In brief

Genesee Wind Symphony to perform Feb. 18

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

The concert, titled “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.

Several additional pieces including marches will complete the program. — G.G.

McLaren offering pre-diabetes program

FLINT — McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program is offering “Controlling Your Blood Sugars and Weight,” a comprehensive program for anyone who is at risk for, or has been diagnosed with, pre-diabetes (when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes).

The program includes five, one-hour sessions that cover various topics. Classes start Feb. 28 and follow on March 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Classes are held at McLaren’s Diabetes Education Office, G-3200 Beecher Rd., in the BeechHill Centre, from 2-3 p.m.

Class cost $40 (includes all five sessions). To register, or for questions, please call 810- 342-4110.

No registrations will be taken after the first class date as it is recommended participants attend all five sessions. — G.G.

Kidney Cancer support group meets March 20

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Support Group of Michigan (est. 2007) will meet March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. (off Robt. T. Longway Blvd. between I-475 and Dort Hwy).

Steve Hutchins, MBA, BSN. RN and senior technical sales specialist oncology of Prometheus Labs. presents “Proleukin (Interleukin-2): The Role of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma and Renal Cell Carcinoma.”

The featured speaker will be Ulka Vaishampayan, MD, associate professor, Wayne State University, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Featuring patient speaker Thomas Boyes.

RSVP by March 15.

Details: Call 313-801-1509 or 810-232- 8233 or e-mail The meeting is open to the general public. March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan and March 14 is World Kidney Day. Be sure to have your kidneys checked. — G.G.

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