In brief

Flint Youth Wind Ensemble to perform

FLINT — The Flint Youth Wind Ensemble, conducted by Christopher Hall, will perform at 7 p.m., March 15 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music. The concert will feature a program of varied musical choices such as David Reed’s Snow Day, Danny Elfman’s Selections from Corpse Bride, Jared Spears’ Prologue and Fight, performed by the FSPA Honors Percussion Ensemble and Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F.

Also in concert, Flint Youth String Orchestra and Flint Youth Philharmonia will perform at 7 p.m., March 21 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music.

The Flint Youth String Orchestra is comprised of more than 30 student musicians from the local area including Burton, Davison, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Holly, Lakeville, and Linden.

Flint Youth Philharmonia, conducted by FSPA faculty member Alesia Byrd, will perform Viola Caprice by J. Frederick Muller, A La Mariachi by Edward Jurey, Blue Tango, Belle of the Ball, The Syncopated Clock and Serenata by Leroy Anderson, and Capriccio Espagnol by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

The Philharmonia boasts 50-plus members from diverse areas such as Burton, Carman- Ainsworth, Davison, Fenton, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Goodrich, Swartz Creek.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. — G.G.

Old Newsboys to hold St. Patty’s Bowling event

FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint will host their first Bowling Blow-Out on March 15 at B’s Bowling on Center Rd. in Flint. There will be two sessions. The first session, 6:30-8:30 p.m., is geared for family fun. The second session, 9-11 p.m., will be for the more mature crowd.

There will be door prizes, pizza, soda, and St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans at both sessions. Teams are $25 per person and registration must be submitted by March 6.

Details: Call 810-744-1840. — 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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