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Lansing Center Upcoming Events
Lansing Bridal World - Mid-Michigan's Largest
January 11, 2015
11:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $6.00 at the Lansing Center Box Office day of event

Mid-Michigan's largest and best attended Bridal event. Fashion show at 2pm sponsored by David's Bridal, Men's Warehouse, Becker's Bridal and Sound Productions. Visit our website to pre-register for a FREE Weekend Getaway at Solace Spa of Boyne Mountain Grand Lodge AND also receive 1/2 off your admission.
Michigan Agri-Business Association Winter Conference
January 12, 2015 - January 14, 2015

Michigan Agri-Business Association Winter Conference
30th Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Luncheon
January 19, 2015
doors open at 10:00am
Cost: $40.00

The Greater Lansing Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission is committed to celebrating the legacy of Dr. King by hosting a luncheon each year honoring is dream of Social Justice, Diversity and Equality. Please join us in January 19, 2015 as we reflect on his life and share his message o hope.
The Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 30th Annual Celebration Luncheon
January 19, 2015
Doors open 10:30 a.m. Program begins 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Tickets are $40.00/ person or $320.00/ table of eight (8).

The Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday Commission is proud to announce that our 30th Annual Celebration Luncheon in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr will take place on Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue. The luncheon will begin at 11:00 a.m. (doors open at 10:30 a.m.). Our theme is: The Ultimate Measure of a Man Is Not Where He Stands In Moments Of Comfort And Convenience, but Where He Stands in Times of Challenge and Controversy. Humility, justice, freedom, and love measured the character of our Keynote speaker, Mr. Henry “Hank” James Thomas, when he was confronted with challenges and controversy as a member of the Freedom Riders. In 1961, the Freedom Riders traveled on Greyhound and Trailway buses through the south to protest racial segregation. Confronted with hatred and death, the Freedom Riders and their brave journey became one of the most pivotal events in American History. Thomas emerged as a leader and an activist. He later served in the Vietnam War, was injured in battle and, came home with a purple heart. Hank Thomas received the “Buffalo Soldier” Award from Howard University in 2006. In 2011, he was inducted into the International Civil Rights “Walk of Fame.” He also received the McDonalds, Inc. 365 Black Award in 2011. He is currently Vice-President of Hayon Group, Inc. The Commission is excited to announce our special guest vocalist, Mr. Marvin Sapp, who was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sapp began singing in church at age four and ultimately became the all-time highest charting gospel artist in Billboard history. We eagerly look forward to your participation in this momentous community event. Purchase Ads for the Souvenir Booklet: Advertising space is available within the Luncheon Souvenir Booklet. For your convenience, we have enclosed a form for submission of a camera-ready advertisement. Upon request on the form, ads are in color. We will need to receive your ad no later than Friday, Dec.12, 2014 to ensure inclusion in the booklet. If you have questions regarding placing an ad, please contact Mr. Lonnie C. Lee at (517) 719-6395 or Mr. James McCurtis Jr. at (517) 373-7156. Purchase of Luncheon Tickets Tickets are $40.00/ person or $320.00/ table of eight (8). Tickets can be purchased as follows: By Mail (Invoice Form enclosed): Checks should be made payable to: MLK Area Holiday Commission. Mail ticket request to our attention at P.O. Box 24112, Lansing, Michigan 48909 or call (517) 483-7637. In Person: City of Lansing Treasurer’s Office, 1st Floor, 124 W. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933 East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823 Electronically: Visit the Lansing Center online at to purchase an ETix (electronically purchased tickets will be available for pick up on the day of the luncheon at “will call” only between 8:30 a.m. and noon). A convenient fee will be applied for processing. An ID will be required. By E-mail: Send e-mail requests to All tickets requested via e-mail will not be distributed until payment is received. Please visit our website at for updates.
Mid-Michigan Women's Expo
February 06, 2015 - February 08, 2015
Fri. 10am - 8pm, Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm
Cost: Tickets available at the door or in advance at Meijer

MID-MICHIGAN WOMENS EXPO RETURNS TO LANSING CELEBRATING 15 YEARS! Mid-Michigan Women's Expo returns to Lansing with an Expo focused on health, fashion & style, home ideas and fitness - giving women something to feel good about. The 2015 Expo, slated this year for Feb. 6-8, features products, services and seminars that aim to provide a weekend of education, entertainment and enjoyment. As the largest single consumer event for women in the region, the Expo will feature more than 275 women-owned and women-focused businesses and stage presentations during the three-day Expo that will again be held downtown at the Lansing Center. McLaren Greater Lansing returns as a sponsor hosting 21 booths offering free healthcare screenings including A1C, blood pressure, sleep disorders, diabetes and stroke risk assessments, body mass index, joint pain assessment and others. Physicians and nurses will be on hand to answer attendees' healthcare questions throughout the three-day show. This Expo merits a wealth of health information not found anywhere else. Fashion Your Seatbelt! Tips from Fashion and Beauty Expert Andy Paige. Paige is a charming and sassy "go-to" gal when it comes to "chic" fashion fixes and budget beauty help. She will take the stage with a number of beauty solutions, including "10 Ways to Look 10 Years Younger," "Frame Your Genius - Let Your Style Say It All,"and "Help My Honey: He Can Look Hot with Just a Couple of Changes!" She is also designer and entrepreneur of GirlyGoGarter, a patented hands-free purse worn neatly and discretely as a garter. Rock Your Hair featuring "Michael O'Rourke," LA celebrity stylist, and world-renowned. This will be a crazy and fun style feature at this year's 15-year celebration. Delivering big volume and endless hair styling capabilities. Chef Michelle Bommarito - who has appeared on Food Network, and hosted by Capital District Libraries, presents on the Meijer Healthy Living Cooking Stage: "Bring It Back to the Supper Table," using nutrient-rich, heart healthy super foods to maximize nutritional intake and "Feeding Your Mind, Body & Spirit," sharing recipes, tips and techniques that will help you get energized! Meijer, Inc. returns with its popular Healthy Living Area and Cooking Stage. Meijer dietician Tina Miller and other speakers will share cooking tips, recipes for easy meals and other ideas and solutions for healthy family life. Start to Paint appears for the first time with Painting Class Fun. Go Red For Women Extravaganza ... National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6 and the Go Red For Women movement, in affiliation with the American Heart Association, will hold a Go Red Casting Call at the Expo, giving local women a chance to share their story and become a Go Red For Women spokesperson. There will also be a Project Go Red presentation coordinated by the Lansing Community College fashion technology students who will showcase their red fashions for women, men and children. Wear your red fashions to show your support for women fighting heart disease and Go Red For Women. "Women's Expo is the equivalent of spring break for women - it's an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled weekend with friends, focusing on feeling good and living well," said Denise Kolesar, President of Kohler Expos, which promotes the event each year. "For many women in Mid-Michigan, this is a destination weekend that allows them to connect with friends and family while pampering themselves. The Expo is slated to run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 8. Advance tickets are $7 each and are available at all area Meijer stores. Expo Friday is Go Red For Women Day. Admission at the door is $9 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-14.
Whitetails Unlimited Deer Camp
February 14, 2015
Cost: $35

WTV Michigan Deer Camp, celebrating the hunting tradition with auction and raffles. Fun for all ages!
Nexstar NationalTalent Competition
March 13, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Nexstar NationalTalent Competition
Shuto Con 2015
March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
9am Friday, March 20 through 6pm, Sunday, March 22

Shuto Con is Lansing's Annual Anime Convention, coming to the Lansing Center March 20th-22nd, 2015. This convention will be a three day event held in Lansing, MI that focuses on Artists and the art of Interactive Cosplaying! Starting Friday morning at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel Lansing our convention will run from 9AM until 6PM Sunday afternoon. We will have several large rooms for panels, over 50 unique artists as well as several dealers to get your latest anime goodies from, three anime viewing rooms, a huge video game room open during the entire convention, a table top gaming room, special guests, and much more!
Michigan Education Association Spring RA
April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

Michigan Education Association Spring RA
2015 Michigan Elder Justice At Risk Adult Summit
June 09, 2015

2015 Michigan Elder Justice At Risk Adult Summit (not a public event).
National Training Seminar 2015 Beikoko Shido-Kam Karate
July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015

National Training Seminar 2015 Beikoko Shido-Kam Karate
September 04, 2015 - September 06, 2015
9am, Friday, September 4 through 6pm Sunday, March 6

Random Battle Con is coming to the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel in Lansing, MI on Sept 4th-6th, 2015! Brought to you by the people who created and run Shuto Con, this new convention will be a three day event that focuses exclusively on gaming (console gaming, arcade gaming, and tabletop gaming)! Starting Friday morning at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel Lansing our convention will run from 9AM until 6PM Sunday afternoon. We will have a large arcade/console gaming room, large PC gaming room, large tabletop gaming room, gaming tournaments going on all weekend long, several rooms for panels, over 100 unique exhibitors, special guests, and much more!
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1/11 Lansing Bridal World - Mid-Michigan's Largest

1/12 - 1/14 Michigan Agri-Business Association Winter Conference

1/19 30th Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Luncheon

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