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