2016-05-12 / News Briefs

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Find Your Voice Group

FLUSHING – Are you looking to improve your speaking abilities? Gain confidence in front of a crowd? Be a leader?

Join Flushing’s “Find Your Voice” group, where we practice the importance of proper public speaking. Meeting the first and third Fridays 7-8 a.m. at the Flushing Chamber of Commerce office. – S.T.

Women’s Club is flocking Flushing with Flamingos.

FLUSHING – The Flamingos have landed – the Flushing Women’s Club has organized a fundraiser to help with the upcoming renovations to Mutton Park. The first improvements in Mutton Park will happen in July, but the Flamingos will only remain in Flushing through May 15. You can order a flock of Flamingos to be sent to a neighbor or friend by calling Marilyn at 810-659-0585 or Karen at 810-919- 9432.

You can order a flock of 10 to 50 birds; prices range from $10-$30. For more information on this project, see last week’s View, check out our website at flushingwomensclub-gfwc.org or visit us on Facebook at Flushing Women’s Club G.F.W.C. -- S.T.

Flushing Depot Museum

FLUSHING – The Flushing Depot Museum, 431 W. Main St., is now open Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Closed holiday weekends. New displays include chamber pots, business icons, vintage baby rattles and wood cut drawings. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Details: Call 810-487-0814. – G.G.

Masonic Lodge to hold dinner

FLUSHING – The Flushing Masonic Lodge is having a Swiss Steak Dinner, May 15, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flushing Masonic Center, 349 S. Seymour Rd, Flushing. Dinner is $9 per person. Take-outs are available. The public is welcome. This is their last dinner until September. – G.G.

Flushing Area Museum to host shipwreck talk

FLUSHING -- The Flushing Area Museum (The Depot), 431 W. Main St., will host “A Tankless Vacation” presented by Ric Mixter, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Join Mixter as he takes the audience on a tankless vacation visiting shipwrecks that don’t require SCUBA gear to visit. From an excavated schooner in Lake Michigan to the broken Panama in western Lake Superior, these shipwrecks all have stories to tell. They now sit as monuments to not only the men who sailed them, but those mighty Great Lakes shipyards that built them. It includes one of the vessels thought to be LaSalle’s Griffon, lost near Hessel in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

They will be exploring the Upper Lakes shallowest shipwrecks: Lake Superior; Panama, Sitka, Jarecki and Staples. Lake Michigan; Naubenway, Minnehaha and Morazon (interview CG). Lake Huron; Hessel Griffon, Joe Fay, Joyland and Nordmeer. – G.G.

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