You might remember Hula Hoops from childhood as a fun toy, but they can be so much more than that! If you’ve been looking for a fun alternative to traditional exercise, or even a new form of expression, maybe it’s time to start Hula Hooping!

Lansing Hoops is a local organization that teaches hoop dance throughout mid-Michigan. According to their website, “hoop dance is a great way to get fit and have fun, but can also be a meditative movement practice, similar to yoga or other mental-physical-spiritual exercises.”

Lansing Hoops offers everything from weekly classes to private parties and appearances at community events.

Contact Capital Area District Libraries to get more information about your local hoop dance class!

Hula Hoop with Lansing Hoops (All ages). Learn some hooping skills. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 South Aurelius Road Mason. (517) 628-3743.

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Shamanic Healing & Education Clinic. Shamanic demonstration clinic and talk. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free/Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3 Lansing.

MUSIC

The Great Barbershop Chorus - The Mountain Town Singers. Chorus Numbers along with Quartet Numbers. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St. Saint Johns. 989-224-2429.

EVENTS

Touch a Truck Summer Celebration (All ages). Get up close to emergency vehicles. 10 - 11 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St. Haslett. (517) 339-2324.