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Tobacco Free class offered at McLaren

FLINT — Seventy percent of smokers really do want to quit. McLaren invites you to take a big step to reaching your goal by attending a free class that will get you started on the journey to tobacco-free living. Tobacco treatment specialist Valerie McLeod will help participants: gain a better understanding of nicotine addiction, understand how smoking cessation medicines work, create a quit plan specific to your habit, and learn strategies to avoid relapse.

“First Step to Becoming Tobacco Free” is free and will take place May 28 from 6-7:30 p.m., at the McLaren Cancer Institute, 4100 Beecher Rd., Flint.

Light meal provided. Details: Call 810- 342-4473 or register online at G.G.

MCC Student Art Exhibit at Good Beans Café

FLINT — Mott Community College winter semester painting students have organized an exhibition that will be on display through June 30, at the Good Beans Cafe. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Good Beans Café is located at 328 N Grand Traverse St, Flint, and has long hosted art exhibits, concerts and stage performances. The Mott College painting students participating in the Good Beans Show are Casey Carter, Cora Doyle, Claude Miller, Rebecca Miller, Tom Myers, Gail Scott, Brenda Shively, Larissa Thompson, Brooke Vander Gronden, Marcia Watkins, Mary Williams and Joshua Williamson. MCC Fine Arts Professor John Dempsey organized the exhibition. — G.G.

Kidney group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group of Michigan will meet May 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington, Flint. Topic: “Recognizing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias.” Guest speaker: Jo Campbell, Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan. The meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call 810)232-8233 or 810-762- 8226. — G.G.

Call for art

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild announces its Fine Arts & Crafts Show on Sept. 13 and 14, at Elms Park. All fine art and craft artists are invited to partake in this event. Fee is $125 ($100 for Guild members). For additional information and applications, contact – L.R.

Music for Missions

GAINES – Local talent will perform when the Gaines United Methodist church hosts Music for Missions at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16. The church is located at 117 Clinton St. A freewill offering will be collected. – L.R.

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