In brief

2020 Whaley Bowling Fundraiser

FLINT — B’s Bowling Center, 750 S. Center Rd. hosts Whaley Children’s Center and friends for a bowling fundraiser Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. You are invited to join them for a night of bowling to benefit the Whaley Children’s Center. Tickets are $20 per person and include two games and shoes, one pizza and one pitcher of pop per lane. Check-in is at 6:30 p.m. Details: contact Cat Pace at 810-600-0117 or at CPace@WhaleyChildren.org. — P.S.

Open Skate

FLINT — The University of Michigan- Flint Recreation Center and University of Michigan-Flint host open skating at the UM-Flint University Pavilion Ice Rink (303 Saginaw St. beside University Pavilion) Feb. 21 (5-8 p.m.), Feb. 22 (12-4 p.m.), Feb. 23 (12-4 p.m.), Feb. 26 (6-9 p.m.), Feb. 28 (5-8 p.m.). Admission is free, skate rental $3 (inside University Pavilion) or bring your own skates. No hockey sticks/pucks or other equipment or play items allowed during open skate. Rink closes for inclement weather and/or poor ice conditions and cleared periodically for ice resurfacing. Details: 810- 762-3441. — P.S.

Music in the Heart of the City

FLINT — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw Street, will present the world premiere of Dragonfly, composed by Bill Withem, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. This performance is a chamber work for flute, percussion/ piano performed by Townes Osborn Miller (flute), Carl Angelo (piano), Delaina Oberman (percussion). The music of composer Bill Withem has been performed throughout the Western Hemisphere, with premieres in New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Withem composed the score for the Michigan Emmy winning best documentary film in 2013 imported from China. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. — P.S.

Pre K-8 educators workshop

BURTON — For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum hosts this event Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, 2142 N. Genesee Road. Educators and participants are invited to join Project Learning Tree and try out some of the activities and see how these activities can enrich already existing lesson plans. The Pre K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide features 96 multi-disciplinary activities tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. Build critical thinking skills, incorporate technology, and use differentiated instruction. This workshop will also provide eligible participants with State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH’s). Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a lunch. Portions of this Workshop will take place outdoors, participants should dress for the weather, mud or snow. Fee $30, pre-registration due by Feb. 24 (call 810-736- 7100 Ext. 6) or call 810-249-2380. — P.S.