Jan. 18 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this partly cloudy Wednesday.

Wild Ones, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental education and advocacy, hosts a meeting this evening at Fenner Nature Center. Guest speaker Matt Demmon, of PlantWise LCC, speaks on how to use water as resource in man-made landscaping. Demmon presents on rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs, detention basins and more. The aesthetic and ecological benefits of capturing storm water is a hot topic among city planners and environmentalists across the country, including in Lansing.7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 887-0596, wildoneslansing.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.

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.

Water As A Resource In Your Landscape. Presentation on rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs and more. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 887-0596, wildoneslansing.org.

Working for Yourself. Course on start-up costs, pricing and working from home. Call to register. 9-1 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, ow.ly/oSiJ307juna.

Events

Architecture Challenge. Ages 7 and up create structures with cardboard and straws. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt.

Paws for Reading. Kids read to therapy dog. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014, grandledge.lib.mi.us.

Rock 'n' Read Storytime. Ages 3-6 enjoy books, music and movement. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

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.

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.

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

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