Good day on this chilly Thursday.
Music at the Mansion, a concert series at Turner-Dodge House, is unfolding its latest concert this evening. Today's performer is violinist Gilda Tucker, who will be playing some of her favorite songs, including personal compositions and Thanksgiving-themed pieces.
The Music at the Mansion series benefits the preservation and restoration of the house, a historic piece of Lansing's heritage.
7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing.
MSU Opera Theatre brings "A Room with a View" to the stage today. Based on the 1908 novel by E.M. Forester, this romantic/comic opera tells the story of a young English woman vacationing in Italy who is torn between social convention and her heart.
This contemporary adaptation of the classic novel features a score by Robert Nelson and libretto by Buck Ross.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $20/$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu.
For more events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Stretching and Foam Rolling. Fitness stretching class. 7:15 p.m. Creative Wellness, 2025 Abbot Road, #200, East Lansing.
Branding Toolkit for Business. Workshop on business image. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Family Storytime. Ages up to 6. Stories, rhymes and activities. 10:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
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. 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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 5:15 p.m. $5. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 349-9183, newhopehaslett.com.
Tarot Study Group. FREE. Triple Goddess New Age Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 347-2112.
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.
Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6:00 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.
Conversational Spanish. Spanish practice group. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.
Genealogical Society Meeting. 7 p.m. FREE. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt. (517) 676-7140, icgsweb.org.
H.E.R.O. Class- Indoor Horticulture. Home improvement class. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing. glhc.org.
Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Quan Am Temple, 1840 N. College Ave., Mason. (517) 853-1675, quanamtemple.org.
Hearing Screenings. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
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.
Huge Rummage and Bake Sale. In gymnasium. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Emanuel Lutheran School, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
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.
Lunch at the Meridian Senior Center. Call ahead to reserve meal. 12-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60+. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
One on One Life Coaching. Brief guidance session. 1-3 p.m. $24. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Spanish Conversation Group. English and Spanish spoken. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
The Art of: Parma. Presentation on Italian food. 6-8 p.m. $45/$35 members. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.
The Straight Dope on Marihuana Legalization. Free lunch and forum about proposed marihuana policy. 12 to 2 p.m. FREE. Capitol Building, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (734) 542-8001, ow.ly/UiQAY.
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.
Euchre. No partner needed. 6-9 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.
Literature and Poetry
Author David Maraniss Visits CADL. Historian discusses latest book on Detroit. Registration required. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Kinawa Middle School, 1900 Kinawa Dr., Okemos. cadl.org.
Music at the Mansion. Circulo Trio debuts new classical piece. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 North East St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220.
Live Music at RCS. Featuring Dangling Participles. 7:30 p.m. Red Cedar Spirits, 2000 Merritt Road, East Lansing.
Telling Lansing. Veterans' stories shared. 8 p.m. See web for prices. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.
Dirty Dancing. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, MSU Campus East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.