Weekend Events for July 19-21


Fri. July 19


For-Mar Nature Preserve: Ask a Scientist: Michigan Rock & Mineral Collection with Bill Heyworth

Join Bill Heyworth and learn about the many different types of rocks and minerals found in Michigan. Then build and take home a collection of 12 Michigan rocks and minerals. Recommended for families with children five years and older. Pre-registration is required by July 17. $5 per person 10:30-12pm.

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

Tunes at Noon

Bring your lunch and experience some of Michigan’s most talented musicians in a relaxing, family-friendly Flint city park on the grounds of the University of Michigan-Flint, next to the Flint Farmers’ Market. Live music runs from 11:45am-1:15pm. Performing on Friday — Sherry Vachon & Terry Clark Music (Jazz). Rain location: Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint. Admission is free.

Willson Park, U of M-Flint Campus, 549 Wallenberg St., Flint

The Capitol Theatre presents: Marlon Wayans Live

Marlon Wayans is bringing his live stand-up comedy show to Flint. As a standup comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend. Wayans is commonly recognized for his role as Marcus Copeland in Columbia Pictures’ 2004 hit comedy White Chicks, opposite Shawn Wayans, Jamie King and Terry Crews. 8pm-10pm.

The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., Flint


Fri. July 19 – Sat. July 20


Holly Hotel Comedy Club Presents: Matt Holt & Joe Bates

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 July: Sean Caldwell & Friends.

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


Fri. July 19 – Sun. July 21


Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival

Enjoy this summertime Festival featuring children activities, raffles, live music, belly dancing performances and lessons, authentic Lebanese food, Friday and Saturday night fireworks and more. Friday 11:30am to Midnight, Saturday 12pm to Midnight, Sunday 12-6pm

Our Lady of Lebanon, 4133 Calkins Rd., Flint

Fenton Village Players presents: Crazy for You

A zany rich boy meets hometown girl romantic comedy. This musical tells the story of New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, NV to foreclose on a rundown theater. He falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner’s daughter. Polly takes an instant dislike to city slicker Bobby so he resolves to win Polly’s heart and save the theater. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include: I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. Friday and Saturday 7-9pm. Sunday 2-4pm.

Fenton Village Players, Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Rd., Fenton


Sat. July 20


Saturday Morning Community Yoga

Join your friends and neighbors for Saturday Morning Community 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

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Honeybee Hive Inspection

Join For-Mar’s favorite beekeeper, Jim Withers, from Withers Mountain Honey Farm, as he opens up some learning hives to check on our busy bee friends. Meet at the apiary in the Arboretum, weather permitting. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission. No pre-registration required. 10-11am

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

Swartz Creek Elms Park: Slip and Slide

Join the fun during this family-friendly outdoor adventure and come slide on down the Elms Park sledding hill featuring the tot lot, trails and more! This is a free event but families are asked to make a donation to the parks. 11am-4pm.

Swartz Creek Elms Park, 4071 Elms Rd., Swartz Creek

Kettering University Centennial Fest 1919/2019

Kettering University is proudly celebrating 100 years as a leader of STEM Education and a member of the Flint Community. Come out and join the celebration following the Kettering University Atwood Stadium Races. All Kettering Centennial Fest activities are free and open to the public but tickets must be reserved for certain activities. 12-8pm.

Atwood Stadium, 701 University Ave., Flint

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Incredible Edible Bugs

Grasshoppers, Hornworms and Crickets OH MY!!! Join For-Mar and find out the best ways to eat bugs! Learn about other countries bug-eating habits and try some For-Mar creepy crawlers first hand! This is sure to be a delicious program for the whole family. Recommended for families with children ages six and older. Pre-registration by 7/18. Pre-registration required by July 18. 1-3pm

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

Berston Field House 96th Year Community Celebration

This celebration features fun for the entire family with games, entertainment, food, music, prizes, vendors and much more. Admission is free. 12-6pm.

Berston Field House, 3300 N. Saginaw St., Flint

Atwood Stadium: T Pain Performing Live

In honor of Kettering University’s Centennial Celebration, and in partnership with Beats x Beers, nationally known artist T-Pain will be the headliner for the Kettering Centennial Fest. >From Grammy Awards to chart-topping singles, rapper, singer, songwriter and producer T-Pain has done it all including Fox TV’s The Masked Singer. Tickets for the Kettering Centennial Fest will be available starting May 20 at Berston Field House, the Flint Farmers’ Market and the Atwood Stadium ticket booth. 7-8pm.

Atwood Stadium, 701 University Ave., Flint

For-Mar Nature Trivia Night – Bird Brained All About Birds

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. Admission: $4 per person. Pre-registration required by July 19. 7-8:30 pm.

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

Longway Planetarium: Apollopalooza

Join Longway Planetarium for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Get hands-on with fun activities exploring moon craters and moon phases, and even help build a moon lander model. Head into the planetarium theater for Apollo: A Special Feature Presentation—Longway Planetarium’s very own tribute to this historic achievement. Food trucks will be available outside the planetarium. 12-4pm.

Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint


Sat. July 20 -Sun. July 21


Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad — Artisan Apprenticeship Make & Take Weekend

Travel back to a time when things were a whole lot simpler. Crossroads Village is a Great Lakes town from the turn of the century with 34 historic structures and a thriving community. Enjoy a 40-minute journey on an authentic Baldwin Steam locomotive, the Huckleberry Railroad, take a scenic ride on the Genesee Belle, a replica of the paddlewheel riverboats that were popular during Mark Twain’s time, catch a show at the Colwell Opera House or learn a trade from one of the village’s craftspeople. This weekend, meet the village artisans and learn how they create their one-of-a-kind handmade items and try your hands at several different artisan crafts such as basket weaving, broom making and print-shop printing. It is recommended that Huckleberry Railroad train tickets by purchased in advance as the train often sells out. 10am-5pm.

Crossroads Village, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint

Peace, Love & Hippies Festival

Take a break from the day-to-day and experience something totally groovy! The Peace, Love & Hippies Festival is an independent Michigan Grown Art, Performance & Music Festival where people from all over can gather to celebrate peace, love and happiness. This outdoor summer festival features a variety of vendors selling tie-dye clothing, jewelry, essential oils, glow lights, farm and organic goods, natural makeup, crystals and more. Also enjoy live entertainment with 60s and 70s tribute bands, belly dancers, kids’ crafts and activities, face and body painting, flow artists and so much more. All ages are welcome. Children 12 and under are free. To ensure space, concessions and accommodations for everyone, tickets must be reserved in advance.

Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw St., Clio


Sun. July 21


Live Trivia at Blondie’s Food & Spirits

Join Blondie’s Food & Spirits in The Tap Room for Live Trivia! Every Sunday from 6-8pm

Blondie’s Food & Spirits, 2520 W Hill Rd, Flint


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