Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by creating some art? Children ages 8 to 12 can drop in any time between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. to get involved in creating a Halloween-themed creation.

Studies show that there might be benefits to crafting similar to that of meditation. This is a concept first described by Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who described becoming completely absorbed in an activity that nothing else matters as “flow.” Crafting, along with other means of relaxing activities can help activate this beneficial state, which can increase happiness, reduce stress and protect the brain from aging damage.

Creepy Crafts. Ages 8-12 meet every week for crafts. 3:30-4:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643.

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Alcoholics Anonymous. 6 p.m. FREE, donations welcome. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing.

International Student Speaker-Senior Discovery Group. Student presents on home life abroad. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, allenneighborhoodcenter.org.

Suits and the City. Networking group for LGBTQIA professionals. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. suitsandthecity.org.

MUSIC

Lansing Matinee Musicale Program. Asbury Brass Quintet performs. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Ascension Lutheran Church, 2780 Haslett Road, East Lansing. (517) 449-2242.

EVENTS

Apps That Make Your Life Better. Learn about "The Cloud" and how to save documents to it. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.

Early Literacy Playtime. Acitivites to promote early reading skills. 9:30-10 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185.

Eastside Neighborhood Organization's Annual Candidates Night. Local candidates speak in town hall meeting. 6-8:45 p.m. FREE. Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-9109.

ESOL Reading Group. Adults practice reading and speaking English. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347- 2021.

Family Storytime. 10:30-1:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655- 1191.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason. (517) 628- 3743.

Wine Night. Wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, conversation and more. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $15. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. (989)482-7910, urbanbeatevents.com.