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Gala planned to celebrate Rembert’s work

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will celebrate the opening of the exhibition Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace with the 6th Annual Community Gala on Jan. 26.

The gala will feature a conversation at 6 p.m. with artist Winfred Rembert and Bartholomeu Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hudson River Museum. The evening will continue with a viewing of the new exhibition and a reception of live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Funds raised support FIA exhibitions, installations and programs. Details: Call 810-234- 1695. — G.G.

Salvation Army services in Flint are focus of C.S. Mott Foundation grant

FLINT — Michigan-efforts by The Salvation Army of Genesee County to provide area residents with key emergency services received an important boost recently, thanks to a one-year $100,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

The Salvation Army’s Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program assists families and individuals with emergency needs for which there are no public forms of assistance, by providing a temporary safe haven to those experiencing personal financial crisis and providing them with the proper tools and guidance to make life changing decisions.

“Even though the local economy is experiencing an upturn, The Salvation Army continues to see large numbers of families in dire need of assistance for utility shut offs and evictions/ foreclosures,” said Bill Goodwill, Genesee County Business Manager for The Salvation Army. “The C. S. Mott Foundation grant award was an incredible surprise and a blessing to The Army and the families we serve.” — G.G.

Community Foundation of Greater Flint supports science fair

FLINT — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint has awarded a $1,000 grant from the Countywide Youth Initiative Program Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to support the 57th Annual Flint Regional Science Fair.

“Support from the Community Foundation and other sponsors enables FASF to provide a means of encouraging and rewarding student interest and achievement in science endeavors outside the classroom,” said John Wambaugh, President of the FASF Board. “It is only with the support of our sponsors and the efforts of many volunteers that we are able to provide this wonderful opportunity for children.”

Students in grades 4-12 from Genesee, Shiawassee, Lapeer, St Clair and Tuscola counties will share their projects and compete for prizes, scholarships and awards March 15- 18 on the campus of Kettering University in Flint. The Flint Area Science Fair has a rich history nurturing the natural curiosity of students by encouraging and rewarding students to develop projects using the scientific method.

Details: Visit — G.G.

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