See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of June 20–26

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

Events

June 20: “Mindfulness and Body” at Max Brandon Park (Pavilion #2), 3606 Dupont Street, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Learn about mindfulness and a technique called the Body Scan, which is helpful in calming and emotion recognition. Together, adults and children can explore mindful games and movement in the form of yoga. No mats are required, but comfortable clothing suggested. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 21: “Nutrition in the Parks” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Enjoy this fun interactive way to teach kids about healthy eating and best practices to fill their plates with healthy, nutrient dense foods. Kids can also participate in fun games that will teach them about hydration, best foods to eat and foods to limit in their diet. A healthy lifestyle is being active, so after each nutrition lesson, kids will take part in different physical activity games and challenges. Recommended for ages 4-18. Free admission.

June 21: “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 in the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 21: “Orlando J. Roberts Concert: Catbird Seat” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Concert runs 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Take a sentimental journey, folk/pop musical stroll through the decades. From the 1800s to the 1980s enjoy Swing songs, Cowboy songs, Billboard’s Top Ten songs and Love songs. Lyric sheets for sing-alongs will be provided. Wanda & Kay combine rich vocal harmony with a lively blend of instruments featuring an autoharp, dulcimers, flute and Guitar.

June 22: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Riverview Canoe Landing, Mitson Blvd., to River Road, 1-mile west of Elms * flintriver.org

  • (Launch time 5 p.m. with arrival time no later than 4:45 p.m.) Enjoy this 2-hour refreshing paddle down the Flint River and get a chance to spot our famous Bald Eagles. 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 [email protected] or call (810) 767-7140.

June 23: Flint’s Monthly “JazzNite,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s downtown entertainment district while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. Participating venues include The White Horse Tavern (621 W. Court Street – (810) 234-3811), where Pat Cronley & Friends will perform, and Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast (1105 South Drive – (810) 424-3888) with Paul Joseph Owsinski taking the stage.

June 24: Movies Under The Stars “Little Giants” at Atwood Stadium, 701 W. University Avenue, Flint

  • (Event runs 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy this summer outdoor movie played on a 30-foot movie screen. The evening also includes games, activities and snacks in a safe and family-friendly environment. The pre-party starts at 7:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. Little Giants is about nerdy Danny O’Shea who has always felt inferior to his brother, Kevin, a former college football star. Danny runs a gas station, while Kevin coaches the local youth football team. When Kevin’s team rejects Danny’s daughter, because she is a girl, she convinces her dad to start a rival team, though the city can support only one. To prove himself against his brother, Danny begins coaching his team of misfits for a playoff game.

June 25: “Storybook Hayride” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Experience the adventurous world of the Jungle Book. Hayrides leave every 45 minutes and are loaded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 25: “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.

June 25: Music In The Parks Summer Concert Series at Crossroads Village, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * thefim.org

  • (Music runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Join in and celebrate Flint & Genesee’s diverse cultural heritage during this summer concert with the Flint Symphony Orchestra performing. Bring your picnic basket, a blanket or lawn chairs and the whole family for a fun and casual time!

June 25 & 26: 44th Annual “Sloan Museum Auto Fair” on the grounds of the Flint Cultural Center, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Fair runs Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy this exciting 2-day car show with music, exhibits, family fun, kids activities, entertainment, Treasures in the Meadow, craft vendors, food, vehicles for sale and a display of over 700 great automobiles representing all years, makes and models. Registration available during show days. Awards presented on Sunday.

June 26: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Irish Road, just north of the Richfield Park entrance, to Mott Lake * flintriver.org

  • (Launch time 10 a.m. with arrival time no later than 9:30 a.m.) Escape the heat and enjoy a refreshing 3-hour trip down the Flint River home to several Bald Eagles. 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 [email protected] or call (810) 767-7140.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of June 13–19

Events

June 13: “Mindfulness Through the Senses” at Linden County Park (Pavilion #2), 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Children will learn about mindfulness and ninja or slow movement. Adults will learn about mindfulness and gratitude. Together, they will use mindfulness to explore the senses of listening and seeing. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 14: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 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.

June 16: “Read with Reptiles: For-Mar on the Road” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Meet in the Children’s Learning Place and learn how to classify reptiles and meet some live reptile animal-teachers. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 16: “After Dark” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Event runs 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) Experience The Whiting in a new, unique way during this monthly casual celebration with Happy Hour from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and free food (while supplies last). The Whiting is pairing with Flint’s Pride Festival and Pride at UM-Flint to host their first ever drag show. Guests are welcome to dress and participate in the runway show.

June 18: “Paddle the Flint River” presented by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Dodge Road, east of Seymour, to Montrose Barber Memorial Park * flintriver.org

  • (Launch time 10 a.m. with arrival time no later than 9:30 a.m.) Enjoy a leisurely float down the Flint River and explore its surrounding beauty including Bald eagles, great blue herons, kingfishers, dragonflies, turtles, walleye, bluegills, smallmouth bass and more. 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 [email protected] or call (810) 767-7140.

June 18: Stevens Puppets presents “Rumpelstiltskin” 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.) Enjoy this fast paced, action filled rhyming rendition of the classic tale Rumplelstiltskin as it follows the Miller as he weaves a web of lies to convince the King that his daughter can spin straw into gold. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school ages.

June 19: Historic House Tours at Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum, 720 Ann Arbor Street, Flint * (810) 238-9140 * stocktoncenter.weebly.com/tours.html

  • (Tours run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton, a prominent and influential couple of Flint & Genesee. In 1920, the grandson of Thomas and Maria sold the house and its surrounding property to the Archdiocese of Detroit for the establishment of a 52-bed hospital, operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In 2002, this 2½-story house was purchased by For Flint Investments, renovated and designated as a Michigan Historical Site and State Historical Marker. Come tour this beautiful building with a fascinating history.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of June 6-12

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Events

June 7: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 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.

June 7: “Be a Birder: Summer Residents” at For-Mar Nature Preserve/DeWater’s Building, G-5360 E. Potter Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Explore some less travelled paths at For-Mar while looking for summer and year-round long feathered residents. Meet at the DeWater’s building by using the Potter Road entrance to For-Mar. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

June 7: “WERQ” at Linden County Park, 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) WERQ™ (pronounced “work”) is a fiercely fun, dance fitness class based on today’s pop, rock and hip-hop music taught by Certified Group Fitness Professional Katie Slaughter! All the moves used in the dances are inspired by current song lyrics and music videos. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Free admission.

June 8 – 12: Davison Festival of Flags – Celebrating 70 Years, Davison’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 653-6266 * davisonchamberofcommerce.com

  • (Check website for a detailed schedule of events and times) Come out for one of Genesee County’s largest parades along with live music, sports tournaments, carnival rides, a storybook pancake breakfast and much more.

June 8 – 12: Flushing Summer Festival, Flushing’s Downtown Entertainment District (Main Street) * (810) 659-4141 * flushingchamber.com

  • (Check website for a detailed schedule of events and times) Enjoy this summer kickoff with a parade on Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by five days of marketplace shopping, carnival fun, stage performances, an entertainment tent with music, food, a teen tent, a family-fun fish tournament and more.

June 9: “Know Your Nature: Foraging for Morels” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Take to the trails looking for Michigan’s favorite mushroom, the Morel, and a variety of other forest foods. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 9 – 12: 10th Annual Grand Blanc Family Fun Fest, Grand Blanc’s Downtown Entertainment District (Physicians Park) * (810) 695-4222 * grandblancchamber.com

  • (Event runs Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check website for a detailed schedule of events and times.) Come out to Grand Blanc for some summer family-fun featuring carnival rides, vendors, a nail driving contest, rising star competition, an adult entertainment tent, live music, fireworks and more.

June 10: “Summer Shindig Craft Fair” at Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Fair runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Kick off the summer with a fun night out in the Sloan Museum Courtyard. Enjoy a craft fair provided by Flint Handmade, live music, food and drinks.

June 11: “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.

June 11: “Natures Superheroes vs. Invasive Species” at For-Mar Nature Preserve
2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Find out what makes a plant or animal invasive and then head out on the trails of For-Mar to identify and fight those evil doers. Dress to be outside and get muddy. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Free admission.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 30–June 5

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

Events

June 2 – 5: Swartz Creek Hometown Days, Swartz Creek’s Downtown Entertainment District, Miller Road * hometowndays.org

  • (Festival runs Thursday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) This annual festival “Where Everyone Feels at Home” features carnival rides, a car show, live entertainment and expo tent, a parade, fireworks display and much more. Check website for a detailed schedule of daily activities.

June 2 – 5: Holy Redeemer Community Festival, 1227 E. Bristol Road, Burton * (810) 743-3050 * hrfestival.com

  • (Festival opens Thursday & Friday 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m.) Enjoy this family-fun festival featuring games, food, trivia night, a Euchre Tournament, carnival rides, an adult tent, live entertainment and more. Check website for a detailed schedule of daily activities.

June 3 – 5: “Vehicle City Fest” in Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District *Churchill’s Food & Spirits @ 340 S. Saginaw Street * The Loft @ 515 Buckham Alley * Red Ink Flint Local 432 @ 124 W. First Street * vehiclecityfest.com

  • (Check website for a schedule of live entertainment and tickets) Vehicle City Fest is a punk and alternative music festival built around the decades of music and culture that have grown in Flint. Over the years, Flint has welcomed punk, hardcore and metal legends like ALL, Black Flag, Fugazi and GWAR, and current bands like The Flatliners, The Wild, Somos and dozens more. Flint has even watched locals reach levels of international success. Enjoy this weekend celebration as Flint’s DIY punk music community performs and raises dollars for the Flint Child Health & Development Fund established by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

June 4: “Honeybee Hive Inspection” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

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

June 4: “Ryan Bellows Bluegrass Bazaar” at Kearsley Park, 900-971 Kearsley Park, Flint * bluegrass-bazaar.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Established in 2014, enjoy this free to the public, American Roots celebration of bluegrass music, culture, craft and family all set in Flint. Check website for a full lineup of bands, musicians and more.

June 4: Walk-In Crafts: Sun-Catchers” 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.) Meet in the Children’s Learning Place and make a sun-catcher to hang in a home window and watch the colors glow in the sunlight. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

June 4: 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 Regular club of Mt. Clemens. 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. Free admission.

June 4: “Nash Bash Country for Life Festival” at Auto City Outdoor Event Center, 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7384 or (810) 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Times: TBA) Enjoy this one-day Nash Bash featuring Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys, Audrey Ray, Touch a Truck, a country band battle, bingo tent, bowling competition, petting zoo, monster truck rides, NASH Car Nuptials, fireworks and more. Free admission for children 12 and under.

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

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

Events

May 26: Flint’s Monthly “JazzNite,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s downtown entertainment district while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. Participating venues include The White Horse Tavern, 621 W. Court Street, and Flint’s Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast, 1105 South Drive.

May 28: “Flower Daze” at the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * flintfarmersmarket.com

  • (Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Enjoy this annual celebration as dozens of flower vendors join regular market vendors to help kick-off the summer season with a rainbow of colors, demonstrations and information on every aspect of living green.

May 28: “Powerful Partnership: Plants and Pollinators” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Michigan plants are pollinated by over 450 species of native bees as well as, butterflies, wasps, honeybees and other insects. Come discuss the powerful relationship between plants and pollinators and the issues affecting this relationship. Find out how we can work to make changes in order to protect pollinator health. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

May 28 (Rain Date May 29): Auto City Speedway “Maximum Destruction,” 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7384 or (810) 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring Maximum Destruction with Chills, Thrills and ‘Transaurus.” Free admission tonight for kids 12 and under.

May 29: “14th Annual Summer Kick-Off Celebration” at Bluebell Beach, 5500 Bray Road, Flint * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Celebration runs 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Welcome and celebrate the beginning of summer with some family fun including bounce houses, live music, activities and a fireworks display. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 16-22

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Events

May 17 – 21: Flint Restaurant Week – “Chow Down in Flintown,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Flint * FlintRestaurantWeek.com

  • (Open during restaurant business hours) This is the perfect time to explore new restaurants downtown Flint or revisit your favorites. Pick up a FREE passport at any participating restaurant and experience everything from fine dining cuisine in a casual atmosphere, to fresh, ingredient bar food along with Michigan craft beers, hand crafted cocktails and fine wine from around the world. Special events happening at different locations throughout the week. Participating restaurants: 501 Bar & Grill, Blackstone’s, Café Rhema, Churchill’s, Cork on Saginaw, El Potrero, Flint Crepe Co., Flint Farmers’ Market, Hoffman’s, The Local Grocer, Luigi’s, The Lunch Studio, Merge, Soggy Bottom Bar, Steady Eddy’s, Table & Tap, Tenacity Brewing, The Torch and The White Horse.

May 19: “After Dark Karaoke Night” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Event begins 8 p.m.) Grab your friends and belt out your favorite tunes while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages. Happy hour runs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Event is for ages 18 and up.

May 21: For-Mar On The Road: Summer Sneak Peek  – geneseecountyparks.org, Max Brandon Park * 3606 Dupont Street, Flint; McKinley Park, Vista Center * 2102 Collingwood Parkway, Flint

  • (Max Brandon Park 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and McKinley Park 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Join For-Mar On The Road for a sneek peek into their summer programming. Come dig in the dirt, take a tour of the Truck Farm and meet some of For-Mar’s animal teachers. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

May 21: “Bird Nerd Festival” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, no, it’s For-Mar’s SUPER Bird Nerd Festival. Part of National Kids to Park Day, practice your real life Angry Bird skills and meet live birds of prey. Also, enjoy birding hikes and birds of prey presentations throughout the day. Recommended for birders of all ages. Free admission.

May 21: “Stockton Cup Base Ball Festival” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 N. Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Games begin 12 p.m.) Join Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club for a sports tournament that combines gentlemanly competition with the city’s history. Four teams will compete for awards including the Stockton Cup and the Maria Stockton Award for Gentlemanly Conduct. Witness a nineteenth-century base ball game and learn about the history of the Stockton family and this great American pastime. Games are played at a unique green space nestled along the Flint River on the U-of-M Flint Campus. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free admission.

May 21: “STEM Saturdays” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Learn, hands-on, the fun of working and playing with Science, Technology and Math. Recommended for elementary school ages.

May 21: “Hoop 4 Water” Celebrity Basketball at Flint’s Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Snoop Dogg and MoPete come together along with some special celebrity guests to help raise money for The Flint Water Crisis. Doors open one hour prior to event. VIP tickets are available and include front row floor seating, a post-game meet and greet (participants TBD) and access to the Blueline Club. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the website above.

May 21: “Orlando J. Roberts Concert: The Mickeys” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Concert runs 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) The Mickeys blend Americana, folk and alt country music to create a unique acoustic sound with powerful sibling harmonies.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 9-15

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

Events

May 11: “Nature Game Night with Gamespace” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Join For-Mar for a family night filled with fun created nature games. Try out some new games and learn about birding, foraging, wombats and more. Recommended for families ages 5 and older. Free admission.

May 11: Comedian Jim Breuer live at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 7:30 p.m.) With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality.

May 12: 4th Annual “Priority Children Summer Youth Expo” at Mott Community College Ballenger Field House, 1401 E. Court Street, Flint * (810) 234-5007 * prioritychildren.org

  • (Event runs 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Over 70 organizations is represented at this expo providing information on free and low-cost local summer activities, programs and camps for children, ages birth to college, to participate in and enjoy. Collect information on alternative education, GED options, job training, foster youth assistance, housing information, healthcare and much more. Also, enjoy snacks, live music and a bounce house.

May 12 – 15: Celebrating 100 Years at Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * applewood.org

  • (Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Celebrate Applewood’s 100th Anniversary as they open their beautiful grounds for the public to explore. Come learn new things and get hands-on with new exhibits in Applewood’s garage, barn and chicken coop. Discover new ideas in their Demonstration Garden. Pack a lunch and have a family picnic. Tour Mott’s Applewood Estate house, built in 1916 (reservations recommended). Free admission, which includes tours and events.

May 13: “The Hot Sardines” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 7:30 p.m.) The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making musical magic: take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein and tie it all together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman who sings in both English and French with a voice from another era.

May 14: “Be a Birder: Warbler Walk” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Take a hike through For-Mar with one of their birding experts and see Warblers during their peak migration time. Recommended for all ages.

May 14: “Vintage in the Village” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Soak up the quaint charm at this authentic turn of the century village while hunting for the perfect addition to your vintage collection. Browse and shop at over 50 top-notch makers and vintage vendors from the well-known Weekend in the Country Vintage & Makers Markets. Local food vendors will offer up tasty dishes and when you are done shopping, make time to visit the historic buildings, enjoy unique demonstrations of skilled trades and take home a piece of history with items made in the Village and sold in the gift stores.

May 14: “Kevin Kammarrad Puppets & Music” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Join Kevin in jumping, playing and dancing to the music!  Why? Because it’s fun and it makes our brains and bodies stronger! Featuring a variety of songs, Kevin leads kids and adults in highly interactive music and movement. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school ages.

May 14: “Author Event: Angela Fluornoy” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Enjoy a reception and poetry reading by Nigerian Poet, Niyi Osundare, City Without People: The Katrina Poems. The Katrina Poems are a testimony to the devastation caused to the poet, the people and to the community of New Orleans from this natural disaster. Niyi Osundare will be autographing books following the poetry reading. Hors d’ouevres and refreshments will be served. Recommended for middle and high school ages.

May 14: “Broadways Next Hit Musical” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy this unscripted, hilarious theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter.

May 15: Historic House Tours at Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum, 720 Ann Arbor Street, Flint * (810) 238-9140 * stocktoncenter.weebly.com/tours.html

  • (Tours run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton, a prominent and influential couple of the Flint & Genesee community. In 1920, the grandson of Thomas and Maria sold the house and its surrounding property to the Archdiocese of Detroit for the establishment of a 52-bed hospital, operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In 2002, this 2½-story house was purchased by For Flint Investments, renovated and designated as a Michigan Historical Site and a State Historical Marker. Come tour this beautiful building with a fascinating history.

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