FEBRUARY 6 — Nature Story Hour, Lansing. Visit Fenner Nature Center for the Nature Story Hour, located at 2020 East Mt. Hope Ave., from 1 to 2 p.m. Join a volunteer librarian as she leads you through a nature story. Afterwards, kids can take part in making a craft and watching a family-friendly video. This is a free event, however donations are appreciated. For more information, call (517) 483-4224 or visit mynaturecenter.org.
FEBRUARY 11 — FUN on the ROCKS Winterfest – GL Singing Competition, Grand Ledge. Contestants ages 8 to 18 will compete in a singing competition at the Grand Ledge Opera House, located at 121 South Bridge St., beginning at 6 p.m. Join in the fun and cheer on your favorite singer. The top three winners will receive cash prizes and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Audience admission is by donation. For more information or to register, call (517) 410-6409 or visit grandledgechamber.com.
FEBRUARY 12 — FUN on the ROCKS Winterfest – Chili Cookoff & MI Craft Beer & Wine Tasting, Grand Ledge. Visit downtown Grand Ledge and enjoy the Chili Cookoff and MI Craft Beer & Wine Tasting. Sample an array of chili, beer and wine and socialize with friends. The event will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, visit grandledgechamber.com.
FEBRUARY 13 — FUN on the ROCKS Winterfest – High Flying Pancake Breakfast, Grand Ledge. Visit the Grand Ledge Opera House, located at 121 S. Bridge St., for an entertaining and tasty breakfast treat – the High Flying Pancake Breakfast. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $5/person (presale) or $6/person at the door. Children age two and under are free. Presale tickets are available at MacDowell’s, the Chamber office or by calling (517) 490-6731. For more information, visit grandledgechamber.com.
FEBRUARY 13 — FUN on the ROCKS Winterfest – Chocolate & Wine, Grand Ledge. The fun continues at FUN on the ROCKS Winterfest – Chocolate & Wine. Spend Valentines Day at the Opera House from 7 to 10 p.m. for a fun night of acoustic music, wine and chocolate! Tickets are $20/person and include wine and chocolate tasting. Attendees must be 21 or older to attend. Visit grandledgechamber.com for more information.
FEBRUARY 13 — FUN on the ROCKS Winterfest – Cardboard Adventure Sled Race, Grand Ledge. Participate in the fun and build a sled for the FUN on the ROCKS Winterfest – Cardboard Adventure Sled Race. Participants must build a sled out of cardboard and tape. You may add soft items for aesthetic purposes, along with the use of paint, pictures, flags, etc. for decorations. You are encouraged to wear a costume to match your sled and you may have more than one rider. Participants are also allowed one person to give you a running push to start. Participants may not use wood, metal or plastic items. Participants can register for the following brackets: Age 2 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest sled and the best decorated. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the race begins at 12:30 p.m. The race will be held at the JC Park, located at 525 E. River St. For more information, visit grandledgechamber.com.
JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 28 — MSU Federal Credit Union Student Art Exhibit, East Lansing. It’s time to vote for your favorite artwork in the MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit featuring over 100 remarkable pieces from 15 area high schools. Remember to vote for your favorite artwork either in person at the MSUFCU Headquarters in East Lansing or online at msufcuart.com from Jan. 29 through Feb. 28.
FEBRUARY 6 — Family Day at the Broad.
Bring the kids to the Broad for Family Day. View the exhibition and then create projects based on the pieces. Kids will have the opportunity to work on art with each other, go on an interactive scavenger hunt and then enjoy a family tour beginning at 1 p.m. Visit the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, located at 547 E. Circle Drive from noon to 4 p.m. This event is free to attend. For more information, call (517) 884-8037 or visit broadmuseum.msu.edu.
FEBRUARY 9-14 — The Sound of Music, East Lansing. Spend some time with Maria and the VonTrapp family in the brand-new production of The Sound of Music. You will want to sing along with them as they take you on this journey of spirited romance. This fun-filled performance will be held at the Wharton Center, located on the campus of MSU. Tickets start at $38/person or $25/student. For more information, including show times, call (517) 353-1982 or visit whartoncenter.com.
MARCH 5 — Mozart Mania, East Lansing. Join the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and Conductor, Timothy Muffitt, for Mozart Mania. This musical performance will be held at the Wharton Center, located on the campus of MSU, beginning at 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (517) 487-5001, email email@example.com or visit lansingsymphony.org.
FEBRUARY 5-7 — Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo, Lansing. Grab a group of girlfriends and visit the Lansing Center for the Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo. Enjoy over 250 exhibits and seminars geared toward women and their families. Areas featured will include: healthcare evaluations, finance, food, vacation, fashion, beauty, spa services, handbags, candles and much more. Visit the Lansing Center, located at 333 East Michigan Ave., on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $9/person ages 15 and above and $7/person ages six to 14. For more information, call (616) 532-8833 or visit kohlerexpo.com.
FEBRUARY 14 — Darwin Discovery Day, East Lansing. Join the Michigan State University Museum as they present their 12th annual Darwin Discovery Day. Enjoy an afternoon of science, exploration and discovery. Patrons can interact with researchers and students from MSU as they share their education and research with the public. There will be activities, tours and collections throughout the museum. Visit the MSU Museum from 1 to 5 p.m. This is a free event to attend. For more information, visit museum.msu.edu.
FEBRUARY 11 — Baby Signing Class, East Lansing. Join Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology for a one-hour class teaching you how to communicate with your baby through signing. This class will be held at Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology, located at 1560 Turf Lane, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $15/person or $25/couple. For more information, call (517) 853-2330 or visit alliance-obgyn.com.
FEBRUARY 23 — Preschool Prep, East Lansing. Join St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School for Preschool Prep. The meeting will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School, located at 915 Alton Road, from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 1 — Entrepreneur YOU, Lansing. Please join Davenoport University and Michigan Women’s Foundation for Entrepreneur YOU: A Day of Education and Resources for Women Entrepreneurs. In the informative session, you will learn about the challenges and opportunities that women face as they start and continue to grow their businesses. Entrepreneur YOU will be held at Davenport University, located at 200 South Grand Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $50/ticket. For more information and to register, visit davenport.edu/ey2016-la.
FEBRUARY 28 — MSU Museum’s Chocolate Party Benefit, East Lansing. Watch as local restaurants, caterers, bakers, and more share their chocolate creations as they compete by sculpting chocolate masterpieces. The MSU Museum Chocolate Party Benefit will be held at the Kellogg Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost to attend this event ranges in price from $25-$75/person. Proceeds from the event will benefit the proper care of the Museum’s collections. For more information, call (517) 432-4655, email email@example.com or visit museum.msu.edu.