2017-09-14 / Living

In brief

Diabetes Prevention

FLINT — Residents at risk for pre-diabetes, a serious health condition affecting 2.6 million Michiganders and often leading to type 2 diabetes can get help at a Diabetes Prevention Program on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. and the first class is Thursday, Sept. 21 at the same time and location; the UM-Flint Recreation Center, Room 11, 401 Mill St. A risk test will also be provided at the information session. To register or for more information, visit www.nkfm.org/dpp or call 810-232-0522 or 800-482-1455. — P.S.

Classic cars and Soul’d Out to benefit FIM

FLINT — Flint Institute of Music (FIM) presents Cars and Bars, from 5-10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, at Bobby’s Warehouse, 1111 James P. Cole Blvd., Flint, MI 48503. A fundraising event hosted by Dr. Bobby Mukkamala to support FIM and Sloan Museum. Bring your own classic ride and join the party! Over 35 classic to new vehicles, including favorite models from movies and television will be on display with a live performance by Soul’d Out and food from Brick Street Bar & Grill and more. Sponsorship Opportunities available, contact Michelle Minarik at 810-237-3110 or http://thefim.org/ michelle-minarik — P.S.

Special FIA exhibit

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts presents Size Matters: Big & Small Works from the FIA Collection, featuring objects both gigantic and diminutive, dating from the 1700s to the present day. This exhibit begins in the Hodge Gallery of the Flint Institute of Arts on Saturday, Sept.16 through Dec. 30. For more information, please call 810-234-1695 or visit www.flintarts.org. — P.S.

Ceramic exhibit at FIA

FLINT — A special exhibit of ceramics, “The Art of Containment” features a 30-year collection of over 100 contemporary ceramic objects from a Bloomfield Hills resident as part of the re-opening events scheduled at the Flint Institute of Arts which re-opens to normal operating hours Saturday, September 16. The re-opening also features “Size Matters: Big & Small Works from the FIA”, a collection of the eccentric vision of William Stolpin. Visitors can see the exhibit starting Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. For hours and other information, please call 810- 234-1695 or visit www.flintarts.org. — P.S.

Kidney Cancer meeting

FLINT — The Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint. will host weekly informational meetings regarding kidney cancer related issues. All meetings open to the public and the next speaker, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. will be Ms. Nateeba Massey of the National Kidney Foundation’s Flint office on the topic of Diabetes and Cancer. For Further information contact Professor Frank Friedman 810-232-8233 or Lori Burger at GHCI 810-762-8226.— P.S.

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