2010-04-08 / Scene

Community Briefs

Buckham Gallery hosts opening reception

FLINT — Location plays a significant role in everyone's life. Where we've been, where we've gone and where we're going are questions so common we rarely take time to stop and think about how location effects our everyday life.

Buckham Gallery's next art exhibit, “take place”, will feature mixed media visual art work that focuses on and highlight location by artists John Dempsey of Flint; Jessica Gondek of Motgomery, IL; De'Anne de Simone of East Lansing; and Curtis Rhodes of Marcellus.

The opening reception for 'take place' is 6 to 9 p.m. April 9 at the gallery, 134 W Second St. The show is in conjunction with Art Walk in downtown Flint. The gallery will except donations and provide refreshments.

Gallery hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 'take place' will remain on display until May 1.

Buckham Gallery is an artist-run, not-for-profit exhibition and performance space. The gallery was established in 1984 as a center for innovative and diverse contemporary visual and performance art for Flint and surrounding areas. The artistmember volunteers who run the gallery are eager to exhibit artists from as many diverse locations as possible. It is the philosophy of the gallery to create an open atmosphere which allows both emerging and established artists to take charge of their own creative pursuits. — G.G.

Spring Break Happenings

FLINT — Longway Planetarium is the place to be through April 9.

During that week, each day Our

Place Space will be shown at 12:30 p.m. and Lasers of Oz at 2 p.m. Details for these shows are below.

There is also a Spring Break camp great for 6–9 year olds. From 9 a.m.–12 p.m. each day, children explore Predators, Sloan Museum’s latest traveling exhibit.

They will link food chains together to make a giant food web and use markers to camouflage your own wooden snake and lizard to take home. Dissect owl pellets and classify the bones you find. Investigate adaptations while you build your model predator.

Cost for the Spring Break Camp is $60 child, $55 Annual Pass Holder Club Members. Details: Call 810-237-3400 or visit


McLaren Community Wellness and Fitness Program

FLINT — McLaren’s Community Wellness and Fitness Program is now offering a new class called Functional Exercise. This class provides low-impact, low-aerobic exercise for individuals who have difficulty participating in regular exercise programs. Individuals who have diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, bariatric conditions and other medical illnesses are encouraged to participate. Classes are on going and are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at McLaren’s Medical Education Building.

Functional Exercise Classes will be held at McLaren’s Medical Education Building, G-3230 Beecher Rd., Flint (go to the lower level conference room). Cost-$30 for eight sessions or $5 per class. Registration is requested, however, walk-ins are welcome. To register call 810-342-5558. — G.G. Church bazaar

BURTON — Beulah Land Christian Center, 3345 S. Genesee, announces its third Church Bazaar Fundraiser 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 17.

Admission is free and the bazaar features a wide variety of vendors and crafters that will be on hand for unique and quality Mother's Day and graduation gifts. Details or vendor information: E-mail blcc_email@yahoo.com or call Joyce at 810-513-3335. — N.B.

Send VG’s receipts to Humane Society

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County, 3325 S. Dort Hwy., is collecting VG’s receipts to help feed and house its shelter pets.

Community members can clip off the bottom part of the receipt that says “Community Share Points” and send them to: ATTN: Terry Rozyla, The Humane Society of Genesee County, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., PO Box 190138, Burton, MI

Worship 48519- 0138. — N.B. FISH meetings

GRAND BLANC — FISH of Grand Blanc announces its schedule of monthly meetings now through June. The group, which meets 11:30 a.m. at Mason Elementary, will convene April 12, May 5 and June 2. — N.B.

McLaren offers chronic sisease self-management class

FLINT — McLaren’s Wellness Program is now offering a Chronic Disease Self-Management Class. This class uses the PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) method to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with chronic health conditions to improve their health and manage their symptoms.

Classes are Tuesdays from 9:30- 11:30 p.m. at the McLaren Wellness Center-Bristol Place, G- 4466 W. Bristol Road, Flint (3rd Floor Conference Room), Six sessions

cost $30. Class size is limited,

pre-registration required by calling

Worship 810-342-5558.

This class adapted from Michigan Partners on the PATH. For more information go to

mclarenregional.org or MIpath.org.

— G.G.

Quilt Show and Fine Arts Festival

COLUMBIAVILLE — Organizers the Fifth Annual Quilt Show and Fine Arts Festival set for 10 a.m.-p.m. April 17 at the Columbiaville Methodist Church, 4696 Pine St. are seeking local talent in fine arts and quilt departments. Artists in either of those categories who would like to display their work can contact Sandy Chaffer, 810-793- 4722 or JoEllen Curtis, 810-793- 2090 or Betty Card, 810-664-7395 or Cheryl Clark, c@clark.gs. — E.Maple Syrup fest

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Historical Museum will host a Maple Syrup Fest and Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon April 17 at the Imaly City Eagles Hall on Almont Avenue. — E.C.

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