Good day on this partly-cloudy Thursday.
Lansing-based rock group Gore Gore Girls play at Mac's Bar tonight. Rich Tupica talked with vocalist/guitarist Amy Gore this week about the show.
Now that winter is finally coming to an end, the city of Mason is celebrating with some spring-themed fun. This weekend’s 33rd annual Mason Spring Fling Festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday, features a variety of activities around town. The festival kicks off Thursday with country line dancing and an Italian wine dinner. The action continues Friday with 5K run/walk through Mason’s historic downtown to benefit the Mason Public Schools Foundation. Mason Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its outdoor courthouse craft show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday also features be a 12:30 p.m. Duck Race at Sycamore Creek and a 2 p.m. performance by the Shahira Dancers. The festival wraps up Sunday with a Mother’s Day brunch and Bingo. Call or see web for times and locations. FREE. Downtown Mason. (517) 676-1046, masonchamber.org.
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, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc. com.
Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866. Preschool Science Explorations: Wildflowers Blooming. Wildflower science activities for preschoolers. 1-2:30 p.m. $4. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349- 3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid- Michigan. Share and learn from others. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 364-5349. 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.
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.
Urban Pioneers, 8 p.m. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Don Middlebrook, 6 p.m., La Senorita, 2706 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing
Gore Gore Girls, 8 p.m., Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Lincoln County Process, 9 p.m., Moriarty's, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Water by the Spoonful. Friends on an internet chatroom help each other to survive. 8-9:30 p.m. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. ow.ly/4nd174.
Bath Township Farmers Market. Vendors and live music. 3-7 p.m. FREE. Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath. (512) 809-4433, shopbfm.org. Capital Area Audubon Society. History of Fenner. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. capitalareaaudubon. 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. Scoops of Thanks Day. Frozen custard fundraiser for agricultural organizations. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. $1. Culver's, 3115 Towne Centre Blvd., 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. 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.