April 12 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this sunny Tuesday.

Quick — think of Grand River. Do you picture the road, or the river? Well, either way, you might be interested in the poetry of Joyce Benvenuto, who presents her work in Haslett today. As the writer of "A Grand River: Poems for Michigan," Benvenuto explores the lives of people living along both the river and the road over the past 160 years. Today she reads her poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Books are available for purchase and signing. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting
. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697, cadl.org.

Hopeful Hearts Grief Group
. Learn, grow and heal together. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. (517) 381-4866.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

Overeaters Anonymous
. Support for weight loss efforts. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 819-3294.

Speakeasies Toastmasters
. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.

How to Build a Successful Mobile App. Workshop for small businesses. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $50. Technology Innovation Center, 325 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (248) 470-3257, dld.bz/epNnc.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting 7 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Terese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.

Teen Advisory Council. Leadership group for grades 9-12. Enroll online. 4-5 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889-5103, ow.ly/Yu9ZM.

Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Learn public speaking. 7-8:30 a.m. Studio 1210 Place, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (989) 859-2086, yawnpatrol.com.

Literature and Poetry

Books on Tap Book Group
. "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. Jimmy's Pub, 16804 Chandler Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Joyce Benvenuto Poetry Reading. Michigan poet reads poems from her books. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.


Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's.
7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.

Stagetime Open Mic w/ a Twist Tuesday
. Hosted by Redbird w/ Quentin & DJ. Sign up starts at 6:30. 7:30-10:10 p.m. FREE. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-4825, facebook.com/stagetime.midmichigan.


Bible and Beer.
Discussion of scripture's power in daily events. 6 p.m. Kelly's Downtown, 220 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 482-0600, bibleandbeer@ccclansing.org.

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, elpl.org.

LCC West Toastmasters.
From 5 to 6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. toastmasters.org.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice.
All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.

Preserving Family Treasures. Tips for storage of documents, textiles, books and photos. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

Reminisce Group: Barb VanderMolen.
Author presents "Every County is Unique." 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason.

ToddlerTime. Ages 18-36 months listen to stories, music and get moving. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.