If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past month, it’s likely that you’re aware of the solar eclipse happening today. But if you didn’t know, it’ll be the first time in decades that the contiguous U.S. will have a chance to view an eclipse.

Although in some areas of the country the eclipse will be total, in Lansing, only the majority of the moon will cover the sun. The only visible part of the sun will be the top of the sun’s corona, or its outermost layer of gasses.

To safely view the eclipse, you’ll need certified glasses that have an ISO or international standard for safe solar viewing label, known as the ISO 12312-2 or 12312-2:2015.

If you haven’t picked up your pair of glasses yet, feel free to attend a Solar Eclipse Party sponsored by Capital Area District Libraries, where you’ll receive a pair, as well as company to view the rare phenomenon.

Solar Eclipse Party (All ages). Learn more and get glasses. 11 a.m. to noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Holt-Delhi Branch, 2078 Aurelius Road Holt.

Solar Eclipse Party (All ages). Learn more and get glasses. 2 to 5 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 South Aurelius Road Mason.

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

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, Lansing. (517) 371-3010.

Support Group. For those who are separated, divorced or widowed. 7:30 p.m. St. Davids Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd. Lansing. (517) 323-2272.

MUSIC

New Horizons Community Band. Learn a new instrument or dust off an old one. 6 - 8 p.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661.

StoweGood Live in Concert. 7 to 9 p.m. $20.00. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes ,Lansing. (517) 371-3010.

EVENTS

Chess, Cribbage, Hand & Foot. Weekly activities at the center. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.

French Club. Practice French in comfortable environment. 7 - 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420.

Kids Reading to Dogs (All ages). Read to a certified therapy dog. 4 to 5 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 347-2021.

Social Bridge. Weekly activities at the center. 1 to 4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road Lansing.

ARTS Monday Night Life Drawing. From 7 to 9 p.m. $10 per session ($5 for students) to cover the model and studio.. O'Day Studios, Suite 115 1650 Kendale Blvd. East Lansing.