Fun events at district library in April
FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township- McCarty Library will present Turn Your Treasures into Cash on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will learn how to mine their own home for sellable items to make extra money using eBay and other e-commerce sites. The Genesee Valley Center Nonfiction Book Club will meet April 18 at 7 p.m. The group will discuss popular and stimulating books and enjoy friendly conversation. Monthly meetings are laid back and open to all opinions related to the book’s contents. Future books are voted upon by the group. — R.S.
Organization offering free prom dresses
GENESEE COUNTY — As prom season approaches so does the need for young girls to find the perfect dress. For those who can’t afford one, there is My Dreams Do Come True, a nonprofit at 3134 Saginaw Street in Burton that exists for the sole purpose of providing special occasion formal wear to young women with financial need. Those who qualify for a free dress with accessories must make an appointment to visit the MDDCT boutique, which also is accepting donations of gently used dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry and cash. For more information or to make an appointment, call 810-334-5427. — R.S.
MCC Fine Arts Gallery to feature artist Eric Staib
FLINT — The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Lansing area artist and educator Eric Staib titled reuse – mixed media paintings and drawings on found materials. The exhibition will be in the gallery from April 10-25.
In addition, Staib will give a public presentation about his work and life on Tuesday, April 18, at noon in the Visual Arts and Design Center, room 129. Staib, who is dyslexic and barely graduated from high school, realized that he needed to pursue higher education in order to be able to contribute to society. He started by attending a fine arts music school in Los Angeles, California, and upon returning to Michigan was awarded a two-year music scholarship from Jackson Community College, and then a percussion scholarship to attend Michigan State University, where he received a degree in interdisciplinary humanities with an emphasis in horticulture, percussion and studio art. He then received post-graduate certification in K-12 art education from Saginaw Valley State University.
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.