In brief

Say YES to the Dress, Again!

FLINT — Help support children and families in Genesee County as Little Lamb’s Compassionate Ministry Center hosts “Say YES to the Dress, Again!” Feb. 16 from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Flint Farmers’ Market. 300 East 1st Street. A girl’s night out like no other. Unpack your wedding gown (or favorite bridesmaid dress or mother of the bride dress or….you get it), grab your Bff’s and join us for an evening of fun dancing the night away and dining on specialties from market vendors and other local favorites. Bid and win specially prepared gifts created to entertain and pamper. Group and early bird rates up to Feb. 15 at: P.S.

Dual seminar features Randy Conat, dirigibles

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the line-up is on Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. and features Randy Conat, who spent many years in a career in television news journalism with ABC Channel 12 since 1992 and life story and Michael Heberling, PHD., and retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force, will present on the story of the USS Akron and the USS Macon, two dirigibles commissioned by the U.S. Navy in the early 1930’s. 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.

UM-Flint Ice Rink Open Skate

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint hosts an open ice skate Feb. 15 (and multiple other dates/ times) at 5 p.m. at the downtown rink located at 303 E. Kearsley St. (401 Mill St. for mapping). Dates run through Mar. 3. Skate rental $3 (located inside Saginaw Room, UPAV) or bring your own skates. NO hockey sticks/pucks or any other equipment or play items allowed during open skate. Additional details call 810-762-3441 or visit: events/2414260591933768/ — P.S.

Krystal Jo’s Bike Drive Benefit

FLINT — The annual drive for bikes for Flint kids will be hosted by The Machine Shop and 711 Entertainment, March 2 from 7 p.m.–2 a.m at The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy. Proceeds go to the bike drive to help provide bicycles for Flint youth Concert currently includes Thundergrater, Loxodon, Sugarpunk Fairies & Stifling Edith as well as raffles and bake sale. $5 minimum donation. — P.S.

Business Cyber Security 101

FLINT — Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host a Cyber Security seminar for businesses Mar. 5 from 12 – 1 p.m. at The Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw Street. Facilitator Ron Thatcher, Adversim will discuss what you can do to help limit an attack on your business and why penetration testing – an authorized, simulated cyber-attack on a computer system – should be a routine element in today’s business environment. According to the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, theft of digital information has outpaced physical theft as the most commonly reported fraud. Tickets: Admission: $5 Chamber Members/ $10 Future Members cyber-security-101 — P.S.

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