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    ... From: Rita O Brien Date: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM Subject: South Lansing Weekly, January 24 - February 3 Don t be a couch potato! Check out our weekly
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      From: Rita O'Brien
      Date: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM
      Subject: South Lansing Weekly, January 24 - February 3


      Don't be a couch potato!

      Check out our weekly update of places to go, things to do, and people to meet.

      January 24-February 3, 2011

      South Lansing Community Development Association

      www.southlansing.org

      1. SLCDA Newsletter!
      2. New! Upcoming Neighborhood meetings
      3. Vote for River Trail Improvements!
      4. Power of We Capacity Building Workshop
      5. Hawk Island Triathlon Registration Open!
      6. Call for Farmers Market Vendors
      7. Home Energy Fitness and Energy Efficient Lightbulbs (Free)
      8. Just B Yoga Classes (Dancing/Yoga) - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
      9. Love and Logic Parenting Classes (Free) - Mondays through February 14, 6pm – 8pm
      10. Personal Action Toward Health Workshops (Free) - Tuesdays through February 15, 9:30am – 12am
      11. Community Health Education Classes (Free) - Various dates and times
      12. Guided Nature Hike - Fridays, 9am – 10am
      13. Going Bananas Party - Wednesday, January 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
      14. New! Knee-High Naturalist: Ages 3-5 - Thursday, January 27, 1pm – 2:30pm
      15. New! Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Workshop (Free) - Thursday, January 27, 6:30pm – 8pm
      16. New! Project WILD Workshop - Saturday, January 29, 9:00am – 3:30pm
      17. Composting Workshop (Free) - Saturday, January 29, 11:30am – 1pm
      18. Show Me the Money Day - Saturday, January 29, 2011, 10am – 4pm
      19. Garden Planning – Thursday February 3, 2011 6pm – 7:30pm


      1. SLCDA Winter 2011 Newsletter - Click Here.

      SLCDA staff and volunteers are distributing our newsletter to South Lansing organizations over the next couple weeks. If you are interested in providing copies of our newsletter to your members, clients, patients, etc., please let us know!  For existing distribution sites, call (517) 374-700.


      2. New! Upcoming Neighborhood meetings

      Looking to get involved in your community but not sure where to go?  Check out your local neighborhood association/neighborhood watch group!  Neighborhood organizations create social connections, engage residents in community activities, and pool resources to stimulate positive change. The following organizations meet this week:

      Coachlight - Tuesday, January 25, 6pm – 7pm @ New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Ryan Earl, (989) 944-3239


      Check out our website to see which organization covers your area. We only list organizations if contact people confirm meeting information. If your South Lansing neighborhood organization isn’t listed here, please contact us with updated information at (517) 374-5700.


      3. Vote for River Trail Improvements!

      “Keep Learning...Our Future Depends On It” needs your votes to help install learning exhibits along the River Trail, including the section of trail adjacent to Hawk Island. A top 10 finish in the Pepsi Refresh competition will secure $50,000 for new interactive stations to help families learn while enjoying our great River Trail. Anyone can vote daily until January 31, 2011 by texting 105421 to the word Pepsi (73774), logging in at www.refresheverything.com/keeplearning or using the Pepsi Refresh Voting App on Facebook.


      4. Power of We Capacity Building Workshop

      Does your community or faith-based organization need assistance in capacity building?  If so, consider attending the Power of We’s Capactiy Building Workshop on February 15th. Workshop attendees will be eligible for planning and implementation technical assistance through the Power of We Consortium. Interested organizations must meet the criteria outlined here and register by emailing ha_PowerofWe@....


      5. Hawk Island Triathlon Registration Open!

      Registration is open for the 2011 Hawk Island Triathlon (June 5th). Hurry and sign up to reserve your race spot - nearly 200 racers have already signed up. Visit www.Hawk-I-Tri.com or call us at (517) 374-5700 for more information.


      6. Call for Farmers Market Vendors

      South Lansing Community Farmers Market is seeking vendors for our 2011 market season!  The market runs Saturdays, June through September, from 10am - 2pm in lovely Benjamin Davis Park. Produce and prepared food vendors, arts and crafters, entertainers and special guests - please view our market applications and guidelines online. For more information, please call Rita at 517-374-5700 or email rita@.... Let's make this the greatest market season yet!


      7. Home Energy Fitness and Energy Efficient Lightbulbs (Free)

      Home Energy Fitness: Free home energy fitness visits are available for qualifying Lansing homeowners and renters who live within Lansing city limits. Visits include: An energy efficiency specialist inspecting your home to asses your current energy usage ($200 value); an expert consultation on how to reduce your future electric, gas and water consumption and bills; installation and demonstration of energy-saving weatherization products ($100 value); and how-to information for ongoing energy savings at home. Call (517) 337-0422 or click here to check eligibility and sign up!

      Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs: Lansing residents with Lansing Board of Water & Light accounts are eligible to receive four free CFL lightbulbs. CFL (Compact Flourescent Lamp) bulbs can save you approximately $35 or more in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb when replacing a standard incandescent. To receive your four free bulbs, click here.


      8. Just B Yoga Classes (Dancing/Yoga)
      Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
      Just B Yoga, (517) 488-5260

      Just B Yoga offers the following weekly free and donation-based yoga and dancing classes:

      Salsa Dancing ($7 Suggested Donation) - Mondays, 6pm & 7:15pm, Saturdays 2pm

      Community Yoga: Ages 13+ (Free) - Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8pm

      Yoga XL for every body ($7 Suggested Donation) - Thursdays, 8:15pm

      For more information and a complete listing of classes, check out www.justbyoga.com

      9. Love and Logic Parenting Classes (Free)
      Mondays through February 14, 6pm – 8pm (excluding January 17, MLK Day)
      Hill Center, (517) 755-4081

      The Lansing School District holds a series of classes aimed at helping parents raise their kids using love and logic. This series is for raising school-age children. The next series on early childhood starts February 28th. To register, call Carolyn Stone at the number above or email Carolyn.Stone@....

      January 24: “C” Stands for Control That’s Shared

      January 31: “O” Stands for Ownership of the Problem

      February 7: “O” is also for Opportunity for Thinking

      February 14: “L” Stands for Let Empathy and Consequences do the Teaching


      10. Personal Action Toward Health workshop (Free)
      Tuesdays through February 15, 9:30am – 12am
      Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Door 15, (517) 699-1864

      PATH is a workshop that helps adults with chronic illness and their caregivers improve their health and feel better!  The PATH program is a version of the award-winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Snacks are provided at each session. Register by calling the number above or email jsbraatz@....


      11. Community Health Education Classes (Free)
      Various dates/times
      Ingham Regional Medical Center’s Dawe Auditorium

      Ingham Regional Medical Center hosts a series of health education classes throughout the year. Check out the following upcoming classes:

      Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis? - Tuesday, January 25, 6pm – 7pm

      Do You Suffer From Hip Pain? - Wednesday, February 2, 6pm – 7pm

      Why Won’t This Wound Heal? - Thursday, February 3, 6pm – 7pm

      To register, call (517) 975-6600 or email Jessica.Nevins@.... Click here or a complete listing of classes.

      12. Guided Nature Hikes
      Fridays, 9am – 10am
      Fenner Nature Center, (517) 483-4224

      Stop in any Friday from 9-10am for a guided hike with a staff naturalist. Topics will vary from week to week, depending on what we see on the trails. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing. No need to pre-register. $5 donation at the door.


      13. Going Bananas Party
      Wednesday, January 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
      Grandhaven Manor Elegant Retirement Community, (517) 372-4499

      Are you tired of winter already?  Maybe some fun entertainment and banana cream pies will lift your spirits. Dan Kramer will return with his blend of comedy and music. For more information, call the number above.


      14. New! Knee-High Naturalist: Ages 3-5
      Thursday, January 27, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
      Fenner Nature Center, (517) 483-4224

      Listen to a story about the week’s theme, read by seasoned storyteller Jean Bolley of the Capital Area District Library. Then take an exciting senses-filled hike through our trails. Cost is $5 per child per session. For more information or to register, call the number above.


      15. New! Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Workshop (Free)
      Thursday, January 27, 6:30pm – 8pm
      Community Mental Health Building, (517) 346-9512

      Learn about symptoms and treatment options of SAD. Presented by Dr. Joseph Rieman and Suzanne Love. Question-and-answer session will follow. Light meal of sub sandwiches, chips and a drink will be provided. Call the number above or e-mail Kristin Solce at solce@... to RSVP.


      16. New! Project WILD Workshop
      Saturday, January 29, 9:00am – 3:30pm
      Fenner Nature Center, (517) 483-4224

      Join Natalie Elkins, Education Specialist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment as she takes you through the activities of an award-winning environmental education program designed for both formal and non-formal educators who teach youth from preschool through Grade 12. Project WILD uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase young people's understanding of ou

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