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Weather Forecast for East Lansing

Washington's Birthday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. North wind 8 to 11 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -10. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

Freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with snow, becoming all freezing rain after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. East wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Saturday

A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Saturday Night

Rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 32.

Sunday

Rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 42.

East Lansing News and Events

Active Senior Exercise

Event date: February 18, 2019
Event Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Cardio, yoga, pilates, balance and resistance training are in this popular class! All equipment provided. No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Bill Wiseman

Spanish Literature

Event date: February 18, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Participants will read literature from Spanish-speaking countries.

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 18, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Scrabble

Event date: February 18, 2019
Event Time: 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
If you love words and language, this classic game will provide hours of fun! All skill levels are welcome!

4 Ever Young Drumming-Cancelled today

Event date: February 18, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Battle the enemies of aging: age-related muscle loss, balance problems, decreased flexibility and falling. Utilizing a variety of equipment and training techniques we will emphasize core and lower body strengthening as well as balance and flexibility enhancement. AFAA Certified Instructor: John Helrigel

Read Aloud Group

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Drop-in cost: $2 (M), $3 (NM)
Reading aloud has been found to be one of the most challenging exercises for the brain! We read from novels, essays, poetry, articles, fiction, non-fiction, mystery, humor, books, magazines and off the web. Usually there is a little time for discussion. Join us! Facilitator: Joyce Macrorie

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Malcolm Gladwell

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Malcolm Gladwell was named by the New York Times in 2005 as one of its 100 most influential people. His name has also achieved the status of an adjective, Gladwellian. He has written a number of bestselling books including, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, The Tipping Point and David and Goliath. All of his books have been New York Times Best Sellers. He has written for The New Yorker magazine since 1996. He also hosts the podcast, Revisionist History and lectures extensively.

These sessions will cover Gladwell's fascinating take on some of the most interesting research in the social sciences. He answers such questions as why outstanding hockey players are all born in the same several months, the 10,000 hour rule to achieve mastery in any area, why planes crash and much, much more. We will look at excerpts from his books, articles, lectures, podcasts and Ted Talks. After these sessions you should never be at a loss for conversation starters. Facilitator: Marvin Goldstein

Stretch, Flex and Balance II

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
This more challenging class is for those who have taken Stretch, Flex & Balance I.
AFAA Certified Instructor: Julie Dillon

Pickleball

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Pickleball is played on a modified court with a paddle and whiffle ball. We are a slower paced, noncompetitive, recreational alternative. Our emphasis is working on skills and having fun not winning. Come join us and try it out.

Line Dancing

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Line dance for fun, exercise, and staying involved in a social activity. No partner needed. Come and experience the joy of it all! Instructor: Polly Murray

Tarot for Everyone

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
This class starts with the basics of tarot card reading, including the ethical questions of doing readings. Each week will build on the previous week, adding details of how the cards work in relationship with each other; this rather than rote memorization is key to providing worthwhile readings. Learning to read tarot is a process. This class will provide the foundation you need to get started. Supplies: Please reimburse instructor for Rider-Waite tarot deck for $18.50.
Facilitator: Ed Ponist

Chinese & Japanese Calligraphy & Painting

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Open to beginners and experienced painters alike, we will make Chinese and Japanese calligraphy as well as Chinese and Sumi-e paintings using authentic materials: bamboo brushes, Chinese ink, Chinese colors, and rice paper. Winter subjects will include Chinese painting of a pine tree and sparrows; Chinese calligraphy for winter and sparrow; Sumi-e sparrow with plum blossoms; sumi-e dove with bamboo; and Japanese calligraphy for winter and spring. All are welcome. Handouts will be provided. You will be able to get lesson plans containing links to demos and more by email. Students must get their materials. Please provide your email address when you sign up so the materials list can be emailed to you. Instructor Laurel Ponist has studied Chinese Brush Painting since 2004 and greatly enjoys teaching these classes. Maximum 12. Instructor: Laurel Ponist

DMB Marketing Committee meeting

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
410 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

City Council Discussion Only meeting

Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 06:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Active Senior Exercise

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Cardio, yoga, pilates, balance and resistance training are in this popular class! All equipment provided. No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Bill Wiseman

Wednesday Morning Book Discussions

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
We will first read and discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. One reviewer said Featuring a rich cast of characters and elevated by the riveting portrayal of homesteading in Alaska in the 1970s, this is a compassionate story of a family. After our discussion, we will then read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows. I cant remember the last time I discovered a novel as smart and delightful as this one, a world so vivid that I kept forgetting this was a work of fiction populated with characters so utterly wonderful that I kept forgetting they werent my actual friends and neighbors. Treat yourself to this book please I cant recommend it highly enough.Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Facilitator: Nancy Lucas

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Letter Writing Group

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Writing letters a great way to communicate your thoughts, ideas, feelings and concerns addressed to some Pen Pal, someone you once knew or know or dont know! Your letter may be read aloud to the group or not your choice. No critiquing.
Facilitator: Joyce Macrorie

What's So Funny

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Whats So Funny is a weekly session to learn about, discuss and enjoy humor. Most weeks will focus on a theme, such as political, elder humor, etc. The goals of these sessions are to learn a little, laugh a lot. Facilitator: Judy Wattenberg

Intermediate Ukulele

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Eager to continue your ukulele practice? Michigans Ukulele Ambassador and founder of the Mighty Uke Day Festival, Ben Hassenger, will teach you a variety of more advanced chords and rhythms which youll use to play more challenging songs! Intermediate students are encouraged to purchase their own ukulele. All music will be provided. Maximum 60. Instructor: Ben Hassenger

Nonfiction Book Club

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Drop-in cost: $2 (M), $3 (NM)
This group reads nonfiction on a wide range of topics, including politics, religion, history and more. Group members choose the readings together and are responsible for obtaining their own copies of the material. Everyone is welcome to this dynamic group. Facilitator: Lisa Thelen

Helping Women Period

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Help women in our community
Once a month for four hours, the Prime Time art studio will be set up as a volunteer workspace to create materials for a local nonprofit, Helping Women Period, a group that distributes bladder control products and disposable menstrual products to homeless women and girls in the Greater Lansing area.
Sewers and non-sewers alike are welcome to help construct small bags later filled with products to be distributed at over 100 local charities.
Some sewing machines will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. And what a wonderful way to use your extra fabric, buttons and ribbon! Menstrual and bladder control supplies are always welcome, too.
Please bring a sack lunch to sustain you as you do your good work!
See www.helpingwomenperiod.org for more information. You can make a difference! Sponsored by Alice Martin.

Current Events

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
If you enjoy talking about the latest news, sports, politics and the economy, or simply listening in on the discussion, consider joining this lively group. Sessions are moderator-led and some feature guest speakers. Join us!

Library Board of Trustees meeting

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
950 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission meeting

Event date: February 20, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

EL-Meridian Water/Sewer Authority meeting

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 07:30 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:
2470 Burcham Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823

Wild Walkers Club

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Join instructor Julie as she leads participants through an indoors (and sometimes outdoors) walking course at the community center. Learn warm up and cool down stretches along with balance exercises you can add to your home walking practice. All levels welcome. No need to sign up ahead of time. AFAA Certified Instructor: Julie Dillon

Carving For Fun

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
From chip-carving to creating one-of-a-kind figurines and relief images, popular instructor Fred Erbisch will keep you challenged and entertained while crafting heirloom items to keep or give as gifts. Winter sessions will include the following classes: (1) Free-Form Chip Carving; (2) Relief Carving of a Dragon; and (3) Funny and Strange Animals. All skill levels welcome and all tools and materials will be provided. Instructor: Fred Erbisch

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Stretch, Flex and Balance I

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Improve posture, balance and flexibility! This class is for beginners but will challenge all fitness levels using chair exercises. AFAA Certified Instructor: Julie Dillon

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority meeting

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 12:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
410 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Pickleball

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Pickleball is played on a modified court with a paddle and whiffle ball. We are a slower paced, noncompetitive, recreational alternative. Our emphasis is working on skills and having fun not winning. Come join us and try it out.

Exploring Abstract in Acrylic

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Acrylic on canvas. When you think of an abstract as just throwing shapes together you have barely scratched the surface; it is so much more and a lot of fun! Maximum 12. Instructor: Carolyn Donahue

Hands, Feet & Balance

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Learn fundamental exercises for balance and flexibility to improve range of motion and quality of life. The class will focus on correct alignment, muscle engagement, and posture. All fitness levels are welcome, and modification of any exercises is highly encouraged. Those with injuries, arthritis, and postural issues will benefit greatly from this class. Lauren Warshaw has been a personal trainer for almost two years and specializes in older adults or those with injuries or limited range of motion. Instructor: Lauren Warshaw

Beginning Plus Ukulele

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
If youve taken Beginning Ukulele class and are ready for the next step, but dont quite feel ready to move up to the Intermediate level, this Beginning Plus class is for you. Students should feel at ease playing C, F, G7, Am, G, D7 and Em chords along with a few strum variations. This would also be appropriate for any Intermediate Ukulele class students who feel a bit over their heads at that level. Maximum 20. Instructor: Liz Wright

Mah Jongg

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Play this social game of numerical strategyit will stimulate your mind! Chinese and American versions played.

Adaptive Yoga

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Enjoy gaining strength while also gaining flexibility by performing standard Yoga poses sitting in a chair or standing. Breathing will be an important part of the class as we warm up, work on gentle stretches, challenge our balance and strength and go to deeper stretches. All levels welcome.
AFAA Certified Instructor: Amy Convey

Oklahoma!

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
The classes will be led by a combination of MSU Department of Theatre faculty, production collaborators and Friends of MSU Theatre board members. Participants will then have the option of attending a performance on campus on date of their choice (listed below). The second class will feature a post-performance talk back with team members involved in the production. Reading of the script is optional. Maximum 25.
Facilitators: Carol Bryson, Sam Austin & Joan Mattson

Go to theatre.msu.edu for more information about dates and times of performances..

Duplicate Bridge

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
This favorite game will challenge your skills of strategy. We are welcoming new players.

Arts Commission meeting

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 05:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Housing Commission meeting - CANCELED

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Mosaic Picture/Mirror Frame

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
This introductory mosaic workshop ensures a relaxed and fun environment for students to explore and develop their own individual creativity! Students will create their own mosaic design, select from a wide supply of stained glass, glue down materials, and grout. Students may pick from frames available or bring their own! Maximum 5. Instructors: Lana Schaeffer & Kelly Arndt

Active Senior Exercise

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Cardio, yoga, pilates, balance and resistance training are in this popular class! All equipment provided. No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Bill Wiseman

Zumba

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Zumba the perfect combination of fun, movement and music designed just for you! We take the work out of workout! Come join the fun!
Licensed Zumba Instructor: Alyjah Byrd-Goode

Euchre

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Trump always wins in this social and strategic card game.

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Beginner Meditation

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Have you ever wondered what meditation is and how it works? Have you ever wanted to try it? Kurt Scholler will introduce a variety of techniques and provide plenty of time to practice together and talk about your experiences. The purpose of the class is to introduce you to meditation techniques so you can practice at home or wherever you are. Techniques come from a variety of meditative traditions and are taught in a non-denominational way, using everyday language. There are lots of reasons to participate: maybe you want to re-invent yourself in retirement and be open to new experiences; or maybe you would like to experience more self-love and acceptance as your body ages; or you are fed up with negative thinking and just want a little peace and quiet. Join us! Maximum 20.
Facilitator: Kurt Scholler

DMB Business Relations Committee meeting

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
410 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Wellness Workshop

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Tips for Good Skin Care, Mary Murray, FNP-BC, Doctors Approach. Dont have time for intensive skin care? You can still pamper yourself by acing the basics. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems.

Continuing Meditation

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
At the request of past participants, we are offering a continuation of Kurts beginning class. This class is for those who have had some experience with meditation (with Kurt or with someone else) and want to explore their practice further. Maximum 20.
Facilitator: Kurt Scholler

Children's Concert Series

Event date: February 23, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 11:59 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
The City of East Lansing sponsors FREE, live musical performances for families on three Saturdays each winter.

Active Senior Exercise

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Cardio, yoga, pilates, balance and resistance training are in this popular class! All equipment provided. No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Bill Wiseman

Spanish Literature

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Participants will read literature from Spanish-speaking countries.

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Adaptive Yoga

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Enjoy gaining strength while also gaining flexibility by performing standard Yoga poses sitting in a chair or standing. Breathing will be an important part of the class as we warm up, work on gentle stretches, challenge our balance and strength and go to deeper stretches. All levels welcome.
AFAA Certified Instructor: Amy Convey

Tai Ji Quan

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Tai Ji Quan is a series of continuous connected movements sometimes called a moving meditation. It teaches balance, focus and control, which will benefit you in other mental and physical activities. Tai Ji strengthens muscles, builds bone density, reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and has many other health benefits.
Instructor: Linda Peet

Scrabble

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
If you love words and language, this classic game will provide hours of fun! All skill levels are welcome!

4 Ever Young Drumming

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Battle the enemies of aging: age-related muscle loss, balance problems, decreased flexibility and falling. Utilizing a variety of equipment and training techniques we will emphasize core and lower body strengthening as well as balance and flexibility enhancement. AFAA Certified Instructor: John Helrigel

Transportation Commission meeting

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Commission on the Environment Meeting

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 06:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Read Aloud Group

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Drop-in cost: $2 (M), $3 (NM)
Reading aloud has been found to be one of the most challenging exercises for the brain! We read from novels, essays, poetry, articles, fiction, non-fiction, mystery, humor, books, magazines and off the web. Usually there is a little time for discussion. Join us! Facilitator: Joyce Macrorie

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Malcolm Gladwell

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Malcolm Gladwell was named by the New York Times in 2005 as one of its 100 most influential people. His name has also achieved the status of an adjective, Gladwellian. He has written a number of bestselling books including, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, The Tipping Point and David and Goliath. All of his books have been New York Times Best Sellers. He has written for The New Yorker magazine since 1996. He also hosts the podcast, Revisionist History and lectures extensively.

These sessions will cover Gladwell's fascinating take on some of the most interesting research in the social sciences. He answers such questions as why outstanding hockey players are all born in the same several months, the 10,000 hour rule to achieve mastery in any area, why planes crash and much, much more. We will look at excerpts from his books, articles, lectures, podcasts and Ted Talks. After these sessions you should never be at a loss for conversation starters. Facilitator: Marvin Goldstein

Stretch, Flex and Balance II

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
This more challenging class is for those who have taken Stretch, Flex & Balance I.
AFAA Certified Instructor: Julie Dillon

Pickleball

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Pickleball is played on a modified court with a paddle and whiffle ball. We are a slower paced, noncompetitive, recreational alternative. Our emphasis is working on skills and having fun not winning. Come join us and try it out.

Line Dancing

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Line dance for fun, exercise, and staying involved in a social activity. No partner needed. Come and experience the joy of it all! Instructor: Polly Murray

Tarot for Everyone

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
This class starts with the basics of tarot card reading, including the ethical questions of doing readings. Each week will build on the previous week, adding details of how the cards work in relationship with each other; this rather than rote memorization is key to providing worthwhile readings. Learning to read tarot is a process. This class will provide the foundation you need to get started. Supplies: Please reimburse instructor for Rider-Waite tarot deck for $18.50.
Facilitator: Ed Ponist

Chinese & Japanese Calligraphy & Painting

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Open to beginners and experienced painters alike, we will make Chinese and Japanese calligraphy as well as Chinese and Sumi-e paintings using authentic materials: bamboo brushes, Chinese ink, Chinese colors, and rice paper. Winter subjects will include Chinese painting of a pine tree and sparrows; Chinese calligraphy for winter and sparrow; Sumi-e sparrow with plum blossoms; sumi-e dove with bamboo; and Japanese calligraphy for winter and spring. All are welcome. Handouts will be provided. You will be able to get lesson plans containing links to demos and more by email. Students must get their materials. Please provide your email address when you sign up so the materials list can be emailed to you. Instructor Laurel Ponist has studied Chinese Brush Painting since 2004 and greatly enjoys teaching these classes. Maximum 12. Instructor: Laurel Ponist

City Council meeting

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823

City Council Public Hearing

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
View Public Hearing Notice (PDF)

Active Senior Exercise

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Cardio, yoga, pilates, balance and resistance training are in this popular class! All equipment provided. No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Bill Wiseman

Wednesday Morning Book Discussions

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
We will first read and discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. One reviewer said Featuring a rich cast of characters and elevated by the riveting portrayal of homesteading in Alaska in the 1970s, this is a compassionate story of a family. After our discussion, we will then read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows. I cant remember the last time I discovered a novel as smart and delightful as this one, a world so vivid that I kept forgetting this was a work of fiction populated with characters so utterly wonderful that I kept forgetting they werent my actual friends and neighbors. Treat yourself to this book please I cant recommend it highly enough.Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Facilitator: Nancy Lucas

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Letter Writing Group

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Writing letters a great way to communicate your thoughts, ideas, feelings and concerns addressed to some Pen Pal, someone you once knew or know or dont know! Your letter may be read aloud to the group or not your choice. No critiquing.
Facilitator: Joyce Macrorie

What's So Funny

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Whats So Funny is a weekly session to learn about, discuss and enjoy humor. Most weeks will focus on a theme, such as political, elder humor, etc. The goals of these sessions are to learn a little, laugh a lot. Facilitator: Judy Wattenberg

Intermediate Ukulele

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Eager to continue your ukulele practice? Michigans Ukulele Ambassador and founder of the Mighty Uke Day Festival, Ben Hassenger, will teach you a variety of more advanced chords and rhythms which youll use to play more challenging songs! Intermediate students are encouraged to purchase their own ukulele. All music will be provided. Maximum 60. Instructor: Ben Hassenger

Nonfiction Book Club

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Drop-in cost: $2 (M), $3 (NM)
This group reads nonfiction on a wide range of topics, including politics, religion, history and more. Group members choose the readings together and are responsible for obtaining their own copies of the material. Everyone is welcome to this dynamic group. Facilitator: Lisa Thelen

Current Events

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
If you enjoy talking about the latest news, sports, politics and the economy, or simply listening in on the discussion, consider joining this lively group. Sessions are moderator-led and some feature guest speakers. Join us!

Planning Commission meeting

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Planning Commission Public Hearing

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
View public hearing notice (PDF).

Wild Walkers Club

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Join instructor Julie as she leads participants through an indoors (and sometimes outdoors) walking course at the community center. Learn warm up and cool down stretches along with balance exercises you can add to your home walking practice. All levels welcome. No need to sign up ahead of time. AFAA Certified Instructor: Julie Dillon

Carving For Fun

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
From chip-carving to creating one-of-a-kind figurines and relief images, popular instructor Fred Erbisch will keep you challenged and entertained while crafting heirloom items to keep or give as gifts. Winter sessions will include the following classes: (1) Free-Form Chip Carving; (2) Relief Carving of a Dragon; and (3) Funny and Strange Animals. All skill levels welcome and all tools and materials will be provided. Instructor: Fred Erbisch

Aqua Fitness

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Fun for all fitness levels, whether you want to strengthen your muscles, recuperate from an injury or move in a fun, friendly environment. Exercising in the water will help your flexibility, agility, balance and core. Youll have a great workout, and you dont even have to get your face or hair wet! No need to sign up ahead of time.
AFAA Certified Instructors: Amy Convey, Carolyn Haines & Linda Reiff

Stretch, Flex and Balance I

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Improve posture, balance and flexibility! This class is for beginners but will challenge all fitness levels using chair exercises. AFAA Certified Instructor: Julie Dillon

Downtown Development Authority Board meeting

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
410 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Pickleball

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Pickleball is played on a modified court with a paddle and whiffle ball. We are a slower paced, noncompetitive, recreational alternative. Our emphasis is working on skills and having fun not winning. Come join us and try it out.

Hands, Feet & Balance

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Learn fundamental exercises for balance and flexibility to improve range of motion and quality of life. The class will focus on correct alignment, muscle engagement, and posture. All fitness levels are welcome, and modification of any exercises is highly encouraged. Those with injuries, arthritis, and postural issues will benefit greatly from this class. Lauren Warshaw has been a personal trainer for almost two years and specializes in older adults or those with injuries or limited range of motion. Instructor: Lauren Warshaw

Beginning Plus Ukulele

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
If youve taken Beginning Ukulele class and are ready for the next step, but dont quite feel ready to move up to the Intermediate level, this Beginning Plus class is for you. Students should feel at ease playing C, F, G7, Am, G, D7 and Em chords along with a few strum variations. This would also be appropriate for any Intermediate Ukulele class students who feel a bit over their heads at that level. Maximum 20. Instructor: Liz Wright

Mah Jongg

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Play this social game of numerical strategyit will stimulate your mind! Chinese and American versions played.

Adaptive Yoga

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Enjoy gaining strength while also gaining flexibility by performing standard Yoga poses sitting in a chair or standing. Breathing will be an important part of the class as we warm up, work on gentle stretches, challenge our balance and strength and go to deeper stretches. All levels welcome.
AFAA Certified Instructor: Amy Convey

Oklahoma!

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
The classes will be led by a combination of MSU Department of Theatre faculty, production collaborators and Friends of MSU Theatre board members. Participants will then have the option of attending a performance on campus on date of their choice (listed below). The second class will feature a post-performance talk back with team members involved in the production. Reading of the script is optional. Maximum 25.
Facilitators: Carol Bryson, Sam Austin & Joan Mattson

Go to theatre.msu.edu for more information about dates and times of performances..

Duplicate Bridge

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
This favorite game will challenge your skills of strategy. We are welcoming new players.

Wellness Workshop

Event date: March 1, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description:
Alleviating Arthritis Inflammation and Pain with Nutrition, Emily Ostrowski, Sparrow Hospital. Does the thought of an avocado tuna salad on toasted whole grain bread, Mediterranean pizza or grilled chicken served with rice and a tomato/feta/olive salad make you feel hungry? These foods can be both delicious and have the anti-inflammatory/antioxidant properties that may help with arthritis pain and reduction of flares. Join Emily, M.S., R.D. and learn more about recipe and meal planning to reduce your inflammation and pain. Bring your tastebuds!

Seniors Commission meeting

Event date: March 4, 2019
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823