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Things to do in Lansing this week – February 19 edition

LANSING, Ill. (February 18, 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 19, 2024

Presidents’ Day

Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Eisenhower Center, 2550 178th Street, Lansing

Read the agenda here.

Tuesday, February 20, 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!”

The Pigments of My Skin

Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.

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

“Dive deep into color theory and explore the beauty of your skin tones in this unique painting program. You will be able to take home your masterpiece.” For grades 6 – 12. Register here.

Queen of Hearts @ Pour on Roy

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Pour On Roy, 18155 Roy Street, Lansing

The Queen of Hearts is back after January’s big win! Drawings will take place every Tuesday until the queen is found.

Lansing Village Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Village courtroom, 2710 170th Street, Lansing

Read the agenda here.

Lansing Garden Club

Time: 6 – 7:15 p.m.

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

The Lansing Garden Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday, February 21, 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.

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.

District 158 Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

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

Read the agenda here.

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 22, 2024

Free Health Screenings – Provided by TCA Health

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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!”

Heritage Middle School Black Heritage Program

Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Location: Heritage Middle School, 19250 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

Heritage Middle School will present “How did we get here?”, a Black heritage program.

Black History Month Poetry Slam

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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

“This year’s theme is ‘Where I’m From.’ Understanding where we come from impacts our understanding of who we are. Students will be storytelling their most impactful events that have helped shape who they are. We will also be celebrating the historic voices of African American Poets from the past. Free admission — community members welcome!
Sponsored by the Vocal Justice Leaders of T.F. South”

National Financial Literacy Campaign: Building Savings and Wealth

Time: 6 p.m.

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

“Learn how to build wealth during this 6-course class! – Provided by World System Builder” This event is the first of a series. Register online 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!

Friday, February 23, 2024

Safety Program for Older Adults

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Location: Lansing Fire Department headquarters, 18200 Chicago Avenue, Lansing

The Lansing Fire Department facilitates a National Fire Protection Association program called Steps to Safety Program for Older Adults, developed through the CDC. This program touches on 16 key fire and fall safety messages that are commonly linked to aging adults. It incorporates fun trivia questions and social interaction activities. Register by calling 708-895-7400 or email [email protected].

Library Cinema: The Color Purple 2023

Time: 12 – 2:30 p.m.

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

“A decades-spanning tale of love and resilience and of one woman’s journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.”

IF:2024 Women’s Conference

Time: 6 – 10 p.m. (and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday)

Location: Grace Church, 2740 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“The gathering is a two-day telecast event where women all over the world gather together, get equipped, and discover the next step in their calling. Grace Church is excited to be a hosting site again this year. You’re invited to join us Friday evening from 6:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am – 4:30pm. At IF:2024, we want to create the opportunity for you to experience Jesus. We want you to remember His character, power, mystery, love and delight. The cost is $30. Coffee, tea, refreshments, snacks, and a catered lunch are provided. We will also provide a notebook and pen for registrants to take home. Please register at”

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 24, 2024

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing

Developing Our Youth Black History Gala

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Location: Serbian Social Center, 18550 Stony Island Avenue, Lansing

“Join us in empowering the next generation at the 2024 Developing Our Youth Black History Gala. Your generous donations will make a lasting impact, fostering education, inspiration, and community growth. Developing Our Youth provides resources to youth and their families.” Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Bark at the Moon benefit show

Time: 8 p.m.

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

“Sabbatha hosts their second BARK AT THE MOON BENEFIT SHOW! All proceeds will benefit Lulu’s Locker Rescue (Non-Profit Animal Rescue) Look forward to raffle prizes and LIVE MUSIC!
SABBATHA – Female Black Sabbath, Dio & Ozzy
ASHES OF EDEN – Breaking Benjamin
3 PEACE SELLS – Megadeth

Donate here

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

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

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing

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].

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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.