News Briefs June 19-30: Music in the Parks series begins, lead-fighting foods workshops offered

By Anne Trelfa

logoMusic in the Parks free summer concert series 2016 begins

The Music In The Parks Free Summer Concert Series 2016 begins Saturday June 25. First in the series features the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Jubilee Chorale performing at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Village. Lawn seating is available free to all attending and NBC 25 will tape the performance live.

The series continues at 7 p.m. July 7 at Mott Park with “Mariachi, Bluegrass and All That Jazz.” A “Gospel Gathering” is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Max Brandon Park.  The Aug. 26 finale event is in downtown Flint to kickoff the CRIM.

The concert series is sponsored by the Flint Institute of Music.

For more information call 237-3112 or visit In inclement weather, the concert will be held at The Whiting.

Workshops cover foods to fight effects of lead exposure

Mott Community College’s Early Childhood Learning Center and Genesee Intermediate School District began a series of free workshops this month focused on nutrition for families with young children. According to Dawn Hibbard, MCC communications specialist, the workshops “explore foods that help fight the effects of lead exposure.” These workshops take place in the Early Childhood Learning Center located in Woodside Church. They started June 20 and will continue on the following Mondays from 10 to 11a.m.: June 27, July 11, 25, and Aug 8. Registration is not required.

Topics include:

Grow It, Try It, Like It: Both parents and children have fun together with fruits and vegetables. Ages 3-5 yrs.

Botany on your Plate: Parent and child investigating the plants we eat. Grades K-4.

More information is available from Hibbard at 762-0593 or

New briefs editor Anne Trelfa can be reached at

Author: East Village Magazine

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