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