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Things to do in Lansing this week – January 22 edition

LANSING, Ill. (January 21, 2024) – 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, January 22, 2024

Breathe — at the Library

Time: 12 – 3 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“Join Asè as we provide you all with a healing space to breathe. We will be at Lansing Public Library on January 22, 2024. The first person to arrive will get a special surprise.”

Ice Skating at Living Word Church

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Location: Living Word Church, 2248 186th Street, Lansing

Enjoy a free skate around the ice at Living Word Church’s community rink. Skates, hot cocoa, and more is available for free to the public. Check LivingWord.us for updates about the state of the outdoor rink.

Lan Oak Park District Board meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Eisenhower Community & Fitness Center, 2550 178th Street, Lansing

The rescheduled meeting’s agenda is available here.

Sunnybrook District 171 School Board meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Heritage Middle School, 19266 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

View the agenda here.


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Coffee Break

Time: 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library (Adult Department), 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!”

Gentle Tai-Chi & Meditation

Time: 12 – 1 p.m.

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

“Start your afternoons strong with the right mind-set. Instructor Brian Thompson from BNew4Life, teaches gentle Tai-Chi & Meditation to help you stay focused, alert, and anxiety free!”

Teen library volunteer training

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library (Discovery Quarters), 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Teens are invited to learn about volunteering at the library. Register here.

Ice Skating at Living Word Church

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Location: Living Word Church, 2248 186th Street, Lansing

Enjoy a free skate around the ice at Living Word Church’s community rink. Skates, hot cocoa, and more is available for free to the public. Check LivingWord.us for updates about the state of the outdoor rink.

District 215 School Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Thornton Fractional Center for Academics and Technology, 1605 Wentworth Avenue, Calumet City

View the agenda here.

Reader’s Guide to the Galaxy

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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

Pick up a copy of the book a month before the discussion, read, and discuss a different book each month. This month: The Atlas Six by Olivia Blake.


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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.

Presentations in Google Slides

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

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

“Create and edit slideshows without paying for Microsoft Powerpoint! Get started with Google’s free online presentation editor to create a basic picture slideshow. Google account required.” Register here.

Ice Skating at Living Word Church

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Location: Living Word Church, 2248 186th Street, Lansing

Enjoy a free skate around the ice at Living Word Church’s community rink. Skates, hot cocoa, and more is available for free to the public. Check LivingWord.us for updates about the state of the outdoor rink.

Make Your Own Corner Bookmark

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

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

“Why have a regular bookmark when you can have a corner bookmark? This clever triangle shaped bookmark fits neatly over the corner of the page. These bookmarks are much easier to pick up where you last stop at.” Register here.

District 158 Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Lester Crawl Primary School, 18300 Greenbay Avenue, Lansing

View the agenda here.

Free ‘n Fun Bingo at Kasey’s

Time: 6 p.m.

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

Bingo happens every Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

Open Jam Night at Bottoms Up

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Location: 1696 Thornton Lansing Road, Lansing

“Open Jam Night with Kerry Mott, Kevin Benda, & Al Gallegos from Soulfinger every Wednesday.”


Thursday, January 25, 2024

Pop-up pantry

Time: 11:30 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.

Ice Skating at Living Word Church

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Location: Living Word Church, 2248 186th Street, Lansing

Enjoy a free skate around the ice at Living Word Church’s community rink. Skates, hot cocoa, and more is available for free to the public. Check LivingWord.us for updates about the state of the outdoor rink.

Bags in the Banquet Hall

Time: 6 p.m.

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

Come and enjoy a couple of rounds of bags for free in the Kasey’s Banquet Hall!


Friday, January 26, 2024

Library Cinema: Oppenheimer

Time: 12 – 2:30 p.m.

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

“This is the story of American scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and his role in the development of the atomic bomb that was used on Japan.”

Ice Skating at Living Word Church

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Location: Living Word Church, 2248 186th Street, Lansing

Enjoy a free skate around the ice at Living Word Church’s community rink. Skates, hot cocoa, and more is available for free to the public. Check LivingWord.us for updates about the state of the outdoor rink.

Trivia and Karaoke at Kasey’s

Time: Trivia from 6 – 8 p.m. and Karaoke from 8 p.m. – midnight.

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


Saturday, January 27, 2024

Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee

Time: 10 a.m.

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

This spelling bee is organized by the Knights of Columbus, and open for students in grades 5 – 8. Registration is available here, and the public is welcome to attend the event.

Ice Skating at Living Word Church

Time: 12 – 8 p.m.

Location: Living Word Church, 2248 186th Street, Lansing

Enjoy a free skate around the ice at Living Word Church’s community rink. Skates, hot cocoa, and more is available for free to the public. Check LivingWord.us for updates about the state of the outdoor rink.

Settlers of Catan

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

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

“Whether you’re a beginner or a board game enthusiast, Settlers of Catan is a game of luck and strategy. Build your own settlement on the island of Catan, trade resources and establish the strongest economy. Will you be the first to reach 10 Victory Points?” For grades 6 – 12. Register here.

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing

The Electric Cars at J.J. Kelley’s

Time: 8 – 11 p.m.

Location: J.J. Kelley’s, 2455 Bernice Road, Lansing

“The Electric Cars will rock you with the hottest New Wave hits of the 80s! Openers the M-80s will be there to get your pumps primed…”


Sunday, January 28, 2024

Ice Skating at Living Word Church

Time: 12 – 6 p.m.

Location: Living Word Church, 2248 186th Street, Lansing

Enjoy a free skate around the ice at Living Word Church’s community rink. Skates, hot cocoa, and more is available for free to the public. Check LivingWord.us for updates about the state of the outdoor rink.

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

Time: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing

Furnace Fund raffle drawing and AFC Championship game

Time: 2 p.m.

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

All Souls Catholic Parish will host this event:

“Our second Furnace Fund Raffle Early Bird Drawing is almost here. We decided to make it a social event, so we’ll be gathering at the Columbian Club of Lansing to watch the AFC Championship game, enjoy some free tailgate snacks, a cash bar, and each other’s company. Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. and we will pull the Early Bird winner at halftime.”



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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.