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Things to do in Lansing this week – July 17 edition

LANSING, Ill. (July 16, 2023) – The items listed below are all public events gathered from a variety of sources. They represent a diversity of ways to be involved in the community this week.


Monday, July 17

5:30–7:30 p.m. – Brides through the Decades

Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., through August 19
A summer exhibit at the Lansing Historical Society Museum, featuring photos and commentary about fashion trends and traditions through the eras.

  • Lansing Public Library, lower level
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing
  • Barb Dust, Museum Curator
    (708) 474-7497

Tuesday, July 18

6 p.m. – Village Board meeting

Lansing’s Village Board typically meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Two meetings happen on one night, with the regular board meeting starting at 6 p.m. during the summer months and the Committee of the Whole meeting following directly after. This week, an appropriations public hearing will take place at 6, with the other meetings to follow. Read the agenda here.

  • Police and Court Complex (Lansing Police Department)
    2710 170th Street, Lansing

Wednesday, July 19

9:30–11:30 a.m. – Crochet & Knitting Group

Bring your own supplies and learn some techniques from this talented group! This is not a library-sponsored group, but it meets in the library’s Brick Room.

  • Lansing Public Library, Brick Room
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

9:30 a.m. – Pop-Up Pantry

Mt. Zion UFL Center partners with Illinois Partners In Hope to distribute a variety of donated food once or twice a week. These pop-up pantries are open to anyone, and no ID is required.

  • Mt. Zion UFL Center
    2340 177th Street, Lansing
    708-394-3555

10 – 11 a.m. – Morning Tai-Chi

Adults 18 and older are invited to start their summer mornings with peaceful Tai-Chi sessions on the library front lawn, with instructor Brian Thompson from BNew4Life.

  • Lansing Public Library, front lawn
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

6 p.m. – 7th Heaven at Fox Pointe

Fox Pointe’s free Wednesday night summer concert series continues with 7th Heaven. Jack Adams will get the crowd going with an opening performance. Gates open at 6 p.m., with 7th Heaven taking the stage at 7:30.

6 p.m. – District 158 Board meeting and public hearing

District 158 meetings are usually scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month. This week’s meeting will begin with a public hearing to present a resolution that would, “Permit holding school, staff development, and/or parent-teacher conferences on the first Monday of March known as Casimir Pulaski’s birthday.” Read the agenda here.

  • District 158 Administration Center
    18300 Greenbay Avenue, Lansing

Thursday, July 20

9:30 a.m. – Pop-Up Pantry

Mt. Zion UFL Center partners with Illinois Partners In Hope to distribute a variety of donated food once or twice a week. These pop-up pantries are open to anyone, and no ID is required.

  • Mt. Zion UFL Center
    2340 177th Street, Lansing
    708-394-3555

1–5 p.m. – Library on the Go

Weather permitting, the library’s book bike will be riding around the community, giving families easy access to books and services.

  • 1–1:4.5.pm – Lan-Oak Park
    18000 Arcadia Avenue, Lansing
  • 2–2:45 p.m. – Van Laten Park
    18200 Holland Road, Lansing
  • 3–3:45 p.m. – Erfert Park
    18800 Burnham Avenue, Lansing
  • 4–4:45 p.m. – Gayety’s Chocolates & Ice Cream
    3306 Ridge Road, Lansing

6:30 p.m. – Lansing Public Library Board of Trustees meeting

The Lansing Public Library’s Board of Trustees meets once a month to make decisions regarding the operations and future of the Lansing Library.

  • Lansing Public Library, Community Room
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

7 p.m. – Trivia at Kasey’s

Trivia with Nick At Night Entertainment happens every week on Thursdays. The restaurant opens at 5 p.m. Nick will start the show around 7 p.m. 

  • Kasey’s Banquet Hall and Lounge
    17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing

Friday, July 21

1–5 p.m. – Library on the Go

Weather permitting, the library’s book bike will be riding around the community, giving families easy access to books and services.

  • 1–1:4.5.pm – Lan-Oak Park,
    18000 Arcadia Avenue, Lansing
  • 2–2:45 p.m. – Winterhoff Park
    3299 180th Street, Lansing
  • 3–3:45 p.m. – Copper Muggers Park (formerly known as Lions Park)
    2629 183rd Place, Lansing
  • 4–4:45 p.m. – Kdulche Cafe
    3521 Ridge Road, Lansing

2 – 3 p.m. – Dinosaur Discoveries T-Rexplorers at Lansing Library

“Do you dig dinos? T-Rexplorers will bring the fossils to you in this interactive, hands-on program,” says the Library’s website.

  • Lansing Public Library, stage
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

7 p.m. – Kasey’s karaoke

Karaoke with Joe Sibley takes place every week on Fridays at Kasey’s Banquet Hall.

  • Kasey’s Banquet Hall and Lounge
    17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing

7:30 p.m. – Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at Fox Pointe

NISO is returning to Fox Pointe again this year. The concert is free and gates open at 6 p.m. In addition to lawn chairs and blankets, this is the only concert of the year where guests are invited to bring outside food and drinks to the event. Participants of the Common Ground program are planning to attend the concert together, meeting in front of the pavilion at 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, July 22

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Library sensory exploration

“Squishy, powdery, flaky,wet, hard, soft, and downright interesting! Come explore items with your hands, ears, eyes, and noses,” says the Library’s website.

  • Lansing Public Library, courtyard
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Brides through the Decades

Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., through August 19
A summer exhibit at the Lansing Historical Society Museum, featuring photos and commentary about fashion trends and traditions through the eras.

  • Lansing Public Library, lower level
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing
  • Barb Dust, Museum Curator
    (708) 474-7497

7 p.m. – Classic at Kasey’s Beer Garden

Doors open at 5 p.m. for the show that starts at 7 p.m. Food and drink is available for purchase.

  • Kasey’s Banquet Hall and Lounge
    17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing


If your business, school, church, or organization is having a community event that you’d like to include in our “Things to do this week,” feel free to email the information to The Lansing Journal: [email protected].

“Things to do this week” is a new feature we are trying. Readers, send us your suggestions for how to make it even more useful to you and your family: [email protected]

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.

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