Events March 7 — Family Day at the Broad, East Lansing. Gather the family and spend the day with Farm Bureau Insurance at Family Day at the Broad. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, hands-on projects, live music and a special family tour at 1 p.m. Visit the Broad from noon to 4 p.m. for this free family fun experience. For more information, visit broadmuseum.msu.edu. March 31 — Dinner with the Doc, Lansing. Join Total Health Chiropractic for Dinner with the Doc. They will buy you dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill and you will learn what the real meaning of health is. You will also learn how to stop taking prescription drugs, how to avoid surgery and discover how to increase your energy naturally. Please join us for this informative event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. To register, call (855) 681-2225 or visit totalhealth-fitness.com. April 18 — Greater Lansing Area Club 33rd Annual Founders’ Day Awards Brunch, Lansing. Join the greater Lansing Area Club for their 33rd Annual Founders’ Day Awards Brunch, Women on a Journey to Impact the Community. This year’s awards luncheon will be held at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $30/person. Support the Women in Suits campaign at the luncheon by bringing in donations of suits and apparel for disadvantaged women who are going on job interviews, returning to and/or entering the workforce. For tickets and information, email email@example.com or call (517) 323-7823. April 24-26 — 75th Annual Maple Syrup Festival, Vermontville. Spend a day in Vermontville with your family at the 75th Annual Maple Syrup Festival. Enjoy rides, a talent show, arts and crafts, a flea market, two parades, a petting zoo, a princess pageant, entertainment, a pancake derby and more. And, don’t forget the syrup! Syrup producers will be located throughout the village selling syrup, candies, crème and maple syrup cotton candy. You can also stop by the American Legion and have a pancake breakfast offered by the Maple Valley Band Boosters. For more information and to view the event schedule, visit vermontvillemaplesyrupfestival.org. April 25 — Beerfest at the Ballpark, Lansing. Enjoy an afternoon at the Ballpark with friends sampling beer and cider from over 35 Michigan breweries showcasing over 100 craft beverages and listening to live acoustic music. This event will take place at Cooley Law School Stadium from 1 to 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Old News Boys. Visit beerfestattheballpark.net. April 26 — Party for the Planet, Lansing. Visit Potter Park Zoo and celebrate the 45th Earth Day at Party for the Planet, North America’s largest Earth Day celebration with more than 120 zoos and aquariums across the country participating. Enjoy conservation demonstrations and learn about some of the animals from their caretakers. Party for the Planet will be held from noon to 4 p.m. General Admission will apply. Visit potterparkzoo.org. Arts March 19–22 & 26-29 — Dogfight, Lansing. Take a journey through 1963 as three young Marines go our for a final boys night on the eve of their deployment to a conflict in Southeast Asia. Watch as one young man learns the power of compassion and witness an unexpected love affair. Experience Dogfight at the Miller Performing Arts Center, located at 6025 Curry Lane, performed by Peppermint Creek Theatre. For show times and pricing, visit peppermintcreek.org. April 1-12 — The Phantom of the Opera, East Lansing. Experience the new production of The Phantom of the Opera with new and exciting special effects, choreography, staging and lighting. This performance is slightly scary so it is recommended that viewers are seven years of age or older. Don’t miss this performance described by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” at Cobb Great Hall in the Wharton Center. Tickets start at $32/person or $25/MSU student. Visit whartoncenter.com for show times. Exhibits Now thru May 31, 2015 — Not Just a Man’s War: Michigan Women in the Civil War, Lansing. Visit the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame and discover what the War meant for the women of Michigan. Not only did women take care of their own household duties, they also took on the responsibilities of men. Some women stayed in Michigan, supporting the war efforts, others served in hospitals and even on battlefields. Experience this exciting exhibit at the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame, located at 213 West Malcolm X Street. Call (517) 484-1880 for more information. March 20-22 — Shuto Con 2015, Lansing. Visit the Lansing Center for Shuto Con 2015. This three-day Anime Convention will focus on artists and the art of Interactive Cosplaying. This convention will feature several large rooms for panels, over 50 unique artists and dealers, three anime viewing rooms, a huge video game room, a table- top gaming room, special guests and more. The convention will be open beginning Friday at 9 a.m. and will run through Sunday at 6 p.m. Visit shutocon.com for more information. Clinics March 10 — Social Security Clinic, East Lansing. Join MSUFCU and the MSU Women’s Resource Center for a clinic on Social Security presented by the Social Security Administration. If you have ever had questions regarding Social Security, ask the experts. This session will be held at the Farm Lane Branch, located at 4835 East Mt. Hope Road, from noon to 1 p.m. Visit msufcu.org. March 17 — 100 Women Who Care Meeting, Lansing. Are you looking to make a difference in your community? If so, attend the next meeting of the Lansing Chapter of 100 Women Who Care. This is a group of over 100 women who get together four times a year to help local charities, non-profits and worthy causes serving the greater Lansing area. 100 Women Who Care brings together women who want to make a difference now in our community. To date, 100 Women Who Care has given over $250,000 to local charities since their start in March 2010. If you are interested in becoming a member and attending the next meeting at 5 p.m. at the University Club, email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or visit greaterlansing100womenwhocare.com March 18 — Baby Sign Class, East Lansing. Join Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology for a Baby Sign Class. Baby signing is helpful to both children and their caregivers. This one-hour class will get you on your way to encouraging your baby to effectively communicate with you using signs. Don’t miss this opportunity from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost to attend this class is $15/person or $25/couple. To register, call (517) 853-2330. March 19 — Bone Density Screening, East Lansing. Are you over 35 years of age, not pregnant, and have never had a bone density screening? If so, you are strongly encouraged to attend the Bone Density Screening at Alliance Obstetrics and Gynecology for a screening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Readings typically take five to ten minutes. The cost to attend is $10/person. To register, call (517) 853-2330. Fundraisers March 11 — Health & Fitness, Lansing. The Guild and Playmakers are teaming to promote health and fitness in the community. Playmakers will conduct shoe fitting, consultation and sales. They will also provide gait analysis and conduct good form walking and running clinics. The event will be held in the Sparrow Professional Building Atrium from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Part of any profits will go to the Sparrow Guild to benefit Sparrow Hospital. March 12 — Lucky Feet 5K Kidney Run/Walk, East Lansing. The 2015 Lucky Feet 5K Kidney Run/Walk will benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. This road race will be held on the campus of MSU. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; race start time is 10 a.m. race and an 11:30 a.m., a quarter-mile Leprechaun Leap will be held for children 12 and under. All participants will receive medals and early registrants will be guaranteed t-shirts. Race fees are as follows: early registration is $30/person until Monday, Feb. 23 and $35/person after. The Leprechaun Leap is $7/person for early bird and $10/person after. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 222-9800 x. 208. March 19-20 — Jewelry & Accessory Sale, Lansing. The Guild will hold a $5.00 spring jewelry and accessory sale. The sale will be held in the Sparrow Professional Building Atrium from 7a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 19, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 20. Part of any profits will go to the Sparrow Guild to benefit Sparrow Hospital. March 20 — MSU Museum’s Wine Tasting Benefit, East Lansing. Spend an evening with your friends from the MSU Museum for their Wine Tasting Benefit. The evening will include more than 100 Michigan, national and international wines, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and door prizes. Vendors will be on hand to answer questions. Proceeds from the event will benefit MSU Museum programs. This fun-filled evening will take place at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $45/person. For more information or to register, visit museum.msu.edu or call (517) 355-1855. March 21 — Run for the House 2015, Okemos. Participate in the Run for the House 2015 and help make a difference to families of seriously ill children. Proceeds from Run for the House 2015 will help support the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, which provides families with a home-away-from-home while their children are being hospitalized or receiving treatment at Lansing-area hospitals and clinics. Enjoy a one-mile fun run, a three-mile run/walk or a six-mile run. This event will take place at the Delta Dental Campus beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, email run@LoveTheHouse.org. April 18 — 12th Annual Fur Ball, Bath. Grab your pooch and spend an evening at the Capital Area Humane Society 12th Annual Fur Ball, There’s No Place Like Home. Enjoy an evening of dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment, the ultimate doggy spa and more. Formal attire is encouraged. This year’s Fur Ball will be held at Eagle Eye Golf Course beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets to attend are $75/pampered pooch, $100/person until April 8, $125/person beginning April 9 or $1,250/sponsored tables of eight. All proceeds benefit the Capital Area Humane Society. Visit adoptlansing.org, email email@example.com or call (517) 626-6060 x. 120.