Events September 13 — 2014 Greater Lansing Heart Walk, Okemos. Bring your family and others as we walk to celebrate those who have made lifestyle changes and encourage many more to pledge to live healthier lives. There will be mascots, games, music and more to enjoy as you join the American Heart Association for the 2014 Greater Lansing Heart Walk. This year’s walk will be held at Delta Dental Campus, 4100 Okemos Drive, starting at 9:30 a.m. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Call (517) 349-3102 or visit www.lansingheartwalk.org. September 13 & 14 — Capital City Dragon Boat Festival, Lansing. Attend this fun event at Adado Riverfront Park and enjoy all the excitement at the Capital City Dragon Boat Festival. Watch as teams compete in the Capital City Dragon Boat Race benefiting the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. Call (517) 372-9163 or visit www.capitalcitydragonboat.com. September 19-21 — Perry Fest, Perry. Mark your calendar for the 2014 Perry Fest as the City of Perry celebrates their 50th Anniversary. More information to come. Call (517) 625-6155 x. 235 or visit www.perry.mi.us. September 21 — World Rhino Day Tours, Lansing. Help Potter Park Zoo celebrate the 4th annual World Rhino Day at the zoo. They will offer special tours and a behind-the-scenes look at the black rhino exhibit. Zookeepers will guide you through the exhibit holding area and show you the work that goes into the care and preservation of these amazing animals. You might even get to meet a rhino up close. Tickets for tours will be available for either 1 or 3 p.m. For pricing and tickets, call (517) 342-2709 or email email@example.com. Please note that zoo admission and parking are NOT included in the price of the rhino exhibit ticket. October 4 & 5 — Antique Harvest Festival, DeWitt. Come relax and celebrate this glorious season on an 1800’s family homestead. The barn, grainary and henhouse will be filled with beautiful antiques and vintage items to charm and inspire you. Additional dealers will be outside, including hand-crafted willow furniture, rich maple syrup, yummy burritos, pies and more. Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4410 W. Howe Road. Take I-69 to Airport Road. Exit North to Howe Road and head West ¼ mile. Call (517) 669-5096. Arts Now thru October 25 — A Matter of Taste: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Lansing. The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame (MWHOF) announces a new art exhibit. The exhibit titled A Matter of Taste: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter is a collection of work by Women’s Caucus for Art Michigan. The exhibit features both two and three-dimensional pieces that display the artists’ impressions, expressions and metaphorical interpretations of “taste” and how it moves through our lives and our world. Explore this exhibit at the Belen Art Gallery, located at 213 west Malcom X, Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $3/adult and $2/student aged six to 18. Call (517) 484-1880 or visit www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org. October 25 — Water Wonderland Chorus, Okemos. Dream along as Water Wonderland Chorus (women’s barbershop harmony) presents an enchanted evening of food, fun and lively entertainment featuring the uniquely American style of a capella harmony. Savor a catered buffet dinner while enjoying entertainment provided by the chorus and quartets with special guest quartet Studio 4! This fun filled evening is at the Okemos Community Church, located at 4734 Okemos Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the buffet beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20/person and can only be purchased in advance. Please note that tickets will not be sent by mail, you will receive them at the door. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 21. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Call (517) 321-6105, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.waterwonderlandchorus.org. Exhibits September 14 — Lansing Bridal Association, Lansing. Lansing Bridal Association presents the Fall Bridal Show from noon to 6 p.m. Enjoy tons of door prizes and a fashion show beginning at 4 p.m. by Pierre’s Bridal and Tux. Tickets are $7/person at the door or you can purchase discounted tickets at www.LansingBridalShow.com. September 26 — Shop Michigan Expo, Lansing. The Shop Michigan Expo: Celebrating Diversity! Connecting Consumers! Is focused on bringing micro, small and diverse businesses together under one roof to provide an opportunity for them to network and showcase their service and products to consumers. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Consumer registration is $5/person and exhibitor fee is $250. Visit www.shopmichiganexpo.com for more information. Clinics September 9 to October 21 — The People’s Law School, East Lansing. The People’s Law School is a seven-week program open to the community and provides an opportunity for non-lawyers to learn about the legal system. The People’s Law School Faculty includes justices, judges, elected officials, seasoned attorneys and law professors. The People’s Law School classes typically include a lecture followed by a question and answer session. Topics include: Michigan Automobile No Fault Law, Implications of the Affordable Care Act, Family Law, Homeland Security & Immigration, Election Law, Capital Punishment in America and History of Negligence Law in America. This course will be held at the Hannah Community Center from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $25/person for the seven-week session or $7/person for an individual class. Call (517) 321-3073 or email email@example.com. September 10 — Bone Density Screening, East Lansing. Alliance OB/GYN will host a Bone Density Screening from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at their office, located at 1560 Turf Lane. If you are over 35 years old, NOT pregnant and have never had a bone density screening, you are encouraged to attend. The cost is $10/person. Call (517) 853-2330. September 11-14 — CARE Training, Lansing. The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) is a post-arrest response team for survivors of domestic violence. CARE staff, volunteers and interns offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of MSU. If you are interested in becoming a CARE volunteer, attend this training! For details, call (517) 272-7436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. September 17 — Baby Sign Class, East Lansing. Join Alliance OB/GYN as they host a Baby Sign Class. Babies, as well as children with verbal language delays, often have a stronger grasp of hand movement and can take advantage of sign language to communicate and bond with others. Introducing signs as early as 6 to 8 months can provide a unique language experience to your child. This class will be held at Alliance OB/GYN, located at 1560 Turf Lane from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $15/person or $25/couple. Call (517) 853-2330. September 20 & 21 — Being Still and Mindful Course, Bath. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre will host a Being Still and Mindful Course. This course is designed for young people aged five to 12, helping them to develop and use mind muscles and train the brain while having fun! The course will be held at Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, located at 7181 Drumheller Road, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Please arrive by 10 a.m. This course is free to attend, however, donations to the nonprofit are welcomed. Parents can enjoy a cup of tea and a peaceful half hour while their children are in class. Pre-registration is required. Call (517) 641-6201 or visit www.selfrealizationcentremichigan.org. September 29 & October 1 — Creating Families, Bath. Join Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre for Creating Families, a two-evening class. Create a joyful, loving family from pre-conception to adulthood. Not only for parents and intending parents, but also for anyone wishing to be a part of a larger Spiritual Family. This course gives clear and direct guidance to the application of spiritual laws in family life. It will help potential parents in the very first step of preparing to invite and welcome a soul into their lives, as well as people of all different backgrounds come together and work as a spiritual family by encouraging spiritual, emotional, mental and physical responsibility and clear, loving communication. Attend this workshop on both nights from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at 7187 Drumheller Road. Each workshop is followed by a short break and silent meditation with Winged Prayer at 9 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $60/person. Please ask about a bursary if you cannot afford the full fee. Call (517) 641-6201 or visit www.selfrealizationcentremichigan.org. September 30 — Dinner with the Doc, Lansing. Join Total Health Chiropractic for a Dinner with the Doc session, Powerful Fat Loss Strategies. The doc 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 starts at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Call (855) 681-2225 to register for this amazing event or visit www.totalhealth-fitness.com. October 3-5 — Parkwood YMCA’s RENEW Women’s Retreat, Mystic Lake. Join us for Parkwood YMCA’s RENEW Women’s Retreat (Restoring, Energizing, Nurturing & Empowering Women). This weekend retreat will be held at Mystic Lake YMCA Camp, located at Lake Michigan. Women of all ages will enjoy Yoga, Tai Chi, good form clinics, hiking, biking, mediation, trail running or walking, nutrition workshops, kayaking and more. The cost for the retreat is $225/Y Members and $255/Non-Members. Price includes classes and workshops, lodging, snacks, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. You must provide your own transportation to and from camp. Check-in is on Friday at 7 p.m. Check-out is on Sunday at 10 a.m. Registration deadline for this fun-filled weekend is Friday, Sept. 26. Call (517) 827-9690 or email email@example.com. Fundraisers September 13 — 2014 Lansing Heart Walk, Okemos. Step up to stop heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, by raising money to support lifesaving research, programs and education. Join the American Heart Association at Delta Dental, located at 4100 Okemos Road, beginning at 8:30 a.m. for registration followed by the walk at 9:30 a.m. This walk is free for all to participate. Call (800) 968-1040 or (269) 808-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.lansingheartwalk.org. September 13 — Walk for the Animals, Grand Ledge. Join Capital Area Humane Society for the Walk for the Animals at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Registration is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. walk time. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m., including: a pancake brunch and the Meows & Mutts Midway featuring contests and carnival games for both you and your dog. Enjoy either a 5K walk/fun run or a 1-mile walk, with your dog of course! The Walk for the Animals is Capital Area Humane Society’s second largest fundraiser that generates critical support for the animals they serve. Please join them for this fun and important event. Registration is free, but donations and fundraising are greatly appreciated. Anyone raising $75 or more, will receive a free pancake breakfast, five tickets for the Meows & Mutts Midway and other incentives. Call (517) 626-6060. October 7 — It’s a Breast Thing, East Lansing. Please join hosts, Malinda Barr and Tim Barron, for the seventh annual It’s a Breast Thing event. This fun-filled evening is open to the public to attend. Enjoy complimentary food and drink and browse the decorated bras and vote for your favorite so that it may possibly be voted one of the top 12 to be featured in the 2015 It’s a Breast Thing Calendar. The 12 health related exhibitors have lots of information to share and this year’s program will be led by Dr. LaKeeya Tucker and a panel of local experts. Please come and enjoy so that we can help local breast cancer patients with their out-of-pocket expenses during treatment. Call (517) 930-6157.