In brief

C-A hosting band event

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Band and Orchestra Department will host the Michigan Schools Band and Orchestra Festival District Three Honors Band at Carman Ainsworth High School on February 24-25. Events run from Friday from 4-8 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Schools from Mid-Michigan that are scheduled to perform include C-A, Bendle, Lapeer Zimmer, Imlay City, Birch Run, Atherton and Grand Blanc Middle School among others — R.S.

Name change meeting

FLINT TWP. — The township’s Suggestion Committee is scheduled to meet again at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Feb. 23. The group will discuss the pros and cons of changing the township’s name. — R.S.

Help fight illiteracy

FLINT TWP. —Would you like to help adults and children in the community learn to read, get math help, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process? The Genesee County Literacy Coalition is offering two training sessions for tutors, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and March 4. The training will be held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Road, Flint. Tutor Requirements: Finish both training sessions for tutor certification, High School Diploma or GED and provide 2 or more free hours of tutoring per week. Training fees include $15 for a tutor book that will be reimbursed after completing one year of service. For more information call 810-919-5078 or email gclc_ — R.S.

Free tax help offered

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition is providing free income tax preparation for people with low to moderate incomes, from February through April. For times, places and more information go online to tax-assistance-program. — R.S.

Blues musician to Headline ‘Tunes & Ties’ gala

FLINT — Accomplished blues and boogie woogie pianist Mark L. Braun, a 1975 graduate of Southwestern High School, will play a few numbers during the Tunes & Ties fundraising gala, taking place 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Flint Golf Club. The event is part of a yearlong fundraising campaign to benefit the YouthQuest After School Initiative and will culminate with an especially unique journey that involves transporting a 385-pound piano on a tricycle built for three from Flint to Mackinac Island this summer. Tickets are $100 per person and include valet parking, coat check, hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine, and the concert. Details: Call (810) 600-4072 or go online to award-winning-blues-musician-markbraun headline-tunes-ties-gala-2/ — R.S.

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