt
DAVISON — Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a Nauseating (Not Really!) Nature Scavenger Hunt for the Brave and Courageous 7-8 p.m. Aug. 28.
The first family to retrieve all of the items on their list in the allotted time will receive a $25 Parks and Recreation commission gift card. The event is free and open to families with members of all ages.
The hunt takes place at Richfield County Park Pavilion 1, 6322 N. Irish Rd. Details: www.geneseecountyparks.org. — A.S.

Crim Spirit Squad
FLINT — The Flint Children’s Museum invites family members of Crim runners to join the Crim Spirit Squad at 7 a.m. Aug. 23.
For $5, participants receive a continental breakfast, guaranteed parking and admission to the museum. Space is limited, so reservations are required. The museum sits at the three-mile marker.
Details or to reserve a space, call 810-767-5437. — N.B.

Calling all model railroaders
RICHFIELD TWP. — Division 10 of the North Central Region of the National Model Railroad Association needs model railroads from Genesee, Shiawassee, Lapeer and Tuscola counties 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.
The group meets each month, except for August and December, at Richfield Township Hall, 5381 N. State Rd. Details: Don Harbin at 810-238-0703. — N.B.

Snail Tales
DAVISON — Snail Tales is offered by the County Parks and Recreation Commission 7-8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Richfield County Park Pavilion 1.
The class covers a variety of topics about snails, including making a snail farm and a snail craft. There is no cost. Richfield County Park Pavilion 1 is located at 6322 N. Irish Rd. Details: www.geneseecountyparks.org. — A.S.

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