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2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the lineup is: Amy Rouleau will present “The Building of the Restoration Place,” on Jan.18, at 10 a.m., a nonprofit organization whose primary vision is to provide long-term aftercare for girls who have been sexually exploited through Human Trafficking. This series especially designed for senior citizens, but is open to everyone runs through May. Tickets $10 in advance/$20 at the door includes continental breakfast at 9 a.m. prior to each lecture, plus door prizes. To make reservations, call 810-762-0960. — P.S.

Food Cooperative information meeting

FLINT — North Flint Food Market will host an informational meeting on a proposed food co-op on Jan. 28 from 6–7:30 p.m. at the market, 5402 Clio Road. Flint residents and national supporters are opening a member-owned market, formally known as a cooperative. This is a unique business opportunity which currently has more than 550 members and would like you to join their effort to reach 800 members by March 2019. A Food Cooperative (coop) is a democratically owned and governed member organization for the people who use its products or services, or are employed by the business in a non-profit venture (surplus generated is reinvested in the business or returned to the members based on their use of its services). Membership in the co-op is per share in the business, but shares don’t change in value like publicly traded corporations, and entitle members to voting privileges in operational matters. Details: www.facebook.com/ events/365899694166994 — P.S.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

FENTON —The annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympic athletes is upon us again. The fundraising event takes pledges from the public and promises of fundraisers to make the plunge into Lake Fenton in the very coldest part of the year. Always a fun event, don’t miss out on your chance to watch these daring divers on Feb. 2 from 10 – 3 p.m. at Fenton Moose Lodge, 2245 Sonora Dr. You can register as a team or individual at: www.firstgiving.com/ event/polarplunge/Fenton19 If you’re not able to attend you can donate to the cause at that link as well. Eight teams are currently signed up and all vie for the craziest outfit of the year in what is sure to be a breathtaking experience for all Details: www.facebook.com/ events/2238090683146090/ — P.S.

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