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It’s warming up out there so it’s time for some ice cream!

May 11, 2018
Old Town is your place for a cool treat on a hot day. We have three really great options. Arctic Corner has been on the corner of Center St. and Cesar Chavez Ave. for 11 years. But their predecessors have been there since 1958. It’s hard to drive by on a hot day and not...
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Join us May 19 for some spring cleaning!

May 11, 2018
Winter is finally over! Annual Spring Cleanup Day is May 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet in Turner Park. Throughout Old Town we will be picking up trash and winter debris, cleaning and mulching flower beds, sweeping sidewalks and gutters, etc. Click here to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Murphy at shannon@oldtownmainstreet.org....
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Want to show off your garden or patio?

May 11, 2018
Do you have a garden or patio that you would love to show off? The Old Town design committee is looking for gardeners who would like to be a part of the 3rd annual Old Town and Beyond garden tour on Saturday, July 7, from 12-6 p.m. Rain date is July 8. If interested, please contact Michael Beebe,...
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Mighty Uke Day 8 is here!

May 10, 2018
Friday, May 11 - Sunday May 13, 2017 Various Locations in Old Town Lansing Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the diminutive yet dynamic ukulele and honors its unique ties to Michigan culture as well as its contributions to music education and appreciation in the schools and community. The weekend's activities will be held in...
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Show your love for Lansing on #517Day!

May 10, 2018
What is #517Day? It’s that special day in May when the date and our area code coincide. It’s a reminder for us all to be proud and celebrate all of the great things happening in our community. Many businesses in the area will be running specials on May 17 to celebrate. This year will boast...
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Be a Tourist in Your Own Town on June 2

May 9, 2018
While a dollar sure doesn't buy much these days, it's still enough to participate in the Lansing area's favorite annual event -- Be a Tourist in Your Own Town. This day allows event participants to visit over 90 local attractions and one-day only special tours that include: Impression 5 Science Center, Potter Park Zoo, the...
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Punk Taco Opens

April 20, 2018
Punk Taco, another creative eatery from the owners of Creole, Zoobies and Cosmos, opened to immediately great response. They serve tacos and tamale and beer and tequila! These "tacos" are NOTHING like you have seen before. It's an experience worth indulging in.

Save the Date!

December 22, 2017
Save the date!!  The Old Town Commercial Association Annual Meeting will be on Jan. 31.  Please come and join us as we honor our amazing volunteers during a party that involves food, laughter and, of course, booze! More details to come soon.

Show Your Love for Old Town by Becoming a Board Member

December 21, 2017
The Old Town Commercial Association is looking for Board members!  If you are interested in finding out more information, there will be an informal meeting that will outline what the job entails on Jan. 3 at the OTCA office.  Please call 517.485.4283 with any questions.

Get Outside and Count Some Birds This Christmas!

December 14, 2017
Want to spend a little more time outside this holiday season? Maybe even start a new family tradition? Instead of ugly Christmas sweaters, why not don some binoculars and take part in the 118th annual Christmas Bird Count instead! (Don't worry. This is not strictly for scientists and expert birders.) Many Michigan birders are loyal...
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