2010-07-01 / News Briefs

News Briefs

GBAC seeking artists

GRAND BLANC — The GBAC is looking for artists in all media to sell their art to the public. The location of the art fair will be Physicians Park, 218 Church St., in Grand Blanc and includes a beautifully maintained area the city takes pride in. It has a lovely walkway that goes around the park and nice trees planted by the city.

The tents fit nicely along the pathway. This makes a great setting and easy exit and entrance. Booth spaces are a roomy 14’ x 14’ priced at $90 for GBAC members and $100 for non-members; one artist per booth.

The park includes permanent public restroom facilities, adequate parking and a playground area for children.

This juried Art Fair is Aug. 7-8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Details: Visit www.GrandBlancArtsCouncil.com to find an application in PDF or write the GBAC at

GrandBlancAr tsCouncil.com. The revised deadline for entry is July 31. — G.G.

Show off your talents to 200,000 visitors

GENESEE COUNTY — Have you ever thought of becoming an exhibitor at the Genesee County Fair? Last year the Genesee County Fair awarded more than $17,000 to participants just like you.

Choose from a variety of competitions ranging from fine arts, crafts and photography to flowers, pets, and much more.

New for this year:

• All exhibitors will receive a 7-Day Parking Pass.

• Open Class exhibitors will receive one Fair Fun Pass for every 20 entries.

• Camping is now offered to all Exhibitors. Entry deadline to be an exhibitor is July 9.

For more information on exhibiting, log on to www.gcf.org or call 810-687-0953. This year’s Fair is Aug. 16-22. — G.G.

Help someone read

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition has a lineup of tutors waiting to assist adults who need help to read for free. We have the Flint Public Library and ALL Genesee County District Libraries sites as places for students and tutors to meet. If you know anyone that could use help to read or help with English as a second language, please call us!

For more information, volunteer opportunities or adults needing free help to read, please call 810-239-9425. — G.G.

Ceremony to honor forgotten patriot

FLINT — Deacon Jonathan Beach, Revolutionary War Patriot and Co-Founder of Flint, will receive full military honors on July 3 at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery, 2500 W. Court St. Michigan Society Sons of the American Revolution along with the Genesee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a full military honors grave dedication for Beach.

Beach was born Oct. 3, 1760, in Goshen Litchfield, Conn. In the 1770s America was in the era of change and revolution, Beach, with his father and older brothers joined the American cause.

Michigan military records indicate he was an aide to General Washington, served in Col. Sheldon’s 6th Brigade for the defense of the sea coast and Frontier in 1780 and in 1781, under Capt. Mathew Smith in Gen. Waterbury’s State Brigade that served under Washington at Phillipsburg, N.Y.

After the war he married Lucy Baldwin, having 11 children. They moved to New York in the early 1820s and after the death of Lucy, married Martha Buckingham in 1823. The family then moved to Michigan territory about 1834 and located in the Flint area. They bought the "Todd Farm" which is now where the courthouse is located.

Military honors will be given by the American Legion, MISSAR Color Guard, local VFW, Patriot Riders and Patriotic groups.

Dedication will start at 2 p.m., reception will follow at the First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St., Flint. Details: Call 586- 801-7491. — G.G.

For-Mar naturalist tunes into sounds of nature

BURTON — The program “Name that Tune” for ages 4-6 will be held July 7 from 11 a.m.-noon at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd. It’s midsummer and wildlife is making its own unique music. Join a For- Mar naturalist as they tune into nature’s symphony.

Name that Tune, ages 7-12. Michigan’s wildlife demands to be heard. Follow a For- Mar naturalist as they track down the source of all these sounds.

There is no charge for these activities. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. — G.G.

Science Camp just for girls

FLINT — From the people who brought you Girls in Science, Camp Alpha Omega for Girls — Make It Move at Longway Planetarium. This Summer Camp runs July 7-9 from 9 a.m.-noon for girls entering third-sixth grades.

The cost is $60, $55 for Annual Pass Holder Club and scholarships are available. Call 810-237-3409 for details. Join Longway Planetarium as we partner with some of Genesee County’s best teachers.

Guest teachers from the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society will present some of their favorite physical science activities. Snacks provided. Limited scholarship funds available thanks to Alpha Omega. Registration required. Payment must accompany registration. Details: Call 810- 237-3409. — G.G.

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