News Briefs

ITT offers new degree

SWARTZ CREEK — ITT Technical Institute, 6359 Miller Rd., now offers a new associate of applied science degree program in Mobile Communications Technology in its School of Information Technology.

ITT Tech’s Mobile Communications Technology program is designed to help graduates prepare for entry-level positions that involve implementing and supporting mobile wireless communications systems and devices. The curriculum focuses on analyzing, maintaining and troubleshooting electronic, digital and mobile wireless communications systems at both the component and system levels. For more information on ITT Technical Institutes,


Carmel, Indiana-based ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE: ESI) owns and operates more than 125 ITT Technical Institutes in 37 states across the country. ITT Technical Institutes offer technology-oriented degree programs to help students develop skills and knowledge they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields. More than 80,000 students are currently enrolled in ITT Technical Institutes. — N.B.

Drama Boosters group organizing

SWARTZ CREEK – Parents have started a Drama Booster Club for the High School Drama program. The club is looking for anyone who would like to support the arts by volunteering to use their life experiences and knowledge or just want to help with the high school plays from start to finish.

The group will be working with the drama, choir and band directors to help where needed and to assist the drama class and drama club as they work to get the performances ready. Volunteers do not have to have a child or grandchild in high school or the drama club; just a willingness to help the students. Those interested can contact Kelly or Teri Mitchell at 810-

635-4369 or e-mail

for more information and meeting time. — N.B.

SC Band Boosters Book Fair

FLINT TWP. — On Dec. 10, Swartz Creek Band Boosters hosts a book fair at Barnes and Noble at the Genesee Valley Mall.

The community is invited to come on in, do some Christmas shopping and have the boosters even wrap their gifts. The band will receive a percentage of all sales for the day. This is at no extra cost to attendees. Bring in the little ones for the Polar Express Story Time at 7 p.m. and listen to the sound of members from the middle school and high school bands performing throughout the afternoon and evening.

For those who cannot attend the book fair, Barnes and Noble will honor the boosters’ vouchers on Dec. 11 as well. To make things even simpler, individuals can place orders Dec. 10-15 by entering the code on the voucher at check-out. Family and friends are able to help support the boosters, even if they live out of state, by making a purchase using the voucher number, which is 10340339. Details: Contact Vicky at 810-635-9424. — N.B.

Art Guild announces art auction

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is sponsoring an art auction 1-5 p.m. Dec. 12. The fundraising event will be at the Senior Citizens Center of Swartz Creek, 8095 Civic Drive. Unique art pieces from artists from around Michigan will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this auction will assist the Guild to develop its teaching studios. The mission of the Guild is to promote interest in the visual arts in the greater Swartz Creek area. — N.B.

Artists displaying works at Ketzler’s Florist

SWARTZ CREEK — Three local artists will soon have their works on display at Ketzler’s Florist from Nov. 18-Dec.31. A reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Nov 18. Artists displaying their works are Penny Messer, photography; Charles Jackson, wood; Peggy Stull, paintings; and Leon Baker, photography. — N.B.

Holiday concert, art gala

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Fine Arts Department at Swartz Creek High School announces its first Holiday Concert and Art Gala Dec. 14 at the high school.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with the Art Gala in the cafeteria, followed by the Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the gym. The gala features artwork ranging from ceramics and sculpture to painting, drawing and cartoon graphics. The Holiday Concert features the SCHS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band.

Light refreshments will be served during the event. Details: Visit or call the high school at 810-591-1800. — N.B.

Art Guild seeking donations

SWARTZ CREEK — The recently-formed Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is seeking donations of money, goods and/or services for its upcoming art gallery at 8048 Miller Rd.

The gallery will be used for teaching art, as well as providing a space for local artists to show and sell their art to the public. The Guild has a list of items that are needed, and all donations are tax deductible. Details or to donate items: 810-449-3030. — N.B.

FOPL meetings

SWARTZ CREEK — Friends of the Perkins Library (FOPL) invites the community to its monthly meetings at Swartz Creek City Hall, 8083 Civic Dr. FOPL meets 6-8 p.m. the first

Monday of each month. Details: www.friendsoftheperkinslibrary.

org. — N.B.

PAWS needs VG’s receipts

SWARTZ CREEK — PAWS Animal Rescue collects VG’s receipts, and asks the community to send in their receipts to help the organization. Receipts can be sent to: PAWS Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 87, Swartz Creek, MI 48473. — N.B.

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