In brief

New Century Chorale to host food drive concert

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The New Century Chorale of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 9020 S. Saginaw, will host their Annual Harvest of Song to benefit a local charity—this year’s being The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The event will take place Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. and will feature a good will donation and a portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to this worthy cause. Concert attendees may also contribute non-perishable food and personal care items. — P.S.

Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture at FIA on Nov. 4

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will present the lecture Sweet are Your Charms: Portrait Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia by Trudy Kawami, Ph.D. Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.

The Annual Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture addresses the topics of art, religion and history prior to the 19th century and is free to the public.

The Flint Institute of Arts is located just two blocks off I-475 in the Flint Cultural Center between the University of Michigan- Flint and Mott Community College. The lecture is free to the public.

Details: Call 810-234-1695 or visit G.G.

Boys and Girls Club and FSPA join in program

FLINT — Today (Oct. 22) American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Curriculum Certified faculty member, Karen Mills Jennings, from the Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) welcomes Flint area children and will guide them through a fun activity based movement class designed to introduce them to the art form of classical ballet. The class will be conducted for no charge and will be held at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 7-9 and 6:45 pm-7:45 pm for ages 10-12. The class will include:

Details: Call 810-238-1350 Ext. 137. — G.G.

SPROUT’s Healthy Halloween is Oct. 24

FLINT — Food Day is a year round nationwide celebration of eating healthy foods that were produced “with care for the environment, animals and the men and women who grow and harvest it.” (

This weeklong celebration will end with the SPROUT Coalition’s Healthy Halloween on Oct. 24 at the Flint Farmers’ Market. Healthy Halloween will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Flint Farmers’ Market located at 300 East First Street in Downtown Flint. The event will begin in the Market’s Community Room and at 10 a.m. trick or treating will begin.

Details: Call 810-257-3612. — G.G.

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