News Briefs June 30-July 5: Get muddy at Bluebell Beach, see Movies Under the Stars

By Anne Trelfa

Play in the Mud July 2

This Saturday, July 2, is International Mud Day. Genesee County Parks and Recreation invites the public to celebrate at Bluebell Beach by getting muddy. This free event, located at the north end of the park, 5500 Bray Rd., is open to all ages and abilities, 1-3 p.m.

Experience the simple pleasure of connecting with the earth, with others and making a mess. According to Amy McMillan, director of Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission, they will “mix 30 yards of dirt with 7000 gallons of water to create a giant mud pit just so we can play in it!”

Attendees should wear something old, bring a towel and get involved with International Mud Day. For more information visit

Movies Under the Stars continue July 8

stars_1230_600x450Communities First, Inc. has launched Movies Under the Stars, a free summer series of five outdoor family films.  According to Glenn A. Wilson, president of Communities First, Inc., the organization is showing movies on a 30-foot screen, in various locations throughout the city.  Each evening also hosts games, activities and snacks for the attendees as a way to provide the community a chance to come together for safe, free fun.

Friday, June 24 was the kick off at Atwood Stadium, featuring the movie Little Giants.

July 8 will feature Rio 2 and take place on the back lawn of Flint City Hall.

July 22 features Inside Out.

For each movie night, festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Moviegoers should bring lawn chairs and blankets. For a full list and more information about sponsors and weather -related updates, visit Communities First, Inc. website or their Facebook page.

News Briefs Editor Anne Trelfa can be reached at

Author: East Village Magazine

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