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Marbles Tournament for boys and girls age 7-14

SWARTZ CREEK — The marbles club at New Life Wesleyan Church in Swartz Creek on Linden south of Maple is having a tournament April 9 at 10:30 a.m. for boys and girls who reside in Genesee County, aged 7 to 14, on June 10. The boy and girl winner will be eligible to go to the National Marbles Tournament in Wild Wood New Jersey in June to compete.

The tournament to find the Genesee County champion is free. The winning boy and girl will have to pay their own costs to attend the National Marbles Tournament in June.

Details: Visit G.G.

Kidney cancer support group to meet April 12

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 next 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 final 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.

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to feature Flint artist Kranz

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of paintings by Flint area artist and Art Faculty at Mott Community College, Tim Kranz titled Somewhere in Between. His work will be in the gallery through April 4. Tim Kranz received a MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design, a BFA from University of Michigan-Flint, and was a student at Mott Community College, 1995 – 1998. He has exhibited his work at Buckham Gallery and Greater Flint Arts Council in Flint, Pure Flint–A Collective of Flint City Artists, Spiral Gallery, and Greater Michigan Arts Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts. His work can be found in the collection of Kettering University, and many private collections around the United States.

In an excerpt from his Artist Statement, Kranz writes: “The paintings and their specific images and subjects included in this exhibition were chosen for various educational, personal and compositional reasons. Additionally, the approaches I took to many of these works allowed me to explore psychology in a variety of ways throughout the last several years.”

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Art and Design office at 810-762- 0443. — G.G.

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