2017-12-28 / Living

In brief

Used Book Sale

GRAND BLANC — Friends of the Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., will hold a used book sale on Jan. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., Jan. 11 from noon to 8 p.m., Jan. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Jan. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 810-695-5310 for more information. — P.S.

Ribbet, it’s COLD outside

GOODRICH — The Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Rd., will present Ribbet, it’s COLD outside on Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. Learn where snakes, frogs and turtles go in the winter at this hibernation-centered, hands-on animal workshop. Call 810-636-2489 for more information. — P.S.

Friday Night Karaoke and DJ

GRAND BLANC TWP. — V.F.W. Post 822, G-5065 S. Saginaw Rd. St. will host Karaoke and DJ by D&M DJ Service. Public welcome every Friday 8 p.m.- 12 a.m. No cover charge. For more information contact Nancy at 810- 691-4804 or nlockhart33@icloud.com P.S.

New Years’ Eve at the Whiting

FLINT — The Whiting’s annual NYE Gala will be held 8-11:55 p.m., Dec. 31. Join them for Flint’s finest tradition and ring in the New Year with style, including a 3-course dinner catered by Andiamo, dancing and live music by the Cliff Monear Group, featuring Mr. “Sounds of Sinatra” Mark Randisi and The Motor City Horns, as well as a roaring big band. Also drinks, prizes and a live auction. For more information visit thewhiting.com. — P.S.

Flint-town Countdown New Year’s Eve Event

FLINT — Join Black Tie Productions, Townsquare Media and the Flint DDA 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on December 31, as they transform the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St., into a 2-level mega New Year’s Eve Party with big city lighting, a major big bass sound system and fireworks at midnight. There will be two areas with DJs and live music. For details on different level entertainment packages visit FlintTownCountDown.com. — G.G.

African American film series

FLINT — Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to host the third annual African American Film Series. Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. for each date. The series takes place once a month through February. Currently showing Thursday, January 11 – I Am Not Your Negro (www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com). Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America based on his unfinished novel, “Remember This House”. Rated PG-13. Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. Films begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 300. Suggested donation is $2 per person. Following each film, there will be a brief discussion about the themes in the films. For more information visit communitiesfirstinc.org — P.S.

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