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Entrepreneurial Awards and Viewing Party

An event and viewing party for the televised broadcast of the 2021 Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Awards set for 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Jackson Field in Lansing. Tickets and information for the event are available online at 517mag.com/entrepreneurial-awards/.

September 29 at 6p.m.

Take-Home Crafts

Take-home craft kits will be available from the main desk of the Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St. in Grand Ledge. The kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. On Aug. 13 the kit will be a lava lamp, Aug. 20 will have kids making rainsticks and Aug. 27 will be salt-dough handprint kits. See more dates, topics and instructions at gladl.org/curiousgladl/.

Aug. 13, Aug. 20 and Aug. 27, 131 E. Jefferson St. in Grand Ledge

Baby and Me Guided Play Class for Young Families

This free weekly class is offered to all babies and their caretakers. It is led by local birth and postpartum doula Laura Max. Those interested in attending are asked to fill out a form at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddLuZwl0FBXhNrELE5GxLZJlSh6rHfh2XxLzXxi2zjKfBlRw/viewform.

August 7,
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ONE Calendar, ALL (with your help) the Best Events!

517 Living’s Mission is to connect Greater Lansing Area folks with the best local events & things to do. Visit their site to view their community-built calendar.

Submitted Photos


Snow Moon over Lansing

Photo by David Andrews

Moon over East Lansing/Bath

Photo by Tammy Cook

Moon over Okemos

Photo by Pete Linskey

Wrap up


Learning Before the Classroom

It’s back-to-school season; however, just because your child’s not old enough for the classroom doesn’t mean he or she is too young to learn. Learn how to nurture every aspect of your toddler’s developing brain.

Smell: What’s that Smell?

Soak cotton balls in various smelly things like vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, soap and more. Put them in cups and have your child smell them. Work on developing vocabulary to describe the differences between them.

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