CONRAD’S COLLEGE TOWN GRILL — The menu includes creative sandwiches, such as the J.F.K. (with chicken, tomato, mushrooms, jalapenos, banana peppers, mozzarella and honey mustard) and a full slew of breakfast items. 101 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Monday-Friday, noon-3 a.m. Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday. (517) 337-2723. www.conradsgrill.com. D, OM, $.
Deidreanna Potter, a 17-year-old harpist from Charlotte, receives the Kenneth G. Bloomquist Lansing Concert Award at Saturday´s Band Lansing Concert Band performance; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28 she will perform Dart Auditorium composer David 500 N. Capitol Ave.
Yes, that's the same Kevin Costner you know from “Field of Dreams,” “Dances With Wolves” and “The Bodyguard.” He formed the Modern West band in 2007 and released a country album, “Untold Truths,” in 2008. Costner and Modern West come to Common Ground July 11.
An estimated 2,000 runners are expected to participate in the first Lansing Marathon on Sunday. The 26.2 mile course begins at the Accident Fund building and runners will travel through Kircher Park, Potter Park Zoo, Michigan State University and REO Town before finishing at the Capitol Building. Participants have seven hours to complete the marathon, which begins at 8 a.m.
is the motto at this onetime railroad station with impressive decor and less-impressive food. A massive menu offers breadth but not much depth. Full review online at tinyurl.com/66g876o 637 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.
If your dad is a Skylab astronaut and you grew up in a neighborhood full of NASA employees, it’s understandable why you might be interested in space travel. But what would you pay to make that dream come true? Does $30 million or so sound reasonable?
CHRISTIE’S BISTRO — Elegant dining with beef and seafood offerings, as well as pasta and salads; located inside the Lexington Hotel at 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190. www.lexingtonlansing.com. Monday-Friday Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dinner 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday Breakfast 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday Breakfast 7 a.m.-10 a.m., Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Room service available 6:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday and Sunday. FB, TO, RES, $$$.
I think for the most part it’s because the plan that was presented to us we all felt was very concise and very comprehensive. As our current interim superintendent indicated, it wasn’t cherry picking; it wasn’t we’re going to do this over here and this over here and do it in different years. It is a comprehensive plan, and it’s a plan that deals with academic success as opposed to just closing buildings. It’s geared towards the research that shows certain configurations of schools are more successful and are where we need to focus our time and our money.