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Apr
22
Thu
Alpaca Shearing Day (Free Event) – Horton
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Alpaca Shearing Day (Free Event) - Horton

Alpaca Shearing Day

Free

Lowry’s Little Flock Farm
12201 Sutfin Rd
Horton, MI 49246

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2 PM

Come see how the alpacas and llamas are sheared for the summer. Fiber will be sorted and bagged before being taken to the mill to be turned into yarn and then into wonderful alpaca socks.

Apr
24
Sat
Toy Show – Jackson
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Toy Show - Jackson

Jackson Toy Show

Saturday, April 24, 2021
9 AM – 3 PM
American 1 Event Center
128 W. Ganson Street, Jackson, MI
Admission $5.⁰⁰ per person (kids under 12  are free)
www.Midmichigansupershows.com
(FREE) YMCA Community Fun Day – Jackson YMCA
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
(FREE) YMCA Community Fun Day - Jackson YMCA

Everyone is welcome at the Jackson YMCA’s Community Fun Day!

Saturday, April 24, 2021
11 am – 2 pm 

The free event features outdoor Zumba, rock wall climbing, gym games, a youth swim lesson open house, martial arts demonstration, specials on Membership and Summer Day Camp and more!

Swim Lesson Open House: Registration opens March 29! Call 517-782-0537 to reserve your time; blocks of time are 20 minutes. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Call 517-782-0537 or visit www.JacksonYMCA.org.

Community Fun Day – Jackson YMCA
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Fun Day - Jackson YMCA

Community Fun Day – Jackson YMCA

April 24, 2021
11am-2pm

Jackson YMCA

Join us April 24th for our Community Fun Day. Call 517-782-0537 to register for the swim lesson open house. When you’re done with your swim experience, you can check out martial arts demonstrations, outdoor Zumba, rock wall climbing and learn about all of the fun and exciting things happening at your YMCA!

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
25
Sun
Spring Fling – Downtown Jackson
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Fling - Downtown Jackson

Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the Downtown Retailers and Restaurateurs on April 25th. The Spring Fling will feature live music and 25-30 artisan vendors in the Blake Building parking lot in downtown Jackson.

Downtown restaurants and retail shops will also be open for families to shop around town!

May
8
Sat
FREE Museum Day – Multiple Jackson County Museum Locations (In-Person and Virtual)
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
FREE Museum Day - Multiple Jackson County Museum Locations (In-Person and Virtual)
Saturday, May 8, 2021
10 AM – 4 PM
Price: Free 
Hit up all your favorite Jackson museums on Museum Day for FREE on Saturday, May 8th, 2021.
Some locations will host an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours while others are hosting safe and socially distanced child-friendly activities, historical demonstrations and providing guided tours. With Museum Day intentionally planned on Mother’s Day weekend, it is a great opportunity for families to get together and learn more about their community’s history while checking some local museums off their bucket list. Many museums will be giving away a Museum Day gift basket as well.
New this year: all museums will be offering a virtual experience for guests. With capacity limits in place due to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, museums wanted to offer another option for guests to experience their museums. Each museum along with Experience Jackson and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County will be premiering featured museum videos as part of Free Jackson County Museum Day in partnership with Good Things Going – Jackson.

2021 Jackson County Museum Day Participants

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park and Walker Tavern
1322 M-50, Brooklyn, MI 49230
Walker Tavern will be offering a featured video as a virtual experience for Museum Day this year.
Ella Sharp Museum
3225 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI 49203
Visitors to Ella Sharp Museum can enjoy the museum galleries, historic farm lane, a show in the Hurst Planetarium and enjoy a Hillside Farmhouse tour. Planetarium shows and Farmhouse tours will be offered every hour on the hour. Tours run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with the last admittance at 3 p.m. Food trucks, Tiki Sam’s Pizza and Dancing Dobb, will be set up outdoors on Farmlane for visitors to purchase food and beverages.
Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society
105 Fairview Street, Hanover, MI 49210
Lost Railway Museum
142 West Michigan Avenue, Grass Lake, MI 49240
Mann House
205 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237
The Mann House will be offering a featured video as a virtual experience for Museum Day this year.
Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum
10138 Tompkins Road, Rives Junction, MI 49277
Tompkins Historical Steward Farm Museum will be providing a featured video as a virtual experience for Museum Day this year.
Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum
13493 Waterloo Munith Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240
Ye Old Carriage Shop Auto Museum
3537 Henderson Road, Spring Arbor, MI 49283
The Hubbard Memorial Museum
317 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237
Michigan Military Heritage Museum
153 North Union St, Grass Lake, MI 49240
Offers visitors a unique experience into Michigan’s Military history. We feature over 50 full figure mannequins dressed in military attire from the 1700’s to the present. At the present time our 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2, is one of our highlights along with our WW1 trench display and Model T Ambulance. Finally, see our General Withington display, Jackson County’s hero from the Civil War.
The Coe House Museum & Grass Lake Area Historical Connection
371 W. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake, MI 49240

The 2021 Jackson County Museum Day is proudly promoted by participating museums, the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County, the Jackson District Library and Experience Jackson.

May
16
Sun
Toddler Tours – Hurst Planetarium at Ella Sharp Museum
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Toddler Tours - Hurst Planetarium at Ella Sharp Museum
Sunday, May 16, 2021
11 – 11:45 AM
It’s never too early to start visiting planetariums! Bring the little ones for a tour of shapes in the night sky and accompanying activities and art project. This experience is specially designed for ages 2-5.
The program is approximately 45 minutes in duration and is limited to 10 families.
Price: $10 per one adult/one child, $3 for every additional family member

Date: May 16, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
May
22
Sat
The Block Party – Encounter Church in Jackson
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Block Party - Encounter Church in Jackson

Encounter Church
620 Robinson Rd.
Jackson, MI

On May 22nd (11 am – 3 pm) we are hosting a big party for the community in our yard! There will be activities for all ages (corn hole tournament, mural contest, kids activities) and more!

Jun
17
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Jun 17 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.
Jul
15
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Jul 15 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.
Aug
12
Thu
Back to School Blast Community Resource Fair – Jackson
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Back to School Blast Community Resource Fair - Jackson

Back to School Blast Community Resource Fair
August 12th, 2021
6 – 8 pm

First United Methodist Church and the Center for Family Health are partnering for their 4th year in a row to handout over 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies to all Jackson County Children in need.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s event will once again be drive-through only. Cars are to line up starting at the corner of W. Michigan Avenue and South Jackson at 6pm.

Parents must have children with them to receive a backpack.

For more information, contact Jessica at jessicaembury777@msn.com or (517) 581-8435.

Aug
19
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Aug 19 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.
Sep
16
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Sep 16 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.
Oct
21
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Oct 21 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.
Nov
18
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Nov 18 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.
Dec
16
Thu
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing – Dahlem Center in Jackson
Dec 16 all-day
Explore the Night: Night Hikes & Guided Telescope Observing - Dahlem Center in Jackson
Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. The goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp will be providing guided telescope observing. Event start time varies (depending on the sunset) and night sky observing is after sunset to view the planets, watch the stars come out, and many other celestial wonders. Telescope observing is dependent on clear skies.

Price: $8 for members (either Dahlem or Ella) / $10 for non-members

Dates: Third Thursday of every month through 2021 (no event in May)
Find out more at the Dahlem website or EllaSharp.org.