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Gary Graff and Tom Weschler, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, 316-7495, www.schuler, 7 p.m. Dec. 9 " Authors of “Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger.”




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Bigger Brush extravaganza

The Art Alley will host Bigger Brush Media’s holiday extravaganza, which includes performances by local artists, holiday treats and more. All proceeds from the event will go to the Youth Service Corps at the Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing. Bigger Brush Media is a collective of musicians passionate about mid-Michigan. Musicians performing at the holiday extravaganza will give out free music at the event, including: * DSF — free copies of “Rain, Dear: Special Edition” LP * Joe Hertler — free copies of “The Hard Times” LP * John Hurlahe — free copies of “Cass River Country Line” LP * Carter Moulton & friends — free copies of “Christmas with the Moultons” EP * All American Funk Parade — free hand-decorated copies of the Bigger Brush Media Holiday Compilation featuring original holiday songs from: Jeff Pianki, JT Royster, Joe Hertler, Loune, All American Funk Parade, Carter Moulton, and DSF. • Bigger Brush Media holiday extravaganza, featuring performances by DSF, Joe Hertler, John Hurlahe, Carter Moulton & friends and All American Funk Parade. • 7 to 10 p.m., today • Art Alley, 1133 S. Washington Ave., REO Town • $5 cover


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LanSwingers Vocal Pop and Jazz Ensemble, Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 483-1488, hpa/events, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. "

Music at Mumbai, Mumbai Cuisine, 340 Albert, East Lansing, 517 336 4150, www.mumbai, 7-10 p.m. Dec. 9. "


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“Red, White and a Holiday View,” Hill Vocational Center, 5815 Wise Road, Lansing, 755-1060, 7 p.m. Dec. 9 " Performed by students from Pleasant View Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. " Wonderland of Lights, Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, 342-2710,, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 26, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day " Carolers, electric light sculptures of animals and thousands of lights line the paths of Potter Park Zoo. Activities include crafts and cookie decorating, storytelling, holiday music, animal presentations and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus every Friday and Saturday evening. Cost: $4, $3 for seniors 62 and older, $2 for children 15 and younger, free for zoo society members.

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Celebrating the Classics: “Show Boat,” Celebration Cinema IMAX, 200 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, 393-7469,, 1:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost: $3. Mid-Day Movie, Capital Area District Library Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 367-6363, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 7-Dec. 23 " Movies suggested for adults will be shown on the big screen in the auditorium. Call for info.


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Community Christian Singles’ Christmas Party, Caledonia Township Hall, 135 N. Jedi Mind Trip, Rick’s American State Road, Owosso, (989) Cafe, 224 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 743-5300, 7 p.m. Dec. 9 " Join us 351-2285, www.ricksamerican for an evening of entertainment,, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost: activities, food and beverages. cover. Bring a white elephant gift to VAR I ETY exchange if you wish. Bill Slaght, Ryan’s Roadhouse, 902 E. State St., St. Johns, (989) SPECIAL EVENTS 224-2550, 7-11 p.m. Dec. 9. " Friends Holiday Potluck, Michigan Women’s Historical Chip Christy, Potbelly Sandwich Center & Hall of Fame, 213 W. Works, 233 E. Grand River Ave., East Main St., Lansing, 484-1880, Lansing, 203-4278, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9. www.michiganwomenshalloffame. " org, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 " Bring Dan MacLachlan, Mark’s a salad, dessert or side dish. Watershed, 5965 Marsh Road, Main dish, beverage and place Haslett, 999-7433, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 9. settings will be provided. RSVP to " or call NE Thing Goes, Colonial Bar Emily Cramptom at 484-1880 ext. and Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther 203. King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 882-6132, MSU Horticulture Gardens 9 p.m. Dec. 9. " Holiday Open House, Ninth Annual Concert for Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden, Peace, The Ark, 316 S. Main off Bogue Street, south of Wilson St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1800, Road, East Lansing, 355-5191 ext., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. 1327, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 9 " At the Cost: $20, $15 for students with ID. Plant and Soil Sciences Building and Conservatory. Enjoy displays Vid Weatherwax, Enso, 16800 of poinsettias and poinsettia tree Chandler Road, East Lansing, under evening lights. Bring your 332-7678, 7-10 p.m. Dec. 9. " camera and the kids. Santa will arrive in his sleigh at 5:30 p.m. PERFORMANCES MSU poinsettias, centerpieces, and Everett concert series, wreaths will be for sale. Enjoy some Everett Visual and Performing Arts cookies and hot cider. " Magnet Academy, 3900 Stabler St., Lansing, 755-1080, 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 THEATER and Dec. 14 " Featuring band on “Greater Tuna,” Williamston Dec. 9 and dance on Dec. 14. Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston, 655-SHOW,


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Pink slip party

The Pink Slip Ministries Christmas party is a free event for anyone who lost a job and is still looking for work. The event will take place Tuesday at Meridian Christian Community Ministries. Local job recruiters and professionals will share tips with attendees on how to find a new job. Short workshops on interviewing, resumes and job searching will repeat throughout the evening. Free child care will be available on-site for attendees during the event. • Pink Slip Ministries Christmas party • 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14. • Meridian Christian Community Ministries, 2600 Bennett Road, Okemos. • Free •

Tricia Bobeda, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 19-Dec. 19 " OffBroadway hit takes you through a typical day in the life of Tuna, Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Directed by Tony Caselli. Cost: $18-$24.

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“The Razor’s Edge” (1984), NorthStar Center, 106

Lathrop St., Lansing, 371-2001, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Dec. 10 " John Byrum’s film of a war veteran returning home to find his former life and values meaningless. Cost: donation.


Child & Family Services’ Red Nose Ruckus, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, 882-4000, ext. 126,, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 10 " Hosted by local radio personality Tim Barron. Dance to the tunes of the Sea Cruisers Band. Cost includes a live, silent and tree auction, carnival rides, holiday photo opportunities, food, beer

and wine. Call or e-mail Demphna Krikorian at rednoseruckus@ to purchase tickets and for more information. Proceeds to benefit Child & Family Services’ Angel House. Cost: $25, $40 per couple.

Matt King’s Rock and Roll Christmas Show, Leslie Event Center, 169 S. Main St., Leslie, 676-1721, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 " Featuring the Christmas songs of The King, plus raffles and door prizes. Cost: $20, $10 for ages 11 and younger. “The Gospel According to Scrooge” musical, Mt Hope Church, 202 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, 321-2780, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: donations accepted. The MSU Community Club Holiday Reception, Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 337-7498, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 " The Okemos High School Someko Singers with director Deb Borton will offer a medley of seasonal songs. The co-presidents will present the MSUCC annual donation to Safe House, along with members’ donations. “The Nutcracker,” Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston,, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 11 " Performed by the Elizabeth Williams School of Dance. Cost: $13 in advance; $15 at the door. Unsilent Night 2009, Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East

Lansing, 319-6832,, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 " A unique holiday contemporary music experience. Dig out your old boom box and join us for a holiday symphony and parade through the downtown streets of East Lansing. Visit the website for more information or to download your music.

Wonderland of Lights, Potter Park Zoo, see Thursday, Dec. 9.



Greg Nagy, LeRoy’s Classic Bar and Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 482-0184, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Cost: cover. C E LT I C

The Lash, Moriarty’s Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 485-5287, 10 p.m. Dec. 10-11. " C OUNTRY

Justine Blazer, Whiskey Barrel Saloon, 410 S. Clippert St., Lansing, 351-5690, 9 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Cost: cover. HO L I DAY

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 378 State St., Charlotte, 541-5690,, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 " Featuring holiday and non-holiday songs by the multiaward winning gospel recording artists. Apple pork chutney dinner served at the Eaton Area Senior Center prior to the show. Cost: LIST CONTINUES Page 08

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The fiesta chicken burger ($8.25) piles on lime-marinated chicken breast, refried black beans, salsa, cheese and avocado on a grilled onion bun. It’s served with mustard potato salad and a pickle.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010 8:00 PM 1020 S. Harrison Rd. • East Lansing

The white chicken chili comes in a cup for $2.95 or in a bread bowl for $5.95.

The menu is divided into “the weigh up” (appetizers); “hands up” (sandwiches and burgers); “round one” (chili and salad); and “the knock out” (entrees). Everything is less than $9. There’s also a few breakfast options that are served all day. I ordered the waitress recommended white chicken chili ($2.95 cup) over the reg-


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vors and textures trying to come together as one. She loved the potato salad, which had the skin still on and wasn’t dry.

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Laura had a Coke for $2.25.


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ular chili. It had a lot of chicken and cheese, but the flavor was a lot tangier and sweeter than I’m used to. I also ordered the apricot wings ($6.95), a one-pound order of pineapple-marinated baked wings glazed with apricot syrup. It came with buffalo sauce and celery. While the wings were meaty and crispy, the apricot flavor was a little overpowering — thick and syrupy. Laura had the fiesta chicken sandwich ($8.25), limemarinated chicken breast with refried black beans, salsa, cheese and avocado on a grilled onion bun. It comes with mustard potato salad and a pickle. Laura said there was too much going on with her sandwich — many different fla-




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Edmund’s is a sports bar, with an upscale feel. The old sports memorabilia on the walls, and even the newspaper “article” that comes on your food plate help stir up feelings of nostalgia. And drinks are served in an 8-ounce mason jar. There’s also an area tucked in the corner that has a pool table, board games and a fireplace — and I imagined how fun the place would be if it were packed.

Holiday Concert Director Dale Bartlett

Esther Gim | NOISE

Edmund’s Pastime is a new downtown Lansing restaurant, but has a familiar feel. It’s operated by the people who run Troppo, and takes over the spot that used to house Troppo, which is now conveniently across the street.



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You can find vintage jewelry that doesn’t break the bank by shopping online. This one-of-akind brass necklace has a trio of charms on an 18 inch chain, including a brass key, white flower and tiny teardrop locket with a vintage pink and white cameo. • Where: Etsy seller Merlin the Cat, based in Lansing. Find it online at shop/merlinthecat • Cost: $18.90 + shipping

Tricia Bobeda | NOISE

Looking for the perfect gift? We’ve got ideas to fit every price range The NOISE holiday gift guide has ideas for ways you can buy local, buy online or do both at once. Lansing resident Cortney McLean sells her handmade vintage jewelry creations in her online shop at (Check out a charming brass necklace she created in the jewelry section). “I make many of my pieces by deconstruction others and using them in a different way,” McLean said. “A broken earring may make the perfect pendant or hair pin. I’m always gluing something to something else.” McLean said she has as much fun doing holiday shopping on Etsy as she does selling. “If I can’t make it I’m sure someone on Etsy can,” McLean said. “Buying handmade is the best.”





For the theater lover in your life, you can’t beat a pair of tickets or gift certificate to the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing. In the next few months alone, Wharton will host everything from jazz concerts to Shakespeareinspired ballets, “Stomp” to “Shrek.” • Where: Go to for information about upcoming shows and ticket pricing. • Cost: Varies by show and seating



Pandora charm bracelets will never go out of style because each one matches the tastes of its owner. Buying a starter bracelet and a charm or two is a great gift, and you can keep finding new charms to buy to mark special occasions. • Where: Medawar Jewelers in Lansing or Okemos. Go to for more. • Cost: Varies, bracelets and charms start at about $30 each




These 14 karat yellow gold Spartan earrings are just the tip of an iceberg (and by ice we do mean mounds of diamonds) that you will find at Okemos jewelry store Becky Beauchine Kulka. • Where: Visit the Becky Beauchine Kulka store in Okemos or go online to • Cost: $375


Combine the convenience of shopping online with the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from shopping local. Search for local artists selling their crafty creations. You’ll find photography, jewelry, paintings and even adorable knit wear like this polar bear hat from The Cheeky Girl, perfect for keeping whimsical friends warm. • Where: Etsy seller The Cheeky Girl, based in Lansing. Find it online at TheCheekyGirl • Cost: $15


The English Inn in Eaton Rapids is a quaint and quiet bed and breakfast. Surprise someone special with its weekend getaway package, which includes an overnight stay, a champagne dinner for two and lavish breakfast. • Where: The English Inn in Eaton Rapids, go online to for details or to make a reservation. • Cost: $300





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A quick search online will yield recipes for brownies, muffins, soups, tea and just about any other recipe you can think of in a jar. Add a tag with instructions and a festive ribbon and these jar recipes make a perfect gift for the friend who loves cooking as much as eating. M&M COOKIES IN A JAR Ingredients • 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar • 1 cup M&M candies • 1/2 cup rolled oats • 1/2 cup white sugar Directions • In a 1 quart jar, layer the ingredients in the order listed. Pack down firmly after each addition. Include these instructions: • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. • Cream 1/2 cup margarine in a large bowl. Mix in 1 egg and 2 tablespoons water. Add contents of jar. Stir until blended. • Place rounded spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. • Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Source: Recipe adapted from




‘Tis the season for tablets and electronic readers. If you’re shopping for an avid reader, Amazon’s Kindle will make their home library endless and let them subscribe to newspapers and magazines from around the world. Its size and screen make it easy to toss in a purse and read from anywhere. For someone who likes to split their leisure time between books, movies, gaming and surfing the web, the iPad has the horsepower to handle all these activities. It does more, but also costs more. • Where: Available online, find the Kindle at and the iPad at or check them out at a local Best Buy store. • Cost: Kindle starts at $139. iPad starts at $499

Go green and get crafty for the holidays by making a set of recycled magazine bowls for the news junkie in your life. Make them in a variety of sizes and you’ll end up with a funky office accessory, plant holder or decorative centerpiece. WHAT YOU NEED: • Old magazines • Clear tape • Craft glue* HOW IT WORKS • Rip full-size pages of the magazine out. • Fold each in half three times, into about 1 inch strips. • Tape the strips to each other at each end, making a long chain of paper. Roll paper tightly into a spiral. • Use a rubber band to hold the strips in place if you need to finish the project in more than one sitting. (A six-inch spiral makes a small planter and takes about two magazines. The bigger the spiral, the bigger the bowl.) • When the spiral has reached a substantial size, tape down the last strip to the outer edge. Holding the center of the spiral down on a surface, gently lift up from two sides to create the height desired. • Optional: Coat with clear glue to add stability. Coating the bowls in a clear craft glue is optional, but will make them studier and more water resistant.


Do you want to encourage a budding photographer but get nervous handing over your expensive digital camera? Buy kids their own bedazzled digital camera and let them get creative without fear. This model doubles as a webcam if you want to hook it up to a computer and let Grandma watch the kids tear open the rest of their presents. • Where: Sold at Meijer locations. Go to to check availability. • Cost: $15.19





The site claims this shirt is what James Bond wears on laundry day. The T-shirt has a built-in spy camera with a control box that slips into your pocket to take pictures. Ridiculous or ridiculously cool? Depends who you ask. The gadget lover in your life will no doubt wear it with pride. • Where:, a site chock full of gadgets, apparel and toys that will help you celebrate you inner geek. • Cost: $39.99


For some people, the most personal gift you can give isn’t for them. If you have a friend or family member who is dedicated to a cause, donating to it may be the present they’ll appreciate most. For animal lovers, maybe it’s a donation to the Humane Society or local animal shelter. Monetary donations are typically welcome at any non-profit, but they may also have a wish list of supplies if you’d rather donate stuff than cash. Call the organization or check its web site to see how you can help.

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$28, $35 for dinner/show package purchased by 1 p.m. Dec. 10.

Men of Orpheus Free Christmas Concert, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, 290-2882, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 10 " Male chorus performs a variety of music and appropriate for the entire family.


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Scene & Heard Concert series, Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, 319-6832,, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 " Concert titled “sp(sound)ace” will feature musicians and composers from the MSU College of Music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. Cost: $5, $3 for students. JAZ Z


Alma College Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert, Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall, Alma College Campus, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, (989) 463-7304, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 " Seating is reserved. Cost: $10, $5 for seniors 62 and older, free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and younger. Charles Archer, Evelyn Bay Coffee Co., 134 S. Cochran Ave.,

Jazz Orchestra I, II, and III, Demonstration Hall, MSU Campus, Building #57, East Lansing,, 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Cost: $10, $8 for seniors, free for students and those under 18. LCC Jazz Ensemble, Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 483-1488, hpa/events, 8 p.m. Dec. 10. " ROCK

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Avon Bomb, Colonial Bar and Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 882-6132, 9 p.m. Dec. 10-11. " Crosstowne Traffic, Buddies Pub & Grill, 1937 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, 347-0443, 9 p.m. Dec. 10. " Dr. Gunn, Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, 485-9910, 9 p.m. Dec. 10-11. " Elkabong, Center Stage, 1785 W. State Road, Lansing, 482-2280, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10. " Frontier Ruckus, The Giving Tree, Gifts or Creatures, Mac’s Bar, 2700 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, 484-6795,, 9 p.m. Dec. 10. Cost: $10. Mix Pack, Irish Pub & Grill, 1910 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, 482-3916, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 10. " Pete Trappen, Leo’s Spirits & Grub, 2085 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, 349-1100, 8 p.m. Dec. 10.


Ricky and Nicki, Troppo, 111 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 371-4000, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 10. " Showdown, R Club, 6409 Centurion Drive, Lansing, 321-7440, 8 p.m. Dec. 10-11. " Sprague Brothers, Rick’s American Cafe, 224 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 351-2285,, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Cost: cover. WLNZ Grand River Radio Diner, Lansing City Market, 325


Common Ground reduces ticket prices

Sure, it’s December. But it’s not too early to start thinking about next summer’s Common Ground Music Festival. Officials recently announced July 11-17, 2011, as dates for downtown Lansing’s annual music fest, held in Adado Riverfront Park. Sevenday passes for the 12th annual festival are on sale for $69 — a 30 percent discount off 2010’s gate cost. Fans can purchase “VIP” tickets with an UnCommon Club seven-day pass for $350. Those a little strapped for cash may also opt for a layaway option for a seven-day pass. Purchase 2011 Common Ground Music Festival sevenday and UnCommon Club (seven-day) tickets several ways: • Common Ground Music Festival Office located at 901 N. Washington Ave. in Lansing • Online at: • By phone: (800) 585-3737 • All Michigan Star Ticket locations • Find more information at the official website at or call the festival office at 267-1502.

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Season of Light, Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, East Lansing, 355-4672,, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 19 " Explore the customs we associate with this special time of year. Cost: $3, $2.50 for students and seniors, $2 for children 12 and younger.


“A Christmas Cabaret,” Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing, 432-2000,, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 11 " Collection of musical memories including traditional, jazz, Broadway, pop, comedy and cabaret show tunes, and familiar standards with a fresh approach. Cost: $33.

Christmas Bazaar Weekend, Trinity AME Church, 3500 W. Holmes Road, Lansing, 882-5722, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 12 " Food, music, vendors and gift wrapping services. Fish fry Saturday and choir concert and sing-along Sunday. Holiday Bazaar, Eaton County Medical Care Facility, 530 Beech St., Charlotte, 543-2940, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10 " Resident crafts and booths with local crafters, jewelry, baked goods, kitchen accessories, beauty products and more for your holiday shopping.


16 Days Lansing: A Night of Remembrance, Red Cedar Friends Quaker Meeting House, 1400 Turner St., Lansing, (586) 291-8877, www.facebook. com/16dayslansing, 6 p.m. Dec. 10 " Arts exhibit with a vigil for human rights and against gender violence. Doors opens at 6 p.m. with program starting at 6:30 p.m. Featuring musician Barb Barton, painter Theresa Rosado, potterpoet Sally Lloyd, harpist Melissa Osborn and others. Part of a local program observing the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.


Girls Night Out, Imagine This LLC (Life, Love, Community), 227 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge, 643-3526,, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 10 " Bring a white piece of clothing to tie-dye. Women ages 15 and older are welcome. Holiday Road Rally, Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing, 483-4293,



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34-oz. Long Islands remain at Whiskey Barrel I came to The Whiskey Barrel with certain expectations. And when the first thing I saw upon entering was a sign proclaiming, “Country College Night - Half Off Everything - Ride Dick All Night!” I was feeling pretty affirmed in my assumptions. This was going to be a loud, crass, obnoxious theme park dedicated to bad behavior in the name of cowboy culture. Dick, incidentally, is the name of the resident mechanical bull. In case you were wondering. So I sat down at the bar and awaited the ridiculousness. Instead I found myself witnessing Floyd and his wife Ellie teaching a mild-mannered flock of folks to square dance. There they were: a dance floor full of nice, friendly people shuffling merrily around with their partners in tentative square dancing steps. These people didn’t seem loud, crass or obnoxious. Come to think of it, as I looked around myself, I didn’t see half the cowboy kitsch I expected to find at The Whiskey Barrel. The place definitely has a country theme to it, but not garishly so. The tall bar tables sit on big barrels — whiskey barrels, presumably

— and the interior is meant to feel a bit like an old-time saloon, but it also has clean, modern elements. And the girls behind the bar wear cowboy hats and tiny, tiny shorts. In December. So I guess not every element of The Whiskey Barrel was a surprise. I have no doubt that after the square-dancers clear out the atmosphere becomes more befitting of Daisy Dukes than mild-mannered cowpokes. Whiskey Barrel is the former Sparty’s Dance Club, after all. Though the bar changed names and interior decorators in 2005, the management is the same. “It was time for a change,” said Ed Bentley, manager of 10 years. “Sparty’s was a college-oriented club. It was 18 and up every night with Top 40 music.” Now the bar is 18 and up just two of the four nights it’s open and plays country music, but The Whiskey Barrel also varies from the original format by doubling as a live music venue. “We’ve had some national names here,” Bentley said, “and we’ve got a few coming up, like Frankie Ballard, Brett Eldredge and Jason Sturgeon.” While those rather impressive names might not have made appear-

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ances at Sparty’s, those who were fans of the old dance club will be glad to know that their specialty drinks, 34-oz. Long Islands and a mysterious concoction called the Blue Motorcycle are still in rotation. The beer selection may not be huge, nor widely varied at The Whiskey Barrel, but what is huge are the beers themselves. I’m pretty poor at estimating quantities, but I’m fairly sure I could have fit my entire forearm in the mug. They also are the only country-themed bar in Lansing, and the only countrythemed anything that has ever temped me to use the descriptor, “tasteful,” but much of The Whiskey Barrel — from the décor to the tame square dancing class — is just that. Just not the whole “ride Dick all night” part. Natalie Burg is a writer and cheerleader of Michigan businesses — particularly ones with wine lists and numerous beers on tap. E-mail her at

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Kwanzaa Intellectual Fest, MSU International Center, corner of North Shaw Lane and Red Cedar Road, East Lansing,, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 10 " An MSU-AAAS speaker series event; includes soul food, musical performances and a fourperson faculty panel of African American and African studies faculty.


Alma College Theatre presents Annual One-Act Play Festival, Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall, Alma College Campus, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, (989) 463-7304, 8 p.m. Dec. 10-11, 3 p.m. Dec. 12 " Five plays are presented at each performance. Cost: $10, $5 for seniors 62 and older, free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and younger. “A Place Called Christmas” and “The Perfect Gift,” Mid-Michigan Family Theatre, 440 Frandor Ave., Lansing, 339-2145,, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 10-19 " Cost: $6 for adults and students, $4 for preschoolers. “A Tuna Christmas,” Starlight Dinner Theatre, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 243-6040,, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 " A comedy directed by Rick Dethlefsen. Dinner reservations must be made 48 hours before the show begins. Call or go online to purchase tickets. Cost: $33, $28 for seniors 62 and older and students 5-22 with ID, show only is $18. Capitol Area Performers presents “Fences,” East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 285-7964, 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 11 " Tony-Award winning play by August Wilson. Cost: $20, $15 for seniors. Freshman Showcase: “Secret in the Wings,” Auditorium Arena Theatre, MSU campus, East Lansing, 432-2000,, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 11, and 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $8.


Hours: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday Hook-up factor: I’d say it’s safe to assume that a few cowboys and cowgirls have made some love connections at The Whiskey Barrel. Specials: Wednesday: $2.50 20-oz drafts and $2.50 wells; Thursday halfoff all drinks until 10 p.m. and no cover for 21+; Friday: Halfoff drinks from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday: Ladies night, half-off drinks until10 p.m. If the bar is too tasteful for you: Then to go their website. Seriously, it’s an experience all of its own. Everyone loves opening up a page only to have an uncontrollably loud country jingle blaring at them, right?, 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 10 " A night of adventure and fun. Bring a team of 4-6 people and a digital camera to travel by car for “wild and crazy” predetermined items to photograph. Dinner at Robinhill following. Wear holiday attire for extra points. Call to register. Cost: $75 per team.

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I stumbled across this book while putting together the requisite holiday display of humongous music books, and consider it a real find among a section of straightforward bios and photojournalism collections. This fascinating book is only about the size of a standard hardcover, but packs a punch that will beguile any indie-rock fan. Covering artists and bands from Little Richard to The Kinks to Radiohead, each section begins with an entertaining breakdown of the music and the rockers behind it, featuring a selected discography and playlist. But the really interesting part is the comics that are paired with the bios: Each is a totally unique approach to the subject. The overall sense echoes the underground comics of the ’70s — a fun, creative, zine-type approach to histories that have been told over and over, but are somehow made incredibly fresh again.



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Glass art studio seconds sale, J. Fine Glass, 2434 Dobie Road, Mason, 676-5482,, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 11-12 " Glass artist Jody Fine is hosting a rare seconds sale. Glassblowing demos 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. "

“Greater Tuna,” Williamston Theatre, see Thursday, Dec. 9. “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” LCC Black Box Theatre, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave., Room 168, Lansing, 483-1488,, 8 p.m. Dec. 10-11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12 AUDITIONS " Shakespeare’s rousing and MSU Children and Youth fantastical comedy. Cost: $5, $3 for Choir Auditions, MSU students. Community Music School, 841 Timberlane St. #B, East Lansing, “Seussical Jr.,” Howell High 355-7661,, School Freshman Campus, 1400 W. auditions are 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 11, Grand River Ave., Howell, 545-1290, and 5-7 p.m. Jan. 3. " Children, 7:30 p.m. and youth ages 7-18 years old Dec. 10-11, 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $7, are invited to audition for one of group discounts available. four choirs: MSU Children’s Choir, “The Nutcracker’s Nuts,” CMS Singers, Preparatory Choir Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum and the Young Men’s Chorus, a Drive, Lansing, 482-5700, new ensemble for young men, 8 p.m. with changing or changed voices. Dec. 10-11, 2 p.m. Dec. 12 " Comedy Audition material is not necessary. by Dennis Wickline. Cost: $15, $12 Call for an appointment. for seniors, students and military.

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Cat Show, Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 483-7400,, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11-12 " Hosted by the International Cat Association. Cost: $3 admission per person.


Storytime with Bill Anderson and Barb Harris, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Center Blvd., Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing, 316-7495,, 11 a.m. Dec. 11 " Anderson is the author of “V Is for Von Trapp” and Harris is a former member of the Trapp Family Singers. "


Kevin Hart: “Laugh at My Pain,” Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (800) 745-3000, www.olympia, 8 p.m. Dec. 11. Cost: $35.50, $45.50, $55.50.



The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller, MSU Auditorium, corner of Farm Lane and Auditorium Lane, East Lansing, 432-2000, www., 8-10:15 p.m. Dec. 11. Cost: $55, 42.50.


Foxy Squares Western Style Square Dance, Millet Center, 5217 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, 645-7417, 7-10 p.m. Dec. 11 " Square dance with guest caller Jimmy Robison from Larwill, Ind. Cost: $5.


Holiday Winter Carnival & Craft Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, 712-1221, www.angelhouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11-12 " Fund-raising event for Child & Family Services/Angel House. Carnival, craft booths, amusement rides, carnival food, vocal, band and choir performances, free Santa photos.


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A Not So Silent Night: A Benefit for Reach Studio Art Center, Michigan Museum Of Surveying, 220 Museum Drive, Lansing, 999-3643, events.htm, 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 11 " Reach Studio Art Center is expanding. A silent auction of more than 100 items of art, gifts and gift certificates; sing-along to live music in support of art in Lansing. There will be lots of great edible goodies, fun and fellowship. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.


Christmas at Northfork Saturday Specials, Northfork Farms & Outback, 3637 Morrice Road, Webberville, 881-9142, www.northfork

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D.R.U.G.S. album release

With a rep for crafting poignant, interpersonal lyrics and putting on explosive live shows, singer Craig Owens drove Davison, Mich., post-hardcore band Chiodos to the top before leaving the band to pursue his own project. Now the venture is fully conceived, and Owens is out on the road with his new band, D.R.U.G.S., and set to release his debut album on Decaydance/Sire Records in early 2011. Recorded with John Feldmann, (The Used, Panic at the Disco), the disc is more aggressive than anything Owens did with Chiodos. He says making the D.R.U.G.S. record was Courtesy photo “cathartic” and his “form of therapy.” The group’s “Rise from the Ashes Tour” makes a stop Sunday at Mac’s Bar. As for the lineup, Owens is at the helm, leading former members of Matchbook Romance, Story of the Year, From First to Last and Underminded. “The idea for this band stemmed from the fact that I wanted to do this right; I wanted to make the biggest band I possibly could, and that’s exactly what I’ve done here,” Owens said. • D.R.U.G.S., Eyes Set To Kill, New Medicine, Bridegroom • Doors 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 • Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 484-6795 • $13 advance tickets at; $15 at the door Anne Erickson

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The Metropolitan Opera: “Don Carlo,” Lansing Mall Cinema, 921 West Mall Drive, Lansing, 321-1521,, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11 " The Met’s first production of Verdi’s opera “Don Carlo” since 1979. Cost: $20, $16 for seniors, $10 for kids and students. The Metropolitan Opera: “Don Carlo,” Celebration Cinema IMAX, 200 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, 393-7469,, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11 " The Met’s first production of Verdi’s opera “Don Carlo” since 1979. Cost: $25.25, $23 for seniors, $17.25 for kids.

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Christmas parade, Bellevue, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 " Parade lines up on Vine Street at 5 p.m. and proceeds south on Main Street through downtown. Santa will be at the Bellevue Hardware Store for an hour afterward. " Eastwood Winter Wonderland, Eastwood Towne Center, 3003 Preyde Blvd, Lansing, 316-9209,, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 11, 18 " Annual holiday tradition, featuring Santa Claus, live reindeer and more. Visit Schuler Books for storytime with Mrs. Claus. Free gift wrap in Center Court from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 18 with refreshments and holiday music.


Old-fashioned Christmas, Miller Farm, 635 State St., Eaton Rapids, 663-3288, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 11 " Enjoy decorated trees, children’s craft shop, historic school and blacksmith shop, bonfires, chili and caroling. Santa will be there from 5-7 p.m.

Lansing, 333-3638,, 8-9:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Cost: $12 adults, $10 students and seniors.

“Winter Wonderful,” Chippewa Middle School, 4000 Okemos Rd, Okemos, (888) 545-SING, www.waterwonder, 2 p.m. Dec. 11 " Presented by the Water Wonderland Chorus of Sweet Adelines. Cost: donations accepted. REC I TALS

Suzuki Piano Recital, MSU Community Music School, 841 Timberlane St., East Lansing, 355-7661, noon Dec. 11.


Book signing with Richard Baldwin, The Grand-dale Shoppe, 138 S. Bridge St., Dimondale, 646-0225,, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 11. Vic Foerster, Barnes & Noble East Lansing, 333 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 324-3926,, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 11 " Author of “Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories.” "



John Solitro, Coffee and Friends Cafe, 5100 Marsh Road, Suite C, Okemos, 347-0962, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 11. " C E LT I C

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Chicago/Lansing DJs Unite, The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (224) 515-6278, 11 p.m. Dec. 11 " DJ Konsept spins with DJ JD, DJ Scotty V and DJ Sammy. Cost: $3. HO L I DAY

Holiday piano performance, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, 316-7495,, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 2-4 p.m. Dec. 12 " With Grace Zanoni of Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. "

Women’s Glee Clubs, and the MSU Laingsburg Community Children’s Choir. Cost: $20, $18 for Singers present “A seniors, $10 for student with ID and Christmas Spectacular,” those younger than 18. St. Isidore Catholic Church, 310 Crum St., Laingsburg, 651-6722, Okemos High School 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 4 p.m. Dec. 12. Someko Singers Annual Cost: free admission. Cathedral Concert, St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave., MSU’s Home for the Lansing, 706-4945, 7:30 p.m. Holidays, Wharton Center, Dec. 11 " The 21-voice select choir Cobb Great Hall, MSU campus, East will present a program of music Lansing, 432-2000, inspired by the season. ", 8 p.m. Dec. 11 " A festive evening of The Steiner Chorale: classic holiday songs showcasing Holiday Lessons and the talents of MSU’s Symphony Carols, All Saints Episcopal Orchestra, State Singers, Men’s and Church, 800 Abbot Road, East

Cheap Tequila, The Roadhouse, see Friday, Dec. 10. Project GP, Classic Pub & Grill, 16219 S. U.S. 27, Lansing, 484-4808, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11. " Roux, Center Stage, 1785 W. State Road, Lansing, 482-2280, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11. " The Bear Band, Eaton Pub & Grille, 214 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, 415-336-6989, 9 p.m. Dec. 11. "

|, 11 a.m. Dec. 11 " Family event features wagon rides, sing-a-long with Mrs. Claus, Dickens characters roasting chestnuts, reindeer feed mill, heated petting zoo, indoor horse or pony rides, puppet show and kids’ train through Elf Village. Reservations required. Call for available time slots. Cost: $10.50 per person, reservation required.

“The Gospel According to Scrooge” musical, Mt Hope Church, see Friday, Dec. 10. “The Nutcracker,” Williamston High School, see Friday, Dec. 10. Wonderland of Lights, Potter Park Zoo, see Thursday, Dec. 9. Ye Olde Christmas Festival, Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing, 483-7400, www.lansingcity, Dec. 11. "

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An Electric Guitar Summit, The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1800,, 8 p.m. Dec. 11 " Celebrating The Ark’s 45th anniversary. Cost: $30. Avon Bomb, Colonial Bar and Grille, see Friday, Dec. 10.

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The much-buzzed early collaboration between Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”) and Jody Hill (“Observe and Report”), “Foot Fist” attempts to plant the seeds of what would become their signature comedy style; brazen, ego-filled dialogue in a deadpan delivery, with a wild lack of self awareness. And while there are bright, momentarily hilarious spots in “Foot Fist,” the result still feels more like a half-baked, overlong Mad TV skit than a feature film. McBride’s Fred Simmons, wannabe Taekwondo superstar stuck teaching in a stripmall dojo, feels like notes scribbled on the back of a napkin, waiting to be fleshed out as Kenny Powers, comedy force of nature from “Eastbound.” And for two comedy strongmen such as McBride and Hill, the inexcusable creeps in at times; boredom. A wry comedy without focus or direction, “Foot Fist” is worthwhile as a curiosity and not much more.


Lansing-based folk-rock band Gossip in the Forest will release its self-titled debut Sunday in Lansing. As opposed to a traditional concert, the show will take on a special, open house format, with guests coming and going as they please. Expect wine, appetizers, sweet treats, free live music and raffles for items from local businesses such as Coffee & Friends Café in Okemos, Freed Video Production, Mb Stephens Artwork, Kusnier Photography, GraylanDstudios, Alpha Ave. Chocolates, Mind Garden Creative, Cynthia Trygier Interiors and “The main reason for the CD premiere is to show our family, friends and fans exactly what we having been working for all summer,” guitarist and composer Tom Cocozzoli says. “We also want to provide them with a wonderful afternoon in lieu of our appreciation for not only their generosity, since the CD was funded solely by funds collected via tips at each show, but also for their devotion to us.” The Lansing-recorded effort really highlights the band’s energetic shows and spontaneous live feel. “I think it captures the sound of the band in a realistic, non-overproduced way,” Cocozzoli says. “I believe the vocals are what sets it apart, and we’re all very pleased with the way they came out on the CD.” • Gossip in the Forest debut CD release • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 • Perspective2, 319 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, 853-5880 • Free; CD is $9.99

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THE LISTy Chip Christy, Log Jam, 110 W Jefferson St, Grand Ledge, 627-4300, 9 p.m. Dec. 11. " Dan MacLachlan, Leo’s Spirits & Grub, 2085 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, 349-1100, 9 p.m. Dec. 11.


Drew Howard and the Saltines, LeRoy’s Classic Bar and Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 482-0184, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Cost: cover. Dr. Gunn, Unicorn Tavern, see Friday, Dec. 10.

Nick May, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 233 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 203-4278, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 11.


Pete Trappen, Riedy’s, 219 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, 543-7777, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11. " Sammy Gold, Courthouse Pub, 160 W. Maple St., Mason, 676-6941, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11. " Showdown, R Club, see Friday, Dec. 10. Uncle Scam, Capitol Bowl’s Hot Spot, 219 S Washington St, Owosso, 989-725-7717, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11.


If you’re reading this on the day it went to print, you’ve got exactly 15 days until Christmas. For some of you, this small factoid might incite a full-on panic attack. If you haven’t started shopping by now, you’re destined to be that shopper frantically bustling around the mall loathing every joyous note of Andy Williams’ classic hit, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.” Here’s the deal — it IS the most wonderful time of the year, if you can manage to get all that pesky gift-grabbing out the way. I’ve decided to help; in time for you to mouse your way over to a few online retailers, pay for the top-notch shipping and swoop in on the 25th with the perfect packages for your sporty present getters. Get ready to use your Google machine to start shopping!



You’re all painfully aware of my affinity for Monkeyball ( ... but what you may not know is that I actually enjoy a little-known sport that requires cardiovascular activity. (Shocking, I know.) There’s a new game on the tailgate circuit that’s perfect for that friend or family member who just has to get active, as annoying as that can be. Lord knows that a few Smirnoff Ices can make a girl want to jump around a bit. Spikeball ( is a game that is played two-on-two with rules similar to volleyball. As Urban Daddy defines it, “A taut Hula Hoopsized net is placed at ankle level between a pair of two-player teams. You smack the palm-sized ball down on the net so it ricochets up at your opponents. They have up to three hits between them to control it and bounce it back to you. When they miss, you score. First team to 21 wins.” That sounds a wee bit banal, but honestly — play this game for ten minutes and you won’t be able to quit. I’ve played a number of times, (quite competitively with three big strong men at one point) and I can attest to both the fun and athletic aspects of the game. Do yourself a favor: Drop $50 and buy a set. Full disclosure: I have no affiliation with Spikeball whatsoever. It’s just a sweet game.


There’s a fantastic device out there perfect for that mid-range novelty gift you’re seeking. Got a golfer as an uncle, stepdad or surly grandmother? May I present The Klub Kooler. This nifty golf club strongly resembles a 9.5 degree driver; with two major differences. Basically, you can’t use it to hit a golf ball, but you can use it to store something inside it that might make your swing a little looser. The Klub Kooler is designed to hold 48 ounces of cold or hot beverage, complete with a keg-like pump mechanism which dispenses your “birdie juice” from the insulated caddy (that discretely fits inside your golf bag). There are many different brands that sell this club, and you’ll pay anywhere from $30 to $50 for a great addition to any golfer’s accessory kit.


Let us know here at NOISE! We want to know what new equipment or hot games you’ve discovered — or original ideas you’ve come up with this holiday season. Email; and don’t worry! All names will be kept confidential. Andi Osters, 28, is a Michigan State graduate.



cleanse the palate of the peach flavor but erased it. This is not a good thing — fruit tastes good and should linger on your taste buds for a while. The pecan presence was not noticeable, even after letting the glass warm up. Shiner describes the base beer for Holiday Cheer as “an Old World Dunkelweizen.” I didn’t get that at all. There was no clove-banana character as is common in German-style dark wheat ales, nor the typical background flavors from dark grains. These chocolate, roasted and/or caramel specialty grains give dark beers their color, so the mention of caramel color on the label doesn’t make much sense. Shiner makes some great beer, especially its black lager and Czech-style pilsner, so it was disappointing that this experiment didn’t make the cut. Some fine-tuning could result in a unique and delicious beer.

Todd Haefer writes about beer for Gannett. Some of the beers may have limited availability. Check brewers’ websites.

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“A Christmas Cabaret,” Wharton Center, see Friday, Dec. 10.


Christmas Bazaar Weekend, Trinity AME Church, see Friday, Dec. 10. Hands On Holiday Craft and Gift Show in Okemos, Okemos Conference Center/Comfort Inn, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, 351-5755, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 11 " This is a unique craft and gift show offering 25 vendors showing and selling high-end products and services. Cost: free admission and parking. Quilt Show & Reception, Home of Bob Shaw, 1508 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, 372-9163, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 11 " Handmade quilts from local artisans will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. Come enjoy beverages, appetizers, seasonal cookies and holiday gifts.


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Maple River Birding Field Trip, Nature Discovery, 5900 N. Williamston Road, Williamston, 655-5349, www.nature, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 11 " Adult and teen participants will travel by minivan through a range of habitats to view bald eagles, snow buntings, shrikes and other northern migrants. Registration required. Call or e-mail, or go online to register. Cost: $20 per person includes transportation. Season of Light, Abrams Planetarium, see Friday, Dec. 10.

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Christmas folk concert

It’s time to get into the Christmas spirit, and popular folk artists John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal are ready with a collection of holiday-themed roots and blues music. The two on Sunday perform their second annual Christmas Concert at All Saint’s Episcopal Church. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Housing Assistance Fund (Haven House in East Lansing and Loaves and Fishes in Lansing). “This benefit concert supports local shelters whose need couldn’t be greater at this time of year,” says Steve Findley, who is development officer at Michigan State University and also is putting this show together. “As the cold descends upon us, folks without a home suffer more than most. The concert was so well-received last year, we decided to bring it back.” Findley says the performers have a natural, easygoing stage presence, which he’s excited to bring to the venue. “The setting at All Saints Episcopal Church is acoustically wonderful, offering a rich, full sound,” he said. “We are excited about this great combination, benefit and performer, right here in our town.” • Christmas Concert with John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal • 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 • All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing • $10. Ticket information via Steve Findley 432-9738 or Susie Pearson at All Saints Episcopal Church via 351-7160. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Housing Assistance Fund (Haven House in East Lansing and Loaves and Fishes in Lansing).

“A Place Called “A Christmas Carol,” Eaton Christmas” and “The Rapids High School, 800 State Perfect Gift,” Mid-Michigan St., Eaton Rapids, 663-6480, Family Theatre, see Friday, Dec. 10., 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 2 p.m. Dec. 12 " Presented “A Tuna Christmas,” by Children’s Creation Theater. Starlight Dinner Theatre, see Friday, Cost: $7. Dec. 10. Alma College Theatre Capitol Area Performers presents Annual One-Act presents “Fences,” East Play Festival, Remick Heritage Lansing Hannah Community Center, see Friday, Dec. 10. Center, see Friday, Dec. 10.

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Freshman Showcase: “Secret in the Wings,” Auditorium Arena Theatre, see Friday, Dec. 10. “Greater Tuna,” Williamston Theatre, see Thursday, Dec. 9. “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” LCC Black Box Theatre, see Friday, Dec. 10. “Seussical Jr.,” Howell High School Freshman Campus, see Friday, Dec. 10.

Fleetwood Mac


For me, Lindsey Buckingham WAS Fleetwood Mac. A wildly unpopular assertion, based on the relative strength of their more bluesoriented, earlier work but one I am confident in making. With 1987’s “Tango in the Night,” Buckingham would leave his final mark on the band, before setting out on a satisfying but far less commercially successful solo career. And with the glossy yet somehow raw sound of “Tango,” he left on a high note. From the stirring “Isn’t It Midnight” to the singalong quality of “Big Love,” the album is full of highlights. Though the production is decidedly ’80s, “Caroline” has a seductive, soulful sound that showcases Buckingham’s rich voice. Never to be as highly regarded as “Rumours” or endlessly studied like “Tusk,” “Tango in the Night” remains one of Fleetwood Mac’s best albums, and an enduring testament to the songwriting abilities of Lindsey Buckingham.



Shiner Holiday Cheer

It’s somewhat surprising that peaches are seldom used for fruit beers. I found through my homebrewing adventures that while it takes 15 to 20 pounds of raspberries or cherries to really get their character and flavor to shine in a five-gallon batch of beer, it only took 10 pounds of peaches. Even better is that using overripe peaches are best, which means heavily discounted store prices on the fruit. The best peach beer I’ve had is Lindeman’s Peche from Belgium — wonderful fruit flavor and aroma without being too sweet and an Asti Spumante character to the body. I found Shiner’s Holiday Cheer on the store shelves and the initial description on the label was enticing — “ale brewed with peaches and pecans. ...” The peach flavor and aroma of the wheat ale was enticing, but not overwhelming, blending well with the malt. The medium carbonation also worked in favor of the fruit, giving the beer a solid quality that lets you know you are drinking a beer, not a soda. However, the finish destroyed all this good will with an overly harsh, hoppy bitterness that didn’t

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Russell Peters, Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (800) 745-3000, www.olympia, 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $45, $60.


Holiday Winter Carnival & Craft Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, see Saturday, Dec. 11.

Christmas at Northfork: Sunday on the Farm, Northfork Farms & Outback, 3637 Morrice Road, Webberville, 881-9142, www.northfork, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 12 " Most activities are held indoors, including petting zoo, puppet show and appearances by Santa and Elf. Cost: $6 admission fee, $5 per child for train ride through Elf Village. “The Gospel According to Scrooge” musical, Mt Hope Church, see Friday, Dec. 10. Wonderland of Lights, Potter Park Zoo, see Thursday, Dec. 9.



Cairn to Cairn, The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1800,, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $30. HO L I DAY

Annual Christmas Concert, Grace Bible Church, 1000 S. Canal Road, Lansing, HOLIDAY 622-4722,, 6-7 p.m. Dec. 12 " “Joy Has Alma Symphony Dawned,” a musical celebration of Orchestra, Remick Heritage Christmas. The Grace Children’s Center, Presbyterian Hall, Alma Choir will also be singing. After College Campus, 614 W. Superior the musical program everyone is St., Alma, (989) 463-7304, invited to stay and enjoy Christmas, 4 p.m. Dec. 12 cookies and other treats. " " Featuring timeless classics by Bach, Handel and Mozart. Seating is Choral Union “Messiah” reserved. Call for ticket information. Sing-Along, Edgewood United Cost: $10, $5 seniors 62 and Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, older, free for Alma College staff, East Lansing, 353-5340, 7 p.m. students, and youth 18 and Dec. 12 " Singers will be led younger. by members of the MSU Choral Union with David Rayl conducting.

Scores available for purchase at the door or bring your own. Cost: $10 admission at the door, $8 for score.

Fifth Annual Barons of Brass Holiday Benefit Concert, Holt Christian Church, 2424 Washington Road, Lansing, 803-7946, 4 p.m. Dec. 12 " Donations accepted at the door to benefit the Eaton Community Hospice House in Charlotte. Cost: donations accepted. Holiday piano performance, Schuler Books & Music, see Saturday, Dec. 11. Holiday Pops, Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing, 487-5001, www.Lansing, 3 p.m. Dec. 12 " The Lansing Symphony Orchestra will perform all of your holiday favorites, featuring East Lansing native Glenn Seven Allen, tenor. Cost: $12-$40. John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal Holiday Benefit Concert, All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 432-9738,, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 12 " To benefit homeless shelters Haven House in East Lansing and Loves and Fishes in Lansing. Cost: $10. Laingsburg Community Singers present “A Christmas Spectacular,” St. Isidore Catholic Church, see Saturday, Dec. 11. JAZ Z

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Viva La Vox, Joe Buck, Goddamn Gallows, Mac’s Bar, 2700 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, 898-6870, 517-927-7473, scumpunchproductions, 9 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $8 advance, $10 door. VAR I ETY

Don Middlebrook, Jimmy’s Pub, 16804 Chandler Road, East Lansing, 324-7100, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 12.



Barbara Bailey Hutchison in concert, St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, 4650 Meridian Road, Williamston, 349-4120, 2 p.m. Dec. 12 " An afternoon of musical entertainment and friendship. Hutchison, a Grammy winner and Detroit native, will share new material and holiday songs followed by a wine tasting event, separate children’s reception, silent auction, holiday sale and art show with pieces available for purchase. Free childcare and kids’ craft activities will be provided. Call or e-mail to order tickets. Cost: $30 for concert and wine tasting, $25 for two or more, free for kids 12 and younger, $10 concert only.


Birds of the 2009 Christmas Bird Count, Nature Discovery, 5900 N. Williamston Road, Williamston, 655-5349, www.nature, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 12 " Presentation is at 2 p.m. and features images of all 57 species from last year’s East Lansing Christmas Bird Count. Cost: $3. “George and Oatmeal Save Santa,” Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, East Lansing, 355-4672,, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 26 through Dec. 1 " A seasonal family show designed for young children and their families. Cost: $3, $2.50 for students and seniors, $2 for children 12 and younger. Season of Light, Abrams Planetarium, see Friday, Dec. 10..



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Christmas Bazaar Weekend, Trinity AME Church, see Friday, Dec. 10.


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“A Christmas Carol,” Eaton Rapids High School, see Saturday, Dec. 11. Alma College Theatre presents Annual One-Act Play Festival, Remick Heritage Center, see Friday, Dec. 10. “A Place Called Christmas” and “The Perfect Gift,” Mid-Michigan Family Theatre, see Friday, Dec. 10. Freshman Showcase: View/7828370#, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13 “Secret in the Wings,” " Four of the country’s most Auditorium Arena Theatre, see celebrated singer songwriters join Friday, Dec. 10. together for an acoustic holiday “Greater Tuna,” Williamston celebration. Dan Navarro, Amy Theatre, see Thursday, Dec. 9. Speace, Sally Barris, Jon Vezner. Cost: $15, kids free. “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” LCC Black Box Theatre, see Friday, Dec. 10. “Seussical Jr.,” Howell High School Freshman Campus, see Friday, Dec. 10. 12.14.10 “The Nutcracker’s Nuts,” FILM Riverwalk Theatre, see Friday, Celebrating the Classics: Dec. 10. “The Bells of St. Mary’s,” Celebration Cinema IMAX, 200 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, 393-7469,, 1:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Dec. 14 and 16. Cost: $3. 12.13.10 Mid-Day Movie, Capital Area FILM District Library Downtown Lansing Monday Morning Movie, Branch, see Thursday, Dec. 9. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, MUSIC 321-4014 ext. 4,, A LT- C O U N T R Y 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 " December Songs: An Watch a holiday classic about two Acoustic Holiday men who are fighting for the Celebration with Dan affections of a beautiful up-andNavarro, Amy Speace, coming performer. Starring Bing Jon Vezner and Sally Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Marjorie Barris, The Ark, 316 S. Main Reynolds. " St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1800,, 8 p.m. Dec. 14 FUNDRAISERS " Four of the country’s most Wine Tasting Fundraiser celebrated singer songwriters join to Benefit Art Alley, Art together for an acoustic holiday Alley, 1133 S. Washington Ave., celebration. Dan Navarro, Amy Lansing, 898-4046, Speace, Sally Barris, Jon Vezner., 5-7 p.m. Cost: $20, free for members at the Dec. 13 " A wine tasting fundraiser Solo level and above. to benefit Art Alley art gallery in HO L I DAY REO Town. “Songs of Celebration,” Okemos High School, 2800 Jolly MUSIC Road, Okemos, 706-4945, 7:30 p.m. A LT- C O U N T R Y Dec. 14 " Okemos High School December Songs: An presents its annual Winter Choral Acoustic Holiday Concert. All four OHS choirs will Celebration with Dan perform holiday favorites. Concert Navarro, Amy Speace, will conclude with alumni in the Jon Vezner and Sally audience invited to join the choir on Barris, Orchard Street Pump stage followed by a reception in the House, 368 Orchard St., East OHS Commons. " Lansing, 927-2100,


Arts Chorale of Greater Lansing Concert, University Lutheran Church, 1020 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, 332-4495, 8 p.m. Dec. 14. "


Everett concert series, Everett Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Academy, 3900 Stabler St., Lansing, 755-1080, 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14 " Featuring band on Dec. 9 and dance on Dec. 14.

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Matt Foresman, Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road, Haslett, 339-4900, 7-11 p.m. Dec. 15. " Trevor Compton, Mark’s Watershed, 5965 Marsh Road, Haslett, 999-7433, 7-11 p.m. Dec. 15.

Astrology L I P S T I C K M YS T I C


(MARCH 21 APRIL 19): You’re getting

organized, and your relationship is on your “To Fix” list. Saturn has you focusing on ways to improve things with your honey.


- MAY 20): You’re in the

mood to get cozy and intimate with your sweetheart. It’s important for you to have a solid friendship with your partner as well as steamy sexual chemistry.


(MAY 21 JUNE 21): As Mercury

prepares to go retrograde, slow down. Don’t get caught up in the holiday rush because it will only stress you out. Do less instead of more.


- JULY 22): Avoid silly

misunderstandings this

Jennifer Shepherd MCT Direct

NOV. 21): You’re either in a relationship that is getting week. Mercury opposite better each and every day, your sign could create or you’re starting to meet some moments where you some nice people who are think your partner is saying more than willing to indulge one thing, but he or she in some hot flirtation with really means something you. else.

LEO (JULY 23 - AUG. 22):

A moon opposition might leave you feeling physically or emotionally drained. It’s important to take good care of yourself.

VIRGO (AUG. 23 -

SEPT. 22): You’re feeling

really ambitious about your career, and you know you have what it takes to improve your financial situation.


(SEPT. 23 - OCT. 23): Mercury could create

some disruptions to your usual romantic routine. Maybe your partner has to travel at the holidays, and you’ll be on your own.



(NOV. 22 - DEC. 21): You’re demanding more time and attention from your significant other. A spunky sun is enhancing your ego.


(DEC. 22 - JAN. 19): Don’t be closed off to meeting people or establishing new friendships.



Charlie and the Tune-as, VFW Post 701, 123 N. Rosemary St., Lansing, 485-1656, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Cost: donations accepted. Chip Christy, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 233 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 203-4278, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14. "

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(JAN. 20 - FEB. 18): Make sure you’re listening to what your partner isn’t saying. Read between the lines.


(FEB. 19 MARCH 20): Moody Venus

is pulling at your emotions, dragging you down into some petty or negative thinking.

A B O U T T HE L I P S T I C K M Y S T I C Jennifer Shepherd is an astrologer and syndicated columnist. Read more at



“9 to 5 The Musical,” Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing, 432-2000,, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 18, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 " Musical comedy based on the hit movie. Cost: $32.50-$67.50.

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Call 810-516-8792. 517-404-3045 SEEKING QUALIFIED MINI DACHSHUND APPLICANT TO ASSIST DAPPLES and reds YORKIE POO PUPPIES CEO PROFICIENT IN: 3-males 1-female BEAGLE, MALE- 3 months GOLDENDOODLE F1 & F1B 9 wks., 1st shots, wormed. pups. Ready now for $350.00. (517)899-0053 old, tri-color. Both parents Little dolls! $350. QuickBooks, Grants, Christmas. 517-420-0863 on site and both are good 989-427-3205 Contribution hunters. $100. (989)640Techniques, Job Costing 4436 evenings or leave MIN-PIN PUPS 8 wks. old, and Contribution message. black & tan. 1st shots, vet Margins. Salary YORKIE PUPPIES CKC 3 GOLDEN DOODLE Puppies, checked. $300. depending on males, 1 females, tails, 8 wks., vet @ , shots, 517-803-9437/517-204-9217 qualifications. dews & 1st shots. $350wormed,. $550-$600. BEAGLE PUPPIES 4 litters, $450. 517-655-7077. 989-763-7202 $125-$200. 7 wks.-3 mos. Send Resume to: PO old, shots & wormed. Call PERSIAN KITTENS- Balls of Box 216, Eaton Rapids, anytime 989-560-6143. fluff. 1 white, 2 MI 48827 flamepointe, 1 shaded sil- YORKIE GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPSILKY TERRIER ver. $250+. 517-455-1378 PIES AKC - OFA, call 989PUPS Super adorable, BEAGLE PUPS, PUREBRED, 743-5145. APRI reg. Ready now. $595 $150 males, $200 females, cash. 734-646-4007. also AKC Brittany Spaniels, POMERANIAN PUPPIES $300 ea. Shots & wormed. $250. Call 517-348-4938 or GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS 7 989-763-1084. 517-483-3729 Tim or Meliswks. Purebred. Shots & sa. Wormed. Parents on site, Great with children. Red & CHIHUAHUA MIX PUPPIES Golden. $400. 517-899-0850 POMERANIAN PUPPIES 7 wks, small, short haired, A K C Tiny males. Reds & adorable. 1st shots, dewblacks. 1st shots. $350 ormed. $200. 517-490-6260 CUSTOMER SERVICE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, AKC, each. 269-763-2102. TELEPHONE SALES Ready to go week after FEEDER PIGS Christmas. for more info CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 1st, 2nd, 3rd shift go to: (517) 857-3218 POMERANIAN PUPPIES BEAUTIFUL coat and Answer Incoming vanhornmcjamesgoldenretrievers CKC Parti color, 1st shots, markings, Good with chilcalls and sell $400. (517)394-3861 wormed ready now, $250+. dren, loveable, pure bred, America’s finest 989-291-3989. $250. (517)348-4567 fitness products. $7.50 per hour plus commissions. CHIHUAHUA PUPS, 2 males, Current average is PUGGLE PUPS$200/each. ALSO a 1 yr. $14 per hour. Apply at ADORABLE! Wellness old male, $100. UTD. 5172859 Eyde Parkway, guarantee, shots 231-6542 GOTTI BLOOD LINE all colEast Lansing, MI wormed. ors, 12 weeks, Beautiful 48823. (off 3 YR OLD GELDING 16.2HH, $150 HOLIDAY SPECIAL coat and markings, ChamHagadorn, north of blk, 2 white socks & a star, 517-202-4163 pion lines, Good with chilMt. Hope). CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPS exclnt posse horse prosdren, Health guaranteed, 517-332-1001. AKC avail. 12/20 for Christpect. $1500. 517-541-1230. parents on site, pure bred, mas! Taking deposits now. shots, show quality, vet PUGGLE PUPSGood with children, pachecked, any reasonable rents on site, vet checked, Cute, playful, well socialoffer will be accepted. ear $600. (517)327-5059 ized. Shots, wormed. $150. croppings optional if desir517-490-6260 ed.papers in hand, and also puppy kits.mention ad COCKER SPANIEL PUPfor $50.00 off. $650. PUPPIES, Goldendoodles, alPIES AKC, $300(517)444-1390 (517)213so Yorkie/Bichon mixes, $350. All colors. 517-7263169 ready for Christmas, $2750368 or 517-231-2400 $600. 989-386-6927. DRIVERS NEEDED For nationwide driving KITS/CATS RESCUED; ALL agency. Cash Job info 702ages; many declawed; SAVE THIS AD CHRISTMAS COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! 216-2901 or Manager at www.trinityacresrescue. PUPPIES HAVE COME TO Christmas Puppies. $300 & 631-703-1590.; includes TOWN. AKC Labrador up. 989-426-3866 Karen. neuter/basic medical $45pups, will be 8 wks old $135. (517)410-0074 during holidays, perfect STACEY & FRIENDS age for gift. Mother hip & COCKER SPANIEL PUPS 517-391-6658 TRAINCO TRUCK elbow O.F.A. Pups - Vet 1st shots, wormed. Can be LAB PUPPIES - 7 wks., vet chkd., dewclaws removed, DRIVING SCHOOL registered. $250. No Sunchecked, shots, wormed. 1st shots & wormed. $475. day calls, 989-584-6192 Day-Eve-wkend Classes Blks. & chocs., $300-$350. Call now to pick & reserve Job Placement Assistance 989-763-7202 989-593-2308 or cell 989Class B Training (1 day) 640-2812. (517) 887-1600 COCKER SPANIEL PUPS Train Local Save Hassle Ready for Christmas. ing deposits. $300-$350. ALSO 6 mo. old male pups avail., $150. Shots wormed. 517-745-5689. SUBSCRIBE TODAY LAB PUPPIES yellow, 7 weeks, AKC Registered, Beautiful coat and markings, Good with children, loveable, parents on site, pure bred, records, shots, vet checked, wormed, will TEDDY BEAR PUPS $350 7-month old male $175 hold until x-mass eve $300. 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CORGI PUPS: AKC, Show, family. Small dog, big heart. $500-up. 313-550-4429

LAB PUPS AKC Black, 9 wks. WEIMARANER PUPS AKC Grey & silver/grey. $575. excellent Christmas presReady for Christmas, ent, $200. Call 989-875taking dep. 989-640-2321 3270 or 989-763-8077

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ENGLISH BULLDOG PUP- LAB PUPS AKC Black, adorPIES AKC reg. 1 yr health able & ready now! vet @ guaranteed. $1500. 6161st shots, parents on site. 902-6855. $325. 517-663-2162.

CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, old- BOXER PUPPIES 3 fawn females, $450. Call 517-647est buyer. Friendly & fair. 7747 or 517-526-3875. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS LAB PUPS AKC Chocolate, AKC, 2 fawn females, 5 shots & wormed, $400 femos. Shots. $1,500/obo. males, $300 males. 517517-569-3744/517-879-6773. 896-8429.

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EDUCATION SERVICES COORDINATOR Catholic organization seeks outgoing enthusiastic individual with strong oral and written communication skills. Must be a self-motivated, detail oriented team player. Candidate must be able to develop, coordinate and conduct educational outreach focused on member benefit services. Bachelor’s degree and four years related work experience. Travel required. Interested candidates should respond by December 17, 2010 to Manager, Employee Benefits, 510 S. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933.

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SENIOR MANAGER / HOUSING REHAB Responsible for the oversight of all programs and services including the management and supervision of support staff, adherence to all budgetary and funding requirements and agency rules and regulations. See the Community Action website for complete information: Clearance required Submit application /resume to: Community Action, Human Resources, 175 Main St., P.O. Box 1026, Battle Creek, MI 49016, fax 269-965-1152, e-mail or apply online. EOE

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ISLAND CITY ASSISTED LIVING-LOCATED IN EATON RAPIDS Resident Care Givers – FT/PT Caring & Compassionate; Previous direct care experience preferred, however we will train the right person. Nursing students welcomed. If you are a hard working, caring, compassionate person and enjoy working with the elderly, we have a job for you! Apply in person at: 1507 Kyle St, Eaton Rapids 517-233-0000 M–F 8am–5pm

Lifespan Continu-Care Certified Nurse Aides Patient Care Assistants Lifespan has work opportunities for Certified Nurse Aides and Patient Care Assistants to assist with our growing private duty clientele. Ideal candidates should have patient care experience and be flexible to work night and weekend assignments. We are seeking dependable compassionate people to assist our clients with personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, accompany on errands and appointments.Must have drivers license and reliable transportation. Lifespan Continu-Care RN or LPN Lifespan has work opportunities for Licensed Nurses to work in the home setting. Lifespan Continu-Care would like the Ideal Candidates to have Vent and Trach experience but will train. Candidates must enjoy working with Pediatric clients. Day,night and weekend shifts available. Must have current MI driver’s license, reliable transportation and be willing to travel. Respond to Lifespan 166 East Goodale Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 490372728 Phone 269-660-3629 E-Mail: human. resources



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CLEANING TECHNICIANS Looking for high energy individuals to clean residential homes in the Lansing area. Part time, $9-$11 per hr. Reliable auto required. Email resume or inquiries to susan@

GENERAL MAINTENANCE Needed for not-for-profit apartment building. Dry wall repair & painting. Duties include moderate lifting, grounds keeping & snow removal. HVAC knowledge helpful but not required. Must live within 30 minutes of Holt. Requires on-call rotation. To apply please go to:, reference job# JGM4

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ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900 AIRPORT NEAR 2 bdrm, clean, $525. heat & water incl. $300 sec. dep. 517323-4164 or 517- 482-6079.

SPACIOUS TOWNHOMES • 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, $599 • 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, $699 • Washer/dryer hookups. • Walk-in closets. • Garages available. > Pet friendly ? 517-394-3111 ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

ALISON HOUSE-SECTION 8 Subsidized barrier free apartments for persons w/ physical disabilities. Property built 2006, Free Heat & water. Large 1 & 2 Bdrms, Delta Township, Michigan, Call 517-323-4222 for an appointment. Equal Housing Opportunity. DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, 1 bdrm., garage, basement. Close to LCC and Cooley. $575 per month utilities included. 517-749-3890 COOLEY/LCC NEAR: 1 bdrm apt. Secure building, $510/mo. + $250 security deposit. 517-347-0314.

MICHIGAN WINTER IS on the way! Move into Lansing Towers Today! Great views, Free Garage Parking, Doorman, Public Transportation, Close to Downtown Lansing, Capitol Buildings, Cooley Law, LCC & Washington Square.

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3 Bed/2 Bath Homes, Payments starting as low as $599 mo! 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, All Appliances, W/D, Central Air, Holt Schools, Pet Friendly No Application fees ! All Credit Considered! New and Pre-owned Homes Available Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-259-3891 * Must close by 12-27-10*

OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 bdrms., hardwood floors, $525-$675, heat included. 517-896-8732



BLOW OUT SPECIALS. Open house Saturday from 9 to 2. Call today for details! 517-886-4100

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GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $750$775. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

LARGE 1 BDRM APT. in Grand Ledge, overlooking the park & river, includes heat & water, $540 mo. + dep. No pets, no smoking. Call 517-242-4867.

H A S L E T T : 2 B D R M S , 1.5 baths, air, washer/dryer deck. On Golf Course/lake, avail now. 517-663-1287

HASLETT Lakefront on Lake Lansing w/dock, gazebo, beautiful view. patio. Luxury 2 bdrm w/ office, condo/ apt. New maple kitchen, black/ stainless appliances, carpet, central air, granite. W/D. No big dogs, incl lawn, trash, snow. $930. 517-853-6307.

EAST LANSING Upperscale 3616 DONALD ST. Lansing. duplex in Whitehills area. 3 Small 2-3 BR., full bsmt., bdrm., 1 1/2 baths, plus nice yard, good neighborW/D, new windows, insuhood. $600 + utils. WITH lation R39, $1050 + deposGOOD CREDIT. No Sec. 8. it. Call Jill at 517-410-6750 (Dogs extra). No cats, no or Mary at 517-347-1127. smoking. After 5pm 517285-3336 HOLT- 2 LG bdrms, 1 bath, 2 story, large kitchen, cen- 733 N. JENISON, Lansing, MI tral air, washer/dryer, ex48915: 2 bdrm., 1 bath. tra clean, full bsmt, gas Incl. fridge & oven. Well inheat, small pets ok. sulated w/new windows. 517-468-3963 New washer/dryer. Close to St. Lawrence & near LCC/Cooley, $575. HOLT CLEAN! 3BR,1.5BA, 923 EDISON: 3 bdrm. , Air, Dishwasher, W/D $650/mo. $15/app. fee. for hookup, Private Drive, both. 517-331-1182. Yard & Shed. No smoking or pets. $750/mth incl. water & sewer. (517) 507-3887 AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in speHOLT cial! Flexible terms Large 2 bdrm. duplex. available. $395-$1095. Nice yard. W/D hookup. 517-651-1374 $650 water & sewer included. No pets. 517-694-1899. WEBBERVILLE- 2 bdrm. duplex, 2 car garage, $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or 810-923-0910.

BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM with garage. Gas, electric & deposit required. No pets. $800/mo. 517-641-6364

WILLIAMSTON: 1ST MO. RENT DISC. AVAIL. - 216 BE A HOME OWNER Rent to own. Owner will finance. Jackson St. 1 bedroom. Land Contract available. Appliances, incl. dishwashCall 517-202-3121. er. Basement, laundry hook up. Nice deck. Very nice yard. $500 per month. 517-861-7314. CENTER, 1310 3 bdrm., 2 bath, laundry, bsmt., $750+ util. Call 719-5600 or 482-8771

1017 S GRAND Lansing. 4 bdrm., recently updated, sec. 8 ok, $950/mo. Call 517-214-8282

COLONIAL VILLAGE 2 bdrm. C ape C od, fireplace, fenced, rec room, appliances, $595 mo. 323-4700

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LANSING 230 Francis, Small 1 bedroom, 1 bath home. Storage shed. 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhome

L A N S I N G - 2 & 3 bdrm houses and 1 & 2 bdrm apts. & duplexes. $450$700. Local owner cell 989550-1181.

Lansing-4 Bd/2 Ba th home for $80,000. Payments as low as $120/mo. Call Now 800-240-0578

ST JOHNS – Only $340/Mo! Lease to Own! Your Own Home! Over 1,500 sq.ft. New Carpet & Paint ~ Many more to choose from!! THE MEADOWS (989) 224-7707

1027 HICKORY ST., Lansing 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 car garage, Basement. Lg. fenced yard. $800. Pets welcome for small fee. 810-577-1102 810-397-3026

MOBILE HOME FOR rent Deposit required, no pets. Sec. 8 welcome. 517-482-4322

LANSING HOME 2 to 3 bdrm., neat & clean, fresh paint. Just remodeled. Call Terry 517-641-7271 or Tom 517-214-7648.


NASCAR SPEED WEEK 2 bdrm. condo for rent, February 12-19, 2011, at Daytona Beach, on the beach. $1500. Please call 517-676-4453 if interested.

3 Bdrm/2 Bath Homes Payment starting as low as $599/mo! 3 Bed/2 Bath, All Appliances, W/D, Central Air, Holt Schools, Pet Friendly No Application fees! All Credit Considered! New and Pre-owned Homes Available Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows Today! 1-888-258-2412 *Must close by 12-27-10*

CUTE 1 BDRM. Country home in DeWitt area. 2 BDRM TOWNHOMES for 1-3 BDRM HOUSES AVAILAMASON--FREE HEAT! $550/mo. + dep. & util. No BLE, Lansing area, recently $595/mo. w/ garage, W/D 2 Bdrms Avail. Now! $300 pets or smoking. 669-9455. LEASE TO OWN O f f i c e updated, $500 - $700 rent, hookup, bsmt. or balcony. Security Deposit. $645/mo. /Warehouse. 5000 sf total. plus utilities. Section 8 ok. Specials available! Call for Vouchers accepted. Spa2000 sf office. All heated & No pets. Please call Ryan details! The Brookshires DAKIN, 1022 3 bdrm., new cious 1,000 sq. ft. air conditioned. Located in 517-819-4397. (517)394-0736. vinyl windows, oak floor in Water/Sewer/Trash incl. Rensen Center. Jollyliving/dining rm., kitch. Pet-friendly. 517-244-0672 Pennsylvania area. Rate as appl., full bsmt. w/WD low as $1250/mo. 331-1734 1509 MARY AVE BLUE WATER VILLAGE hookup, enclosed front M-F 8-5 for more details. 3 bdrm.,1.5 bath, lg. yard, Dimondale, near GM Delta porch, garage, fenced dishwasher, AC, fireplace, plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 yard. $700 + util. Also, 2706 very clean. $775. baths, starting at $700 W. Jolly. 4 BR. 517-372-4504 OKEMOS OFFICE/RETAIL Call 517-388-2661 & trash incl. all applian• 2 offices w/ 550 sq.ft. ces, bsmt., pets welcome. total $550 + util. per mo. Call 517-749-1714 or • 1000 sq.ft. $1000 per mo. 2 & 3 bdrm., newly 517-372-6250 DEWITT 3 BDRM, 1 car all inclusive rennovated homes. New OKEMOS B eautiful ope n garage, No basement. • 2000 sq.ft. $1500 per mo. carpet, newer appliances. foyer & floor plan, 5 BRs + $800/mo + util & dep. all inclusive. No pets. Section 8 welden, 4 full baths, 2 NO PETS! 517-669-9798 517-256-1389 come. Available immediwhirlpools, 3 car garage, 3 *Restrictions Apply ately! $625-$775 + deposit season room, deck, fin. & utilities. 517-819-3082. bsmt., lg yard & woods. No pets. $2495 mo. + utils., KEEPING YOU dep. & ref. 517-337-1007. EATON RAPIDS 2 BDRM., 2200 1/2 N. East 6288 Nye Hwy., 3 bdrm., St., Lansing. $525 mo., 5849 O R C H A R D CT. Co m 1.5 bath, 1531 sq. ft. $525 deposit. Heat & water pletely remodeled 2 bdrm, ranch style home. incld. References. Call 5171 bath, full basement with REGENT, 139 Propane heat. 290-2425. washer/dryer. New car2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, lg. 517-622-6059 pet, paint, appliances. fenced yard, air, laundry www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. Fenced backyard, private in bsmt., garage. $750+ com 2 BDRM HOME 625 deck. $650 + utils. util. 719-5600 or 482-8771 Cavanaugh, Lansing. Cute 517-332-9255. & cozy. $600 mo. Call 517SUBSCRIBE TODAY 349-9436. HASLETT- (2) HOMES. 2 bdrm. w/pond/wildlife & 3 ST JOHNS 3 BDRM./ DELTA TWP bdrm. Both incl. applianBATH. 1792 sq.ft. Rent to OKEMOS: WALK TO Ben521½ Chanticleer. Beautices, washer/dryer. Both own!! Only $369 per mo. nett Woods & Okemos ful 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 1 car close to schools, many exBrand new carpet & appliHigh. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, garage. Shared fenced www w p tras. Immediate occupanances. Contact The Meadgranite counter tops, yard. Available now. cy. $800-$900. ows of St. Johns, (989) 224vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. Alternatives to Suit Every Lifestyle! $680+ util. 517-256-3726. 517-339-3038. 7707. $1600. 517-694-1825.

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MASON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.


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AUTO OWNERS/WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bdrms, from $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153

CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964.

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Quiet community with spectacular lake views. Move in specials. Located btwn E. Lansing & Jackson. Off US-127 in Mason!

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FRANDOR AREA 1400 sf., 3 bdrms., 2 baths, formal liv. & din. rms, spacious kitchen, rent includes heat, water, carport, trash pickup. 121 ISLAND AVE. 1 bdrm., 1st floor apartment, heat, Safe secure bldg., on-site water, trash removal and owner. No pets. $775 per basement included. All mo. 517-881-2049. new flooring. Must see! Quiet neighborhood. $550/mo. 517-881-3386 FREE HEAT-WATER! Frandor/Chester Rd. Spacious 2 bdrm. Quiet, clean, lg. closets, laundry, car4823 SOUTH PENNSYLVA port, storage area. DesiraNIA NEAR JOLLY, s p a ble neighborhood on bus cious 2 bdrm. $525 + dep. route. $625. 517-641-7645 includes heat & water. or 517-641-7788 References. 517-3395330/517-420-1514 LANSING AREA- 1 & 2 bdrm, Starting from $400 + dep. Includes utilities. 517-372-6250

1st Month Rent FREE when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immediate Occupancy * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * Single level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * Storage access * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Call today for info and tour! 517-349-2250 Conditions apply.



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Chevrolet IMPALA LT, 2007 $8750 113K mi. 3.5V6, recent tires, brakes & waterpump JD Klassics 517-526-1146 CHEVY SILVERADO 2004 $10,000 Ext. Cab LT, loaded, black/black, htd seats, topper, Excellent condition. 517-391-2512 HHR 2008 $12,600 Red on black, leather, 11,600 mi., warranty until 2013 or 34,200 mi. 517-694-0891

HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299 CHEVROLET ASTRO LT 1999 $3650 7Pass, Immaculate, 115K, Veh Inspec., 4 bucket seat 517-321-2556 PONTIAC MONTANA SV6 2006 $7,900/OBO 6 cyl, Lthr, DVD, 130,000mi., Maroon 517-898-5559 PONTIAC MONTANA 2003 $3,700 4Dr, Burgundy, a/c, Pwr win., nav, airbag, abs, good 517-898-7601 GMC SAVANA 1500 2000 $3,950 8 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 164000mi., White 810-577-1102



FORD RANGER 2001 EXT. CAB $8995/OBO 4WD, loaded, low mi., no rust, runs great 517-230-7117

Mercedes Benz E-CLASS E500 2003 8 cyl, Lthr, 123,000mi., Silver


92 OLDS 98 TOURING SEDAN $600 FIRM 3800 super charged, as is for parts. Complete car. 517-896-9766 ’99 OLDS INTRIGUE No rust, low mi., runs perfect. Excellent condition




MERCEDES ML350 2009 $41,500 4matic, lady owned, 30K mi., loaded, silver w/black int. Warranty. 989-274-3614


GRAND PRIX GT, 1999 $3,800/BEST 153K mi., leather, htd. seats, moonroof. Like new. Excellent condition. 517-391-2512

Mini Vans CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 1999 $3500 7 pass., all leather, pwr everything, FWD Nice. 517-889-5022, 517-887-1520



SL1, 1999 $3,500 104K mi. Perfectly maint., clean, good tires/brakes. Good Condition. 517-898-9217

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT 2008 AWD, V6, Loaded, 22k, like new

$18,775 517-862-0457

FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2003 $9,100 8 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 122500mi., Gray, clean 517-655-6472

Subaru LEGACY OUTBACK AWD, 1998 $3900/OBO 175K mi. New eng. & tires, 2 sunroofs, auto, loaded, leather, Great cond. 517-487-5326

Toyota CAMRY LE 2008 $15,200 4 cyl, Sunroof, 19800mi., White, Date: Dec. 7-8 517-899-0284 CAMRY XLE 2007 $14,500 Like new, 22,500 mi., new tires, loaded Excellent cond. 517-622-5426 COROLLA LE, 2002 82K mi. New tires, well mainained. Excellent condition.

$4,350 517-927-5933

Trucks FORD F150 1992 $4,200 Shortbox Pickup w/shell, 4’’ lift, 35’’ Toyo tires, 5.8L motor, 175K mi. 517-749-2365



HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299 CHEVY 2002 3/4 TON CARGO VAN $4500 Very clean, new tires, front brakes, V8 517-394-5886

Volkswagen PASSAT GLS 1.8T 2002 $6,500 Wgn, 61K miles, 5 spd, new tires, ex shape, fun 517-202-9653 JETTA GLS 2003 $5,799 Auto, Sunroof, 107556mi, Silver, Great on gas 517-763-7553

Automobiles Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

Junk Cars Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 DEAD OR ALIVE Salvage cars, trucks, vans. Free towing. We beat all offers. 517-482-2260


CADILLAC 2004 SLS $8500 Well maintained, must see. Maint. records avail. Excellent cond. 517-323-7115

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