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Celebrate Grandparents Day in Lansing

Posted on 07/01/19 by Mark Hornbeck

AARP Michigan, the City of Lansing, WKAR and the Lansing School District will host a Grandparents Day event, a national holiday that celebrates the special bond between grandchildren and grandparents, on Sunday, Sept. 8 in Lansing.

Free activities for all ages will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Don Johnson Field House, 220 N. Pennsylvania Ave. at Lansing Eastern High School.

Over 30 participating organizations are bringing fun and interactive activities to this family event, including:

· Dance instruction and performances;

· Yoga, Zumba;

· Balloon animal making;

· Street magic;

· Making music with fruit and vegetables;

· Tennis instruction;

· Chalk art wall;

· Old-fashioned games;

· Carnival;

· Photo booth, selfie booth; and more.

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The event recognizes that grandparents have always played an important role in families, and perhaps now more than ever. Nationwide, more than 2.7 million grandparents are raising grandchildren, according to census figures -- a number that is on the rise across the country.

Participating organizations include: AARP Michigan; Capital Area District Libraries; Lansing City Clerk’s Office; Lansing School District; Court One Athletics; Habibi Dancers; Hustle With Louvenia; Klinker the Clown; Lansing Lugnuts; Mr. Magic; MSU Extension 4-H; Nature Discovery; Operation Life Saver; Old-Fashioned Games; Life Touch Studios; Ronald McDonald House; TCOA; WKAR; YMCA; Yoga-Jane Thomas; Zumba by Love Thy Body and more.

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