Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce

Community Calendar


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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 April 2023

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4/3/2023
April Showers Umbrella Hunt April 1 - 28
It's time for April Showers!  We've hidden an "umbrella", perfect for a rainy spring day, somewhere in the library. Can you find it? Let a librarian know where it is and get a treat!

Pick-A-Poem to take home! April 1 - 30
Celebrate National Poetry Month—kids and adults can “pick-a-poem” from our baskets to take home and enjoy!

“Bookworms” (and Tea) for Bookworms April 6 - 12
DEAR: Drop Everything and Read National Reading Celebration 

When you checkout a book, you get a treat to enjoy while you read! Kids get gummy “bookworms”, adults get some special tea to enjoy as you get ready to DEAR-- Drop Everything and Read on Wednesday, April 12. Turn off the screens, enjoy a treat and read for a while on April 12--- and every day! While supplies last.


 
4/3/2023
Bring your hard-boiled eggs to decorate with our dye, paint, glitter, feathers and more to celebrate Easter.
 
4/4/2023
Preschool Storytime for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories and Literacy Enhancing Activities including songs, rhymes and activities.
4/5/2023
Mark your calendars! Our Spring Frame Show is Wednesday, April 5th from 2-7pm and we will have a HUGE selection of frames for men, women, and petites. Our featured frame brands will be: Lafont, Kata, and Etnia Barcelona.  

At the frame show we will have a door prize, as well as frame and lens giveaways! Continue watching our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) for more information on the prizes and on the special Frame Show deals. Walk-ins at the show are welcome, although if you are definitely looking for new glasses and pan to visit the show, we encourage you to schedule a VIP appointment for that day. Scheduling this appointment allows us to get everything ready for your visit so you don't have to wait in line to purchase at the show. 

Virtually try on frames before the event when you visit our website: www.EYESOptometryBoutique.com. The newly released frames will not be listed on our website yet, so definitely come to the event if you want to see the whole collection!

Call soon to set up your appointment at: 517-236-7090. 

We hope to see you there!

#EOBSpringShow2023

Dr. Roxanne Rottiers, Jonie, and Lisa
EYES Optometry Boutique
221 S Bridge Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
(P) 517-236-7090
4/6/2023
Find up to three eggs per child, then trade the eggs in for a treat.
4/10/2023
April Showers Umbrella Hunt April 1 - 28
It's time for April Showers!  We've hidden an "umbrella", perfect for a rainy spring day, somewhere in the library. Can you find it? Let a librarian know where it is and get a treat!

Pick-A-Poem to take home! April 1 - 30
Celebrate National Poetry Month—kids and adults can “pick-a-poem” from our baskets to take home and enjoy!

“Bookworms” (and Tea) for Bookworms April 6 - 12
DEAR: Drop Everything and Read National Reading Celebration 

When you checkout a book, you get a treat to enjoy while you read! Kids get gummy “bookworms”, adults get some special tea to enjoy as you get ready to DEAR-- Drop Everything and Read on Wednesday, April 12. Turn off the screens, enjoy a treat and read for a while on April 12--- and every day! While supplies last.


 
4/10/2023
Wear your PJs, bring a stuffed animal friend to hear stories with special guest Marilyn Hansbarger.
4/11/2023
Preschool Storytime for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories and Literacy Enhancing Activities including songs, rhymes and activities.
4/11/2023
Take home a free $mart Money MI Kids Read Storytime kit, with the book Owl + Otter & The Big Yard Sale and fun learning activities. 1 kit per family, while supplies last.
4/11/2023
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 -- while we follow safe social distancing procedures.
4/12/2023
Join local historian Suzanne Schramski & Library Director Lise Mitchell and view the life of Grand Ledge as seen through the lens of photographer Ernst Floeter.
4/13/2023
Question, Persuade, Refer is an evidence-based emergency mental health intervention training offered by the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, & Ingham Counties. Adults only.

Register directly with CMHA-CEI: https://qpr-training-4-13-2023.eventbrite.com
4/15/2023
Ages 12+, under 16 w/adult
Michigan law requires Safe Boating Certification. USCG Aux. Lansing Flotilla teaches the course in person AND administers the test for just $20.
4/17/2023 - 4/21/2023
Earth Week Activities | April 17 - 21
Crafts, seed & tree giveaways, secure document shredding, a visit from the EC Resource Recovery “Worm Farm” and more earth-friendly fun all week long!
4/17/2023
April Showers Umbrella Hunt April 1 - 28
It's time for April Showers!  We've hidden an "umbrella", perfect for a rainy spring day, somewhere in the library. Can you find it? Let a librarian know where it is and get a treat!

Pick-A-Poem to take home! April 1 - 30
Celebrate National Poetry Month—kids and adults can “pick-a-poem” from our baskets to take home and enjoy!

“Bookworms” (and Tea) for Bookworms April 6 - 12
DEAR: Drop Everything and Read National Reading Celebration 

When you checkout a book, you get a treat to enjoy while you read! Kids get gummy “bookworms”, adults get some special tea to enjoy as you get ready to DEAR-- Drop Everything and Read on Wednesday, April 12. Turn off the screens, enjoy a treat and read for a while on April 12--- and every day! While supplies last.


 
4/17/2023
Hang out with friends, talk about the selected book, have a snack, and do a book related activity or craft. 3rd grade+.
4/18/2023
Preschool Storytime for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories and Literacy Enhancing Activities including songs, rhymes and activities.
4/18/2023

Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held one Tuesday each month, Feb-May, 2023.

Ben Hassenger’s “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, three or all four.) 

February 21--Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum. Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

March 21--Next Step Ukulele: Play (Almost) Every Song in the World. What do songs like “Last Kiss”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “With or Without You”, and “Say Something” have in common? They all use the same four chords. Learn to play every song ever written (well, most of them, anyway) with these “Fantastic Four” chords and find out how to switch keys easily

April 18-- Next Step Ukulele: EZ Tab Melody. Do you have a good handle on strumming, but would like to learn to play the melodies of songs on your ukulele? Ben will teach you how to read tablature, a way to read music for the ukulele without having to understand actual music notation. You’ll be playing everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Ode to Joy” by the end of class.

May 16-- Next Step Ukulele: Putting it All Together. We’ll take the strums, chords, and single-note skills that we’ve learned in previous workshops there take a well-known song and arrange a ukulele ensemble piece with separate parts for players of various levels

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.

4/20/2023
See amazing art, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments while you view the talent on display from students at our schools.
4/22/2023

Help to Celebrate Earth Day 2023 in Grand Ledge!

The City of Grand Ledge is home to 15 parks and open spaces, so in honor of Earth Day, we invite our citizens to join us in helping to keep our parks clean and beautiful! There are three ways you can join in the Earth Day fun, and we encourage you to take pictures and share them on your social media accounts using the hashtags #EarthDayGL and #PlantedinGrandLedge, regardless of which option you choose!

 

Oak Park Clean Up

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Location: Oak Park, 700 West Front Street, Grand Ledge

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (this is a drop-in event, so volunteers do not have to stay the whole time)

Note: The rain date for this event is Sunday, April 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This document will be updated if the event is moved from April 22 to April 23. 

Event: We will kick off the Oak Park event with a ceremonial tree planting at 9:30 am. Then, between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm, volunteers will work in teams to spread mulch and pick up sticks and trash throughout the park. There will be volunteer coordinators on site to help organize the work. We will have some tools available, but we encourage volunteers to bring gloves, rakes, and wheelbarrows for their own use. In order to plan for the event, we ask that you sign up using this form; this will help us capture contact information, as well as allow you to sign the volunteer waiver form from the City of Grand Ledge.

 

Walk and Talk at the Fitzgerald Park Ledges

Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Location: Fitzgerald Park, 100 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge, meet at the boulder near the colorful playground equipment by the gorge of Sandstone Creek

Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Note: The rain date for this event is Sunday, April 23, starting at 4:00 pm

Event: Come to Fitzgerald Park for an interactive talk about the geology and history of the natural wonder that are the ledges. Tennis shoes or hiking boots are encouraged. 

 

Park Visit Challenge

Dates: April 16th-April 23rd

Time: Anytime!

Event: Visit all 15 Grand Ledge parks and green spaces during the week of Earth Day. See if you can spend at least 30 minutes in each park over the course of the two weeks to celebrate the beauty that Grand Ledge parks have to offer. Don’t forget to post a picture from each park using the Grand Ledge Earth Day hashtags! Looking to visit several parks on foot? Try one or all of these routes!

Oak Park to Island Park

Approx. 17-minute walk

VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS

Fitzgerald Park to Island Park

Approx. 24-minute walk

VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS

Fitzgerald Park to Island Park to Jaycee Park

Approx. 34 mi34-minute

VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS

4/24/2023
April Showers Umbrella Hunt April 1 - 28
It's time for April Showers!  We've hidden an "umbrella", perfect for a rainy spring day, somewhere in the library. Can you find it? Let a librarian know where it is and get a treat!

Pick-A-Poem to take home! April 1 - 30
Celebrate National Poetry Month—kids and adults can “pick-a-poem” from our baskets to take home and enjoy!

“Bookworms” (and Tea) for Bookworms April 6 - 12
DEAR: Drop Everything and Read National Reading Celebration 

When you checkout a book, you get a treat to enjoy while you read! Kids get gummy “bookworms”, adults get some special tea to enjoy as you get ready to DEAR-- Drop Everything and Read on Wednesday, April 12. Turn off the screens, enjoy a treat and read for a while on April 12--- and every day! While supplies last.


 
4/24/2023
Create a Superhero and make a cape to go with it. All artistic levels welcome!
4/25/2023
Preschool Storytime for 1-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories and Literacy Enhancing Activities including songs, rhymes and activities.
4/26/2023
Ron St. Germain takes us on journey through nature to capture some amazing photographs. Presented by the Friends of GLADL. Brief Annual Meeting & refreshments.
4/29/2023
Adults/Youth 15+
Students receive a course completion card in Adult & Pediatric CPR w/ AED. Fulfills the training requirement for the GLHS PE waiver. Class fee of $35 payable to C.P.R.C. Inc.
4/30/2023
Grand Ledge Community Band presents the mitten misfits music a concert to benefit the Mitten Misfits Sanctuary in Grand Ledge on Sunday April 30, 2023 at 3pm at the Grand Ledge High School Auditorium. Free admission with donations gratefully accepted to support the Mitten Misfits Sanctuary.

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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