In brief

GDL announces honorees for 19th annual Black History Month brunch

FLINT — The Genesee District Library (GDL) has announced the honorees for the 19th Annual Black History Month Brunch to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc.

Each year the GDL honors people who are making a positive difference in the community. The Award of Excellence will be presented to Ms. Melinda Anderson, Mr. Recco Richardson and Mayor Karen Weaver. The Partner in Progress Award will go to Ivy House, which serves the economically disadvantaged in the areas of education, health, family and civic responsibility.

The brunch will feature gospel singer and Stellar Award Winner Casey J from Atlanta, Georgia.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for kids and teens.

Tickets go on sale December 2. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the Genesee District Library’s Headquarters Branch, 4195 W. Pasadena Avenue, during regular hours, or online at www.thegdl.org. Details: Call 810-230-9613. — G.G.

Quilt Exhibit

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Arts Council presents an exhibit of Art Quilts by

Mary Andrews; inspired by a Chihuly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in Phoenix where the fabric is hand dyed, then fused and machine quilted (some are also painted and hand embroidered). The exhibit is through Jan. 14, at the Grafted Root Eatery in the Coach Stop Plaza, 12235 S. Saginaw Rd. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Details: grandblancartscouncil.org. — 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.

Walking club

SWARTZ CREEK — If you’re New Year’s resolution is to get out and walk more, but you’re concerned about walking alone and/ or out in the elements, the Swartz Creek Community Schools has a solution.

The district hosts a walking club from noon to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (when school is in session), at the Cage Community Center, 4110 Morrish Road.

Participation is free and registration is not required. Be sure to bring dry shoes, though. — L.R.