March 7 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this kind-of-warm Monday.

Many people find themselves driven to nurture other living beings, so they take in pets, or have babies, or let spiders free in the backyard instead of smashing them. MSU Extension offers an alternative outlet for the compassionate caretakers of Mid-Michigan: trees. Volunteers are invited to "adopt" individual trees in the are and periodically monitor and report on the tree's condition over time. The goal is to protect Michigan's trees and forests from invasive species that wreak havoc when introduced to new environments. MSU is offering a workshop for interested and current volunteers. Today's workshop provides information on the program, the state of the forests and pests, and how to sustainably manage the trees. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $10/$5 additional family member. Kellogg Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-9435, ow.ly/YToYu.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

5 Elements Qigong. Class that conditions the body while quieting the mind 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. bit.ly/HNCprg.

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

Support Group. For the divorced, separated and widowed. 7:30 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272, stdavidslansing.org.

Eyes on the Forest & Woodland Stewardship Workshop. Presentation on caring for nature and volunteering with the group. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $10/$5 additional family member. Kellogg Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-9435, ow.ly/YToYu.

Literature and Poetry

Better Living Book Club. "It Ain't Over..." by Marlo Thomas. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.


Events

BabyTime. For ages 0-2 with adult. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Social Bridge. Play bridge and meet new people. No partner needed. 1-4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.

Teen Advisory Board. Meeting over pizza to discuss programs, books and advocate for teens. 5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

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