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Volunteers needed for FIM event

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Music is hosting its first Hops & Pops Beer Tasting. The event promises to be a festive and fun time for all participants and volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the Dec. 17 event. VIP Hour is 5-6 p.m. and the Main Event is 6-10 p.m.

Details: Call 810-237-3110. — G.G.

Christmas pet photos at Doogies Supercenter

DAVISON TWP. — Pet photos with Santa at Doogie’s Supercenter, 8463 Davison Road, are Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 5”x7” photos are $5 each and all proceeds benefit Love Rescued Me Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. Details: Call 810-652-3664. — G.G.

Baker College continues 2017 winter enrollment

FLINT TWP. — Enrollment for 2017 winter quarter is ongoing for new and returning students at Baker College’s Flint Township campus, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint. On-ground classes begin Jan. 9; the two sessions of online classes begin Jan. 5, and Feb. 16.

Enrollment deadlines for new students vary; the earliest is Dec. 22.

Classes are offered on a quarter basis for 2017 winter, spring and summer sessions and will transition to semesters beginning fall 2017. Financial assistance is available to students, including scholarships, grants, low-interest loans and work-study programs. For more information, contact Kevin Pnacek in the admissions office at kevin. or 810-766-4000. Students may schedule an appointment via the Baker College website, — G.G.

State of Michigan honored for Cybersecurity Strategy

LANSING —The state of Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget is being honored for its demonstrated leadership in cybersecurity with a CSO50 award. The annual awards recognize 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership.

“Being recognized with a CSO50 Award validates the hard work of government and private-sector partners to protect all Michiganders in the event of a cyber attack,” said David Behen, DTMB director and state chief information officer.

Michigan was specifically recognized for the creation of a comprehensive Cyber Disruption Response Plan. This plan provides a framework for responding to cyber threats and identifies roles for various public and private organizations. The standardized responses protect the health, safety and economic interests of Michigan’s residents and organizations by reducing the impact of cyber-related events. — G.G.

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