Hurry up to visit the Lansing Boat Show “H20-13″ at the Lansing Center packing the Main Exhibition Halls. 36 different manufacturers will be represented so the selection is limitless.
Come to the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected Campaign Kickoff to find out how you can get involved in this important referendum to help protect Michigan’s still-recovering wolf population.
The Lansing Women’s Expo is the original and first of Women’s Expos. The Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo is celebrating 13 years and recognized as the best.
Civil Twilight, Flint Eastwood and Lights and Caves will be performing! Tickets are available here for $15.
Taste & Tour of Old Town
Old Town Commercial Association is hosting its fifth annual Taste & Tour of Old Town, a progressive food sampler and exclusive loft tour. The sampler gives visitors a chance to taste a variety of Old Town’s finest fare.
Lansing is in the national spotlight lately with the right-to-work legislation debate. This morning the State Police estimated that the current crowd on the Capitol lawn is more than 10,000 protestors strong and growing rapidly. Activity on Twitter is equally alive; #savemi, #righttowork, “Capitol” and “Michigan” have been or still are current trending topics so far today. With the protests comes the media frenzy– helicopters are circling overhead, reporters are tweeting, and photographers are going to extremes to get the perfect shot. We’ve been following the #righttowork movement on Twitter and want to share a couple of our favorite Twit Pics thus far.
Lansing holds slot 16 on America’s brainiest cities list. Atlantic magazine compiled the list, which measured cognitive capacity of these metro cities. Lumosity, a software, uses games to challenge and improve users’ cognitive abilities. The games also allow users to select which area of the brain they want to work on. Lumosity scientists gathered data from more than one million users for their study.
Here is the full list of brainy cities:
- Charlottesville, Virginia
- Lafayette, Indiana
- Anchorage Alaska
- Madison, Wisconsin
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
- Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & Dubuque, Iowa
- Johnstown-Altoona, Pennsylvania
- Champaign & Springfield-Decatur, Illinois
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
- Boston-Manchester (Massachusetts/New Hampshire)
- Rochester, New York
- Gainesville, Florida
- Fargo-Valley City North Dakota
- Lansing, Michigan
- Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo
- Burlington-Plattsburgh (Vermont/New York)
- Syracuse, New York
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri
- La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York Pennsylvania
- Springfield-Holyoke, Massachusetts
Congratulations, Lansing. As if we needed another reason to love you.
Find the original article here: America’s Brainiest Cities by Richard Florida