July 13 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this hot and rainy Wednesday.

As if it weren’t hot enough, Motown legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves brings a "Heat Wave" to St. Johns today. Known for signature songs like "Dancing in the Streets," and "Nowhere to Run," the Grammy-nominated singer and her vocal trio, the Vandellas present a rare live performance at St. Johns' Concert in the Park series. Reeves’ setlist includes Motown hits, as well as some gospel favorites. The Jack Clarkson Band, featuring a septet of decorated Michigan musicians, opens the show, and a group of mid-Michigan dance instructors perform as part of the show. 7 p.m. FREE. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 804 W. Park Drive, St. Johns. ow.ly/92f1301X6Vz.

For more local events, see below.


Deacon Earl & The Congregation. Live blues, reggae, Americana and more. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org.

DJ Clarinet at Allen Neighborhood Center. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911, ow.ly/MMBY301OmeG.

St. Johns Concert in the Park Series. Original Motown music. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. clintoncountyarts.org.

Tin-Shi Tam, carillonneur. Bell music concert. 6 p.m. FREE. Beaumont Tower, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/4nrpSB.

Sit in with the Band. 8-11 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 881-8125, kathyfordband.com.


DIY Wind Chimes. Craft using household objects. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Post-Polio Support Group Meeting. Topic: food intolerance and maintaining health. 1:30-3 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Allen Street Farmers Market. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 3-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.

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.

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.


Live Artist Demo: Lily Kostrzewa. Exploration of Chinese brush painting. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400, lansingartgallery.org/popupart.

Classes and Seminars

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.