Events for December 2014

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December 2 — Holiday Glitter Spectacular, Lansing. Join the Arts Council for the 35th Annual Holiday Glitter. Enjoy this vaudeville themed party including a social hour, appetizers, desserts, wine, beer, coffee and entertainment by LUVS. Don’t miss all the fun at the University Club of MSU from 6 to 9 p.m. Vaudeville/roaring twenties attire is encouraged. Visit lansingarts.org. December 6 — Old Town Dickens Village, Old Town. Step back in time and visit the Old Town Dickens Village in Old Town. Experience the Victorian era as you enjoy many free activities throughout the streets and shops. You will be able to make ornaments, decorate cookies, listen to live holiday music, see carolers listen to carolers, visit with Santa and more. Bring your family for some Dickens Village fun from noon to 5 p.m. Visit iloveoldtown.org. December 6 — Old Town Scrooge Scramble 5K Run/Walk, Old Town. The Old Town Commercial Association will host their 8th annual Scrooge Scramble on the Lansing River Trail. Registration is $25/person. Bring a friend and participate in this fun run beginning at 10 a.m. The first 200 participants to register will receive a Scrooge Scramble winter headband. Visit iloveoldtown.org. December 6 — Winter Glow, East Lansing. Spend a day at Winter Glow, an outdoor winter festival, in East Lansing. Enjoy ice carving, a reindeer petting zoo, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, horse and carriage rides, an outdoor holiday farmer’s market, a heated music tent, a kid’s winter carnival, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate and more. This outdoor winter festival is free for the entire family. Join the fun from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit cityofeastlansing.com. December 6 — Christmas Market and Lights Parade, DeWitt. The DeWitt Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2nd annual Christmas Lights Parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. Come early and spend some time shopping at the Christmas Market, visit with Santa and enjoy a s’more. The Christmas Market will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Call (517) 668-3635. December 6 — Annual Christmas Festival, St. Johns. Join the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce for their annual Christmas Festival. Enjoy a festival of trees, breakfast with Santa, craft show and children’s crafts. This year’s festival will be held at the CC RESA Building, located at 1013 S US 27. Breakfast with Santa is from 8 to 10:30 a.m., children’s crafts are from noon to 3 p.m. and the craft show and tree festival are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit clintoncountychamber.org. December 6 — 12th Annual Christmas Bazaar, Eaton Rapids. Join us for the 12th Annual Christmas Bazaar in conjunction with the Eaton Rapids Hometown Christmas festivities. Enjoy crafters at both the First Congregational Church, located at 300 South Main and at Red Ribbon Hall, located next door, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call (517) 331-3819. December 6 — Holiday Open House, Lansing. Join Capital Area Humane Society for their Holiday Open House. You and your family can enjoy photos with Santa, a bake sale, adoption specials and more. You may even find a new member for your family. Don’t miss the fun from noon to 6 p.m. For more information or to donate an item for the bake sale, email programs@AdoptLansing.org or call (517) 626-6821 x. 111. December 6 & 7 — Holiday Traditions Tour, Grand Ledge. Visit four homes, the restored Opera House, the Watson one room school, the Museum and the First Congregational United Church of Christ celebrating 150 years for a fun-filled holiday tour. Enjoy the homes, historic buildings, tables and trees sponsored by the Grand Ledge Area Historical Society. Tickets are $8/person in advance or $10/person at the door. For more information, call (517) 627-7247. December 12 — Festival of Trees Opening Gala, Lansing. Join The Friends of Turner-Dodge House and Lansing Parks and Recreation for the Festival of Trees Opening Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy music on all three floors of the mansion, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and a celebrity tree-judging contest by TV-6 anchors Evan Pinnsonault, Jane Aldrich and Bob Hoffman from the Wharton Center. This event is open to the public and tickets are $25/person. RSVP by Monday, December 8 at beebe.michael@yahoo.com or (517) 372-1348. December 13 — Holiday Festival 2014, Charlotte. The Lansing Concert Band continues its season with the Holiday Festival 2014 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, with Dr. Gary T. Sullivan on the podium. We will be featuring MSU’s The Beaumont Brass Quintet, and our featured soloist is vocalist Ms. Teresa DuSell. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12/adults and $5/children. Visit cpacpresents.com/boxoffice or call (517) 541-5690. December 13 – January 4 — Festival of Trees, Lansing. Join The Friends of Turner-Dodge House and Lansing Parks and Recreation for the Festival of Trees at Turner-Dodge House. Visit the Mansion and see all of the beautifully decorated Christmas Trees on display. Admission is $5/person or $10/family of four. For viewing times visitlansingmi.gov/tdodge or call (517) 483-4313. January 4 — 21st Annual Bridal Party Wedding Show, Lansing. Gather all of the important women in your life and attend the 21st Annual Bridal Party Wedding Show at the Kellogg Center, located at 219 South Harrison Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whether you are in the beginning stages of planning your big day or nearing the end, you will get tons of wonderful ideas to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Arts Now thru December 23 — 2014 Holiday Exhibition, Lansing. Visit the Lansing Art Gallery for the 2014 Holiday Exhibition. This is an opportunity for the public to not only view, but also purchase art from over 100 different established and emerging artists. Items will include: fine art, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and more. Visit the Lansing Art Gallery Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and the first Sunday of December from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit lansingartgallery.org or call (517) 374-6400. December 6 — MSU’s Home For The Holidays, East Lansing. Get in the spirit of the season at Cobb Great Hall at the Wharton Center with MSU’s Home For The Holidays. Enjoy Christmas music, carols, sing-alongs and storytelling featuring the College of Music ensembles and soloists and a Santa saxophone quartet. Children will even have an opportunity to help decorate the Christmas tree during the program. Tickets are $20/person, $18/senior or $10/student. Visit whartoncenter.com or call (517) 432-2000. December 12 — A Holiday Concert, Okemos. Join the Mason Orchestral Society as they present A Holiday Concert. This festive concert will be held in the Okemos High School Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. For more information, email information@masonorchestras.org or visit masonorchestras.org. December 14 — Holiday Pops, East Lansing. Join the Lansing Symphony Orchestra for a Lansing favorite, Holiday Pops. Get in the festive spirit as you listen to many holiday favorites performed by the MSU Youth Chorale. This family fun concert will be held at the Wharton Center beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets range in price from $20-$47/person. Visit lansingsymphony.org or call (517) 487-5001. December 16-21 — Annie, East Lansing. Everyone’s favorite orphan is coming to the Wharton Center. Annie, Miss Hannigan, Sandy, Daddy Warbucks and the other girls are sure to entertain you in this beloved musical. Enjoy this favorite today. Tickets are $34 plus/person. For show times and reservations visit whartoncenter.com. Exhibits December 6-7 — MSU Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, East Lansing. Attend one of the largest holiday craft shows in the state at the MSU Union. This show will take place on all four floors of the MSU Union featuring candles, wooden items, jewelry, aromatherapy, clothing, toys, painting, photography, pottery, holiday items and more. Get a start on your shopping or pick something up for yourself. Admission is free. Show hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now thru December 28 — Wonderland of Lights, Lansing. Visit Potter Park Zoo to see all of the animals and the wonderful light display, Wonderland of Lights. You can also enjoy carolers, musical performances and more. Experience the beauty of the zoo lit up at night Thursday’s through Sunday’s from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost to attend is $6/adults, $4/kids ages three to 12 and free for kids three and under. Visit potterparkzoo.org. Clinics December 30 — Dinner with the Doc, Lansing. Join Total Health Chiropractic for New Years Resolution Strategies, Dinner with the Doc. Total Health Chiropractic will buy you dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill and you will learn the most powerful strategies for creating and keeping your New Years Resolutions. Join them at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and registration is required. Visit totalhealth-fitness.com or call (855) 681-2225. January 13 thru February 4 — Lose Weight With Increased Awareness and Hypnosis, East Lansing. Join Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology and Aspen Bernath-Plaisted every Tuesday for four weeks for Lose Weight Now With Increased Awareness and Hypnosis. This four-week session will give you the skills you need in order to achieve your ideal weight. Each class will be followed by a hypnosis session to reinforce and enhance the information. Classes will be every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost for the four-week course is $60/person. Call (517) 651-5725. January 28 — Bladder Blues, East Lansing.Do you suffer from urinary frequency, leakage or painful bladder syndrome? If so, attend Bladder Blues at Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology. You will learn about all of the common problems that many women experience with their bladders. This informative session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $10/person. Call (517) 853-2330. Fundraisers December 3 — Winter Wine & Stein, Lansing. Attend the first Winter Wine & Stein bash at the Potter Park Zoo. Enjoy beer, wine and hors’doeuvres from local restaurants, listen to holiday music and see all of the animals and holiday lights. This fun evening will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost to attend is $30/members or $35/non-members. You must be 21 or over to attend. Visit potterparkzoo.org. December 12 — Red Nose Ruckus, Bath. Spend an evening of dancing, dining and enjoying live music by the Sea Cruisers to benefit Child and Family Charities and Angel House. Other activities include a silent auction, visiting with Santa and much more. This fun filled event will be held at the Eagle Eye Banquet Center, located at 15500 Chandler Road, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call (517) 882-4000.
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