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Mar
24
Sun
Finders Keepers Vintage Market – Mason
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Finders Keepers Vintage Market - Mason

Come shop all your favorite group of makers, pickers and boutique owners!!

Spend the day shopping local boutiques, upscale hand-made, farmhouse decor, mid century modern, harvest tables, wall decor, one-of-a-kind furniture, delicious sweets, food trucks, salvaged finds, trendy clothing boutiques, jewelry, organic products, baby + toddler, live music & SO MUCH MORE!

Lots of FREE parking, a few food trucks, music, vintage camper boutiques and & talented Vendors !!! ••••$5 admission and 12 & under FREE••••

Not sure what to expect? Read their blog link below to see why people love their markets & their talented vendor friends!
http://finderskeepersvintagemarket.com/what-is-a-vintage-inspired-market/

Connect with the Facebook event, for more information.

Home and Lifestyle Show – Jackson
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Home and Lifestyle Show - Jackson

Food available for purchase on-site.

Enter for a chance to win a flat screen TV.

Specials things to see:
Chain Show Carver – Sponsored by Eagle Ventures – Saturday & Sunday
PAWS from the Detroit Tigers – Saturday from 1-2 pm
The Ballooney Bin making balloon animals – Sunday from 12-2 pm

For event updates, visit the Facebook event page.

Home and Lifestyle Show – Jackson
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Over 60 building industry exports will fill the American 1 Events Center at the Jackson County Fair Grounds during the 43rd Annual Home & Lifestyle Show March 22, 23 and 24th. If you are planning a new home, a remodel project, or simple home improvements to your existing home, you won’t want to miss this local event. No matter the size or scope of your project, you’ll have an opportunity to talk with the pros about maintaining and improving your home improvement project.

Hours for the show are Friday March 22nd from 3:00 – 8:00 pm and Veterans are free, Saturday March 23rd from 10:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunday March 24th from 10:00 – 3:00 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and children 16 and under are admitted for free. Parking is free.

There will be special events all weekend:

Chain Saw Carver – Sponsored by Eagle Ventures – Saturday & Sunday

PAWS from the Detroit Tigers – Saturday from 1-2 pm

A caricature artist “The Nose” – Saturday

The Ballooney Bin making balloon animals – Sunday from 12-2 pm

And even an opportunity to win a Flat screen TV.

For schedule and a discount admission coupon, visit www.hbajmi.com.

Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto – Jackson
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

Join the JSO in welcoming 2009 Jackson High School graduate Marcus Norris for the premiere of his violin concerto GLORY. Leonard Bernstein the performer inspires this program. Canadian virtuoso pianist Marika Bournaki joins the JSO to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, a work that Bernstein played and conducted from the piano. Haydn’s whimsical 88th Symphony, which Bernstein famously conducted with his eyebrows, opens the program. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte, a work inspired by Haydn, demonstrates a contemporary take on these two classical masters.

CONCERT INFORMATION
Website: https://www.jacksonsymphony.org/leonard-bernsteins-100th/
Tickets: Limited availability. Call or visit the JSO Box Office or online at

Leonard Bernstein’s 100th

Mar
28
Thu
Paramount Kindergarten Open House – Kalamazoo
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Paramount Kindergarten Open House - Kalamazoo

Join Paramount Charter Academy for a special dinner and a variety of kindergarten readiness information and activities. Meet their staff and tour the school. RSVP by text to 269-967-5996 or by email to cminear@nhaschools.com

Paramount Charter Academy, 3624 S Westnedge, Kalamazoo

“Unplanned” Movie Showing – Jackson
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm
"Unplanned" Movie Showing - Jackson

“Unplanned” — the true story of Abby Johnson, a renowned pro-life activist who once worked for Planned Parenthood will be showing at the Goodrich Jackson 10 beginning Thursday, March 28th through Wednesday, April 3rd. A life changing experience while working at Planned Parenthood was responsible for her conversion. She has since founded, And Then There Were None, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion clinic workers as they leave the abortion industry. You can learn about it here https://abortionworker.com/

The movie was given a R rating, unfairly in Jackson Right to Life’s opinion, for some “disturbing/bloody images” but has no Motion Picture Association of America cautions for profanity, nudity, sex or violence … except for violence directly associated with the abortion process. “Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of violence,” the directors added. “We have three scenes in the film which directly address abortion, and the MPAA objected to all three, said Cary Solomon, the movie’s co-writer and co-director. “They specifically made mention of objection to grainy, black-and-white sonogram images that were part of one of the scenes. The directors of Unplanned shared that the wife of their lead film attorney said ‘This is a movie that every mother of a teenage girl needs to take her daughter by the hand and go see with her.’ So as far as we’re concerned, ‘R’ means ‘Recommended.’”

You can purchase tickets in advance or at Goodrich Jackson 10. https://unplannedtickets.com/. The showings are 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.
Jackson Right to Life explains that “we have all been shocked and appalled at the inhumane legislation and remarks from governors of New York and Virginia. Others will, and are, following. Let us be resolved to share the truth without the media who protects them. This is an effective way we can do that. The first weekend is important so make plans to attend and invite as many friends and family, women and men to make a statement.”

The Gray Havens with Special Guest Jess Ray – Spring Arbor
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm
The Gray Havens with Special Guest Jess Ray - Spring Arbor

The Gray Havens w/ Special Guest Jess Ray

Date: March 28, 2019

Doors Open at 6:30pm
Concert Starts at 7:00pm

Location: White Auditorium Spring Arbor University – Spring Arbor, MI

Tickets: https://www.itickets.com/events/416803

Mar
29
Fri
Chuckles for Charity – Jackson
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm
Chuckles for Charity - Jackson

All proceeds from this event go to benefit disAbility Connections, a local non-profit which assists and advocates on behalf of individuals and families in our community who deal with the effects of disease, accident, and disability.

Silent Auction – 50/50 Raffle – and more!

To connect with the Facebook event page, click here.

Mar
30
Sat
Church Safety and Security Conference – Jackson
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

More details are online HERE.

LISTEN to a HOME.fm interview with the coordinator, Scott Krebill.

“Unplanned” Movie Showing – Jackson
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm
"Unplanned" Movie Showing - Jackson

“Unplanned” — the true story of Abby Johnson, a renowned pro-life activist who once worked for Planned Parenthood will be showing at the Goodrich Jackson 10 beginning Thursday, March 28th through Wednesday, April 3rd. A life changing experience while working at Planned Parenthood was responsible for her conversion. She has since founded, And Then There Were None, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion clinic workers as they leave the abortion industry. You can learn about it here https://abortionworker.com/

The movie was given a R rating, unfairly in Jackson Right to Life’s opinion, for some “disturbing/bloody images” but has no Motion Picture Association of America cautions for profanity, nudity, sex or violence … except for violence directly associated with the abortion process. “Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of violence,” the directors added. “We have three scenes in the film which directly address abortion, and the MPAA objected to all three, said Cary Solomon, the movie’s co-writer and co-director. “They specifically made mention of objection to grainy, black-and-white sonogram images that were part of one of the scenes. The directors of Unplanned shared that the wife of their lead film attorney said ‘This is a movie that every mother of a teenage girl needs to take her daughter by the hand and go see with her.’ So as far as we’re concerned, ‘R’ means ‘Recommended.’”

You can purchase tickets in advance or at Goodrich Jackson 10. https://unplannedtickets.com/. The showings are 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.
Jackson Right to Life explains that “we have all been shocked and appalled at the inhumane legislation and remarks from governors of New York and Virginia. Others will, and are, following. Let us be resolved to share the truth without the media who protects them. This is an effective way we can do that. The first weekend is important so make plans to attend and invite as many friends and family, women and men to make a statement.”

Tchaikovsky No.6 Concert -Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tchaikovsky No.6 Concert -Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Written at the end of his life, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathetique, is among the most personal statements in the symphonic repertoire. This autobiographical work is a reflection on a life full of personal struggle and connects with the listener on an intimate level. Hailed as a “superb young soloist” by the New York Times, Nicholas Canellakis will bring Schumann’s Cello Concerto to life. Theofanidis’ Visions and Miracles, opens this concert with its joyous and uplifting spirit.

Guest Soloist: Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Program
Theofanidis – Visions and Miracles
Schumann – Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”

Pricing: $20-55, student pricing available
Location: Wharton Center for Performing Arts
750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

Visit www.lansingsymphony.org for more information!

Mar
31
Sun
Sugaring & Shearing Festival – Ella Sharp Museum of Jackson
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sugaring & Shearing Festival - Ella Sharp Museum of Jackson

Sunday, March 31, 2019
noon – 4 p.m. at Ella Sharp Museum
Welcome Spring at the Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Sugaring & Shearing festival, held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from noon-4 p.m. Farm lane will be bustling with activities like sheep herding, sheep shearing, and traditional craftsmanship. Stop by the sugar bush for live sap-to-syrup demonstrations by Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place. All six galleries will be open with free admission, and all historical buildings will be open to visitors.

To find out more information about the festival or how you can help call 517-787-2320! Website: https://ellasharpmuseum.org/BR/product/sugaring-shearing

Apr
1
Mon
Put Your Town on the Map – Jackson
Apr 1 @ 3:44 pm – 4:44 pm
Put Your Town on the Map - Jackson

Consumers Energy is strengthening its commitment to rural Michigan communities by announcing a new competition to provide funding for projects that will help energize towns in the Lower Peninsula.

The “Put Your Town on the Map” competition will provide a total of $15,000 to three initiatives that are designed to build a stronger sense of community. Up to 10 finalist communities will compete for the funding at the 2019 Small Town and Rural Development Conference on April 17 in Thompsonville, Mich.

“Consumers Energy is committed to supporting vibrant, thriving communities of all sizes in Michigan. We have worked with small towns for over 130 years, and are excited to help support their community development,” said Roger Curtis, Consumers Energy’s vice president of public affairs, who also will emcee the contest. “We look forward to seeing ideas that will create even more excitement around the communities we serve.”

Consumers Energy created the competition to reward ideas and provide critical dollars for projects that are being developed in small towns throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Communities with a population of up to 10,000 have until March 1 to submit proposals. Consumers Energy and the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan will select 10 communities to make a pitch at the Rural Partners conference for a share of the grant money.

The “Put Your Town on the Map” competition aims to reward a variety of innovative ideas, such as those that attract visitors to downtowns, focus on issues as housing, education or employment, create community pride and more. Community leaders can learn more and apply for the competition at http://rural.cedamichigan.org/conference.

Consumers Energy, its charitable foundation, employees and retirees contributed $18.5 million to support nonprofit organizations statewide last year.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Apr
2
Tue
“Unplanned” Movie Showing – Jackson
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm
"Unplanned" Movie Showing - Jackson

“Unplanned” — the true story of Abby Johnson, a renowned pro-life activist who once worked for Planned Parenthood will be showing at the Goodrich Jackson 10 beginning Thursday, March 28th through Wednesday, April 3rd. A life changing experience while working at Planned Parenthood was responsible for her conversion. She has since founded, And Then There Were None, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion clinic workers as they leave the abortion industry. You can learn about it here https://abortionworker.com/

The movie was given a R rating, unfairly in Jackson Right to Life’s opinion, for some “disturbing/bloody images” but has no Motion Picture Association of America cautions for profanity, nudity, sex or violence … except for violence directly associated with the abortion process. “Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of violence,” the directors added. “We have three scenes in the film which directly address abortion, and the MPAA objected to all three, said Cary Solomon, the movie’s co-writer and co-director. “They specifically made mention of objection to grainy, black-and-white sonogram images that were part of one of the scenes. The directors of Unplanned shared that the wife of their lead film attorney said ‘This is a movie that every mother of a teenage girl needs to take her daughter by the hand and go see with her.’ So as far as we’re concerned, ‘R’ means ‘Recommended.’”

You can purchase tickets in advance or at Goodrich Jackson 10. https://unplannedtickets.com/. The showings are 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.
Jackson Right to Life explains that “we have all been shocked and appalled at the inhumane legislation and remarks from governors of New York and Virginia. Others will, and are, following. Let us be resolved to share the truth without the media who protects them. This is an effective way we can do that. The first weekend is important so make plans to attend and invite as many friends and family, women and men to make a statement.”

Mighty Naturalist Program: Life Under A Log – Jackson
Apr 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:15 pm

Life Under A Log program is for ages 5 years and younger with a caregiver. Some people might see just a mushy, rotten log. We see a fascinating habitat for all kinds of organisms. We see a very important step in the life cycle of nature and a fascinating science lesson. Look for yourself! Our time will be spent outdoors starting with a story, A Log’s Life followed by a walk in the forest to investigate life in and under logs, among leaf litter, under rocks, and down into the soil. You’ll be amazed at what we find hiding in dark places!

Mighty Naturalist Programs 2019
Share your love of nature with your young child(ren). We will explore and play with nature while developing critical early childhood skills and growing self-confidence. The Mighty Naturalist Programs are geared toward children 5 years and younger with an adult caregiver to learn about animals, winter survival, birds, tracks, and more. Each program offers a different theme and activities to give you and your mighty naturalist many program opportunities. Invite your friends to sign up, too.

Ages: 1-5 years old with a caregiver

Fee: $8 per child ($5 Dahlem member); free for adult and children under 1 year old

When: Tuesday morning April 2nd 10:00 – 11:15 am

Where: Dahlem Nature Center – 7117 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson MI 49201

Advance Registration Required: Please call 517-782-3453 or register online at www.dahlemcenter.org to reserve your spot for you and your mighty naturalist(s).

Apr
3
Wed
“Unplanned” Movie Showing – Jackson
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm
"Unplanned" Movie Showing - Jackson

“Unplanned” — the true story of Abby Johnson, a renowned pro-life activist who once worked for Planned Parenthood will be showing at the Goodrich Jackson 10 beginning Thursday, March 28th through Wednesday, April 3rd. A life changing experience while working at Planned Parenthood was responsible for her conversion. She has since founded, And Then There Were None, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion clinic workers as they leave the abortion industry. You can learn about it here https://abortionworker.com/

The movie was given a R rating, unfairly in Jackson Right to Life’s opinion, for some “disturbing/bloody images” but has no Motion Picture Association of America cautions for profanity, nudity, sex or violence … except for violence directly associated with the abortion process. “Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of violence,” the directors added. “We have three scenes in the film which directly address abortion, and the MPAA objected to all three, said Cary Solomon, the movie’s co-writer and co-director. “They specifically made mention of objection to grainy, black-and-white sonogram images that were part of one of the scenes. The directors of Unplanned shared that the wife of their lead film attorney said ‘This is a movie that every mother of a teenage girl needs to take her daughter by the hand and go see with her.’ So as far as we’re concerned, ‘R’ means ‘Recommended.’”

You can purchase tickets in advance or at Goodrich Jackson 10. https://unplannedtickets.com/. The showings are 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.
Jackson Right to Life explains that “we have all been shocked and appalled at the inhumane legislation and remarks from governors of New York and Virginia. Others will, and are, following. Let us be resolved to share the truth without the media who protects them. This is an effective way we can do that. The first weekend is important so make plans to attend and invite as many friends and family, women and men to make a statement.”

Apr
5
Fri
Burn Revival – Spring Arbor University
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Burn Revival - Spring Arbor University

The wait is over! Here’s the updated flyer! This will be one revival you don’t won’t to miss! This flyer isn’t large enough to hold the life-changing, hope-giving, and future-propelling fire that will be released on this evening! We have singers, musicians, dancers & more—ready to release the revival Fire of God! It’s time to MOVE and DEMONSTRATE the Fire!

•FREE Event
•OPEN to ALL
•Dress Down (Jeans, Sweats, etc.)
•Come w/an OPEN Heart & Mind!

Questions? Please contact Greg or Canena Adams via email: Worthit@wowjackson.org

For event updates, follow the Facebook event page.

Apr
6
Sat
Fairy Scavenger Hunt – Kalamazoo
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Fairy Scavenger Hunt - Kalamazoo

Join us at Wenke Greenhouses for a fun and interactive morning! In this activity, we will go on a Fairy Garden Adventure and Scavenger Hunt to explore the greenhouse. Solving a series of garden fairy riddles, we will find and collect fairy garden prizes hidden throughout the greenhouse. Every child will receive a set of fairy wings and a wand.

This activity is limited to 12 participants. Open to children ages 7+ unsupervised. Ages 6 and under are welcome to sign up with parent/adult participation. Sign up today!

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Legacy 5 Concert – Belleville
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Legacy 5 Concert - Belleville

Legacy Five In Concert

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm
at Bethany Bible Church
810 E. Huron River Dr.
Belleville, MI

Advance Tickets: $13.00
At-the-Door: $15.00
*children 12 and under: $7.00

For ticket information, call (734) 697-7456
or visit:
www.bethanybiblechurch.com
www.legacyfive.com

Apr
7
Sun
Durant Street Winds Concert – Lansing
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Durant Street Winds Concert - Lansing

Why would a group of woodwind instruments invite a French Horn player to join their group? Come see why the wind quintet is such a popular blend of instruments with Durant Street Winds. Featuring instrument demonstrations and new and familiar tunes to delight and educate people of any age.

Durant Street Winds:
Tess Miller, flute
Gretchen Morse, oboe
Tasha Warren-Yehuda, clarinet
William Wheeler, bassoon
Stephen Foster, Horn

Location:
Downtown Lansing Library
401 S. Capitol
Lansing, MI 48933

Visit our website at www.lansingsymphony.org or call our office at (517) 487-5001 for more information.

Apr
9
Tue
Night at the Museums – Lansing
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Night at the Museums - Lansing

Join us for an evening of family friendly, hands-on learning about habitats and homes as part of the MSU Science Festival. Visit both the #MSU Museum and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU to explore the many diverse and interesting ways people and creatures make use of materials found in their environment to design the ideal place to live. Unravel the mysteries of our world through the investigative lenses of art, history, and science.

When: Tuesday, April 9th from 5:30-8pm
Where: Michigan State University Museum – 409 W. Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824

View the Facebook Page

Apr
10
Wed
AWARE Volunteer and Donor Luncheon – Jackson
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
First Time Home Buyer Class – Jackson
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
First Time Home Buyer Class - Jackson

It Takes a Village to Buy a Home –
We’re gathering the village for a special one night event!
From Financing to Finding the perfect home, from inspections to insurance and beyond, this 90 minute event is specifically designed to bring success to those who want to start the home buying process in 1 month to 1 year!

For more information and updates, visit the Facebook event page.

Lean Rocket Lab
133 W Michigan Ave., Jackson, Michigan 49201

Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 Concert – East Lansing
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 Concert - East Lansing

With twenty Grammy® Awards between them, two iconic groups have joined forces in The Summit. This is an EVENT! In The Summit, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 have created musical moments on stage – performing nearly a dozen songs together. Experience the creativity, excitement, and renowned performances that only two such phenomenal groups can bring to one stage, in the moment. The Manhattan Transfer’s jazzy hits range from 1975’s “Operator” to 1981’s “The Boy from New York City” to 1995’s “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby,” with plenty of stops in between. A cappella gospel group Take 6 has more of a soulful sound, with hits including “A Quiet Place,” “Biggest Part of Me,” and “O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion.

For more information, click here.

Apr
11
Thu
Little Women: The Musical – Ann Arbor
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm
Little Women: The Musical - Ann Arbor

Little Women: The Broadway Musical
Book by Allan Knee, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Music by Jason Howland

Delightful musical about the coming of age of four close knit sisters during the American Civil War.