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New Year’s party at the Senior Center

FLINT TWP. — A free New Year’s Eve Afternoon Gala is being planned from 1-3 p.m., on Friday, December 29, at the Senior Citizens Center, 2071 Graham Road.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served and music provided by the Fairlanes & DeVilles. Attendance is limited to 100 people. To reserve your seat, call 810-732-6290. — R.S.

Church offering money management classes

FLINT TWP. — Looking for financial peace in 2018? A place to start is by enrolling in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University – a nine week workshop created by well-known financial advisor Dave Ramsey, to be offered starting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W Bristol Rd. Ramsey is the author of the New York Times business bestseller “Financial Peace.,” credited with helping thousands of people to understand the forces behind financial distress and how to set things right- financially, emotionally, and spiritually. The Central class will impart practical, easy to follow methods to gain financial control and build security. For more information, call the church at 810- 235-5671. — R.S.

New Years’ Eve at the Whiting

FLINT — The Whiting’s annual NYE Gala will be held from 8-11:55 p.m., Dec. 31. Join them for Flint’s finest tradition and ring in the New Year with style, including a 3-course dinner catered by Andiamo, dancing and live music by the Cliff Monear Group, featuring Mr. “Sounds of Sinatra” Mark Randisi and The Motor City Horns, as well as a roaring big band. Also drinks, prizes and a live auction. For more information visit thewhiting.com. — P.S.

Flint-town Countdown New Year’s Eve Event

FLINT — Join Black Tie Productions, Townsquare Media and the Flint DDA 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on December 31, as they transform the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St., into a 2-level mega New Year’s Eve Party with big city lighting, a major big bass sound system and fireworks at midnight. There will be two areas with DJs and live music. For details on different level entertainment packages visit FlintTownCountDown.com. – P.S.

African American film series

FLINT — Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to host the third annual African American Film Series. Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. for each date. The series takes place once a month through February. Currently showing Thursday, January 11 – I Am Not Your Negro (www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com). Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America based on his unfinished novel, “Remember This House”. Rated PG-13. Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. Films begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 300. Suggested donation is $2 per person. Following each film, there will be a brief discussion about the themes in the films. For more information visit communitiesfirstinc.org P.S.


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