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Jan
23
Wed
Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunity – Jackson
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:45 pm

Date: Wednesday, January 23rd from 10 am – 3:45 pm

Location One: Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave.

Location Two: Jackson College, 2111 Emmons Rd

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”

The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year.

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Other Local Opportunities:

Grass Lake
1/24/2019: 10:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grass Lake High School, 11500 Warrior Trail

Jackson
1/24/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., East Jackson High School, 1566 Sutton Road
1/25/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

Concord
1/31/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson
1/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Northwest High School, 4200 Van Horn Rd

Jan
24
Thu
Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunity – Jackson
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:45 pm

Date: Thursday, January 24th from 8 am – 1:45pm

Location: East Jackson High School, 1566 Sutton Road

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”

The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year.

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Other Local Opportunities:

Jackson
1/25/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

Concord
1/31/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson
1/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Northwest High School, 4200 Van Horn Rd

Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunity – Grass Lake
Jan 24 @ 10:15 am – 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, January 24th from 10:15 am – 3 pm

Location: Grass Lake High School, 11500 Warrior Trail

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”

The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year.

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Other Local Opportunities:

Jackson
1/24/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., East Jackson High School, 1566 Sutton Road
1/25/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

Concord
1/31/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson
1/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Northwest High School, 4200 Van Horn Rd

MIHEART Coalition to Host Talent Summit – Lansing
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am
MIHEART Coalition to Host Talent Summit - Lansing

MIHEART Coalition to Host Talent Summit  

Coalition of Business, Military, Law Enforcement, Philanthropic and Education Leaders host summit on the importance of investment in education beyond high school

WHAT:  MIHEART, a broad coalition of business, military, law enforcement, philanthropic, education and government leaders, are hosting a Talent Summit to educate members of Michigan’s 100th Legislature and the Whitmer Administration on the urgency of supporting education beyond high school for all Michigan citizens. MIHEART released a report in September detailing the need to support strategies that help Michiganders earn employer-valued postsecondary credentials, degrees, and certificates that position them for long-term success and meet the state’s talent demands.

WHO:  More than 100 confirmed attendees representing all sectors listed above

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Susan Heegaard, President of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) and

Former Commissioner of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Caroline Altman Smith, The Kresge Foundation

“Sandy” K. Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber

Tim Sowton, Business Leaders for Michigan

Kevin Stotts, Talent 2025

Bob Trezise, Lansing Economic Area Partnership

Tim Daman, Lansing Chamber of Commerce

Wendy Zdeb, Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals

Chris Wigent, Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators

William C. Miller, Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators

Brandy Johnson, Michigan College Access Network

Dan Hurley and Will Emerson, Michigan Association of State Universities

Robert LeFevre and Shannon Price, Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities

Mike Hansen and Erica Orians, Michigan Community College Association, Michigan Center for

Student Success

 

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.

 

WHERE: Mackinac Room of the Anderson House Office Building

CONTACT: Brandy Johnson, Michigan College Access Network executive director
brandy@micollegeaccess.org  602.502.1618

Jan
25
Fri
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram – Jackson
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram - Jackson

Beautiful gowns with sleeves and details, in their newest collection! Free veil with any bridal gown purchase during this event!

When: January 25th – February 8th
Open at 10am
Where: House of DeVaughn Bridal – 148 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Make an appointment today to view these exclusive gowns! 517.784.5314!

Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunity – Jackson
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Date: Friday, January 25th from 12 pm – 5:45 pm

Location: Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”

The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year.

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Other Local Opportunities:

Concord
1/31/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Jackson
1/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Northwest High School, 4200 Van Horn Rd

Jan
26
Sat
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram – Jackson
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram - Jackson

Beautiful gowns with sleeves and details, in their newest collection! Free veil with any bridal gown purchase during this event!

When: January 25th – February 8th
Open at 10am
Where: House of DeVaughn Bridal – 148 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Make an appointment today to view these exclusive gowns! 517.784.5314!

Maple Syruping for Beginners – Concord
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am
Maple Syruping for Beginners - Concord

Sap won’t be flowing yet, but learning how to do this early will allow you time to gather materials and be ready to go!

**This year I will also provide details to make an easy outdoor evaporator!**

Maple syrup season is a short but furious season here in Michigan. I will teach you how to get started with tapping maple trees (and introduce you to other trees you can tap, too!) – supplies and how to use them, when to set taps, how to collect and store sap, and transform it into syrup. Finally, learn how to turn that syrup into a shelf stable product that will be good to stay on your pantry shelves. Not sure if you have any maple trees on your property? We will take a short walk around my farm and I will show you how to ID maple trees in the winter after they have lost their leaves and how to set taps. We will be handling this from a beginner standpoint with a limited budget who may want to tap 1-20 (give or take) trees. Learn the information before the season begins so you can gather your supplies and be ready to get to work once it’s time! There is a lot of information to cover, but don’t worry – I will send you home with a booklet that covers everything you have learned!

Maple syruping is an event the whole family can help out with!

Bring the whole family! $20 for the whole family to come and learn. Please register and prepay ahead of time to ensure the number of seats you will need. We will be outside for a short period so please dress accordingly, the rest of the time we will be indoors.

You can send a message to the farm page, email sarah@k7farm.com, or call/text 517-215-5150 to learn how to register.

The class will be held at K7 Farm in Concord, MI on January 26th at 10am.

Preschool Playdate – East Lansing
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Preschool Playdate - East Lansing

Join us for our annual museum day for children ages 2-5 and their families. Enjoy play-based activities designed especially for young learners. Learn about butterflies, puppets, and more. Come play at the Museum!

When: Saturday, January 26th from 10am-1pm
Where: Michigan State University Museum – 409 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824

 

FREEze SK8 with CP Federal Credit Union – Optimist Ice Arena in Jackson
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
FREEze SK8 with CP Federal Credit Union - Optimist Ice Arena in Jackson

Saturday, January 26, 2019
12:30 PM – 4 PM

Location: Optimist Ice Arena
1300 W North St, Jackson, MI 49202

Join us at Optimist Ice Arena for skating, music, games, food, and fun for the whole family!

Free admission, skate rental, hot dog, chips, and drink.

Hosted by The Vault

More details are on the Facebook event page.

 

Jan
28
Mon
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram – Jackson
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram - Jackson

Beautiful gowns with sleeves and details, in their newest collection! Free veil with any bridal gown purchase during this event!

When: January 25th – February 8th
Open at 10am
Where: House of DeVaughn Bridal – 148 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Make an appointment today to view these exclusive gowns! 517.784.5314!

Jan
29
Tue
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram – Jackson
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram - Jackson

Beautiful gowns with sleeves and details, in their newest collection! Free veil with any bridal gown purchase during this event!

When: January 25th – February 8th
Open at 10am
Where: House of DeVaughn Bridal – 148 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Make an appointment today to view these exclusive gowns! 517.784.5314!

Mighty Naturalist Program: What is Texture? – Jackson
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Mighty Naturalist Program: What is Texture? - Jackson

What is Texture? program for ages 5 years and younger with a caregiver. The way something feels is called texture. Let’s look around to see what textures we can find in the natural world, then we’ll collect a variety of items to take back to the classroom to experiment and discover the fascinating unique impressions and designs with nature’s stampers. Nature art stimulates creativity, imagination and brings joy.

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 January 29th from 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).

Mighty Naturalist Brochure

Jan
31
Thu
Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunity – Concord
Jan 31 @ 8:00 am – 1:45 pm

Date: Thursday, January 31st from 8 am – 1:45 pm

Location: Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”

The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year.

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Other Local Opportunities:

Jackson
1/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Northwest High School, 4200 Van Horn Rd

Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunity – Jackson
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:45 pm

Date: Thursday, January 31st from 9 am – 2:45 pm

Location: Northwest High School, 4200 Van Horn Rd

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.”

The critical role of blood and platelet donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year.

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Other Local Opportunities:

Concord
1/31/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Concord High School, 219 Monroe Street

Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram – Jackson
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram - Jackson

Beautiful gowns with sleeves and details, in their newest collection! Free veil with any bridal gown purchase during this event!

When: January 25th – February 8th
Open at 10am
Where: House of DeVaughn Bridal – 148 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Make an appointment today to view these exclusive gowns! 517.784.5314!

Storytelling: Suicide Prevention – Jackson
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytelling: Suicide Prevention - Jackson

On January 31st, the Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition will give you a chance to share your story on the New Year and New Beginnings – stories of personal change, renewal and the the power of starting over.

This event is welcome to all ages to share their real life stories. There is a $10 suggested donation and all proceeds to go the Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition. All community members are welcome! Sign up at the door.

When: Thursday, January 31st from 5-7pm

Where: Jackson Coffee Co. – 201 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201

Details on Facebook

Feb
1
Fri
Culver’s of Jackson Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting – Jackson
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Culver's of Jackson Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting - Jackson

Culver’s of Jackson Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Culver’s of Jackson will be remodeled January 27th – 30th. They will open back up on February 1st and celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon will be cut at 10AM.

Where: Culver’s – 3471 O’Neill Dr, Jackson, MI 49202

Details on Facebook

Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram – Jackson
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram - Jackson

Beautiful gowns with sleeves and details, in their newest collection! Free veil with any bridal gown purchase during this event!

When: January 25th – February 8th
Open at 10am
Where: House of DeVaughn Bridal – 148 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Make an appointment today to view these exclusive gowns! 517.784.5314!

Feb
2
Sat
Albion Winterfest 2019 – Albion
Feb 2 all-day
Albion Winterfest 2019 - Albion

Join us for a full day of winter fun in Albion! Together with our friends, we’re putting on a full schedule of events in Albion on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, including the return of the Cardboard Classic Sled Race!

Other events include a Dog Sled Demonstration, Skating Pavillon, Hiking, Hot Drinks, Winter Farmer’s Market, Kids N’ Stuff, Music, Arts and a special screening of Groundhog Day.

You can find more information on Facebook.

 

Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram – Jackson
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am
Bridal Truck Show Stunning Rebecca Ingram - Jackson

Beautiful gowns with sleeves and details, in their newest collection! Free veil with any bridal gown purchase during this event!

When: January 25th – February 8th
Open at 10am
Where: House of DeVaughn Bridal – 148 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Make an appointment today to view these exclusive gowns! 517.784.5314!

Creation Care Retreat – Jackson
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
42nd Annual Groundhog Gallop
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
42nd Annual Groundhog Gallop

Registration is now open for the 42nd Annual Groundhog Gallop!!

Step by Step is proud to host the 42nd Annual Groundhog Gallop as part of the Orthopaedic Rehab Run/Walk Series. This 5k run/walk will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12pm.

Location: JPS Middle School at Parkside – 2400 4th St, Jackson, MI 49203

For more information, please visit: MyStepbyStep.org/Groundhog

Groundhog Gallop – Jackson
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Groundhog Gallop - Jackson

Registration is now open for the 42nd Annual Groundhog Gallop!!

Step by Step is proud to host the 42nd Annual Groundhog Gallop as part of the Orthopaedic Rehab Run/Walk Series. This 5k run/walk will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

For more information, please visit: MyStepbyStep.org/Groundhog

JPS Middle School at Parkside
2400 4th St, Jackson, Michigan 49203

All or Nothin’ an evening of film & literature – Jackson
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All or Nothin' an evening of film & literature - Jackson

All or Nothin: Escape of the Twenty-Eight

When: Saturday, February 2nd from 7-10 pm

Where: History Michigan Theatre – 124 N. Mechanic St. Jackson, MI 49201

Tickets available at michigantheatre.org