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The Lansing City Pulse has created a 2015 Halloween Events Guide that is compiled of lots of fun things for you to do!  There are family friendly activities for children of all ages as well as activities for older children and adults.   From trick or treating in area neighborhoods and cities downtown districts to haunted housed and hay rides.  This events guide has something for everyone!!!


Parenting Education Series

Negotiating Family Dynamics during the Holidays

Family gatherings can bring out tensions that have been developing for years or new tensions can be created by new life transitions. The birth of children, new marriages, a family member coming out as LBGT, family history of violence, or being asked by your relatives over and over when you are going to get married, can all create tense interactions. Join us for a panel discussion to gain skills for navigating challenging family dynamics. Panelists include: Lori Strom, MSU Family Resource Center, Deanna Hurlbert, LBGT Resource Center, and Zain Shamoon, Human Development and Family Studies Doctoral Candidate.

When:  Thursday, November 19, 2015
Where:  MSU Union, Lake Erie Room (3rd Floor)
Time:  12pm - 1pm


"Breastfeeding:  How to Get Started and Keep Going! Including Solid Foods and Weaning"

Breastfeeding Educational Series (Fall 2015) - Free to MSU faculty, staff, and student moms and dads

Although breastfeeding is natural, it is a learned skill. This four-part program is designed to give pregnant women and their partners information on preparing to breastfeed and strategies for continuing to breastfeed upon returning to work.

Presenter: Mary Machowicz RN, Expectant Parents Organization

Fall/Spring Dates: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Nisbet Building, Room 250

Cost: Free!
Week 1: Introduction to Breastfeeding: Benefits, How Breastfeeding Works
Week 2: Baby is Here! – Getting Started – The Mechanics of Breastfeeding – positioning, latching on, feeding patterns, challenges
Week 3: Maintaining Breastfeeding – lifestyle, Expressing and Storing Milk, Returning to work
Week 4: Breastfeeding Transitions: Introducing Solid Foods and Weaning 

Eldercare Series 2015


Sessions are FREE and open to the public!  RSVP by calling Family Resource Center at 517-432-3745 or by email:



Special Events 2015

Living Optimally 2015 (Formally known as Optimal Aging)

Date:  Thursday, October 15, 2015
Check-in: 8:30am
Program begins at 9:00am

The goal of this program is to provide our audience with real-life solutions and practical advice to age optimally. 
Everyone is invited; including seniors, family caregivers and community providers.

Light breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Eagle Eye Golf Club
1550 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI  48823

RSVP click here.

This event is FREE, however advanced registration is required.

Questions call:  MSU Family Resource Center (517) 432-3745