Community Events
How-To Halloween
City of Lansing and LEPFA
How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the do-it-yourself spirit of haunt season with hands-on activities, theatrical displays, interactive games, unique vendors and great entertainment. Our mission is to inspire kids and the “kids at heart” to head into their garages, basements or local maker spaces and build something cool for the holiday. Along the way, we hope they get excited about the creative process after trying any of the 50+ make-n-takes, demo sessions and how-to labs hosted by our vendors and exhibitors which include the Lansing Makers Network, ITEC Lansing, REACH Studio Art Center, Aspiring Games Foundation, the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the Lansing Parks and Recreation to name a few. For our fifth annual event, we are honoring the female superheroes (and antiheroes) as a force to be reckoned with in a series of guests that we call the Women Of Power. We’ve invited Capital City Wonder Woman as our 2018 headliner along with other featured cosplay artists such as Bombshell Batwoman from the Lansing Batman crew, Princess Moana from The League of Enchantment and many more. We are also unveiling a locally built replica of KITT from the Knight Rider tv show of the 80s. Plus, there will be trick-or-treating stations for the kids, an expanded haunted walkthrough for the grown ups and an amazing stage show with dancers, a magician and music by JAMMIN’ DJs throughout the day.
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Lansing Center
333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing

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Meridian Township
Be A Tourist participants will discover the charm that is only in Meridian when they visit one of our "Hidden Gems". Stops include getting to know the Meridian Historical Village, HOMTV Studios and Harris Nature Center. Harris Nature Center (HNC) - open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Visit the Nature Exploration Area, the animals and walk the nature trails. No registration is needed to attend. Activities are FREE and the HNC is a STAMP LOCATION! For more information contact 517.349.3866 or email hnc@meridian.mi.us. Harris Nature Center is located at 3998 VanAtta Road, Okemos, MI 48864 HOMTV Studios - open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Explore television behind the scenes, see yourself on the blue screen and get behind the news desk as you tour the HOMTV studios. Located at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864 Meridian Historical Village - open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Go back in time at the Meridian Historical Village! Take a historic tour through seven buildings from the 19th Century including; the General Store, the Village Chapel, the School House and more. Watch reenactments and learn about life in the Victorian era. Located at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864
DATE:
Saturday, 6/1/2019
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
LOCATION:

Twp Municipal Complex & Harris Nature Center
5151 Marsh Road, Okemos

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Does your child want to be on TV? Or learn how to make TV come to life? Kids ages 9 - 13 can explore different aspects of television through HOMTV's 2-Day Media Camp this summer! Learn how to run a studio camera, audio board, teleprompter, graphics system and even be a TV studio host. The camp runs through Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration fee is $50 with lunch provided. Please note that registration fee is nonrefundable if camper is only able to attend one day. Full refund for cancellations available up to Monday, June 10. Additional information will be sent to enrollees including dates for a Parent Meeting and Camp Showcase Event. Camp Registration: http://bit.ly/HOMTVMediaCamp
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Wednesday, 6/19/2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, 6/20/2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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HOMTV Studios
5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos

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Brandie Yates
517.853.4208
Will Goodale Memorial Foundation
10:00 am - Shotgun Start 9 Holes of golf, 4-Person Scramble Cost: $50 per person (Includes cart, green fees, snacks & lunch) Prizes: Awarded for winning teams of Longest Drive, Men's & Women's Longest Putt Fun Contests, Chair Massages and a Silent Auction Sign your team up today at: www.WillGoodale.com/Golf
DATE:
Sunday, 6/23/2019
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
LOCATION:

Meridian Sun Golf Course
1018 Haslett Road, Haslett

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Celebrate Independence Day "Meridian Style" at our annual Celebrate Meridian Festival and Food Truck Rally! Enjoy a day filled with amazing gourmet foods, live music, beer and wine tent, children's fun zone, pet adoption, car show cruise and of course fireworks! Celebrate Meridian Festival Activities: Food Truck Rally: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm at Central Park Drive Car Show Cruise 12:00 – 5:00 pm at Central Park Drive, off of Marsh Rd. Kids Activities (Bouncers, face painting, dunk tank, water games, etc.) : 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Family Games: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Community Mural: 11:00 am until completed. Arts and Crafts Fair: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Pet Adoption: Until all animals adopted at Town Hall Grass Area Live Music: 12:00 - 10:00 pm Eventide: 70's, 80's, 90's and today from 3:00 - 6:00 pm Soulstice: MI Premier Dance Band from 7:00 - 10:00 pm Beer and Wine Tent 11:00 am – 10:00 pm at Central Park Pavilion Farmers' Market: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Fireworks start at 10:00 pm at Central Park South
DATE:
Saturday, 6/29/2019
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
LOCATION:

Meridian Township Municipal Complex
5151 Marsh Road, Okemos

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The Will Goodale Memorial Foundation
Entry Fee: Postmarked by 7/26 - $25; Race Day - $30 (no shirt guarantee) Special family pricing available - Register 3 or more people at the same time and save $5 per participant (Mail the forms in together). Kids 18 and under run/walk for only $20 Registration: Make check payable and mail to: Will Goodale Memorial Foundation, PO BOX 604 Haslett MI, 48864 or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Okemos/WillsRun Packet Pickup: Saturday August 3rd at Playmakers from 2 - 6 pm; Race day starting at 8:30 am. Proceeds: Proceeds from all foundation events, donations, and sponsorship's will be invested in full and used to provide scholarships for students entering a police academy. The purpose of this foundation is to remember and carry-on Will's name & spirit and to help those who share his life-long dreams and goals of pursuing law enforcement.
DATE:
Sunday, 8/4/2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LOCATION:

Meridian Township - Central Park Pavilion
5151 Marsh Road, Okemos

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