Events January 3 — Family Day, East Lansing. Join Farm Bureau Insurance for Family Day at the Broad. Your loved ones can enjoy a scavenger hunt, hands-on projects, live music and a special family tour at 1 p.m. Family Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Whether you have visited the Broad before or are a first timer, what a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. For more information, visit lansingarts.org. January 5 — Sit ‘n Knit: Hugs for Hospice, Leslie. Grab your knitting needles and some yarn and join the Sit n’ Knit: Hugs for Hospice group at the Leslie Capital Area District Library. Knit or crochet hats, slippers or lapghans for Heartland/Hospice patients from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit cadl.org. January 6 — Crafternoons, Haslett. Join your friends at the Haslett Capital Area District Library for Crafternoons. This is a weekly informal meeting for crafters to get together, work on projects and share ideas with one another. This weekly session is from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit cadl.org. January 17 — Winter Gifts Enrichment, Lansing. Join the Potter Park Zoo as they wrap up the holiday season with a special enrichment event for the animals. Experience the animals in action as they are delivered the recycled Wonderland of Lights trees along with some special treats. This exciting opportunity to visit with the animals will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. General admission will apply. Visit potterparkzoo.com. January 19 — The Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 30th Annual Celebration Luncheon, Lansing. Join the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission for the 30th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event will take place at the Lansing Center, located at 333 East Michigan Avenue, with the program beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are $40/person or $320/table of eight. Visit lansingcenter.com or call (517) 483-7637. February 14 — Whitetails Unlimited Deer Camp, Lansing. Visit the Lansing Center from 4 to 10 p.m. for Whitetails Unlimited Deer Camp. Celebrate the tradition of hunting and enjoy dinner, auctions and raffles. This is a fun event for all ages to enjoy. Tickets are $35/person. Visit whitetailsunlimited.com. February 10 — 103rd Annual Dinner, East Lansing. Join the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce for their 103rd Annual Dinner. This event has 800 plus 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 lansing chamber.org. Arts January 16-18 — Blue Man Group, East Lansing. Experience Blue Man Group as they return to the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. This entertaining group combines comedy, music, and technology to form a very unique array of entertainment. This show is great for all ages, languages and cultures due to no speaking during the performance. Visit the Wharton Center today for this memorable performance. Tickets are priced $39/person and above. For more information, visit whartoncenter.com or call (517) 353-1982. January 25 — Concert, Grand Ledge. Join the Grand Ledge Opera House as they host Bob Milne, a Ragtime Pianist at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the historic Grand Ledge Opera House, located at 121 South Bridge Street. Visit grandledgechamber.com or call (517) 627-1443. January 27 thru February 1 — Pippin, East Lansing. Enjoy Pippin on stage for the first time in 40 years. Watch as a young prince takes a death-defying journey in order to find the true meaning of his own existence. Pippin is sure to take you on a wonderful journey. Visit the Wharton Center today to see this Tony Award winner. Tickets are $34/person and above. For more information, visit whartoncenter.com or call (517) 353-1982. Exhibits January 11 — Lansing Bridal Show, Lansing. Gather all of the important women in your life and join Bridal World for their 31st Lansing Bridal Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit with many different vendors and enjoy a fashion show at 2 p.m. This show will have everything under one roof that will help you with planning the wedding of your dreams. Tickets are $4/person in advance at Becker’s Bridal or $6/person at the door. Join Bridal World at the Lansing Center for this fun-filled day. Visit bridalworld.com or call (989) 534-1135. February 6-8 — Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo, Lansing. Join the Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo, currently in their 15th year. Enjoy over 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 kohlerexpo.com or call (616) 532-8833. Clinics 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 13 — Dinner with the Doc, Lansing. Join Total Health Chiropractic for Dinner with the Doc and learn about Fat Burning Nutrition. They will buy you dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill and you will learn the most powerful strategies for burning fat while maintaining your lean muscle. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Visit totalhealth-fitness.com or call (855) 681-2225. January 8, 15, 22 & 29 — Pure Meditation Foundation Class, Bath. This unique series will help you to conquer stress, improve concentration, find inner peace and establish your meditation practice for life. The series is $80/person and includes a book and follow-up appointment. If you cannot afford the full amount, please ask about a bursary. Join the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre for this informative series from 7 to 9 p.m. Preregistration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit selfrealizationcentremichigan.org or call (517) 641-6201 for more information. January 21 — Baby Sign Class, East Lansing. Join Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology for a Baby Sign Class. Baby signing is great for both children and their caregivers. It is vastly understood that a child’s ability to communicate verbally lags behind their cognitive ability to understand. This one-hour class will teach you everything you need to know to encourage your baby to effectively communicate using “signs”. This class will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $15/person or $25/couple. Call (517) 853-2330. January 27 — 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 medications, how to avoid surgery and you will discover how to increase your energy naturally. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Visit totalhealth-fitness.com or call (855) 681-2225. 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 January 30 & 31 — 2015 Art & Craft Beerfest, REO Town. Enjoy a two-day Art, Beer and Music festival with friends. You will have access to three different venues featuring art ranging from photography to metal sculptures and paintings; various music such as country, alternative, rock, R&B and more; twenty five plus beers from Right Brain Brewing Company and cider from Blake’s Hard Cider. Stop by The Cadillac Room, a heated tent behind REO Town Pub, and A2 Creative Corridor to experience this fun festival. Hours are Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Pennies for Power, a convenient and easy way for BWL customers to help needy families in our community. Tickets can be purchased for the following: Advanced tickets are $30/person and include a logo sampling glass and ten sampling tickets; VIP tickets are $40/person and include early entry on either Friday starting at 5 p.m. or Saturday starting at 4 p.m., a logo sampling glass and fifteen sampling tickets; Two-day VIP tickets are $70/person and include early entry on Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m., a logo sampling glass and fifteen sampling tickets or you can purchase tickets at the door for $35/person which include a logo sampling glass and ten sampling tickets. For more information, visit artandcraftbeerfest.com. 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 email@example.com, visit habitatlansing.org 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. Call (517) 355-2370.