Feb. 7 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this snowy Tuesday.

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day. According to the Ingham County Health Department, African-Americans in the United States are disproportionately affected by HIV. In honor of the day, the health department is offering free, anonymous HIV testing to all residents, regardless of race or ethnicity. Those who are tested can talk to a consultant about reducing risk, and also receive a free Meijer gift card. No appointment is needed, and testing takes up to 45 minutes. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. FREE. Forest Community Health Center, 2316 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 887-4424, hd.ingham.org.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Valentine Cupcake Toppers with the Laser Cutter. Use Adobe Illustrator and a laser cutter for a project. 6-7 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. ow.ly/OQzw3088ugr.

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. See website for schedule and locations. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697, 639.toastmastersclubs.org.

Starting a Business. Course for aspiring entrepreneurs. Call to register. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, ow.ly/o4LH307jtSr.

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 details. 7-8:30 a.m. FREE for visitors. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. yawnpatrol.com.


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


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

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, 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.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Free HIV and AIDs tests for everyone. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. FREE. Forest Community Health Center, 2316 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 887-4424, hd.ingham.org.

Overeaters Anonymous. Struggling with food? Overeaters Anonymous offers hope. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 505-0068, oa.org.

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.


Blood at the Root. Play about miscarriage of justice, based on historical events. 7:30 p.m. $15. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing (517) 432-2000, theatre.msu.edu.