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Nov
12
Tue
Blood Drives – Jackson
Nov 12 all-day

As influenza activity picks up this fall, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well. The following are dates, times, and locations where you may consider donating blood in the Jackson area. Visit RedCrossBlood.org to register or call 1-800-733-2767.

Jackson

11/7/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Grace Church, 2692 North Dettman

11/11/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 743 West Michigan

11/14/2019: 8:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lumen Christi High School, 3483 Spring Arbor Road

Brooklyn

11/11/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Heart O The Lakes Church, 7031 Jefferson Road

Grass Lake

11/12/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing, and Toys Sign-Up Day – The Salvation Army of Jackson County
Nov 12 all-day

The Salvation Army of Jackson County (806 E. Pearl Street Jackson, MI 49201) is signing up families for its Christmas 2019 distribution of food, warm clothing & toys. This program offers families the extra support they need, providing warm clothing, toys for children age 0-14 years old and a plentiful Christmas food box with all the fixings for a special dinner.

The Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing & Toy sign-up schedule is:


Sign Up Details

To ensure a complete application, please bring all three of the following items with you:

1.) Identification of applicant, for example: Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Passport, Green Card, Government Issued ID.

2.) Identification of all other household members, for example: Birth Certificate, Medicaid Card, School ID, Social Security Card, etc.

3.) Evidence of Current Lease, Utility Bill in your name, etc.

Nov
13
Wed
Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing, and Toys Sign-Up Day – The Salvation Army of Jackson County
Nov 13 all-day

The Salvation Army of Jackson County (806 E. Pearl Street Jackson, MI 49201) is signing up families for its Christmas 2019 distribution of food, warm clothing & toys. This program offers families the extra support they need, providing warm clothing, toys for children age 0-14 years old and a plentiful Christmas food box with all the fixings for a special dinner.

The Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing & Toy sign-up schedule is:


Sign Up Details

To ensure a complete application, please bring all three of the following items with you:

1.) Identification of applicant, for example: Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Passport, Green Card, Government Issued ID.

2.) Identification of all other household members, for example: Birth Certificate, Medicaid Card, School ID, Social Security Card, etc.

3.) Evidence of Current Lease, Utility Bill in your name, etc.

World Kindness Day
Nov 13 all-day
World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is on November 13, 2019. This is a day where we highlight the good deeds being done in our communities and a day where we can be more intentional about our acts of kindness. How can you pay it forward this World Kindness Day?

Cookie Decorating Class – Jackson
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cookie Decorating Class - Jackson

Are you thinking about beginning your holiday baking? The Blue Julep is hosting a fall/Thanksgiving cookie decorating class! Follow this link to purchase your ticket for the event.

The Blue Julep is located in Jackson at 145 N. Jackson St.

Les Miserables – Lansing
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm
Les Miserables - Lansing
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony® Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from the acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and many others, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!”(NY1)

The event will be held at the Wharton Center.

Nov
14
Thu
Blood Drives – Jackson
Nov 14 all-day

As influenza activity picks up this fall, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well. The following are dates, times, and locations where you may consider donating blood in the Jackson area. Visit RedCrossBlood.org to register or call 1-800-733-2767.

Jackson

11/7/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Grace Church, 2692 North Dettman

11/11/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 743 West Michigan

11/14/2019: 8:15 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lumen Christi High School, 3483 Spring Arbor Road

Brooklyn

11/11/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Heart O The Lakes Church, 7031 Jefferson Road

Grass Lake

11/12/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Grass Lake United Methodist Church, 449 E. Michigan Avenue

Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing, and Toys Sign-Up Day – The Salvation Army of Jackson County
Nov 14 all-day

The Salvation Army of Jackson County (806 E. Pearl Street Jackson, MI 49201) is signing up families for its Christmas 2019 distribution of food, warm clothing & toys. This program offers families the extra support they need, providing warm clothing, toys for children age 0-14 years old and a plentiful Christmas food box with all the fixings for a special dinner.

The Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing & Toy sign-up schedule is:


Sign Up Details

To ensure a complete application, please bring all three of the following items with you:

1.) Identification of applicant, for example: Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Passport, Green Card, Government Issued ID.

2.) Identification of all other household members, for example: Birth Certificate, Medicaid Card, School ID, Social Security Card, etc.

3.) Evidence of Current Lease, Utility Bill in your name, etc.

45th Annual Mason Christmas Craft Show
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm

Join us on November 14th-16th for a Christmas Craft Show you will not want to miss🛍Over 100 vendors in 20 locations in Mason 🗺Get a map and follow the stops to find unique, locally and beautifully made items. Each stop can be someone’s home, a business, church or community center that welcome you to an amazing experience of holiday shopping 🎄You can find something for everyone on your Christmas list, rumor has it Santa himself shops at the Mason Christmas Craft Show every year 🎅🏻🤶🏻 We are excited to see you all this November❤️

Annual Harvest Dinner – Jackson
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This year’s dinner brought by Trinity Lutheran Church will take place in the fellowship hall at the church (122 W. Wesley St., Jackson). The meal will feature the traditional fare of roasted pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade applesauce, green beans, fresh-baked pie and beverages. The cost for adults is $10, $5 for children ages 5-11, and free for children under five years old. In addition to dinner, baked goods, crafted items, and boxed Christmas cards will be for sale. The parish has a 150-year history of serving the community of Jackson and supporting mission work around the world.

Women of the Year Awards – Detroit
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Women of the Year Awards - Detroit

Payne-Pulliam School of Trade and Commerce, Inc, (PPS) and its Board of Directors will host their 28th Annual Door Opener Event at the International Conference Center at the Atheneum Hotel (1000 Brush Street Detroit, MI). We ask that you consider lending your support to our 2019 Door Opener fundraiser celebrating six amazing women who they will recognize as the 2019 honorees.

A special VIP Reception will be held at 6:00 p.m., celebrating our 2019” Women of the Year” Awardees. Dinner will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. This year’s honorees are:

Renee Fluker, Midnight Golf Program Founder and President
Eva Dewaelsche, SER Metro-Detroit President and CEO
Portia Roberson, Focus: HOPE President and CEO
Jennifer Lyle, Owner, Lush Yummies Pie Co.
Reverend, Dr. Dee Dee M. Coleman, Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church
Edee Franklin, Sanctum House Founder and President

For more information please contact Tonette Bryant-Carter, (Event Planner) at 248-217-3026 or Trudy Pulliam-Matthews (Chair of the 2019 Door Opener Fundraiser) at (313-825-2708).

Les Miserables – Lansing
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
Les Miserables - Lansing
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony® Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from the acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and many others, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!”(NY1)

The event will be held at the Wharton Center.

Nov
15
Fri
Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing, and Toys Sign-Up Day – The Salvation Army of Jackson County
Nov 15 all-day

The Salvation Army of Jackson County (806 E. Pearl Street Jackson, MI 49201) is signing up families for its Christmas 2019 distribution of food, warm clothing & toys. This program offers families the extra support they need, providing warm clothing, toys for children age 0-14 years old and a plentiful Christmas food box with all the fixings for a special dinner.

The Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing & Toy sign-up schedule is:


Sign Up Details

To ensure a complete application, please bring all three of the following items with you:

1.) Identification of applicant, for example: Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Passport, Green Card, Government Issued ID.

2.) Identification of all other household members, for example: Birth Certificate, Medicaid Card, School ID, Social Security Card, etc.

3.) Evidence of Current Lease, Utility Bill in your name, etc.

Community Potluck – Hanover
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm
Community Potluck - Hanover

Bring a passing dish and good dinner conversation! This event takes place on the 3rd Friday of November, December, and January at the Heritage Park Event Center. This is a great way to have a good hardy meal and get to know a few of your neighbors.

Les Miserables – Lansing
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
Les Miserables - Lansing
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony® Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from the acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and many others, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!”(NY1)

The event will be held at the Wharton Center.

Nov
16
Sat
Holiday Craft and Vendor Show – Pleasant Lake
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Craft and Vendor Show - Pleasant Lake

Annual Craft Show, come out and shop with A variety of vendors. Lots of Door Prizes!! Tickets🎟 given when you shop and grab a 🎟 Ticket just for stopping in!
Vendors will be posted and updated on the Facebook event page.

Jurassic World Live Tour – Detroit
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am
Jurassic World Live Tour - Detroit

Jurassic World comes to life for the first time in a touring arena show! Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex!

All persons two and older must have a ticket to enter the arena. Costumes are not permitted for guests 14 years and older.

Find details and tickets here.

Les Miserables – Lansing
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Les Miserables - Lansing
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony® Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from the acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and many others, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!”(NY1)

The event will be held at the Wharton Center.

Nov
17
Sun
Les Miserables – Lansing
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
Les Miserables - Lansing
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony® Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from the acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and many others, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!”(NY1)

The event will be held at the Wharton Center.

Nov
18
Mon
Companion Volunteers Needed – Jackson
Nov 18 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

Pets for Veterans – Jackson
Nov 18 all-day

 Cascades Humane Society (CHS) is proud to announce a partnership with Friends of the Animals to provide adoptions to local veterans free of charge. 

“We are happy to be able to help our veterans find a loving pet. It is just one small thing we can do to give back”, says Executive Director, Heather Leszczynski. “Cascades Humane Society is grateful to be giving the gift of love to veterans who sacrifice so much for our country.” 

Friends of Animals, a non-profit organization in the Jackson area, is sponsoring this event thanks to a grant from the Samuel Higby and Margaret H. Camp Foundation. 

 Veterans may visit CHS during the month of November to adopt one dog or two cats. CHS ensures that each animal is spayed or neutered, brought up to date on vaccines, and given parasite prevention. Veterans will need to provide their driver’s license or Michigan ID showing they reside in Jackson County, and a copy of their DD214 paperwork or their Jackson County Veterans ID card. 

“Animals are known for their unconditional love and their ability to reduce stress. This is important for anyone, but especially a veteran. We can’t wait to watch our pets find their forever homes with our local veterans” adds Leszczynski. 

Cascades Humane Society is open noon to 6pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. To view current available pets, visit their website. 

Holiday and Heroes CPR & First Aid – Jackson
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday and Heroes CPR & First Aid - Jackson

The holiday season is upon us. For many, the holidays mean traveling during inclement weather and gathering with groups large or small. Although we hope for health and happiness during the holidays, unexpected emergencies do arise.

Join Jackson Community Ambulance for this free CPR and First Aid event and learn how you can play an active role in emergency situations and possibly even safe a life! **This course does not offer certification cards**

This course will cover:
-Basic first aid
-What to do if someone is choking
-How to stop a bleed
-CPR for people and pets!
-How to use an AED

Be prepared to be a hero this holiday season. Register early for this free event.

Nov
20
Wed
Stop, Shop & Soup Event – Jackson
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nov
21
Thu
2019 Holiday Book Sale – Jackson
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am
2019 Holiday Book Sale - Jackson

Visit your Friends of the JDL at the Carnegie Branch during the Friends annual Holiday Book Sale!

Gingerbread House Bake-Off Competition
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gingerbread House Bake-Off Competition

Join Habitat for Humanity Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Weatherwax Hall in Jackson, Michigan for a festive evening including celebrity judging, cookie decorating activity, awards dinner and more.
100% of this year’s auction proceeds will benefit DeLand Pointe, A Habitat Neighborhood. DeLand Pointe is a 14-home development planned as a neighborhood near downtown that will provide stability and self-reliance through home ownership for low-income families in Jackson.
View the Facebook page for event details including gingerbread house submission and judging. Click here to purchase tickets.