Events for April 2015

Events 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 or call (517) 323-7823. April 25 — Beerfest at the Ballpark, Lansing. Enjoy an afternoon at the Ballpark with friends sampling beer and cider from more than 35 Michigan breweries showcasing more than 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 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 fees will apply. Visit May 2 & 3 — 20th Annual Victorian Days, Grand Ledge. Experience the Victorian era in Grand Ledge. You and your family can enjoy the Grand Ball, a Civil War encampment, a vintage baseball game, quilt show and more. Visit for more information coming soon. May 5 — Connections and Coffee, Lansing. Join the Greater Lansing Business Monthly for Connections and Coffee. Spend your morning networking, enjoying a light breakfast, and listening to a short presentation. This free event will be held at the University Club of MSU from 8 to 9 a.m. Call (517) 203-3333 or email Arts 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 recommended for viewers 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 for show times. April 9 — Capital City Film Festival, Lansing. Experience the Capital City Film Festival with friends and family at the Lansing Center. Celebrate artists from around the world at this multimedia showcase of independent films and live touring bands. Films are $5/each or you can purchase an all access pass for $50/person. Visit or call (517) 483-4058 for more information. May 14 — Music at the Mansion, Lansing. Join Friends of Turner-Dodge House for Music at the Mansion. Enjoy an intimate musical performance in the Music Room at the Turner-Dodge House. Tickets are $10/person. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. 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. Clinics 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the Month — The Balancing Act Book Club Lansing. Do you love to read and socialize with other women in the community? Do you want to learn how some women are able to juggle everything and not get overwhelmed? If so, the Balancing Act Book Club is a group for you. Join interns Branda and Janet and other women in the community and share your ideas on balancing life together. For more information, call (517) 372-9163. April 14 — Dinner with the Doc, Lansing. Did you know that after the age 35, most Americans gain a half a pound a month and the number of overweight children has doubled in the last 20 years? If being overweight is preventing you from the life that you or your family wants, then this session is for you. Learn about these statistics and more and how to lose fat while maintaining your muscle at Dinner with the Doc, Weight Loss through Ideal Protein. Join Total Health Chiropractic at Champps starting at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Please call (855) 681-2225 to register. April 22 — Bone Density Screening, East Lansing. Join Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology for a Bone Density screening. If you are 35 years of age or older, are not pregnant and have never had a bone density screening, you are encouraged to attend. Readings generally take five to ten minutes. The cost of the screening is $10/person. Call (517) 853-2330 to register. Now thru May 31 — Skin Cancer Screening, Okemos. Doctor’s Approach Dermatology is taking part in the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer Campaign by hosting a weekly skin cancer screening. Appointments take about ten minutes and patrons will receive a written report of findings and information on skin cancer and prevention. Screenings are free to new patients only. Call (517) 993-5900. Fundraisers April 18 — 12th Annual Fur Ball, Bath. Grab your pooch and spend an evening at the Capital Area Humane Society’s 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, email or call (517) 626-6060 x. 120. April 24 — 2nd Annual DreamBuilders Gala, Bath. Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County will host their 2nd annual DreamBuilders Gala, Taste of Michigan at Eagle Eye Golf Club. This year’s event will feature food made with Michigan-produced ingredients, a farmers market atmosphere with Michigan-made items and a local band. Enjoy the silent auction, music and food from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $55/person or $100/couple. All proceeds will go toward Habitat for Humanity Clinton County programs. Email, visit or call (989) 227-1771. April 26 — High Heels and High Tea, Lansing. Join the Junior League of Lansing for a High Heels and High Tea fundraiser. Come and enjoy an afternoon of High Tea for charity. Relax as you mingle, sip tea and champagne, eat finger sandwiches and shop with friends. High Heels and High Tea will be held at the U Club from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to benefit the Junior League’s Mission and our community projects. Tickets are $30/person before April 1 and $40/person until April 20. You can purchase tickets at May 21 — Wine & Stein, Lansing. Join your friends and celebrate the beginning of summer at Wine & Stein at Potter Park Zoo. Sample beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and listen to live music. And don’t forget to visit with the animals while you are there! Wine & Stein will be held rain or shine from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost to attend is $35/person or $30/member. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Visit

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