In brief

The Bear Trap at MCC set for April 11

FLINT — The public is invited to join the excitement at The Bear Trap, an entrepreneurship competition held on Mott Community College’s main campus and inspired by ABC’s hit reality business show “Shark Tank.”

Scheduled for April 11 in the MCC Event Center, The Bear Trap is an event free and open to the public.

The Bear Trap at MCC is a contest for budding entrepreneurs of different ages, high school students, MCC students and residents of Genesee, Lapeer and Livingston counties, who will vie for a variety of prizes designed to kick-start their businesses.

The Bear Trap follows the Nov. 1 Ballenger Lecture Series program that featured ABC’s “Shark Tank” Star and FUBU clothing line founder Daymond John.

Details: Call 810-762-0429. — G.G.

Flint River Wild Ones support native plants

FLINT — A screening of The Quest for Local Honey will take place April 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Mott Community College’s Regional Technology Center, room 1301, located at 1401 E. Court Street in Flint.

The event will feature a free local food dinner with a menu of foods pollinated by bees. There will also be vendors on hand selling native plants, products made from things that bees make and bee equipment.

Please RSVP by calling 810-275-8822, or 810-275-8822, or e-mail — G.G.

UM-Flint students volunteer to help peers

FLINT — For the past few months, 20-25 UM-Flint accounting students have spent hundreds of volunteer hours every Saturday at the Flint Library helping the public file their income tax returns.

So far this year, the students have helped more than 400 taxpayers file returns, according to faculty advisor, Cathleen Miller, Ph.D., CPA.

The student volunteers will be available April 13 at Riverfront Room 2321 beginning at 9 a.m. The students will not do itemized returns or self employment returns. — G.G.

Kidney cancer support group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet April 23 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington, Flint. Featured speaker is Dr. Elizabeth l. Heath, MD/FACP, Associate Professor of Oncology, Wayne State University, Research Director, Karmanos Cancer Institute.

The topic is “Dose Does Matter in Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment.”

The group is open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226. — G.G.

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