July 28 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this rainy Thursday.

This year’s Farmers Market at the Capitol series kicks off today, filling the Capitol lawn with fresh produce, meat, cheese, baked goods and more. Hosted by the Michigan Farmers Market Association, the event features 70 vendors from across the state. “Our goal is to remind legislators that farmers markets stimulate the local economy, foster community development and support the health and well-being of community residents,” explained Dru Montri, Michigan Farmers Market Association executive director. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. East lawn of the Capitol Building, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 432-3381, mifma.org.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Lunch at the Senior Center. Call 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, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Auditioning for Singers/Dancers/Actors. Seminar on how to successfully audition for creative works. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $54. Ruhala Performing Arts Center, 1846 Haslett Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-0464, ruhalacenter.com.

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

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

Foster Parent / Adoption Orientation. Questions answered on foster and adoptive care. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Bldg., 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 775-2693, michigan.gov/dhhs.

Lansing Reiki Share. For those who have completed level Reiki II and up. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Community Education Center, 1090 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.


Concerts in the Courtyard. Jen Sygit, Dave Boutette, Michelle Held and Erik Alan perform. 7:30-10 p.m. $15/$9 students. Old Town General Store, 408 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517-806-4025, ow.ly/bcU0302rwd4.

Olin Clark at Allen Farmers Market. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo Lansing. (517) 999-3911, ow.ly/3uCL302tncU.

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.

Summer Concerts on the Square. Weekly concert at historic site. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 1885 Eaton County Courthouse Square, 100 West Lawrence Ave., Charlotte. charlottemi.org.

Dollar Signs and Rotten Stitches, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.

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

Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Reggae Lou, 6 p.m. Fieldhouse, 213 Ann St.

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

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

Rock N’ Tattoo, 5:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Jo Serrapere & the Willie Dunns, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Steve Cowles, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Jacob Ford, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Chris Laskos, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

Mark Sala, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.

Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


Build-Your-Own Taco Bar Fundraiser. Proceeds support the 8th grade government trip to Washington D.C. 4-7 p.m. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 374-5700.

Capital Vine BBQ Dinner. Five-course meal with large wine selection. 6-9 p.m. $65. Capital Vine, 2320 Showtime Drive, Lansing. (517) 377-8463, ow.ly/XWRS302iqEY

Celebrating the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lunch, education and fun activities. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Disability Network Capital Area, 2812 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 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, coda.org.

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


Drop-In Coloring Group. Supplies provided for adults to color. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. elpl.org.

Let's Paint. Painting class with artist R. L. Stafford. No experience necessary. Supplies included. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $38. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. urbanbeatevents.com


Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 8 p.m. $23. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

The Phantom Tollbooth. Classic fantasy story on stage. 7 p.m. $8/$6 kids. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.