Good day on this stormy Thursday.
Over the last five decades, City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz has seen a massive transformation of the newspaper industry. Thursday evening, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Eric Freedman interviews Schwartz about his career and how the industry has changed. Schwartz will discuss a 50-year career in journalism that took him from copyboy at the Toledo Blade to bureau chief of United Press International and ultimately to launching his own paper. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Auditorium, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 282-0671, lansinghistory.org.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
50 Years of Journalism. Talk by Berl Schwartz and Eric Freedman. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library auditorium, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 282-0671, lansinghistory.org
Lunch at the Senior Center. Call 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 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.
Lansing Reiki Share. For those who have completed level Reiki II and higher. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations welcome. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. willowstickceremonies.com.
(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. Meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Room 207, Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., 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.
Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students and children FREE. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing.
Sci-Fi Dance Party (Free), 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.
Jo Serrapere & the Willie Dunns, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Life Support, 6 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Dan MacLachlan, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
After School Action Program. Light meal, tutoring and activities. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Eastside Community Action Center, 1001 Dakin St., Lansing.
After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.
Becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer: How to Build Your Resume. Learn about joining the Peace Corps and bettering resume. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. International Center, 450 Administration Bldg., East Lansing. ow.ly/5ZWR304f9BN.
Bras Along the River Trail. Bra decorating in honor of those affected by breast cancer. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Supplies can be purchased. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, ow.ly/xonB304omEC.
Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. Lessons, practice and fun. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 881-2517 ladiessilverblades.com.
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.
Spanish Conversation. All skill levels welcome to practice language. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Grand Traverse Pie Co., 1403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.