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Viola Bray grants $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club band

FLINT — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant award from the Viola Bray Charitable Trust administered by US Trust in support of the organizations’ Steel Drum Band program.

Instructor Jim Coviak introduced the Steel Drum program to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint in early 2013. Coviak said, “Over 200 children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint have participated in the Steel Drum Band program since it was introduced a little over two years ago. I am very excited about the progress and success that we have already experienced with this program.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint’s programming focuses on three priority outcomes: Academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. Currently the Club has more than 2,400 registered members ages 7 to 17.

It is the objective to offer youth a fun, safe place in a positive environment where they can engage in great and meaningful programs during the school year, as well as during the summer. With the generous support of the Viola Bray Charitable Trust gift supporting the Steel Drum Band program, our youth will have an opportunity to engage in a unique program that can change their lives forever.

The public is welcome to tour the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint. For questions or to schedule a tour, please call 810-249-3413. — G.G.

CAMS Theater Winter Production coming up

FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to come see “Left in the Wicker Basket or Right under the Ol’ Boarding School Steps,” the first mellow drama put on by the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Theater Group. Show times are at 7 p.m. January 13-15. Tickets costs are $5 for adults, and $3 for students. Senior citizens and children under 3 are admitted free. For more information, please contact Mr. Lichtenberg in room 804. — R.S.

Early childhood program available

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Early Head Start is currently accepting applications from pregnant women and children under three who live in the Bendle or C-A school districts. The program includes regular home visits and family support, quality classroom experiences, parent-child activities, support for children with special needs and information about transportation resources. Enrollment is based on availability of space and is free to families who meet federal program eligibility requirements. Details: Call 810-591-7236. — R.S.

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