News Briefs

Public hearing on 2011 budget

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees will hold a final, public hearing for its 2011 departmental budget 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit www.flinttownship. org. — N.B.

Genesee Area Bead Society meets first Tuesday of month

SWARTZ CREEK — The Genesee Area Bead Society meets at First Baptist Church of Swartz Creek from 6-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month.

The society has speakers, demonstrations, potlucks, drawings, picnics and discount cards from three sponsoring bead shops. Other members of our group offer discounts as well.

A person’s first visit is free. Membership for the year is $10, which includes three “make and takes,” discount cards and more. The discount cards gives members a 10 percent discount all the time, and 20 percent off at the first full, three-day weekend of the month.

The three sponsoring shops are Beadin Mon’ on Miller Rd. in Flint Twp.; Bead Haven in Frankenmuth; and Beadifferant in Oxford. Attendance to the meetings is not required unless a member wants a “make and take.” Memberships are available by mail. Send SASE to: President Linda Wernette, 3109 Wagon Trail, Flint, MI 48507. Details or questions: Call 810-230-8580, 810-964-1926 or email — N.B.

ITT offers new degree in wireless communications

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.

Hopeful Hearts at C/A Senior Center

FLINT TWP. — Grace Hospice presents “Hopeful Hearts,” an ongoing grief support group, every other Wednesday at Carman Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd.

The group is facilitated by Goodman (Goodie) Cox and are held at 1 p.m. Future dates are Dec. 29. Details: Call 810-230-0127. — N.B.

Donations for Genesee Valley Trail taken at Senior Center

FLINT TWP. — Individuals interested in making donations to the Genesee Valley Trail project can make those donations at the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd. Those who donate will receive a receipt. Details: Call 810-732-6290. — 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. Details or to donate items: 810-449-3030. — 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.

Artists displaying works at Ketzler’s Florist

SWARTZ CREEK — Three local artists have their works on display at Ketzler’s Florist through Dec. 31. Artists displaying their works are Penny Messer, photography; Charles Jackson, wood; Peggy Stull, paintings; and Leon Baker, photography. — N.B.

Workshops at Art Gallery

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Art Gallery, 8048 Miller Rd., will hold a variety of workshops for budding artists beginning Jan. 5.

The workshops, which run 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings, will be taught by Tonya Henderson-Rollyson. On Jan. 5, the workshop is “Art Marketing Series: Writing Your Bio” and costs $20. On Jan. 12, the workshop is “Art Marketing Series: Writing Your Statement” and is $20. On Jan. 19, the workshop is “Art Marketing Series: Preparing Your Resume & Portfolio” and costs $20. On Jan. 26, the workshop is “Critique & Mentoring” and costs $10.

On Feb. 2 and 9, the workshop is “Introduction to Acrylics” and costs $50. On Feb. 16, the workshop is “Critique & Mentoring” and costs $10. On Saturday, March 19, Henderson-Rollyson offers an Acrylic Painting Workshop from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for $95.

Fees for the workshops can be paid to the Swartz Creek Area Art Guild (SCAAG) at the gallery prior to the start of class. Details: Call 810-449-3030 or 810-630-6076. — N.B.

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