November Events

November 7 – The MAKING A DIFFERENCE SWAP ‘TIL YOU DROP, BUY ‘TIL YOU DIE PARTY 

Save the date – think swap.

PLEASE BRING CASH/CHECK ONLY 

Wednesday, Nov. 7th 5:30pm-8:30pm

1141 N. Pine Street (Old Town Manor in front of the old School for the Blind)

The Making A Difference: Swap till You Drop, Buy till You Die, Stock Up for the Holidays Party. Accessories of all sorts, art, holiday items, and great books. All proceeds to help a dear woman and her family put food on the table and (we hope) move here from Egypt, where it is no longer safe for them. 

***Read all about who the event is for at onefaceinanation.blogspot.com

$10 admission. Swap and Sale. Swap Items (for every 2 that you bring for swap-you get to take one!) will be accepted at any time and will be swapped or sold at the party on a first-claim basis. All are invited, so bring friends. Nothing to swap? Just come shop. Say you’ve come because you’re MAD!

Please:
1. Donate an item (or more than one) or service for the party for swap or sale-you can bring them to the event or drop them off at Grace Boutique 115 E, Grand River in old town.
2. Help promote the event. Send info to media, friends, family, and anyone else that you think may be willing to donate items or attend. 
3. Come to the event.

Suggested Donation Items
(new or gently used – something you’d want if you were looking):
Scarves
Jewelry
Purses
Coffee-table books, special cookbooks, or particularly great novels you know someone would love to read.
Fine art – yours, or from your collection
Services – catering, classes, professional services, 
Other: trips, tickets, fine decor items
Holiday ornaments – fun or fancy

NOTES: If you have a DONATION, you can drop it off at Grace. If you have a SWAP ITEM(s), you can drop them at Grace. They will get you swap credit if you want it.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN PROVIDE! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL DONORS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY…
AND THANKS TO RIZZI DESIGNS FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION OF THE GORGEOUS VENUE, OLD TOWN MANOR.

 

November 10 – United with a Purpose

Cristo Rey Community Center invites you to join them for a family-style Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring the kids and eat some delicious hotcakes served by volunteers of NALFO for NALFO’s National Day of Service. To participate it’s $10 Family,$5 Adults and $3 Kids. 

 

November 10 – Gallery 1212 presents Kate Cosgrove Children’s Book Business Workshop 

Kate Cosgrove will conduct a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kate has published many children’s books and will cover the process of illustrating and dealing with the business of producing children’s books. Check out Kate’s website: www.KateCosgrove.com. The cost for the class is $85. Visit: www.gallery1212.com to purchase your ticket. 

 

November 10 – Jeff Haas Quintet at Creole Gallery

The Jeff Haas quintet will be performing on Sat.,Nov. 10 at 8pm in the Creole Gallery: 1218 Turner st., Old Town Lansing. Come out to enjoy their melodic jazz sound, hailed by Dave Brubeck as “a soulful music that transcends ethnic barriers.” The quintet includes singer Jeff Haas, bassist Marion Hayden, drummer Sean Dobbins, sax player Laurie Sears and trumpeter Chris Lawrence.

Tickets are $25 at Elderly Instruments, 1100 N Washington Lansing, MI 48906 (517-372-7880), Archives Book Shop, 519 W Grand River in East Lansing MI 48823 (517-332-8444), or online via Paypal at stpconcerts.com.

For more information visit: stpconcerts.com or contact Meegan Holland at meegan@stpconcerts.com or 616-389-0787

 

November 19 – Compassionate Feast

 

November 23 – Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan presents the Nutcracker Ballet 

The Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan is preparing for the 32nd annual Nutcracker Ballet. Performances will take place at the MSU Wharton Center Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m., and again Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.  A special show for school groups will be offered Monday, Nov. 26.  Tickets are on sale online at www.cbtdance.org or by phoning 1-800-Wharton.

“This Nutcracker production is a momentous occasion for Children’s Ballet Theatre, as well as our audiences,” said Board Chair Caryn Rhodes.  “For decades, fans have come from miles away to see our dancers perform.  It’s a special time for all of us to enjoy the magic, pageantry and holiday excitement of this beloved classic.”

Special Nutcracker events before the show will include Breakfast with Clara at the University Club and a  Nutcracker story time at Schuler Books.

The Nutcracker, is being produced and directed by Gregory M. George.  The classical ballet in two acts, based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, was first performed in St. Petersburg Russia in 1892.  It follows the enchanting journey of young Clara, who receives a Nutcracker as a gift at a Christmas Eve party. Her nutcracker is ultimately transformed into a handsome young prince, who leads her through a forest to the Land of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy. Among the ballet’s most famous and memorable moments are a battle between toy soldiers and overgrown mice, a Christmas tree that grows to huge heights, the pas de deux of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, and a shimmering snow scene. Mr. George has created another original prologue which will include an outdoor Victorian winter street scene.

 

Every First and Third Friday – Gallery 1212 Cork & Canvas

Join Gallery 1212 for “Cork & Canvas” on the first and third Friday of each month.

Bring a date, spouse or friend & your favorite beverate (that’s where the cork comes in) and we provide everything else (canvas – and all supplies). Under the step-by-step instruction of one of our instructors, you will be guided through the painting process creating your very own piece of art! $25 – per person. Call 517-999-1212 to reserve your spot.