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2024 Food Truck Registration
1/1/2024 - 12/6/2024
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2024 St. Patrick's Day Celebration Parade
3/16/2024
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2024 Chamber Annual Awards Dinner
4/25/2024
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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 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 next 90 days...

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2/27/2024
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!
2/27/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
2/29/2024
Join us for an evening of fun and friendly Switch gaming! We’ll play Super Smash Bros tournament-style! Feel free to bring your Switch to play between your turns in the tournament! All skill levels welcome!
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
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
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
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
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
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
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.


 
3/16/2024
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
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!
3/19/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
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
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!
3/26/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
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.
4/1/2024
Hear a story, learn STEAM science about chemical reactions, and make a glittery bouncy ball to take home! Ages 5+

 
4/2/2024
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!
4/2/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
4/3/2024
We’re getting ready for the upcoming Solar Eclipse! Learn some science about the sun as we create "eclipse crafts", try different eclipse viewing activities, and learn more about the total solar eclipse coming on April 8th. Pick up a pair of FREE Eclipse glasses for safe eclipse viewing too! Kids take home a science book too—while supplies last. Ages 3+


 
4/4/2024
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.
4/6/2024
Learn adult and pediatric CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED), emergency procedures like rescue breathing, and the Heimlich maneuver, and first aid. Upon workshop completion, students receive a course completion card in Adult and Pediatric CPR with AED and first aid. Class is blended learning online part is sent after registration for class. Registration required, class size limited. This class is not appropriate for those needing training for a healthcare field (doctors, dentists, nurses, EMS, etc.). To register visit our event calendar. Ages 16+

 
4/7/2024
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+
4/9/2024
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!
4/9/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
4/9/2024
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
 
4/10/2024
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. 

4/11/2024
Would you like to help scientists all over the world gather information and participate in important scientific research? No matter what your interests are, find out how you can be a part of thousands of important research projects. Ages 12+

 
4/11/2024
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.
4/15/2024
Join us for an evening of fun and friendly Switch gaming! We’ll play Overcooked! or Overcooked! 2 tonight! Who’s the best digital chef around? Feel free to bring your Switch to play between your turns on the big screen. All skill levels welcome! Ages 8+

 
4/16/2024
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!
4/16/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
4/17/2024
The Stall Catchers project was designed by Cornell University to advance Alzheimer’s solutions. Your keen eyes can help by playing a simple game on our library laptops. No experience needed! Ages 8+

 
4/18/2024
Nearly 100 different objects of art, created by student artists of all ages from Grand Ledge Public Schools, will be on display throughout the library. Enjoy refreshments while you view all the fantastic creations. Artist’s works remain on display thru early May. All Ages

 
4/18/2024
Adult [Registration Req.]
What is QPR? Three little letters that can save a life... QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an evidence-based emergency mental health intervention. This workshop is QPR Gatekeeper training, offered by the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties. QPR Gatekeeper is a one-hour training that teaches participants to recognize the signs of suicide and the steps to getting a person to help. If you're concerned about someone you know, or you just want to help support good mental health, this training is for you! Training is conducted by Allison Flanagan, Prevention and Wellness Specialist at CMHA-CEI. For more information about this and other trainings offered by CMHA-CEI, or to schedule a training for your organization or group, contact the Prevention and Wellness Specialist at 517-887-5232 or at prevention@ceicmh.org. Register at qpr-0418-24.eventbrite.com

 
4/20/2024
  Ages 12+ [Registration Req.]
Learn emergency procedures, discipline techniques, diapering, age-appropriate activities, rescue breathing, the Heimlich maneuver, and basic first aid skills needed while babysitting. Upon workshop completion, students receive an American Red Cross babysitting course certificate. Registration required, class size limited. Participants bring a sack lunch, water bottle. To register visit our event calendar.

 
4/23/2024
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!
4/23/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
4/24/2024
During our Open House kids can learn from WORMS, nature's recyclers at a "Worm Farm" presented by Eaton County Resource Recovery, see how water moves through our ecosystem using the hands-on EnviroScape water display from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, and learn fascinating facts "hands-on" about local wildlife from Eaton County Parks. Kids can make some fun "earth friendly" crafts too! Stop by the library for free seed giveaways and information on other green initiatives in our community! While supplies last. Kids who registered for a Free Tree seedling from our partner Neighborhood Forest will be notified when the trees are ready for pickup.

 
4/24/2024
Grand Ledge area resident Ted Graham hiked the 2,183-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2016.  The 5 ½ month adventure provided many challenges, struggles, and highlights.  Come join us to hear this hiker, trail name “Lucky Dog” recount some of those stories. Presented by the Friends of the Grand Ledge Area District Library.  Brief Annual Meeting and refreshments to be included.  Adults

 
4/29/2024
Make some amazing, coloring changing playdough to take home using heat sensitive pigments to dye the dough.  Ages 5+

 
4/30/2024
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!
4/30/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
5/5/2024
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+
5/6/2024
Can you mix oil and water?  Come find out when we experiment with oil, water, and neon paint and then add a black light to see it glow.  Ages 5+

 
5/7/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
5/8/2024
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. 

5/9/2024
Get creative with LEGO bricks at the library’s LEGO-Palooza! Each child will get a tray of LEGO bricks and the challenge is to build their most fantastic creation from just those bricks. How imaginative can you be? Some Duplo bricks will be available for younger children to use. Ages 5+


 
5/13/2024
Use different paint techniques along with glitter to make your own unique galaxy ornament to hang in your room. Ages 5+

 
5/14/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
5/14/2024
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
 
5/21/2024
CMH offers fun, engaging skills-based groups, to help youth learn practical skills to manage life stress, improve social skills, and have fun doing it! Tues., 3pm: Ages 3-6 & caregivers; Tues., 4pm: Ages 7-10 & 11-14:. For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
5/23/2024
Join us for an evening of fun and friendly Switch gaming! We’ll play Mario Kart tonight! Who’s the best driver around? Feel free to bring your Switch to play between your turns on the big screen! All skill levels welcome. Ages 8+


 
5/25/2024
Kids can trim their bikes and ride in the Wacousta Memorial Day Community Parade! We’ll provide red, white, and blue patriotic trims (while supplies last) for families to decorate kid’s bikes, wagons, strollers or scooters, and a spot to ride in the parade as we honor and remember with gratitude all those who serve and served our country. Note: Decorating 10am - 10:45am, parade starts 11am. Is at Watertown Charter Township, 12803 Wacousta Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837, United States


 
5/25/2024
Photos from Ernst Floeter will be on display during the Grand Ledge Memorial Day parade in the 1931 Room.


 

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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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