Good day on this second day of May.
As the weather slowly but surely warms up, you may be preparing for the summer camping season. One site to check out in order to sharpen your outdoor skills is the Michigan Historical Museum. There, the interactive exhibit Inventing the Outdoors allows visitors to construct their own lean-to shelter, sing around a fire pit and share outdoor experiences with others. The exhibit examines the work of late-nineteenth-century outdoorsman Webster Marvel, whose outdoor products outfitted Teddy Roosevelt's hunts and Charles Lindburgh's flights. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Included in museum admission: $2-$6, kids FREE. Michigan Historical Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. michigan.gov/mhc.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
5 Elements Qigong. Exercise practice that conditions the body and quiets the mind. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Figure Drawing. No drawing experience needed. 6-9 p.m. $15. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. lightiam.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.
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.
Android Basics. Tips and tricks for mobile devices. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.
Drop-in Mother's Day Crafts. Supplies provided. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason. (517) 628-3743, cadl.org.
Enhance Fitness Series for Seniors. Improve strength, balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. 1-2 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
Read to a Dog. Kids read to trained dog. 6:30-7:15 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason.
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.
Sarah Brunner. 7-10 p.m. The Watershed. 5965 Marsh Road, Haslett.