Nov. 10 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cloudy Thursday.

Ever heard of a theorbo? It’s a large, lute-like instrument with a long neck — longer than the theorbist is tall. Paul Holmes Morton shows off the uncommon instrument Thursday in the latest installment of the Turner-Dodge House’s Music at the Mansion concert series. Joining Morton are Arnie Tanimoto and Marilyn Fung, who both play another lesser-known instrument, the viola da gamba. Tanimoto performed at the mansion last year and invited Morton and Fung, fellow graduates of the Juilliard School, to join him on his latest visit. Funds raised by the chamber music series go toward the preservation and restoration of the historic venue. 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 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,

(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 Road, Lansing. (517) 371-3010,

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All 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.

H.E.R.O: Door Knobs & Deadbolts. Learn to do it yourself. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing. (517) 372-5980,

Ingham Co Genealogical Society Meeting. Liz Homer speaks on Ingham County Women. 7-9 p.m. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt. (517) 676-7140,

IT Career Networking Event. Meet with employers. RSVP online. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area Michigan Works, 2110 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Need Market Research? Ask a Business Librarian. Learn about market research tools. Call or register online. 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110 Lansing. (517) 483-1921,

Wreath Making Workshop. Learn to make evergreen wreath. Registration required. 5:30-7 p.m. $5. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014,


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.

Vesperteen, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Steve Cowles, 5 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.

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

Discovery Series, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Miranda & the M80’s, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

Dan MacLachlan, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.

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


Wicked. Story of the Wicked Witch of the West. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $45. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000,

Disgraced. Play about Islamophobia and Muslim-American identity. 8-10 p.m. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016,

The Tempest. Shakespearean tale of magic and mutiny. 7:30 p.m. $17/$12 MSU students. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000,

A Little Princess. Classic story of kind-hearted girl-turned-servant. 7 p.m. $7/$5 kids. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.


Thanksgiving at Cristo Rey Community Center. Volunteers needed for meal for those in need. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing. (517) 881-9181,

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,

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

Brew Your Own Kombucha. Learn to make fermented tea drink. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston.

English Country Dance Lessons. No experience needed and you do not need to bring a partner. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/$4 students/MSU students FREE. Snyder-Phillips Hall, C20, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 321-3070,

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,

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 Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 589-9400.

Tinkering with Raspberry Pi. Ages 8-15 use programming computer. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing.