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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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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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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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of September 5-11

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Events

Thursday-Saturday, September 8 – 10: 21st Annual “Flint Festival of Quilts” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Downtown Flint * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or longer) Marvel at the magnificent artistry of quilters from around the country, all displayed at 12 locations throughout downtown Flint with each representing a unique theme. There will also be 10 special events, 8 lectures, 3 workshops, a full length feature film, a board game and more. Transportation available to each venue site. Check website above for a complete schedule of events and quilt venues.

Thursday-Saturday, September 8 – 10: 27th Annual “African American Quilting Guild Exhibit – Sailing Along” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Exhibit runs Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Part of the Flint Festival of Quilts event, the exhibit showcases over 50 quilts by or on loan to the African American Quilters Guild. On Saturday, starting at 2 p.m., Phyllis Stephens, award-winning fifth generation quilt maker, will present a lecture as the keynote speaker and exhibit her mastery as a quilt artist.

Friday, September 9: Flint Firebirds Pre-Season Hockey Game at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Game begins 7 p.m.) The Flint Firebirds will play against Saginaw Spirit during this pre-season game. The Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and represent a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.

Friday-Sunday, September 9 – 11: “Bikes on the Bricks” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * bikesonthebricks.com

  • (Event runs Friday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) This fun and exciting event combines a motorcycle show and law enforcement motorcycle skills competition (officer’s practice Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) along with a fashion show, vendor and sponsor displays, contests, live bands, an adult beverage tent, a stunt show, a Saturday morning police escorted ride and much more. Check website above for a complete schedule of events.

Saturday, September 10: “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 make an animal hat this weekend. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11: “Flint Gun & Knife Show” at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Show runs Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Browse and purchase from the best and largest gun and knife show in Michigan offering shotguns, rifles, scopes, knives, shooting supplies, reloading equipment, gun cases, magazines, Military Surplus, collector items, fishing supplies, archery and more. No one under 18 will be admitted without a responsible adult.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of August 29–September 4

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Events

Wednesday, August 31: For-Mar’s End of Summer Celebration, 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Come relive some summer favorite moments along with games and crafts with the For-Mar Truck Farmers and For-Mar On The Road Crew. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Friday, September 2: Flint Firebirds Pre-Season Hockey Game at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Game begins 7 p.m.) The Flint Firebirds will play against the Windsor Spitfires during this pre-season game. The Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and represent a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.

Saturday, September 3: 4th Annual “Pedal to Paddle” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Bray Road to Viet Nam Veterans Parks * flintriver.org

Saturday, September 3: “Honeybee Hive Inspection” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Join For-Mar’s favorite beekeeper, Jim Withers, as he opens up learning hives to check on some busy bee friends. Meet at the apiary in the Arboretum, weather permitting. Recommend for families of all ages. Free admission.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of August 22–28

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Events

Monday-Sunday, August 22 – 28: “Genesee County Fair” at the E.A. Cummings Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * gcf.org

  • (Open daily 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.) Come out and enjoy this family event that attracts over 150,000 visitors annually featuring live stock, carnival rides, an entertainment tent, monster truck and derby races, a baby animal tent and petting zoo, Bingo tent, Chases’s Racing Pigs, a hog calling contest, a dog show, Cornhole tournaments, tomato baseball, Pure Pro wrestling, an X-Treme chainsaw show and more. Grandstand events happen daily with Chris Janson performing Friday night, Three Days on Saturday and finishing up with a Rodeo on Sunday (Grandstand events begin at 7:30 p.m.). For a detailed list of scheduled daily events visit the above website.

Tuesday, August 23: “Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes” 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.) 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.

Wednesday, August 24: “Made in Michigan” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Learn all about Michigan agriculture, recycling, organic farming, livestock and composting. Meet Violet the Dwarf Nigerian Goat, Kiki the Silver Appleyard Duck, Champ the Modern Game Chicken, Toffee the Pygmy Pigeon, Peanut Butter and Cinnamon the Silkie Chickens and Roy and Sammi the Japanese Phoenix Chickens. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Friday, August 26: “Music in the Parks” at Downtown Flint’s Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * thefso.org

  • (Music begins 7 p.m.) Music in the Parks is a fun way to get out and celebrate Flint’s diverse cultural heritage through music. Tonight, enjoy a kickoff celebration to this year’s Crim Festival of races with the Flint Symphony Orchestra performing. In inclement weather, the concert will take place at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearlsey Street, Flint. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27: 40th Annual “HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * 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 Race along with a variety of other races, a Health & Fitness Expo, 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 with live bands, food vendors and more. For a detailed schedule of activities and times visit the above website.

Saturday, August 27: “Swartz Creek Art at the Park” at Elms Road Park, 4071 Elms Road, Swartz Creek * facebook.com/swartzcreekkiwanisart

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Known as one of the most successful annual art fairs in Mid-Michigan, browse and purchase fine art along with entertainment, local foods and engaging children’s activities while also enjoying the many comforts, joys and experiences of Swartz Creek’s Elms Road Park. This is a juried fine arts show that includes painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media and more.

Saturday, August 27: “Monarch Festival” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy a magical day filled with butterfly games, crafts and naturalist led hikes through the new butterfly house and gardens at For-Mar. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Saturday, August 27: 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 Early Riser Club of Detroit. 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, August 27: “Blues on the Lawn” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Music runs 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) The Flint Public Library presents some sizzling, hot summer blues featuring Maurice “King of the Party Blues” Davis and his band. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Recommended for families of all ages.

Sunday, August 28: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Montrose Barber Memorial Park to Birch Run * flintriver.org

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