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Jul
23
Tue
Video Game Dance Camp
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hey Gamers! Do you love Fortnite, Mario, and Minecraft? If so, this camp is for you! Improve on your orange justice and flossing skills with dances inspired by all of your favorite video games! Kids ages six and up will enjoy exploring Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Acro as well as plenty of video game fun! We will end the week with an awesome video game dance party! The cost for this four-day camp is just $125 and registration is officially open!

Vacation Bible School – Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson
Jul 23 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson

Loomis Park Baptist Church

2301 N Elm Ave
Jackson, Michigan 49201
Find out more HERE.
Athens VBS
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Let’s go on an amazing journey as we learn how the Apostle Paul shared the Gospel and how we can do the same! We’ll be playing super fun games and making awesome new friendships. You won’t want to miss this! We’ll provide free snacks and a dinner meal each day. Contact us through messenger or phone for more information. See you there! Both kids and volunteers can register with the link below:
https://vbspro.events/p/events/bethelvbs2019

Jul
24
Wed
LEAD Student Leadership Experience – Howell
Jul 24 all-day
LEAD Student Leadership Experience - Howell

LEAD is a life-transforming week featuring authentic leadership simulations in the legislative, media, judicial, campaign, and business fields under the direction of Christian professionals. During this real-world experience, high school students learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, strategic planning, and effective communication. While engaged in high-level leadership roles, they are also inspired to apply Biblical and moral principles in their own life and the world around them.LEAD inspires teens to find their ultimate identity in Christ and their highest calling as His ambassador. Learn more or register here: https://ssionline.org/lead/

Video Game Dance Camp
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hey Gamers! Do you love Fortnite, Mario, and Minecraft? If so, this camp is for you! Improve on your orange justice and flossing skills with dances inspired by all of your favorite video games! Kids ages six and up will enjoy exploring Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Acro as well as plenty of video game fun! We will end the week with an awesome video game dance party! The cost for this four-day camp is just $125 and registration is officially open!

Vacation Bible School – Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson
Jul 24 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson

Loomis Park Baptist Church

2301 N Elm Ave
Jackson, Michigan 49201
Find out more HERE.
Athens VBS
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Let’s go on an amazing journey as we learn how the Apostle Paul shared the Gospel and how we can do the same! We’ll be playing super fun games and making awesome new friendships. You won’t want to miss this! We’ll provide free snacks and a dinner meal each day. Contact us through messenger or phone for more information. See you there! Both kids and volunteers can register with the link below:
https://vbspro.events/p/events/bethelvbs2019

Jul
25
Thu
New Song Music Therapy Camp – Jackson Nazarene
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
New Song Music Therapy Camp - Jackson Nazarene

New Song Music Therapy Camp returns for another year where people of all ages and ability levels create music, make friends, find confidence and learn new skills. Jaime Lawrence, owner of Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services in Jackson along with Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County founded the camp just three years ago and it has only multiplied in participants each year.

“This year brings new excitement as we have more campers than ever before. It’s going to be full of musical experiences and learning opportunities for participants and volunteers alike,” said Lawrence.
New Song Music Therapy Camp is held at JaxNaz Church 3905 Clinton Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201, July 25, 26, and 27 from 9:30am-2:30pm.

The one-of-a-kind camp experience New Song offers is geared toward individuals with special needs and their siblings. This unique event provides opportunities for families to connect with one another, allows siblings of individuals with special needs the opportunity to find friends who understand their life and home experiences, and brings Jackson County together to share the talents, abilities and gifts that individuals with special needs bring to our community.

The cost per camper is $200 and financial aid is available. No one is turned away because of their care needs as the nursing staff are prepared to administer medication, tube feed and help with bathroom needs. In addition, no one is turned away due to their financial situation either. Thus the need for donations is crucial for the success of the camp. Donations can be made in-person or here.

In addition to serving individuals with special needs of all ages, New Song utilizes a host
of volunteers and Buddy-Ups (young volunteers) who have the opportunity to learn about people who they may not always come into contact with. They gain understanding and make friendships and some young volunteers even end up choosing career paths in the special needs arena due to their Music Therapy Camp experiences and involvement. As a volunteer, you will make friends, learn a lot about the beauty of the human spirit, and come away surprised by how much you learn from our campers.

This unique camp concludes at the end of the week with the Be a Star Showcase, open to the public, where families and supporters come together to celebrate and create music together. This event is held in the auditorium at JaxNax, Saturday, July 27 at 1:30pm.

Video Game Dance Camp
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hey Gamers! Do you love Fortnite, Mario, and Minecraft? If so, this camp is for you! Improve on your orange justice and flossing skills with dances inspired by all of your favorite video games! Kids ages six and up will enjoy exploring Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Acro as well as plenty of video game fun! We will end the week with an awesome video game dance party! The cost for this four-day camp is just $125 and registration is officially open!

Vacation Bible School – Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson
Jul 25 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson

Loomis Park Baptist Church

2301 N Elm Ave
Jackson, Michigan 49201
Find out more HERE.
Athens VBS
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Let’s go on an amazing journey as we learn how the Apostle Paul shared the Gospel and how we can do the same! We’ll be playing super fun games and making awesome new friendships. You won’t want to miss this! We’ll provide free snacks and a dinner meal each day. Contact us through messenger or phone for more information. See you there! Both kids and volunteers can register with the link below:
https://vbspro.events/p/events/bethelvbs2019

Jul
26
Fri
New Song Music Therapy Camp – Jackson Nazarene
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
New Song Music Therapy Camp - Jackson Nazarene

New Song Music Therapy Camp returns for another year where people of all ages and ability levels create music, make friends, find confidence and learn new skills. Jaime Lawrence, owner of Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services in Jackson along with Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County founded the camp just three years ago and it has only multiplied in participants each year.

“This year brings new excitement as we have more campers than ever before. It’s going to be full of musical experiences and learning opportunities for participants and volunteers alike,” said Lawrence.
New Song Music Therapy Camp is held at JaxNaz Church 3905 Clinton Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201, July 25, 26, and 27 from 9:30am-2:30pm.

The one-of-a-kind camp experience New Song offers is geared toward individuals with special needs and their siblings. This unique event provides opportunities for families to connect with one another, allows siblings of individuals with special needs the opportunity to find friends who understand their life and home experiences, and brings Jackson County together to share the talents, abilities and gifts that individuals with special needs bring to our community.

The cost per camper is $200 and financial aid is available. No one is turned away because of their care needs as the nursing staff are prepared to administer medication, tube feed and help with bathroom needs. In addition, no one is turned away due to their financial situation either. Thus the need for donations is crucial for the success of the camp. Donations can be made in-person or here.

In addition to serving individuals with special needs of all ages, New Song utilizes a host
of volunteers and Buddy-Ups (young volunteers) who have the opportunity to learn about people who they may not always come into contact with. They gain understanding and make friendships and some young volunteers even end up choosing career paths in the special needs arena due to their Music Therapy Camp experiences and involvement. As a volunteer, you will make friends, learn a lot about the beauty of the human spirit, and come away surprised by how much you learn from our campers.

This unique camp concludes at the end of the week with the Be a Star Showcase, open to the public, where families and supporters come together to celebrate and create music together. This event is held in the auditorium at JaxNax, Saturday, July 27 at 1:30pm.

Jackson Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm

Gus Macker – The Original 3-on-3 Basketball Festival of Family Fun!

After nearly a two-decade hiatus, the Gus Macker Tournament returned to Jackson for a family friendly event that filled the downtown streets for the celebration. This year, Jackson is raising up to the next level by expanding courts throughout the city, connecting guests with greenspace for popups, aligning courts around shaded viewing areas, and connecting guests a variety of small businesses and restaurants scattered throughout the city. In addition to the games, there are a few notable special events and fun facts that may be of interest:

-The CP City Slam Dunk Content dishes out a $1,000 cash for first prize! If you can soar, find a squad to hoop and win yourself some money.

-The Flagstar Lightning Contest has three divisions from youth to adults in the quick shooting free throw (and three point) shootout.

-The County National Bank Heroes Tournament will kick off the weekend inviting law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency response personnel, and veterans to hoop in a fundraiser for the Lyle Torrant Center.

-Last year, over 60% of the teams were in the youth division, creating a family-friendly atmosphere!

Gus Macker #JacksonMI is proudly presented in partnership between EXPERIENCE JACKSON, the CITY OF JACKSON, and ART MOEHN CHEVROLET. Funds raised will be distributed to the Lyle Torrant Center and the youth teams that volunteer at the event.

To plan your stay in Jackson, visit www.experiencejackson.com to get the inside scoop on hotels, dining, and more. The Digital Gusette will be posted and updated by July 12 with information on parking, court layouts, dining suggestions, and additional tournament information.

Vacation Bible School – Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson
Jul 26 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson

Loomis Park Baptist Church

2301 N Elm Ave
Jackson, Michigan 49201
Find out more HERE.
Athens VBS
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Let’s go on an amazing journey as we learn how the Apostle Paul shared the Gospel and how we can do the same! We’ll be playing super fun games and making awesome new friendships. You won’t want to miss this! We’ll provide free snacks and a dinner meal each day. Contact us through messenger or phone for more information. See you there! Both kids and volunteers can register with the link below:
https://vbspro.events/p/events/bethelvbs2019

Movie in the Park
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for the FIRST Movie in the Park at The Cascades! Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and come watch the NEW Dumbo on the big screen! Movie will start approximately at 9:30pm.
Admission:
3 and under free
$3 children 4-12
$4 ages 65+
$5 for regular admission

Jul
27
Sat
Sounds & Sights Festival – Chelsea
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sounds & Sights Festival - Chelsea

Chelsea Area Festivals and Events is proud to announce the return of its annual Sounds & Sights Festival, presented by Rick Taylor Real Estate – Reinhart Realtors, on July 25, 26 and 27 in vibrant downtown Chelsea.

Features national and regional live music acts, local food and brew, an open-air art market, classic car show, chalk art contest, and multiple activities for all ages.

www.chelseafestivals.com

SATURDAY, July 27:

Chelsea Farmers Market (8am-Noon) @ Palmer Commons

Merchant activities and events, visit Chelsea, Michigan – chelseamich.com

Professional Chelsea Chalk Art demonstrations (8am-5pm)

Chelsea Art Market “Collections” on Middle Streets and at the Chelsea District Library, 10am – 8pm

Food court on W. Middle Street (Noon-10pm)

Pet Parade at the Train Depot (10-11am)

Chalk Art Contest by Clocktower and Glazier Building (8am-4pm)

KidZone behind Clocktower complex (10am-3pm), activities, entertainment and more!

Social Tent opens at 1pm, live music from 1-5pm (Free)

Kielbasa Kings Fans Polka Band | 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Social Tent reopens at 6pm, live music from 7-11pm, $5 cover, All Ages Welcome. Tickets at Gate Only – arrive early!!

Dance Party
FiftyAmpFuse

Metro Soul Band

New Song Music Therapy Camp – Jackson Nazarene
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
New Song Music Therapy Camp - Jackson Nazarene

New Song Music Therapy Camp returns for another year where people of all ages and ability levels create music, make friends, find confidence and learn new skills. Jaime Lawrence, owner of Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services in Jackson along with Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County founded the camp just three years ago and it has only multiplied in participants each year.

“This year brings new excitement as we have more campers than ever before. It’s going to be full of musical experiences and learning opportunities for participants and volunteers alike,” said Lawrence.
New Song Music Therapy Camp is held at JaxNaz Church 3905 Clinton Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201, July 25, 26, and 27 from 9:30am-2:30pm.

The one-of-a-kind camp experience New Song offers is geared toward individuals with special needs and their siblings. This unique event provides opportunities for families to connect with one another, allows siblings of individuals with special needs the opportunity to find friends who understand their life and home experiences, and brings Jackson County together to share the talents, abilities and gifts that individuals with special needs bring to our community.

The cost per camper is $200 and financial aid is available. No one is turned away because of their care needs as the nursing staff are prepared to administer medication, tube feed and help with bathroom needs. In addition, no one is turned away due to their financial situation either. Thus the need for donations is crucial for the success of the camp. Donations can be made in-person or here.

In addition to serving individuals with special needs of all ages, New Song utilizes a host
of volunteers and Buddy-Ups (young volunteers) who have the opportunity to learn about people who they may not always come into contact with. They gain understanding and make friendships and some young volunteers even end up choosing career paths in the special needs arena due to their Music Therapy Camp experiences and involvement. As a volunteer, you will make friends, learn a lot about the beauty of the human spirit, and come away surprised by how much you learn from our campers.

This unique camp concludes at the end of the week with the Be a Star Showcase, open to the public, where families and supporters come together to celebrate and create music together. This event is held in the auditorium at JaxNax, Saturday, July 27 at 1:30pm.

Noah Martis Concert – Tecumseh
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Noah Martis Concert - Tecumseh

TCA Summer Series | Noah Martis
Saturday, July 27 | 7:00 pm
$10 each or $25 for the series

Noah Martis grew up in Blissfield, Michigan, and spent a small lifetime in his room teaching himself how to play the guitar. After some encouragement, Noah enrolled in the Jazz Performance Guitar program at University of Toledo. The time studying there helped him realize his vocal and creative talent alongside of his guitar. Now interested primarily in songwriting, Noah looks up to writers such as John Mayer, Willy Porter, and Bon Iver.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

 

Noah Martis Concert – Tecumseh
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Noah Martis Concert - Tecumseh

TCA Summer Series | Noah Martis
Saturday, July 27 | 7:00 pm
$10 each or $25 for the series

Noah Martis grew up in Blissfield, Michigan, and spent a small lifetime in his room teaching himself how to play the guitar. After some encouragement, Noah enrolled in the Jazz Performance Guitar program at University of Toledo. The time studying there helped him realize his vocal and creative talent alongside of his guitar. Now interested primarily in songwriting, Noah looks up to writers such as John Mayer, Willy Porter, and Bon Iver.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Noah Martis in Concert
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) brings Pure Michigan to its stage this summer with our TCA Summer Series the fourth Saturday of June, July, and August at 7:00 PM.

Noah Martis takes the stage on July 27.
Noah grew up in Blissfield, Michigan, and spent a small lifetime in his room teaching himself how to play the guitar. After some encouragement, Noah enrolled in the Jazz Performance Guitar program at University of Toledo. The time studying there helped him realize his vocal and creative talent alongside of his guitar. Now interested primarily in songwriting, Noah looks up to writers such as John Mayer, Willy Porter, and Bon Iver.

Come experience hot Pure Michigan talent in a cool atmosphere during the TCA Summer Series. The TCA lobby lounge opens at 6:00 pm with a variety of refreshments including beer and wine. Tickets are $10 each.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street in Tecumseh, Michigan Tuesday through Friday from Noon to 5:00 pm, or on-line anytime at www.thetca.org. Like the TCA on Facebook and keep up to date on the cultural entertainment and live performances scheduled this summer and beyond!

This year’s TCA Summer Series is part of the TCA Michigan Homegrown Project and is sponsored in part by Mechanical Extremes and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

Jul
29
Mon
Big Tree Hunt Contest – Michigan
Jul 29 all-day
Big Tree Hunt Contest - Michigan

ReLeaf Michigan, a non-profit tree planting and education organization, is celebrating Michigan trees with its 14th Michigan Big Tree Hunt Contest. This free contest runs now through September 3, 2019 and is open to participants of all ages.

Join Michiganders across all 83 counties to hunt for the largest trees in the state. Big trees can be found anywhere: a backyard, a local park, or a hiking trail. When the contest closes certificates and prizes will be awarded for the largest tree submitted from each Michigan County, the largest tree found by a youth hunter (15 and younger) and adult hunter (16 and older), the largest Eastern White Pine found in the state and for potential state champion trees. To enter your big tree, visit www.bigtreehunt.com for an online entry form or for information on where to find a paper entry form.

ReLeaf Michigan started the Michigan Big Tree Hunt in 1993 to celebrate our state’s beauty and gather information about Michigan’s biggest trees. Contest entries provide potential state champion trees to Michigan’s Big Tree Registry as well as the National Register of Big Trees. Since Michigan champion trees die or may be removed, contest entries are a wonderful opportunity for all age groups to help track these vital, historical, living landmarks.

More contest details available online at www.bigtreehunt.com. If you have a question not answered on the website, email ledwards@ReLeafMichigan.org or call (800) 642-7353.

ReLeaf Michigan’s Big Tree Hunt contest is sponsored by the Arboriculture Society of Michigan, Consumers Energy Foundation, the DTE Energy Foundation, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Urban and Community Forestry Program and supported in partnership by the Huron-Clinton Metroparks and the Michigan Botanical Club.

United Way Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive – Jackson
Jul 29 all-day
United Way Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive - Jackson

For more info or to volunteer, contact Stephanie at (517) 796-5120 or sschiro@uwjackson.org.

 

Eat Smart Live Strong – Hanover
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Eat Smart Live Strong - Hanover

Join us for a fun class on how to improve your health and well-being!
Topics include increasing fruit and vegetables in tasty ways, and engaging in safe physical activity. You will have the chance to participate in discussions on topics such as how to budget your food dollars as well as taste new foods and take home lots of healthy recipes and giveaways!

This class is geared towards adults 50+ but everyone is welcome. Please call 517-905-1399 to save your spot.

Where: 105 Fairview St, Hanover, MI 49241

Jul
30
Tue
United Way Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive – Jackson
Jul 30 all-day
United Way Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive - Jackson

For more info or to volunteer, contact Stephanie at (517) 796-5120 or sschiro@uwjackson.org.