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What's up in Lansing: Library reopening and more

Here's what's going on in town today


Good day on this snowy Monday.

Capital Area District Libraries reopens its downtown branch today. The location has been closed all winter for remodeling. Read about the updates in last week's City Pulse cover story.

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones was once called “the most dangerous woman in America” because of her tireless efforts on behalf of working people and their unions from the 1880s to the 1920s. She is famous for her wit and sharp tongue in the face of mine bosses, National Guardsmen and thugs. Next week, West Virginia storyteller and actress Karen Vuranch recreates the famous activist in two Greater Lansing performances. Monday, the actress performs on MSU’s campus; Tuesday she brings the show to UAW Local 602 in Lansing. Both performances are co-sponsored by Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, the MSU Poetry Center and the MSU Department of Theatre. Monday: 7 p.m. RCAH Theatre in Snyder-Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. Tuesday: UAW Local 602, 2510 W. Michigan Avenue, Lansing. events.msu.edu.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.

A Course in Love. Weekly group dedicated to the study of the spiritual pyschology. 1-2 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.

Marketing Mondays: Your Business Needs to Get on Instagram. Using photo sharing app for business. Call to register. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921.

Support Group. For the divorced, separated and widowed. 7:30 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272, stdavidslansing.org.

Painting Basics, Session 2: Acrylic II. For ages 14 and up. 6:45 p.m. $40. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. (517) 784-2389, jacksonarts.org.Music

New Horizons Community Band. Learn to play an instrument or dust off an old one. 9-11 a.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661, cms.msu.edu. Events

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.

DIY Face Masks. Ages 12-17 create personalized facial treatment. Call to register. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191, cadl.org.

Dr. Seuss Celebraton. All ages enjoy stories, games and more. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643, cadl.org.

Drop-in Pi Crafts. All ages make a Pi craft. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason. (517) 628-3743, cadl.org.

Social Bridge. Come play bridge and meet new people. No partner needed. 1-4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.


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