Good day on this cloudy Thursday.
Local songstress Betty Baxter brings her silky smooth vocals to the latest installment of Music at the Mansion Thursday. The concert series, hosted by the historic Turner-Dodge House, presents a variety of music in an salon-style setting. Guitarist/bassist Doug Fritch joins Baxter Thursday in the house’s intimate Music Room for an evening of jazz classics. Baxter, who has nearly 60 years of performing experience under her belt, is a regular at Greater Lansing jazz and blues festivals. Last year she was honored by the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan for her impressive career. Proceeds from the show go to the continued restoration and preservation of the Turner-Dodge House. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. Lansingmi.gov/tdodge.
With International Women's Day taking place this past Tuesday, many in Lansing are looking for opportunities to celebrate and honor women's history. MSU Museum's ongoing exhibit Up Cloche: Fashion, Feminism, Modernity examines the role of clothing in femininity. Today the museum hosts a special tour and talk with the Historical Society of Greater Lansing. 7 p.m. MSU Museum, museum.msu.edu.
For more local events, see below.Classes and Seminars
60 Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List. Course on business marketing. Call or register online. 10
a.m.-noon. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
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.
Gentle Mat Yoga. Basic class on a mat provided by you. 9:45-10:45 a.m. $56/$40 members for seven weeks; $10/$7 members for one week. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 706-5045.
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.
Ingham County Genealogical Society Meeting. "Using Evernote For Genealogy" by Lisa Feury. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt. (517) 676-7140, icgsweb.org.
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.
Rebounding. Trampoline exercises. 11 a.m.-noon $80/$64 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.
Shamanic Education and Healing Clinic. Talks and demos on contemporary shamanism. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing.
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.
Boot Love Country Theme Night. Wear country boots, paint and drink wine to country music. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $45. Painting with a Twist, 580 Frandor Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-2450, ow.ly/ZblbG.
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.
RCS Music Night. The Dangling Participles performs. 7:30-9:45 p.m. FREE. Red Cedar Spirits, 2000 Merritt Road, East Lansing. (517) 908-9950, redcedarspiritsdistillery.com.
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.
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.
Kids Reading to Dogs. Kids read to trained dogs. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Haseltt, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.
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.
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.
Meet Pout-Pout Fish. Ages 3-6 meet author and book character. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
Michigan Herb Associates Conference. Presentation, vendors and more. 8:15 a.m-4:30 p.m. $45-75. MSU Plant and Soil Science Conservatory, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing. miherb.org.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 of all skill levels play together. Call to register. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster St., Lansing.