In brief

Great day for the Carman- Ainsworth Instrumental Music Department.

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth High School Concert Band and Symphony Band and the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School 8th Grade Band participated in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Festival May 2-4 at Garden City High School.

Symphony Band received a 1 overall rating and 1 in sight-reading; the highest level.

Concert Band received a 2 overall rating and 8th Grade Band also received a 2 overall rating and a 1 insight-reading. —R.S.

McLaren Flint to Host Bone Marrow Donor Drive

FLINT TWP. — The Be The Match registry will host a bone marrow donor drive in two sessions May 17 from 6—10 a.m. at the Hospitality House at McLaren, G-3170 Beecher Road, Flint Twp., and continue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McLaren, 401 S. Ballenger Hwy (Dining Room 1). McLaren Flint and Walmart are partnering to host the drive. Anyone age 18 – 44 who meet the health guidelines can join. They should be committed to helping any patient in need and will complete a short health questionnaire and verify participation requirements with the marrow registry. A cheek swab sample is taken to determine the tissue type to be matched with patients who need a donor. Details: Teresa Williams at 810-342-3825. — P.S.

Red Cross Blood Drive

MUNDY TWP. —The Elmer A. Knopf Learning Center, 1493 W. Maple Ave. will host a Red Cross Blood Drive May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Give the gift of life by donating blood. Save time by scheduling an appointment at Please use the sponsor code: ELMER. — P.S.

7th Annual LEGO Competition

FLINT — A Kid-Friendly art exhibition will be hosted by Flint Institute of Arts,1120 E Kearsley Street, May 12 from 1-4 p.m. This is a fun family event that everyone can participate in, observe, and enjoy. The Art School LEGO Competition is a day of events and creative play and activities including guided LEGO building sessions, open LEGO building in the Art School, LEGO-themed glass blowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop, and a screening of The LEGO Batman Movie in the FIA Theater. For more information visit — P.S.

Mother’s Day Tea

FLINT — The Flint Cultural Center and Sloan Museum will host two times for Mother’s Day Tea on May 12, at noon and 2 p.m. at Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a three-course tea, including scones, finger sandwiches, and dessert. Weather permitting, this event will be held in Sloan Museum’s Courtyard. Sloan Museum admission included. Details: $15 adults, $10 youth under 11. — P.S.

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