It’s a rarity that exercise helps both you and someone else, but at the 2017 Lansing Heart Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association, it’s possible. Hosted by the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team at Cooley Law School Stadium, the overall goal for walk is $110,000.

Head over to the stadium today to join more than 300 events across the country all walking for the same cause. Heart Walk-goers can challenge themselves with either a 1 mile or 3 mile walk to raise money for the American Heart Association.

2017 Lansing Heart Walk. Save lives from heart disease, stroke, congenital heart defects and more. 8:30-11 a.m. FREE. Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Children's Social Justice Reading Group. Focus on Autism. Pre K-5th grade. Registration at elpl.org. 10:30 a.m.-noon FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Rd., East Lansing.

MUSIC

Fairchild Fanfare: MSU Federal Credit Union Series. 3-4:30 p.m. $20/$18 Seniors/$10 for students and under 18. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.

Live Music w/ Cleric featuring Jones Town Revival. At 7 p.m. Lansing Brewing Company, 518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing. (517) 371-2600.

EVENTS

Carousel Acres Petting Zoo (All ages). Meet miniature horses and more. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Great Library Card Extravaganza (All ages). Get a CADL card or show one—you'll receive a prize. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster, Lansing.

NALS of Lansing 2nd Annual September Swing Golf Outing. From 2:30-8:30 p.m. $60. Centennial Acres Golf Course, 12485 Dow Rd., Sunfield.

Native Michigan Plant Sale. 12-4 p.m. Price varies by plant type/species. Download order forms for complete pricing details. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224.

Octoberfest - Dinner Dance. 5:30-1:30 p.m. $10/$4 for kids 11 and younger/$6.00 Dance/FREE for kids 11 and younger. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing.

Tamarisk Neighborhood 50th Anniversary. From 3-8 p.m. Tamarisk Neighborhood, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

ARTS

Williamston Pop Up Art & Crafts Show. Illustration, photography, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Keller's Plaza Upstairs, 107 S. Putnam Williamston.