Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce

Community Calendar - Grand Ledge Chamber


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2024 Food Truck Registration
1/1/2024 - 12/6/2024
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2024 Market on the Grand
6/1/2024 - 9/28/2024
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2024 Yankee Doodle Day Vendors and Crafters
6/22/2024 - 6/22/2024
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2024 Yankee Doodle Days Parade Registration
6/22/2024
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$1000 Golf Scramble
8/16/2024
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2024 Grand Ledge Fall Festival
10/5/2024 - 10/5/2024
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2024 Night Lights Christmas Parade
12/6/2024 - 12/6/2024
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Events in the month of December 2023


12/1/2023

The 7:00 PM 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 will make his appearance at the end of the parade, trading in his red sleigh for a red fire truck.

  • Photos with Santa
  • Letters to Santa Mailbox in the Plaza
  • Get Warm by the Firepit in the Plaza
  • Christmas Caroling
  • 5 PM Visits with Santa and fundraiser for GLEAP in Bridge Street Plaza
  • 5 PM Grand Ledge Area District Library Gingerbread House Kits
  • 6 PM Grand Ledge Rotary Club Chili Cookoff
  • 6:30 PM Christmas Caroling in Bridge Street Plaza
  • 6:45 PM Tree Lighting in Bridge Street Plaza
  • 7 PM Christmas Parade Starts at the fire station and heads south on Bridge Street
12/1/2023
Celebrate the Season-- Pick up a kit to decorate a graham cracker “gingerbread” house, see train displays, enjoy a balloon creation from Greg Schroeder--and listen to seasonal music from the Beagle Middle School Holiday Carolers while you wait for the parade! Meet family & friends, choose seasonal books, movies and music, stay warm and get ready for a wonderful parade downtown.

Please Note: One house kit per child, FCFS while supplies last. Extra instruction sheets available.
12/3/2023
Free admission! No need for a babysitter for this concert--Join a musician from the Lansing Symphony as they explore their instrument and its role in the orchestra! Especially for families with young children--infants to age 10.
12/4/2023
This 6 week series of classes is taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador Ben Hassenger, and is sponsored by Music is the Foundation non-profit.  Registration required to ensure enough ukuleles.
12/5/2023

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

12/5/2023
Preschool Story Time for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories and Literacy Enhancing Activities including songs, rhymes and activities. Join us for stories, songs, and a simple craft!
12/7/2023
Join us for a crafting program to explore and create with colorful Perler Beads! Choose from many patterns or create your own. We’ll use yarn or magnets to turn your creations into ornaments that you can hang or give as presents. Best for ages 6 and up.
12/8/2023
Join us Downtown Grand Ledge Historic District for late night shopping fun! Shop with all the downtown Merchants until 10:00pm and don't forget to enter our Bridge Street Merchants Giveaway Drawing with 3 prizes totaling $700, $800 & $1000!!!

Shop & Support Small this Christmas and enjoy your beautiful town.
12/10/2023

Delta Community Choir will present “This Christmastide,” a winter concert where peace, love, and hope abide, on Sunday, December 10 at 3 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church & School, 7910 E. St. Joseph Highway, Lansing, MI 48917 in Delta Township. 

Under the direction of Ellen McKenzie, and featuring accompanist Christy English and local guest instrumentalists, the concert promises to be a joyful affirmation of Delta Community Choir’s mission of “Building Community Through Song.” As part of that mission, the choir has raised more than $40,000 over the past 10 years in support of several local nonprofit organizations.

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“This year’s theme reflects our common and shared wishes and hopes for the precious gift that love brings, a time to put differences aside, and the sweet promise that you can always come home,” said McKenzie. 

Song selections for the concert include The Christmas Wish, Crowded Table, Christmas 1915, First Cradle, This Christmastide, and 93 Million Miles. 

Admission to the concert is free. However, the choir will accept freewill donations to benefit the Capital Area Diaper Bank. The diaper bank, which distributes hundreds of thousands of diapers each year to Michigan families, schools, and organizations that serve children,  families, refugees, the elderly, and the homeless, is housed within the Fretail Store at the Lansing Mall. The Diaper Bank is one facet of the mission of Cardboard Prophets, which was a 2023 nominee for Delta Township Organization of the Year. 

Reservations are not required for the December 10 concert. For more information, call 517-627-6202 or visit https://deltacc.org.
 
12/11/2023
This 6 week series of classes is taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador Ben Hassenger, and is sponsored by Music is the Foundation non-profit.  Registration required to ensure enough ukuleles.
12/12/2023

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

12/12/2023
Preschool Story Time for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories and Literacy Enhancing Activities including songs, rhymes and activities. Join us for stories, songs, and a simple craft!
12/12/2023
Come out and join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition. We’ll have our Minecraft server set up and the laptops ready to go.
12/14/2023
Please join us and become a Volunteer Driver for The Davies Project in helping to get seriously ill children (and their parent) to their doctor's appointment when other transportation methods are not available.  You may access further information on our web site at www.thedaviesproject.org and click on the "Get Involved" tab.  Scroll down to access the on-line application.  Once completed, it will send to us directly and we will be contact with you.  Thank you for your consideration!  
12/18/2023
Are you a Dog Man lover? A Bad Guys fanatic? Crazy about CatStronauts? Well, graphic novel lovers, come hang out with friends, chat about the book, have a snack, and do a book related activity or craft. You can help choose the next meeting’s book or genre. Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the Check-out Desk (to be announced during each book club's month on GLADL's event calendar). Intended for 3rd to 6th graders.
12/19/2023

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

12/19/2023
Preschool Story Time for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories and Literacy Enhancing Activities including songs, rhymes and activities. Join us for stories, songs, and a simple craft!
12/21/2023
Participants 12+ will learn the basics of sketching still life subjects with a graphite pencil. The presenter will teach simple blocking and shading techniques to help participants understand drawing the subject in front of them.  Registration is required to ensure adequate supplies. Each registered participant will be given their own small sketchbook and a 2B graphite pencil to keep, but are encouraged to bring their own sketching supplies if they own them. Non-registered attendees are welcome to sit in on the workshop to quietly sketch the subjects on display to practice their own more advanced skills.
12/26/2023

Everyone has big feelings sometimes. Children who learn to manage those feelings at an early age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds! Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties offers groups for children of all ages learn skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

  • Tues., 10 am: Ages 3-6 & caregivers:  Easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

 For more information, or to inquire about similar sessions offered for youth ages 7-10 or 11-14, contact Jody Nelson at http://nelsonj@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8094.  

12/26/2023
Preschool Story Time for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories and Literacy Enhancing Activities including songs, rhymes and activities. Join us for stories, songs, and a simple craft!

If you would like to submit a local community event to be included in our calendar, please submit your event online.  

Submissions will ONLY be approved for those local community events that will take place within the Grand Ledge Public School (GLPS) District or that are sponsored by a local business or organization that is housed with the GLPS District.

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