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A great way to break up the week early is to attend a concert, and attending one of a virtuoso is a great way to start. Robert Simonds has both been a soloist and a chamber and orchestral musician. His vibrant career includes membership of the Cabrillo Fesitval of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California, and this year will mark his sixth with the Louisville Orchestra.
Simonds’ career began with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and he has played across the U.S. in many other cities. His upcoming MSU Recital is a great way to get to know Simonds’ music and some interesting baroque and American styles.
MSU Guest Recital: Robert Simonds, violin. American and Baroque traditions blended. 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/ulhZ30fjrPj.
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697 639. toastmastersclubs.org.
Duplicate Bridge. Weekly game. 1-4 p.m. $3/$2 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Take off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Parish, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.
Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Hone your speaking and leadership skills. 7-8:30 a.m. FREE for visitors. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. yawnpatrol. com.
Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287, ow.ly/Ygua4.
Bingo, Bridge, and Euchre. 1-4:30 p.m. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter. weebly.com.
Game Night. Bring your own, or play provided games. 7-11 p.m. FREE. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. urbanbeatevents.com.
Toastmasters. Organization for public speaking and leadership. 5-6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-1314, lccwest.toastmastersclubs.org.
Overeaters Anonymous. Hope for those struggling with food. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 505- 0068, oa.org.
Paws for Reading. Practice reading aloud to therapy dog. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014, grandledge.lib.mi.us.
Reflexology. Reflex improvement sessions. Call for appointments. 10:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m. $14/$12 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.