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What's Up in Lansing: Friends Book Group


If you’ve been looking for a reading group, the Okemos branch of the Capital Area District Libraries is hosting a Friends Book Group. The group’s upcoming read is “The Swans of Fifth Avenue” by Melanie Benjamin.

The story focuses on Babe Paley, a socialite who regularly appears on the cover of Vogue and is known for her glamor, who is filled with much deeper desires below the surface.

Friends Book Group. "The Swans of Fifth Avenue" by Melanie Benjamin. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347--2021 cadl.org.

Classes and Seminars

(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 St., 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 St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. ow.ly/p9iv30cQGgi.

Community Forum to Discuss Addiction. To discuss opioid crisis and resources to help. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Faith Lutheran Church, 4515 Dobie Road, Okemos. (517) 349-0620, ow.ly/ZKsS30ftKQI.

Free Yoga for Kids and Youth. All ages invited. 5:30-7:15 p.m. Ages 6-13 FREE. Bikram Yoga Capital Area, 1355 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. byca.yoga/events.

Junior Achievement - More Than Money. 6-week series for grades 3-5 on smart money habits. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

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

Preschool Science Explorations: Searching for Seeds. Science lesson, nature walk and crafts. 1-2:30 p.m. $4. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

TaiChi in the Park. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Veterans Memorial Gardens Amphitheater, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 242-9626.

Literature and Poetry

NaNoWriMo Prep Workshop with Lori Nelson Spielman. Interactive session on novel writing. 7-9 p.m. Old Chicago, 1938 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. nanolansing.org.


Odds Fish and After Hours Radio. Unique night of rock music. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $7/$10 at door. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/IK3030ftKRQ.


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

Capital Area Audubon Society. Presentation: Birding Adventures in Mozambique. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. capitalareaaudubon.org.

Drop-in LEGO Club. Ages 4 and up enjoy imaginative play. 3:15-4:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643, cadl.org.

Lunch at the Meridian Senior Center. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested for ages 60kknd. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Party Bridge. 1-4 p.m. $2/$1 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Sharpie Tie Dye. Ages 15-18 make tie dye designs. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cad.org.


Combining Art and Poetry for Teens. 4-week workshop combining poetry and art. Supplies included. 7-8:30 p.m. $35. Keys to Creativity, 5746 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 675-2770, keystocreativity.net


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