2017-03-16 / Living

In brief

Flint School of Performing Arts features violinist

FLINT—The Flint School of Performing Arts Faculty Concert Series continues its spring 2017 run with a performance by Dr. Tigran Shiganyan on March 17, at 7p.m., inside the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall, located at 1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The performance is sponsored by Tonya Ketzler. Dr. Tigran Shiganyan has won many awards throughout his musical career including three prizes in the International Violin Competition in 1993 in Almaty, Kazakhstan and second prize at the 33rd William C. Byrd International Young Artists Competition in Flint in 2004. He has performed professionally with the Pittsburgh Opera Theater, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. The Faculty Concert Series continues through spring 2017, with upcoming performances by David Lindsey (April 28) and Terrence Newman (May 12). All concerts are free and open to the public, and are held on Friday evenings at 7p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall. For more information on the concert series, please visit http://thefspa.org/special-events/faculty concert. – G.G.

MCC President honored by Zeta Phi Beta

FLINT – Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea will be honored by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Zeta Beta Zeta Flint Finer Womanhood, Inc., at 2 p.m. on March 11, with their “Finer Woman Within the Community” award. The event will be at the Mt. Olive Family Worship Center. “I am humbled to have been chosen by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as a recipient of one of their Finer Women awards,” said Walker-Griffea. “It represents an extraordinary sisterhood of women and I am proud to share in their legacy of service.” Zeta Phi Beta is an international, traditional African American, sorority. Its mission is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood and finer womanhood. These ideals are reflected in the sorority’s national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide voluntary service to staff, community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change. – G.G.

Garden tour coming

GENESEE COUNTY – Master Gardeners Association Genesee County Organization “Love to Learn” Genesee County Garden Tour 2017. Gardeners will be showing off their beautiful gardens June 25, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This is a self-guided tour focusing on the Flushing/ Flint Township area. The tickets which include detailed directions and maps may be purchased for $10 at Bordine Nursery and Walker Farms & Greenhouse. Directional arrow signs will help guide the guests from one home to the next. Each site will have two Genesee Master Gardeners who will share scientifically based information related to each garden. Hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and the cost is $10. Details: Call 810-610-0545 or visit gcgardentour. weebly.com – G.G.

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