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December 08, 2010 - Flint Male Chorus

From 1-2:30 p.m. Dec.11, the Brandon Township Public Libary, 304 South St. will host the Flint Male Chorus, who will be singing a variety of holiday favorites. This is a free concert and is suitable for all ages.Details and to register: 248-627-1461.

Casino/Brenda Lee

At 10 a.m., Dec. 13 a trip to Soaring Eagle Casino/Brenda Lee trip will leave the Edna Burton Center. Cost is $30 per person (includes the driver tip and Brenda Lee tickets). Receive $25 back from casino. Details: 248-627-6447 or Faye at 248-627-6041.

Christmas card workshop

A Christmas card workshop for youth in fifth and sixth grades will be from 4-5 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Brandon Township Public Libary, 304 South St. All materials will be provided, registration is required. Details:248-627-1462, or online at

Anime/Manga Club

Join the Anime/Manga Club from 3-4:30 p.m., Dec. 16, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 at the Brandon Township Public Libary, 304 South St. for teens grades 7-12. Bring your friends and share your drawing techniques, favorite websites and DVDs. All anime needs to be approved by the teen librarian beforehand. Details: 248-627-1461or log onto

Drive-thru nativity

From 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 17, 18 and 23, The Point, 9430 Perry Road, will host a drive-thru nativity scene. This event will let drivers and passengers listen to the classic Christmas story, while seeing it played out. Free for all those interested in experiencing the Christmas story.

Details: 810-636-7775.

Genesys Hospice bake sale

A bakes sale will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 17 at the Genesys Hospice Care Center, 7280 S. State Road, Goodrich. The sale features Christmas cookies; homemade pies, cakes, cupcakes, bread and fudge; specialty gifts such as homemade dog treats; craft-like goodies for holiday gift-giving and more.

Proceeds from the bake sale will go toward patient comfort needs at Genesys Hospice Care Center as well as beautification of the facility.

More than 200 Genesys Hospice volunteers are involved in this fundraising endeavor. Details: 810-636-5000.

Holiday concert

On Dec. 17, the Goodrich High School Band will host their holiday band concert in the high school auditorium, 8019 S. Gale Road. Details: 810-591-2201.

Pregnancy loss

From 6:30-7:45 p.m., Dec. 22 the Hillside Bible Church, 173 Church St., Ortonville will host a pregnancy loss support group. The facilitator will be Rhonda Tomei MA, LPC. Please come and receive understanding and comfort. The group will be meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Details: 248-627-2513.


The Brandon latchkey program is enrolling for the current school year. The program offers care between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Daily activities and crafts are offered, as well as family discounts. Details: 248-627-1859

Moms club

The MOMS Club of Ortonville, servicing zip codes 48462 and 48438, holds monthly meetings for stay-at-home moms who would like to connect with other moms in the community. Organized playgroups, kids' adventure days and mom's nights out. Details: 810-869-5930. Website:


The free community gym and dodgeball tournaments at the Victory World Outreach church are moved to every first and third Saturday from 7-10 p.m. During this event kids can play basketball, dodgeball, foosball, table tennis and board games. It is $1 to enter the dodgeball tournament, which includes the divisions sixth grade and under and seventh grade and up, and the winning team in both division takes home the entrance money. Kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There will be free food and pop sold for $1. Volunteers and chaperones are needed and appreciated, as well as any food donations.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary

If your son or daughter, husband or wife, mother or father or grandfather or grandmother served in any branch of the armed services in a foreign country you may join the Sherman-Wudarcki-Sutton VFW 582 Ladies Auxiliary. Meetings are from 7:30-9:15 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month. The purpose is to provide assistance to local veterans and fund Michigan children of deceased veterans. Details: Candee Allen, 248-627-6623.

Basketball camp

On Saturdays Bryan Ray, the Brandon Boys Varsity Basketball coach and his players will host a basketball camp for kindergartners through sixth graders (boys and girls). The cost of the 11-week program is $110, but any new registrations will be pro-rated because the camp is already underway. If anyone has questions they can contact Coach Ray at BHSl 248 627-1800 ext. 1235 or 248-627-1871.

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