2014-11-13 / News Briefs

In brief

Youth suicide prevention event set for Nov. 18

FLINT TWP. — Dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs, StoneCrest Center and the Jason Foundation will host “Suicide is a Silent Killer ... Let’s End the Silence,” the first annual strolling reception from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Beef and Barley restaurant, 2055 S. Linden Road. Local JFI representatives will be available to discuss and review foundation programs and no-cost materials available to the community. The Tennesee-based Jason Foundation is headed by Clark Flatt and named in memory of his son, Jason Flatt who committed suicide at age 16 in 1997. StoneCrest Center of Detroit is a leading provider of psychiatric services for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Details from Valerie Southall at 810) 347-8124. — R.S.

Getting to know all about you at WFBA

FLINT TWP. — Instead of having a guest speaker this month, Networking is the focus of the West Flint Business Association meeting, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Valley Family Restaurant 5009 Miller Rd. at Linden Road. Each member will be given the floor for one minute to talk about their products and/or services. Plus, township supervisor Karyn Miller and building director Tracey Tucker will provide municipal updates. Non-members are welcome and no reservations are needed. — R.S.

Davenport U hosting Poverty Simulation

FLINT TWP. — On Monday, Nov. 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Davenport University will host a Poverty Simulation Workshop in partnership with Access of West Michigan. The simulation is designed to broaden understanding about what it’s like for a typical low-income family trying to survive from week to week. Participants role-play the lives of various family types living in poverty. Volunteer staffers create a community of stores and agencies that families interact with for four 15-minute “weeks.” The object of the experience is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people and motivate them to become involved in activities to help reduce poverty. The cost is $35. Payment can be made at the door. Register online at http://www.davenport.edu/poverty-simulation2014 or for more information, contact Wilma Mitchell at 810-396-3635 or Brenda Dalecke at 616-774-2175 ext. 6. — R.S.

Holiday bazaar coming soon

FLINT TWP. — The annual Beth Israel Sisterhood Bazaar & Bake Sale will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23, at Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Rd. Unique gift ideas from many artists and vendors will be sold. The bake sale will feature homemade baked goods including pies, breads and cookies. The public is invited. — R.S.

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