Good day on this cold and gray Thursday.

SafeCenter, a local nonprofit that fights domestic and sexual abuse, hosts Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein as keynote speaker of its annual fundraiser dinner today. Elected in November 2014, Bernstein is the court’s first blind justice. The fundraiser event also includes a silent auction, featuring items like vacation packages, MSU football tickets, sports memorabilia, gift certificates and more. Proceeds from the event support SafeCenter’s services, which include emergency shelter, counseling and other services for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. 5:30 p.m. $35. Hawk Hollow Golf Course, 15101 Chandler Road, Bath Township. (989) 723-9716,

Local artists from the Greater Lansing Potters' Guild come together this weekend for a three-day pottery sale. The event features the work of more than 30 potters, including a wide variety of mugs, bowls, teapots, planters, jewelry and decorative pieces. 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-9p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church,
800 Abbot Road,
East Lansing. (517) 339-8978,

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

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,

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing.

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. 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.

Foster Parent/Adoption Orientation. Info on fostering and adoption. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Bldg., 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 775-2693,

Shamanic Education & Healing Clinic. Demos and talk on contemporary shamanism. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5-$10. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727,

Start Your Creative Business with Etsy. How to make an online store. Call or register online. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921,

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 927-4307.


MSU Wind Symphony. 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340,

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Coffin Dragger Tour, 6 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Nick Speed, 9 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Springtails, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Phil Vassar, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

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

Alex Mendenhall, 7 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


Decade Dance. Journey of a couple living through the turbulent 1970s. 8 p.m. $23/$21 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469,


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,

Lansing Pathway Promise. Information about the $120 Million Bond Proposal for Lansing Schools. Bethlehem Temple Church, 1518 S. Washington Ave., Lansing.

Averill Woods Neighborhood Association Meeting. Topic: City Budget Impact on Neighborhoods. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Averill Elementary School, 3201 Averill Drive, Lansing. (517) 394-3996,

Bath Township Farmers Market. Vendors and live music. 3-7 p.m. FREE. Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath. (512) 809-4433,

Choose Your Own Adventure. Ages 10 and up engage in interactive, imaginative adventures. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021.

Estate Planning. Attorney discusses myths and realities of estate planning. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Greater Lansing Potters Guild Spring Sale. Functional and decorative pottery for sale. 5:30-9 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 339-8978,

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,

Money Smart Storytime. Kids learn about money and hear story. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., 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.

Spring Cleaning with Erica Loomis. Learn to organize home from a professional. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.

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