Good day on this very chilly Thursday.
For its 2016-17 season, Peppermint Creek Theatre Company is highlighting the roles of women in society with a series of female-focused plays. It’s annual holiday gala further explores these themes through discussion and performance. The evening features musical performances by local female singers, as well as visits from special guests like WLNS broadcaster Jane Aldrich and Suban Nur Cooley of Capital Gains Media. Proceeds from the gala help fund the company's season. 7-9 p.m. $30. Peppermint Creek Theatre Company, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
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.
(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.
A Course in Miracles. Four-week workshop on peace and forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Road, Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.
Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing, (517) 492-1866.
Literature and Poetry
Chipmunk Story Time: Earl the Squirrel. Storytime and nature activities. 10-11 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
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.
All Star Open Mic, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Shapes & Colors/Stories Untold, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Jennifer Lewis & the Professionals, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
ONE – Only Tribute to Metallica, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
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.
12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. In room 209. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.
CADL Senior Reminiscing Series. Join us for fun and nostalgia. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. Williamston Senior Center, 201 School St., Williamston.
Coloring for Adults. Supplies and hot beverages provided. Call to register. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.
Decorate a Gingerbread House. Ages 8-12 make mini gingerbread house. Call to register. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191, cadl.org.
Drop-in LEGO Club. Ages 4 and up use imagination skills. 3:15-4:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643, cadl.org.
Drum Circle. Meditative drumming session. 7-9 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. lightiam.org.
Family 3D Print It. Use simple software to design personalized gift. Call to register. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.
Film Movement Series. Short Film Festival featuring award-winning, foreign or independent film. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.
Holiday Gift Wrapping Party. Wrap your gifts with some supplies provided. 5:30-7:30 p.m. DeWitt District Library, 13101 Schavey Road, DeWitt. (517) 669-3156, ow.ly/bsO4306Vdly.
Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5 and yearly dues fee. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 881-2517, ladiessilverblades.com.
Mason Codependents Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason.
Rock Your Mocs | 21st Century Michigan Through Native Eyes. Panel discussion on native governance, traditions, environmental sustainability and more. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Michigan History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 241-6852, ow.ly/5D7B305wEyF.
Winter Wonderland Storytime. Holiday music, stories, and hot cocoa. Call to register. 5-6 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191.
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.