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Things to do in Lansing this week – November 6 edition

LANSING, Ill. (November 5, 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, November 6

Spice Club

Time: All month long

Location: Lansing Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

The online description for this program says, “Spice up your cooking! Register each month to receive a sample of a new spice along with an info card, delicious recipes, and more. Pick up at the Info Desk. Please register for each month separately.”

Covid/Flu clinic

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

CIMPAR will be at the Lansing Library to help local patients be prepared for winter with COVID and flu shots.

Coding Club

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

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

Students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to learn to code in this combined-series event. Register here.


Tuesday, November 7

Don’t Share That! Steps on Staying Socially Safe

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“As the holidays approach, give yourself the gift of staying safe on social media with these helpful tips.” Register here.

Coffee Break

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“Made with our French press, enjoy the freshest coffee around for free. Join us for a chat or grab and go!”

Anime Club

Time: 4 p.m.

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

“To Weeb or not to Weeb?…that is the question. Learn some Japanese and discuss animes you’ve never heard of!” For grades 6 – 12. Register here.

Lansing Village Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Lansing Courtroom, 2710 170th Street, Lansing

Read the agenda here.


Wednesday, November 8

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.

Doodling Art Hour

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

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

“Feeling a little stressed? Then come join us for some relaxing drawing activities that all start with dots, lines, curses, and even circles. The outcome will amaze you! By the end of the hour, you will be in touch with your inner artist and de-stressed.” For grades 6 – 12. Register here.

Mi Casita Bilingual program

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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

“Engage your kids in an enriching bilingual experience. We will be reading a book in Spanish and English followed by a fun activity.”

“Acompáñenos para una experiencia bilingüe divertida y enriquecedora. Leeremos un libro en Español e Inglés seguido de una actividad divertida.”

For preschool to 5th grade. Register here.

Homebuyer’s Seminar

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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

“Home buying can be stressful! Signature Realty Services will be here to answer all questions, provide the best practices, give guides, and provide resources for all your home-buying needs!” Register here.


Thursday, November 9

VR – A Journey to Unseen Worlds Exhibit: Great Barrier Reef

Time: 12 – 4 p.m.

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

“Take a quick adventure to the Great Barrier Reef using VR technology! This exhibit will be only available for one day only. You won’t want to miss this!”

Lansing Human Relations Commission meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

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

The Lansing Human Relations Commission meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month.

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, November 10

Meet Lansing’s Animal Control Officer and the South Suburban Humane Society

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Lansing Courtroom, 2710 170th Street, Lansing

“Get to know your animal control officer, learn your local pet ordinances, resources available, and enter a raffle for some pet gear!”

Library@Nite: Doug Horne and the Rhythm Makers Orchestra

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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

“Come on out for this Pre-Veteran’s Day concert, and the first showing of the Library@Nite concert for the 2023-2024 series! We will be saluting those who have served, along with patriotic selections. We will also be playing selections associated with the “Greatest Generation” — those who lived and served during the WWII era. Come hear the music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and others! Doors open at 6 p.m.”

Mamma Mia! musical at TF South

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: TF South High School, 18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

The TF South Alpha Players will be performing Mamma Mia! on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $12, while students and children at $7. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

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, November 11

Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast

Time: 8 – 11 a.m.

Location: American Legion, 18255 Grant Street, Lansing

Lansing’s American Legion Auxiliary is partnering with the Lansing Copper Muggers for a pancake breakfast. The breakfast is $7 per person. Children under 3 eat free.

Mamma Mia! musical at TF South

Time: 2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m.

Location: TF South High School, 18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

The TF South Alpha Players will be performing Mamma Mia! on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $12, while students and children at $7. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.


Sunday, November 12

Veterans Day Ceremony

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Lansing Veterans Memorial, corner of Burnham Avenue and Glenwood-Lansing Road

The Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard will commemorate Veterans Day at 2 p.m. at the Lansing Veterans Memorial. All are welcome.

Mamma Mia! musical at TF South

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: TF South High School, 18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

The TF South Alpha Players will be performing Mamma Mia! on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $12, while students and children at $7. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

Am I Asking for Too Much? – Book Launch

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Express, 2323 172nd Street, Lansing

“This book provides reflective scenarios after the assumption that dating relationships within the church would not be the same as dating unsaved individuals. Sadly, to discover, from the pulpit to the parking lot, women have to have standards by which not to settle just to have a man, and learn how to be patient, trusting, and accepting of God’s best. With the hopes of reading familiar scenarios, women will see how they have chosen and accepted similar relationships and it should help them make a better future decision.”

Hymn Sing

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oak Glen United Reformed Church, 2244 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“All post-high young adults are invited to a hymn sing to be held at Oak Glen URC on Sunday, November 12 following the evening service. We will have a time of light refreshments and fellowship beginning at 6:30 in the fellowship hall with singing in the sanctuary beginning at 7:30. You are welcome to attend the evening worship service beforehand which begins at 4:50. We hope to see you there!”



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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