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.
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.
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.