Tons of fun

Tons of fun
By 810Kids! Staff

Make late summer memories with family and friends before the pace of the school year kicks in. Our Tons of Fun Guide features loads of active things to do and places to explore across Genesee County, such as For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum’s annual Monarch Festival, the Genesee County State Fair and Crim’s Festival of Races.

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DAILY; HOURS VARY
HANDS-ON PLAY
Flint Children’s Museum (FCM)
1602 W. University Ave.

Flint, MI 48504

810-767-5437

Let the kids run, climb and explore the FCM’s Discovery Zone and its many educational exhibits
. Check out “What Happens at Night,” an exploration of the creatures and constellations that come out after dark. Bonus: Enjoy free admission on Sunday, Aug. 18,​​ thanks to the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee program.

Hours: Tues. – Sat.,10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 per person, FREE Sunday, Aug. 18 (Noon – 5 p.m.)
Financial Aid: Discounted rates are available through the Museums for All program. Guests are​​ asked to present a valid Bridge Card and photo ID to receive up to four admissions for $3 each.
Parking: FREE
Learn more: thefcm.org

 

DAILY; HOURS VARY
FREE FAMILY DAY
Flint Institute of Arts (FIA)
1120 E. Kearsley St.

Flint, MI 48503

810-234-1695

Visitors will love experiencing the FIA’s free glass
-blowing demonstrations, which take place between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays. Bridge Card-holders can enjoy free admission to the Flint Institute of Arts, a participant in the Museums for All program. Present your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid photo ID to the Visitor Services representative at the FIA lobby’s front desk to get up to four individual entry passes. Please note: Passes cannot be applied to special events or group programs. Enjoy free admission all day Saturday, courtesy of Huntington Bank.
Hours: Mon.–Fri., noon – 5:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Learn more: flintarts.org

 

OPEN DAILY; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SAGINAW ZOO
1730 S. Washington Ave.

Saginaw, MI 48601

989-759-1408

Grab the kids and take a trek through the Saginaw Zoo, which boasts more than 150 animals and an amazing Wetland Experience Center
​​ with​​ a natural well and ecosystem that supports native plants and fish. The exhibit includes an underwater viewing area and crawl-through beaver dam. The zoo also is home to a special Horticultural Center where kids are encouraged to​​ plant​​ seeds, water and care for a variety of plants used to feed some of the zoo’s animals. Mark your calendar for its Zoo-Vie Night, Aug. 22 (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.). Additional details can be found at the website.
Fee: Admission ($5); Veterans (Discount with ID); Under 11 Months (FREE)
Discounted Entry: Thrifty Tuesday $3 Admission
Learn more: saginawzoo.com

 

DAILY: HOURS VARY
SLOAN MUSEUM – COURTLAND CENTER MALL
4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509

810-237-3450

Enjoy​​ the Sloan Museum Courtland Center Mall’s “Robot​​ Zoo”​​ before the exhibit closes on Sept. 8. The popular​​ attraction​​ gives​​ an inside look at the complex inner workings of mechanical robots​​ plus​​ insight into how real animals function. Visitors will love the robotic animals, hands-on activities, and demonstrations of how animals like chameleons change colors, how squid propel themselves, and how flies crawl across ceilings. The Sloan Museum is located inside Courtland Center, accessible through the Court Street mall entrance, right next to El Cozumel Mexican Grill.
Ages: Museum is open to all ages.
Cost: FREE to Genesee County residents, veterans, active-duty military families, teachers and children​​ younger​​ than​​ 1.
Cost (non-residents): $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 2 – 11
Hours: Mon.–Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun., Noon – 5:00 p.m.; Last admittance at 4:30 p.m.
Learn more: Call 810-237-3450 or visit sloanlongway.org

 

NEW

TUESDAYS; 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tasting Table at the Flint Farmers’​​ Market

300 E 1st St.

Flint, MI 48502

Stop by the Crim Fitness Foundation’s​​ tasting table at the Flint Farmers’ Market to sample​​ featured recipes​​ from​​ Michigan’s harvest item of the month,​​ get healthy meal tips,​​ and speak to nutrition experts.

Cost: FREE
Learn more: Call 810-235-3396 or visit crim.org

 

NEW

WEDNESDAYS; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.​​ 
COMMUNITY YOGA​​ AT EDUCARE
Crim Fitness Foundation
1000 Gladwyn St.

Flint, MI 48504

810-235-3396
Come out and get your “calm on” at free yoga night at the Crim Fitness Foundation
​​ through Aug. 28. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Yoga mats will be available to borrow if you don’t have your own. There is no charge for sessions, but donations are accepted.
Ages: Ages 8 and older
Cost: FREE
Registration: Register at​​ crim.org​​ 
Learn more: Call 810-235-3396 or visit crim.org

 

WEDNESDAYS; 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
MINDFUL MOVEMENT AROUND TOWN
Crim Fitness Foundation
452 S. Saginaw St.

Flint, MI 48502

810-235-3396

Come out and get your “calm on” at free yoga night at the Crim Fitness Foundation. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Yoga mats will be available to borrow if you don’t have your own. There is no charge for sessions, but donations are accepted.

Ages: Ages 8 and older
Cost: FREE
Registration: Register at crim.org
Learn more: Call 810-235-3396 or visit crim.org

 

WEDNESDAYS; 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.​​ 
COMMUNITY YOGA (NORTH)
Brownell Holmes STEM Academy
6302 Oxley Drive

Flint, MI 48505

Come out and get your “calm on” at free yoga night at the Crim Fitness Foundation. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Yoga mats will be available to borrow if you don’t have your own. There is no charge for sessions, but donations are accepted.

Ages: Ages 8 and older
Cost: FREE
Registration: Register at crim.org
Learn more: Call 810-235-3396 or visit crim.org

 

NEW

THURSDAYS; 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tasting Table at the Flint Farmers’​​ Market

300 E 1st St.

Flint, MI 48502

Stop by the Crim Fitness Foundation’s​​ tasting table at the Flint Farmers’ Market to sample​​ featured recipes​​ from Michigan’s harvest item of the month, get healthy meal tips, and speak to nutrition experts.

Cost: FREE
Learn more: Call 810-235-3396 or visit crim.org

 

 

THURSDAYS; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.​​ 
COMMUNITY YOGA (SOUTH)
Southwestern High School
1420 W. 12th St.

Flint, MI 48507

Come out and get your “calm on” at free yoga night at the Crim Fitness Foundation. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Yoga mats will be available to borrow if you don’t have your own. There is no charge for sessions, but donations are accepted.

Ages: Ages 8 and older
Cost: FREE
Registration: Register at crim.org
Learn more: Call 810-235-3396 or visit crim.org

 

NEW

THURSDAYS; 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

SOCIAL CYCLE FLINT

125 E Kearsley St.

Flint, Michigan 48502

Join Social Cycle Flint riders for their Thursday Night Party Ride, which welcomes bikers of all ages and abilities. The group meets up​​ at 8:30 p.m. weekly through October​​ and rides from the Downtown Flint Flat Lot.​​ 

Ages:​​ All ages

Cost:​​ FREE

Registration: Registration not required

Learn more:​​ Social Cycling Facebook Page

 

FRIDAYS; Basic/Intermediate 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Advance 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
BALLROOM DANCE
Hasselbring Senior Center
1002 W. Home Ave.
Flint, MI 48503

Learn basic and intermediate ballroom dance steps from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at this popular class headed by Dwayne and Sonyita Clemons. When you’re ready to move up join the advanced ballroom class from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages: Seniors age 55 and up
Cost: $2 per person
Learn more: Call 810-293-3391 or visit the “Classy Moves” Production Facebook page.

 

1st FRIDAYS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6: 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
SAGINAW ZOO – BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES
1730 S. Washington Ave.

Saginaw, MI 48601

989-759-1408

Enjoy the Saginaw Zoo’s Brown Bag Lunch Series, which occurs on the first Friday of the month in the Zoo’s classroom. Topics change monthly, so check the calendar for this month’s presentation.

Fee: FREE
Learn more: saginawzoo.com

 

1st FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS, AUGUST 2; 6:00 p.m.
LONGWAY PLANETARIUM
1310 E Kearsley St.

Flint, MI 48503
810-
237-3400
Families love “First Friday” events.​​ 
Details for the museum’s Sept.​​ 6 event will post soon. Check the website for details.

Cost: FREE Members; $3.50 adults, $2.50 seniors, $2.50 ages 2-11
Learn more:  sloanlongway.org

 

2nd FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS, JULY 12; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SECOND FRIDAYS ARTWALK
Greater Flint Arts Council

816 S. Saginaw St.

Flint, MI 48502

810-238-2787

Grab the family and enjoy ARTWALK’s walking tour of Flint’s many art galleries. The event takes place every second Friday of the month. Locations vary. Call or visit the website​​ 
to learn​​ the event’s starting point.
Cost: FREE
Learn more: greaterflintartscouncil.org

 

1st SATURDAYS; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
VOLUNTEER STEWARDSHIP AT FOR-MAR GARDENS
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Get your green thumb on at For-Mar’s Volunteer Stewardship Days. Participants gather from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month through September for fun, fellowship and the opportunity to learn more about gardening. Bring gloves for activities in the main garden or children’s gardens.

Cost: FREE
Ages: For participants ages 10 and up.
Registration: Call 810-789-8567 to confirm your participation
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

SATURDAYS; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE FAMILY DAY
Flint Institute of Arts (FIA)
1120 E. Kearsley St.

Flint, MI 48503

810-234-1695

Thanks to the support of Huntington Bank
,​​ the Flint Institute of Arts provides visitors with free access on Saturdays.
Hours: Mon.–Fri., noon – 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Saturdays FREE
Learn more: flintarts.org

 

1st SUNDAYS, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
APPLIED AWARENESS NATURE-BASED MEDITATION
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Join meditation expert Todd Robinson for his relaxing meditations on the grounds of For-Mar. Participants will learn helpful relaxation and stress-relieving tips. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat to sit on.

Ages: All ages and abilities
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

NEW

SUNDAYS; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FRIENDS OF FLINT RIVER TRAIL RIDE

Old Flint Farmer’s Market

420 E Boulevard Dr.

Flint, Michigan 48503

The Friends of the Flint River Trail lead bike rides every Sunday, May through October, starting promptly at 2 p.m. from the old Flint Farmer’s Market, rain or shine. Rides are typically about 13 to​​ 15 miles in length and are​​ conducted​​ at a​​ leisurely​​ pace. ​​ All rides are followed by “sweeps” to assist with bike problems,​​ such as flat tires or chain adjustments.​​ The group has a​​ no-rider-left-behind policy and encourages​​ experienced riders, beginners and families to come out and ride.

Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: Friends of Flint River

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Aug.​​ 19-Aug​​ 25

GENESEE COUNTY FAIR​​ 

E.A. Cummings Event Center

6130 Mt. Morris Road

Mt. Morris, MI 48458

Join thousands of area families for this time-honored tradition, featuring livestock exhibits,​​ a​​ baby animal tent and petting zoo. There will even be a​​ dog show, a racing pigs event, corn hole​​ tournament,​​ and​​ tomato baseball.​​ 

Visit the fair website for hours and to see an event schedule.

Cost:​​ Entry is free.​​ Various​​ attraction​​ packages are available. See website for details.​​ 

Parking:​​ ​​ $20

Learn more:​​ gcf.org​​ ​​ 

 

Aug. 23-Aug. 24

CRIM FESTIVAL OF RACES

Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District

Saginaw Street

Flint, MI 48502

Enjoy two days of family fun as Flint welcomes more than 15,000 runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts participating in various scheduled runs. The Festival kicks off Friday with a Crim Pasta Party and Michigan Mile Race series. Races begin again Saturday at 7:30 a.m. (see website for event schedule), followed by an afternoon of fun including live bands, entertainment and activities. The Health and Fitness Expo will be open throughout the festival.

Learn more: Crim.org​​ (search Crim Festival of Races)

 

Aug 23 & 24

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO

Riverfront Conference Center

1 Riverfront Center West

Flint, MI 48502

Everyone is invited to come out for the Crim’s Health & Fitness Expo featuring health-oriented exhibits and vendors.

Cost:​​ FREE

Hours:​​ See website for details

Learn more: Crim.org​​ (search Crim Festival of Races)

 

Aug. 24

TEDDY BEAR TROT & CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Flint City Hall

1101 S. Saginaw St.

Flint, MI 48502

Cheer on Crim’s Teddy Bear Trot participants,​​ ages 3 to 12, who will run​​ a​​ quarter-mile course. Many run with a family member in this annual event.​​ There’s a bounce house and plenty of kids​​ activities to keep everyone entertained before the race.

Cost:​​ FREE for supporters

Children’s Activities Hours: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 

Teddy Bear Trot Hours: Noon race start

 

 

EVENTS​​ 

 

Aug. 17,​​ 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MONARCH FESTIVAL
For-Mar​​ Nature​​ Preserve & Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Join For-Mar naturalists for a magical afternoon of fun. There will be butterfly games, crafts and a hike through For-Mar’s butterfly house and gardens.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: $2 per person
Registration: Required by​​ Aug. 16
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 17,​​ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

POP UP GOLF

FLEMMING PARK
Flemming Rd. & Canniff St.

Flint, MI 48504

800-648-PARK

Youth 9 and younger are invited to come out and learn the fundamentals of golf from Northside Golf Academy and PGA member Klenton Sparks, Sr. The park is located at the intersection of Flemming Road and Canniff Street.

Ages: 9 and younger
Cost: FREE
Registration: Required by​​ Aug. 16
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 19,​​ 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
ANIMAL POSE YOGA
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PAR
K
Everyone is invited to join a
​​ low-impact yoga​​ class, which involves movements performed in a slow, focused manner.​​ Kids love this event, which invites participants to mimic the movements and shapes of animals.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE​​ 
Registration: Not required​​ 
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 19, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
FOR-MAR’S​​ WINGS AND THINGS: SONG BIRDS
Davison Roadside Park Pavilion  
6160 Davison
​​ Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK.

Teens and adults​​ are invited to join in For-Mar’s​​ Monday meander for a guided hike featuring an exploration of the​​ park’s winged creatures. Closed-toe​​ shoes and mosquito repellent are​​ recommended.
Ages: Teens and adults
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
DRUM CIRCLE

Riverbank Park, Amphitheater
328 Saginaw Street

Flint, MI 48502

800-648-PARK

Everyone loves this stress-relieving event headed by Davonna, who invites participants to​​ connect with nature and neighbors​​ alike.​​ A limited number of drums will be available on a first come, first served basis. Bring something to sit on.
Ages: 13 and older
Cost: FREE
Registration: No registration required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
TAI CHI
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509
800-648-PARK

Everyone is invited to join in this Tai Chi class, which involves movements performed in a slow, focused manner.

Ages: All are welcome
Cost: $2 per participant
Registration: Required by Aug. 19
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 21, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
BABY BIRD-ERS CLUB – MIGHTY MIGRATION
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Everyone is invited to join in this​​ 
hike focused on baby birds.​​ For-Mar naturalists​​ will teach participants to​​ identify birds by color and size.​​ 
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Registration: No registration required. Organized groups are asked to call ahead.

Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
KEEP GENESEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL: WALK WITH EASE
LOCATION 1​​ -​​ Max Brandon Park (Pavilion 1)

3606 Dupont Street

Flint, MI 48504

LOCATION 2​​ -​​ Eldorado Vista

3201 Stevenson Street

Flint, MI 48504
Everyone will enjoy an hour of worry-free walking.

Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 21, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

POP UP GOLF

Windiate Park
Pengelly Rd. & Milton Drive

Fl
int, MI 48509
800-648-PARK

Ages
​​ 9 and younger are invited to come out and learn the fundamentals of golf from Northside Golf Academy and PGA member Klenton Sparks, Sr. The park is located at the intersection of Pengelly Road & Milton Drive.
Ages: 9 and younger
Cost: FREE
Registration: Registration is required by Aug. 20
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 22, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FOR-MAR’S​​ CREATURE FEATURE: FIREFLIES
Davison Roadside Park Pavilion  
6160 Davison
​​ Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK.

Families with younger children will love this guided hike,​​ featuring an exploration of the​​ park’s winged creatures. Closed-toe​​ shoes and mosquito repellent are​​ recommended.
Ages: Families with younger children
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 22; 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
YOGA IN NATURE
For-Mar Preserve & Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Teens and adults will enjoy this slow-paced yoga session. Bring a blanket or your own yoga mat. Mats also are available on a first come, first-served basis. Dress for the weather.

Ages: Teens and adults
Cost: $2 per person
Registration: Required by Aug. 21
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 23; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

COOKING MATTERS AT THE STORE

Meijer Store​​ 

G-2333 Center Road

Burton, MI 48519

Join Crim Fitness Foundation nutritionists at this Cooking Matters event aimed toward​​ helping participants​​ learn​​ shopping and healthy meal tips.​​ 

Cost: FREE​​ 
Registration: Registration not required​​ 
Learn more: crim.org​​ (search events)

 

 

Aug. 23; 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NUTRITION IN THE TREEHOUSE
For-Mar Preserve & Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Families will​​ love this tasty educational event, featuring lessons from trained nutrition instructors.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Registration: No registration required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 24; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
GET OUT AND HIKE: EDIBLE PLANT HIKE​​ 
For-Mar Preserve & Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Families​​ will love this tasty,​​ educational event, featuring​​ a For-Mar naturalist-led hike to identify plants that can be​​ eaten. Dress for weather conditions.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Registration: Register by Aug. 22
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 24; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

GRANDPARENTS DAY: BECOME A BIRD WATCHER
Buell Lake County Park, Pavilion 1
14098 Genesee Road

Clio, MI 48420

Grab the grandkids and head out for a hike along the trails with For-Mar’s Bird Nerds, who’ll help participants learn to identify birds by their coloring and​​ communication​​ calls.​​ 
Cost: $8 per pair, $4 per additional grandparent or grandchild
Registration: Register by Aug. 22​​ 
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

Trail map: goo.gl/D559yz

 

Aug. 24, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

POP UP GOLF

FLEMMING PARK
Flemming Rd. & Canniff St.

Fl
int, MI 48504
800-648-PARK

Ages
​​ 9 and younger are invited to come out and learn the fundamentals of golf from Northside Golf Academy and PGA member Klenton Sparks,​​ Sr. The park is located at the intersection of Flemming Road and Canniff Street.
Ages: 9 and younger
Cost: FREE
Registration: Required by Aug. 23
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
ANIMAL POSE YOGA
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Everyone is invited to join in
​​ a​​ low-impact yoga​​ class, which involves movements performed in a slow, focused manner.​​ Kids love this event, which invites participants to mimic the movements and shapes of animals.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE​​ 
Registration: Not required​​ 
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
KEEP GENESEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL: WALK WITH EASE
LOCATION 1 -​​ Eldorado Vista

3201 Stevenson St.

Flint, MI 48504
LOCATION 2​​ -​​ Max Brandon Park (Pavilion 1)

3606 Dupont Street

Flint, MI 48504

Everyone will enjoy an hour of worry-free walking.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 26; 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WINGS AND THINGS: BATS
Flushing County Park – Pavilion 5
4417 N. McKinley Road

Flushing, MI 48433
800-648-PARK

Teens and adults are invited to meet up with For-Mar naturalists for a guided hike focused on bats. They will discover the habitats​​ of​​ these fascinating,​​ winged creatures. Wear close-toe shoes and mosquito repellent.
Ages: Teens and adults
Cost: FREE
Registration: No registration required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
DRUM CIRCLE WITH DAVONNA

Riverbank Park, Amphitheater
328 Saginaw Street

Flint, MI 48502

800-648-PARK

Drum out the final days of summer at this​​ community drum circle headed by Davonna. A limited number of drums will be available on a first come, first served basis. Everyone is asked to bring something to sit on.
Ages: 13 and older
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org 

 

Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
TAI CHI
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Everyone is invited to join in this Tai Chi class, which involves movements performed in a slow, focused manner.

Ages: All are welcome
Cost: $2 per participant
Registration: Required by Aug. 26
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
KEEP GENESEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL: WALK WITH EASE
LOCATION 1 - Max Brandon Park (Pavilion 1)

3606 Dupont Street

Flint, MI 48504

LOCATION 2 - Eldorado Vista

3201 Stevenson Street

Flint, MI 48504
Everyone will enjoy an hour of worry-free walking.

Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 28; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

POP UP GOLF

Windiate Park
Pengelly Rd. & Milton Drive

Flint, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Ages​​ 9 and younger are invited to come out and learn the fundamentals of golf from Northside Golf Academy and PGA member Klenton Sparks, Sr. The park is located at the intersection of Pengelly Road & Milton Drive.
Ages: 9 and younger
Cost: FREE
Registration: Required by Aug. 27
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 28, 6:30​​ p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
SUPERHERO TRAINING SCHOOL’S​​ SUMMER CELEBRATION
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Everyone is invited to join in this
​​ superhero celebration complete with games, activities and live animals.​​ 
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE​​ 
Registration: Registration not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 29; 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
YOGA IN NATURE
For-Mar Preserve & Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Teens and adults will enjoy this slow-paced yoga session. Bring a blanket or your own yoga mat. Mats also are​​ 
available on a first come, first-served basis. Dress for the weather.
Ages: Teens and adults
Cost: $2 per person
Registration: Required by Aug. 28
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
KEEP GENESEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL: WALK WITH EASE
LOCATION 1 - Max Brandon Park (Pavilion 1)

3606 Dupont Street

Flint, MI 48504

LOCATION 2 - Eldorado Vista

3201 Stevenson Street

Flint, MI 48504
Enjoy the final days of summer with​​ an hour of worry-free walking.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 31; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FAIRY AND GNOME DAY
For-Mar Preserve & Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Join For-Mar guides on a hunt for hidden fairy and gnome homes along the park’s trails. Participants​​ are encouraged to dress in their​​ best fairy and gnome costumes and everyone will​​ make their own​​ tiny houses to take home.​​ 
Ages: All ages
Cost: $6​​ per person​​ 
Registration: Required by Aug. 29
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 31; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FORAGING IN THE FOREST​​ 
For-Mar Preserve & Arboretum
2142 Genesee Road
Burton, MI 48509

800-648-PARK

Families​​ will love this tasty,​​ educational event, featuring​​ a For-Mar naturalist-led hike to identify plants that can be eaten.​​ Dress for weather conditions.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost:​​ FREE
Registration: Register by Aug. 30
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Aug. 31, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

POP UP GOLF

FLEMMING PARK
Flemming Rd. & Canniff St.

Flint, MI 48504

800-648-PARK

Ages​​ 9 and younger are invited to come out and learn the fundamentals of golf from Northside Golf Academy and PGA member Klenton Sparks, Sr. The park is located at the intersection of Flemming Road and Canniff Street.
Ages: 9 and younger
Cost: FREE
Registration: Required by Aug. 31
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Sept. 2 & Sept 6, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
KEEP GENESEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL: WALK WITH EASE

LOCATION 1 - Max Brandon Park (Pavilion 1)

3606 Dupont Street

Flint, MI 48504

Location 2 -​​ Eldorado Vista

3201 Stevenson St.

Flint, MI 48504
Enjoy the final days of summer with​​ 
an hour of worry-free walking.
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

Sept.​​ 7, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FIELD DAY​​ – ACTIVITIES & GAMES​​ 
Brenan Park

1937 Howard Ave.

Flint, MI 48503

Join neighborhood residents at Brennan Park for hours of fun activities and games.
Ages: All ages​​ 
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Learn more: geneseecountyparks.org (search event calendar)

 

SEPT. 9: 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

MINDFUL MONDAY

Latinx:​​ Technology​​ and Community​​ Center

2101 Lewis St.

Flint, Michigan 48506 

Come out and get your “calm on” at free yoga night at the Crim Fitness Foundation. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Yoga mats will be available to borrow if you don’t have your own. There is no charge for sessions, but donations are accepted.
Ages: Ages 8 and older
Cost: FREE
Registration: Register at crim.org
Learn more: Call 810-235-3396 or visit crim.org

 

 

TRAILS
What could be better than being outdoors in the brisk air for some great physical activity? To learn more call 810-736-7100 or visit 
geneseecountyparks.org.

 

CHIPPEWA NATURE CENTER
400 S. Badour Road

Midland, MI 48640

989-631-0830

A full 7½ miles of trails are available for all to enjoy. Check out the three-mile River Trail, 0.6-mile Homestead Trail, and 3.5-mile Chippewa Trail; open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, weather permitting.

 

BLUEBELL BEACH
5500 Bray Road

Flint, MI 48505

Almost a mile of trails along the shores of Mott Lake offer visitors a variety of views overlooking the lake toward the wooded path.

Trail map: goo.gl/bSNygF

BUELL LAKE COUNTY PARK
14098 Genesee Road

Clio, MI 48420

The one-mile Buell trail begins steps away from the Buell Lake boat ramp and is perfect for a family hike. There’s also a play area and restroom at the trail’s end.

Trail map: goo.gl/D559yz

 

FLUSHING COUNTY PARK
4417 N. McKinley Road

Flushing, MI 48433
Enjoy the one-mile, paved loop path that runs along Carpenter Road and swings close to the Flint River.

Trail map: goo.gl/mfS7Zc

 

FOR-MAR NATURE PRESERVE & ARBORETUM
2142 N. Genesee Road

Burton, MI 48509

Numerous miles of trail, including a 5K route at the north and main entrances, can be accessed to enjoy the beauty of For-Mar. Hike along the bend of Kearsley Creek and explore pathways that twist through the stream’s heavily wooded mudflats. The trails have 60 signposts to help point visitors in the right direction.

Trail map: goo.gl/XLjSqn

 

LINDEN COUNTY PARK
15349 S. Linden Road

Linden, MI 48451

Visitors can explore two trails at Linden County Park. One is a 1.5-mile loop through beautiful terrain. The other is perfect for spring hikes and it cuts right through the center of the park.

Trail map: goo.gl/k6tAWV

 

RICHFIELD COUNTY PARK
6322 N. Irish Road

Davison, MI 48423

With the Flint River meandering through two miles of trails, visitors will discover a suspension bridge dating to 1930 that connects the north and south sides of this Genesee County park. The north side features trails perfect for walking.

Trail map: goo.gl/iZ7EcC

 

STEPPING STONE FALLS
5161 Brand Road

Flint, MI 48506

Take a walk on the 1.25 miles of recently repaved terrain around the western side of Mott Lake and around the Flint River to Stepping Stone Falls.

Trail map: goo.gl/iJrteM

 

DISCLAIMER
Although every attempt is made to verify all listings, always call the location you wish to visit to confirm schedules and details. Did we miss listing your organization, or is there an error in your published listing? Let us know at theflinthub@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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