May 12 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this warm, possibly rainy Thursday.

The hammered dulcimer, not to be confused with the Appalachian string dulcimer, is a trapezoid-shaped instrument that dates back to 800 A.D. Local musician Kim Huston takes listeners on “A Short History of the Hammered Dulcimer” Thursday in the latest installment of the Turner-Dodge House’s Music at the Mansion series. Huston is joined by guitarist Dick Ledebuhr, and the two perform a sampling of tunes from throughout the hammered dulcimer’s history. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Lunch at the Senior Center. Call the day before to order meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60 and up. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045,

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

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

Ingham County Genealogical Society Meeting. Topic: Organizing a digital filing system. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt.

Shamanic Education & Healing Clinic. Talk and demos on contemporary shamanism. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5-$10. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727,

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 927-4307.


Music at the Mansion. Featuring Kim A. Huston on hammered dulcimer and Richard Ledebuhr on guitar. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing. (517) 482-2125,

Open Mic @ The Colonial Bar & Grill. Weekly bring-your-own-instrument open mic. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. The Colonial Bar & Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.

Mike Skory & Friends. Blues and jazz music. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. FREE. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 230-9190,

Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

DJ Don Black, 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St.

Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,

Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Mark Sala, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.

Brian Posehn, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Solids, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Spoonful, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

Don Middlebrook & Rush Clement, 7 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.


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,

Fairy Magic Stories. Put on wings and fairy dust to enjoy fairy stories. 4-5 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston Branch, 201 School Street Williamston. (517) 655-1191.

Google Drive Basics. Basic course on Google's word processor. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400,

Kids Reading to Dogs. Kids read to trained dogs. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324,

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

Mason Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason. (517) 515-5559,

Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185,

Minute to Win It. Minute-long mini games for the entire family. 4:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021,

Senior Reminiscing Series. Fun and nostalgia remembering times gone by. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191,

Spanish Conversation Group. All ability levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.