Upcoming Weekend Events for June 19-23

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Festivals, parades, nature, comedy…the list goes on! The summer events are beginning to ramp up. Not a day goes by without something going on, and that’s just how we like it. Here are your week events for June 19-23!

Wed. June 19

For-Mar Nature Preserve: June Caterpillar Kids — Become a Butterfly Scientist

Become a backyard butterfly scientist and learn about the butterflies that call For-Mar home while hunting for caterpillars that will be released into For-Mar’s new Butterfly house. Recommended for families of all ages. 1-2pm.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton

 

Wed. June 19-Sat. June 22

82nd Clio Firemen’s Homecoming Carnival and Parade

Join the fun during the 82nd Homecoming Carnival and Parade in Clio featuring carnival rides, an entertainment tent, raffles, corn-hole competition, food trucks, classic car show, monster truck rides, a Thursday evening parade starting at 7pm, a Fireworks display Friday evening at 10pm and more.

Clio Firemen’s Park, G-1170 W. Wilson Rd., Clio

 

Wed. June 19-Sun. June 23

Flushing Summer Festival

Kick-off summer with a Wednesday Motown theme parade at 7pm, followed by five days of fun featuring carnival rides, stage performances, an entertainment tent with live music, food vendors, a duckie raffle, arts and craft show, a marketplace, Flint Firebirds & Hot Wing “Meet & Greet”, a teen tent and more.

Riverview Park, 230 S. Cherry St., Flushing

Thurs. June 20

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Creature Feature: Turtles

Join For-Mar on the Road Naturalists along with some really fascinating animal teachers for this interactive program featuring a live, small animal encounter and hands-on activities like a game or craft. Recommended for families with young children. 7-8pm. Admission is Free. No pre-registration required.

Linden County Park, Clover Beach Pavilion, 15349 S. Linden Rd., Linden

 

Fenton Concerts in the Park

Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and enjoy a variety of free music concerts, on Thursday nights, at Fenton’s millpond gazebo with family and friends. Tonight, the band IMAGE will perform Classic Rock music. Rain location – Fenton Community & Cultural Center located at 150 S. Leroy Street, Fenton. 7-8:30pm.

Fenton Millpond Gazebo, 301 S. Leroy St., Fenton

 

Fri. June 21

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Treehouse Story Time: Become A Nature Superhero

Sprout the love of reading and nature while sharing books, singing songs and making a craft. Recommended for families with children ages 2 and up. For more information and a schedule of upcoming For-Mar/Genesee County Parks events visit geneseecountyparks.org. 11am-12pm. $3 per child. Pre-registration not required.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton

 

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Nutrition in the Treehouse

Join a trained nutrition instructor from Hurley Community Wellness in For-Mar’s treehouse and learn about nutrition and wellness. Recommended for families of all ages. 2:30-3:30pm.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton

 

Fri. June 21 – Sat. June 22

Holly Hotel Comedy Club Presents: Tonya Murray & Paolo Busignani

Since 1983, the Holly Hotel Comedy Club has been one of the best venues for professional stand-up comedians from Los Angeles to New York. 8:30pm and 10pm shows. $15 cover charge, $12 for dining guests. For reservations, call 248.634.5208.

Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, Holly

 

Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille: Live Entertainment

Join the Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille for Live Entertainment at the Piano Bar. Featured entertainers in June: Eric Bonteckoe and Shannon Dion.

Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton

Clio Cast and Crew Presents: “Swamp Opera”

Welcome to the swamp! This is a story of love, treachery and redemption. It is loosely based on a 17th century folk song, A FROG WENT A-COURTING. The time-frame is as old as enchantment, the story as new as spring love. Bring the family and sit back, as a new folk tale unfolds, enchanting and capturing the attention of new audiences. Friday and Saturday 7:30-9:30pm, Sunday 2:30-4:30pm

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Clio Cast and Crew, Theatre 57, 2220 W. Vienna Rd., Clio

 

Sat. June 22

Saturday Morning Community Yoga

Join your friends and neighbors for Saturday Yoga at the Ferris Wheel Building.
The donation-based community yoga class, will meet in the lobby of the Ferris Wheel. This 45-minute class is open to all levels.

Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., Flint

 

Flint LGBT Pride Festival

This Flint pride event provides a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT). Come celebrate diversity, affirm LGBT individuals, increase visibility and build a sense of community. 2-8pm.

Downtown Flint Riverbank Park, One Riverfront Center West, Flint

My Brother’s Keeper Crystal Ball Fundraiser

My Brother’s Keeper Board of Directors and & Executive Director invite you to attend their annual Crystal Ball Fundraiser to end homelessness in Flint and Genesee County. Guest Speaker: Executive Director, Ms. Debra Hayes, MBA. There will be a Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Cocktail Hour: 6-7pm. Dinner by Creative Catering, Entertainment: Live music performed by Bridge & DJ Ares Hill,

Photographer: Van Dyke Photography. 6pm=midnight. Contact Susan Tarkowski 810.429.0802 or Debra Hayes at 810.234.1163 or at 810.471.0996. Fee: Sponsor a table of 8 $500, Single tickets $50.

Davison Knights of Columbus Hall, 8428 E. Davison Rd., Davison

Clio Creative Arts & Crafts Fair

The Fifth Annual Clio Creative Arts & Crafts Fair is shaping up to be their largest event yet! Shop over 60 vendors in the parking lot of the Clio Bowling Arcade. Vendors will represent a wide variety of crafts, area non-profit organizations and direct sales consultants. A book sale will be set up with all proceeds being donated to Elf Khurafeh Shriners. There is sure to be something for everyone! 10am-4pm.
Clio Bowling Arcade, 3345 W. Vienna Rd., Clio

 

For-Mar Nature Trivia Night – Rock Out! All About Geology

When did Michigan become a state? What is another name for a groundhog? True or False, Monarch Butterflies are venomous. Bring a group of friends and challenge your knowledge of nature trivia in a friendly competition with other nature aficionados for the Nature Trivia Summer Champion title! This brain teaser program is great for showing what you know but also for learning a few more fast facts. Recommended for teens and adults. Pre-registration by June 21. Fee: $4 per person. Pre-registration required by June 21. 7:30-8pm.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton

 

Sat. June 22-Sun. June 23

47th Annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair

Enjoy this exciting two-day car show with music, exhibits, family fun, kid’s activities, entertainment, craft show, food and over 700 automobiles on display representing all years, makes and models. Normal Crossroads Village activities and amenities will be open during the Auto Fair. Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint

 

Sun. June 23

River Fest in Downtown Fenton

The Keepers of the Shiawassee is hosting their annual fundraiser, River Fest, at the Fenton Gazebo. Enjoy this family-friendly live music festival featuring the groups: On The Rox, Blindsight, the Genesee Ramblers, Two tone Corduroy, Playin with jacks, Sugarhook, and the Jon Fett Quartet. There will be food, games, vendors, activities for every age group, a fishing tournament, bounce houses, kayak demos, paddle boarding and a Cardboard Canoe race. Noon-7pm.

Downtown Entertainment District, Fenton Gazebo, 301 S. Leroy St., Fenton

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