Dec. 8 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cold and potentially snowy Thursday.

The fifth annual Festival of Trees kicked off this week at the Turner-Dodge House in Lansing. The festival showcases Christmas trees artfully decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Prizes were awarded to some of the most innovative trees, such as Potter Park Zoo's toad-themed conservation tree won the award for best theme. See photos of some of the winners in this week's issue of City Pulse, or visit the historic mansion to see more through January 1. 1-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 5-8 p.m. Friday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. $5/FREE for children 12 and under. 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,

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


Dan+Shay. Country duo performs. 8 p.m. $25/$10 students. MSU Auditorium, 150 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000,

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.


Festival of Trees. Showcase of holiday trees. 1-7 p.m. $5/kids FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing.

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,

CADL Dansville Holiday Open House & Reindeer Visit. Santa, live reindeer, wintry crafts and snacks. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511.

CADL Stockbridge Reindeer Visit. Live reindeer and dulcimer music by Jerry Kloock. 3:30- 5 p.m. FREE. CADL Stockbridge, 200 Wood St., Stockbridge. (517) 851-7810.

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.

CADL Mason Holiday Open House & Reindeer Visit. Live reindeer, Santa, live jazz, book sale and more. 6-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.

English Country Dance Lessons. No partner needed. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/$4 students/MSU students FREE. Snyder-Phillips Hall, C20, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 321-3070,

Family 3D Print It. Use simple software to design personalized gift. Call to register. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.

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

Mason Codependents Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason.

Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185.