Events for May 2016


May 1

MSUFCU Day at MSU Softball, East Lansing

Join MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) at Secchia Stadium as the MSU Softball team takes on the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights. MSUFCU members who show proof of membership will receive two free tickets while supplies last. Don’t forget to pick up your free gift at the MSUFCU table located at the entrance of the stadium. The game begins at 1 p.m. Secchia Stadium is located at 100 Jenison Field House, East Lansing. Visit for
more information. 


May 7

Letts Community Center Spring Carnival, Lansing

Letts Community Center is hosting a free afternoon of carnival fun. Enjoy bouncing on inflatables, concessions, face painting, carnival games, prizes and more! This free festival will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Don’t miss out on a fun packed and family friendly afternoon.


May 15

Coloring for Adults, Lansing

Join the Capital Area District Library (CADL) for a relaxing afternoon coloring. Recent studies have proven that coloring can have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. The library provides coloring pages, pencils, markers and light refreshments. Coloring will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. The CADL is located at 401 S. Capital Ave. Visit for more information. 


May 19

Wine & Stein, Lansing

Kick off your summer with Potter Park Zoo and try a causal tasting of beer, wine and a sampling of hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants as you listen to live music, all while viewing the zoo’s animals. Tickets are $35 for non-members and $30 for members. Wine & Stein will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. You can find Potter Park Zoo at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. Visit to register and for more information. 


May 21-22

East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing

Enjoy two days of art, music and much more! Located in the heart of East Lansing, enjoy a day full of magicians, storytellers, music and a lot of creativity. Make sure to stop by the children’s activity area for plenty of family friendly fun. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for a booth map and to view artist and performer information. 




May 3-June 30

Rooted in Intuition II, Lansing

View Diane Marie Kramer’s collection of paintings and sculptures in downtown Lansing’s art gallery. Diane’s work is conceived from within and conveys the passage of time. Visit for

more information. 


May 13-15

Mighty Uke Day, Old Town

Have a blast at the Mighty Uke Day festival and see performers such as Kalei Gamiao, Victor and Penny, Marlowe, Megan Dooley, Ryan Rodriguez and The Ukelele Kings. Enjoy workshops, children’s activities and open mic nights. Hotel discounts are given to those visiting from out of town. Browse for scheduling information, or to view profiles of
the performers. 


May 19- 22

The Bridges of Madison County, Lansing

A photographer on assignment to shoot the historic bridges of Madison County meets a housewife whose husband and children are away on a trip. The play tells the story of their brief affair, and how the two soulmates met too late. Tickets are $40 and the play is located in Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall. For more information, or to purchase tickets visit 




May 7

Run 4 Riley, East Lansing

Run for a great cause and have a blast in the warm spring weather! All proceeds from the race will go toward tuition assistance and the Tartan Fund at STA in memory of Riley Faith Rule. The race starts at 9 a.m. and t-shirts are included with the registration fee. Free breakfast will be provided to runners after the race. Register online at 


May 7

Dog Wash Fundraiser for Gone 2 the Dogs Pet Rescue

Soldan’s is hosting a dog wash fundraiser at the self-serve dog wash at their West Lansing store. Pamper your pooch and support a great cause! All proceeds go directly to Gone 2 The Dogs Pet rescue. The dog wash will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (517) 323-6920. 


May 13

Clinton County Relay for Life, Clinton County

Join the Relay for Life at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Have a fun packed day full of activities, exercise and most importantly, helping the American Cancer Society make progress toward a world without cancer. The race is located at 800 West Sickels St. For more information about activities, joining or volunteering call Janet Leslie at (517) 332-3300 or email her at


May 14

ASM 5k for Autism Acceptance, Lansing

Support autism acceptance while running around the beautiful lake in Hawk Island and Scotts Woods Park. The top three finishers will be presented with medals in each age and gender group. The race starts at 9 a.m. and online registration is at, or you can contact 




May 17

Free Dinner While You Discover the Strategies to Get Healthy, Lansing

Join Total Health Chiropractic for a free dinner while you learn the importance of living a healthier life. Learn what health actually is, the four pillars of health, why your health is your greatest asset, what obstacles you run into on your way to getting healthy and fit and the most effective way to break through those obstacles. Discover why having symptoms like pain, runny nose, fatigue and numbness could be a good thing. Plus receive a special offer for your guests. They’ll save over 80 percent on their first visit. Call (855) 681-2225 to reserve your free dinner with up to four guests. Dinner is located at Champps at the Eastwood Towne Center.


May 18

Interactive Stroke Event, Lansing 

Don’t miss out on this interactive and educational opportunity in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month. Hosted by Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital and Sparrow Health System, this event will offer a physician presentation and includes a lunch. Pre-registration is required, and the seminar runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (517) 541-5800 for more information. 


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