Good day on this mild Thursday.
Today is the opening show for "The Diary of Anne Frank" at Riverwalk Theatre. Read about what promises to be a moving and powerful performance here. If you can't make it tonight, you might catch the play any evening tomorrow through Sunday, or again from Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
As for other events in store today, the Information Technology Empowerment Center and the Lansing Maker’s Network are teaming up to provide area youth with a hands-on educational experience and introduce them to new and exciting technology.
The Monster Maker Mashup is geared toward children ages 5-12, and the fun activities will encourage students to engage their skills in math, science, engineering and technology. Kids can test their knowledge while playing games like Mega Tetris, Operation, LEGO Robotics and more. They can also participate in a variety of other Halloween-themed games and crafts, including pumpkin carving.
4:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Foster Community Center, 200 N Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4233, lansingmakersnetwork.org.
Classes and Seminars
Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives. “Toiling for the Empire: Sailors, Solidarity and Imperial Labor Relations.” FREE. MSU Museum Auditorium, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 432-3982.
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Community Mental Health Building, Room 214G, 812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 5:15 p.m. $5. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 349-9183, newhopehaslett.com.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. FREE. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 882-9080, stdavidslansing.org.
Tarot Study Group. FREE. Triple Goddess New Age Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 347-2112.
Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.
Meditation. For beginners and experienced. FREE. Quan Am Temple, 1840 N. College Ave., Mason. (517) 853-1675.
Shamanic Healing and Education Clinic. Shamanism talk and demos. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.
Turn Your Hobby in to a Business. Workshop on profitting from your passions. 6-7 p.m. FREE. MSU Federal Credit Union, 3777 West Road, East Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Learn to Network Like a Pro. Workshop on business connections. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Dr. Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Michigan's Energy Legislation. Talk on recently-proposed energy legislation. 7-9 p.m. FREE. MSU Case Hall, 842 Chestnut Road, East Lansing.
Public Archaeology Lecture. Talk on archaeological data. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Kresge Art Museum, Physics and Auditorium Road, MSU Campus, East Lansing. ow.ly/TARuS.
Spine, Wine and Dine. Dinner, drinks and health education. RSVP. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Total Health Chiropractic, 252 S. Waverly Road, Lansing. (517) 321-8568.
Family Storytime. Ages up to 6. Stories, rhymes and activities. 10:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
Spanish Conversation Group. Both English and Spanish spoken. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
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.
Baby Storytime. Stories and movement for our youngest readers. Ages 0-2. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster Library, 200 N. Foster Ave. Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.
Ladies Figure Skating. Lessons and practice. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5/$2 skate rental. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 574-4380, ladiessilverblades.com.
Evening Storytime. Stories, songs and crafts. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014 ext. 3, dtdl.org.
Euchre. No partner needed. 6-9 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.
South Lansing Farmers Market. Local produce, delicious prepared foods and handmade goodies. 3-7 p.m. FREE. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 374-5700.
8-Ball Tournament. Bring your pool game to the Avenue. Call to confirm. 7 p.m. $10. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403.
Karaoke. LeRoy's Classic Bar & Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.
The Diary of Anne Frank. 7 p.m. $10/$8 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Peking Dreams. Performance by the National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $25. Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 8 p.m. $21. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.