Nov. 23 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cold Wednesday.

Local blues artists, along with a special guest from West Michigan, join together today, hoping to give Lansing something to be thankful for. Blues band Root Doctor, featuring vocalist Freddie Cunningham, takes to the stage Wednesday for a Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration in Old Town. Joining the fun is Big Daddy Fox, a soul, blues and R&B vocalist/guitarist from Muskegon. Big Daddy Fox has competed in the finals of the Memphis International Blues Challenge and has been awarded the Mid-Northern Michigan Blues Society’s Farmhouse Music Organization Lifetime Achievement Award. The performers kick off the Thanksgiving weekend with an intimate, unplugged show at the recently renovated UrbanBeat space. 7-11 p.m. $25/$45 couples. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. rootdoctor.brownpapertickets.com.

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.

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.

Music Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration. Featuring Root Doctor with Big Daddy Fox. 7-11 p.m. $25/$45 couples. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. rootdoctor.brownpapertickets.com.

Events Thanksgiving at Cristo Rey Community Center. Volunteers and food donations needed for meal for those in need. See web link for details. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing. (517) 881-9181, ow.ly/ejcq305OBT8.

Capital Comeback. Networking event for young professionals. 6-8 p.m. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 492- 5588, ow.ly/i8xn304i5Qr.

Family Thanksgiving Storytime. Networking event for young professionals. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 492-5588, ow.ly/i8xn304i5Qr.

Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts. Make a Thanksgiving craft while supplies last. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason. (517) 628-3743.

Family Storytime. Stories, songs and activities to build early literacy skills. 11:15 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643, cadl.org.

Haslett Friends' Book Basket Silent Auction. Bid on themed baskets and special books. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.

Allen Farmers Market — Thanksgiving. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 2:30-7 p.m. FREE. Allen Farmers Market, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911, ow.ly/Bol1303O4VE.

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.

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.


Theater

Wicked. Story of the Wicked Witch of the West. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $45. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter. com.