April 20 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today.

Happy Thursday.

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Today might be a good day to start at the Starting a Business Workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs. Call to register at (517) 483-1921. The workshop lasts from 6-7 p.m. and it's FREE. The workshop will take place at the MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing.

Today is also 4/20. Make sure to check out our special 4/20 issue, if you haven't already, for the latest news in Lansing's Cannabis community.

Here's what else is happening today in Lansing:

Classes and Seminars

(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. In room 207. 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett.

A Course in Miracles. Group on peace through forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Road, Lansing. (517) 371-3010.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale, Lansing.

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.

Starting a Business. Workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing. (517) 483-1921.

Literature and Poetry Chipmunk Story Time: Happy Rain. Story and activities. April's lead story is Happy Rain. 10-11 a.m. $3 child. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

Music MSU Faculty Recital: Ralph Votapek, piano. 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE students and children. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.

MSU Jazz Octet Concert. 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE students and children. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing.

Event After School Action Program. Light meal, tutoring and activities. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Eastside Community Action Center, 1001 Dakin St., Lansing.

Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Spring Ephemerals of the World. Led by assistant curator Peter Carrington. 12:10-12:50 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.

12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. Room 209. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.

Drop-in LEGO Club. Helps develop skills used for reading. Ages 4 and up. 3:15-4:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Webberville Branch, 115 South Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643.

Google Calendar 101. Learn Google Calendar. For Adults. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Leslie Branch, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400.

Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. Lessons, practice, exercise and fun. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5 and yearly dues fee. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing.

Learn a Language. Pronunciator is a tool that helps you learn over 80 languages. Call to register. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676- 9088.

PFLAG monthly meeting. Support, educate and advocate for LGBTQ community. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.

Play with Purpose. Play-based program for early literacy. Ages 3-6. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

Remembering Dansville. With local historian Kelen Gailey. For Adults. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville Branch, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511.

Spanish Conversation Group. Practice listening to and speaking Spanish in a friendly setting. All skill levels are welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Spring Open House Speaker Series. For anyone interested in attending Western Michigan University. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. FREE. LCC University Center, 210 W. Shiawasse St., Lansing.

Teen After-School Program. Program is for teens in 7th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

The Relationship of Human Migration to Climate Change. Climate change's effect on human habitats. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing.


Music

4/20 Tribute at The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave. 9 p.m.

Sloan at Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave. 9 p.m.

Frog & the Beef Tones at Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave. 9 p.m.

Alex Mendenhall at Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr. 6 p.m.