2018-05-10 / News

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Depot to host Mother’s Day event

FLUSHING — The Flushing Area Museum (The Depot), 431 W. Main St., will be open on Mother’s Day, May 13 from 1 to 4 PM. Summer hours will be Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Memorial week and July 4th week. Admission is free. We have four entirely new displays set up for our summer season. In the south room we have “Vintage Typewriters” and “Transistor Radios”. The transistor radio display features several typical pocket radios from 1955 to 1980. The typewriter display features 8 distinctly different machines from our collection. In the center room, there is a collection of metal toy cars dating from 1910 to the mid 1930’s. In the North room, there is a display of larger toy cars dating from 1940 to the early 1950’s. — G.G.

Concert at Unitarian Universalist Church

FLINT TWP. — “Uplifting Spirits,” a benefit concert for Puerto Rico, featuring the University of Michigan-Flint Jazz Combo will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint on May 12, from 6-9 p.m. The church is located at 2474 South Ballenger Highway, Flint, MI 48507. Vocalists Alexandra Cubero-Matos and Paige Moses, who specializes in jazz-funk stylings, will join the Jazz Combo. Other musical guests are also expected to perform. Admission to the concert is $15, payable at the door. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Tax-deductible proceeds will be used to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico which is still struggling to recover from the damage caused by two hurricanes in Sept. 2017. Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts are complicated by crushing debt load totaling more than $70 billion. Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church have established a $2,500 matching fund for those wishing to make additional contributions to the relief effort. Every dollar donated will be matched by another dollar from the matching fund. Checks can be made out the the UU Church of Flint;”Puerto Rico” should be noted on the check. The concert is supported by UM-Flint Chancellor Susan Borrego and Roxanna Duntley-Matos, president of the Organization of Latino Social Workers-Michigan. Proceeds from the concert will primarily fund a humanitarian, musical mission by UM-Flint Jazz Combo who will travel to Cidra, Puerto Rico starting May 26. — G.G.

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