TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:30 PM
Acoustic Lunch: Nathan Bell
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU – Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Nathan Bell (nathanbellmusic.com). Musically restless, Bell tells the story of an American working class. His concise narratives come wrapped in an elegant yet down-home production of poetry and song. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 1:00 PM
MSU Run for Recovery
MSU Traveler's Club – Celebrate National Recovery Month with the MSU Collegiate Recovery Community! The 5K Fun Run/Walk course begins and ends at the Rock at Farm Lane and Auditorium (542 Auditorium Road). The CRC at MSU serves students in and seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive campus community in which students in recovery can successfully achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. The CRC and its programs are designed to help students connect with each other and access resources necessary to thrive. Your support will ensure that MSU students have a sober place to learn and grow. Registeration is $10 for MSU students and $20 for community members. This fee includes refreshments after the event and shirts for the first 100 registrants. All proceeds will benefit MSU students in recovery and those affected by addiction. Check-in and race day registration start at noon. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/EastLansing/RunforRecovery5KFunRunWalk For more information contact recovery@msu.edu
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 1:00 PM
Watercolor Class for Beginners and Intermediate Students
Keys to Creativity – An 8-week fall session Sundays 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Sept 17th - November 12th, no class October 15th. For ages 14 and older. $120.00 (members pay $96). Some basic supplies included, but a list of suggested additional supplies will be provided. Another 4-week watercolor class may follow into early December focusing on winter/holiday subjects.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 3:00 PM
The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing – The lineup for the second annual Concert Across America includes: Gospel performers Earl Nelson Singers, Ann Arbor’s Gemini, blues singer/harmonica player Bruce Howard, nationally renowned folk singers Joel Mabus and Barb Barton, and spoken word artist Mr. Peace. MI Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence board member Azizi Jasper will once again emcee the event. Sally Potter of Ten Pound Fiddle fame will be our stage manager.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 3:00 PM
Intermediate Hoop Dance
Windwalker Underground Gallery – Hoop Dancing is a fun form of fitness and self experession! This course is intended to expand from waist hooping into more complicated tricks while delving deeper into the hooping world by incorporating tricks with dance. All sessions are $10 and you can purchase a hoop during a session for an additional $10. These will take place Tuesday's 6pm-7 pm Cash, Credit, or check accepted. If you have any questions regarding sign up please email WindwalkerUnderground@gmail.com or call 517-652-3228
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 7:00 PM
Nathan Bell at Pump House Concerts
Pump House Concerts – Nathan Bell returns to Pump House Concerts with a just released album that, like all of his records, is receiving critical acclaim. "The eleven hardscrabble tales were so captivating that I didn’t notice...he performed them all solo" - American Standard Time. http://www.americanstandardtime.com/music/nathan-bell-love-fear-48-hours-traitorland/ https://www.nathanbellmusic.com/ $15 suggested donation ALSO - Nathan will be performing at The Broad Museum's Acoustic Lunch. Same day at 12:30 - FREE Preview show ALSO ALSO, Nathan will be featured at the Our Daily Work / Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Lunch series at MSU. http://hrlr.msu.edu/laborEd/daily.php#.WZ3emCh97IU Monday, September 25, 12:15 - “I Don’t Do This for Love, I Do This for Love: New Songs of Working and Not Working” - Nathan Bell, Singer/Songwriter, Green Room, MSU Library, Room 449W (co-sponsored by the MSU Library Colloquia Series) ABOUT NATHAN BELL: Bell's wizened, weary voice bleeds experience. He’s seen both sides of the coin—traveled the nomadic, bohemian path of the hard-luck troubadour, and found comfort and meaning in the stability of a family, a home and a near two-decade corporate gig. Bell is a songwriter’s songwriter, a man who has shared bills with legends like Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal and Norman Blake. The son of a poet and professor, his concise narratives come wrapped in gorgeously downhome yet ethereal production
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 9:00 AM
National #RailSafety Week kick-off event
Michigan Department of Transportation – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Michigan Railroads Association, Operation Lifesaver, Inc., and CN Railroad will kick off National Rail Safety Week to promote safety around the railroad tracks. It happens every three hours in the United States: a person or vehicle is struck by a train. When this tragedy occurs, lives are changed forever. To raise awareness of the dangers of being on or around railroad tracks, the first U.S. Rail Safety Week is happening this year Sept. 24-30. This event is being spearheaded by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other safety organizations. Activities are being planned each day during the week to share lifesaving messages throughout our communities. By working together on raising railroad safety awareness, we can save lives. Capital Area Multimodal Gateway 1240 South Harrison Road East Lansing
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 10:30 AM
BabyTime
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Babies and caregivers, join us on Monday mornings as we enjoy a storytime for little ones full of songs, rhymes, finger plays, puppets and board books. Baby time is a great first time experience for new parents and caregivers, and an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and lay the building blocks for pre-reading skills. Baby time is intended for children from birth to 18 months.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 1:00 PM
Monday Movie Matinee
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – A Dog's Purpose Rated PG, 100 minutes
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 3:30 PM
Teen Self-Care Club
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Decompress in a quiet, relaxing environment with low-stress crafts and activities, such as making calming jars, coloring, journaling, crocheting, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Tea will be provided.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM
Audition Notice Rabbit Hole
Owosso Community Players – OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS AUDITION NOTICE RABBIT HOLE Auditions for the Owosso Community Players’ production of Rabbit Hole will be September 25 and 26 at the Lebowsky Center at 6:30, with sign-in beginning at 6 p.m. The 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play deals with the ways family members survive a major loss. The OCP production, directed by Anna Owens, opens November 3 for two weekends. Despite its somber theme, the script has many comic moments, said Owens. Roles are available for 3 females with these approximate ages: Becca (30-38); Izzy (24-30); Nat (50-60) and two males: Jason (late teens); and Howie (30-38). Those who wish to audition should be prepared to read scenes from the show. A more detailed description of each character can be found below: Becca—Howie's wife (30 -38 years old). She is usually a very responsible and sensible person, but makes some rash decisions throughout the play because of grief. Howie accuses her of subconsciously trying to "erase" Danny by selling the house, packing up his artwork, and getting rid of their dog, even erasing the most recent home video of Danny. Izzy—Becca's irresponsible but well-wishing sister (age 24-30). She is unwed, but in a relationship with Auggie. She is pregnant throughout the duration of the play. Tension is created as Becca's mourning for her lost child lingers, and she is suspicious of Izzy's ability to raise her own. Howie—Becca's husband (30-38 years old). He is very caring, but has a hard time dealing with Danny's death, which causes him to be angry and depressed, though he hides it as much as possible. He obsessively watches home movies of Danny and thinks that the best way to move on is to try for another child. He attends group grief counseling meetings. It is implied that he has an affair with a woman from this group. He does not want to meet with Jason, whom he blames for Danny's death. Nat—Izzy and Becca's mother. She is the voice of reason for her daughters. She helps Howie and Becca in the moving process, and provides motherly experience to Becca. Her son (Becca's brother, Arthur), a heroin addict, hanged himself at the age of 30. Becca, however, does not want to hear this, as she feels that the deaths are not comparable. She eventually realizes that her mother has gone through this as well, and accepts the comfort. Jason Willette—(age 16-18) teenage boy who accidentally hit Danny with his car, leading to Danny's death. He lives with his mom; his father's whereabouts are never revealed, but the script suggests he's dead. He enjoys science fiction and writes a story about wormholes to other dimensions in Danny's memory, which he publishes in the school's literary magazine. He sends this story to Becca and Howie. He later shows up at the open house, wanting to talk to Howie and Becca. Howie chases him away, but he later meets with Becca. He blames himself for Danny's death. For audition questions, contact garrett@owossoplayers.com
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 6:00 PM
Harry Potter-Mini Book of Monsters
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter by ceating your own mini Monster Book of Monsters. Register at elpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5984ea16dc975e3000171c01 Ages 8+ with adult.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
French Club
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Practice listening to and speaking French in a friendly setting. All skill levels are welcome.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Fanged Fiction Meeting
Schuler Books – This month Schuler’s horror reading group is looking at The Gunslinger by Stephen King, book one in the Dark Tower series.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Out of this World Book Club
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Three Days to Never by Tim Powers
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 9:00 AM
Drawing Marathon
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU – The MSU Broad and MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design (art.msu.edu) enthusiastically announce their annual Drawing Marathon! This non-stop drawing extravaganza features multiple drawing stations, guided and collaborative drawing, costumed models and live, performance-inspired drawing prompts.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 10:30 AM
ToddlerTime
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – Join us on Tuesday mornings at ELPL for Toddler Time, our storytime designed specially for children 18-36 months old and their caregivers! Each week we enjoy stories, songs, movements, rhymes, games, and free play, all designed to build pre-reading skills in little ones. Centered around the Every Child Ready to Read principles, we'll learn as we read, write, sing, talk, and play.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 12:00 PM
Okemos, MI
Oceanside Seafood – Seafood Sale next to Vineyard Christian Fellowship - 3448 Hagadorn Rd Okemos, MI 48864
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:00 PM
Trending Topics
ELPL - East Lansing Public Library – "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed." - Mark Twain Have a question about what's going on in the news? Join us at the library on Tuesday evenings as we discuss local, state and national headlines and politics. Discussions are moderator-led and may feature guest speakers. High school and college students are encouraged to attend. Trending Topics meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM
First Annual Director's Lecture
Michigan State University Museum – New MSU Museum Director Mark Auslander shares his recent research on one of the most enigmatic artifacts on display in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discovered ten years ago, “Ashley’s Sack” is a simple seed bag, on which is embroidered a haunting narrative of a nine-year-old girl, sold away from her mother in the mid-1800s. Dr. Auslander recounts his two-year quest to recover the identities of and the stories of the women recorded in the object’s needlepoint, and to reconstruct the history of their family across two centuries of slavery and freedom. As well, he discusses interpretive and display challenges posed by this heart-breaking object and reflects on the power and possibilities of museums, in our fractured, polarized era, for engaging diverse publics in productive explorations about race, power, and the burdens of history. http://museum.msu.edu/?q=node/486