In brief



Educator Reception at B&N this weekend

FLINT TWP. — A place to mingle, browse and see what’s new is in store for local educators invited to attend an Educator Reception, hosted by Barnes & Noble bookstore, 4370 Miller Rd., at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall.

The special event at 10 a.m. Jan. 11, will offer an opportunity to taste new foods, paired with coffee and tea, according to the event announcement. There will also be goodie bags and giveaways. RSVPs are requested.

Events for educators are regular hosted by Barnes & Noble stores chainwide. Some feature guest speakers and others highlight new books for educators. It is an opportunity for teachers to learn about B & N programs and special discounts for educators.

B & N stores also host an Educator Appreciation Week in the fall. — R.S.

Community Awards dinner

FLINT TWP. — The Greater Flint Area Arbor of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society will host its Community Service Recognition Award (CSRA) dinner and awards presentation from 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Ballenger Auditorium at McLaren Flint Hospital, 401 S. Ballenger Highway.

State Representative Pam Faris will present State of Michigan special recognition awards. John Cherry, former Michigan lieutenant governor will also attend.

Congressional Certificates of Recognition have been obtained for honorees by Rafael Turner, a Mott College board member.

Being honored are four active volunteers:

• Adult CSRA — Denise Osman for her dedicated service to the McLaren Hospital Auxiliary where she serves as treasurer.

• Senior CSRA — Kathy Carrithers for her service to the McLaren Hospital Auxiliary where she serves as president; she also serves on the McLaren Foundation and in church and community groups.

• Youth CSRA — Dakota Taubitz for his service at his church and in community service activities including Flint Township Park clean up and beautification as part of Join Hands Day on the first Saturday in May each year. — R.S.

McLaren seeks volunteers

FLINT — To help someone, have fun, meet new friends and become a team member, volunteer at McLaren Flint. Here are just a few of the many services are listed below:

• Hospitality House

• Heart and Vascular

• Radiology

• Information Desk/Greeter

• Patient Relations

• Special Assignments

• Surgical Lounge

• Gift Cart/Gift Shop

• Fund Raising

• Sewing

• Cancer Institute

Auxiliary Applications are online at www.McLaren.org or call 810-342-2115 to have one mailed to you. — G.G.


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