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Community Calendar

Oct
19
Tue
Halloweentown Trunk or Treat – Jackson, MI
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Jackson County Parks for the 2nd Annual Halloweentown Trunk or Treat at Keeley Park on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6pm to 9pm.

In 2020, they had an overwhelming outcome with the drive thru trunk or treat and are thrilled to be able to have this year as a walk up trunk or treat – with a new layout!

This is a free event to attend.

If your business or organization is interested in hosting a trunk to make this a successful event for our community please call the Jackson County Parks office at 517-788-4320 or email scurtis@mijackson.org

Oct
21
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Oct 21 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.
JAXPO 2021 – Jackson, MI
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the JAXPO 2021 B2B Showcase is returning and moving to downtown Jackson at the new American 1 Event Center (200 W Ganson St, Jackson, MI 49201) on October 21st from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Networking event from 5-7 pm.

If you are interested in highlighting your business in a significant way, this one-day expo features businesses all connecting in one fabulous new venue to reinforce current professional relationships and spark partnerships. Increase your audience and connections by showcasing your company’s insight, talent, expertise, products, and services.

  • 11:30 am – 1 pm – Economic Luncheon featuring Mark Spaak, Senior Manager of Cyber Security, Rehmann
  • 1 pm – Special grand re-opening of Jaxpo
  • Throughout – Free educational seminars including Marketing your Small Business, Attracting Staff, and Small Businesses Can Offer a Retirement Plan
  • 5-7 pm – NEW wrap-up event featuring several area restaurants which will provide an excellent opportunity for socialization, introductions, relationship building, and enjoyment .

If you are interested in a booth, download the registration form here. If you have any questions, contact Tim Booth, Tim@JacksonChamber.org.

Explore the Night: Guided Night Hike and Telescope Observation – Jackson, MI
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. the goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator, Carrie Benham, is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Oct
22
Fri
The Laugh Company Presents “The Improv Show” – Jackson, MI
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Laugh Company presents… “The Improv Show”

The Laugh Company is back! We are excited to announce we will be performing at the Michigan Theatre of Jackson, on Friday October 22nd. The Laugh Company has performed all over Jackson for more than 10 years. Consistently performing to full audiences, they’ve continued to outgrow their venue. Now it’s time to take the pinnacle stage in Jackson, The Michigan Theatre. With comedy in the style of improv, most commonly compared to the hit television show, “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” the cast is sure to provide a night of laughs with constant audience suggestions and participation. With the passing of one of their founders, Timm Richardson, they remember how important it is to share the gift of laughter. Don’t miss your chance to see The Laugh Company reunited. Cast: Alex Soper, Vannessa Williams, Adam Woolsey and Tommy Lopez. All proceeds benefit the Michigan Theatre. Tickets in advance are $10.00 (online) – or – $12.00 the day of the event.

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:30 PM
(doors open at 7:00)

$10.00

Oct
23
Sat
Shipshewana On The Road – Jackson, MI
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Gigantic gift, food and craft show. This is the first time we are indoors at the American 1 Event Center located at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson, MI.

Just $5 gets you in to browse unique gifts, crafts, and food. Check out our website for a $1 off coupon.

Tickets will be sold at the door or at www.ShipshewanaOnTheRoad.com.

Be among the first 200 guests on either Saturday or Sunday and receive up to $10 in ShipsheBucks! You can use ShipsheBucks to get purchase almost any product at the show. Don’t miss out!

Shipshewana On The Road – Gift, Food and Craft Show is a weekend of fun where you’ll find anything and everything under the sun!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about a day of shopping for the most unique trinkets and treasures under the sun? For the past two decades, Shipshewana On The Road Gift, Food and Craft Show has brought the most interesting, most innovative, most creative and just plain awesome products to our customers.

You’ll find thousands of unique items that you may not find anywhere else! Come and join us! You’ll be glad you did!

Flea Market/ Craft Show – Spring Arbor, MI
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Flea market/ craft show at Book Cottage. Come and find  locally made crafts, antiques and collectibles. You never know what you’ll find.

Oct
24
Sun
Shipshewana On The Road – Jackson, MI
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Gigantic gift, food and craft show. This is the first time we are indoors at the American 1 Event Center located at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson, MI.

Just $5 gets you in to browse unique gifts, crafts, and food.

Tickets will be sold at the door or at www.ShipshewanaOnTheRoad.com.

Be among the first 200 guests on either Saturday or Sunday and receive up to $10 in ShipsheBucks! You can use ShipsheBucks to get purchase almost any product at the show. Don’t miss out!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about a day of shopping for the most unique trinkets and treasures under the sun? For the past two decades, Shipshewana On The Road Gift, Food and Craft Show has brought the most interesting, most innovative, most creative and just plain awesome products to our customers.

You’ll find thousands of unique items that you may not find anywhere else! Come and join us! You’ll be glad you did!

Oct
28
Thu
Night Under the Stars – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Oct 28 all-day
Night Under the Stars - Dahlem Center in Jackson

Let’s explore and use our night senses! Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars!

Event Location: The Dahlem Center

  • Thurs, August 26, 2021 @ 7:30pm
  • Thurs, September 23, 2021 @ 6:30pm
  • Thurs, October 28, 2021 @ 6:00pm
  • Thurs, November 18, 2021 @ 6:00pm

The night walk, led by Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham, is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark. We intend to help you feel safe in the dark, share information about nocturnal animals and the senses they use, and share how we as humans can better develop our own senses and awareness during the night.

Ella Sharp Museum will be providing hands-free guided telescope observing with Planetarium Operator, Austin Edmister. We will be observing to view the planets and many other celestial wonders, and watching the stars come out. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies and weather permitting.

Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event of a rain day, tickets will be applied to a rescheduled date. Recommended for ages 16+.

Please note, outdoor capacity is limited as we will be practicing social distancing on the trails. Attendees will be required to fill out a health screening survey, have their temperature checked, and must wear a mask. There will also be hands-free telescope observing and sanitization products will be present.

Thank you for your support of two local non-profits during this difficult time.. Proceeds from this program benefit both the Dahlem Center and Ella Sharp Museum. Your ticket supports this program and future programming.

Cost: $12

For details, call (517) 787-2320.

Location: Dahlem Center: 7117 S Jackson Rd, Jackson, MI 49201

Register HERE: https://ellasharpmuseum.org/classes-and-events/explore-the-night/

Nov
5
Fri
Sandstone Congregational Church Fall Bazaar
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sandstone Church Bazaar

Friday & Saturday

November 5th & 6th

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Awesome Pies

Hand Crafted Items

Baked Goods

Apple Dumplings

    Silent Auction and Basket Drawing

 

Lower Level – Park in Back

710 S. Sandstone Road

Just south of W. Michigan Ave

Nov
18
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Nov 18 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.
Night Under the Stars – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Nov 18 all-day
Night Under the Stars - Dahlem Center in Jackson

Let’s explore and use our night senses! Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars!

Event Location: The Dahlem Center

  • Thurs, August 26, 2021 @ 7:30pm
  • Thurs, September 23, 2021 @ 6:30pm
  • Thurs, October 28, 2021 @ 6:00pm
  • Thurs, November 18, 2021 @ 6:00pm

The night walk, led by Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham, is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark. We intend to help you feel safe in the dark, share information about nocturnal animals and the senses they use, and share how we as humans can better develop our own senses and awareness during the night.

Ella Sharp Museum will be providing hands-free guided telescope observing with Planetarium Operator, Austin Edmister. We will be observing to view the planets and many other celestial wonders, and watching the stars come out. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies and weather permitting.

Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event of a rain day, tickets will be applied to a rescheduled date. Recommended for ages 16+.

Please note, outdoor capacity is limited as we will be practicing social distancing on the trails. Attendees will be required to fill out a health screening survey, have their temperature checked, and must wear a mask. There will also be hands-free telescope observing and sanitization products will be present.

Thank you for your support of two local non-profits during this difficult time.. Proceeds from this program benefit both the Dahlem Center and Ella Sharp Museum. Your ticket supports this program and future programming.

Cost: $12

For details, call (517) 787-2320.

Location: Dahlem Center: 7117 S Jackson Rd, Jackson, MI 49201

Register HERE: https://ellasharpmuseum.org/classes-and-events/explore-the-night/

Dec
16
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Dec 16 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.