In brief

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, at 1 p.m. and Jan. 12, 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.

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, 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.

St. Paul’s Flint features Music in the Heart of the City

FLINT — An organ recital, “A Russian Journey” will be presented on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. by internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 Saginaw Street. With over 80 ranks of pipes the Dalton Memorial Organ at the church will produce wonderful music under Archer’s superb musicianship and masterly technique. The program will include works by César Cui, Sergei Lyapunov, Alexander Glazunov and Sergey Slonimsky. Archer is a noted recording artist and has released albums on the Meyer Media label. As one of the few female organists in a male-dominated field, she serves as an advocate for female organists and composers. According to the New York Times, she plays with “a sense of vulnerability and awe.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. — P.S.