2008-02-14 / Scene

Community Briefs -- 2/14/08

Mary Lyn D’Aigle, left, and Cranberries Café owner Patty Plant stand next to D’Aigle’s artworks. D’Aigle is Cranberries’ featured artist of the month.Mary Lyn D’Aigle, left, and Cranberries Café owner Patty Plant stand next to D’Aigle’s artworks. D’Aigle is Cranberries’ featured artist of the month.Cranberries presents Artist of the Month
GOODRICH
— Mary Lyn D’Aigle is Cranberries Café’s featured artist of the month.
D’Aigle owns Imaginique Studios in Fenton with her husband, Paul. Her work combines her talent in photography with her love of computers to create a new line of virtual paintings, using photographs as the basis for her artwork.
The approach allows D’Aigle to work with clients’ photos to produce works of art, making a snapshot into an evocative wall décor. D’Aigle is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Detroit Professional Photographers Association. For details on her work and artistic services, call 810-593-4624.
Call Cranberries Café, 10250 Hegel Rd. in downtown Goodrich, at 810-636-3409 for details on the artist of the month selections. — J.N.

Red Party at Red Ink
FLINT — Red Ink Studios, 101 Burton St., hosts its Red Party from 7-11 p.m. tonight in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
The evening features dancing, drinks, music, art and romance. Brothers Groove jazz ensemble of Detroit performs live music and DJ Jimi Hendricks provides beats for dancing. Dinner is provided by The French Laundry of Fenton.
A unique feature of the Red Party will be a sale of heart-based art by Red Ink Artists, as well as an auction of museum-quality American Surrealist and celebrated new contemporary works from the collection of the Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco.
Tickets are $35 per person. For details, call 810-232-1354. — N.B.

Kids, pets and camp
BURTON — The Genesee County Humane Society hosts its first session of kids’ camp from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22.
The three-day camp, for area children ages 6-15, focuses on all aspects of pet care, such as pet grooming, shelter maintenance and dog agility training. Cost for the camp is $36 per child and registration is required. Payment is due with registration.
The Humane Society is located at 3325 S. Dort Hwy. For more information on the camp, contact Terry Rozyla, volunteer coordinator, at 810-744-0511. — N.B.

Winter Biker Rally
GOODRICH — Hogs in Ministry will host the 2008 End of Winter Biker Rally on March 9.
The ministry invites motorcyclists and others to experience church as they never have before, with a special guest speaker at 10:30 a.m.
The ministry is at The Point, 9430 Perry Rd., one-half mile west of M-15. The first 50 bikes (passengers not included) receive free T-shirts. For details, visit the ministry online at www.H-I-M.org. — J.N.

Brendel hosts
Mom to Mom sale
GRAND BLANC — The Brendel Elementary PTO is hosting a Mom to Mom sale Feb. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Brendel Elementary gym, 223 Bush St.
In addition to the Mom to Mom sale, the PTO is looking for any area vendors who might want to rent tables during the sale. The PTO welcomes all types of vendors. Vendors should call as soon as possible to reserve a spot as it will be first come, first served.
For more details about the fundraiser or to reserve a spot, call Kristie Metcalf at 810-953-9942. — K.S.

Genealogical Society meets at Heritage Musuem
GRAND BLANC — Want to learn more about the early days of baseball, when pitchers were called “hurlists,” batters were called “ballists” and the umpire wore a suit and top hat?
The Flint Genealogical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Genesee County Historical Society at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Grand Blanc Heritage Museum, 203 E. Grand Blanc Rd. Bruce Rubenstein will give a presentation on “Vintage Baseball,” exploring the early days of America’s pastime.
The Flint Genealogical Society hosts regular monthly meetings and welcomes people to attend and explore their family roots, techniques for tracing family histories and to share with the rest of the group.
For details about the Flint Genealogical Society, membership or events, call Lorene Wilson at 810-694-9196 or Jim Barrett at 810-919-5449. — J.N.

Pirate party workshop
FLINT — To complement its Treasure! exhibit, Sloan Museum hosts a Pirate Party workshop at 1 p.m. March 1.
Participants will visit several stations to practice math, science and social studies skills while counting, measuring and sorting pirate plunder. The workshop is recommended for children ages 4-6.
Cost is $7 per person and includes museum admission. Registration is required by calling 810-237-3400. — N.B.

Gigantic Mom
to Mom Sale
FLINT — St. Mark Lutheran Church and School, 5073 Daly Blvd., hosts a Mom to Mom sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 8 at the church, directly in front of Kearsley High School.
The sale is a chance for moms to sell or purchase items to other moms, and features like-new and gently used baby and kid’s clothes, toys, car seats, strollers, cradles, cribs, bikes, maternity clothes and other items.
Anyone interested in renting a table should contact Julie Kordyzon at 810-516-8685, or email jaw1014@yahoo.com. — J.N.

Telescope owners workshop
FLINT
— Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., hosts a new telescope owners workshop from 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 to teach people the best methods to use the scientific instrument.
Longway Planetarium Astronomer Richard Walker hosts the interactive workshop, showing individuals how to set up and balance their telescope. The workshop covers the different types of telescopes, eyepieces, barlows and calculating magnifications.
Cost for the workshop is $10 per person or $25 for a family of four, and is recommended for children ages eight and older. Preregistration is required.
For details and to fill out a registration form, call Longway Planetarium at 810-237-3400 or visit www.longway.org/classes.html. — N.B.

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