Events for March 2016

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General Events

March 1 – Annual Women’s History Month Reception, Lansingicon2
Celebrate the beginning of Women’s History Month and enjoy a first look at the new 2015 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame inductee plaques and the opening of the new exhibit, “Great Girls in Michigan History.” A brief program will be held at the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, located at 213 w. Malcolm x St., Lansing MI. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free to attend.


March 4 – MSUFCU Night at the MSU Hockey Game, East Lansing
Join MSUFCU for a night at Munn ice arena as the MSU hockey team takes on Minnesota. MSUFCU members who show proof of membership at the ticket office will receive two free tickets to the game. For more information, visit MSUFCU.org.


March 11 – Fenner Nature Center Winter Snowshoe Hike, Lansing
Join Fenner Nature Center’s naturalists for a lantern-guided walk through the snow. Call to reserve a spot. It’s $8 for non-members and $3 for members. The hike goes from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact Fenner nature center at (517) 483-4224 for more information.


March 11-12 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Grand Ledge icon6
Celebrate Irish heritage in Grand Ledge this year. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. On March 11 at the Opera House, featuring Irish music, dancing and other entertainment. A parade will take place in downtown Grand Ledge at 2 p.m. on March 12. For more information, visit glstpats.org.


Arts

March 3, 6, and 10 – The Peppermint Creek Theater Company Presents: The Secret Garden, Lansing icon3
This enchanting classic of children’s literature has remained in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer-winning playwright of night mother. In the early years of the 20th century, Mary Lennox, a young English girl born and raised in India, is orphaned by a cholera outbreak and is sent away from India to Yorkshire, England, to live with relatives whom she has never met. Her own personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle. Call (517) 927-3016 or visit pepperminttcreek.org for more information.


March 4 – Storytelling Through Photography, Lansingicon7
Join the Lansing Art Gallery to enrich yourself through art and take a look at the award winning archives of the Lansing State Journal. Located at 119 n. Washington square, Lansing, MI 48933. The event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Email Barb Whitney at barb@lansingartgallery.org or visit their website at lansingartgallery.org for more information.


March 10 – Music in the Mansion, Lansing
The Turner Dodge House comes alive with the sound of music in this performance series showcasing local professional and non-professional musicians in the intimate setting of Turner Dodge House Music Room. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. With light refreshments to follow. Please call (517) 483-4220 to RSVP as seating is limited. Cost to attend is $10/person.


March 15 – Motown the Musical, East Lansing
Experience the true “American dream” story of Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. See the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit, Motown the Musical. Playing at the Cobb Great Hall. Admission is $22 for general admission and $17 for students. Visit whartoncenter.com to purchase tickets.


March 16 – She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Film Screening, East Lansingicon8
Join the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame and the East Lansing Film Festival for a special screening and discussion of the documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.” This film resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. It takes us from the founding of NOW to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion immediately followin
g. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. To order tickets, call (517) 484-1880, ext. 203 or visit michiganwomen.org/marchfilm.aspx.

 

Exhibits

Every Saturday in March – Great Girls of Michigan Family Saturdays, Lansing
Join the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame every Saturday in March from 1 to 3 p.m. For family friendly drop-in activities, featuring their newest exhibit, “Great Girls of Michigan History.” The events are free for members or with the purchase of admission. Activities include creating musical instruments, scavenger hunts and special stories about Great Girls in Michigan.

 

Clinics

March 1 – Entrepreneur You, Lansingicon4
Please join Davenport University and the Michigan Women’s Foundation for Entrepreneur YOU: A Day of Education and Resources for Women Entrepreneurs. In this 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 s. Grand Ave. 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.

 

Fundraisers

March 17 – Save a Life Soireeicon5
Raise money for shelter animals and win a getaway for two! Join the Ingham County Animal Shelter for their annual Save a Life Soiree at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on March 17. Fabulous trips, including a five-night stay in Costa Rica are being auctioned off to help raise money for the animals that are kept at the shelter. The event starts at 6 p.m. Visit ac.ingham.org for more information.


 March 25 – MSU Museum Wine Tasting Benefit, Lansing icon
Sample and savor fine wines with the Greater Lansing Vintners Club and the Michigan State University Museum. Join this annual event and sample over 100 varieties of wine while vendor representatives are on hand to answer questions. This event will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference center. Tickets are $45/person. Call (517) 355-2373 for more information.


March 31 – Zonta Club of Michigan Capitol Area Foundation Fundraiser Honoring Women’s History Month, Lansing
Join the ladies of the Zonta club of Michigan Capitol area at the Radisson Hotel Lansing to celebrate local women who are improving the lives of women and girls. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a brief program and entertainment. Tickets are $40/person. Visit zontacelebrateswomen.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.


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