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Explore the Trails at Harris Nature Center

May 10th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

a frog at Harris Nature CenterLooking to get outdoors for a much needed nature break? Harris Nature Center, in Okemos, MI is just what the doctor ordered with 5 miles of nature trails along the banks of the beautiful Red Cedar River.

Harris Nature Center (HNC) is located in Okemos, MI on the banks of the Red Cedar River. All less than a half-hour’s drive from our Lansing-area restaurant, pub, and bed and breakfast, The English Inn.

The Center’s main mission is protecting and preserving the Red Cedar River ecosystem. Public access allows people to learn more about the natural world and see for themselves the stunning natural beauty that is being preserved here.

The preserve’s 48 acres are natural habitat to a broad array of animals. Visitors may see white-tail deer, red-tailed hawks, pileated woodpeckers, many kinds of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders, and toads.

Trails at the HNC take you through the connected forests, meadows, and along the Red Cedar River. In winter, these same trails become a popular cross-country skiing and snowshoeing destination, with equipment rentals available at the Center.

Harris Nature Center also rehabilitates wild animals for future release or permanent care, depending on their level of recovery. You can meet many of these permanent residents inside the center and even “adopt” one.

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Phantom of the Opera at MSU’s Wharton Center

January 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Phantom of the Opera at Wharton TheaterAndrew Lloyd Webber’s international smash musical hit, The Phantom of the Opera, is coming to MSU’s Wharton Center stage this April, 2015.

Based on the classic novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera is the story of a beautiful soprano who becomes the object of desire and obsession for a mysterious, masked musical genius.

This 1910 tale has been adapted to film and stage many times but none so successfully as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version, which is one of three longest running musicals of all time, along with Les Misérables and Cats. This new production from veteran musical producer Cameron Mackintosh has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before” and has just come off a sold out tour of the United Kingdom.

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Abrams Planetarium on the MSU Campus

November 16th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Abrams Planetarium

Beautiful, no? To get closer, visit Abrams Planetarium!

Look! Up in the sky! It’s … the sky!

Okay, maybe that wasn’t such a spectacular opening but, when you think about it, the sky is a very fascinating thing – particularly the night sky. Getting a good view of the night sky can be a real challenge these days, what with all the “light pollution” dimming the glow of the stars.

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Relics of the Big Bang

March 5th, 2012 by insideout

“Relics of the Big Bang” is a fantastic new planetarium show at Abrams Planetarium, at MSU. It  leads viewers on a grand adventure: “a journey of exploration through the unknown mysteries of the universe.” Along the way, some of the most cutting edge work being done today by CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is revealed: research that extends from Geneva, Switzerland to East Lansing, Michigan. The information is presented in a concise and clear way, so even people unfamiliar with this type of research should find it interesting. It may also boggle the mind.

MSU Planetarium Show near Lansing Inn.

Expand your mind. See "Relics of the Big Bang" at Abrams Planetarium.

Learn more about the Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS detector. Explore Dark Matter and the Higgs Particle. It will rock your world.

You’ll want time to digest what you’ve seen. The best place to do that is over dinner at our Lansing area fine dining restaurant. See “Relics of the Big Bang” at 4:00 p.m. some Sunday, then head to The English Inn for dinner and a metaphysical discussion. Don’t worry, the food will help keep you grounded.

“Relics of the Big Bang” also shows at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. If you prefer to have your mind blown on a full stomach, have an early dinner at our Lansing restaurant and then see the show.

Please see Relics of the Big Bang for more information.

Save the Date

March 3rd, 2011 by insideout

The East Lansing Art Festival

It isn’t too early to think about the 48th Annual East Lansing Art Festival, which takes place May 21 and 22, 2011. Our Lansing MI Bed and Breakfast tends to fill up during this event. In past years, the festival has brought well over 50,000 art lovers to the area.

Just think about it… this is an outdoor event, so by then there won’t be any snow on the ground. Imagine how warm it will be when we meander through the stalls of more than 200 artists. There will also be live music on two stages during the festival, and an international-style food court with lots of tasty dishes.

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West Circle Music Series – Chopin

October 24th, 2010 by insideout

Lansing and the surrounding area are fortunate to have Michigan State University – the whole community benefits from the wide variety of concerts, art shows, lectures and sporting events offered by the MSU. Many guests of our Eaton Rapids luxury inn come to town to see or participate in activities at the university.

Panayis Lyras

This week, on Thursday, October 28, 2010, the MSU College of Music celebrates Two Hundred Years of Chopin, part of the West Circle Music Series. There is still space available at our Lansing area bed and breakfast, so give us a call and come to down for an evening of delightful piano music.

Pianists Panayis Lyras, Deborah Moriaty, Alan Nathan, Dereck Polischuk, Minsoo Sohn, George Vatchnadze and Ralph Votapek will take on Chopin. Expect to hear Opus 73 to the Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Gondo in C major for Two Pianos, and Op. 60, among others. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., but a preview lecture by Carol Hess begins at 6:45 p.m.

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MSU Spring Commencement

April 12th, 2010 by insideout

Spring Commencement for Michigan State University is fast approaching. The first degrees will be handed out May 6, 2010, and they are followed by a series of ceremonies on May 7, 8, and 9. Law degrees will be awarded on May 14, 2010. If you have a student at MSU, reserve your room at our Lansing Bed and Breakfast Inn now.

Three cheers for your MSU graduate!

Three cheers for your MSU graduate!

College is hard work, and graduation is cause for celebration. Toast your successful student during dinner at our Lansing restaurant. We can comfortably accommodate large groups, so gather together friends and family for this happy occasion. Should the graduates want to discuss the ups and downs of the past years together, they may do so comfortably and safely in our Lansing pub.

You are welcome to stroll through our English gardens with your MSU graduate, remembering similar walks together many years ago. Graduation marks a new phase in your relationship, and moments like these are to be cherished. Let us help by providing a comfortable place for you to stay.

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