Nov. 16 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy International Day for Tolerance.

Even though Chris Dombrowski grew up in East Lansing, in the county with the fewest lakes in Michigan, he still found a way to fish. In his early teens, Dombrowski and his pals would fish the Red Cedar — or as they referred to it, “Red Sewer.” Dombrowski’s latest book, “Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker and the World’s Most Alluring Fish,” beautifully details his love of fishing, including conversations with legendary Grand Bahama Island bonefishing guide David Pinder. Dombrowski discusses the book this evening. Click here to learn more from Bill Castanier's discussion with the author.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Tax Time: How to Avoid Business Tax Panic. Course on making business and tax decisions. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921,

Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.

French Playtime. Playgroup ages 1-6 encouraging French language education. 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. FREE. Aux Petits Soins, 1824 E. Michigan Ave. Suite F, Lansing. (517) 999-7277,


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,

Preschool Thanksgiving Storytime. Ages 3-6 enjoy holiday stories and craft. 9:30-10 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.

Literature and Poetry

Chris Dombrowski. Conversation at 3 p.m. Gallery reading at 7 p.m. RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 884-1932.


MSU Opera Theatre: The Elixir of Love. Opera about Nemorino, who loves the wealthy Adina. 7:30 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.


Mid-MI Genealogical Society. Topic: "Little Known Facts About Census Records." 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511.

Remember When Reminiscers: The Armistice Day Storm. Historian presents underwater research into maritime tragedy. Call to register. 10-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400,

The Peace Corps Adventure: Living, Learning, and Working Overseas. General info session about the Peace Corps. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. International Center, 427 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing.

Toddler Thanksgiving. Toddler Thanksgiving. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.

Allen Farmers Market — Indoor Season. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 2:30-7 p.m. FREE. Allen Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911,


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