Jan. 5 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this chilly gray Thursday.

The local chapter of New Horizons band is looking for aspiring musicians to join their ranks. The organization helps adults learn a new instrument — or dust off an old one they haven't played in a while — so that they can bring music into the community. The band meets several times a week, including today. Read more about the band here. 9-11 a.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661, cms.msu.edu.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

(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. Group on peace through forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., 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.

Mason Codependents Anonymous. Support group. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason.

Preschool Science Explorations: Discover Reptiles. Science education with nature walk and craft. 1-2:30 p.m. $4. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

Music

12th Night Festival of Carols. Evening of singing Christmas carols. Dessert reception follows. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Grace Lutheran Church, 528 N. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (616) 292-1884.

New Horizons Community Band. Learn to play an instrument or dust off an old one. 9-11 a.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661, cms.msu.edu.

Open Mic Night on the Michigan Princess. Hosted by Fried Egg Nebula. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. (517) 885-8318.

City Sun (Pop Punk), 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.

Steve Cowles, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.

Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.

Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Lincoln County Process, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Darrin Larner, 6 p.m. Ryan's Roadhouse, 902 E State St

Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

Rush Clement, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.

Alex Mendenall, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


Events

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.

Baby Storytime. Stories and movement. Call to register. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.

CADL Family Storytime at Whole Foods Market. Stories, songs and activities for early literacy. 10-10:30 a.m. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2750 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.

Capital Area Audubon Society. Little Things I Learned While Photographing Birds by Fai Chan. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. capitalareaaudubon.org.

Crafternoon: Paper Snowflakes. Ages 6-13 make crafts. Call to register. 4:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.

Crafting for a Cause. All crafters welcome to make items for food bank. 4-5:30 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. grandledge.lib.mi.us.

Drop-in LEGO Club. Ages 4 and up enjoy imaginative play. 3:15-4:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643, cadl.org.

iPad & iPhone Basics. Learn tips for iPads and iPhones. Call to register. 5-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.

Kids Reading to Dogs. Ages 6-12 practice reading to trained dog. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.

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.

Spanish Conversation Group. Practice listening to and speaking. All levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Teen Advisory Board. Meeting over pizza for teens to plan library activities. 4:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.