Nov. 14 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town this weekend

Good day on this hopefully-not-windy weekend.

As part of its ongoing “From Sepia to Selfies” photography exhibit, the Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts David Olds, veteran photojournalist of 40 years, for a lecture on the evolution of news photography.

Olds will discuss history, as well as his personal experiences covering major news events in Michigan. Olds worked for a several prominent publishers, including the Lansing State Journal and United Press International.

Saturday, 1-2 p.m. FREE. Lake Michigan Room, Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 282-0671, michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan.


Elsewhere in town, alcohol aficionados and fall fanatics are invited to Grand Ledge’s third annual indoor seasonal beer and cider festival, Grand Ledge Fall Fest. Guests can sample from a selection of nearly 100 craft beers and ciders, with a heavy focus on seasonal flavors like Oktoberfests, pumpkin beers, porters and stouts. A full list of offerings is available on the festival’s website.

The Saturday festival includes classic hit songs performed by Mark Warner.

One regular admission includes 15 3-ounce samples, and additional samples can be purchased. Designated driver tickets are available for $10.

4-10 p.m. $35. The Anderson Center, 3543 Jefferson Highway, Grand Ledge. grandledgefallfest.com.


On Sunday, train enthusiasts are in for a treat as the Lansing Model Railroad Club's Annual Train Show chugs into East Lansing. Free to kids under 12 and Boy/Girl Scouts in uniform, the show promises to be a “trainload of fun for everyone.”

Visitors can learn about the art of building a model railroad empire at how-to sessions hosted by experts from the National Model Railroad Association. There will also be a wide range of items for sale, including railroad memorabilia, toys, new and vintage model trains and more. Free parking is available.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6/FREE for children under 12 and Boy/Girl Scouts in uniform. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing. (517) 449-0370, lmrc.org/trainshow.

For more weekend events, see below.

Saturday, November 14

Classes and Seminars

Domestic Violence Support Group. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. Women's Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163, womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

Employment Series: Resumes and Cover Letters. Job hunting workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston, 201 School Street, Williamston. cadl.org.

Gymnastics for Kids. Ages 2 and up. 3-3:30 p.m. $10. Mother and Earth Baby Boutique, 4601 W. Saginaw Highway, Suite N, Lansing. (517) 977-7096.

Michigan Genealogical Council & Archives of Michigan: a Day with Paul Milner. Lecture on British Isles ancestry. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $55. Michigan Historical Center Forum, 702 Kalamazoo St., Lansing. mimgc.org.

Tai Chi at Allen Market Place. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 272-9379.

Zumba for Kids. Ages 2 and up. 2-2:30 p.m. $10. Mother and Earth Baby Boutique, 4601 W. Saginaw Highway, Suite N, Lansing. (517) 721-1868.

Aux Petits Soins-Explorers 1. French immersion class for babies, ages 0-2. 9:30 a.m. $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.


Events

Books and Bagels. “Flora & Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo. For grades 4-6. 2 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

CADL Adventurer's Role Playing Game Club. Call to register. Ages 13-18. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason, 145 West Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.

Homemade Musical Instruments. Age 5 and up. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville, 1379 East Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

I5 Amazing Science-Superhero Edition. Hands-on experiments. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster, 200 North Foster St., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.

Second Saturday Science. Hands-on experiments. 2-3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

Second Saturday Supper. Dinner and dessert. 5-6:15 p.m. $8/$4 kids. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139, mayflowerchurch.com.


Music

Matt LoRusso Trio at Troppo. FREE. Troppo, 101 S. Washington Sq. Lansing. (517) 371-4000.
Anything Goes Fall Show. Musical variety show. 6:30 p.m. $10/$12 at door. Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 242-9207, ow.ly/UqJz9.

Deacon Earl @ Lansing City Market. Live blues, reggae, Americana and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460.

Theater

All of Us Express: Through the Looking Glass. Family theater. 2 p.m. $7/$5 kids. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 333-2580, allofusexpress.org.

Stage Door. Depression-era comedy/drama. 8 p.m. Pasant Theater, Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.

Ghost: The Musical. Well-known movie in musical form. 8 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 kids. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. ow.ly/U3Nh4.

The View from Here. A woman must overcome her fears. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

The Nunsense Nuncrackers. Comedic holiday show. 6:30 p.m. See web for prices. Starlight Dinner Theatre, Waverly East Intermediate, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. starlightdinnertheatre.com.

The Colleen Bawn. Magical Irish matchmaking melodrama. 8-10 p.m. $15/$10 seniors/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1546, lcc.edu/showinfo.

Riverwalk Saturday Night. Variety show. 8-11 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

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. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, MSU Campus East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.


Sunday, November 15

Classes and Seminars

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop. Class for making seasonal decorations. Call to register. 1-4 p.m. $65. Grove Gallery Co-Op, 325 Grove St., #A, East Lansing, (517) 333-7180.

Juggling. Learn how to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. Third floor meeting room. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, cadl.org.

Spiritual Talk, Pure Meditation and Silent Prayer. 7 p.m. FREE. Self Realization Meditation
Healing Centre, 7187 Drumheller Road, Bath. (517) 641-6201, selfrealizationcentremichigan.org.


Events

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. Lessons 6-6:45 p.m., dance 6:45. $8 dance/$10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 490-7838.

Perfect Little Planet. Show on the planets. 2:30-3:30 p.m. $4. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

MSU Friendshop Family Activity Day. Thanksgiving-themed craft and activities. 2:30-4 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Scandinavian Society of Greater Lansing. Making traditional Christmas decorations, followed by potluck dinner. 2-5:30 p.m. $2/FREE kids age 5 and under. Faith United Methodist Church, 4301 S. Waverly Road, Lansing.

Swiss Steak Dinner. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $10/$4 kids. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-6330.


Music

Got to Make it to Memphis! Fundraiser for Blues Brawl winners Stan and Ben. 4-8 p.m. FREE. Donations appreciated. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.

Mid-Michigan Folkgrass Jam @ Woldumar. Jam open to all. 2-6 p.m. Suggested donation: $4/$2 seniors. Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing. (517) 482-2382, re-news.net/mmb.

Anything Goes Fall Show. Musical variety show. 3-5 p.m. $10/$12 at door. Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 242-9207, ow.ly/UqJz9.

Acoustic Lunch: Jen Sygit. 12:30 p.m. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.


Theater

The View from Here. A woman must overcome her fears. 7-9 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

Telling Lansing. Veterans' stories shared. 2 p.m. See web for prices. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.

Dirty Dancing. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, MSU Campus East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.

Stage Door. Depression-era comedy/drama. 8 p.m. Pasant Theater, Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.

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