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Things to do in Lansing this week – August 28 edition

LANSING, Ill. (August 27, 2023) – The items listed below are public events compiled from a variety of community sources. They represent a diversity of ways to be involved this week.


Monday, August 28

Lansing Historical Society meeting

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, stage
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

The Lansing Historical Society will host its first meeting of the year.


Tuesday, August 29

The Culture in Technicolor

Time: 4 –5 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, lower level
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Local teens are invited to be a part of the next creative, collaborative installment of The Culture in Technicolor.

Junior Gardeners

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, courtyard
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to learn garden facts and will get to grow their own library garden. Register here.


Wednesday, August 30

Pop-up Pantry

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Mt. Zion UFL Center, 2340 177th Street, Lansing (708-394-3555)

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.

Crochet & Knitting Group

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Brick Room
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

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

Perler Beads at the Library

Time: 5:30 – 6 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, lower level
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Teens are invited to make bead creations at this event. Register here.

Anthem at Fox Pointe

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Fox Pointe, 18138 Henry Street, Lansing

Anthem will continue Fox Pointe’s free Wednesday night concert series. Chad Clifford will open the evening at 6 p.m., with Anthem taking the stage at 7:30.


Thursday, August 31

Library on the Go

Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m.

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

  • 4:30–5 p.m. – Lan-Oak Park
    18000 Arcadia Avenue, Lansing
  • 5–5:30 p.m. – El Encanto Food Truck
    17829 Burnham Avenue, Lansing
  • 5:30–6 p.m. – Schultz Park
    3340 N Schultz Drive, Lansing

Neighborhood Watch meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Police Department Courtroom, 2710 170th Street

Neighborhood Watch meetings are a way for residents to hear from Lansing Police officers about what’s been going on in town, as well as express concerns or ask questions. All Lansing residents are welcome.

Trivia at Kasey’s

Time: 7 p.m.

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

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.


Friday, September 1

Senior Bingo

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Community Room
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Seniors are invited to play bingo and win “interesting” prizes.

Kasey’s Karaoke

Time: 7 p.m.

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

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


Saturday, September 2

Calumet River Creative Writers

Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Community Room, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Aspiring writers are invited to join a group that inspires creativity through writing.

México en el Corazón

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Fox Pointe, 18138 Henry Street, Lansing

Returning to Lansing — and for the first time at Fox Pointe — México en el Corazón is a cultural experience featuring music, dance, and costumes, all representative of different parts of Mexico. Live mariachi, folkloric ballet, and banda music will be featured at the free event.



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].

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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