March 2 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this potentially snowy Thursday.

A trio of Michigan poets host a night of resistance-themed poetry at Strange Matter Coffee Co. today. Poets Santino DallaVecchia, Lisa Folkmire and Jacob Hammer, all graduates or students of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, present an evening of readings in response to President Trump’s “aggressively populist, xenophobic, racist, climate-change denying, anti-LGBTQIA+, anti-free speech and anti-art regime.” Collected donations from the evening benefit the Refugee Development Center and Black Lives Matter Lansing. Free Chemex-brewed coffee is available. 8:30-10:30 p.m. FREE. Strange Matter Coffee Co., 2001 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

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,

Basic Watercolors. Class for adults. Call to register. 1-3 p.m. $60. Michigan Lighthouse Art Gallery, 107 S. Putnam St., #215, Williamston. (517) 256-8335,

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

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

NAMI Class for Caregivers. Class to help caregivers support individuals with mental illness. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. McLaren-Greater Lansing Education Building, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3404,

Preschool Science Explorations: Fun with Fossils. Hands-on science for preschoolers. 1-2:30 p.m. $4. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866,

Spring Greeting Card Class. Learn to paint watercolor greeting cards for family and friends. Call to register. 1-3 p.m. $30. Michigan Lighthouse Art Gallery, 107 S. Putnam St., #215 Williamston. (517) 256-8335,

Literature and Poetry

Poets Resist. Poetry reading. Email to participate. 8:30-10:30 p.m. FREE. Strange Matter Coffee, 2001 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.


Suzuki Strings Recital. Featuring student musicians. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661,

Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.

Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.

Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Lincoln County Process, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

HomeSpun, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.


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,

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.

Capital Area Audubon Society. Presentation: "Birding Spots You've Never Heard Of." 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing.

Family Storytime. Stories, songs and activities to build early literacy skills. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.

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,

Teddy Bear Storytime. Ages up to 9 enjoy storytime with their favorite stuffed toys. 4:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191,