TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:00 PM
FULL: Cooking with Kids!
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Join us in the Maker Studio and prep your own delicious baked good. We'll provide supplies and some tips and tricks so you can assemble a tasty treat to bake at home. For children with adults present to help them. Registration is full! Please alert us to any food allergies.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Board Meeting (open to the public)
Portland Jr. Raiders
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 19 @ 10:00 PM
Open House 2018
Michigan State University Ballroom Dance Team – Join the Michigan State Ballroom Dance Team to learn about our team! We will be having exciting performances by our members to showcase what ballroom dance is. We will also have informational sessions after the performances. Last but not least, there will be a free lesson of a specific style of dance to get our potential new members excited about ballroom! So come check us out. Also, follow us on our Instagram Page: @msuballroom and on SnapChat: msuballroom. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Michigan State University Ballroom Dance Team Page, or check out our website at https://msu.edu/~ballroom/.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 9:00 AM
Business Services and HR Consultation
Michigan Works! Association – Check out our website for additional info: http://www.michiganworks.org/events/business-services-and-hr-consultation-legal-risks-and-responsibilities --- In a follow up to his popular Equal Opportunity Summit sessions, Jeff Fraser will take a deep dive into the legal challenges, responsibilities and opportunities presented when working with employers on their HR and recruitment functions. This comprehensive and interactive training will focus on the latest legal trends and issues to help you better serve your customers. KEY TAKEAWAYS: - Gain an understanding regarding all the legally protected characteristics - Examine best practices related to job posting descriptions that meet EEOC and ADA requirements - Identify immigration / visa status issues related to position descriptions - Learn what can and cannot be asked during an interview - Examine criminal history inquiries and acceptable employment application language - Identify best practices to keep third party actions and employer preferences legal - Learn how to prevent employer of record illegal actions from becoming your liability - And much, much more!- WHO SHOULD ATTEND: - Business Solutions Professionals - Michigan Works! Business Services Staff - Michigan Works! Leadership - EO Officers - HR Professionals - Staffing Agency Representatives - Recruiters
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Board Game Night
Schuler Books – Come and try out a new game! We'll provide a number of games we sell or can order and vote on which one(s) to play. Beginners welcome!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Mar 15 @ 6:30 PM
Windwalker Poetry Open Mic
Windwalker Underground Gallery – Join us on the Third Thursday for FREE Poetry Open Mic hosted by the Lansing Poet Laureate, Dennis Hinrichsen. Once a month we will invite people in to share poetry in an open mic format. Sign up when you arrive, and share three poems or approximately 10 minutes. We welcome all ages and all experience levels to the stage! The event starts at 6:30. Feel free to bring your dinner along, but we will also have concessions open. Share your poetry or listen to those who do.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
MSU Federal Credit Union Night at the MSU Hockey Game
MSU Federal Credit Union – Enjoy MSUFCU Night at Munn Ice Arena as the MSU Hockey team takes on Minnesota. MSUFCU members who show proof of membership will receive two (2) FREE tickets to the game! Head to the ticket office before the game to get your two (2) FREE tickets. Or, print your tickets online by clicking the "More info" link below and entering the code: MSUFCU_MSU. The system will walk you through reserving and printing your tickets. Don't forget to visit MSUFCU's table inside the arena to pick up your FREE "green & white" gift!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Evening with WKAR & CAATA featuring 'Break the Chain'
WKAR - Public Media from Michigan State University – Reserve seats at http://bit.ly/WKARCAATAtickets FREE – “Break the Chain” addresses the often "hidden-in-plain-sight" issue of human trafficking within Michigan communities and the United States. The evening begins with a screening of the film and continues with conversation as panelists comment on the film and how human trafficking is present in communities across Michigan. This event is in partnership with WKAR - Public Media from Michigan State University and the Capital Area Anti-trafficking Alliance.
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jan 19 - Mar 29 @ 12:00 AM
Quest for Healthy Families
Conquest Fitness Foundation – Think you don't have time for your health? Try it together as a family! Submit your application no later than January 19th for this FREE, 8 week fitness and nutrition program designed to improve the health of your family through fun, engaging activities! Head to our website for more info and the application http://chffoundation.weebly.com/quest-for-healthy-families.html
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Feb 9 @ 11:00 AM
Davenport University Info Table
MSU Federal Credit Union – The Credit Union is excited to announce a 20% discount on tuition at Davenport University for MSUFCU members, employees, and eligible dependents! Representatives from Davenport will visit our branches to provide more information to members on the discount and registration of new students. Location: January 19 - Marsh Branch January 26 - Downtown Lansing Branch February 2 - Ortonville February 9 - Charlotte Branch To learn about this opportunity, visit Davenport’s website at davenport.edu or call 1-800-686-1600.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 2:00 PM
Geo Colloquium: Dr. Meredith Gore
MSU Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences – For our first colloquium of 2018 we have MSU's own Dr. Meredith Gore coming to speak this Friday, January 19th from 2 - 3 pm in Geography Bldg. Rm. 126. Her talk is titled, "Illegal Logging, Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation Criminology: Current Issues and Future Directions." For an abstract of her talk please see the attached flyer.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 2:00 PM
Triple G Colloquium Series
MSU Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences – MSU's own Dr. Meredith GoreThe will speak about illegal wildlife trade and how it is now one of the largest illicit markets in the world, valued at $5-23 billion annually. Inherently transboundary, it threatens the survival of multiple species, as well as the national and regional security, economic development, and ecological security. Friday, January 19th from 2 - 3 pm in Geography Bldg. Rm. 126 Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
This Is Not A Tour of Michigan Stories
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU – Take an unconventional look at our newest exhibition, Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. Explore the diverse subcultures of Michigan, told through the many signs, symbols, and rituals accumulated by Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw with this offbeat, interactive tour. Warning: This tour may contain strong language, graphic content, and random acts of weirdness. Participant discretion is advised. Learn more about the exhibition: thetransportedman.broadmuseum.msu.edu/?p=michigan-stories
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 21 @ 6:00 PM
Draft League Kickoff / Draft Weeekend
Hollow Mountain Comics and Games – Join us this Friday and Saturday for the Rivals of Ixalan draft weekend, and the kickoff of our draft league! Drafts will fire at: 6pm Friday 12:00 noon Saturday 6pm Saturday Entry: $15 Payout: $5.5 store credit/player in the pool You can also get your hands on some cool draft weekend promos :) All our draft weekend events will also be tracked in our new draft league! Full details available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1206084076190876/
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM
Q106 Homegrown Throwdown - Round 3
The Loft – The Homegrown Throwdown is back for it’s 15th year! This year, the Throwdown will be brought to you by Q106 , Lansing’s home of rock! The Throwdown will feature 24 bands, 5 nights and a whole lot of rock and roll. Being a successful band is more than being good musically. It’s about stage presence, it’s about promotions, it’s about professionalism, and of course, it’s about the music. Here are this week's bands: SinhaveN · Nuskin · Deep In The Mitten · Strength for Battle · Steve the Prick · NAGAZImetalshop Support your band by purchasing a ticket from them in person or grabbing one from the link below. HOW IT WORKS: A panel of objective judges will select up to 24 finalists to compete. Your band will be judged live, American Idol style by a panel of music professionals. Judging is based on the following criteria: • 50% Judges scores • 25% Ticket presales • 25% Crowd Votes 1st PLACE PRIZE • $1000 in cold hard cash • $3500 in prizes from Sponsors • Your song will be played on Q106 • Your band will receive a Music Media Package, compliments of The Media Advantage. The package includes a.) A (up to) five page website. b.) Full length Music Video • Professional photography session, compliments of Scott V Photography • Band merchandise package with 30 buttons compliments of Rounded Pixels and 24 t-shirts compliments of Michigan Shirt Works • One day (one song) studio time, compliments of Music Manor • Opportunity to open for a national band at The Loft 2nd Place • $300 in cash, Opportunity to open for a national band at The Loft 3rd Place • $200 in cash, Opportunity to open for a national band at The Loft
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Yoga + Art
lululemon Lansing – Join your community for this complimentary event hosted by Lululemon Lansing and Spartan Warrior Project. A mindful blend of breath, yoga and meditation will be followed by food, refreshments and exclusive access to the art museum. No registration required.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Open Mic - Hosted by Stanley
Windwalker Underground Gallery – Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm with music from this weeks host, Stanley. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 20 minutes on an average night. If we have a long list of performers we may ask for shorter sets. Of course if you intend on doing a quick set that is fine too. We may run the event a little late if need be. We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect. Event is free, donations are encouraged.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM
The Coffeehouse at All Saints - Jan 19
The Coffeehouse at All Saints – This musical/spoken word showcase of Michigan talent is packed with a variety of wonderful performers. Scheduled to perform: Julie Waterbury, Leif Alton and Johnny Zawacki (ATOZ), Amber &The Bad Habits, Brandon Grafius, Bob Nelson, The Dangling Participles, Bill Lindow, Wes Millhouse, Jim Jersey, Anne-Marie Rachman and Fred Isaac. Check it out: https://madmimi.com/s/178043
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM
Fly-Tying Workshop with Jeff "Bear" Andrews
Michigan History Center – Have you always wanted to learn the art of fly-tying? Now is your chance! Join Jeff "Bear" Andrews and the Michigan History Center for a Fly-Tying workshop that will teach the basics of fly-tying - and give you plenty of time to practice, of course! Pre-registration is required and all materials will be provided. This workshop is open to adults and children ages 10+. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the class. Spots are limited so buy your tickets today! Pre-register at michiganhistory.eventbrite.com Jeff "Bear" Andrews regularly teaches fly tying classes and demonstrations throughout the United States. His talent has been showcased internationally at the Danish Fly Fair in Copenhagen, the Dutch Fly Fair in the Netherlands and at the Chatsworth Angling Fair in England. In 1999, Bear produced three fly tying instructional videos which are currently available on DVD, including “Best of the Bear Steelhead”, “Best of the Bear Steelhead II” and “Best of the Bear Tying Traditions”. More than two thousand copies have been sold to date. In 2000, Umpqua Feather Merchants began commercial producing more than 65 of Bear’s original fly patterns through their Fly Tyer’s Royalty Program. Learn more at www.jeffbearandrews.com Dive into the extraordinary story of the Au Sable River in "The River that Changed the World,” a new special exhibit at the Michigan History Center. Join us throughout the run of the exhibit for special programs that highlight the beauty and excitement of Michigan’s rivers.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 10:30 AM
Make and Take Saturday
Inspiration Station Scrapbook Store – It's time to get crafty. Join us for Make and Take Saturday. We will have 4 projects available to complete when you stop in. (2 cards and 2 scrapbook pages.) You can do any one project for free and any of the other available projects for only $1 each. No need to pre-register. No need to bring any supplies. Just stop in. Hope you can join us!!