March 30 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this 50-60 degree Wednesday.

"Rose Water & Orange Blossoms" is the aromatic title of Michigan author Maureen Abood's cookbook. Filled with Lebanese recipes, the book explains the flavors and health benefits of the Mediterranean cuisine. Abood meets and greets visitors to CADL's Haslett branch this evening and discusses her style of cooking. Books are available for purchasing and for signing, and delicious treats are available for consuming. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324,

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Backyard Birding Presentation and Workshop. Presentation about attracting birds to your backyard. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Program FREE, $10-20 for bird box. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.(517) 706-5045,

Figure Drawing Seats Available. Email to join. Location given upon registration. 6-9 p.m. $15 not including supplies.

Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk. Public speaking class for grades 7-12. Register online. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889-5103,

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

Literature and Poetry

Meet Cookbook Author Maureen Abood. Local author discusses Lebanese food cookbook. Treats included. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324,


After School Teen Program. For teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Dental Health Month Storytime. Ages 6 and below hear a story. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.

Spring Cleaning with Erica Loomis. Course with professional organizer. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088,

Senior Discovery at ANC. "Tuesday Toolmen" by Bruce Witwer 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.

ICACS Whisker Wednesday. Pet adoptions. All animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon to 6 p.m. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370.

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

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

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.