TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 9:00 AM
Annual Bridge Walk meeting
Michigan Department of Transportation – A third public meeting regarding the 2018 Annual Bridge Walk, set in Lansing for the convenience of other participants in the event, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Forum Room of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Recognizing that the Annual Bridge Walk draws participants from throughout the state, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) set this public meeting to hear additional comments on options for the bridge walk's direction, busing and date prior to making a decision. Parking is available for $1 per hour, up to $8 per day. Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 906-643-7600 to request at least seven days before meeting date. The options proposed by MBA staff are posted on the Authority's website at www.mackinacbridge.org/mba-staff-proposals-2018-annual-bridge-walk/. They include: Starting the walk from both St. Ignace and Mackinaw City (no buses) -- In this option, walkers would begin from both the St. Ignace and Mackinaw City ends of the bridge in one outside lane to the halfway point, then crossing the center lanes of the bridge and heading back to their starting point in the other outside lane. Those who wish to, and if they begin the walk early enough, would have the option to continue across the entire bridge. Those who do walk the full length of the bridge will need to walk back across the bridge – for a 10-mile hike round trip – or make their own transportation arrangements to get back to the side they started from after the bridge reopens to public traffic. In this option, no buses will transport participants across the bridge; the center two lanes will remain open to emergency vehicles. Start the walk in Mackinaw City and end in St. Ignace (with bus service) -- The Annual Bridge Walk alternated directions every other year until 1965, when it was permanently changed to start in St. Ignace and end in Mackinaw City. Under this option, the direction would flip, starting in Mackinaw City and ending in St. Ignace. As approximately 80 percent of walk participants arrive from the south side, more participants could begin the walk immediately after their arrival in Mackinaw City. As long as people board a bus by 9:30 a.m. at Bridge View Park in St. Ignace, or arrive at the starting line by 10 a.m., they should be able to walk the bridge. Start the walk in St. Ignace (with bus service and a new bus loading area) -- In this option, the bridge walk would start in St. Ignace and end in Mackinaw City as in the past, but with a different bus loading area in Mackinaw City to maximize bus transportation efficiency. At the current bus loading area, the State Dock, only eight buses can be loaded at a time. A new loading area, such as the Mackinaw City School parking lot, would provide room to load 12 buses at a time. With 175 buses (50 more than in 2017) and no breakdowns or delays in traffic, this system could transport about 24,000 participants to the starting line in time to complete the walk. All the proposed options presume the bridge will be closed to public traffic during the walk, from 6:30 a.m. to noon, as it was this year. MBA staff have also suggested the board consider other days for the bridge walk other than the traditional Labor Day, including the Saturday or Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend, or another weekend in the spring or early summer.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 11:30 AM
Family Thanksgiving Feast
AppleTree Learning Center - East Lansing - A Gilden Woods Brand – Parents are welcome to join us for our Thanksgiving lunch at 11:30!
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 3:30 PM
Teen Self-Care Club
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Decompress in a quiet, relaxing environment with low-stress crafts and activities, such as making calming jars, coloring, journaling, crocheting, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Tea will be provided.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 4:00 PM
Pet Nights With Santa
Lansing Mall – Bring your dogs and cats, from 4-7pm, to have their picture taken with Santa! Please keep pets on a leash at all times.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 5:00 PM
Save the Pony Party
Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance – Meet the crew from Workin' Bridges as they begin to raise funds to save the Historic Powers Highway Bridge in Brookfield Township, Eaton County. There is no fee to attend, but we will count on you to come ready to mingle, learn about Workin' Bridges, and donate to this bridge project. Music by Captain Midnight aka Drew Howard. ABOUT The county is not able to invest to restore this bridge in place as the road is no longer used. This is where Workin' Bridges comes in. Workin' Bridges has recently relocated to Holt, Michigan (formerly headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa). They are a small but mighty non-profit bridge restoration company, and they have purchased the bridge from the county with plans to pull, restore and put the bridge back across the Battle Creek River. DETAILS: The Powers Highway Bridge (c. 1910) sits over the Battle Creek River. Structure Type Metal Rivet-Connected Double-Intersection Warren Pony Truss, Fixed Main Span Length: 25 Feet (7.6 Meters) Structure Length: 28 Feet (8.5 Meters) Roadway Width: 16 Feet (4.9 Meters) Spans:1 Main Span(s) NBI Number: 23303H00006B010 This bridge is eligible for the National Register because of its unusual lattice truss design, currently the only known example of this type of bridge in Michigan. Pony trusses typically displayed Pratt or Warren designs. A lattice pony truss was an economical build, because of the smaller members in the webs. This charming bridge, once restored will be perfect for a trail crossing, roadway or historic park and will meet all current standards. THE PLAN The restoration will be done by Bach Steel in Holt. Bach Steel is a metal fabricator that specializes in a variety of areas. In particular, historic bridge restoration, including historic metal truss bridges, including both restoration and relocation. Experienced in hot metal riveting, and the repair and restoration of riveted structures including 19th Century wrought iron bridges, they are perfectly suited to take on the Powers Highway Bridge and bring her back to life. No archival records could be found related to the structure's history. It was probably built by the township, which would have been looking for the most economical design. FUNDRAISING GOAL The goal is to raise $60,000 The Party will take place at Lansing Brewing Company Pull the Pony: Step 1: Remove the bridge from its current location and get it to Bach Steel to begin the restoration process Paint the Pony: Step 2: Restoration by Bach Steel. Put the Pony: Step 3: Moving the bridge and placing in its final location on the Battle Creek River near to its current location. Photo by John Berry, Bridgehunter.com
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
MSU Symphony Orchestra: Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU – Experience the the awe-inspiring sound of the MSU Symphony Orchestra at the MSU Broad. Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet premiered in Paris on May 15, 1920 with original set and costume design by Pablo Picasso. Stravinsky wrote of this work, "Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.”
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Meet Chris Smith for Congress: PDA Lansing, November Meeting
Progressive Democrats of America – We will have Chris Smith speaking about his campaign for congress in the 8th Congressional District! You can learn more about his campaign here: https://www.chrissmithformich.com/
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Lansing Storytellers Meeting
Schuler Books – The Lansing Storytellers are a group of mid-Michigan storytellers and story lovers, both amateur and professional, dedicated to keeping the tradition of oral storytelling alive. Visitors and new members are always invited to monthly meetings.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
French Club
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Practice listening to and speaking French in a friendly setting. All skill levels are welcome.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM
Knitting and Crochet Group
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Hello knitters and crocheters!! Are you working on a project and need a little help? Do you want to share the joy of yarn-craft with others? Come to the library and work with other knitters and crocheters! All ages and levels welcome. Bring your own supplies or use our basic supplies.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM
Technique Tuesday - Free Make & Take
Inspiration Station Scrapbook Store – Stop in anytime between 11-2 and you can create this beautiful card for free. No need to bring any supplies or pre-register. Just drop in.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:00 PM
Women's Bible Study
The Work of Christ Community – A Biblical study focused on the Gospel of John.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:00 PM
Okemos, MI
Oceanside Seafood – Seafood Sale next to Vineyard Christian Fellowship - 3448 Hagadorn Rd Okemos, MI 48864
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:00 PM
CrAFTERNOONS - Reigning in your UFO's
Keys to Creativity – We've begun to meet at noon on Tuesday's for lunch, bring your own, or something to share plus we provide a light fare and beverage. Bring in your UnFinished Objects, whatever work you have laying around that is incomplete and waiting on a little community push. Mostly we just have a lot of fun, talking and enjoying each others company surrounded by art. From fine arts, word to fabric, knitting or any form of craft, all is fair. This is a new and developing group. so help us build a fun community.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:45 PM
Grandparent Day
Lansing Christian School – Grandparents of LCS families play a very special role at Lansing Christian School. Grandparents are present and supportive at school events, and over the years they have invested in our school community in numerous ways. Each year, we are delighted to host and honor LCS grandparents on Grandparent Day. On this special day we welcome the grandparents or special friends of all LCS students, grades PreK-12. Grandparent Day Schedule 12:45 PM Refreshments 1:15 PM Special Chapel 2:00 PM Visit Student Classrooms On behalf of our students, teachers and administration, we look forward to celebrating Grandparent Day at Lansing Christian School next Tuesday, November 21.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 3:00 PM
Thanksgiving Make and Take Crafts
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Stop by the children's area between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. and enjoy a Thanksgiving themed make-and-take craft while supplies last! For young children with parents or guardians.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 4:00 PM
STEM Science Club: Teens
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – High School students are invited to join us for STEM Club! Join us each month to explore tppics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Join Us! Our topic this month is Spaghetti Bridge Building! Challenge the engineer in you to design and create a spaghetti bridge! SPECIAL GUESTS: Joining us for Bridge building, students from the Michigan State University American Society of Civil Engineers Student Organization! Chat with them as we build to learn about engineering, design, college life and careers. STEM Club for Girls: November 7 STEM Club for Boys: November 14
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 5:00 PM
Exhibit Reception
Beacon Center for the Study of Evolution in Action – Join the MSU Museum community in recognizing the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action for its outstanding contributions to MSU Museum exhibitions and education programs. Highlights of the informal reception will include the updated Evolution in Action Gallery exhibitions and remarks from BEACON and Museum leaders and featured researchers.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 - May 15 @ 7:00 PM
MPC Meeting
Marble Elementary School – MPC meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the library starting at 7pm. It's a great way to meet fellow parents, school board reps and hear what is happening in our school!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
The LCC Science Department Presents Café Scientifique
Schuler Books – Join us for our monthly science discussion group, presented by the Lansing Community College Science Dept! This month’s presenter will be LCC professor William Gustin.