June 15 2017 11:30 AM

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


Happy Thursday everyone!

Every year, Juneteenth is celebrated across the country to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. This year’s 23rd annual Lansing Juneteenth Celebration offers a variety of activities and spanning several locations. The festivities begin Thursday with a kickoff event in the lobby of City Hall. The next day offers the Freedom Festival at St. Joseph Park in Lansing. The celebration wraps Saturday with the African American parade and a second day of the Freedom Festival. Juneteenth will also include a health festival, essay contest and an assortment of vendors. FREE. Call or see website for locations and times. (517) 394-6900, lansing juneteenthcelebration.org.

Here's what else is going on in Lansing today:


(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. In room 207. 6 p.m. First meeting FREE.. 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 Lansing. 517-371-3010. unitylansing.org

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale Lansing. crisisrfc.com

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road Lansing. http://ow.ly/sVbF30crhfz

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


Taking Shakespeare. Michigan premiere. 8-9:30 p.m. $25/$23 Military/Senior (65+)/$10 Student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. 517- 655-SHOW.


12-Step Meeting . AA/NA/CA all welcome. Every Tuesday and Thursday in room 209. 2-1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome.. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St. Lansing.

Club VINE: Chardonnays of the World . Wines from California, Chile, Argentina, Spain and Italy. Appetizers too. 6:30-9 p.m. $40 + tax and gratuity . Capital Vine , 2320 Showtime Dr Lansing.

Practice Your English. Practice English in friendly setting. FREE. All skills welcome. 7 to 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. 517-351-2420.

Spanish Conversation. Practice listening to and speaking English in a friendly setting. All skill levels are welcome.7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420.

The Storytellers. Songs/stories from Caribbean, Western Africa and more. 6:30 to 7 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library , 131 E. Jefferson St Grand Ledge. 510-627-7014. grandledge.lib.mi.us