Good day on this hot and rainy Wednesday.
As if it weren’t hot enough, Motown legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves brings a "Heat Wave" to St. Johns today. Known for signature songs like "Dancing in the Streets," and "Nowhere to Run," the Grammy-nominated singer and her vocal trio, the Vandellas present a rare live performance at St. Johns' Concert in the Park series. Reeves’ setlist includes Motown hits, as well as some gospel favorites. The Jack Clarkson Band, featuring a septet of decorated Michigan musicians, opens the show, and a group of mid-Michigan dance instructors perform as part of the show. 7 p.m. FREE. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 804 W. Park Drive, St. Johns. ow.ly/92f1301X6Vz.
For more local events, see below.
Deacon Earl & The Congregation. Live blues, reggae, Americana and more. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org.
DJ Clarinet at Allen Neighborhood Center. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911, ow.ly/MMBY301OmeG.
St. Johns Concert in the Park Series. Original Motown music. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. clintoncountyarts.org.
Tin-Shi Tam, carillonneur. Bell music concert. 6 p.m. FREE. Beaumont Tower, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/4nrpSB.
Sit in with the Band. 8-11 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 881-8125, kathyfordband.com.
DIY Wind Chimes. Craft using household objects. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Post-Polio Support Group Meeting. Topic: food intolerance and maintaining health. 1:30-3 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
Allen Street Farmers Market. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 3-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.
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.
Practice Your English. All skill levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.
Live Artist Demo: Lily Kostrzewa. Exploration of Chinese brush painting. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400, lansingartgallery.org/popupart.
Classes and Seminars
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.