Listings deadline is 5
p.m. the THURSDAY BEFORE publication. Paid classes will be listed at the
cost of one enrollment (maximum $20). Submit your event online at www.lansingcitypulse.com or call 371-5600 ext. 12. E-mail information to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 371-5800. Info can also be mailed to 2001 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
Ledge is preparing for its 37th Annual Island Art Fair. Head out to
Island Park this Saturday to enjoy food, music, drinks and over 120
vendors from all over Michigan. This oneday art fest draws thousands of
visitors, and features paintings, photography, jewelry and fabric arts.
Attendees will also witness the maiden voyage of the new Princess
10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Island Park, Grand Ledge.
Visit www.ledgecraftlane.com or call (517) 627-9843 for more information.
Wednesday, August 4
Classes and seminars
Enhance Fitness. Learn how to improve balance, body strength and meet people. 8:45-9:45 a.m. FREE. Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 699-1864.
Communication is the Key. Learn active listening, fair fighting and assertiveness. Registration is required. 5:30-7 p.m. , FREE. Women´s Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163.
Volunteer Orientation Meeting. Volunteer orientation meeting for all new volunteers. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370.
Microsoft Words Basics. Learn to modify text, plus open and close documents. Preregister. 10:15 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6356.
Michigan Avenue Thinkers and Doers. Find out what´s happening on Michigan Avenue. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Center for Community and Economic Development, 1615 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517)-353-9555.
Events Downtown Social Hour. Drinks and conversation. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Kelly´s Downtown, 203 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 487-3322.
Dinner and Dance. Featuring live music by the Jack Clarkson Band. 6-10 p.m. $5 for dance, $10 for dinner. Charlar Place, 4230 Charlar Drive, Holt. (517) 699-5595.
Classroom Critters. "Turtle Mania," featuring turtles of all sizes and shapes from around the world. First 50 people. 1 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett Library, 5670 School St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.
Summer Nature Connection for Preschoolers. "Nature Explorers." (Ages 4-5) Explore the park and make crafts. 9 a.m.-Noon. $32. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos. (517) 349-3866.
Community Dance Project. The annual collaboration between Lansing Community College Dance and Happendance. 8 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488 or 333-3528.
Summer Nature Connection for Toddlers. "My Cub and I," for ages 1-3, and "Timber Tots," for ages 3-4. 9-10 a.m. & 11 a.m.-Noon, $30. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos. (517) 349-3866.
Table Top Art: Kazoo. Make a simple kazoo and investigate how sound is created. Samples provided. All Ages. 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett Library, 5670 School St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.
Jolly Grove Community Children´s Garden. Come join us for mornings of exploring the garden. All Ages. RSVP @ email@example.com. 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Jolly Grove Community Garden, Intersection of Jolly and Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing.
Leaping Into The Third Decade. Invitational exhibit featuring 21 artists who have exhibited at Mackerel Sky in the past 20 years. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Mackerel Sky Gallery, 211 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2211.
Pre-School Olympics. Obstacle course, discus throw, miniature golf, and more. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Delta Mills Park, 7001 Old River Trail, Lansing. (517) 323-8555.
Public Art Exhibition at Deluxe Inn. Open-air art exhibit at former Deluxe Inn site. Daylight hours, FREE. Deluxe Inn on Washington, south of I-496, Lansing. (517) 374-5700.
Preschool Crafts. A variety of crafts for kids aged 3-6. 10 a.m. FREE. Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.
Rick Kelley´s Beach Party. Featuring original music, sing-alongs, dance-alongs, beach balls, as well as hula hoop and limbo contests. 10:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Williamston Library, 201 School St., Williamston.
Cat Adoption. Take home a homeless cat from the Mid-Michigan Cat rescue. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE to attend. PetSmart (West Lansing), 305 Marketplace Boulevard, Lansing. (517) 622-4653.
Okemos Networking Group. Unemployed professionals network, gain job leads and exchange ideas. 4 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos Library, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021.
Calhoun County Oil Spill Relief. Supplies needed for the animal victims of the oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. Call for list of needed supplies. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8376.
Post-Polio Support Group Meeting. People affected by polio welcome to share info and support. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 339-1039.
Youth Summer Enrichment Program. Field trips and educational programs. Free breakfast and lunch. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. North West Initiative, 1012 N. Walnut St., Lansing. (517) 999-2894.
Allen Street Farmers´ Market. Featuring fresh food and live entertainment. 2:30-7 p.m. FREE. Corner of E. Kalamazoo and Allen St., Lansing. (517) 367-2468.
Music Summer Concerts in the Park. Featuring Tejano band LaCorporacion. Rain date is the following day. 7 p.m. FREE. Frances Park, 2600 Moores River Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-6019.
Jazz on the Avenue and at the Market. Featuring Royce Phillips and Matt LoRusso. 4:30-6 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St. Lansing. (517) 367-2468.
Theater The Amazing Clark Puppet Show. Jo-Jo and his friends as they try to recover a magic pearl from Rex the shark. 10 a.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing Library, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.
Literature and poetry Adult Book Discussion. Join other readers for lively discussion. New members welcome. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster Library, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185. www.cadl.org.
Summer Storytime. "Life on the Pond," featuring games, rhymes and a craft for children ages 2-5. 1:30-2:15 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Toddler Storytime. Stories for ages 2-3. 10:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Okemos Library, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021. www.cadl.org.
Baby Storytime. Stories for ages 0-2. 3 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos Library, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021. www.cadl.org.
Thursday, August 5
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
EloQuents Toastmasters. Club meeting with speakers and table topics. 6-7:15 p.m. FREE. Visitors welcome. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 321-4955.
Intermediate Microsoft Word. Format pages, create tables, and more. Windows experience required. Preregister. 10:15 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363.
Celebrate Recovery. Support group for people struggling with loneliness, anger, divorce, depression or addictions. Separate groups for men and women. 7 p.m. FREE. Cedar Street Church, 1705 Cedar St., Holt.
New York Jazz Dance Class. Carol Bently will be teaching. 6:30-8 p.m. $20 for one class, $35 for both. Ruhala Performing Arts Center, 1846 Haslett Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-0464.
Folding-Chair Fitness. Each meeting will focus on gentle cardio exercises, stretching, strengthening and
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