WEST – Charlotte, Potterville, Grand Ledge, Wacousta, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale and Portland Area Calendar

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Here’s what’s going on for families and kids in communities West of Lansing!

If you’re looking for things to with with kids in Charlotte, Potterville, Grand Ledge, Wacousta, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale, Portland and other communities West of Lansing, this is your event calendar and resource hub.

If you have an event that you’d like to add to our calendar, submit it here. Be sure to click your community’s category.

Friday November 22, 2019

Indoor Play at Taggart's Playground

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Taggart’s Playground- Portland Church of the Nazarene – 9466 Cutler Rd Portland
A PLAYGROUND & MORE! Designed to replicate the City of Two Rivers: Portland, Michigan, this indoor learning and activity center brings the outdoors in where parents and kids can enjoy time together.  This 40 x 60 space is ideal to spend a weekday morning year round. Listed below are the [...]

Book Cubs at Portland District Library

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
Book Cubs is our Toddler/Preschooler storytime and will be held every Friday morning at 10:30 am. Little ones will listen to stories, sing and dance, and end with a fun craft.

Saturday November 23, 2019

Grand Ledge Open Swim

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Grand Ledge High School – 820 Spring St Grand Ledge
Saturdays from 1:15pm-2:45pm Open Swim Fee: $3/person OR $10/family (same household)

Sunday November 24, 2019

2019 Spartan Goalkeeper Academy

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: The Summit Sports and Ice Complex – 9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale
The 2019 Winter Goalkeeper Clinics feature 5-90 minute clinics of extensive small group training. SGA will provide one long-sleeve training shirt. Each Session Will Train A Different Topic - Topics are as Follows: November 10th: Basic Shot Stopping November 17th: Advanced Shot Stopping November 24th: Diving December 14th: Airplay / Distribution [...]

Family Karaoke at Charlie's Bar & Grill

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Charlie’s Bar & Grill – 116 Lansing Rd Potterville
Bring your kids!! Bring your grandparents! Join Potterville Charlie's for Family Karaoke on Sundays from 6pm to 10pm!

Monday November 25, 2019

Special Needs Movie Showing

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Grand Ledge Sun Theatre – 316 S Bridge St Grand Ledge
The Sun Theatre has a special viewing every Monday at 10am for everyone in our community with special needs.  Our goal is to provide an enjoyable movie experience away from the normal crowded theater so you don’t need to worry about disturbing other movie goers. Here at the Sun Theatre [...]

Busy Bees at Portland District Library

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
Have a little one not quite ready to sit through a full storytime? Bring them to Busy Bees at the Portland District Library every Monday morning at 10:30 am. During this interactive program babies, toddlers, and caregivers will listen to a story, sing songs, practice finger plays, and dance to [...]

Home School Study Group at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Calling all Homeschoolers -- Area Homeschool groups meet at the library every Monday 1 - 4pm for study, discussion, and activities with other homeschoolers.

GRINCH Painting Workshop for Kids & Parents/Grandparents

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Ledge Craft Lane – 120 S Bridge St Grand Ledge
Join us on Monday, November 25th from 5-8pm for our GRINCH Workshop! This one is for child/parent or grandparent or two kids. Kerri Goodman will lead the way in showing you how to paint a most remarkable Grinch - no experience necessary! $25/child - $35/adult You must register to attend:  [...]

Tuesday November 26, 2019

Rhythm and Rhyme Story Time

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Potterville Benton Township District Library – 150 Library Lane Potterville
Every Tuesday at 10 AM we sing and dance, read a great picture book (or two) and do either a craft or activity relating to our story. It's always great to see our group every week and although some of the kids might not seem like they're listening, they're learning [...]

Story Hour at Charlotte Community Library

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
A time filled with stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft. For children 3 to 5 years old without their caregivers. Children must be pre-registered.

Dorothy Hull Library Fall Storytime

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Dorothy Hull Library – 405 W. Jefferson St Dimondale
Interactive and engaging stories, activities, and music for preschoolers and friends, every Tuesday morning at 10:30.

Ionia Community Library Family Storytime

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Ionia Community Library – 126 E Main St Ionia
Storytime returns for the 2019 fall session! Storytime is, of course, open to children of all ages. We will sing, play, read, and have a great time!

Preschool Storytime at Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun [...]

Vikings Lego Club

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Potterville Benton Township District Library – 150 Library Lane Potterville
The Vikings Lego Club is a great way for your child to challenge themselves and use their creativity to complete building challenges. Lego Club is available for children from age 7 through 12 years, who are able to work on their own and take instructions willingly.

Wednesday November 27, 2019

Ionia Community Library Family Storytime

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Ionia Community Library – 126 E Main St Ionia
Storytime returns to the library on Wednesdays! We wiggle, bounce, jump, read, play, and create!

Public Skate at The Summit

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: The Summit Sports and Ice Complex – 9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale
Public skate at The Summit is a great source of fun and exercise for all ages. What a great way to enjoy spending time with family and friends. We offer convenient day, night and weekend hours. If you need to rent skates, we have both figure skates and hockey skates [...]

Snowmen Painting Workshop

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Ledge Craft Lane – 120 S Bridge St Grand Ledge
You will have so much fun in this snowman painting workshop! You can choose between the funny snowmen standing on top of each other to put the star on the tree or the cute snowman and friend under the mistletoe! Kerri Goodman will take you step by step and you'll end [...]

Friday November 29, 2019

Festival of Trees

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ of Charlotte – 106 S Bostwick St Charlotte
A silent auction of themed Christmas trees along with scrumptious snacks, children’s craft, photo booth, Christmas pickle contest, and treats to purchase. Admission is free.

Saturday November 30, 2019

Christmas at Hastay's

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Hastay’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop – 430 N. East Street Eaton Rapids
Join us this year for cookies, refreshments and pictures with Santa on November 30th from 10 am - 12 pm. **Please bring your camera to capture those precious moments.**

Charlotte Lighted Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting on the Square

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Downtown Charlotte – Cochran Ave. Charlotte
After a wonderful Small Business Saturday come join us for a lighted parade on the two blocks of downtown. After the parade we will all gather on the courthouse lawn for our annual tree lighting!

Sunday December 1, 2019

Family Karaoke at Charlie's Bar & Grill

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Charlie’s Bar & Grill – 116 Lansing Rd Potterville
Bring your kids!! Bring your grandparents! Join Potterville Charlie's for Family Karaoke on Sundays from 6pm to 10pm!

Monday December 2, 2019

Special Needs Movie Showing

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Grand Ledge Sun Theatre – 316 S Bridge St Grand Ledge
The Sun Theatre has a special viewing every Monday at 10am for everyone in our community with special needs.  Our goal is to provide an enjoyable movie experience away from the normal crowded theater so you don’t need to worry about disturbing other movie goers. Here at the Sun Theatre [...]

Home School Study Group at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Calling all Homeschoolers -- Area Homeschool groups meet at the library every Monday 1 - 4pm for study, discussion, and activities with other homeschoolers.

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

Tuesday December 3, 2019

Story Hour at Charlotte Community Library

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
A time filled with stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft. For children 3 to 5 years old without their caregivers. Children must be pre-registered.

Preschool Storytime at Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun [...]

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Public Skate at The Summit

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: The Summit Sports and Ice Complex – 9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale
Public skate at The Summit is a great source of fun and exercise for all ages. What a great way to enjoy spending time with family and friends. We offer convenient day, night and weekend hours. If you need to rent skates, we have both figure skates and hockey skates [...]

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

Thursday December 5, 2019

Little Ones Storytime

Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
A story time for babies and toddlers and their caregivers. We introduce your little one to stories, songs, and finger plays. Have older children? You are welcome to bring them. No registration necessary. No charge.

Kinder Time Storytime

Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
A story time geared towards kids 3 years old and up with their caregivers! Stories, songs, and participatory activities are all included. Stay behind afterwards for a brief playtime. Younger siblings are invited to attend. No registration necessary. No charge.

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Friday December 6, 2019

Pre-Parade Party

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Decorate a graham cracker “gingerbread” house, see trains, listen to music from the Hayes Select Ensemble & holiday stories, and enjoy a hot beverage from Biggby while you wait for the parade downtown. Registration required on our website or call 627-7014. 35 participants per session, two 1-hour sessions. KidsCreate: Fun [...]

Pancake Dinner with Santa!

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Eaton Area Senior Center – 804 S Cochran Ave Charlotte
Join us for our annual Pancake Supper with Santa! 5:30pm-7:30pm (please note that dinner stops serving at 7:00pm). All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes! Also includes eggs, ham, dessert, and beverage! Meet and Greet with Santa! Receive a special gift filled with local coupons! Only $8.00 Adults - $5.00 Children (Ages 2 & Under [...]

Grand Ledge Night Lights Christmas Parade & Festivities

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Downtown Grand Ledge – Bridge Street Grand Ledge
The 48th Annual Night Lights Christmas Parade is a spectacular night time parade packed full of lots of lights and music!  It starts at the Grand Ledge Fire Department at 500 North Clinton Street and then makes its way straight down Bridge Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their appearance [...]

Public Viewing at Fox Park Observatory

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Fox Park Public Observatory – 3979 E Gresham Hwy Potterville
You may call the Observatory at 517-645-6666 during public viewing hours to check sky conditions. Public observation nights are suitable for people of all ages. Program fee is $2 per person or $5 per family payable on site. The Observatory, located at 3979 E. Gresham Hwy., Potterville, MI 48876, is [...]

Saturday December 7, 2019

Breakfast with Santa

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Grand Ledge High School – 820 Spring St Grand Ledge
Meet and Take a picture with Santa (bring your own camera to capture the moment) Christmas Craft Letter to Santa Make your own Reindeer Food Sugar Cookie Decorating Color Station Christmas Stories Photo Corner: Who-Ville & Breakfast Buffet Registration is required!

2nd Annual Christmas in Mulliken

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Mulliken District Library – 135 Main St. Mulliken
It is the most beautiful time of year to buy gifts from your local small business owners and crafters. On, December 7th from 10am – 4pm come to the Masonic Temple for our 2nd Annual Christmas in Mulliken. Sign-up to be a vendor online or at the library. Save the [...]

Michaels Kids Club- Delta Township

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Michaels- Delta Township – 416 N Marketplace Blvd Lansing
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Ages 3 and up. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. Dec. 7- Clay Pot Bell Dec. 14- Reindeer Antlers

Santa’s Visit

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
Pre-registration begins Wednesday, November 20 Santa Visit  – for families with children 2 to 7 years old We warmly welcome you to come enjoy holiday stories, songs, snacks, crafts & a special visit from Santa!

Grand Ledge Open Swim

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Grand Ledge High School – 820 Spring St Grand Ledge
Saturdays from 1:15pm-2:45pm Open Swim Fee: $3/person OR $10/family (same household)

Public Viewing at Fox Park Observatory

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Fox Park Public Observatory – 3979 E Gresham Hwy Potterville
You may call the Observatory at 517-645-6666 during public viewing hours to check sky conditions. Public observation nights are suitable for people of all ages. Program fee is $2 per person or $5 per family payable on site. The Observatory, located at 3979 E. Gresham Hwy., Potterville, MI 48876, is [...]

Sunday December 8, 2019

Santa is Coming to the Red Mill

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Red Mill Pavilion – 450 Water Street Portland
Santa will be coming to the Red Mill on December 8 from 12-4 p.m. A professional photographer will be available until 3:00 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene item for the food bank. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available.

10th Annual Christmas in Ionia Concert

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Ionia Theater – 205 W Main St Ionia
FREE Holiday variety show featuring local Ionia County talent!!! Come and celebrate the season with us and listen to some wonderful Christmas music!!!

Once Upon a December-Delta Community Choir Winter Concert

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Grand Ledge High School – 820 Spring St Grand Ledge
Delta Community Choir celebrates the season in song with our winter concert, "Once Upon a December." The choir will perform with special guests from In Motion Dance Center and band and choir and band students from Grand Ledge High School's National Honor Society. Free admission, however, we will collect free-will [...]

Family Karaoke at Charlie's Bar & Grill

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Charlie’s Bar & Grill – 116 Lansing Rd Potterville
Bring your kids!! Bring your grandparents! Join Potterville Charlie's for Family Karaoke on Sundays from 6pm to 10pm!

Monday December 9, 2019

Special Needs Movie Showing

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Grand Ledge Sun Theatre – 316 S Bridge St Grand Ledge
The Sun Theatre has a special viewing every Monday at 10am for everyone in our community with special needs.  Our goal is to provide an enjoyable movie experience away from the normal crowded theater so you don’t need to worry about disturbing other movie goers. Here at the Sun Theatre [...]

Home School Study Group at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Calling all Homeschoolers -- Area Homeschool groups meet at the library every Monday 1 - 4pm for study, discussion, and activities with other homeschoolers.

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

Monday Minecraft club

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Ionia Community Library – 126 E Main St Ionia
We have 5 Ipads for kids to use, but feel free to bring your own and play along. A prize will be awarded for the winner of our build challenge.

Santa visits the ICL

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Ionia Community Library – 126 E Main St Ionia
Santa will be available for visits and photos on 12/9 @ 6:30-7:30 pm.

Tuesday December 10, 2019

Story Hour at Charlotte Community Library

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
A time filled with stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft. For children 3 to 5 years old without their caregivers. Children must be pre-registered.

Preschool Storytime at Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun [...]

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Public Skate at The Summit

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: The Summit Sports and Ice Complex – 9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale
Public skate at The Summit is a great source of fun and exercise for all ages. What a great way to enjoy spending time with family and friends. We offer convenient day, night and weekend hours. If you need to rent skates, we have both figure skates and hockey skates [...]

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

Thursday December 12, 2019

Little Ones Storytime

Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
A story time for babies and toddlers and their caregivers. We introduce your little one to stories, songs, and finger plays. Have older children? You are welcome to bring them. No registration necessary. No charge.

Kinder Time Storytime

Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
A story time geared towards kids 3 years old and up with their caregivers! Stories, songs, and participatory activities are all included. Stay behind afterwards for a brief playtime. Younger siblings are invited to attend. No registration necessary. No charge.

Friday December 13, 2019

Pancake Dinner with Santa!

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Eaton Area Senior Center – 804 S Cochran Ave Charlotte
Join us for our annual Pancake Supper with Santa! Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, it is now being offered on two nights! Friday, December 6th and Friday, December 13th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (please note that dinner stops serving at 7:00pm). All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes! Also includes eggs, ham, [...]

Saturday December 14, 2019

Michaels Kids Club- Delta Township

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Michaels- Delta Township – 416 N Marketplace Blvd Lansing
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Ages 3 and up. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. Dec. 7- Clay Pot Bell Dec. 14- Reindeer Antlers

Gingerbread House Building

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
Come & make a graham-cracker "gingerbread" house. We supply all the materials & you supply the creativity! No registration. A come & go event.

2019 Spartan Goalkeeper Academy

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: The Summit Sports and Ice Complex – 9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale
The 2019 Winter Goalkeeper Clinics feature 5-90 minute clinics of extensive small group training. SGA will provide one long-sleeve training shirt. Each Session Will Train A Different Topic - Topics are as Follows: November 10th: Basic Shot Stopping November 17th: Advanced Shot Stopping November 24th: Diving December 14th: Airplay / Distribution [...]

Grand Ledge Open Swim

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Grand Ledge High School – 820 Spring St Grand Ledge
Saturdays from 1:15pm-2:45pm Open Swim Fee: $3/person OR $10/family (same household)

Toys for Tots Holiday Performance

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge High School – 820 Spring St Grand Ledge
In Motion Dance Center will be holding its 6th Annual Holiday performance for Toys for Tots on December 14, 2019 at the Grand Ledge High School Auditorium. The performance will begin at 2:00PM - Admission is $5.00 and a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy (any age) or $10.00 without the donation of [...]

Sing, Dance, & Move Saturday Storytime

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Sing, dance, move, and listen to stories at a special Saturday storytime! Meet for stories, songs, movement activities, dancing, and fun – perfect for busy families with active kids.

Christmas Kiddies Fundraiser Dinner & Touch a Truck!

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Eaton Area Senior Center – 804 S Cochran Ave Charlotte
Join us on Saturday, December 14, 2019 between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for a wonderful spaghetti fundraiser dinner! Only $10.00 suggested donation for adults, $5.00 for kids and ages 2 & under are always free- funds to go to the Christmas Kiddies fundraiser! While there, "Touch a Truck" Can't stay? That's [...]

Portland's Holiday Fest Light Parade

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Downtown Portland – Kent St Portland
Join us for the annual Holiday Fest Light Parade! The parade steps off at 6:00 pm near the intersection of Kent Street and Brush Street. The parade travels down Kent Street, turning left onto Grand River, and left onto Water Street, concluding near Powers Park. Be sure to make your [...]

Sunday December 15, 2019

Family Karaoke at Charlie's Bar & Grill

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Charlie’s Bar & Grill – 116 Lansing Rd Potterville
Bring your kids!! Bring your grandparents! Join Potterville Charlie's for Family Karaoke on Sundays from 6pm to 10pm!

Monday December 16, 2019

Special Needs Movie Showing

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Grand Ledge Sun Theatre – 316 S Bridge St Grand Ledge
The Sun Theatre has a special viewing every Monday at 10am for everyone in our community with special needs.  Our goal is to provide an enjoyable movie experience away from the normal crowded theater so you don’t need to worry about disturbing other movie goers. Here at the Sun Theatre [...]

Home School Study Group at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Calling all Homeschoolers -- Area Homeschool groups meet at the library every Monday 1 - 4pm for study, discussion, and activities with other homeschoolers.

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

The Rise of Skywalker party

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Ionia Community Library – 126 E Main St Ionia
Come celebrate the release of the final movie in the latest Star Wars Trilogy! Monday, December 16th, 2019. 6:30-7:30 pm Space is limited to 15 kiddos. This party is for all ages up to 12. Call the library to sign up today. 🙂

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Preschool Storytime at Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun [...]

Pizza & Pages at Eaton Rapids Area District Library

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Eaton Rapids Area District Library – 220 S Main St Eaton Rapids
(Grades 7-12) Fall into horror at our book club for teens. Chat about young adult literature, munch on free pizza and meet other teens who love books too! Pick up a copy of each month's book at the ERADL circulation desk. Tuesday, September 17th 4:00 - 5:00 pm "Miss Peregrine’s [...]

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Public Skate at The Summit

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: The Summit Sports and Ice Complex – 9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale
Public skate at The Summit is a great source of fun and exercise for all ages. What a great way to enjoy spending time with family and friends. We offer convenient day, night and weekend hours. If you need to rent skates, we have both figure skates and hockey skates [...]

Meet, Visit and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
The Santa House is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 5:30pm -7:30pm. Cost is free, however donations are accepted.  Bring your phone or camera to snap a photo with Santa.  There will also be hot cocoa and games to play.

Thursday December 19, 2019

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Friday December 20, 2019

Meet, Visit, and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
Bring your camera to take photos of your loved ones with Santa.  There will be hot cocoa and games. Cost is free, although donations are accepted.  

Saturday December 21, 2019

Storytime & Cinnamon Rolls

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: AL!VE – 800 W Lawrence Ave Charlotte
Come experience the magic of Christmas! The excitement includes fresh baked cinnamon rolls, a Christmas classic read by a storyteller (and surprise guest), writing/sending your holiday wishlist to the North Pole, a photo-op with Santa and hayride to enjoy hot cocoa by the fire under the Floyd M. Jewell Memorial. All families are encouraged to wear Christmas [...]

2019 Spartan Goalkeeper Academy

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: The Summit Sports and Ice Complex – 9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale
The 2019 Winter Goalkeeper Clinics feature 5-90 minute clinics of extensive small group training. SGA will provide one long-sleeve training shirt. Each Session Will Train A Different Topic - Topics are as Follows: November 10th: Basic Shot Stopping November 17th: Advanced Shot Stopping November 24th: Diving December 14th: Airplay / Distribution [...]

Meet, Visit, and Take a Photo with Santa

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Michigan Santa House – 607 E Grand River Avenue Portland
Bring your camera to take photos of your loved ones with Santa.  There will be hot cocoa and games. Cost is free, although donations are accepted.  

Monday December 23, 2019

Home School Study Group at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Calling all Homeschoolers -- Area Homeschool groups meet at the library every Monday 1 - 4pm for study, discussion, and activities with other homeschoolers.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Mulliken District Library – 135 Main St. Mulliken
Join us on December 23rd at 4:30pm for our Gingerbread House party. Please, sign-up online or at the library. There is a small minimal fee of $5 per gingerbread house.

Monday December 30, 2019

Home School Study Group at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Calling all Homeschoolers -- Area Homeschool groups meet at the library every Monday 1 - 4pm for study, discussion, and activities with other homeschoolers.

Tuesday December 31, 2019

2020 Noon Years Eve Party

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Brick Street Studio – 415 W Main Street Ionia
Bring your little ones for some fun before the New Year! There will be countdown fun, crafts, music, sensory play and snacks. The activities are intended for children ages 1-5. $12 per child / adult pair. $4 for each additional child. Children under 1 are free, but may not be [...]

Thursday January 2, 2020

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Wednesday January 8, 2020

Zoo in Your Neighborhood

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Charlotte Community Library – 226 S. Bostwick Charlotte
Zoo in Your Neighborhood is a program which provides communities throughout mid-Michigan opportunities to have memorable encounters with our live Ambassador Animals. These free events are presented by Potter Park Zoo and for all ages! Live animal presentations are an up close and personal presentation with our ambassador animal and [...]

Saturday January 11, 2020

Sing, Dance, & Move Saturday Storytime

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Sing, dance, move, and listen to stories at a special Saturday storytime! Meet for stories, songs, movement activities, dancing, and fun – perfect for busy families with active kids.

Thursday January 16, 2020

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Thursday February 6, 2020

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Saturday February 8, 2020

Sing, Dance, & Move Saturday Storytime

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Sing, dance, move, and listen to stories at a special Saturday storytime! Meet for stories, songs, movement activities, dancing, and fun – perfect for busy families with active kids.

Thursday February 20, 2020

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Thursday March 5, 2020

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Saturday March 14, 2020

Sing, Dance, & Move Saturday Storytime

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Sing, dance, move, and listen to stories at a special Saturday storytime! Meet for stories, songs, movement activities, dancing, and fun – perfect for busy families with active kids.

Thursday March 19, 2020

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Thursday April 2, 2020

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]

Saturday April 11, 2020

Sing, Dance, & Move Saturday Storytime

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Sing, dance, move, and listen to stories at a special Saturday storytime! Meet for stories, songs, movement activities, dancing, and fun – perfect for busy families with active kids.

Thursday April 16, 2020

PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
PJ Storytime returns on a new night and time! We'll turn down some lights and keep our voices soft as young children and caregivers visit for quiet stories, gentle songs and rhymes and a snack. PJ's and stuffed toys are welcome! Families welcome at 6 to check out materials, get [...]