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What's Up in Lansing: An Evening with Saroo Brierly


Interested in meeting the man behind the blockbuster hit “Lion?” Saroo Brierley is the author of “A Long Way Home,” a memoir which tells the story of his separation with his biological parents, and how he reunited with them years later.

Brierley originally published his book in 2013, but the story spread around the world even faster once the 2016 hit film was produced. This One Book, One Community event allows the audience to not only meet the author, but ask him questions about his story.

One Book, One Community Kick-Off Event: An Evening with Saroo Brierley. Meet Saroo Brierly, of "A Long Way Home." 7 p.m. FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.



Packed into just three days, Sun Dried Music Fest hosts 13 bands and musicians on two stages this weekend in downtown Mason. With a line-up too long to list, this year’s eighth annual festival hosts hitmakers like Brian Lorente and the Usual Suspects, Root Doctor, Blue Haired Betty’s and a whole slew of other Michigan acts to keep the party going all weekend long. While the tunes are free, attendees 21 and over can pay $5 on Friday and Saturday to peruse a beer and wine tent. Food, games and other activities will all be on hand for an additional costs as well. On Sunday, the festival will start its last day run with a community worship Service facilitated by the Mason Ministerial Association. 6-11 p.m. Friday; noon-midnight Saturday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday. FREE. Downtown Mason. sundriedfestival.com.


Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate. 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence, Charlotte. charlotteyoga.net. (517) 285-0138.

Juggling. Learn a life-long skill from Mike, the Juggler. Call/Text ahead. All skill levels welcome. 2 - 4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.


Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center

Family Friendly Picnic and Concert. From 3 - 9 p.m. FREE. Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Road, Lansing.

Atheists and Humanists Dinner Meeting. Lecture on Atheists and Humanists Activism.5 - 8:30 p.m. $10.99 - Buffet includes hot tea. Asian Buffet, 4920 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 914-2278.

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. At 6 p.m. $8 dance, $10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave. Lansing. (517) 321-0933.


Meridian Artisan Marketplace. 30 artisans/crafters from Mid-Michigan show jewelry, woodwork and more. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Prices vary. Central Park Pavilion, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 643-2707.


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