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Things to do in Lansing this week – February 5 edition

LANSING, Ill. (February 4, 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, February 5, 2024

Spice Club at the Library

Location: Lansing Public Library (Info Desk), 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“Spice up your cooking! Register each month to receive a sample of a new spice along with the spice’s history and delicious recipes. Materials can be picked up at the Info Desk starting the first Monday of the month and through the end of the month. Please register for each month separately. Registration required.


Tuesday, February 6, 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!”

Anime Club

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

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

“Explore the exciting world of Japanese animation with like-minded peers.” Register here.

TF South vs. TF North basketball

Time: 4:30 p.m. (Girls) and 6 p.m. (Boys)

Location: TF South Gym, 18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

The intra-district rivalry takes the court starting with the girls at 4:30 and the boys at 6 p.m.

Lansing Village Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Village courtroom, 2710 170th Street, Lansing

Read the agenda here.


Wednesday, February 7, 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.

DIY lip gloss

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

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

“Do your lips become chapped during the winter months? Then, make a sweet-smelling and tasty lip gloss made just for you.” Register 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, February 8, 2024

Free blood pressure and glucose screenings

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

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

“Know your numbers! Free blood pressure and glucose (sugar) checks, assistance with health insurance enrollment and SNAP benefits, as well as rapid HIV testing! – Provided by TCA Health”

Discover Google Docs

Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

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

“With Google Docs you can create, edit, and format text documents. Google account required and access to password.” Register here.

Library Teen Advisory Board information session

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

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

“Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Come to this informational session to learn all about our new Teen Advisory Board! Members will get the opportunity to help plan library programs, volunteer, and contribute their ideas to Lansing Public Library.” Register here.

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!

Cash, Karaoke, and Cocktails

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Location: The Rhoyal Bistro Live, 2352 172nd Street, Lansing

“Patrons can win cash just by singing karaoke. Every week we pick 2 winners one male and one female. The motto: ‘SIP n SING n PARTY n BETWEEN’ Contest rules: Must have made a purchase to be eligible for karaoke contest prize.”


Friday, February 9, 2024

Criminally Good book discussion

Time: 10 – 11 a.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.

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Texas Ranger Darren Mathews runs into a hornet’s nest of resentment while investigating two murders in this exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.

Read with Libby: eBook | eAudiobook

Craft Masters: Valentine Yarn Signs

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

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

“Spruce up your holiday decor with a bright “LOVE” sign for Valentine’s Day! An easy technique that can be used for any holiday! Difficulty 5/10.” Register here.

Free blood pressure and glucose screenings

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Municipal Center, 3141 Ridge Road

The Lansing Fire Department will offer monthly health checks on the second Friday of each month in 2024 at the Lansing Municipal Center. No appointments needed. For more information, call 708-895-7400.

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, February 10, 2024

Booty Building workshop

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: BYOB Fitness, 17030 Torrence Avenue, Lansing

“First official Barbie Bootcamp of 2024 next Saturday February 10. @ 9am & it’s FREE! January was a test trial, let’s go into February the right way, building BOOTY”

Library book sale

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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

“Friends Members Access 9:30-10:30am. Memberships available for purchase at the door. General Public 10:30am-1:30pm”

Designer Coat event at Cadou Decor

Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Cadou Decor, 3336 Ridge Road, Lansing

“A designer coat show with ‘Giving Back to the community.’ Purchase a Coat! Donate a Coat! Gift a Coat! Accepting Coat Donations thru Sat Feb 17th.”

Library of Things Zoo

Time: 12 – 3 p.m.

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

“Get hands on with our Library of Things! Drop by to try out virtual reality headsets, test out our crafting tools, or play a game.”

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

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

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing



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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.