In brief

2nd annual BobStock 2019: Rage for a Great Cause

FLINT — Indi-Grace Promotions (et al) host a fundraiser Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. at The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy. to support FAN: Families Against Narcotics – Genesee County Chapter to support those in the fight with addiction. This is the second annual celebration of the life of Last Encore’s front man, Bobby Sevick who we believe would rather we get together and celebrate his life in this annual Memorial Bash—BobStock!! We will gather to share remembrances of the fun, ridiculous and talented Bobby Sevick while raising money for a great cause with some of the BEST Michigan Metal and Rock bands: Chase The Sun(might be doing some Last Encore songs!!), Absorbed, Heart Of Jordan:, My Own Will, Crimson Winter, and Second Salem. There will also be raffle prizes, including a customized, autographed guitar by Artisticmess Web & Design and High Octane Designs, concert tickets for The Machine Shop, tattoo/piercing gift certificates from Fenton Tattoo and Piercing and more. We’re going to throw down with some badass metal for only a $5 ticket (buy via the band) or $8 at the door. Doors open at 7. — P.S.

Crafters giving back

FLINT — Would you like to join other crafters using your skills to give back to your community? Flint Handmade Gives Back: Crafting for Charity, hosted by The Local Grocer, 601 Martin L. King Ave. The final quarterly event supporting local charities is on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. (Making Cards for Hurley Kids). Creatives, couples, friends and family are invited to join us for a fun evening of giving back to the community! All supplies are provided. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Snacks and beverages available for purchase from The Local Grocer, including vegetarian and vegan options. Details: P.S.

Family Day with the Flint Symphony Orchestra

FLINT — The Flint Symphony Orchestra and Flint Institute of Music host the excitement of live classical music at Family Day with the Flint Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. and Jan. 12, 2020 at 3 p.m. at The Whiting, 1241 East Kearsley Street. Pre-concert Activities at 1 p.m., Matinee Concert at 2 p.m. Attendees can meet FSO musicians, play real orchestra instruments, and go backstage during intermission. This even also features family-friendly program notes and education guide. Seating is limited. All tickets, special price $10. Details: P.S.

Zehnder’s Snowfest

FRANKENMUTH — Zehnder’s of Frankemuth hosts the 28th annual Snowfest Jan 22, 2020 at 8 a.m.– Jan 27, 2020 at 10 p.m. at 730 S. Main Street. Celebrating 29 Years of winter fun for the whole family! Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 28 years. Visitors enjoy largerthan life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year created by professional ice and snow carvers from around the world. It is also host to the National Collegiate Ice Carving Championship and the High School Snow Sculpting Competition. There will also be entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children’s activities. Details: http:// — P.S.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Dinner

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The 41st Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be Jan. 16, 2020 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center, 805 Health Park Blvd. Centered on the theme “Rise to the Challenge . . . if not now, when? ” this year’s keynote address will be given by Janice Ferebee, MSW, a Docent with the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. The dinner celebration starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Keynote Speaker is Janice Ferebee, MSW, a native New Yorker now living in Washington, D.C., who is an author, consultant, docent, international speaker, and founder/Chief Woman Warrior of Ferebee Enterprises International, (FEI) a global female empowerment enterprise. The event is a fundraiser for the MLK Scholarship Fund which awards two $1000 scholarships to students at one of the sponsoring schools. Tickets are $50 per person. Table sponsorships are available at $500 for a table seating ten. Both may be purchased at or call The Foundation for Mott Community College at 810-762-0425. To order via mail, please make checks payable to the MLK Tribute Dinner and mail to: The Foundation for Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court St., Flint, MI 48503. — P.S.

Christmas Giving Tree

FLUSHING — The Flushing Tractor Supply store on 5460 W. Pierson Rd. is participating in a Christmas Giving Tree for homeless animals at the Genesee County Animal Control. Now through Dec. 31, customers at Tractor Supply can donate to the cause by taking one or more ornaments off the store’s giving tree and purchasing designated pet-related items that are displayed on the ornaments. Customers can then give the items to the store cashier to be distributed to the Genesee County Animal Control. — B.G.