Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
Monday, July 25: “Family Art Night” at Linden County Park (Clover Beach Pavilion), 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecoutyparks.org
- (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Families will have a blast creating a collaborative family piece of art using things from nature with Anna from Heart Connected. Anna is a Certified Zentangle Teacher, a writer and mixed media artist. No artistic experience needed for this fun project. Free admission.
Monday-Friday, July 25-29: “Tunes at Noon Festival” at Downtown Flint’s Willson Park, 303 E. First Street (Located across the street from the Flint Farmers’ Market) * geneseefun.com
- (Live music runs daily 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) Enjoy lunch with an eclectic soundboard of musicians featuring the Glen Holcomb Project (Monday/Variety), Just in the Nick of Time (Tuesday/Jazz Fusion), Don Korth (Wednesday/Variety), the Mike Espy Group (Thursday/Blues & R&B) and Slice (Friday/Variety).
Tuesday, July 26: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info
- (Event runs 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) Families are welcome to spread out a blanket, bring a lunch and listen to stories, play some games and have loads of fun! In case of bad weather, meet indoors at the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.
Tuesday, July 26: Clio Amphitheater presents “SHOUT” a Beatles Tribute, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com
- (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Known as one of the most influential bands in history, come celebrate the many eras of a generation defining band.
Wednesday, July 27: “Honeybee Kids: How is Honey Made” 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 and learn about honeybees and how they make the honey we all love. For-Mar Bee Keeper, Jim Withers, will be on hand to answer questions. Free admission.
Wednesday, July 27: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, M-15 to Richfield Park * flintriver.org
- (Event runs 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. arrive no later than 4:45 p.m.) Escape the heat of the day and enjoy a refreshing 1½-hour paddle on the Flint River. This stretch is home to several Bald Eagles and Osprey. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one, which includes insurance and shuttling fees. A limited number of canoes/kayaks are available for rent – early registration is suggested. To register and/or reserve a kayak/canoe contact Jaime Welch at jwelch@FlintRiver.org or call (810) 767-7140. (Trip: Just north of Coldwater Road on M-15)
Wednesday, July 27: “Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes” at Davison Road Side Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton (at N. Belsay Road) * (800) 648-Park * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Come dressed in your fairy and gnome best for a story, a craft and a building adventure. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.
Thursday, July 28: Flint’s Monthly “JazzNite,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * greaterflintartscouncil.org
- (Event runs 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s downtown entertainment district while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. Participating venues include Totem Books (620 W. Court Street – (810) 407-6320), with Michael W. Gates & Friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The White Horse Tavern (621 W. Court Street – (810) 234-3811), with Pat Cronley & Friends from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast (1105 South Drive – (810) 424-3888) with Paul Joseph Owsinski from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 28: “Children’s Music in YOUR Park: Joe Reilly” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Singer, songwriter and educator, Joe Reilly from Ann Arbor, brings his talents to Flint for a playful, engaging and joyful evening. Joe’s songs always have something meaningful to say and an invitation to heal relationships with our selves, others and the earth. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.
Saturday, July 30: “Warrior Dash” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * warriordash.com
- (Event begins 8 a.m.) Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series held on the most rugged terrain. Participants earn their Warrior medal, a sweet t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet and an ice-cold beverage by tackling a fierce 3.3 mile course with 12 extreme obstacles. After the race, head to the post-race party for music, food, games and more.
Saturday, July 30: “Tell-A-Tail” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info
- (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Local, friendly therapy dogs will accept any, and all, petting as children practice their reading skills using their favorite book or one selected from the library. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.
Saturday, July 30: 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 begins 2 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Midland River Hogs. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the U-of-M Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game played in the nineteenth century. Enjoy watching the game at a unique space nestled along the Flint River on the U-of-M Flint Campus. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Saturday, July 30: “Spoon Man: Catch the Rhythm of Reading” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info
- (Event runs 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Meet in the General Reading Room as “Spoon Man” Jim Cruise explains how he fell in love with reading through music, comedy and plenty of audience participation. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten, elementary school and middle school ages.