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Aug
8
Sat
127 Longest Yard Sale – Along US127
Aug 8 all-day

The #127YardSale is August 6-9, 2020.

There’s tons of information on the website to help you plan your trip. And make sure you let your friends and family know too!

MAJOR VENDOR STOPS
www.127yardsale.com/resources/major-vendor-stops

PRINTABLE MAPS
http://www.127yardsale.com/route-map/printable-127-yard-sale-route-maps

INTERACTIVE ROUTE MAP
www.127yardsale.com/route-map

LODGING
http://www.127yardsale.com/lodging

YARDSALER 101
www.127yardsale.com/yardsalers

YARDSALER PACKING CHECKLIST
http://www.127yardsale.com/yardsalers-packing-checklist-127-yard-sale

THINGS TO DO
www.127yardsale.com/resources/things-to-do-on-the-route

VENDOR 101
Take a look at the Vendors 101 page to learn about becoming a vendor.
www.127yardsale.com/vendors

CHS Community Yard Sale – Jackson
Aug 8 all-day
CHS Community Yard Sale - Jackson

Cascades Humane Society is excited to announce our first ever Community Yard Sale! This is a great way to get rid of some things you’ve been meaning to donate and get in some good late spring/early summer cleaning done!

Aug 7 at 9 AM – Aug 9 at 3 PM

Cascades Humane Society
1515 Carmen Dr
Jackson, Michigan 49202

Remember that CHS is a tax-exempt public charity and that your donations are 100% tax-deductible!

CHS will accept lightly used donations by appointment to sell in our Community Yard Sale. We will also accept donations by appointment if you’re unable to make it during these times.

Want to come and sell your own items at our Community Yard Sale? We will have a limited amount of booths available for $35 each. Each booth will include one table and two chairs.

100% of the proceeds from this event will be used to benefit the animals at CHS!

This event will happen rain or shine!

If you are interested in purchasing booth space, or would like more information, please contact Stephanie Sharp at ssharp@chspets.org or call 517-787-7387 ext. 130.

Car Wash Fundraiser – Jackson
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join the Dungytreei Foundation for their annual car wash fundraiser!

Location: Advance Auto Parts
135 W. Prospect Street
Jackson, Michigan 49203

Time: 10AM – 6PM

Donations only! All proceeds will go towards helping members of the community who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information call 517-240-3511.

Find us on Facebook at Dungytreei Heritage Foundation.

Fair Food Drive Thru – Jackson County Fair
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Aug
9
Sun
127 Longest Yard Sale – Along US127
Aug 9 all-day

The #127YardSale is August 6-9, 2020.

There’s tons of information on the website to help you plan your trip. And make sure you let your friends and family know too!

MAJOR VENDOR STOPS
www.127yardsale.com/resources/major-vendor-stops

PRINTABLE MAPS
http://www.127yardsale.com/route-map/printable-127-yard-sale-route-maps

INTERACTIVE ROUTE MAP
www.127yardsale.com/route-map

LODGING
http://www.127yardsale.com/lodging

YARDSALER 101
www.127yardsale.com/yardsalers

YARDSALER PACKING CHECKLIST
http://www.127yardsale.com/yardsalers-packing-checklist-127-yard-sale

THINGS TO DO
www.127yardsale.com/resources/things-to-do-on-the-route

VENDOR 101
Take a look at the Vendors 101 page to learn about becoming a vendor.
www.127yardsale.com/vendors

CHS Community Yard Sale – Jackson
Aug 9 all-day
CHS Community Yard Sale - Jackson

Cascades Humane Society is excited to announce our first ever Community Yard Sale! This is a great way to get rid of some things you’ve been meaning to donate and get in some good late spring/early summer cleaning done!

Aug 7 at 9 AM – Aug 9 at 3 PM

Cascades Humane Society
1515 Carmen Dr
Jackson, Michigan 49202

Remember that CHS is a tax-exempt public charity and that your donations are 100% tax-deductible!

CHS will accept lightly used donations by appointment to sell in our Community Yard Sale. We will also accept donations by appointment if you’re unable to make it during these times.

Want to come and sell your own items at our Community Yard Sale? We will have a limited amount of booths available for $35 each. Each booth will include one table and two chairs.

100% of the proceeds from this event will be used to benefit the animals at CHS!

This event will happen rain or shine!

If you are interested in purchasing booth space, or would like more information, please contact Stephanie Sharp at ssharp@chspets.org or call 517-787-7387 ext. 130.

Found Church at the Park – Cascades Falls
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Found Church at the Park - Cascades Falls

Found Church in Jackson

Starting August 9, we will be hosting outdoor services at Cascades Park in front of the falls starting at 10 am.

We are so excited to be meeting again, and we want everyone to be there! So plan to bring your mask, be ready to social distance, but also be ready to worship God outdoors together!

Find out more at their Facebook page.

Aug
10
Mon
Fresh Food Distribution – Jackson
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Fresh Food Distribution - Jackson

The Salvation Army – Jackson, MI is hosting a Fresh Food distribution every Monday through the end of September 2020 (excluding Labor Day) from 9 to 10:30am.

For more information, please visit http://sajackson.org/.

MercyMe in concert (POSTPONED TO 2021) – Jackson County Fair @ Keely Park in Jackson
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MercyMe in concert (POSTPONED TO 2021) - Jackson County Fair @ Keely Park in Jackson

NOTE – THE 2020 MERCYME CONCERT AT JACKSON COUNTY FAIR HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021. SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW.

 

FOR RELEASE: June  2nd, 2020

JACKSON COUNTY FAIR Postponed to 2021 With Entertainment Line-up Intact

 

JACKSON, MI – We find ourselves in unprecedented times and it is with heavy hearts that the Jackson County Fair Board has made the difficult decision to postpone its 2020 fair to next year, August 8th – 14th, 2021.

 

The safety and health of the community, guests, volunteers and staff are of the greatest importance to the Jackson County Fair. With this priority in mind together with the uncertainty that it will be safe to gather and celebrate by mid-August, the decision to postpone has been made.

 

The Jackson County Fair is thrilled to announce that all of its 2020 performers, including country music superstar, Toby Keith, beloved Contemporary Christian music band, MercyMe, and America’s favorite southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, who will be performing the final year of their Farewell Tour in 2021, have all committed to return to the Jackson County Fair in 2021.

 

Next years line-up will be:

 

Sunday, August 8th, 2021 – TOBY KEITH

Monday, August 9th, 2021 – MERCYME

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 – LYNYRD SKYNYRD

 

For those who purchased tickets and wish to return their tickets, the Fair is offering a thirty (30) day window to do so in order to receive a refund.

 

The final day to receive a refund for any tickets purchased in 2020 will be on Thursday, July 2nd. Tickets can be refunded by going online to www.etix.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849.

 

Tickets purchased for the 2020 Jackson County Fair will be honored for the rescheduled 2021 dates noted above.

 

We are working closely with MSU Extension to provide a virtual project showcase opportunity to our 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors. Details will be provided in the near future

 

We can also assure you the 2 big celebrations that have been in the works for 2020, the Grand Opening of the new Keeley Park and the 100th Anniversary of our iconic Grandstands, will be even bigger in 2021.

 

The Jackson County Fair looks forward to seeing everyone August 8th through 14th, 2021 when we can all sing “Red Solo Cup”, “I Can Only Imagine”, “Free Bird”, and so many more in a safe, healthy and happy environment.

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Aug
11
Tue
Sock Drive – Jackson
Aug 11 all-day
Aug
12
Wed
Stress Management Class for K-12 – Online
Aug 12 all-day
Stress Management Class for K-12 - Online

Stress Management Classes for K-12 Students

Register here:
https://www.lifewayscmh.org/Training-Events

Aug
13
Thu
Jackson DDA Meeting – Virtual
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience

Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience
Hosted by The Original Michigan Lavender Festival and Eastern Michigan State Fair

Dear Lavender Festival Friends,

After diligent and thoughtful consideration, the Original Michigan Lavender Festival will not take place in August as previously announced. The safety of our guests, artists, and staff has always been our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being.

All of us – our staff, vendors and sponsors – are the stewards of the incredible festival experience that you’ve come to love and it’s an honor to be responsible for this summertime tradition. Because we couldn’t stand the thought of not interacting with you this year, we’ve created an alternative plan.

Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience – is being designed so that you can have an interactive, dynamic experience from the comfort of your home, or wherever you want to be a part of it.

Our virtual lavender fest will feature a variety of lavender presentations, workshops and demonstrations, as well as a virtual lavender farm tour. Guests will have access to the recorded presentations through the end of September, so you can go back to watch anything you may have missed.

We will be traveling across Michigan to visit our festival artists & makers in their home studios. You’ll hear about their journey and some will even demonstrate their handmade creations. Vendor Spotlights and product giveaways will be featured on our social media pages throughout the entire month of August. We hope you’ll tune in to support these small businesses!

REGISTER NOW for this FREE online experience: https://michigan-lavender-festival.mykajabi.com/

Although things will be a little different this year, we look forward to “seeing” you after the lavender blooms!

Jennifer Keene, Founder & Creative Director
Michigan Lavender Festival. Est. 2002

____________________

Please note: All 2020 event ticket holders have been automatically refunded on July 18th, and it will take 7-10 days for the funds to be returned to your original method of payment if you purchased your tickets through Ticket Leap.

(Cancelled for 2020) Back to School Blast – Community Resource Fair – Jackson
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(Cancelled for 2020) Back to School Blast - Community Resource Fair - Jackson

Cancelled for 2020

Two longtime annual events are canceled for 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The City of Jackson Human Relations Commission (HRC) recently made the difficult decision to cancel its two remaining events for the year, the Back to School Blast and the Harold White Sr. Awards Breakfast.

The HRC decided to cancel the public events at their meeting on Wednesday, July 15. The Back to School Blast is an annual event that brings thousands of families to Downtown Jackson for a community resource fair, which includes free school supplies, health screenings, and connections to local resources. This year’s event was slated for Aug. 13.

The Harold White Sr. Awards Breakfast is an annual event that’s held in the fall. It brings together hundreds of community members for a sit-down breakfast that honors residents and leaders who have promoted diversity, inclusion and volunteerism.

HRC Chairperson Cheryl Ragland says the commission will make determinations about future public events next year. “These events really help connect the HRC to the community, and canceling them was a difficult decision. But to protect public health, and to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, we decided it would be best for the community to cancel these events,” Ragland said.

Cancelled for 2020

Back to School Blast – Drive-thru Community Resource Fair 2020
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Back to School Blast - Drive-thru Community Resource Fair 2020 @ Horace Blackman Park

This is a drive-thru event in 2020. Children must be present.

Thurs, Aug 13

6-8 pm

First United Methodist Church
Downtown Jackson

Blessing of the Backpacks Public – Marshall United Methodist Church
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Blessing of the Backpacks Public - Marshall United Methodist Church

Thursday, August 13, 2020
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Marshall United Methodist Church
721 Us Highway 27 N
Marshall, Michigan 49068

FREE backpack and school supply distribution for our friends and neighbors in need.

This year’s Blessing of the Backpacks is a socially-distanced, drive-thru event.

Donations of backpacks are school supplies are now being collected at MUMC during office hours (M-Th 9a-5p). Look for other donation drop-points throughout town – More info Coming Soon!

If your business or organization would like to partner with us for this event, contact rachel@umcmarshall.org

Aug
14
Fri
Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience

Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience
Hosted by The Original Michigan Lavender Festival and Eastern Michigan State Fair

Dear Lavender Festival Friends,

After diligent and thoughtful consideration, the Original Michigan Lavender Festival will not take place in August as previously announced. The safety of our guests, artists, and staff has always been our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being.

All of us – our staff, vendors and sponsors – are the stewards of the incredible festival experience that you’ve come to love and it’s an honor to be responsible for this summertime tradition. Because we couldn’t stand the thought of not interacting with you this year, we’ve created an alternative plan.

Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience – is being designed so that you can have an interactive, dynamic experience from the comfort of your home, or wherever you want to be a part of it.

Our virtual lavender fest will feature a variety of lavender presentations, workshops and demonstrations, as well as a virtual lavender farm tour. Guests will have access to the recorded presentations through the end of September, so you can go back to watch anything you may have missed.

We will be traveling across Michigan to visit our festival artists & makers in their home studios. You’ll hear about their journey and some will even demonstrate their handmade creations. Vendor Spotlights and product giveaways will be featured on our social media pages throughout the entire month of August. We hope you’ll tune in to support these small businesses!

REGISTER NOW for this FREE online experience: https://michigan-lavender-festival.mykajabi.com/

Although things will be a little different this year, we look forward to “seeing” you after the lavender blooms!

Jennifer Keene, Founder & Creative Director
Michigan Lavender Festival. Est. 2002

____________________

Please note: All 2020 event ticket holders have been automatically refunded on July 18th, and it will take 7-10 days for the funds to be returned to your original method of payment if you purchased your tickets through Ticket Leap.

Aug
15
Sat
Free 2% Milk Giveaway – Jackson
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free 2% Milk Giveaway - Jackson

Don’t miss this spectacular giveaway on August 15th from 9-12 @ the St. John’s School parking lot on E. North St. in Jackson.

Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience

Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience
Hosted by The Original Michigan Lavender Festival and Eastern Michigan State Fair

Dear Lavender Festival Friends,

After diligent and thoughtful consideration, the Original Michigan Lavender Festival will not take place in August as previously announced. The safety of our guests, artists, and staff has always been our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being.

All of us – our staff, vendors and sponsors – are the stewards of the incredible festival experience that you’ve come to love and it’s an honor to be responsible for this summertime tradition. Because we couldn’t stand the thought of not interacting with you this year, we’ve created an alternative plan.

Michigan Lavender Festival 2020 – The VIRTUAL Experience – is being designed so that you can have an interactive, dynamic experience from the comfort of your home, or wherever you want to be a part of it.

Our virtual lavender fest will feature a variety of lavender presentations, workshops and demonstrations, as well as a virtual lavender farm tour. Guests will have access to the recorded presentations through the end of September, so you can go back to watch anything you may have missed.

We will be traveling across Michigan to visit our festival artists & makers in their home studios. You’ll hear about their journey and some will even demonstrate their handmade creations. Vendor Spotlights and product giveaways will be featured on our social media pages throughout the entire month of August. We hope you’ll tune in to support these small businesses!

REGISTER NOW for this FREE online experience: https://michigan-lavender-festival.mykajabi.com/

Although things will be a little different this year, we look forward to “seeing” you after the lavender blooms!

Jennifer Keene, Founder & Creative Director
Michigan Lavender Festival. Est. 2002

____________________

Please note: All 2020 event ticket holders have been automatically refunded on July 18th, and it will take 7-10 days for the funds to be returned to your original method of payment if you purchased your tickets through Ticket Leap.

Free Food Distribution – Jackson
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Free Food Distribution - Jackson

The Dungytreei Heritage Foundation is on the move to help end hunger by bringing a mobile food pantry distribution to provide for our community.

Schedule: Every third Saturday starting July 18, 2020.

Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Oasis of Love Full Gospel Church (parking lot)
800 S. Cooper Street, Jackson, Michigan 49203.

Eligibility Requirements: None

You will be able to pick up free food such as, meat, nutritious produce, and more! Simply drive up and a volunteer will load your vehicle for you. If you are homebound and/or if transportation is an issue and you need delivery, please don’t hesitate to call (517) 240-3511.

Aug
16
Sun
Found Church at the Park – Cascades Falls
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Found Church at the Park - Cascades Falls

Found Church in Jackson

Starting August 9, we will be hosting outdoor services at Cascades Park in front of the falls starting at 10 am.

We are so excited to be meeting again, and we want everyone to be there! So plan to bring your mask, be ready to social distance, but also be ready to worship God outdoors together!

Find out more at their Facebook page.

“Just Kids” Back to School Event – Jackson
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
"Just Kids" Back to School Event - Jackson
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 16. Jackson Is giving back to the community with a KIDS ONLY event Featuring a special guest and much much more. If you would like to donate for this event, call Brenda at 517-395-4799 or email jacksongivingback@gmail.com
Mask 😷 is required.
Aug
17
Mon
Sock Drive – Jackson
Aug 17 all-day
Fresh Food Distribution – Jackson
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Fresh Food Distribution - Jackson

The Salvation Army – Jackson, MI is hosting a Fresh Food distribution every Monday through the end of September 2020 (excluding Labor Day) from 9 to 10:30am.

For more information, please visit http://sajackson.org/.

Aug
20
Thu
Sock Drive – Jackson
Aug 20 all-day