The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Lunch is on Us, noon-1:30 p.m. TODAY at IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, 6045 Davison Road, Burton. Enjoy some networking fun in the sun and a free lunch with the Regional Chamber and members from the business community. And experience the IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center. Don’t forget to bring your marketing door prizes and business cards to exchange with others! Cost: Free.

Today: Concert in the Park, featuring The Salvation Army Flint Citadel Band Ensemble, 6 p.m. at Memorial Park, 1026 Church Street, between Church and South Grand Traverse on West 5th. Free live music, hot dogs, games and more.

Today:6/9/10 The Gala Girls with Betsy Beckerman in concert at
For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton. Musical artist Betsy Beckerman introduces the Gala Girls, a trio of high school fiddlers and violists. For families, all ages. Cost: Free! Time: 7– 8pm. Pre-registration not required. Click here for details.

  Tuesday, June 8TH, the Progressive Caucus of the Genesee County Democratic Party will meet at  6:30 PM,  Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road (about 3 blocks east of I-475), Flint. Watch for additional information. Questions may be directed to Maryion Lee at (h) 810-659-3772 or (c) 810-730-4397, email sharmarfam@aol.com and www.progressviegendems.org

Thursday, June 10, Genesee County Democratic Party Meeting, 6:00 PM, UAW Region 1C, 1940 W. Atherton Road, Flint.

 June 11

Exhibit. “Texture Messaging,” works by Paul Hauth, Jason Cornish, Chad Nelson and Randy Simmons; Buckham Gallery, 1341/2 W. Second St.; reception at 6 p.m. today and exhibit runs noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through July 3; free (239-6334)(web).


Second Friday Artwalk
June 11, 6-9 PM
Free & Open to the Public

Michigan Artist Invitational
Featuring Original Works of Art

Denise Willing Booher – Fenton
Nancy Jackson – Grand Blanc
Eric Jones – Mt. Morris
Michael Littlejohn – Flint

Book signing by Michael J. Thorp
“The Great, Great Lakes Trivia Test”

Jazz Music by Pacasso Canvas
Food & beverages provided

Exhibit runs through July 2, 2010

Gallery hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday
For details call 810.238.ARTS or visit geneseefun.com

06/11/2010 Friday

Friday-Saturday: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy., will hold its Annual Book Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Details: (810) 232-4023.

Friday-Sunday: Mark your calendar for 3 fun-filled days in Clio for the first “Circus Park Extravaganza for Shrine Children.” This new festival has joined together with the “6th Annual Bikes and Bands for Shrine Children.” It featuresa full Carnival Midway by Schmidt Amusements. There will be a huge police escorted motorcycle ride that will leave Shiawassee Harley Davidson and tour 26 miles and end at Circus Park in Clio. Live entertainment on Friday and an all day music concert on Saturday featuring 10 bands in the entertainment tent. Also fireworks on Friday night, craft show/flea market, vendor alley and bike show. All proceeds benefit the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Center for Shrine Children. Details: www.bikesandbands.com.

Friday through June 19: “Shakespeare in the Park” presents the romantic comedy “Love’s Labors Lost,” opening at Kearsley Park. The play is directed by Kay Kelly. Admission to all performances (except the opening night gala at Kearsley Park) is free. The Grand Opening Gala at Kearsley Park features strawberries and cream before the show and champagne by candlelight afterwards with the actors, all compliments of Fandangles’. Gala tickets are $25 and up. Performance schedule: Fri. June 11, 8:00 pm – Kearsley Park Opening Night Gala; Sat. June 12, 8:00 pm – Kearsley Park; Sun. June 13, 2:00 pm – Kearsley Park only matinee; Thur. June 17, 7:00 pm – For-Mar Nature Preserve; Fri. June 18, 7:00 pm – Linden, Clover Beach; Sat. June 19, 7:00 pm – Flushing County Park. For details: (810) 766-7463 ex 3058.

 Saturday, June 12, Golf Outing for State Rep. Jim Slezak to also benefit Outreach East of Davison.  18 hole golf scramble at Copper Ridge Golf Course, Davison. 9:00am start. $100 per person includes 18 holes with cart, free range balls, lunch at turn, full buffet following play, and prizes and awards presentation. Three levels of hole sponsorship available.   To sponsor a hole or for more information call Denice Wagner at 810-348-0113. 


Saturday: The Rotary Club of Flushing’s annual “Duckie Race” will be held at 3 p.m. in Flushing’s Riverview Park. Over $2,400 in prizes will be awarded. This event raises funds to support international initiatives including the eradication of polio and clean water projects. The Duckie Race is held in conjunction with the Flushing Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Summerfest” event which begins with a parade on Wednesday, June 9 and runs through Sunday, June 13. Contact: Lisa R. Demankowski, (810) 659-7118.

 June 12

Crime- Spiritual leadership conference *;30 to 3:30  at Foss Ave. Baptist C hurch. To sign up call 810-787-9019 or visit  www.fossavenuebaptistchurch.com  

 Saturday, June 12, State Representative Woodrow Stanley Birthday Celebration Fundraiser, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, 6045 Davison Road, Burton, MI 48509, Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, please call 810 516-2470.

 ****** You Cannot Miss this following event****


 June 12- 1st AUTOGRAPH NIGHT-On track pit party ..See car #80 Sponsored by “Dumpmyspouse.com”

driven  Gerald  Persails


The Friends of Modern Art proudly presents the 43rd Annual Flint Art Fair

Saturday, June 12, 2010 • 10am to 6pm
Sunday, June 13, 2010 • 11am to 5pm

 Tuesday June 15,

the MCC Board will hold a special workshop to discuss issues pertaining to the College’s financial outlook. The meeting is open to the public, and as such, all members of the College District are welcome to attend. Perhaps the information presented during the meeting will provide greater understanding of the challenges the College may potentially face.” “The meeting is 12-2pm in Room 1301 of the Regional Technology Center.”Charles Stewart Mott Community College (MCC) is a publicly supported post-secondary institution located in Flint, Michigan. Its district is the same as the Genesee Intermediate School District and is governed by an elected board of Trustees. The College offers 61 associate degrees and 40 pre-associate certificates.[1]           

Tuesday, June 15, Come join Deb Cherry at Vintner Cellar, 4020 Somers Dr. Burton, for of evening of fun and conversation. Donation of $35.00 make check payable to Friends for Deb Cherry. TIME: 5:30-8:00  appetizers will be served. Contact Ellen Ellenburg 810-743-0139 bama5169@aol.com

 Tuesday, June 15, Fundraiser for Dennis Denno for MSU Trustee, East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. $100, $50 for students. Make cehcks payable to CTE Dennis Denno for Trustee, 6949 Vernson, Lansing, MI 48911. For information call 517-402-2453 or ddenno@dennisdenno.com.

 Thursday, June 17, Down Home Texas style Bar-B-Que with Paula Zelenko for State Senate Fundraiser hosted by: Tom Martinbianco & Steve Heffner. At 5317 E. Atherton Road, 5:30- 8:00pm donation of $25.00 — make check out to Paula Zelenko Senate Committee.  Contact Ellen Ellenburg 810-743-0139 Bama5169@aol.com

Thursday, June 17, David Leyton for Attorney General Campaign Kick-Off Barbecue, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Brickstreet Bar and Grill, 1223 E. Grand Blanc Rd., Grand Blanc. Minimum $50 donation. Please make checks payable to “David Leyton for Attorney General,” PO Box 320349, Flint, MI 48532. For more information, please call 810-730-4446.

 June 17 – 20th –  20th annual juneteenth celebration. ” observes the day when the last slaves  heard their freedom had been won. in 1865 in Galveston Texas.

 Friday, June 18, Lt. Gov. John Cherry’s 18th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament, at Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, 9046 S. Irish Road, Grand Blanc. $100 per shooter, youth shooters (students 18 and younger) $50. Proceeds to benefit MUCC youth programs. For information or to register contact Paul Rose at prose@freeway.net or 989-742-4225.

 June 20 Fathers day  

Friday, June 18, Snodgrass for Judge Golf Outing, at Copper Ridge Golf and Banquet Center, 8475 E. Atherton, Davison. 18 holes of golf, 4 person scramble, lunch at the turn, prizes, $300 per team or $75 per golfer. To register or for information call Diane Demers at 810-513-1965 or diane.demers@att.net.  

Thursday, June 24, Fundraiser for Art Reyes for 51st State House, at Maxie’s, 2500 W. Hill Rd in Mundy Twp, 2010 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM.  Kick off the summer at a 4th of July themed party to help get the message out that Change Is In The Air in the 51st!  Requested donation is $25/person with sponsorships available for $100.  Non-corporate checks made out to Committee to Elect Art Reyes can also be sent to PO Box 292; Grand Blanc, MI  48480-0292.  Please RSVP to Marcie Hemgesberg @  marcie.hemgesberg@gmail.com or 810-877-8753.

 Sunday, June 27, Reception for Congressman Mark Schauer, 3:00 to 4:30 PM, 501 Bar and Grille, 500 S. Saginaw Street, Flint. Hosts include Mayor Dayne Walling and Jim Ananich. Hosts are sought for $500, patrons at $250, supporters at $100, and guests at $50. Please RSVP to Liz Clark at 517-783-1265 or liz@markschauer.com. Make checks payable to Schauer for Congress.

Friday, June 18, Democratic Club 225 Lunch Meeting with Democratic Candidate for Governor Virg Bernero, noon to 1:30 PM, at Walli’s on Center Road, Club 225 members in good standing FREE, guests $15. Please RSVP to Donna Proffer at 694-2653.



Thursday, July 1, Councilman Dale Weighill’s 40th Birthday Party, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the Good Beans Café, 328 N. Grand Traverse, Flint, MI 48503. Cake and punch will be provided. Suggested contribution: $40 for hosts (name on event invitation and signage); for all others, any amount will be gratefully accepted. Checks should be made out to: Friends of Dale Weighill, 2301 Windemere Ave., Flint, MI 48503.

Sunday July 11, 4th Annual Cruzin’ for United Way Car Cruze & Show. This is a rolling cruze car show and flea market/swap meet The cruze will begin at Grand Blanc Weld Tool Center in Grand Blanc and go to Auto City Speed Way in Clio. The cruze will begin at 9:00 am, line up at 7:00 am, car show, flea market/swap meet at Auto City Speed Way at 11:00 am. Early registration before June 29th $10.00 after June 29th $15.00. Flea market/swap meet $20 for 10’x20′ space deadline June 25. For more information call the United Way 810-762-5831 or visit our website: www.unitedwaygenesee.org

Monday, July 12, 2010, State Senator Deb Cherry house party at the home of Olof Karlstrom & Libby Maynard, 5-7 pm; 9425 Horton Road in Goodrich; $75pp; contact 810-701-2492 or  pjanderson64@hotmail.com

   Sloan Museum Auto Fair
June 26 – 27 , 2010!

This event is a fun-filled two-day show with plenty of music, entertainment, vendors and of course, automobiles! The Flint Cultural Center campus becomes home to more than 600 of the best looking cars, trucks and motorcycles around. The event starts Saturday at 9am. At 6pm, the cruise to the Hot Dog Stand in Grand Blanc will start at Sloan Museum. Come back on Sunday at 9am to see everything again and find out who won awards! For more information on this year’s event, please call (810) 237-3450 or email sloan@sloanlongway.org.

Sat & Sun 8-5pm
This fantastic event is open to the public. Just $5 per person allows you to wander among an amazing automobile show.


Tuesday, July 13, An Evening at Vintner’s Cellars Fundraiser for  Paula Zelenko for State Senate, 5:30 — 7:30 PM, at Vintner’s Cellars, 4020 SOMERS( off Bristol Rd.). Donation $50.00, make check payable to Paula Zelenko Senate Committee contact Ellen Ellenburg 810-743-0139  bama5169@aol.com

 Friday, July 16, Genesee County Democratic Party Golf Outing, at Brookwood IMA (rescheduled event) sponsored by Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright, 8:00am registration 9:00am shotgun coffee and Donna’s Donuts provided in the morning with lunch following at the end. $100.00 per person $400.00 per team $100.00 hole sponsor. Contact Ellen Ellenburg 810-743-0139 Bama5169@aol.com  we need teams and volunteers.

Friday, July 16, State Senator John Gleason’s Clay Shoot Fund Raiser, at Genesee Sportsman’s Club, 8208 N Seymour Road, Flushing. Registration at 9:00 AM, shoot starts at 10:00 AM with lunch following. $150 per shooter, $900 per team of six. Sponsorships available, RSVP by July 9th. Make checks payable to Citizens for John Gleason, 4806 Westvale Circle, Lansing, MI 48917. For information call 517-420-1982.

Saturday, July 17, 2nd Annual Great Lakes National Cemetery Golf Outing, Southmoor Golf Club, G-4312 S. Dort, Burton, registration 7:00 AM, shotgun start 8:00 AM. $65 per person, $260 per team. 18 holes with cart, 2 hot dogs, pop and chips at the turn; lunch, beverage & drawing for door prizes afterward. For information contact Jeanne Thick at jthick@co.genesee.mi.us or 810-257-3068. Make checks payable to: GLNCAC, 4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI 48442.

July 17, 18th Annual Fred Myers Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday 2010 at IMA Brookwood Golf Course. Open to the public, scramble, registration 7:00am, shotgun start 8:00am, trophies 1st & 2nd place, (longest drive, closest to pin men and women trophies) hot dogs at the turn, sit down awards dinner, 50/50, raffle, skins lots of prizes and fun. 4 man teams $340, $200 hole sponsors, cart sponsors $100 call 810-516-1773 for more information or visit our website: www.fredmyersscholarship.org All sponsorships are Tax deductible this a 501(c)3 Corporation. All proceeds go to UAW Scholarships with over $100,000 given out. Applications available at all UAW Local Union Halls and IMA Brookwood Golf Course. Thank You for Your Support

Thursday, July 22, TENTATIVE, Genesee County Democratic Party Annual Picnic

Friday, July 23, The Disability Network’s ADA Picnic, at Flint’s Kearsley Park Pavilion, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, FREE hot dogs, soda,ice cream, music and awards presentations. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Raffle tickets for the 3rd annual Freedom Raffle with $5,200 in cash prizes will be available to purchase. Winner will be drawn in September. Call the Disability Network for information and to purchase raffle tickets at 810-742-1800. Tickets are 5 for $20 or 1 for $5 for a chance at $3,000 first place prize.


 Saturday, July 24, Burton City Councilman Danny Wells’ 2nd Annual Burton Open Golf Scramble, 7:00 AM registration, 8:00 AM shotgun start. Southmoor Golf Club. 2 person golf scramble, 4 divisions: men, women, seniors, and coed. $55 per person, $50 hole and cart sponsorships. Includes 18 holes of golf with cart, contest holes, dinner and awards presentation. Make checks payable to Friends of Danny Wells. Contact 810-955-5532, 810-820-9213 or danny.wells@comcast.net or on Facebook.Sunday, August 1, Burton City Councilwoman Ellen Ellenburg’s 2nd Annual Golf Outing, at IMA Brookwood Golf Club. Details to come. Questions call 810-743-0139.

Presented by Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at Downtown Flint

August 17-August 21, 2010

6th Annual Back to the Bricks Cruise and Car Show, August 17-21, 2010, Downtown, Flint, Michigan, FREE! Drive-In Movie August 17, 5-11 pm, Rolling Cruise August 18-19, 5-10 pm, Downtown Flint to Grand Blanc, Kick-Off Party Downtown Flint, August 20, 6-10 pm, with 7 pm Free concert—The Flint Symphony Orchestra presents Flash Cadillac, Car Show August 21, 8 am-8 pm, Downtown Flint. Also, live entertainment, automotive and sponsor displays, vendors, music, food, antique fire truck and dragster exhibits, and Women’s Marketplace. BacktotheBricks.org or 888-FlintMI (354-6864)



Monday, August 9, 11th Annual Old Newsboys Million Dollar Golf Classic, at the Flint Elks Golf Club at the corner of Maple Ave. and Vassar Rd. 11am shotgun start, price is $100, which includes golf w/cart, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Includes a gift bag for each golfer. Many great auction items and lots of contests on the course. Contact Old Newsboys at 744-1840 for more information or to register and/or be a sponsor.

Thursday, August 12 *** NO Genesee County Democratic Party Meeting This Month ***



Back to the Bricks Cruise Weekend August 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 – 2010 Downtown – Flint, Michigan




Thursday, August 26, Annual Cookout with Congressman Dale E. Kildee. 5:30-8:30pm, at the home of Fred Shaltz, 1 Lighthouse Pointe, Fenton. For information, please call Tiffani at 810-624-6336.

Saturday/Sunday, August 28 and 29, Michigan Democratic Party Convention, at Cobo Hall, Detroit. Details to come.

Monday, August 30, 2010, State Senator Deb Cherry’s 8th Annual golf scramble for Genesee County Treasurer, IMA Brookwood Golf Club, 6045 Davison Road, Burton; 8 am registration; 9 am shotgun start; $150pp; sponsorships available; contact 810-701-2492 or pjanderson64@hotmail.com for more information.





Flint Festival of Quilts 2010 Pure FunPak

Presented by Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at Downtown Flint

September 9-September 11, 2010

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Marvel at the magnificent artistry of quilters from around the country at the 16th Annual Flint Festival of Quilts, September 9, 10 & 11. View and admire themed quilts at a variety of unique sites that will hold your interest with daily demonstrations, raffles, quilt sales, classes, lectures and more. Discounted packages, for two, are available starting as low as $50 per night, which includes overnight accommodations at a Flint and Genesee County area hotel of your choice and admission to each quilt display location. And while in the area, take advantage of some great, discounted shopping (optional shopping bags available). To book your FunPak getaway, visit http://www.visitflint.travel and click into “Overnight Pure FunPaks.” Questions, please contact the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (810) 232-3261 or toll-free at 1-877-FLINT-MI.

Saturday, September 11, 1st Annual Jim Ananich Last Chance Golf Outing. Details to come.
Thursday, September 16, Genesee County Democratic Party Meeting, 6:00 PM, UAW Region 1C, 1940 W. Atherton Road, Flint.
Tuesday, October 5, Democratic Black Caucus Meeting.


Thursday, October 14, Genesee County Democratic Party Meeting, 6:00 PM, UAW Region 1C, 1940 W. Atherton Road, Flint.

Friday, October 15, The Disability Network’s 15th Annual Employment Luncheon, at Gateway Holiday Inn, 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM. Nomination are being taken for Outstanding Employee of the Year (who happens to have a disability) and Employer of the Year (who provides accommodations for an employee with disabilities). Call 810-742-1800 for nomination and ticket information. Sponsorship opportunities are available.




Tuesday, November 2, ELECTION DAY.


Tuesday, November 9, Democratic Black Caucus Meeting,



Wednesday, December 15, The Disability Network Holiday Party, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Dort Mall (enter at the main mall entrance). FREE pasta dinner, gifts, and entertainment, Get your free ticket by calling 810-742-1800.


   Saturday, August 14, Genesee County Democratic Party Convention. Details to come.

Friday, December 17, Democratic Black Caucus Meeting,


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