Nov. 12 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this chilly Thursday.

Music at the Mansion, a concert series at Turner-Dodge House, is unfolding its latest concert this evening. Today's performer is violinist Gilda Tucker, who will be playing some of her favorite songs, including personal compositions and Thanksgiving-themed pieces.

The Music at the Mansion series benefits the preservation and restoration of the house, a historic piece of Lansing's heritage.

7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing.

MSU Opera Theatre brings "A Room with a View" to the stage today. Based on the 1908 novel by E.M. Forester, this romantic/comic opera tells the story of a young English woman vacationing in Italy who is torn between social convention and her heart.

This contemporary adaptation of the classic novel features a score by Robert Nelson and libretto by Buck Ross.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $20/$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340,

For more events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Stretching and Foam Rolling. Fitness stretching class. 7:15 p.m. Creative Wellness, 2025 Abbot Road, #200, East Lansing.

Branding Toolkit for Business. Workshop on business image. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921,

Family Storytime. Ages up to 6. Stories, rhymes and activities. 10:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Community Mental Health Building, Room 214G, 812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 515-5559,

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. FREE. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 882-9080,

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 5:15 p.m. $5. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 349-9183,

Tarot Study Group. FREE. Triple Goddess New Age Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 347-2112.

Shamanic Healing and Education Clinic. Shamanism talk and demos. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727,

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6:00 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.

Conversational Spanish. Spanish practice group. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021,

Genealogical Society Meeting. 7 p.m. FREE. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt. (517) 676-7140,

H.E.R.O. Class- Indoor Horticulture. Home improvement class. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing.

Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Quan Am Temple, 1840 N. College Ave., Mason. (517) 853-1675,


Hearing Screenings. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045,

Teens After School. Programming for teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Huge Rummage and Bake Sale. In gymnasium. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Emanuel Lutheran School, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Ladies Figure Skating. Lessons and practice. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5/$2 skate rental. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 574-4380,

Lunch at the Meridian Senior Center. Call ahead to reserve meal. 12-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60+. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045,

One on One Life Coaching. Brief guidance session. 1-3 p.m. $24. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045,

Spanish Conversation Group. English and Spanish spoken. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

The Art of: Parma. Presentation on Italian food. 6-8 p.m. $45/$35 members. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus East Lansing.

The Straight Dope on Marihuana Legalization. Free lunch and forum about proposed marihuana policy. 12 to 2 p.m. FREE. Capitol Building, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (734) 542-8001,

8-Ball Tournament. Bring your pool game to the Avenue. Call to confirm. 7 p.m. $10. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403.

Euchre. No partner needed. 6-9 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.

Literature and Poetry

Author David Maraniss Visits CADL. Historian discusses latest book on Detroit. Registration required. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Kinawa Middle School, 1900 Kinawa Dr., Okemos.


Music at the Mansion. Circulo Trio debuts new classical piece. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 North East St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220.

Live Music at RCS. Featuring Dangling Participles. 7:30 p.m. Red Cedar Spirits, 2000 Merritt Road, East Lansing.


Telling Lansing. Veterans' stories shared. 8 p.m. See web for prices. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016,

Dirty Dancing. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, MSU Campus East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON,