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SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 >> ANTIQUE SALE AND CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN AT TURNER-DODGE HOUSE
The Turner Dodge House proudly presents their Antique Sale paired with a Classic Car Cruise-In Saturday. Free and fun for the whole family, the antique sale will offer myriad wares and a plethora of vendors. In conjunction with the REO Olds Transportation Museum, the Classic Car Cruise-In will attract car-lovers and motor-heads from Lansing and beyond, providing an eclectic mix of old and new cars. Tours of the event’s historic backdrop, the Turner-Dodge House, will also be available all day. To top it off, the event will host live music as a real-time soundtrack for the day of classic cars, antique picking and history. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (734) 476-1451.
AUGUST 25-27 >> SUN DRIED MUSIC FEST AT DOWNTOWN MASON
Packed into just three days, Sun Dried Music Fest hosts 13 bands and musicians on two stages this weekend in downtown Mason. With a line-up too long to list, this year’s eighth annual festival hosts hitmakers like Brian Lorente and the Usual Suspects, Root Doctor, Blue Haired Betty’s and a whole slew of other Michigan acts to keep the party going all weekend long. While the tunes are free, attendees 21 and over can pay $5 on Friday and Saturday to peruse a beer and wine tent. Food, games and other activities will all be on hand for an additional costs as well. On Sunday, the festival will start its last day run with a community worship Service facilitated by the Mason Ministerial Association. 6-11 p.m. Friday; noon-midnight Saturday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday. FREE. Downtown Mason. sundriedfestival.com.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 >> GREATER LANSING BALLOON FESTIVAL
More than 20 hot air balloons will fill the air this weekend at the Greater Lansing Balloon Festival. The festival comes to lansing through RE/MAX Real Estate Co., and it's no coincidence that it's logo is a hot air balloon. According to Jody Leatherberry, one of the representatives of the event and the Michigan corporate hot air balloon pilot for RE/MAX, it's a decades-long tradition. The event will span the entire weekend, and visitors will see hot air balloons rise into the air three times over that span, weather permitting. Although visitors will not be able to get a balloon ride, the fesitval will have everything from face painting, walks inside balloons and inflatables. $10/Car Hope Sports Complex, 5801 N. Aurelius Road, Lansing.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 >> WALKING TOURS AT BEAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
The Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts a tour of Beal Botanical Garden located on Michigan State University’s campus Thursday. Established in 1924 and named after William James Beal, an MSU professor in the late 1800s and prolific arborist, the tour will focus on the historical aspects of the garden. The tour will include stories of Beal’s work and that of his successors who reimagined and redesigned the garden in the mid-20th century, inspiring the American Society of Horticultural Science in 1955 to pronounce the then newly organized garden the finest teaching facility in the country. Attendees are asked to meet at W.J. Beal Botanical Garden. 6:30 p.m. FREE. W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, 40 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 282-0671, lansinghistory.org
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 >> COLD TONE HARVEST AT CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD
Banded together by their affinity for honest songwriting, Michigan natives Cold Tone Harvest play Concerts in the Courtyard at the Old Town General Store Thursday. Formed in 2008, Cold Tone Harvest serves up a frank plate of midwest bluegrass that’s a little bitter, a little sweet and full of harmonic satiation. With Andrew Sigworth on guitar and vocals, Daniel Ozzie Andrews on bass, Brian Williams on drums and banjo and Tony Pace on lap steel and electric guitar, Cold Tone Harvest delivers emotion with a signature raw feel. Co-sponsored by Elderly Instruments and the MICA Gallery, all proceeds go to the artists and local nonprofit, Music is the Foundation. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase at the Old Town General Store. 7:30 p.m. $15/$9 students. Old Town General Store, 408 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 487-6847, oldtown-generalstore.com.
Wednesday, August 23
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Alcoholics Anonymous. 6 p.m. Donation welcome. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-4114
Mindfulness. Meditation for beginners and experienced. 7 - 9 p.m. Chua Van Hanh Temple, 3015 S. Washington, Lansing. (517) 420-5820. ow.ly/3aWI30crcLc. firstname.lastname@example.org
LITERATURE AND POETRY
Stories in the Garden. From 7 to 8:30 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.
Habibi Dancers at Allen Farmers Market. Come enjoy a live performance. 5 - 6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. allenneibhborhood. center.org.
Tavern House Jazz Band. From 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tavern and Tap, 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing.
Vintage Music from the 20s with the Roaring Twenties Band. Fan favorites. Rain or shine. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. (989) 224-2429.
Allen Farmers Market. From 2:30 to 7 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E Kalamazoo St Lansing. 5179993911.
Cirque AmongUs Workshop and Summer Reading Party (All ages). Try out circus skills. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 South Aurelius Road, Mason.
Friends of the Library Book Sale (All ages). Get bargains at the book sale. 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 South Aurelius Road, Mason.
Lunch and Learn with Brookdale Senior Living. Discuss hydration and its benefits. Lunch provided. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Practice Your English. Practice speaking in friendly, environment. 7 - 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela. Art show from African-American quilters. 12 - 2 p.m. FREE. Lookout! Gallery, 362 Bogue St., MSU campus, East Lansing.
Thursday, August 24
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. At 6 p.m. First meeting FREE.. Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St. Haslett.
A Course in Miracles. From 7 to 9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Lansing. 517-371-3010.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. We accept all skill levels. 6 - 8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale Lansing. crisisfrc.com.
Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road Lansing. http://ow.ly/p9iv30cQGgi.
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. At 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 346-9900.
NAMI Class for Caregivers. 12-class structured course. 6:30 - 9 p.m. FREE. McLaren-Greater Lansing Education Building, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing.
Hockey- The Musical! Hockey fans save their sport in a play by Mitch Albom. 7:30 p.m. $35. Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982.
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.
Current Events. Get in "the now" by joining our current events club. 11 a.m. to noon FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 706-5045.
Drop-in LEGO Club (Age 4 and up). Kids love getting creative with our LEGO collection. Noon -4:00 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch. 401 S. Capital Ave., Lansing.
Ear Acupuncture Detox. Learn about detox and Q&A. Full treatment included. Arrive early. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $10. Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts, 335 Seymour Ave., Suite D, Lansing.
Ladies Silver Blades. Skating club. Rink 1. 9:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Suburban Ice 2810, Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. ladiessilverblades.com.
Lunch at the Meridian Senior Center. From 12 to 1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested for ages 60+. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.
Movers and Readers Playtime (0-3). Activities/stories for children and their caregivers. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason.
Party Bridge. Weekly activity at Meridian Senior Center. 1 - 4 p.m. $1 Members/$2 Public. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
RJ Scheffel Memorial Toy Project Open House. Light lunch served/tour Jennifer Diebel speaks. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project, 16991 Old U.S. 27 Suite A. Lansing.
Spanish Conversation. Practice speaking Spanish in a comfortable setting. 7 - 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Friday, August 25
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
East Expo. Explore the East Campus of LCC. For all ages.Lansing Community College East Campus, 2827 Eyde Parkway, East Lansing. (517) 483-1860. email@example.com. Learn Foundation Directory Online Professional database.
Library Boot Camp. Learn Foundation Directory Online Professional database and other related resources. 12 - 1 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.
Lansing Flow Fest (Hip-Hop Festival). Hip-hop Festival with FREE food, FREE raffles. Clean, kid-friendly lyrics. 6 - 10 p.m. FREE. Adado Riverfront Park, 531 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 333-8628.
Michigan Sierra Club Annual Retreat. Weekend retreat at historic Camp Miniwanca. 5 - noon Camp Miniwanca, 8845 W. Garfield Road, Shelby. (517) 484-2372. ow.ly/ Zb3h30eupX7. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twice-Loved Art Sale. Original art at must-have prices. 5 - 8 p.m. Grove Gallery and Studios, 325 Grove St. East Lansing. (517) 333-7180. grovegalleryandstudios.com.
Saturday, August 26
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Lean In Lansing. Professional development group for women. Check web for location. 9 - 11 a.m. Grand Traverse Pie, 1403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. laurie@ laurimorsedell.com.
Prerana Yoga Twerkout. Helps endurance, back, core, glutes and thigh strength. Knee-pads recommended. 6 - 7 p.m. $5. American Martial Arts & Fitness Academy, 402 E. Saginaw St., Lansing.
LITERATURE AND POETRY
Social Justice Reading Group (Ages 4-11). ELPL librarians/volunteers read on topics. Register ahead. 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
World Class City Band Concert. A one-night concert directed by John Dale Smith. Big band and blues music. 8 - 10 p.m. Over the Ledge Theatre Co., Fitzgerald Park Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579
Antique Sale and Classic Car Cruise-In at the Turner-Dodge House. Live music, antique vendors, tours and classic cars. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing. (734) 476-1451.
Band Against Bullying. Benefit for bullying victims. Schools/instructors to be gifted depends money raised. 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Donations accepted. Homespun, 9265 Mulliken Road, Mulliken.
Drop-in LEGO Club (Age 4 and up). From 12 to 4 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing. 517-367-6363.
Lansing Pagan Pride 2017. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE. Valhalla Park, Keller and Pine Tree Roads Holt. lansingppd.org/index. php/ppd. email@example.com.
Paws for Reading. Preschool - high school ages can read to certified therapy dog. Call ahead. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge.
Summer Music Series at henry's Place. Final musical Saturday. Blues, jazz, acoustics. 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Henry's Place Neighborhood Gastro Sports Bar, 4926 Marsh Road, Okemos. ow.ly/j9PZ30cINgv.
Sunday, August 27
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate. 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence, Charlotte. charlotteyoga.net. (517) 285-0138.
Juggling. Learn a life-long skill from Mike, the Juggler. Call/Text ahead. All skill levels welcome. 2 - 4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.
Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center
Family Friendly Picnic and Concert. From 3 - 9 p.m. FREE. Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Road, Lansing.
Atheists and Humanists Dinner Meeting. Lecture on Atheists and Humanists Activism.5 - 8:30 p.m. $10.99 - Buffet includes hot tea. Asian Buffet, 4920 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 914-2278.
Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. At 6 p.m. $8 dance, $10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave. Lansing. (517) 321-0933.
One Book, One Community Kick-Off Event: An Evening with Saroo Brierley. Meet Saroo Brierly, of "A Long Way Home." 7 p.m. FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.
Meridian Artisan Marketplace. 30 artisans/crafters from Mid-Michigan show jewelry, woodwork and more. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Prices vary. Central Park Pavilion, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 643-2707.
Monday, August 28
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 Road, Lansing. (517) 371-3010. unitylansing.org.
Caregivers Connection Support Group. Hope and help for caregivers. 6 - 7 p.m. FREE. Haslett Library Building, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Group. For the divorced, separated & widowed. Room 9. 7:30 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272.
AUCTION County Ingham County 2017 - Registration: 8:30 AM; Lansing Center, 101-104 Ave, Lansing, MI Treasurer, Ingham County St, Mason, MI, parcels and terms at www.BippusUSA.com
LITERATURE AND POETRY
Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter: Cassette Wallet. Create wallet out of HP cassettes. 6 - 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.
Out of This World Book Club. "Too Like Lightning" by Ada Palmer. 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.
New Horizons Community Band. Learn to play a new instrument, or pick up an old one. 6 - 8 p.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661.
Ask the Lawyer at the Meridian Senior Center. Weekly activities at the senior center. 9:30 a.m. - noon FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Chess, Cribbage, Hand & Foot. Weekly activities at the senior center. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Meridian Seniors Booklovers Group (Adults). This month: "The Perfume Collector" by Kathleen Tessaro. 11 a.m. - noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.
Social Bridge. Weekly activities at the senior center. 1 - 4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing.
Monday Movie Matinee. For adult audience. Popcorn while it lasts. "Allied," Rated R, 124 minutes. 1 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Monday Night Life Drawing. Draw from a nude model. 7 - 9 p.m. $10 per session ($5 for students) to cover the model and studio.. O'Day Studios, Suite 115, 1650 Kendale Blvd., East Lansing.
Tuesday, August 29
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Game Night at UrbanBeat. 5 to 8 p.m. FREE. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Lansing.
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6300.
Duplicate Bridge. Weekly activities at the senior center. 1 - 4 p.m. $2 members, $3 non members . Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Take off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Parish, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. (517) 487-3749.
LITERATURE AND POETRY
The Poetry Room Presents: Summer Love Open Mic. Bring original poems. Email to register. 7:15 - 9:45 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. Robin Theater, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48910 Lansing. 989-878-1810.
Poetry Room: Summer Love. Come dressed up with poems. To sign up email thepoetryroomfolks@gmail. com. 7:30 to 9 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing.
Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. From 7 - 10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485- 5287.
The Scratch Pilots Present: Turntable Tuesdays. Classic Rock 'n' Roll with hip-hop. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. FREE. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-6376.
Auditions: The Government Inspector. Cold readings from script. Perusal scripts are available at the LCC. 7 - 10 p.m. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
Bingo, Bridge, and Euchre. Weekly activities at the senior center. 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cost Varies . Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Biology on Tap - Professors, researchers, and biologists discuss world around them. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. FREE. The Loft, (At Harem Urban Lounge) 414 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing.
Crafternoons (Adults). Bring your craft project and join us in the library Community Room. 1 - 3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.
Early Literacy Playtime (Ages up to 5). Stories and easy-to-make activities to help prepare children for reading. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston Branch, 201 School St., Williamston.
Toastmasters. Leadership and speaking skills. 5 - 6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. 5174831314.
Overeaters Anonymous. Hope and support to lose weight. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road., Okemos. (517) 349-9536.
Speculative Book Discussion (Adults). This month: "Caves of Steel" by Isaac Asimov. 6:30 - 8 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
Trending Topics. Discuss local, state and national headlines. 7 - 8:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Wednesday, August 30
Doc Howard Operation at Allen Farmers Market. Come enjoy a performance from Doc Howard Operation. 5 - 5:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E Kalamazoo St Lansing. allenneighborhoodcenter.org.
The Great Matt King - Elvis Impersonator Extraodinare! 7 - 9 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. (989) 224-2429.