In brief

Tech Tutoring at Genesee Valley library

FLINT TWP. — One-on-one tutoring sessions Jan. 17, 10-11 a.m. at the Genesee District Library located inside the Genesee Valley Center, 3141 S. Linden Rd., to help answer any technology questions you may have. Computer help, cell phone help, and more. No registration required. — G.G.

Folklore for adults with special needs

FLINT TWP. — Folklore for Adults with Special Needs at the Genesee District Library located inside the Genesee Valley Center, 3141 S. Linden Rd., Jan. 14 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join the library for a series of stories, songs, drama and games for adults with special needs. (No registration necessary). — G.G.

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 Feb. 1, 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.

Pickleball

SWARTZ CREEK — The Cage Community Center provides opportunities for area residents to play pickleball, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Instructors are available to assist beginners and equipment is provided, if needed. Registration is not required. The cost is $5 per player per day. Ten-play punch cards are available for $40. Gold Card members may purchase punch cards for $34. — L.R.