Events July 7-12 — Eaton County Fair, Charlotte. It’s time to enjoy some elephant ears, cotton candy and fresh-squeezed lemonade. The whole family is sure to find something to entertain them at the Eaton County Fair. Enjoy rides by Elliott’s Amusements, horse pulls, motor cross, mud bogs and more. Visit the Eaton County Fairgrounds located at 1025 S. Cochran Road. For a complete list of events and pricing, visit www.eatoncountyfair.com. July 10-12 — Elsie Dairy Festival, Elsie. Celebrate the Elsie Dairy Festival, located in Elsie. Some of the activities include: arts and crafts booths, silent auction, bingo, draft horse pull, talent show, parade, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, dairy dash and so much more. Bring the whole family and enjoy all there is to see and do. Visit www.elsiedairyfest.com. July 12 — Young Eagles Aviation Day, Mason. Bring your kids, ages 8 to 17, to experience an airplane ride at the Young Eagles Aviation Day, hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 55, at the Mason Jewett Airport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local pilots will offer free airplane rides to children meeting the age requirements. Visit www.masonchamber.org. July 17 — Summer Wine Tasting, Charlotte. Celebrate summer in Michigan at our free Summer Wine Tasting at Michigan UnTapped in Charlotte. Enjoy Michigan wines and appetizers. Don’t miss this free event on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit www.michiganuntapped.com. July 18 — Parents’ Great Escape, Charlotte. Are you in need of an evening out without kids? If so, join in on the fun of Parents’ Great Escape. Drop your kids, ages 3 to 12, off at AL!VE, located at 800 W. Lawrence Ave., from 6 to 10 p.m. and “escape” for some fun. Your kids will have plenty of fun of their own, activities include: arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, group games, rock wall (ages six and up) and more! Pre-registration is required. Pick-up is at 8:30 p.m. for kids under 6 and 9 to 10 p.m. for all others. The cost for the evening is $15/first child and $10/each additional child (same household) or $13.50/first child for grow members and $9/each additional child (same household). July 22 — We all Scream for Ice Cream!, Okemos. Join your Lansing Chamber friends at Cutco Kitchen, located at 1863 W. Grand River for We all Scream for Ice Cream! You will learn how to prepare yummy toppings for all of your favorite ice cream and celebrate National Ice Cream month. This Chamber event is free to attend and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Call (517) 481-2137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. July 28 – August 2 — Ingham County Fair, Mason. Enjoy tractor pulls, horse pulls, a Paul Bunyan Lumberjack competition, rides, vendors, animals and much more at the Ingham County Fair. While there, don’t forget to visit the Family Fun Zone for daily activities. For more detailed information visit www.fb.ingham.org. Fridays in August — Movie in the Park, Grand Ledge. Grab a blanket and some snacks and join your friends and family for a movie in the park. Every Friday in August, beginning at 9:30 p.m. a family fun movie will be featured in the park at Bridge Street Plaza, located at 220 S. Bridge St. Visit www.grandledgechamber.com for a detailed list of all movies. August 2-3 — Dog Days in Williamston, Williamston. Attention all dog lovers: attend the Dog Days in Williamston for two days of fun. There will be an “Ugly Dog” contest, pet parade, Williamston’s Deputy Dog contest, Ingham County Animal Shelter Drive & Adoption, agility demonstrations, rescue groups, pet safety, hot dog bobbing pool for dogs, pet grooming and much more. For more information call (517) 655-1549. August 2 — Insane Inflatable 5K Race, Lansing. Are you looking for an adventure? Participate in the Insane Inflatable 5K. This 5K, made up solely of inflatable obstacles, will not only surprise and challenge you, but it will also make you want to come back for more fun. Get “insane” at Waverly Golf Course, located at 3308 W. Michigan Ave. Event fees range in price from $54 to $75/person. Call (517) 887-3255, email email@example.com or visit www.runmichigan.com. August 9 — Sundown Safari, Lansing. You and your kids can spend an evening camping at Potter Park Zoo and experience what it is like after-hours. Sundown Safari is a special evening for small groups and families. You will enjoy an evening tour of the zoo, campfire snacks and a continental breakfast, parking and zoo admission. The cost for this event is $25/members and $30/non-members. Call (517) 342-2713, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.potterparkzoo.org. August 19 — Lansing Open 2014, Bath Township. Enjoy some networking and fun in the sun at the Greater Lansing Chamber golf tournament held at Eagle Eye Golf Course. The cost for this event is $200/member or $245/non-member or $750/foursome. Cost includes greens fee and cart, player gift, beverage tickets, lunch and dinner. Call (517) 853-6456 or email email@example.com. August 22-24 — Mason Sun Dried Music Fest, Mason. Enjoy a weekend of fun on the square in Mason. There will be a beverage tent, three stages for music entertainment, kids area, vendors, food and fun. Visit www.masonchamber.org for more information. Arts Now to July 29 — Summer Stage Under the Stars, Lansing. Enjoy a variety of music, theater and dance at the outdoor theater at LCC’s Dart Auditorium, located at 500 N. Capitol Ave. Spend an evening or two of your summer at one of these free performances. For schedule information call (517) 483-1488. July 8-13 — Common Ground Music Festival, Lansing. Experience a week-long music celebration featuring national headline artists, regional and local favorites. There is something for everyone including rock, country, blues and more. This festival is held at Adado Riverfront Park. For a schedule of the line-up visit www.commongroundfest.com. Now to August 10 — Summer Concert Series, East Lansing. The city of East Lansing will host their Summer Concert Series. Enjoy seven weekends of live music on both Friday and Saturday in downtown East Lansing. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and some friends and spend an evening listening to music. The free concerts will take place on the corner of Albert and MAC beginning at 7 p.m. Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com. August 1-2 — JazzFest 2014, Old Town. This is a two-day musical festival featuring national, regional and local acts playing original compositions. There is a “Kidz Beat” tent for children, including free face painting and the opportunity to have a hands-on music-making experience. Don’t miss this fun free festival. Visit www.jazzlansing.com. Exhibits July 4 — Mason’s Independence Day Celebration, Mason. Celebrate your independence with your family in Mason this year. Start off your day by enjoying a County Seat Old Car Club Car Show, where you will “Cruise Back in Time,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Courthouse Square. Enjoy an Independence Day Parade beginning at 7:30 p.m. The parade will start at the Mason High School, go through downtown and finish back at the school. End your day at the Ingham County Fairgrounds, where you and your family can enjoy a fireworks display beginning at dusk. Visit www.masonchamber.org. July 4 — Lansing 4th of July Fireworks, Lansing. Bring a blanket and your family and enjoy the fireworks display at Adado Riverfront Park. Enjoy live music before the fireworks, which will start at 10 p.m. Call (517) 483-4313 or visit www.michiganfireworks.com. July 12 — 25th Annual Ledge’s Classic Auto Show, Grand Ledge. Enjoy 100 years of history on display at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. There will be a special celebration for the 25th Anniversary that you won’t want to miss. Bring the entire family and enjoy all of the cars. There are also picnic tables, nature trails, playground equipment, a nature center and the Ledges to explore. This event will take place rain or shine. Call (517) 627-7351 or visit www.grandledgechamber.org. July 17 — 2014 Community Garden Tour, Lansing. Join the Greater Lansing Food Bank for their annual Community Garden Tour. They will host guided bike, bus and walking tours of some of the community gardens in Lansing neighborhoods from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Visit www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org for more information to be posted soon. July 19 — Taste of Downtown, Lansing. Gather a group of friends or your family and spend the afternoon at the Taste of Downtown where you can sample a variety of cuisines and food specialties from downtown restaurants and over 100 different wines from around the world. Live music will keep you entertained while you enjoy your treats. There are also hands-on activities for your little one to enjoy. Enjoy Taste of Downtown from 3 to 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $15/adult and $5/children ages 12 to two. Children two and under are free. Adult tickets purchased on the day of are $20/person. Visit www.tasteofdowntown.org. Clinics July 22 — Dinner with the Doc, Lansing. Total Health Chiropractic will buy you dinner at Carabba’s Italian Grill and you will learn the most innovative ways to prevent and treat sports injuries and also improve your performance on the field. Join them at 6:30 p.m. for this exciting event. Seating is limited. To register, call (855) 681-2225 or visit www.totalhealth-fitness.com. August 27 — Dinner & Seminar, East Lansing. Great Lakes Paralegal Association will host an opportunity to socialize and network, enjoy a great meal and learn more about how the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare” affects the average American. Join Lauren B. Dunn, an associate attorney with Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C., as she leads you through this informative seminar. The seminar and dinner will be held at Spartan Hall of Fame, located at 1601 W. Lake Lansing Road, with a cash bar reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 6:45 p.m. The cost for this is $30/GLPA members and students and $45/non-members. The cost includes a two-course dinner. Seating is limited and you must RSVP by Aug. 18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Fundraisers July 31 & August 28 — Zoo Brew, Lansing. Enjoy food, beer, music and animals and support your local zoo. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Last call will be at 8:30 p.m. The cost to attend Zoo Brew is $5/person. Proceeds from the event will help support Potter Park Zoo. Visit www.potterparkzoo.org.