Lansing Events Calendar: Lansing Area Weekly Planner for Families

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Events Calendar – Lansing, East Lansing & Beyond

Is your family looking for daily things to do in and around Lansing, Michigan?

Use this list of regularly recurring events, like storytimesopen play times, and farmers market schedules, to plan your day.

The Top Picks section is where we put our favorites!

The weekly planner is organized by day so you can choose events that fit your schedule. Some activities are off during school breaks or public holidays, so check first that they’re happening before you go.

Top Picks

6
March2021
Frida Kahlo Exhibit Frida Free DaysFREE admission to the Frida Kahlo Exhibit at the Ella Sharp Museum!
10am-5pmElla Sharp Museum
3225 Fourth St
Jackson, MI 49203
13 & 27
March2021
Maple Syrup SaturdaysSign up for a tour! Led by a Fenner tour guide, you will visit stations like the Modern Evaporator, the Historic Syruping Methods and the Hitching Demonstration to learn about this forest-to-table product, how it is harvested and how it is tied to our Michigander heritage. $20/non-members
10am-4:30pmFenner Nature Center
2020 E Mt Hope Ave
Lansing, MI 48910
3
April2021
Easter EGGstravaganza (multiple time slots)Join us for bunny station surprises, Easter egg hunts, and presentations by our wildlife EGGsperts! After your stroll through the park, head over to Alexandria’s NatureScape for a special socially distanced photo with the Easter bunny, who will be safely greeting children from the Tree House. Adults $8 per person; Children $15 per person. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
11am-3pmHowell Nature Center
1005 Triangle Lake Rd
Howell, MI 48843

One Time Events

One-time events can be found on the Lansing Family Fun Facebook Calendar.

Weekly Planner

This is where you’ll find Lansing events that are on repeat each week.

MONDAYS

10:30 am 

CADL Tales Live! πŸ†“
Β» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six. (Jan 4-Feb 22, 2021, *skip Jan 18)


 4 pm

Read to Bosco πŸ†“
Β» Fowlerville District Library– Reserve a time for your child to read to Fowlerville District Library’s therapy dog on Zoom! (Dec 21, 2020-Mar 29, 2021)


  7 pm   

CADL Tales Live! πŸ†“
Β» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six. (Jan 4-Feb 22, 2021, *skip Jan 18)

TUESDAYS

10:30 am     

Virtual Storytime πŸ†“
Β» Jackson District Library– Every Tuesday the library will share a prerecorded storytime on their Facebook page. (Jan 5-May 25, 2021)


11 am       

Preschool Storytime πŸ†“
Β» Grand Ledge Area District Library– Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents, or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities! (Nov 17, 2020-Apr 27, 2021)


6:30 pm 

$2 Tuesdays
Β» Rollhaven– 6:30-8:30pm. $2 admission, $2 rental, $2 pizza, $2 soda & $2 Bounce House (54″ & under). (Feb 2-Apr 27, 2021)


WEDNESDAYS

10:30 am    

CADL Tales Live! πŸ†“
Β» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six. (Jan 6-Feb 24, 2021)

Virtual Playgroup πŸ†“
Β» Delta Township District Library– Join Miss Becky and Miss Emily via Zoom for a short storytime, virtual playtime, and social interaction for kids and caregivers. Ages birth-5. (Jan 6-Mar 31, 2021)


3 pm  

Allen Farmers Market
Β» Allen Farmers Market– Indoor market, 3pm-6:30pm. Masks required. (Jan 6-May, 2021)


7 pm      

CADL Tales Live! πŸ†“
Β» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six. (Jan 6-Feb 24, 2021)


THURSDAYS

9:30 am 

Play & Learn 
Β» Red Cedar Gymnastics – Explorative free play for a child (walking through age 6) and one special adult inside of our Kinder Gym. Advanced registration REQUIRED! $10/child


10:30 am   

Virtual Storytime πŸ†“
Β» Jackson District Library– Join the JDL staff every Thursday for a live storytime! (Jan 7-May 27, 2021)


FRIDAYS 

10 am   

Toddler Time
Β» Launch Lansing– 9am-12pm. A great experience for kids 5 and under to socialize with kids of their own age group.  $10 for the first child, $5 additional for age-appropriate siblings.

Virtual Storytime πŸ†“
Β» Bath Township Public Library– Virtual storytime via zoom! Register in advance. (Jan 8-Mar 26, 2021)


10:30 am

CADL Tales Live! πŸ†“
Β» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six. (Jan 8-Feb 26, 2021)

Virtual Storytime πŸ†“
Β» Delta Township District Library– Join DTDL’s Youth Staff for video storytimes featuring all your favorite storytime activities: stories, rhymes, music, movement, and more! (Jan 8-Mar 26, 2021)
Β» DeWitt District Library– Each week, Ms. Jozefa and Ms. Mindy will host a Zoom storytime with stories and songs and time for participants to interact and share. (Jan 15-Feb 12, 2021)
Β» East Lansing Public Library– Join ELPL on their Facebook page for an online storytime! We will wave hello, read a book and sing some songs. (Jan 15-Mar 26, 2021)


11 am 

Virtual Preschool Family Storytime πŸ†“
Β» Grand Ledge Area District Library– Families can join us each Friday for our Virtual Storytimes! We’ve selected fun stories and activities to share with you! Watch, listen, play and sing along with us! (Jan 8-Apr 30, 2021)


4:30 pm 

Full STEAM Ahead- Online! πŸ†“
Β» Capital Area District Libraries– Join us online on Fridays for games to help you learn about logic, strategy, math, engineering and art. Ages 7+ *Registration required by emailing wuh@cadl.org. (Jan 8-Feb 26, 2021)


6 pm   

Friday Night Skate & Laser Tag
Β» Allskate Fun Center– 6-11pm. $12 admission, $4 skate rental, masks required. (Feb 5-Mar 26, 2021)


7 pm       

Friday Night Open Skate
Β» Edru Skate– 7-10pm. Family rate: 4 for $45, includes rental


SATURDAYS

9 am   

Toddler Time
Β» Launch Lansing– 9am-10am. A great experience for kids 5 and under to socialize with kids of their own age group.  $10 for the first child, $5 additional for age appropriate siblings.


10 am   

Rollers & Strollers
Β» Edru Skate– 10am-12pm. For ages 7 and under, $8.


 1 pm 

Saturday Skate & Laser Tag
Β» Allskate Fun Center– 1-4pm. $10 admission, $4 skate rental, masks required. (Jan 16-Feb 27, 2021)

All Day Skate!  
Β» Rollhaven– 1-6pm. Get your skates on and bring the whole family for an afternoon of affordable fun! Admission $7.50, rental $4. (Feb 6-Apr 24, 2021)


SUNDAYS

1 pm

Sunday Skate & Laser Tag
Β» Allskate Fun Center– 1-4pm. $10 admission, $4 skate rental, masks required. (Jan 17-Feb 28, 2021)


3 pm 

Virtual Planetarium Show
Β» Ella Sharp Museum– Enjoy the wonders of the cosmos through our virtualized planetarium shows from your own home via Zoom. $5/person (Feb 7-Dec 19, 2021)

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