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What's up in Lansing: Ceramics fundraiser and more

Here's what's going on in town today


Good day on this partly cloudy Wednesday.

The East Lansing Film Festival and the City of East Lansing are teaming up to host a fundraiser for the city’s new ceramics studio. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with a pottery sale and a “Paint a Pot” activity for children. The evening also includes the screening of a Brazilian film, “The Second Mother,” at 7 p.m. The studio space being built on the second floor of the Hannah Community Center will include six throwing wheels, a kiln and a space to work on ceramic projects. The city and interested parties are hoping to raise $20,000 to complete the studio. 4:30 p.m. FREE, donations accepted. East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. facebook.com/eastlansingceramicarts.

Those who are looking to relax with some outdoor music are in luck tonight, as there are several options in Mid Michigan. Moores Park in Lansing features the Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle. The group performs an eclectic mix of tunes inspired by folk, Americana, blues and Gypsy-Jazz, with performances occasionally featuring puppets and dance. LUVS, as they are known to fans, took the top spot for Best Folk Band in this year's City Pulse / Fox 47 News Top of the Town Contest. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Moores Park, 420 Moores River Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-4313, lansingmi.gov/parks. Check out City Pulse's Summer Concert Series Calendar for more concerts of today and the rest of the summer.

For more local events, see below.


Concert in the Park. Featuring The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Moores Park, 420 Moores River Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-4313, lansingmi.gov/parks.

Sit in with the Band. 8-11 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 881-8125, kathyfordband.com.

St. Johns Concert in the Park Series. The Louie Longoria Band in concert. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. (989) 224-2429, clintoncountyarts.org. Classes and Seminars

Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 3015 S. Washington St., Lansing. (517) 351-5866, lamc.info.

Alcoholics Anonymous. A closed step meeting. 6 p.m. Donations. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 899-3215.


Stevens Puppets. The Wizard of Oz brought to life with marionettes. 10-10:45 a.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.

Bubbleman. Learn the secrets behind bubble creations. 1-2 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.

Critters on Campus. Ice Cream Social, Reptile Exhibit and pet dress-up contest. Call to RSVP. 5-7 p.m. FREE. The Willows at East Lansing, 3500 Coolidge Road, East Lansing. (517) 203-4042, ow.ly/M90w300lKhw.

Howell Nature Center: Animal Athletes. Compare skills with animal athletes. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason.

Howell Nature Center: Myth Crackers. Facts and myths about animals. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville.

Leslie Family Fun Day. Games, face painting, music, crafts and storytimes. 1-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400.

Magician Baffling Bill. Magic Chef Nutrition Show. 1:30-2:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.

Putt Putt at Hawk Hollow. Mini-golf with the library. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Hawk Hollow Golf Course, 15101 Chandler Road, Bath. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Allen Street Farmers Market. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 3-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.

ICACS Whisker Wednesday. Pet adoptions. All animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon to 6 p.m. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370.

Practice Your English. All skill levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.


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