Oct. 27 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

As Halloween creeps closer and closer, Halloween events seem to be everywhere. Here are three spooky activities you can check out today.

Thursday, Oct. 27 >> East Lansing’s Great Pumpkin Walk — Children and families trick or treat through downtown East Lansing. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Downtown East Lansing. (517) 319-6931, cityofeastlansing.com.

Thursday, Oct. 27 >> arachnoBROADia! — The Broad Art Museum hosts ghoulish games and scary snacks, and the MSU Bug House offers a selection of creepy crawlers. 5-8 pm. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 East Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884- 4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu

Thursday, Oct. 27 >> ‘Land of Oz’ at Wild Goose Inn — With the assistance of costumed actors from East Lansing High School’s theater department, the downtown bed and breakfast is transformed into the Land of Oz. 5-7 p.m. The Wild Goose Inn, 512 Albert Ave., East Lansing. (517) 333- 3334, wildgooseinn.com.

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.

(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. Meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Room 207, Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.

A Course in Miracles. Four-week workshop on peace and forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.

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.

E-Z Ceiling Fan Installs. "Do It Yourself" home maintenance and repair class. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, 600 W. Maple, Lansing. (517) 372-5980, glhc.org.

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

Public Archaeology Lecture. Topic: "Rome If You Want To: How Skeletons Reveal Immigrants in the Empire." 6:30-7:45 p.m. FREE. 105 S. Kedzie Hall, Michigan State University campus, East Lansing. (517) 355-0237.

Literature and Poetry

Annual Giant Used Book Sale. Located upstairs. Used and brand new books. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Gardner LL&G Academy, 333 Dahlia Drive, Lansing.

National Writing Month Kick-off Party. Meet local writers and play writing games. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014, grandledge.lib.mi.us.


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.

Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.

Pierce Fest V, 4 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

McLovins, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Shiatown, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.


A Night of One-act Plays. Comedies performed by Bath High School Drama Club. 7-8:30 p.m. $5/$3 students/seniors FREE. Bath Middle School Auditorium, 13675 Webster Road Bath. (517) 641-6781, bathschools.net.

Are You Being Served? British comedy based on TV show. 7-9 p.m. $15/$12 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.


After School Action Program. Light meal, tutoring and activities. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Eastside Community Action Center, 1001 Dakin St., Lansing.

After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.

12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. In room 209. 12 to 1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.

30 Uses for Essential Oils. Christina Morris discusses three oils with 30 uses. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Webberville Branch, 115 South Main Street, Webberville.

Community Forum on Funding Government Services. Panel on declining state resources for local governments and local needs. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 624-9224.

Disability Network-Capital Area 40th Anniversary. Fundraiser dinner party celebrating Disability Network-Capital Area. 5:30-9 p.m. $60. MSU Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison, East Lansing. (517) 999-7524, ow.ly/jpPj304VfBd.

Family Scary Stories Night. Scary stories and spooky snacks. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Leslie Branch, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie.

Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. Lessons, practice and fun. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 881-2517, ladiessilverblades.com.

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.

Safe Halloween. MSU Greek community hosts family friendly event. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. M.A.C. Avenue between Burcham Drive and Elizabeth Street, East Lansing. (248) 408-6837, ow.ly/AVUz305nNnl.