In brief

GFAC announces 11th Cool City Art Auction

FLINT — More than 400 Works of fine art will be auctioned by silent bidding at the 11th Annual Cool City Art Auction, March 28, from 6-10 p.m. Catered food, beer/ wine, and live entertainment are included with admission. Each organization will keep their ticket sales and the proceeds from their auction. You may purchase your ticket from the organization of your choice.

The event will be held at the following locations: Greater Flint Creative Allian ce, Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St.; Buckham Gallery, 134 ½ W. Second St.; Aerosol and Audio Festival, Wade Trim Square, 555 S. Saginaw St.; Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St.

Four Silent Auctions for one great admission price: $25 advance purchase, $30 at the door.

Details: Call 810-238-ARTS (2787) or visit — G.G.

MCC to present free Story Hour Series for children

FLINT — A story hour program designed for children ages 2 to 7 and their parents and caregivers is being presented by Mott Community College again this year.

The storytellers, students enrolled in English Professor Heather Sisto’s “Introduction to Storytelling” class (English -211), will be participating in MCC’s Second Annual Story Hour Series to fulfill a community service requirement of the course.

The Story Hour Series will be held in the Trustee Hall of the MCC Event Center, located adjacent to the MCC Library at 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. This event is free and open to the public.

Three Story Hour sessions are scheduled at the following times: 9:30-10:30 am on Friday, March 28; 11 am to 12 noon on March 28 and 1-2 p.m. on March 29. Sisto, coordinator of the Story Hour series, will attend each session. For more information, contact Sisto at — G.G.

Telescope workshop for new users at Longway

FLINT — A telescope workshop will be held March 22 at the Longway Planetarium, 1310 Kearsley St. Find out how to properly use your telescope with this interactive workshop presented by Longway Planetarium Astronomer, Richard Walker. Explore different types of telescopes, eye pieces, Barlow’s and calculating magnifications. Discover how to line up the finder scope, what to look at and what you actually see. Also discover useful magazines, charts, books and other publications. Ages 8 and up suggested. Registration required. Reserve your space early as space is limited. Check-in at 8:30 a.m. Class 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost: $10 individual, $25 per family (up to 4 people). — G.G.

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