In brief



Woodland hosts spelling bee

FLINT TWP. — The district-wide spelling bee for fourth and fifth graders at Carman- Ainsworth elementary schools will be hosted by Woodland Elementary, at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Winners will go on to compete at the county level. —R.S.

Baker College Black History Month events

FLINT TWP. — In recognition of February as Black History Month, Baker College of Flint will present several public events throughout the month, including a Gospel Concert Night to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint, from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 4, in the auditorium, 1050 West Bristol Road, Flint. Tickets cost $5 for the general public and $3 for students with a college ID. Local church choirs and Baker College of Flint students, faculty and staff will perform. The event is sponsored by the African- American Heritage 2012 Committee and the African-American Students for Advancement (AASA). For details contact Nora Gillespie at 810-766-4115 or Brenda Brown at 810-766- 4282.

Other Black History Month events at Baker College of Flint include Research Your Genealogy,

Pat Diener’s Movie Night, Culture Cooks and Poetic Spoken Word.

Research Your Genealogy is a free twopart event in which participants will start building their family tree through three to four generations. Internet resources will be available to access census records and other documents. Reservations are required. Call Cheri Johnson at 810.766.4283 or Brenda Brown at 810-766-4282. The sessions are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., on Feb. 7 and 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., on Feb. 23, both in room B104.

Pat Diener’s Movie Night features showing of free movies with a recurring theme that persistence, hard work, courage, self-confidence and determination can make dreams come true. Schedules movies are

“The Soldier Story”, 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10; “Pride”, 6 p.m., Feb. 17 and “The Help”, 6 p.m., Feb. 24. All movies will be shown in the auditorium and are for adults only. No reservations are necessary. For details, contact Pat Diener at 810.766.4384 or Daron Hairston at 810.766.4332.

Culture Cooks will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the student center, offering and opportunity to sample a variety of ethnic dishes for $1 each. Baker faculty and staff will prepare the dishes. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Poetic Spoken Word, sponsored by AASA, features original poetry readings by Baker College students and area poets. It takes place from 4 – 6 p.m., Feb. 25 at the Baker College of Flint student center. Tickets cost $5 for the general public and $3 for students with a college ID. All proceeds go to the AASA scholarship fund. For details, contact Nora Gillespie at 810.766.4115 or nora.gillespie@baker.edu — R.S.


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