May 11 2017 12:30 AM

Here's what's going on in town today.

Happy Thursday!

On this day:

Who doesn't enjoy a good Waltz? On this day in 1812, the Waltz was introduced into English ballrooms for the first time and many of observers of the time might not have agreed with our shared enthusiasm. The dance was recieved with harsh criticism, many calling the dance, "disgusting and immoral." Here's a link to a brief history of the historic dance.

Today in Lansing:

George Howard will be performing at Music Music at the Mansion at the Turner-Dodge House at 100 N. East Street Lansing from 7 p.m. $10. (517) 482-2125. Interested in learning more about this saxophonist? Click here for a story on Howard that we ran a few months ago!

Classes and Seminars

(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St. Haslett.

A Course in Miracles. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Road, Lansing. (517) 371-3010.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale Lansing.

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. ldK130bt9OB

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

Zotero Workshop Intro to citation management program Zotero. 10-noon. FREE. MSU Library 366 W. Circle Drive, East lansing.

Literature and Poetry iPad StoryTime. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Music Music at the Mansion - George Howard. House concert featuring George Howard. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East Street Lansing. (517) 482-2125.

Spring Suzuki Strings Concert. With student musicians. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road East Lansing. (517) 353-5340,

Events Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Spring Edible Wild Plants. Beal Garden curator leads tour. 12:10- 12:50 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.

12-Step Meeting. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.

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

Lunch with Celebrations and Pizza. Reserve in advance. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75 attendees under 55/$3 donations for 55+. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 706-5045,

Spanish Conversation Group. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Teen After-School Program. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.