10 Ways to Get into the Halloween Spirit in Flint & Genesee

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All Hallows’ Eve is just a few weeks away. Why not make the most of the spooky season with some of these fun activities?

  1. Learn to Thriller at the Southern Lakes Park & Recreation Dance Studio in Fenton. On Oct. 14, children ages 7 and up will learn the famous dance before transforming themselves with zombie-esque makeup.
  2. Enjoy a silent film showing of Phantom of the Opera. The event, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, will feature live organ music at the Flint Institute of Music. Tickets are $15 at the door.
  3. Make googly eye ghosts using Tootsie Pops during the Flint Handmade Halloween Market on Oct. 22.
  4. Survive the Flushing Trail of Terror on Oct. 22. The event is $10 per person and is strongly recommended for adults. Proceeds go towards the maintenance and expansion of Flushing trail and park systems.
  5. Brave a haunted house or two. Clio Manor, Exit 13 in Mt. Morris, and Saint Lucifer’s ScreamPark and The Crypt in Flint are open on select dates through Oct. 31.
  6. Find your way through the Spooky Trails haunted cornfield: the Undead Field of Fear in Swartz Creek. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
  7. Sing along to classics like “The Monster Mash” during Longway Planetarium’s The Ooky Spooky Light Show.
  8. Take a ghost tour at Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum, which was built in 1872. Tours are available on Fridays through October. To reserve a spot, call Jacquie at (810) 250-1145.
  9. Travel back in time at Crossroads Village. During Halloween Ghosts & Goodiesheld Oct. 14-16, 21-23, and 28-31, visitors can go trick-or-treating, watch a magic show and more.
  10. Find the antidote for a zombie outbreak during the “Escape the Zombie challenge at Playland Park in Flint.

See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 3-9

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

Seasonal Fun

Monday-Sunday, October 3-9: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 3-9: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours,” 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 3-9: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 3-9: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 3-9: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8: “Spooky Trails Nightmares” at Spooky Trails Farm, 8266 Baldwin Road, Swartz Creek * (810) 407-3035 * spookytrails.com

  • (Open dusk to 11 p.m.) Get spooked at three nighttime haunts – a Haunted Hayride, a Zombie Hunter Hayride (interactive hayride) and the Un-Dead Field of Fear (haunted cornfield). Hayrides are recommended for all ages and the cornfield is recommended for ages 6 and up. The farm opens on Saturday, and Sunday, with a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, The Blaster (closes at 10 p.m.) and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475 – Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475 – Doors open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

Saturday, October 8: “Fall Harvest Festival” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Come out and celebrate the fall season during this 9th annual festival with hayrides, contests, crafts, cider making, music and more. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

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Local, National Chefs Gather for Fall Foodie Fundraiser

A number of local and national chefs will showcase some of their tastiest work at the Flint Farmers’ Market on Friday, Oct. 7. The Mixdown – a fundraiser benefiting youth arts at Flint Local 432 – will offer an evening of food tastings, chef demonstrations, a historical display of the music venue, as well as beer, wine and cocktails.

The fundraiser will be held from 6-9 p.m., with a lineup that includes:

The event will also feature offerings from Shorts Brewery and specialty cocktails from Ken Laatz of Soggy Bottom.

For more information, visit www.FlintLocal432.org. To purchase tickets, which range from $25 to $500, click here.

See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of September 26–October 2

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

Seasonal Fun

Monday-Sunday, September 26 – October 2: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, September 26 – October 2: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours”, 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, September 26 – October 2: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, September 26 – October 2: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, September 26 – October 2: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, September 30 & October 1: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, September 30 & October 1: “Spooky Trails Nightmares” at Spooky Trails Farm, 8266 Baldwin Road, Swartz Creek * (810) 407-3035 * spookytrails.com

  • (Open dusk to 11 p.m.) Get spooked at three nighttime haunts – a Haunted Hayride, a Zombie Hunter Hayride (interactive hayride) and the Un-Dead Field of Fear (haunted cornfield). Hayrides are recommended for all ages and the cornfield is recommended for ages 6 and up. The farm opens on Saturday, and Sunday, October 2, with a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, The Blaster (closes at 10 p.m.) and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, September 30 – October 2: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475) (Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, September 30 – October 2: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475) (Doors open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Saturday, October 1: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of September 19-25

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

Seasonal Fun

Monday-Sunday, September 19 – 25: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, September 19 – 25: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours,” 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick your own perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, September 19 – 25: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, September 19 – 25: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, September 19 – 25: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475) * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475)  * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Doors open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Saturday, September 24: “Fall Harvest Festival” at Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * applewood.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) This family event hosts a variety of activities such as live music by the True Blue Bluegrass Band, strolling entertainment by Johnny Appleseed, a cider and apple tasting in the heirloom orchard, horses in the historic barn, educational presentations by local organizations, children’s outdoor games and more.

Saturday, September 24: “The Monster Marketplace” at Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint * flinthorrorcon.com

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) This one-day freaky, fun celebration features all things horror and Halloween with celebrity guests, vendors of the weird and wonderful, short films to tingle the spine, costume contests and a haunting performance from Lords of October.

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7 Apple Orchards to Visit in Genesee County

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The first day of fall is fast approaching. Why not get into the autumn spirit and check out one (or more!) of Genesee County’s apple orchards?

  1. Almar Orchards in Flushing: With more than 30 varieties of apples, Almar produces the popular J.K.’s Scrumpy Farmhouse Organic, a fermented hard cider that has no artificial flavors, additives or preservatives.
  2. Koan’s Orchard in Flushing: Situated on more than 100 acres, this country store offers freshly made cider, doughnuts, jams and jellies. (810) 659-8720
  3. McCarron’s Orchards & Bakery in Flushing: This small farm market and bakery features seasonal fresh cider made from McCarron’s own apples and pressed on-site at their cider mill.
  4. Montrose Orchards: Enjoy a 30- to 45-minute hayride tour, which includes complimentary apple cider and donuts. Please call ahead to confirm hours.
  5. Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill in Linden: This family operation offers freshly squeezed cider, a variety of doughnuts and family activities, including a petting zoo.
  6. Porter’s Orchard Farm Market & Cider Mill in Goodrich: Stop by for traditional apple cider or an ice-cold apple cider slushy. In addition to the bakery/donut shop, Porter’s offers a fall corn maze, a pumpkin patch, hayrides and more.
  7. Spicer Orchards in Fenton: This farm market, winery and cider mills has a 10,000 bushel storage area, a sorting machine, donut shop, bakery, cider mill, family-fun activities including a fall maze.

For more information about area orchard and farms, click here.

See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of September 12-18

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

Events

Thursday-Sunday, September 15 – 18: “St. John Apple Fest” at St. John the Evangelist, 600 N. Adelaide Street, Fenton * (810) 629-2251 * stjohnfenton.org/applefest

  • (Visit website for hours and scheduled activities) Enjoy one of the largest fall festivals in Michigan featuring great food, entertainment, games, rides and lots of apples – apple dumplings, apple cider, apple crisps, apple pie ….

Friday, September 16: “Faculty Concert” at the MacArthur Recital Hall/Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 238-1350 * thefim.org

  • (Concert runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) The Flint School of Performing Arts presents a Faculty Concert Series with special guest Jeffrey Walker, Harpsichord. Free admission.

Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17: 4th Annual “Hot Dog Festival” in Downtown Otisville, Downtown Otisville’s Entertainment District * otisvillemi.com

  • (Festival runs 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Bring the family to downtown Otisville for some hot dog fun featuring a hot dog propel contest, hot dog bun stacking contest, hot dog eating contest, top dog tug-a-war, a kids zone, live music, dog and owner look-alike contest, carnival rides and more.

Saturday, September 17: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Flushing Riverview Park to Dodge Road * flintriver.org

Saturday, September 17: “Every Child Ready to Read Super Saturday Storytime” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Drop-in at the Children’s Room for some great Storytime. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

Saturday, September 17: “Fox 66 Fall Festival” at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Festival runs 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Enjoy this free, family fun event featuring entertainment, local vendor booths, an exotic petting zoo, makeover booths and free massages, a Pro BMX show, contests and free kids activities at every corner including face painting, laser tag, balloon animals and more.

Saturday, September 17: “Walk-In Crafts” 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.) Stop in at the library for some fun hands-on craft events featuring vegetable printing this weekend. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

Sunday, September 18: “Golden Memories Car Show” at Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy this very special event exclusively for original and authentically restored vehicles produced in 1966 and prior with no visual modifications. Registration takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the day of the event. Special recognition and a pass in review for vehicles celebrating a 50, 75 and 100 Anniversary. Dash plaques to the first 200 vehicles. Free admission.

Sunday, September 18: “Nature Based Meditation” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.) Come out and relax with nature with Todd Robinson, a meditation master with more than 30 years of experience, and learn useful, every day, stress relieving techniques. Bring something comfortable to sit on and dress appropriately for the weather. For families of all ages. Free admission.

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