News Briefs June 14-30:  Dinner to benefit Whaley House; Flint Youth Theater season opens
Jun14

News Briefs June 14-30: Dinner to benefit Whaley House; Flint Youth Theater season opens

By Anne Trelfa Whaley Dinner Club Returns with a Summer Soiree Tickets are available now through June 23 for a “Summer Soiree” to benefit the Whaley Historic House Museum. The Sloan Museum in Flint’s Cultural Center will host the Whaley Dinner Club: Summer Soiree set for June 30 at 6:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6 and guests can explore the Sloan before indulging in a seasonally and historically inspired seven-course...

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News briefs June 10-11:  Free Chamber Music at FIM, Concerned Pastors/MCC Water Summit
Jun07

News briefs June 10-11: Free Chamber Music at FIM, Concerned Pastors/MCC Water Summit

By Anne Trelfa Free Chamber Music Series continues June 10 at the FIM  Fridays in June, the Flint School of Performing Art and Flint Symphony Orchestra present the 2016 Chamber Music Series. The four-concert series, sponsored by the Patricia Cumings Dort Fund and the David T. Dort Fund, began June 3 and is free and open to the public. The Chamber Music Series is held  at 7 p.m. in MacArthur Hall of the Flint Institute of Music, 1025...

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Byrd Competition stars 26 stringed-instrument musicians March 5
Feb12

Byrd Competition stars 26 stringed-instrument musicians March 5

By Anne Trelfa Violins, violas and cellos will star March 5 at the Flint Institute of Music in a day of performance by 26 young musicians that is free and open to the public. The 45th annual international William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., according to an announcement from the St. Cecilia Society of Flint, which sponsors the competition.  The annual event rotates among four disciplines:...

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Literacy Tutor Training Sessions Set

By Anne Trelfa An opportunity to become a certified literacy tutor is being offered by the Genesee County Literacy Coalition starting Jan. 30. The Coalition will train volunteers to help adults learn to read, finish their GED process or learn English as a second language. The two-session training program for new volunteers will be held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church 5151 Lennon Road, Flint, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday...

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Free course on water crisis offered by UM – Flint

By Anne Trelfa A free course focused on the Flint water crisis begins Thursday Jan. 21 at 4:30 in the UM – Flint Northbank Center. The UM-Flint Department of Public Health and Health Sciences is offering 8 sessions initially throughout the winter semester. Planners say each session will involve students and community in panel discussions with leaders and experts, with all participants learning from each other. “We want to offer this...

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