July 13 2017 09:27 AM

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JULY 10-16 >> EATON COUNTY FAIR AT CHARLOTTE

This year, rides, games and attractions are provided by Elliott's Amusements. Attractions range from rides for kids to attractions for the whole family like the Ferris wheel, the Zipper and games with prizes. Thursday is Toddler’s Day featuring kid’s rides only. Friday’s events circle around 4H events, with a chicken barbecue and a dairy judging contest. And on Saturday, attendees can participate in large and small animal sweepstakes and a luncheon. See website for a full schedule and event times. $5/$25 week passes/ FREE for children 5 and under. Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte. (517) 543-4510, eatoncountyfair.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 13 >> SCOTT COOK AT CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD

Alberta’s very own Scott Cook comes to Concerts in the Courtyard, Sponsored by Elderly Instruments, Thursday at the Old Town General Store. Supporting his sixth album, “Further Down the Line,” Cook will play songs from his lengthy discography of earnest and heartfelt tunes, spanning from blues and country to roots and bluegrass. With a laundry list of accolades, Cook has been nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Award and has won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest with his song “Pass It Along.” Cook reminds his fans that “he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.” 7:30 p.m. $15/$9 students. Old Town General Store, 408 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 487-6847, oldtowngeneralstore.com/concerts-in-the-courtyard.

THURSDAY, JULY 13 >> MAYORS’ RAMADAN UNITY DINNER AT LANSING CENTER

Mayors Virg Bernero and Mark Meadows host the 11th annual Mayors’ Ramadan Unity Dinner Thursday at the Lansing Center. The dinner’s mission is to bring awareness to the issues of hunger that affect over 42 million Americans each year while also celebrating the vital importance of diversity and inclusion in the community. While focusing on the Islamic tradition of Ramadan, an observance meant to purify the soul and feel the pain of the hungry while abstaining from food and water, the Mayors’ Ramadan Unity Dinner promotes a better understanding of how communities can help feed those that experience hunger. 6-9 p.m. $25/$15 student/$80 family of four. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4141, lansingmi.gov/1287/Mayors-Ramadan-Unity-Dinner.

FRIDAY, JULY 14 >> ARTS NIGHT OUT AT OLD TOWN

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing wants to shake up your Friday night with Arts Night Out in Old Town. Every other month, Arts Night Out pops up to bring street art, pop-up theatre, local music, distinctive exhibits, performances, dance and so much more to anyone for a hankering for entertainment. This month, Hatchet Man and the Frog and Pretty Shaky String Band come to Elderly Instruments, Julian Van Dyke exhibits his painting, “Renaissance Man” at the Absolute Gallery and Rebecca Stafford hosts a Drawing Party at the UrbanBeat Event Center, just to name a few of the many attractions. Hosted at various locations, see website for details. 5 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Lansing. (517) 372-4636. myartsnightout.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 14 >> PADDLEBOTS

The second performance of the summer for East Lansing’s Summer Concert Series is also a band from Michigan. Paddlebots was a way for the Youtube viral duo, Kortez Buckner and Haruki Hakoyama, to express their musical creativity with the help of their friends, Ethan O'Brien, Andy Wade, Dominic Bierenga, Mike Olney and Zak Sadir. The unique music created by this group has been coined as “Progressive Soul-Pop”. Head-bobbing grooves, soulful vocals and soaring solos will show East Lansing that Paddlebots has passion to perform. Community members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or enjoy outdoor dining at restaurants surrounding the plaza. Performances will be canceled if rain or severe weather occurs. FREE. East Lansing’s Ann Street Plaza. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Zotero Workshop. An introduction to the citation management program Zotero. 2 - 4 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700. zotero@mail.lib.msu.edu

16 Steps for Discovery and Empowerment. Self-improvement and awareness group. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $10. Women's Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave Lansing. (517) 372-9163.

Cooking with Kids. Supplies/tips for home baking. Register online. Notify of allergies. 5 to 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Stories in the Garden. Teens from ELPL read books to kids at MSU Children's Garden. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE. MSU Children's 4-H Garden, located on the corner of Wilson Road, and Bogue Street, on the MSU campus East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.elpl.org.

Family Storytime. Stories/songs/activities help build early literacy skills. 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

MUSIC

Ben Hassenger at Allen Farmers Market. Come enjoy a performance. 5 - 6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E Kalamazoo St Lansing. (517) 999-3911. allenneighborhoodcenter.org.

Great Broadway with a production of It's a Grand Night for Singing! 7 - 9 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St. Saint Johns. (989) 224-2429. clintoncountyarts.org.

Jump Street Swing Band Concert in the Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 14 piece swing band. 7 to 9 p.m. Turner-Dodge House, 100 North East Street Lansing. (517) 483-4313. lansingmi.gov/parks

EVENTS

Bubbleman (All ages). Build a better bubble from an expert who turns soap into art. 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

Classroom

Critters (Held at Williamston Discovery Elementary School). Animal habitat/ lifestyle. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston Branch, 201 School St., Williamston.

Dr. Zeemo--Science Palooza (All ages). Demonstrations of scientific principles of energy, light, sound and more. 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.

Family Storytime (Ages up to 6). Stories/ songs/activities help build early literacy skills. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Webberville Branch, 115 South Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643.

Greenthumbs Nature Walk. Storytime and nature walk. If rain, storytime moves to library. 11 a.m. FREE. Albert A White Memorial Park, 555 Pebblebrick Lane, East Lansing. elpl.org.

Mat Emerick Variety Show (All ages). Comedy skits, juggling and mime. 10 - 11 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St. Lansing. (517) 272-9840.

Merry Music Maker (All ages). 10 - 11 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St. Lansing. 517- 272-9840.

Music with The Storytellers (All ages). Stories and instruments from around the world. 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Holt- Delhi Branch, 2078 Aurelius Road Holt.

Music with The Storytellers (All ages). Stories and instruments from around the world. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 South Aurelius Road, Mason.

Pizza and Pages (Ages 8-12). Read any book that fits our theme, Michigan Books. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347- 2021.

Stevens Puppets--

The Wizard of Oz

(All ages). The Wizard of Oz comes to life with handcarved marionettes. 2 - 3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville Branch, 1379 E. Mason St. ,Dansville. (517) 623-6511.

Summer Family Storytime (Ages up to 6). Stories, songs and activities. 10 - 10:45 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster, Lansing.

Wonder Wednesday--Mini Maker (Ages 8-18). Special events weekly. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Leslie Branch, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie.

ARTS

Pop Up Demo: Helene Murray. Demonstrations by professional exhibiting artists. 12 - 1 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400. lansingartgallery.org.

Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela. From 12 to 2 p.m. FREE. Lookout! Gallery, 362 Bogue St., MSU campus East Lansing.

Thursday, July 13

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Mendeley Workshop. A basic introduction to the citation management program Mendeley. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.

(TOPS)

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. In room 207. 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.

A Course in Miracles. Group on peace through forgiveness. 7 - 9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. (517) 371-3010. unitylansing.org. UnityLansingOffice@gmail.com.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6 - 8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale, Lansing. crisisrfc.com.

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. ow.ly/ p9iv30cQGgi.

Homespun Homeopathy. Learn benefits of homeopathy. 6:30 - 8 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3 Lansing. willowstickceremonies.com.

Lansing Area

Codependents Anonymous. At 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.coda.org.

Mending Clothes Workshop. Learn to repair. Bring 3-5 pieces. Register at ow.ly/RAKn30doQCa. 6 - 9 p.m. $37.92. Hawk Island County Park, E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing. (517) 507-1619.

MUSIC

Music in the Garden featuring

The Flat River Big Band. 17-piece band that plays swing/ jazz from the 30s/40s. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE. Veterans Memorial Gardens Amphitheater, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt.

Pops Concert. East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Kids welcome! 7 to 8 p.m. FREE. Pinecrest School, 1811 Pinecrest Drive, East Lansing. (517) 490-0481.

THEATRE

Murder for Two. 2 performers play 13 roles. (Preview performance.) 8 - 9:30 p.m. Pay-What- You-Can. Reservations recommended! Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam, Williamston. 517-655-SHOW.

EVENTS

12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. Every Tuesday and Thursday in room 209. 12 - 1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.

Bedazzling Vintage Photos (Adults). Librarian shows photographs to embellish. 6 - 7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Leslie Branch, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400.

Picnic Storytime (Ages up to 6). Bring your lunch for this nature-themed storytime. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville Branch, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511.

Rick Kelley - Don't Just Sit There ... Read Something. 2 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. grandledge.lib.mi.us.

Spanish Conversation. Practice listening/ speaking Spanish. All skills welcome. 7 - 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.elpl.org.

MUSIC

Duo Catbird Seat (All ages). Lively tunes will have you tapping your toes and singing along. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster, Lansing.

ARTS

Remnants, (SCENE)Metrospace. A solo exhibition featuring the recent work of AJ Cooke. 12 - 12 a.m. FREE. (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 432-3961. scene@msu.edu.

Friday, July 14

THEATRE

Murder for Two. Features 2 performers playing 13 roles. (Preview performance.) 8 - 9:30 p.m. $15/$13 Military, Senior (65+)/$10 Student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam, Williamston. 517-655-SHOW.

EVENTS

Minecraft Game Night (Ages 8-18). From 6:30 - 8 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363.

Crafts with Kids. A new craft with Miss Emily Friday mornings! Ages 3-10. 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.elpl.org.

Ming the Magnificent--Build a Better Car (All ages). Craft a race car, then race it. Call ahead. 6 - 7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.

Phantom of the Universe. Presentation on dark matter. 8 to 9:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4676.

Saturday, July 15

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Social

Justice Reading Group (Ages 4-11). With discussion/crafts. Register ahead. 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.

MUSIC

Music Series at Henry's Place. Live music every Saturday till Aug. 26. 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Henry's Place Neighborhood Gastro Sports Bar, 4926 Marsh Road, Okemos. ow.ly/j9PZ30clNgv.

THEATRE

Midnight at the Masquerade. Live, interactive murder mystery dinner shows for public and private audiences. 7 - 9 p.m. $60. Finley's American Grill, 6300 S Cedar St., Lansing. (888) 643-2583.

EVENTS

Painterly Pottery (All ages). Choose a piece of pottery to paint. Call ahead. 11 a.m. - noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 517-272-9840.

The Nature of Chocolate (Adults). Former pastry chef Laurel Zoet talks chocolate. 11 a.m. - noon. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Holt- Delhi Branch, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt.

Sunday, July 16

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate. 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence, Charlotte. (517) 285-0138. charlotteyoga. net. ericareilly@outlook.com.

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

Kendo Martial Art Class. Martial arts practice group. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5. Westside Community YMCA, 3700 Old Lansing Road Lansing. (269) 425- 6677. ow.ly/kO5y30clOyN.

THEATRE

Murder for Two. 2 performers play 13 roles. (Preview performance.) 2 to 3:30 p.m. $15/$13 Military, Senior (65+)/$10 Student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. 517-655-SHOW.

EVENTS

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

Monday, July 17

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

A Course in Love. Weekly group dedicated to the study of the spiritual pyschology. 1 - 2 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. (517) 371-3010. unitylansing.org.

Support Group. For the divorced, separated & widowed. Room 9. 7:30 p.m. St. Davids Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272.

MUSIC

New Horizons Community Band. Learn to play an instrument or dust off an old one. 6 - 8 p.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road East Lansing. (517) 355-7661. cms.msu.edu.

EVENTS

Chess, Cribbage, Hand & Foot. Weekly activities at the Center. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 706-5045. ow.ly/5NaB30ani5D.

Coffee and Visit with Andy. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and Sarah Anthony have community coffee hour. 6 - 7 p.m. Cristo Rey Church, 201 W Miller Road, Lansing.

Legopalooza. Lego build-a-thon! Complete fun challenges or build your own creation. All ages. 10:30 a.m. - noon FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 927-7782.

Once Upon a Raptor. Experience the stories of four Michigan raptors. 2 to 3 p.m. Grand Ledge City Hall, 310 Greenwood St., Grand Ledge. grandledge. lib.mi.us. cfrazergladl@gmail.com.

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.

ARTS

Monday Movie Matinee. Popcorn while supplies last. July 17: Collateral Beauty, Rated PG-13, 97 minutes. 1 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Tuesday, July 18

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Bach Vibrational Emotional Therapy. Deal with stress/emotions using flower essences. 6:30 - 8 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3 Lansing.

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697.

Code Building with Scratch. Beginner tutorials. Registration required at elpl.org. 4 - 5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.

Starting a Business. Workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs. Call to register. 9 - 11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Sq., Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921.

Take off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Parish, 102 West Randolph St., Lansing. (517) 487-3749. tops.org.

MUSIC

Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7 - 10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 485-5287. ow.ly/Ygua4. jashoup@gmail.com.

EVENTS

Game Night at UrbanBeat. Bring your own, or play provided games. 7 - 11 p.m. FREE. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. urbanbeatevents.com.

Bingo, Bridge, and Euchre. Weekly activities at the Meridian Senior Center. 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cost Varies. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 706-5045. ow.ly/5VC130aniFJ.

Knitting and Crochet Group. All ages/levels welcome. Bring supplies or use our basic supplies. 11 a.m. - noon FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

LCC West

Toastmasters. Public speaking and leadership skills. 5 - 6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing. (517) 483-1314.

Overeaters Anonymous. Struggling with food? Overeaters Anonymous offers hope. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 505-0068.

ARTS

Family Movie Afternoon. Every Tuesday: familyfriendly movies. July 18: Big Hero 6. 1 - 3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Paws for Reading. Preschool - high school ages read to therapy dog. Call ahead to register. 6 - 7 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library , 131 E. Jefferson St Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014.

Wednesday, July 19

MUSIC

Big Time Country with the Louis Longoria Band! 7 - 9 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. clintoncountyarts1@gmail.com. clintoncountyarts.org.

Deacon Earl at Allen Farmers Market. Come enjoy a performance. 5 - 6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E Kalamazoo St., Lansing. allenneighborhoodcenter.org.

Tejano Sound Concert in the Park. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE. Frances Park, 2600 Moores River Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-4277. lansingmi.gov/parks. emily.stevens@lansingmi.gov.

EVENTS

Basketball Clinic. East Lansing High School coaches and players! Ages 3-14. 10:30 a.m. to noon FREE. East Lansing High School, 509 Burcham Drive, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.elpl.org.

Garden Project Annual Community Garden Tour. Starts with light refreshments/music. 5 - 8 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. Resource Center, 2401 Marcus St., Lansing. ow.ly/hGha30doLtw.

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