April 6 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy Tartan Day.

A piece of Disney history is reanimated next week by the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and the Capital City Film Festival. Before producing the feature-length animated classics we still love today, Walt Disney Productions made the Silly Symphonies, a series of short, whimsical animated films set to recorded music. Between 1929 and 1939, the company produced 75 shorts. The Capital City Film Festival digs some of these classics out of the vault — only this time, the music is live. Members of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra play the original scores while the movies roll on the big screen as part of the sixth annual Capital City Film Festival. 7 p.m. FREE. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. capitalcityfilmfest.com/updates/2016-symphonic-cinema.

A young generation of activists looks to its predecessors for inspiration and guidance at Wednesday’s PeaceJam Jam. The MSU chapter of PeaceJam, an organization that promotes leadership and activism in young people, hosts three local leaders who have fought for social justice both in and out of Michigan. David Hollister, a former Lansing mayor, shares his story alongside the Rev. John Duley and Lynn Jondahl, a former state representative. The three men were active in the civil rights movements of the 1960s. Between the talks, MSU students share spoken word poetry and musical performances that reinforce the themes of the evening's conversations. The event concludes with an open discussion where attendees can share thoughts and ask questions. 7 p.m. FREE. Residential College of Arts and Humanities Theater, Snyder-Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Writing a Business Plan. Intro course for business planning. Register online. 9-11:30 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. sbdcmichigan.org

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.

Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk. Public speaking class for grades 7-12. Register online. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889-5103, ow.ly/Yu9jH.


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

Senior Discovery at ANC. "Tuesday Toolmen" by Bruce Witwer 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous. A closed step meeting. 6 p.m. Donations. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 899-3215.

Allen Street Farmers Market - Indoors. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 3-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.

Senior Discovery at ANC. "Life in Russia" with Gulnara Suleymanov, international student at MSU. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 485-4279.

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