June 14 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and Happy Flag Day.

The Book of Mormon, a religious satire musical written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker of "South Park" fame (as well as Robert Lopez, who wrote the songs for Disney's "Frozen") returns to the Wharton Center today after its successful run in 2014. The musical follows two young missionaries working in Uganda, where they face locals busy with other troubles. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $48. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.

Lansing 5:01, a new initiative designed to attract and keep talented young professionals in Lansing, kicks off its summer programming with a performance by Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers and Nigel & the Dropout. The outdoor concert takes place along the Grand River near the City Market. The evening also includes a food truck rally, and kayaks are available to take out on the river. “We want to show that Lansing is alive after 5 p.m.,” said Victoria Morris, internship developer at Michigan State University and Lansing 5:01 event organizer. “Students connected to the event will be able to take part in an exclusive social mixer prior to the concert and be able to take advantage of a number of discounted activities through Lansing 5:01 event partners." 5:01 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 884-1313, lansing501.com.

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.

Free Culinary Class: Summer Salads. Appetizers, drinks, and samples provided. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Cutco Kitchen, 1863 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. (517) 481-137.

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 Co-Dependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 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.

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

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

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


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

The Scratch Pilots Present: Turntable Tuesdays. Featuring DJ's Cutt-Nice, Nano2Hype, and Que Luv. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Music with The Storytellers. Enjoy handson musical fun. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing.


Aurelius Township Family Fun Day. Food, games, face painting, music, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason. (517) 628-3743, cadl.org.

Downtown River Market. With nutrition demos and live music. 3-7 p.m. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing. (517) 483-7460, ow.ly/ sqJs300GI5W.


Book of Mormon. Religious satire musical. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $48. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.