2009-12-31 / Calendar

I N D E X Calendar


ART/THEATRE
THROUGH MAY 2010
Portrait Figures in Miniature: The Pierson Doll
Collection at the Sloan Museum. The collection
includes 120 figures in historical settings.

THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 2,
2010
Building America’ s Canals exhibit at the
Sloan Museum, featuring exhibits displaying
how locks work and some of the challenges
experienced during construction of the Erie
Canals. Details: www.sloanlongway.org.
Perilous Journey and the Michigan Pioneer
exhibit at the Sloan Museum featuring information
about the time when Michigan Fever
gripped the United States. Details:
www.sloanlongway.org.
JAN. 23-MAY 2
Predators hands on exhibit that explores some
of the most dangerous animals on land, sea
and in the sky at the Sloan Museum.
Museum admission is $6 for adults, $5 for
seniors and $4 for children ages 3-11.
CHURCH
TUESDAYS






Revolution, Teen Word of Life Clubs at the
First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S.
Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and
senior high school students are welcome.
Details/registration: 810-694-9136 or 810-
241-5258.
WEDNESDAYS
Awana Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hadley
Community Church, 3638 Hadley Rd., for
children age 3 through 8th grade. Details:
810-797-4540.
Divorce Care at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90
Millville Rd., Lapeer, at 7 p.m. Details/registration:
810-664-6653.
Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry
meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 219 of
Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details:
Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566.
Word of Life clubs at the First Baptist Church
of Grand Blanc.. Club is from 6-7:30 p.m.
Adult Bible study is available at the same
time. Details/registration: 810-694-9136 or
810-694-7888.
SUNDAYS
Beach youth group for junior and senior high
school students from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist
Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd.
THURSDAY, DEC. 24
Christmas mass at St. John the Evangelist,
404 N. Dayton St., Davison, at 4 p.m. with
Schola Cantorum and Faith Ringers (carols
begin at 3:15 p.m.), 6 p.m. liturgy with children
and the St. John Singing Angels Choir
and Kristal Bells, and a midnight mass with
the Celebration Choir and Celebration Brass
(carols begin at 11:15 p.m.). Friday, Dec. 25
masses are at 10 a.m. and noon.
THURSDAY, JAN. 14
Winter Blast Concert presented by Smile FM
at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W.
Bristol Rd, Flint, at 7 p.m. Concert features
Building 429 with Britt Nicole and special
guests MikesChair, Echoing Angels and
Michael Maher. General admission is $10
and VIP seating is $25. Details/tickets:
www.smile.fm or 888-887-7139
CHILDREN
MONDAY, JAN. 25
Storytimes with Miss Carol at the Grand
Blanc McFarlen Library at 10 a.m.
Details/registration: 810-694-5310.
Storytimes with Miss Carol at the Grand
Blanc McFarlen Library at 11 a.m.
Details/registration: 810-694-5310.
Storytimes with Miss Carol at the Grand
Blanc McFarlen Library at 1 p.m. Details/registration:
810-694-5310.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27
Storytime with Miss Carol at the Burton
Memorial Library at 10:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 29
Storytimes with Miss Carol at 10 a.m. at the
Grand Blanc McFarlen Library . Details/registration:
810-694-5310.

Storytime with Miss Carol at 11 a.m. at the
Grand Blanc McFarlen Library. Details/registration:
810-694-5310.
Storytime with Miss Carol at the Grand Blanc
McFarlen Library at 1 p.m. Details/registration:
810-694-5310.
COMMUNITY
MON., TUES., THURS.
Lunch and programs at noon at Temple Beth
El, G-5150 Calkins Rd., Flint, hosted by
Jewish Community Services and funded by
the Genesee County Senior Millage. Cafe
Shalom Namaste features Kosher and Asian
Indian Food, along with educational and
entertainment programs open to those of any
faith or ethnicity. Details: 810-767-5922.
FIRST, THIRD FRIDAYS
Free community gym and dodgeball tournament
from 8-10:30 p.m. at Victory World
Outreach Church, 10291 Green Rd.,
Goodrich. Activities include basketball, ping
pong, fooseball and dodgeball tournaments.
Details: 810-636-2100.
FIRST SATURDAY
Country Jamboree from 1-5 p.m. at the Old
Town Hall in Hadley.
THURSDAYS
Harmony Gateway Chorus rehearsals from 7-
9:30 p.m. at the Davison Assembly of God
Church, 1234 S. Gale Rd., Davison. Details:
810-664-3552, 810-496-0516 or harmonygatewaychorus@







yahoo.com.



SECOND MONDAY
Thumb Area Chapter of Compassionate
Friends meets at 7 p.m. at the Caro
Community of Christ Church, 2081 E.
Deckerville Rd., Caro. Details 810-843-5414
or 810-376-2801
SECOND WEDNESDAY
Meeting of the Grand Blanc Newcomers
Club. Details: call 810-695-1763
FRIDAYS
Free family movies at Dryden United
Methodist Church, 5394 Main St., Dryden.
Refreshments will be available, with proceeds
benefitting the youth. Details: 810-796-
3341.
THURSDAY, DEC. 31
Thumb New Year’s Eve dance from 8:30 p.m.-
12:30 a.m. at Sandusky Maple Valley School.
A pot luck dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. Details:
810-531-3034.
TUESDAY, JAN. 12
Free tax advice at the Grand Blanc McFarlen
Library at 10 a.m. Registration required.
Details/registration: 810-230-3328.
THURSDAY, JAN. 14
Collecting for investment or passion at the
Baker Park Library at 3 p.m. Get information
on collecting for passion or investment from
Caroline Ashleigh, an appraiser regularly featured
on Antiques Roadshow.
Collecting for investment or passion at the
Burton Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m. Get
information on collecting for passion or
investment from Caroline Ashleigh, an
appraiser regularly featured on Antiques
Roadshow.
SATURDAY, JAN. 16
Smooth jazz program at the Grand Blanc
McFarlen Library at 4 p.m. featuring Giant
Steps and Allan Barnes.
WED-SUNDAY, JAN. 20-24
Book sale hosted by the Friends of the Grand
Blanc McFarlen Library starting at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. Thursday-Saturday and
noon Sunday.
WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 20-27
Computer basics class at the Grand Blanc
McFarlen Library at 7 p.m. Registration
required. Details/registration: 810-230-3327.

HEALTH/SAFETY
SATURDAY, JAN. 30
Free scoliosis screenings at the Davison Area
Library from 11 a.m.-noon.
MEETINGS
MONDAYS
Davison Greater Area Toastmasters Club
meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’ s
Presbyterian Church on Davison Road.
Details: Ryan Edwards, 810-653-0723 or
Neicy Kowalczyk‚ (810) 877-8474.
TUESDAYS
The Grand Blanc Toastmasters Club meets 7-
8:30 p.m. at the Genesys Medical Center, 1
Genesys Parkway in Grand Blanc. Guests
and new members always welcome. Details:
Dan Ware, president, at speaker_dan@hot


mail.com, 248-705-0407, Vice President of
Membership Craig Kelley at ckelley146@










aol.com or 810-606-4583 or www.grandblanc.





freetoasthost.net.



SECOND WEDNESDAYS
Davison book discussion group meeting at 6
p.m. at the Davison Area library.
SECOND THURSDAYS
Cards and games at St. Kieran’s Parish on
Mound Road in Shelby Township, hosted by
Widowed Friends, a peer group for widowed
men and women, from 6-9 p.m. Details: Paul,
248-656-9450 or Pat, 586-731-1831.
THURSDAYS
Davison Optimists breakfast meeting from
6:30-7 a.m. at the Apollo Family Restaurant,
715 S. State Rd., Davison. Guests and new
members welcome.
Sales and Marketing Executives of Flint networking
gathering at J. Porters Lounge at the
Holiday Inn Gateway Centre on Hill Rd., from
5-7 p.m. Details: Tom Reynolds, 810-695-
0160 or tompatreyn@aol.com.



NIGHT LIFE
WEDNESDAYS
Duffy Connolly every Wednesday night at The
Outer Limits, 8095 N. State Rd., Davison
REUNIONS
OCTOBER 1-2, 2010
Grand Blanc High School Class of 1960 50
year reunion. Classmates’ information needed
to contact. Details/information: Patty
(Nyman) Rockafellow, 810-694-5062 or
patty.rockafellow@gmail.com or Vada
(Bryant) Riederich, 906-296-8232 or
vadalou@sbcglobal.net.



SENIORS
THURSDAY, DEC. 31
New Years Eve Party at the Grand Blanc
Senior Center, 12632 Pagels Dr., Grand
Blanc, from 4-9 p.m. featuring the variety
band Jim and Betty Hedrich. Admission is
$20 and includes a pork tenderloin dinner at
5 p.m. Bring your own beer, wine or liquor.
Details/tickets: Jim and Betty, 810-659-2240
or the senior center, 810-659-2240.
SINGLES
THIRD THURSDAY
MidMichigan Christian Singles meeting at
Glad Tidings Tabernacle, 4475 S. Linden Rd.,
Flint Township. All faiths welcome. Details:
Kathy Brackenridge, 810-743-2165.
SUPPORT GROUPS
Getting Free, Staying Free support group for
women only Thursdays at noon at Faith
Christian Family Church. Details: 810-667-
0075.

Getting Free, Staying Free support group for
men and women every Monday from 7-9 p.m.
at Faith Christian Family Church. Details:
810-667-0075.
Depression and Bipolar Support Group
meets on the first and third Thursdays of the
month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Holy Family
Church in Grand Blanc. Details: Angela, 810-
347-4706.
Dementia/Alzheimer’ s/Lewy’ s Body support
group every 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at
McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand
Blanc. Details: Oasis, 810-695-0552, Elena
Popova, 810-874-6999 or Phil Brown, 810-
252-8941.
Dementia/Alzheimer’ s/Lewy’ s Body support
group every 2nd Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the
Oasis club for adults with dementia, 5426
Coral Ridge Dr., Grand Blanc. Details: Oasis,
810-695-0552, Elena Popova, 810-874-6999
or Phil Brown, 810-252-8941.
Workshop for caregivers of adults with
Dementia or Alzheimer’ s disease every 3rd
Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Oasis club for
adults with dementia, 5426 Coral Ridge Dr.
Details: Oasis, 810-695-0552, Elena Popova,
810-874-6999 or Phil Brown, 810-252-8941.
Celebrate recovery from life’ s hurts, habits
and hang-ups support group at Central
Church of the Nazarene every Friday. Dinner
is at 6 p.m., followed by music, group and fellowship.
Childcare up to age 12 available
from 6:45-10 p.m. Details: www.centralnazarene.







org or 810-235-5671.
Alzheimer’ s caregiver support group meets
every second Friday of the month from 10
a.m.-noon at the Davison Senior Center.
Autism/Asperger’s support group, Inspiring
Hearts for Autism on the first Saturday of the
month at 10:30 a.m. Details: Jennifer
Schenkel, 810-656-6139 or
www.hearts4autism.org.



AL-ANON/Alateen Family Group meetings, call
for dates & times, Details: 810-234-1460 or
www.al-anon.alateen.org.



Grief Support Groups, United Hospice
Bereavement Services, call for date & times.
Details: 989-635-4134 or 800-635-7490 Ext.
4134.
SATURDAYS
Celebrate recovery from hurts, habits and
hang ups at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 2222
S. Belsay Rd. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by
music, group and fellowship at 7 p.m.
Childcare is available from 7-9 p.m. Details:
80-715-2600.
TUESDAYS
Bowling for widowed men and women at
noon, followed by an optional late lunch at
Collier Bowling Alley, 879 S. Lapeer Rd.,
Oxford. Cost is $2 per game plus shoe
rental. Details: Carol, 248-628-5437 or Janet,
248-877-6692.
SECOND THURSDAYS
Cards and games at St. Kieran’s Parish on
Mound Road in Shelby Township, hosted by
Widowed Friends, a peer group for widowed
men and women, from 6-9 p.m. Details: Paul,
248-656-9450 or Pat, 586-731-1831.
TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2010
Lupus support group for lupus patients and
their friends and family or interested people
in the community, hosted by the Lupus
Alliance of America at the Lapeer Regional
Medical Center, 1375 N. Main St., conference
room 5, from 7-8 p.m.. Details:
www.milupus.org, info@milupus.org, 800-
705-6677 or 586 775-8310.
TEENS
THURSDAYS
Junior and senior high youth groups at 7
p.m. at Dryden United Methodist Church,
5394 Main St., Dryden.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE
WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of
Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6
p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays.
Details: www.cwolchurch.com, Kim Rodden at
810-280-0438 or krodden@kettering.edu or
Phyllis Cook at 810-715-3857.
Angel Food Ministries orders taken at
Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S.
State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m.
Wednesdays and 11:15 a.m. Sundays.
Details: www.goodrich umc.org, 810-636-
2908 or 810-287-1697.
FIRST FRIDAYS
Swiss steak dinner at the Beacon Youth
Center, 747 S. Sandusky Rd., Sandusky, from
5-7 p.m. Suggested donation for dinner is
$8.50.
FIRST SUNDAY
Pancake Breakfast at the Hadley Old Town Hall
from 9 a.m.-noon, hosted by the Hadley
Chamber of Commerce.
TUESDAYS, JAN. 19-FEB. 2
Computer basics class at the Davison Area
Library at 7 p.m. Learn about the basic parts
and skills of using a computer. Each class
builds on material covered in the previous
session. Details/registration: 810-230-3327.
SATURDAY, FEB. 20
Black History Month Brunch at 10 a.m. at the
Genesys Conference and Banquet Center, G-
4195 W. Pasadena Ave. Gospel legend
Dorinda Clark-Cole and bestselling author
Pearl Cleage will headline the event. Tickets
are $20 with the donation of three non-perishable
food items or $25 without donation.
Details: 810-230-9613.
SATURDAY, JAN. 30
Practice ACT Test presented by Sylvan
Learning, open to sophomores, juniors and
seniors. The test is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
North Branch High School. Registration
required. Cost is $30. Details/registration:
NBHS Guidance Office, 810-688-3564
VOLUNTEER/DONATE
Genesee County Parks is looking for donations
of new or gently used egg cartons,
plant pots, fishing equipment, buttons, scrap
fabrics, paper towel and toilet paper rolls,
sunglasses, hats, wool sweaters and
scarves. Details: Teneisha Calhoun,
Marketing Assistant, at 810.249.3827 or email
tcalhoun@gcparks.org.



Volunteers needed for a few hours once a
week to help at Avalon Hospice, 2360
Stone Bridge Dr., Flint, to watch movies, play
games or just to talk. Detiails: Candy, 810-
733-7250 or www.odsyhealth.com.



Volunteers needed for AARP Tax-Aide tax
assistance and preparation service for low
income taxpayers, especially those age 60
and older. Details/sign up: 888-687-2277 or
www.aarp.org/taxaide.







Donations of new or gently used and clean
winter coats, snow pants, hats, gloves,
scarfs and boots for the coat program at St.
Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd.,
Lapeer. Details: 810-664-6653.
The Senior Companion Program needs seniors
to volunteer 20 or more hours a week to
help adults ages 21 and up with an identified
special needs. Seniors may help with light
shopping, bills, preparing and sharing meals,
rides to the doctor or just talking. Details:
810-257-3769 or scpflint@aol.com.



Donate cell phones to soldiers at Rollhaven
skating center. Cell phones get turned into
minutes on a phone card for soldiers overseas
to use to call home. Details: 810-694-
4533 or www.rollhaven.com.



Drop off recyclables at the Trinity Lutheran
Church, 706 W. Flint St. Items accepted
include newspapers, magazines, catalogues,
office and school papers. Please no plastic
or cardboard, no cereal or soda cartons, no
tissue products, phone books or glass.
Money the youth group receives for the project
will finance their trip to the National
LCMS Youth Gathering in New Orleans in
July 2010.

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