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What's up in Lansing: Rugby


Interested in learning a new sport or joining a team? The Capital Area Crisis Rugby Football Club might be for you! Founded in 2013, the team has been playing the nearly 200-year-old sport in the Lansing area in hopes of raising awareness of the sport locally.

The sport is played similarly to American football. A match consists of two, 40-minute halves and both teams compete to see who can score the most points in a given match. A key difference in rugby and American football include a ball that cannot be passed forward, though players themselves can move forward.

“The club’s mission is to build rugby in Lansing and give back to other Lansing clubs and the Lansing department of recreation,” their website says.

Even if you’re not a rugby player now, beginners are always welcome to join the sport.

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


(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.

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.

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups.t 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing.

Homeopathy Q and A. Certified homeopath,

speaks/answers questions. 6 - 7:30 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts, 335 Seymour Ave., Suite D., Lansing.

Homespun Homeopathy. See certified homeopath. 6 - 7:30 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts, 335 Seymour Ave., Suite D Lansing.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. At 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346- 9900. coda.org.

NAMI Class for Caregivers. 12-session structured course. 6:30 to 9 p.m. FREE. McLaren- Greater Lansing Education Building, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing.

PFLAG Greater Lansing monthly meeting. From 7 - 9 p.m. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.

LITERATURE AND POETRY Chipmunk Story Time: Everybody Needs a Rock. Nature stories, games and more. 10 - 11 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

THEATRE Murder for Two. Two actors play 13 roles. 8 to 9:30 p.m. $25/$23 Military/Senior (65kknd)/$10 Student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam, Williamston. 517-655-SHOW.

EVENTS Impression 5 Science Center Bridge Building Challenge (Ages 8-12). Learn about gravity/tension. 6 t- 7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St. Lansing. (517) 272-9840.

Tai Chi in the Park Series (Held at Veterans Gardens). Last in free, three-week series. 6 - 7 p.m. FREE. Veterans Memorial Gardens Amphitheater, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt.

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

Cameron Zvara Variety Show (All ages). Jam packed with magic, juggling, music and more. 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster, Lansing.

Crafting for a Cause (All Skill Levels). Bring work to complete at home. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. grandledge.lib.mi.us.

Film Movement Series (Adults & mature teens). Today: Mad Tiger (USA/Japan). 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos.

Hooked on Health. Health-Related Exhibits, Health Screenings, exercises, DJ and more! 12 - 4 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Health Department, 5303 S. Cedar St. Lansing.

Lunch at the Meridian Senior Center. TOCA provides tasty meals. 12 - 1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested for ages 60kknd. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.

Party Bridge. From 1 - 4 p.m. $1 Members/$2 Public. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.

Spanish Conversation. Speak Spanish in comfortable environment. 7 - 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Summer Cinema (All ages). Today: The Wizard of Oz (G). 2 - 3:45 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing.

ARTS Teen Movies. Watch movies intended for a teen audience. Popcorn while supplies last! 1 - 3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.


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