In brief

Kidney cancer support group to meet March 5

FLINT — This is the 10th year of the Kidney Cancer Support group. All programs are open to the public. They meet at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, Robt. T. Longway Blvd.

The first meeting is ALZHEIMER’S: Past, Present and Future, with guest speaker Jo Campbell, March 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The second meeting is April 12, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Julie Feeny, representative of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

The third meeting is May 10, from 1-3 p.m. with Dr. Mark Roby, “Survival Skills for cancer patient.”

Details: Call 810 232-8233 or 810-762- 8226. — G.G.

Free speaking event regarding shipwreck

FLINT — Tragedy and Discovery off the Shipwreck Coast: The Wreck of the Schooner NELSON, with guest speaker: Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Feb. 16, from 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.). This event is for adults and is at the Sloan Museum in Flint. Fee: Adults $10, Seniors $9. Tickets are on sale now. Members: Adults $9, Seniors $8. “First Disaster of the Season” was one headline that described the May 1899 shipwreck of the schooner NELSON, which went down so quickly that one eyewitness said she sank as “quickly as one could snuff out a candle!” She sank on Lake Superior’s southeast shoreline, in the vicinity of the Deer Park Life-Saving Station. Discover the dramatic story of the schooner NELSON in this exciting program!

Fee includes admission to visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition the evening of the lecture. Advance registration required. Details: Call 810-237-3409. — G.G.

Local vocalist to perform at MCC Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 9

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Alumni Association is partnering with The Foundation for Mott Community College in celebration of Black History Month with a Salute to the Soulful Sounds of African American Female Singers, the college’s tribute to African-American culture and history.

The luncheon event features vocals by Flint’s own Gwen Pennyman-Hemphill and African-American cuisine prepared by MCC’s Culinary Arts program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9, in the Applewood Café on the MCC main campus, 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. The public is invited. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 810-762-0536. — G.G.

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