Aug. 2 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this partly cloudy Tuesday.

East Lansing Public Library continues its popular annual event this year with 2016's Touch a Truck day. Children can visit to interact with local police officers and firefighters and explore their trucks, cars and other vehicles. K-9 units also plan to attend. Other activities and snacks are available, and Sparty may even make an appearance. The event aims to promote safety to kids. 6-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

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,

Compassionate Friends Support Group. For grieving parents 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 and heal. 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.

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.

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

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


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.


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

Happendance at MICA Gallery. Family-friendly performance. 7-8 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600,

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

National Night Out/Touch a Truck. Children can climb on vehicles and learn about safety. 6-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Rat Pack Tuesday. $5 classic cocktails and Frank Sinatra party. 4-11 p.m. FREE. American Fifth Spirits, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631.

Read and Play Storytime. For families with kids under age 6. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

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