In brief

FANG commander to speak to WFBA

FLINT TWP. — Patrick Richard, detective first lieutenant and section commander of the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 18 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Richard will talk about how FANG functions, its involvement in Flint Township, current drug trends, uses and effects and its impact on individuals, communities and businesses. Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller will give a five-minute update on local news. The meeting is open to the public. — R.S.

Library hosting book sale

FLINT TWP. — Friends of McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Road, will hold a book sale on Friday, February 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hardcover books will be priced 3 for $1 and paperbacks 5 for $1. — R.S.

Macy’s observing Black History Month

FLINT TWP. — Add Macy’s department store to the list of retailers sponsoring Black History Month events during February. Macy’s month-long “The Soul Era’’ observance looks back at one of history’s most important decades in fashion and includes in-store events at select stores and a sweepstakes to win a free trip to New York City and a $1000 shopping spree with celebrity stylist June Ambrose. More details are provided online at www1. month/overview — R.S.

Award-winning gospel group coming to church

FLINT TWP. — The Booth Brothers, a southern gospel music group, will be performing live in concert at the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 West Bristol Road on Saturday February 21 at 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to hear this award-winning trio (Ronnie, Micheal and Jim) sing. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 800-965-9324 or visit the church web site at ( or call the church at (810-235-5671). For tickets, go to html — R.S.

Valentine’s dinner fundraising at The Jewel

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Feb. 14 is just around the corner and The Jewel’s February Winter Dinner Show will feature the band Rodeo Drive for their Valentine’s Dinner and a very special Vow Renewal event for any couple for an extra $10. Fundraising proceeds from the evening will be donated to local soup kitchens. For more information on the Jewel and it’s events check them out online: P.S.

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