Ever been interested in learning a new skill? Why not dance? One of the most sensual dances in all of ballroom dance is the rhumba. The dance itself has both Spanish and African elements, but it originates in Cuba.

    The Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club is now offering 10-week courses that provide instruction, regardless of skill level, to teach this dance. Not interested in rhumba? The athletic club is also offering a variety of dances, ranging from the two-step to the west coast swing.

    Beginning Rhumba. From 8:15-9:05 p.m. $125.00. Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing.

    CLASSES AND SEMINARS

    Beginning American Smooth Waltz. From 7:15- 8:05 p.m. $125.00. Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing.

    Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. At 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 367-6300.

    Game Night at UrbanBeat. From 5-8 p.m. FREE. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing.

    Duplicate Bridge. From 1 to 4 p.m. $2 members, $3 non members . Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.

    Take off Pounds Sensibly. At 6 p.m. FREE first visit.. St. Therese Parish, 102 West Randolph St., Lansing. (517) 487-3749.

    LITERATURE AND POETRY

    Books on Tap Book Club. At 6:30 p.m. FREE. Jimmy's Pub, 16804 Chandler Road East Lansing. (517) 324-7100.

    Read to a Dog. From 4-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

    ToddlerTime. From 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

    MUSIC

    Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. From 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.

    MSU guest recital David Shifrin, clarinet, and friends. At 7:30 p.m. $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; FREE for students and those under 18 with valid ID. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing.

    EVENTS

    Bingo, Bridge, and Euchre. From 1-4:30 p.m. Cost Varies . Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.

    Capital Area Music Teachers Association September Meeting. From 9:30-11:15 a.m. Marshall Music, 3240 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 337-9700.

    Doodle Bot Battles. From 4-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

    LCC West

    Toastmasters. From 5-6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-1314.

    Overeaters Anonymous. At 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road., Okemos. (517) 349-9536.

    Trending Topics. From 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.