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Kettering history featured

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 Greg M. Miller who will present on the Kettering University Centennial Celebration on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. He will provide great insight on 100-year-old history of what began as the Flint School of Automotive Trade in October 14, 1919. 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.

Night at the Derby fundraiser

FLINT — You’re invited to attend the 2nd Annual Oak Tree Gala featuring a “Night at the Derby” theme on April 26 at 5:30 p.m. This event features unique event twists and turns, decadent hors d’oeuvres, open bar, a strolling southern gourmet feast, casino gaming, silent auction packages, best dressed awards (bow tie and/or derby hat required) and much more. Details: call 810-606-6031 or e-mail tamera.weighman@ascension.org. — P.S.

Black Violin

FLINT — Two performances by Black Violin will be held at the Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday April 27 at 2 p.m. Back by overwhelming demand, Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. Tickets start at $27, Genesee County Residents save 30 percent. Details/tickets: www.facebook.com/events/1167359723420277/? — P.S.

Diabetes workshop series

FLINT — Diabetics can learn to live a healthier life and take better care of their selves and determine how to manage their disease in a six-week free workshop. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) hosts the evidence-based Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (D-PATH) program May 7 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at New St. James Memorial Church of God in Christ, 2229 W. Carpenter Road (introductory session). Six weekly sessions start on Tuesday, May 21 and continue at the same time and place every Tuesday through June 25.To register, call: 800-482-1455. The interactive workshop features certified leaders to help participants manage everyday activities, avoid diabetes complications, and more. To find other PATH classes in Michigan, visit nkfm.org/path or mihealthyprograms.org. — P.S.

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