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LANSING PARKS & RECREATION

ACTIVITIES GUIDE

Lansing Resident Registration: Sept. 11, 2017 Open Registration: Sept. 18, 2017

REGISTER ONLINE AND RECEIVE A $5 DISCOUNT PER CLASS! To register, visit lansingmi.gov/parks

Virg Bernero, Mayor


COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY TRAINING with

ADULTS 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

September 25-29 (#114570A) November 13-17 (#114570B)

YOUTH 4 to 7 p.m. October 16-10 (#114571A) December 11-15 (#114571B)

Digital Days Training runs Monday through Friday, three hours per day, for one week only. Topics for each day are: Multi-Media Monday; Tech Time Tuesday; Website Wednesday; Tricks/Tips Thursday and Flyer Friday. Participants will learn a variety of skills all week on the computer with various technology topics. Materials fee: $7 (payable at class) INSTRUCTOR: CTDG Instructor FEES: $50/Resident; $60/Non-Resident (Does not include materials fee)

SURFING SENIOR SATURDAYS at LETTS

October 7 – 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (#114571A) Email and Internet Terminology November 4 – 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (#114571B) Internet Basics and Browsers

December 2 – 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (#114571C) Social Media

TECHNOLOGY TUESDAYS at LETTS October 10 – 6 - 8 p.m. (#114573A) October 24 – 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (#114573B) November 7 – 6 - 8 p.m. (#114573C) November 21 – 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (#114573D) December 5 – 6 - 8 p.m. (#114573E) December 19 – 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (#114573F)

FREE Residents/$7 Non-Resident - $5 material fee each date

Tech on site and new technology topics every Tuesday

Seniors age 50+ and/or AARP members only

Class is for adults only FREE Residents/$7 Non-Resident - $5 material fee each date

For more information, please contact: Letts Community Center 1220 W. Kalamazoo 517.483.4311


CONTENTS Letter from the Mayor.................. 2

Open Recreation........................... 19

Youth in Public Safety.................. 3

Sports............................................... 20

Fire Foodie...................................... 4

Tennis............................................... 21

Job Portal........................................ 5

Team Sports................................... 22

Contacts........................................... 6

Seniors............................................. 24

After School/Teens....................... 7

Inclusive Programs........................ 26

Aquatics........................................... 8

Special Events................................ 27

Swim Lessons................................. 10

Turner-Dodge House................... 28

Dance............................................... 12

Foster Library Programs.............. 30

Homeschool................................... 13

Greensheet..................................... 31

Parks & Recreation Sponsors.... 14

Community Policing...................... 38

Creative & Culinary Arts.............. 15

Inflatable Rentals........................... 39

Fitness & Wellness........................ 16

Fenner Nature Center.................. 40

Martial Arts...................................... 18

DOWNLOAD THE CITY OF LANSING’S NEW APP,

LANSING CONNECT! Download Lansing Connect and sign up for collection day reminders, get answers to questions and more! Download here: lansingmi.gov/downloadlansingconnect Search Lansing Connect on the App Store and Google Play

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The City of Lansing provides services and employment on an equal opportunity basis without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or handicap. Any questions regarding this may be directed to the Human Relations and Community Services Department at 483-4477. The number for the communication system for the deaf and hearing impaired is 483-4479 (TDD).

ACCESSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES

Lansing Parks and Recreation accepts registrations from all people regardless of skills or abilities. Those individuals who may require accommodation or assistance are encouraged to call the program site or program coordinator two or three weeks before the start of the program. The staff in the department will contact you and make arrangements for reasonable accommodations. The City of Lansing encourages all citizens of our community, including those with disabilities, to participate in recreational programming. Any questions regarding this may be directed to the Manager of Leisure Services at 483-6074.

“The mission of our department is to enhance the quality of life through the preservation and maintenance of park lands, the provision of quality leisure time activities and the provision of special facilities which would otherwise not be available to the Lansing residents.” If you are interested in advertising in this publication, please call (517) 203-3333.

Cover photography by Vic Nelhiebel If you would like to receive this publication in the mail call the main Parks and Recreation Office at (517) 483-4277 and ask to be added to our mailing list. FALL 20 1 7 |

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LETTER FROM THE

MAYOR I am pleased to introduce Metro Lansing Living, a City of Lansing publication combining the Lansing Parks and Recreation Activities Guide and the Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) Greensheet, as well as other important information and event details. In this Fall 2017 issue, you will find a listing of all the diverse and exciting classes and programs offered by the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department (Sept. – Dec.), CART 2

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updates, public safety news from the Lansing Police Department and Lansing Fire Department, new job postings from our Human Resources Department, upcoming events and so much more! Our goal for this magazine is to provide fun and useful information about Lansing. If you have any feedback about how to improve the content, please feel free to contact us with your recommendations. Be sure to keep your eyes out for the next issue of Metro

Lansing Living hitting your mailbox in Nov. 2017! Thank you for your continued support in making Lansing a great place to live, work and play!

Virg Bernero, Mayor


ENGAGING THE YOUTH

IN PUBLIC SAFETY Every day, residents in the City of Lansing make an impact on their community, from their relationships with each other to interactions with visitors. One of the most important impacts our public servants can make is in the lives of our youth. Having jointly formed and operated the Lansing Public Safety Youth Leadership Academy (LPSYLA), the Lansing Police Department (LPD), Lansing Fire Department (LFD) and other City departments are working to recruit the right people to make a difference. “We are looking for ethical and moral persons who are committed to engage with our community,” said Robert Merritt, public information officer of the LPD. “This connects directly with our community policing philosophy, as the city’s progress is dependent upon a partnership between the LPD and the community.”

“There are some persons who do not want to be a police officer and have other interests and skills,” said Merritt. “In addition, the recruiting team speaks about the many other civilian opportunities for employment such as: clerical staff, computer analyst, radio technician and budget control, to name a few.”

The program is an important one, not only because of the valuable skills it teaches, but because of the relationships built between youth and public servants. The LFD’s Assistant Fire Chief Marc Tyler believes engagements like these that can change stigmas the two groups may have about one another, as well as extend opportunities to future generations.

Recruitment efforts stretch across departments to cultivate the youth. The LPSYLA is a partnership including the Parks & Recreation Department — along with involvement from the Lansing School District — which provides teens ages 13-16 with five days of comprehensive learning experiences around police and fire professionals at multiple enrichment sites.

“The Youth Leadership Academy establishes and builds the relationship between public servants and youth in the Lansing community,” said Tyler. “All lessons are presented by firefighters and police officers. It humanizes the perception and understanding of the role of the public servant in relationship to the community. It shows that we have a vested interest in youth. Our overall goal is to provide youth with the tools and skills to become productive citizens for the future.”

The academy provides youth with firsthand experience in hopes of providing a new perspective to show our future leaders that there’s a lot that goes into protecting and serving the Lansing community. In addition to fire and police positions, there are civilian positions covering a diverse range of functions, all intentional in their purpose and integral to making Lansing a safer, more vibrant community.

Want to play a role in the lives of area residents by assisting public servants directly? The time is now! For young adults and beyond, due to several upcoming retirements, City of Lansing Human Resources will be on the search for new hires — the prime time to join “Capital City’s Finest” public servants and make your own difference in your community! Apply online at lansingmi.gov/jobs. FALL 20 1 7 |

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IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT, STAY OUT OF THE KITCHEN Fire departments are known for breaking bread and serving up some of the most hearty meals you can imagine, fueling its inhabitants to bring them closer together. Each house comes with its own self-dubbed best cook, but the Lansing Fire Department (LFD) is taking it one step further by bringing their favorite recipes to the public.

The Fire Foodie: Inside LFD’s Kitchen program puts fire chefs on display in a series of cooking videos that show you how it’s done. “We were looking for ways to promote the Fire Department in a positive light. We noticed that the public was always inquiring about what we cooked for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We thought this might be the perfect vehicle to answer that question,” said LFD's Assistant Fire Chief Marc Tyler. “I think the special fire chef program is important because it shows public service in a different light.” 4

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Firefighters are often associated with turmoil, tragedy and disaster. Very seldom do we see these heroes in their daily happenings, so, the opportunity to pull back the blinds and bring the community closer to the LFD is welcome. “Usually, the public sees the Fire Department in emergency situations; when someone from the public is having a bad day,” said Tyler. “We wanted the public to see we are just like them when we’re not out serving in an official capacity. It’s our hope that the public will be able to view us in a different light, add new exciting recipes to their cookbook and enjoy healthy easy-to-prepare meals for their families.”

To catch episodes of Fire Foodie: Inside LFD’s Kitchen, courtesy of Lansing Public Media, and to pick up some of the LFD’s best recipes, head on over to lansingmi.gov/LFDKitchen.,


THE RIGHT

PLACE TO FIND THE RIGHT PEOPLE

City of Lansing Career Portal The doors of opportunity are a bit wider thanks to the City of Lansing’s enhanced career portal, where candidates are invited to enter an experience that reflects the excitement of working with the Capital City. Those who register can receive email notifications on the newest job postings and follow the status of their application. “We are in the war for talent. This change allows the City to engage and communicate with candidates faster,” said Mary Riley, Lansing’s director of human resources. “Internally, it helps HR effectively manage and document applications, interviews and onboarding of new hires. It also facilitates better communication with our department hiring managers, so that we can hire the best and brightest faster.” The convenience makes it easier for candidates to stay connected on a computer or mobile device, but staying in touch is only half the battle in finding great candidates — experience with the City as a potential workplace matters. “We must offer a great candidate experience — it must be timely, efficient and engaging. That’s where the portal will help,” said Riley. “The City already offers great career opportunities in a wide range of professions with great benefits and compensation. Couple what we already offer with a great candidate experience, and we will secure the best talent to provide the best service to Lansing’s citizens.”

Visit City of Lansing's career portal at lansingmi.gov/jobs.

The portal is a step forward in discovering future leaders that will help Lansing prosper. As innovative ideas and opportunities emerge, the perfect candidates won’t trail too far behind. “The future is bright here at the City. I hope to expand our social media recruiting presence, continue to improve our hiring process and leverage ever-evolving technology wherever we can,” said Riley. “We will always be looking for the best and the brightest!” FALL 20 1 7 |

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CONTACTS PARKS ADMINISTRATION (517) 483-4277

LIFETIME SPORTS (517) 483-4039

LETTS COMMUNITY CENTER (517) 483-4311

FOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER (517) 483-4233

GIER COMMUNITY CENTER (517) 483-4313

SCHMIDT COMMUNITY CENTER (517) 483-6685

FALL 2017 BUSINESS HOURS PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE Mon.- Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. LIFETIME SPORTS OFFICE Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LETTS CENTER Beginning Tue., Sept. 5: Mon. - Thur., 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sat. and Sun. Beginning Mon., Oct. 2 Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 27 – Fri., Dec. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES Fri., Nov. 10 – Veterans Day Observance Wed., Nov. 22 – Close at 5 p.m. Thur., Nov. 23 – Sun., Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday Sat., Dec. 23 – Tue., Dec. 26 – Christmas Holiday Sat., Dec. 30 – Tue., Jan. 2 – New Year’s Holiday

PARKS & RECREATION FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 200 N. Foster Avenue, 2nd Floor Lansing, MI 48912 483-4277 (Fax 377-0180)

GIER COMMUNITY CENTER 2400 Hall Street Lansing, MI 48906 483-4313 (Fax 377-0075)

LIFETIME SPORTS 200 N. Foster Street Lansing, MI 48912 483-4039 (Fax 377-0180)

FENNER NATURE CENTER 2020 E. Mt. Hope Lansing, MI 48910 483-4224 (Fax 377-0012)

GOLF COURSE OFFICE 1600 Ormond Street Lansing, MI 48906 483-4232 (Fax 377-0053)

ALFREDA SCHMIDT CENTER 5825 Wise Rd. Lansing MI 48911 483-6685 (Fax 882-3457)

FOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER 200 N. Foster Street Lansing, MI 48912 483-4233 (Fax 377-0180)

LETTS COMMUNITY CENTER 1220 W. Kalamazoo Lansing, MI 48915 483-4311 (Fax 377-0073)

TURNER-DODGE HOUSE 100 E. North Street Lansing, MI 48906 483-4220 (Fax 483-6081)

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES UTILIZED FOR PROGRAMS SPARE TIME 3101 E. Grand River, Lansing

MSU TENNIS CENTER 3571 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing

LANSING BREWING CO. 518 E. Shiawassee, Lansing

BEEKMAN CENTER 2901 Wabash, Lansing

MT. HOPE SCHOOL 1215 E. Mt. Hope Ave.

MIMI’S SWEET SHOP 2415 Showtime Dr., Lansing

HOPE SOCCER COMPLEX 5801 Aurelius Rd., Lansing

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Administrative Offices (200 N. Foster Avenue) Phone................................................................................................................ 483-4277 Fax...................................................................................................................... 377-0180 Cemeteries (Evergreen, Mt. Hope, North)............................................ 483-4303 Employment with Parks & Recreation.................................................... 483-4004 Forestry/City Street Trees........................................................................... 483-4218 Golf Course Operations.............................................................................. 483-4232 Concert/Tennis Rain Out............................................................................. 483-6019 Sports Weather Information Line............................................................. 483-4255 Parks Grounds Maintenance..................................................................... 483-4202 RENTALS/PERMITS: Park Rentals..................................................................................................... 483-4276 Ballfield Practice Permits............................................................................ 483-4039 6

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Ballfield/Soccerfield Rentals...................................................................... 483-4281 Picnic/Pavilion/Wedding Reservations.................................................. 483-4277 Special Events................................................................................................ 483-4276 REGISTRATION Foster Center.................................................................................................. 483-4233 Gier Center...................................................................................................... 483-4313 Letts Center..................................................................................................... 483-4311 Main Office....................................................................................................... 483-4277 Alfreda Schmidt Center............................................................................... 483-6685 Riverboat Rentals.......................................................................................... 627-2154 Sports - Adult & Youth.................................................................................. 483-4039 Sports Fax Line.............................................................................................. 377-0180 TDD (For the Hearing Impaired)............................................................... 483-4479


CLASSES

AFTER SCHOOL/TEENS FALL SEMESTER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (GRADES K-6)

FEES: $30/RES CHILD; $55/NON-RES CHILD PER SEMESTER Lansing Parks and Recreation After School Program offers a variety of clubs, mentoring and crafts, as well as time in the game room and gym. Make new friends, learn new skills and have fun! Staff will provide a supervised environment with a variety of activities each day. Snacks will be provided daily by the Lansing School District meal service program. **After school busing is available from certain schools to select centers. For more information, please call (517) 483-6029. No program on half-day or no-school days for the Lansing School District. Online registration is not available – please visit your local community center to register. Registration begins August 21. #112400A 9/5–12/22 Mon.-Fri.

3:30-6 p.m.

Foster Community Center

**Fairview, Forestview, Post Oak, Pattengill, Mt. Hope, Lyons

#113000A 9/5–12/22 Mon.-Fri.

3:30-6 p.m.

Gier Community Center

**Sheridan Road, Cumberland, Walking pick up from Gier

#114000A 9/5–12/22 Mon.-Fri.

3:30-6 p.m.

Letts Community Center

**Lewton, Willow, Walking pick up from Riddle

#116100A 9/5–12/22 Mon.-Fri.

3:30-6 p.m.

Schmidt Community Center

**Wexford, Stem Academy, Pleasant View, Lewton, Averill

TEEN NIGHTS (AGES 12-17)

LATE START WEDNESDAY

(GRADES K-6 LANSING SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS ONLY) For elementary students enrolled in the Lansing School District for the 20172018 academic school year, the LSD will be offering enrichment activities provided by the Innovative Fitness and Arts Department Staff. Buses will pick up from centers and drop off at school. There is no cost for the program; however, pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Parents are responsible for transportation to the centers. School participation is subject to change based on program needs and available space. #112410A 9/13–12/20 Wed. Drop-off 8-8:30 a.m. Foster Community Center **Fairview, Forestview, Kendon, Lyons, Riddle, Post Oak, Pattengill, Mt. Hope

#113100A 9/13–12/20 Wed. Drop-off 8-8:30 a.m. Gier Community Center **Cumberland, Pattengill, Sheridan Road, Willow, Gier Park

#116111A

9/13–12/20 Wed.

Drop-off 8-8:30 a.m. Schmidt Community Center

**Attwood, Averill, Gardner, Lewton, North, Wexford

MAYOR’S YOUTH COUNCIL

Lansing Parks and Recreation is looking for motivated, creative and enthusiastic teens (Grades 7-12) to join the Mayor’s Youth Council. Youth will have the opportunity to advise Mayor Bernero on issues of pertinence, volunteer at events, improve teen programming and development in the community and more. Do not miss your chance to have your voice heard! Stop by your local community center for an application or for more information; please call Emily Stevens at (517) 483-6074.

FREE Visit your neighborhood community center for fun evening activities. Enjoy playing basketball and other sports in the gym, or pool, air hockey, carpet ball and more in the game room. Lansing Parks and Recreation staff will lead the activities. For more information, please contact Eric at (517) 483-6030. No activities on 11/10, 11/22 or 11/24. 10/10-12/16 10/4-12/13 10/6-12/15

Tue. Wed. Fri.

Schmidt & Letts Foster Gier

6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. FALL 20 1 7 |

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AQUATICS

CLASSES

Welcome to the new YMCA Swim Lessons through Lansing Parks and Recreation. YMCA swim programs emphasize safety and water comfort and confidence in its beginning stages. As your child moves past the beginning stages they will learn to move

SWIM STARTERS

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

SWIM BASICS

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: • sequencing front glide,

independently through the water and develop skills they will use for a lifetime. Instructors are all certified through the YMCA Swim Instructor Program. View the stages and the lesson selector to match up to the correct class.

A / WATER DISCOVERY

B / WATER EXPLORATION

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

3 / WATER STAMINA

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

In stage 6, students

front glide, and exit • Jump, push, turn, grab

SWIM STROKES

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Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

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Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.


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LESSON SELECTOR WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO? 6 months–3 years

3 years–5 years

5 years–12 years

12+ years

PARENT* & CHILD: STAGES A–B

PRESCHOOL: STAGES 1–4

SCHOOL AGE: STAGES 1–6

TEEN & ADULT: STAGES 1–6

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?

Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

NOT YET

A / WATER DISCOVERY

Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?

NOT YET

B / WATER EXPLORATION

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

NOT YET

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

NOT YET

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front and back?

NOT YET

3 / WATER STAMINA

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?

NOT YET

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?

NOT YET

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?

NOT YET

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

*At the Y, we know families take a variety of forms. As a result, we define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship.

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SWIM LESSONS FALL TERM SWIM PROGRAM: OCT. TO DEC.

Please call 483-6685 for information, registration and pool closings

Schmidt Pool: 5825 Wise Road

Beekman Pool: 2901 Wabash Road

BEEKMAN POOL

TEEN/ADULT LEARN-TO-SWIM (AGES 15-ADULT)

FEES: $24/RES; $30/NON-RES 5 SESSIONS

MONDAY (No class 11/20) 9/18-10/16 135080A 11/6-12/11 135080B

Swim Starters Stages A & B Ages 6 mo-3 5:30-6 p.m. Swim Starters Stages A & B Ages 6 mo-3 5:30-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (No class 11/22) 9/20-10/18 135100A 11/8-12/13 135100B

Swim Basics Stages 1-2 Swim Basics Stages 1-2

Ages 3-5 Ages 3-5

SCHMIDT POOL

FEES: $37/RES; $42/NON-RES 8 SESSIONS

TUESDAY & THURSDAY Session 1: 9/19-10/12 135020A 135030A 135010A 135040A

Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6

5:30-6 p.m. 6:10-6:40 p.m. 6:50-7:20 p.m. 7:30-8 p.m.

Session 2: 11/7-12/7 (No class 11/21 or 11/23) 135020B 135030B 135010B 135040B

Session 1 135080C 135100C 135010C 135020C 135030C

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5:30-6 p.m. 6:10-6:40 p.m. 6:50-7:20 p.m. 7:30-8 p.m.

SATURDAY 10/7-12/2 (No class 11/25) Swim Starters Stages A & B Swim Basics Stages 1-2 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6

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10-10:30 a.m. 10:40-11:10 a.m. 11:20-11:50 a.m. 12-12:30 p.m. 1-1:30 p.m.

5:30-6 p.m. 5:30-6 p.m.

FEES: $37/RES; $42/NON-RES (AGES 15-17) $37/RES; $53/NON-RES (ADULTS) For teens and adults who have little or no knowledge of swimming. Learn basic water skills such as breath control, floating and alternating arm and leg motion. This class will take place in the shallow end of the pool and emphasize water comfort and safety. No class on 11/25. 8 SESSIONS. #135090A (Ages 15-17) 10/7-12/2 Sat. #135090B (Adults) 10/7-12/2 Sat.

9-10 a.m. 9-10 a.m.

Schmidt Pool Schmidt Pool

SEMI-PRIVATE & PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (ALL AGES)

Receive personalized instruction that is scheduled by arrangement. Fee includes four, 30-minute lessons of one-on-one (private) or one-on-two/ three (semi-private) instruction. For semi-private, please have your own group set, as we do not match single individuals into one semi-private lesson. Please call (517) 483-6686 to register. PRIVATE YOUTH: $56/RES; $61/NON-RES (AGES 1-17) PRIVATE ADULT: $56/RES; $84/NON-RES (ADULTS) SEMI-PRIVATE YOUTH: $41/RES; $46/NON-RES (AGES 1-17) (PRICING IS PER PERSON)

SEMI-PRIVATE ADULT: $41/RES; $61/NON-RES (ADULTS) (PRICING IS PER PERSON)

SENSORY SWIM LESSONS (AGES 3-30)

Everyone should learn how to swim. In this lesson designed specifically for people with autism, a certified instructor will teach the student what to do if he or she should fall into the water, to build muscular strength and to become a better swimmer. Please call (517) 483-6686 to schedule your lesson. PRIVATE YOUTH: $61/RES; $66/NON-RES (AGES 3-17) PRIVATE ADULT: $61/RES; $91/NON-RES (ADULTS)


CLASSES

AQUATICS SWIM CLUB (AGES 6-17)

FEES: $32/RES; $37/NON-RES The Schmidt Aquatics Swim Club is designed for those looking to improve competitive swimming skills in a fun, team-orientated environment. Any swimmer ages 6 - 17 that can swim one full length of the pool is welcome to join. Members will not only learn and refine the four competitive strokes, starts and turns, but they will also learn the importance of teamwork, dedication and good sportsmanship that will apply to aspects of life outside of the pool. Swimmers will be placed in groups according to skill and ability at their first sessions. This is not a how-to-learn to swim program. No class on 11/20 or 11/24. 8 SESSIONS. #135994A

10/2-10/27

Mon. & Fri.

6-7 p.m.

Schmidt

#135994B

11/6-12/8

Mon. & Fri.

6-7 p.m.

Schmidt

SENIOR SPLASH AEROBICS (ADULTS)

FEES: $32/RES; $48/NON-RES This water workout is designed for the senior participant to experience a full-body workout which is gentle on the joints. This class is 45 minutes long and takes place in the shallow end so it is great for all levels of fitness and swimming abilities. No class on 11/20 or 11/22. 8 SESSIONS. #135113A

9/18-10/11

Mon. & Wed.

4:30-5:15 p.m. Beekman

#135113B

11/6-12/6

Mon. & Wed.

4:30-5:15 p.m. Beekman

I WANT RESULTS (ADULTS)

FEES: $32/RES; $48/NON-RES Our most popular water fitness class returns with a new twist-Finning! In this medium intensity deep water cardiovascular workout, you will utilize aqua-belts and fins to keep you afloat and get results without stress on your joints. The class is mostly cardio, but strength training is included with a mixture of noodles and dumbbells in the deep end of the pool. Nonswimmers can participate in the shallow end of the pool with a modified workout. Equipment is provided at the pool. No class on 11/20 or 11/22. 8 SESSIONS. #135110A

9/18-10/11

Mon. & Wed.

7:15-8 p.m.

Schmidt

#135110B

11/6-12/6

Mon. & Wed.

7:15-8 p.m.

Schmidt

ADAPTED AQUATICS (ADULTS)

FEES: $24/RES; $36/NON-RES Program is for individuals with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, MS or other physical disabilities who are interested in increasing their physical mobility. If you would like to improve balance, stretch muscles, get active, relieve joint pain, reduce stress and more, this program is designed for you. No class on 11/20 or 11/22. 8 SESSIONS. #141070A

9/18-10/11

Mon. & Wed.

6-6:45 p.m.

Beekman

#141070B

11/6-12/6

Mon. & Wed.

6-6:45 p.m.

Beekman

FALL OPEN SWIM SCHEDULE FREE No open swim on 11/21, 11/22, 11/23 and 11/24 Tue. & Thur. 9/8-12/15

Open/Lap Swim

7:30-9 p.m.

Schmidt

Sat.

10/7-12/16

Open/Lap Swim

1-2:30 p.m.

Schmidt

Mon. - Thur. 9/5-12/15

Open/Lap Swim

9-11 a.m.

Schmidt

SPLASH PARTIES! (FAMILY)

FEE: $7/PERSON A special Friday evening open swim with a holiday theme. Play in the water and on our pool inflatable; enjoy our decorations and special treats for the kids! Normal open swim rules will apply. #135002C

Swim with Santa

Fri

12/15

6-8 p.m.

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CLASSES

DANCE TWINKLE TOES BALLET DANCE (AGES 4-6)

FEES: $36/RES; $41/NON-RES Students will be introduced to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured and nurturing setting. Coordination, musicality, rhythm and concentration will be emphasized. Participants will learn dance movement, proper posture, ballet positions and barre work. Ballet terminology is used. Instructor: Trish Smith. No Class 11/22. 8 SESSIONS. #112741A

10/11-12/6

Wed.

5:30-6:15 p.m.

Foster

CREATIVE TAP DANCE (AGES 4-6)

FEES: $36/RES; $41/NON-RES Children’s Tap is designed for youth with little or no previous dance experience. The class will include basic tap steps and simple combinations, as well as developing an awareness of how the tap sounds relate to music. Sturdy, low heeled lace-up tap shoes are recommended. No class on 11/22. 8 SESSIONS. #112715A

10/11-12/6

Wed.

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Foster

ACROBATICS (AGES 5-14)

FEES: $35/RES; $40/NON-RES Students will be introduced to basic tumbling moves and agility tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, front and back somersaults and bridges. Work on stretching and limbering the body and proper tumbling form will be taught. Each child will work on moves and tricks appropriate to their skill level. Instructor: Garnett Kepler. No class on 11/22 or 11/23. 8 SESSIONS. #112700A #112700B

10/11-12/6 Wed. 4:30-5:20 p.m. Foster 10/12-12/7 Thu. 4:20-5:10 p.m. Foster

DANCE TEAM CLUB (AGES 6-12)

FEES: $36/RES; $41/NON-RES Presenting: The Dance Team Club! Explore and experience the art of dance. Teaching children dance and preparing them for greater opportunities in dance, movement and stage performance. Build great confidence and develop new friendships. Instructor: Chantelle Henry. No class on 11/23. 8 SESSIONS. #116301A

10/13-12/7 Thur.

6:15-7:15 p.m.

Schmidt

HIP HOP INSPIRED DANCE (AGES 14-17) FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES The opportunity is available for all young ladies ages 14-17 to show off their talents and skills. If you are driven, competitive and energetic with the ability to lead and learn new things quickly — we are looking for you! Join our team and experience the excitement! Instructor: Aisha Davis. No class on 11/23. 8 SESSIONS. #112460A

10/13-12/8 Fri.

6-8 p.m.

Foster

TRADITIONAL & SOCIAL LATINO DANCES (AGES 3-ADULTS)

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES (AGES 3-17) FEES: $30/RES; $45/NON-RES (ADULTS) Students will gain valuable experiences learning traditional folkloric dancing. Level I is for the very beginning student. Level II requires instructor recommendations. Costuming, footwork and cultural enjoyment is included at each level. No class on 11/22.

LEVEL I (BEGINNING) #112706A (Ages 3-5) #112706AA (Ages 6-17)

10/11-12/6 Wed. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Foster 10/11-12/6 Wed. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Foster

LEVEL II (CONTINUATION/EXPERIENCED) #112706B (Ages 8-12) #112706C (Ages 13-17) #112706D (Adults) 12

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Wed. Wed. Wed.

7:30-8:30 p.m. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Foster Foster Foster


CLASSES BASIC HUSTLE 202 (ADULTS)

FEES: $35/RES; $50/NON-RES OR $6 DROP-IN RATE AT THE DOOR Welcome to the next level in Basic Hustle Line Dance. In this class, you’ll learn the basic steps along with more advanced routines to get you really dancing. No partner is needed, only your desire to learn and be active. This is an intermediate level class. Some experience is needed. Instructor: Sterling Armstrong. 10 SESSIONS. #114111A

9/25-11/27

Mon.

6-7:30 p.m.

Letts

FREE The Good Time Cloggers, a local clogging club, will share their dance knowledge and experience with participants. Clogging is physical and a great workout. Class is for adults with some experience. During class, time will be spent on step definitions, sound and exploration of traditional styles of clogging. Instructor: Good Time Cloggers. No class on 11/20. 10/11-12/13 Wed.

9-10 a.m.

#112501A

6:30-7:30 p.m.

10/10-11/28 Tue.

5:20-6:20 p.m.

Foster

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE LEVEL 2 #112526A

10/12-12/7 Thur.

5:20-6:20 p.m.

Foster

INTERMEDIATE BELLY DANCE #112502A

10/10-11/28 Tue.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Foster

MASTER BELLY DANCE #112503A

FEES: $55/RES CPL; $75/NON-RES CPL Dances are designed for beginners or as a refresher course and will include the Swing, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot and Waltz. All levels are welcome. Dancers will discover new steps to the most popular dances including Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing and Cha-Cha. Price is per couple. Register as couples only! Instructor: Garnett Kepler. No class on 11/23. 8 SESSIONS. 10/12-12/7 Thur.

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE

(No class 11/22)

Gier

BALLROOM DANCE (ADULT COUPLES)

#112500A

FEES: $41/RES; $59/NON-RES Classes are designed to teach the beginner basic techniques and movement and advance up through intermediate and master levels. Instructor: Garnett Kepler. No class on 11/22 or 11/23. 8 SESSIONS.

(No class 11/23)

CLOGGING (AGE 50+)

#113360A

BELLY DANCE (ADULT)

10/11-12/6

Wed.

5:30-6:20 p.m.

Foster

BELLY DANCE FUSION (ADULTS)

FEES: $41/RES; $59/NON-RES Experience elements of belly dance including movement principles from traditional forms such as Flamenco, Bollywood, Tribal and other popular dance styles. Instructor: Garnett Kepler. 8 SESSIONS. #112508A

10/10-11/28 Tue.

7:40-8:40 p.m.

Foster

Foster

HOMESCHOOL Welcome to Homeschool Days at Foster! Lansing Parks and Recreation has joined with local homeschool families to offer three sessions of classes per year. Each session offers 20 to 30 different classes; most classes run four or eight weeks. Paid teachers and volunteer staff offer a broad variety of topics. Homeschool classes are mostly enrichment and have included drama, art, Michigan history, astronomy, physics, creative writing, cake decorating, gardening, competitive games and much more. If you have a subject you would enjoy teaching, please contact Beth Ambrose or Ann Merrifield.

Any questions can be emailed to Ann at tmerrifield@prodigy.net or Beth at ambrose.beth@gmail.com

To register for classes through Lansing Parks and Recreation, please visit www.lansingmi.gov/parks or contact Foster Community Center at (517) 483-4233.

In addition to the Capital Area District Library in the basement and the playground, there’s a large community room for use. Room 213 is in the northeast corner, close to the elevator. This is where families meet to talk, play and have lunch; come and check it out. There’s a wealth of homeschool experience to be shared, and new friends to meet for your entire family. We have two additional ways of getting information to families. Our Facebook page is “Homeschool Days at Foster.” We also have a website at fosterhomeschoolclasses.blogspot.com. Instructors will share information about classes and field trips on these pages. FALL 20 1 7 |

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THANK YOU TO OUR

PROGRAM SPONSORS Lansing Parks & Recreation Department

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS Grand Haven Manor Vista Springs Assisted Living Community Dart Bank Consumers Energy Case Credit Union Glory Bee Sweet Treats

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CREATIVE & CULINARY ARTS BALLOON SMASH & PAINT! (ALL AGES)

FEE: $20/CANVAS The idea is simple; participants will receive balloons with paint in them and throw them at the canvases to create one-of-a-kind art! All supplies are provided. Space is limited. #116149A

9/28

Thur.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Schmidt

SUNDAY SUNDAE PAINTING PARTY (AGES 3-12)

FEE: $17/PERSON Participants will create a painting and, when finished, partake in an ice cream sundae bar provided by Mimi’s Sweet Shop. Modeled after our popular painting events for adults, this step by step painting class will teach kids to paint and have fun at the same time! Ice cream sundae bar is an additional cost, paid to Mimi’s directly. Instructor: Charisse Tuell. #116152A

10/8

Sun.

4-6 p.m.

Mimi’s Sweet Shop

PRINCESS AND PIRATES PAINTING PARTY (AGES 3-12)

FEE: $15/PERSON A painting-themed party for little princesses and pirates! Dress as your favorite princess or pirate for this painting class for kids. Modeled after our popular Make a Painting events for adults, this step-by-step painting class will teach kids to paint and have fun at the same time! An optional lunch afterwards is available on site for $5/person. Instructor: Charisse Tuell #116153A

11/5

Sun.

4 - 6 p.m.

Mimi’s Sweet Shop

MAKE A PAINTING! (ADULTS)

FEE: $20/PERSON This is a step-by-step instructed class where you can view art and be an artist yourself. You will have an opportunity to paint, enjoy refreshments and paint with others. All experience levels are encouraged to attend! All supplies will be provided. Instructor: Charisse Tuell. #416150D #116150A #116150B

9/26 10/24 11/28

Tue. Tue. Tue.

6:30 p.m. Lansing Brewing Company 6:30 p.m. Lansing Brewing Company 6:30 p.m. Lansing Brewing Company

NEW! ALL ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS

FEE: $15/PERSON This interactive class is designed to teach you all the benefits of using essential oils in your daily life. Learn how to boost your overall health and to clean and disinfect your house without harsh chemicals. Instructors: Tammy Jackett and Ann Kostin-McGill #112129A

10/7

Sat.

ESSENTIAL OILS HOLIDAY MAKE AND TAKE (ADULTS)

FEE: $15/PERSON Learn about essential oils and the ways they can be used around the home and to benefit your family. Participants will make three assorted products with essential oils that will make great holiday gifts. Instructors: Tammy Jackett and Ann Kostin-McGill. #116128A 11/4 Sat. #112128A 12/2 Sat.

1-2:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m.

Schmidt Foster

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU WITH ESSENTIAL OILS (ADULTS) FEE: $15/PERSON Imagine optimized energy, physical strength, mental clarity and emotional well-being — all supported by a more natural approach with essential oils. Join us to make three various products with essential oils that will compliment your New Year’s health goals. Instructors: Tammy Jackett and Ann Kostin-McGill. #216128A

1/6

Sat.

1-2:30 p.m.

Schmidt

TEDDY BEAR CHEFS (AGES 3-5)

FEES: $20/RES; $25/NON-RES Has your child ever asked to help stir the brownies, or shown interest in helping you cook dinner? Wish you had more time to bond with your youngster in the kitchen? In this introduction to cooking/baking, toddlers will enjoy easy, hands-on recipes for foods that they will enjoy eating and have fun making. Children will learn about cleanliness, textures, colors, the body and more! 5 SESSIONS. #113531A

10/7-11/4

Sat.

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Gier

YOUNG CHEFS (AGES 6-10)

FEES: $15/RES; $20/NON-RES Learn to enhance your skill, cooking techniques, kitchen safety and how to follow a recipe. This class is hands on, interactive and kids will experience all steps of cooking, from combining ingredients to enjoying a finished recipe. No class on 11/25. 4 SESSIONS. #114531A

11/18-12/16

Sat.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Letts

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FITNESS &

WELLNESS

NEW!! INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL YOGA (ADULTS)

FEES: $45/RES; $65/NON-RES; OR $10 DROP-IN RATE AT THE DOOR Research has demonstrated that yoga can be an effective therapy, improving function and quality of life. Join Rob for these sessions and learn therapies for various health and health-related conditions: hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, depression, heart disease, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pain control. Rob Eschbach has 30 years of experience, is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is a Certified Yoga Instructor through the Yogic Sciences Research Foundation. 8 SESSIONS. #112512A

10/2-11/20

Mon

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Foster

FEE: $2 DROP-IN RATE AT THE DOOR Experience the health benefits of yoga! Body movement, stretching, breathing practices and visualization integrated together can produce relaxation and an overall sense of well-being. This is an ongoing activity associated with the Yogic Sciences Research Foundation and is a drop-in program; pay at the door, no registration necessary. Instructors: Dusty Laverty, Amar Gupta, Rose Cross, Ruth Frazee and Rob Eschbach. No class on 11/10, 11/22, 11/23 or 11/24. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Fri.

5:30-6:30 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 10-11 a.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Foster Foster Foster Foster Foster

FEES: $47/RES; $68/NON-RES This is a low impact dance aerobics class specially designed for adults ages 39 and up. The class includes stretches, warm-up, floor work, dance routines to increase cardiovascular fitness and a cool-down. Heart rates will be consistently monitored. Instructor: Catherine Eagle. No class on 11/23. 21 SESSIONS. 10/3-12/14

Tue. & Thur. 9-10 a.m.

Gier

LOW IMPACT DANCE AEROBICS (ADULTS)

FEES: $37/RES; $53/NON-RES This workout takes the jumping and bouncing out of aerobics with the same cardiovascular benefits. Simple routines done to popular music will tone the arms, legs and stomach. Instructor: Margaret Sickles. 16 SESSIONS. #113325A 16

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Mon., Wed., & Fri.

Mt. Hope School

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Foster

BOXING FITNESS TRAINING (AGES 6-ADULT)

FEES: $55/RES; $60/NON-RES (AGES 6-17) $55/RES; $80/NON-RES (ADULTS) Fight your way to fitness! Lose weight, improve fitness and increase selfesteem. Trainer: Kolmarge Harris, Lansing Spartan Youth Organization. No class 11/22. 8 SESSIONS. #114216A (Ages 6-17) #116216A (Ages 6-17) #114216B (Adults) #116216B (Adults)

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS FOR ADULTS

#113230A

$1 DONATION PER CLASS IS SUGGESTED An evidence-based group exercise program that helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and able to maintain their independence. The program consists of a 5-minute warm up, a 20-minute walk, 20 minutes of strength training with ankle and hand weights provided and 10 minutes of stretching balance exercises. Participants may walk indoors or outdoors. Participants are encouraged to work at their own level. Exercises can be modified and can be done from sitting or standing. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize and make friends. The class is led by Kathy Gorton, a certified Enhance Fitness instructor. The class is funded by a grant from the Tri-County Office on Aging. There is no fee for this class; however, the suggested donation helps to maintain the program. No program on 11/10 or 11/24. 10/2-12/18

THERAPEUTIC YOGA (ADULTS)

10/3-12/12 10/4-12/13 10/5-12/14 10/6-12/15 10/6-12/15

ENHANCED FITNESS/WALK FOR HEALTH

10/3-11/21 10/4-11/29 10/3-11/21 10/4-11/29

Tue. Wed. Tue. Wed.

6-7 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

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ZUMBA (ADULTS)

FEES: $35/RES; $50/NON-RES Zumba is a dance-inspired fitness class set to Latin and International music that features easy-to-follow steps and interval training to tone and sculpt the body. Dance to a variety of rhythms including: Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Bhangra, Samba, and more! Burn up to 700 calories/7,000 steps per hour. Certified ZUMBA Instructors: Deborah Foster; Kelly Shipman.** No class on 10/31, 11/22. 6 SESSIONS. #113310A #116310A #113310B

9/27-11/1 10/10-11/21 11/8-12/20

Wed. Tue. Wed.

6-7 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m.

Gier** Schmidt Gier**


CLASSES ZUMBA TONING (ADULTS)

FEES: $35/RES; $50/NON-RES Zumba Toning is a toning and body sculpting class that combines body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie torching, strength-training dance fitness party. You will use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone arms, abs and thighs. Toning sticks will be available for purchase at class for $12. Certified ZUMBA Instructors: Deborah Foster; Kelly Shipman.** 6 SESSIONS. #113311A #116311A #113311B

9/25-10/30 10/12-11/16 11/6-12/11

Mon. Thur. Mon.

6-7 p.m. 4:45-5:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m.

Gier** Schmidt Gier**

POUND (ADULTS)

FEES: $35/RES; $50/NON-RES POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, strength movements, plyometrics and isometric poses. Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, called Ripstix, you will turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by! Students need to bring a yoga mat; Ripstix are provided. Certified POUND Instructor: Deborah Foster. 6 SESSIONS. #116314A

10/12-11/16

Thur.

5:35-6:20 p.m.

Schmidt

HULA HOOP FITNESS (ADULTS)

FEES: $55/RES; $80/NON-RES This class is a great low/non-impact and fat burning workout that will strengthen and tone your core while energizing your body. This class is designed to give you a workout that will help you build endurance and target every major muscle group, all while using hula hoops! All fitness levels are welcomed. Hula hoops will be provided for class and available for purchase. Instructor: Winona Potter. No class on 11/23. 10 SESSIONS. #116641A

10/5-12/14

Thur.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Schmidt

POWER SCULPTING & TABATA BOOTCAMP (ADULTS)

Lose body fat, gain muscle, feel stronger, get motivated, have more energy, increase self-esteem and improve performance. This class is for all fitness levels. For total body conditioning, dumbbells, resistance bands and bodyweight exercises are utilized as well as Tabata training, athletic conditioning drills and kickboxing for cardiovascular conditioning. Instructor: Brenda Rogers, Certified Fitness Trainer. No class on 10/16, 10/18 or 11/22. 4 OR 5 SESSIONS. FEES: $29/RES; $41/NON-RES #116520A #116520B #116520D

10/2-10/30 10/4-11/1 11/15-12/13

Mon. Wed. Wed.

FEES: $35/RES; $50/NON-RES #116520C

11/13-12/11

Mon.

5:45-6:30 p.m. 5:45-6:30 p.m. 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Schmidt Schmidt Schmidt

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Schmidt

FITNESS CENTER (AGES 16-ADULT)

Head to Gier Community Center and check out our fitness center! Complete with treadmills and a variety strength training machines, we will help you reach your health goals. For more information, please call (517) 483-4313. DROP-IN RATE $5 GIER MONTHLY RATE $10/RES; $15/NON-RES GIER ANNUAL RATE $100/RES; $150/NON-RES GIER


CLASSES

MARTIAL ARTS KARATE FOR KIDS (GRADES K-8)

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are essential for personal protection. Each class will bring new lessons, drills and exercises in a safe and fun, yet structured environment to help build more confidence, increase focus and create a positive outlook on learning karate. This is an ongoing course, which continues in the public venue with no hidden fees! Parents are encouraged to attend. Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Systems. No class on 11/22 or 11/23. 10 SESSIONS. #116775A #112775A #113113A #114110D

10/2-12/4 10/3-12/5 10/4-12/13 10/5-12/14

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur.

6-6:45 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m.

Schmidt Foster Gier Letts

FAMILY KARATE (AGES 4+)

FEES: $80/RES; $85/NON-RES This affordable family activity focuses on safety and protection, drills and exercises and how to avoid conflict using awareness and communication, all while following the curriculum of Karate for Kids and Adult Karate. A family consists of up to four related individuals. Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Systems. No class on 11/22 or 11/23. 10 SESSIONS. #116776A #112776A #113114A #114110A

10/2-12/4 10/3-12/5 10/4-12/13 10/5-12/14

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur.

6:45-7:45 p.m. 6:45-7:45 p.m. 6:45-7:45 p.m. 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Schmidt Foster Gier Letts

YOUTH JUDO/JUJITSU (AGES 6-11)

FEES: $35/RES; $40/NON-RES Judo/Jujitsu teaches the basic falls, throws, balance and strategies. Students will learn the fundamentals of Judo while gaining confidence and life skills. Instructor: Jason Harris. No class on 11/23. 10 SESSIONS. #112013B 10/10-12/12 #114013A 10/12-12/21 18

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JUDO/JUJITSU (AGES 12-ADULT)

FEES: $35/RES; $40/NON-RES (AGES 12-17) $35/RES; $50/NON-RES (ADULTS) Students learn marshal and defense skills while developing a healthy lifestyle and growing lasting relationships. Instructor: Jason Harris. No class on 11/23. 10 SESSIONS. #112013D (Ages 12-17) #112013DD (Adults)

10/10-12/12 Tue. 10/10-12/12 Tue.

7-8:30 p.m. 7-8:30 p.m.

Foster Foster

#114013C (Ages 12-17) #114013CC (Adults)

10/12-12/21 Thur. 10/12-12/21 Thur.

7-8:30 p.m. 7-8:30 p.m.

Letts Letts

ADULT SELF DEFENSE (AGES 14-ADULT) FEES: $40/RES; $45/NON-RES (AGES 14-17); $40/RES; $57/NON-RES (ADULTS) Equip yourself with the confidence and abilities you need to stay safe! Students receive specialized training on how to deal with and get out of a multitude of attack scenarios, all in a fun, pressure-free environment! We show you how to use the whole body for power, making the most of your size and strength-regardless of athletic ability. Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Systems. No class on 11/22 or 11/23. 10 SESSIONS. #116777A (Ages 14-17) #116777B (Adults)

10/2-12/4 10/2-12/4

Mon. Mon.

7:45-8:45 p.m. 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Schmidt Schmidt

#112777A (Ages 14-17) #112777B (Adults)

10/3-12/5 10/3-12/5

Tue. Tue.

7:45-8:45 p.m. 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Foster Foster

#113115B (Ages 14-17) #113115A (Adults)

10/4-12/13 10/4-12/13

Wed. Wed.

7:45-8:45 p.m. 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Gier Gier

#114110C (Ages 14-17) #114110B (Adults)

10/5-12/14 10/5-12/14

Thur. Thur.

7:45-8:45 p.m. 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Letts Letts


CLASSES CLASSICAL JAPANESE SWORDSMANSHIP (AGES 16-ADULT)

FEES: $50/RES; $55/NON-RES (AGES 16-17) $50/RES; $75/NON-RES (ADULTS) Training focuses on the traditional techniques of Ono-ha Ittō-ryū School of Swordsmanship, which is one of the most well-known sword schools in Japan and a forerunner of modern kendo. Learn from a fully licensed (Menkyo) instructor in Sword Ono-ha Ittō-ryū: Rodney Uhler. 10 SESSIONS. #112781A (Ages 16-17) #112781B (Adults)

10/2-12/4 10/2-12/4

Mon. Mon.

7-8:30 p.m. 7-8:30 p.m.

Foster Foster

AIKIDO (AGES 16-ADULT)

FEES: $40/RES; $45/NON-RES (AGES 16-17) $40/RES; $60/NON-RES (ADULTS) Aikido is a non-aggressive, traditional Japanese Martial Art that focuses on redirecting the opponent’s energy. Training focuses on multiple areas of practice: rolling, falling, throwing techniques, pinning techniques and Aikido weapons: Jo (wooden short staff) and bokken (wooden sword.) Instructor Jeremy Hix is a certified Instructor of Aikido through the Aikido World Alliance (AWA.) No class on 11/23. 10 SESSIONS. #112281A (Ages 16-17) #112281B (Adults) #112281C (Ages 16-17) #112281D (Adults)

10/10-11/9 10/10-11/9 11/14-12/19 11/14-12/19

Tue. & Thur. Tue. & Thur. Tue. & Thur. Tue. & Thur.

7-8:30 p.m. Foster 7-8:30 p.m. Foster 7-8:30 p.m. Foster 7-8:30 p.m. Foster

TAE KWON DO (AGES 5*-ADULT)

FEES: $50/RES; $55/NON-RES (AGES 5-17) $25/RES; $28/NON-RES (AGES 5-17 ADDITIONAL) $50/RES; $75/NON-RES (ADULTS) $25/RES; $38/NON-RES (ADULTS ADDITIONAL) Enjoy the benefits of Korean martial arts and its traditional values. Learn basic blocking, kicking and punching techniques, traditional forms and the responsibilities that apply to these techniques. There are tournament opportunities as well. Instructor: Master Dr. Rachel Harshbarger. *50% discount on fees for each additional immediate family member (sibling/parent). *Ages 5 and 6 with a participating adult. No class on 11/22. 9 SESSIONS. #112779A (Ages 5-17) 9/18-10/16 #112779AA (Ages 5-17) 9/18-10/16 additional member

Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m.

Foster Foster

#112779B (Adults) #112779BB (Adults) additional member

Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m.

Foster Foster

#112779C (Ages 5-17) 10/18-11/15 Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. #112779CC (Ages 5-17) 10/18-11/15 Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. additional member

Foster Foster

#112779D (Adults) #112779DD (Adults) additional member

10/18-11/15 Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. 10/18-11/15 Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m.

Foster Foster

#112779E (Ages 5-17) 11/20-12/20 Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. #112779EE (Ages 5-17) 11/20-12/20 Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. additional member

Foster Foster

#112779F (Adults) #112779FF (Adults) additional member

Foster Foster

9/18-10/16 9/18-10/16

11/20-12/20 Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. 11/20-12/20 Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8 p.m.

OPEN RECREATION TOT TIME (AGES 5 & UNDER)

FEE: $2 PER CHILD AT THE DOOR Open time for parents and daycare providers to bring pre-school age children to our gym to play. There is plenty of open space, balls, baskets, scooters and more to play with. Adult must accompany and supervise their child(ren). 9/13-12/15 10/4-12/15

Tue. & Thur. Wed. & Fri.

10-11:30 a.m. 10-11:30 a.m.

Schmidt Gier

ADULT OPEN RECREATION ACTIVITIES

VOLLEYBALL 10/2-12/11 10/3-12/19

Mon. Tue.

PICKLEBALL 10/4-12/13

Wed.

6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Schmidt Foster

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Schmidt

BADMINTON 10/13-12/15

Fri.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Foster

ALL SPORTS ARE DROP-IN AND PAY AT THE DOOR $2 PER PERSON* Adult open recreation provides the opportunity for individuals to participate in the sport of their choice without committing to a league or schedule. Special activities or events may take priority. No children or spectators please.

ADULT BASKETBALL 9/27-12/13 9/28-12/14

Wed. Thur.

6:30-8:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

Letts Schmidt*

*Sponsored by City Life Church­– FREE

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RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE Recycling collection is every other week using a green or blue week schedule. Find your collection week using the online recycling map and calendar tool at lansingrecycles.com. Save this Recycling Collection Schedule to make it easy to remember when to set out your green recycling cart.

Holidays that affect collection service are marked in orange . Collections will be delayed for those with service on the day of the holiday and the days after the holiday. For example, when a holiday falls on a Thursday, all Thursday collections will be done on Friday.

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CITY OF LANSING MICHIGAN BLUESFEST

EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 15, 16 Old Town, Lansing

TRICK-OR-TREAT ON THE SQUARE OCTOBER 24

Washington Square, Lansing

The 2017 Michigan BluesFest will take place Friday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11 p.m. Michigan BluesFest, formerly Old Town BluesFest, continues to grow thanks to the contributions of its sponsors and volunteers. The festival now draws more than 7,000 attendees and is FREE to the public. Lansing Metro Marinas will be giving half-hour Riverboat Tours of the Grand River on Friday for only $4. You can also take the Riverboat Taxi on Saturday, to and from the festival for only $1. Check out the website for a full lineup of performers and more! oldtownbluesfest.com

Head to Washington Square for a night of spook-tacular fall fun! The 10th Annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square will be held Monday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. along Washington Square in downtown Lansing. This family-friendly event will feature face painting, cider and donuts, hay rides, activities, live entertainment and, of course, trick-or-treating! The rain date will be Oct. 25. trickortreatonthesquare.org

BWL CHILI COOK-OFF

Downtown Lansing

SEPTEMBER 29

Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing The 22nd annual BWL Chili Cook-off will be held on Friday, Sept. 29 at the Adado Riverfront Park in Lansing. The event runs 5:30 to 9 p.m. We’re certain this year’s theme will rock; join us for Music Mania! Dozens of vendors will be dishing out a variety of chili recipes mild and spicy, including local restaurants, nonprofits, businesses and organizations. There will be live music played by local musicians and bands, a merchandise tent and a chili dog eating contest. Chili Fast 2 2 | M E T R O LA N S IN G L IV ING Passes are back, so grab a pass and get into the park to taste test 30 minutes early! lbwl.com/CCO

SILVER BELLS IN THE CITY NOVEMBER 17

A Lansing holiday tradition, Silver Bells in the City is back for its 33rd year on Friday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Lansing. Main attractions include the Electric Light Parade, Silver Bells Village, the Community Sing, the lighting of the State Christmas Tree, fireworks over the Capitol dome — weather permitting — and a family-friendly concert. Head to the Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18 for the Silver Bells 5K, too! silverbellsinthecity.org


COMMUNITY RESOURCES Letts Community Center, 1220 W. Kalamazoo, (517) 483-4311

FREE BREAD & BAKED GOODS Letts Community Center receives a supply of bread and sweets to distribute directly into the community. Sliced bread, dinner rolls, hamburger buns, biscuits, donuts, pies, cakes and cookies are just a few of the items received. Any adult may utilize this program — simply visit Letts Center, complete a sign-in sheet and wait for your turn. This program operates on a weekly basis. Please contact the center at (517) 483-4311 each Monday before noon for availability information. FRESH PRODUCE Every Wednesday, Letts Community Center receives free produce which is available to the community. Enjoy fresh cucumbers, melon, peppers, strawberries, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, oranges, bananas, onions, spinach, cabbage, green beans, and more. Everyone is eligible for this program.

GREATER LANSING FOOD BANK Letts Community Center takes part in the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We know that many times in life, it can be hard to simply feed your family and assistance is available to help ease the burden. If you live within the 48915 ZIP code and have current identification, you may receive free groceries! Call Letts Center at (517) 483-4311 and make an appointment. You will need your ID and one additional form of identification upon arrival, preferably a utility bill. Arrive at your scheduled time to collect your meat, milk, fruit, wholegrains and vegetables. This program is available to all adults within the listed ZIP code. PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD NEEDS The Letts Community Center Personal Needs Room is a resource to anyone in the community who needs

some personal and household items. The Personal Needs Room may contain personal and household products such as toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, feminine products, adult diapers, children’s diapers, clothing items, shampoo, gloves and hats, toilet paper, backpacks, etc. Personal needs are available by appointment, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Recipients must be at least 18 years of age, have current identification and be accompanied by a Letts staff member. Participants are eligible to use the Personal Needs Room once a month or every 30 days. Products are available to the community on a “as needed” basis. Inventory consists of mostly donated items and operates on a first-come, first-serve basis as well. Supplies are limited.

PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CITY OF LANSING YOUTH Lansing residents under the age of 18 who meet Federal HUD low income guidelines for the Lansing area are eligible for partial scholarships for Parks and Recreation sponsored programs. Applicants will be asked to show

proof of income and proof of residency. Scholarships do not cover team fees, supply costs, out-of-town trips, one-day activities or activities not sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department.

A co-payment is required at the time of application. Visit any community center or the main Parks and Recreation office for information and applications. Call (517) 483-4277 for more information.

PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT REFUND POLICY

In the event of insufficient registration or other circumstances beyond our control, Lansing Parks and Recreation may cancel classes, programs or permits. In such cases, you will receive a full refund. Our goal is to provide quality, enjoyable leisure opportunities to the public and we encourage your participation and feedback. We realize that extenuating circumstances sometimes occur that may affect your ability to attend a program after you have registered; contact us immediately if this occurs. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing refunds. If payment was made by check, please allow 6 weeks for processing.

ONE DAY ACTIVITIES

Up to one week prior to activity, full refund less $5.00 service charge.

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

Up to one week prior to class/program, full refund less $5.00 service charge. Less than one week prior to first class or program, but before second class/program, one half refund less $5.00 service charge. After second class, no refunds.

PAVILIONS – WEDDING SITES

30 days prior to use, full refund, less $10.00 service charge. Within 30 days to use, no refunds unless reserved and paid for by another group. No refunds because of inclement weather!

LIFETIME SPORTS PROGRAMS

Team fees: Prior to league schedule mailing, full refund less $5.00 service charge. After mailing — before first game, one half refund less $5.00 service charge; after first game, no refunds. No refund of individual fees for adult sports.

ATHLETIC FIELD RENTAL PERMITS

28 days prior to use, full refund less $5.00 service charge. After 28 days - before 14 calendar days, one half refund less $5.00 service charge. Less than 14 days, no refund. No refunds of Athletic Field Practice permits.

For more information, please call (517) 483-4277

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CLASSES

SPORTS FLOOR HOCKEY (AGES 5-10)

Is your son or daughter interested in playing floor hockey? We need your help! Gier Community Center is in search of volunteers as Floor Hockey Coaches. Call Noah at 483-4313 to register your child on a Gier Advisory Board sponsored team and/or to mentor as a coach!

LITTLE BEAR GYMNASTS (AGES 3-5)

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES Preschoolers will learn the basics of tumbling, in addition to learning how to do forward rolls, jumps, head stands, balance and form. Children will learn the importance of exercising by moving. Instructor: Ginni Specht. 5 SESSIONS. #113150A #113150B

10/2-10/30 11/6-12/4

Mon. Mon.

6-6:30 p.m. 6-6:30 p.m.

Gier Gier

BEGINNER GYMNASTICS (AGE 6-9)

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES Class will focus on learning cartwheels, backbends, handstands and much more, to enhance the art of balancing! Instructor: Ginni Specht. 5 SESSIONS. #113151A #113151B

10/2-10/30 11/6-12/4

Mon. Mon.

6:30-7:15 p.m. 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Gier Gier

SPORTS SAMPLER 4 KIDS (AGES 3-5)

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES This six-week program will teach the basics of football, floor hockey and bowling, switching sports after every two weeks. The program will focus on developing the basic motor skills required to engage in each sport all while playing and socializing with others. Parent participation is highly encouraged! 6 SESSIONS. #113189A 24

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Gier

ARCHERY I & II (AGES 9-ADULT)

FEES: $45/RES; $50/NON-RES (AGES 9-17) $45/RES; $65/NON-RES (ADULTS) Archery I is designed for the beginner and concentrates on range rules, safety and fundamentals of archery. This session is appropriate for those who have never shot a bow or those with little previous experience who are seeking a refresher course. Archery II continues where Archery I left off. Learn the remainder of the National Training System, the same training our Olympic Archers receive. All safety gear and equipment will be provided including bow, arrows, quiver and target. Two Certified Archery Instructors. No class on 11/25. 5 SESSIONS.

ARCHERY I (BEGINNER) #114292A (Ages 9-17) #114292AA (Adults)

10/7-11/4 10/7-11/4

Sat. Sat.

10-11:30 a.m. Letts 10-11:30 a.m. Letts

#114292C (Ages 9-17) #114292CC (Adults)

11/11-12/16 11/11-12/16

Sat. Sat.

10-11:30 a.m. 10-11:30 a.m.

Letts Letts

ARCHERY II (CONTINUATION/EXPERIENCED) #114292B (Ages 9-17) #114292BB (Adults)

10/7-11/4 10/7-11/4

Sat. Sat.

12-1:30 p.m. 12-1:30 p.m.

Letts Letts

#114292D (Ages 9-17) #114292DD (Adults)

11/11-12/16 11/11-12/16

Sat. Sat.

12-1:30 p.m. 12-1:30 p.m.

Letts Letts


CLASSES JUNIOR OLYMPIC ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT & ADULT ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (AGES 9-ADULT)

FEES: $100/RES; $105/NON-RES (AGES 9-17) $100/RES; $150/NON-RES (ADULTS) This program allows those that have successfully completed Archery I and Archery II and have coach approval to join, shoot for benchmark scores and earn pins. Get tips and tricks for competitive shooting, learn tournament rules and line etiquette. Instructors will provide more information on tournaments you can complete in after completing this course. All safety gear and equipment will be available. Two Certified Archery Instructors. No class on 11/25. 10 SESSIONS. #114293A (Ages 9-17) #114293AA (Adults)

10/7-12/16 10/7-12/16

Sat. Sat.

2-3:30 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m.

Letts Letts

INDOOR ADULT WIFFLE BALL LEAGUE

FEES: $125/PER TEAM OR $30/INDIVIAL RESIDENT $45/INDIVIDUAL NON-RES Register a team of five to 12 players or sign up individually to be placed on a team. League play will last seven weeks with the top four teams playing in the playoffs in the following week. The winning team will receive T-shirts. League is limited, so sign up today! For all league rules, questions, and comments contact Noah at noah.defouw@lansingmi.gov

TEAM REGISTRATION #113888A (Team Registration) #113888AA (Individual Registration) 10/18-12/13 Wed.

6 p.m.

Gier

TENNIS LOCAL EXCELLENCE TRAINING (HIGH SCHOOL)

FEES: $55/RES; $80/NON-RES This tennis program is designed for local high school students who have had previous experience in high school tennis or competitive play, looking to better their game through match play, match strategy, drill sessions and conditioning. The program is in cooperation with Todd Martin Youth Leadership and Michigan State University Indoor Tennis Facility. Students' skill level for placement in this program will be determined on the first day of class by the instructor. Instructors: Todd Martin Staff. Dates may change due to MSU Tennis schedule. No program on 10/27, 11/3 or 11/24. 8 SESSIONS. #140680A 10/6-12/15 Fri. 6:30-8 p.m.

MSU Tennis Indoor Tennis Facility

OPEN CLIMBING

FEES: $5/HOUR PER PERSON Adult, experienced climbers who are interested in climbing our wall are required to sign a waiver form and must know how to belay. Please call (517) 483-4313 to reserve a time.

INDOOR BATTING TUNNEL

FEES: $10/BATTING TUNNEL $10/PITCHING MACHINE We offer a self-feeding tunnel for baseball or softball batting or pitching practices. All batters must wear a helmet. Batting tunnel and pitching machine are rented separately. Payment is required at time of reservation. Please call (517) 483-4313 to check availability and make your reservation.

NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS AND LEARNING PROGRAM (AGES 6-18)

FEES: $45/RES; $65/NON-RES The U.S. Tennis Association/National Junior Tennis and Learning Program of Lansing (NJTL) is a tennis development program open to youth, ages 6-18. Practices/matches will focus on development and competition of the beginner and intermediate player, starting with the new Quick Start Tennis approach. The Quick Start format utilizes modified tennis balls, smaller tennis racquets and a smaller tennis court to make it easier for students to start playing tennis almost immediately – even if they have never picked up a racquet before! The program is in cooperation with Michigan State University Tennis Center and Todd Martin Youth Leadership. Instructors: Todd Martin Staff. Dates may change due to MSU Tennis schedule. No program on 10/27, 11/3 or 11/24. 8 SESSIONS. #140630A (Ages 13-18) 10/6-12/15 Fri. 6:30-8 p.m. #140630B (Ages 6-12) 10/6-12/15 Fri. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

MSU Tennis Indoor Tennis Facility MSU Tennis Indoor Tennis Facility

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TEAM SPORTS Lifetime Sports Jersey Policy

All our participants will be required to purchase and wear a Lansing Parks & Recreation reversible jersey at the cost of $15 per jersey. Jerseys will be used for all sports, except for team Floor Hockey. FEE POLICY: Different fees apply for registrations received after the published deadline date. Everyone is encouraged to register online before the deadline date and save $5 at www.lansingmi.gov/parks.

FALL YOUTH SPORTS DEADLINES HAVE PASSED

2018 SPRING YOUTH SOCCER (GRADES K–6)

YOUTH FLOOR HOCKEY – TEAM SIGN UP (AGES 5–14)

GRADES K/1 - 2/3

Registration deadlines have passed for FALL YOUTH SOCCER (Grades K-6) and YOUTH NFL FLAG FOOTBALL (Grades K-6); however, it may not be too late! Call the Lifetime Sports Office at (517) 483-4039 to see about team availability or program waiting lists.

FEE: $225/TEAM Lansing Parks and Recreation is offering youth floor hockey for boys and girls ages 5-14. This team registration program begins play in January 2018 and includes a six-game season. League Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m.

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES (GRADES 1-4)

FEES: BY 11/9/17 $35/RES; $40/NON-RES AFTER 11/9/17 $45/RES; $50/NON-RES The Lifetime Sports office offers a youth basketball program for boys and girls in grades 1-4. This is a noncompetitive league, skill-based program with individual registrations and volunteer coaches. Participants are placed on teams according to their grade and school. Practices start the first week of December. Games begin Jan. 6, 2018. This program requires the use of a reversible jersey — $15 for new purchase. #232600A #232700A

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Mid-Morning Games Gier

This is a recreational soccer league. Participants will sign up individually; teams are formed by school or previous coach. This program requires the use of a Parks and Recreation reversible jersey. Games begin the week of April 16.

FEES: BY 3/9/18 $30/RES; $35/NON-RES; AFTER 3/9/18 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES #332100A #332100B #332200A #332200B

Grades K/1st Grades K/1st Grades 2nd/3rd Grades 2nd/3rd

Wed. & Sat. Thur. & Sat. Wed. & Sat. Thur. & Sat.

Davis Park Davis Park Hope Complex Hope Complex

GRADES 4, 5, 6 FEES: BY 3/9/18 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES AFTER 3/9/18 $50/RES; $55/NON-RES #332300A

Grades 4th/5th/6th

Tue. & Sat.

Hope Complex


ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (ADULT)

Team registration for Women’s and Coed Volleyball Leagues begin Sept. 18. This fun and fit league is for all players and teams regardless of skill level.

WOMEN’S LEAGUE (12 MATCHES) FEES: TEAM $179; PLAYER $15/RESIDENT; $30/NON-RESIDENT; Registration Deadline – Friday, Nov. 17 Start Date – Wednesday, Dec. 6

CO ED LEAGUE (9 MATCHES)

FEES: TEAM $135; PLAYER $15/RESIDENT; $30/NON-RESIDENT; Registration Deadline – Friday, Dec. 15 Start Date – Thursday, Jan. 11

MEN’S FALL 50 PLUS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

FEES: TEAM $225; PLAYER $10/RESIDENT; $15/NON-RESIDENT The 50 Plus Basketball League consists of players who are passionate about the game. The league is committed to providing the player the opportunity to play basketball, on a regular basis, in a recreational league designed specifically for ages 50 and over. Games are played on Monday evenings at Gier Center. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 8.

LEAGUE WEBSITES

For more information on any Lifetime Sports League, program entry forms, schedules, standings (where applicable) and more, simply visit one of the sports websites listed below: Youth Soccer

leaguelineup.com/lansingyouthsoccer

Youth Floor Hockey

leaguelineup.com/lansingfloorhockey

Adult Softball

leaguelineup.com/lansingsoftball

Men’s 50+ Basketball

leaguelineup.com/mensmastersbasketball

Adult Flag Football

leaguelineup.com/lansingadultflag

Youth NFL Flag Football leaguelineup.com/lansingnflflag Adult Volleyball

leaguelineup.com/lansingvolleyball

Bookmark these sites today!

BE A YOUTH VOLUNTEER COACH!

All our youth sports at Lansing Parks and Recreation are completely dependent on dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer coaches. Whether you’re interested in being a head coach, assistant coach or simply want to help organize your team’s snack schedule, the Lifetime Sports office can get you started on a rewarding and memory-making path as a volunteer youth sports coach. For more information, please call (517) 483-4039 or email woody.willard@lansingmi.gov

THANK YOU SPONSORS Lifetime Sports Programs

Shaheen Chevrolet • Emanuel Luthern • Lyle Adams & Sons Co. • Friendship Church • Evolution Leather • The Mighty Healthy • Great Lakes Glass & Vape • Twin Oaks Farm • Pro Soil • Buffalo Wild Wings • Spotless • Zaytoon • Expressions Body Art • Coach’s Bar and Grill • Westgate Tavern • Harry’s Place • Coral Gables • Leroy’s Bar & Grill • Cater Meds • Harrison Road House • Bethlehem Church • Tony M’s • Jam Clothing and Design • Relli’s Pizza • Jalapeno’s • Reno’s • Hack’s Key shop • Vivid Ink • A Clean Cigarette • Pro Taught Painting • MSUFCU • Amp’d Electric • The Sport Shop • Overhead Door – Classic Pub • State Farm • LSJ • Great Lakes Family Dental • Biewer Lumber • Magna Dexys • EMC Insurance • Moriarty’s Pub • Steakhouse Philly Bar & Grill • Crossroads Advertising • Orion Dental • Aristeo Construction • Front 43 • City Limits • Boji Group • Bozzo Bat Co. • Kelly’s Downtown • Omar’s • Whiting Chiropractic • Farm Bureau • Duncan Management • Holt Merchants • Dick’s Sporting Goods FALL 20 1 7 |

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SENIORS SENIOR PROGRAM LOCATIONS

LETTS COMMUNITY CENTER 1220 W. Kalamazoo, (517) 483-4311

SCHMIDT SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER 5825 Wise Road, (517) 483-6685

ALL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. The Tri-County Office on Aging offers a hot nutritional meal served every day at the Letts Community Center and Tuesday through Friday at the Schmidt Southside Community Center. A $3 donation per person for adults 60 years and older and a $5 donation for those under 60 is recommended.

EXERCISE

ENHANCED FITNESS/ WALK FOR HEALTH

ADULT OPEN PICKLEBALL

FEE: $2/PER PESON Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The game is played on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net and is played with a paddle and a plastic ball. 10/4-12/13

Wed.

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Schmidt

LET’S CELEBRATE: CHAIR DANCING WORKOUT

Chair dancing workout will burn calories, reduce stress and is a unique way to enjoy dancing. 10/3-12/16

Mon., Wed., Fri.

10-10:30 a.m.

Schmidt

CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS

Yoga promotes health, relaxation, non-stress techniques and body awareness. 10/4-12/13

Wed. & Fri.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Schmidt

Walking has been proven to improve your overall health and promote positivity. The Mile Club will chart every step you take, provide you with a plan for accomplishing your walking goals and you will earn gifts and rewards.

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10/2-12/18

Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Foster

BOWLING AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER Indoor bowling with the Nintendo Wii game system provides the same physical movement and exercise as actual bowing without the heavy ball. Spend your spare time with us and strike up a conversation with someone new! 11/1-12-27

Wed.

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Schmidt

BOWLING TOURNAMENT

MILE CLUB

10/2-12/15

$1 DONATION PER CLASS IS SUGGESTED An evidence-based group exercise program that helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and able to maintain their independence. The program consists of a 5-minute warm up, a 20-minute walk, 20 minutes of strength training with ankle and hand weights (provided), as well as 10 minutes of stretching balance exercises. Participants may walk indoors or outdoors. Participants are encouraged to work at their own level. Exercises can be modified and done from sitting or standing. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize and make friends. The class is led by Kathy Gorton, a certified Enhance Fitness instructor. The class is funded by a grant from the Tri-County Office on Aging. There is no fee for this class; however, the suggested donation helps to maintain the program. No program on 11/10 or 11/24.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Participate in the Wii Bowling Tournament through the National Senior League. Represent Lansing and play against teams in a league that has over 300 teams throughout the country. 9/11-10/30 Mon.-Fri.

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CLASSES HALLOWEEN PARTY

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

FEE: $5 PERSON Dress up in your favorite costume, if you wish, and enjoy apple cider, treats and fun. A Tri-County meal will be available.

BRIDGE CLUB

Beginners to advanced-level players are welcome to participate in this informal group. Advanced players will help teach beginning players. 10/4-12/20

Wed.

12-3 p.m.

Letts

Try your luck, play one of your favorite games and meet new people. Prizes will be awarded to every winner! Wed.

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Letts

CELEBRATION OF GRANDPARENTS

Did you know National Grandparents Day is a holiday celebrated in the U.S. and United Kingdom since 1978? Celebrate with us as we honor these special individuals. Refreshments, games and giveaways will be included. Wed.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Letts

FEE: $5/PERSON Everyone loves a picnic and what better way to end the summer? Tour the rose garden and view the varieties of roses, play a friendly game of cards or sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment. Lunch is provided and preregistration is required. Please call Schmidt Center at (517) 483-6688 or Letts Center at (517) 483-4311 to register by Sept. 19. 9/21

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10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Frances Park

HALLOWEEN LUAU

FEE: $5 PERSON No scaring or costumes needed for this Halloween party. Instead, come dressed in your Hawaiian fashions and be ready to have a “hula” of a time. Refreshments and a Tri-County meal will be provided along with prize giveaways! In addition to food and fun, there will be a large group dance with leis provided. Please call (517) 483-6688 prior to Oct. 27 to reserve your meal. #115901A

10/31

Tue.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Letts

Tue.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Schmidt

APPLE CIDER WITH A MOVIE

Seniors, prepare for winter with a warm cup of apple cider and a movie. We’ll be providing apple cider, a snack and a cozy place to watch a movie with your friends. 11/8

Wed.

12:30-2 p.m. Schmidt

MOVIE DAY

SENIOR PICNIC

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Tue.

All senior pool players are encouraged to participate and show off their billiard skills! Check-in will be at 9:30 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided along with a prize for the three sharpest pool sharks. Please call Rosemary at (517) 483-6688 before Monday, Nov. 13 to register for the tournament. 11/14

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

9/6

10/31

SENIOR POOL SHARK TOURNAMENT

BINGO 10/4-12/20

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Seniors meet at Celebration! Cinema, Edgewood Towne Center for a movie and fellowship. Participants are responsible for the cost of ticket and refreshments. 11/7 Tue. TBA Celebration! Cinema 12/5 Tue. TBA Celebration! Cinema

MOVIE TIME

We’ll be showing our seniors movies here at the Letts Center every Friday at noon. Get out of the house for a while and come see a show with us! Call at (517) 483-4311 for dates and more information.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH

Many times, on the holidays, we do not have the meal mom used to make from our childhood. Enjoy an early Thanksgiving Day meal with all the traditional food you remember. 11/22

Wed.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Letts

Schmidt

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A special bingo game right before the holiday weekend! There will be light refreshments and themed prizes for winners. We’ll be thankful to see you! 11/21

Tue.

12:30-2 p.m. Schmidt

MERRY MUSIC CHRISTMAS

Songs of Christmas and holiday cheer will ring out from the Schmidt seniors. Bingo, refreshments, prize giveaways and a gift exchange are all a part of this holiday season celebration. Please bring a wrapped unisex gift to exchange — $5 limit. 12/19

Tue.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Schmidt

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

FEE: $5 PERSON Celebrate the Christmas season with a holiday lunch, a gift exchange and fellowship. #115921A

12/20

Wed.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Letts

GUEST SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS

Representatives from various organizations will present information on everything from health issues, financial situations and arts and crafts to specific topics. Guest speakers may include business owners/operators, community service providers, government officials, etc. Please contact Letts Center at (517) 483-4311 for a complete list of topics, dates and times.

TRAVELOGUE – LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS!

We are looking for presenters to share experiences of their travels both near and far. Presentations are every Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Jan. 12, 2018 through March 19, 2018 at the Schmidt Community Center, 5825 Wise Road. For more information, please call (517) 483-6688 or (517) 4834290 to become a presenter for this classic program.

WISDOM TOOTH PROJECT PRESENTATION

Oral Health America (OHA) will share oral health tips for seniors. OHA supports the prevention of oral disease and promotes oral health for Americans of all ages through funding for professional education opportunities, donated dental products and by facilitating public-private partnerships. OHA’s mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to drive access to care, increase health literacy and advocate for policies that improve overall health through better oral health for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. 11/2

Thur.

10-11:30 a.m.

Schmidt

INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS INCLUSIVE BOWLING (ADULTS)

(AGES 7-ADULT)

During this social opportunity, participants will experience fun and friendship through recreational bowling. In addition to the registration fee, please bring $7.50 each Tuesday to pay for bowling. This covers shoes and as many games as you can bowl within the program timeframe. Banquet is included and will be held at the end of the season. 12 SESSIONS.

LansingStrong is a team of athletes who compete by ability, not disability, at the Michigan Victory Games.

FEES: $30/RES; $45/NON-RES

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9/19-12/5

Tue.

2-4 p.m.

Spare Time Entertainment Center

FEES: $50/RES; $55/NON-RES (AGES 7-17) $50/RES; $75/NON-RES (ADULTS)

ELIGIBILITY: To practice and compete with LansingStrong athletes must be at least 7 years old and have a primary physical disability, with or without a cognitive disability. COMPETITION EVENTS INCLUDE: Bowling, power lifting, swimming, boccia ball, table tennis, cross country, track and field events, wheelchair slalom and cycling/hand cycling. No class on 12/26 Activity #241901A (Ages 7-17) Activity #241901B (Adults) 10/17-1/23 Every Other Tue. 2/6-5/15 Tue.

6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.

Gier Gier

For more information please contact Head Coach: Mabel Menadier-Thomas at menadiem@icloud.com or (517) 303-1957.

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SPECIAL EVENTS HEALTHIER FAMILIES PROGRAM

(PARENTS WITH CHILDREN AGES 5 & UNDER) FREE

Designed by Vanderbilt University, this 12-week program will provide families with tools to help everyone live a healthier and happier life! Learn how to work together while having fun and enjoying time with each other. Program is designed for preschool age children and their parents. Instructor: Jodi Ackerman. No class on 9/28 or 11/23. #114027A

9/14–12/14

Thur.

6-7 p.m.

Letts

HOW-TO HALLOWEEN AND THE DOWNTOWN LANSING ZOMBIE WALK! (ALL AGES) FEES: $7/PERSON AT THE DOOR; ZOMBIE WALK IS FREE

The 4th annual How-To Halloween is a familyfriendly festival that celebrates the do-ityourself spirit of Halloween with hands-on activities, huge theatrical displays, interactive games, trick-or-treating, costume contests, creative vendors, great music and everything you would want to know about making your own ghoulish props and decorations. Tickets are only $7 at the door starting at 11 a.m. for both days. The highlight of day one is the 8th annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk (free to walk). We invite the undead to assemble at the Lansing Center before the horde invades the city at 4 p.m. on Saturday, ending with a group photo and after-party. Any zombie participants who bring a food donation for the Greater Lansing Food Bank will receive free entry to How-To Halloween. Break out your best homemade costumes, bring your friends and be a part of this unique and innovative event. 10/28 & 10/29 Sat. & Sun.

11 a.m.

INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE (ADULTS) FEE: $15/TABLE

This is your opportunity to buy and sell new and used merchandise, clothing and collectibles. Space is limited, no furniture please. Sale areas are 9'x5' with one 8' table and two chairs. ***Set up will be Friday evening before the sale from 3-8:30 p.m. *** #113820A

11/4

Sat.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gier

HOLIDAY ROAD RALLY (ADULTS) FEE: $75/TEAM

Gather your friends or family and a smartphone to get ready for a night of fun competition! Each team will be given a list of tasks to accomplish around Lansing. Teams will receive points for pictures of each task being performed. Each team must have a smartphone with picture and video capabilities and one vehicle. Extra points will be awarded to teams dressed in holiday attire. Cross the finish line at Waterfront Bar & Grill for prizes and refreshments! #133425X

12/8

Fri.

Begins at 6 p.m. Foster

THE CARDBOARD CLASSIC SLED CONTEST (AGES 7-ADULT) FEE: $5 PER SLED AT THE DOOR

LCC Radio 89.7 is teaming up with Lansing Parks and Recreation to beat the cabin fever blues. Show your creativity and construct a sled out of cardboard, tape, glue and paint. Prizes will be awarded for fastest sled, best design, “Because We Felt Like It” and more. All funds raised will go to the Gier Advisory Board Youth Scholarship Fund. Sled registration starts at 1 p.m. and the race begins at 2 p.m. 1/27

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Gier

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TURNER-DODGE HOUSE 100 E. North Street, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 483-4220 (Turner-Dodge House is wheelchair accessible to the first floor only)

LANSING HISTORY COMES ALIVE AT TURNER-DODGE HOUSE! The beautiful Turner-Dodge House is open for tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and group tours may be scheduled anytime for 10 persons or more. For a guided tour, there is a fee of $5 per person, guests will hear the history of the Turner and Dodge families and enjoy special exhibits on all three floors. The Turner-Dodge House is also the perfect location to rent for a special day. Whether it is an office meeting, wedding, reception, bridal or baby shower, birthday or anniversary celebration, we can accommodate your needs. For more information on how to tour or rent the Turner-Dodge House, please call (517) 483-4220 or go to lansingmi.gov/parks. 32

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TOUR & TEA

FEES: $10/PERSON Enter the magnificent oak receiving hall of this Classical Revival, turn-ofthe-19th-century, historic home. The 12-foot ornamental tin ceilings and fine craftsmanship reflect the rich heritage of an earlier time. Tea and cookies are included for adult tours of groups of 10 or more. Tours may be scheduled year round. To make a reservation for your tour, please call (517) 483-4220.

HARVEST TIME TEA

FEES: $15/PERSON Welcome the autumn harvest with a three-course tea at the Turner-Dodge House. Homegrown music with Whoa Nelly! as well as a historical tour of the Turner-Dodge House. For more information, please call (517) 483-4220. #436002A

9/23

Sat.

3 p.m.


CLASSES VICTORIAN HALLOWEEN AT TURNERDODGE HOUSE

FEES: $5/PERSON The second annual Victorian Halloween will have even spookier oldfashioned Halloween charm! Throughout the house, mannequins will be lurking and spooky — not scary! — surprises will be around every corner. The lawn will feature jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows and a hay bale maze for the children! For more information, please call (517) 483-4220. 10/17–10/26 10/14-10/28

Tue., Wed., Thurs. Sat.

1-7 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

FEES: $10/PERSON The mansion comes alive with the sound of music in this performance series showcasing local professional and non-professional musicians in the intimate setting of the Turner-Dodge House Music Room. Performances begin at 7 p.m. with light refreshments following. Please RSVP to (517) 483-4220 as seating is limited. 9/14, 10/12, 11/09

Thur.

7 p.m.

FESTIVAL OF TREES

GHOST STORIES AT TURNER-DODGE HOUSE!

FEES: $5/PERSON Embrace the holiday spirit and join the Friends of Turner-Dodge House and Lansing Parks & Recreation for the 5th Annual Turner-Dodge House Festival of Trees! From Dec. 1 through Jan. 4, all three floors will feature as many as 70 trees decorated for the holidays! Monies raised from the admission price go toward projects to preserve and enhance the Turner-Dodge House. For a registration form to participate in the 2017 Festival of Trees, go to: lansingmi.gov/tdodge. For more information, please call (517) 483-4220.

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RUSSELL NEBELUNG Russell Nebelung has instructed students in guitar performance since 2003. In addition to extensive college teaching experience, he’s skilled in teaching children of all ages, including adults and retirees who have finally found some time for their musical passions. From nascent beginners to skilled players, Russell is continually expanding his students’ horizons. No matter where your guitar skills are, Russell can teach you something new — be it honing guitar technique, understanding the instrument, music theory or developing stage presence. Russell is a graduate of Indiana University's Jacob's School of Music, where he earned his Doctorate of Music in classical guitar performance while studying with Maestro Ernesto Bitetti. He taught guitar classes and lessons while at IU as an associate instructor and he has minors in both jazz studies and music theory.

FEES: $10/PERSON Have you heard ghostly tales of the Turner-Dodge House? Do you have ghost stories of your own? Join Demented Mitten Tours and volunteers and staff of the Turner-Dodge House to hear their favorite “ghost” stories and share your own! Light refreshments served. For more information, please call (517) 483-4220. 10/27

Fri.

7 p.m.

GUITAR CLASS I (AGES 8-ADULT)

FEES: $160/RES; $165/NON-RES (AGES 8-17) $160/RES; $240/NON-RES (ADULTS) This class teaches students of any level how to approach the guitar for optimal fret hand and fingerstyle performance technique, read standard notation using simple melodies, read chord charts and tablature, strum basic chords and simple songs, tune and care for the guitar and understand the rudiments of music theory. Each student must have an acoustic or classical guitar and be prepared to have at least four practice sessions weekly before each lesson. Expect to pay $100 for an introductory guitar or $300 for one that is easier to play, sounds wonderful and will last. Smaller people or children are best with smaller or three-quarter sized guitars. Instructor: Dr. Russell Nebelung. No class on 10/31. 8 SESSIONS. #136003A (Ages 8-17) #136003B (Adults) 10/3-11/28

Tue.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Turner Dodge

GUITAR CLASS II (AGES 8-ADULT)

FEES: $160/RES; $165/NON-RES (AGES 8-17) $160/RES; $240/NON-RES (ADULTS) This class is for students familiar with most elements of Guitar Class I, or for players who already have a command of the instrument and would like to refine and expand their abilities. Topics covered include: reading standard notation, playing basic solo fingerstyle pieces, understanding the fretboard via the CAGED method, the major scale and the pentatonic scales, beginning improvisation and the rudiments of music theory. Each student must have an acoustic or classical guitar and be prepared to have at least four practice sessions weekly before each lesson. Instructor: Dr. Russell Nebelung. No class on 10/31. 8 SESSIONS. #136004A (Ages 8-17) #136004B (Adults)

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Tue. Tue.

6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Turner Dodge Turner Dodge

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FOSTER LIBRARY

PROGRAMS

The Capital Area District Library is located within Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., (517) 485-5185. All programs are free and open to the public

GREAT LIBRARY CARD EXTRAVAGANZA

TODDLER STORYTIME (AGES 1 ½–3)

9/16

9/20–11/15

It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month. Get a card — or show the one you have — for a small prize and a chance to win prize drawings. Sat.

11 a.m.–3 p.m.

ANIMAL MAGIC WITH SCIENCE ALIVE

Meet live animals and hear about features that seem magical but are amazing adaptations, developed to help them survive their environment. Children under age 4 need close adult supervision. 10/28

Sat.

11 a.m.–12 p.m.

PUMPKIN DECORATING

Decorate a mini pumpkin while supplies last. Supplies provided by The Friends of Lansing Libraries. 10/28

Sat.

12–2 p.m.

REINDEER VISIT

Visit the reindeer in the parking lot, then come in for cookie decorating and crafts. (Open house until 6:30 p.m.) 11/29

Wed.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

BABY STORYTIME (AGES 6–18 MONTHS)

Stories and movement activities designed for our youngest readers and their caregivers. Registration required by calling (517) 485-5185. No meeting on 11/23. 9/7–12/14

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10:30-11:30 a.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (AGES 3–6)

Engaging stories, songs and activities used to help build early literacy skills. Registration required by calling (517) 485-5185. No meeting on 10/18. 9/20–12/13

Wed.

9–9:30 a.m.

EARLY LITERACY PLAYTIME (AGES 1 ½–6)

Games and activities geared toward developing literacy skills. Registration required by calling (517) 485-5185. No meeting on 10/18. 9/20–11/15

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Stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration required by calling (517) 485-5185. No meeting on 10/18. Wed.

10:30–11 a.m.

MAKER DAYS (AGES 8–15)

We’ll have two different activities each time. Come build, experiment and create! 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/20

Wed.

4–5:30 p.m.

LEARN TO PROGRAM WITH RUBY (AGE 12 & UP) Learn to program a computer with this cool new language. 11/6

Mon.

4–5:30 p.m.

PERSONALIZED TECHNOLOGY HELP (ADULTS)

Get one-on-one help with computer basics, internet basics, downloading e-books or other topics. Call (517) 485-5185 to make an appointment during these time periods. 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11

Mon.

3–5:30 p.m.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS (ADULTS)

Call (517) 485-5185 for title information. New members are always welcome. 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12

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1–2:30 p.m. 1–2 p.m.


GREENSHEET We’re CARTagious

RESIDENTIAL GUIDE TO SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING

Greeting cards, Regular and Junk mail

Paperboard boxes (cereal, pasta, tissue)

Cartons

Phonebooks

Glass bottles and jars (all colors)

Aluminum and Metal cans

Bulky rigid plastic (buckets, chairs, toys)

NO NEED TO REMOVE:

Paper clips, stamps, address labels, staples, metal fasteners, cellophane address windows, rubber bands, spiral bindings, plastic tabs. Empty and rinse all containers. Everything, including cardboard, must fit inside cart with lid closed. Please follow these guidelines and set your cart out by 7 a.m. on collection day. PROMPTLY REMOVE YOUR CART AFTER PICKUP

Household scrap metal

Newspapers, Magazines, Brochures and Inserts

Corrugated cardboard and Paper bags

#1-#2 and #4-#7 Plastic containers (no styrofoam)

NOT ACCEPTED

File folders, office paper and gift wrapping paper

Plastic bags, styrofoam containers, wire hangers, small appliances, window panes, mirrors, ceramics and Pyrex dishware, organic material and food waste, electronic waste (batteries, cell phones, computers, etc.), paint, pesticides, oil and cleaners, waxed cardboard, needles or syringes, #3 plastics, tarps, hoses.

No plastic bags in the cart

DO NOT BAG Recyclables Collecting recyclables in a bag? Empty the contents into the cart

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TRASH DISPOSAL INFORMATION We are the leader in convenient and affordable weekly curbside pickup. Choose the option that works best for you, either blue cart or blue bag service. Our range of trash services are sure to meet the needs of any size household.

Trash collection is every week. Place all items on the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day. Containers must be off the curb within 24 hours. Bags of trash must not exceed 30 pounds and must be visible from the street. Separate recyclable materials and yard waste from trash.

BLUE TRASH CART SERVICE

These convenient and strong blue carts are for trash only. All trash in the carts must be bagged. Bagging trash will keep carts clean and minimize odors. Can’t get your cart to the curb? From door pick up is available for an additional fee each quarter.

SELECT THE CART SIZE THAT SUITS YOUR NEEDS: 32-GALLON CART

65-GALLON CART

95-GALLON CART

(holds 2-3 kitchen-sized bags)

(holds 4-5 kitchen-sized bags)

(holds 6 - 8 kitchen-sized bags, plus an extra 3, 30-gallon bags accepted on side of cart)

$43 for 3 months*

$48 for 3 months*

$54 for 3 months*

Pre-paid service billed quarterly with convenient payment options:

BY PHONE: (888) 891-6064

ONLINE:

lansingrecycles.com

BY MAIL:

Send check or money order to: City of Lansing, CART 3200, PO Box 30516 Lansing, MI 48909-8016

IN PERSON

City of Lansing, Treasurer’s Office — 1st floor of City Hall

PAYMENT DROP BOX:

City of Lansing, CART 601 E. South Street Lansing, MI 48910

Get signed up today with a quick phone call to 483-4400.

BLUE CITY TRASH BAGS Blue bags are available at many local grocery and convenience stores at a cost of $10 for a package of five 30-gallon bags (prices subject to change). Visit lansingrecycles.com for complete list of locations.

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BULK TRASH ITEMS Large items over 30 pounds and longer than 4 feet, such as appliances or furniture, require a bulk collection sticker. Each individual item must be tagged. Stickers are available at courtesy desks of local grocery stores for $33 per sticker (prices subject to change). Call the CART Hotline at 483-4400 for a list of stores selling bulk-item stickers. One free bulk sticker per year is available to low income residents. Call (517) 483-4400 for details. Note: Refrigerators and freezer doors MUST be removed.


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SIMPLE RECYCLING BAG COLOR CHANGE: SAME GREAT SERVICE, NEW LOOK! Lansing residents can still place clothing and household goods at the curb on regular recycling collection day for convenient pick up by Simple Recycling. The bags however, have changed from green to orange. Remember not to place bags inside city recycling cart. More information can be found here: lansingrecycles.com/1394/ Simple-Recycling-Clothing-Textiles

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION Christmas trees will be collected curbside from the week of Jan. 1 through the week of Jan. 8. Make sure trees are free of plastic, ornaments and other materials. Cut trees taller than 6’ in half.

HOLIDAY WASTE/RECYCLING INFORMATION With all the gifts, parties and celebrations throughout the holiday season, it’s easy to overlook the need to be mindful of waste. But consider this: Americans throw out an extra 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, amounting to about 25 million extra tons. Much of that could be recycled and composted and some of it could surely be avoided altogether by using alternative products. How do you avoid waste? Here are some easy tips: • Use real plates/china and utensils, rather than paper plates and plastic spoons and forks • Use cloth napkins, instead of paper • Send e-cards, instead of paper ones • Wrap gifts creatively, using gift bags, comic papers, maps, pretty towels, etc. Remember to recycle all you can, and it’s easy with Lansing’s convenient curbside recycling program. Make sure to follow the guidelines. Only recycle the items listed. Please don’t contaminate good recyclables with food waste and other trash/non-accepted items. Celebrate the season, but don’t forget to reduce, reuse and recycle! FALL 20 1 7 |

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WHAT TO DO WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIALS The Ingham County Health Department operates a Household Hazardous Waste Collection for materials such as gasoline, flammables, oil based paint, pesticides and other materials.

COLLECTION IS ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 2-6 P.M., FROM MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER.

The site is located at 5303 S. Cedar, east side of the Health Department (follow the signs to the facility). For more

information, visit: hd.ingham.org/DoingBusinesswithICHD/ WasteManagement/HouseholdHazardousWaste.aspx

Call (517) 887-4312 for assistance

PROPER DISPOSAL OF OLD MEDICINE The take back meds program is a cooperative effort among participating pharmacies, law enforcement and the Ingham County Health Department to provide residents with proper household medicine disposal. Visit www.takebackmeds.org for information on safe disposal of both controlled and non-controlled medication and drop-off sites in Ingham County.

WHAT TYPE OF MEDS

WHAT NOT TO DO

WHAT CAN HAPPEN

PROPER DISPOSAL

Prescription medications

Flush down the toilet

Pollution in our Great Lakes

Take to a local pharmacy

Antibiotics / steroids

Pour down the drain

Adverse effects on wildlife

Take to a drop-box

Cold and flu medicines

Throw in the trash

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Through a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Scraps to Soil Pilot Program is collecting food scraps from Lansing area restaurants, delis, coffee shops and food processors and bringing them to Hammond Farms, a commercial composting facility, to be processed into ‘Closed Loop Compost’. The goal of the pilot is to divert food scraps from the landfill and return them to the environment. The following locations are currently participating in the Scraps to Soil program:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Allen Neighborhood Center Biggby Coffee #270 Biggby HQ Bloom Coffee Company Blue Owl Coffee Buddies Pub and Grill Cleats Cosmos and Zoobies Tavern Juice Nation Lansing Brewing Company

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Lansing Fire Department Mert’s Specialty Meats Midtown Brewing Co. Red Cedar Spirts Distillery Red Haven Farm to Table Restaurant Soup Spoon Café Sparrow Hospital Strange Matter Coffee Round Lake Produce (Laingsburg)

WE’D LIKE YOUR HELP!

Visit surveymonkey.com/r/NVNJSYW to take a quick survey to help us measure composting awareness in our community.

To learn more visit scrapstosoil.org

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GIVE COMPOSTING A TRY! Leaves will soon begin to fall and yard work will pick up. Here are some tips on how to deal with it:

Start a back yard compost pile by layering grass clippings, food waste, leaves and other organic materials. A free information packet is available to those who want to know more about starting and maintaining a backyard compost pile. Request one at (517) 483-4400 or recycle@lansingmi.gov.

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GRASSCYCLE! – Grasscycling is the process of leaving the grass clippings on the lawn after mowing, rather than raking and bagging them up. Because of their high nitrogen content, grass clippings break down quickly, providing nutrients for the soil.

RULES OF COMPOSTING QUALITY MATERIALS

ADEQUATE VOLUME OF PILE CONSISTENT MOISTURE GOOD AIR CIRCULATION

Set out bags and/or bundles of yard waste and brush at the curb. The curbside yard waste collection continues until the week of Dec. 4.

Place materials in paper bags or bundle brush with string or twine. For complete preparation information: lansingmi.gov/511/Yard-Waste-Services

WHAT TO COMPOST DO COMPOST Leaves

Grass Clippings Dead plants Vegetative food scraps

DON’T COMPOST

Weeds that have gone to seed and/or are invasive Dairy products Cat, dog or human fecal matter Contaminated water

Fruit waste

Branches and wood chunks

Manure

Wood ashes

Straw/Hay

Lime

Coffee Grounds

BBQ charcoal

Weeds

Meat, grease, bones

YARD WASTE PREPARATION INFORMATION Place leaves and grass clippings on the curbside in paper bags on your normal collection day

Don’t use City of Lansing trash bags, blue carts or private waste hauler carts for yard clippings

Paper lawn care bags are available at most grocery and hardware stores

Brush and tree trimmings must be less than 4 feet in length and less than 2 inches in diameter. Bundle securely with string or twine, or place in paper bags. Please do not bundle using wire

Recycling and yard waste collection – How we pay for these services:

Limit all bags and bundles to no more than 30 pounds

There is an annual fee that appears on the winter property tax statements for all single-family properties in the city of Lansing. That fee is currently $98.50 and covers both the seasonal yard waste collection and the recycling collection. There are no additional fees to use these services. In comparison to other communities and service providers, this is a great value for convenient services! 40

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HOW TO

GRASSCYCLE Replace conventional lawn mower blades with a mulching blade or use a mulching mower. Mulching mower blades are designed to allow the yard debris to cut multiple times during the mowing process.

BASIC COMPOSTING

INSTRUCTIONS

Mow grass to no more than 3 inches tall. For healthier grass, remove only one-third of the grass blade at a time, and no more than one-inch total. Leave grass clippings where they fall and allow them to decompose.

Materials needed: Sources of carbon (brown materials), sources of nitrogen (green materials), air and water. Carbon, or brown material, is dry leaves, woody plant trimmings, paper, straw, pine needles and sawdust.

Nitrogen or green materials, are kitchen scraps (no meat, no fat, no bones), leafy plant trimmings, spent flowers, herbs and vegetables, livestock manure (no dog, cat or human manure), weeds (foliage only), pet bedding, hair and fur, feathers and hay. Finished compost will take between four weeks and one year, depending on how often the pile is turned and the level of moisture maintained in the pile.

DIRECTIONS 1. Mix one part green yard waste with two parts brown to form a pile (an average size is 4’X4’X4’). For fast composting, first chop up waste with a hoe or lawn mower.

GRASSCYLING TIPS Mow when lawn is dry

For wet lawns, raise the initial cutting height and gradually lower to proper height on follow up passes Use excess clippings as a mulch around pants or leaves on the lawn

2. Mix in one inch of soil. 3. Keep the pile as moist as a wrung-out sponge. 4. Turn the pile every week to let air in.

To prevent the growth of algae and other plants in surface of waters, move clippings from sidewalks or driveways back onto the lawn

Visit livegreenlansing.org, a one-stop resource to learn more about Lansing’s environmental programs. For more information on how you can take the steps to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle, visit us online at lansingrecycles.org. Here, you’ll be able to sign up and find collection dates for recycling and yard waste, pay bills online, get reminders and important messages regarding delays and service hours, learn about special events and much more! Hotline: (517) 483.4400 | Email: recycle@lansingmi.gov | Web: lansingrecycles.com | Like us on Facebook @CapitalAreaRecyclingAndTrash FALL 20 1 7 |

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COMMUNITY POLICING WITH THE

LANSING POLICE DEPARTMENT While the Lansing Police Department (LPD) is always looking for the latest and greatest ways to serve and protect the community, one strategy has remained steadfast in success for decades: the concept of community policing, a multifaceted philosophy that empowers proactive problem-solving through partnerships and engagement activities with community members and stakeholders. “The whole idea behind our strategy is to increase trust and legitimacy with our residents, open lines of communication, create new partnerships and provide the best service that we can to those who live, visit and work in Lansing,” said Robert Merritt, public information officer of the LPD. The LPD’s community policing model is based on sectors. Officers work the same sectors each shift, enabling routine interaction with city residents, businesses and the faithbased community; in certain areas that need additional police intervention, community policing officers are assigned on a fulltime basis to provide that extra presence. Community support is such a boon to police efforts, the LPD created the Community Services Unit, consisting of 10 community policing officers, three full-time school resource officers, a community services officer overseeing over 100 neighborhood watch groups citywide and a volunteer services program.

In Merritt’s opinion, the LPD’s success in community policing is not only because residents want positive relationships with officers, but because officers are willing to help however possible. These valued relationships have also led to social media development, which allows officers to leverage technology, highlight positive recognition and get information to the community in an instant.

Engagement between the community and their police force is hardly a new concept in Lansing. Many studies, innovations and elaborations on what community policing is and how to assess its value was started right next door at Michigan State University.

“In today’s climate, with public perception and animosity between law enforcement and our communities, it’s more important than ever to find innovative ways to engage our residents and work with them to solve complex issues,” said Merritt. “If the police are not seen as legitimate and involved, the community will lose trust and be unwilling to offer us assistance. Our success rate in solving a crime is directly correlated to people providing information, and they’ll be unwilling to do so if we do not do our part in fostering solid relationships.”

“The LPD was one of the first law enforcement agencies in the country to implement a community policing model back in the late 1980s,” said Merritt. “The LPD was fortunate to work with the father of community policing, MSU professor Robert Trojanowicz.”

For more information, residents can visit the LPD’s city and neighborhood watch Facebook pages, or residents can contact Officer Kasha Osborn at kasha.osborn@lansingmi.gov or Sgt. Matt Kreft at matthew.kreft@lansingmi.gov.

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INFLATABLE RENTALS Lansing Parks & Recreation Department (517) 483-4290

Park staff will deliver, set up, operate and take down the inflatable for you! Site must be a flat, grassy area — no concrete or asphalt — and within a half-hour drive of Lansing. Lansing Parks and Recreation reserves the right to determine or reject setup site. To power the inflatable of your choice, it must be located within 100 feet of two 20 amp, 110 volt outlets (two outlets on different circuits). Call (517) 483-4290 to check availability and to reserve an inflatable for your next event!

MOONWALK WITH SLIDE

INFLATABLE SLIDE

This sports-themed inflatable has a bouncing area, a climbing challenge and a slide. The moonwalk is 16’L x 20’W x 12’H — perfect for an indoor event, birthday party or just a summer get together! Resident Use Within City Limits

2-Hour Rental $150 $50/each additional hour

This inflatable is a 22foot tall dual slide! Two people climb 22 feet up and slide down. This inflatable is 22’L x 27’W x 12’H.

Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits 2-Hour Rental $225 $75/each additional hour

MOONWALK

2-Hour Rental $150 $50/each additional hour

2-Hour Rental $250 $75/each additional hour

Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits 2-Hour Rental $375 $100/each additional hour

OBSTACLE COURSE

This inflatable has an enclosed bounce area and is perfect for younger kids and an area that may not have a lot of space. This inflatable is 15’L x 15’W x 14’H.

Resident Use Within City Limits

Resident Use Within City Limits

This inflatable is a 56-foot obstacle course. Two people race through a tunnel, weave and dive through obstacles, then climb a rock wall and finish with a slide. This inflatable is 56’L x 12’W x 16’H.

Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits 2-Hour Rental $225 $75/each additional hour

Resident Use Within City Limits

2-Hour Rental $250 $75/each additional hour

Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits 2-Hour Rental $375 $100/each additional hour

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FENNER NATURE CENTER

Welcome to Fenner Nature Center, providing over 50 years of environmental education and recreation for the citizens of Greater Lansing. Suggested donation to the Visitor Center is $2 per adult and $1 per child. Trails are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to dusk. (517) 483-4224 | mynaturecenter.org 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave. (Just east of Aurelius Road)

VISITOR CENTER HOURS

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays

WINTER HOURS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1ST: Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays

Trails are open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk Fenner Nature Center is an environmental education center encompassing 134 acres. Now run by the nonprofit Fenner Conservancy, the property includes over four miles of trails, including two handicap-accessible paved trail loops. Dogs are allowed on the trails if they are on a 6-foot leash and under the owner’s control. No bikes or unsanctioned alcohol, please. Inside the Visitor Center, check out our collection of live animals and explore our interactive Universal Nature exhibits. Scholarships for Fenner programs are available to those who demonstrate need.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Members of Fenner Conservancy receive a 10 percent discount in the Fenner Explore Store, a discount or free admission to select programs and events and the Fenner Conservancy’s newsletter. Memberships also provide crucial funding for the operations of the nonprofit. To learn more about how to become a member and other ways you can support Fenner Conservancy, please visit www.mynaturecenter.org or call (517) 483-4224.

Get your students out in nature and fulfill a variety of science, social studies, math and language arts GLCS while you’re at it! We offer programs for students in grades pre-K through 12, and general programs for homeschoolers and community groups, all of which can be viewed on our website: mynaturecenter.org. Please call to make a reservation.

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We have opportunities for groups of young people and adults to volunteer indoors and outdoors, maintaining our trails, building, creating displays, helping with events and clearing invasive species from our natural areas. This is a great way to get connected to your community parks, grow closer together through service and learn about our ecosystem. Please visit our website or call for more information.

NATURE EDUCATION TOURS


EVENTS

BEGINNING BASKET WEAVING CLASS (ADULTS)

APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL

FREE/SUGGESTED DONATION FOR PARKING $5 Gather with us around the giant copper kettle as we celebrate the fall harvest and our Michigan heritage with our Annual Apple Butter Festival. Visitors of all ages can connect with nature, eating and listening to live music out in the festival field, taking a wagon ride under the canopy of changing leaves, participating in hands-on demonstrations of heritage arts and crafts and, of course, stirring authentic apple butter over an open fire with our “celebrity stirrers” and mascots. 10/14–10/15

Sat.–Sun.

11 a.m.–5 p.m.

PROGRAMS

Pre-registration is required for programs. Please call Fenner Nature Center to register.

NATURE STORY HOUR (AGES 4-6)

FREE On the first Saturday of each month, our resident librarian will be leading a nature story hour in the visitor center that is geared towards children between the ages of 4 and 6. After the story, participate in a fun craft. 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2

Sat.

1–2 p.m.

TWILIGHT TREKS (ALL AGES)

FEES: $5/NON-MEMBERS; MEMBERS FREE Interested in exploring Fenner at night? Come join one of our naturalists for a guided hike as the sun is setting. Learn how certain animals are adapted to function during twilight and nighttime, and what animals are hunting, walking, or flying around while we are getting ready for bed! This family-friendly program concludes with a bonfire and marshmallow roast. 9/15 9/29 10/20

Fri. Fri. Fri.

7:30–9 p.m. 7:30–9 p.m. 7:30–9 p.m.

FEE: $45 Work with Sharon and Juanita of the Crossroad Weavers Guild to learn this traditional skill and make a basket. This class is suitable for complete beginners. We recommend that you bring scissors, pencil, ruler and a hand towel to class. Course fee includes instruction and materials. 9/17

Sun.

12:30-4:30 p.m.

NATURAL VINE WREATH MAKING (AGES 12-ADULT)

FEES: $25/NON-MEMBERS; $20/MEMBERS Learn how to create a natural vine wreath from harvest to completion. The workshop will begin with a short walk to locate and collect grapevine, bittersweet and other useful vines. After we prep the vines, we will go step-by-step to construct the wreath and add other materials like berries, pinecones and ribbons to create a wreath that is perfect for your fall or winter décor. All materials are included. 11/4 11/18

Sat. Sat.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DECORATE A TREE FOR WILDLIFE (AGES 5-12)

FEES: $8/CHILD WITH PARENT OR $15/FAMILY It can be tough to be an animal in winter! Show your love for nature by decorating a tree for wildlife. Participants in this class will learn how animals find their food in winter and make a selection of tasty treats and ornaments that they can take home, or hang on the trees to help our furry and feathered friends get through the cold months ahead. 12/9 12/16

Sat. Sat.

10:30-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Fenner's Youth Leadership Program (YLP) meets monthly for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who want to be involved in volunteerism and leadership roles at Fenner. There is no cost for participants, however, interested youth must apply and be accepted to the program as well as meet mandatory participation hours each month. Interested youth may contact ylp@mynaturecenter.org or stop in to receive an application.

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Lansing City Hall 124 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48933

www.LansingNeighborhoods.info

RESOURCES FOR NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS Visit LansingNeighborhoods.info

Answers to questions regarding living in Lansing Schools Neighborhood Watch

Reporting Complaints Newcomers Calendar of Neighborhood Events

Leaders in Neighborhood and Community Service (LiNCs info) Interactive map to find neighborhood organization in your area

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