Oct. 10 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town this weekend

Happy weekend! We're expecting to see some sun Saturday and Sunday, let's hope that remains true.

Taking advantage of the fair skies is the MSU Teddy Bear Hospital and Picnic, hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. This event hopes to expose kids to medical procedures in a fun, non-threatening way.

Kids are invited to bring in their stuffed animals and other beloved toys to the MSU Children's 4-H Garden, where students and professionals will be on hand to offer free "check-ups" for Teddy.

There will also be music and a variety of healthy activities, including games with MSU athletes.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE., located on the corner of Wilson Road and Bogue Street on the MSU campus, East Lansing.


Old Town Oktoberfest is in full swing this weekend. After kicking off Friday, the second day of the festival is Saturday from 2-11 p.m in, of course, Old Town.

Performing today is DJ Rachael in the early afternoon, Heartland Klezmorim at 4:30, The Jonestown Crows at 6:30, and the Polish Muslims play out the night at 9. Click here to see what's on tap and what's cooking.

2-11 p.m. $20/$15 seniors. Intersection of Turner St. and Grand River Ave., Old Town, Lansing. oldtownoktoberfest.com.

Those of you who might be looking for family fun this weekend may want to check out the Mid Michigan Family Theatre's production of 'Fairy Tale Network,' showing tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

'Fairy Tale Network' follows the story of the three mice as they try to save their television network from being shut down. The trio recreate classic fairy tales in a humorous way to increase viewership — and save their own skins. The show promises surprises and laughs for kids and parents alike.

7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $5. Happendance Studios, 3448 Hagadorn Road, Okemos. (517) 333-3528.


There's a lot more fun in store this weekend. For more Lansing-based happenings, see below.

East Lansing Public Library Used Book Sale

The Friends of the East Lansing Public Library will host its annual used book sale this weekend. Due to major renovations happening at the library, the book sale will take place at the Hannah Community Center — just down and across the street from the library. Hardcover books will be available for $1, paperbacks for $0.50 and $0.25 for children’s books. On Sunday, guests can pay $2.00 for whatever they can fit in a bag provided by the group. The event will also feature “garage sale” items, such as tables and chairs that are being replaced during the renovation.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org/friends

Race to Restore 5k at Mt. Hope Cemetery


The Friends of Lansing’s Historic Cemeteries host its third annual Race to Restore 5K Saturday. Proceeds from the walk/run go toward restoration of Lansing’s cemetery grounds and monuments. Lansing has three city-owned cemeteries and virtually no funding to maintain many aspects of cemeteries grounds. The Friends of Lansing’s Historic Cemeteries has partnered with the city to help with cemetery upkeep. The registration fee of $25 can be paid online, and paper registration forms are available at the cemetery office, Mt. Hope Monument, Greater Lansing Monument, or Smith Floral and Greenhouse.

Saturday, 10 a.m. $25, 1800 E. Mt. Hope Ave. (517) 648-5730, facebook.com/lansingcemeteries.


Mini Maker Madness at Meridian Mall

Were you ever interested in robots growing up? The Mini Maker hosts a technology-focused community event at its Meridian Mall store Saturday. Kids and their families are invited to learn more about 3D printing, robotics, building and tinkering. Mini Maker Madness includes showcases and hands-on events. The event is a part of Lansing’s Makers Week.

Saturday. 10 a.m.-5p.m. FREE. 1982 W. Grand River Ave., Suite 321. (517) 233-1524, theminimaker.com.


Events for Saturday, Oct. 10

Classes and Seminars

Songs/Psalms of the Human Heart Spiritual Liturgy. Luncheon and lecture. Call to RSVP. Noon-2:30 p.m. $10. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517)332-8693, edgewooducc.org.

Tai Chi at Allen Market Place. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911. 272-9379.

Domestic Violence Support Group. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. Women's Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163, womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

Aux Petits Soins. French immersion class for babies. 9:30 a.m. $15/$12 students. Mother & Earth Baby Boutique, 1212 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.

Art of Brewing Coffee. Coffee-brewing open house and workshop. Noon-3 p.m. $8.38. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.


Events

Clothing for Our Community Giveaway. Free clothing for men, women, and children. Coats of all sizes. Miscellaneous items and free food. FREE. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Tabernacle Church, 240 Marshall St., Lansing.

Craft Show and Baked Goods Sale. Local vendors sell crafts and baked goods. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Independence Village of Grand Ledge, 4775 Village Drive, Grand Ledge.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Transmedia Horror Club. Grades 6-12 discuss their favorite spooky media. 4 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

FOELPL Used Book Sale. Proceeds benefit the library. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Four Paws Dog Bakery Grand Opening. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Four Paws Dog Bakery, 1880 Haslett Rd Suite F East Lansing. (517) 763-2500, fourpawsdogbakery.com.

Harvest Fest @ Mason Antiques District. Sales and demos of traditional craft skills. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Mason Antiques District, 208 Mason Street, Mason. (517) 676-9753.

Race to a Million - Lansing. 3K Family Fun Walk. 8:30 a.m.-noon Pre-registration: $20/$10 child. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4221, ow.ly/SWLo8.

Science Saturday: I5 Superhero Science. Hands-on experiments. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing Library, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.

Star Wars Reads Day. Games, crafts, movies and reading. Costumes encouraged. 1-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6300, cadl.org.

Coffee Barrel Tour and Tasting. Roasting facility tour and coffee tasting. Call to register. Noon-2 p.m. FREE. Coffee Barrel, 2237 Aurelius Rd. Holt. (517) 694-9351 ext. 3.

Broad Museum Tours. Free public tours every Sat. and Sun. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

Literature and Poetry

Books and Bagels. 'Inside Out and Back Again' by Thanhha Lai. Grades 4-6. 2 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Music

Deacon Earl. 2:30-5 p.m. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460.

Discussions at the Organ Bench. Rev. Dr. Don E. Saliers will play organ, discuss music. 7:30-9 p.m. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-8693, edgewooducc.org.

Matt LoRusso Trio at Troppo. FREE. Troppo, 101 S. Washington Sq. Lansing. (517) 371-4000.

MSU Community Music School All-School Recital. Concert by students. 3 p.m. FREE. MSU Community Music School, 841-B Timberlane St., East Lansing. (517) 355-7661, cms.msu.edu.

Theater

Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 8 p.m. $23. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Baltimore. Thought-provoking play on the repercussions of a racially-charged occurance in college dorms. 8 p.m. $15/$10 students. MSU Auditorium, East Lansing.

The Cocktail Hour. Comedy about family conflict. 8 p.m. $12/$10 students and seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Never Swim Alone. Satire about swimming. $10/$5 students. LCC Blackbox Theatre, 168 Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu.


Events for Sunday, Oct. 11

Classes and Seminars

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. Third floor meeting room. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, cadl.org.

Juggling. Learn how to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.

Parents of LGBTQ kids. Weekly support group. All faiths are welcome. 3-4:30 p.m. FREE. Diversity Psychological Services, 1310 Turner St., Lansing. (720) 401-4214.

Spiritual Talk, Pure Meditation and Silent Prayer. 7 p.m. FREE. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 Drumheller Road, Bath. (517) 641-6201, selfrealizationcentremichigan.org.

Events

'The Porkies Experience' Opening Reception. Reception for show including art inspired by the Porcupine Mountains. Noon-4 p.m. Grove Gallery, 325 Grove St., #A, East Lansing.

Harvest Fest @ Mason Antiques District. Sales and demos of traditional craft skills. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Mason Antiques District, 208 Mason Street, Mason. (517) 676-9753.

FOELPL Used Book Sale. Sunday special- fill a bag for $2. 1-4 p.m. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. Lessons 6-6:45 p.m., dance 6:45. $8 dance/$10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 490-7838.

East Lansing Farmers Market. Essential food items and much more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Valley Court Park, 400 Hillside Court, East Lansing. (517) 319-6888, cityofeastlansing.com/farmersmarket.

Broad Museum Tours. Free public tours every Sat. and Sun. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

'Loan and Borrow' Pop-up Stories. Mobile storytelling project. 2 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, facebook.com/PopUpStoriesLansing.

Leaf Prints. Lesson on printing with leaves, ink and paper. Ages 5+. 1-2 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Perfect Little Planet. Presentation on the planets. 2:30-3:30 p.m. $4. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

CADL Tadpole Storytime at I5. Preschool science story time. Ages 3-6. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 367-6355, cadl.org.

WKAR PBS Kids Day. Crafts, family photos, and PBS Kids' characters. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Library, 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing. (517) 367-6355, cadl.org.

Theater

Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 2 p.m. $23. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Baltimore. Thought-provoking play on the repercussions of a racially-charged occurance in college dorms. 2 p.m. $15/$10 students. MSU Auditorium, East Lansing.

The Cocktail Hour. Comedy about family conflict. 2 p.m. $12/$10 students and seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

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