EVENTS November 7 — 64th Annual Philoptochos Athenian Luncheon, Bake Sale and Gift Shop, Lansing. Join Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 1701 E. Saginaw St. for their annual luncheon, bake sale and gift shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes: Pastistio (ground beef macaroni dish), choice of Spanakopita (spinach pie) or Tiropita (cheese pie), Greek salad and dessert. Cost is $12/person. Call (517) 482-7341 or visit www.greekbakesale.com. November 14-16 — Mason Christmas Craft Sale, Mason area. Jump start your holiday shopping at the 39th Annual Mason Christmas Craft Sale. This sale takes place throughout the Mason area in different houses. Maps are available at the MACC Office, located at 148 E. Ash. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch for the numbered house signs. Call (517) 676-2722 or (517) 676-6032. November 15-30 & December 2-18 — Big Buck Contest. Join HBA for their 2013 Big Buck Contest, open to all HBA employees, family and friends, using a Firearm/Muzzleloader. Bucks must be legally taken and tagged in Michigan. Only two entries per person are allowed. Racks will be measured prior to the Wild Game Dinner and must be displayed at the dinner. Professional scoring is done by Commemorative Bucks of Michigan. Entry fee is $20/entry and the deadline to enter is Nov. 14, 2013. Call (517) 323-3254 or visit www.hbalansing.com. November 21 — Fall Festival Open House, East Lansing. Seniors, adult children of aging parents and others are invited to learn more about Advance Care Planning and get tips on staying healthy through the holidays at Burcham Hills Fall Festival Open House, 2700 Burcham Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy music, refreshments and guided tours through Lansing’s only continuing care retirement community. Special guest Thomas Doyle of Doyle Law PC will present at 2 p.m. Meet in the Resident Center Ada Whitehouse Room. To RSVP, call (517) 827-1059. November 22 — Silver Bells, Lansing. Begin celebrating the season at Silver Bells in the City. This free event, held in downtown Lansing from 5 to 9 p.m., features an electric light parade, lighting of the state tree, fireworks and 50 art and cultural venues featuring live performances throughout the evening. Don’t forget to visit the Silver Bells Village and get a head start on all of your holiday shopping. Visit www.silverbellsinthecity.org. November 23 — Home Party Sale, Delta Township. Do you love going to home parties, but never have enough time to attend all the different types you are interested in? Come to the Delta Township District Library, located at 5130 Davenport Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and join them as they host one giant home party. There will be representatives on hand selling jewelry, kitchenware, makeup, gourmet food and more. Call (517) 323-8555 or (517) 321-4014. November 30 — Christmas Caroling Competition, Williamston. Come and start out the Christmas season in Williamston and enjoy all of the hustle and bustle at The Gingerbread Jamboree Christmas Caroling Competition located in downtown Williamston from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include music in the street, horse-drawn wagon rides, ice luminaries in the park, a photographer in Keller’s Plaza, prizes and more. Visit them on Facebook at Gingerbread Jamboree Christmas Carol Competition. December 3 — Holiday Glitter, East Lansing. Join the Arts Council as they celebrate their 34th annual Holiday Glitter. Get ready for the Holiday Glitter and Jazz Live at the Copa. The night will include a delicious array of 60s influenced hors d’ouerves and desserts, wine beer and sodas and other delights. All funds benefit the Arts Council. This fun filled evening will take place at the University Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Call (517) 372-4636 or visit www.lansingarts.org. December 7 — 11th Annual Christmas Bazaar, Eaton Rapids. Join the First Congregational Church, located at 300 S. Main as they host their 11th Annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will also be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. While there, be sure to stop next door at Red Ribbon Hall and visit their crafters as well. This sale is in conjunction with the Eaton Rapids Hometown Christmas festivities. Call (517) 441-9471. December 7 — Winterfest, Laingsburg. The Laingsburg Business and Community Association is again offering its annual Winterfest from 4 to 8 p.m. Come and enjoy Santa’s Light Parade, children’s games and ornament hunt, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, chili cook-off and wild wings contest, pancake eating contest, jazz band performances and all the lights and fanfare of a holiday evening downtown in the ’Burg. Visit www.laingsburgbusiness.org. ARTS November 6-14 — Film Festival, East Lansing. This is a nine-day celebration of world-class independent film. Enjoy features, documentaries and short films from around the world as well as premieres, tributes to stars and parties. The festival takes place at Wells Hall on MSU’s campus. Visit www.elff.com. November 16 — Xanadu Reception, Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening, East Lansing. The Lansing Derby Vixens roller derby team is joining with the Friends of Theatre to celebrate the opening of the all new Studio 60 Theatre in the lower level of the Auditorium on the MSU campus. The cost is $30/person and includes champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and one ticket to the evening’s performance. The reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. show time. Please RSVP by 4 p.m., Nov. 13. Call (517) 355-6691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit cards accepted. December 5 — A Magical Evening with Craig Mitchell Smith, Okemos. Join the Friends of Theatre for hors d’oeuvres and champagne at the gallery of renowned glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith in the Macy’s wing of Meridian Mall. Craig will demonstrate his skills in glass art and his creation will be raffled that evening. Craig will donate 10 percent of sales that evening, so come do some holiday shopping and support MSU Theatre at the same time! 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $30/person. Please RSVP by 4 p.m., Dec. 3. Call (517) 355-6691 or email email@example.com. Credit cards accepted. EXHIBITS November 3 — Pumpkinfest, Lansing. The animals at Potter Park Zoo will be feasting on Halloween leftovers from 1 to 3 p.m. Join in on the fun and watch as they delight in their pumpkin feast. The cost for this event is general admission. Call (517) 483-4222. November 11-14 — Children’s Art Show, East Lansing. View art created by local children to benefit the Art for Charlie Foundation supporting terminally ill children. Viewings are free, but the art will be available for purchase Nov. 14 at the annual Art for Charlie Art Show & Auction. This show will be held at the Marriott at University Place, located at 300 MAC Avenue. Visit www.artforcharlie.org. November 29-December 29 — Wonderland of Lights, Lansing. Visit Potter Park Zoo for their annual Wonderland of Lights display, strolling carolers, musical performances and more. Wonderland of Lights is open Thursday through Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost of admission is $4/adult, $3/senior, $2/child, ages three to 16 and free for kids under three. Call (517) 483-4222. CLINICS Now to December 5 — TangleMania Club, Dimondale. The SmittenDust Studio, 257 Bridge St., will host a free discussion group on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is not a class, but more of a discussion group, experimentation, sharing of ideas and a chance to see what others are doing. Call Jan (517) 327-0938. November 2 — Abundance & Energy Course, Bath. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre is hosting an Abundance & Energy Course at their location, 7187 Drumheller Road from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come learn ways to Take Charge; to Choose to Flow or not to Flow. The cost is $112.50 and includes delicious home-cooked lunch and refreshments. Call (517) 641-6201 or visit www.SelfRealizationCentreMichigan.org. Please ask about a bursary if you can’t afford the full fee. November 12 & 19 — Mom to Mom Bible Course, East Lansing. Mom to Mom is a Biblically-based course with video lessons followed by small group discussions lead by experienced moms. MTM provides moms with real life training, fellowships, support and encouragement for the most important job on the planet: parenting. Meetings are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Child care is provided up to age 3 as well as the Kid to Kid program for the 3-5 year-olds, which includes Bible stories, music, crafts, snacks and gym. The course is held at River Terrace Church, located at 1509 River Terrace. Call (517) 351-9059 or visit www.riverterrace.org. November 16 — Ghost of Turner-Dodge Class, Lansing. Have you ever wondered if the Turner-Dodge House is haunted? Well, wonder no further. For the first time Turner-Dodge will be offering guests a chance to visit with those who once lived here. Guests will hear from real ghost hunters about their findings from the Turner-Dodge House as well as the technique that they use to track ghosts. Guests will complete the class by going on a mini ghost hunt in the Turner-Dodge House. This class is from 4 to 8 p.m. and is $12/person. Space is limited. For reservations call (517) 483-4220. November 18 — Alzheimer’s Research, Charlotte. Join Bruno Giordani, PhD with the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center for a special evening of global search for hope and a local call to action. Come and learn the background of Alzheimer’s, new therapeutics and approaches to clinical trials, early detection, new information on risk factors, and new political strategies for the coming year. This special event will be held at AL!VE, located at 800 W. Charlotte Ave. Registration and refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 6 p.m. Call (517) 999-3336 or visit www.alz.org/mglc. FUNDRAISERS November 7 — Annual Dinner and Auction, East Lansing. Join Tri-County Office on Aging as they host their annual dinner and auction to benefit the Tri-County Office on Aging Meals on Wheels program and other in-home services. This event will take place at the Eagle Eye Banquet Center, located at 15500 Chandler Road starting at 6 p.m. Visit www.tcoa.org. November 9 — 1st Annual Lansing Fall Fest, Grand Ledge. Lansing Fall Fest was established by I’m a Beer Hound founder, Paul Starr and REO Town Pub owner, Roxanne Landes. This is an indoor beer, cider and mead festival with live acoustic music performed by Joe Wright. The event will take place at the Red Salamander brewing supply shop located at 902 E. Saginaw Highway from noon to 6 p.m. The Lansing Fall Fest will have 16 Michigan Breweries, Cideries and Meaderies showcasing 30 plus craft beers, ciders and meads. Advance tickets are $25/person and include a logo sampling glass and 10 sampling tickets, advance VIP tickets (the first 100 tickets sold) are $30/person and include early entry, logo sampling glass and 15 sampling tickets. Tickets at the door are $30/person and include a logo sampling glass and 10 sampling tickets. The proceeds from this event will benefit Child and Family Charities. Visit http://LansingFallFest.com. November 15 — Jewelry and Handbag Sale, Okemos. The Medical Care Facility of Ingham County invites the community to join them in their Multipurpose Room at 3860 Dobie Road where Treasures Gift Shop will host a Jewelry and Handbag sale featuring Michigan-based Baubles & Bags, offering wonderful ladies handbags, jewelry and accessories. Items range in price from $10 to $50. Add fun fashion accents to your wardrobe or shop for great holiday gifts. All proceeds will benefit resident programming, through the facility’s Foundation. Call (517) 381-6132. November 19-20 & November 22 — Jewelry and Merchandise Sale, Lansing. Visit the Sparrow Professional Building, located at 1215 E. Michigan Ave. in the Atrium on the 3rd Floor from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 or the Clark Conference Center, located at 1210 W. Saginaw from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 22 for their Semi-Annual Fundraiser benefitting the Sparrow Specialty Hospital and the S.A.N.E. Program. On display will be a huge variety of merchandise such as rings, men’s and women’s watches, “popcorn” shirts, Pashmina scarves and table runners, bracelets, earrings, necklace sets, wallets, tote bags and much more. All items are supplied by a reputable company and all are sold for $5 each. Cash and credit are accepted. Call (517) 364-7179. November 23 — Centennial Gala, Lansing. Join McLaren Greater Lansing and honorary chairs, the Honorable Virg and Teri Bernero, as they host their Annual Gala, this year celebrating 100 Years of Greater Care at their Centennial Gala. This black tie optional Gala will be held at the Country Club of Lansing, beginning with a 6 p.m. cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit orthopedic services at McLaren Greater Lansing. Call (517) 975-7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.