Good day on this rainy-turned-sunny Wednesday.
Remember when you were young and the only thing more exciting than building that giant, elaborate sand castle was knocking it down? REACH Studio Art Center in REO Town invites community members to share their creative impulses and destructive tendencies at today's Pop-Up Stories event.
Participants are invited to share a five-minute story of a time when they poured their heart into a creative act — or a destructive one. WKAR’s “Current State” host Mark Bashore emcees the event, and light refreshments are provided.
Guests are asked to pre-register due to space constraints, so get in touch soon. Questions and storyteller sign-ups can be emailed to “Current State” producer April Van Buren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30 p.m. FREE. REACH Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
East Lansing residents take note: with the upcoming election less than a month away, the Associated Students of Michigan State University will be host an East Lansing city council election debate and discussion to help students and residents make an informed decision.
Candidates Jermaine Ruffin, Steve Ross, Erik Altmann, Mark Meadows, Shanna Draheim and Nathan Triplett will discuss how they will address issues facing the East Lansing. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask the candidates questions of their own.
The debate is open to the public and refreshments will be provided.
7 p.m. FREE. MSU Student Union Ballroom, 49 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-8266, asmsu.msu.edu.
For more events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Story Art Time. Art and story time for preschoolers. 10-10:45 a.m. FREE. Donations appreciated. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
Walk-In Wednesdays. Art activities for ages 5 and up. 4-5:30 p.m. FREE. Donations appreciated. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
Family Storytime. Ages up to 6. Stories, rhymes and activities. 10:30 a.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing Library, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 367-6363.
Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 3015 S. Washington St., Lansing. (517) 351-5866, lamc.info.
Alcoholics Anonymous. A closed step meeting. 6 p.m. Donations. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 899-3215.
Aux Petits Soins: Explorers 3. French immersion for babies/toddlers. 4:30 p.m. $15/$12 students. Mother and Earth Baby Boutique, 1212 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 643-8059.
Strategy Game Night. Ages 18 and up. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014, dtdl.org.
Practice Your English. Practice listening to and speaking English. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Open Workshop. Bike repair, bike safety and biking as healthy exercise. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Kids Repair Program, 5815 Wise Road, Lansing. (517) 755-4174.
Allen Market Street Farmers Market. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 2:30-7 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.
Food Production Safety @ ANC. With Tony Lupo of Neogen. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Allen Neighborhood Center, 1619 E Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 367-2468, allenneighborhoodcenter.org.
Teens After School. Programming for teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Ghost in a Jar. Create and catch a ghost in a jar. Ages 8 and up. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Salad Luncheon. All you can eat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $8. First Presbyterian Church (Lansing), 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. (517) 482-0668, lansingfirstpres.org.
Drew Howard at Allen Street. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St. Lansing. (517) 367-2468.
Literature and Poetry
Muslim Journeys Book Club. 'The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life.' 7-8 p.m. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.