Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce

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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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$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 March 2024

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3/3/2024
Learn the basics of Square or Contra Dance and have fun at these lively FREE monthly workshops! Come solo, bring some friends, make some friends, and learn fun dances in a friendly, relaxed, judgement-free atmosphere. Recorded music, live, in-person instruction, these fun dances are like an amusement park ride you make for yourself! Sessions alternate: Sun. March 3 & Sun. May 5: Contra Dance; Sunday, April 7, Square Dance. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can move easily in. Ages 7+
3/4/2024
In 1879, when the present Capitol opened, Harriet Tenney, Michigan’s first female state librarian, held control over almost an entire wing of the building. More women fulfilled vital roles in state government as they kept records, operated new technologies, and built a statewide lending library program. 1920 brought Michigan’s first female legislators to the Capitol, including Cora Reynolds Anderson, a Native American educator from L’Anse. Learn about these trailblazing women and many more, and the rules—written and unspoken—that both limited and inspired their successes with Capitol Historian & Curator, Valerie Marvin. For Adults 
3/5/2024

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.  

3/5/2024
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!
3/5/2024
Kick off March is Reading Month! Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Listen to the story of Green Eggs and Ham and try them, try them and you may! We’ll read the story and cook up some Green Eggs—with and without Ham to try. Kids learn which primary colors make Green as they watch the change take place! Ages 4+
 
3/5/2024
Monthly adult lecture/ discussion series examines timely topics in a Virtual (Zoom) format. See GLADL’s event calendar for zoom links and discussion topics/presenters.
3/7/2024
Please join us on Thursday, March 7th, for our first Purse Bingo Fundraiser.  Doors open at 5:30pm, and the first game starts at 6:00pm.  Get ready to win some fabulous purses while enjoying a great time with friends.  The event will be held at the Grand Ledge Opera House at 121 S Bridge Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837.  Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to add some stylish bags to your collection.  Grab your friends and come on down for a night of laughter, prizes, and of course, BINGO!  We hope to see you there! 

Kiwanis Club of Grand Ledge Area models servant leadership, provide resources, energy, and experience, while striving to improve the lives of kids in our community. Help us, help our community. 
3/9/2024
Learn and earn your Safe Boating Certification in one day! To legally operate a boat in Michigan, state law requires anyone born AFTER 7/1/1996 to have their Safe Boating Certification. The Michigan Safe Boating Course is the definitive 8-hour course for acquiring the Michigan Safe Boating Certification. The State of Michigan charges $29.50 for the online course and test. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla will teach the entire course in person AND administer the test on the same day. There is no cost for the course, but a $20 donation per person is recommended. Checks made payable to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla. For ages 12+, under 16 accompanied by responsible adult. 
 
3/12/2024

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.  

3/12/2024
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!
3/12/2024
We’ll have our Minecraft server set up and the laptops ready to go. No experience needed -- all levels of players/builders welcome. Create your own story in the world of Minecraft! Ages 8 - 12
 
3/13/2024
Join us at 9:00 AM on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Community Room across from the Chamber office.

Join us and learn about fellow Chamber members. 

3/14/2024
Celebrate Women’s History Month & March is Reading Month with a showcase of wonderful women authors!  This showcase features a fun group discussion of training, techniques, inspirations, and of course-- their books! Meet an exciting group of area women authors to chat with, have books signed, find a new favorite author and more. Enjoy refreshments and some wonderful women authors from Michigan! For Adults
 
3/14/2024
Celebrate Women’s History Month & March is Reading Month with a showcase of wonderful women authors!  This showcase features a fun group discussion of training, techniques, inspirations, and of course-- their books! Meet an exciting group of area women authors to chat with, have books signed, find a new favorite author and more. Enjoy refreshments and some wonderful women authors from Michigan!
3/14/2024
Monthly adult lecture/ discussion series examines timely topics in a Virtual (Zoom) format. See GLADL’s event calendar for zoom links and discussion topics/presenters.
3/15/2024
Enjoy an evening of laughter and tears as the ever popular Pub Runners Band take you on a tour through Ireland with songs and stories of the Irish culture. Their stories and ballads will pull at your heart, all who attend will walk away with a smile on their face, a tear in their eye and a lilt to their walk.  Doors open at 6:15pm and the show starts at 7:15pm, tickets are $20 presale or $25 at the door.  Your admission ticket includes a cup of potato soup, Irish brown bread and 2 beverages.  A Pub set of music and dancing will follow the show with a cash bar. Tickets are available at www.gloperahouse.com or at the door.


 
3/15/2024
Join us for a festive musical celebration and fundraiser for the Grand Ledge Opera House.

3/16/2024
Join us for the 19th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration from 11a - 6p at the GL Opera House. Don your Green and be ready for the community parade beginning at 2p down Bridge Street and over the Grand River. Following the parade enjoy watching the Glen Erin Pipe Band, The Hubbardston and McCartney Irish Dancers & the Hayes Intermediate Choir perform. The popular Kona Ice Truck will be on site for tasty ice and hot cocoa treats. Enjoy Irish fare and beverages available starting at 11am. This is a family friendly event. Entry to the Opera House by donation.


 
3/16/2024
Bring the whole family to the library before the parade and help us make a paper chain rainbow.  Will our rainbow reach the pot of gold?  We will have an Irish themed scavenger hunt with a prize. Enjoy a flamingo story read by author Steve Boughton at a special storytime.
3/16/2024
If you have Celtic Pride or just want to see a Wee Bit of Irish, come on down to Bridge Street and take in the sites and sounds of the 2:00 PM parade as well as other local festivities before and after the parade.

3/19/2024

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.  

3/19/2024
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!
3/21/2024
“Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, or all three).

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction. "Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.
3/23/2024
Conversations and Backstories:  How to write better conversations and interweave backstories into prose to enhance plot. Presenters: G. Scott Smith, Sarah Hauck Smith, Lori Hudson, Brigette Thornes, with Mary Fox as moderator. This workshop divides into two forty-five-minute sessions. The first looks at weaving conversation into a scene while keeping the action and plot moving. Avoiding common mistakes that make reading frustrating and the story boring will help writers edit writing effectively and create better wording. The second shows ways to use backstory to intensify dramatic tension and engage the reader by timing when to reveal backstory relevant to plot. Attendees may bring in their own prose pieces to work with or work with a sample piece developed in the workshop.
3/25/2024
Fans of Anime and Manga! Join us for this presentation by Professor David Humphrey, Director of the Japanese Studies Program at MSU on Tezuka Osamu, best known in the US as the creator of Astro Boy, is widely recognized in Japan as one of the original founders of modern manga. Prof. Humphrey will explore the aspects of Tezuka’s manga that made them so influential, from his fusing of a cinematic style with comics to his lasting impact on both girls and boys manga.
3/25/2024
Celebrate spring and decorate amazing Easter eggs with dye, paint, glitter, feathers and more! Decorate Easter Eggs to take home, enjoy a snack, and Easter story time for little ones too! NOTE: We provide dyes and trims while supplies last, patron brings 6 hard-boiled eggs per child. Best for ages 2+, with adult assistance.
3/26/2024

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.  

3/26/2024
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!
3/28/2024
Looking for something to do over spring break?  How about a free movie at the Sun Theater!  Admission is free, kid’s pop and popcorn is a $1 each, and we will be playing the Super Mario Bros. Movie!
3/28/2024
Ages 2 - 10. Have some spring fun at our Glow-in-the-Dark Egg hunt. Bring the kids anytime between 6pm and 8pm to participate. Venture into the darkened Children's Department to find three eggs per child, then trade the eggs in for an Easter treat.

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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