Jan. 6 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this sunny Wednesday.

Make a new year’s resolution to improve your photography skills in 2016. The Mid Michigan Photography Club hosts its eighth annual free photography clinic Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing. The event comprises a series of short seminars that cover various aspects of basic photography, including camera basics, photo editing, composition and trouble-shooting. There is also an equipment table where attendees can examine and ask questions about a variety of photographic equipment. The clinic also serves as an opportunity for prospective new members to learn more about the Mid Michigan Photography Club. 6-9 p.m. FREE. First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. mmphotoclub.com.

South Bronx educator and 2015 top ten finalist for the Global Teacher Prize, Stephen Ritz kicks off Calvin College’s award winning lecture series, the January Series. River Terrace Church in East Lansing is one of 45 remote locations across the country where the series will be stream live from the college’s Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Live audio streaming of these lectures is also available at livestream.com/calvin-college. Ritz’s presentation covers topics like project-based learning and incorporating environmental and social issues into K-12 education. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. River Terrace Church, 1509 River Terrace Drive, East Lansing. (517) 351-9059, calvin.edu/january-series.

Classes and Seminars

Free Photography Clinic. Mini seminars with local professionals, sponsored by the Mid Michigan Photography Club. 6-9 p.m. FREE. First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. (517) 482-0668.

H.E.R.O. Special DIY Kitchen Class #1: Installing a Sink, Faucet, and Garbage Disposal. Home improvement course. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing. (517) 372-5980, glhc.org.

Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 3015 S. Washington St., Lansing. (517) 351-5866, lamc.info.

Alcoholics Anonymous. A closed step meeting. 6 p.m. Donations. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 899-3215.

Open Workshop. Bike repair, bike safety and biking as healthy exercise. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Kids Repair Program, 5815 Wise Road, Lansing. (517) 755-4174.


Allen Street Farmers Market - Indoors. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 3-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.

ESOL Reading Group. Adults practice reading out loud. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos,
4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

Suits and the City January Event. LGBTQ professional networking event. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Donations to Turner-Dodge House encouraged. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing. gaylansing.org.


Fusion Shows presents. FREE. Crunchy's Pizza and Burgers, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2506.