Foodie Fave Friday: Thompson Creek Knows Their Turkey

Bourbon BBQ Turkey Strips at Thompson Creek

Bourbon BBQ Turkey Strips at Thompson Creek

At first glance, the menu at Thompson Creek Turkey Farm doesn’t look too different from most restaurants. That is, until you realize that nearly every item on the menu is made with turkey. We’re talking BLTs, coney dogs, nachos – you name it – all re-imagined with turkey as the star ingredient.

Not up for poultry? No worries. Thompson Creek’s sit-down restaurants in Mundy and Flint townships also serve up fish and chips, grilled cheese sandwiches, and several no-meat breakfast options, including French toast and eggs.

The business also maintains a deli at the Flint Farmers Market, where visitors can buy turkey sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs, in addition to turkey loaf, jerky and bacon.

The Flint Township restaurant, at 2105 Mill Rd., between Flushing and Beecher roads, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (810) 732-3625.

The Mundy Township location, at 2160 W Hill Rd., near U.S. 23, is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 810-234-5444.

To check out the monthly specials, which vary by location, click here.

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MCC to Host Organ Donor Awareness Event  

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Did you know that a single organ donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation? Learn more about the process this Saturday at the Mott Community College Event Center on the main campus in Flint at 1401 E. Court St.

During the event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., attendees will learn about donor registration and how they can support the recipients and caregivers.

There will be a panel discussion every hour, with presenters for the event including organ recipients, medical professionals and representatives from donation programs.  Among the recipients scheduled to speak are several  MCC students and alumni, including Kyle Clark, who received his lung transplant earlier this month.

There will also be light refreshments and prize drawings. Contest participants must register to be a donor or provide proof of being a donor currently.

For more information about the Organ Donor Awareness Event, sponsored by the MCC College Life Enhancement Fund Committee, visit www.mcc.edu.

Silent Art Auctions Benefit Local Art Organizations 

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Are you in the market for some original artwork? Head to downtown Flint on Friday for the 12th Annual Cool City Art Auction.

Proceeds from the silent auctions, which kick off at 5 p.m., will benefit four local organizations supporting the arts, including Creative Alliance, Buckham Gallery, Aerosol and Audio Festival, and the Greater Flint Arts Council.

Art auction locations include:

  • Lunch Studio, 444 S. Saginaw St. (Creative Alliance silent auction closes at 8 p.m.)
  • Wade Trim Square, 555 S. Saginaw St. (Aerosol and Audio Festival silent auction closes at 8:30 p.m.)
  • Buckham Gallery, 134 1/2 Second St. (Silent auction closes at 9 p.m.)
  • Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St. (Silent auction closes at 9:30 p.m.)

Tickets are available at any participating location. They are $25 if purchased in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call (810) 238-ARTS or visit www.geneseefun.com.

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‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’ at UM-Flint Theatre

Chazz Irwin and Paul Docter are two of the cast members in this comedy. Photo by Shelby Newport.

Chazz Irwin and Paul Docter are two of the cast members in this comedy. Photo by Shelby Newport.

If you love “30 Rock,” there’s a good chance you might like “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” a play based on Neil Simon’s experience writing for the 1950s weekly variety show “Your Show of Shows.”

This week and next, the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre, at 303 E. Kearsley St., will bring the hit Broadway comedy to life. The characters are based on Simon’s former co-workers, including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Sid Caesar, giving the audience a sneak peek into the jokes and banter of the original kings of comedy.

The show will run March 27-29 as well as April 3-4. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors, alumni, faculty, staff and veterans.

For more information, visit www.umflint.edu/theatredance or call the box office at 810-237-6520.

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ESPN3 Visits Flint this Week for WMF Arena Soccer World Cup

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The 2015 World Minifootball Federation Arena Soccer World Cup will be televised on ESPN3, but why not see some of the games in person? After all, the 12-country tournament is making a stop this week at Flint’s Perani Arena, with matchups featuring Brazil, Canada, Russia and Serbia.

This event marks the first World Cup for the World Minifootball Federation, the highest authority of minifootball in the world. It will be the largest major world championship for arena soccer since the 1997 World Indoor Championships played in Mexico City.

Minifootball includes five, six, and seven-a-side variations of soccer. This particular tournament will be played in the six-a-side, boarded style familiar throughout North America.

The competition kicked off March 21, with finals sets for March 28 and 29 in Chicago. The Flint schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 24

  • 6 p.m. – Russia vs. Serbia
  • 7:30 p.m. – Brazil vs. Canada

Wednesday, March 25

  • 6 p.m. – Russia vs. Canada
  • 7:30 p.m. – Serbia vs. Brazil

Thursday, March 26

  • 7:30 p.m. – Quarterfinal

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.peraniarena.com.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of March 23-29

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

Events

March 23 – 29: Easter Bunny Visits at Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com

  • (Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Easter Bunny visits are free with professional photos available for a fee (no personal cameras allowed). Donate a new or gently used stuffed animal at the Bunny House and receive $5 off select Easter Bunny photo packages (limit 1 discount per purchase). Stuffed animals will be donated to the WCRZ CARS Critters program for the Department of Human Services.

 

March 24 – 26: 2015 “Arena Soccer World Cup” at Flint’s Perani Arena and Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * peraniarena.com

  • (Games begin Tuesday & Wednesday 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Thursday 7:30 p.m.) Flint is one of only nine sites across the country chosen to host the 2015 Arena Soccer World Cup, where the world’s best arena soccer players from Brazil, Canada, Russia and Serbia compete. These international soccer powerhouses will play their first two games as well as their quarterfinal match in Flint. Tuesday games include Russia vs. Serbia and Brazil vs. Canada and Wednesday games include Russia vs. Canada and Serbia vs. Brazil. One ticket allows entry into both games, per person. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

 

March 26: 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 each participating Flint Hotspot.

 

March 27: 12th Annual “Cool City Art Auction”, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Come support the arts in Flint during this annual art auction featuring 4 silent auctions, a moving silent auction and other fun activities. Participating art auction locations are the Lunch Studio (Creative Alliance), 444 S. Saginaw Street (auction closes at 8 p.m.); Buckham Gallery, 134 1/2 W. Second Street (auction closes at 9 p.m.); Wade Trim Square (Aerosol and Audio Festival), 555 S. Saginaw Street (auction closes at 8:30 p.m.); and Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw Street (auction closes at 9:30 p.m.). Tickets are available at any participating location.

 

March 28: “Bird Watching 101” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.) Join a For-Mar Naturalist to learn bird watching basics and then put your new skills to test while hiking the For-Mar trail. A limited number of binoculars will be available, so bring your own. Dress for the outdoors. This program is great for birders of all levels and abilities. Recommended for families 12 years and older.

March 28: “EggCiting Easter Fun” at Hyatt Elementary School, 325 Stan Eaton Drive, Linden * (810) 629-5447 ext 402 * fentonchamber.com

  • (Event runs 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Enjoy some Easter fun featuring breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny, gym activities, a Bunny Hop Fun Run, an Easter egg hunt and more.

 

March 28: “STEM Saturdays: Marvelous Math Adventures” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Join a Library staff member for some interactive fun while learning math skills featuring Graphing & Measurements this weekend. Recommended for grades 2-6.

 

March 28: “The Grace Thomas Experience” at the New McCree Theatre, 5005 Cloverlawn, Flint * (810) 787-2200 * thenewmccreetheatre.com

  • (Performance begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy an evening listening to the soulful sounds of Grace Thomas featuring R’Chive and Dr. Phillip Young.

 

March 28 & 29: “Spring Home & Garden Show” at Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * peraniarena.com

  • (Show runs Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Home improvement experts will be on hand to answer questions on gardening, remodeling, repairing, home décor and design, products and services and more – all under one roof. Also, get the chance to check out all types of up-to-date home displays.

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Foodie Fave Friday: Michigan’s Greatest Fudge is Just around the Corner

Fudge

On the hunt for Mackinac-style fudge and taffy? Look no further than Grand Blanc-based candy maker, Michigan’s Greatest Fudge & Taffy Co.

Nestled into the retail plaza at 11529 S. Saginaw St., the candy shop currently prepares assorted flavors of taffy, chocolates, and approximately 20 different types of fudge, including, but not limited to:

  • olde English toffee
  • cookies and cream
  • dark chocolate
  • chocolate
  • chocolate walnut
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate turtle pecan
  • chocolate caramel sea salt
  • rocky road
  • chocolate almond coconut
  • dark chocolate granola
  • maple
  • vanilla
  • raspberry cheesecake
  • chocolate almond

Customers can watch as staff members make the sweet treats on-site and then buy it on the same day. The business also sells its products online and at various stores in Holly, Fenton, Flint, and Burton.

The Grand Blanc store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (810) 771-7818 or visit www.mgfudge.com.

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