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Things to do in Lansing this week – September 18 edition

LANSING, Ill. (September 17, 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, September 18

Sunnybrook 171 School Board Meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: 19266 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

District 171 will hold its monthly meeting to discuss and deliberate on district business.

Mobile Museum of Tolerance

Time: 9 – 4 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Learn more about this special exhibit here.


Tuesday, September 19

Mobile Museum of Tolerance

Time: 9 – 2 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Learn more about this special exhibit here.

NASA Space Voyagers: The Game

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Teen Island 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Teens are invited to use their “knowledge of STEM and the final frontier to explore various destinations in this educational card game.”

Lansing Village Board Meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Lansing Courtroom, located in police complex, 2710 170th Street

See the agenda here.

Lansing Garden Club

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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

The Lansing Garden Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Lansing Library. Newcomers are welcome.

Create your own comic

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, Teen Island, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to learn the basics of creating their own comic book, from character design to plot creation. Register here.


Wednesday, September 20

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.

School District 158 Board Meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 18300 Greenbay Avenue, Lansing

District 158 will hold its monthly meeting to discuss and deliberate on district business.


Thursday, September 21

Local Business Expo

Time: 9 a.m. – Noon

Location: Villa Cesare, 900 Eagle Ridge Drive, Schererville, IN

The Lansing-Area Chamber of Commerce joins four other local chambers at a business expo. The event is open to the public.

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. – Kdulche Cafe
    3521 Ridge Road, Lansing
  • 5:30–6 p.m. – Lansing Crossing Apartments
    3249 187th Street, Lansing

Lansing Library Board Meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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

The Lansing Public Library Board will hold its monthly meeting to discuss and deliberate on library business.

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 22

Crochet & Knitting Group

Time: 9:30 a.m. – Noon

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.

Morning movie: Elvis

Time: 10 a.m.

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

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“Join us for crafts, games, food, music, and fun as we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage month!”

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 23

Salud Nutrition: Meal Planning

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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

“Topics include introduction to carbs, servings sizes, and tips on meal planning.” Register here.

Lois Kaye at Kasey’s

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

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

Gates open at 5 p.m. for Lois Kaye, who will take the stage at 7. Food and drink will be available for purchase, and lawn chairs are encouraged.



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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