Good day and happy National Waffle Day.
The Wharton Center kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the return of “Ernie,” Mitch Albom’s tribute to legendary Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell. The play follows Harwell on his last night at Comerica Park after 42 years of calling play-by-play for the Tigers. As he is about to bid farewell to the city and team, he encounters a boy who is eager to know all about him. The boy convinces Harwell to do one special broadcast, a nine-inning retelling of his life. Tigers fans will get a glimpse of Harwell's unmistakable calls, as well as actual footage from historic baseball moments and the stories behind his broadcast of the Tigers' 1968 and 1984 World Series wins. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. $35/$70 VIP/$15 students. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.
St. Johns Concert in the Park. Capital City Brass Band. 7-9 p.m. FREE. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. (989) 224-2429, clintoncountyarts.org.
Sit in with the Band. 8-11 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 881-8125, kathyfordband.com.
Habibi at Allen Farmers Market. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.
Summer Reading Party. Celebrate reading with fun, games and a book sale. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason. (517) 628-3743, cadl.org.
How to Deal with Neighborhood Problems. City Attorney Jim Smiertka addresses common neighborhood conflicts. 6-8 p.m. FREE Grace Lutheran Church, 528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 394-3996, lansingneighborhoods.org
Allen Farmers Market. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 2:30-7 p.m. FREE. Allen Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999- 3911.
Alcoholics Anonymous. A closed step meeting. 6 p.m. Donations. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 899-3215.
ICACS Whisker Wednesday. Pet adoptions. All animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon-6 p.m. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370.
Emergency Response Dinner. Meal to benefit the hungry featuring guest speaker. 6 p.m. $20. Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-1916.
Free TruGolf Simulator Sessions. Weekly indoor golf simulator sessions. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Leading Edge Golf, 2805 Jolly Road, Suite 260, Okemos. (517) 253-0960, leadingedgegolf.com.
Ernie. Play about Ernie Harwell by Mitch Albom. 7:30 p.m. $35. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.