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Thanks to those who attended fest kickoff

2014-03-30T00:00:00Z Thanks to those who attended fest kickoffCarrie Steinweg Times Columnist
March 30, 2014 12:00 am  • 

The Lansing Association for Community Events recently held a kickoff meeting for Lansing Autumn Fest 2014. I’m a member of the board of directors of LACE, the nonprofit that organizes the festival. Our board was happy to get a great response from the community.

The public was invited to come out and learn more about the festival and volunteer to help in a variety of different ways. Thank you to those who came out and have already committed to volunteer. Visible Music College graciously allowed LACE to use the new college’s lounge area for their meeting.

If you weren’t there, but would like to help, call (708) 646-5606 or send an email to There are many volunteer opportunities in advance of the fest and during the weekend of the festival that will take place Oct. 10-12 in downtown Lansing. If you have a skill that you’d like to share or just want to be part of making this festival a successful event, we would love your help. Follow Lansing Autumn Fest on Facebook for festival updates.

Lansing Old Timers offers scholarship

The Lansing Old Timers organization will be awarding six one-time grants of $1,000 or $500 to three male and three female high school seniors who have participated in a Lansing Old Timers-sponsored program.

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors enrolled in or accepted by a two- or four-year college or university with at least a “B” average on their latest transcript and they must have participated in a school athletic program. Grants will be awarded by lottery to all eligible applicants.

Visit for an application, which must be completed and returned by May 1 to: Lansing Old Timers, c/o Frank Kiefor, P.O. Box 133, Lansing, IL 60438

Childrens’ production next weekend at TATC

As part of the Education Through Theatre program at the Theatre at the Center and the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, a student production of William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" will take place next weekend. The kids will perform four shows: 7 p.m. April 4; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. April 5 and 1:30 p.m. April 6.

The play is a result of months of preparation by the students who learn about all aspects of play production under the direction of Patty Bird. I will be in the audience as one of my sons took part in this wonderful program. Tickets are $9.50 for adults and $7.50 for students and are available at the box office by calling (219) 836-3255.

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