Jan. 23 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this rainy Monday.

Author and journalist Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, comes to the Wharton Center today for the latest installment of its Worldview Lecture Series. WuDunn’s work has shed light on sex trafficking and the oppression of women all over the globe. She is co-author of the bestselling “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” which has spawned a film, mobile apps and a global initiative, all created to fight the oppression of women and girls. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $13/FREE for MSU students, faculty and staff. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

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.

A Course in Love. Weekly group dedicated to the study of the spiritual pyschology. 1-2 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.

HomeWork Help. Drop-in homework help from MSU students. 5-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Painting Basics: Acrylic. For ages 14 and up. 6:45-7:45 p.m. $40. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. jacksonarts.org.

Literature and Poetry

Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter. Make your own wand. Register online. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org/register.

Graphic Novel Writing Club. Ages 12 and up bring own supplies to make a graphic novel. 4-6 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Meridian Seniors Booklovers Group. "17 Carnations by" Andrew Morton. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.

Out of This World Book Club. "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman. 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Read A Poet/Write A Poem. Featuring the work of Muriel Rukeyser. 7-9 p.m. Snyder C301, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 884-1932.

Music

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.


Events

BabyTime. Ages 0-2 and caretaker experience rhymes and finger plays. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

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

Monday Movie Matinee. "Florence Foster Jenkins." Popcorn while supplies last. 1 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Social Bridge. Come play bridge and meet new people. No partner needed. 1-4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.

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