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www.deyofthephoenix.com, April 21, pre-show discussion Dan MacLachlan, Mark’s 7-8:30 p.m. April 21 ! Featuring 1:15 p.m. April 23. Cost: $8. Watershed, 5965 Marsh Road, Melissa Dey Hasbrook, spokenHaslett, 999-7433, 6-10 p.m. word artist and poet, performing April 21. ! from her upcoming book “Circle ... Earthwork Music Earth Lounge, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Home.” Guests include Chey Davis Day Concert, East Lansing Lansing, theloftlansing.com, 8 p.m. (Delta College) and Claire Vallotton Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, April 21. Cost: $6 for 21 and older, (Michigan State University). The 04.22.11 East Lansing, 351-2420, elpl.org, $8 for 18-20. event benefits The Listening Ear 7 p.m. April 21 ! Features a variety FILM with donations earmarked for its INSTRUMENTAL of musicians promoting earthfuture Capital Area Sexual Assault Good Friday: “The Passion Drum Circle, Marshall Music consciousness and environmental Response Center, and is in of the Christ,” Sun Theatre, Co., 3240 E. Saginaw St., Lansing, awareness through music. ! collaboration with Take Back the 316 N. Bridge St., Grand Ledge, 337-9700, www.marshallmusic. Night. Cost: $10 suggested 627-2346, http://web.me.com/ com, 6:30 p.m. April 21 ! Facilitated NE Thing Goes, Colonial Bar and Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther donation. bmbbryan/PeruTrip/Peru_Trip.html, by Doug Allan. No experience King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 882-6132, 9:30 p.m. April 22 ! Donations necessary, instruments provided. Michigan Opera Theatre: 9 p.m. April 21. ! will be accepted to support a ! “The Magic Flute,” local Lansing family’s missions New Horizons Band, Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall, OPEN MIKE trip to Peru. Cost: free, donations Independence Village Retirement, East Lansing, 432-2000, Open mike with Ingham accepted. 2530 Marfitt Rd, East Lansing, www.whartoncenter.com, County Social Club, Irish 355-7661, www.cms.msu.edu, 7:30-10 p.m. April 21. ! Mozart’s “When a Woman Ascends Pub & Grill, 1910 W. Saginaw 2 p.m. April 21. classic opera, performed in English, the Stairs,” NorthStar Center, St., Lansing, 482-3916, 9:30 p.m. with projected English supertitles. 106 Lathrop St., Lansing, 371-2001, April 21. ! Trevor Compton, Claddagh Cost: $25 to $78. www.facebook.com/ Irish Pub, 2900 Towne Centre Blvd., VAR I ETY northstar.movies, 8-10 p.m. April 22 Lansing, 484-2523, 9 p.m. April 21. “Seasons,” Dart Auditorium, 500 Big Willy, Green Door Blues Bar ! Naruse Mikio’s 1960 film of ! N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 483-1488, & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., unrequited love in the world of www.lcc.edu/cma/events, 8 p.m. Lansing, 482-6376, ginza hostess bars. Cost: donation. NATURE April 21-22 and 2 p.m. April 23 www.greendoorlive.com, 9:30 p.m. Nature classes for kids, ! Lansing Community College’s April 21. ! FUNDRAISERS Fenner Nature Center, 2020 Mount annual spring dance concert. Cost: Bobby Standal, Ryan’s Laugh With a Purpose, Hope Ave., Lansing, 483-4224, $10, $5 for seniors, students and Roadhouse, 902 E. State St., St. Temple Building, 502 E. Grand www.mynaturecenter.org, through LCC alumni, faculty and staff. Johns, (989) 224-2550, 7-11 p.m. River Ave., Lansing, 485-4283, April 28 ! Nature Trek for Toddlers April 21. ! www.earthdaylansing.com, meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays for THEATER 7-11 p.m. April 22 ! Benefit for ages 2-3, and Knee High Naturalist Cheap Dates, Dublin Square “References to Salvador Lunch With a Purpose and the meets 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays for Irish Pub, 327 Abbot Road, East Dali Make Me Hot,” Old Town Commercial Association. kids 3-5. Call to register. Cost: $5 Lansing, 351-2222, 10 p.m. April 21. Auditorium Arena Theatre, MSU Hosted by Jason Vanderstelt. Music per child per week (adult included). Cost: cover. campus, East Lansing, by John Beltran. Headliner: Kathie www.whartoncenter.com, Chip Christy, Potbelly Sandwich Dunbar in “People, Politics and PERFORMANCES 7:30 p.m. April 21, 8 p.m. April 22, Works, 233 E. Grand River Ave., Prozac.” Special Guests: Tim “Don’t “Light in the Dark: Words 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 23 ! East Lansing, 203-4278, 6-8 p.m. Hurt Me I’m A Virgin” Schmitt and of Life, Love & Loss,” Written in the surreal style of a April 21. ! Melik “Angry. Black. Man.” Angus. Mid-Michigan Family Theatre, 440 Dali painting. Post-show discussion For ages 18 and older with ID. Frandor Ave., Lansing, 339-2145,

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The Harvestmen, Moriarty’s Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 485-5287, 10 p.m. April 22-23. ! BLUES

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Agnes and I visited Thai Princess for dinner, and our friend Erin joined us. The decor is quite striking. Erin was more impressed than we were because she was the only one who knew the restaurant’s previous life — Scalawags Whitefish & Chips. She noted how the restaurant was completely revamped, leaving her no reminder of what it used to be. Two long, leather booths are situated against each side of the restaurant — complete with pillows — and big, comfortable leather-back chairs

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The popular Pad Thai ($8.99) is a dish of sauteed rice noodles with egg, tofu, bean sprouts, peanut and scallions, with your choice of chicken, beef, pork, vegetables or tofu. are set on the opposite sides of the booth. Lighted orchids on the wall also caught our attention. It’s small without feeling suffocating.

THE FOOD

The menu is a long selection of appetizers, salads, curry, fried rice, stir fry and more. Sixteen lunch combinations top off at $7.99. A visit to a Thai restaurant isn’t complete without Pad Thai, so we decided to split that dish ($8.99, chicken)

and a Thai Princess special, mango delight with shrimp ($13.99). The mango delight came with about eight pieces of fried shrimp, mango chunks and sliced tomatoes in sweet and sour sauce and served on a bed of lettuce. It’s not necessarily an entree, which we didn’t know before ordering it, but it was quite good. It had the right balance of sweet and savory. We noted how the bold, vibrant colors of the dish made

it look appetizing. We asked for a mild spice level for the Pad Thai. Even so, we experienced a slow, rising heat. It wasn’t too hot to handle but offered enough to spice it up. The noodles were cooked perfectly (some places tend to get mushy), and the value was good for the price.

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Erin let us have a bite of her Pad See Ew (also Blackened Noodle, $8.99), and it was better than both of our dishes. It’s sauteed flat rice noodles with egg and Chinese broccoli. It’s your basic stir fry with soy sauce but it packed a lot of flavor.

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Tucked away in a small plaza in Okemos is Thai Princess, which calls itself the “same old Zabb Thai in Manhattan, Queens and Astoria in New York” and opened late last year. I don’t know what that actually means, but it has to be something great because while small in capacity, it offers the best overall experience of a Thai restaurant in the area.

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Earth Day in Old Town will have a sense of humor this year. Instead of hosting music acts like last year, Earth Day organizers have partnered with Lunch with a Purpose to host “Laugh with a Purpose.” Kathie Dunbar will headline the comedy show with “People, Politics and Prozac” and be joined by special guests Tim “Don’t Hurt Me I’m A Virgin” Schmitt and Melik “Angry. Black. Man.” Angus. The show in the Old Town Temple building on April 22 is open to ages 18 and older. Tickets start at $15 and the event includes drinks from Michigan Brewing Company. “What we were looking for this year was some hands-on service and to make sure that our giving stayed very local,” said Earth Day organizer Erin Slayter. “By supporting Lunch with a Purpose, it means we’re getting to support such a wide variety of other nonprofits.” The rest of the Earth Day events scheduled will involve residents getting their hands dirty. Friday and Saturday during the day volunteers will take part in the Old Town Spring Scrub. The scrub will include riverbank, flowerbed, garden and parking lot clean up around the neighborhood. Anyone who comes out to help or to recycle used batteries will receive a free Michigan White Pine seedling. On Saturday, members of Big Brothers Big Sisters will also paint plywood panels of Earth Day inspired artwork designed by Chris VanWyck. For details on the comedy show or to take part in the volunteer activities, visit www.earthdaylansing.com. For Earth Day events in Lansing, go to www.lsj.com/ earthday.

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Carrie Burns and Chris Herrmann work at the South Lansing Community Development Association.

Mother Nature didn’t get the memo, but that didn’t stop volunteers from kicking off spring on a recent Saturday. Newly trained green thumbs from the Garden Leaders program ignored the dreary skies and drizzle to build a community garden for residents of the Edgewood Village apartment complex in East Lansing. “We’re into the thick of it,” said Anne Rauscher, director of the Garden Project, which is affiliated with the Greater Lansing Food Bank. “About the next eight weeks will be the busiest for us. We’re just trying to help folks get their gardens up and going and ready for the season.” About 65 people completed the Garden Leaders training program this year. It’s one of the myriad ways The Garden Project helps grow community projects. Rauscher has worked with community gardens and green spaces for about 15 years and said there’s a new momentum building. In 2008, only a few groups approached The Garden Project for help starting gardens. Numbers have been on a steady increase since then. “We just saw a huge rise,” she said. “Last year was a banner year — 29 new garden projects started.” Rauscher credits First Lady Michelle Obama’s garden at the White House, the popularity of writers like Michael Pollan and documentaries like “Food Inc.” for the increased interest in gardening on a national level.


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It was pretty exciting. It doesn’t sound like it, talking about dirt for a couple of hours, but it’s actually really informative.” Galang said it’s important to her that volunteers of all ages can count on learning something new when they enter the GardenHouse. The GardenHouse just received grant funding for a project that will make its gardens available to even more members of the community. Volunteers are building raised beds that will offer increased accessibility for senior citizens and gardeners in wheelchairs. “I think it’s important that educational programming is across the board,” Galang said. “It’s not for one set of people over another. It’s nice that we have a variety of ages that come in here. That’s been the most awesome part.”

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Carrie Burns entered Michigan State University intending to prepare for a career in health care, but decided after getting her hands dirty in a few gardens that she was more interested in preventative health. “I started getting interested in nutrition and realizing that what people ate played a big role in how healthy they were throughout their life,” Burns said. The 24-year-old’s interest in gardening and nutrition led her to become an AmeriCorps volunteer after graduation, and she now serves as urban gardens coordinator for the South Lansing Community Development Association. Burns is busy starting two new community gardens and leading the expansion of the youth garden. Many of the residents taking part in the community garden come from low-income households, and Burns is passionate about helping get fresh food onto their tables. If the harvest is bountiful enough, she’ll encourage the gardeners to take their excesses to the neighborhood’s farm market. “I’d like to see people take a little more ownership in their health based on what they eat,” Burns said. Burns also leads youth programming that will continue through the summer, with students getting their first taste of gardening in weekly classes. “It’s really exciting to see,” Burns said. “Some of the kids tasted honey for the first time. They’re excited about planting seeds.” Burns said she’s learning as much about Lansing as she is about gardening. “I really had no idea what was in South Lansing,” she said. “There are so many parks there. I just had no idea any of this stuff was there. As a student at MSU, I rarely even came to downtown Lansing, so just discovering all the things that Lansing has to offer is very new to me.”

If you’re new to gardening, check out gardening classes and workshops at www.LetsGardenLansing.org (most events are free from local non-profit groups).

4. WEED ’EM, SEED ’EM...

2. HEALTHY SOIL = HAPPY GARDEN

Add well-aged composted manure (from garden stores or local farms and stables) and any other organic matter you can get your hands on. Leaves, grass clippings, straw and well-rotted food scraps become the compost that your garden depends on for nutrients. Some materials like woodchips or sawdust may leech nitrogen from your soil; consider a nutirent test (available from MSU and others) to help fine-tune your organic additions.

Remove as many weeds as possible before planting. Plant seeds or transplants according to the needs of each vegetable. Pay careful attention to whether it grows best in cool or warm weather. Compact the soil over and around seeds and transplants, but don’t make it too dense.

3. CULTIVATE YOUR PASSION

Cultivating the soil (above) means working it to a finer texture, removing weeds, and forming it to a useful shape. The finer the texture or tilth of your soil, the more air and root space it can offer your plants. Mounding soil into beds helps it warm faster. Prepare your soil so it feels good to run your hand through it.

5. ...WET ’EM AND GET ’EM!

Keep freshly planted seeds and transplants consistently moist. Once plants are well established, a few deep waterings are better than frequent light watering — roots will be trained to go deeper and better handle stress. Without enough water, plants can’t get all the available nutrients in the soil. But be aware: more than an inch of water can cause problems. If you’re watering from a hose or sprinkler, you can put an empty container in the garden and stop when water is one inch deep in the container.

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Some of the best brainstorming happens across a picnic table. That’s where AmeriCorps volunteer Bekah Galang and a group of dedicated East Side residents come together to create new projects for the always expanding Hunter Park GardenHouse. “I could never run this much space by myself,” Galang said. “We have a huge volunteer (base).” The GardenHouse is integrated with programming at the Allen Neighborhood Center. The beds inside the greenhouse are used year round, and outdoor beds are being prepped now for the summer. Consultants from the Student Organic Farm at Michigan State University help plan the planting. “I think it’s really important that all people are educated about where their food comes from and how their food gets grown,” Galang said. “That’s what we’re doing on a daily basis is teaching. We make sure that our volunteers know what they’re picking out of the ground.” The GardenHouse is a home for gardeners of all ages, including Youth Service Corps and a new day camp for kids that will run five days a week this summer. Adult gardening classes and workshops are hosted two Saturdays a month, with a perpetual stream of programming interspersed throughout the seasons. “(Classes) can range anywhere from sauerkraut making to starting seeds,” Galang said. “We just had one on soil.

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“I also think locally it’s about folks being creative about their budgets and their grocery budget,” Rauscher said. Donation gardens — which give food grown to local food banks — are a large part of the uptick in local community gardens, too. “(That) might be about people recognizing ‘We’re in a tough situation here, I might not be able to give a lot of money, but maybe I can give up my time and my talents,’” Rauscher said. Keeping up with the growing interest has meant expanding the The Garden Project’s goals. “It’s been thinking about how we can be a good facilitator and a good hub for these activities and also help them grow,” Rauscher said. That’s where the Garden Leaders project comes in. The Garden Project will leave the reins of the new Edgewood Village garden in the hands of trained community volunteers from the program and an MSU graduate student who will help integrate the garden in to programming for children all summer long. “It’s been fantastic to see all the enthusiasm,” Rauscher said. “It will be so neat to come back in a few months and see it green and productive and know that folks are out here enjoying the space.”


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Douglas James Band, Whiskey Barrel Saloon, 410 S. Clippert St., Lansing, 351-5690, 9 p.m. April 22-23. Cost: cover.

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Avon Bomb, Colonial Bar and Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 882-6132, 9 p.m. April 22-23. ! Big Willie, Dublin Square Irish Pub, 327 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 351-2222, 10 p.m. April 22. Cost: cover. Bobby Jimenez, Edmund’s Pastime, 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing, 371-8700, 9 p.m. April 22.

Sammy Gold, Buddies Grill, 2040 Aurelius Rd # 13, Holt, 699-3670, 8:30 p.m. April 22. ! Smooth Daddy, Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 482-6376, www.greendoorlive.com, 9:30 p.m. April 22. Cost: cover.

PERFORMANCES

“Seasons,” Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 483-1488, www.lcc.edu/cma/events, 8 p.m. April 21-22 and 2 p.m. April 23 ! Lansing Community College’s annual spring dance concert. Cost: $10, $5 for seniors, students and LCC alumni, faculty and staff.

THEATER

“References to Salvador ! Dali Make Me Hot,” Auditorium Arena Theatre, MSU Ernie Block, Lansing City Market, campus, East Lansing, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing, www.whartoncenter.com, 483-7460, noon-12:30 p.m. April 22. 7:30 p.m. April 21, 8 p.m. April 22, ! 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 23 ! Hidden Agenda, Center Stage, Written in the surreal style of a 1785 W. State Road, Lansing, Dali painting. Post-show discussion 482-2280, 8:30 p.m. April 22-23. April 21, pre-show discussion ! 1:15 p.m. April 23. Cost: $8. Krosby’s Konspiracy, VOLUNTEERS Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd, Lansing, 882-2013, 9:30 p.m. B the E — Old Town April 22. Cost: $5. Spring Scrub, Old Town, Turner Street and Grand River Mix Pack, Irish Pub & Grill, 1910 Avenue, Lansing, 489-0296, W. Saginaw St., Lansing, 482-3916, www.earthdaylansing.com, 9:30 p.m. April 22. ! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22-23 ! Pete Trappen, Leo’s Spirits & Serve your community and serve Grub, 2085 W. Grand River Ave., your planet by joining a team of Okemos, 349-1100, 9 p.m. April 22. volunteers working on a variety ! of projects throughout Old Town. In addition to giving the area

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Elks Lodge, 5334 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 882-9440, 1-3 p.m. April 23 ! For ages 2-10 years old. Refreshments, story teller, prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. ! Easter at Northfork, Northfork Farms & Outback, 3637 Morrice Road, Webberville, 881-9142, www.northforkoutback. com, 2-5 p.m. April 23 ! Horse-drawn wagon ride with Easter bunny for Easter egg hunt, heated petting zoo, puppet show and popcorn, train ride, more. Reservations required. Cost: $7 entrance fee, $3 for horse or pony ride. Easter Egg Hunt, State Capitol Building, 111 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, (989) 482-1232, www.lansingjaycees.org, 10 a.m.noon April 23 ! Children’s activities from 10-11 a.m., incluring crafts, games and prizes with special

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The Harvestmen, Moriarty’s Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 485-5287, 10 p.m. April 22-23. ! C OUNTRY

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DJClarinet Presents a Cavalcade of Clarinet Live, Coffee and Friends Cafe, 5100 Marsh Road, Suite C, Okemos, www.coffeecafeokemos.com, 6-9 p.m. April 23 ! Music from big band to bossa nova, with a nod to the centennaries of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. ! RJ Spangler, LeRoy’s Classic Bar and Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 482-0184, 9:30 p.m. April 23. Cost: cover. ROCK

Project GP, Classic Pub & Grill, 16219 S. U.S. 27, Lansing, 484-4808, 9:30 p.m. April 23. ! Time2Play, Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, 485-9910, 9 p.m. April 23. ! Updraft, Eaton Pub & Grille, 214 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, 543-8882, 9 p.m. April 23. !

Foxy Squares Western Style Square Dance, Millet V A R I E T Y Avon Bomb, Colonial Bar and Center, 5217 Old Lansing Road, Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Lansing, 645-7417, 7-10 p.m. April 23 ! With Dave Magee from

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Blind Ambition and the Furz, Lloyd’s Pit Row Bar and Grill, 975 N. Main St., Nashville, 852-9600, 8 p.m. April 23. Cost: cover. Blue Hair Betties, Darb’s Tavern & Eatery, 117 S. Cedar St., Mason, 676-5042, 9:30 p.m. April 23. ! Cory Tynan, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 233 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 203-4278, noon-2 p.m. April 23. ! Full House Band, Sammy’s Restaurant & Lounge, 301 E Jolly Rd, Lansing, 394-3447, 9 p.m. April 23.

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Oh, sweet salvation. People might forget we have a professional basketball team, but they’ll never forget HockeyTown. The Red Wings, for the 20th straight season, are in the playoffs and busting skulls. Tonight, they’ll try to complete the sweep of the Phoenix Coyotes to move on to the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After watching Johan Franzen get his face re-arranged against the boards in Game 2, I’d say that “determined to win” describes the resolve in The Joe right now. My knees were tingling watching Franzen come off the ice. If you haven’t seen the hit, the cut, the blood and the RETURN TO THE ICE after 23 stitches to the FACE; fire up the iPad and find some video. It’s destined for truTV someday. TIGERS Sometimes I think hockey players could TUMBLE bend steel and shoot After an ugly 13-3 loss mind bullets if they to the lowly Seattle Mariners (!) on Tuesday, the Tigers dropped weren’t so busy losing teeth and getting stitches. Whoops: tangent. to two games below .500. A promising Back on track here — the Red Wings four-game win streak last week had everyone buzzing about how the supposed are hurtling toward another epic Cup run, and it’s going to be fun to watch. early-season coma had finally broken. It’s well-documented that the Stanley Tuesday’s loss would indicate otherCup is the hardest trophy in profeswise. The pitching hasn’t been stellar, sional sports to win, for a variety of and the top of our lineup couldn’t hit a reasons. Watching the Wings try for it watermelon, Gallagher-style. again should be high on your priority Seriously, if Miguel Cabrera is going list for the coming weeks. to bat clean-up, and do his job, can we Next week: regardless of what Michiget some runners on base for him to gan Mother Nature throws at me, I’m bat in?! Baseball is a fairly simple game when played correctly … and there have going to write a column about golfing. been flashes this season of competence from Comerica Park. Andi Osters, 28, is a Michigan State graduate.

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The Squids, Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 482-6376, www.greendoorlive.com, 9:30 p.m. April 23. Cost: cover. Trevor Compton, Courthouse Pub, 160 W. Maple St., Mason, 676-6941, 9:30 p.m. April 23. !

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Secondhand Serenade’s John Vesely never thought he’d be topping the charts because he always thought of music as a hobby. Sure, he grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with musical parents (his dad was a professionally jazz musician), but music was something he did just for fun. “I sang in my car a lot when I was younger,” he laughs. “I’ve been in bands ever since I was 12 years old, but it was more for leisure than anything else.” And yet, Vesely eventually found himself reaching No. 7 on Billboard’s pop chart with “Fall For You.” Vesely, a solo musician who performs under the stage name Secondhand Serenade, has built quite a following in Lansing, playing show by show. He returns to Mac’s in Lansing tonight. Expect a variety of tunes, from straight-up pop to modern rock to rhythmic. • Second Hand Serenade, Andrew Allen, Plug In Stereo, Shay Leigh • Doors 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 • Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 484-6795 • $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets available at http://fusionshows.com

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1-3 p.m. Learn about conservation with demonstrations throughout the zoo, and recycle your old cell phones and athletic shoes (athletic only, shoes must not contain metal). Cost: zoo admission is $4 for Ingham County residents, $10 for non-residents, $2 for kids up to 16, and free for kids 3 and younger.

THEATER

“References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot,” “Seasons,” Dart Auditorium, 500 Auditorium Arena Theatre, MSU N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 483-1488, campus, East Lansing, www.lcc.edu/cma/events, 8 p.m. www.whartoncenter.com, April 21-22 and 2 p.m. April 23 7:30 p.m. April 21, 8 p.m. April 22, ! Lansing Community College’s 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 23 ! annual spring dance concert. Cost: Written in the surreal style of a $10, $5 for seniors, students and Dali painting. Post-show discussion LCC alumni, faculty and staff. April 21, pre-show discussion Spring Fling with the King, 1:15 p.m. April 23. Cost: $8. American Legion Leslie Post 491, VOLUNTEERS 422 Woodworth St., Leslie, 676-1721, 8 p.m. April 23 ! With B the E — Old Town Matt King; event includes raffles Spring Scrub, Old Town, and door prizes. Cost: $15. Turner Street and Grand River Avenue, Lansing, 489-0296, SINGLES www.earthdaylansing.com, Social Breakfast, Flap Jack 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22-23 ! Restaurant, 6927 S. Cedar St., Serve your community and serve Lansing, 484-3340, 9 a.m. your planet by joining a team of Saturdays ! With Lansing volunteers working on a variety Nonsmoking Singles. Note new of projects throughout Old Town. location. In addition to giving the area a good clean scrubbing, we will SPECIAL EVENTS be collecting and sorting waste/ recycling, painting new murals and Gumbo and Jazz presents re-painting Old Town signage, the “Treme” Party, Atrium prepping flower beds and the Event Center, 2685 Jolly Road, community garden, cleaning up the Okemos, (225) 205-9216, riverbanks, more. To register to event.pingg.com/tremeparty, volunteer and let us know your 7 p.m. April 23 ! Hosted by Wess activity preferences go to website. and Desi Anderson, New Orleansstyle jazz performances, authentic Louisiana cuisine. This will be Gumbo and Jazz’s final event in Lansing. Cost: $115 per person, $220 per couple, contact Desi Anderson for tables. 04.24.11 Party for the Planet, Potter DJS Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., BoxCar Capital City DJ Lansing, 342-2716, Olympics, 621, 621 E. Michigan www.potterparkzoo.org, Ave., Lansing, 325-3853, prelims noon-4 p.m. April 23 ! Join us as 8 p.m. April 24, finals 8 p.m. we celebrate the 41th Anniversary April 30 ! DJs will compete in four of Earth Day. Enrichment items categories — creativity, mixology, will be given to animals from

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“Songs of Care and Hope,” First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, 882-1293, Steve Hilger Jazz Quintet, www.earlnelsonsingers.com, Stobers Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., 7:30 p.m. April 25 ! Presented by Lansing, 487-4464, 10 p.m. April 24. the Earl Nelson Singers Company. ! Directed by Verna Holley, with REC I TALS special guest soloist Rodney Page. Ascheri Studio Recital, MSU Cost: free, donations accepted. Community Music School, 841 Timberlane St. #B, East Lansing, NATURE 355-7661, www.cms.msu.edu, Nature classes for kids, 2 p.m. April 24 ! Students from Fenner Nature Center, 2020 Mount piano studio of Gerardo Ascheri will Hope Ave., Lansing, 483-4224, give two piano recitals. The first www.mynaturecenter.org, through recital is at 2 p.m. and the second April 28 ! Nature Trek for Toddlers recital is at 3:30 p.m. meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays for ages 2-3, and Knee High Naturalist meets 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays for kids 3-5. Call to register. Cost: $5 per child per week (adult included).

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Monday Night Movie Club, Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, 321-4014 ext. 4, www.dtdl.org, 5-8 p.m. April 25 ! Are you a movie buff? Stop in each month to discuss great movies, both past and present. This month’s selection is “Son of Rambow.” Come to the movie, the discussion or both. !

LIBRARIES

Monday Movie Matinees, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 351-2420, www.elpl.org, 1 p.m. April 25 ! Free popcorn will be provided while supplies last. Movies are intended for an adult audience only. Call or stop by the find out what’s playing. !

LITERARY

Fanged Fiction Book Group, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, 316-7495, www.schulerbooks.com, 7 p.m. April 25 ! This month’s selection is “Haunted Legends” edited by Ellen Datlow. !

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Charlie and the Tune-as, Oates Morley S Vfw Post 701, 123 N Rosemary St, Lansing, 485-1656, 7:30 p.m. April 26. Cost: donations accepted. Club Alley Presents: Tania Hayward with special guest Chris Russell, Art Alley, 1133 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, 898-4046, www.reoartalley.com, 7 p.m. April 26. Cost: $10, $5 for students. Open mike with Don Middlebrook, Potbelly Sandwich Works, 233 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 203-4278, 6-9 p.m. April 26. ! Suburban Euphoria, Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 482-6376, www.greendoorlive.com, 9:30 p.m. April 26. ! VOCAL

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East Lansing Film Society Film Series: “Last Train Home,” Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 980-5802, www.elff.com, 7:30 p.m. April 27-28 ! Tale of a Chinese migrant family going home for Chinese New Year. Cost: $7, $5 for seniors, $3 for students.

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ART GALLERIES

LANSING

through Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through April 23 ! Open to the public. Info: www.alma.edu.

Art exhibit, Absolute Gallery, ! 307 E. Grand River Ave., in April ! E AST LANSING Exhibit of abstract works by Mike Sciezka, designs by Marion Cornett, “Glass with Sass,” Grove Gallery Co-Op, 325 Grove St. Suite and “Nano Tubes, a Celebration A, noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through of Life’s Simple Pleasures” by Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays Doug Scieszka. Info: 482-8845, and Sundays in April ! Showcasing www.absolutegallery.net. the fused-glass artwork of ALMA MargaBeth Cibulka. Info: 676-0476, Annual Senior Show, Flora www.grovegallerycoop.com. ! Kirsch Beck Art Gallery, Alma College, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays

Made in the Mitten, Capital Area District Library Webberville Branch, 115 S. Main St., Webberville, 521-3643, www.cadl.org, 6 p.m. April 27 ! “Promote Michigan’s” Dianna Stampfler presents this program about savoring Michigan’s rich food and agricultural traditions and our state’s food heritage. Samples included. !

LITERARY

National Society of Arts and Letters Poetry Reading, Schuler Books & Music, Meridian Mall, Okemos, “Reflections on Canvas: Paintings by Hilary Eddy,” Saper Galleries and Custom Framing, 433 Albert Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. first Sundays, in April ! Info: 351-0815, www.sapergalleries.com. GRAND LEDGE

Artist of the Month: Grand Ledge High School students, Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge St., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays in April ! Info: 627-9843, www.ledgecraftlane.com. ! OKEMOS

Art and Nature Benefit, Coffee and Friends Coffee Shop, 5100 Marsh Road, through April ! More than 50 bright and whimsical garden plaques painted by

349-8840, www.schulerbooks. com, 7 p.m. April 27.

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BLUES

Paxton Norris, Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 482-6376, www.greendoorlive.com, 9:30 p.m. April 27. ! VAR I ETY

Steve Elgas, Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road, Haslett, 339-4900, 7-11 p.m. April 27. ! Trevor Compton, Mark’s Watershed, 5965 Marsh Road, Haslett, 999-7433, 9 p.m. April 27.

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members of Second Monday Artists Group and area artists will be on display and for sale. The plaques range in price from $20 to $30. All proceeds will benefit the Harris Nature Center Foundation for the River Overlook Project. Info: 349-0188. OWOSSO

14th Annual Member Artist Show, Shiawassee Arts Center, 206 Curwood Castle Drive, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, April 26-June 12 ! Info: 989-723-8354, www.shiawassee arts.org.

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Lansing-based metal band All Ends Black releases its first demo, simply called “Demo,” at Blackened Moon Concert Hall on Saturday. The release is a culmination of months of work, recording the CD in Lansing and working with local sound engineer Matt Pople to get the mix just right. “This our first CD together so this is a big step for us,” frontman Adam Ray said. “Getting a good-sounding disc out to the public to hear what we are all about was important to us.” The band — Ray, Chris Bauman (guitars), Doug Horstman (guitar) and Damien Streiff (drums) — makes original, heavy-hitting metal tracks along the lines of Machine Head or Mudvayne. They’re already on board for a second full-length, too — due out by year’s end. • All Ends Black CD release show with All Ends Black, 1913 Massacre, Gomorrahizer, To kill a Mockingbird, more • Doors 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 • Blackened Moon Concert Hall, 3208 S. MLK Jr. Blvd. • $7 cover, includes a copy of All Ends Black’s CD

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St., Williamston, 655-2430, 7:30 p.m. April 26 ! Performing works by Haydn, Walker, Lotti and others.

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EARTH DAY PAYS ECO(NOMIC)-DIVIDENDS Who knew Mother Nature was so thrifty? Friday, April 22, is Earth Day, and along with a renewed appreciation for the planet, the annual environmental awareness day brings a range of eco-deals and freebies. Unless otherwise noted, specials are good just on Friday: • Target stores are giving away a million reusable bags (made from 100 percent recyclable Tyvek). No purchase necessary, one per customer, while supplies last, but get there early. Most stores ran out within a few hours last year. • Bring your own reusable mug to any participating Starbuck’s, and get a brewed coffee or tea on the house. • Bring six empty plastic bags into any Disney Store, and you’ll get a free tote bag.

Target is giving away 1 million reusable bags Friday in honor of Earth Day. (One per customer, while supplies last.) • Don’t toss out that shampoo bottle. Bring your empty toiletry tubes and containers (any brand) to any Origins departmentstore counter or Origins store, and you’ll get free samples in return. The company will recycle all

returned packaging. (Find locations at Origins.com. This promotion is ongoing.) • Return any six empty MAC containers to a MAC counter or through MacCosmetics.com for a free lipstick of your choice. (Click on the “Giving Back” link for more information. This promotion is ongoing.)

• YesTo.com is offering 25 percent off its toiletries and body products. Make purchases though Saturday, and enter code “EARTH” at checkout, to get the discount. • Bring 10 used pens, markers or mechanical pencils to Office Depot anytime through Saturday, and get a coupon for 50 percent off a new Sharpie, Expo or PaperMate product. (The used writing instruments will be recycled into new products such as trash cans and desk organizers.) • Through April 30, ScholasticStore.com is giving an extra 20 percent off on purchases. Use the code “EARTH20” when you check out. • If you’ve been planning to switch to energy-efficient light bulbs but are stumped

by which bulb goes where, a new, free app can help. Light Bulb Finder offers recommendations for each lighting fixture and location in your home and calculates whether your energy savings will cover the cost of the bulb. You can purchase bulbs directly through the app or at suggested local retailers. Download it on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch at the iTunes app store. For Android phones, visit the Google Android Market. • The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees this week, so visitors can enjoy all 392 national parks for free through Sunday. • Remind your friends to show Mama Earth the love with free Earth Day e-cards at Americangreetings.com and 123Greetings.com

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DESTRESS BY PRACTICING THE BEST YOGA FOR YOU Jennifer Aniston’s perpetually toned bod or a coworker’s serenity during stressful times have convinced you to give yoga a try, here’s a primer to help pick the right style for you. This cheat sheet from the May issue of Women’s Health demystifies the most popular mat methods so you can choose the one that perfectly fits your health and fitness goals.

• Bikram. For a cardio-style endorphin rush, try Bikram yoga. Pack water and a towel — most Bikram studios have a tropical climate, with temperatures around 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 40 percent humidity. The heat warms up the body, making your muscles more flexible so they can stretch with less risk of injury. • Restorative. Reduce stress levels with restorative yoga. Props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks support your body so you can feel a deep release, poses are often held for 15 minutes and snoozing is completely couth. Letting go physically encourages the mind to do the same. • Vinyasa Flow. If you’re trying to lose weight, try vinyasa flow yoga. Because each vinyasa flow class is different, your muscles will constantly be challenged in new ways, which burns extra calories.

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It seems to be the norm for producers and D.J.s from the U.K. to have a full suite of technical wizardry and a penchant for stuttering beats, while also having heat-seeking missiles for voices. And, with his debut “Mirrorwriting,” Jamie Woon certainly matches the description. With an eye toward the alternative R&B chart (that exists, right?), Woon does the unthinkable; he melds dubstep-style production with blue-eyed soul that would make Robin Thicke blush. That he pulls it off with a late-night vibe that practically guarantees dimming lights is something of a minor miracle. The-Dream’s avant beats are the closest comparison, but Woon goes minimal, implementing live looping and gentler lyrics that give him a sensuality far less overt than Usher but more potent. This is late night, backto-mine music in the best possible way. “Mirrorwriting” is contemporary, electronic soul for those who don’t want to be bludgeoned with someone else’s hamfisted version of ‘sexy’.

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I really know it’s spring when Samuel Adams makes its annual Longshot sixpack available. The Longshot series features three winners of the brewery’s annual homebrew contest — two from the general public and one from a Samuel Adams employee. Three beers in one sitting called for some sampling help, and homebrewers Mike Champion and Dave Verhage were more than willing to lend a throat. The most impressive beer of the bunch was Honey B’s Lavender Ale, from brewery employee Caitlin DeClercq. Brewing with herbs and spices is a tricky proposition as their flavor may intensify and become overpowering while conditioning. The amount of lavender petals in DeClercq’s ale was just right, adding a unique floral flavor to an already-tasty ale. The use of honey gave the ale’s body a light character yet it was creamy and maintained a solid body and mouthfeel. Mike and Dave said they would drink it in the future.

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The other two beers in the series were not as thrilling, however. The Blackened Hops (by Rodney Kibzey) and Friar Hop (Richard Roper) ales are well-made beers. I especially enjoyed the hop aroma from the Blackened Hops, and its chocolate and roasted qualities were not drowned out. But after reading the Samuel Adams’ press release on how the winners were chosen for originality and pushing boundaries, I felt let down. The Blackened Hops is the umpteenth black India pale ale I’ve come across the past year, so the thrill of adding dark roasted malt to an India pale ale is long gone. Ditto for making a Belgian-style ale and throwing excessive hops into it. Simply increasing the hops does not show imagination — it’s one of the first things novice homebrewers do, heady with the thrill of being in control of their own beers.

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

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Lansing Thrift Crawl

All shop-o-holics are invited to the first Lansing Thrift Crawl on Saturday. Kat Cooper of the podcasat Ginger and the Geek (available at www.lansingnoise.com) will lead shoppers on the trek through the city’s best thrift stores, including Goodwill, Salvation Army and others as they hunt for bargains and fashionable finds. Follow the hashtag #lansingthrifts on Twitter for updates on where the shoppers are throughout the day or check the full schedule below. Shoppers are welcome to join in the crawl at just one location or travel with the pack all day. For details, visit www.gingerandthegeek.com. Lansing Thrift Crawl • Saturday, April 23 • Starts at 10 a.m. at Goodwill, 5353 W. Saginaw in Lansing. • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Volunteers of America, 3800 W. Saginaw Hwy. • 12:30 - 1 p.m., Thriftique, 807 E. Grand River Ave. • 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., Salvation Army, 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave. • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., St. Vincent DePaul, 1020 S. Washington Ave. • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Volunteers of America, 5411 S. Cedar St. • 4:45 - 5:45 p.m., Goodwill, 6250 S. Cedar St. • 6-7 p.m., ReThreads, 543 E. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing. (ReThreads is offering 15 percent off to all crawl participants.)

Call for artists and crafters for Island Art Fair, Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge St., ongoing ! Applications are available online for the juried show on the Island on Aug. 6. Info: 627-9843, www.ledgecraftlane.com. Call for gentlemen with mustaches, downtown Grand Ledge, 4 p.m. May 7 ! Contest held during Victorian Day. Prizes and adoration of the Victorian ladies. Info: 676-1589, www.victoriandays. org. Call for vendors for Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce Spring Fashion Show, Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., show is May 15 ! Eight-foot table provided. Fashions will be presented by Younkers, K2 Boutique, Dress Barn, Jacobson’s alumni and Kingdom Dreams. Checks payable to Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce. Mail to GLCC, 220 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837. Cost: $40 for Tricia Bobeda Grand Hall level, $25 for balcony level. Society. Info: 699-5595. Cost: fee four-week sessions ! Taught by for vendors is $115. Rebecca Stafford. Cost: $50 for four Crafters needed, Grand Ledge, weeks. downtown, ongoing ! Crafters OKEMOS needed for Yankee Doodle Days Call for vendors for Girls Drawing for all levels, festival, June 18; see website for Night Out Beauty & Gallery 1212, 1212 Turner St., application and details. Info: Shopping Extravaganza, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in four420-3375, www.grandledgemi. Atrium Event Center, 2685 Jolly week sessions ! Taught by com. Road, event is 6-9 p.m. May 5 ! Call Rebecca Stafford. Cost: $50 for four H O LT or e-mail Stiletto’s Event Planning weeks. at stilettosevents@yahoo.com for Call for vendors for Relay Water media classes, more information. Info: 712-8974. For Life of Holt March Gallery 1212, 1212 Turner St., Expo, Charlar Place, 4230 Charlar 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays in four-week CLASSES Drive, expo is May 7 ! Relay sessions ! Taught by Donna LANSING For Life of Holt and Charlar Place Randall. Cost: $50 for four weeks. Children’s art classes, are presenting The March Expo Gallery 1212, 1212 Turner St., to benefit the American Cancer 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in

‘Inferno’ (Special edition) BLUE UNDER GR OUND (106 MIN, NOT RATED)

“Inferno,” Argento’s macabre tale of a New York building inhabited by one of the mythical Three Mothers (first met in his masterpiece “Suspiria”), is possibly the director’s greatest exercise in style and visual atmosphere. Narratives are never foremost in Argento’s mind, but they are practically nonexistent in “Inferno,” and coupled with the comparatively pared-down setting and tone, the film slightly suffers. Blue Underground offers genre fans the chance to see “Inferno” in a new, fairly lavish transfer. Argento’s painterly eye is all the more evident, with rich, deep reds and blacks evident throughout, highlighting what a fantastic to-look-at film it is. Not essential in the way “Suspiria” or “Deep Red” are but still visually arresting as only Italian horror can be, “Inferno” will confound the typical viewer but for those with a penchant for operatic violence and twisted logic, it is a must-see.

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Competition, Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., event is May 7 ! Area instrumentalists in sixth through 12th grades are eligible to apply. Go online to download rules and registration form, or call to request application materials. Applications must be postmarked by April 23. Info: www.lansingsymphony.org. PSA Challenge, Liquor Control Commission, 7150 Harris Drive, ongoing ! Michigan middle and high school students are encouraged to produce a 30to 60-second public service announcement with the tag line “We All Lose When Kids Buy Booze.” Prizes will be awarded to the top three schools. Visit website for details; entries must be postmarked by April 29. Info: 322-1400, www.michigan.gov/lcc.

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“Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote” Exhibit, Michigan GRAND LEDGE Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame, 213 W. Main St., open Adult art classes with noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Carol Basso, Ledge Craft Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Lane, 120 S. Bridge St., ongoing closed on major holiday weekends, ! Daytime and evening classes. through Feb. 15, 2012 ! Exhibit Call Carol Basso to enroll. Info: explores the suffrage movement 627-7155, www.ledgecraftlane. in Michigan and the patriots who com. worked to win the right to vote. Adult beginning painting Info: 484-1880, www.michigan classes, Ledge Craft Lane, 120 womenshalloffame.org. Cost: S. Bridge St., daytime and evening $2.50, $1 for students, $2 for classes available ! “Paint Along seniors, free for children younger with Keri.” Daytime and evening than 5. classes available. Call for more “The World Through the information and to enroll. Info: Lens of Merze Tate,” 647-7170, www.ledgecraftlane. Michigan Women’s Historical com. Center & Hall of Fame, 213 W. Children’s art classes, Main St., open noon-4 p.m. Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge St., Wednesdays through Saturdays, ongoing ! Art classes for children 2-4 p.m. Sundays, closed on major ages 7 and older. Call Arlene holiday weekends, Feb. 9-April 27 Bragg to enroll. Info: 627-3795, ! Celebrate Black History Month www.ledgecraftlane.com. and Women’s History Month by WILLIAMSTON viewing a photography collection Watercolor class openings of Merze Tate (1905-1996). Info: with Anita Saviko, Studio 484-1880, www.michiganwomens 215, 107 S. Putnam St., halloffame.org. Cost: $2.50, $1 for April 6-May 18 ! Email students, $2 for seniors, free for artsaviko@yahoo.com for class children younger than 5. times and details. Info: 256-8335. Lobby art show, Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, EXHIBITS 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through LANSING Fridays and during evening and “All Things Music” Exhibit, weekend theater performances, Turner-Dodge House and Heritage through May 31 ! Featuring Center, 100 E. North St., landscapes from Judy Munro. Info: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through 482-5700, Fridays, through May 6 ! Info: www.riverwalktheatre.com. ! 483-4220, parks.cityoflansingmi. com/tdodge. Cost: $3.50 resident, $5 non-resident, $2 per child.

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Astrology

EAST LANSING

“Intersection: Beijing 100049,” East Lansing Public Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 Abbot Road, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 1-30 ! Photography by Juanita Baldwin. Info: 351-2420, www.elpl.org. ! “re:Dress,” MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through July 1 ! Exhibit highlighting student sustainable fashions from the class Global Context for Sustainable Design. Info: 355-2370, www.artmuseum.msu.edu. “The Festive Lens: Photos from the 2010 Great Lakes Folk Festival” exhibit, MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, April 3-June 4 ! Info: 355-2370. “Through My Eyes,” East Lansing Public Art Gallery, 819 Abbot Road, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and noon-8 p.m. Sundays, April 3 through May 4 ! Exhibit by Michigan photographer Kathryn Hensley. Info: 333-2580, www.cityofeastlansing.com. ! Department of Art and Art History Undergraduate Exhibition, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, April 9-22 ! Info: 353-9834, www.art.msu.edu. !

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

Jennifer Shepherd MCT Direct

ARIES

struggle with your need for touching and talking.

creating some changes in your personal life, and it will take a little more time for the dust to settle. Be gentle on yourself and your sweetheart.

LEO (JULY 23 - AUG. 22)

(MARCH 21 APRIL 19) The sun has been

TAURUS

You’re ready to make a big move. If you’ve developed a crush on someone, you’ll finally be ready to ask him or her out.

VIRGO

(APRIL 20 - MAY 20) You’re craving

(AUG. 23 SEPT. 22) The sun is

variety in the bedroom. Instead of turning away from your sweetheart, be open about your desire to try some new things.

GEMINI

(MAY 21 JUNE 21) As Mercury finally

goes direct, things that were once on hold will start to move forward again. You’ll be busy in both your personal and your professional life.

increasing your sex appeal and enhancing your confidence. You’ll realize just how sexy you are and stop hiding away like a shy hermit.

LIBRA

(SEPT. 23 OCT. 23) Saturn continues

to remind you about all the little things that aren’t working in a relationship. You aren’t a negative person, but you could be feeling pessimistic.

CANCER

(JUNE 22 - JULY 22) Your feelings

for someone are getting more intense. The moon is turning you into a fool for love. Your partner might

SCORPIO

(OCT. 24 NOV. 21) You’re ready to

seduce someone. Sultry Venus is putting you on the prowl. If there is a

shy friend who is suddenly single, you could decide to put the moves on him.

SAGITTARIUS

(NOV. 22 - DEC. 21) Be open to the unusual this week. You might end up hanging out with some friends in a different part of town and meet someone local who is totally into you.

CAPRICORN

(DEC. 22 - JAN. 19) Your honey might be being more demanding than usual, and you could feel pressured. Don’t fall into bad communication habits and just ignore everything.

AQUARIUS

(JAN. 20 - FEB. 18) You’ll receive lots of social invitations this week as Mercury picks up the pace. Don’t sit at home moping and watching TV.

PISCES

(FEB. 19 MARCH 20) You’re in the

midst of some romantic upheaval. You might be worrying that these storms will last forever. They won’t.

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 www.lipstickmystic.com

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“Bodies Revealed” exhibit, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Lacks Gallery, 272 Pearl St. NW, Nov. 20-May 1 ! Exhibit features real, whole and partial body specimens that have been dissected and preserved following their donation to science. Call or go online for museum hours and to purchase tickets. Info: (616) 456-3977, www.gmuseum.org. Cost: $15, reduced prices for GRPM members, seniors and children. OKEMOS

Linda Cowels art exhibit, Capital Area District Library

OLIVET

Graduating seniors’ art exhibition, Kresge Art Gallery, Olivet College, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays through April 27 ! Info: (269) 749-7661, www.olivetcollege.edu. !

FESTIVALS

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MIDLAND

33rd Annual Matrix: Midland Festival, Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews Road, ongoing ! Featuring world-class performers, musicians and professional speakers. Highlights include the Guy Fieri Food Show May 25 and “Cleopatra’s Leadership Secrets” with Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff June 15. Call or go online for tickets. Info: (800) 523-7649, www.mcfta.org. Cost: $48, $55, $62.

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“Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body,” Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays,

“Mask: Secrets and Revelations,” MSU Museum, Main Gallery, West Circle Drive, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 22, 2012 ! More than 200 masks from the museum’s collection. Info: 355-2370, museum.msu.edu. ! GRAND LEDGE

Grand Ledge Historical Society Exhibit: “Revisiting the Main 4 Corners,” Grand Ledge Historical Museum, 118 W. Lincoln St., 2-4 p.m. Sundays and noon to 4 p.m. during festival weekends through December ! Info: www.gdledgehistsoc.org. Cost: donations accepted.

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MEA/MAEA 47th annual art exhibit, Michigan Education Association, 1216 Kendale Blvd, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through April 29 ! Showcase of juried artwork from Michigan Education Association and Michigan Art Education Association members. Info: 332-6551. ! Peckham’s Art from the Heart exhibit, MSUFCU Headquarters, lobby, 3777 West Road, April 11-29 ! Info: www.peckham.org.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through May 15 ! Based on the best-selling book “Grossology,” the exhibition uses animatronics and exhibits to delve into runny noses, body odor and much more. Weekly workshops available. Info: 485-8116, www.impression5.org. Cost: $5 for adults and students, $4.50 for seniors, children pay their age until age 5.

Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, open during library hours in April ! Info: 347-2021, www.cadl.org. !

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Butterflies in the Garden, MSU 4-H Children’s Garden, Indoor Children’s Garden, corner of Wilson and Bogue, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except during scheduled tours, March 14-April 30 ! Watch and marvel as butterflies flutter and fly about in the Indoor 4-H Children’s Garden. Call to check weekday availability. Info: 355-5191 ext. 1327, 4hgarden.msu.edu. !

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Breathtaking: A red admiral butterfly graces the “Butterflies in the Garden” exhibit at the indoor Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden at MSU. The exhibit runs through April 30.

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Senior Accountant Salary range: $55-65k. Senior Accountant needed for a mutual insurance company located in Lansing, MI. The candidate should possess a Bachelors Degree and 2+ years of experience. Licensed CPA and insurance experience is highly desired. This position will maintain oversight of timely and accurate completion of internal and external financial reports; assist with maintenance of accounting systems, functions, processes, and procedures; and perform financial analysis, problem identification and resolution. For confidential consideration, please email or mail your cover letter, resume and salary history to: Email: hr@mcim.com Mailing Address: Human Resources Senior Accountant P.O. Box 80440 Lansing, MI 48908-0440

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Office Supervisor Wright & Filippis a leader in Home Health Care is seeking a qualified and dependable candidate for an Office Supervisor position, in our Lansing facility. Previous supervisory experience is required. Medical background is a plus. No phone calls or resumes please. Visit our website to fill out an application: www.firsttoserve.com/ careers/

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5 weeks of training on the following equipment: • Bulldozer •Backhoe • Excavator • Loader Cost: $5500 Location: Lansing Contact Steve Higgins at 517-321-8000 or shiggins@aisequip.com

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CITY OF MASON Laborer. Cemetery and parks. Drug free work environment. EEO. Application and job description available at www.mason.mi.us. Submit cover letter, resume and application to City of Mason, Attn: Kathy Revels, PO Box 370, Mason, MI 48554 by April 29. HVAC SALES Light commercial, commercial PSA’s, geo thermal, heat pumps, manual J, AOR, boiler, new construction experience required. Reply with resume to: applicationhvac @yahoo.com

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MUSIC PLAY PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR Needed for 2 area daycare centers, 2 mornings per week. Enthusiasm for both music & children needed. Instruments and curriculum are provided. Excellent daily rate. Resumes describing work experience with music and children can be submitted via email to mary@musiconthego.biz.

NOW HIRING Foundry Supervisor Needed Molding/Melting Experience Preferred Call Specialty Castings (517) 857-3660.

CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR Civil engineering firm has an opening for a Construction Inspector. The successful candidate must possess a proven knowledge of MDOT Construction procedures. Candidate must have acquired a minimum of 3 years’ experience in MDOT construction inspection; excellent communication skills, attention to detail and ability to work well in a team environment, as well as independently. Qualified candidates send cover letter, resume, and references by mail to: Great Lakes Engineering Group, LLC 521 Seymour Street, Lansing, MI 48933 or by e-mail to: info@glengineering.com

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DENTAL FRONT DESK Seeking an upbeat individual who is organized, can multi-task and is service and community oriented! Must be professional, an excellent communicator with previous dental experience. Computer literacy required; Dentrix knowledge a plus! Punctuality and reliability are paramount! Tasks include: scheduling patients, recall, billing insurance carriers, collection of account balance s/ co-paym e nt s and maintaining a high level of office production. Location: Williamston. Please fax resumes to 517655-8560.

CNA’ s Medilodge of Howell is hiring CNA’s who are looking to further their career. PT, FT & Contingent shifts avail for afternoons and midnights. MOH offers abundance opportunities including: stability, flexible scheduling, & 401k, major medical, vision, and dental insurance for full time employees. Apply at 1333 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843 &/or send resumes to dmleczko@medilodge. com.

Deadline for acceptance of resumes for this position is May 13, 2011. Court One Athletic Clubs is hiring for a full-time Manager. Management experience is preferred with fitness industry experience a plus. Please apply in person at Court One North, 1609 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing by Sunday, April 24, 2011.

Avery Eye Care has an opening for an Ophthalmic Technician. Our current opening requires a special patient-focused individual with strong people skills, as well as, the ability to work in a team environment. Utilizing EMR, individuals will work closely with our doctors to gather medical information for the patient’s visit. Ideal candidates should have working experience gathering medical histories from patients, testing for color vision, depth perception, visual acuity, pupil reflexes, eye pressure, visual field testing, blood pressure scribing, and perform general office duties and other functions, as required or assigned. Fax resumes to: 989-224-4999 (ATTN: LouAnn)

Come join a growing hospitalist program at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI Now hiring for the following position:

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Now Accepting Director of Development New Plasma Donors & Marketing, Ele’s Place, Earn up to $100 cash this a healing center for grievweek while saving lives in ing children. Must have addition to meeting the extensive experience in donation criteria you must both major gifts fundprovide a valid photo I.D., raising and marketing/ Proof of your current adcommunications. See full dress and your Social Seposting on Careerbuilder. curity or immigration card com to donate. Talecris Plasma OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL Resources, THERAPY clinic looking for 322 S. M.L.King Blvd full time Physical TheraLansing pist and Physical Therapy 517-272-9044 Assistant with 2 year degree. Please send resume Textile Screen Printers to 416 S. Creyts, Lansing, needed. Experience preMI 48917 or fax 327-0986. ferred. Full-time positions available. Please apply in person at Slick Shirts, 805 Vine St, Lansing between 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

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Coordinator of Faculty Services and Curriculum, SAUonline Spring Arbor University, an evangelical, Christian, liberal arts University seeks qualified applicants for the above listed full-time position Administrative position with faculty status, non-tenure track. The person will coordinate various aspects of SAUonline including curriculum changes and development, faculty recruiting, faculty training, and the instructional design process. Master of Arts degree and 5 years of experience working in an academic setting required. Ph.D. preferred. Fluency in written and verbal Spanish and English a plus. Interested and qualified candidates please submit an application, cover letter and resume to: Department of Human Resources, Spring Arbor University, 106 Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 49283. An employment application can be downloaded from our web site at www.arbor.edu/jobs.

RN/LPN Positions available for 2nd shift. Please call Judy Mills at 989-743-3491 extension 504 for an interview or fill out an application at the Shiawassee County Medical Facility, 729 South Norton Street, Corunna, MI 48817.

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RN’ s Come check out our new pay scale! Medilodge of Howell is hiring RNs who are looking to further their career. PT, FT & Contingent shifts avail for afternoons and midnights. MOH offers abundant opportunities including: stability, flexible scheduling, & 401k, major medical, vision, and dental insurance for full time employees. Apply at 1333 W. grand river, Howell, MI 48842 &/or send resumes to dmleczko@ medilodge.com.

COMPLETELY REFURBISH ED MOBILE HOME RENT TO OWN. Gorgeous lake living Quiet enjoyable living on a pristine lake & sandy beach in Mecosta, MI. It will be a great home to live in & also a perfect vacation home. Only 1K down & less than $500 mo. Call now for appt. 517-2567936 or 248-990-1388. holidayterracemgmt@yahoo.com

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72 MI. FROM L A N S I N G Clean 2 bdrm., 2 bath manufactured home w/4 seasons room. Price reduced. $85,500. Ph. 517-230-0369 or ed’scarsales.biz @ inv.

4 RENTAL HOUSES F O R SALE - fully occupied, can sell each house on a L.C. or outright. Excellent income opportunity! Call 517-7194204 or 989-233-7063

EASTLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS, Okemos, MI. Garden of Apostles. (2) plots, will sell for $2500. Valued at $3700. 517-663-2130

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LEGACY 2.5 I-PREM, 2011 $18,900 22,000 mi. Blue, AWD. 30MPG highway. Excellent cond. 517-242-6978

LESABRE LIMITED 2005 45,000 mi., 1 owner. Excellent cond.

$15,991 1-800-615-1660 $12,500 517-627-2171

CTS 2003 Only 48K miles, well maintained Capitol Cadillac

$12,991

DTS 2003 300 horsepower, V8, Northstar Capitol Cadillac

$9,991

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$6,991

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$15,991

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DEVILLE, 2004 $8,500 80,900mi. 1 owner, htd./cooled seats. Excellent condition. 517-676-3271 CTS 2008 $24,000 Premium Lux.Pkg, Nav System, Lthr, 48720mi., Red 517-410-0061

Chevrolet COLBALT LT 2007 automatic great gas mileage!!!! Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot MALIBU LT 2006 V6 great gas mileage Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot

Chrysler-Plymouth CONCORDE LXI 2001 Leather, moon, sharp Capitol Cadillac

HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

$9,480 517-394-7844 $8790 517-394-7844

Oldsmobile OLDS NINETY EIGHT 1993 $1250/OBO Touring Sedan, 3800 Supercharged motor, loaded, w/lthr, new parts, exc transp. 517-505-1833

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Ford ECONLINE 1500 2006 great shape racks included Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot

$5,880 517-394-7844

MUSTANG 2000 auto extra clean V6 Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot

$5,990 517-394-7844

EXCURSION 2001 Leather, loaded, Value priced Capitol Cadillac

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$17,500 423-765-3284

Jaguar S-TYPE 2000 Leather, moon, loaded Capitol Cadillac X-TYPE AWD, 2005 94K mi., black on black, Excellent condition.

$8,991 1-800-615-1660 $6995/FIRM 517-490-0181

TACOMA EXT. CAB, 2002 $7200 186K mi. 4x4, TRD-SR5 pkg. 1 owner, new tires. Good condition. 517-896-3117

$8,990

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CHEVY SILVERADO Z71 2002 $8,900 4x4, ext cab, new tires, Tonneau, 5.3 V8 180K mi. Nice reliable truck 517-749-6713 SIERRA XFE 2009 $24,500/OBO Ext. cab, 66K mi., 6 sp auto, Blue metallic 517-231-4590

Vans CHEVY 3/4 TON CARGO VAN 2002 $4500 Excellent shape, new tires, battery, brakes. 517-394-5886

Saturn VUE 2003 Great gas mileage Capitol Cadillac

$11,500

Trucks

2004 GRAND PRIX GT $7495 Loaded, leather, sunroof, 92K mi. Warranty avail. Mint City 989-640-1899

$6,591 1-800-615-1660

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVY TRL BLAZER 2004 76K miles, 4X4 Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot

Honda

$7,990

$10,990 517-394-7844

PRIUS 2007 $17,900 LOADED! JBL Lthr NAV HID 47kMi go> ewantit.com 734-506-8611

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GRAND AM GT 2004 2dr leather moonroof only 71k!!!! Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot

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FUSION SE 2009 $14,400/OBO 21,800mi., sunroof, MP3/6-CD Sat., SYNC, orig owner 517-290-8892

COROLLA 2007 auto, air, moonroof, nice!!!! Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot

$12,990

VIBE 2003 auto air great mileage!!! Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot

$10,991

THUNDERBIRD 2005 $29,000 50TH ANNIVERSARY. FL. Car, garaged, 14500mi. MUST SEE! 517-819-8917

CIVIC HYBRID 2009 4 cyl CVT, 32500mi, Blue Like New Condition

TRANS AM CONVERTIBLE 2001 68K miles!!!! Leather Call Glenn Buege Satellite lot

Toyota

CAMRY LE 2007 75,000 miles Please call Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm

Pontiac

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TOWN & COUNTRY LXI 2001 $4900 3.3L, 130+K hwy mi., impeccably main., spotless Excellent cond. 517-647-7234

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CTS 2008 AWD, Cadillac Certified Warranty Capitol Cadillac

CHEVY SILVERADO EXT CAB 2000 $7150 4x4, shortbed, 131000 mi., 5.3L, leather, runs good 517-202-7966

Mini Vans

2005 IMPALA LS $7995 Sharp, clean, CD, loaded! Warranty available. Mint City 989-640-1899

Buick MALIBU 2008 Only 32K miles, leather Capitol Cadillac

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Automobiles for Sale

$9,875 517-394-7844

Automobiles Wanted CORVETTES WANTED 1953-1972, Competitive buyer. Any condition. www.corvettebuyer.com 1-800-850-3656 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

FORD EXPLORER 2005 $10,990 Eddie Bauer, 3rd row, DVD, loaded !!!! Call Glenn Buege Satellite Lot 517-394-7844

AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED We will pay top dollar for any unwanted vehicle. Free fast pickup. 517-487-8600.

CHEVROLET TAHOE LT 2005 $12,500 2wd, 15mph, 8 cyl, Lthr, DVD, 129000mi., White 517-719-8762

VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704

FORD EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER 2008 $36,000/BO 8 cyl, Nav System, Lthr 41534mi., White 517-899-9933

Junk Cars Wanted

FORD EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER 2004 $13,900 5.4 V8, Nav System, Lthr 83972mi,DVD, moonroof 517-243-4519

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

CAMARO 2SS 2010 $29,950 400 hp, AT, Lthr, 27000mi., Red w/wht stripe 989-289-7874

Kia

MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 2002 $6,875/OBO AWD V8, auto, 3rd seat Lthr, 101K, Grey Leather 517-214-2822

BUYING JUNK CARS 7-days per week!!!

CAMARO 1996 $6,000 Red T- top w/ black lthr interior, 5 speed, clean 517-663-6530

KIA AMANTI 2005 $8500/OBO Must sell. 4 dr. Luxury Sedan, loaded, new brakes & battery, nonsmoker. Dave 517-285-6626

CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT 2005 $10,000 6 cyl, AWD, moon roof, Lthr, 73700mi., Black 517-627-7397

CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.

HONDA CR-V EX-L 2007 $20,900 4 cyl, Nav, Lthr, all option, 27800mi., Silver 517-974-5417

BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737

CORVETTE COUPE 1994 $14,900 w/removable glass top, all orig., all options, all pwr 517-349-0443lv msg.

Lincoln LS SPORT 2004 $8,990/OBO V6, CD chr, Lthr, Blk on Blk, 46500mi., 1 owner. 248-224-0000

WE BUY JUNK CARS Pickup 7 days a week

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2 BDRM APT. Lansing area. Utilities included $650 mo. EFFICIENCY APT., Lansing area, utils. included, $400 mo. Call 517-719-5329. BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$560. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

CAPITOL VIEW- 420 W. Ottawa. Lg 1 BR, clean, safe. Air, choice oak flrng or fully carptd. Lndry, 1 blk Capitol. Heat-wtr pd. $525 517 896-2455/517 322-2456 CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964. DELUXE APARTMENT RENT Starts at $550 util incl. Also person to help with lawn work at reduced rent 517-482-8196 DOWNTOWN LOFT 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., wood floors, stainless appliances, laundry, secured garage parking. $900/mo. 517-482-8771 or 517-7195600. www.wencoproperties.com DOWNTOWN LOFT 1 bdrm. loft, wood floors, stainless appliances, laundry, secured garage parking. Starting at $850/mo. 517-482-8771 or 517-7195600. www.wencoproperties.com FREE HEAT & WATER. Auto Owners/Waverly. Quiet desirable neighborhood. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No pets. From $550. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153 HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. LANSING W Michigan. 1 bdrm., living rm., kitch., bath. $525 + electric. Call 517-482-8771 or 517-719-5600 wencoproperties@att.net OLD TOWN-(3)-1 bedroom Apts. $485-590. Small to extra large. (1)-2 Bedroom with sunroom, $675 All appliances and U T I L I T I E S PAID. Quiet nice neighborhood. 517-202-6035. RENOVATED 2 bdrm $475$635, 1 bdrm starting $425 Heat incl., arcade, laundry, indoor bike rack. 980-0581

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EAST LANSING: 2.5 bdrm, 1.5 bath, fireplace, air, bsmt, carport, $725. 351-9321 or 333-1250

WATER VIEW PLACE - executive condos for rent. 2 & 3 bedroom, 1500-2200 SF, 3 levels w/ attached garage and lots of storage. Located on river in downtown DeWitt next to park and walking trails. Please call Tim at 517-282-0500.

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12064 Maywood 3 bedroom (upstairs loft), 1 bathroom, full basement, 1300 sq. ft. log home. $775+. 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

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2 bdrm., 1200 sq.ft., 1.5 baths, full bsmt., laundry, air, garage. $675+ util. Call 517-719-5600 or 517482-8771.

BIRCH LAKE ELK Rapids. Seasonal 3 bdrm. cottage w/July & August availability. Internet, cable, firepit, grill included. Great swimming, all sports lake. $700/wk. Call Steve: 517256-5657

GRAND LEDGE: 1 bdrm. $420 + sec. dep. Includes all utils. 2 bdrm., $420 + utils. & sec. dep. Pets on approval. 517256-4817, 517-896-3285

LAKE MITCHELL Cadillac, lakefront home, sleeps 10, 100’ frontage, sandy bottom, 12’ fishing boat, $1200/wk. 517-712-9528

CAN’T SELL YOUR house? Consider a long term lease to a retired couple. Relocating to E. Lansing, Haslett or Bath area. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath minimum. Please call: 231-846-1051.

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION Saginaw Hwy. in Grand Ledge. 550 sq. ft. Great parking, great access. $480 mo. includes utilities. Call 517712-5678 Bruce.

PORTLAND Clean 3 BR, 1 1/2 baths, great location, garage, bonus rm, 3 season porch, $800. 517-862-2220. REGENT, 139 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, lg. fenced yard, air, laundry in bsmt., garage. $775+ util. Avail. May 1. 719-5600 or 482-8771 ????????????????? ? SHEPHERD ? ? 7091 Fremont. 3 ? bdrm., 2 bath, 1152 sq. ? ft. home. Detatched ? ? garage. $525/mo. ? 517-575-2668 ? 517-622-6059 ? ? or ? sundancefamilyhomecenter.com ? ?????????????????

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ST. JOHNS Why Rent?? Lease to Own!!! Only $526 Per Month* / includes Lot Rent 3 Bed/1 Bath - New Carpet & Appliances The Meadows of St. Johns (989)224-7707

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COMMUNITY ROOM IN B ath available for rent. Perfect for smaller events: meetings or parties, near I-69 Expressway. Call 517641-6244 or email at bathhc@acd.net

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NOW AVAILABLE AT RIVERWIND APTS. 1 & 2 bdrm., includes water, sewer, trash & heat. Rent based on income for qualified applicants. Sec. dep req’d. Call 517-9743756 or you may pickup app at 300 Riverwind Dr., DeWitt. TDD# 800-649-3777 This instutition is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.

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