Lansing Headlines Feed http://lansingmi.gov 6th Annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square Join us Monday, October 28, 2013 Trick-or-Treat on the Square is a free family-friendly event that celebrates the best of the fall season in downtown Lansing. Historic Washington Square transforms into a gathering place for spook-tacular fall fun the Monday before Halloween, from 5:00-7:30 p.m., offering little ghouls and goblins a safe place to haunt this Halloween. http://www.trickortreatonthesquare.org/ 3367 Lansing Housing Commission LHC has great news! Selected Public Housing Waitlists are accepting applications. There are immediate openings for selected units! PLEASE Click for more information http://lansingmi.gov/WaitingListAdvertisement4271347378.pdf 3364 Lansing Community Connect The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services (HRCS) Department in partnership with The Greater Lansing Homeless Resolution Network invite you to participate in the 6th Annual Lansing Community Connect.

Friday, September 20, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2500 South Washington Avenue, Lansing
http://lansingmi.gov/Lansing Community Connect 201358940.pdf 3361
Mobile Food Pantry City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, September 21, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Pennway Church of God
1101 East Cavanaugh
Lansing, MI 48910
http://www.lansingmi.gov/hrcs/mobile_food_pantry.jsp 3349
Lansing Financial Empowerment Center Launches New TV Show The Lansing Financial Empowerment Center is pleased to announce the launch of our new television program called "Money Power!" The show is designed to further the Center's mission of improving the financial health of Lansing residents. The new shows will air on Lansing's City TV, and will be available on demand at Vimeo. http://lansingmi.gov/Money Power for City43690.pdf 3347 Ramadan Unity Dinner Join Mayor Virg Bernero (Lansing) and Mayor Diane Goddeeris (East Lansing) for the 7th Annual Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner - "Fighting Hunger, Feeding Minds," Friday, September 6th, 7:00 pm at the Lansing Center http://lansingmi.gov/RamadanUnityDinnerAnnouncementAug2013.pdf 3333 Join Mayor Bernero for the 13th Mayor's Capital Area Senior Activities Fair Thursday, August 29th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm http://www.lansingmi.gov/mayor/images/2013_08_05_vbannouncement.jpg 3331 Kids Connect Monday, August 19, 2013
11:30 A.M - 3:00 P.M.

South Washington Office Complex
(formerly National Guard Armory)
2500 S. Washington Ave, Lansing, Michigan

An event for children to go back to school and feel good!
http://lansingmi.gov/Kids Connect Flier33739.pdf 3329
Attn: College Students - Enter Mayors' Ramadan Essay Contest Deadline - Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $200
3rd Place - $100
http://lansingmi.gov/Ramadan Unity Essay Entry Form Final33727.pdf 3327
Mobile Food Pantry City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Friendship Baptist Church
2912 Pleasant Grove Road
Lansing, MI 48911
http://www.lansingmi.gov/hrcs/mobile_food_pantry.jsp 3326
Help Us Welcome Back Students from LCC, Cooley, Davenport and MSU Fifth Third Bank Pitch a Project is a grant program aimed at empowering local citizen groups to 'Pitch a Project' to benefit their community. Please vote for the Downtown Lansing, Inc. Student Welcome Back Project so that $1,000 can be received to make the project happen. Voting will end on Monday, August 19th. http://ww2.lansinglugnuts.com/PITCH-A-PROJECT_Voting.html 3323 "Feed the Children" Summer Break Program City of Lansing Office of Mayor Virg Bernero & Human Relations and Community Services Department

"Feed the Children" Summer Break Program

Week of Mon., August 19th - August 30th, 2013
12: 00 pm. - 1 p.m.

The following sites will be distributing meals each day: 900 West (Traditions Townhomes), East Side Community Center, Edgewood Villas, Hildebrandt Public Housing, LaRoy Froh Public Housing, Mt. Vernon Public Housing, Lansing Somali Bantu Organization, Pine Brook Manor, Summer Place, The Village Summit, Southside Community Coalition, Department of Human Services (DHS), Mobile Drop Off (Locations TBD)
http://lansingmi.gov/FEED THE CHILDREN SUMMER BREAK 201313900.pdf 3318
Condition Orange: Heat Alert Extended Hot weather is expected to continue for the rest of the week so Cooling Centers will remain open through Friday, July 19.

Cooling Centers offer Tri-County residents a place to go to escape the heat for at least a few hours a day. This is especially important for seniors and people with chronic health conditions.

Free rides to Cooling Centers are available for residents with a physical and financial need through CATA, EATRAN, and Clinton Area Transit. Residents should call 2-1-1 for more information.
http://lansingmi.gov/ 3312
A Cool Thing To Do: Cooling Centers Activated Through Wednesday Local meteorologists are predicting heat index temperatures in the low 90s Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, triggering this year's first activation of the It's a Cool Thing to Do program.

Under the program, when meteorologists determine that heat and humidity are reaching dangerous levels in mid-Michigan, A Cool Thing To Do is activated. Community organizations and businesses become Cooling Centers to welcome those who do not have air conditioning at home.

Free rides to cooling centers are available to those with a physical and financial need through CATA, EATRAN and Clinton Area Transit.

To find a cooling center or to determine if they are eligible for a free ride, area residents should dial 2-1-1.
http://lansingmi.gov/ 3309
BWL Launches New REO Town Power Plant Mayor Virg Bernero joined other Lansing dignitaries for the grand opening of the new BWL Headquarters and Cogeneration Plant in REO Town. http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013307010037 3306 City of Lansing Fourth of July Celebration Join us downtown, July 4th, to celebrate Independence Day. Parade steps off at 11 AM on Allegan St. Concert at 8 PM at Adado Riverfront Park featuring the Lansing Concert Band, followed by fireworks around 10:15 PM. Concessions available beginning at 6:30 PM. Due to safety concerns, no fireworks of any kind, including sparklers, will be permitted inside the park. Rain Date, July 5th, same time and location. http://lansingmi.gov/ 3305 Mobile Food Pantry City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, July 20, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Plymouth Congregational Church
2001 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48910
http://www.lansingmi.gov/hrcs/mobile_food_pantry.jsp 3299
4th Annual Taste of Downtown Brings Summer Fun to Lansing Taste of Downtown includes an afternoon of food sampling, wine tasting with selections from around the world, and live entertainment on an outdoor stage! Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door for adults; includes a keepsake Taste of Downtown wine tasting glass for sampling and food and wine tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tasteofdowntown.org, or at the Downtown Lansing Inc. office, located at 401 S. Washington Sq. Ste. 101. http://lansingmi.gov/ 3298 18th Annual Lansing Mayor's Drug Free Youth Golf Classic You are invited to participate as a sponsor and player in the 18th Annual Lansing Mayor's Drug Free Youth Golf Classic on Friday, June 21, 2013.

The Lansing Mayor's Committee for Drug Free Youth was created as a catalyst for community collaboration to create a drug free generation. Curbing and stopping substance abuse among our youth remains a primary objective.

It is my pleasure to invite you to participate as a sponsor and player in the 18th Annual Lansing Mayor's Drug Free Youth Golf Classic on Friday, June 21, 2013. The golf tournament will be held at Groesbeck Golf Course, Lansing's only eighteen-hole golf course recognized as one of the top ten municipal golf courses in Michigan. This classic promises to be a great opportunity for a fun-filled chance to play golf and to help our youth.
http://lansingmi.gov/ 3296
"Feed the Children" Summer Break Program City of Lansing Office of Mayor Virg Bernero & Human Relations and Community Services Department

"Feed the Children" Summer Break Program

Week of Mon., June 10th - June 14th, 2013
12: 00 pm. - 1 p.m.

The following sites will be distributing meals each day: 900 West (Traditions Townhomes), Advent House Ministries, Boys and Girls Club, East Side Community Center, Edgewood Villas, Family Center, Hildebrandt Public Housing, LaRoy Froh Public Housing, Mt. Vernon Public Housing, Pine Brook Manor, Southside Community Center, Summer Place, The Village Summit, Southside Community Coalition
http://lansingmi.gov/FEED THE CHILDREN SUMMER BREAK 201323795.pdf 3293
Lansing Juneteenth Celebration Week Join us June 13th-15th for the annual Lansing Juneteenth Celebration, where we commemorate the end of slavery in the United States by celebrating the joys of liberty, educating the community about African-American heritage by promoting positive multicultural interaction. We will have vendors, a health fair, an Old Negro League Tribute Game, entertainment and activities for all ages. http://lansingmi.gov/ 3292 City, BWL Unveil Solar Carport for Electric Vehicles Mayor Bernero and BWL General Manager Peter Lark unveiled the new solar-powered, electric vehicle charging station located at the Lansing City Market. http://lansingmi.gov/ 3291 Mayor's 17th Annual Family Riverwalk Join Mayor Bernero on a 3-mile walk Saturday, June 1st starting at Potter Park Zoo, ending at Turner Dodge House. First 1000 walkers receive a t-shirt! Rain or shine.

Registration begins at 8:30am; walk at 9:00 a.m.

Free shuttle service, courtesy of Dean Transportation, to return walkers to the zoo. Fun stations along the way, certificates, and free refreshments (at Turner Dodge House)
http://lansingmi.gov/ 3285
Mobile Food Pantry City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, June 15, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Trinity A.M.E. Church
3500 W. Holmes Road
Lansing, MI 48911
http://www.lansingmi.gov/hrcs/mobile_food_pantry.jsp 3282
Live Green Lansing is working to improve environmental health Live Green Lansing is working to improve environmental health for all who live work and play in the Lansing region. In an effort to help conserve water and reduce stormwater pollution, we are hosting a rain barrel sale. We are running a second order period that goes from June 8th - July 13th with the pickup scheduled for July 20th.

For more info on the Live Green Lansing initiative, click here: www.lansingmi.gov/livegreen

Here is a link to the online order form
http://upcycle-products.com/static.asp?path=5801 3281
Please join us to salute the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. This year is the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, and these veterans will serve as the parade's Grand Marshals. The parade kicks off downtown at 10:00 AM, followed by a memorial service at Evergreen Cemetery at 12:00 AM.

For more details, click
http://lansingmi.gov/Test 3265
Open Houses for 3 Former Lansing Fire Stations CBRE|Martin is pleased to announce upcoming open house events to be held at each of the listed former Lansing fire stations. http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/Looplink/Profile/Profile.aspx?LID=18151643&stid=cbre/martingr 3264 May Mobile Food Pantry - Pennway Church of God City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Pennway Church of God
1101 East Cavanaugh
Lansing, MI 48910
http://www.lansingmi.gov/hrcs/mobile_food_pantry.jsp 3263
Allen Market Place Wins Major Grant Mayor Virg Bernero helped Allen Neighborhood Center celebrate a major grant from the GM Foundation and Habitat for Humanity for the Allen Market Place food hub project. http://lansingmi.gov/ 3262 City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Pennway Church of God
1101 East Cavanaugh
Lansing, MI 48910
http://lansingmi.gov/MFP 2013 MAY (PENNWAY)413.pdf 3258
Join your community for the 4th annual "Lansing in the Pink Week", in support of the Mid-Michigan Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race will be held Sunday, April 28 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Capitol. http://www.lansinginthepink.org/ 3257 Lansing in the Pink Week Join your community for the 4th annual "Lansing in the Pink Week", in support of the Mid-Michigan Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race will be held Sunday, April 28 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Capitol. http://lansingmi.gov/lansing_in_the_pink_week406.pdf 3256 Mayor Bernero names interim Police Chief Mayor Bernero today announced his appointment of Captain Mike Yankowski, an 18-year veteran, as the interim chief of the Lansing Police Department to succeed Chief Teresa Szymanski. http://lansingmi.gov/Bernero Names Interim Police Chief - PR21396.pdf 3252 Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Ceremony Friday, April 26 Honoring the friendship between Japan and the United States. http://lansingmi.gov/Announcement_CherryTree2013 201331132.pdf 3249 The Capital City Film Festival (CCFF) is a showcase of media from around the globe. The festival highlights film screenings, nightly concerts and engaging conversations with filmmakers in venues across Lansing. Individual event tickets are available, and an all-access pass is $50. http://capitalcityfilmfest.com/ 3247 "Feed the Children" Spring Break Program The distribution of FREE, boxed lunches, fresh fruit and juice boxes to twenty-one different locations across the City. http://lansingmi.gov/SPRING_BREAK_FEED_THE_CHILDREN_201344212.pdf 3243 Lansing Launches Financial Empowerment Center to Serve 4,000 Area Residents Mayor Virg Bernero today joined community partners in announcing the opening of the Lansing Financial Empowerment Center, which will provide free, one-on-one, professional financial counseling to an estimated 4,000 Lansing area residents over the next three years. The Center will help participants reach their financial goals, ranging from managing debt and avoiding financial scams to saving for a better life for themselves and their families. http://lansingmi.gov/Lansing Launches Financial Empowerment Center - PR44204.pdf 3241 City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, April 20, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

St. Casimir Church
800 W. Barnes
Lansing, MI 48910
http://lansingmi.gov/MFP_2013_APRIL_ST_CASIMIR44200.pdf 3239
Join Us for a Form-Based Code Meeting The City Planning Office's Form-Based Code project meeting is on March 20th at 6:30 p.m., Foster Community Center, RM 213. Form-based code is a "place-making" strategy that helps a city manage its built environment. Please review our first Newsletter for more information. All are welcome! http://lansingmi.gov/form_based_code_144192.pdf 3237 City of Lansing Community Forum City of Lansing Human Relations Community welcomes you to a public forum about the human service needs in our community.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
2:00 p.m.

Foster Community Center
200 N. Foster St.
Lansing, MI 48912
http://lansingmi.gov/Community forum flyer34268.pdf 3234
City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Tabernacle of David Church
2645 W. Holmes Rd
Lansing, MI 48911
http://lansingmi.gov/MFP_2013_MARCH _TABERNACLE_revised_02_19_201330277.pdf 3233
2012 Income Tax Forms Now Available It's tax season once again, and City income tax forms are now available. You can pick up paper forms at the City Hall lobby at 124 W. Michigan Ave. or access fillable PDF forms and instructions online. If you have questions please call the income tax line at 517.483.4114 http://www.lansingmi.gov/finance/incometax/tax_forms.jsp 3232 The Milken Institute, a nonpartisan economic think tank, reports that the Lansing region climbed the rankings from 150th to 120th for the nation?s best performing cities. The report further shows the Lansing region led Michigan in economic recovery and led other major national cities like Orlando and Chicago. http://bestcities.milkeninstitute.org/bestcities2012.taf?rankyear=2012&type=state&state=MI 3230 Tonight, Mayor Bernero delivered his 8th State of the City Address from the Lansing Board of Water & Light Cogeneration Power Plant - Grand Trunk Western Railroad Depot http://lansingmi.gov/Bernero Delivers 2013 State of the City Address - PR23914.pdf 3229 City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

South Church of Nazarene
401 W. Holmes Rd
Lansing, MI 48911
http://lansingmi.gov/MFP 2013 FEB (S CHURCH NAZARENE)62373.pdf 3228
Mayors Unite to Combat Gun Violence Mayor Virg Bernero and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling joined local law enforcement leaders to demand a plan to reduce gun violence and keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals. http://lansingmi.gov/Mayors Call for Action on Gun Violence - PR62371.pdf 3226 Lansing Wins Grant for Financial Empowerment Center Lansing has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to help low-income Lansing residents gain vital tools for financial self-sufficiency. http://lansingmi.gov/Lansing Wins Major Grant for Financial Empowerment - PR55718.pdf 3219 Celebrate Winter in Downtown Lansing at FrostFest13 We'll be serving up delicious micro-brews, great live music and plenty of frosty entertainment in a heated tent. Euchre players be sure to sign up for the "Cold Butt" Euchre Tournament! http://www.frostfest.org/cold-butt-euchre-tournament.html 3214 2013 Mobile Food Pantry - Tabernacle of David Church City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department & the Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces the Mobile Food Pantry.

Saturday, January 19, 2013
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Tabernacle of David Church
2645 W. Holmes Road
Lansing, MI 48911
http://lansingmi.gov/MFP 2013 JAN (TABERNACLE)_v235671.pdf 3209
28th Annual MLK JR Luncheon Celebration January 21, 2013

The Lansing Center

Lansing, MI

Visit the Lansing Center website for tickets & details.

Email: mlkholidaycommission@lansingmi.gov

http://www.lansingmi.gov/mlk 3208