Feb. 17 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this chilly Wednesday.

Award-winning video blogger, author and LGBT activist Tyler Oakley is coming back to campus. An MSU graduate and a Jackson native, Oakley is one of the most influential LGBT advocates on YouTube. Oakley has been active on the web since 2007, and his YouTube channel has more than 7.9 million subscribers. Last year, Oakley published his first book, “Binge,” a personal memoir filled with previously unpublished anecdotes about his life. Tickets to the event are free but must be picked up in person at the Wharton Center box office. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AS OF TODAY. 7 p.m. FREE. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

ESOL Reading Group. Practice reading English, all levels welcome. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

RELAX Alternatives to Anger. Managing anger workshop. Call to RSPV. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 543-2310, ow.ly/Y7xHJ.

Starting a Business. Intro course for business owners. Call or register online. 9-11 a.m., 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.

Aux Petits Soins. French immersion class for ages 0-12. See web for specific times for each age group. $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.

Literature and Poetry

Muslim Journeys Book Club. Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. 7 p.m. MSU Library, 100 Main Library MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700, lib.msu.edu.

Young Adult Author Trio. With Susan Dennard, EK Johnston and Veronica Rossi. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Schuler Books & Music (Lansing), 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing. ow.ly/XyfRo.


Chemical Glass Etching. Ages 12 and up bring own glass item to create art. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing.

Preschool Storytime. Stories, songs and activities. Call to register. 9:30-10 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster St., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.

Tyler Oakley @ The Wharton Center. Blogger and author speaks. 7 p.m. FREE. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Senior Discovery @ ANC. "Michigan Audubon and Birds" with John Baumgart. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-2468, allenneighborhoodcenter.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.

Practice Your English. All skill levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

BroadPOP Studio. Workshop to make tie-dyed tote bags. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.