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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
10
Mon
Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Event – Jackson District Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Event - Jackson District Library

Kids in the Kitchen
Free · Online Event

MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021
6-7 pm

Join Angela Tate, Community Nutrition Instructor with MSU Extension, to explore ways kids can help in the kitchen with age appropriate kitchen activities, how to get them involved so that they are more likely to eat the food prepared and more.
There will be several budget-friendly recipes/snack ideas, and opportunities for participants to engage with ideas that will use up ingredients you have, stretch your ingredients, and how to make simple swaps to turn a recipe framework into something your family will enjoy.
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This program will take place on Zoom. To join, use this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81335630548
Starting May 3, you can pick up recipe cards, measuring cups and spoons at your local library branch, while supplies last (one per family).
May
13
Thu
Recovery Is… Diverse & Inclusive Panel and Discussion – Online Stream
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Recovery Is... Diverse & Inclusive Panel and Discussion - Online Stream

‘Recovery is… diverse and inclusive’ will be a panel discussion on individuals’ experiences in the recovery community. We will offer a space for the audience to ask questions and talk about their experiences as well. Persons in recovery, allies, and professionals working in the field are all welcomed.

Online Event
Thursday, May 13, 2021
6-8 pm
Free

Register here.
Facebook event here.

This event is hosted by the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP) in collaboration with Jackson Area Recovery Community (JARC).

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
Jackson Area Recovery Event – Jackson
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jackson Area Recovery Event - Jackson

Recovery in our backyard – Breaking down the stigma one conversation and connection at a time.

 

Sat, May 22, 2021

11 am – 2 pm

MLK Jr. Recreation Center
1107 Adrian St
Jackson, MI

 

 

May
23
Sun
A Walk Through Jackson’s Past: A Guided Tour of Mt. Evergreen Cemetery – Jackson
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Walk Through Jackson's Past: A Guided Tour of Mt. Evergreen Cemetery - Jackson
A Walk Through Jackson’s Past: A Guided Tour of Mt. Evergreen Cemetery – Jackson
CHOOSE either May 23, 2021 or October 3, 2021
Time: 3pm, 4pm, or 5pm
Location: Mt. Evergreen Cemetery, 1047 Greenwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49203
Price: $15 for non-members, $10 for members
Tickets: 
ellasharpmuseum.org/classes-and-events/a-walk-through-jacksons-past
Please join Ella Sharp Museum for a guided tour through Jackson’s oldest cemetery: Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. You will hear about some of Jackson’s famous families and their stories including Ella Merriman Sharp, Austin Blair, William Sparks and families such as Col. Christian Rath, Dr. Ira C. Backus and Lucy Thurman. This rich history will take us back to the first child born in Jackson that survived to adulthood, through the Civil War and the creation of the Cascades Falls. This is a physical walk on a dirt path, up and down hills. This program is intended for people ages 8 and above.
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
8
Thu
Learning Fair – Jackson
Jul 8 all-day
Learning Fair - Jackson

28th Annual Learning Fair

July 8 & 9, 2021
Location:The grounds of Northwest Elementary School, 3757 Lansing Ave., Jackson, MI.
This FREE event offers hands-on activities in industry, technology, and the arts for all ages. These activities are provided by local companies.
Summer Food Service Program and Food Court available.

Find out more at their Facebook event page.
Jul
9
Fri
Learning Fair – Jackson
Jul 9 all-day
Learning Fair - Jackson

28th Annual Learning Fair

July 8 & 9, 2021
Location:The grounds of Northwest Elementary School, 3757 Lansing Ave., Jackson, MI.
This FREE event offers hands-on activities in industry, technology, and the arts for all ages. These activities are provided by local companies.
Summer Food Service Program and Food Court available.

Find out more at their Facebook event page.
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.
Jul
19
Mon
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 19 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
20
Tue
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 20 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
21
Wed
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 21 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
22
Thu
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 22 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
23
Fri
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 23 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
26
Mon
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 26 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
27
Tue
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 27 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
28
Wed
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 28 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
29
Thu
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 29 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
Jul
30
Fri
Machining U Skilled Trades Summer Day Camp – Jackson Area Career Center
Jul 30 all-day
This 2-week summer day camp gives 7th-9th graders hands-on experience with skilled trades careers!
Campers will learn:
⚙️Blueprint reading
⚙️Machining
⚙️Fabrication
⚙️Welding and more!
Camp takes place at the Jackson Area Career Center, July 19-30 from 8AM to 4PM (M-F). Registration is limited to 12 campers.
Early bird pricing ends June 1st. Scholarships are available.
➡️Learn more and register at machining-u.com
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
3
Sun
A Walk Through Jackson’s Past: A Guided Tour of Mt. Evergreen Cemetery – Jackson
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Walk Through Jackson’s Past: A Guided Tour of Mt. Evergreen Cemetery – Jackson
CHOOSE either May 23, 2021 or October 3, 2021
Time: 3pm, 4pm, or 5pm
Location: Mt. Evergreen Cemetery, 1047 Greenwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49203
Price: $15 for non-members, $10 for members
Tickets: 
ellasharpmuseum.org/classes-and-events/a-walk-through-jacksons-past
Please join Ella Sharp Museum for a guided tour through Jackson’s oldest cemetery: Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. You will hear about some of Jackson’s famous families and their stories including Ella Merriman Sharp, Austin Blair, William Sparks and families such as Col. Christian Rath, Dr. Ira C. Backus and Lucy Thurman. This rich history will take us back to the first child born in Jackson that survived to adulthood, through the Civil War and the creation of the Cascades Falls. This is a physical walk on a dirt path, up and down hills. This program is intended for people ages 8 and above.
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.