Nov. 8 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day. Be sure to get to the polling station today to cast your vote. If you're unsure of your polling location, you can look it up here.

To get in the political spirit, check out last week's edition of Newsmakers, in which former Michigan governor Jim Blanchard and journalist and author Evan Thomas discuss the current scene.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

French Playtime. Playgroup ages 1-6, encouraging French language education. 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. FREE. Aux Petits Soins, 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 999-7277, apsfrenchclass.com.

Bible and Beer Study. 6 p.m. Buy your own beer. Kelly's Downtown, 220 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 482-0600.

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, 639.toastmastersclubs.org.

Course in Miracles. Very relaxed, kind and happy group. 7 p.m. FREE. Call for location, (517) 482-1908.

Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity room, 5968 Park Lake Road, and Saginaw Hwy East Lansing.

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

Overeaters Anonymous. Get support in your weight loss. 7 p.m. FREE. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 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 Bldg., 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.

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

Music

Bruce Dickey (1971 MSU alumnus), cornetto, and Hana Blažíková, soprano. 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340. music.msu.edu/event-listing.

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.

Events

12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. Every Tuesday and Thursday in room 209. 12-1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.

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.

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

LCC West Toastmasters. Public speaking group. 5-6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-1314, lccwest.toastmastersclubs.org.

National STEM/STEAM Day. Ages 8 and up celebrate technology, math and art. 4-5 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.

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, ow.ly/5d31305pMUM.