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Lansing serves up fun spring events

Fenner Nature Center

The Fenner Nature Center will host its popular Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, March 25.. The center is located at 2020 Mt. Hope Ave. in Lansing.  Courtesy photo

Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Editor in Chief

This week marks the beginning of spring in Michigan, and with it comes many fun events for Lansing-area residents to attend and enjoy.

From visiting the Easter Bunny to tapping maple trees, there is sure to be something for everyone. Here are just a few festivities for residents to try out:

The Easter Bunny is back at the Meridian Mall. The mall is located at 1982 W. Grand River Ave. in Okemos and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on most days.

From now through Saturday, April 8 (the day before Easter), the Easter Bunny will be waiting at Center Court, near the food court, for people to come say “hi.” Little ones can of course get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny.

Meridian Mall is even promoting a “furry photo” campaign in which they will allow dogs to get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny on specific days. For more information and for specific times, visit the website here.

Fenner Maple Syrup Festival has returned for its free spring celebration on Saturday, March 25. Located at 2020 Mt. Hope Ave., this festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival serves as a fundraiser for the nature center’s Fenner Conservancy. Festival goers will learn about the history of maple syrup and the many ways of collecting it. They will even be able to tap a tree themselves!

“Whether you have a cup of hot coffee or a bag of maple cotton candy in hand, there’s something special about getting outside after the long winter,” Fenner Development and Events Manager Alexa Seeger said. “Standing around the fires, listening to oral histories and enjoying the sense of community (is what) syrup season in the sugar bush is known for.”

Although tickets are not required, festival-goers are expected to pay a $5 parking fee. There will also be the annual Pancake Breakfast that morning, and those who want to participate will have to pay a $10 fee for ages 5 and up, and $6 for anyone younger.

For more information, visit the Fenner Nature Center Facebook page here.

A Succulent and Plant Event is coming to Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC this Saturday, March 25. The business is located at 352 W. Columbia St. in Mason.

This event starts at 10 a.m. and includes vendors with a huge variety of fun-themed products. For more information, visit the Facebook page here.

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