AARP Michigan Announces Free Events For August 2023

Lansing, MI - Every month, AARP offers quality programs and events that are free and open to the public, both online and in person. Check out what's happening in August and be sure to register using the provided link or call 877-926-8300.

To see a full menu of all upcoming events, visit aarpmi.org/events.

  • Detroit Riverwalkers Summer Series (Detroit in person)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays (thru Aug. 22)  

  • 8-10 a.m. 

  • Cullen Plaza, 1340 Atwater St, Detroit, MI  

  • Register: aarpmi.org/Riverwalkers2023


  • Fitness at the FitLot (Lansing in person)
    Join us for Fitness at the FitLot - Outdoor training classes that provide a full-body and fun workout for all ages and abilities.

    • Mondays and Wednesdays (thru Aug. 30)
      11-11:45 a.m.

    • 325 Riverfront Drive, Lansing, MI
      Located on the Lansing River Trail just north of Rotary Park.

    • Register: aarpmi.org/Fitlot2023

  • Ethel’s Place (Lansing in person)
    At Ethel’s Place, on the first Thursday of every month persons living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment come together with friends and family for a celebration of connection, fun, music and light refreshments.

  • Free Shred Event (Traverse City in person)
    Stay one step ahead of identity thieves and protect your sensitive information with AARP Michigan at our free shred event.

  • Wednesday, August 9

  • Noon-2:00 P.M.

  • Location: Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (AAANM), 1609 Park Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686

  • Limit 4 boxes/per car

  • Register here: https://events.aarp.org/Shred8-9

  • Saving Our Planet: Unleash Your Power for a Sustainable Future (Lansing in person)
    Register now for Saving Our Planet and join a community dedicated to creating a sustainable future through collective action. Register and learn how to be part of the solution!

  • AARP Night at the Pit Spitters (Traverse City in person)

  • Game Day with the Lansing Lugnuts (Lansing in person)
    Help AARP cheer on Lansing’s premier minor league baseball team as they face off against the Great Lakes Loons.

  • Wednesday, August 16

  • 7:05 p.m. game time

  • Location: Jackson Field - 505 East Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48912

  • Get discounted tickets: https://aarpmi.org/lugnuts

  • Rhythms of Life: Rhythm Circle (East Lansing in person plus virtual option)

Join percussionist Kevin "Bujo" Jones for an interactive rhythm circle class! Experience the powerful benefits of music, including its positive effects on brain health.

  • Saturday, August 19

  • Jackson County Grandparents Day (Jackson in person)
    Help AARP Michigan celebrate grandparents this Grandparent's Day! It will be a free, fun-filled day for the whole family with lunch and games, including putt-putt golf, cornhole and more. Please register for one of two time slots, 1–4 p.m. or 4–7 p.m., by August 19.

  • AARP Disrupt Aging Book Club (virtual)
    Come for the great conversation and book selections and leave with new friends and experiences. The August book is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.


  • Learn a Latte: Beyond Books. Using Your Local Library to Stay Connected (Comstock in person)
    Join us in-person to learn about the library’s wealth of free resources available to you, from streaming movies to Wi-Fi hotspots and so much more. All to keep you connected and saving money.

    • Tuesday, August 29

    • 9:30 – 11 a.m.

    • Location: Kent District Library - Service and Meeting Center, 814 West River Center Drive NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    • Register: https://events.aarp.org/LearnALatte82923

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