March 3 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cloudy Thursday.

A young girl finds beauty in a difficult situation in "The Secret Garden," opening this week at Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. This musical production, based on the classic 1911 novel, follows the recently orphaned Mary Lennox as she finds a new home with relatives she has never met. After discovering a neglected garden, she and a young gardener restore life not only to the garden, but to her sickly cousin and uncle as well. This adaptation features music by Lucy Simon and a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $20/$15 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.

In and Out of Text: Creative Writing. Class for reading and producing creative works. For grades 7-12. Register online. 4:45-5:45 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889-5103, ow.ly/Yu96k.

Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Quan Am Buddhist Temple, 1840 N. College Road, Mason. (517) 853-1675, quanamtemple.org.

Spanish Conversation Group. All ability levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Cooking Matters: Cooking and Nutrition Class. Six week class. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Gentle Mat Yoga. Basic class on a mat provided by you. 9:45-10:45 a.m. $56/$40 members for 7 weeks; $10/$7 members for one week. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 706-5045.

Preschool Science Explorations: Brilliant Bats. Science and crafts. 1-2:30 p.m. $4. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid-Michigan. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, Conference rooms F and G, 1200 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 364-3849.

Rebounding. Mini-trampoline exercises. 11 a.m.-noon. $80/$64 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.


Music

MSU Faculty Recital. Derek Polischuk, piano. 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/YrBRU.

Open Mic @ The Colonial Bar & Grill. Weekly bring-your-own instrument open mic. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. The Colonial Bar & Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.

The Chieftains. Irish folk music. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $40. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.

Kong, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

DJ Don Black, 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St., Mason.

Skoryoke Live Band Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St., Portland.

Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Oso Oso, 6:03 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Lincoln County Process, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Ashley Campbell, 10 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.

Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Dan MacLachlan, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd., Haslett.

Total Strangers, 7 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing.


Events

Lunch at the Senior Center. Call the day before to order meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60 and up. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Capital Area Audubon Society. "Birding and Banding at Las Tangaras Reserve, Ecuador." 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. capitalareaaudubon.org.

After School Teen Program. For teens in 6th-12th grades. 3 to 5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

English Country Dance. No experience needed. Live music by the Barnes Owls. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/$4 students/MSU students FREE. Snyder-Phillips Hall, C20, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 321-3070.

Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. Lessons and practice. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5/$2 skate rental. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing.

Marble Elementary School 4th Grade Spaghetti Dinner. Fundraiser for Mackinac Island field trip. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $7/$25 family of four/$30 larger families. Marble Elementary School, 729 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing.

Mason Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

Arts

Putting your Passion to Work. Opening reception for display of scientific illustrations. 4-6 p.m. Brody Hall, 220 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-1451, sciencefestival.msu.edu.

Michigan ArtShare Meet The Artists Reception. With Lily Kostrzewa, Petra Daher and live music. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Prima Civitas Lobby Gallery, 325 E. Grand River Ave. Suite 275, East Lansing. miartshare.com.


Theater

The Secret Garden. With Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. 8 p.m. $20/$15 seniors and students. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. peppermintcreek.org.

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