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  • Nathan Hartley
    ... From: SLCDA Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 7:50 AM Subject: South Lansing Weekly Update **
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        monday                                                                           december 19, 2011  

      FEATURED NEWS

       

       Click above image to view the Annual Campaign letter and 2011 Program Summaries

      SLCDA's Annual Campaign 
      South Lansing Community Development Association looks forward to building on the achievements of 2011, and to do so, we need your support.  If you are reading this, chances are you or a family member participated in the Hawk Island Triathlon, shopped at the the South Lansing Community Farmers Market, provided input on redeveloping the Colonial Village Shopping Center, grew food in one of our community gardens, strolled among the booths at our annual Southside "Showcase" Community Fair, attended one of our garden or nutrition classes, or volunteered at one of our many events or programs.  Thank You! Thank you for getting involved, improving health and sustainability in your life, and making a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Community members like you make South Lansing a great place to live, work, play, and thrive!

      Today, we are asking that you take your involvement a step further, and make SLCDA an organization you support financially.  Your generosity will allow SLCDA to expand programs and services that positively impact our community, including construction of a unique mobile garden that will travel to various sites, providing a hands-on laboratory for youth garden and nutrition education.   Beginning in 2012, charitable contributions will no longer be deductible on state tax forms, so please take advantage of this opportunity before the year ends.  Think of your tax-deductible contribution as a local investment that directly impacts you and your community.

      Large or small, every donation makes a difference. To make a secure donation online, please click here. You can also contact us to receive a donation form through the mail. For more information, contact us at admin@... or (517) 374-5700. Thank you, and have a great holiday season!
       
      Thanks to our Community Partners


       

      CHILD / FAMILY

       
      Winter Break Adventures (Ages 5+)
      Monday-Thrusday, December 19-22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
      Join Fenner Nature Center for the Winter Break Adventure Series and enjoy participating in outdoor activities and winter crafts all while learning interesting facts about nature during the winter season.  Cost is $25 per day for residents, $30 for non-residents. For more information, please contact Katie Woodhams at fennernature@...
       
      Winter Vacation Club (Ages 5-13)
      Mondays-Fridays, December 19-30, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
      Oak Park YMCA, 900 Long Blvd.
      Phone: 827-9700
      Includes arts and crafts, group games, sports, swimming and field trips. Cost is $32 per day, $25 for YMCA members

      Winter Activities Guide
      Looking for fun activities for the whole family this winter? Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Winter 2012 Activities Guide! Discover special winter events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!
       

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      CLASSES / WORKSHOPS


      Holiday Drop-In Art Session
      Thursday, December 22 2:30-4:30 p.m.
      Reach Studio Art Center
      Come paint, draw, collage, print, make cards, and more. No preregistration is necessary. Come and make art yourself, with friends and with family!
      (517) 999-3643
      www.reachstudioart.org

      FREE Introduction to Computers
      Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
      Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
      Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers.     

      FREE Garden Leaders Training
      4 Saturdays, January 21, February 11, March 3, and March 24 
      Foster Community Center, Room 213
      If you're thinking about starting a new community garden, joining an existing garden, or want more info on how to be a coordinator, this training series is essential! Must attend all four classes to complete certification.  Classes are 9 a.m. - noon, with an optional pot-luck lunch until 1 p.m.  Presented by The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank
      Contact: gardenproject@... or (517) 853-7809

      FREE Tax Prep and Filing
      The Asset Independence Coalition is proud to announce free tax preparation services for the 2012 tax season. If your household income is $49,000 or less, they will do your taxes for you. If you are above that, they will show you how to prepare them yourself and e-file. All of these services are free. To schedule an appointment simply dial 2-1-1.
      For more information, visit www.assetindependencecoalition.org or contact Amber Paxton at (517) 256-1466 or aic.midmichigan@...
       



      ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT


      FREE Mid-Day Movies 
      Downtown Lansing Library 
      Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen. 
      For more information, call (517) 367-6363.
       
      Free Mid-Day Family Movies
      Thursday, December 29, 2 p.m.
      Downtown Lansing Library 
      CADL offers family films during winter break. Call for titles, 517-367-6363.     

      FREE MSU Russian Chorus Concert
      Tuesday, December 20, 7:30 p.m.
      Emanuel First Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48906
      Phone: (517) 646-9626
      Concert of sacred choral music and carols of Russia and Europe, sung in original languages.   

      Christmas Carols by the Chancel Choir
      Sunday, December 25, 10:00 am
      North Westminster Presbyterian Church
      Featuring well-known Christmas carols sung by the Chancel Choir. Everett High School musicians will be accompanying the choir. 

      Wonderland of Lights
      Thursdays-Sundays , 5:00-8:00p, Starting November 25
      Potter Park Zoo
      Wonderland of Lights celebrates its 19th year at PPZ! Come experience the zoo by night with a stroll illuminated by tens of thousands of lights. Each night guests will be treated to special animal presentations, cookie decorating, craft stations and more. Special musical guests and events are listed on the schedule below.
      Admission is only $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for kids (ages 3-16).
      Phone: (517) 342-2710, Website: http://www.potterparkzoo.org

       


      FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

      Advent House - Annual Community Christmas Breakfast
      Sunday, December 25, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – Noon
      Advent House Ministries, 743 N. MLK Blvd.
       The menu will include: omelets, eggs made to order, waffles, bacon, sausage, ham and various other breakfast items. There will be gifts for all and, gifts that children can select for their parents.  This event is free to all members of the Lansing Community so come and celebrate a memorable Christmas Breakfast. Transportation will be provided to those that need it.  If you need a ride please call Human Relations & Community Services at 517-485-4477.

      Buy your Christmas Tree from Habitat
      Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
      Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
      Habitat for Humanity Lansing Restore, 1941 Benjamin 
      Habitat for Humanity Lansing Restore is selling Christmas Trees for $15.  Proceeds used to help build a new home on Hillcrest in Lansing.
       



      HEALTH / WELLNESS


      FREE Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
      Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
      Just B Yoga Studio (106 Island Avenue)
      Free weekly power yoga class for all levels!  Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided.  Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.).  For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
      www.justbyoga.com

      Special Winter Solstice Yoga at Just B Yoga
      Thursday, December 22 from 6-8 p.m.
      Dec. 22 is the Winter Solstice. Salute the sun, the community and your own spirit with our specially yoga led practice of 108 sun salutations. We will talk you through alignment and spiritual encouragement. You don’t even have to keep count, the instructor will keep tabs on the progress of the group.
      $15 w/reception to follow. Sign up on our website!
      www.justbyoga.com



      NEIGHBORHOODS

      FREE Snow Angels
      Calling all good neighbors! With a newly-enforced snow ordinance helping to keep our sidewalks safe, it’s important to remember that some neighbors have a hard time getting outside to shovel snow.  That’s where the Snow Angels come in.  Snow Angels are volunteers willing to help those who are physically unable to shovel. Volunteer as much or as little as you are able.  This is a great opportunity for older scout troops, service clubs, honor societies, youth groups, and high school students looking to earn service hours for college applications.  It's also a great family opportunity to teach the value of helping neighbors in need. Will you help?  Click here to sign up. If you have questions or know of anyone needing assistance in clearing snow, please contact Joe Manzella at joe@...

      25th Annual Bea Christy Dinner
      Save the Date!  Friday, February 10
      Lansing Center, $16 per ticket.
      Call the Lansing Neighborhood Council at (517) 393-9883 for details.

       


      COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

      CATA Service During Christmas and New Year Holidays
      In observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day, CATA will not operate services on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 or Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The Spec-Tran office will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Christmas and New Year’s Day to schedule rides after Dec. 25, 2011 and Jan.1, 2012, respectively. The Spec-Tran phone number is (517) 394-CATA (2282). On both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, fixed-route buses and Spec-Tran will end service early. All fixed routes that provide regular Saturday evening service will depart for their last trips no later than 6:15 p.m.

      -The 10 routes that normally travel to the CATA Transportation Center (CTC) on Saturday evenings will depart the CTC for the last time at their regular departure time of 6 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. Routes 1, 8, and 9 inbound buses will also        
        be en route to the CTC at approximately the same time.
      -Routes 20, 22, 23 will depart from the MSU/CATA Transportation Center at 5:45 p.m. and Route 26 at 6 p.m. All four routes will end service upon return to the MSU/CTC.
      -Routes 24 and 25 will depart from MSU’s Ramp 5 at 5:55 p.m. and 5:27 p.m. respectively and end service upon return to Ramp 5.
      -Entertainment Express will not operate on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve.
      -Spec-Tran rides will be scheduled only up to 6:15 p.m. on both days.
       
      For route-by-route final fixed-route departure times, visit CATA’s Web site at cata.org or contact CATA Customer Service at (517) 394-1000.
       
      All CATA services will resume regular schedules on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 and Jan. 2, 2012.

      Meet With State Legislative Officials About "No-Fault"
      Monday, December 19, 6-7:30pm
      Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center
      Join Representatives Bauer, Byrum, Meadows, and Senator Whitmer for a town hall to discuss efforts to reform Michigan’s No-Fault insurance system this Monday, Dec. 19. We will be meeting at the Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, located at 3181 Sandhill Road in Mason, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      Attendees are invited for a briefing on Michigan’s current No-Fault Law and to learn about the reforms currently being considered by the Legislature. The evening’s panelists include Eric Hannah, Co-Executive Director and Director of Program Operations at the Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center; Laura Appel, Vice President for Federal Policy and Advocacy for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association; George Sinas, Lansing attorney specializing in Michigan No-Fault Insurance Law; and No-Fault advocate Sue Barnhart. In addition to discussing how proposed reforms might affect Michigan’s citizens and how to get involved in advocacy efforts surrounding this issue, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session.

      Please contact Representative Bauer's office at (517) 373-0826 or joanbauer@... for more information.
       
      Accessible Community Gardens Grant, ION Survey
      In 2011 the Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank received a grant from the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition/Michigan Developmental Disability Council entitled Including Our Neighbors (ION). The aim of the program is to install easily accessible community garden beds or facilitate other improvements to make community gardens more accessible for disabled gardeners.

      The Project brings together local community partners in an Advisory Committee to coordinate and administer the grant. We would like your assistance in distributing and collecting surveys to help us learn about the needs of people with disabilities and their involvement in community gardens and other activities. We are also interested in learning about ways you or your organization may like to be involved in this Project. Any questions or comments can be submitted to Anne Rauscher at the Garden Project by phone (517) 853-7809 or email anne@....

      The Committee will collect surveys through January 2012, and will be soliciting grant applications through February 2012. Please distribute the following survey to anyone who would be interested in providing input on issues of inclusion for people with disability in community activities. The survey is available online at: http://svy.mk/vwpmJ8. Or download a Word-formatted paper version of the survey here: http://bit.ly/w2Og2w
       
      FREE Home Repair
      Do you know a low-income homeowner that is disabled or over 60 years of age and could use some home repairs or maintenance? Rebuilding Together Ingham County is taking applications for the 2012 Rebuilding Day to be held April 28, 2012. The new application deadline is January 20, 2012. To receive an application, call (517) 214-8356.
      The following are the criteria for Eligible Applicants: own and reside in an Ingham county home, property taxes are up-to-date, homeowner’s insurance is current, income at or below $1,361 per month for a one-person household or $1,839 per month for a two person household, homeowner plans to be in home for at least two years, and unable physically and financially to complete the requested repairs. For more information go to http://www.rebuildingtogether.org/

      Consumers Energy Rebates for Replacement Windows and Insulation
      Consumers Energy customers can get cash back on the installation of replacement windows, glass doors and insulation to help make energy efficiency upgrades more affordable.
      You can either hire a contractor to do the work, or do it yourself—the choice is yours. Let Consumers Energy help you with the cost of increasing the energy efficiency of your home (rebate application).  For more information, call (866) 234-0445 or click here
      * Funding is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Does not include solid-core doors with glass lites or storm doors. 

      Volunteer Training for CARE Program set for January
      The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) program is looking for volunteers. Our next training will be taking place January 12-16, 2011. Survivors of domestic violence are often isolated from resources and community. CARE staff and volunteers offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University.  Volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of one shift every six weeks. The choices for on call shifts are: Thursdays, Fridays from 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., and Saturdays, Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      In addition to being on call, volunteers will be expected to:
      -Complete an application
      -Provide two references
      -Participate in a short interview
      -Have an insured and reliable vehicle
      -Agree to a review of criminal history and driving records
      -Complete four days of training
      -Attend four in-service meetings per year

      If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Caroline Nelson at (517) 272-7436 or lpdcare@...

      National Parks Mystery Books
      Mary Morgan, a long-time Lansing resident just had the first in her series of children's mystery books published, just in time to make the perfect gift! The book introduces National Parks to children who may or may not ever get there, and attaches a solvable mystery. It is geared for children ages 8-12. It has the endorsement of Rosa Thill, principal at Averill Elementary School for the history and geography content, and it has the endorsement of a cub scout leader for the positive components of scouting which are also included. This one takes place in MI's Upper Peninsula and is titled, "Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks". It is a fun and easy read, but it is a page turner all the way through. Those who have read it can't put it down, adults included. They are $7.95 plus
      $.48 tax. Mary's website is: www.nationalparkmysteries.com
       
      'Tis ALWAYS the Season to Volunteer
      Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside!  SLCDA is pleased to announce our schedule for 2012 Nutrition Education programming.  This programming helps empower Lansing residents by sharing tools to promote healthy eating habits. Choose to help with one day or a whole series.  Get creative with cooking classes, nutritious food samples and Vegetable Bingo!!  What a fun and rewarding way to serve the Lansing community. For more information, please contact Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or jenelle@.... You may also fill out a volunteer form on SLCDA's website, click here.

      JENELLE'S RECIPE OF THE WEEK


      Gingerbread People from Taste of Home

      A fun treat for kids to decorate and set out for Santa, but don't forget to have fresh veggies for the Reindeer! 
      30 Servings, Prep: 25 min. + chilling, Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

      Ingredients
      6 tablespoons butter, softened
      3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
      1/2 cup molasses
      1 egg
      2 teaspoons Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
      1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
      3 cups all-purpose flour
      3 teaspoons ground ginger
      1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
      1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
      3/4 teaspoon baking soda
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
      Icing and candies of your choice

      Directions
      In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses, egg, vanilla and lemon peel. Combine the flour, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
      On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in. gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps.

      Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

      Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie (calculated without decorations) equals 99 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
       



      WHERE'S THE FOOD?


      Early-Bird Community Garden Registration
      South Lansing Urban Gardens is just wrapping up another successful growing season here on the south side. We're also starting to gear up for 2012. You can make sure that you get to be a part of Lansing's growing gardening cadre by registering early and helping us plan! Early registration for 2012 season is available now, click here.



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    • Nathan Hartley
      ... From: SLCDA Date: Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 2:24 PM Subject: South Lansing Weekly Update **
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          wednesday                                                                          january 4, 2012  
        Happy New Year!

        FEATURED NEWS

        2012 Hawk-I-Tri Registration Now Open 
         
        6th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon
        Sunday, June 3 at Hawk Island County Park

        REGISTER HERE

         
        This beginner-friendly multi-sport event is designed to welcome and support people of all ages, sizes, and abilities as they venture into the world of triathlon. It's also a great warm-up race for seasoned athletes gearing up for the summer triathlon season. 
         
        The Hawk-I-Tri promotes outdoor recreational opportunities in South Lansing, encourages physical activity, and supports efforts that increase access to fresh foods and improve overall community health. The event was recently commended for its efforts on encouraging environmental sustainability and stewardship. In 2011, the Hawk-I-Tri was recognized as the first “green” race of any kind in the state of Michigan, certified by the national Council for Responsible Sport.

        For more information on the Hawk-I-Tri and how to volunteer or sponsor the event, click here.
         
        SWIM 400m

        BIKE 16k

        RUN 5k
         
         
         
        Christmas Tree Recycling
        The City of Lansing is collecting Christmas trees during normal trash and recycling pick-ups this week and next (the weeks of January 2 and 9). Trees that are six feet or taller need to be cut in half. City crews will also collect brush and tree trimmings.
        For more information, call the Capital Area Recycling & Trash at (517) 483-4400.
         
        Thanks to our Community Partners


         

        CHILD / FAMILY

        CADL Celebrates Black History
        Friday, January 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturday, January 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
        Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Avenue
        The Capital Area District Library is hosting a special exhibit in honor of Black History on January 13 and 14. The exhibit, called NECESSARY! is curated by the Black History 101 Mobile Museum (www.blackhistory101mobilemuseum.com/).
        Necessary! focuses on the legacy of revolutionary leader Malcolm X and features over 150 historical artifacts from Malcolm X’s life and work, including rare photographs, magazine covers, and relics of racism from America’s past. Saturday events include a program called Malcolm X and Hip Hop presented by hip hop legend Professor Griff of Public Enemy at 11 a.m., a performance by Shabazz Academy African Dancers and Drum Group at 1 p.m., and a Black History Storytime for children of all ages at 2 p.m.
        For information about the library’s hours, services or events, call (517) 367-6363, or visit cadl.org/downtownlansing.
         
        Winter Activities Guide
        Looking for fun activities for the whole family this winter? Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Winter 2012 Activities Guide! Discover special winter events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

        Teen Community Art Project
        REACH Teen Studio Community Art Projects, or CAPs, will work with 15 to 20 Lansing Area teenagers and local artists to design and fabricate public art for 5 or more selected places around Lansing. Using three hour weekly teen studio after school sessions at REACH Studio from October 2011 – June 2012, the teens will meet with Lansing area artists and solicit ideas for, choose, design and implement community art projects creating place-making art around Lansing.
        For more information or to submit a proposal, click here or call (517) 999-3643.
         

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        CLASSES / WORKSHOPS


        CAMW Lansing Center Orientation (FREE)
        Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St. 
        Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
        Learn about the programs and services that may benefit you in your career development and search, including employment services, professional networking groups and training and education. Please arrive a few minutes early - late arrivals will not be allowed to attend and will have to wait for the next session. For more information, please call (517) 492-5500.
         
        FREE January Seminars From MSUFCU
        MSUFCU Headquarters, 3777 West Road, East Lansing 
        MSU Federal Credit Union's seminars cover a wide range of financial topics. Check out January's FREE seminars hosted by MSUFCU. All MSUFCU seminars are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and a reservation is required to attend. Please register by calling the MSUFCU Marketing Department at (517) 664-7725, or register online.

        Estate Planning
        Tuesday, January 10, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
        Attend this seminar to learn about the myths and realities of estate planning. This seminar is presented by Attorney Melissa Allen.

        Introduction to Small Business
        Wednesday, January 11, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
        or Thursday, January 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
        This seminar, co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center, is intended to give you an overview of the information you'll need to start a successful business. This seminar is presented by Tom Donaldson, Regional Director of      the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center.

        Investment Planning 101
        Tuesday, January 17, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
        or Monday, January 23, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
        Whether saving for a new home, a child's college, or retirement, having a proper investment strategy will help you accomplish your goals. This seminar is presented by Jose Yanez of Full Circle Financial Planning.

        Retirement Income Strategies
        Thursday, January 19, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
        At this seminar, topics will be covered to give you a better understanding of how to create a retirement income strategy. This seminar is presented by Jose Yanez of Full Circle Financial Planning.

        Understanding Your Credit Report & Score
        Tuesday, January 24, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
        At this seminar, learn why your credit score is important and what factors may impact your score. This seminar is presented by MSUFCU Indirect Lending Manager Laura Hosey.

        CPR and First Aid Training
        Tuesday/Wednesday, January 17/18, 6-10 p.m.
        Lansing Area Safety Council
        The Lansing Area Safety Council is offering National Safety Council CPR/First Aid Courses for childcare providers and the general public. This Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR Course covers: Breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children; identifying and caring for common age-related injuries.
        COST: Pre-paid Fee Required $50.00 First Aid & CPR (both courses), $30.00 First Aid or CPR (single course). If not prepaid, cost is $60/$40 at door! (Class fee is non-refundable unless cancel 72 hours before scheduled class.)
        -CPR Training: Tuesday, January 17, 6-10 p.m.
        -First Aid Training: Wednesday, January 18, 6-10 p.m.  
        For more information, or to register for a course, call (517) 394-4614, email info@..., or visit www.safetycouncil.org 

        FREE Introduction to Computers
        Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
        Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
        Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers.     

        Learn to Vermi-Compost! 
        Thursday January 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
        South Side Community Center, 5815 Wise Road
        Learn how to turn your every day kitchen waste into usable compost for your garden. In this free workshop, you will learn how to build your own worm composting system, the ins and outs of vermi-composting (composting with worms), and one lucky person will go home with a worm bin of their own.
        Please pre-register by phone: (517) 374-5700 or email neal@... 

        Eco-Photo Excursions at Fenner 
        (Register by January 6)
        Fenner Nature Center is pleased to announce that they will be collaborating with Great Lakes Photo Tours to host a series of Eco-Photo Excursions. These one-day nature photography workshops will be hosted by professional photographers Mark Carlson and Bob Grzesiak. With over 50 years of combined experience in nature photography, Bob and Mark are able to assist participants with everything from the basics of using the camera to creative composition and design. 

        The first workshop will be held on January 21st from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Participants will receive classroom instruction inside before taking to the trails and capturing the beauty of nature in the winter. The trails at Fenner Nature Center abound with wildlife in the winter months, and participants are likely to get up close and personal with deer, turkey, numerous species of birds and small mammals.

        COST: The cost of the workshop is $79 per person. Registration ends on January 6th and there is limited space available.
        For more information as well as on-line registration, visit www.mynaturecenter.org or contact Katie Woodhams at (517) 483-4224 or katie@....

        FREE Garden Leaders Training
        Multiple Saturdays, January 21, February 11, March 3, and March 24 
        Foster Community Center, Room 213
        If you're thinking about starting a new community garden, joining an existing garden, or want more info on how to be a coordinator, this training series is essential! Must attend all four classes to complete certification.  Classes are 9 a.m. - noon, with an optional pot-luck lunch until 1 p.m.  Presented by The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank
        Contact: gardenproject@... or (517) 853-7809

        FREE Tax Prep and Filing
        The Asset Independence Coalition is proud to announce free tax preparation services for the 2012 tax season. If your household income is $49,000 or less, they will do your taxes for you. If you are above that, they will show you how to prepare them yourself and e-file. All of these services are free. To schedule an appointment simply dial 2-1-1.
        For more information, visit www.assetindependencecoalition.org or contact Amber Paxton at (517) 256-1466 or aic.midmichigan@...
         



        ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT


        Lansing First Fridays
        Friday, January 6
        On the first Friday of every month Greater Lansing rolls out the fun carpet – big time. You’ll find restaurants and bars with unique specials, shops and galleries with extended hours, and events for everyone to enjoy. You’ll also find free CATA transportation on all buses and the Entertainment Express trolley, with service every 15 minutes between downtown Lansing and East Lansing and dozens of places along the way. Come out on this First Fridays and explore the fun side of Greater Lansing – where you can expect the unexpected. For more information, visit lansingfirstfridays.com/

        Cabin Fever Party
        Friday, January 13, noon – 2:30 p.m.
        Grandhaven Manor Retirement Community, 3215 W. Mt. Hope Avenue
        Entertainment with Fred Walker, Wacky Clothing Suggested! Hot Soup Luncheon, Dancing, Great Company & Personal Tours! For more information, please call (517) 372-4499.

        Flapper Party
        Friday, January 27, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
        Grandhaven Manor Retirement Community, 3215 W. Mt. Hope Avenue
        Entertainment with Comedian Wilma Quist, 1920’s Clothing Welcome! Refreshments, Dancing, Wonderful Company & Personal Tours! For more information, please call (517) 372-4499.

        FREE Mid-Day Movies 
        Downtown Lansing Library 
        Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen. 
        For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
         


        FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

        Pancake Breakfast
        Saturday, January 14, 9 a.m. - noon
        Faith United Methodist Church, 4301 South Waverly 
        Join Faith United Methodist Church for a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month! The menu includes homemade buttermilk pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, hash-browns, fruit and many beverages. Donations go to a new roof for the church. Call (517) 882-0661 for more information.
         



        HEALTH / WELLNESS


        FREE Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
        Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
        Just B Yoga Studio (106 Island Avenue)
        Free weekly power yoga class for all levels!  Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided.  Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.).  For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
        www.justbyoga.com

        Prostate Cancer Education Forum at Sparrow Hospital
        Thursday, January 12, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
        Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw
        As a pre-Holiday Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Capital Area United Way, Sparrow Cancer Center, UAW Local 4911, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Black Men Incorporated of Greater Lansing, GLAAHI, and the Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid Michigan have joined together to inform citizens of the Greater Lansing Area about prostate cancer, especially African American men who seem to suffer particularly from this disease. The forum will take place at the Sparrow Hospital’s St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw in Lansing on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Admission is free and it is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. There will also be prostate cancer literature and other health materials on display for the taking. The forum will feature an internist, a radiation oncologist, and a urologist, as well as prostate cancer survivors. Attendees will leave with an increased awareness about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, nutrition, and making an informed decision. 
        REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
        Please call (517) 203-5022 for more information or to register and reserve a seat.

        Resolve to be Ready in 2012
        The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages all Americans to Resolve to be Ready in the new year by making a new year's resolution to be prepared for emergencies. By making a resolution to take a few simple steps in advance, Americans can minimize the impact of an emergency on their families, homes, or businesses.
        2011 has seen more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year on record. This year alone, the U.S. experienced its first hurricane landfall since 2008, the most deadly series of tornadoes since the 1950s, significant earthquakes, and severe flooding and drought; hazards that impacted every region of the country. All of these events serve as an important reminder that disasters can strike anytime, anywhere, and being prepared is one of the most effective things we can do.

        To take the pledge, visit www.ready.gov/resolve or www.listo.gov, which includes free information, checklists, and guidelines about how to put together an emergency supply kit, make a plan, and stay informed



        NEIGHBORHOODS

        January Land Use Lunch
        Friday, January 6, noon-1p.m.
        Central United Methodist Church (215 N. Capitol Avenue), second floor
        It's the first week of the first month of the year, and Mid MEAC's First Friday lunch is this Friday! Rick Kibbey, a city planner with many years experience, largely neighborhood-focused, will be the speaker. His topic will be the role of parks in the overall functioning of the Lansing region. We'll hear about several specific Lansing projects anchored by parks.
        Mid-MEAC Land Use Lunches feature a light buffet lunch for $5, are open to the public and are handicap-accessible via elevator. Please join us and learn more about land use issues in our region.
        Questions? Contact Julie Powers at (517) 292-3078 

        Walk, Bike Task Force
        Tuesday, January 10, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
        Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster
        Individuals and organizations interested in making the Lanisng region more walkable and bike-friendly are cordially invited to join the Walk Bike Task Force which means on the second Tuesday of every month at Foster Community Center. No RSVP necessary. Bring your lunch as we meet from 12pm - 1:30pm. The meeting is chaired by John Lindenmayer (Mid-MEAC Board & League of Michigan Bicyclists) and Andy Kilpatrick with the City of Lansing. We discuss wide ranging issues from the Non-Motorized Plan to Complete Streets to the Walkability Audit. The group is non-partisan but supports positive positions on policies that make our community more walking and bike friendly.
        Questions? Contact Julie Powers at (517) 292-3078

        South Lansing Business Association Meeting
        Wednesday, January 25
        SLBA, 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
        Our program will be Jenn Averill Dubey - Motivational Wellness Speaker
        For more information, like how to become a SLBA Member, visit slba.biz, call (517) 394-4614, or email info@...

        FREE Snow Angels
        Calling all good neighbors! With a newly-enforced snow ordinance helping to keep our sidewalks safe, it’s important to remember that some neighbors have a hard time getting outside to shovel snow.  That’s where the Snow Angels come in.  Snow Angels are volunteers willing to help those who are physically unable to shovel. Volunteer as much or as little as you are able.  This is a great opportunity for older scout troops, service clubs, honor societies, youth groups, and high school students looking to earn service hours for college applications.  It's also a great family opportunity to teach the value of helping neighbors in need. Will you help?  Click here to sign up. If you have questions or know of anyone needing assistance in clearing snow, please contact Joe Manzella at joe@...

        25th Annual Bea Christy Dinner
        Friday, February 10
        Lansing Center, $16 per ticket.
        Tickets are on sale now and neighborhood groups are encouraged to nominate someone to receive the Bea Christy Award. LNC is also looking for donations for door prizes and ticket sponsorship.
        Call the Lansing Neighborhood Council at (517) 393-9883 for details.
         


        COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

        Volunteer Training for CARE Program set for January
        January 12-16
        The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) program is looking for volunteers. Our next training will be taking place January 12-16, 2012. Survivors of domestic violence are often isolated from resources and community. CARE staff and volunteers offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University.  Volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of one shift every six weeks. The choices for on call shifts are: Thursdays, Fridays from 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., and Saturdays, Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

        In addition to being on call, volunteers will be expected to:
        -Complete an application
        -Provide two references
        -Participate in a short interview
        -Have an insured and reliable vehicle
        -Agree to a review of criminal history and driving records
        -Complete four days of training
        -Attend four in-service meetings per year

        If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Caroline Nelson at (517) 272-7436 or lpdcare@... 

        FREE Home Repair - Rebuilding Together
        Application Deadline: Friday, January 20
        Do you know a low-income homeowner that is disabled or over 60 years of age and could use some home repairs or maintenance? Rebuilding Together Ingham County is taking applications for the 2012 Rebuilding Day to be held April 28, 2012. The new application deadline is January 20, 2012. To receive an application, call (517) 214-8356.
        The following are the criteria for Eligible Applicants: own and reside in an Ingham county home, property taxes are up-to-date, homeowner’s insurance is current, income at or below $1,361 per month for a one-person household or $1,839 per month for a two person household, homeowner plans to be in home for at least two years, and unable physically and financially to complete the requested repairs. For more information go to http://www.rebuildingtogether.org/

        Recycle Old Meds
        Saturday, January 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
        Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Rd (between Jolly and Miller)
        Bring pharmaceuticals to this special collection, instead of flushing them or throwing them in the trash. Medications are being found in our nation’s waters. Not flushing meds down the drain ensures they do not end up in the drinking water or surface water.
        This is a FREE service for Ingham County residents.
         
        A Public Conference on Food in the Lansing Area 
        February 10 - 11
        Food matters. It is the stuff of life. Over the past decade, the Greater Lansing area has seen the emergence of numerous farmers markets, urban garden projects, hoop houses, new restaurants and
        educational programs – all designed to strengthen our local food system. Just what is happening? Who is involved? What more needs to be done to ensure food security and social justice?

        “Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy” will address these questions. The conference will begin on Friday evening, February 10th with a keynote presentation by Catherine Bylinowski, program manager of Cultivate Kansas City’s Juniper Gardens Training Farm. It will continue all day Saturday, February 11th with dozens of topical sessions and a keynote by Malik Yakini, President of the Detroit Food Policy Council and founder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. The conference is open to the public. Scholarships are available. For program and registration information contact Kyle Whyte at kwhyte@... or (517) 432-1034.

        Accessible Community Gardens Grant, ION Survey
        In 2011 the Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank received a grant from the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition/Michigan Developmental Disability Council entitled Including Our Neighbors (ION). The aim of the program is to install easily accessible community garden beds or facilitate other improvements to make community gardens more accessible for disa

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          FEATURED NEWS

          Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy
          A Public Conference on Food in the Lansing Area 
          February 10 - 11
          Location T.B.A.
          Food matters. It is the stuff of life. Over the past decade, the Greater Lansing area has seen the emergence of numerous farmers markets, urban garden projects, hoop houses, new restaurants and educational programs – all designed to strengthen our local food system. Just what is happening? Who is involved? What more needs to be done to ensure food security and social justice?

          “Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy” will address these questions. The conference will begin on Friday evening, February 10th with a keynote presentation by Catherine Bylinowski, program manager of Cultivate Kansas City’s Juniper Gardens Training Farm. It will continue all day Saturday, February 11th with dozens of topical sessions and a keynote by Malik Yakini, President of the Detroit Food Policy Council and founder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. The conference is open to the public. Scholarships are available. For program and registration information contact Kyle Whyte at kwhyte@... or (517) 432-1034. facebook.com/EverybodyEatsMI
           

          2012 Hawk-I-Tri Registration Now Open 
          6th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon
          Sunday, June 3 at Hawk Island County Park
          SWIM 400m, BIKE 16k, RUN 5k
          REGISTER HERE

           
          This beginner-friendly multi-sport event is designed to welcome and support people of all ages, sizes, and abilities as they venture into the world of triathlon. It's also a great warm-up race for seasoned athletes gearing up for the summer triathlon season. 
           
          The Hawk-I-Tri promotes outdoor recreational opportunities in South Lansing, encourages physical activity, and supports efforts that increase access to fresh foods and improve overall community health. The event was recently commended for its efforts on encouraging environmental sustainability and stewardship. In 2011, the Hawk-I-Tri was recognized as the first “green” race of any kind in the state of Michigan, certified by the national Council for Responsible Sport.

          For more information on the Hawk-I-Tri and how to volunteer or sponsor the event, click here.
           
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          CHILD / FAMILY

          CADL Celebrates Black History
          Friday, January 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturday, January 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Avenue
          The Capital Area District Library is hosting a special exhibit in honor of Black History on January 13 and 14. The exhibit, called NECESSARY! is curated by the Black History 101 Mobile Museum (www.blackhistory101mobilemuseum.com/).
          Necessary! focuses on the legacy of revolutionary leader Malcolm X and features over 150 historical artifacts from Malcolm X’s life and work, including rare photographs, magazine covers, and relics of racism from America’s past. Saturday events include a program called Malcolm X and Hip Hop presented by hip hop legend Professor Griff of Public Enemy at 11 a.m., a performance by Shabazz Academy African Dancers and Drum Group at 1 p.m., and a Black History Storytime for children of all ages at 2 p.m.
          For information about the library’s hours, services or events, call (517) 367-6363, or visit cadl.org/downtownlansing.
           
          Winter Activities Guide
          Looking for fun activities for the whole family this winter? Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Winter 2012 Activities Guide! Discover special winter events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

          Teen Community Art Project
          REACH Teen Studio Community Art Projects, or CAPs, will work with 15 to 20 Lansing Area teenagers and local artists to design and fabricate public art for 5 or more selected places around Lansing. Using three hour weekly teen studio after school sessions at REACH Studio from October 2011 – June 2012, the teens will meet with Lansing area artists and solicit ideas for, choose, design and implement community art projects creating place-making art around Lansing.
          For more information or to submit a proposal, click here or call (517) 999-3643.

          Reach Studio Art Center
          Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, click here

          Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up
          Wednesday, February 23, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
          Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School
          Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School welcomes parents and children (Ages 3-6) of all faith backgrounds and geographic areas for Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up. A FREE evening of fun including children's "carnival" games, light refreshments, and story time, together with an opportunity to have personal question and answer time with the kindergarten and preschool teachers, to tour the school, and to meet staff, parents and students. Wednesday, February 23, 2012, 5:30p.m. to 6:30pm. at IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School, 3830 Rosemont Drive, Lansing, MI 48910. Questions? (517) 882-6631 or www.ihmlansing.org. Every child deserves the best educational start possible. IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School asks that you please stop by and check them out. They know you'll love what you see!

           

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          CLASSES / WORKSHOPS


          CAMW Lansing Center Orientation (FREE)
           Wednesdays, January 11, 18, & 25, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
          Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St. 
          Learn about the programs and services that may benefit you in your career development and search, including employment services, professional networking groups and training and education. Please arrive a few minutes early - late arrivals will not be allowed to attend and will have to wait for the next session. For more information, please call (517) 492-5500.
           
          Docent Recruitment Day
          Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m.- noon
          Potter Park Zoo
          Stop by the zoo and find out how you can become part of the dynamic team of volunteers known as the Potter Park Zoo docents. You'll learn about what it takes to be one and will have the opportunity to meet current docents and some of PPZ's education animals.
          Those interested in becoming a docent will also have the opportunity to fill out an application and schedule an interview. Tours of the zoo will be offered, so please dress for the weather.
          Some of our docents are trained to work with our education animals, some help with zoo tours and programs, while others work to enhance our visitors' experience at the zoo. Sound like something you'd like to be a part of? Then we'll see you on January 14th!
          Price: Free, http://www.potterparkzoo.org/node/342

          FREE January Seminars From MSUFCU
          MSUFCU Headquarters, 3777 West Road, East Lansing 
          MSU Federal Credit Union's seminars cover a wide range of financial topics. Check out January's FREE seminars hosted by MSUFCU. All MSUFCU seminars are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and a reservation is required to attend. Please register by calling the MSUFCU Marketing Department at (517) 664-7725, or register online.

          Estate Planning
          Tuesday, January 10, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
          Attend this seminar to learn about the myths and realities of estate planning. This seminar is presented by Attorney Melissa Allen.

          Introduction to Small Business
          Wednesday, January 11, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
          or Thursday, January 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
          This seminar, co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center, is intended to give you an overview of the information you'll need to start a successful business. This seminar is presented by Tom Donaldson, Regional Director of      the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center.

          Investment Planning 101
          Tuesday, January 17, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
          or Monday, January 23, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
          Whether saving for a new home, a child's college, or retirement, having a proper investment strategy will help you accomplish your goals. This seminar is presented by Jose Yanez of Full Circle Financial Planning.

          Retirement Income Strategies
          Thursday, January 19, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
          At this seminar, topics will be covered to give you a better understanding of how to create a retirement income strategy. This seminar is presented by Jose Yanez of Full Circle Financial Planning.

          Understanding Your Credit Report & Score
          Tuesday, January 24, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
          At this seminar, learn why your credit score is important and what factors may impact your score. This seminar is presented by MSUFCU Indirect Lending Manager Laura Hosey.

          CPR and First Aid Training
          Tuesday/Wednesday, January 17/18, 6-10 p.m.
          Lansing Area Safety Council
          The Lansing Area Safety Council is offering National Safety Council CPR/First Aid Courses for childcare providers and the general public. This Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR Course covers: Breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children; identifying and caring for common age-related injuries.
          COST: Pre-paid Fee Required $50.00 First Aid & CPR (both courses), $30.00 First Aid or CPR (single course). If not prepaid, cost is $60/$40 at door! (Class fee is non-refundable unless cancel 72 hours before scheduled class.)
          -CPR Training: Tuesday, January 17, 6-10 p.m.
          -First Aid Training: Wednesday, January 18, 6-10 p.m.  
          For more information, or to register for a course, call (517) 394-4614, email info@..., or visit www.safetycouncil.org 

          FREE Introduction to Computers
          Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
          Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
          Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers.     

          Learn to Vermi-Compost! 
          Thursday January 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
          South Side Community Center, 5815 Wise Road
          Learn how to turn your every day kitchen waste into usable compost for your garden. In this free workshop, you will learn how to build your own worm composting system, the ins and outs of vermi-composting (composting with worms), and one lucky person will go home with a worm bin of their own.
          Please pre-register by phone: (517) 374-5700 or email neal@... 

          FREE Garden Leaders Training
          Multiple Saturdays, January 21, February 11, March 3, and March 24 
          Foster Community Center, Room 213
          If you're thinking about starting a new community garden, joining an existing garden, or want more info on how to be a coordinator, this training series is essential! Must attend all four classes to complete certification.  Classes are 9 a.m. - noon, with an optional pot-luck lunch until 1 p.m.  Presented by The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank
          Contact: gardenproject@... or (517) 853-7809

          FREE Tax Prep and Filing
          The Asset Independence Coalition is proud to announce free tax preparation services for the 2012 tax season. If your household income is $49,000 or less, they will do your taxes for you. If you are above that, they will show you how to prepare them yourself and e-file. All of these services are free. To schedule an appointment simply dial 2-1-1.
          For more information, visit www.assetindependencecoalition.org or contact Amber Paxton at (517) 256-1466 or aic.midmichigan@...
           



          ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT


          Cabin Fever Party
          Friday, January 13, noon – 2:30 p.m.
          Grandhaven Manor Retirement Community, 3215 W. Mt. Hope Avenue
          Entertainment with Fred Walker, Wacky Clothing Suggested! Hot Soup Luncheon, Dancing, Great Company & Personal Tours! For more information, please call (517) 372-4499.

          Flapper Party
          Friday, January 27, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
          Grandhaven Manor Retirement Community, 3215 W. Mt. Hope Avenue
          Entertainment with Comedian Wilma Quist, 1920’s Clothing Welcome! Refreshments, Dancing, Wonderful Company & Personal Tours! For more information, please call (517) 372-4499.

          FREE Mid-Day Movies 
          Downtown Lansing Library 
          Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen. 
          For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
           


          FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

          Pancake Breakfast
          Saturday, January 14, 9 a.m. - noon
          Faith United Methodist Church, 4301 South Waverly 
          Join Faith United Methodist Church for a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month! The menu includes homemade buttermilk pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, hash-browns, fruit and many beverages. Donations go to a new roof for the church. Call (517) 882-0661 for more information.
           



          HEALTH / WELLNESS


          FREE Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
          Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
          Just B Yoga Studio (106 Island Avenue)
          Free weekly power yoga class for all levels!  Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided.  Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.).  For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
          www.justbyoga.com

          Prostate Cancer Education Forum at Sparrow Hospital
          Thursday, January 12, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
          Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw
          As a pre-Holiday Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Capital Area United Way, Sparrow Cancer Center, UAW Local 4911, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Black Men Incorporated of Greater Lansing, GLAAHI, and the Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid Michigan have joined together to inform citizens of the Greater Lansing Area about prostate cancer, especially African American men who seem to suffer particularly from this disease. The forum will take place at the Sparrow Hospital’s St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw in Lansing on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Admission is free and it is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. There will also be prostate cancer literature and other health materials on display for the taking. The forum will feature an internist, a radiation oncologist, and a urologist, as well as prostate cancer survivors. Attendees will leave with an increased awareness about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, nutrition, and making an informed decision. 
          REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
          Please call (517) 203-5022 for more information or to register and reserve a seat.

          Resolve to be Ready in 2012
          The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages all Americans to Resolve to be Ready in the new year by making a new year's resolution to be prepared for emergencies. By making a resolution to take a few simple steps in advance, Americans can minimize the impact of an emergency on their families, homes, or businesses.
          2011 has seen more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year on record. This year alone, the U.S. experienced its first hurricane landfall since 2008, the most deadly series of tornadoes since the 1950s, significant earthquakes, and severe flooding and drought; hazards that impacted every region of the country. All of these events serve as an important reminder that disasters can strike anytime, anywhere, and being prepared is one of the most effective things we can do.

          To take the pledge, visit www.ready.gov/resolve or www.listo.gov, which includes free information, checklists, and guidelines about how to put together an emergency supply kit, make a plan, and stay informed



          NEIGHBORHOODS
           
          Cavanaugh Park Neighborhood Association
          Tuesday, January 10, 6:30p.m.
          Cavanaugh Elementary 
          The Cavanaugh Park Neighborhood Association meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the library of Cavanaugh Elementary.
          Contact Dave Leese, (989) 621-9212 for more information.

          Moores Park Neighborhood Association
          Wednesday, January 11, 6:30p.m.
          Shabazz Academy 
          The Moores Park Neighborhood is bounded by Moores River Dr. (north), Mt. Hope (south), S. MLK Jr., Blvd (west), and S. Washington (east). The association meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
          The Moores Park Neighborhood Organization covers the area bounded by the Grand River to the north, Mount Hope Road to the south, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the west, and Washington Avenue to the east. The Organization meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Shabazz Academy. 
          Their website can be found here:
          http://mooresparkneighborhood.org/
          For more information, contact Board President Paul Johns at paul@... or (517)374-7525

          Old Everett Neighborhood Public Safety Meeting
          Wednesday, January 11, 7 p.m.
          Ingham Regional Medical Center's Education Center 
          The Old Everett Neighborhood Association will be holding its bi-monthly public safety meeting at the Ingham Regional Medical Center's Education Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2011. The Education Center is the blue-, white- and brick-faced building on the corner of Greenlawn and Washington

          These meetings usually consist of discussions of the neighborhood with the Lansing Police Department, sometimes including visits from political figures, code compliance officers, etc. They're also excellent for networking with neighbors.

          For more information, please go to www.oldeverett.org.

          Colonial Village Neighborhood Association
          Wednesday, January 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
          Grace United Methodist Church
          The Colonial Village Neighborhood covers the area bounded by Mount Hope Road to the north, Holmes Road to the south, Pleasant Grove Road to the west, and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the east. The Association meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Grace United Methodist Church.
          Their website can be found here: cvnanews.com
          For more information, call CVNA vice-president Karl Biasi at (517) 487-1713.

          South Lansing Business Association Meeting
          Wednesday, January 25
          SLBA, 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
          Our program will be Jenn Averill Dubey - Motivational Wellness Speaker
          For more information, like how to become a SLBA Member, visit slba.biz, call (517) 394-4614, or email info@...

          FREE Snow Angels
          Calling all good neighbors! With a newly-enforced snow ordinance helping to keep our sidewalks safe, it’s important to remember that some neighbors have a hard time getting outside to shovel snow.  That’s where the Snow Angels come in.  Snow Angels are volunteers willing to help those who are physically unable to shovel. Volunteer as much or as little as you are able.  This is a great opportunity for older scout troops, service clubs, honor societies, youth groups, and high school students looking to earn service hours for college applications.  It's also a great family opportunity to teach the value of helping neighbors in need. Will you help?  Click here to sign up. If you have questions or know of anyone needing assistance in clearing snow, please contact Joe Manzella at joe@...

          25th Annual Bea Christy Dinner
          Friday, February 10
          Lansing Center, $16 per ticket.
          Tickets are on sale now and neighborhood groups are encouraged to nominate someone to receive the Bea Christy Award. LNC is also looking for donations for door prizes and ticket sponsorship.
          Call the Lansing Neighborhood Council at (517) 393-9883 for details.
           


          COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

          Christmas Tree Recycling
          The City of Lansing is collecting Christmas trees during normal trash and recycling pick-ups this week (January 9). Trees that are six feet or taller need to be cut in half. City crews will also collect brush and tree trimmings.
          For more information, call the Capital Area Recycling & Trash at (517) 483-4400

          Volunteer Training for CARE Program set for January
          January 12-16
          The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) program is looking for volunteers. Our next training will be taking place January 12-16, 2012. Survivors of domestic violence are often isolated from resources and community. CARE staff and volunteers offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University.  Volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of one shift every six weeks. The choices for on call shifts are: Thursdays, Fridays from 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., and Saturdays, Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

          In addition to being on call, volunteers will be expected to:
          -Complete an application
          -Provide two references
          -Participate in a short interview
          -Have an insured and reliable vehicle
          -Agree to a review of criminal history and driving records
          -Complete four days of training
          -Attend four in-service meetings per year

          If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Caroline Nelson at (517) 272-7436 or lpdcare@... 



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              monday                                                                         january 16, 2012  
             

            FEATURED NEWS

            IRMC Robotic Surgery
            Did you know Ingham Regional Medical Center is the first and only hospital in the region to offer a robotic heart program?  This past summer, IRMC added two of the most innovative da Vinci Surgical Systems, as well as a fellowship-trained cardiothoracic and robotic surgeon.  Now, IRMC is the first hospital in Michigan using the da Vinci Si HD to treat cancer.  "Firefly" technology contains fluorescent imaging that directly illuminates malignant cancer cells differently than benign or healthy cells, allowing surgeons to target cancer cells and tissues with more accuracy, thus sparing healthy tissues.  Dr. Thomas Petroff, vice president of medical affairs at Ingham Regional Medical Center, says "We're proud to be on the leading edge of this technology and to offer the advantages it can bring to our patients and physicians. Currently, 14 surgeons are performing a wide variety of surgeries robotically at Ingham. We expect that number to only increase over time."  Ingham will be using a new, fully equipped teaching console to train future robotic surgeons.

            Suspicious Van
            We received an email today from the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator for the Cavanaugh Park Neighborhood Association.  One of his block captains called to report a suspicious white full size cargo van (no markings, no windows in the back) driving slowy through the neighborhood.  The driver seemed to take special interest in the block captain's vehichle, which was sitting unattended with the engine running.  Sam noticed the same van earlier this morning.  If you are aware of any similar incidents involving a vehicle of this description, please contact the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600.  NOTE: While it's tempting to warm up your vehicle before driving, a warm car with the keys in it is a welcome mat for theives.  It's probably for that reason that leaving a vehicle running unattended is a misdemeanor in the City of Lansing.  We aren't sure how often it happens, but owners can be ticketed for remote starting their cars.  

            6th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon
            Sunday, June 3 at Hawk Island County Park
            SWIM 400m, BIKE 16k, RUN 5k
            REGISTER HERE

             
            This beginner-friendly multi-sport event is designed to welcome and support people of all ages, sizes, and abilities as they venture into the world of triathlon. It's also a great warm-up race for seasoned athletes gearing up for the summer triathlon season. 
             
            The Hawk-I-Tri promotes outdoor recreational opportunities in South Lansing, encourages physical activity, and supports efforts that increase access to fresh foods and improve overall community health. The event was recently commended for its efforts on encouraging environmental sustainability and stewardship. In 2011, the Hawk-I-Tri was recognized as the first “green” race of any kind in the state of Michigan, certified by the national Council for Responsible Sport.

            For more information on the Hawk-I-Tri and how to volunteer or sponsor the event, click here.
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            CHILD / FAMILY

            Winter FREE Day at Ingham County Parks
            Monday, January 16, 8 a.m.- Sunset
            Please join us on Monday, January 16th for free activities at several Ingham County Parks. Parks open at 8:00am and close at ½ hour after sunset. Activities begin at 10:00am unless noted otherwise. 
            Some winter sports activities are not available if there is insufficient snow. For daily updates on winter sports availability, call 676-2233 and follow the prompts.
            For more information on these activities please visit www.inghamcountyparks.org.

            Burchfield Park (located at 881 Grovenburg Road, Holt) 
                        FREE Entrance into the park
                        FREE Cross Country ski rental (10:00am to 1 hour before sunset)
                        FREE Snow Tube Rentals
                        FREE Hot Chocolate or coffee (limit one)
                        FREE Soup or Chili (limit one)
                        Sledding hills are always free!

            Lake Lansing Park North (located at 6260 East Lake Drive in Haslett)
                        FREE Entrance into the park
                        FREE Cross Country Ski rental (10:00am to 1 hour before sunset)
                        FREE Hot Chocolate or Coffee (limit one)

            For more information or photographs to include in publications, please contact Willis Bennett at wbennett@... or by calling (517) 244-7191.

            Please note the Hawk Island snow tubing and snowboarding hills are NOT operational. Due to delays caused by electricity issues it is anticipated the snow tube and snow board hills will open between January 21-January 31. Hawk Island County Park  (1601 East Cavanaugh in Lansing)
               
            Winter Activities Guide
            Looking for fun activities for the whole family this winter? Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Winter 2012 Activities Guide! Discover special winter events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

            Teen Community Art Project
            REACH Teen Studio Community Art Projects, or CAPs, will work with 15 to 20 Lansing Area teenagers and local artists to design and fabricate public art for 5 or more selected places around Lansing. Using three hour weekly teen studio after school sessions at REACH Studio from October 2011 – June 2012, the teens will meet with Lansing area artists and solicit ideas for, choose, design and implement community art projects creating place-making art around Lansing.
            For more information or to submit a proposal, click here or call (517) 999-3643.

            Reach Studio Art Center
            Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, click here

            Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up
            Wednesday, February 23, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
            Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School
            Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School welcomes parents and children (Ages 3-6) of all faith backgrounds and geographic areas for Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up. A FREE evening of fun including children's "carnival" games, light refreshments, and story time, together with an opportunity to have personal question and answer time with the kindergarten and preschool teachers, to tour the school, and to meet staff, parents and students. Wednesday, February 23, 2012, 5:30p.m. to 6:30pm. at IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School, 3830 Rosemont Drive, Lansing, MI 48910. Questions? (517) 882-6631 or www.ihmlansing.org. Every child deserves the best educational start possible. IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School asks that you please stop by and check them out. They know you'll love what you see!
             

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            CLASSES / WORKSHOPS


            FREE CAMW Orientation
             Wednesdays, January 18, & 25, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
            Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St. 
            Learn about the programs and services that may benefit you in your career development and search, including employment services, professional networking groups and training and education. Please arrive a few minutes early - late arrivals will not be allowed to attend and will have to wait for the next session. For more information, please call (517) 492-5500.
             
            CPR and First Aid Training
            Tuesday/Wednesday, January 17/18, 6-10 p.m.
            Lansing Area Safety Council
            The Lansing Area Safety Council is offering National Safety Council CPR/First Aid Courses for childcare providers and the general public. This Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR Course covers: Breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children; identifying and caring for common age-related injuries.
            COST: Pre-paid Fee Required $50.00 First Aid & CPR (both courses), $30.00 First Aid or CPR (single course). If not prepaid, cost is $60/$40 at door! (Class fee is non-refundable unless cancel 72 hours before scheduled class.)
            -CPR Training: Tuesday, January 17, 6-10 p.m.
            -First Aid Training: Wednesday, January 18, 6-10 p.m.  
            For more information, or to register for a course, call (517) 394-4614, email info@..., or visit www.safetycouncil.org 

            FREE January Seminars From MSUFCU
            MSUFCU Headquarters, 3777 West Road, East Lansing 
            MSU Federal Credit Union's seminars cover a wide range of financial topics. Check out January's FREE seminars hosted by MSUFCU. All MSUFCU seminars are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and a reservation is required to attend. Please register by calling the MSUFCU Marketing Department at (517) 664-7725, or register online.

            Introduction to Small Business
            Thursday, January 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
            This seminar, co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center, is intended to give you an overview of the information you'll need to start a successful business. This seminar is presented by Tom Donaldson, Regional Director ofthe Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center.

            Investment Planning 101
            Tuesday, January 17, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
            or Monday, January 23, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
            Whether saving for a new home, a child's college, or retirement, having a proper investment strategy will help you accomplish your goals. This seminar is presented by Jose Yanez of Full Circle Financial Planning.

            Retirement Income Strategies
            Thursday, January 19, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
            At this seminar, topics will be covered to give you a better understanding of how to create a retirement income strategy. This seminar is presented by Jose Yanez of Full Circle Financial Planning.

            Understanding Your Credit Report & Score
            Tuesday, January 24, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
            At this seminar, learn why your credit score is important and what factors may impact your score. This seminar is presented by MSUFCU Indirect Lending Manager Laura Hosey.

            FREE Introduction to Computers
            Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
            Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
            Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers.     

            FREE Vermi-Compost Class
            Thursday January 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
            South Side Community Center, 5815 Wise Road
            Learn how to turn your every day kitchen waste into usable compost for your garden. In this free workshop, you will learn how to build your own worm composting system, the ins and outs of vermi-composting (composting with worms), and one lucky person will go home with a worm bin of their own.
            Please pre-register by phone: (517) 374-5700 or email neal@... 

            FREE Garden Leaders Training
            Multiple Saturdays, January 21, February 11, March 3, and March 24 
            Foster Community Center, Room 213
            If you're thinking about starting a new community garden, joining an existing garden, or want more info on how to be a coordinator, this training series is essential! Must attend all four classes to complete certification.  Classes are 9 a.m. - noon, with an optional pot-luck lunch until 1 p.m.  Presented by The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank
            Contact: gardenproject@... or (517) 853-7809

            FREE Tax Prep and Filing
            The Asset Independence Coalition is proud to announce free tax preparation services for the 2012 tax season. If your household income is $49,000 or less, they will do your taxes for you. If you are above that, they will show you how to prepare them yourself and e-file. All of these services are free. To schedule an appointment simply dial 2-1-1.
            For more information, visit www.assetindependencecoalition.org or contact Amber Paxton at (517) 256-1466 or aic.midmichigan@...
             



            ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT


            Flapper Party
            Friday, January 27, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
            Grandhaven Manor Retirement Community, 3215 W. Mt. Hope Avenue
            Entertainment with Comedian Wilma Quist, 1920’s Clothing Welcome! Refreshments, Dancing, Wonderful Company, and Personal Tours! For more information, please call (517) 372-4499.

            FREE Mid-Day Movies 
            Downtown Lansing Library 
            Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen. 
            For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  

            Win a Kindle
            The Capital Area District Library is conducting research to understand how library services are used in the Greater Lansing community. We are seeking input from both library users and non-users to better understand the needs of the community and the value they place on the Capital Area District Library, its branches and website.  To thank you for your participation, one participant will be chosen to win an Amazon Kindle! You must complete the survey and provide your name, email address, and phone number to qualify.  Please feel free to share this survey link with friends and family members that might be interested: http://2543883.polldaddy.com/s/capital-area-district-library-survey
             


            FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

            All You Can Eat TACO DINNER
            Thursday, February 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
            Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
            Includes: Tacos, Beans, Rice, Drinks, Ice Cream
            Suggested Cost: Adults $8 / Children $3 (age 10 and under)
            For more information call (517) 882-8000.

            Ruth Hallman Fundraiser for Lansing Police Department
            Friday, January 27, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
            IBEW 665, 5205 S. Pennsylvania
            Celebrate the life of neighborhood advocate Ruth Hallman and support the LPD Problem Solving Fund. This fund helps pay for overtime hours needed to address problems in our neighborhoods.  Suggested donation  is $10.00.  Even if you can't attend, donations may be sent to the City of Lansing, C/O Jim Deline, LPD, 120 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933. Please write Ruth Hallman Fund in the memo of your check.
             



            HEALTH / WELLNESS


            FREE MLK Day Heart & Stroke Risk Assessment
            There are still appointments available!
            Monday, January 16, 7 a.m. - Noon.
            Ingham’s Dawe Auditorium
            Located within Ingham Regional Medical Center’s Greenlawn Campus at 401 W. Greenlawn Ave. Use Patient Entrance to Chi Elevator to ground floor, turn right, room G042.
             In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, IRMC and Local 459 are proud to sponsor a FREE heart and stroke risk assessment, which includes a full lipid panel and blood glucose (requires 12-hour fast prior to test). The assessment also includes heart rate and blood pressure checks and a nurse consultation. Space is limited, so we can only accommodate the first 100 registrants. Refreshments will be provided.  To register, please call (517) 975-6600 or email Jessica.Nevins@....

            FREE Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
            Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
            Just B Yoga Studio (106 Island Avenue)
            Free weekly power yoga class for all levels!  Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided.  Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.).  For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
            www.justbyoga.com


            NEIGHBORHOODS
             
            Colonial Village Neighborhood Association
            Wednesday, February 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
            Grace United Methodist Church
            The Colonial Village Neighborhood covers the area bounded by Mount Hope Road to the north, Holmes Road to the south, Pleasant Grove Road to the west, and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the east. The Association meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Grace United Methodist Church.
            Their website can be found here: cvnanews.com
            For more information, call CVNA vice-president Karl Biasi at (517) 487-1713.

            FREE Snow Angels
            Calling all good neighbors! With a newly-enforced snow ordinance helping to keep our sidewalks safe, it’s important to remember that some neighbors have a hard time getting outside to shovel snow.  That’s where the Snow Angels come in.  Snow Angels are volunteers willing to help those who are physically unable to shovel. Volunteer as much or as little as you are able.  This is a great opportunity for older scout troops, service clubs, honor societies, youth groups, and high school students looking to earn service hours for college applications.  It's also a great family opportunity to teach the value of helping neighbors in need. Will you help?  Click here to sign up. If you have questions or know of anyone needing assistance in clearing snow, please contact Joe Manzella at joe@...

            25th Annual Bea Christy Dinner
            Friday, February 10
            Lansing Center, $16 per ticket.
            Tickets are on sale now and neighborhood groups are encouraged to nominate someone to receive the Bea Christy Award. LNC is also looking for donations for door prizes and ticket sponsorship.
            Call the Lansing Neighborhood Council at (517) 393-9883 for details.
             


            COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS



            Trash and Recycling Collection Delayed
            Monday, January 16
            Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, City of Lansing's trash and recycling collections on Monday, January 16th and the rest of the week following will be delayed by one day. Thursday's regularly scheduled collections will be picked up on Friday. The regular collection schedule will resume on Monday, January 23, 2012. Residents contracting with private trash haulers are urged to check with their collection companies for possible scheduling changes. For more information, call the City of Lansing, Capital Area Recycling and Trash Hotline at 483-4400, email recycle@... or visit www.lansingrecycles.com.

            FREE Home Repair - Rebuilding Together
            Application Deadline: Friday, January 20
            Do you know a low-income homeowner that is disabled or over 60 years of age and could use some home repairs or maintenance? Rebuilding Together Ingham County is taking applications for the 2012 Rebuilding Day to be held April 28, 2012. The new application deadline is January 20, 2012. To receive an application, call (517) 214-8356.
            The following are the criteria for Eligible Applicants: own and reside in an Ingham county home, property taxes are up-to-date, homeowner’s insurance is current, income at or below $1,361 per month for a one-person household or $1,839 per month for a two person household, homeowner plans to be in home for at least two years, and unable physically and financially to complete the requested repairs. For more information go to http://www.rebuildingtogether.org/

            FREE Recycle Old Meds
            Saturday, January 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
            Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Rd (between Jolly and Miller)
            Bring pharmaceuticals to this special collection, instead of flushing them or throwing them in the trash. Medications are being found in our nation’s waters. Not flushing meds down the drain ensures they do not end up in the drinking water or surface water.  This is a FREE service for Ingham County residents.
            South Lansing Business Association Meeting
            Wednesday, January 25
            SLBA, 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
            Our program will be Jenn Averill Dubey - Motivational Wellness Speaker
            For more information, like how to become a SLBA Member, visit slba.biz, call (517) 394-4614, or email info@...
             
            Do You Dream of Owning A Home?
            Habitat for Humanity Lansing is a housing organization with the goal of eliminating substandard housing. We build and rehab decent, affordable homes in partnership with local qualified home buyers. To be selected, you must be living in substandard housing, meet our income requirements, and be willing to help build your house and other houses that we are working on. Once your house is complete you buy it from us at ZERO percent interest mortgage. The mortgage payment is based on your income, keeping the home affordable for you!  For more information call Ashley at (517) 374-1313 x 21 or visit www.habitatlansing.org

            Breakfast with Bauer
            Message from State Rep. Joan Bauer
             As you know, I sponsor a monthly “Breakfast with Bauer.” I’ve included the schedule for the first half of 2012. I invite you to join me from 9 to 10 a.m. for a light breakfast and to share your thoughts and opinions. This is also a great opportunity for me to update you about what’s going on in the Michigan Legislature.

            Saturday, Jan. 21 at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.
            Thursday, Feb. 16 at Pablo’s, 311 East Grand River Ave., in Old Town.
            Saturday, March 17 at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.
            Thursday, April 19 at Flap Jack, 1601 South Waverly Road, in Waverly.
            Saturday, May 19 at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.

            I look forward to seeing you soon! Please feel free to call my office at (517) 373-0826 or email me at joanbauer@... if you have any questions or concerns.

            Plant your Favorite Container
            Smith Floral and Greenhouses, 1124 East Mt. Hope
            Saturday, January 21, 12 - 3 p.m.
            will hold a "favorite container" day on . Bring in your favorite container

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               monday                                                                         january 23, 2012 
               

              FEATURED NEWS

              Buick Achievers Scholarship Program for Young Volunteers
              Do you know a high school senior, recent graduate or undergraduate college student who is committed to service and volunteerism? Could they use a scholarship to support their secondary education dreams? The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, will help make those dreams come true by awarding $4.5 million to more than 1,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year.

              The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. In addition to financial need and academic achievement, community service is a consideration of each student's application as they seek to find young people who are committed to making a difference in our world. The program provides 100 students with up to $25,000 a year, renewable for four years, and an additional 1,000 students with a one-time award of $2,000.

              Buick and the General Motors Foundation encourage students to apply who will be:
              -Enrolled full-time at a 4-year college or university in 2012-2013.
              -Majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Design.
              -Interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries.

              Information and applications are available at www.buickachievers.com. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 29, 2012, and scholarships will be awarded in Spring of 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year.
               
              6th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon
              Sunday, June 3 at Hawk Island County Park
              SWIM 400m, BIKE 16k, RUN 5k
              REGISTER HERE

               
              This beginner-friendly multi-sport event is designed to welcome and support people of all ages, sizes, and abilities as they venture into the world of triathlon. It's also a great warm-up race for seasoned athletes gearing up for the summer triathlon season. 
               
              The Hawk-I-Tri promotes outdoor recreational opportunities in South Lansing, encourages physical activity, and supports efforts that increase access to fresh foods and improve overall community health. The event was recently commended for its efforts on encouraging environmental sustainability and stewardship. In 2011, the Hawk-I-Tri was recognized as the first “green” race of any kind in the state of Michigan, certified by the national Council for Responsible Sport.

              For more information on the Hawk-I-Tri and how to volunteer or sponsor the event, click here.
              Thanks to our Community Partners


               







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              CHILD / FAMILY

                 
              Winter Activities Guide
              Looking for fun activities for the whole family this winter? Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Winter 2012 Activities Guide! Discover special winter events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

              Teen Community Art Project
              REACH Teen Studio Community Art Projects, or CAPs, will work with 15 to 20 Lansing Area teenagers and local artists to design and fabricate public art for 5 or more selected places around Lansing. Using three hour weekly teen studio after school sessions at REACH Studio from October 2011 – June 2012, the teens will meet with Lansing area artists and solicit ideas for, choose, design and implement community art projects creating place-making art around Lansing.
              For more information or to submit a proposal, click here or call (517) 999-3643.

              Reach Studio Art Center
              Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, click here

              Winter Night Hikes (All Ages)
              Friday, January 27, 6 - 8 p.m.
              Fenner Nature Center
              Have you ever taken a stroll through the woods on a cold winter’s night? Join one of our naturalists for this special experience that explores astronomy, survival skills, nocturnal animal senses, owls and pioneer storytelling. After the hike, we will all gather around our campfire to drink hot chocolate or hot spiced cider. 
              Cost: $5 per person, members FREE 
              For more information call (517) 483-4224 or visit http://www.mynaturecenter.org/

              Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up
              Wednesday, February 23, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
              Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School
              Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School welcomes parents and children (Ages 3-6) of all faith backgrounds and geographic areas for Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up. A FREE evening of fun including children's "carnival" games, light refreshments, and story time, together with an opportunity to have personal question and answer time with the kindergarten and preschool teachers, to tour the school, and to meet staff, parents and students. Wednesday, February 23, 2012, 5:30p.m. to 6:30pm. at IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School, 3830 Rosemont Drive, Lansing, MI 48910. Questions? (517) 882-6631 or www.ihmlansing.org. Every child deserves the best educational start possible. IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School asks that you please stop by and check them out. They know you'll love what you see!


              CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

               
              FREE CAMW Orientation
               Wednesday, January 25, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
              Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St. 
              Learn about the programs and services that may benefit you in your career development and search, including employment services, professional networking groups and training and education. Please arrive a few minutes early - late arrivals will not be allowed to attend and will have to wait for the next session. For more information, please call (517) 492-5500.
               
              FREE January Seminars From MSUFCU
              MSUFCU Headquarters, 3777 West Road, East Lansing 
              MSU Federal Credit Union's seminars cover a wide range of financial topics. Check out January's FREE seminars hosted by MSUFCU. All MSUFCU seminars are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and a reservation is required to attend. Please register by calling the MSUFCU Marketing Department at (517) 664-7725, or register online.

              Understanding Your Credit Report & Score
              Tuesday, January 24, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
              At this seminar, learn why your credit score is important and what factors may impact your score. This seminar is presented by MSUFCU Indirect Lending Manager Laura Hosey.

              Introduction to Small Business
              Thursday, January 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
              This seminar, co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center, is intended to give you an overview of the information you'll need to start a successful business. This seminar is presented by Tom Donaldson, Regional Director ofthe Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center.

              Show Me The Money Day
              Saturday, January 28, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
              Capital Area District Library, 401 South Capitol Ave.
              Show Me the Money Day is an annual statewide event in Michigan held on the last weekend in January. Local events held across the state provide Michigan residents access to numerous community resources through vendor fairs and free financial education classes. “Show Me The Money Day: Lansing 2012” will kick off with opening remarks from Mayor of Lansing Virg Bernero and Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing! Seven great financial workshops will be offered, including: “Get Smart About Credit,” “Education Tax Credits: Get Money Back for School,” “Homeownership Done Right,” “Facing Foreclosure? We Can Help!,” “Foundations of Money Management,” “Extreme Coupon-ing!,” and “What Does It Take To Be An Entrepreneur?“ 

              Questions? Contact Amber Paxton at (517) 256-1466 or visit www.ShowMeTheMoneyDay.org/Lansing

              FREE Introduction to Computers
              Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
              Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
              Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers.     

              FREE Garden Leaders Training
              Multiple Saturdays, February 11, March 3, and March 24 
              Foster Community Center, Room 213
              If you're thinking about starting a new community garden, joining an existing garden, or want more info on how to be a coordinator, this training series is essential! Must attend all four classes to complete certification.  Classes are 9 a.m. - noon, with an optional pot-luck lunch until 1 p.m.  Presented by The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank
              Contact: gardenproject@... or (517) 853-7809

              FREE Tax Prep and Filing
              The Asset Independence Coalition is proud to announce free tax preparation services for the 2012 tax season. If your household income is $49,000 or less, they will do your taxes for you. If you are above that, they will show you how to prepare them yourself and e-file. All of these services are free. To schedule an appointment simply dial 2-1-1.
              For more information, visit www.assetindependencecoalition.org or contact Amber Paxton at (517) 256-1466 or aic.midmichigan@...
               

              ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

               
              Flapper Party
              Friday, January 27, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
              Grandhaven Manor Retirement Community, 3215 W. Mt. Hope Avenue
              Entertainment with Comedian Wilma Quist, 1920’s Clothing Welcome! Refreshments, Dancing, Wonderful Company, and Personal Tours! For more information, please call (517) 372-4499.
               
              Pioneering Women in the Workplace
              Wednesday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.
              The Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St. in Lansing’s Old Town
              One of the pioneers in the struggle for women’s rights will be honored on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 7:30 PM. The event, entitled “An Evening with Susan Eisenberg: in honor of pioneering women in the workplace,” will be hosted by The Old Town Poetry series and Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives (a labor history program in the MSU School of Labor and Industrial Relations). The event will be held at The Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St. in Lansing’s Old Town.

              Eisenberg, a poet/essayist/artist/construction worker and women’s studies educator, is one of the country’s most notable voices addressing the achievements of women in the construction industry and skilled trades. She is the author of We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction (1998) and three volumes of poetry: Blind Spot (2006), Pioneering: Poems from the Construction Site (1998), and It’s a Good Thing I’m Not Macho (1984). Her art exhibit “On Equal Terms,” a mixed-media installation on the experience of women in construction, will open at the MSU Museum at 3 PM on Sunday, February 5.

              The event will be part reception to honor Eisenberg for her work and give her an opportunity to meet the public. In addition, she will read selections from her poetry on the experiences of women in the construction trades, participate in a Q&A session, and be available to sign books and/or discuss issues with the audience.
               
              FREE Mid-Day Movies 
              Downtown Lansing Library 
              Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen. 
              For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
               

              FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

               
              Ruth Hallman Fundraiser for Lansing Police Department
              Friday, January 27, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
              IBEW 665, 5205 S. Pennsylvania
              Celebrate the life of neighborhood advocate Ruth Hallman and support the LPD Problem Solving Fund. This fund helps pay for overtime hours needed to address problems in our neighborhoods.  Suggested donation  is $10.00.  Even if you can't attend, donations may be sent to the City of Lansing, C/O Jim Deline, LPD, 120 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933. Please write Ruth Hallman Fund in the memo of your check.

              All You Can Eat TACO DINNER
              Thursday, February 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
              Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
              Includes: Tacos, Beans, Rice, Drinks, Ice Cream
              Suggested Cost: Adults $8 / Children $3 (age 10 and under)
              For more information call (517) 882-8000.
               


              HEALTH / WELLNESS

               
              FREE Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
              Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
              Just B Yoga Studio (106 Island Avenue)
              Free weekly power yoga class for all levels!  Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided.  Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.).  For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
              www.justbyoga.com

              EcoTrek Fitness Outdoor Workout
              Thursday, January 26 & February 2, 5:45-7 p.m.
              Scott Woods Park
              Meet at small parking lot at end of 2600 Clifton Ave. Parking is also available in big parking lot behind Ingham Regional Orthopedic Hospital off from Pennsylvania.
              For more information on an EcoTrek workout visit www.ecotrekfitness.com or call Brenda Rogers at (517) 243-6538

              2012 Weekly Warm Up
              The Community Partners in Health’s 2012 Winter Warm-Up is an entirely FREE program which offers resources for the development of positive habits of physical activity and healthy eating within one’s daily routine. The 8-week program provides tools, information and the support-network for you to do just that – all within your own community! Experts say identifying a positive routine and sticking with it for 21 days will initiate a “habit.” Why not make health and wellness your best new habit of 2012? The Community Partners in Health believe by working together we can and will move mid-Michigan communities toward being the healthiest in Michigan! 
              View the program flyer at
              www.cphlansing.com/docs/2012WWU/12-6-11%20WWU%20Weekly%20Theme%20Calendar.pdf
               

              NEIGHBORHOODS


              Averill Woods Neighborhood Association
              Thursday, January 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
              Averill Elementary School
              The Averill Woods Neighborhood Association covers the area bounded by Cooley Road to the north, Holmes Road to the south, Waverly Road to the west, and Deerfield Avenue to the east. The association meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. For more information, call AWNA president Melissa Quon-Huber.

              The Averill Woods Neighborhood Association website can be found here: http://www.averillwoods.org
               
              25th Annual Bea Christy Dinner
              Friday, February 10
              Lansing Center, $16 per ticket.
              Tickets are on sale now and neighborhood groups are encouraged to nominate someone to receive the Bea Christy Award. LNC is also looking for donations for door prizes and ticket sponsorship.
              Call the Lansing Neighborhood Council at (517) 393-9883 for details.

              Colonial Village Neighborhood Association
              Wednesday, February 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
              Grace United Methodist Church
              The Colonial Village Neighborhood covers the area bounded by Mount Hope Road to the north, Holmes Road to the south, Pleasant Grove Road to the west, and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the east. The Association meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Grace United Methodist Church.
              Their website can be found here: cvnanews.com

              FREE Snow Angels
              Calling all good neighbors! With a newly-enforced snow ordinance helping to keep our sidewalks safe, it’s important to remember that some neighbors have a hard time getting outside to shovel snow.  That’s where the Snow Angels come in.  Snow Angels are volunteers willing to help those who are physically unable to shovel. Volunteer as much or as little as you are able.  This is a great opportunity for older scout troops, service clubs, honor societies, youth groups, and high school students looking to earn service hours for college applications.  It's also a great family opportunity to teach the value of helping neighbors in need. Will you help?  Click here to sign up. If you have questions or know of anyone needing assistance in clearing snow, please contact Joe Manzella at joe@...
               

              COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS


              South Lansing Business Association Meeting
              Wednesday, January 25
              SLBA, 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
              Our program will be Jenn Averill Dubey - Motivational Wellness Speaker
              For more information, like how to become a SLBA Member, visit slba.biz, call (517) 394-4614, or email info@...

              Green Roof Presentation 
              Thursday, January 26, 6 - 7 p.m.
              Michigan Energy Options, 405 Grove St., East Lansing
              MEO staff member Bruce Wheaton will give a public presentation on Green Roofs and LEED certification

              FREE Recycle Old Meds
              Saturday, January 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
              Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Rd (between Jolly and Miller)
              Bring pharmaceuticals to this special collection, instead of flushing them or throwing them in the trash. Medications are being found in our nation’s waters. Not flushing meds down the drain ensures they do not end up in the drinking water or surface water.  This is a FREE service for Ingham County residents.
               
              Youth Leadership and Professional Development Training
              Are you in grade 7-12 and passionate about changing your community? Applications for the Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement can be downloaded at www.oneloveglobal.org. Deadline is February 4. Applicants must be residents of Eaton or Ingham counties and be entering grade 7-12 in the fall of 2012. The purpose of the application is to collect some basic information, learn about you and your skills and interests as well as why you are interested in an internship. Parent/guardian contact information and signature granting permission to participate is required. Once the application is reviewed, you may be contacted for an interview and/or audition to learn about your interest in the program, leadership abilities, talents and special skills. The internship requires a one-year commitment to the program including attending scheduled trainings, meetings and outings. All interns who meet performance standards and project deliverables will be compensated with stipends.
               
              Do You Dream of Owning A Home?
              Habitat for Humanity Lansing is a housing organization with the goal of eliminating substandard housing. We build and rehab decent, affordable homes in partnership with local qualified home buyers. To be selected, you must be living in substandard housing, meet our income requirements, and be willing to help build your house and other houses that we are working on. Once your house is complete you buy it from us at ZERO percent interest mortgage. The mortgage payment is based on your income, keeping the home affordable for you!  For more information call Ashley at (517) 374-1313 x 21 or visit www.habitatlansing.org

              Breakfast with Bauer
              Message from State Rep. Joan Bauer
              As you know, I sponsor a monthly “Breakfast with Bauer.” I’ve included the schedule for the first half of 2012. I invite you to join me from 9 to 10 a.m. for a light breakfast and to share your thoughts and opinions. This is also a great opportunity for me to update you about what’s going on in the Michigan Legislature.

              Saturday, Feb. 4 at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.
              Thursday, Feb. 16 at Pablo’s, 311 East Grand River Ave., in Old Town.
              Saturday, March 17 at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.
              Thursday, April 19 at Flap Jack, 1601 South Waverly Road, in Waverly.
              Saturday, May 19 at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.

              I look forward to seeing you soon! Please feel free to call my office at (517) 373-0826 or email me at joanbauer@... if you have any questions or concerns.

              Accessible Community Gardens Grant
              In 2011 the Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank received a grant from the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition/Michigan Developmental Disability Council entitled Including Our Neighbors (ION). The aim of the program is to install easily accessible community garden beds or facilitate other improvements to make community gardens more accessible for disabled gardeners.  

              The Project brings together local community partners in an Advisory Committee to coordinate and administer the grant. We would like your assistance in distributing the application to gardens and groups interested in making community gardens more inclusive.
              Application Link: 
              (http://www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org/images/2012IONGarden
              ImprovementApplication.pdf
              ).

              The Committee will accept applications through February 22, 2012; for projects to be initiated spring 2012. An informational session on garden inclusion will be held at the Everybody Eats Conference on February 11 (every-body-eats.com). Any questions or comments can be submitted to Anne Rauscher at the Garden Project by phone (517) 853-7809 or email 
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                FEATURED NEWS

                Impacting Our Community: Ingham Health Plan
                Excerpted from a recent article by Robin Reynolds, executive director of the Ingham Health Plan. For the full article, click here

                Ingham Health Plan (IHP) has achieved a national reputation as a leading community-sponsored program for people without medical coverage. We’ve helped more than 60,000 low-income, uninsured Ingham County residents since the plan’s creation in 1998.

                Today, IHP delivers healthcare access at little or no cost to more than 12,000 Ingham County adults who otherwise lack access to basic, medically needed health services. Our members are Ingham County residents who make less than $26,000 annually (or families of four who make less than $55,000 annually, for example) and do not have other health coverage.

                IHP is not insurance. It’s a basic, no-frills alternative to traditional health insurance.

                IHP members range from people who are out of work or have part-time jobs to low-wage earners and recently laid-off workers who—often through no fault of their own—have lost their jobs and are not eligible for other publicly funded healthcare. Some of our members include waitresses or hairdressers, construction workers or sales clerks whose employers either do not offer health insurance or who cannot afford to pay the high cost of premiums.

                And our impact goes beyond the uninsured.
                We also help:
                • Attract employers, jobs and economic growth by providing a safety net for Ingham County’s uninsured
                • Make businesses more productive by lowering employee sick days and absenteeism
                • Save emergency room services for real emergencies
                • Reduce the $40 million cost of uncompensated care for Ingham County’s two hospital systems
                • Control health insurance costs for all insured workers, families and employers

                Without the Ingham Health Plan, the uninsured are forced to get medical services at emergency rooms, the least efficient and most costly form of healthcare. Those fortunate enough to have health insurance help pay for the cost of uncompensated care, equal to more than $1,500 per insured family in Ingham County.

                For more information on the Ingham Health Plan, Click Here

                6th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon
                Sunday, June 3 at Hawk Island County Park
                SWIM 400m, BIKE 16k, RUN 5k
                REGISTER HERE

                This beginner-friendly multi-sport event is designed to welcome and support people of all ages, sizes, and abilities as they venture into the world of triathlon. It's also a great warm-up race for seasoned athletes gearing up for the summer triathlon season.

                The Hawk-I-Tri promotes outdoor recreational opportunities in South Lansing, encourages physical activity, and supports efforts that increase access to fresh foods and improve overall community health. The event was recently commended for its efforts on encouraging environmental sustainability and stewardship. In 2011, the Hawk-I-Tri was recognized as the first “green” race of any kind in the state of Michigan, certified by the national Council for Responsible Sport.
                For more information on the Hawk-I-Tri, click here.

                If you're interested in volunteering opportunities at the Tri, click here. For sponsorship information, email megan@....
                Thanks to our Community Partners


                 








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                CHILD / FAMILY

                Winter Activities Guide
                Looking for fun activities for the whole family this winter? Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Winter 2012 Activities Guide! Discover special winter events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                Teen Community Art Project
                REACH Teen Studio Community Art Projects, or CAPs, will work with 15 to 20 Lansing Area teenagers and local artists to design and fabricate public art for 5 or more selected places around Lansing. Using three hour weekly teen studio after school sessions at REACH Studio from October 2011 – June 2012, the teens will meet with Lansing area artists and solicit ideas for, choose, design and implement community art projects creating place-making art around Lansing.
                For more information or to submit a proposal, click here or call (517) 999-3643.

                Reach Studio Art Center
                Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, click here

                Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up
                Wednesday, February 23, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
                Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School
                Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School welcomes parents and children (Ages 3-6) of all faith backgrounds and geographic areas for Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up. A FREE evening of fun including children's "carnival" games, light refreshments, and story time, together with an opportunity to have personal question and answer time with the kindergarten and preschool teachers, to tour the school, and to meet staff, parents and students. Wednesday, February 23, 2012, 5:30p.m. to 6:30pm. at IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School, 3830 Rosemont Drive, Lansing, MI 48910. Questions? (517) 882-6631 or www.ihmlansing.org. Every child deserves the best educational start possible. IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School asks that you please stop by and check them out. They know you'll love what you see!
                 

                 

                CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                FREE Garden Leaders Training
                Multiple Saturdays, February 11, March 3, and March 24 
                Foster Community Center, Room 213
                If you're thinking about starting a new community garden, joining an existing garden, or want more info on how to be a coordinator, this training series is essential! Must attend all four classes to complete certification. Classes are 9 a.m. - noon, with an optional pot-luck lunch until 1 p.m. Presented by The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank
                Contact: gardenproject@... or (517) 853-7809

                Flexing Your Marketing Muscle: Social Media Strategy
                Another great workshop from Power of We
                Thursday, February 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
                Michigan High School Athletic Association, 1661 Ramblewood Dr., East Lansing, MI
                Marketing and branding a nonprofit in today’s business world can be a daunting task. This workshop will serve to define, enhance and broaden attendees’ understanding of strategy and policy for nonprofit organizations utilizing social media. Interactive group work will facilitate the development of comprehensive campaigns tailored to accomplish specific organizational goals for attendees. General guidelines for policy development and content creation will help to direct specific online initiatives which incorporate sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

                Workshop presenter Andi Osters harnesses her passion for competition as a Program & Development Assistant at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) in East Lansing, Michigan. Andi’s varied tasks with the MHSAA include operation of the association’s social media campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, coordination of the annual Captain’s Clinic series across the state, and oversight of online ticket sales, trophies & medals, and tournament credentials. A proud 2004 graduate of Michigan State University, Andi pens a sports editorial column for Lansing NOISE magazine, a Gannett-owned publication. She is a member of the Michigan Society of Association Executives and serves on the Sparrow Hospital Children’s Miracle Network Committee on behalf of Officials for Kids.

                Registration begins at 1:30pm; advance registration is required. For registration information, please call the Consortium at (517) 887-4691. Workshop will start promptly at 2:00

                Immigrants & Tax Law: An Introduction-Webinar
                Wednesday, February 22, 2 - 4p.m.
                The Immigration Law Clinic at St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is happy to announce a free webinar training on “Immigrants & Tax Law: An Introduction”. Webinar Focus: The webinar will focus on the importance of accurate tax returns, specifically in the context of immigration, and will help practitioners identify the most common errors among lower-income individuals. We will review eligibility requirements for the different filing statuses, dependency exemptions and popular credits.

                • About Your Presenter: Rebecca Lair, is an attorney with the STVCC Immigration Law Clinic. A Kalamazoo College graduate, Rebecca received her law degree (J.D.) from New England Law|Boston in 2006, and her Advanced Law Degree (L.M.M.) in Taxation from Northwestern University in 2007. 
                • Registration: Thanks in part to a grant from the Ingham County Bar Foundation, there is NO COST to attend this webinar, but registration is required. The deadline for registering is February 17, 2012. 
                • Who Will Benefit from this Training: The webinar is open to all interested parties including, but not limited to, attorneys, BIA Accredited Representatives, and tax preparers. Once an individual has registered, s/he will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar site will be emailed 2 weeks in advance of the presentation, and again the week of the presentation.
                For further questions you may contact Rebecca Lair, Attorney at Law, at (517) 323-4734 ext. 1802 or lairr@....

                FREE Improving Your Garden Planning Using Google Earth & SketchUp 
                Wednesday, February 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
                Neighborhood Empowerment Center (Ingham County Land Bank), 600 West Maple, Lansing 48906
                Learn how to utilize Google Earth and Google SketchUp to plan your garden quicker and more precisely than with pencil and paper. The two programs are free from Google and can be run on most computers. The workshop will take you through the steps from start to finish, while teaching you all the basics you need to know along the way. Handouts will be provided illustrating each step for you to follow along throughout the workshop. Participants are more than welcome to bring their personal laptops to follow along as well. 

                To register or inquire further about this workshop, please e-mail jaredtalaga@... or call (517) 580-8825.
                 
                Urban Gardener Certification Program
                Tuesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., March 6 & 20, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 5 & 19
                Hunter Park GardenHouse & Allen Neighborhood Center
                The Urban Gardener Certification program features 8 sessions of instruction in basic yard & greenhouse gardening skills appropriate for high density, small lot neighborhoods such as those on Lansing’s Eastside and the raised beds in Hunter Park GardenHouse. Participants will have hands-on instruction as we plant and care for a garden together over the length of the program. The course involves eight classes in the GardenHouse and the Allen Neighborhood Center. This program is intended for beginner-intermediate gardeners. (For advanced gardeners, please watch for our Advanced Urban Gardener Series held in the fall.)

                Applicants to the Urban Gardening Certification Program agree to:
                • Commit to attending at least 7 of the 8 classes.
                • Commit to 40 hours of volunteer staffing at the Hunter Park Community GardenHouse or, with advanced approval, at Eastside community gardening projects (with the bulk of the hours at the Hunter Park GardenHouse).
                • Commit to assist, as time and energy allow, other gardeners on one’s facing block.
                • Pay materials cost of $20/30/40*, due no later than at first class meeting.
                *Enrollment space is limited to 25 with preference given to Eastside residents. Cost of the class is $20 for 48912 residents, $30 for Lansing residents, and $40 for non-Lansing residents. 

                To apply for a slot in the class, please complete the application form (available online and in the GardenHouse, and Allen Neighborhood Center) and send to ANC. Space is limited, sign up as soon as possible!! For more information, contact Rita O'Brien at 517-999-3910 or ritao@...

                Youth Programs at the Hunter Park GardenHouse
                Our free youth programs meet year-long in the warm Hunter Park GardenHouse and help Eastside youth to grow food, develop leadership and life skills, and have fun!
                • KidsTime, for youth aged 5-11, meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
                • Youth Service Corps, for youth aged 11-17, meets Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
                For more info or to enroll, contact Erin Kelly, erink@... or 517-999-3910, or please see allenneighborhoodcenter.org/youth.
                By the way, we also need adult volunteers to help out with this and other GardenHouse programs. Interested? Call Kristina Adair at 367-2468 ext. 2007 to receive a volunteer application. Thanks for considering!

                FREE Tax Prep and Filing
                The Asset Independence Coalition is proud to announce free tax preparation services for the 2012 tax season. If your household income is $49,000 or less, they will do your taxes for you. If you are above that, they will show you how to prepare them yourself and e-file. All of these services are free. To schedule an appointment simply dial 2-1-1.
                For more information, visit www.assetindependencecoalition.org or contact Amber Paxton at (517) 256-1466 or aic.midmichigan@...
                 

                 

                ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                Pioneering Women in the Workplace
                Wednesday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.
                The Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St. in Lansing’s Old Town
                One of the pioneers in the struggle for women’s rights will be honored on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 7:30 PM. The event, entitled “An Evening with Susan Eisenberg: in honor of pioneering women in the workplace,” will be hosted by The Old Town Poetry series and Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives (a labor history program in the MSU School of Labor and Industrial Relations). The event will be held at The Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St. in Lansing’s Old Town.

                Eisenberg, a poet/essayist/artist/construction worker and women’s studies educator, is one of the country’s most notable voices addressing the achievements of women in the construction industry and skilled trades. She is the author of We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction (1998) and three volumes of poetry: Blind Spot (2006), Pioneering: Poems from the Construction Site (1998), and It’s a Good Thing I’m Not Macho (1984). Her art exhibit “On Equal Terms,” a mixed-media installation on the experience of women in construction, will open at the MSU Museum at 3 PM on Sunday, February 5.

                The event will be part reception to honor Eisenberg for her work and give her an opportunity to meet the public. In addition, she will read selections from her poetry on the experiences of women in the construction trades, participate in a Q&A session, and be available to sign books and/or discuss issues with the audience.

                Mid-Michigan's Women's Expo
                Friday, February 3, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
                Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave.
                Let education, entertainment, and enjoyment , in an event tailored for the lives of busy women, relax you! More than 275 women-owned businesses will display a wide-range of products and services. Healthcare and wellness, cooking demonstrations, finances, business opportunities, beauty, fashion, education, travel, fitness, and home decor are just a few exhibits to support and inspire a better you. On-site spa and shopping for your enjoyment. 

                Tickets: $8/adult, $6/kids ages 6-14
                www.kohlerexpo.com or (517) 483-7400

                Lansing First Fridays
                Friday, February 3
                Downtown & Old Town Lansing
                On the first Friday of every month Greater Lansing will roll out the fun carpet - big time. You'll find restaurants and bars with unique specials, shops and galleries with extended hours, and events for everyone to enjoy. You'll also find free transportation on the Entertainment Express trolley every 15 minutes between downtown Lansing and East Lansing and dozens of places along the way. Come out on First Fridays and explore the fun side of Greater Lansing - where you can expect the unexpected.
                Visit lansingfirstfridays.com

                Frost Fest 2012
                Saturday, February 18, 6 p.m. - 12 midnight
                Frost Fest12 is Lansing’s only winter celebration! Frost Fest will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 6 p.m. until mid-night on the 200 S. Block of Washington Sq. We’ll be serving up delicious microbrews, great live music and plenty of frosty entertainment in a heated tent.

                Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at the door, for those 21 and older only. Last year's event sold out so make sure to get your tickets soon! Tickets available for purchase online at fusionshows.com. You can sign up your team for the "Cold Butt" Euchre tournament, volunteer, and view all event activities at www.frostfest.org.

                FREE Mid-Day Movies
                Downtown Lansing Library
                Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen.
                For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
                 

                 

                FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                Habitat House Party: Celebrating 25 Years!
                Friday, February 10, 7 p.m.
                TROPPO, 111 E. Michigan Ave.
                You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of fun, food, and friendship... celebrating 25 years of hard work to eliminate substandard housing in the Greater Lansing area.

                Live entertainment by Dr. Fab and the Off the Couch Band
                Scrumptious Troppo Hors d’ Oeuvres
                Silent Auction featuring top shelf sports memorabilia by Capital City Sports Auctions

                Tickets: $50 per couple • $30 individual
                The first 100 reservations receive a complimentary “Habi-Tini” from Stephanie Milosavlevski, CFP® of Ameriprise Financial in a commemorative martini glass.

                Advance reservations required by Tuesday, January 31 at www.habitatlansing.org
                For more information contact: development@..., or (517) 374-1313 x13

                All You Can Eat Taco Dinner
                Thursday, February 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
                Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
                Includes: Tacos, Beans, Rice, Drinks, Ice Cream
                Suggested Cost: Adults $8 / Children $3 (age 10 and under)
                For more information call (517) 882-8000.

                GLHC Fundraiser- Annual Theatre Party
                Wednesday, February 22
                Riverwalk Theatre
                Plan on joining supporters of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition for their annual Theatre Party at Riverwalk Theatre as they present Smokey Joe's Café. This is GLHC’s annual winter fundraiser and tickets sell-out quickly. Plan on getting yours early.
                About the show:
                Smokey Joe's Café is a Musical Revue of the Songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, directed by Diane Spicer and Hope Rollins.
                The longest running musical revue in Broadway history, this exciting musical showcases thirty-nine Rhythm and Blues, Pop, and Rock and Roll songs written by Lieber and Stoller, including such favorites as Love Potion Number Nine, Hound Dog, On Broadway, Spanish Harlem, and Stand By Me.

                Tickets:$35, available now.
                Email glhc@... or call (517) 372-5980 for more information.
                 

                 

                HEALTH / WELLNESS

                FREE Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                Just B Yoga Studio (106 Island Avenue)
                Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.). For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                www.justbyoga.com

                EcoTrek Fitness Outdoor Workout
                Thursday February 2, 5:45-7 p.m.
                Scott Woods Park
                Meet at small parking lot at end of 2600 Clifton Ave. Parking is also available in big parking lot behind Ingham Regional Orthopedic Hospital off from Pennsylvania.
                For more information on an EcoTrek workout visit www.ecotrekfitness.com or call Brenda Rogers at (517) 243-6538

                2012 Weekly Warm Up
                The Community Partners in Health’s 2012 Winter Warm-Up is an entirely FREE program which offers resources for the development of positive habits of physical activity and healthy eating within one’s daily routine. The 8-week program provides tools, information and the support-network for you to do just that – all within your own community! Experts say identifying a positive routine and sticking with it for 21 days will initiate a “habit.” Why not make health and wellness your best new habit of 2012? The Community Partners in Health believe by working together we can and will move mid-Michigan communities toward being the healthiest in Michigan!
                View the program flyer at
                www.cphlansing.com/docs/2012WWU/12-6-
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                NEIGHBORHOODS

                25th Annual Bea Christy Dinner
                Friday, February 10
                Lansing Center, $16 per ticket.
                Tickets are on sale now and neighborhood groups are encouraged to nominate someone to receive the Bea Christy Award. LNC is also looking for donations for door prizes and ticket sponsorship.
                Call the Lansing Neighborhood Council at (517) 393-9883 for details.

                Colonial Village Neighborhood Association
                Wednesday, February 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
                Grace United Methodist Church
                The Colonial Village Neighborhood covers the area bounded by Mount Hope Road to the north, Holmes Road to the south, Pleasant Grove Road to the west, and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the east. The Association meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Grace United Methodist Church.
                Their website can be found here: cvnanews.com

                FREE Snow Angels
                Calling all good neighbors! With a newly-enforced snow ordinance helping to keep our sidewalks safe, it’s important to remember that some neighbors have a hard time getting outside to shovel snow. That’s where the Snow Angels come in. Snow Angels are volunteers willing to help those who are physically unable to shovel. Volunteer as much or as little as you are able. This is a great opportunity for older scout troops, service clubs, honor societies, youth groups, and high school students looking to earn service hours for college applications. It's also a great family opportunity to teach the value of helping neighbors in need. Will you help? Click here to sign up. If you have questions or know of anyone needing assistance in clearing snow, please contact Joe Manzella at joe@...
                 

                 

                COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                Mid-MEAC Land Use Luncheon
                Friday, February 3, Noon – 1 p.m.
                Christman Company, 208 N. Capitol Ave.
                Please join Mid-MEAC for our February Land Use Lunch on Friday, February 3, 2012 where we we welcome special guests Melissa Gibson and Shanna Draheim from Public Sector Consultants. Ms. Gibson and Ms. Draheim will discuss the issue of school structure and land use planning in an age of shifting/declining populations. The talk will focus on school locations and will use East Lansing as a case study for the discussion but will also address statewide policy and practice issues. Both speakers bring a wealth of experience in community and environmental planning, land use, urban policy and natural resource management.

                Youth Leadership and Professional Development Training
                Deadline: February 4
                Are you in grade 7-12 and passionate about changing your community? Applications for the Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement can be downloaded at www.oneloveglobal.org. Deadline is February 4. Applicants must be residents of Eaton or Ingham counties and be entering grade 7-12 in the fall of 2012. The purpose of the application is to collect some basic information, learn about you and your skills and interests as well as why you are interested in an internship. Parent/guardian contact information and signature granting permission to participate is required. Once the application is reviewed, you may be contacted for an interview and/or audition to learn about your interest in the program, leadership abilities, talents and special skills. The internship requires a one-year commitment to the program including attending scheduled trainings, meetings and outings. All interns who meet performance standards and project deliverables will be compensated with stipends.

                Do You Dream of Owning A Home?
                Habitat for Humanity Lansing is a housing organization with the goal of eliminating substandard housing. We build and rehab decent, affordable homes in partnership with local qualified home buyers. To be selected, you must be living in substandard housing, meet our income requirements, and be willing to help build your house and other houses that we are working on. Once your house is complete you buy it from us at ZERO percent interest mortgage. The mortgage payment is based on your i

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                  FEATURED NEWS

                  Playground Project at the City Mission
                  The Lansing City Rescue Mission is one of the area's largest homeless shelters. The downtown location serves only men but women and children are increasingly in need of services. A few years ago, the Mission purchased the former Maplewood School site in South Lansing in order to provide overnight shelter, meals, and a day shelter to nearly 200 women and children a month.

                  South Lansing Kiwanis members visited the new site and found the 70 children who stay at the shelter every month need a safe place to play. Out of this need, the Mission, local Kiwanis groups, and Lake Trust Credit Union have partnered together for the “Mission: Play” Project to “promote life skills through active youth”. The Project will provide new playground equipment and fencing that meets safety standards for the shelter.

                  South Lansing Kiwanis set a goal to raise $24,000 of the estimated $41,000 to build the playground. Donations will be “matched” by the generosity of Lake Trust Credit Union. Working in partnership with the Kiwanis, they have committed up to $12,000 for the “Mission: Play” Project.

                  Donate to the project by mailing a check to the City Rescue Mission (2216 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910) or online via the “donate now” button at www.BeARescuer.com. Be sure to designate donations toward “Mission: Play”.

                  Also check out the Mission Outlook newsletter for more information: http://lcrm.org/newsletter.cfm

                  Exciting News for 2012 South Lansing Farm Market
                  The South Lansing Community Farmers Market is happy to announce some exciting changes for 2012. The Market will now be located at Grace United Methodist Church (1900 Boston Blvd) on Thursdays from 3 - 7 p.m., June – September.

                  The new location is exciting for many reasons. The location is more accessible for everyone with three entrances, lots of parking, pedestrian access, and CATA routes 9 & 11 operate less than a half mile to the east and west. Also, the location is near the Colonial Village Shopping Center and will fill the void left when L&L Food Center closed. The Market will be next to Garden of Grace community garden, allowing for hands-on garden activities.

                  The Market will continue to offer a variety of fresh, locally-grown produce, meats, eggs, honey, and value-added products, as well as, healthy food samples, recipes, nutrition education, live entertainment and children’s activities.

                  If you are interested in signing up as a vendor or volunteer, please contact Jenelle at (517) 374-5700 jenelle@.... Be sure to keep reading your Weekly Update to learn more about the 2012 Market!

                  SLCDA Garden Workshop Series - February
                  • Gardening 101
                     Thursday, February 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
                     Southside Community Center
                  This workshop is designed for anyone new to gardening or wants a pre-season refresher. Come on in and we'll discuss the basic steps you'll need to start growing fresh vegetables and flowers in your backyard. Topics will include: caring for plants, managing soil and pests, weeding, watering, useful tools, and much more.
                  • Seed Starting
                     Thursday, February 23, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
                     Southside Community Center
                  Come learn about easy methods for giving your garden a head start this spring. In this free workshop, you will learn how you can start seeds yourself, when to start them, and what to plant. We will also discuss the best type of soil,  containers, locations for your seedlings, and much more. 

                  These workshops are free, and we ask that you pre-register by calling 517-374-5700 or by emailing neal@...
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                  CHILD / FAMILY

                  Lansing Charter Academy Open House
                  Wednesday, February 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                  LCA, 3100 Express Court
                  All are welcome to attend an Open House on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 10:00am-2:00pm to see for yourself exactly how and why the Lansing Charter Academy program is better for your child. There will be tours of the Young Fives Kindergarten through Eighth grade program. The last tour will start at 1:30pm. Lansing Charter Academy will also be hosting an Enrollment Information Meeting on February 14 at 4:00pm. Open Enrollment is in full swing now through February 29. Apply NOW!!

                  Please call Angie or Laura at (517) 882-9585, they would love to talk to you and answer any questions you have.

                  Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up
                  Wednesday, February 23, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
                  Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School
                  Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir Catholic School welcomes parents and children (Ages 3-6) of all faith backgrounds and geographic areas for Preschool-Kindergarten Carnival Round-Up. A FREE evening of fun including children's "carnival" games, light refreshments, and story time, together with an opportunity to have personal question and answer time with the kindergarten and preschool teachers, to tour the school, and to meet staff, parents and students. Wednesday, February 23, 2012, 5:30p.m. to 6:30pm. at IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School, 3830 Rosemont Drive, Lansing, MI 48910. Questions? (517) 882-6631 or www.ihmlansing.org. Every child deserves the best educational start possible. IHM-St. Casimir Catholic School asks that you please stop by and check them out. They know you'll love what you see!

                  Winter Activities Guide
                  Looking for fun activities for the whole family this winter? Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Winter 2012 Activities Guide! Discover special winter events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                  Teen Community Art Project
                  REACH Teen Studio Community Art Projects, or CAPs, will work with 15 to 20 Lansing Area teenagers and local artists to design and fabricate public art for 5 or more selected places around Lansing. Using three hour weekly teen studio after school sessions at REACH Studio from October 2011 – June 2012, the teens will meet with Lansing area artists and solicit ideas for, choose, design and implement community art projects creating place-making art around Lansing.
                  For more information or to submit a proposal, click here or call (517) 999-3643.

                  Reach Studio Art Center
                  Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, click here.
                   

                   

                  CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                  Lansing City Rain Gardens
                  Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                  MSU Plant and Soil Sciences Building
                  Lansing City Rain Gardens: Purpose, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities for Gardeners with Chad Gamble
                  MGA CAC meeting Rm A158 of PSS– This is the monthly meeting for the Master Gardener Association Capital Area Chapter (MGA CAC). Members and non-members are welcome ($3 fee). See more information at:
                  www.mgacac.wordpress.com

                  Flexing Your Marketing Muscle: Social Media Strategy
                  Another great workshop from Power of We
                  Thursday, February 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
                  Michigan High School Athletic Association, 1661 Ramblewood Dr., East Lansing, MI
                  Marketing and branding a nonprofit in today’s business world can be a daunting task. This workshop will serve to define, enhance and broaden attendees’ understanding of strategy and policy for nonprofit organizations utilizing social media. Interactive group work will facilitate the development of comprehensive campaigns tailored to accomplish specific organizational goals for attendees. General guidelines for policy development and content creation will help to direct specific online initiatives which incorporate sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

                  Workshop presenter Andi Osters harnesses her passion for competition as a Program & Development Assistant at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) in East Lansing, Michigan. Andi’s varied tasks with the MHSAA include operation of the association’s social media campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, coordination of the annual Captain’s Clinic series across the state, and oversight of online ticket sales, trophies & medals, and tournament credentials. A proud 2004 graduate of Michigan State University, Andi pens a sports editorial column for Lansing NOISE magazine, a Gannett-owned publication. She is a member of the Michigan Society of Association Executives and serves on the Sparrow Hospital Children’s Miracle Network Committee on behalf of Officials for Kids.

                  Registration begins at 1:30pm; advance registration is required. For registration information, please call the Consortium at (517) 887-4691. Workshop will start promptly at 2:00

                  Immigrants & Tax Law: An Introduction-Webinar
                  Wednesday, February 22, 2 - 4p.m.
                  The Immigration Law Clinic at St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is happy to announce a free webinar training on “Immigrants & Tax Law: An Introduction”. Webinar Focus: The webinar will focus on the importance of accurate tax returns, specifically in the context of immigration, and will help practitioners identify the most common errors among lower-income individuals. We will review eligibility requirements for the different filing statuses, dependency exemptions and popular credits.

                  • About Your Presenter: Rebecca Lair, is an attorney with the STVCC Immigration Law Clinic. A Kalamazoo College graduate, Rebecca received her law degree (J.D.) from New England Law|Boston in 2006, and her Advanced Law Degree (L.M.M.) in Taxation from Northwestern University in 2007. 
                  • Registration: Thanks in part to a grant from the Ingham County Bar Foundation, there is NO COST to attend this webinar, but registration is required. The deadline for registering is February 17, 2012. 
                  • Who Will Benefit from this Training: The webinar is open to all interested parties including, but not limited to, attorneys, BIA Accredited Representatives, and tax preparers. Once an individual has registered, s/he will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar site will be emailed 2 weeks in advance of the presentation, and again the week of the presentation.
                  For further questions you may contact Rebecca Lair, Attorney at Law, at (517) 323-4734 ext. 1802 or lairr@....

                  FREE Improving Your Garden Planning Using Google Earth & SketchUp 
                  Wednesday, February 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
                  Neighborhood Empowerment Center (Ingham County Land Bank), 600 West Maple, Lansing 48906
                  Learn how to utilize Google Earth and Google SketchUp to plan your garden quicker and more precisely than with pencil and paper. The two programs are free from Google and can be run on most computers. The workshop will take you through the steps from start to finish, while teaching you all the basics you need to know along the way. Handouts will be provided illustrating each step for you to follow along throughout the workshop. Participants are more than welcome to bring their personal laptops to follow along as well. 

                  To register or inquire further about this workshop, please e-mail jaredtalaga@... or call (517) 580-8825.

                  FREE Garden Leaders Training
                  Saturday, March 3 and 24 
                  Foster Community Center, Room 213
                  If you're thinking about starting a new community garden, joining an existing garden, or want more info on how to be a coordinator, this training series is essential! Must attend all four classes to complete certification. Classes are 9 a.m. - noon, with an optional pot-luck lunch until 1 p.m. Presented by The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank
                  Contact: gardenproject@... or (517) 853-7809
                   
                  Urban Gardener Certification Program
                  Tuesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., March 6 & 20, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 5 & 19
                  Hunter Park GardenHouse & Allen Neighborhood Center
                  The Urban Gardener Certification program features 8 sessions of instruction in basic yard & greenhouse gardening skills appropriate for high density, small lot neighborhoods such as those on Lansing’s Eastside and the raised beds in Hunter Park GardenHouse. Participants will have hands-on instruction as we plant and care for a garden together over the length of the program. The course involves eight classes in the GardenHouse and the Allen Neighborhood Center. This program is intended for beginner-intermediate gardeners. (For advanced gardeners, please watch for our Advanced Urban Gardener Series held in the fall.)

                  Applicants to the Urban Gardening Certification Program agree to:
                  • Commit to attending at least 7 of the 8 classes.
                  • Commit to 40 hours of volunteer staffing at the Hunter Park Community GardenHouse or, with advanced approval, at Eastside community gardening projects (with the bulk of the hours at the Hunter Park GardenHouse).
                  • Commit to assist, as time and energy allow, other gardeners on one’s facing block.
                  • Pay materials cost of $20/30/40*, due no later than at first class meeting.
                  *Enrollment space is limited to 25 with preference given to Eastside residents. Cost of the class is $20 for 48912 residents, $30 for Lansing residents, and $40 for non-Lansing residents. 

                  To apply for a slot in the class, please complete the application form (available online and in the GardenHouse, and Allen Neighborhood Center) and send to ANC. Space is limited, sign up as soon as possible!! For more information, contact Rita O'Brien at 517-999-3910 or ritao@...

                  Youth Programs at the Hunter Park GardenHouse
                  Our free youth programs meet year-long in the warm Hunter Park GardenHouse and help Eastside youth to grow food, develop leadership and life skills, and have fun!
                  • KidsTime, for youth aged 5-11, meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
                  • Youth Service Corps, for youth aged 11-17, meets Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
                  For more info or to enroll, contact Erin Kelly, erink@... or 517-999-3910, or please see allenneighborhoodcenter.org/youth.
                  By the way, we also need adult volunteers to help out with this and other GardenHouse programs. Interested? Call Kristina Adair at 367-2468 ext. 2007 to receive a volunteer application. Thanks for considering!

                  FREE Tax Prep and Filing
                  The Asset Independence Coalition is proud to announce free tax preparation services for the 2012 tax season. If your household income is $49,000 or less, they will do your taxes for you. If you are above that, they will show you how to prepare them yourself and e-file. All of these services are free. To schedule an appointment simply dial 2-1-1.
                  For more information, visit www.assetindependencecoalition.org or contact Amber Paxton at (517) 256-1466 or aic.midmichigan@...
                   

                   

                  ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                  Close to my Heart Valentine Party
                  February 14, 2012, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
                  Grandhaven Manor, 3215 W. Mt. Hope Avenue
                  Featuring Entertainment with Mario Messina, refreshments, dancing, wonderful company and personal tours!
                  For more information please call (517) 372-4499

                  Frost Fest 2012
                  Saturday, February 18, 6 p.m. - 12 midnight
                  Frost Fest12 is Lansing’s only winter celebration! Frost Fest will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 6 p.m. until mid-night on the 200 S. Block of Washington Sq. We’ll be serving up delicious microbrews, great live music and plenty of frosty entertainment in a heated tent.

                  Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at the door, for those 21 and older only. Last year's event sold out so make sure to get your tickets soon! Tickets available for purchase online at fusionshows.com. You can sign up your team for the "Cold Butt" Euchre tournament, volunteer, and view all event activities at www.frostfest.org.

                  Mardi Gras Open House
                  February 24, 2012, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
                  Grandhaven Manor, 3215 W. Mt. Hope Avenue
                  Featuring musical talents of Rikki and Nicky, beverages, masks and beads and a free gift with a tour!
                  For more information please call (517) 372-4499

                  FREE Mid-Day Movies
                  Downtown Lansing Library
                  Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen.
                  For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
                   

                   

                  FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                  Habitat House Party: Celebrating 25 Years!
                  Friday, February 10, 7 p.m.
                  TROPPO, 111 E. Michigan Ave.
                  You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of fun, food, and friendship... celebrating 25 years of hard work to eliminate substandard housing in the Greater Lansing area.

                  Live entertainment by Dr. Fab and the Off the Couch Band
                  Scrumptious Troppo Hors d’ Oeuvres
                  Silent Auction featuring top shelf sports memorabilia by Capital City Sports Auctions

                  Tickets: $50 per couple • $30 individual
                  The first 100 reservations receive a complimentary “Habi-Tini” from Stephanie Milosavlevski, CFP® of Ameriprise Financial in a commemorative martini glass.

                  Advance reservations required by Tuesday, January 31 at www.habitatlansing.org
                  For more information contact: development@..., or (517) 374-1313 x13

                  All You Can Eat Taco Dinner
                  Thursday, February 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
                  Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
                  Includes: Tacos, Beans, Rice, Drinks, Ice Cream
                  Suggested Cost: Adults $8 / Children $3 (age 10 and under)
                  For more information call (517) 882-8000.

                  GLHC Fundraiser- Annual Theatre Party
                  Wednesday, February 22
                  Riverwalk Theatre
                  Plan on joining supporters of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition for their annual Theatre Party at Riverwalk Theatre as they present Smokey Joe's Café. This is GLHC’s annual winter fundraiser and tickets sell-out quickly. Plan on getting yours early.
                  About the show:
                  Smokey Joe's Café is a Musical Revue of the Songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, directed by Diane Spicer and Hope Rollins.
                  The longest running musical revue in Broadway history, this exciting musical showcases thirty-nine Rhythm and Blues, Pop, and Rock and Roll songs written by Lieber and Stoller, including such favorites as Love Potion Number Nine, Hound Dog, On Broadway, Spanish Harlem, and Stand By Me.

                  Tickets:$35, available now.
                  Email glhc@... or call (517) 372-5980 for more information.
                   

                   

                  HEALTH / WELLNESS

                  Upcoming HealthWise Health Education and Screenings
                  A service of McLaren-Greater Lansing (previously Ingham Regional Medical Center)

                  Do you Experience Hand or Wrist Pain?
                  Wednesday, February 8, 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
                  Ingham’s New Dawe Auditorium
                  401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Patient Entrance
                  Presented by Erich Hornbach, MD
                  Are you tired of pain, tingling or numbness you’ve had in your hands and wrists for months? Do you have sharp piercing pains shoot through your wrist and up your arm? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis in your hands. Dr. Hornbach, a hand and wrist surgeon will discuss the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome and hand arthritis. He will also go over early prevention measures, diagnosis, non-surgical treatments, and when surgery may be appropriate.
                  FREE to register, call (517) 975-6600 or email Jessica.Nevins@...

                  Cataracts
                  Wednesday, February 15, 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
                  Ingham’s New Dawe Auditorium
                  401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Patient Entrance
                  Presented by Stuart Landay, MD
                  Cataracts don’t have to be the end of your life as you currently see it. Join Dr. Landay, ophthalmologist, as he discusses the effect cataracts can have on your life and the various treatment options which may be available to you.
                  FREE to register, call (517) 975-6600 or email Jessica.Nevins@...

                  For more community health education and screening events, view McLaren-Greater Lansing’s Winter 2012 HealthWise calendar, Click Here.

                  Lansing Marathon
                  Lansing is hosting its inaugural Marathon on Sunday, April 22. South Lansing CDA is proud to be a partner organization, especially since a significant portion of the 26.2 mile course will be on the south side! We're also proud that the marathon will feature many ecologically sustainable practices like locally sourced food and recyclable materials. Not coincidentally, the race is being held on Earth Day.

                  Race director Owen Anderson is dedicated to helping people get active, and he is hosting several free run/walk clinics in South Lansing.
                  • Mondays at 6 p.m., Owen leads a walking clinic for all ages, abilities, and experience
                  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Owen teaches a free running class for kids aged 7-13
                  • Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m., he hosts a running clinic.
                  All are held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 549 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing 48910.

                  For more information on the Marathon, how to register or volunteer, visit LansingMarathon.com

                  FREE Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                  Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                  Just B Yoga Studio (106 Island Avenue)
                  Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.). For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                  www.justbyoga.com

                  2012 Weekly Warm Up
                  The Community Partners in Health’s 2012 Winter Warm-Up is an entirely FREE program which offers resources for the development of positive habits of physical activity and healthy eating within one’s daily routine. The 8-week program provides tools, information and the support-network for you to do just that – all within your own community! Experts say identifying a positive routine and sticking with it for 21 days will initiate a “habit.” Why not make health and wellness your best new habit of 2012? The Community Partners in Health believe by working together we can and will move mid-Michigan communities toward being the healthiest in Michigan!
                  View the program flyer,
                  www.cphlansing.com/docs/2012WWU/12-6-
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                  NEIGHBORHOODS


                  25th Annual Bea Christy Dinner
                  Friday, February 10
                  Lansing Center, $16 per ticket.
                  Tickets are on sale now and neighborhood groups are encouraged to nominate someone to receive the Bea Christy Award. LNC is also looking for donations for door prizes and ticket sponsorship.
                  Call the Lansing Neighborhood Council at (517) 393-9883 for details.

                  Moores Park Neighborhood Meeting
                  Wednesday, February 8, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
                  Shabazz Academy, 1028 W. Barnes Ave.
                  The Moores Park Neighborhood Organization covers the area bounded by the Grand River to the north, Mount Hope Road to the south, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the west, and Washington Avenue to the east. The Organization meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Shabazz Academy.
                  For more information, visit
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                    FEATURED NEWS

                    Just B Yoga: 2012 Hometown Health Hero
                    Congratulations to Belinda Thurston of Just B Yoga for receiving the 2012 Hometown Health Hero Award!

                    The award, presented on April 25 as part of the annual Public Health Week, recognizes individuals and organizations across Michigan that are dedicated to improving health in their community.

                    The Michigan Department of Community Health and Michigan Public Health Week Partnership made a great selection for this honor. Belinda truly defines a Hometown Health Hero and Just B Yoga exemplifies the 2012 theme of “A healthier America begins today: Join the movement." The diversity, inclusiveness, and quality of Belinda’s work and the offerings of Just B display the devotion to improving health and building community right here in Lansing.

                    To learn more about Belinda’s efforts and Just B Yoga, visit www.justbyoga.com

                    Belinda Thurston, receiving her Hometown Health Hero Award at the State Capitol
                     
                    Councilmember Jessica Yorko was also recognized during Public Health Week as a 2012 Health Policy Champion in her role as Environmental Justice Coordinator at the Ingham County Health Department. Congratulations Jessica!

                    Lansing is lucky to have such talented and committed community members!
                     
                    Volunteer for the Hawk-I-Tri
                    Mark your calendars now for the 6th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon on Sunday, June 3. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 2 for set-up and registration, and on race day. This is a great service opportunity for individuals, families and friends, high school sports teams, running clubs, honor societies, civic groups, and other community organizations. There are many volunteer duties available and shifts range 2-3 hours. Sign up for as many as you would like! Descriptions of duties are available on our website - www.Hawk-I-Tri.com (click on volunteers).

                    As always, volunteers get a cool neon t-shirt, refreshments, and appreciation from 800 racers who know the event couldn’t happen without you.

                    Please, visit bit.ly/hawkitrivolunteer to fill out a volunteer form. Thanks in advance for sharing this opportunity with friends, family, and organizations who would like to volunteer.

                    If you have any questions, please e-mail volunteer@... or call (517) 374-5700. To learn more about the race, visit www.Hawk-I-Tri.com.

                    “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive
                    Saturday, May 12
                    The 20th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is scheduled for May 12, and you can help! All you have to do is collect and bag non-perishable food items and place them by your mailbox for your letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

                    For more information on how to contribute, what can be donated, and how the Food Drive helps “Stamp Out Hunger”, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com or www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive

                     
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                    CHILD / FAMILY

                    Kids Repair Program
                    Kids want to earn a bike? A helmet, lock and key and chain and be ready for biking this summer? Kids Repair Program is in the process of forming classes after school from 4 to 6pm and also setting up summer classes that run 9am to 1pm. Classes are 20 hours in length and students learn bike safety and how to do basic repairs. Kids Repair Program is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road. Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@...

                    Spring & Summer Activities Guide (New Edition)
                    Feeling cooped up or just bored? Get out of your late winter funk and blossom into fun springtime activities for the whole family! Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover spring events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                    Reach Studio Art Center
                    www.reachstudioart.org
                    Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their Winter/Spring 2012 Program Guide.
                    Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643
                     

                     

                    CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                    Beginner Genealogy Course
                    Wednesday, May 2, 6 – 7p.m.
                    CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar Street
                    www.cadl.org
                    Kris Rzepczynski, expert reference librarian and Michigan Collection Coordinator for the Library of Michigan, will explore key genealogy resources for beginners, including census records and newspapers, online tools and databases, and successful strategies for finding your elusive ancestors.
                    The class is intended for adults and offered at no cost.

                    Grow Your Own - Salad Mix
                    Thursday, May 3, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
                    South Side Community Center, 5825 Wise Rd.
                    Stop paying for bagged salad mix from the grocery store! Now, with just a small amount of outdoor space, you can grow your own gourmet mixes. It's fast growing, simple to care for, and easy to harvest. In this free workshop we'll discuss how to grow your own lettuce, spinach, or brassica mixes, spring and fall planting dates, and succession strategies to ensure there's always fresh salad on your table. Please pre-register by calling (517) 374-5700 or by emailing neal@...

                    Home Maintenance/DIY Classes
                    Presented by Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, 600 W. Maple St.
                    • Thursday, May 3rd: Faucet Repair and Replacement
                    • Tuesday, May 8th: Furniture Reupholstering
                    • Thursday, May 10th: Tiling a Back Splash *class held at Lowes 6821 S Cedar
                    All Classes begin at 6:00pm. Call Bruce at 517-372-5980 to register.

                    Summer Crop Planning
                    Thursday, May 10, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
                    South Side Community Center, 5825 Wise Rd.
                    Summer is short, and so is the summer growing season. For those who want fresh produce all season, or want a consistent harvest to preserve, making a garden plan is essential. Come join us for a free workshop on succession planning, seed starting dates, and variety selection for Urban or Community Garden spaces. Please pre-register by calling (517) 374-5700 or email to neal@...

                    Let's Garden Lansing
                    For a full list of "Let's Garden Lansing" workshops, classes, and events, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org. Upcoming topics include: composting, keeping a gardeners journal, vegetable nutrition and crop planning!

                    Become a Better Speaker
                    Tuesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
                    Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                    Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                    Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                    For info and maps, check out:
                    http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                    Farm to Table Workshop Series
                    This spring Capital Area District Library (CADL) is presenting a variety of lectures and workshops on farm to table topics. For more details, visit www.cadl.org/news/farmtotable.

                    Youth Programs at the Hunter Park GardenHouse
                    Our free youth programs meet year-long in the warm Hunter Park GardenHouse (1400 E Kalamazoo) and help Eastside youth to grow food, develop leadership and life skills, and have fun!
                    • KidsTime, for youth aged 5-11, meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
                    • Youth Service Corps, for youth aged 11-17, meets Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
                    For more info or to enroll, call 517-999-3910, or please see allenneighborhoodcenter.org/youth.
                    By the way, we also need adult volunteers to help out with this and other GardenHouse programs. Interested? Call Kristina Adair at 367-2468 ext. 2007 to receive a volunteer application. Thanks for considering!

                    Introduction to Computers
                    Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
                    Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                    Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.

                     

                    ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                    Musical Extravaganza
                    Friday, May 4, 7p.m.
                    Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd.
                    On Grace United Methodist Church will host a special musical program featuring MSU students John Rieson and Schyler Sheltrown. The renowned Gracewood Singers will be joining them. John and Schyler
                    have been members of the Grace choir these past few years. The Gracewood Singers is
                    a group of twelve men from Grace, Edgewood, River Terrace, Haslett Community and
                    Mayflower Congregational churches.

                    The program will include solos and duets from John and Schyler interspersed with
                    numbers from the Gracewood Singers. The music will range from gospel to opera. A
                    free-will offering will be received, as the purpose of the program is to raise money to
                    defray travel expenses for John and Schyler as they sing this summer in Italy. Please join
                    us for the wonderful evening of singing.

                    Lansing First Fridays
                    Friday, May 4
                    Throughout Lansing
                    On the first Friday of every month Greater Lansing rolls out the fun carpet – big time. You’ll find restaurants and bars with unique specials, shops and galleries with extended hours, and events for everyone to enjoy. You’ll also find free CATA transportation on all buses and the Entertainment Express trolley, with service every 15 minutes between downtown Lansing and East Lansing and dozens of places along the way. Come out and explore the fun side of Greater Lansing – where you can expect the unexpected. For more information, visit www.lansingfirstfridays.com.

                    East Lansing Art Festival
                    Saturday - Sunday, May 19-20
                    Downtown East Lansing
                    www.elartfest.com
                    Fine artists from Michigan and beyond will line downtown East Lansing's streets to exhibit and sell original works of fine art and fine crafts. Free live music, children's hands-on arts activities and more.
                    For more information call (517) 319-6804

                    Mid-Day Movies (Free)
                    Capital Area District Library: Downtown Lansing, 401 S Capitol Avenue
                    www.cadl.org
                    Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen.
                    For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
                     

                     

                    FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                    Pierogi Day
                    Saturday, May 5, 11am-6pm
                    Federated Polish Home, 1030 W. Mount Hope
                    You can eat pierogies, with all the fixin’s, at the Federated Polish Home, or buy them frozen and take them home.
                    Cooked: $2.50 each
                    Frozen: $1.25 each
                    Flavors: Potato & Cheese, Cabbage & Cheese, Sauerkraut & Mushroom, Meat, Blueberry
                    Frozen pre-orders may be picked up by appointment, prior to 5/5.
                    To order, call Betty Seckinger at 517-339-4604.

                    Empty Plate Dinner
                    Thursday, May 10, 5:30pm
                    The Spartan Club - Spartan Stadium 4th Floor
                    Michigan State University ,East Lansing, Michigan
                    The Empty Plate Dinner is one of the largest annual fundraisers in the Greater Lansing community. Guests enjoy a casual strolling dinner with amazing food and drinks from the area's top restaurants and caterers, a commemorative 'empty plate' painted by children at local elementary schools, and unique live and silent auction options, including sports and vacation packages. All proceeds from the event benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank, whose mission is to stop hunger in the Greater Lansing area.

                    Guests will enjoy food from the area's finest chefs. 2012 Participating Restaurants include:
                    The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center and The State Room, Dusty's Cellar, Lexington Lansing Hotel and Christie's Bistro, Trōppo and Tavern on the Square, Morton's Fine Catering, Radisson Hotel Lansing and Capitol City Grill, Spartan Signature Catering

                    Individual tickets are $125 per person.
                    To purchase tickets, for more information or sponsoring opportunities visit www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org/events/empty-plate-dinner.html

                    Taco Dinner
                    Thursday, May 17, 6-7:45pm
                    Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
                    All you can Eat Tacos, Beans, Rice, Nacho Chips, and the Fixings, Drinks, Melting Moments Ice Cream
                    Suggested Cost: Adults $8, Children ages 10 and under, $3
                    Funds will be used to support the outreach ministries of the church and Helping Hands
                    For more information, call (517) 882-8000

                    Doug Griffith Community Service Award Breakfast: A Breakfast for Kids
                    Friday, May 18, 8 a.m.
                    Plumber’s Local 333 Hall, 5405 S. MLK Blvd.
                    You’re invited to a Breakfast For Kids to honor a local labor leader with the 17th Annual Doug Griffith Community Service Award Breakfast, hosted by Sparrow Health System.

                    Cost is only a $25 donation per person, and all proceeds help the Children’s Miracle Network to be used to benefit the health needs of children in the Mid-Michigan area.
                    You can mail your check made out to “Children’s Miracle Network” to Larry R. Smith, Physician Health Plan, P.O. Box 30377, Lansing, MI 48909-7877. You will also be able to donate at the door.
                    If you need additional information, please call Larry Smith at (517) 364-8263.
                     

                     

                    HEALTH / WELLNESS

                    Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                    Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                    Just B Yoga Studio, 106 Island Avenue
                    www.justbyoga.com
                    Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.), $8 suggested donation. For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                     
                    LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
                    Through the expertise of dedicated student dental hygienists, licensed dental hygiene faculty and clinic dentists, the Lansing Community Dental Hygiene Clinic serves thousands of people each year.
                    Services offered include:
                    • Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
                    • Dental Health Instruction
                    • Fluoride and Sealant application
                    • X-rays
                    • Oral Health Screenings

                    For additional information about pricing or to schedule an initial appointment, call us at (517) 483-1458. After your initial appointment, a student will be able to schedule appointments for you.
                    The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 107 of the Health & Human Services building at Lansing Community College’s downtown campus. Please call for directions.
                     

                     

                    COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                    Volunteer Opportunities at SLCDA
                    Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside! Volunteering at South Lansing Community Development Association is a great way to support your community while having fun and earning college credit or community service hours! Opportunities range from assisting with nutrition education and community gardens to helping out at one of our many community-wide events like the Hawk Island Triathlon and South Lansing Farmers Market. For more information visit www.southlansing.org/GetInvolved/VolunteerIntern/tabid/1197/Default.aspx or email volunteer@....

                    Green Development to Create Sustainable Habitat Homes in Greater Lansing
                    Thursday, May 3, 11a.m.
                    Empty lot at the end of Wayne Street
                    Habitat for Humanity Lansing will celebrate the beginning of a four-house “green” development on May 3, 2012. This development will utilize green building techniques and materials and alternative energy options.

                    Partial funding for these houses comes from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, Jackson National Life Insurance, a HUD SHOP grant, City of Lansing and local foundations, churches, and businesses. The land was purchased from the Ingham County Land Bank, a partner on many Habitat for Humanity Lansing projects.

                    Representatives from Jackson National Life and FHLBI have confirmed their attendance. Senator Debbie Stabenow, State Representatives Joan Bauer and Barb Byrum, State Senator Gretchen Whitmer, Mayor Virg Bernero, City Council Members, and Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing are invited to help celebrate the start of this project.

                    This event will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 2012, at the vacant property at the end of Wayne Street which is east off of Aurelius Road, in Lansing. This collaborative kick-off event is designed to engage and educate community members on the issues of affordable/sustainable housing and neighborhood revitalization in an effort to build corporate and community awareness and involvement in the Greater Lansing area.

                    For Information, contact: Dena L. Vatalaro, Development Director for Habitat for Humanity Lansing, at (517) 290-0258 or development@....

                    Making Gardening Accessible
                    The Garden Project has been working with a number of organizations and individuals on a project to make Ingham County community gardens and other community activities more inclusive of people with disabilities. In addition to the garden-build days listed below, the project involves facilitating conversations with community organizations about inclusion, over the summer of 2012. People interested in getting involved as a participant or in a leadership role can contact Jessica Yorko at 272-4144 or jyorko@... or Anne Rauscher at anne@..., 853-7809.

                    The next accessible garden-build day:
                    Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Garden Project Demonstration Garden near Foster Park located at 2401 Marcus Street

                    WIC Offices Closed May 8-9
                    All Ingham County WIC Offices will be closed on Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9, 2012 due to an employee training. Ingham County WIC clients who need an emergency supply of infant formula can go to the local Salvation Army located at 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing. The Salvation Army will have a limited supply of standard formula and Ingham County Health Department Public Health Nurses will have a limited amount of the specialty formula. If you are due to receive benefits before May 8 please keep your appointment or contact the office at (517) 887-4326 to make other arrangements. The WIC office will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10.

                    Events and Workshops at Lowes
                    South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                    Greater Lansing Housing Coalition classes (free, all classes are from 6-8p.m.):
                    Thursday, May 17 - Patio Pavers
                    Thursday, May 10 - How to Tile a Backsplash
                    Classic Car Drive-In
                    Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10p.m.
                    Community Blood Drive
                    On Tues, May 29th there will be a Community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross from 12 - 6p.m.

                    Garden Volunteer Day
                    Saturday, May 12, 2 - 6pm
                    North School, 333 E. Miller Road
                    North School Education and Community Garden has been selected as an ION (Including Our Neighbors) Grant recipient to build really raised beds beds that are more accessible to individuals with limited mobility or are wheelchair bound. On Saturday May 12th from 2-6PM AmeriCorps member and SLCDA Garden Coordinator Neal will be on-site leading volunteers. We could use your help!

                    If interested in volunteering please contact us at: (517) 374-5700 or neal@...

                    Colonial Village Neighborhood Garage Sale
                    Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                    Garage sales all throughout the Colonial Village Neighborhood
                    www.cvnanews.com

                    Latex Paint Recycling Event
                    Saturday, May 19, 9a.m. - 1p.m.
                    Ingham County Health Department, 5303 S. Cedar
                    $1.00 per can will be charged to help cover the costs of processing and transportation

                    Mission: Play 5k
                    Saturday May 19, 8 a.m.
                    Valhalla Park, Keller Rd and Pine Tree, Holt MI
                    Proceeds will go to Mission: Play South Lansing Kiwanis goal to raise $24,000 to build a new playground for the City Rescue Mission of Lansing women and children's shelter.
                    For more information, visit www.runningfoundation.com/Mission_Play5k.html.

                    Baker Donora Informational Meeting
                    Saturday, May 19, 11:30am
                    Baker Donora Center, 840 Baker St.
                    Please join us on Saturday, May 19th at 11:30am, at the Baker Donora Center for a Parent informational meeting. You will learn about the many scheduled activities, programs, field trips and a weeklong camp that your child(ren) can participate in. At the meeting there will be registration forms for you to fill out for your child to attend the programs throughout the summer. Also if you would like for your child to attend Camp Ranch Youth Haven this summer for 1 week, you must register them that day. The camp is free and transportation will be provided to all registered youth.

                    If you are not able to attend the Informational Meeting, and are interested in the upcoming summer activities for your child/children, please contact Anita at the Center at 580-8099, Monday-Thursday from
                    9am - 3pm.

                    Some of the scheduled activities are Arts Camp, Sports Camp, Archery, Garden Club, Ranch Youth Haven, MI State Police Youth Academy, Tae Kwon Do, TNT and so much MORE!!! Weekly Field trips
                    will also be available. There will be no camp during the week of July 2 – 6, 2012.

                    For more Information on the Center’s Breakfast and Lunch Program, Bread Basket, Food Pantry, or Clothing Bank, please call (517) 580-8099

                    Breakfast with Bauer
                    Message from State Rep. Joan Bauer
                    As you know, I sponsor a monthly “Breakfast with Bauer.” I’ve included the schedule for the first half of 2012. I invite you to join me for a light breakfast and to share your thoughts and opinions. This is also a great opportunity for me to update you about what’s going on in the Michigan Legislature.
                    Date change for next breakfast:
                    Saturday, June 2, 9 - 10 a.m. at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.
                    I look forward to seeing you soon! Please feel free to call my office at (517) 373-0826 or email me at joanbauer@... if you have any questions or concerns.

                    CARE Needs Volunteers!
                    (517) 272-7436, lpdcare@...
                    The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) is a post-arrest response team for survivors of domestic violence. CARE staff, volunteers and interns offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University. The next training will be held the weekend of May 17-20th, 2012. Volunteers are expected to be on call a minimum of one to two times every six weeks. Call for further details.

                    A Brush With Kindness
                    A new Habitat for Humanity program that is designed to help homeowners in the Lansing area to make exterior repairs and improvements to their home. By using volunteers to do the labor there is little cost to the homeowner (just the materials needed). Repairs such as window repair, minor siding and trim repair, landscaping, clean up, brush removal, junk removal, door replacement, porch/stair/ramp construction and board replacement. For more information contact Ashley at 517-374-1313 x 21

                    Lead Safe Lansing
                    Make Lansing Lead Safe! Homeowners and property owners within the Lansing city limits may qualify for up to $8,000 for housing impro

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                      FEATURED NEWS

                      Join the Walkability Audit!
                      South Lansing Community Development Association is proud to partner with Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) on Lansing's 2012 Walkability Audit. Now in it's 3rd year, this project is creating an inventory and documenting conditions of sidewalks, bike lanes, bus stops and intersections in the City of Lansing. To date, nearly 100 community volunteers have identified conditions that hinder safe walkability, especially for those with limited mobility and visual impairments.

                      The next phase of walkability audits will assess streets in South Lansing. If you'd like to help with this worthy effort, please join us at the SLCDA office (Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd.) at 5:30pm every Tuesday night through August. Volunteers will pick up clipboards with maps and audit forms and take a walk!

                      Mid-MEAC staff will teach volunteers how to recognize and document a variety of trip hazards (heaving pavement, gaps in sidewalks, encroachment of grass), visibility issues (missing signage, low hanging branches, overgrown shrubs), and design concerns (sidewalk width, limited buffer space between sidewalk and curb). This information is entered into a database used by the city to prioritize areas that need attention.

                      The next time you decide to take a walk, make it count! All volunteers have to do is carry a clipboard and record what they see (in legible handwriting). Volunteers are not expected to walk onto private property (no door to door), but some stop to tell interested neighbors what they're doing. If you'd like to get some exercise while helping to make our streets safe for others, please volunteer.

                      For more information, contact Julie Powers at jpowers155@... or (517) 292-3078.

                      Mobile Food Pantry
                      Saturday, May 19, 9 - 11am
                      South Church of the Nazarene, 401 West Holmes
                      Human Relations & Community Services Dept. & Mid Michigan Food Bank Announces the distribution of FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items. Those welcome to participate in this program include the disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low income jobs.

                      If you or someone you know must choose between buying food and filling prescriptions, please tell them about this important program. Participants should bring a box or bag to carry food, one distribution per household. All participants must bring a valid state identification card or driver’s license.

                      Volunteer for the Hawk-I-Tri
                      Mark your calendars now for the 6th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon on Sunday, June 3. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 2 for set-up and registration, and on race day. This is a great service opportunity for individuals, families and friends, high school sports teams, running clubs, honor societies, civic groups, and other community organizations. There are many volunteer duties available and shifts range 2-3 hours. Sign up for as many as you would like! Descriptions of duties are available on our website - www.Hawk-I-Tri.com (click on volunteers).

                      As always, volunteers get a cool neon t-shirt, refreshments, and appreciation from 800 racers who know the event couldn’t happen without you.

                      Please, visit bit.ly/hawkitrivolunteer to fill out a volunteer form. Thanks in advance for sharing this opportunity with friends, family, and organizations who would like to volunteer.

                      If you have any questions, please e-mail volunteer@... or call (517) 374-5700. To learn more about the race, visit www.Hawk-I-Tri.com.
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                      CHILD / FAMILY

                      Super Saturday: Down on the Farm
                      Saturday, May 12, 2 – 3pm
                      CADL Downtown Library, 401 South Capitol Ave
                      www.cadl.org
                      Bring the family down to the library “farm” and meet the animals from Carousel Acres! Get up close and personal with animals like goats, sheep, bunnies, ducks, a miniature horse, miniature donkey, alpaca, and a potbelly pig.

                      Kids Repair Program
                      Kids want to earn a bike? A helmet, lock and key and chain and be ready for biking this summer? Kids Repair Program is in the process of forming classes after school from 4 to 6pm and also setting up summer classes that run 9am to 1pm. Classes are 20 hours in length and students learn bike safety and how to do basic repairs. Kids Repair Program is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road. Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@...

                      Spring & Summer Activities Guide (New Edition)
                      Feeling cooped up or just bored? Get out of your late winter funk and blossom into fun springtime activities for the whole family! Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover spring events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                      Reach Studio Art Center
                      www.reachstudioart.org
                      Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their Winter/Spring 2012 Program Guide.
                      Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643
                       

                       

                      CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                      Home Maintenance/DIY Classes
                      Presented by Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, 600 W. Maple St.
                      • Tuesday, May 8th: Furniture Reupholstering
                      • Thursday, May 10th: Tiling a Back Splash *class held at Lowes 6821 S Cedar
                      All Classes begin at 6:00pm. Call Bruce at 517-372-5980 to register.

                      Farm to Table Workshop Series
                      This spring, Capital Area District Library (CADL) is presenting a variety of lectures and workshops on farm to table topics. For more details, visit www.cadl.org/news/farmtotable.
                      Upcoming classes include:

                      Beginning Canning
                      Wednesday, May 9, 6pm
                      CADL South Lansing Library, 3500 S. Cedar
                      www.cadl.org
                      Canning is a great way to preserve nutritious produce, but it’s important to do it safely. MSU Extension educator Joyce McGarry will demonstrate several methods, including freezing, water bath and pressure canning. Part of CADL's spring Farm to Table Series, promoting better food for better health.

                      Let's Garden Lansing
                      "Let's Garden Lansing" offers a variety of gardening workshops, classes, and events. For a full list of opportunities, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org.
                      Upcoming opportunities include:

                      Summer Crop Planning
                      Thursday, May 10, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
                      South Side Community Center, 5825 Wise Rd.
                      Summer is short, and so is the summer growing season. For those who want fresh produce all season, or want a consistent harvest to preserve, making a garden plan is essential. Come join us for a free workshop on succession planning, seed starting dates, and variety selection for Urban or Community Garden spaces. Please pre-register by calling (517) 374-5700 or email to neal@...

                      From Home Garden to Market:
                      How to make some $ from your expanded garden

                      Thursday, May 10, 6-9pm
                      Human Service Bldg., 5303 S. Cedar Street, MSUE Conference Rm, 2nd floor
                      The demand for local, fresh vegetables continues to increase across Michigan. This program focuses on turning a home garden into a small business, supplying produce from farm markets and farm stands. The program covers business planning, equipment needed and effective pest and disease management. You will be provided with ideas on what to grow and how to market your produce. Cost $55

                      Small Fruits for Your Yard
                      Saturday, May 12, 12:30 – 2pm
                      Hunter Park Garden House, 1400 East Kalamazoo
                      Learn all about growing small fruits (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc.) in your home garden. This workshop is free, but a suggested donation of $5 is welcome. To RSVP, contact Rita at (517) 999-3910 or ritao@...

                      Controlling Pests and Diseases
                      Thursday, May 31, 6 – 8pm
                      South Side Community Center, 5825 Wise Road
                      Nothing can be more frustrating for the home gardener than disease or pest pressure on their crops. Watching a lovingly cared for plant be eaten alive is no fun! In this class we'll learn strategies to dealing with common pests organically, with a special focus on answering specific questions from past experience or current observation. Any bugs or plant diseases you'd like to discuss? Email neal@... and we'll add it to the list. Attendance is free, but please pre-register by calling (517) 374-5700 or by emailing neal@...

                      Become a Better Speaker
                      Tuesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
                      Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                      Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                      Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                      For info and maps, check out:
                      http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                      Youth Programs at the Hunter Park GardenHouse
                      Our free youth programs meet year-long in the warm Hunter Park GardenHouse (1400 E Kalamazoo) and help Eastside youth to grow food, develop leadership and life skills, and have fun!
                      • KidsTime, for youth aged 5-11, meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
                      • Youth Service Corps, for youth aged 11-17, meets Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
                      For more info or to enroll, call 517-999-3910, or please see allenneighborhoodcenter.org/youth.
                      By the way, we also need adult volunteers to help out with this and other GardenHouse programs. Interested? Call Kristina Adair at 367-2468 ext. 2007 to receive a volunteer application. Thanks for considering!

                      Introduction to Computers
                      Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
                      Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                      Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.

                       

                      ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                      East Lansing Art Festival
                      Saturday - Sunday, May 19-20
                      Downtown East Lansing
                      www.elartfest.com
                      Fine artists from Michigan and beyond will line downtown East Lansing's streets to exhibit and sell original works of fine art and fine crafts. Free live music, children's hands-on arts activities and more.
                      For more information call (517) 319-6804

                      Mid-Day Movies (Free)
                      Capital Area District Library: Downtown Lansing, 401 S Capitol Avenue
                      www.cadl.org
                      Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen.
                      For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
                       

                       

                      FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                      Empty Plate Dinner
                      Thursday, May 10, 5:30pm
                      The Spartan Club - Spartan Stadium 4th Floor
                      Michigan State University ,East Lansing, Michigan
                      The Empty Plate Dinner is one of the largest annual fundraisers in the Greater Lansing community. Guests enjoy a casual strolling dinner with amazing food and drinks from the area's top restaurants and caterers, a commemorative 'empty plate' painted by children at local elementary schools, and unique live and silent auction options, including sports and vacation packages. All proceeds from the event benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank, whose mission is to stop hunger in the Greater Lansing area.

                      Guests will enjoy food from the area's finest chefs. 2012 Participating Restaurants include:
                      The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center and The State Room, Dusty's Cellar, Lexington Lansing Hotel and Christie's Bistro, Trōppo and Tavern on the Square, Morton's Fine Catering, Radisson Hotel Lansing and Capitol City Grill, Spartan Signature Catering

                      Individual tickets are $125 per person.
                      To purchase tickets, for more information or sponsoring opportunities visit www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org/events/empty-plate-dinner.html

                      Taco Dinner
                      Thursday, May 17, 6-7:45pm
                      Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
                      All you can Eat Tacos, Beans, Rice, Nacho Chips, and the Fixings, Drinks, Melting Moments Ice Cream
                      Suggested Cost: Adults $8, Children ages 10 and under, $3
                      Funds will be used to support the outreach ministries of the church and Helping Hands
                      For more information, call (517) 882-8000

                      Doug Griffith Community Service Award Breakfast: A Breakfast for Kids
                      Friday, May 18, 8 a.m.
                      Plumber’s Local 333 Hall, 5405 S. MLK Blvd.
                      You’re invited to a Breakfast For Kids to honor a local labor leader with the 17th Annual Doug Griffith Community Service Award Breakfast, hosted by Sparrow Health System.

                      Cost is only a $25 donation per person, and all proceeds help the Children’s Miracle Network to be used to benefit the health needs of children in the Mid-Michigan area.
                      You can mail your check made out to “Children’s Miracle Network” to Larry R. Smith, Physician Health Plan, P.O. Box 30377, Lansing, MI 48909-7877. You will also be able to donate at the door.
                      If you need additional information, please call Larry Smith at (517) 364-8263.
                       

                       

                      HEALTH / WELLNESS

                      Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                      Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                      Just B Yoga Studio, 106 Island Avenue
                      www.justbyoga.com
                      Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.), $8 suggested donation. For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                       
                      LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
                      Through the expertise of dedicated student dental hygienists, licensed dental hygiene faculty and clinic dentists, the Lansing Community Dental Hygiene Clinic serves thousands of people each year.
                      Services offered include:
                      • Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
                      • Dental Health Instruction
                      • Fluoride and Sealant application
                      • X-rays
                      • Oral Health Screenings

                      For additional information about pricing or to schedule an initial appointment, call us at (517) 483-1458. After your initial appointment, a student will be able to schedule appointments for you.
                      The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 107 of the Health & Human Services building at Lansing Community College’s downtown campus. Please call for directions.
                       

                       

                      COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                      Volunteer Opportunities at SLCDA
                      Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside! Volunteering at South Lansing Community Development Association is a great way to support your community while having fun and earning college credit or community service hours! Opportunities range from assisting with nutrition education and community gardens to helping out at one of our many community-wide events like the Hawk Island Triathlon and South Lansing Farmers Market. For more information visit www.southlansing.org/GetInvolved/VolunteerIntern/tabid/1197/Default.aspx or email volunteer@....

                      WIC Offices Closed May 8-9
                      All Ingham County WIC Offices will be closed on Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9, 2012 due to an employee training. Ingham County WIC clients who need an emergency supply of infant formula can go to the local Salvation Army located at 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing. The Salvation Army will have a limited supply of standard formula and Ingham County Health Department Public Health Nurses will have a limited amount of the specialty formula. If you are due to receive benefits before May 8 please keep your appointment or contact the office at (517) 887-4326 to make other arrangements. The WIC office will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10.

                      “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive
                      Saturday, May 12
                      The 20th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is scheduled for May 12, and you can help! All you have to do is collect and bag non-perishable food items and place them by your mailbox for your letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

                      For more information on how to contribute, what can be donated, and how the Food Drive helps “Stamp Out Hunger”, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com or www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive

                      Garden Volunteer Day
                      Saturday, May 12, 2 - 6pm
                      North School, 333 E. Miller Road
                      North School Education and Community Garden has been selected as an ION (Including Our Neighbors) Grant recipient to build really raised beds beds that are more accessible to individuals with limited mobility or are wheelchair bound. On Saturday May 12th from 2-6PM AmeriCorps member and SLCDA Garden Coordinator Neal will be on-site leading volunteers. We could use your help!

                      If interested in volunteering please contact us at: (517) 374-5700 or neal@...

                      Events and Workshops at Lowes
                      South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                      Greater Lansing Housing Coalition classes (free, all classes are from 6-8p.m.):
                      Thursday, May 17 - Patio Pavers
                      Thursday, May 10 - How to Tile a Backsplash
                      Classic Car Drive-In
                      Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10p.m.
                      Community Blood Drive
                      On Tues, May 29th there will be a Community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross from 12 - 6p.m.

                      Colonial Village Neighborhood Garage Sale
                      Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                      Garage sales all throughout the Colonial Village Neighborhood
                      www.cvnanews.com

                      Latex Paint Recycling Event
                      Saturday, May 19, 9a.m. - 1p.m.
                      Ingham County Health Department, 5303 S. Cedar
                      $1.00 per can will be charged to help cover the costs of processing and transportation

                      Mission: Play 5k
                      Saturday May 19, 8 a.m.
                      Valhalla Park, Keller Rd and Pine Tree, Holt MI
                      Proceeds will go to Mission: Play South Lansing Kiwanis goal to raise $24,000 to build a new playground for the City Rescue Mission of Lansing women and children's shelter.
                      For more information, visit www.runningfoundation.com/Mission_Play5k.html.

                      Baker Donora Informational Meeting
                      Saturday, May 19, 11:30am
                      Baker Donora Center, 840 Baker St.
                      Please join us on Saturday, May 19th at 11:30am, at the Baker Donora Center for a Parent informational meeting. You will learn about the many scheduled activities, programs, field trips and a weeklong camp that your child(ren) can participate in. At the meeting there will be registration forms for you to fill out for your child to attend the programs throughout the summer. Also if you would like for your child to attend Camp Ranch Youth Haven this summer for 1 week, you must register them that day. The camp is free and transportation will be provided to all registered youth.

                      If you are not able to attend the Informational Meeting, and are interested in the upcoming summer activities for your child/children, please contact Anita at the Center at 580-8099, Monday-Thursday from
                      9am - 3pm.

                      Some of the scheduled activities are Arts Camp, Sports Camp, Archery, Garden Club, Ranch Youth Haven, MI State Police Youth Academy, Tae Kwon Do, TNT and so much MORE!!! Weekly Field trips
                      will also be available. There will be no camp during the week of July 2 – 6, 2012.

                      For more Information on the Center’s Breakfast and Lunch Program, Bread Basket, Food Pantry, or Clothing Bank, please call (517) 580-8099

                      CADL Locations Closed May 26 - 28
                      All Capital Area District Library locations will be closed for the holiday from Saturday, May 26 thru Monday, May 28. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29.
                      www.cadl.org

                      Breakfast with Bauer
                      Message from State Rep. Joan Bauer
                      As you know, I sponsor a monthly “Breakfast with Bauer.” I’ve included the schedule for the first half of 2012. I invite you to join me for a light breakfast and to share your thoughts and opinions. This is also a great opportunity for me to update you about what’s going on in the Michigan Legislature.
                      Date change for next breakfast:
                      Saturday, June 2, 9 - 10 a.m. at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.
                      I look forward to seeing you soon! Please feel free to call my office at (517) 373-0826 or email me at joanbauer@... if you have any questions or concerns.

                      New System to Enter and Track Code Complaints
                      A new public access system for code enforcement records was introduced last week. Citizens can now log and track complaints through an online system on the City of Lansing’s webpage. Residents can also search using property data and view the complaint history of specific properties.

                      To submit a complaint go to the Lansing web at www.cityoflansingmi.com. Look for 'Quick Links' on the right side and click on ‘Departments’, then ‘Planning and Neighborhood Development’. On that page check the left side for ‘Code Compliance’ and click on it. Then click on ‘Complaints’ on the left side. Or use www.lansingmi.gov/pnd/codecom/complaints.jsp if you want to enter the complaint page directly.

                      Tracking complaints begins back at the Lansing web site (see above). Click on 'Find' which is under 'I Want To' on the left side. Then click on 'Property Information Lookup'.

                      On the next page select 'Building Department Search' on the left. Then click on the dot next to 'Search by Address'. Enter the street name followed by a single address or a range of address numbers on the street. Finally, click on the 'Search' button. If you want to view more in a list, change the 'Records per Page' at the bottom. You can also page through the addresses using page selection on the right near the bottom.

                      To check a particular property, select the 'Parcel Number' on the far left of the line that has the Property Address (it takes a little time to find property in the data base). Any permits, enforcements or certificates will be listed. Each one can be viewed by clicking on the item under 'Number'.

                      Thanks to Karl Biasi, President of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association, for sharing this information.

                      CARE Needs Volunteers!
                      (517) 272-7436, lpdcare@...
                      The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) is a post-arrest response team for survivors of domestic violence. CARE staff, volunteers and interns offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University. The next training will be held the weekend of May 17-20th, 2012. Volunteers are expected to be on call a minimum of one to two times every six weeks. Call for further details.

                      A Brush With Kindness
                      A new Habitat for Humanity program that is designed to help homeowners in the Lansing area to make exterior repairs and improvements to their home. By using volunteers to do the labor there is little cost to the homeowne

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                        FEATURED NEWS

                        South Lansing Farmers Market
                        Can you believe that the first South Lansing Farmers Market (SLFM) of the 2012 season is less than a month away? We have had an excellent response from the community about this year's changes and really look forward to the new date, location and time. As a reminder, the new information is:
                        Location: In the parking lot of Grace United Methodist Church (1900 Boston Blvd. Lansing, MI 49810) on the corner of Mt. Hope Ave. and Boston Blvd.
                        Date: Every Thursday from June 7 - September 27
                        Time: 3pm - 7pm
                        It is our goal to serve the South Lansing neighborhoods by providing easy access to healthy, locally produced food, youth activities and educational opportunities. We already have a group of season long vendors and special guests who are committed to this location! Check out the South Lansing Farmers Market Facebook page to stay updated on participating vendors and other updates!

                        www.facebook.com/pages/South-Lansing-Farmers-Market/314810578575963

                        For more information, contact Market Manager Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or jenelle@...

                        Mobile Food Pantry
                        Saturday, May 19, 9 - 11am
                        South Church of the Nazarene, 401 West Holmes
                        Human Relations & Community Services Dept. & Mid Michigan Food Bank Announces the distribution of FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items. Those welcome to participate in this program include the disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low income jobs.

                        If you or someone you know must choose between buying food and filling prescriptions, please tell them about this important program. Participants should bring a box or bag to carry food, one distribution per household. All participants must bring a valid state identification card or driver’s license.

                        Volunteer for the Hawk-I-Tri
                        Mark your calendars now for the 6th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon on Sunday, June 3. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 2 for set-up and registration, and on race day. This is a great service opportunity for individuals, families and friends, high school sports teams, running clubs, honor societies, civic groups, and other community organizations. There are many volunteer duties available and shifts range 2-3 hours. Sign up for as many as you would like! Descriptions of duties are available on our website - www.Hawk-I-Tri.com (click on volunteers).

                        As always, volunteers get a cool neon t-shirt, refreshments, and appreciation from 800 racers who know the event couldn’t happen without you.

                        Please, visit bit.ly/hawkitrivolunteer to fill out a volunteer form. Thanks in advance for sharing this opportunity with friends, family, and organizations who would like to volunteer.

                        If you have any questions, please e-mail volunteer@... or call (517) 374-5700. To learn more about the race, visit www.Hawk-I-Tri.com.
                        Hawk Island Triathlon


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                        CHILD / FAMILY

                        Kids Repair Program
                        Kids want to earn a bike? A helmet, lock and key and chain and be ready for biking this summer? Kids Repair Program is in the process of forming classes after school from 4 to 6pm and also setting up summer classes that run 9am to 1pm. Classes are 20 hours in length and students learn bike safety and how to do basic repairs. Kids Repair Program is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road. Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@...

                        Spring & Summer Activities Guide (New Edition)
                        Feeling cooped up or just bored? Get out of your late winter funk and blossom into fun springtime activities for the whole family! Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover spring events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                        Reach Studio Art Center
                        www.reachstudioart.org
                        Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their Winter/Spring 2012 Program Guide.
                        Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643
                         

                         

                        CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                        Health Initiative Workshop Series
                        Tuesdays, May 15 – June 10, 11:30am - 1pm
                        NorthWest Initiative Conference Room, 530 W. Ionia
                        • May 22- Rosa L Robinson presents on resiliency with stress and unemployment
                        • May 29- Michigan Nutrition Network presents on Food Myths
                        • June 5- Ingham County Health Department presents on Safe Sex
                        • June 12- National Council on Alcoholism-Lansing Regional Area presents on offering help with hope
                        • June 19- American Cancer Society presents on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
                        • July 3- Kristi Pier presents on NuVal Nutritional Scoring System-Nutrition Made Easy
                        • July 10- Marti Gilmet of the Mid-Michigan Asthma Coalition gives comprehensive presentation and consultations on Asthma Prevention and Treatment

                        Offered by NorthWest Initiative
                        Questions? Call Christian at (517) 999-2894 or email: Christian@...

                        Also, join us for the Lead Health Risk in Lansing Workshop:
                        Thursday, May 17, 11:30am – 1pm
                        NWI Conference Room
                        Speaker: Dr. Robert L. Scott, PhD Acting Coordinators and Data Manager Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in Michigan Department of Community Health
                        Refreshments will be provided.

                        Let's Garden Lansing
                        "Let's Garden Lansing" offers a variety of gardening workshops, classes, and events. For a full list of opportunities, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org.
                        Upcoming opportunities include:

                        Controlling Pests and Diseases
                        Thursday, May 31, 6 – 8pm
                        South Side Community Center, 5825 Wise Road
                        Nothing can be more frustrating for the home gardener than disease or pest pressure on their crops. Watching a lovingly cared for plant be eaten alive is no fun! In this class we'll learn strategies to dealing with common pests organically, with a special focus on answering specific questions from past experience or current observation. Any bugs or plant diseases you'd like to discuss? Email neal@... and we'll add it to the list. Attendance is free, but please pre-register by calling (517) 374-5700 or by emailing neal@...

                        Become a Better Speaker
                        Tuesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
                        Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                        Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                        Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                        For info and maps, check out:
                        http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                        Youth Programs at the Hunter Park GardenHouse
                        Our free youth programs meet year-long in the warm Hunter Park GardenHouse (1400 E Kalamazoo) and help Eastside youth to grow food, develop leadership and life skills, and have fun!
                        • KidsTime, for youth aged 5-11, meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
                        • Youth Service Corps, for youth aged 11-17, meets Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
                        For more info or to enroll, call 517-999-3910, or please see allenneighborhoodcenter.org/youth.
                        By the way, we also need adult volunteers to help out with this and other GardenHouse programs. Interested? Call Kristina Adair at 367-2468 ext. 2007 to receive a volunteer application. Thanks for considering!

                        Introduction to Computers
                        Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
                        Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                        Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.

                         

                        ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                        East Lansing Art Festival
                        Saturday - Sunday, May 19-20
                        Downtown East Lansing
                        www.elartfest.com
                        Fine artists from Michigan and beyond will line downtown East Lansing's streets to exhibit and sell original works of fine art and fine crafts. Free live music, children's hands-on arts activities and more.
                        For more information call (517) 319-6804

                        Mid-Day Movies (Free)
                        Capital Area District Library: Downtown Lansing, 401 S Capitol Avenue
                        www.cadl.org
                        Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen.
                        For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
                         

                         

                        FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                        Taco Dinner
                        Thursday, May 17, 6-7:45pm
                        Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
                        All you can Eat Tacos, Beans, Rice, Nacho Chips, and the Fixings, Drinks, Melting Moments Ice Cream
                        Suggested Cost: Adults $8, Children ages 10 and under, $3
                        Funds will be used to support the outreach ministries of the church and Helping Hands
                        For more information, call (517) 882-8000

                        Doug Griffith Community Service Award Breakfast: A Breakfast for Kids
                        Friday, May 18, 8 a.m.
                        Plumber’s Local 333 Hall, 5405 S. MLK Blvd.
                        You’re invited to a Breakfast For Kids to honor a local labor leader with the 17th Annual Doug Griffith Community Service Award Breakfast, hosted by Sparrow Health System.

                        Cost is only a $25 donation per person, and all proceeds help the Children’s Miracle Network to be used to benefit the health needs of children in the Mid-Michigan area.
                        You can mail your check made out to “Children’s Miracle Network” to Larry R. Smith, Physician Health Plan, P.O. Box 30377, Lansing, MI 48909-7877. You will also be able to donate at the door.
                        If you need additional information, please call Larry Smith at (517) 364-8263.
                         

                         

                        HEALTH / WELLNESS

                        Spring/Summer Choosing Health! Rally
                        Sunday, May 20, 2 – 4pm
                        Hawk Island County Park, Red Tail Shelter, 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd.
                        "Choosing Health!" Rally activities include:

                        -MSU's "Sparty" and MSU Football Coach Mark Dantonio will join us!

                        -Health Lifestyle Resources
                        Visit displays and demonstrations from area programs and retailers working to make Healthy Lifestyle Resources available to the community.

                        -Kids' Creation Healthy Snack Contest
                        For children, ages 6-13. Snacks should include at least two of the five food groups (fruit, vegetables, grain, protein, and dairy). Celebrity and expert judges will evaluate snacks based on healthfulness, appearance, and recipe. Prizes for the top contestants, including iPod Shuffles!

                        -Take a Walk in the Park
                        Organized by Community Partners in Health. Any distance, any pace. For individuals of all ages on a paved path around the lake at Hawk Island Park. Awards for the largest team, most spirited team/individual, and best costumes!

                        -"Free Books"- book fair
                        Everyone will leave with a free book for their summer reading! Sponsored by Capital Area District Library, Capital Area Literacy Coalition, MSU Surplus, Lansing Community College and Schuler Books.

                        This event is FREE!
                        FREE Parking and FREE Admission to Hawk Island Park for Rally Attendees

                        The "Choosing Health!" Movement is committed to:
                        - Encouraging Physical Activity
                        - Development Healthy Eating Habits
                        - Preventing Substance Abuse
                        - Promoting Mental Health

                        For more information, contact the Capital Area Health Alliance at (517) 347-3377, email CAHealthAlliance@..., or visit www.CAHealthAlliance.org

                        Colonial Village Walking Group
                        Would you enjoy meeting more neighbors and getting some exercise at the same time? The Walking group meets 10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7pm Tuesday and Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church (corner of Mt. Hope and Boston Blvd.). Walks usually last 30-45 minutes. So far we have been walking at a moderate pace but participants are welcome to set their own pace. No need to make a commitment; just join us when you can. For more information, please call June Kenfield at 580-8560.

                        Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                        Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                        Just B Yoga Studio, 106 Island Avenue
                        www.justbyoga.com
                        Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.), $8 suggested donation. For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                         
                        LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
                        Through the expertise of dedicated student dental hygienists, licensed dental hygiene faculty and clinic dentists, the Lansing Community Dental Hygiene Clinic serves thousands of people each year.
                        Services offered include:
                        • Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
                        • Dental Health Instruction
                        • Fluoride and Sealant application
                        • X-rays
                        • Oral Health Screenings

                        For additional information about pricing or to schedule an initial appointment, call us at (517) 483-1458. After your initial appointment, a student will be able to schedule appointments for you.
                        The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 107 of the Health & Human Services building at Lansing Community College’s downtown campus. Please call for directions.
                         

                         

                        COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                        Volunteer Opportunities at SLCDA
                        Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside! Volunteering at South Lansing Community Development Association is a great way to support your community while having fun and earning college credit or community service hours! Opportunities range from assisting with nutrition education and community gardens to helping out at one of our many community-wide events like the Hawk Island Triathlon and South Lansing Farmers Market. For more information visit www.southlansing.org/GetInvolved/VolunteerIntern/tabid/1197/Default.aspx or email volunteer@....

                        Events and Workshops at Lowes
                        South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                        Greater Lansing Housing Coalition classes (free, all classes are from 6-8p.m.):
                        Thursday, May 17 - Patio Pavers
                        Classic Car Drive-In
                        Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10p.m.
                        Community Blood Drive
                        On Tues, May 29th there will be a Community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross from 12 - 6p.m.

                        Colonial Village Neighborhood Garage Sale
                        Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                        Garage sales all throughout the Colonial Village Neighborhood
                        www.cvnanews.com

                        Latex Paint Recycling Event
                        Saturday, May 19, 9a.m. - 1p.m.
                        Ingham County Health Department, 5303 S. Cedar
                        $1.00 per can will be charged to help cover the costs of processing and transportation

                        Mission: Play 5k
                        Saturday May 19, 8 a.m.
                        Valhalla Park, Keller Rd and Pine Tree, Holt MI
                        Proceeds will go to Mission: Play South Lansing Kiwanis goal to raise $24,000 to build a new playground for the City Rescue Mission of Lansing women and children's shelter.
                        For more information, visit www.runningfoundation.com/Mission_Play5k.html.

                        Baker Donora Informational Meeting
                        Saturday, May 19, 11:30am
                        Baker Donora Center, 840 Baker St.
                        Please join us on Saturday, May 19th at 11:30am, at the Baker Donora Center for a Parent informational meeting. You will learn about the many scheduled activities, programs, field trips and a weeklong camp that your child(ren) can participate in. At the meeting there will be registration forms for you to fill out for your child to attend the programs throughout the summer. Also if you would like for your child to attend Camp Ranch Youth Haven this summer for 1 week, you must register them that day. The camp is free and transportation will be provided to all registered youth.

                        If you are not able to attend the Informational Meeting, and are interested in the upcoming summer activities for your child/children, please contact Anita at the Center at 580-8099, Monday-Thursday from
                        9am - 3pm.

                        Some of the scheduled activities are Arts Camp, Sports Camp, Archery, Garden Club, Ranch Youth Haven, MI State Police Youth Academy, Tae Kwon Do, TNT and so much MORE!!! Weekly Field trips
                        will also be available. There will be no camp during the week of July 2 – 6, 2012.

                        For more Information on the Center’s Breakfast and Lunch Program, Bread Basket, Food Pantry, or Clothing Bank, please call (517) 580-8099

                        CADL Locations Closed May 26 - 28
                        All Capital Area District Library locations will be closed for the holiday from Saturday, May 26 thru Monday, May 28. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29.
                        www.cadl.org

                        Breakfast with Bauer
                        Message from State Rep. Joan Bauer
                        As you know, I sponsor a monthly “Breakfast with Bauer.” I’ve included the schedule for the first half of 2012. I invite you to join me for a light breakfast and to share your thoughts and opinions. This is also a great opportunity for me to update you about what’s going on in the Michigan Legislature.
                        Date change for next breakfast:
                        Saturday, June 2, 9 - 10 a.m. at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Ave., in Lansing.
                        I look forward to seeing you soon! Please feel free to call my office at (517) 373-0826 or email me at joanbauer@... if you have any questions or concerns.

                        Be A Tourist In Your Own Town
                        Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
                        The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau brings you the 18th Annual Be A Tourist In Your Own Town celebration! Once again we open the doors for you to explore culture and creativity, right here in mid-Michigan. For only a $1 you can purchase a “passport” which allows you admission to more than 60 area attractions, local businesses, and special activities. With special routes during Be A Tourist, CATA buses will take you to most attractions for just 50 cents. By the end of the day, if you were asked, “What is there to do in Greater Lansing?” You will be able to respond with countless suggestions and a sense of community pride. Passports go on sale the first week of May, for selling locations and more information visit www.lansing.org/batyot.
                        Passport purchase locations all May: GLCVB Visitor Center, AAA on Grand River Ave., Celebration Cinema-Edgewood Blvd., NCG Cinemas-Eastwood Center, CATA Transportation Center (Kalamazoo/Grand Ave.), Lansing Art Gallery, Impression 5 Science Center, Arts Council of Greater Lansing (Old Town)

                        Wainwright School Picnic/Carnival
                        Tuesday, June 5, 6 – 8pm
                        Wainwright School, 4200 Wainwright
                        Wainwright School is closing, but they are going out in style with free food and games, and fun memories. See you at Wainwright, rain or shine!

                        Pet Fair
                        June 8, 4 - 7pm
                        South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                        Free Event hosted in partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society to provide free shots and pet health checks for dogs and cats.
                        For more information, contract Yolanda Sherrer at (517) 398-3138

                        Ice Cream Social
                        June 13, 5 - 7pm
                        South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                        For more information, contact Yolanda Sherrer at (517) 398-3138

                        Real Talk For Teens
                        June 19-22, 5 - 7pm
                        South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                        Free comprehensive sex education classes for teens ages 15 to 19. Teens who attend all sessions will receive a $50 gift card to Target. Space is limited, please contact Amber.duddy@... or 734-926-4766

                        MAP Program
                        South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                        In an effort to decrease teen pregnancies in our community the South Side Community Coalition is
                        proud to host free teen abstinence based sex education classes. This program is made possible through
                        the Michigan Abstinence Program (MAP). The MAP classes are taught over a course of seven weeks
                        covering a variety of topics including healthy relationships, peer pressure, goal setting and character
                        building. Participating youth will receive food and prizes as part of these sessions. There will also be
                        opportunities for youth who have completed the entire program to take part in additional field trips.
                        The program is free and opened to all youth ages 10 to 15.

                        MAP meets every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the South Side Community Coalition

                        To enroll please contact 517-882-3772.

                        MDCH Cancer Survey
                        We are conducting a survey for the Michigan Department of Community Health about cancer information needs of Michigan residents. We are offering $10 for participation. Would it be possible to post the link in the weekly update? The link is http://research.adv.msu.edu/ss/wsb.dll/pacekri1/mdch.htm

                        Join the Walkability Audit!
                        South Lansing Community Development Association is proud to partner with Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) on Lansing's 2012 Walkability Audit. Now in it's 3rd year, this project is creating an inventory and documenting conditions of sidewalks, bike lanes, bus stops and intersections in the City of Lansing. To date, nearly 100 community volunteers have identified conditions that hinder safe walkability, especially for those with limited mobility and visual impairments.

                        The next phase of walkability audits will assess streets in South Lansing. If you'd like to help with this worthy effort, please join us at the SLCDA office (Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd.) at 5:30pm every Tuesday night through August. Volunteers will pick up clipboards with maps and audit forms and take a walk!

                        Mid-MEAC staff will teach volunteers how to recognize and document a variety of trip hazards (heaving pavement, gaps in sidewalks, encroachment of grass), visibility issues (missing signage, low hanging branches, overgrown shrubs), and design concerns (sidewalk width, limited buffer space between sidewalk and curb). This information is entered into a database used by the city to prioritize areas that need attention.

                        The next time you decide to take a walk, make it count! All volunteers have to do is carry a clipboard and record what they see (in legible handwriting). Volunteers are not expected to walk onto private property (no door to door), but some stop to tell interested neighbors what they're doing. If you'd like to get some exercise while helping to make our streets safe for others, please volunteer.

                        For more information, contact Julie Powers at jpowers155@... or (517) 292-3078.

                        New System to Enter and Track Code Complaints
                        A new public access system for code enforcement records was introduced last week. Citizens can now log and track complaints through an online system on the City of Lansing’s webpage. Residents can also search using property data and view the complaint history of specific properties.

                        To submit a complaint go to the Lansing web at www.cityoflansingmi.com. Look for 'Quick Links' on the right side and click on ‘Departments’, then ‘Planning and Neighborhood Development’. On that page check the left side for ‘Code Compliance’ and click on it. Then click on ‘Complaints’ on the left side. Or use www.lansingmi.gov/pnd/codecom/complaints.jsp if you want to enter the complaint page directly.

                        Tracking complaints begins back at the Lansing web site (see above). Click on 'Find' which is under 'I Want To' on the left side. Then click on 'Property Information Lookup'.

                        On the next page select 'Building Department Search' on the left. Then click on the dot next to 'Search by Address'. Enter the street name followed by a single address or a range of

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                          FEATURED NEWS

                          South Lansing Farmers Market Starts Tomorrow
                          Check out the South Lansing Farmers Market this summer at a new time and location! The market will be starting Thursday, June 7th and continuing every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm through September 27th, behind Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Boston Blvd and Mt. Hope. This new location is super accessible to South Lansing residents by car, bus, bike or foot.

                          The market will offer a diverse selection of healthy, local food, including grass fed beef, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, cupcakes, eggs and more! Cash, credit, EBT cards, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh are all accepted at this market.

                          Aside from providing this exciting variety of food options, the South Lansing Farmers Market plans to provide a place for neighbors to gather, learn, eat, and have fun together. There will be tours and nutrition education at the Garden of Grace next to the market, youth activities, special events and entertainment all season! Also, don't forget to visit the Kids Repair Program booth to enter a raffle for a chance to win a bike! For more information, click here.
                           

                          Questions? Please contact the Market Manager Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or market@....

                          Visit SLFM on Facebook for vendor/guest updates and so much more! www.facebook.com/pages/South-Lansing-Farmers-Market/314810578575963
                           
                          Thanks to our Community Partners
                           





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                          CHILD / FAMILY

                          Kids Repair Program
                          Kids want to earn a bike? A helmet, lock and key and chain and be ready for biking this summer? Kids Repair Program (KRP) is in the process of forming classes after school from 4 to 6pm and also setting up summer classes that run 9am to 1pm. Classes are 20 hours in length and students learn bike safety and how to do basic repairs. KRP is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road.

                          KRP at SLFM: At the first South Lansing Farmers Market on June 7, KRP will begin a bike raffle (we'll do it for 3 weeks and on the last night draw and give the bike away) and will also provide small bike repairs and bike safety inspections from 3 to 7PM. Information on KRP will also be available, first summer class begins June 11. KRP is enrolling students in 3 sessions in June, June 11, June 18, and June 25.

                          Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@...

                          World Day at Hunter Park
                          This weekend is World Day in Hunter Park, a celebration of World Refugee Day, and of the rich mix of cultures and backgrounds of people living in this vibrant neighborhood and City! Join us on Saturday, June 9, from Noon –6 pm for non-stop music and dance, performed by refugee groups, a Global Arts and Crafts Fair, & Global Food Court. Hitting the stage at 4 pm is our Headliner Act, Grupo Aye, the Grand-Rapids based salsa group and winner of the 2011 Best Jazz Album Jammie (Michigan Grammies) of the Year.

                          A favorite of the day is the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Family Health Walk. Round up your kids and neighbors and complete four laps of the Hunter Park Path (a total of 2 miles). Each person to finish, regardless of age, receives a $5 token that can be used at the Global Food Court or any Wednesday at the Allen Street Farmers Market.

                          The Hunter Park Pool will be open and staffed. There will be greenhouse tours and youth activities in the Hunter Park GardenHouse; and guided tours of the Restoration Works Houses, 1/2 block from the Park. And be sure to sign up for Market Croquet —just complete the course to be eligible for the drawing—the winner of which receives $20 in Market Coins, usable at the Allen Street Farmers Market. Here are the schedules for the day:

                          For a full schedule of the Day’s Events and Performances, log on to www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org.

                          Summer Activities Guide
                          Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover spring events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                          Summer at Impression 5
                          Visit www.impression5.org and check out all of the fun summer activities offered by Impression 5! Sign up for their newsletter to receive event updates right in your inbox.

                          Reach Studio Art Center
                          www.reachstudioart.org
                          Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center, visit www.reachstudioart.org.
                          Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643
                           

                           

                          CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                          Health Initiative Workshop Series
                          Tuesdays through June 10, 11:30am - 1pm
                          NorthWest Initiative Conference Room, 530 W. Ionia
                          • June 12- National Council on Alcoholism-Lansing Regional Area presents on offering help with hope
                          • June 19- American Cancer Society presents on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
                          • July 3- Kristi Pier presents on NuVal Nutritional Scoring System-Nutrition Made Easy
                          • July 10- Marti Gilmet of the Mid-Michigan Asthma Coalition gives comprehensive presentation and consultations on Asthma Prevention and Treatment

                          Offered by NorthWest Initiative
                          Questions? Call Christian at (517) 999-2894 or email: Christian@...

                          Let's Garden Lansing
                          "Let's Garden Lansing" offers a variety of gardening workshops, classes, and events. For a full list of opportunities, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org.

                          Become a Better Speaker
                          Tuesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
                          Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                          Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                          Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                          For info and maps, check out:
                          http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                          Introduction to Computers
                          Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
                          Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                          Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.

                           

                          ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                          Mid-Day Movies (Free)
                          Capital Area District Library: Downtown Lansing, 401 S Capitol Avenue
                          www.cadl.org
                          Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library opens its auditorium for adults to watch recent releases on the BIG screen.
                          For more information, call (517) 367-6363.  
                           

                           

                          FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                          Ice Cream Social
                          June 13, 5 - 7pm
                          South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                          Learn about South Side’s free summer programs for kids, seniors programs; apply for the Ingham Health Plan (free Health Insurance), and Teen Programs.
                          For more information, contact Yolanda Sherrer at (517) 398-3138

                          Neighborhood Picnic
                          Thursday, June 14, 6-7:30pm
                          Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
                          Come enjoy a free dinner and celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer with neighbors and friends. There will be summer fixins, great music in the church yard, and Moonwalk & fun games for all youth @ 6pm.

                          It is free to all! All you need to bring is a smile and a conversation. Please call to save your spot, join us even if you forget to call ahead! For more information, call (517) 882-8000.
                           

                           

                          HEALTH / WELLNESS

                          Colonial Village Walking Group
                          Would you enjoy meeting more neighbors and getting some exercise at the same time? The Walking group meets 10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7pm Tuesday and Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church (corner of Mt. Hope and Boston Blvd.). Walks usually last 30-45 minutes. So far we have been walking at a moderate pace but participants are welcome to set their own pace. No need to make a commitment; just join us when you can. For more information, please call June Kenfield at 580-8560.

                          Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                          Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                          Just B Yoga Studio, 106 Island Avenue
                          www.justbyoga.com
                          Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.), $8 suggested donation. For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                           
                          LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
                          Through the expertise of dedicated student dental hygienists, licensed dental hygiene faculty and clinic dentists, the Lansing Community Dental Hygiene Clinic serves thousands of people each year.
                          Services offered include:
                          • Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
                          • Dental Health Instruction
                          • Fluoride and Sealant application
                          • X-rays
                          • Oral Health Screenings

                          For additional information about pricing or to schedule an initial appointment, call us at (517) 483-1458. After your initial appointment, a student will be able to schedule appointments for you.
                          The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 107 of the Health & Human Services building at Lansing Community College’s downtown campus. Please call for directions.
                           

                           

                          COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                          Volunteer Opportunities at SLCDA
                          Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside! Volunteering at South Lansing Community Development Association is a great way to support your community while having fun and earning college credit or community service hours! Opportunities range from assisting with nutrition education and community gardens to helping out at one of our many community-wide events like the Southside Showcase and South Lansing Farmers Market. For more information visit www.southlansing.org/GetInvolved/VolunteerIntern/tabid/1197/Default.aspx or email volunteer@....

                          Classic Car Drive-In at Lowes
                          South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                          Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10p.m.

                          Pet Fair
                          June 8, 4 - 7pm
                          South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                          Free Event hosted in partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society to provide free shots and pet health checks for dogs and cats.
                          For more information, contract Yolanda Sherrer at (517) 398-3138

                          Real Talk For Teens
                          June 19-22, 5 - 7pm
                          South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                          Free comprehensive sex education classes for teens ages 15 to 19. Teens who attend all sessions will receive a $50 gift card to Target. Space is limited, please contact Amber.duddy@... or 734-926-4766

                          MAP Program
                          South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                          In an effort to decrease teen pregnancies in our community the South Side Community Coalition is proud to host free teen abstinence based sex education classes. This program is made possible through the Michigan Abstinence Program (MAP). The MAP classes are taught over a course of seven weeks covering a variety of topics including healthy relationships, peer pressure, goal setting and character building. Participating youth will receive food and prizes as part of these sessions. There will also be opportunities for youth who have completed the entire program to take part in additional field trips. The program is free and opened to all youth ages 10 to 15. MAP meets every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the South Side Community Coalition. To enroll please contact 517-882-3772.

                          MDCH Cancer Survey
                          We are conducting a survey for the Michigan Department of Community Health about cancer information needs of Michigan residents. We are offering $10 for participation. Would it be possible to post the link in the weekly update? The link is http://research.adv.msu.edu/ss/wsb.dll/pacekri1/mdch.htm

                          Low Income Spay/Neuter Help is Available
                          Are you a low income pet owner that needs help getting your dog or cat fixed? Voiceless-MI can help! Voiceless-MI is able to assist by discounting spay/neuter surgeries for needy owners at the new Capital Area Humane Society spay/neuter clinic in Lansing, MI.

                          Do You Qualify? If you are a Michigan resident, low income, cannot afford the surgery without financial assistance and can get your pet to the clinic in Lansing, then you qualify. Please visit our website to fill out an application and you will be contacted by a Voiceless-MI representative within 4 working days. Due to grant restrictions, we are only able to fund spay & neuter surgeries, no vaccines at this time.

                          http://www.voiceless-mi.org/neuter/

                          Join the Walkability Audit!
                          South Lansing Community Development Association is proud to partner with Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) on Lansing's 2012 Walkability Audit. Now in it's 3rd year, this project is creating an inventory and documenting conditions of sidewalks, bike lanes, bus stops and intersections in the City of Lansing. To date, nearly 100 community volunteers have identified conditions that hinder safe walkability, especially for those with limited mobility and visual impairments.

                          If you'd like to help with this worthy effort, please join us at the following locations.

                          2012 schedule:

                          Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 8pm (starting May 8, 2012)
                          South Lansing Community Development Association, inside Grace United Methodist Church
                          1900 Boston Boulevard
                          5:30pm Training Session, 6pm - 8pm Group Walk

                          Wednesdays, 3pm - 5pm (starting May 23, 2012)
                          Allen Neighborhood Center- Farmers Market
                          1619 East Kalamazoo Street
                          3pm Training Session, 3:30pm - 5pm Group Walk

                          Thursdays, 5:30pm - 8pm (starting June 7, 2012)
                          Gier Community Center
                          2400 Hall Street
                          5:30pm Training Session, 6pm - 8pm Group Walk

                          Mid-MEAC staff will teach volunteers how to recognize and document a variety of trip hazards (heaving pavement, gaps in sidewalks, encroachment of grass), visibility issues (missing signage, low hanging branches, overgrown shrubs), and design concerns (sidewalk width, limited buffer space between sidewalk and curb). This information is entered into a database used by the city to prioritize areas that need attention.

                          The next time you decide to take a walk, make it count! All volunteers have to do is carry a clipboard and record what they see (in legible handwriting). Volunteers are not expected to walk onto private property (no door to door), but some stop to tell interested neighbors what they're doing. If you'd like to get some exercise while helping to make our streets safe for others, please volunteer.

                          To volunteer, or for more information, contact Julie Powers (jpowers155@...), Nikki Ayres (nikkia.midmeac@...), or call the office at (517) 292-3078.

                          New System to Enter and Track Code Complaints
                          A new public access system for code enforcement records was introduced last week. Citizens can now log and track complaints through an online system on the City of Lansing’s webpage. Residents can also search using property data and view the complaint history of specific properties.

                          To submit a complaint go to the Lansing web at www.cityoflansingmi.com. Look for 'Quick Links' on the right side and click on ‘Departments’, then ‘Planning and Neighborhood Development’. On that page check the left side for ‘Code Compliance’ and click on it. Then click on ‘Complaints’ on the left side. Or use www.lansingmi.gov/pnd/codecom/complaints.jsp if you want to enter the complaint page directly.

                          Tracking complaints begins back at the Lansing web site (see above). Click on 'Find' which is under 'I Want To' on the left side. Then click on 'Property Information Lookup'.

                          On the next page select 'Building Department Search' on the left. Then click on the dot next to 'Search by Address'. Enter the street name followed by a single address or a range of address numbers on the street. Finally, click on the 'Search' button. If you want to view more in a list, change the 'Records per Page' at the bottom. You can also page through the addresses using page selection on the right near the bottom.

                          To check a particular property, select the 'Parcel Number' on the far left of the line that has the Property Address (it takes a little time to find property in the data base). Any permits, enforcements or certificates will be listed. Each one can be viewed by clicking on the item under 'Number'.

                          Thanks to Karl Biasi, President of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association, for sharing this information.

                          CATA’s Route 18 - Hawk Island/Trappers Cove
                          June 15 through September 2, 2012
                          Route 18 Hawk Island-Trappers Cove gets you to Hawk Island Park to swim, hike, picnic, and boat this summer! Also, connect with Route 7 Aurelius and visit Fenner Nature Center or Route 20 South Harrison-Jolly-Dunckel to head to MSU and downtown East Lansing.

                          Route 18 will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. Service hours are 11:45AM to 7:10PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 9:45AM to 5:10PM on Sundays.
                          Buses travel every 30 minutes between the South Pennsylvania Meijer and Beau Jardin Drive via Pennsylvania Avenue, Cavanaugh Road, Trappers Cove Trail and Beau Jardin. Route 18 serves Meijer, Hawk Island Park, Trappers Cove, College Towne Apartments as well as all bus stops along the route.

                          Customers on CATA Routes 5, 8, 9, Mason Connector or Delhi Redi-Ride can transfer to Route 18 at the South Pennsylvania Meijer for free with a transfer.
                          Regular CATA fixed-route fares apply. All CATA fixed-route passes and transfers are accepted. Children under 42” tall ride for free.

                          Watch for the schedule and route map on cata.org For more information, please contact CATA Customer Service at info@... or (517) 394-1000.

                          High School Summer Garden Camp Mentors
                          North West Initiative is looking for high school student mentors to work in our Riddle garden and assist with Summer Garden Camp there the weeks of August 6th-17th from 9:00AM to Noon.
                          See the following attachments for full details and how to apply:
                          Mentor Information
                          Mentor Application

                          CARE Needs Volunteers!
                          (517) 272-7436, lpdcare@...
                          The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) is a post-arrest response team for survivors of domestic violence. CARE staff, volunteers and interns offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University. The next training will be held the weekend of May 17-20th, 2012. Volunteers are expected to be on call a minimum of one to two times every six weeks. Call for further details.

                          A Brush With Kindness
                          A new Habitat for Humanity program that is designed to help homeowners in the Lansing area to make exterior repairs and improvements to their home. By using volunteers to do the labor there is little cost to the homeowner (just the materials needed). Repairs such as window repair, minor siding and trim repair, landscaping, clean up, brush removal, junk removal, door replacement, porch/stair/ramp construction and board replacement. For more information contact Ashley at (517) 374-1313 x 21

                          Lead Safe Lansing
                          Make Lansing Lead Safe! Homeowners and property owners within the Lansing city limits may qualify for up to $8,000 for housing improvements in the Lead Safe Lansing program. Whether you own a home or you are in a rental unit, it’s important that your home is lead safe. Participation in the Lead Safe Lansing program can help you make your home lead-safe, family-friendly and improve the value of your property. If you are a tenant, call 483-4040 t see if your household qualifies for the program. Provide Landlord’s name and address, so they can be invited to participate. Rental Property Owners must: proof of ownership, be current on mortgage, homeowner’s insurance and property taxes. Homeowners must: Own and occupy a single-family home built before 1978. Have a child under six years of age living in the home or visiting regularly. Be current on mortgage, homeowners insurance and property taxes. For income guidelines and more program information, call: 483-4040 or visit www.lansingmi.gov/

                          Volunteer at Reach
                          Summer programs begin June 11 and we are so excited to spend another summer making art in Greater Lansing! We depend on our volunteers to help our students have the best experience possible. There is a list of volunteer opportunities availble at the link below. Please check it out and see if anything fits your schedule.
                          http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0ba638bbed5df9143e7b21d29&id=a0d92313ad&e=27777b21d2

                          Volunteer for GLAS Hall of Fame 10K/5K Run-Walk
                          On Sunday, July 29th starting at 9am, in front of the Lansing Center on Michigan Avenue will be the start of the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame 10K/5K Run - Walk Road Race. Volunteers are needed to help direct runners and the general public so as not to have any confusion. While most of the race will be on the downtown river trail there will be some intersection crossings that will need to be staffed so as not to have runner/car mishaps. Other areas volunteers are needed include a short stretch of Michigan Avenue and Cedar Street and at the water stop in Elm Park.

                          For more information, please contact Chuck Block (blockc@...), Bob Every (everyb21@...), or visit http://www.runningfoundation.com/Hall_of_Fame_5k.html

                          LSS Seeks Mentors for Refugee Youth
                          Lutheran Social Services of Michigan is looking for community members to commit their time towards mentoring refugee youth placed in our foster care program. We serve close to 100 refugees & human trafficking victims from all over the world. The role of a mentor is to befriend our youth and help them learn independent living and social skills, so that they will be successful in their future. Through this process, our youth will learn how to develop a trusting relationship with a positive and committed community member.

                          Below is a list of basic requirements of becoming a mentor:
                          -18 years of age or older
                          -Available for a minimum 9-12 month commitment
                          -Complete required paperwork including background checks and references
                          -Complete required 8 hour training program
                          -Excellent driving record with valid license (if transporting youth)
                          -Weekly contact with assigned youth (total of 4-8 contact hours a month)
                          -Complete monthly mentor reports on time
                          -Meet with Mentor Coordinator quarterly

                          If you would like more information about how to become a mentor for our refugee youth, please contact Ashley Hayden at: (Ahayd@...) or phone (517-827-5152).

                          Help STVCC Welcome Refugees and House the Local Homeless
                          St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is in great need of kitchen supplies and new or gently used household items to help local homeless and refugee families begin to rebuild their lives. Household items, you no longer need, can be essential to those we serve. When you make a donation to St. Vincent Catholic Charities the items go directly to serve people in need. STVCC does not resell any donated items. As part of our mission to serve, St. Vincent Catholic Charities helps people living in crisis transform their lives. A safe home setting is an important part of helping those we serve begin working toward self-sufficiency and a brighter future.

                          STVCC is in need of housing items such as furniture and basic kitchen materials. Most needed items at this time are pots, pans (cooking ware) and dining room tables and chairs and sofas. (No sofa beds/sleeper sofas please). Donated items are tax deductible.

                          All items can be dropped off at STVCC Campus in North Lansing, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. St. Vincent Catholic Charities, 2800 W. Willow Lansing, MI 48917.
                          STVCC also offers pick up of larger items: Contact St. Vincent Catholic Charities at (517) 323-4734 ext. 1050. More information is available on our website at www.stvcc.org.

                          Come to the River 5k
                          Saturday, August 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
                          St. Casimir Catholic Parish, 815 Sparrow Avenue
                          Be a part of the annual Come to the River 5k Run/Walk and Kid’s Challenge Run. There will also be a Pancake Breakfast and Awards Ceremony following race. Meal is included with registration, $5 for non-race participants. This race is being held in conjunction with the Parish Corn Roast Festival.
                          Registration: Online at www.runningfoundation.com/Come_to_the_River5k.html or in person or by mail at St. Casimir Catholic Parish. Make checks payable to St. Casimir Catholic Parish. Entry fee is $20.00 thru July 30, 2012, which includes a cotton t-shirt or $25.00 with a tech shirt. Registrations from July 31, 2012 through Race Day are $25.00 and include only a cotton t-shirt subject to availability.
                          For more information call (517) 482-1346 or check it out on Facebook at “Come to the River 5K.”
                           

                           

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                            FEATURED NEWS





                            Mobile Food Pantry
                            Saturday, June 16, 9 - 11am
                            Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd., (Corner Mt. Hope & Boston Blvd)
                            Human Relations & Community Services Dept. & Mid Michigan Food Bank Announces the distribution of FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items. Those welcome to participate in this program include the disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low income jobs.

                            If you or someone you know must choose between buying food and filling prescriptions, please tell them about this important program. Participants should bring a box or bag to carry food, one distribution per household. All participants must bring a valid state identification card or driver’s license.
                            Thanks to our Community Partners
                             



                            SOUTH LANSING FARMERS MARKET

                            Thursdays (now - September 27), 3 - 7pm
                            Corner of Mount Hope Ave and Boston Blvd (1905 Mount Hope Ave)


                              

                                 

                            Check out the South Lansing Farmers Market this summer at a new time and location! The market will be starting Thursday, June 7th and continuing every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm through September 27th, behind Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Boston Blvd and Mt. Hope. This new location is super accessible to South Lansing residents by car, bus, bike or foot.

                            The market will offer a diverse selection of healthy, local food, including grass fed beef, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, cupcakes, eggs and more! Cash, credit, EBT cards, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh are all accepted at this market.

                            Aside from providing this exciting variety of food options, the South Lansing Farmers Market plans to provide a place for neighbors to gather, learn, eat, and have fun together. There will be tours and nutrition education at the Garden of Grace next to the market, youth activities, special events and entertainment all season! Also, don't forget to visit the Kids Repair Program booth to enter a raffle for a chance to win a bike!

                            Next Market - Thursday, June 14
                            Vendors:
                            • The Cupcake Diva
                            • Lonesome Pines Beef
                            • Risk's Apiary & Honey House
                            • Khoua's Veggies
                            • Nightengale Family Farms
                            • Full Circle Ranch
                            • Livity Sancturay
                            • Al's Woodcrafts
                            • Grace UMC Taco Thursdays
                            • and much more!
                            Guests:
                            • Kids Repair Program - Bike Repair
                            • Kiwanis Club of South Lansing
                            Questions? Please contact the Market Manager Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or market@....

                            Visit SLFM on Facebook for vendor/guest updates and so much more! www.facebook.com/pages/South-Lansing-Farmers-Market/314810578575963
                             

                            CHILD / FAMILY

                            Kids Repair Program
                            Kids, want to earn a bike, helmet, lock and key and chain and be ready for biking this summer? Kids Repair Program (KRP) has started their summer bike program, and students are arriving. The class sessions are one week in length, Monday - Friday each week, from 9am to 2pm (lunch included). $10 deposit holds a student slot in a class. KRP is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road. First summer class begins June 11. KRP is enrolling students in 3 sessions in June, June 11, June 18, and June 25.

                            Kids ages 9 to 17 learn bike safety, how to do basic repairs biking, and using biking as healthy exercise. Kids take home the bike they have learned to repair on Friday along with a helmet, lock and chain. This is a great summer experience for kids and they love bikes they "earn".

                            Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact (517) 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@....

                            KRP at SLFM: At the first three South Lansing Farmers Markets of the season (June 7, 14, & 21), KRP will have a bike raffle (They’ll draw on June 21 and give the bike away) and will also provide small bike repairs and bike safety inspections from 3 to 7pm. Information on KRP will also be available. The SLFM is open Thursdays, June - September, 3 - 7pm at the corner of Mount Hope Ave. and Boston Blvd. (1900 Boston Blvd.)

                            Summer Activities Guide
                            Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover spring events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                            Summer at Impression 5
                            Visit www.impression5.org and check out all of the fun summer activities offered by Impression 5! Sign up for their newsletter to receive event updates right in your inbox.

                            Reach Studio Art Center
                            www.reachstudioart.org
                            Fun with paint, clay, music and more! Check out all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center, visit www.reachstudioart.org.
                            Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643
                             
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                            CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                            Health Initiative Workshop Series
                            Tuesdays through July 10, 11:30am - 1pm
                            NorthWest Initiative Conference Room, 530 W. Ionia
                            • June 12- National Council on Alcoholism-Lansing Regional Area presents on offering help with hope
                            • June 19- American Cancer Society presents on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
                            • July 3- Kristi Pier presents on NuVal Nutritional Scoring System-Nutrition Made Easy
                            • July 10- Marti Gilmet of the Mid-Michigan Asthma Coalition gives comprehensive presentation and consultations on Asthma Prevention and Treatment

                            Offered by NorthWest Initiative
                            Questions? Call Christian at (517) 999-2894 or email: Christian@...

                            Art of Nature Workshop
                            Saturday, June 16, 1 - 4pm
                            AL!VE Facility, 800 W. Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte
                            Fenner Nature Center has teamed up with Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital to offer a unique nature-art workshop for individuals and families at their new outpatient wellness center in Charlotte. AL!VE is an 80,000 square foot facility that is a unique destination for creative well-being. Services offered at Al!VE range from physical therapy, women’s health, spa services, healthy cooking classes, and more. The “Art of Nature” workshop being led by naturalist from Fenner Nature Center at this facility is another opportunity for visitors of AL!VE to experience health and well-being while being creative and inspired by nature!

                            “This workshop introduces artists of all ages and abilities to a myriad of techniques and tools to create nature-inspired art projects,” Katie Woodhams, Program Manager at Fenner Nature Center said, “Materials are provided and families are encouraged to participate together!”

                            “We go beyond just recreating nature through art projects,” Woodhams added, “We use gathered and dried materials to make oil paints and even make our own brushes and tools from nature.”

                            The workshop will take place on June 16 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, and the cost is $10 per individual, or $25 per family. Participants can register by visiting www.myalive.com or calling (517) 541-5800. AL!VE is located at 800 W. Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte. For more information about programs at Fenner Nature Center, visit us on the web at www.mynaturecenter.org or call us at (517) 483-4224

                            Let's Garden Lansing
                            "Let's Garden Lansing" offers a variety of gardening workshops, classes, and events. For a full list of opportunities, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org.
                            Upcoming opportunities include:

                            Summer Gardening and Cooking Camp
                            Monday – Friday, June 18 – 29, 12 – 3pm
                            Cavanaugh Elementary, 300 W. Cavanaugh
                            Ages 7+, call (517) 999-2894 to enroll.

                            Water Catchment and Conservation for Gardeners
                            Wednesday, June 20, 6 – 7:30pm
                            Garden Project Foster Park Resource Center, 2401 Marcus St
                            For more information and to sign-up, call (517) 853-7809

                            Become a Better Speaker
                            Tuesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
                            Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                            Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                            Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                            For info and maps, check out:
                            http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                            Introduction to Computers
                            Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
                            Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                            Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.

                             

                            ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                            Cruise-N-Tuesdays
                            Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8p.m.
                            Colonial Village Baptist Church, 2010 Boston Blvd.
                            The Seventh Annual Cruise-N-Tuesdays series of classic and street rod car cruises is going on this summer! Be sure to join Cruise-N-Tuesdays for the yearly gathering of fine automobiles.

                            August 14 on the front lawn of the Colonial Village Baptist Church (2010 Boston Blvd Lansing, MI 48910). Cars will be shown from 6:00 to 8:30 pm—weather permitting. All makes and models are welcome. There is NO registration fee for car owners, NO entrance fee for the public, and we have arranged for concessions, restrooms, and a DJ for the evenings! To the car owners, we give a free concession combo with each car that is shown. Even club banners may be displayed.

                            The spirit of the evening is relaxed and enjoyable, a perfect opportunity for households from the community to come together for an easy summer evening.
                            If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bryon (cell: 896-1682) or Randy (office: 484-4446).

                            Classic Car Drive-In at Lowes
                            South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                            Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10p.m.
                             

                             

                            FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                            Check out the "Neighborhoods" section for summer picnics and events offered by neighborhood organizations. 

                            Ice Cream Social

                            June 13, 5 - 7pm
                            South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                            Learn about South Side’s free summer programs for kids, seniors programs; apply for the Ingham Health Plan (free Health Insurance), and Teen Programs.
                            For more information, contact Yolanda Sherrer at (517) 398-3138

                            A Taste of Greece
                            Thursday, June 14, 4 – 6:30pm
                            Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1701 East Saginaw St.
                            Enjoy an authentic Greek chicken dinner that includes 1/2 Greek-style baked chicken, spinach pie, rice pilaf, Greek salad, and baklava.
                            Tickets: $12, drive-thru or dine-in. For tickets and more information, contact Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at (517) 482-7341. A portion of the proceeds support the Lansing Rescue Mission.

                            Start of Summer Picnic
                            Thursday, June 14, 6-7:30pm
                            Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Rd.
                            Come enjoy a free dinner and celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer with neighbors and friends. There will be summer fixins, great music in the church yard, and Moonwalk & fun games for all youth @ 6pm.

                            It is free to all! All you need to bring is a smile and a conversation. Please call to save your spot, join us even if you forget to call ahead! For more information, call (517) 882-8000.

                            Third Thursday Potluck
                            Thursday, June 21 6 – 7:30p.m.
                            Webster Farm Community Garden, Approx. 5508 Hughes Rd. Lansing
                            Come join us at Webster Farm for more information on community gardening in Lansing and enjoy food and fun.
                            For more information, call the Garden Project at (517) 853-7809.
                             

                             

                            HEALTH / WELLNESS

                            Colonial Village Walking Group
                            Would you enjoy meeting more neighbors and getting some exercise at the same time? The Walking group meets 10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7pm Tuesday and Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church (corner of Mt. Hope and Boston Blvd.). Walks usually last 30-45 minutes. So far we have been walking at a moderate pace but participants are welcome to set their own pace. No need to make a commitment; just join us when you can. For more information, please call June Kenfield at 580-8560.

                            Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                            Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                            Just B Yoga Studio, 106 Island Avenue
                            www.justbyoga.com
                            Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.), $8 suggested donation. For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                             
                            LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
                            Through the expertise of dedicated student dental hygienists, licensed dental hygiene faculty and clinic dentists, the Lansing Community Dental Hygiene Clinic serves thousands of people each year.
                            Services offered include:
                            • Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
                            • Dental Health Instruction
                            • Fluoride and Sealant application
                            • X-rays
                            • Oral Health Screenings

                            For additional information about pricing or to schedule an initial appointment, call us at (517) 483-1458. After your initial appointment, a student will be able to schedule appointments for you.
                            The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 107 of the Health & Human Services building at Lansing Community College’s downtown campus. Please call for directions.
                             

                             

                            COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                            Volunteer Opportunities at SLCDA
                            Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside! Volunteering at South Lansing Community Development Association is a great way to support your community while having fun and earning college credit or community service hours! Opportunities range from assisting with nutrition education and community gardens to helping out at one of our many community-wide events like the Southside Showcase and South Lansing Farmers Market. For more information visit www.southlansing.org/GetInvolved/VolunteerIntern/tabid/1197/Default.aspx or email volunteer@....

                            Real Talk For Teens
                            June 19-22, 5 - 7pm
                            South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                            Free comprehensive sex education classes for teens ages 15 to 19. Teens who attend all sessions will receive a $50 gift card to Target. Space is limited, please contact Amber.duddy@... or 734-926-4766

                            MAP Program
                            South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                            In an effort to decrease teen pregnancies in our community the South Side Community Coalition is proud to host free teen abstinence based sex education classes. This program is made possible through the Michigan Abstinence Program (MAP). The MAP classes are taught over a course of seven weeks covering a variety of topics including healthy relationships, peer pressure, goal setting and character building. Participating youth will receive food and prizes as part of these sessions. There will also be opportunities for youth who have completed the entire program to take part in additional field trips. The program is free and opened to all youth ages 10 to 15. MAP meets every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the South Side Community Coalition. To enroll please contact 517-882-3772.

                            MDCH Cancer Survey
                            We are conducting a survey for the Michigan Department of Community Health about cancer information needs of Michigan residents. We are offering $10 for participation. Would it be possible to post the link in the weekly update? The link is http://research.adv.msu.edu/ss/wsb.dll/pacekri1/mdch.htm

                            Low Income Spay/Neuter Help is Available
                            Are you a low income pet owner that needs help getting your dog or cat fixed? Voiceless-MI can help! Voiceless-MI is able to assist by discounting spay/neuter surgeries for needy owners at the new Capital Area Humane Society spay/neuter clinic in Lansing, MI.

                            Do You Qualify? If you are a Michigan resident, low income, cannot afford the surgery without financial assistance and can get your pet to the clinic in Lansing, then you qualify. Please visit our website to fill out an application and you will be contacted by a Voiceless-MI representative within 4 working days. Due to grant restrictions, we are only able to fund spay & neuter surgeries, no vaccines at this time.

                            http://www.voiceless-mi.org/neuter/

                            Join the Walkability Audit!
                            South Lansing Community Development Association is proud to partner with Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) on Lansing's 2012 Walkability Audit. Now in it's 3rd year, this project is creating an inventory and documenting conditions of sidewalks, bike lanes, bus stops and intersections in the City of Lansing. To date, nearly 100 community volunteers have identified conditions that hinder safe walkability, especially for those with limited mobility and visual impairments.

                            If you'd like to help with this worthy effort, please join us at the following locations.

                            2012 schedule:

                            Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 8pm (starting May 8, 2012)
                            South Lansing Community Development Association, inside Grace United Methodist Church
                            1900 Boston Boulevard
                            5:30pm Training Session, 6pm - 8pm Group Walk

                            Wednesdays, 3pm - 5pm (starting May 23, 2012)
                            Allen Neighborhood Center- Farmers Market
                            1619 East Kalamazoo Street
                            3pm Training Session, 3:30pm - 5pm Group Walk

                            Thursdays, 5:30pm - 8pm (starting June 7, 2012)
                            Gier Community Center
                            2400 Hall Street
                            5:30pm Training Session, 6pm - 8pm Group Walk

                            Mid-MEAC staff will teach volunteers how to recognize and document a variety of trip hazards (heaving pavement, gaps in sidewalks, encroachment of grass), visibility issues (missing signage, low hanging branches, overgrown shrubs), and design concerns (sidewalk width, limited buffer space between sidewalk and curb). This information is entered into a database used by the city to prioritize areas that need attention.

                            The next time you decide to take a walk, make it count! All volunteers have to do is carry a clipboard and record what they see (in legible handwriting). Volunteers are not expected to walk onto private property (no door to door), but some stop to tell interested neighbors what they're doing. If you'd like to get some exercise while helping to make our streets safe for others, please volunteer.

                            To volunteer, or for more information, contact Julie Powers (jpowers155@...), Nikki Ayres (nikkia.midmeac@...), or call the office at (517) 292-3078.

                            New System to Enter and Track Code Complaints
                            A new public access system for code enforcement records was introduced last week. Citizens can now log and track complaints through an online system on the City of Lansing’s webpage. Residents can also search using property data and view the complaint history of specific properties.

                            To submit a complaint go to the Lansing web at www.cityoflansingmi.com. Look for 'Quick Links' on the right side and click on ‘Departments’, then ‘Planning and Neighborhood Development’. On that page check the left side for ‘Code Compliance’ and click on it. Then click on ‘Complaints’ on the left side. Or use www.lansingmi.gov/pnd/codecom/complaints.jsp if you want to enter the complaint page directly.

                            Tracking complaints begins back at the Lansing web site (see above). Click on 'Find' which is under 'I Want To' on the left side. Then click on 'Property Information Lookup'.

                            On the next page select 'Building Department Search' on the left. Then click on the dot next to 'Search by Address'. Enter the street name followed by a single address or a range of address numbers on the street. Finally, click on the 'Search' button. If you want to view more in a list, change the 'Records per Page' at the bottom. You can also page through the addresses using page selection on the right near the bottom.

                            To check a particular property, select the 'Parcel Number' on the far left of the line that has the Property Address (it takes a little time to find property in the data base). Any permits, enforcements or certificates will be listed. Each one can be viewed by clicking on the item under 'Number'.

                            Thanks to Karl Biasi, President of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association, for sharing this information.

                            CATA’s Route 18 - Hawk Island/Trappers Cove
                            June 15 through September 2, 2012
                            Route 18 Hawk Island-Trappers Cove gets you to Hawk Island Park to swim, hike, picnic, and boat this summer! Also, connect with Route 7 Aurelius and visit Fenner Nature Center or Route 20 South Harrison-Jolly-Dunckel to head to MSU and downtown East Lansing.

                            Route 18 will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. Service hours are 11:45AM to 7:10PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 9:45AM to 5:10PM on Sundays.
                            Buses travel every 30 minutes between the South Pennsylvania Meijer and Beau Jardin Drive via Pennsylvania Avenue, Cavanaugh Road, Trappers Cove Trail and Beau Jardin. Route 18 serves Meijer, Hawk Island Park, Trappers Cove, College Towne Apartments as well as all bus stops along the route.

                            Customers on CATA Routes 5, 8, 9, Mason Connector or Delhi Redi-Ride can transfer to Route 18 at the South Pennsylvania Meijer for free with a transfer.
                            Regular CATA fixed-route fares apply. All CATA fixed-route passes and transfers are accepted. Children under 42” tall ride for free.

                            Watch for the schedule and route map on cata.org For more information, please contact CATA Customer Service at info@... or (517) 394-1000.

                            High School Summer Garden Camp Mentors
                            North West Initiative is looking for high school student mentors to work in our Riddle garden and assist with Summer Garden Camp there the weeks of August 6th-17th from 9:00AM to Noon.
                            See the following attachments for full details and how to apply:
                            Mentor Information
                            Mentor Application

                            CARE Needs Volunteers!
                            (517) 272-7436, lpdcare@...
                            The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) is a post-arrest response team for survivors of domestic violence. CARE staff, volunteers and interns offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University. The next training will be held the weekend of May 17-20th, 2012. Volunteers are expected to be on call a minimum of one to two times every six weeks. Call for further details.

                            A Brush With Kindness
                            A new Habitat for Humanity program that is designed to help homeowners in the Lansing area to make exterior repairs and improvements to their home. By using volunteers to do the labor there is little cost to the homeowner (just the materials needed). Repairs such as window repair, minor siding and trim repair, landscaping, clean up, brush removal, junk removal, door replacement, porch/stair/ramp construction and board replacement. For more information contact Ashley at (517) 374-1313 x 21

                            Lead Safe Lansing
                            Make Lansing Lead Safe! Homeowners and property owners within the Lansing city limits may qualify for up to $8,000 for housing improvements in the Lead Safe Lansing program. Whether you own a home or you are in a rental unit, it’s important that your home is lead safe. Participation in the Lead Safe Lansing program can help you make your home lead-safe, family-friendly and improve the value of your property. If you are a tenant, call 483-40

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                                 tuesday                                                                        june 19, 2012 

                              FEATURED NEWS

                              South Lansing World Day for Youth
                              Saturday June 23, 1-4pm
                              Southside Community Center, 5815 Wise Road

                              The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department is collaborating with dozens of local service agencies to host South Lansing World Day, a multicultural fair that showcases a variety of programs and activities for youth and celebrates the diversity of our community. The event will take place Saturday, June 23, from 1 – 4 pm at the South Side Community Center.

                              South Lansing is home to people from many different countries and backgrounds, making our community rich in diversity and culture. Local organizations work hard to provide resources for all residents including access to nutritious food and affordable recreation. South Lansing also offers a variety of services for recently emigrated families that may need additional help getting settled in their new home. Organizations such as the Refugee Development Center, Lansing Parks and Recreation and the Boys and Girls Club (and many others) will be in attendance to answer questions about these available programs.

                              While everyone is welcome, families from southwest Lansing are particularly encouraged to attend. Throughout the day there will be fun activities, free food, and lots of giveaways (gift cards and bicycles!).
                              Of course SLCDA will be there, along with other local organizations letting you know what the community has to offer for family friendly summer activities. So come on out this Saturday and help us celebrate unity, get to know some new neighbors, and plug into South Lansing!
                               
                              South Lansing Business Association 27th Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
                              Wednesday, June 27
                              Chisholm Hills Banquet Center, 2395 Washington Road
                              Event Info
                              5:30 pm:
                                 Cash Bar, Cocktail Reception &
                                 Silent Auction Benefiting the mobile garden trailer.
                              6:15 pm:
                                 Dinner & Awards Presentation
                                 Master of Ceremonies: Walt Sorg
                                 Entertainment: Mike Skory
                              Tickets
                                 $35.00 per person + food bank donation
                                 RSVP by Wednesday, June 20, 2012
                                 Click here to reserve tickets or register now!
                              Honorees
                              Business Person of the Year:
                                 BJ Rycus, Rycus Flooring
                              Community Service Award:
                                 Kathie Dunbar, South Lansing Community Development Association
                              Lifetime Achievement Award:
                                 Art Lopes, Elliott Food Equipment
                              About SLBA
                              The principal purpose of SLBA is to act as a catalyst for physical, social, and economic improvements to the Southside. Learn more about SLBA at www.slba.biz.
                              Thanks to our Community Partners
                               



                              SOUTH LANSING FARMERS MARKET

                              Thursdays (now - September 27), 3 - 7pm
                              Corner of Mount Hope Ave and Boston Blvd (1905 Mount Hope Ave)


                                

                                   

                              Check out the South Lansing Farmers Market this summer at a new time and location! The market will be starting Thursday, June 7th and continuing every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm through September 27th, behind Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Boston Blvd and Mt. Hope. This new location is super accessible to South Lansing residents by car, bus, bike or foot.

                              The market will offer a diverse selection of healthy, local food, including grass fed beef, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, cupcakes, eggs and more! Cash, credit, EBT cards, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh are all accepted at this market.

                              Aside from providing this exciting variety of food options, the South Lansing Farmers Market plans to provide a place for neighbors to gather, learn, eat, and have fun together. There will be tours and nutrition education at the Garden of Grace next to the market, youth activities, special events and entertainment all season! Also, don't forget to visit the Kids Repair Program booth to enter a raffle for a chance to win a bike!

                              Next Market - Thursday, June 21
                              Vendors:
                              • The Cupcake Diva
                              • Lonesome Pines Beef
                              • Risk's Apiary & Honey House
                              • Khoua's Veggies
                              • Nightengale Family Farms
                              • Full Circle Ranch
                              • Livity Sancturay
                              • Al's Woodcrafts
                              • Andrew Graber
                              • Dipped in Sugar
                              • Old World New Day
                              • Soap Sisters
                              • Grace UMC Taco Thursdays
                              • and much more!
                              Guests:
                              • Kids Repair Program - Bike Repair
                              • Appalachian Folk Music
                              • International Experience
                              Questions? Please contact the Market Manager Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or market@....

                              Visit SLFM on Facebook for vendor/guest updates and so much more! www.facebook.com/pages/South-Lansing-Farmers-Market/314810578575963
                               

                              CHILD / FAMILY

                              Kids Repair Program
                              Kids, want to earn a bike, helmet, lock and key and chain and be ready for biking this summer? Kids Repair Program (KRP) has started their summer bike program, and students are arriving. The class sessions are one week in length, Monday - Friday each week, from 9am to 2pm (lunch included). $10 deposit holds a student slot in a class. KRP is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road. First summer class begins June 11. KRP is enrolling students in 3 sessions in June (June 11, June 18, and June 25).

                              Kids ages 9 to 17 learn bike safety, how to do basic repairs biking, and using biking as healthy exercise. Kids take home the bike they have learned to repair on Friday along with a helmet, lock and chain. This is a great summer experience for kids and they love bikes they "earn".

                              Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact (517) 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@....

                              KRP at SLFM: At the first three South Lansing Farmers Markets of the season (June 7, 14, & 21), KRP will have a bike raffle (They’ll draw on June 21 and give the bike away) and will also provide small bike repairs and bike safety inspections from 3 to 7pm. Information on KRP will also be available. The SLFM is open Thursdays, June - September, 3 - 7pm at the corner of Mount Hope Ave. and Boston Blvd. (1900 Boston Blvd.)

                              Summer Activities Guide
                              Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover spring events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                              Summer at Impression 5
                              Visit www.impression5.org and check out all of the fun summer activities offered by Impression 5! Check out their newsletter at us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ec13f94fc9d0a818ee82c533b&id=fda4ccb4db&e=7003c32775 and sign up to receive event updates right in your inbox.

                              Reach Studio Art Center
                              www.reachstudioart.org
                              Fun with paint, clay, music and more! View all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0ba638bbed5df9143e7b21d29&id=870790b0c7&e=27777b21d2, or visit www.reachstudioart.org.
                              Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643.
                               
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                              CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                              Health Initiative Workshop Series
                              Tuesdays through July 10, 11:30am - 1pm
                              NorthWest Initiative Conference Room, 530 W. Ionia
                              • June 12- National Council on Alcoholism-Lansing Regional Area presents on offering help with hope
                              • June 19- American Cancer Society presents on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
                              • July 3- Kristi Pier presents on NuVal Nutritional Scoring System-Nutrition Made Easy
                              • July 10- Marti Gilmet of the Mid-Michigan Asthma Coalition gives comprehensive presentation and consultations on Asthma Prevention and Treatment

                              Offered by NorthWest Initiative
                              Questions? Call Christian at (517) 999-2894 or email: Christian@...

                              Let's Garden Lansing
                              "Let's Garden Lansing" offers a variety of gardening workshops, classes, and events. For a full list of opportunities, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org.
                              Upcoming opportunities include:

                              Water Catchment and Conservation for Gardeners
                              Wednesday, June 20, 6 – 7:30pm
                              Garden Project Foster Park Resource Center, 2401 Marcus St
                              For more information and to sign-up, call (517) 853-7809

                              Become a Better Speaker
                              Tuesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
                              Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                              Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                              Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                              For info and maps, check out:
                              http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                              Introduction to Computers
                              Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
                              Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                              Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.
                               

                               

                              ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                              Free Concerts in the Park
                              Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
                              June 20 - Updraft
                              Moores Park
                              June 27 - The Hoopties
                              Quentin Park

                              Admission: Free
                              Enjoy outdoor concerts in neighborhood parks throughout Lansing. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and sit back to enjoy an evening of great entertainment. All concerts are held Wednesday evenings. For cancellations due to weather, please call 483-6019. The rain date will be the following day, same time and location.

                              Find all of the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department's Concerts in the Park series at www.lansingmi.gov/parks/attractions/concerts_in_the_park.jsp

                              Festival of the Moon/Festival of the Sun
                              Friday, June 22 - Saturday, June 23
                              Old Town Lansing

                              Festival of the Moon
                              Friday, 6 – 11pm
                              festivalofthemoon.com
                              Make one of the shortest nights of the year count at Festival of the Moon. Cool off on a warm summer night with a glass of cold craft-brewed beer while listening to rockin' regional and national bands. View the sculptures made of recycled materials created during the "Scrapfest" competition. (www.oldtownscrapfest.com)
                              Admission: $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the gate, or $25.00 weekend pass. Must be 21 to enter.

                              Festival of the Sun
                              Saturday, 2 – 11pm
                              festivalofthesun.com
                              Celebrate the summer solstice with the Festival of the Sun, a premier beer, wine and gourmet food-tasting festival. Enjoy fine wine, craft-brewed beer and the Lansing area's best cuisine and entertainment on two stages. View the sculptures made of recycled materials created during the "Scrapfest" competition. (www.oldtownscrapfest.com)
                              Admission: $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the gate, or $25.00 weekend pass. Children 12 and under attend free; 21 (and older) ONLY after 7:00pm.

                              Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
                              Friday – Saturday, June 22 – 23, 4:30 – 10:30pm
                              East Lansing
                              www.eljazzfest.com
                              Take in a two-day, jazz-infused festival in the heart of downtown East Lansing with a high caliber lineup of local and national jazz performers.

                              Friday, June 22
                              4:30pm - Detroit Tenors
                              6:00pm - Community Music School Jazz Orchestra
                              7:30pm - Wycliffe Gordon & Niki Harris
                              9:15pm - Ritmo
                              Interlude - Peter Nelson Quintet
                              *After Glow - Diego Rivera Quartet

                              Saturday, June 23
                              4:30pm - Neil Gordon Trio
                              6:00pm - Modern Jazz Messengers
                              7:30pm - Alexis Cole
                              9:15pm - EL Summer Solstic Jazz Orchestra
                              Interlude - Anthony Stanco Quartet
                              *After Glow - LCC Faculty Quartet

                              *The After Glow will take place from 10:45pm- 12:30am at Beggar's Banquet

                              Cruise-N-Tuesdays
                              Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8p.m.
                              Colonial Village Baptist Church, 2010 Boston Blvd.
                              The Seventh Annual Cruise-N-Tuesdays series of classic and street rod car cruises is going on this summer! Be sure to join Cruise-N-Tuesdays for the yearly gathering of fine automobiles.

                              August 14 on the front lawn of the Colonial Village Baptist Church (2010 Boston Blvd Lansing, MI 48910). Cars will be shown from 6:00 to 8:30 pm—weather permitting. All makes and models are welcome. There is NO registration fee for car owners, NO entrance fee for the public, and we have arranged for concessions, restrooms, and a DJ for the evenings! To the car owners, we give a free concession combo with each car that is shown. Even club banners may be displayed.

                              The spirit of the evening is relaxed and enjoyable, a perfect opportunity for households from the community to come together for an easy summer evening.
                              If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bryon (cell: 896-1682) or Randy (office: 484-4446).

                              Classic Car Drive-In at Lowes
                              South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                              Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10p.m.
                               

                               

                              FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                              Check out the "Neighborhoods" section for summer picnics and events offered by neighborhood organizations. 

                              Third Thursday Potluck
                              Thursday, June 21 6 – 7:30p.m.
                              Webster Farm Community Garden, Approx. 5508 Hughes Rd. Lansing
                              Come join us at Webster Farm for more information on community gardening in Lansing and enjoy food and fun. Bring a dish to pass and a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. This is a great opportunity to see what's growing at Webster Farms and meet the community members making it happen.
                              For more information, call the Garden Project at (517) 853-7809.
                               

                               

                              HEALTH / WELLNESS

                              Healthy Capital Counties
                              Are you interested in improving the health of your community? Please attend a community dialogue and help us identify the key factors affecting health in our community!

                              Attend any of the seven dialogues being held in locations around Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties:
                              Dansville
                                 Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 pm
                                 1362 Mason Street (the old fire station)
                              East Lansing
                                 Thursday, June 28, 1:00 pm
                                 Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot
                              DeWitt
                                 Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 pm
                                 St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main St
                              Eaton Rapids
                                 Thursday, July 12, 6:00 pm
                                 Eaton Rapids Medical Center, 1500 S. Main
                              St. Johns
                                 Friday, July 13, 11:00 am
                                 Clinton Commons, 1105 S. Scott Rd
                              Lansing
                                 Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 pm
                                 Cooley Temple Conference Center, 217 S. Capitol Ave
                              Charlotte
                                 Thursday, July 19, 5:30 pm
                                 AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence

                              Please register by visiting www.healthycapitalcounties.org/registration.html, e-mail info@..., or call (517) 887- 4428. Registration is limited based on the size of the venue, so register early!

                              See www.healthycapitalcounties.org for more information about this project. View the Healthy! Capital Counties Community Health Profile Report: www.healthycapitalcounties.org/community-health-profile.html

                              Are you on Facebook? Click the link below to “like” the Healthy! Capital Counties community dialogues, and make it even easier to promote upcoming dialogues to your friends. www.facebook.com/HealthyCapitalCountiesCommunityDialogues

                              Questions? (517) 887-4428, email info@...

                              Colonial Village Walking Group
                              Would you enjoy meeting more neighbors and getting some exercise at the same time? The Walking group meets 10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7pm Tuesday and Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church (corner of Mt. Hope and Boston Blvd.). Walks usually last 30-45 minutes. So far we have been walking at a moderate pace but participants are welcome to set their own pace. No need to make a commitment; just join us when you can. For more information, please call June Kenfield at 580-8560.

                              Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                              Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                              Just B Yoga Studio, 106 Island Avenue
                              www.justbyoga.com
                              Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.), $8 suggested donation. For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                               
                              LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
                              Through the expertise of dedicated student dental hygienists, licensed dental hygiene faculty and clinic dentists, the Lansing Community Dental Hygiene Clinic serves thousands of people each year.
                              Services offered include:
                              • Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
                              • Dental Health Instruction
                              • Fluoride and Sealant application
                              • X-rays
                              • Oral Health Screenings

                              For additional information about pricing or to schedule an initial appointment, call us at (517) 483-1458. After your initial appointment, a student will be able to schedule appointments for you.
                              The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 107 of the Health & Human Services building at Lansing Community College’s downtown campus. Please call for directions.
                               

                               

                              COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                              Volunteer Opportunities at SLCDA
                              Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside! Volunteering at South Lansing Community Development Association is a great way to support your community while having fun and earning college credit or community service hours! Opportunities range from assisting with nutrition education and community gardens to helping out at one of our many community-wide events like the Southside Showcase and South Lansing Farmers Market. For more information visit www.southlansing.org/GetInvolved/VolunteerIntern/tabid/1197/Default.aspx or email volunteer@....

                              Real Talk For Teens
                              June 19-22, 5 - 7pm
                              South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                              Free comprehensive sex education classes for teens ages 15 to 19. Teens who attend all sessions will receive a $50 gift card to Target. Space is limited, please contact Amber.duddy@... or 734-926-4766

                              MAP Program
                              South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                              In an effort to decrease teen pregnancies in our community the South Side Community Coalition is proud to host free teen abstinence based sex education classes. This program is made possible through the Michigan Abstinence Program (MAP). The MAP classes are taught over a course of seven weeks covering a variety of topics including healthy relationships, peer pressure, goal setting and character building. Participating youth will receive food and prizes as part of these sessions. There will also be opportunities for youth who have completed the entire program to take part in additional field trips. The program is free and opened to all youth ages 10 to 15. MAP meets every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the South Side Community Coalition. To enroll please contact 517-882-3772.

                              MDCH Cancer Survey
                              We are conducting a survey for the Michigan Department of Community Health about cancer information needs of Michigan residents. We are offering $10 for participation. Would it be possible to post the link in the weekly update? The link is http://research.adv.msu.edu/ss/wsb.dll/pacekri1/mdch.htm

                              Low Income Spay/Neuter Help is Available
                              Are you a low income pet owner that needs help getting your dog or cat fixed? Voiceless-MI can help! Voiceless-MI is able to assist by discounting spay/neuter surgeries for needy owners at the new Capital Area Humane Society spay/neuter clinic in Lansing, MI.

                              Do You Qualify? If you are a Michigan resident, low income, cannot afford the surgery without financial assistance and can get your pet to the clinic in Lansing, then you qualify. Please visit our website to fill out an application and you will be contacted by a Voiceless-MI representative within 4 working days. Due to grant restrictions, we are only able to fund spay & neuter surgeries, no vaccines at this time.

                              http://www.voiceless-mi.org/neuter/

                              Join the Walkability Audit!
                              South Lansing Community Development Association is proud to partner with Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) on Lansing's 2012 Walkability Audit. Now in it's 3rd year, this project is creating an inventory and documenting conditions of sidewalks, bike lanes, bus stops and intersections in the City of Lansing. To date, nearly 100 community volunteers have identified conditions that hinder safe walkability, especially for those with limited mobility and visual impairments.

                              If you'd like to help with this worthy effort, please join us at the following locations.

                              2012 schedule:
                              Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 8pm (starting May 8, 2012)
                              South Lansing Community Development Association, inside Grace United Methodist Church
                              1900 Boston Boulevard
                              5:30pm Training Session, 6pm - 8pm Group Walk

                              Wednesdays, 3pm - 5pm (starting May 23, 2012)
                              Allen Neighborhood Center- Farmers Market
                              1619 East Kalamazoo Street
                              3pm Training Session, 3:30pm - 5pm Group Walk

                              Thursdays, 5:30pm - 8pm (starting June 7, 2012)
                              Gier Community Center
                              2400 Hall Street
                              5:30pm Training Session, 6pm - 8pm Group Walk

                              Mid-MEAC staff will teach volunteers how to recognize and document a variety of trip hazards (heaving pavement, gaps in sidewalks, encroachment of grass), visibility issues (missing signage, low hanging branches, overgrown shrubs), and design concerns (sidewalk width, limited buffer space between sidewalk and curb). This information is entered into a database used by the city to prioritize areas that need attention.

                              The next time you decide to take a walk, make it count! All volunteers have to do is carry a clipboard and record what they see (in legible handwriting). Volunteers are not expected to walk onto private property (no door to door), but some stop to tell interested neighbors what they're doing. If you'd like to get some exercise while helping to make our streets safe for others, please volunteer.

                              To volunteer, or for more information, contact Julie Powers (jpowers155@...), Nikki Ayres (nikkia.midmeac@...), or call the office at (517) 292-3078.

                              CATA’s Route 18 - Hawk Island/Trappers Cove
                              June 15 through September 2, 2012
                              Route 18 Hawk Island-Trappers Cove gets you to Hawk Island Park to swim, hike, picnic, and boat this summer! Also, connect with Route 7 Aurelius and visit Fenner Nature Center or Route 20 South Harrison-Jolly-Dunckel to head to MSU and downtown East Lansing.

                              Route 18 will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. Service hours are 11:45AM to 7:10PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 9:45AM to 5:10PM on Sundays.
                              Buses travel every 30 minutes between the South Pennsylvania Meijer and Beau Jardin Drive via Pennsylvania Avenue, Cavanaugh Road, Trappers Cove Trail and Beau Jardin. Route 18 serves Meijer, Hawk Island Park, Trappers Cove, College Towne Apartments as well as all bus stops along the route.

                              Customers on CATA Routes 5, 8, 9, Mason Connector or Delhi Redi-Ride can transfer to Route 18 at the South Pennsylvania Meijer for free with a transfer.
                              Regular CATA fixed-route fares apply. All CATA fixed-route passes and transfers are accepted. Children under 42” tall ride for free.

                              Watch for the schedule and route map on cata.org For m

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                                   tuesday                                                                        june 26, 2012 

                                FEATURED NEWS

                                Food, Friends & Fun - No Kid Hungry
                                Free summer meals are available for all children under the age of 18. No registration or ID is required to access free summer meals.

                                To find your summer site, simply call 2-1-1 or text FoodMI to 877-877. Visit NoKidHungry.org/Michigan for more information.

                                "It’s a Cool Thing to Do" Program
                                Local cooling centers available during extreme heat
                                The "It's a Cool Thing to Do" program is a collaboration between local meteorologists, emergency management, public transportation, and community organizations. When heat and humidity create dangerous conditions, cooling centers are activated throughout mid-Michigan. CATA, Eatran, and Clinton Area Transport give free rides to cooling centers for those with a physical or financial need.

                                To find out if cooling centers are open visit www.lansingmi.gov/emrg_mngt/cooling_centers.jsp or call 2-1-1 to locate a nearby cooling center and eligibility for a free ride.
                                 
                                Healthy Capital Counties
                                Are you interested in improving the health of your community? Please attend a community dialogue and help us identify the key factors affecting health in our community!

                                Attend any of the seven dialogues being held in locations around Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties:
                                Dansville
                                   Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 pm
                                   1362 Mason Street (the old fire station)
                                East Lansing
                                   Thursday, June 28, 1:00 pm
                                   Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot
                                DeWitt
                                   Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 pm
                                   St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main St
                                Eaton Rapids
                                   Thursday, July 12, 6:00 pm
                                   Eaton Rapids Medical Center, 1500 S. Main
                                St. Johns
                                   Friday, July 13, 11:00 am
                                   Clinton Commons, 1105 S. Scott Rd
                                Lansing
                                   Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 pm
                                   Cooley Temple Conference Center, 217 S. Capitol Ave
                                Charlotte
                                   Thursday, July 19, 5:30 pm
                                   AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence

                                Please register by visiting www.healthycapitalcounties.org/registration.html, e-mail info@..., or call (517) 887- 4428. Registration is limited based on the size of the venue, so register early!

                                See www.healthycapitalcounties.org for more information about this project. View the Healthy! Capital Counties Community Health Profile Report: www.healthycapitalcounties.org/community-health-profile.html

                                Are you on Facebook? Click the link below to “like” the Healthy! Capital Counties community dialogues, and make it even easier to promote upcoming dialogues to your friends. www.facebook.com/HealthyCapitalCountiesCommunityDialogues

                                Questions? (517) 887-4428, email info@...
                                Thanks to our Community Partners
                                 



                                SOUTH LANSING FARMERS MARKET

                                Thursdays (now - September 27), 3 - 7pm
                                Corner of Mount Hope Ave and Boston Blvd (1905 Mount Hope Ave)


                                  

                                     

                                Check out the South Lansing Farmers Market this summer at a new time and location! The market will be starting Thursday, June 7th and continuing every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm through September 27th, behind Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Boston Blvd and Mt. Hope. This new location is super accessible to South Lansing residents by car, bus, bike or foot.

                                The market will offer a diverse selection of healthy, local food, including grass fed beef, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, cupcakes, eggs and more! Cash, credit, EBT cards, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh are all accepted at this market.

                                Aside from providing this exciting variety of food options, the South Lansing Farmers Market plans to provide a place for neighbors to gather, learn, eat, and have fun together. There will be tours and nutrition education at the Garden of Grace next to the market, youth activities, special events and entertainment all season!

                                Next Market - Thursday, June 28
                                Vendors:
                                • The Cupcake Diva
                                • Lonesome Pines Beef
                                • Risk's Apiary and Honey House
                                • Khoua's Veggies
                                • Nightengale Family Farms
                                • Full Circle Ranch
                                • Ming Dynasty
                                • Livity Sancturay
                                • Al's Woodcrafts
                                • Andrew Graber
                                • Dipped in Sugar
                                • Old World New Day
                                • Soap Sisters
                                • Community Mental Health
                                • Grace UMC Taco Thursdays
                                • and much more!
                                Guests and Events:
                                • McLaren Greater Lansing
                                • Doggie Adoption from Capital Area Humane Society (www.cahs-lansing.org)
                                • Appalachian Folk Music, MSU's Student Folk Band
                                • International Experience
                                Questions? Please contact the Market Manager Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or market@....

                                Visit SLFM on Facebook for vendor/guest updates and so much more! www.facebook.com/pages/South-Lansing-Farmers-Market/314810578575963

                                Congratulations to the winner of the Kids Repair Program bicycle raffle at the South Lansing Framers’ Market on Thursday, June 21!
                                 


                                Look for KRP at the SLFM again in August and be sure to check them out in the Child/Family section below!

                                CHILD / FAMILY

                                Kids Repair Program
                                If you are between ages 9 and 17....want something "more fun" to do this summer...call Kids Repair Program and reserve you spot in an August 2012 class. "Earn a bike at the end of the week" that you've learned to repair all week. Learn bike repair, learn about biking as a healthy activity. $10 deposit reserves your spot, $40 is the class fee which includes a bike, helmet, lock and chain and certificate.

                                Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact (517) 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@.... KRP is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road.

                                Summer Activities Guide
                                Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover spring events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                                Summer at Impression 5
                                Visit www.impression5.org and check out all of the fun summer activities offered by Impression 5! Check out their newsletter at us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ec13f94fc9d0a818ee82c533b&id=fda4ccb4db&e=7003c32775 and sign up to receive event updates right in your inbox.

                                Reach Studio Art Center
                                www.reachstudioart.org
                                Fun with paint, clay, music and more! View all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0ba638bbed5df9143e7b21d29&id=544b5a28ef&e=27777b21d2, or visit www.reachstudioart.org. Upcoming art camps and workshops include Ceramics, Books & U, and Wearable Art!
                                Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643.
                                 
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                                CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                                Health Initiative Workshop Series
                                Tuesdays through July 10, 11:30am - 1pm
                                NorthWest Initiative Conference Room, 530 W. Ionia
                                • July 3- Kristi Pier presents on NuVal Nutritional Scoring System-Nutrition Made Easy
                                • July 10- Marti Gilmet of the Mid-Michigan Asthma Coalition gives comprehensive presentation and consultations on Asthma Prevention and Treatment

                                Offered by NorthWest Initiative
                                Questions? Call Christian at (517) 999-2894 or email: Christian@...

                                Let's Garden Lansing
                                "Let's Garden Lansing" offers a variety of gardening workshops, classes, and events. For a full list of opportunities, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org.

                                Become a Better Speaker
                                Tuesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
                                Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                                Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                                Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                                For info and maps, check out:
                                http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                                Introduction to Computers
                                Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
                                Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                                Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.
                                 

                                 

                                ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                                Free Concerts in the Park
                                Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
                                June 27 - The Hoopties
                                Quentin Park
                                July 4 - Lansing Concert Band
                                Riverfront Park (starts at 8pm)

                                Admission: Free
                                Enjoy outdoor concerts in neighborhood parks throughout Lansing. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and sit back to enjoy an evening of great entertainment. All concerts are held Wednesday evenings. For cancellations due to weather, please call 483-6019. The rain date will be the following day, same time and location.

                                Find all of the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department's Concerts in the Park series at www.lansingmi.gov/parks/attractions/concerts_in_the_park.jsp

                                City of Lansing 4th of July Parade
                                Wednesday, July 4, 11am
                                Downtown Lansing
                                Come out and celebrate Independence Day with clowns, community groups, dance troops, classic cars etc. For more information on this event or on how to participate contact Emily Stevens at
                                (517) 483-4313

                                Lansing First Fridays
                                Friday, July 6
                                On the first Friday of every month Greater Lansing rolls out the fun carpet – big time. You’ll find restaurants and bars with unique specials, shops and galleries with extended hours, and events for everyone to enjoy. You’ll also find free CATA transportation on all buses and the Entertainment Express trolley, with service every 15 minutes between downtown Lansing and East Lansing and dozens of places along the way. Come out and explore the fun side of Greater Lansing – where you can expect the unexpected. For more information, visit http://lansingfirstfridays.com.

                                Taste of Downtown
                                Saturday, July 7, 3 – 8pm
                                Downtown Lansing
                                www.tasteofdowntown.org
                                The 3rd Annual Taste of Downtown is a fun, summer festival in the heart of Michigan's Capital City! Taste of Downtown includes an afternoon of food sampling, wine tasting of over 100 different wines from around the world and live, local entertainment.

                                2012 Common Ground Music Festival
                                Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15
                                Adado Riverfront Park
                                Visit www.commongroundfest.com for performers/schedule, tickets, and other festival information.

                                Car Capital Celebration Car Show
                                Saturday, July 28, 9am – 3pm
                                Adado Riverfront Park
                                The 20th Annual Car Capital Celebration will bring out dozens of the area’s antique, rare and collector vehicles for a day of cruising, fun and entertainment at this fundraiser to benefit the R.E. Olds
                                Transportation Museum.
                                For more information contact the R.E. Olds Museum at (517) 372-0422 or visit reoldsmuseum.org/car-capital-celebration-2012

                                Cruise-N-Tuesdays
                                Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8p.m.
                                Colonial Village Baptist Church, 2010 Boston Blvd.
                                The Seventh Annual Cruise-N-Tuesdays series of classic and street rod car cruises is going on this summer! Be sure to join Cruise-N-Tuesdays for the yearly gathering of fine automobiles.

                                August 14 on the front lawn of the Colonial Village Baptist Church (2010 Boston Blvd Lansing, MI 48910). Cars will be shown from 6:00 to 8:30 pm—weather permitting. All makes and models are welcome. There is NO registration fee for car owners, NO entrance fee for the public, and we have arranged for concessions, restrooms, and a DJ for the evenings! To the car owners, we give a free concession combo with each car that is shown. Even club banners may be displayed.

                                The spirit of the evening is relaxed and enjoyable, a perfect opportunity for households from the community to come together for an easy summer evening.
                                If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bryon (cell: 896-1682) or Randy (office: 484-4446).

                                Classic Car Drive-In at Lowes
                                South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                                Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10p.m.
                                 

                                 

                                FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                                Check out the "Neighborhoods" section for summer picnics and events offered by neighborhood organizations. 

                                Pancake Breakfast
                                Saturday, July 14, 9am – 12pm
                                Faith United Methodist Church, 4301 South Waverly
                                Join Faith United Methodist Church for a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month! The menu includes homemade buttermilk pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, hash-browns, fruit and many beverages. Donations go to a new roof for the church. Call (517) 882-0661 for more information.
                                 

                                 

                                HEALTH / WELLNESS

                                Colonial Village Walking Group
                                Would you enjoy meeting more neighbors and getting some exercise at the same time? The Walking group meets 10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7pm Tuesday and Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church (corner of Mt. Hope and Boston Blvd.). Walks usually last 30-45 minutes. So far we have been walking at a moderate pace but participants are welcome to set their own pace. No need to make a commitment; just join us when you can. For more information, please call June Kenfield at 580-8560.

                                Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                                Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                                Just B Yoga Studio, 106 Island Avenue
                                www.justbyoga.com
                                Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.), $8 suggested donation. For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                                 
                                LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
                                Through the expertise of dedicated student dental hygienists, licensed dental hygiene faculty and clinic dentists, the Lansing Community Dental Hygiene Clinic serves thousands of people each year.
                                Services offered include:
                                • Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
                                • Dental Health Instruction
                                • Fluoride and Sealant application
                                • X-rays
                                • Oral Health Screenings

                                For additional information about pricing or to schedule an initial appointment, call us at (517) 483-1458. After your initial appointment, a student will be able to schedule appointments for you.
                                The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 107 of the Health & Human Services building at Lansing Community College’s downtown campus. Please call for directions.
                                 

                                 

                                COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                                Volunteer Opportunities at SLCDA
                                Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside! Volunteering at South Lansing Community Development Association is a great way to support your community while having fun and earning college credit or community service hours! Opportunities range from assisting with nutrition education and community gardens to helping out at one of our many community-wide events like the Southside Showcase and South Lansing Farmers Market. For more information visit www.southlansing.org/GetInvolved/VolunteerIntern/tabid/1197/Default.aspx or email volunteer@....

                                MAP Program
                                South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                                In an effort to decrease teen pregnancies in our community the South Side Community Coalition is proud to host free teen abstinence based sex education classes. This program is made possible through the Michigan Abstinence Program (MAP). The MAP classes are taught over a course of seven weeks covering a variety of topics including healthy relationships, peer pressure, goal setting and character building. Participating youth will receive food and prizes as part of these sessions. There will also be opportunities for youth who have completed the entire program to take part in additional field trips. The program is free and opened to all youth ages 10 to 15. MAP meets every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the South Side Community Coalition. To enroll please contact 517-882-3772.

                                MDCH Cancer Survey
                                We are conducting a survey for the Michigan Department of Community Health about cancer information needs of Michigan residents. We are offering $10 for participation. Would it be possible to post the link in the weekly update? The link is http://research.adv.msu.edu/ss/wsb.dll/pacekri1/mdch.htm

                                Low Income Spay/Neuter Help is Available
                                Are you a low income pet owner that needs help getting your dog or cat fixed? Voiceless-MI can help! Voiceless-MI is able to assist by discounting spay/neuter surgeries for needy owners at the new Capital Area Humane Society spay/neuter clinic in Lansing, MI.

                                Do You Qualify? If you are a Michigan resident, low income, cannot afford the surgery without financial assistance and can get your pet to the clinic in Lansing, then you qualify. Please visit our website to fill out an application and you will be contacted by a Voiceless-MI representative within 4 working days. Due to grant restrictions, we are only able to fund spay & neuter surgeries, no vaccines at this time.

                                http://www.voiceless-mi.org/neuter/

                                Join the Walkability Audit!
                                South Lansing Community Development Association is proud to partner with Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) on Lansing's 2012 Walkability Audit. Now in it's 3rd year, this project is creating an inventory and documenting conditions of sidewalks, bike lanes, bus stops and intersections in the City of Lansing. To date, nearly 100 community volunteers have identified conditions that hinder safe walkability, especially for those with limited mobility and visual impairments.

                                If you'd like to help with this worthy effort, please join us at the following locations.

                                2012 schedule:
                                Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 8pm (starting May 8, 2012)
                                South Lansing Community Development Association, inside Grace United Methodist Church
                                1900 Boston Boulevard
                                5:30pm Training Session, 6pm - 8pm Group Walk

                                Wednesdays, 3pm - 5pm (starting May 23, 2012)
                                Allen Neighborhood Center- Farmers Market
                                1619 East Kalamazoo Street
                                3pm Training Session, 3:30pm - 5pm Group Walk

                                Thursdays, 5:30pm - 8pm (starting June 7, 2012)
                                Gier Community Center
                                2400 Hall Street
                                5:30pm Training Session, 6pm - 8pm Group Walk

                                Mid-MEAC staff will teach volunteers how to recognize and document a variety of trip hazards (heaving pavement, gaps in sidewalks, encroachment of grass), visibility issues (missing signage, low hanging branches, overgrown shrubs), and design concerns (sidewalk width, limited buffer space between sidewalk and curb). This information is entered into a database used by the city to prioritize areas that need attention.

                                The next time you decide to take a walk, make it count! All volunteers have to do is carry a clipboard and record what they see (in legible handwriting). Volunteers are not expected to walk onto private property (no door to door), but some stop to tell interested neighbors what they're doing. If you'd like to get some exercise while helping to make our streets safe for others, please volunteer.

                                To volunteer, or for more information, contact Julie Powers (jpowers155@...), Nikki Ayres (nikkia.midmeac@...), or call the office at (517) 292-3078.

                                CATA’s Route 18 - Hawk Island/Trappers Cove
                                June 15 through September 2, 2012
                                Route 18 Hawk Island-Trappers Cove gets you to Hawk Island Park to swim, hike, picnic, and boat this summer! Also, connect with Route 7 Aurelius and visit Fenner Nature Center or Route 20 South Harrison-Jolly-Dunckel to head to MSU and downtown East Lansing.

                                Route 18 will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. Service hours are 11:45AM to 7:10PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 9:45AM to 5:10PM on Sundays.
                                Buses travel every 30 minutes between the South Pennsylvania Meijer and Beau Jardin Drive via Pennsylvania Avenue, Cavanaugh Road, Trappers Cove Trail and Beau Jardin. Route 18 serves Meijer, Hawk Island Park, Trappers Cove, College Towne Apartments as well as all bus stops along the route.

                                Customers on CATA Routes 5, 8, 9, Mason Connector or Delhi Redi-Ride can transfer to Route 18 at the South Pennsylvania Meijer for free with a transfer.
                                Regular CATA fixed-route fares apply. All CATA fixed-route passes and transfers are accepted. Children under 42” tall ride for free.

                                Watch for the schedule and route map on cata.org For more information, please contact CATA Customer Service at info@... or (517) 394-1000.

                                High School Summer Garden Camp Mentors
                                North West Initiative is looking for high school student mentors to work in our Riddle garden and assist with Summer Garden Camp there the weeks of August 6th-17th from 9:00AM to Noon.
                                See the following attachments for full details and how to apply:
                                Mentor Information
                                Mentor Application

                                CARE Needs Volunteers!
                                (517) 272-7436, lpdcare@...
                                The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) is a post-arrest response team for survivors of domestic violence. CARE staff, volunteers and interns offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University. The next training will be held the weekend of May 17-20th, 2012. Volunteers are expected to be on call a minimum of one to two times every six weeks. Call for further details.

                                A Brush With Kindness
                                A new Habitat for Humanity program that is designed to help homeowners in the Lansing area to make exterior repairs and improvements to their home. By using volunteers to do the labor there is little cost to the homeowner (just the materials needed). Repairs such as window repair, minor siding and trim repair, landscaping, clean up, brush removal, junk removal, door replacement, porch/stair/ramp construction and board replacement. For more information contact Ashley at
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                                Be sure to invite your neighbors to come out to our neighborhood s picnic, July 8th at 2 PM at Sheffield Park (the end of Sheffield Blvd). Drinks, hamburgers
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                                  Be sure to invite your neighbors to come out to our neighborhood's picnic, July 8th at 2 PM at Sheffield Park (the end of Sheffield Blvd).  Drinks, hamburgers and hot dogs are provided by LENO. Bring a dish to share...

                                  I hope to have the disc golf course and tree climbing demonstration, setup again. We'll also bring a soccer ball and cones. You can bring anything else that might add to the fun.

                                  See you there...

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                                  From: SLCDA
                                  Date: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM
                                  Subject: South Lansing Weekly Update



                                     tuesday                                                                       july 3, 2012 

                                  FEATURED NEWS

                                  Have Fun and Safe Independence Day!

                                  City of Lansing 4th of July Parade
                                  Wednesday, July 4, 11am
                                  Downtown Lansing
                                  Come out and celebrate Independence Day with clowns, community groups, dance troops, classic cars etc. For more information on this event or on how to participate contact Emily Stevens at
                                  (517) 483-4313

                                  Free Concert in Riverfront Park
                                  Lansing Concert Band
                                  Wednesday, July 4, 8:00 p.m
                                  Riverfront Park

                                  Find all of the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department's Concerts in the Park series at www.lansingmi.gov/parks/attractions/concerts_in_the_park.jsp

                                  Lansing First Fridays
                                  Friday, July 6
                                  On the first Friday of every month Greater Lansing rolls out the fun carpet – big time. You’ll find restaurants and bars with unique specials, shops and galleries with extended hours, and events for everyone to enjoy. You’ll also find free CATA transportation on all buses and the Entertainment Express trolley, with service every 15 minutes between downtown Lansing and East Lansing and dozens of places along the way. Come out and explore the fun side of Greater Lansing – where you can expect the unexpected. For more information, visit lansingfirstfridays.com.

                                  Taste of Downtown
                                  Saturday, July 7, 3 – 8pm
                                  Downtown Lansing
                                  www.tasteofdowntown.org
                                  The 3rd Annual Taste of Downtown is a fun, summer festival in the heart of Michigan's Capital City! Taste of Downtown includes an afternoon of food sampling, wine tasting of over 100 different wines from around the world and live, local entertainment.

                                  "It’s a Cool Thing to Do" Program
                                  Local cooling centers available during extreme heat
                                  The "It's a Cool Thing to Do" program is a collaboration between local meteorologists, emergency management, public transportation, and community organizations. When heat and humidity create dangerous conditions, cooling centers are activated throughout mid-Michigan. CATA, Eatran, and Clinton Area Transport give free rides to cooling centers for those with a physical or financial need.

                                  To find out if cooling centers are open visit www.lansingmi.gov/emrg_mngt/cooling_centers.jsp or call 2-1-1 to locate a nearby cooling center and eligibility for a free ride.

                                  Dear Friends of South Lansing Urban Gardens
                                  South Lansing Urban Garden program helps coordinate community gardens for residents throughout South Lansing, and manages donation plots for the Southside Community Kitchen and Greater Lansing Food Bank. To help us further this mission, we recently came into possession of a wonderful rear tine Ariens tiller from 1982. Unfortunately, the engine seized up immediately, and we have no idea what's wrong with the dang thing! We're asking anyone in our network with a background in small engine repair, and an interest in helping us to come help us find out what we need to do, and possibly even fix it.

                                  Please forward this message on to anyone who might be able and willing to help. Having consistent access to quality tools helps us serve the entire South Lansing community.

                                  If you are able to help, please contact Neal, neal@... or (517) 374-5700
                                  Thanks to our Community Partners
                                   



                                  SOUTH LANSING FARMERS MARKET

                                  Thursdays (now - September 27), 3 - 7pm
                                  Corner of Mount Hope Ave and Boston Blvd (1905 Mount Hope Ave)


                                    

                                       

                                  Check out the South Lansing Farmers Market this summer at a new time and location! The market will be starting Thursday, June 7th and continuing every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm through September 27th, behind Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Boston Blvd and Mt. Hope. This new location is super accessible to South Lansing residents by car, bus, bike or foot.

                                  The market will offer a diverse selection of healthy, local food, including grass fed beef, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, cupcakes, eggs and more! Cash, credit, EBT cards, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh are all accepted at this market.

                                  Aside from providing this exciting variety of food options, the South Lansing Farmers Market plans to provide a place for neighbors to gather, learn, eat, and have fun together. There will be tours and nutrition education at the Garden of Grace next to the market, youth activities, special events and entertainment all season!

                                  Next Market - Thursday, July 5
                                  Vendors:
                                  • The Cupcake Diva
                                     - Cupcakes! 
                                     - www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cupcake-Diva/125377704184075
                                  • Lonesome Pines Beef
                                     - All natural grass-fed beef
                                     - www.facebook.com/pages/Lonesome-Pines-Beef/255002964527790
                                  • Risk's Apiary and Honey House
                                     - Locally-produced, natural honey, honey candles, lotion, chapstick, soap
                                     - www.facebook.com/RisksApiaryHoneyHouse, www.riskshoney.com
                                  • Khoua's Veggies
                                     - Cilantro, baby bok choy, basil, lettuce, green onion, radish, zucchini
                                  • Nightengale Family Farms
                                     - Zucchini, blueberries, raspberries, carrots, beets, onions, garlic scapes, lettuce
                                  • Full Circle Ranch
                                     - Eggs, jams, hot spices mix, hot peppers, Old Country goat’s milk soap
                                  • Ming Dynasty
                                     - Spring rolls, crab rangoons, eggrolls
                                  • Livity Sanctuary
                                     - Veggies: dinosaur & curly kale, rainbow chard, gourmet baby salad mix, collard greens, basil,
                                        fresh cut herbs, plant starts
                                     - Misc: necklaces, hand-sewn crafts, conscious literature
                                     - www.facebook.com/LivitySanctuary
                                  • Al's Woodcrafts
                                     - Quality woodcrafts
                                  • Andrew Graber
                                      -Veggies (potatoes, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes (green & red), various pickled goods)
                                      -Baked goods (pies, pasta, bread, cookies)
                                      -Misc. (eggs, jams)
                                  • Dipped in Sugar
                                     - White trash bars, no-bake cookies, peanut butter cookies, etc.
                                  • Soap Sisters
                                     - Soap, chapstick, lotion, body wash, etc.
                                     - www.facebook.com/SoapSisters, www.thesoapsisters.com
                                  • Community Mental Health
                                  • Grace UMC Taco Thursdays
                                     - $1 tacos in the church (featuring Lonesome Pines Beef)
                                  • and more!
                                  *due to the extreme heat, some vendors may be unavailable at the market this week

                                  Questions? Please contact the Market Manager Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or market@....

                                  Visit SLFM on Facebook for vendor/guest updates and so much more! www.facebook.com/pages/South-Lansing-Farmers-Market/314810578575963
                                   

                                  CHILD / FAMILY

                                  Kids Repair Program
                                  If you are between ages 9 and 17....want something "more fun" to do this summer...call Kids Repair Program and reserve you spot in an August 2012 class. "Earn a bike at the end of the week" that you've learned to repair all week. Learn bike repair, learn about biking as a healthy activity. $10 deposit reserves your spot, $40 is the class fee which includes a bike, helmet, lock and chain and certificate.

                                  Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact (517) 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@.... KRP is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road.

                                  Summer Activities Guide
                                  Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover summer events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                                  Summer at Impression 5
                                  Visit www.impression5.org and check out all of the fun summer activities offered by Impression 5! Check out their newsletter at us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ec13f94fc9d0a818ee82c533b&id=a936d09d6c&e=7003c32775 and sign up to receive event updates right in your inbox.

                                  Reach Studio Art Center
                                  Fun with paint, clay, music and more! View all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0ba638bbed5df9143e7b21d29&
                                  id=544b5a28ef&e=27777b21d2
                                  , or visit www.reachstudioart.org. Upcoming art camps and workshops include Ceramics, Books & U, and Wearable Art!
                                  Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643.
                                   
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                                  CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                                  CADL Workshops
                                  CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave.
                                  cadl.org
                                  Check out all of the great resources and workshops for adults offered by Capital Area District Library.

                                  Intermediate Microsoft Word
                                  Tuesday, July 24, 10:00 am
                                  Learn how to format pages, create tablets and more. Participants should take Microsoft Word Basics before taking this course and should know how to use a mouse and Windows. Registration required, call (517) 367-6356.

                                  Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
                                  Tuesday, July 24, 6:00pm
                                  Learn to create a simple slide presentation. Participants should know how to use a mouse and Windows and have basic word processing skills such as formatting text. Registration required; call (517) 367-6356.

                                  ESOL Classes
                                  Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 pm
                                  Please join us for this free, 6-week series sponsored by Michigan State University and graduate student teachers from the MA TESOL program. For beginner and intermediate learners of English. Registration required, call (517) 367-6356.

                                  Social Media for Job Seekers
                                  Wednesday, July 25, 6 pm
                                  Unemployed or underemployed? Learn how to use social media (LinkedIn, Twitter) to develop business or job leads, follow companies, stay in touch with colleagues, and maximize your visibility so that you can be found! Familiarity with the Internet and an active email address are required.

                                  Microsoft Word Basics
                                  Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 am
                                  Learn to modify, cut and paste text; open, close, and save documents. Experience with a mouse and Windows required.

                                  Sharing Your Family's Genealogy Online
                                  Saturday, August 11, 10:00am
                                  Learn how to make your family genealogy to other family members or researchers using WordPress software.
                                  Registration required; call (517) 367-6356

                                  Health Initiative Workshop Series
                                  Tuesdays through July 10, 11:30am - 1pm
                                  NorthWest Initiative Conference Room, 530 W. Ionia
                                  • July 3- Kristi Pier presents on NuVal Nutritional Scoring System-Nutrition Made Easy
                                  • July 10- Marti Gilmet of the Mid-Michigan Asthma Coalition gives comprehensive presentation and consultations on Asthma Prevention and Treatment

                                  Offered by NorthWest Initiative
                                  Questions? Call Christian at (517) 999-2894 or email: Christian@...

                                  Let's Garden Lansing
                                  "Let's Garden Lansing" offers a variety of gardening workshops, classes, and events. For a full list of opportunities, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org.

                                  Become a Better Speaker
                                  Tuesdays, 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
                                  Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                                  Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                                  Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                                  For info and maps, check out:
                                  http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                                  Introduction to Computers
                                  Every Tuesday, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
                                  Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                                  Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.
                                   

                                   

                                  ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                                  Free Concerts in the Park
                                  Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
                                  Admission: Free
                                  Enjoy outdoor concerts in neighborhood parks throughout Lansing. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and sit back to enjoy an evening of great entertainment. All concerts are held Wednesday evenings. For cancellations due to weather, please call 483-6019. The rain date will be the following day, same time and location.

                                  July 4 - Lansing Concert Band
                                  Riverfront Park (starts at 8pm)

                                  July 18 - Sea Cruisers
                                  Turner Dodge

                                  July 25 - Fabulous Oldies but Goodies
                                  Grand River Park

                                  August 1 - Tejano Funk
                                  Frances Park

                                  August 8 - Shout!
                                  Ranney Park

                                  Find all of the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department's Concerts in the Park series at www.lansingmi.gov/parks/attractions/concerts_in_the_park.jsp

                                  2012 Common Ground Music Festival
                                  Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15
                                  Adado Riverfront Park
                                  Visit www.commongroundfest.com for performers/schedule, tickets, and other festival information.

                                  Car Capital Celebration Car Show
                                  Saturday, July 28, 9am – 3pm
                                  Adado Riverfront Park
                                  The 20th Annual Car Capital Celebration will bring out dozens of the area’s antique, rare and collector vehicles for a day of cruising, fun and entertainment at this fundraiser to benefit the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.
                                  For more information contact the R.E. Olds Museum at (517) 372-0422 or visit reoldsmuseum.org/car-capital-celebration-2012

                                  Cruise-N-Tuesdays
                                  Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8p.m.
                                  Colonial Village Baptist Church, 2010 Boston Blvd.
                                  The Seventh Annual Cruise-N-Tuesdays series of classic and street rod car cruises is going on this summer! Be sure to join Cruise-N-Tuesdays for the yearly gathering of fine automobiles.

                                  August 14 on the front lawn of the Colonial Village Baptist Church (2010 Boston Blvd Lansing, MI 48910). Cars will be shown from 6:00 to 8:30 pm—weather permitting. All makes and models are welcome. There is NO registration fee for car owners, NO entrance fee for the public, and we have arranged for concessions, restrooms, and a DJ for the evenings! To the car owners, we give a free concession combo with each car that is shown. Even club banners may be displayed.

                                  The spirit of the evening is relaxed and enjoyable, a perfect opportunity for households from the community to come together for an easy summer evening.
                                  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bryon (cell: 896-1682) or Randy (office: 484-4446).

                                  Classic Car Drive-In at Lowes
                                  South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                                  Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10p.m.
                                   

                                   

                                  FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                                  Check out the "Neighborhoods" section for summer picnics and events offered by neighborhood organizations. 

                                  Pancake Breakfast
                                  Saturday, July 14, 9am – 12pm
                                  Faith United Methodist Church, 4301 South Waverly
                                  Join Faith United Methodist Church for a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month! The menu includes homemade buttermilk pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, hash-browns, fruit and many beverages. Donations go to a new roof for the church. Call (517) 882-0661 for more information.
                                   

                                   

                                  HEALTH / WELLNESS

                                  Healthy Capital Counties
                                  Are you interested in improving the health of your community? Please attend a community dialogue and help us identify the key factors affecting health in our community!

                                  Attend any of the seven dialogues being held in locations around Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties:
                                  Dansville
                                     Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 pm
                                     1362 Mason Street (the old fire station)
                                  East Lansing
                                     Thursday, June 28, 1:00 pm
                                     Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot
                                  DeWitt
                                     Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 pm
                                     St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main St
                                  Eaton Rapids
                                     Thursday, July 12, 6:00 pm
                                     Eaton Rapids Medical Center, 1500 S. Main
                                  St. Johns
                                     Friday, July 13, 11:00 am
                                     Clinton Commons, 1105 S. Scott Rd
                                  Lansing
                                     Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 pm
                                     Cooley Temple Conference Center, 217 S. Capitol Ave
                                  Charlotte
                                     Thursday, July 19, 5:30 pm
                                     AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence

                                  Please register by visiting www.healthycapitalcounties.org/registration.html, e-mail info@..., or call (517) 887- 4428. Registration is limited based on the size of the venue, so register early!

                                  See www.healthycapitalcounties.org for more information about this project. View the Healthy! Capital Counties Community Health Profile Report:
                                  www.healthycapitalcounties.org/community-health-profile.html

                                  Are you on Facebook? Click the link below to “like” the Healthy! Capital Counties community dialogues, and make it even easier to promote upcoming dialogues to your friends.
                                  www.facebook.com/HealthyCapitalCountiesCommunityDialogues


                                  Questions? Call (517) 887-4428 or email info@...

                                  Colonial Village Walking Group
                                  Would you enjoy meeting more neighbors and getting some exercise at the same time? The Walking group meets 10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7pm Tuesday and Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church (corner of Mt. Hope and Boston Blvd.). Walks usually last 30-45 minutes. So far we have been walking at a moderate pace but participants are welcome to set their own pace. No need to make a commitment; just join us when you can. For more information, please call June Kenfield at 580-8560.

                                  Community Yoga at Just B Yoga (For All Ages)
                                  Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
                                  Just B Yoga Studio, 106 Island Avenue
                                  www.justbyoga.com
                                  Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. Just B Yoga also offers classes tailored for students 40+ (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.) and XXL (Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.), $8 suggested donation. For more information, please visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/ or call (517) 488-5260.
                                   
                                  LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
                                  Through the expertise of dedicated student dental hygienists, licensed dental hygiene faculty and clinic dentists, the Lansing Community Dental Hygiene Clinic serves thousands of people each year.
                                  Services offered include:
                                  • Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
                                  • Dental Health Instruction
                                  • Fluoride and Sealant application
                                  • X-rays
                                  • Oral Health Screenings

                                  For additional information about pricing or to schedule an initial appointment, call us at (517) 483-1458. After your initial appointment, a student will be able to schedule appointments for you.
                                  The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 107 of the Health & Human Services building at Lansing Community College’s downtown campus. Please call for directions.
                                   

                                   

                                  COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

                                  Volunteer Opportunities at SLCDA
                                  Be a part of the progress on Lansing's Southside! Volunteering at South Lansing Community Development Association is a great way to support your community while having fun and earning college credit or community service hours! Opportunities range from assisting with nutrition education and community gardens to helping out at one of our many community-wide events like the Southside Showcase and South Lansing Farmers Market. For more information visit www.southlansing.org/GetInvolved/VolunteerIntern/tabid/1197/Default.aspx or email volunteer@....

                                  CADL Closed July 4
                                  Capital Area District Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, July 4

                                  CADL Bookmobile Sites
                                  cadl.org
                                  Thursday, July 5
                                  2:15 pm-South Washington Park
                                  3:45 pm-Southside Community Coalition
                                  5:00 pm-Edgewood Villas
                                  6:00 pm-Pinebrook Manor Apartments

                                  Tuesday, July 10
                                  1:30 pm-Grandhaven Manor
                                  3:00 pm-Mt. Vernon Learning Center
                                  4:15 pm-Hildebrandt Park
                                  5:30 pm-LaRoy Froh Community Center

                                  Wednesday, July 11
                                  3:30 pm-Richwood/ Parkwood Apartments
                                  4:45 pm-Summerplace Townhomes
                                  6:00 pm-Colonial Village Shopping Center

                                  Food, Friends & Fun - No Kid Hungry
                                  Free summer meals are available for all children under the age of 18. No registration or ID is required to access free summer meals.

                                  To find your summer site, simply call 2-1-1 or text FoodMI to 877-877. Visit NoKidHungry.org/Michigan for more information.

                                  MAP Program
                                  South Side Community Coalition, 2101 West Holmes Road
                                  In an effort to decrease teen pregnancies in our community the South Side Community Coalition is proud to host free teen abstinence based sex education classes. This program is made possible through the Michigan Abstinence Program (MAP). The MAP classes are taught over a course of seven weeks covering a variety of topics including healthy relationships, peer pressure, goal setting and character building. Participating youth will receive food and prizes as part of these sessions. There will also be opportunities for youth who have completed the entire program to take part in additional field trips. The program is free and opened to all youth ages 10 to 15. MAP meets every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the South Side Community Coalition. To enroll please contact 517-882-3772.

                                  MDCH Cancer Survey
                                  We are conducting a survey for the Michigan Department of Community Health about cancer information needs of Michigan residents. We are offering $10 for participation. Would it be possible to post the link in the weekly update? The link is http://research.adv.msu.edu/ss/wsb.dll/pacekri1/mdch.htm

                                  Low Income Spay/Neuter Help is Available
                                  Are you a low income pet owner that needs help getting your dog or cat fixed? Voiceless-MI can help! Voiceless-MI is able to assist by discounting spay/neuter surgeries for needy owners at the new Capital Area Humane Society spay/neuter clinic in Lansing, MI.

                                  Do You Qualify? If you are a Michigan resident, low income, cannot afford the surgery without financ

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                                       tuesday                                                                       july 17, 2012 

                                    FEATURED NEWS

                                    VACANT: expect nothing
                                    Saturday, July 21
                                    An experience like you've never seen in Greater Lansing.
                                    • Tickets: $20 each - but hurry, there are less than 100 tickets remaining!
                                    • Event: A Mystery.
                                    • Location: Southside… we'll give you a clue or two before the event.
                                    • Total fun? Seriously.
                                    Are you brave enough to try? Visit www.vacantlansing.com
                                    Proceeds from this event will be donated to SLCDA!

                                    Adventures of SLCDA’s Mobile Garden
                                    The children from the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing joined us for one of South Lansing’s favorite youth programs—the Mobile Garden! During this program, the kids discussed the way that plants grow and examined the “baby plants” growing in the Mobile Garden. They also discussed the reasons why gardening, growing your own food, and eating nutritious fruits and vegetables are so important for a healthy lifestyle. In order to apply their new food knowledge, the kids colored in their own healthy MyPlate worksheets. Check out these great pictures! (all photographs taken by Julia Kramer)

                                    For more information on the Mobile Garden, contact Jenelle at (517)374-5700 or jenelle@....






                                    "It’s a Cool Thing to Do" Program
                                    Local cooling centers available during extreme heat
                                    The "It's a Cool Thing to Do" program is a collaboration between local meteorologists, emergency management, public transportation, and community organizations. When heat and humidity create dangerous conditions, cooling centers are activated throughout mid-Michigan. CATA, Eatran, and Clinton Area Transport give free rides to cooling centers for those with a physical or financial need.

                                    To find out if cooling centers are open visit www.lansingmi.gov/emrg_mngt/cooling_centers.jsp or call 2-1-1 to locate a nearby cooling center and eligibility for a free ride.
                                    Thanks to our Community Partners
                                     



                                    SOUTH LANSING FARMERS MARKET

                                    Thursdays (now - September 27), 3 - 7pm
                                    Corner of Mount Hope Ave and Boston Blvd (1905 Mount Hope Ave)


                                      

                                         

                                    Check out the South Lansing Farmers Market this summer at a new time and location! The market will be starting Thursday, June 7th and continuing every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm through September 27th, behind Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Boston Blvd and Mt. Hope. This new location is super accessible to South Lansing residents by car, bus, bike or foot.

                                    The market will offer a diverse selection of healthy, local food, including grass fed beef, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, cupcakes, eggs and more! Cash, credit, EBT cards, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh are all accepted at this market.

                                    Aside from providing this exciting variety of food options, the South Lansing Farmers Market plans to provide a place for neighbors to gather, learn, eat, and have fun together. There will be tours and nutrition education at the Garden of Grace next to the market, youth activities, special events and entertainment all season!

                                    Thursday, July 19
                                    Vendors:
                                    • The Cupcake Diva
                                       - Red velvet, chocolate, vanilla cupcakes
                                       - www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cupcake-Diva/125377704184075
                                    • Lonesome Pines Beef
                                       - All natural grass-fed beef
                                       - www.facebook.com/pages/Lonesome-Pines-Beef/255002964527790
                                    • Risk's Apiary and Honey House
                                       - Locally-produced, natural honey, honey candles, lotion, chapstick, soap
                                       - www.facebook.com/RisksApiaryHoneyHouse, www.riskshoney.com
                                    • Nightengale Family Farms
                                       - Corn, cukes, cabbage, lettuce, kale, chard, zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, cherries, green beans
                                    • Full Circle Ranch
                                       - Peppers, blueberries, hot peppers flake mix, jams, goat milk soap, cucumbers
                                    • Ming Dynasty
                                       - Spring rolls, crab rangoons, eggrolls
                                    • Livity Sanctuary
                                       - Veggies: Malabar spinach, gourmet salad mix, zucchini, squash, basil, flower bouquets, kale, chard, collards, cherry tomatoes
                                       - Gaia garden/farm materials: rock dust, bat guano, worm poop
                                       - www.facebook.com/LivitySanctuary
                                    • Andrew Graber
                                        -Veggies (potatoes, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes (green & red), various pickled goods)
                                        -Baked goods (pies, pasta, bread, cookies)
                                        -Misc. (eggs, jams)
                                    • Dipped in Sugar
                                       - Mini muffins, sugar cookies, chocolate banana cookies, no bakes, white trash bars
                                    • Soap Sisters
                                       - Soap, chapstick, lotion, body wash, etc.
                                       - www.facebook.com/SoapSisters, www.thesoapsisters.com
                                    • Grace UMC Taco Thursdays
                                       - $1 tacos in the church (featuring Lonesome Pines Beef)
                                    • and more!

                                    Guests:
                                    • International Experience
                                       - Learn about hosting a high school exchange student and studying abroad

                                    Questions? Please contact the Market Manager Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or market@....

                                    Visit SLFM on Facebook for vendor/guest updates and so much more! www.facebook.com/pages/South-Lansing-Farmers-Market/314810578575963
                                     

                                    CHILD / FAMILY

                                    Kids Repair Program
                                    If you are between ages 9 and 17....want something "more fun" to do this summer...call Kids Repair Program and reserve you spot in an August 2012 class. "Earn a bike at the end of the week" that you've learned to repair all week. Learn bike repair, learn about biking as a healthy activity. $10 deposit reserves your spot, $40 is the class fee which includes a bike, helmet, lock and chain and certificate.

                                    Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact (517) 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@.... KRP is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road.

                                    Summer Activities Guide
                                    Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover summer events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                                    Summer at Impression 5
                                    Visit www.impression5.org and check out all of the fun summer activities offered by Impression 5! Check out their newsletter at us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ec13f94fc9d0a818ee82c533b&id=a936d09d6c&e=7003c32775 and sign up to receive event updates right in your inbox.

                                    Reach Studio Art Center
                                    Fun with paint, clay, music and more! View all of the great workshops and programs happening at Reach Studio Art Center in their newsletter, http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0ba638bbed5df9143e7b21d29&id=12fa9cf789&e=27777b21d2, or visit www.reachstudioart.org. Upcoming art camps and workshops include Ceramics, Books & U, and Wearable Art!
                                    Contact info: info@... or (517) 999-3643.

                                    VeggieTales Summer Bible Adventure
                                    "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything"
                                    July 23-27 @ 6:30-8:30 PM
                                    Colonial Village Baptist Church, 2010 Boston Blvd
                                    Ride the high seas of adventure through lively music, breathtaking Bible stories, action-packed games, amazing science experiments, and memory-making crafts kids will treasure for years to come. Ages Pre-K to 5th Grade.
                                    We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Lansing City Rescue Mission (www.lcrm.org).
                                    For directions or more information, please contact our church office at (517)484-4446. One may visit our website at www.DiscipleMaker.net.
                                     
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                                    CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

                                    CADL Workshops
                                    CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave.
                                    cadl.org
                                    Check out all of the great resources and workshops for adults offered by Capital Area District Library.

                                    Intermediate Microsoft Word
                                    Tuesday, July 24, 10 am
                                    Learn how to format pages, create tablets and more. Participants should take Microsoft Word Basics before taking this course and should know how to use a mouse and Windows. Registration required, call (517) 367-6356.

                                    Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
                                    Tuesday, July 24, 6 pm
                                    Learn to create a simple slide presentation. Participants should know how to use a mouse and Windows and have basic word processing skills such as formatting text. Registration required; call (517) 367-6356.

                                    ESOL Classes
                                    Tuesday, July 24, 6 pm
                                    Please join us for this free, 6-week series sponsored by Michigan State University and graduate student teachers from the MA TESOL program. For beginner and intermediate learners of English. Registration required, call (517) 367-6356.

                                    Social Media for Job Seekers
                                    Wednesday, July 25, 6 pm
                                    Unemployed or underemployed? Learn how to use social media (LinkedIn, Twitter) to develop business or job leads, follow companies, stay in touch with colleagues, and maximize your visibility so that you can be found! Familiarity with the Internet and an active email address are required.

                                    Microsoft Word Basics
                                    Tuesday, August 7, 10 am
                                    Learn to modify, cut and paste text; open, close, and save documents. Experience with a mouse and Windows required.

                                    Sharing Your Family's Genealogy Online
                                    Saturday, August 11, 10 am
                                    Learn how to make your family genealogy to other family members or researchers using WordPress software.
                                    Registration required; call (517) 367-6356

                                    Dog Care and Safety
                                    Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
                                    Allen Neighborhood Center, 1619 E. Kalamazoo Street
                                    Learn about responsible care of dogs, facts about the human-canine connection and more.
                                    For more information call (517) 367-2468 or visit http://allenneighborhoodcenter.org/.

                                    "Weed Warrior" Workshop
                                    Wednesday, July 18, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
                                    Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Avenue
                                    On the first and third Wednesday of July and August, join us for this FREE workshop to learn about invasive species, how they disrupt the ecosystem and what you can do to eradicate these pests on your property!
                                    For more information call (517) 483-4224 or email info@...

                                    LBCC Small Business Lending Forum
                                    Thursday, July 26, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
                                    Michigan Bankers Association, 507 S. Grand Avenue
                                    www.lansingblackchamber.com
                                    Are you looking for money to start or grow your small business? The Lansing Black Chamber of Commerce (LBCC), in conjunction with the Michigan Bankers Association, invites you to participate in a small business lending forum designed specifically to address the needs of entrepreneurs in the Greater Lansing area.
                                    Cost: $15 LBCC Members, $30 Non-Members

                                    For more information or to reserve your attendance please call (517) 853-2562 or email secretary@... by Monday, July 23, 2012.

                                    Let's Garden Lansing
                                    "Let's Garden Lansing" offers a variety of gardening workshops, classes, and events. For a full list of opportunities, visit www.letsgardenlansing.org.
                                    Check out these upcoming classes:

                                    Composting and Brewing Compost Tea
                                    Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
                                    North School Community Garden, 333 East Miller Road
                                    Join South Lansing Community Development Association's AmeriCorps member and Garden Program Coordinator Neal Valley for a workshop on how to start an active compost bin at home. The workshop will include tips for both long-term bin management and how to brew compost tea at home, what that means, and how it can help your garden. Two gardeners will get a gallon of tea to use on their own gardens!
                                    Contact neal@... or call (517) 374-5700 for more information and to register for this workshop.

                                    Become a Better Speaker
                                    Tuesdays, 12:05 pm – 1:00 pm
                                    Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar
                                    Speakeasies Toastmasters is a fun loving and supportive club, dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome at no cost! Talk to us about membership benefits.
                                    Bring your lunch to our meetings every Tuesday, 12:05-1 PM, at the Ingham County Human Services Building located just south of Jolly Road on S Cedar St. Parking is free. Enter door 3, and go upstairs to Conference Room B.
                                    For info and maps, check out:
                                    http://1926.toastmastersclubs.org/

                                    Introduction to Computers
                                    Every Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
                                    Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar St.
                                    Professionals from Career Quest instruct attendees in the basics everyone needs to be comfortable with computers. Free to the public.
                                     

                                     

                                    ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

                                    Free Concerts in the Park
                                    Wednesdays, 7:00 pm.
                                    Admission: Free
                                    Enjoy outdoor concerts in neighborhood parks throughout Lansing. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and sit back to enjoy an evening of great entertainment. All concerts are held Wednesday evenings. For cancellations due to weather, please call 483-6019. The rain date will be the following day, same time and location.

                                    July 18 - Sea Cruisers
                                    Turner Dodge

                                    July 25 - Fabulous Oldies but Goodies
                                    Grand River Park

                                    August 1 - Tejano Funk
                                    Frances Park

                                    August 8 - Shout!
                                    Ranney Park

                                    Find all of the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department's Concerts in the Park series at www.lansingmi.gov/parks/attractions/concerts_in_the_park.jsp.

                                    "Fixing The Future"
                                    Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:30 pm
                                    Celebration Cinema, 200 E. Edgewood Boulevard
                                    Admission: $8.50 adult, $7.75 student, $7 children and seniors.
                                    Documentary followed by a live on screen panel discussion. In “Fixing the Future”, host David Brancaccio (of NOW on PBS) visits locations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, “Fixing the Future” inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by economic collapse.
                                    For more information call (517) 393-7469 or visit https://celebrationcinema.com/location/Lansing.

                                    CADL Summer Cinema
                                    Thursday, July 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
                                    Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave.
                                    Watch "Animals United" on the big screen. 
                                    For more information contact the library at (517) 367-6363 or visit www.cadl.org.

                                    Turner Street Outdoor Theater
                                    Friday, July 20, 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
                                    City Lot 56
                                    Grab a chair, a blanket and the family, and head to Lansing's Old Town for the return of the Turner Street Outdoor Theater. This Friday's feature is "Pee-wee's Big Adventure". Enjoy a movie experience outdoors!
                                    For more information call the Old Town Commercical Association at (517) 485-4283 or visit http://iloveoldtown.org/events/turner-street-outdoor-theater-3.

                                    Car Capital Celebration Car Show
                                    Saturday, July 28, 9am – 3 pm
                                    Adado Riverfront Park
                                    The 20th Annual Car Capital Celebration will bring out dozens of the area’s antique, rare and collector vehicles for a day of cruising, fun and entertainment at this fundraiser to benefit the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.
                                    For more information contact the R.E. Olds Museum at (517) 372-0422 or visit reoldsmuseum.org/car-capital-celebration-2012

                                    Connectivity Art Exhibit by Judy Munro
                                    Thru July 28, 2012
                                    Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame, 213 W. Malcolm X St.
                                    Featuring the works of Rochester Hills artist Judy Munro, Connectivity explores the moments and experiences we all share - from humorous to poignant.
                                    For more information contact the Historical Center at (517) 484-1880 or visit www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org/.

                                    2012 Ingham County Fair
                                    Monday July 30 – Saturday, August 4
                                    Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E Ash St, Mason
                                    Visit fb.ingham.org/Fair.aspx or call (517) 676-2428 for events, schedule, tickets and other fair information.

                                    Cruise-N-Tuesdays
                                    Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
                                    Colonial Village Baptist Church, 2010 Boston Blvd.
                                    The Seventh Annual Cruise-N-Tuesdays series of classic and street rod car cruises is going on this summer! Be sure to join Cruise-N-Tuesdays for the yearly gathering of fine automobiles.

                                    August 14 on the front lawn of the Colonial Village Baptist Church (2010 Boston Blvd Lansing, MI 48910). Cars will be shown from 6:00 to 8:30 pm—weather permitting. All makes and models are welcome. There is NO registration fee for car owners, NO entrance fee for the public, and we have arranged for concessions, restrooms, and a DJ for the evenings! To the car owners, we give a free concession combo with each car that is shown. Even club banners may be displayed.

                                    The spirit of the evening is relaxed and enjoyable, a perfect opportunity for households from the community to come together for an easy summer evening.
                                    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bryon (cell: 896-1682) or Randy (office: 484-4446).

                                    Follow the Girls! 100 Years of Girl Scouting Exhibit
                                    Thru August 26, 2012 (Recurring daily)
                                    Michigan Historical Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St.
                                    For more information contact the Michigan Historical Museum at (517) 373-3559 or visit http://goo.gl/ot5Nn.

                                    Classic Car Drive-In at Lowes
                                    South Lansing Lowes #1596, 6821 South Cedar Street
                                    Every Thursday until the end of September, beginning May 10, from 6 - 10pm

                                    Women Who Dared to Lead
                                    Thru February 23, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), Noon – 4pm
                                    Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame, 213 W. Malcolm X Street
                                    Admission: $2.50 adults, $2 seniors, $1 students (6-18), children 5 and under FREE
                                    Since the early 21st century, the number of office-holding women in the Michigan Legislature has declined. In 2011, Michigan ranked 36th among state legislatures for the proportion of women holding office according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers. The exhibit was created to address this backwards slide of progress because more women must be inspired, nurtured for leadership, and encouraged to get involved in their community and run for office. Visitors will learn about 36 Michigan women who dared to lead the way and discover their legacy though stories of struggle and inspiration while learning what it takes to run for political office.
                                    For more information contact the Historical Center at (517) 484-1880 or visit www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org/
                                     

                                     

                                    FOOD / FUNDRAISERS

                                    Check out the "Neighborhoods" section for summer picnics and events offered by neighborhood organizations. 

                                    Third Thursday Potluck
                                    Thursday, July 19, 6 – 7:30pm
                                    Flood Plain Farms, 703 South Francis Ave
                                    The Third Thursday Potluck is at Floodplain Farms on Thursday July 19th from 6-7:30. Please join us if you’re able. Floodplain Farms is located at 703 South Francis Ave. Lansing, 48912–just around the corner from the Resource Center.

                                    Hull Court Festival
                                    Saturday, July 21, 1 – 3pm
                                    Hull Court Park
                                    Presented by the Ingham County Land Bank, this event is designed to encourage neighbors & friends
                                    to have fun and celebrate the rehab work completed within the neighborhood.
                                    Come and enjoy - grilled hot dogs, chips, & beverages
                                    Please RSVP with Kimberly Whitfield at (517) 580-8825 or email at kwhitfield@....

                                    Attention Gardeners: Festival organizers want to showcase local gardeners and allow them to market their produce at the event. If you are interested in selling produce from your home garden or community garden plot at the festival, please contact Kimberly Whitfield at (517) 580-8825 or kwhitfield@....

                                    Ice Cream Social
                                    Saturday, August 11, 3 - 6pm
                                    Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2727 W. Holmes
                                    At Redeemer Church’s Annual Ice Cream Social and 50/50 Raffle the community gathers together for fun, food, games, music, fellowship and “free” ice cream. The 50/50 raffle drawing offers cash and prizes for winning tickets. The goal every year of the Annual Ice Cream Social and 50/50 Raffle is to raise funds to improve the lives of economically challenged children in our neighborhood. This year the funds raised will go toward funding programs for children at-risk.
                                    www.redeemerlansing.com
                                     

                                     
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                                         tuesday                                                                       july 24, 2012 

                                      FEATURED NEWS

                                      Southside Showcase Fair
                                      Thursday, August 23, 3 – 7 pm
                                      Corner of Mount Hope & Boston Blvd.

                                      Can you believe it? This year marks the 10th anniversary of SLCDA's Southside Showcase! Mark your calendars now: Thursday, August 23, 3-7 p.m., in conjunction with the South Lansing Farmers Market. The market is rockin' at its new location, and we think combining the two events into one grand festival is a perfect way to end the summer!

                                      Join us at the SW corner of Mt. Hope and Boston (1905 W. Mount Hope), behind Grace United Methodist Church. We'll have the same great amenities you've enjoyed in years past, including live entertainment by local performers, children's activities and inflatables, hot food vendors, and exhibitor/vendor booths featuring local businesses and community organizations, all woven throughout the farmers market at the peak of harvest!

                                      This event is great for businesses and organizations to "showcase" what they offer the community. Space is limited to 24 booths, so register now!
                                       

                                       
                                      AmeriCorps Opening at SLCDA
                                      SLCDA has an opening for an AmeriCorps South Lansing Food Systems Coordinator. The full-time AmeriCorps member will manage food production in a 30x36 passive solar hoop house, coordinate and track produce donations, and teach garden-related nutrition education. Click here for a full position description.

                                      Full-time AmeriCorps members are required to complete 1700 service hours from October 3, 2012 to September 21, 2013. They must also attend a mandatory AmeriCorps orientation at the Ingham County Health Department during their first week of service. Members will be provided extensive training (on and off site), a $12,100 living allowance, a $5,550 educational award at the successful completion of the service term, health insurance, and loan forbearance for qualified student loans.

                                      For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov. Information about the Power of We Consortium can be found here: powerofwe.org/americorps/.

                                      To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Katie Ellero at kellero@... by Friday, August 10 at 12:00 noon.
                                      Thanks to our Community Partners
                                       



                                      SOUTH LANSING FARMERS MARKET

                                      Thursdays (now - September 27), 3 - 7pm
                                      Corner of Mount Hope Ave and Boston Blvd (1905 Mount Hope Ave)


                                        

                                           

                                      Check out the South Lansing Farmers Market this summer at a new time and location! The market will be starting Thursday, June 7th and continuing every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm through September 27th, behind Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Boston Blvd and Mt. Hope. This new location is super accessible to South Lansing residents by car, bus, bike or foot.

                                      The market will offer a diverse selection of healthy, local food, including grass fed beef, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, cupcakes, eggs and more! Cash, credit, EBT cards, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh are all accepted at this market.

                                      Aside from providing this exciting variety of food options, the South Lansing Farmers Market plans to provide a place for neighbors to gather, learn, eat, and have fun together. There will be tours and nutrition education at the Garden of Grace next to the market, youth activities, special events and entertainment all season!

                                      Thursday, July 26
                                      Vendors:
                                      • The Cupcake Diva
                                         - Red velvet, chocolate, vanilla cupcakes
                                         - www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cupcake-Diva/125377704184075
                                      • Lonesome Pines Beef
                                         - All natural grass-fed beef
                                         - www.facebook.com/pages/Lonesome-Pines-Beef/255002964527790
                                      • Risk's Apiary and Honey House
                                         - Locally-produced, natural honey, honey candles, lotion, chapstick, soap
                                         - www.facebook.com/RisksApiaryHoneyHouse, www.riskshoney.com
                                      • Nightengale Family Farms
                                         - Corn, cukes, cabbage, lettuce, kale, chard, zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, cherries, green beans
                                      • Full Circle Ranch
                                         - Peppers, blueberries, hot peppers flake mix, jams, goat milk soap, cucumbers
                                      • Ming Dynasty
                                         - Spring rolls, crab rangoons, eggrolls
                                      • Livity Sanctuary
                                         - Veggies: Malabar spinach, gourmet salad mix, zucchini, squash, basil, flower bouquets, kale, chard, collards, cherry tomatoes
                                         - Gaia garden/farm materials: rock dust, bat guano, worm poop
                                         - www.facebook.com/LivitySanctuary
                                      • Andrew Graber
                                          -Veggies (potatoes, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes (green & red), various pickled goods)
                                          -Baked goods (pies, pasta, bread, cookies)
                                          -Misc. (eggs, jams)
                                      • Dipped in Sugar
                                         - Mini muffins, sugar cookies, chocolate banana cookies, no bakes, white trash bars
                                      • Soap Sisters
                                         - Soap, chapstick, lotion, body wash, etc.
                                         - www.facebook.com/SoapSisters, www.thesoapsisters.com
                                      • Transitions
                                         - Dips, jewelry, compost materials
                                      • Old World New Day
                                         - Squash, potatoes, soap, jewelry
                                      • Khoua's Veggies
                                         - Peas, radish, green onion, beets, dill, bok choy, cilantro, lettuce, basil, zucchini (all organic!
                                      • Grace UMC Taco Night
                                         - $1 tacos featuring ground beef from Lonesome Pines
                                      • and more!

                                      Guests:
                                      • International Experience
                                         - Learn about hosting a high school exchange student and studying abroad
                                      • Master Gardeners Association
                                      • McLaren Greater Lansing

                                      Questions? Please contact the Market Manager Jenelle Jagmin at (517) 374-5700 or market@....

                                      Visit SLFM on Facebook for vendor/guest updates and so much more! www.facebook.com/pages/South-Lansing-Farmers-Market/314810578575963
                                       

                                      CHILD / FAMILY

                                      Kids Repair Program
                                      If you are between ages 9 and 17....want something "more fun" to do this summer...call Kids Repair Program and reserve your spot in an August 2012 class. "Earn a bike at the end of the week" that you've learned to repair all week. Learn bike repair, learn about biking as a healthy activity. $10 deposit reserves your spot, $40 is the class fee which includes a bike, helmet, lock and chain and certificate.

                                      Visit KRP on Facebook for more information at Kids Repair Program. For further information, please contact (517) 755-4174 or kidsrepairprogrambikes@.... KRP is operated in a building in the Hill Career Center, 5815 Wise Road.

                                      Summer Activities Guide
                                      Check out the Lansing Parks and Recreation Spring & Summer 2012 Activities Guide (http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?i=102232)! Discover summer events, find open gym/swim times, register for sports (all ages), learn a new culinary skill, and much more!

                                      Summer at Impression 5
                                      Visit www.impression5.org and check out all of the fun summer activities offered by Impression 5! Check out t