In brief

Open house celebration

FLINT — Greater Flint Toastmasters Club 2826 will be celebrating their 60th anniversary with an open house on Jan. 28 from 12:15- 1:30 p.m. at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. Third Street. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Toastmasters gives members the opportunity to practice their public speaking, improve communication and build leadership skills. Come out and see if Toastmasters is right for you! You’ll have the opportunity to meet club members, hear a speech and ask questions. Details: 810-232-9622. — 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 over 550 members and would like you to join their effort to reach 800 members by March 2019. A Food Cooperative (co-op) 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.

Tai Chi classes

FLINT — Free introductory Tai Chi class at McLaren Hospitality House, G-3170 Beecher Rd. Open to the public, this free intro class will be held Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m. Regular classes will begin on Feb. 7 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Classes are taught by a certified Tai Chi instructor. Benefits of Tai Chi may include reduced pain, improved balance, decreased stress and improved blood pressure. Join us and see what Tai Chi can do for you. — 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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