Good day on this cloudy Tuesday.
It's time to unleash that pent-up holiday stress with a fierce bout of blood-boiling competition — or perhaps just some friendly, pinball-flipping fun. The Avenue Café hosts its inaugural "Silver Balls in the City" pinball tournament Tuesday. The format is a four-strikes knockout tournament, utilizing the café’s wide variety of pinball machines. A side tournament will focus on a single pinball machine. The event is sanctioned by the International Flipper Pinball Association, which awards points for the World Pinball Player Ranking system.
7 p.m. $10. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403, avenuecafelansing.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
LEGO Robotics. Three-day class. Ages 9-14. Call or register online. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. Scholarships available. Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 708-4393, bit.ly/ITECregistration
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. $3. Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.
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.
Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Learn public speaking. 7-8:30 a.m. Studio 1210 Place, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (989) 859-2086, yawnpatrol.com.
Winter Survival Adventure Camp. Grades K-4 learn survival skills in three-day class. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $125/$110 members. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave. Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org.
Lunch @ MSC. Call ahead to reserve meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60+. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Festival of Trees. Decorated trees on display. 1-7 p.m. $5/children FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220, lansingmi.gov/tdodge.
New Years Pairing at American Fifth Spirits. Dinner and cocktails. 6-8 p.m. $60/$51 members. American Fifth Spirits, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. americanfifthspirits.com.
Silver Balls in the City Charity Pinball Tourney. IFPA accredited, proceeds to Human Society. 7 p.m. FREE. Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Crafternoon. Adults meet to share and work on crafts. Noon-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett Library, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.
Winter Break Cinema. Pixar's "Inside Out.' 2 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., cadl.org.
Speculative Fiction Book Club. This month: Rooms by Lauren Oliver. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., cadl.org.