In brief

Kidney support group to meet in October

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Oct. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. Featured speaker is Dr. Stuart Wolf, Jr., director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Division; Professor of Urology, University of Michigan.

The topic is: “Surgical Treatments for Kidney Cancer.” He will discuss open surgery, laparoscopy and “needle” ablation procedures. Information call: Prof. Frank Friedman 810-232- 8233; Lori Burger at GHCI 810-762-8226. Meeting is open to the general public. — G.G.

Hurley hosts fundraiser at Bubba O’Malley’s

BURTON — Bubba O’Malley’s, 1076 Belsay Rd., is proud to host a special fundraising event, Oct. 4, from 4-8 p.m., benefiting the Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Fund at Hurley Medical Center.

The fund is a free service to assist breast cancer patients through the often lengthy process of testing, treatment and recovery — it also helps cover costs associated with mammograms, ultrasounds and MRI’s. Hurley Medical Center has the first certified Breast Health Nurse Navigator in Genesee County.

Cost is $10 at the door — enjoy pizza, silent auction, raffle and more.

All of the funds raised go directly to the Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Fund at Hurley Medical Center. Details: Contact 810- 262-9399. — G.G.

Artist’s work featured at MCC Fine Arts Gallery

FLINT — Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of sculpture by Ann Arbor area Artist Tad McKillop, titled “New Works in Bronze.”

His work will be on display through Oct. 9. This event is made possible in part by the Ballenger Trust, and is free and open to the public.

Tad McKillop is currently working on commissions in his foundry in Ann Arbor. He has taught sculpture, drawing and design at The University of Michigan, The University of Toledo, Washtenaw Community College, Hillsdale College and Mott Community College. He received an MFA from The Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art, 1992 and a BFA, The University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, in 1988. His many exhibitions include The Michigan Biennial; Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw, 2012; Greater Michigan Biennial; Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, 2012 and Contemporary Biennial Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana. His work can be found in many private collections.

The Fine Arts Gallery is in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus, 1401 E Court St. in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Details: Call 810-762- 0443. — G.G.

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