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Fun with Numbers at UM-Flint Math Night

FLINT — The Mathematics Department of the University of Michigan-Flint will sponsor a free Family Math Night on March 27, 6:30 p.m. in the Michigan Rooms, University Center. Activities are appropriate for elementary school students.

Family Math Night is an opportunity for children and their parents to have fun together with math. Various activities, such as puzzles and games, will be scattered around the room. Each activity takes a few minutes and children will have a chance to try quite a few different ones. The emphasis is not on numerical computation, but rather on such things as estimation, patterns, spatial and geometrical perception, and hands-on activities. No special knowledge or previous experience is necessar

Advance registration is encouraged (though not required), and can be done by phoning the Math Department at 810-762- 3244, e-mailing to, or stopping by the math office in 402 Murchie Science Building. Admission is free, and open to the public. — G.G.

Mott Community College registration opens April 2

FLINT — Registration for the 2012 Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters at Mott Community College begins April 2. Online registration at begins at midnight April 2 for students who meet the following requirements: successful completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours; a 2.0 GPA or higher; completion of all mandatory prerequisites and no outstanding debt to the college.

Registration can also be done in person at any MCC location. All students must apply for admission before registering for a class. There is no application fee. F

Details: Call 810-762-0200. MCC locations include the main campus in Flint at 1401 E. Court St.; the Southern Lakes Branch Center, located at 2100 W. Thompson Road in Fenton; the MCC Lapeer Extension Center, at 550 Lake Drive, Suite A in Lapeer; the MCC Northern Tier Center, 4082 W. Vienna Road in Clio and the Livingston Center at 1240 Packard Drive in Howell.

Kidney Cancer support group

FLINT — The Educational Kidney Cancer Support Group will meet April 18 from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington, off of Robert T. Longway Blvd. Julia Herzog, Program Coordinator, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will speak on “Finding Yourself When All Seems Lost. Julia’s Medical Journey.”

The meeting is open to the public, For information: Call Prof. Frank Friedman 810- 232-8233; Lori Burger at GHCI -810-762- 8226.

Friedman said Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed March Kidney Health and Kidney Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan. Check your kidneys soon. Kidney Cancer is on the rise. — G.G.

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