Jan. 9 2017 07:22 PM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this snowy and rainy Tuesday.

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" opens tonight at the Wharton Center. The story centers on the life and music of a young Carole King and her partner and former husband, Gerry Goffin. City Pulse's Ty Forquer talked with the writer of the play -- read about it by clicking here.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

AcuWellness Education & Session. Group session with education and receiving treatment. 6:30-8 p.m. Donations welcome. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.

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

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Public speaking and leadership. 7 p.m. FREE to visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697, 639.toastmastersclubs.org.

H.E.R.O Basic Drywall Framing. Hands-on class. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing. (517) 372-5980, glhc.org.

Starting a Business. Workshop on costs, business planning and more. Call to register. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, ow.ly/nud7306GCl5.

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. tops.org.

Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Hone speaking and leadership skills. Visit website for schedule. 7-8:30 a.m. FREE for visitors. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. yawnpatrol.com.

Literature and Poetry

Books on Tap Book Group. "The Visitant" by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Jimmy's Pub, 16804 Chandler Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.


Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.


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.

Digital Storytime. Ages up to 6 learn early digital literacy skills. 1-2 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, elpl.org.

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

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

Reminisce: Author Tina Lonski. Author shares stories about growing up in Michigan. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason.

STEM Night. Ages 10-14 explore circuits and electricity. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400.

ToddlerTime. Active storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.


Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. Story of songwriting star. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.