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One way to keep warm in the winter is to keep active, and one place to do that is the Playmakers Holiday Classic 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday. The race raises money for three local charities: the Aitch Foundation, the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the Conquest Health and Fitness Foundation. Festive attire is encouraged, and awards are given out for the best Santa outfits, best holiday costumes and the most Spartan spirit. All participants get a cozy Playmakers winter hat. Prior to the race, at 8:45 a.m., there is a FREE 100 meter Spartan Sprint for children 12 and under. 9 a.m. $25/$15 students in advance, $30 day of race. Eagle Eye Golf Course, 15500 Chandler Road, Bath. runsignup.com/holidayclassic.
Local charity Homeless Angels teams up with East Lansing Hot Yoga to support the local homeless population. The organizations host a hot yoga session Christmas Day to raise funds, as well as other necessary items. While the event is free, donations of money (cash or check), food, hygiene supplies and clothes — especially winter clothes like hats, gloves, boots and coats — are encouraged. Hot yoga is practiced in a room around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and the class is suitable for beginners or experts. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. 10 a.m.-11:15 p.m. FREE, donations encouraged. East Lansing Hot Yoga, 924 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. (517) 333-9642, ow.ly/h5iq307av7I.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, December 24
Playmakers Holiday Classic 5K. Proceeds to charity. 9 a.m. $25. Eagle Eye Golf Club, 15500 Chandler Road, Bath. runsignup.com/holidayclassic.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Lessons, carols and mediation. 6- 7 p.m. Christ Community Church, 227 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 482-0600, christcommunitylansing.org.
Twyla Birdsong Band's Christmas Eve Concert. 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Sunday, December 25
XMAS Day Yoga for Homeless Angels. Free yoga with donations accepted for those in need. FREE, donations welcome. East Lansing Hot Yoga, 924 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/WgXw307a87h.
Blue Christmas Service. Service of comfort, loss and hope. 10-11 a.m. Christ Community Church, 227 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-0600, christcommunitylansing.org.
Monday, December 26
Social Bridge. Come play bridge and meet new people. No partner needed. 1-4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.