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Apr
22
Thu
MSU Science Festival – Virtual
Apr 22 all-day
MSU Science Festival - Virtual

 

The MSU Science Festival is a FREE celebration of the many ways science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) touch our everyday lives and shape our future. With topics ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

April 1-30, 2021

For details, email scifest@msu.edu or call (517) 353-8977.

Apr
23
Fri
Play. Dance. Paint. – A Virtual JSO/Ballet Chelsea/Jackson School of the Arts Collaboration
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Play. Dance. Paint. - A Virtual JSO/Ballet Chelsea/Jackson School of the Arts Collaboration

Brought to you by the Jackson Symphony Guild.

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce Play. Dance. Paint. a virtual collaboration of the arts in partnership with Ballet Chelsea and the Jackson School of the Arts.

This online show premieres Friday, April 23rd, at 8:00 pm in these locations: JacksonSymphony.org, the JSO Facebook page, and JSO YouTube channel.

Play. Dance. Paint.

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has partnered with Ballet Chelsea and the Jackson School of the Arts to showcase the creativity of our community. Enjoy a visually stimulating and musically brilliant performance including works like Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and music by Beethoven, Grieg, Prokofiev, and more! This program will be available on the JSO website, Facebook, and YouTube pages starting Friday, April 23rd, at 8:00 pm with live commentary from Maestro Aubin.

Edvard Grieg—Holberg Suite, Op. 40

Program

  • Sergei Prokofiev—”Troika” from Lieutenant Kijé Suite, op.60
  • Beethoven–Variations for cello and piano
  • David Peshlakai, cello & Patrick Johnson, piano
  • Michael Boyman–Tango for String Orchestra and Piano
  • Antonio Vivaldi—No. 4, “Winter” from The Four Seasons, RV 297 Ji Hyun Kim, violin

This program will also feature dancers from Ballet Chelsea and artwork from the students of the Jackson School of the Arts in tandem with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s performance.

This online show premieres Friday, April 23rd, at 8:00 pm in these locations: JacksonSymphony.org, the JSO Facebook page, and JSO YouTube channel.

Apr
24
Sat
(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
Happily Ever After Bridal Show – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Happily Ever After Bridal Show - Jackson

Happily Ever After Bridal Show

American 1 Event Center
Sunday, April 25, 2021
11 AM – 3 PM

Tickets HERE.

Please join us to meet all the vendors that will help you plan your special day from A to Z! Vendors including wedding planners, decorators, photographers, bridal gowns, caterers, DJs, cake decorators, rentals, transportation and more at the Happily Ever After After Bridal Show!

Free Entry
(Brides who register at website will be entered into prize raffle)

Free Parking

Visit Www.EverAfterEventsMichigan.com to register.

Visit us at www.everaftereventsmichigan.com or call 517-914-2150 for more details!

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!

Apr
26
Mon
MSU Science Festival – Virtual
Apr 26 all-day
MSU Science Festival - Virtual

 

The MSU Science Festival is a FREE celebration of the many ways science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) touch our everyday lives and shape our future. With topics ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

April 1-30, 2021

For details, email scifest@msu.edu or call (517) 353-8977.

Apr
28
Wed
MSU Science Festival – Virtual
Apr 28 all-day
MSU Science Festival - Virtual

 

The MSU Science Festival is a FREE celebration of the many ways science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) touch our everyday lives and shape our future. With topics ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

April 1-30, 2021

For details, email scifest@msu.edu or call (517) 353-8977.

May
6
Thu
National Day of Prayer Service – Grace Point EFC in Adrian
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

On Thursday, May 6th, churches and individuals across our nation will observe the 70th National Day of Prayer!  All are welcome to gather at Grace Point EFC in Adrian that evening at 7pm for our county observance of this special day!

 

Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”.

 

What an incredible opportunity we have to gather together to pray!  This unique evening will be led by several pastors from various local churches.  We will focus our time of prayer on the themes of (ACTS) adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.

 

This National Day of Prayer gathering will take place at 7pm, hosted by Grace Point EFC, 4612 North Adrian Highway, Adrian, MI 49221.

A live stream will be available via the Grace Point EFC Facebook or YouTube page for those who are not able to attend in-person.  (https://www.youtube.com/gracepointefc).

 

If we can answer any questions, please contact Dan Hammarberg, Administrative Pastor, Grace Point.  dan@gracepointefc.org.

 

 

 

May
7
Fri
Art Walk – Downtown Jackson
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Walk - Downtown Jackson
The Jackson Downtown Development Authority is excited to the return of the Spring Art Walk!
Friday, May 7, 2021
5-8 pm in Downtown Jackson. Masks and social distancing required!

They are looking for local artists who would like to participate, and downtown businesses interested in hosting an artist for the evening. You can learn more and sign-up by clicking one of these links:

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
15
Sat
2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk – Jackson, MI
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - Jackson, MI

2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Jackson, MI

Register now HERE.
The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty! For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation please visit www.tunnel2towers.org
This will be the fifth year for the Tunnel to Towers Jackson 5K, which draws runners and walkers from all over Michigan! To commemorate the 5th anniversary of this run, anyone who registers before our website closes on May 13, 2021 will be given a 5th anniversary challenge coin at the event.

See their Facebook event HERE.

Car Show to #NEVERFORGET – During Tunnel 2 Towers Event @ Cascades Falls Park in Jackson
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Car Show to #NEVERFORGET - During Tunnel 2 Towers Event @ Cascades Falls Park in Jackson

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021

9 AM

Car Show to #NEVERFORGET

Free
Location: Cascades Park
20 years ago we all made a promise to #NEVERFORGET
Let’s keep that promise as we honor our first responders and veterans and of course remember the attacks on our country on 9/11/01 by coming out and having a great time in our community and helping us continue our mission to #DOGOOD
If it’s got wheels and you want to show it off you are welcome! All vehicles will be judged by people’s choice and prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Registration is a $5 donation to the Tunnel to Towers foundation.
Find out more on their Facebook page here.
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!

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.