Lansing at Large: LTAPA’s “Cookies and Carols” concert


The Lansing Theater and Performing Arts (LTAPA) will present its annual “Cookies and Carols” holiday fundraising concert 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3 in the Lansing Middle School auditorium.

The third and fourth grade Nutcracker chorus, the Middle School String and Band Ensembles and the High School Show Choir will perform selections from the bi-annual holiday musical and other seasonal music.

Homemade holiday cookies and refreshments will be served by the Honor Society “elves” and the High School Varsity Chorale. Raffle prizes include gift cards for local restaurants, tickets for Cornell hockey and basketball games, as well as holiday treasures.

Attendees can buy their tickets ahead of time and avoid the line, or volunteer to help or bake cookies (please no nuts or nut spreads), by going to

“Cookies and Carols” is LTAPA’s largest fundraiser of the year; LTAPA supports Lansing’s plays, musicals, and musical performances by funding microphones, curtains, lights, scholarships, and trips.

Cookies and Crafts with Santa
The Lansingville Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold a holiday “Cookies and Crafts with Santa” event Dec. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lansing Fire Station No. 3, at 1235 Ridge Road.

Santa will be in the station from 2 to 4 p.m. – bring your own camera to capture the moment.

In the meantime, Children can pick two crafts to make, enjoy free cookies and punch, and shop at a bazaar mini-store where gifts range from $.25 to $2.
Admission is $2 per child for children aged 2 to 18 years old; adults get in free.

LUMC Hosts Free Holiday Dinner
The Lansing United Methodist Church will host a free Community Holiday Dinner Dec. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church on Brickyard Road.

Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the dinners; interested parties can donate two meals for $20.

Christmas Shopping Supports Library
The library’s 10th Annual Artisan Fair will be held Dec. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library and community center.

The event is free and open to the public and includes free beverages and treats for shoppers.

This year’s event will feature more than 25 artisans offering baked sweet treats, jewelry, clothing and accessories, woodworking, pottery, artwork and more. The Friends of the Lansing Library will also be raffling two gift baskets filled with donated goodies from the artisans.

The Library is also featuring art from Lansing High School students in the downstairs space. The drawings on display are from sophomores and junior students who spend a half-year course focusing on observational drawing skills, experimenting with pen, chalk, pastel, graphite, colored pencils, and blend-able markers.

Each student assessed their own skills and determined where they needed to improve. The drawings represent their efforts in new media, techniques, and concept and composition resulting in a variety of works that capture the students’ interests, concerns, and artistic skills.

Lansing Y Supports Foodnet
The YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County in Lansing is partnering to bring Foodnet’s congregate meal program to the YMCA three days a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is available to anyone over the age of 60 that would benefit from nutritious meals (spouses can receive meals regardless of age). People under 60 years old can receive meals at the full cost of $8 or through private insurance. However, no one will be turned away because they cannot pay.
For questions and more information, please call Foodnet at 607 266 9553 or go to

Foodnet Meals on Wheels’ mission is to provide meals and other nutrition services that promote dignity, well-being, and independence for older adults and other persons in need in Tompkins County.

Lansing Mobile Food Pantry
The Lansing Mobile Food Pantry will be open Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Rink, 1767 East Shore Drive. For more information, please contact Nancy Myers at (607) 592-4685


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