Good day on this chilly Wednesday.
Mannheim Steamroller returns to the Wharton Center for its famous Christmas show this evening. The symphonic pop group, founded by Grammy-award winner Chip Davis, puts on a dazzling show of music and light featuring its signature holiday song arrangements. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $40. 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.
Rock Your Mocs: Anishinaabe 101 Workshop. Laid-back discussion of Native experiences. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Michigan History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 241-6852, ow.ly/I8Es305wEsZ.
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.
Literature and Poetry
NaNoWriMo: The Final Countdown. Writers gather to finish novels. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014, grandledge.lib.mi.us.
Mannheim Steamroller. Holiday music with pop orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $40. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
Karaoke with DJ Jamie, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.
Stagetime, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave.
"Johnny D" Blues Night, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Crowd Cntrl, 8 p.m.Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Open Mic w/ Jen Sygit, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
CADL Foster Holiday Open House & Reindeer Visit. Live reindeer, crafts and more. 4:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.
CADL Holt-Delhi Holiday Open House & Reindeer Visit. Live reindeer, live music, crafts and more. 7-9 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt.
Senior Discovery Group. Basics of drafting and registering a property deed. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 367-2468, allenneighborhoodcenter.org.
Allen Market Place — Indoor Season. 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.
Mindfulness. Meditation for beginners and experienced. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Van Hanh Temple, 3015 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 420-5820, ow.ly/CIHU305nMqx.