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Apr
4
Sat
Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

Ishi Odamtten Foundation Fundraiser – East Lansing
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ishi Odamtten Foundation Fundraiser - East Lansing

The Ishi Odamtten Foundation cordially invites you and your families to a night of foods, drinks and live music as we raise funds for orphans and underprivileged children projects in Africa and Homeless Shelters in the USA.

Venue: Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823.

Sponsors: Relli Sports Bar Dusty’s Cellar Blue Gill Grill ASAP Printing Massage and Wellness
Ticket: Single $30 Double $50
For more information please contact:
Email: info@ishiodamttenfoundation.org
Web: www.ishiodamttenfoundation.org

HOME.fm Presents The Event with Sanctus Real – Michigan Theatre of Jackson
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate one of HOME.fm and Christian music’s top artists, Sanctus Real and special guest Jamie Kimmett!

106.9 HOME.fm and The Michigan Theatre of Jackson present The Event with Sanctus Real, a Christian concert in downtown Jackson on Saturday, April 4, 2020 (@ the Michigan Theatre).

Saturday, April 4, 2020
7:00 P.M.
Michigan Theatre of Jackson
124 N. Mechanic Street, Jackson, MI 49201

TICKETS:
$23.00 Pit (Orchestra)
$19.00 Main Level (Floor)
$13.00 Lower Balcony
$13.00 Upper Balcony
TICKET PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE FEES.
Promo codes can be entered at check-out.

VIP ADD-ONS: Two levels of VIP packages are available as an “add on” at checkout:

  • $25  Level One VIP:  Includes a meet and greet with the band. 
  • $50  Level Two VIP:  Includes meet and greet with the band, a signed CD, and a signed poster.

 


REMINDER: THERE IS NO ELEVATOR IN THE MICHIGAN THEATRE OF JACKSON.
Floor-level seats are accessible, along with concessions and bathrooms on the first floor.

Reserved seating tickets are online HERE.

RSVP on Facebook HERE.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SANCTUS REAL HERE.

LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMIE KIMMETT HERE.


Apr
5
Sun
Easter Egg Hunt – Brooklyn
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm

Michigan International Speedway is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 5. Kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to hunt for more than 10,000 candy-filled eggs on the tri-oval.

The gates for the festivities will open at 1 p.m. and the green flag for the Easter Egg Hunt will drop at 2 p.m. with three different age groups participating. All kids five years of age and under will have their own hunt. Next, kids ages 6-8 will scurry around in one section to see who can collect the most eggs. All kids ages 9-12 will have their own area for the Easter Egg Hunt.

The action is not limited to the tri-oval. Bounce houses and games will line pit road. Families can take a memorable photo with Brooks or in front of the pace car parked in Gatorade Victory Lane. Guests are also welcome to sign the start/finish line.

All guests can enter the infield through the tunnel off Brooklyn Highway beginning at 1 p.m. All activities are weather dependent.

The Easter Egg Hunt continues the speedway’s mission to create family-friendly activities all year. During the two NASCAR Cup Series weekends this summer, Michigan International Speedway has entertainment planned for kids of all ages. Accessibility of the NASCAR drivers to the fans is unmatched to any other sport as children will get close to their favorite driver and can stand right on the track on Sunday morning.

Tickets start at $39 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 7 and the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 9. Fans can find the perfect campsite for their families and friends in any of the different campgrounds at the track starting at $160. Campers have the option to move into select campgrounds on Thursday of race week starting at $130. Fans can visit www.mispeedway.com or call 888-905-7223 to learn more.

Kids 12 and under are admitted free on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, kids 12 and under tickets start at $20.  Kids 12 and under can attend three days of NASCAR action for just $20, ensuring families a weekend of fun at affordable prices.

Any guest who purchases a kids 12 and under ticket to the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 7 or the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 9 will automatically receive a Free kids Pit and Driver Introduction Pass added to their order courtesy of Henry Ford Health System.

Apr
10
Fri
Polish Falcons Famous Fish Fry – Jackson
Apr 10 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Polish Falcons Famous Fish Fry - Jackson

Its officially FISH FRY season! Location is at 423 Joy Avenue, Jackson. They also have a polka band playing so be sure to come down for some good, homemade food and fun music! Check out the flyer for more information.

Arise Spring Tour Concert – Angola, IN
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm

Arise Spring Tour
with NewSong & Brandon Heath

Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm
T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, Angola, IN

Get Tickets Here

Apr
11
Sat
Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

Apr
17
Fri
MLK Day of Service – Lansing
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MLK Day of Service - Lansing

MLK Day of Service
Join LCC students and fellow community members as we give back to the community with a day of service. Volunteers will gather at LCC before heading out to the community. For more information and to sign up for this event, visit the website.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – April 17
Michigan Room, Gannon Building

1st Ever National Backyard Campout – Your Own Backyard
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

First-Ever ‘National Backyard Campout’ Encourages Families to ‘Make Memories’

During COVID-19 lockdown, Trail Life USA invites families across U.S. to campout in backyard April 17

Boys adventure movement Trail Life USA announced its first-ever “National Backyard Campout” — encouraging families to “make memories” during the COVID-19 lockdown.National Backyard Campout Updated Square.jpg

At a time when “outward bound” has become “homebound” for families across the nation, Trail Life USA is inviting America’s families to take a break from their valid preoccupation with the COVID-19 crisis and have a camping adventure in their own backyards April 17.

“Our resourceful troops have held their meetings online for the past few weeks during self-isolating,” said Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life USA, which has more than 30,000 members in 830-plus troops across all 50 states. “But this is a time when cabin fever sets in — and boys especially need to get outdoors in a safe environment.”

While many parents will look back on COVID-19 as a time of uncertainty and anxiety, it’s an opportunity for boys — and girls — “to remember this time at home with positive memories,” said Hancock, author of Let Boys be Boys and 5 Critical Needs of Boys.

“Anything we can do as parents to help re-cast this tense time is good for our kids,” he said.

Organizers hope the National Backyard Campout will bring together families “virtually” across the nation via a live web broadcast, including story readings. Trail Life USA has posted suggestions for games, activities, and outdoor cooking recipes on its website at www.TrailLifeUSA.com/BackyardCampout.

Sharing Magical Moments
Families will also have the opportunity to share their own magical moments with others via photo and video posts.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said national event leader Steve Padgett. “This is a great opportunity for families to spend time together, and create memories and habits that will continue long after this homebound time is over.”

Families are urged to respect all emergency restrictions in their area — including self-isolating and social distancing from non-family members, Hancock said.

Launched six years ago, Trail Life USA describes itself as a “Christ-centered, boy-focused, character, leadership, and adventure organization,” with troops meeting at local churches nationwide.

Apr
18
Sat
Free Boaters Safety Class – Napolean
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free Boaters Safety Class - Napolean

Napoleon High School Library
201 West St
Napoleon MI, 49261

Register with Deputy Warner
By phone at: (517)768-7971
By email at: nwarner@co.jackson.mi.us

Saturday, April 18th 2020
9:00am-2:00pm

*Please bring a highlighter to class

Earth Day Farmer’s Market – Kalamazoo
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Earth Day 2020: 50 Years Coming Together
Kalamazoo Farmers Market on Bank Street
Saturday, April 18, 2020, Noon-5pm

Join together as a community to appreciate and explore ways to protect our beautiful Earth.

The event will include: live music, food & drinks, fun activities for families, speakers, educational & art exhibits & displays by local businesses/organizations who are committed to environmental sustainability.

If your organization/business is interested in participating please visit the website.

For a personal interview please contact Allen Webb: allen.webb@wmich.edu

Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

Le Cirque Esprit’s Spirit of the Machine
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm

Savor the magic of contemporary cirque acrobatics. Live music by contemporary pioneers cordis, Le Cirque Esprit presents its latest creation, Spirit of the Machine. The new show is based on the Greek mythological tale of Talos— “the first machine”—and was inspired by cordis’ epic multi-movement suite, The Only, which features mechanical instruments such as a 1902 Victor Talking Machine, a large custom-made music box, and a pocket watch. As with all of Le Cirque Esprit’s undertakings, this new show is packed with breathtaking acrobatics and aerial acts paired with classic steampunk-era circus artistry.

Apr
22
Wed
Capital Area One Book Conversation with Author – Lansing
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Capital Area One Book Conversation with Author - Lansing

Capital Area One Book – Conversation with author Tommy Orange

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020 at 10:30 AM
Dart Auditorium, 500 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Join Capital Area One Book as we welcome Tommy Orange, author of this year’s One Book selection, There There.

This event will be held at Dart Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. For more info and to RSVP for this FREE event, visit lcc.edu/onebook.

Apr
23
Thu
One Night Music Circus 2020 – Spring Arbor
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Night Music Circus 2020 - Spring Arbor

1 Night Music Circus 2020 features Colton Dixon, Citizen Way, and Manic Drive in Concert.
A limited number of VIP and early entry tickets are available.
VIP Entry: 5:00 PM (Includes Q & A, Front 4 rows, Photo OP)
Early Entry Admission: 5:45 PM
General Admission: 6:00 PM

Tickets available here through iTickets.
A Unity Christian Event

Held at the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

Apr
25
Sat
Spring Craft and Vendor Show
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Attend our Spring Craft and Vendor Show and shop for fun and unique Mother’s Day gifts or spruce up your home or garden.
Free Admission Local Artisans and Vendors. Bake Sale and Silent Auction. Handmade and locally crafted items.Direct Sales Vendors. Wood Working, Pet Accessories, Soap Candles Melts Lotions Decorations and lots of Unique gifts
Indoor the Tractor Supply Building on the South end of the store –
NOT IN THE STORE

Spring Craft and Vendor Show
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring Craft and Vendor Show

Attend the Spring Craft and Vendor Show and shop for fun and unique Mother’s Day gifts or spruce up your home or garden.
Free Admission Local Artisans and Vendors. Bake Sale and Silent Auction. Handmade and locally crafted items.Direct Sales Vendors. Wood Working, Pet Accessories, Soap Candles Melts Lotions Decorations and lots of Unique gifts
Indoor the Tractor Supply Building on the South end of the store –
NOT IN THE STORE

Spring Craft and Vendor Show – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring Craft and Vendor Show - Jackson

Attend Tractor Supply Co’s Spring Craft and Vendor Show and shop for fun and unique Mother’s Day gifts or spruce up your home or garden.
Free Admission. Local Artisans and Vendors. Bake Sale and Silent Auction. Handmade and locally crafted items. Direct Sales Vendors. Wood Working, Pet Accessories, Soap Candles Melts Lotions Decorations and lots of Unique gifts
Indoor the Tractor Supply Building on the South end of the store –
NOT IN THE STORE.

13th Annual Fairy Festival – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am
13th Annual Fairy Festival - Jackson

The Annual Fairy Festival
Free Admission!
Learn More: https://jacksonarts.org/fairy

Our 2020 date is Saturday, April 25 from 11-4 pm & Sunday, April 26, 12-4 pm

We welcome you to a very special weekend filled with activities, crafts, and vendors inspired by child-like imagination. Boys and girls always find the Festival full of wonderment and their grown-up companions can’t help but rediscover the child inside themselves as well!

The two-day weekend event is free and includes arts & crafts, vendors, Ye Ole Fairy Shoppe, the Cupcake Cafe, a Fairy Garden Contest, Tea with Miss Jackson Crossroads, dancing fairies and performances by the Fairy Festival Players.

Walk through the Fairy Kingdom, Mermaid Cove (meet Ursula!) and explore the dark mountain. Meet a Fairy Princess and travel to Neverland with Captain Hook on his ship. Enjoy shopping for unique items with our amazing vendors from Michigan and Ohio. Plan to stay all day and have lunch in Fairy Landing. Don’t forget to dress up!

The Fairy Festival takes place at 634 N. Mechanic St, off Ganson in Jackson. Follow signs for event parking.

The event will also take place the 26th at 12:00pm.

Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

25th Annual Golumbki Cookoff – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
25th Annual Golumbki Cookoff - Jackson

Lots of golumbkis. There will be a tent outside for extra seating and plenty of cooks for you to sample their golumbkis. This years donations go to Jackson Autism Support Network. The event is held at Roadhouse Grill and BAr. View the Facebook event page for more info.

Adult Prom – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Adult Prom - Jackson

R.J.’s Heavenly Delights along with other great local businesses have partnered with Michigan Tribe to present a wonderful night of fun! They’re all about a good time! And all about giving back! This event does have a bigger purpose! 💯% of ticket sales will be given back to female entrepreneurs in the Jackson area in the form of grants that will help them start or grow their business!!! Click the link to purchase tickets right away! Must be 21 and up to attend.

The event is held at the Commonwealth Commerce Center.

Apr
27
Mon
Walk on Water Teen Night Feat. V. Rose – Chelsea
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Walk on Water Teen Night Feat. V. Rose - Chelsea

Monday, April 27th
Walk On Water Teen Night
Featuring V.Rose
6:30 pm | Free Event | Free Pizza for Teens!!!

The Walk on Water Teen Night
at the Rumpus Room is a monthly free concert series
for 6th-12th Graders.

Check out V.Rose:
Listen here: http://smarturl.it/vrosesos
Instagram: @VRoseMusic

Sacramento, California’s V.Rose began her singing career at age 15 as part of a vocal group. When the group parted ways, V. set out to create her own brand of pop and electronic dance music. Backed by her producer/dj SPEC, she came up through the Christian hip-hop scene as a feature vocalist on multiple Flame tracks and released two albums to critical acclaim.

Apr
30
Thu
90th Birthday Gala Michigan Theatre – Jackson
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

witness a new era as The Michigan Theatre unveils a new, state of the art marquee at its 90th birthday celebration. They will be showcasing the marquee, which will highlight a night filled with excitement, fun, and great pride.

They are asking for you to contribute, with whatever you can, to help offset some of the cost of the marquee. Your contribution to light up this beautiful addition to the gem of Jackson will live on for years to come. Tickets to the 90th gala event, beginning at 6:00 p.m., include live entertainment, food from Jackson restaurants, souvenir gifts, a silent auction, and the unveiling of the new marquee. 

The Michigan Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the goodwill of our patrons. Donations, small or large, support the nearly 300 annual events, movies, live performances, and private parties that keep the theatre a true arts experience. Your generosity is truly needed and appreciated. Participating in the 90th birthday caps the warmth and genuine love the people of Jackson have continually shown over the decades.

Excitement for the 90th birthday gala is growing, so don’t miss the spectacular launch of the new Michigan Theatre marquee. Click here to purchase your tickets or make a donation.

May
1
Fri
Parents Night Out – Jackson
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Parents Night Out - Jackson

Join the Jackson YMCA on the first Friday of the month, now through the school year. Each night includes a fun theme, along with crafts, swimming and dinner!

Open to ages 4-12.

Cost is $10 for members, $20 for the community; there is a $5 fee for same-day registration. Sign up in person or online at JacksonYMCA.org.