Good day on this cold and cloudy Monday.
You might stave off the chill this evening at a concert highlighting tropical-sounding instruments, including the steel drum, at the MSU College of Music's Fairchild Theatre. Composer and musician Andy Akiho, a guest artist at the college, shows off his compositions in a free recital today as part of the MSU Musique 21 concert series. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.
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's College of Education Kappa Delta Pi. 5-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Painting Basics: Acrylic. Basic painting for ages 14 and up. 6:45-7:45 p.m. $40. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. jacksonarts.org.
Support Group. For the divorced, separated and widowed. 7:30 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272, stdavidslansing.org.
Literature and Poetry
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.
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.
MSU: Musique 21 Featuring the Music of Andy Akiho. Compositions featuring steel drum and more. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Driver On Call Presentation. Learn about personal driving service that can take you to the doctor and more. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.