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Apr
4
Sat
Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

HOME.fm Presents The Event with Sanctus Real – Michigan Theatre of Jackson
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate one of HOME.fm and Christian music’s top artists, Sanctus Real and special guest Jamie Kimmett!

106.9 HOME.fm and The Michigan Theatre of Jackson present The Event with Sanctus Real, a Christian concert in downtown Jackson on Saturday, April 4, 2020 (@ the Michigan Theatre).

Saturday, April 4, 2020
7:00 P.M.
Michigan Theatre of Jackson
124 N. Mechanic Street, Jackson, MI 49201

TICKETS:
$23.00 Pit (Orchestra)
$19.00 Main Level (Floor)
$13.00 Lower Balcony
$13.00 Upper Balcony
TICKET PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE FEES.
Promo codes can be entered at check-out.

VIP ADD-ONS: Two levels of VIP packages are available as an “add on” at checkout:

  • $25  Level One VIP:  Includes a meet and greet with the band. 
  • $50  Level Two VIP:  Includes meet and greet with the band, a signed CD, and a signed poster.

 


REMINDER: THERE IS NO ELEVATOR IN THE MICHIGAN THEATRE OF JACKSON.
Floor-level seats are accessible, along with concessions and bathrooms on the first floor.

Reserved seating tickets are online HERE.

RSVP on Facebook HERE.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SANCTUS REAL HERE.

LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMIE KIMMETT HERE.


Apr
5
Sun
Easter Egg Hunt – Brooklyn
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm

Michigan International Speedway is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 5. Kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to hunt for more than 10,000 candy-filled eggs on the tri-oval.

The gates for the festivities will open at 1 p.m. and the green flag for the Easter Egg Hunt will drop at 2 p.m. with three different age groups participating. All kids five years of age and under will have their own hunt. Next, kids ages 6-8 will scurry around in one section to see who can collect the most eggs. All kids ages 9-12 will have their own area for the Easter Egg Hunt.

The action is not limited to the tri-oval. Bounce houses and games will line pit road. Families can take a memorable photo with Brooks or in front of the pace car parked in Gatorade Victory Lane. Guests are also welcome to sign the start/finish line.

All guests can enter the infield through the tunnel off Brooklyn Highway beginning at 1 p.m. All activities are weather dependent.

The Easter Egg Hunt continues the speedway’s mission to create family-friendly activities all year. During the two NASCAR Cup Series weekends this summer, Michigan International Speedway has entertainment planned for kids of all ages. Accessibility of the NASCAR drivers to the fans is unmatched to any other sport as children will get close to their favorite driver and can stand right on the track on Sunday morning.

Tickets start at $39 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 7 and the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 9. Fans can find the perfect campsite for their families and friends in any of the different campgrounds at the track starting at $160. Campers have the option to move into select campgrounds on Thursday of race week starting at $130. Fans can visit www.mispeedway.com or call 888-905-7223 to learn more.

Kids 12 and under are admitted free on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, kids 12 and under tickets start at $20.  Kids 12 and under can attend three days of NASCAR action for just $20, ensuring families a weekend of fun at affordable prices.

Any guest who purchases a kids 12 and under ticket to the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 7 or the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 9 will automatically receive a Free kids Pit and Driver Introduction Pass added to their order courtesy of Henry Ford Health System.

Apr
11
Sat
Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

Apr
17
Fri
1st Ever National Backyard Campout – Your Own Backyard
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

First-Ever ‘National Backyard Campout’ Encourages Families to ‘Make Memories’

During COVID-19 lockdown, Trail Life USA invites families across U.S. to campout in backyard April 17

Boys adventure movement Trail Life USA announced its first-ever “National Backyard Campout” — encouraging families to “make memories” during the COVID-19 lockdown.National Backyard Campout Updated Square.jpg

At a time when “outward bound” has become “homebound” for families across the nation, Trail Life USA is inviting America’s families to take a break from their valid preoccupation with the COVID-19 crisis and have a camping adventure in their own backyards April 17.

“Our resourceful troops have held their meetings online for the past few weeks during self-isolating,” said Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life USA, which has more than 30,000 members in 830-plus troops across all 50 states. “But this is a time when cabin fever sets in — and boys especially need to get outdoors in a safe environment.”

While many parents will look back on COVID-19 as a time of uncertainty and anxiety, it’s an opportunity for boys — and girls — “to remember this time at home with positive memories,” said Hancock, author of Let Boys be Boys and 5 Critical Needs of Boys.

“Anything we can do as parents to help re-cast this tense time is good for our kids,” he said.

Organizers hope the National Backyard Campout will bring together families “virtually” across the nation via a live web broadcast, including story readings. Trail Life USA has posted suggestions for games, activities, and outdoor cooking recipes on its website at www.TrailLifeUSA.com/BackyardCampout.

Sharing Magical Moments
Families will also have the opportunity to share their own magical moments with others via photo and video posts.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said national event leader Steve Padgett. “This is a great opportunity for families to spend time together, and create memories and habits that will continue long after this homebound time is over.”

Families are urged to respect all emergency restrictions in their area — including self-isolating and social distancing from non-family members, Hancock said.

Launched six years ago, Trail Life USA describes itself as a “Christ-centered, boy-focused, character, leadership, and adventure organization,” with troops meeting at local churches nationwide.

Apr
18
Sat
Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

Apr
25
Sat
13th Annual Fairy Festival – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am
13th Annual Fairy Festival - Jackson

The Annual Fairy Festival
Free Admission!
Learn More: https://jacksonarts.org/fairy

Our 2020 date is Saturday, April 25 from 11-4 pm & Sunday, April 26, 12-4 pm

We welcome you to a very special weekend filled with activities, crafts, and vendors inspired by child-like imagination. Boys and girls always find the Festival full of wonderment and their grown-up companions can’t help but rediscover the child inside themselves as well!

The two-day weekend event is free and includes arts & crafts, vendors, Ye Ole Fairy Shoppe, the Cupcake Cafe, a Fairy Garden Contest, Tea with Miss Jackson Crossroads, dancing fairies and performances by the Fairy Festival Players.

Walk through the Fairy Kingdom, Mermaid Cove (meet Ursula!) and explore the dark mountain. Meet a Fairy Princess and travel to Neverland with Captain Hook on his ship. Enjoy shopping for unique items with our amazing vendors from Michigan and Ohio. Plan to stay all day and have lunch in Fairy Landing. Don’t forget to dress up!

The Fairy Festival takes place at 634 N. Mechanic St, off Ganson in Jackson. Follow signs for event parking.

The event will also take place the 26th at 12:00pm.

Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

May
1
Fri
Parents Night Out – Jackson
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Parents Night Out - Jackson

Join the Jackson YMCA on the first Friday of the month, now through the school year. Each night includes a fun theme, along with crafts, swimming and dinner!

Open to ages 4-12.

Cost is $10 for members, $20 for the community; there is a $5 fee for same-day registration. Sign up in person or online at JacksonYMCA.org.

May
2
Sat
Mason’s Spring Fling Courthouse Show – Mason
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mason's Spring Fling Courthouse Show - Mason

The 37th Annual Spring Fling Courthouse Show is on Saturday, May 2, 2020. This is an outdoor show with generally 130 vendors. Spring Fling showcases local businesses and artisans.

Vendor Information:
This shows applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis until all booth spaces are reserved. Vendors from last year have right of first refusal till 60 days prior to the event. Then booths are first come first server after. No electricity, tables or canopies are provided, only the 10X10 area for the day. Vendors are required to setup 18 inches from the sidewalks to avoid sprinkler lines. Free parking is available in the designated municipal lots. Vendors may NOT park all day in the two-hour street spaces!

Click here to register for the Spring Fling Courthouse Show

If you sell manufactured products (Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, It Works, etc.) you MUST contact the MACC for approval.

Registrations for the Spring Fling Courthouse Show will close Thursday, April 24th at 3pm unless the show sells out beforehand, which is again quite likely this year.

Any vendor with a canopy larger than 10×10 will need to obtain a building permit from the City of Mason. Two 10×10 canopies placed next to each other do not require a building permit. Please direct all questions to the City of Mason, 517-676-9155.

This event is RAIN or SHINE.

Food Vendor Information
A separate food vendor application is required please contact the MACC at 517-676-1046. Space is very limited and food vendor applications close one month prior to the event. Food vendors will be provided with electricity only. Power is available at 15amp 110v and 30amp 220v. Please contact the chamber with specific electricity needs. Water hook up will not be provided please bring your own water supply.

315 S Jefferson St.

Ella’s Explorers – Jackson
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ella's Explorers - Jackson

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join Ella Sharp Museum each Saturday starting February 22 – May 5 from 1-4p for an out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with our upcoming exhibit, “My Sky”.

Recommended for ages 7-11.
Included in gallery admission:
$5 for adults; $3 for children;
FREE for under the age of 5;
FREE for members of Ella Sharp Museum

20 minute planetarium shows offered at 1p and 3p for an additional $2 per person.

Calendar & Schedule of activities:
2/22 = Astro Map
2/29 = Constellation Creation
3/7 = Crater Maker
3/14 = Moon Leap
3/21 = Nephoscopes
3/28 = Shining Stars
4/4 = Sky in a Bottle
4/11 = Space Design Challenge
4/18 = Straw Rockets
4/25 = Telescope Instruction
5/2 = Big Astronomy

Support for this program comes from the Hurst Foundation.

May
3
Sun
Michigan Toy & Collectible Expo – Dimondale
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Michigan Toy & Collectible Expo - Dimondale

Toys and More than Toys!

A Greater Lansing Toy and Collectible event. Over 200 tables of great deals on all your favorite hard to find favorites.

$4.00 at the door.
Kids 12 and under FREE
FREE parking!

At the Summit Sports & Ice Complex
9410 Davis Hwy, Dimondale, MI 48821

www.michigantce.com for more information!

May
9
Sat
Free Jackson County Museum Day – Jackson
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free Jackson County Museum Day - Jackson

Hit up all your favorite Jackson museums on Museum Day for FREE!

Each participating museum will be open to the public free of charge on Saturday, May 9th, 2020. Some locations will keep it casual with an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours while others are hosting festivals, 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. Each museum will be giving away a Museum Day gift basket as well.

A new addition to Museum Day this year is the Night at the Museum after-party hosted by the Hackett Auto Museum from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Hackett Auto Museum is located at 615 Hupp Avenue, Jackson, MI 49203. The Night at the Museum after-party will feature museum-themed characters from the movie, food trucks, giveaways, cash bar, live music and fun for everyone. Night at the Museum is free and open to the public, however, Museum Day attendees can vote for their favorite Museum they visited.

For more information, please visit www.ExperienceJackson.com/MuseumDay. Museum Day is proudly promoted by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County, Experience Jackson and participating museums.

The Jackson District Library will also be supporting Museum Day 2020 and will have on-site information about library services, historical databases and upcoming programs at 6 of the participating museums. They will be at the Mann House, Ye Ole Carriage Shop, Waterloo Farm Museum, Lost Railway Museum, Ella Sharp Museum, and Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum.

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

May
16
Sat
Galaxy Party – Jackson
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Galaxy Party - Jackson

Kids 0-5th grade are invited to join Encounter Church for a Galaxy party! Enjoy a free time of space themed snacks, activities, and sensory play.

May
20
Wed
Family Night: Petting Zoo & Other Animal Fun – Spring Arbor
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Night: Petting Zoo & Other Animal Fun - Spring Arbor

Somerset Beach Campground will be bringing their petting zoo to Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church!

In addition to the petting zoo, there will also be animal games & activities plus yummy snacks!

Hope to see you there for this totally FREE and 100% fun event for kids and adults of all ages!

May
23
Sat
Kids Entrepreneur Expo – Jackson
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Entrepreneur Expo - Jackson

Ever After Event Planning and Many Hands Community Services Presents….

KIDS ENTREPRENEUR EXPO!

CALLING ALL FAMILIES

SATURDAY MAY 23RD NOON TO 5pm

They are looking for all:
Kid Owned Businesses!
Family Owned Businesses!
(Kids 18 and Under)

There will be workshops for the kids to learn, funding sources, tons of information and opportunity to network with other Kid Entrepreneurs!!!

For more information call
517.914.2150 or
517.914.2706

Or email
EverAfterEventPlanning15@gmail.com

May
30
Sat
CHS Community Yard Sale – Jackson
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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!

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

CHS will accept lightly used donations May 16th through May 29th during our normal business hours of 12-6pm Tuesday-Saturday 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.

Jun
14
Sun
Vacation Bible School – Jackson
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Jackson

Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky.

Concrete and Cranes: Jesus Our Strong Foundation! Grab your hard hat and tool belt! As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. Don’t miss the exciting games, snacks, songs, crafts, and more!

The Refuge Bible Church (2155 S Portage Rd, Jackson, MI 49201-8797, United States)

Jun
15
Mon
Vacation Bible School – Jackson
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Jackson

Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky.

Concrete and Cranes: Jesus Our Strong Foundation! Grab your hard hat and tool belt! As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. Don’t miss the exciting games, snacks, songs, crafts, and more!

The Refuge Bible Church (2155 S Portage Rd, Jackson, MI 49201-8797, United States)

Jun
16
Tue
Vacation Bible School – Jackson
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Jackson

Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky.

Concrete and Cranes: Jesus Our Strong Foundation! Grab your hard hat and tool belt! As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. Don’t miss the exciting games, snacks, songs, crafts, and more!

The Refuge Bible Church (2155 S Portage Rd, Jackson, MI 49201-8797, United States)

Jun
17
Wed
Vacation Bible School – Jackson
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Jackson

Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky.

Concrete and Cranes: Jesus Our Strong Foundation! Grab your hard hat and tool belt! As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. Don’t miss the exciting games, snacks, songs, crafts, and more!

The Refuge Bible Church (2155 S Portage Rd, Jackson, MI 49201-8797, United States)

Jun
18
Thu
Vacation Bible School – Jackson
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School - Jackson

Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky.

Concrete and Cranes: Jesus Our Strong Foundation! Grab your hard hat and tool belt! As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. Don’t miss the exciting games, snacks, songs, crafts, and more!

The Refuge Bible Church (2155 S Portage Rd, Jackson, MI 49201-8797, United States)

Jul
6
Mon
JFM’s Rocky Railway VBS – Jackson
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JFM's Rocky Railway VBS - Jackson

More information will be posted as VBS gets closer. Just wanted to get dates out, now that it’s official. Visit the Facebook event page to stay updated on information.

Jul
7
Tue
JFM’s Rocky Railway VBS – Jackson
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JFM's Rocky Railway VBS - Jackson

More information will be posted as VBS gets closer. Just wanted to get dates out, now that it’s official. Visit the Facebook event page to stay updated on information.

Jul
8
Wed
JFM’s Rocky Railway VBS – Jackson
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JFM's Rocky Railway VBS - Jackson

More information will be posted as VBS gets closer. Just wanted to get dates out, now that it’s official. Visit the Facebook event page to stay updated on information.