2018-01-11 / Living

In brief

Special Education public hearings to be held

STATEWIDE — The Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education will conduct four public hearings to receive public comment on proposed procedures for Significant Disproportionality (more information at link below). Hearings will be held on the proposed rules on: • Feb. 6, 4 p.m.—6 p.m. at University Center Gaylord, 80 Livingston Blvd, Gaylord, MI 49735 • Feb. 13, 5 p.m.—7 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, 925 S Creyts Road, Ballroom E, Lansing, MI 48917 • Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m.—5 p.m. at Northern Michigan University, The Don H. Bottum University Center, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855 http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/ OSE_ Public_ Hearing_ 609854_ 7.pdf — P.S.

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 Jan. 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.

Starting a Business?

FLINT — Michigan Small Business Development Center (MISBDC) I-69 Trade Corridor Region and Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host a starting a business seminar, from 1- 3:30 p.m., Jan. 17, at Oak Business Center, 2712 N. Saginaw Street. Tickets available at www.member.flintandgenesee.org More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/163997424218501— P.S.

FAHS holding ‘Show and Tell’ meeting

FLUSHING – Flushing Area Historical Society will hold its annual Show and Tell meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Flushing Depot, 431 W. Main St. The FAHS is asking guests and visitors to bring any items that are unusual, are being collected or are significant to the Flushing area. In the past, they have had historical pictures, kitchen and farm items, collectables, “quack” medical equipment, railroad items, unidentifiable tools, several mechanical devices and many other interesting items. It is recommended to check the basement, attic, closets and garage for that long forgotten antique, what-not or unidentifiable treasures. Several self-proclaimed experts will be on hand to help identify almost anything that you can carry in. – S.T.

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