In brief

Maker of specialty vehicles to address business group

FLINT TWP.— June Nagle, business unit manager for Android Industries, Flint campus, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, at noon Jan. l8, at the Old Country Buffet restaurant, G-3583 Miller Rd. in the Genesee Crossings/Target Plaza.

Android builds vehicles for the disabled and is expanding its capabilities. Also Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller will give a five-minute update on township happenings. Non-members are welcome to attend and reservations are not necessary. —R.S.

FCC celebrates African- American heritage, culture

FLINT — The Flint Cultural Center celebrates African American Heritage and Culture starting Jan. 16 with its Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The Flint Institute of Arts partners with the Flint Public Library to provide free admission and activities in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Activities include drop-in crafts, inspirational performances by “Mr. Majestic” Eric Majied and Mott Community College’s Jazz Trio, as well guest speakers Dr. Raymond Gist and Erycka Hunter.

The celebration continues throughout the month of February with many guest speakers, films and activities. On display at The Flint Institute of Arts from January 22 – April 15, Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney explores African-American culture and experiences with stunning stories and pictures. On Feb. 7, the Flint Public Library will host the Greater Flint Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame Induction Announcement Reception to announce this year’s inductees. The Whiting is proud to host Wayne Brady on Feb. 11 for a night of great entertainment. At the Flint Institute of Music, enjoy The Sixth Annual Black Classical Music Family Festival as well as When I Lay My Burden Down on Feb. 16- 17 and at Woodside Church on February 18. Flint Youth Theater will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined, written by Lynn Nottage, on Feb. 19.

In the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy to combat poverty and hunger, donations are being sought for non-perishable food items or home/health care products. Items will be collected at Sloan Museum, Longway Planetarium, or Buick Automotive Gallery through Feb. 29 and donated to the North End Food Kitchen. Details: or 810-237- 5131. — R.S.

Gospel trio to perform

FLINT TWP.—The Booth Brothers will be in concert Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m. This trio, known for their harmony-drenched vocals and ability to communicate humor through music features award-winning lead singer Ronnie Booth, tenor Michael Booth, and baritone Jim Brady.

Tickets are not needed for the concert but an offering will be taken for the Booth Brothers’ ministry. For more information contact the church at 810-235- 5671, or —R.S.

ML King Day closings

FLINT TWP.—Township Hall Offices will be closed Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Carman Ainsworth Schools and the Genesee District Library McCarty and Genesee Valley Center branches will also be closed. — R.S.

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