Those of you who like to look at the funny side of life's struggles might appreciate a presentation from Maysoon Zayid, who is speaking as part of a series put on by Peckham Inc.
Imagine the difficulties and stereotypes faced by a Palestinian woman in the U.S. Now imagine that woman also has cerebral palsy. That is exactly the situation for comedian and actress Maysoon Zayid. Through a unique combination of humor, compassion and storytelling, Zayid shares her experiences growing up and dealing with discrimination and disability.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Zayid is speaking in part to raise awareness for disabled workers. Space is limited, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
10:30-11:30 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. FREE. Peckham, Inc., 3510 Capitol City Blvd. Lansing. (517) 316-4490, peckham.org.
For more events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Speakeasies Toastmasters. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. 7 p.m. FREE to visit. Eaton Rapids Medical Center, 1500 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids. (517) 543-0786.
Not So Happy Endings Support Group. For women ending relationships. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 896-3311.
Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. Learn, grow and heal together. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. (517) 381-4866.
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6300, cadl.org.
Overeaters Anonymous. Support for weight loss efforts. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 290-5163.
Bible and Beer. Discussion of Scripture's power in daily events. 6 p.m. Midtown Brewing Co. 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 482-0600, email@example.com.
Capital Area Crisis Men & Women's Rugby Practice. Weather permitting. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2151 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing.
ToddlerTime. Ages 18-36 months listen to stories and music. 10:15-10:45 a.m./11-11:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
DynaMike the Magician. Magic show. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster Library, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.
Michigan Hauntings. Talk on local haunted hot spots. For adults. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Library, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. cadl.org.
Starting an Etsy Shop. Workshop for managing online store. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie Library, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400.
Sporcle Live! Trivia. Team based. Win Crunchy's gift certificates. 7 p.m. FREE. Crunchy's Pizza & Burgers, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.
Literature and Poetry
Books on Tap Book Group. 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes' by Caitlin Doughty. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Jimmy's Pub, 16804 Chandler Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.