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Jan
20
Mon
Companion Volunteers Needed – Jackson
Jan 20 all-day
Careline Health Group is looking for compassionate individuals willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end of life care to local hospice patients and their families.

These Companion Volunteers will visit patients in local nursing facilities or in their private homes. The Companion Volunteer will provide companionship, play cards/games, watch TV, provide life review, read to the patient etc. There is no physical care involved.

For more information, contact Michelle Waters @ (517) 740-1653 or mwaters@carelinehealthgroup.com

Special Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chapel Service – Spring Arbor University
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

SAU will be hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chapel on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:00 a.m. in White Auditorium. Our guest speaker will be Sho Baraka, who will deliver a sermon, followed by a lunch conversation with faculty, staff, students and community members. The sermon and conversation is entitled “Remembering Dr. King. Where do we go from here? 51 years after his death.”

Sho has traveled the world as a recording artist, culture curator and activist. He is a three-time Billboard charting, award-nominated artist, founding member of internationally known hip-hop group 116 Clique, and founder of Forth District and the AND Campaign. Sho’s overseas work has ranged from leading seminars about race relations in South Africa to establishing artist hubs in Indonesia.

White Auditorium
Spring Arbor University
106 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Below is a link to the AND Campaign video for more information on the organization: https://andcampaign.org/media

Jan
24
Fri
Mighty Naturalist Program for Kids 1-5 – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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: Friday morning 9:30 – 10:45 am on Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7, 14, and April 3
Advance Registration Required: Register online at www.dahlemcenter.org/events or call 517-782-3453 to reserve your spot for you and your mighty naturalist(s). Payment due upon registration. Registered participants who did not attend program and/or give minimum 24 hour cancellation notice will not be refunded.

Mighty Naturalist schedule 2020
January 3; Nature Painting and Textures Art Class
January 10; Snow Much Fun
January 17; How Animals Survive in Winter Time
January 24; Our Feathered Friends
January 31; Winter Animal Tracks
February 7; Super Squirrely
February 14; Tree House – Who Lives There?
April 3; Life Under A Log

Find out more HERE.

Jan
25
Sat
Michigan Birthday Bash – Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage in Mason
Jan 25 all-day
Michigan Birthday Bash - Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage in Mason

Attention ALL Michiganders; YOU are invited to our Michigan Birthday Bash on January 25th & 26th to celebrate our GREAT State’s 183rd Birthday! We will featuring Michigan themed items all made right here in Michigan! Come get your picture with The Buy Nearby Guy on Saturday morning.

We will have some Michigan-themed treats available for purchase and Vernors to sip and shop. Michigan Trivia Game, how well do you know our State? We will have fun contests and be doing a very special giveaway!

Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC

352 W. Columbia Street
Mason, Michigan 48854

This party will be a 2-day event with special things happening each day!
January 25 (10 am – 5 pm)
January 26 (11 am – 3 pm)

Find out more HERE.

 

 

FREEze SK8 with CP Federal Credit Union
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join CP Federal Credit Union for Free Family Fun at Optimist Ice Arena, Jackson, Michigan.
Skate FREE from 12:30-4 p.m.
FREE Entrance, FREE Skate Rental, FREE Hot Dog, Chips, and Drink!

Dinosaur Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure – Lansing
Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm
Dinosaur Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure - Lansing

In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world.

This event will take place at Wharton Center for Performing Arts, and is recommended for children ages 6-11. Visit their website for more details.

Dueling Pianos – Brooklyn
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dueling Pianos - Brooklyn

In conjunction with Michigan International Speedway’s Backyard Hockey weekend, we present to you Cabin Fever- Dueling Pianos in the Irish Hills. Join us for this one of a kind experience on the grounds of MIS featuring Dueling Pianos International. Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres. Drinks available for purchase.

$45 for General Seating

$55 for VIP seating

Tickets available https://bit.ly/2sRfFtO. Pick up at will call.
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE! Contact annette@brooklynmi.com for more information

Jan
26
Sun
Michigan Birthday Bash – Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage in Mason
Jan 26 all-day
Michigan Birthday Bash - Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage in Mason

Attention ALL Michiganders; YOU are invited to our Michigan Birthday Bash on January 25th & 26th to celebrate our GREAT State’s 183rd Birthday! We will featuring Michigan themed items all made right here in Michigan! Come get your picture with The Buy Nearby Guy on Saturday morning.

We will have some Michigan-themed treats available for purchase and Vernors to sip and shop. Michigan Trivia Game, how well do you know our State? We will have fun contests and be doing a very special giveaway!

Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC

352 W. Columbia Street
Mason, Michigan 48854

This party will be a 2-day event with special things happening each day!
January 25 (10 am – 5 pm)
January 26 (11 am – 3 pm)

Find out more HERE.

 

 

Jan
27
Mon
Companion Volunteers Needed – Jackson
Jan 27 all-day
Careline Health Group is looking for compassionate individuals willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end of life care to local hospice patients and their families.

These Companion Volunteers will visit patients in local nursing facilities or in their private homes. The Companion Volunteer will provide companionship, play cards/games, watch TV, provide life review, read to the patient etc. There is no physical care involved.

For more information, contact Michelle Waters @ (517) 740-1653 or mwaters@carelinehealthgroup.com

Healthy Living Series
Jan 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Commit to your new year’s health resolutions and join our free nine week series. The following classes will provide the education and tools you need to help maintain your healthy goals.

• Intro to the program
• Tracking food and exercise
• Eating well
• Becoming more active
• Shopping and cooking
• Finding time for fitness
• Dining out sensibly
• Taking charge of your thoughts/
stress management
• Food triggers and mindful eating

Registration is required at 734-593-5280 or https://www.stjoeshealth.org/classes-and-events/healthy-living-series
Free child care is available at the YMCA, please note at time of registration.
Prizes will be awarded at each class.

Jan
30
Thu
“Basic Training” at the Wharton Center
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

A New York Times Critics’ Pick and the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and recurrent sold-out seasons at the Fringe Festival), Basic Training is a theatrical mix of storytelling, breakdancing, redemption and comedy. This outstanding one-man show by Kahlil Ashanti tells the true story of his hilarious experience as a member of a military entertainment troupe, Tops in Blue. As Ashanti begins a new life in the U.S. Air Force, a shocking revelation forces his attention home to face a childhood he’s trying to leave behind. Twenty-three unforgettable characters guide you through this incredible true tale of survival and redemption, all experienced through Ashanti’s rapid-fire physical talent and comedy.

Best suited for ages 14 and up.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

Jazz Trio Performance – Lansing
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm
Jazz Trio Performance - Lansing

A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. Hailed as “One of the top jazz pianists in the world” by the LA Times and “The most lyrical piano player of our time” by Jazz Weekly, the chance to experience this jazz legend live is one not to miss. Barron is joined by his stellar trio partners Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. The performance starts off with trumpet wiz Sean Jones and the Sean Jones Quartet. No stranger to Wharton Center audiences, Jones was lead trumpet with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for many years and toured extensively with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. As a bandleader, he records with Detroit’s own Mack Avenue Records. Experience the best in jazz with this very special performance!

Jan
31
Fri
Mighty Naturalist Program for Kids 1-5 – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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: Friday morning 9:30 – 10:45 am on Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7, 14, and April 3
Advance Registration Required: Register online at www.dahlemcenter.org/events or call 517-782-3453 to reserve your spot for you and your mighty naturalist(s). Payment due upon registration. Registered participants who did not attend program and/or give minimum 24 hour cancellation notice will not be refunded.

Mighty Naturalist schedule 2020
January 3; Nature Painting and Textures Art Class
January 10; Snow Much Fun
January 17; How Animals Survive in Winter Time
January 24; Our Feathered Friends
January 31; Winter Animal Tracks
February 7; Super Squirrely
February 14; Tree House – Who Lives There?
April 3; Life Under A Log

Find out more HERE.

“Basic Training” at the Wharton Center
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

A New York Times Critics’ Pick and the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and recurrent sold-out seasons at the Fringe Festival), Basic Training is a theatrical mix of storytelling, breakdancing, redemption and comedy. This outstanding one-man show by Kahlil Ashanti tells the true story of his hilarious experience as a member of a military entertainment troupe, Tops in Blue. As Ashanti begins a new life in the U.S. Air Force, a shocking revelation forces his attention home to face a childhood he’s trying to leave behind. Twenty-three unforgettable characters guide you through this incredible true tale of survival and redemption, all experienced through Ashanti’s rapid-fire physical talent and comedy.

Best suited for ages 14 and up.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

Feb
1
Sat
Canning 101
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hot pack? Raw pack? Waterbath can? Pressure can? Dial Gauge? Weighted Gauge? Headspace? Exhaust – in the kitchen?? If this sounds like foreign language to you but you are interested in learning how to safely preserve food in your own kitchen, join us for a canning class!

This class focuses in-depth on the canning method of food preservation. Whether your interest is jams, jellies, butters, fruits, salsas, vegetables, pickles, soups, meats or meals, we will discuss how to can them all! Tools and equipment will be on display, demonstration will be given, as well as time and money saving tips from a mom of eight who cans hundreds and hundreds of jars each season!

Cost is $25 per person. Space is limited, so please register early. Payment and registration secure your spot. Payment can be made via paypal, cash or a check.

This class will be taught at K7 Farm in Concord, MI. Expect the class to take about 2 hours.

Childcare can be provided for a small additional fee arranged ahead of time for younger children who may benefit from constant supervision, and my own children will be home and happy to play with your children if they don’t want to sit through the class.

Contact Sarah at sarah@k7farm.com, send a message to the farm page or call/text 517-215-5150.

Groundhog Gallop 5k Run/Walk – Jackson
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Groundhog Gallop 5k Run/Walk - Jackson

Step by Step is proud to host the 43rd Annual Groundhog Gallop. This 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The race is professionally timed using disposable bib chips, and long-sleeve t-shirt guaranteed for all registered participants.
The race begins at JPS Middle School at Parkside (2400 4th St. Jackson, MI 49203).
Tickets are on sale beginning November 1st, 2019. Click here to purchase them.
The cost is as follows:
$20 on or before January 27.
$25 January 28-Feb 1.

Feb
3
Mon
Healthy Living Series
Feb 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Commit to your new year’s health resolutions and join our free nine week series. The following classes will provide the education and tools you need to help maintain your healthy goals.

• Intro to the program
• Tracking food and exercise
• Eating well
• Becoming more active
• Shopping and cooking
• Finding time for fitness
• Dining out sensibly
• Taking charge of your thoughts/
stress management
• Food triggers and mindful eating

Registration is required at 734-593-5280 or https://www.stjoeshealth.org/classes-and-events/healthy-living-series
Free child care is available at the YMCA, please note at time of registration.
Prizes will be awarded at each class.

Feb
4
Tue
Support Group for Abuse Survivors – Jackson
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Support Group for Abuse Survivors - Jackson

Call or text 517-888-7757 to register or for more information.

Feb
7
Fri
Mighty Naturalist Program for Kids 1-5 – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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: Friday morning 9:30 – 10:45 am on Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7, 14, and April 3
Advance Registration Required: Register online at www.dahlemcenter.org/events or call 517-782-3453 to reserve your spot for you and your mighty naturalist(s). Payment due upon registration. Registered participants who did not attend program and/or give minimum 24 hour cancellation notice will not be refunded.

Mighty Naturalist schedule 2020
January 3; Nature Painting and Textures Art Class
January 10; Snow Much Fun
January 17; How Animals Survive in Winter Time
January 24; Our Feathered Friends
January 31; Winter Animal Tracks
February 7; Super Squirrely
February 14; Tree House – Who Lives There?
April 3; Life Under A Log

Find out more HERE.

Mid Michigan Women’s Expo – Lansing
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo will feature over 300 exhibits, seminars, shopping and fun that aim to provide a weekend of entertainment, education, and enjoyment tailored to women and their families. Pamper yourself, participate in a canvas painting workshop, and more! See the website for all details and to purchase tickets.

Feb
8
Sat
Mid Michigan Women’s Expo – Lansing
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo will feature over 300 exhibits, seminars, shopping and fun that aim to provide a weekend of entertainment, education, and enjoyment tailored to women and their families. Pamper yourself, participate in a canvas painting workshop, and more! See the website for all details and to purchase tickets.

Feb
9
Sun
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo will feature over 300 exhibits, seminars, shopping and fun that aim to provide a weekend of entertainment, education, and enjoyment tailored to women and their families. Pamper yourself, participate in a canvas painting workshop, and more! See the website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Bach to the Future
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The JSO welcomes back Detroit
Symphony Orchestra cellist and composer
Jeremy Crosmer to premiere his new
work inspired by Bach. New York City
violist Mitsuru Kubo and JSO principal
violist Clyde McKaney take center stage
for this new work as well as for Bach’s
6th Brandenburg Concerto.

Jonathan Reed in Concert
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm

Join LSO bassist Jonathan Reed, as he showcases the bass, along with the more rare viola de gamba, and instrument popular during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Learn the history behind the violin and viol families and how only one survived the need for bigger concert halls. Join the Library afterwards, and make your own valentine.

Feb
10
Mon
Healthy Living Series
Feb 10 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Commit to your new year’s health resolutions and join our free nine week series. The following classes will provide the education and tools you need to help maintain your healthy goals.

• Intro to the program
• Tracking food and exercise
• Eating well
• Becoming more active
• Shopping and cooking
• Finding time for fitness
• Dining out sensibly
• Taking charge of your thoughts/
stress management
• Food triggers and mindful eating

Registration is required at 734-593-5280 or https://www.stjoeshealth.org/classes-and-events/healthy-living-series
Free child care is available at the YMCA, please note at time of registration.
Prizes will be awarded at each class.