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    ELAF Announces 60th Annual Award Winners

    Awards totaling $6,000 were presented to artists at last weekend’s 60th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF). Read on...
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    City of East Lansing to Offer Safety Seminars for School-Aged Children, Women

    Children between the ages of five and 12 years and women are invited to participate in two upcoming safety seminars offered at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road in June. The cost for both programs is $30 per person. Read on...
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    East Lansing Art Festival Set for Saturday, May 20 to Sunday, May 21 in Downtown East Lansing

    The 60th Annual East Lansing Art Festival will be held over the weekend of May 20-21, bringing more than 150 artists and thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing. Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 20 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 21. Read on...
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    Crystal Awards Honorees Recognized at Annual Reception

    The East Lansing City Council presented its 2023 Crystal Awards at a reception on April 27 at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. Read on...
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    All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Present Musical “School of Rock”

    All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) is pleased to present the musical, “School of Rock,” this spring. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and Friday, May 5, and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 and May 6 and 7. Read on...
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    Residents Invited to Participate in East Lansing’s First No Mow May

    The East Lansing City Council has approved a resolution to adopt No Mow May following a joint recommendation from the East Lansing Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the East Lansing Commission on the Environment. Read on...
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    City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park Reopening Scheduled for April 3

    The City of East Lansing has announced that the Northern Tail Dog Park will reopen to the public for the 2023 spring, summer and fall seasons on Monday, April 3. Read on...
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    New Events and Reservations Specialist Joins Staff at the ELHCC

    The City of East Lansing is pleased to welcome a new events and reservations specialist to the staff at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC). Read on...
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    East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Launches Round Up for Scholarships Program

    The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) has launched a new Round Up for Scholarships program. Read on...
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    2023 Winter Connect Magazine

    Community members can browse the Connect Magazine to learn about programs, classes and activities being offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts this winter. Read on...
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    Youth Scholarships Available for ELPRA Activities

    Youth scholarships are available for eligible community members seeking to participate in activities offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts. Read on...
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    Enjoy East Lansing's Parks, Trails and Facilities

    There are a number of community and neighborhood parks, trails and recreational facilities in the City of East Lansing. Read More
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    East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program

    The Environmental Stewardship Program involves the community in the restoration of the City's park biotic communities. Read More
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    All-of-us Express Children's Theatre

    All-of-us Express Children's Theatre offers area youth the opportunity to take part in every aspect of theatre production. Read More
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    Sports Offerings (Youth and Adult)

    The Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts offers sports leagues and programs for adults and youth. Read More
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    Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Develops Online Parks and Trails Viewer

    Find several parks and trails in the area by viewing the Tri-County Planning Commission's online parks and trail viewer. Read More