Dec. 6 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cloudy Tuesday.

Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing hopes to help visitors honor their deceased loved ones — be they friends, family or pets — with an intimate service this evening. Those who attend are invited to being a memorial angel ornament to place on Unity's tree. 7-8:30 p.m. Donations welcome. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing.

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing celebrates the holidays with its 37th annual gala, including its 2016 Applause Awards for community members, businesses and nonprofits that support local art. This year’s event also includes a silent auction, where more than 15 works of art from City Pulse’s Summer of Art will be up for auction. Artists receive 30 percent of the winning bid, and the remaining proceeds benefit the Arts Council. The evening also includes a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and live music by the John Dale Smith Trio. 6-9 p.m. Tickets start at $75/$40 Arts Council members. University Club, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing. (517) 372-4636,

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

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,

Bible and Beer Study. 6 p.m. Buy your own beer. Kelly's Downtown, 220 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 482-0600.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. $3. Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St., Lansing.

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697,

Compassionate Friends Support Group. For grieving parents who have lost a child. 7:30-9 p.m. FREE. Salvation Army Community Center, 701 W. Jolly Road, Lansing.

Course in Miracles. Very relaxed, kind and happy group. 7 p.m. FREE. Call for location, (517) 482-1908.
Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing.

Introduction to Zentangle. Demo on meditative drawing. Call or register online. 6-8 p.m. FREE. DeWitt District Library, 13101 Schavey Road, DeWitt.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559,

Overeaters Anonymous. You are not alone. Get support in your weight loss. 7 p.m. FREE. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 819-3294.

Speakeasies Toastmasters. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Bldg., 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.

Starting a Business. Workshop on businesses. Call or register online. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921,

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing.


Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.


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

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

Drop-in Holiday Crafts & Activities. 3-4:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie.

Angel Remembrance Service. Introspective service honoring deceased loved ones. 7-8:30 p.m. Donations welcome. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing.

LCC West Toastmasters. Public speaking group. 5-6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-1314,

Mid-day Movies. "War Dogs" (R). 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363.

Rat Pack Tuesday. $5 classic cocktails and Frank Sinatra party. 4-11 p.m. FREE. American Fifth Spirits, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631,

Son of Saul. Screening and discussion of film set in Auschwitz. 7-9 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing.