In brief

McLaren invites community to get the facts about back and leg pain

FLUSHING — Area residents are invited to join McLaren’s spine experts at this free community program Nov. 29. Registration is required as seating is limited. The program is 6-7 p.m. at the Flushing Senior Center, 106 Elm Street. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required by calling 810-659- 4735.

Speakers will include David Fernandez, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon and Hugo Lopez, M.D., Neurosurgeon

Topics will include the differences between back and leg pain, the steps you can take to get relief and McLaren’s Spine Program — G.G.

Journey to Bethlehem at Davison Missionary Church

DAVISON TWP. — A long time ago in a land far away the events of one mysterious night in Bethlehem started the celebration of Christmas. What would Bethlehem have been like at the time of Christ’s birth 2000 years ago?

Experience the sight and sounds of Bethlehem at Davison Missionary Church, 1481 N. Gale Rd., on Dec. 1-2 from 3-7 p.m. Visit a live historic interpretation of Bethlehem and a living nativity.

Your journey will begin by listening to the sounds of Christmas, and led by a family guide, your family or group will go back in time. As travelers to the ancient city, walk through the events leading to the birth of Christ.

Groups will be starting their journey every few minutes. Details: Call 810-653-2484. — G.G.

Art works featured in exhibition at MCC

FLINT — Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of artwork by seven Art Achievement Award winning students at Mott Community College.

The exhibition will be in the gallery through Nov. 20. This event, made possible in part by the Ballenger Trust, is free and open to the public.

The students, Jessica Adams, Heidi Buckley, Francisco Cortez, Katee Farlow, Richard Sabraw, Brandon Sturgis and Ashley Thornton will be exhibiting Graphic Design, Photography and Art from several studio areas.

The MCC Art Achievement Award winners are identified by the faculty on the basis of outstanding artistic merit and achievement in several art studio, graphic and photography courses. The students have demonstrated consistent dedication to the quality and scope of their work, tremendous growth and have shown promise for a successful future.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus, located at 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The public is always welcome.

Details: Call 810-762-0443. — G.G.

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