See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of August 18-24

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

August 18 – 24: “Genesee County Fair” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * (810) 687-0953 * gcf.org

  • (Fair runs daily 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.) Come out and enjoy this family event that attracts over 150,000 visitors annually featuring live stock, a 4-H horse show, carnival rides, an entertainment tent, monster truck and derby races, Grandstand performances, hog calling contest, pickle putting tournament, a Ronald McDonald magic show, Cornhole tournament, Sunday Rodeo and much more. For a detailed list of scheduled activities visit the above website.

August 19 (Rain Date August 20): “The Country Legends Tour” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy an evening dedicated to Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson.

 

August 20: “Honeybee KIDS: Harvesting the Honey” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Join beekeeper, Jim Withers, at For-Mar’s observation hive for a fun and interactive honeybee program. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

 

August 20: “Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Fairies and gnomes need houses and homes. Come dressed in your fairy and gnome best for a story and building adventure! Recommended for families of all ages.

 

August 22 & 23: 38th Annual “Crim Festival of Races” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * (810) 235-3396 * crim.org

  • Enjoy two-days of family fun as the city of Flint welcomes over 15,000 runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts to participate in this annual event featuring the Crim 10-Mile Road Race along with a variety of other races, a Health & Fitness Expo and a Friday evening Crim Pasta Party and the Michigan Mile Race Series. Races begin Saturday at 7:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon entertainment tent, live bands, food vendors and more. Race awards will begin at 12 p.m. For a detailed list of scheduled activities visit the above website.

 

August 22 & 23: “Flint Free City” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * freecityflint.org, Locations: Chevy Commons (Stevenson Street between University Avenue & Kearsley Street), Spring Grove (2nd & Ann Arbor Streets) and 605 Stone Street

  • (Event runs Friday 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) Free City 2014 returns to Flint’s Chevy Commons for its 2nd annual public event. This two-day festival of art, design and technology opens up the former industrial site for emergent uses in architecture, art, design, new media and civic engagement. The festival highlights the use of novel social and material practices to re-purpose vacant and underutilized spaces.

August 23: “Silly Saturday” at Bluebell Beach Bath House, 5500 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Whipped cream hairdo’s, pudding tossing, bubblegum blowing, Cool Whip painting… Come play with food! Be prepared to get sticky, messy and gooey, and then wash off in Bluebell’s splash pad. Wear old clothes or a bathing suit and bring a beach towel. Recommended for families all ages.

 

August 23: Flint’s “Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Game runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Walker Wheels. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game as it was played in the nineteenth century. Bring lawn chairs.

 

August 23: 5th Annual “Greg Yost Memorial – Top Speed Modified Race” at Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7484 or 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Gates open 4:30 p.m. races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun filled night at the tracks featuring the Byrider Prolate models racing in the 3rd Triple Crown race along with the Tiger Auto Salvage Street Stocks, Spectator Drags and Kiddy Stocks. The first 100 children, ages 6 to 12, will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.

 

August 23: 7th Annual “Blues on the Library Lawn” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch
1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy some sizzling, hot summer blues on the lawn of the Flint Public Library featuring Maurice “King of the Party Blues” Davis and his band.

 

August 23 & 24: “Good Times in Goodrich Festival” at Goodrich Village Park, Downtown Goodrich Entertainment District * gtig.info

  • (Festival runs Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The fun begins with a Saturday morning pancake breakfast and does not stop until Sunday evening featuring a parade, art & craft vendors, live entertainment, Goodrich walking tours, food vendors, children attractions, a Demonstration Pavilion with events such as Moo Cow’s pie eating contest and more. For a detailed list of scheduled activities visit the above website.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of August 11-17

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

August 11: “Oobleck, Goop and Glurch” at Linden County Park (Clover Beach Pavilion), 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) “Rain, always Rain. Why can’t we have something different for a change?” Oobleck is a fictional form of green precipitation invented by the children’s author Dr. Suess. Dress for a mess as you make Oobleck, Goop and Glurch! Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

 

August 12: “Comets & Shooting Stars” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Bill Haley’s Youngest Drummer, Joey Kay & His Comets, will perform such hits as “Rock Around the Clock”,  “Shake, Rattle & Roll” and “See Ya Later Alligator.” They tour the world and still perform to ensure that the music, as it was, will continue into the future for many generations to enjoy.

 

August 12: “Know Your Nature” at Flushing County Park (Pavilion #1), 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Join a For-Mar naturalist on a nature hike through the park and learn about the wildlife that calls For-Mar home. See all the signs they leave behind! Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

 

August 12 – 16: 10th Annual “Back to the Bricks” Cruise and Car Show, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District and Genesee County * backtothebricks.org

  • Be part of one of the biggest car events featuring a rolling cruise, kick-off parties, automotive vendor displays, food, contests, a free drive-in movie at US-23 Drive-In Theater (Tuesday), an Artomotive “Raise the Hood” contest and auction (Wednesday), Swap Meet/Craft-Yard Sale, a  live concert on Friday evening (in Grand Blanc) and Saturday afternoon (near Flint City Hall at 3 p.m.) and an amazing all-day Saturday car show. Free admission. Visit the website above for a detailed schedule of events.

 

August 14: “Goodies From The Garden” at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * ruthmottfoundation.org

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Experience a fun-filled family evening exploring the Applewood grounds decked out with activities and entertainment around every corner. Visit the orchard station, live food demo, scavenger hunt, live music, kids’ activities and more! Golf cart shuttles will be available for those with mobility challenges. Light and healthy local refreshments will also be provided. Free admission but, please consider bringing a food or personal care item for a local shelter donation.

August 14 – 17: Montrose Blueberry Festival, Montrose Downtown Entertainment District * montroseblueberryfestival.net

  • (Festival runs Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) The 43rd annual Montrose Blueberry Festival is a family-fun event featuring a depot yard sale, Blueberry store, flea market, arts & crafts, carnival, food booths, entertainment tent, live music, a pig roast, parade, karaoke and so much more. Visit the website above for a detailed schedule of events.

August 15: “Bermudas on the Bricks” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * facebook.com – Bermudas on the Bricks

  • (Event runs 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Don’t miss downtown Flint’s first adult block party. Wear your Bermudas (long or short) and expect the unexpected. The 500 block of Saginaw Street will be filled with a tent, beer truck, a stage, musicians and other entertainers. Area restaurants will also be open. Must be 21 years of age to participate. Some proceeds will go to support the Flint Police Athletics League. Visit the FB page above for more information.

August 15: Dixie Motor Speedway, 10945 Dixie Hwy, Birch Run * (989) 624-9778 * dixiemotorspeedway.com

  • (Gates open 5 p.m. races begin 7:30 p.m.) Enjoy nonstop, live entertainment on one of the premier short tracks in the Midwest. Enjoy EOD for tonight’s family event.

August 16: “Beecher Music Festival”, North Saginaw Street, Beecher (between Genesee & Cornell – next to Roma’s Pizza) * beechermusicfestival.com

  • (Festival runs 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Enjoy this 6th annual event featuring a free lunch, dunk tank, bounce house, car show, basketball competition, karaoke contest, food vendors, DJ and more. Live entertainment will be presented by Maurice Davis, The King of Party Blues, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

August 16: “Summer Tree ID” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Come hike the trails at For-Mar and learn how to identify some of the many trees found on the grounds. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

August 16 & 17: Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly * (248) 634-5552 * michrenfest.com

  • (Festival runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Come celebrate the Festival’s opening weekend with their “Royal Pet & Ale Fest” featuring disc dogs, animal rescues, a pet costume contest, a pet talent contest and pet supply vendors along with a micro beer tasting, hot wing eating contest, Press-A-Wench and free Vow Renewals starting at 11:30 a.m. Also, be sure to check out the Festival’s full-contact armored jousting tournaments, try a Festival turkey drumstick and browse the Crafter Marketplace offering over 50 unique shops of candles, toys, face and body art, jewelry, apparel and more. Visit the website above for a detailed schedule of daily activities and upcoming themed weekends. Always free parking – open rain or shine!

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of August 4-10

Information and dates above are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

August 4: “Birthday Card Workshop” at Linden County Park (Clover Beach Pavilion), 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Handmade birthday cards, the perfect present! Learn a few card-making techniques and make your own hand-stamped and decorated cards with Michelle Litwiller from Stampin’ Up! All supplies provided and all skill levels welcome. Recommended for all ages.

 

August 5: “Phil Dirt Rocks” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy the music of these legendary 50’s and 60’s rockers as they present an illusion of sights and sounds.

 

August 5: “Arm Knitting” at Flushing County Park (Pavilion #1), 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Knitting without needles? It’s super simple and totally awesome! Bring your arms and Flushing County Park will supply the yarn. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

 

August 6: “Bring Your Lunch and Learn” at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * ruthmottfoundation.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Come stroll the grounds of Applewood and soak in the beauty of Mother Nature. At 12 p.m., Applewood’s floriculturist will hold a workshop on flower arranging. Also, Longway Planetarium will host creative work stations around the grounds for children who will learn about ecosystems and life cycles of plants and frogs. Each station will offer a take-home project. Bring a sack lunch. Free admission but, please consider bringing a food or personal care item for a local shelter donation.

 

August 7: “Taste in Fenton” at Fenton’s Community & Cultural Center (Backyard Area), 150 S. Leroy Street, Fenton * fentonchamber.com

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Sample delicious foods from over 30 local Fenton restaurants including Fenton Winery & Brewery, Culvers, Crust, Planks on the Lake Grill & Bar, The Laundry and Tropical Smoothie. Also, enjoy live music, kid’s entertainment, an art fair and more.

 

August 8 – 10: “Flint Jazz Festival” at Riverbank Park – Saginaw Street, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs Friday 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Relax and enjoy the smooth sounds as regional and national jazz musicians perform. Event also includes food vendors, local non-profit organizations, arts and handicraft vendors.

 

August 9: “Invasive Plant Walk” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Come hike the trails at For-Mar and learn how to identify some of the invasive trees and shrubs that are plaguing our natural areas. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

 

August 9: “CRA Race” at Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7484 or 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Gates open 4:30 p.m. races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring Crate Supers, SS, PS and figure 8’s. Also, celebrate the “Dog Day’s of Summer” with $1 hot dogs with a purchase of a drink.

August 10: Flint’s “Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Game runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Chelsea Monitors. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game as it was played in the nineteenth century. Bring lawn chairs.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of July 28–August 3

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

July 29 (Rain date July 30): “Hot Rods & Rock-N-Roll” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) The Fabulous Oldies But Goodies, a favorite 50′s & 60′s band of The National Hot Rod Association, will transport back in time when Rock-N-Roll was new, the malt shop was the place to be and crusin’ was the thing to do. Bring your ride out for a muffler rap contest. Prizes for the Best of Show, Pre-1960′s & 70′s, best dressed 50′s costume and Twist & Limbo contest.

July 29: “Everyday Energy in Action” at Flushing County Park (Pavilion #1), 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) What is “energy” and why is everyone talking about it? Join Mark Tripp and learn all about energy and how we can conserve it to save money and protect our planet. Using physics and chemistry, witness a sugar fire, a paint can explosion and other exciting experiments. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

July 30: “The Man Who Was Houdini” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Houdini! Everyone knows his name, but who was he? Join Mark Tripp as he separates fact from fiction and brings the Great Houdini to life once more! Using his skills as a storyteller, scientist and, of course, magician, Mark will demonstrate many of Houdini’s actual tricks and weave them into a true story of a Jewish immigrant who came to America and realized the American Dream, Houdini lives again! Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

August 1: “Flint Youth Theatre Acting Workshops” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Working with a FYT educator, create amazing characters and stories from literature and your own imagination, while working on acting techniques, teamwork, confidence, self-worth and responsibility. Class will be held outside, weather permitting. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

August 1: Dixie Motor Speedway, 10945 Dixie Hwy, Birch Run * (989) 624-9778 * dixiemotorspeedway.com

  • (Gates open 5 p.m. races begin 7:30 p.m.) Enjoy nonstop, live entertainment on one of the premier short tracks in the Midwest. Tonight’s family event features three great shows along with school buses and figure 8’s.

August 2: Flint’s “Drop Fest”, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * facebook.com (Drop Fest 2014)

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Partake in this 3rd annual electronic music festival featuring 3 stages of entertainment at Flint’s U-of-M Pavilion Ice Rink, the Rutherford parking ramp and the Riverbank Park Amphitheater.

August 2: “Critters of Alice in Wonderland” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Learn all about the many animal friends who take part in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Meet these fascinating animals and create a mini mushroom garden to take home. Recommended for families of all ages.

August 2: Flint’s “Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Game runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Northville Eclipse. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game as it was played in the nineteenth century. Bring lawn chairs.

August 2: “Octane Beauty Studio Maximum Destruction Show” at Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7484 or 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Gates open 4:30 p.m. races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring pure stock, figure 8’s, boat & trailer races, buses, endoro and more. Wear Star Wars gear and get $2 off admission.

August 2 & 3: “Grand Blanc Art Fair” at Physician’s Park, 218 E. Reid Road, Grand Blanc * grandblancartscouncil.org

  • (Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Browse and shop during this 16th annual fine arts festival featuring metal sculptures, wood carvings, paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, glass, jewelry, pottery and ceramics as well as live entertainment, food, prizes and more. Grand Blanc’s Farmers’ Market will also be open on Sunday.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of July 21-27

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

July 21: “Chemistry is Cool” at Linden County Park (Clover Beach Pavilion), 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Did you know that every time you brush your teeth, make lemonade or cook your dinner, you are actually using the science of chemistry? Learn about states of matter, chemical reactions and elements and find out why Chemistry is Cool! Recommended for families of all ages.

July 22: “Lunch on the Lawn” at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Bring a picnic lunch to Applewood for story time and a chance to explore their beautiful grounds. Parking is next to the estate and entrance is through the Frog Gate. Bring blankets. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

July 22: “A Salute To The Best of Motown” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Jr. Walker’s All Star Band, known world-wide as The Ultimate Motown Party Band, will perform a spectacular show of unforgettable hits such as “Shotgun”, “What Does It Take” and many others. The Jim Cummings Band will open the night, with former bassist Greg Allman, and will perform some Motown, pop and rock hits from the past and present.

July 23: “Honeybee Kids: Learn to Speak Bee” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Meet at For-Mar’s observation hive for this fun and interactive kid-friendly honeybee program. Learn how honeybees communicate and how they make the honey we all LOVE!  For-Mar beekeeper Jim Withers will be on hand to answer questions.

July 24: “Tell-A-Tail” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch (Children’s Room), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) These friendly therapy dogs will accept any and all petting as children practice their reading skills. Those waiting to read can complete a craft.

July 24: “Firefly Walk” at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * applewood.org

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Come explore the amazing lives of fireflies at Applewood and learn what makes them glow. Enjoy family fun activities all evening featuring live music, a vintage baseball demonstration by the Flint Lumber City Base Ball Club, children’s arts and crafts, live exotic animals from the Wilderness Zoo, a comedian-magic show, refreshments and more. Golf cart shuttles will be available for those with mobility challenges. Light and healthy refreshments will also be provided. Free admission but, please consider bringing a food or personal care item for a local shelter donation.

July 24: “Flint’s Monthly Jazz Walk”, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s numerous downtown clubs while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. A food menu is available at most locations. Just look for the “Jazz Walk” sign in front of participating Flint hotspots.

July 26: “Flint Folk Music Festival” at Kearsley Park, 1700 Kearsley Park Blvd., Flint * flintfolkmusic.org

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Enjoy this 15th annual Flint Folk Music Festival featuring Stella, Matt Watroba and Rev. Robert Jones, Ukulele Kings, Suzanne and Jim and Mustard’s Retreat. There will also be a concession tent, 50-50 raffle, a Ukulele workshop, a Steve Rodgers Jam tent and more. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs. No pets allowed.

July 26: Flint’s “Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Game runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Saginaw Old Golds. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game as it was played in the nineteenth century. Bring lawn chairs.

July 26 & 27: “Warrior Dash” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * (800) 648-PARK * warriordash.com

  • (Event runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series, held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations across the globe. Participants earn their Warrior helmet by tackling a fierce 3 to 4-mile course and 12 extreme obstacles. After conquering the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with turkey legs, beer steins and live music at a post-race party in a league of its own. Check website above for details and registration.

July 26 & 27: “Kiwanis Krystal ArtFest” at the Cage Fieldhouse, 4110 Morrish Road, Swartz Creek * swartzcreekkiwanis.org

  • (ArtFest runs Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Browse and shop for the finest arts in Mid-Michigan. Also enjoy entertainment, local foods, children’s activities and more all in a controlled climate.

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‘Be a Tourist’ is Best Buck You’ll Spend All Summer

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Be a Tourist in Your Home Town – Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A song from iTunes. A McDouble. An old movie rental. About a quarter-gallon of gas. A super-amazing, fun-filled, thrill-packed day of discovery in Flint.

What do all these things have in common? They cost $1.

That’s right. One buck.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of July 14-20

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

July 15: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime: Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Come dressed as your favorite fairy or gnome, hear fantabulous tales and make a fair or gnome home! Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages. (Rain Location: Children’s Room)

July 15: “Truck Farm: Citrus Explosion” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch (Children’s Garden), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) Join the Truck Farm crew in a juicy exploration of citrus fruits.  Learn what they are, how they taste and why we like them. Try your hands at some fun experiments with these high acid fruits. Recommended for all ages.

July 15: “Southern Rock Under the Stars” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Southern rock comes alive featuring the group Black Oak Arkansas who released a new album for Atlantic Records/Atco Records in 2013 titled “Back Thar N’ Over Yonder.” Black Oak Arkansas will perform their classic hits from the 70′s as well as their new releases. The Donny Hartman Band will be the opening act with legendary lead singer and guitarist for The Frost playing his favorite southern rock, country and Rock-N-Roll hits.

July 16: “Bring Your Lunch and Learn” at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * ruthmottfoundation.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Come stroll the grounds of Applewood and soak in the beauty of Mother Nature. At 12 p.m., participate in “Have Fun with Fruits & Veggies” an optional learning session on how to prepare tasty fruits and vegetables. Children will enjoy a scavenger hunt and craft projects. Bring a sack-lunch. Free admission but, please consider bringing a food or personal care item for a local shelter donation.

July 16: “Creature Feature” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Get up close and personal with a general introduction to the animal world when “Dan the Creature Man” brings his African grey parrot, Mexican milksnake, large python, blue-tongued skink, tarantula, large bullfrog, chinchilla, large spur-thighed tortoise and three-foot American alligator to Genesee County Parks! Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

July 17: “Tell-A-Tail” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch (Children’s Room), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) These friendly therapy dogs will accept any and all petting as children practice their reading skills. Those waiting to read can complete a craft.

July 17: Music in the Parks presents the group “Soul’d Out” at Kearsley Park, 1700 Kearsley Park Blvd., Flint * (810) 238-1350 * thefim.org

  • (Event begins 7 p.m.) Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music during this Music in the Parks concert series. Bring your lawn chair. (Rain Location: Kearsley Park Pavilion)

July 19: “Michigan Storytellers Festival” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Festival runs 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Enjoy this day of family fun as master storytellers bring the oral tradition to life. There will be several workshops and storytelling during the day with special concert storytellers beginning at 6:30 p.m. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

July 19: “Oak ID Walk” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Oak trees can be difficult to identify, and in many cases knowing what type of oak you have can mean the matter of life or death-for the tree! Walk the arboretum of For-Mar and look at the differences between several Michigan common oak trees. Recommended for ages 16 and over.

July 19: “Be A Tourist In Your Home Town”, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District and Beyond * flintandgenesee.org/tourist

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau invites all to experience what Flint has to offer. For just $1.00 per person, tourists can visit and enjoy more than 30 different venues around Flint & Genesee. This “Passport”, which can be picked up at Flint’s Downtown Riverfront Banquet Center on the day of the event, is also valid for discounts at many businesses and restaurants in Downtown Flint’s Entertainment District. Complimentary transportation between venues will be provided by co-sponsor Mass Transportation Authority. Buses will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. So, we invite you and your family to come experience what Flint has to offer and See what’s possible. Visit the website above for details and a list of participating venues.

July 19: “Herbal Preparations” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) George Hedgepeth, from Briar Patch Outdoors, leads this class and teaches how to make salves, oils, tinctures, decoctions and infusions from common kitchen herbs as well as native wild plants. Safe preparation and use will be covered. Recommended for ages 16 and over. Free admission.

July 19: “Tiger Night – 2014 Leon Arnold Tiger Memorial Race” at Auto City Speedway
10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7484 or 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Gates open 4:30 p.m. races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring PLMS, SS, PP and Tommy Bowles Dwarf Car Race. Wear your Detroit Tiger gear and get $2 off admission.

July 20: Flint’s “Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Game runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Richmond Bees. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game as it was played in the nineteenth century. Bring lawn chairs.

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