In brief

Church hosting euchre tournament

FLINT TWP. — St. George Eastern Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road, is sponsoring a Euchre tournament on Friday, November 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be cash prizes and food available for purchase. Details: 810-732- 0720. — R.S.

Film series begins

FLINT — Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to host the third annual African American Film Series beginning Nov. 2. Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. for each date. The series takes place once a month through February starting with: Thursday, Nov. 2, “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life,” which illustrates how the legendary first African American animator at Disney continues to impact animation and stir up his own brand of “trouble”. Thursday, Dec. 14 features “The 13th”, a thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. On Thursday, Jan.11, “I Am Not Your Negro,” where writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America. Thursday, Feb. 8, features “STEP,” a movie documenting the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. Films begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to the first 300 guests and there is a suggested donation of $2 per person. Following each film, there will be a brief discussion about the themes in the films. For more information visit — P.S.

Motown the Musical tickets on sale now

FLINT — “Motown the Musical,” the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more, will be shown Nov. 3 to 4 at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. Tickets and more information available at — P.S.

Peak Sports registering kids

FLINT TWP. — Registrations are being taken for Peak Sports, a basketball and cheerleading league for children in first through sixth grade, sponsored by the Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road. Cost is $65 per child. Peak Sports divides players according to ability and height, as well as practice availability and volunteer coaches’ schedules, to create balanced teams of similar talent. Register online at goto/ forms/11/responses/new or call 810- 235-5671 for more information. — R.S.

Dinner is served at the V.F.W.

FLINT TWP. — Fish Dinners on Fridays and Home Style Meals on Mondays are now being sold from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Swartz Creek V.F.W. Post 3720, 3131 Elms Rd. Monday menus includes Home Style Meals, soups and sandwiches. For more information, call (810) 635-9792. — R.S.

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