Good day on this rainy Wednesday.
Food writing, travel writing, poetry, creative nonfiction — all these and more are genres tackled by writer Matthew Gavin Frank, who presents today at the MSU Library. The Michigan-based author has published seven nonfiction and poetry books and has had work included in numerous magazines and other publications. His work draws from his experiences leading a vagabond-style course through food industry jobs, working as a sommelier, as a chef's assistant, on a marijuana farm and eventually, as a writer and teacher. 1 p.m. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-1932, centerforpoetry.wordpress.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Aux Petits Soins. French immersion class for ages 0-12. See web for specific times for each age group. $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.
Practice Your English. All skill levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Quick Healthy Meals and Snacks. Nutritional workshop. RSVP required. 11:30 a.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Going to Market - Internet Marketing for Farmers and Artisans. Course on online sales and marketing. Call or register online. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Charlotte City Hall, 111 E. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org
Literature and Poetry
Matthew Gavin Frank. Co-sponsored with Dept. of English and MI Writers Series 1 p.m. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-1932, centerforpoetry.wordpress.com
Senior Discovery at ANC. With Commissioner Brian McGrain. 10 a.m.-noon FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
Dental Health Month Storytime. Guests reads about good dental habits, hands out cleaning aids. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021.
Google Drive Basics Using a Library Computer. Course on using Google's collaborative word processor. Call or register online. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.
Mid-MI Genealogical Society. Better Genealogy Organization presented by Ken Howe. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. mmgs.wordpress.com.
Mother Son Dance. For young men 2 and up and female escort. 7-9 p.m. $10/$12 non-residents. Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 S. Crieyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov/parks.
Three Cheers for Chickens Storytime. Ages 3-6 enjoy storytime with feathered guest. 12:15-1 p.m. FREE. CADL Stockbridge, 200 Wood St., Stockbridge. (517) 851-7810, cadl.org.
ICACS Whisker Wednesday. Pet adoptions. All animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon to 6 p.m. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370.
Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 3015 S. Washington St., Lansing. (517) 351-5866, lamc.info.