Good day on this warmer-than-usual Thursday.
The Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts historian Jacob McCormick Thursday to discuss the history of photography in Lansing. McCormick’s lecture, based on impressive photography collection of David Tinder, covers Lansing photography in the 19th and 20th centuries. McCormick also discusses historical photography techniques like carte de visites and cabinet cards. Visitors can also check out a collection of local photographs. 6:30 p.m. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 282-0671, lansinghistory.org.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
(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. Group on peace through forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.
Mason Codependents Anonymous. Support group. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason.
H.E.R.O. Basic Drywall Installation. From 6 to 8 p.m. FREE. Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, 600 W. Maple Lansing.
Literature and Poetry
Chipmunk Story Time: Fun in the Snow. Nature activities and stories for children. 10-11 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
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.
Baby Storytime. Stories and movement for babies and their caregivers. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.
CADL Family Storytime. Held off-site during library remodeling. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
Crafting for a Cause. Knitters invited to create items for food bank. 4-5:30 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014, grandledge.lib.mi.us.
Drop-in LEGO Club. Ages 4 and up enjoy imaginative play. 3:15-4:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville.
Film Movement Series. View an award-winning or foreign film. Today: "Theeb" (Arabic). 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Finger Knitting. Knit accessories, gifts and more without needles. Call to register. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.
Genealogy Seminar Part 1. Gathering family data. Call to register. 6-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400.
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, ladiessilverblades.com.
Spanish Conversation Group. Practice listening to and speaking. All levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
The Hemingway Play. Four depictions of famed author at different points in his life. 7-9 p.m. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.