Selected Community Events
42nd Annual Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope is designed to empower, enrich, and inspire women of our community. Please join for a day-long event focusing on women's health and education initiatives and featuring unique opportunities to learn and network. This event supports Women Working Wonders' mission to support the physical and psychological health of women through community leadership, resource development and outreach initiatives.
Visit www.sparrowfoundation.org for more information.
Board of Water & Light Chili Cook-off
Adado Riverfront Park 300 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI
This event will include more than 40 vendors – including local restaurants, nonprofits, businesses and organizations – dishing out a variety of chili and salsa recipes from mild to spicy-hot. Participants will be awarded prizes in a number of categories, such as People’s Choice Best Chili, Best Meatless Chili and Best Salsa.
Local musicians will provide the live entertainment. The event will also features community involvement opportunities, a merchandise tent and the annual chili dog-eating contest.
Proceeds from this year’s Chili Cook-off will benefit the Sparrow Foundation, Impression 5 Science Center and the H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program.
Be sure to like the BWL Chili Cook-off on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@BWLChiliCookOff) for more information and exclusive deals!
Calvin Jones, Director of Governmental Affairs, 517-702-6377
Walking In Our Community Series
Jun 8, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013 Varies; June 8: 2-4pm; July 17: 7pm; July 20: 8:30am; August 13: 7pm; September 2: 9-11:45am; September 7: 9:45am; October 5: 10am; November 9: TBA; December 7: 10am.
Varies. June 8th event at St. Joseph's Tabernacle Church in Lansing.
Exciting FREE walks to explore our amazing parks, trails, historical neighborhoods and farmers’ markets. The monthly events are held rain or shine or snow, dress for the weather and join the fun!
June 8 – 2:00 - 4:00 pm at St Joseph’s Tabernacle Church, Lansing
July 17 – 7:00 pm Trail Walk at Harris Nature Center, Okemos
July 20 – 8:30 am St. John’s Walk/Farmers Market, 100 E State St., St. Johns
August 13 – 7:00 pm Grand Ledge walks with the Mayor, Location TBD
September 2 – 9:00 – 11:45 am Labor Day Bridge Walk, Fitzgerald Park, 133 Fitzgerald , Grand
September 7 – 9:45 am ‘Live Life N’spired Walk’ & Health Screenings at Hayes Green
Beach Hospital, Charlotte
October 5 – 10:00 am Fall Color Trail Walk at Burchfield Park, Holt
November 9 – Time TBA Walk in Williamston with Jodi Davis, BCBSM Walking and
Healthy Living Advocate
December 7 – 10:00am Holiday Window Shopping and Cocoa at Eastwood Towne Center
Please visit www.cphlansing.com or call Alicia Armstrong, Playmakers, 517-282-5035.
Choosing Health Rally
Jun 8, 2013 1:30pm-4:30pm
The Armory & St. Joseph Tabernacle Church, 330 Marshall St., Lansing, MI
The FREE Spring/Summer Choosing Health Rally features children's activities (games & prizes), speakers and demonstrations (learn about healthy eating), door prizes, taste of health (food samples from area restaurants), a community walk and lifestyle resources.
Registration is requested but not required. Please call (517) 347-3377 or email CAHealthAlliance@aol.com for more information.
Free Lawn Care Seminar
Holt Junior High School. 1784 N. Aurelius Road, Holt, MI 48842
FREE LAWNCARE SEMINAR - ABCs of Lawn Fertilization and Composting
Fertilizing lawns is a science not an art. Gary Heilig, Horticulture
Educator for the MSU Ingham County Extension will discuss what soil
conditions and nutrients are needed to grow a nice lawn, how to assess the nutrient needs, solid versus liquid fertilizers, organic lawn care and composting.
What: FREE LAWN CARE SEMINAR
When: Thursday March 19th, 2009 at 7pm
Where: Holt Junior High School Auditorium, 1784 North Aurelius Rd.
Holt, MI 48842
Door prizes provided by Cottage Gardens
Admission is FREE and open to the public, but please call 517-699-3873
to register or visit the Delhi Township website at www.delhitownship.com
Smokin' Jazz and Barbeque Blues Festival
Sep 8, 2007 11:00am-10:00pm
Downtown Brighton, MI
Like nothing Livingston County has ever seen, Brighton's unique street festival invites nationally renowned Blues and Jazz musicians to Downtown. A culturally diverse festival where everyone has a smokin' time is returning for its second year due to high demand. Barbecue vendors will line the streets to offer a variety of unique tastes. There will be plenty of beverages for the adults, A guitar will be raffled off and a music scholarship will be introduced. Don't miss out on this "big city" event in the beautiful city of Brighton.
Go Fore Golf Scramble
Jul 21, 2007 7:45 am
Forest Akers East Golf Course
Golf Scramble for Individuals with Disabilities. Non-disabled Golfers also Welcome. Great Family Event! Cost $35 and includes golf, cart, lunch, prizes!
Current Weekend Shows at Abrams Planetarium
Nov 30, 0002 2:30PM
Abrams Planetarium, MSU
Present weekend shows "The Little Star That Could". Show is aimed at children preschool through grade 2, the information and humor and appeal to a wide range of ages. Admission for all shows is: $3 for adults, $2.50 for students and senior citizens, and $2 for children 12 and under. Free parking is available across the street from the planetarium. For any information about the programs, call Mary Gowans at 355-4676.
Beauty First Debuts in Eastwood Towne Center
Nov 15, 2003 unknown
Grand Opening of Beauty First in Eastwood Towne Center. Beauty First will carry more than 6,000 professional products for hair care, skin care, nail care and more.
Drop In Teen Program
Lansing Parks and Recreation is offering a place for teens 12-17 to plack pick-up baskerball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, have cookouts, attend field trips, and a place to hang out with friends.
New Playground Equipment
Check out the new additions.
Entry to park is free on Wednesdays. $2 other days.
Community Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Jackson County Health Department
The community Blood Pressure and Cholesterol clinics are no longer provided by the Jackson County Health Department as of May 31, 2002.