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What's up in Lansing: Timber Fest


Looking for a Luau-themed getaway? Timber Fest might be the perfect way to start out your weekend. Kicking off at 4 p.m. today, the festival is put on the Vista Springs Timber Ridge Senior Living community. The festival will offer everything from a BBQ/picnic food tent, a children’s activity area, face painting, a petting zoo, games with prizes and so much more!

Vista Springs is a senior assisted living community that wants “to make a difference in the care industry” by creating opportunities for members and to enjoy the “highest standard of living and care.”

Providing events like these for seniors and their loved ones is just one they Vista Spring is doing so.

For more information about the event, check out their Eventbrite page.



Since 1983, the MSU Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program has hosted the Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing. From blues to bluegrass, Celtic and Latin, the festival keeps its 34-year tradition alive with music, dance and culture from across America and around the world. Festival performers will include the old-time ballads of Anna & Elizabeth, Guy Davis’ blues, the Cajun expressions of T’Monde and many other eclectic acts. In addition to live music, the Great Lakes Folk Festival also hosts dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, food, an arts marketplace, activities for kids and the first ever Queer Traditions Summit, an exploration of the LGBTQkknd community and traditional arts. 6 p.m.-10:30 Friday; noon-10:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-6:00 p.m. Sunday. $10 suggested donation. Downtown East Lansing. (517) 432-4533, greatlakesfolkfest.net.


Fiddlers' Convention & Traditional Music Festival. For acoustic instruments. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. $10/Children FREE with adult. Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, 115 S. Broad St., (M-99) Hillsdale. 517-795-3239.

Great Lakes Folk Festival. Three days of music, dance, arts and more! 6 - 10:30 p.m. FREE/ $10 suggested donation. Downtown East Lansing, Grand River Ave., East Lansing. greatlakesfolkfest.net/2017


Murder for Two. Two actors play 13 roles. 8 to 9:30 p.m. $30/$28 Military/Senior (65kknd)/$10 Student . Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. (517) 655-SHOW.


Minecraft Game Night (Ages 8-18). Play with fellow players. Call ahead. 6:30 - 8 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6367.

Crafts with Kids. At 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Free Family Fun- Timber Fest. Night of family fun! BBQ/picnic-style food tent, kids activities and more! 4 - 7 p.m. FREE. Vista Springs Edgewood, 200 W. Edgewood Blv Lansing. (517) 339-2322.

Pop-Up Stories: On the Road Again. 6:30 to 8 p.m. FREE. Great Lakes Folk Festival, Abbot Rd. and Albert Ave. East Lansing. ow.ly/ vRru30eaV8I. kcook@wkar.org.


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