In brief

Genesee Wind Symphony to perform

FLINT — The Genesee Wind Symphony, conducted by Bruce Nieuwenhuis, will perform its annual “Presidents’ Day” concert Feb. 18, at Woodside Church 1509 East Court Str., starting at 7:30 pm.

The concert, entitled “American Experiences,” will include From Main to Oregon, a march by John Philip Sousa on the 100th anniversary of its publication. The work is from his Operetta, The American Maid, a comic love story with patriotic elements related to the Spanish American War. — G.G.

Valentine’s gala planned

FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint will host its annual President’s Valentine Gala, Feb. 9 at the Warwick Hills Country Club. The evening of flirtation and fancy begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’ oeuvres and conversation followed by a sumptuous dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing at 8:30 p.m. Valet parking is included in this black-tie optional event. Tickets are $75 per person and are available at the Old Newsboys Office at 6255 Taylor Dr., Flint — or by calling 810-744-1840. — G.G.

Love under the stars

FLINT — Experience a unique and intimate dinner for two under the stars at Longway Planetarium, including hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Sweep that special someone right off their feet with a seductively stress-free Valentine’s meal. Included in your evening are a box of chocolates, a red rose in a bud vase, and your choice of a bottle of red or white wine.

Reservations and payment are required in advance. Seating is limited to just 10 couples. Call 810-237-3427 or email with any questions or to book your table.

There are three nights to choose from:

• Feb. 14, 6-10 p.m. • Feb. 15, 6-10 p.m.

• Feb. 16, 6-10 p.m.

The cost is $150 per couple. Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktail Hour 6-7 p.m. and dinner is from 7- 10 p.m. — G.G.

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