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Oct
1
Thu
Dahlem Center Poinsettia Fundraiser Online Event
Oct 1 – Nov 1 all-day
Dahlem Center Poinsettia Fundraiser Online Event

Poinsettia Fundraiser Online Event. Plan ahead for your holiday poinsettia purchases and help Dahlem in return. Order fresh gorgeous poinsettias now until Nov. 1st on their website  and pick up is Dec. 4th 9am-4pm or call the office at 517-782-3453 to make an appointment the following week to pick up your order. Dahlem thanks you kindly for your support for Jackson’s Nature Place. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

7 colors to choose from; Classic $13 and Painted $15
Poinsettia orders due by Nov. 1st
Pick up is Dec. 4th, 9am-4pm
Phone: 517-782-3453
Address: 7117 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson MI 49201

Oct
29
Thu
Trunk or Treat – Jackson
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Trunk or Treat - Jackson

Jackson’s Underworld is known for giving the public a good fright! This year thet’d like to give back to the kids! They will be hosting a trunk or treat! Bring the kids and get some candy! Masks will be required! If you’d like to pass out candy message their page for details! Click here to view their Facebook event page.

JCAS Trunk or Treat – Jackson
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JCAS Trunk or Treat - Jackson
Head to JCAS for a fun, safe, traditional Trunk or Treat event. Kids get to walk and fully enjoy their costumes while trunk or treating with JCAS volunteers and partners. Get free candy and visit with some furry friends.
They are asking all participants to follow state recommended safety guidelines. They also ask everyone to please wear masks recommended by the CDC including at least two layers, covering the nose and mouth.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Oct
30
Fri
Halloween Drive Through – Jackson
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Halloween Drive Through - Jackson
Families can pick up free hats/mittens, student meals and treats at the Jackson YMCA annual event!
In place of their annual Trunk or Treat this year, they are offering a two-hour drive-through event for local families to pick up Halloween treats and mittens/hats for the winter. This event is held in conjunction with the student meal distribution in partnership with JPS.
Staff and volunteers will be wearing their best costumes to make this a fun, festive day for all!
If kids are in school, parents are welcome to stop by and pick up items for them.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Oct
31
Sat
Jackson Michigan Giving Back to the Community Halloween – Jackson
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jackson Michigan Giving Back to the Community Halloween - Jackson

Jackson Michigan Giving Back to the Community is excited to celebrate Halloween! They will have candy, cider, donuts, and a costume contest which will have first and second place winners. Submit your photos to the Jackson Michigan Giving back to the Community Facebook page by October 29 and the winners will be announced October 30. The “no tricks just treats” Halloween celebration will take place October 31 from 5-8 at 1003 Clinton Rd Jackson, MI 49202. Donations such as candy and cider can be dropped off at this location.

FREE Covid-19 Community Halloween Drive-thru and Walk-thru – Jackson
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE Covid-19 Community Halloween Drive-thru and Walk-thru - Jackson
The FREE COVID-19 Community Halloween Drive-thru and Walk-thru Event will allow trick-or-treaters and their chaperones to stay safe and sound while traveling through lines hosted by the Dungytreei Heritage Foundation. Participants will receive candy and enjoy performances by the Kinderstar Academy of Dungytreei students and more!
Our partners:
Kinderstar Academy of Dungytreei
Quest South East Lions Club
Jackson District Library
Jackson First Presbyterian Church
Welcome Home Jackson
Feel free to call Ms. Dena at 517-240-3511 for more information or visit the Facebook event page.
Nov
2
Mon
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive – Clarklake
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive - Clarklake
Liberty Township Fire Department Food Drive will look a little different this year.
As always, they’ll kick it off Halloween night! Please join them at Trunk or Treat and drop your non perishable donations there.
Otherwise, they are collecting donations during normal business hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Station 1 on Monday November 2nd – Friday November 6th.
Now more than ever the shelves of local pantries need the community’s help. Please consider joining LTFD in their efforts to end local hunger.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Nov
3
Tue
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive – Clarklake
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive - Clarklake
Liberty Township Fire Department Food Drive will look a little different this year.
As always, they’ll kick it off Halloween night! Please join them at Trunk or Treat and drop your non perishable donations there.
Otherwise, they are collecting donations during normal business hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Station 1 on Monday November 2nd – Friday November 6th.
Now more than ever the shelves of local pantries need the community’s help. Please consider joining LTFD in their efforts to end local hunger.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Nov
4
Wed
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive – Clarklake
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive - Clarklake
Liberty Township Fire Department Food Drive will look a little different this year.
As always, they’ll kick it off Halloween night! Please join them at Trunk or Treat and drop your non perishable donations there.
Otherwise, they are collecting donations during normal business hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Station 1 on Monday November 2nd – Friday November 6th.
Now more than ever the shelves of local pantries need the community’s help. Please consider joining LTFD in their efforts to end local hunger.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Jackson Storyfest-A Michigan Celebration – Online
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Jackson Storyfest-A Michigan Celebration - Online
2020 has been a year like none we have ever experienced, yet the Jackson District Library is working diligently to keep storytelling alive in our schools and community. This year, they are working with professional storytellers to bring the 33rd annual Jackson Storyfest to schools, senior centers, and homes virtually!
Below is the complete schedule of events including workshops, storytelling sessions, and the Storyfest Showcase:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Moving and Grooving Our Way to Literacy: Language Immersion for Young Children
10:00-11:15 AM, Live Zoom event
In this action-packed workshop designed for early childhood educators and parents of young children, Jenifer Strauss will lead participants through a series of rich and diverse language experiences based. Click here to learn more and register.
If You Can Tell It, You Can Write It: Personal Narrative and the Storytelling to Story Writing Connection
2:00-3:15 PM, Live Zoom event
In this workshop for upper elementary, middle school and high school teachers, Jenifer Straus will introduce you to the brain science, the stories and the PROCESS that will inspire students to write personal narrative and memoir. Click here to learn more and register.
Turning Memories into Treasures
4:00-5:30 PM, Live Zoom event
In this workshop, storyteller Judy Sima, will help families re-create memorable events in their lives through a step-by-step process that includes imaginative play, sketching and sharing. This workshop is limited to 20 participants, so make sure to register.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Silver Tales: Songs and Stories for the Young at Heart
“Gemini” – twin brothers San and Laz Slomovits, along with special guest Emily – will perform a mix of classic songs of the 60s and show tunes from Broadway musicals. This prerecorded video is available until November 18 on JDL’s Facebook page and Youtube channel.
Storytelling Sessions
Performances by storytellers from around Michigan will be shared in local schools for Preschool through 12th grade. These prerecorded videos will also be available for anyone to enjoy on our Facebook page and Youtube Chanel until November 18.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Storyfest Showcase
6:00 PM
The festival culminates Friday, November 6, at 6:00 pm with the Storyfest Showcase, featuring eclectic performances by storytellers Jenifer Strauss, Robin Nott, La’Ron Williams, Judy Sima, Kinetic Affect and a musical finale by Jackson’s own Airtight that will stimulate the imagination and expand your worldview .
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event and celebrate the magic of storytelling with us.
This event will be available to enjoy on our Facebook page and Youtube Chanel until November 18.
Questions? Contact the Community Engagement Department at community@myjdl.com
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Nov
5
Thu
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive – Clarklake
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive - Clarklake
Liberty Township Fire Department Food Drive will look a little different this year.
As always, they’ll kick it off Halloween night! Please join them at Trunk or Treat and drop your non perishable donations there.
Otherwise, they are collecting donations during normal business hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Station 1 on Monday November 2nd – Friday November 6th.
Now more than ever the shelves of local pantries need the community’s help. Please consider joining LTFD in their efforts to end local hunger.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Nov
6
Fri
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive – Clarklake
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
LFTD Firehouse Food Drive - Clarklake
Liberty Township Fire Department Food Drive will look a little different this year.
As always, they’ll kick it off Halloween night! Please join them at Trunk or Treat and drop your non perishable donations there.
Otherwise, they are collecting donations during normal business hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Station 1 on Monday November 2nd – Friday November 6th.
Now more than ever the shelves of local pantries need the community’s help. Please consider joining LTFD in their efforts to end local hunger.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Nov
18
Wed
Ribbon Cutting Celebration with Recruit Specialized Staffing – Jackson
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Celebration with Recruit Specialized Staffing - Jackson
Join Recruit Specialized Staffing to celebrate their ribbon cutting from 12:00pm-1:30pm. The ribbon will be cut at 1:00pm!
More Details to come! Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Nov
21
Sat
Bible Study Group – Clarklake
Nov 21 all-day

Former pastor, Scot Keen, from Skiff Lake Bible Church, now a missionary with Ethnos360, will be encouraging us from God’s Word, beginning with a Sat 8 am men’s breakfast – please call the church office at (517) 529-9022 by Mon 11-16-20, to indicate your attendance, continuing at 6 pm Sat evening, Sun 9:30 and 11 am and 6 pm meetings. The address for Skiff Lake Bible Church: 8277 S. Jackson Rd, Clarklake, MI 49234. Email secretary@skifflakebible.org with questions.

10th Annual Silver Bells 5k – Lansing
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am
10th Annual Silver Bells 5k - Lansing
The 10th Annual Silver Bells 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, November 21 beginning at 9 a.m. in downtown Lansing. Participants will be able to run/walk the 5K race at-home virtually or in-person with open timing. The race will be chip timed with finishers medals and buffs given to all participants with awards for top finishers. The Silver Bells 5K Run/Walk is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network with support from AF Group and Dean Trailways.
Register for the Silver Bells 5K at runsignup.com/silverbells.
Any realized proceeds from the Silver Bells 5K benefit Silver Bells Home Edition and the Chris and Louise Holman Foundation. To date, the Chris and Louise Holman Foundation has donated more than $44,000 to the following organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region, Capital Area United Way, the Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing Community College, Lansing Promise, Lansing Regional Sister City Commission and the Sparrow Foundation, to help strengthen the Lansing community by assisting those in need.
Christmas on the Farm – Stockbridge
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas on the Farm - Stockbridge

Head to Gee Farms Nursery & Greenhouses for a Holiday Craft Pop Up Market on Nov. 21st!

Click here to visit the Facebook event page.

Holiday Inn Vendor Fair – Jackson
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Vendor Fair - Jackson

Time to start that Christmas shopping! Holiday Inn in Jackson is hosting 10 different small business in a one day event to help jump start your shopping. They will follow CDC guidelines for safety. Masks are required.

Click here to view the Facebook event page.

Free Food Distribution – Jackson
Nov 21 @ 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.

Jeff Daniels – Online and Unplugged
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jeff Daniels - Online and Unplugged
He’s back with an all-new show!
Join Emmy award-winning actor, director, singer/song-writer Jeff Daniels on Saturday, November 21, at 8:00 PM ET, for an intimate concert experience full of original songs, personal stories from his stage and movie career that only he can tell – and plenty of smiles.
Stick around for a 15–30 min audience Q&A following the show. The questions submitted will be reviewed, with some then passed along to Jeff for reply.
$20 Individual ticket – if you are watching alone.
$30 “Family” Ticket if you’ll have multiple family members or friends viewing on a single ticket purchase.
*They are offering the two options since the virtual shows only allow one ticket per email address, and that is all that is necessary to view the concert on a computer or device.
They appreciate your honesty and support!
All donations in “Donate” will go in full to The Ark.
View the Facebook event page here.
Nov
26
Thu
Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot – Jackson
Nov 26 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot - Jackson

Thursday, November 26, 2020
7 AM – 12 PM

Jackson YMCA
127 W. Wesley St.
Jackson, Michigan 49201

 

The TURKEY TROT is an exciting race for all levels and age groups. You are encouraged to join. Choose from a 5K Run, 5K Walk or a 10K Run. We also offer a Kids Run. The TURKEY TROT race will be professionally chip timed with the results right after the race. Be sure to invite your friends and guests to join you on this exciting THANKSGIVING Day Run!

REGISTRATION:

Adults ~ Early Registration $25 / Race Day $35

Children (0 – 18yrs) ~ $15

KID’S RUN:

Fun Run ~ FREE
With T-Shirt ~ $10

MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS:

* * TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION, MOVING FORWARD, WE ARE PLEASE TO ANNOUNCE… That the Jackson Turkey Trot is now offering our MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS a $5.00 Discount.

– Online Registration has already been set up for your convenience. Just enter your Military / First Responder’s ID when prompt.

TURKEY TROT “STUDENT BODY CHALLENGE”

– Elementary, Middle & High Schools
– Teachers, your Students can now register to represent their school via online registration!
– Designated online school teams have already been created!
– In the Group/Team tab above
– Student Registration Fee: $15
– Online Student Registration will be “LIVE” on September 1, 2020
– Elementary (K – 5th gr) Middle School (6th – 8th gr) High School (9th – 12th gr)
– Email us for further details at: JacksonTurkeyTrot@gmail.com

FEATURED SPONSOR”S PROMOTION:

Special Exclusive Promotion Courtesy From Our Featured Sponsor!
Choose from:
$5.00 Playmaker’s Gift Card or
$5.00 Off Registration with Code
* * Limited Quantities

ORS RACE SERIES INFORMATION:

This race is part of the 2020 ORS Race Series
ORS is proud to be the title sponsor of the ORS Race Series with 11 races of all distances and challenge levels throughout the year.
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists is the leading physical therapy, athletic training and sports performance coaching company in the Jackson area.
The ORS Race Series mission is to create and support opportunities for Jackson and the surrounding communities to get out and move, and to support a healthy and fit lifestyle for all ages.
To learn more click here: Run Jackson – Jackson Race Series

DONATIONS:
– Not able to participate this year?
Please consider making a Donation by using the Donate.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE & THANK YOU!!
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE!

We’re getting a jump start on asking for Volunteers
for our 2020 Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot.
If you can help, Awesome! …
If you know someone who would like to help too, Double Awesome!!

Contacts us to VOLUNTEER for the Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot

www.JacksonYMCATurkeyTrot.com

Proceeds Benefit the Jackson YMCA “Strong Kids Strong Community Campaign”

Nov
27
Fri
American 1 Event Center Blood Drive – Jackson
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
American 1 Event Center Blood Drive - Jackson
Please join American 1 for a Black Friday Blood Drive Event!
GIVING THANKS AND SAVING LIVES!
Appointments preferred: www.versiti.org/michigan
BLOOD FACT:
If just 1 percent more of Americans donated blood, shortages would disappear!
For more information, contact Cynthia Stannard at cstannard@versiti.org.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
Dec
6
Sun
Finders Keepers at Jackson Fairgrounds, Keeley Park – Jackson
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Finders Keepers at Jackson Fairgrounds, Keeley Park - Jackson

Spend the day shopping local boutiques, upscale hand-made, farmhouse decor, mid century modern, harvest tables, wall decor, one-of-a-kind furniture, delicious sweets, food trucks, salvaged finds, trendy clothing boutiques, jewelry, organic products, baby + toddler, live music & SO MUCH MORE.

Click here to view the Facebook event page.

Sep
12
Sun
Mid Michigan Bridal Expo – Jackson
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am
Mid Michigan Bridal Expo - Jackson

Visit the Facebook event page to stay updated on details.