What better way to celebrate the coming holiday season than with the Silver Bells in the City Celebration. This annual event features live music from Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, the lighting of the State Tree and fireworks.
Silver Bells in the City Celebration (All ages).
Stop for face painting, balloon animals, a photo booth and more. From 5 to 9 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing. (517) 367-6363.


Friday, November 17

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Elementary Economics Class. 18+! Enjoy calming and relaxing coloring. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Mendeley Workshop. A basic introduction to the citation management program Mendeley. From 1 to 3 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.

Mud & Mug. Get your hands on clay, try the pottery wheel, enjoy the company of friends or meet new ones. 7-0 p.m. $25. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave. Lansing. (517) 999-3643.

HOLIDAYS

Deb Fehrenbach Jewelry Trunk Show Reception. Offering her items just in time for the holiday season. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Grove Gallery & Studios, 325 Grove St. East Lansing. 517-333-7180.

Silver Bells in the City at the Lansing City Market. Parade, lighting the State Christmas tree, fireworks and concert. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Dr. Lansing. (517) 483-7460.

LITERATURE AND POETRY

StoryTime. Songs, stories and activities to lay the foundation to be great readers. 2-5 years. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

THEATER

Beau Jest by James Sherman. What to do when parents disapprove of your boyfriend? 8-10 p.m. $19, Senior/military $17, Student $10.00. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. 517-655-SHOW.

Audtions: Spring Dance Concert - Painted Ladies. You will be taught a short center and across the floor combo. From 2 to 4 p.m. FREE. Gannon Building 372, 411 N Grand Lansing.

EVENTS

Giving Thanks Storytime (Ages 2-5). Join us for a Thanksgiving holiday celebration. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St. Mason. 517-676-9088.

Bridge the Years Craft with ACTION. Join our friends from ACTION and create a beautiful fall leaf wreath! From 3 to 4 p.m. $2 per person. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.

Game Night at Mayflower Church. Your choice of games to play - Dominos (Mexican Train!), euchre, etc. 7-9 p.m. $5. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W Mount Hope Ave. Lansing. (517) 484-3139.

MSU

Community Club November Meeting. Discuss Women's Historical Center. 1-3 p.m. FREE. MSU Federal Credit Union (Farm Lane Branch), Corner of Mt. Hope and Farm Lane East Lansing.

Peace Education Center's Alternative Holiday Sale. Local vendors, local economy, and peace and justice! From 5 to 9 p.m. FREE. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road East Lansing.

Protest and Struggle: Songs from the Past, Fights for the Future. Traditional and original American folk music. 12:15-1 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.

SO. MI Quarter & Paint Horse Auction. Contact: Tom Moore for more information at (517)- 403-1786. MSU Pavilion 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing.

ARTS

Alternative Holiday Sale. Annual sale of handmade items, goodies to eat and social justice information. From 5 to 9 p.m. FREE. Peace Education Center, 855 Grove St. East Lansing. (517) 889-1175.