Author Archives: Cindie

Capital City Eats

A local restaurant raffle fundraiser

Everybody’s gotta eat, right? The purchase of a $30 raffle ticket will enter you in a drawing to win one of two prizes.

First prize is seven local restaurant gift cards good for $30 each. 

Second prize is two NCG theater passes and a $20 gift card!

Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Raffle Tickets can be purchased online through the donate button or in person at the Women’s Center or from a board or staff member. Using the donate button is our only means of online raffle ticket sales. Raffle tickets are not considered a donation by IRS standards. 

Drawing will be held August 30 here at the Women’s Center at 4:00 pm. Winners will be notified by phone. 

WE LAUGH 2017!

Join us on Friday, February 3 for WE LAUGH a night of comedy benefitting the Women’s Center. We’ve integrated She Laughs and He Laughs into WE LAUGH.

Doors open at 7:00 pm Show starts at 8:00 pm

Lineup includes:

Headliner: Karen Williams

Hedlun & Stephanie Hirchert Walton

Robert Jenkins

Will Green

Samantha Rager

Esther Nevarez

Tickets can be purchased online at

We Laugh

“We Laugh” Comedy Night

When: Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Where: The Cadillac Room at Riverview Church (1115 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910)

Cost: $25 single/$40 Couple or $40 VIP seating (reserved). Tickets may be purchased HERE or at the door.

Refreshments:  Appetizers provided by Zayoon’s. Additional snacks will also be provided. Craft beer and wine will also be available via drink tickets.

Proceeds: All proceeds from this event will go to support The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. A nonprofit organization “Helping Women Realize Their Potential”

About the Event

Brought Back by Popular Demand!

It’s back, with a twist! The Women’s Center is bringing back our popular comedy night after taking a year off. In the past this event was called “She Laughs” and exclusively featured female comedians. We also had a separate event called “He Laughs” which featured—you guessed it—male comedians. We decided to bring the two together in the same room to battle it out.

Whose funnier—Women or Men?

Join us for a hilarious competition to see who you think is funnier–the men or the women! You will vote with cash by placing your voting dollars in either the women’s bowl or the men’s bowl on the stage.

Silent Auction

We will have a silent auction during the event with many packages, baskets, local artwork and table centerpieces by Twiggies in DeWitt, Michigan.


We continue to seek corporate and individual sponsors for this event. Below is a list of our available sponsor levels:

Chuckle $100 1 ticket  with VIP Table Seating & program recognition
Belly Laugh $250 2 tickets with VIP Table Seating & program & Emcee recognition
Bust-a-Gut $500 4 tickets with VIP Table seating & program & Emcee recognition
ROFL $750 6 tickets with VIP Table seating & program & Emcee recognition (entire table)


To become a sponsor please contact Cindie at (517) 372-9163 or

Current Sponsors include:

We Laugh Sponsor TwiggiesTwiggies (Florist & Events).  A one stop for amazing floral, table top rental, specialty linens, decor, lighting, backdrops, to make your event stand out from all the others.


We Laugh Spnsor Zaytoon Holt

Zaytoon’s (Holt). Thank you so much catering this event as a sponsor. Yum!

The Talent

Karen Williams (Headliner)We Laugh Headliner Karen Williams

 We feel extremely honored to have Karen as our headliner for this event. Seeing this internationally acclaimed and nationally-known stand-up comic is truly a treat! Karen is a modern-day alchemist, whose audiences revel in her cathartic laughter, and whose peers consider her a comic’s comic! As a solo entertainer, Karen Williams delights fan-filled audiences from San Francisco to South Beach to Sydney. She is also the founder and CEO of the HAHA Institute.  Read more about Karen.

 The Women

Stephanie Hirchert Walton. Stephanie is no stranger to this event and will be performing onstage with her husband Hedlun.

Samantha Rage. Sam is a newcomer to this event and an experienced comedian.  We are excited to see what she has in store for us.

Third Performer TBD. We are looking for one more performer.  Amateurs and newbies welcome. If you have always wanted to give stand up a try, contact Cindie at (517) 372-9163 or

The MenWe Laugh Comedian Robert Jenkins

Robert Jenkins. Robert uses his unique point of view, quick wit, and disarming delivery to tell you why he’s right. You’ll disagree, but you’ll laugh anyway. A Detroit native, Robert has performed at many festivals including the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, Crossroads Comedy Festival, and Laughfest where he was a 2016 participant in the Best of the Midwest Comedy Competition. Read More about Robert.

Hedlun Walton. The other half of the act with his wife Stephanie. We can’t wait to hear what these two have been up to as they deliver their class act together.

Will Green. Will started doing standup in 2008 in clubs and open nights throughout Michigan.  He We Laugh Comedian Will Greendescribes his comedy as “edgy, but with rounded corners.”  Will moved to Maine for a while (He’s back in Michigan) where he honed his skills as a regular at Comedy Connection in Portland and headlined at Levity Comedy Cafe in Burlington, VT. He produced his first album in 2014 called F*&% Feed People where 100% of all funds raised from the sale of the album go to support the charity Sundays in Cass Park. Read more about Will.

We invite you to be part of this event with us

We look forward to laughing together with you. Thank you for supporting the Women’s Center. We couldn’t do what we do without supporters like you! See you soon!

Parenting When There is Violence at Home

Lecture and group discussion each week for parent with children of all ages who are experiencing violence at home.
Topics include:
– Parent awareness of the effect of violence on children
– Creating a safety plan,
– Finding Resources,
– Child Development,
– Creating Nurturing Environments,
– Communication Skills and Financial Planning

Starts Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm Pre-Registration is required
Space limited to 10 people.

5 Million children witness domestic violence each year in the U.S. All cultures, races, sexes, occupations, income levels an ages are battered. One in four women and one in seven men will experience relationship violence in their lifetimes. LET’S STOP THE VIOLENCE NOW

For more information and to register please call 517.372.9163