Dec. 14 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy World Monkey Day. The holiday originated in the Lansing area.

The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason, a mid-Michigan-based congregation founded earlier this year, aims to provide holiday gifts to families in need. The organization, which centers around a spiritual appreciation of nature and cannabis, is gathering donations for its first-ever Cannabis Saves Christmas charity event, where parents can pick up a free toy and stocking to give to their children for the holidays. Donors can drop off new and like-new toys, wrapping supplies and stockings at the Capital City Compassion Center up until the event or contribute money at paypal.me/cannabissavesxmas. 3-4 p.m. preview for veterans and service members; 4-8 p.m. public. Capital City Compassion Center, 910 Southland Ave., Lansing. (517) 200-8323, cannabisismyreligion.org.

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.

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.

Shamanic Education & Healing Clinic. Talk and demos on contemporary shamanism. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5-$10 donation. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.

Music

Manchester Community Brass Band. "Silver and Gold (and a bit of brass) for Christmas." 8-8:45 p.m. FREE. CADL Stockbridge, 200 Wood St., Stockbridge. (517) 851-7810.

Events

Cannabis Saves Christmas. Families in need can pick out a toy and stocking for children. 4-8 p.m. FREE. Capital City Compassion Center, 910 Southland Ave., Lansing. (517) 200-8323, cannabisismyreligion.org.

Allen Market Place — Indoor Season. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 3-6:30 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.

Arm Knitting. For ages 6 and up. 1-2 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.

Family Storytime. Ages up to 6 build early literacy skills. 11:15 a.m.-noon FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643.

Preschool Holiday Storytime. Preschoolers enjoy holiday stories and craft. 9:30-10 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.

Senior Discovery Group. Joan Nelson speaks on recent travels to Micronesia. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. allenneighborhoodcenter.org.

Toddler Holiday Storytime. Toddlers enjoy holiday stories and crafts. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.

Theater

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Broadway musical comedy about an heir to a family fortune. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

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