July 5 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this hot Tuesday.

The City of East Lansing invites families with young children to unwind in the park today with their annual summer series of interactive entertainment, Play in the Park. Families are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic to see a kid-friendly show. Tonight features magician Baffling Bill, who works audience participation and humor into his show. The series is weekly through July. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Valley Court Park, 300 Valley Court. cityofeastlansing.com/PlayinthePark.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697, cadl.org.

Compassionate Friends Support Group. For grieving families who have lost a child 7:30-9 p.m. FREE. Salvation Army Community Center, 701 W. Jolly Road, Lansing.

Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. Learn, grow and heal together. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. (517) 381-4866.

Lansing Area Co-Dependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

Overeaters Anonymous. Support for weight loss efforts. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 819-3294.

Speakeasies Toastmasters. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting 7 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.

Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Learn public speaking. 7-8:30 a.m. Studio 1210 Place, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (989) 859-2086, yawnpatrol.com.

Transgender Support Group for Parents, Guardians, and Families. Safe space discussion. 7:15-9 p.m. FREE. Call for location. (517) 927-8260.


Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Jennifer Lewis with Family & Friends. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Stober's Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

The Scratch Pilots Present: Turntable Tuesdays. Featuring DJ's: Butcher, Space, McCoy, James B & Mr. Neddles. FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.


American Fifth Day. $5 cocktails and new menu release. 4-11 p.m. American Fifth Spirits, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631, ow.ly/ijQ2301BGbA.

Knitting and Crochet Group. All ages and skills welcome. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Read and Play Storytime. Stories, songs and sensory play time. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

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

Play in the Park. Families invited to picnic and enjoy a magic show in the park. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Valley Court Park, 300 Valley Court. cityofeastlansing.com/PlayinthePark.

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