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Things to do in Lansing this week – March 4 edition

LANSING, Ill. (March 3, 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, March 4, 2024

Spice Club

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.”


Tuesday, March 5, 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.

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: Lansing Courtroom Complex, 2710 E. 170th Street, Lansing

Read the agenda here.


Wednesday, March 6, 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.

Cook’s Circle

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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

Share your culinary knowledge selecting recipes and preparing your dish with fellow neighbors from one our library’s collection of cookbooks.

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, March 7, 2024

Book Banter

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: Save What’s Left by Elizabeth Castellano

An outrageously funny debut novel about a woman who moves to a small beach town looking for peace, only to find herself in an all-out war with her neighbors. Read with Libby: eBook | eAudiobook

Karaoke Night with YRD

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

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

“Join us for lite bites, drinks, membership updates. networking, and more! Sponsored by KMR Law Group”

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!

Neighborhood Watch meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Courtroom Complex, 2710 E. 170th Street, Lansing

Lansing residents are welcome to hear updates from LPD, and ask questions about policing in their neighborhoods.


Friday, March 8, 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. This month: Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

V.I. Warshawski’s in a desperate race against time to save a young woman’s life as things are hotter — and deadlier — than Chicago in July. Read with Libby: eBook

Free blood pressure and glucose checks

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Lansing Municipal Center, 3141 Ridge Road, Lansing

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

Little Giant – 8th anniversary on the 8th

Time: 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

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

“Our official anniversary date is March 10th but this will be our anniversary party! Kasey’s will be offering up some cool anniversary specials to enjoy! We will be rockin’ in the banquet room!”


Saturday, March 9, 2024

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.”

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing

St. John’s Spring Dinner Auction

Time: 5 p.m.

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

“Tickets are $20/person. Dinner by Steve’s Catering. For more information call the church @ 708-895-9240. Will be a fun evening with something for everyone!”

Taco and Trivia Night

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: First Christian Church of Lansing, 2921 Ridge Road, Lansing

Delicious taco dinner starts at 5pm, with trivia game to follow. $10 per person.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Daylight Saving Time begins

Weekend Mass at All Souls Catholic Parish at St. Ann

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

Location: 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing

St. Baldrick’s Shave for the Brave

Time: 12 – 6 p.m.

Location: American Legion Post 697, 18255 Grant Street, Lansing

“St Baldricks fundraiser to help fight children’s cancer. There with be head shavings, music, raffles and a 50/50 raffle. So sign up to be a shavee or just come out and watch and donate.”

Queen Esther Day 2024 service

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Flesh Becoming Word Church, 18423 Stony Island Avenue, Lansing

This event is by Queen Esther Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star, State of IL. “Join us for a powerful service!”

Young Adult Hymn Sing

Time: 5 p.m.

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

“Join us for a young adult hymn sing on March 10 after the evening service! Any young adults post-high school through mid-30’s are welcome to join us! Song Service begins at 4:50. Evening service begins at 5:00. Dinner and singing will be after the service.
Dinner and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share!”



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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.