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Things to do in Lansing this week – February 26 edition

LANSING, Ill. (February 25, 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 26, 2024

“Onward to Chicago” program

Time: 6 p.m.

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

The program will feature slides and commentary by Dr. Larry McClellan, the author of the book “Onward to Chicago, Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois,” and Tom Shepherd. Learn more here.

District 171 Board meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Heritage Middle School, 19266 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

Read the agenda here.

Myth and Munchies

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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

“Interested in world mythology but have no one to talk to about it? Join us for a small group discussion of a different pantheon each month! Snacks included from Local establishments!” Register here.


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Educational Session – Local Government 101

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

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

This free event is open to all Lansing business owners. “Here’s a great opportunity to learn more about the Village where your business is located. How does the Village of Lansing government work? Village administrators will share their knowledge and experience, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.”

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!”

Teen Volunteer Orientation and Training

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

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

Students in 6th – 12th grade will learn about volunteering at the library. 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.

District 215 Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

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

Read the agenda here.

Thornton Township Board meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Thornton Township Headquarters, 333 E. 162nd Street, South Holland

If available, agendas are published here. Read about the February 13 meeting here.

Reader’s Guide to the Galaxy

Time: 6:30 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 Black God’s Drum by P. Djeli Clark. Read with Libby: eBook | eAudiobook


Wednesday, February 28, 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.

Planning and Zoning Board meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Municipal Court Complex
2710 170th Street

1040 Prayer: Syria

Time: 7 p.m.

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

“Come learn & pray with us for both homeland and displaced Syrians!”

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 29, 2024

McJournal Night

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Location: Lansing McDonald’s, 18710 Torrence Avenue, Lansing

Come and support The Lansing Journal at McDonald’s! Meet the local reporters covering the Lansing community — as well as Grimace, the Memorial Jr. High Band, and Lansing firefighters! You’ll also be able to win prizes. Click here to watch more info on the event, and click here to read more.

Avatar: The Last Airbender DIY Day

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

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

“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Which element fits you best? Join us in celebrating the new Avatar television series with a personality quiz, a special craft, and a themed snack.”

CLASSIC. at Pour on Roy

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Location: Pour on Roy, 18155 Roy Street, Ste. 2, Lansing

Rock, country, and rock and roll — with keys, guitar, flute, and percussion.

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, March 1, 2024

Bingo!

Time: 12 – 1 p.m.

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

“Love to play bingo? Like to win stuff too? This is the perfect opportunity for you to win some interesting prizes!”

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

Library@Nite: Chris Vallillo’s Forgottonia

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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

“Award-winning roots’ songwriter Chris Vallillo pays homage to the rural Midwest with his new recording, Forgottonia, inspired by the people and places of America’s Heartland. — Doors open at 6 p.m. — Show starts at 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 2, 2024

Blood drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18100 Wentworth Avenue, Lansing

Register on vitalant.org.

Biomimicry: Looking to Nature to Solve Today’s Problems

Time: 12 – 1 p.m.

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

“An adult animal show? That’s right! Meet 3 animals and learn how humans have copied them to figure out complex world problems.” Register here.

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing

Whizpopping Wonderland Party

Time: 6 – 7:45 p.m.

Location: Lansing Public Library (Youth Department), 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

“Be a giant, eat chocolate, play games with a fox, read books with Matilda, and see if you are the lucky winner of a golden ticket!” Register here.

Pig Horse Camel and friends at J.J. Kelley’s

Time: 7 p.m.

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

Come see some great original metal bands at J.J. Kelley’s March 2nd! With our friends Chasing Allura and Extinction Earth! Sure to be a great show.

Sunday, March 3, 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.