Events for February 2015

Events February 10 — 103rd Annual Dinner, East Lansing. Join the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce for their 103rd Annual Dinner. This event will host more than 800 attendees, making this the premier networking event in the region. The evening will include honoring outgoing Chair and Board members, remarks from the Chamber’s incoming Board Chair, honoring the ATHENA and ATHENAPowerLink recipients and more. This year’s dinner will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Early Bird tickets are $85/member, $140/non-member or $630/table of eight or regular tickets for $95/member, $140/non-member and $710/table of eight. For more information, visit February 12 — Chocolate Walk, Old Town. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Old Town. Explore businesses, shops and restaurants and don’t forget to grab some chocolate along the way at the second annual Old Town Chocolate Walk. This evening of sweets will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15/person in advance or $20/person at the door and includes a two pound box to fill with chocolate and a map of participating businesses that doubles as a punch card. Visit February 23 — Daddy Daughter Dance, Lansing. This is a fun opportunity for dads, or any special male figure, and daughters to enjoy an evening together. Attend the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel, located at 925 South Creyts Road, from 7 to 9 p.m. This fun event is open to any young lady who is over the age of two and her date for the evening. There will be a limited dinner menu available. For more information, email 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 Arts February 13-15 — I Love Lucy Live on Stage, East Lansing. Spend an evening with Ricky, Lucy, Fred and Ethel in I Love Lucy Live on Stage. Revisit 1952 as you are entertained with one of the most beloved programs in television history on stage at the Wharton Center. You will be a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience witnessing two favorite episodes. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity at the Wharton Center. For show-times and pricing, visit or call (517) 353-1982. February 21 — The Hot Sardines, East Lansing. Experience a fun and unique jazz band, The Hot Sardines. Listen to music inspired by the 20s, 30s and 40s with touches of New Orleans and Paris. Visit the Wharton Center and let The Hot Sardines captivate you and take you on a wonderful musical journey. For more information, visit or call (517) 353-1982. Exhibits Now-May 31 — 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 had to take 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. February 6-8 — Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo, Lansing. Join the Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo, currently in their 15th year. Enjoy more than 250 exhibits and seminars geared toward women and their families. There is something for everyone as they offer health, fashion, finance, food, travel, beauty items and so much more. This is truly a shopping extravaganza. Visit the Expo on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lansing Center. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Meijer or at the door. Visit or call (616) 532-8833. February 14 — 6th Annual Mason Area Women’s Expo, Mason. Spend your day at the Ingham County Fairgrounds, located at 700 East Ash Street, at the 6th Annual Mason Area Women’s Expo. Enjoy shopping, a women’s health discussion, pilates classes, extreme couponing classes, silent auctions and more. Visit the Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Call (517) 676-2857 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, more than 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 for more information. Clinics February 10 — Income Tax Prep, East Lansing. It’s that time of year again – tax time. This class is a how-to guide to preparing your 2014 taxes. Visit MSU Federal Credit UnionFarm Lane Branch, located at 4825 East Mt. Hope Road, for this informative session. For more information, visit February 13 — iPad and iPhone Basics, Mason. This is a class for Adults who need the basics to get started with their iPad and iPhone. In this hands-on class you will learn all of the basic information that you need to get started, tips and tricks and how to customize your device. Please be sure to bring your iPad or iPhone fully charged. Registration for this class is required. This informative session will be held at the Mason Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call (517) 676-9088. February 16 — Knit & Knot So Much, Lansing. Join this informal group, Knit & Knot So Much, to work on various needlework projects at Reach. This group meets the third Monday of the month for fun, creativity and a potluck lunch. Each meeting will include a small instruction session of different techniques. Bring some friends and some yarn and join this group from 10 a.m. to noon. The registration fee for the group is $10/person. Visit or call (517) 999-3643. 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 by using hand 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. Call (517) 853.2330. Fundraisers February 6 — 4th Annual House Party, Lansing. Habitat for Humanity Lansing will host their 4th Annual House Party fundraiser in style at the University Club of MSU. The event will feature music by The Black Barn Band and a silent auction. Join them for an opportunity to have a great night and give back at the same time. This fun-filled evening will be held from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The cost is $75/person or $750/table of 10. One hundred percent of the proceeds go back to Habitat for Humanity Lansing to help eliminate poverty housing in the Greater Lansing area. Email, visit or call (517) 374-1313 x. 20. February 22 — MSU Museum Chocolate Party Benefit, East Lansing. Join the MSU Museum for their 26th Annual Chocolate Party Benefit. Watch as culinary competitors create edible masterpieces inspired by the film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and sample their delectable chocolate confections. On display will also be exhibits showcasing artifacts and specimens from the science and culture collections. Proceeds help to fund proper care of the Museum’s collections. Ticket prices are as follows: pre-general admission tickets are $30/person, Museum member tickets are $25/person, tickets at the door are $35/person or premier chocolatier tickets are $75/person and include early party preview, samples of competition and chocolatier pieces, master chef demonstration and a one-year MSU Museum membership. Don’t miss this fun event being held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, located at 219 South Harrison Road, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Visit or call (517) 355-1855. 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 with registration beginning at 9 followed by a 10 a.m. race start time. An 11:30 a.m. ¼ 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 February 23 and $35/person after. The Leprechaun Leap is $7/person for early bird and $10/person after. Email or call (734) 222-9800 x. 208. 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. Visit or call (517) 355-1855.

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