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Apr
10
Fri
Polish Falcons Famous Fish Fry – Jackson
Apr 10 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Polish Falcons Famous Fish Fry - Jackson

Its officially FISH FRY season! Location is at 423 Joy Avenue, Jackson. They also have a polka band playing so be sure to come down for some good, homemade food and fun music! Check out the flyer for more information.

Apr
17
Fri
MLK Day of Service – Lansing
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MLK Day of Service - Lansing

MLK Day of Service
Join LCC students and fellow community members as we give back to the community with a day of service. Volunteers will gather at LCC before heading out to the community. For more information and to sign up for this event, visit the website.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – April 17
Michigan Room, Gannon Building

Apr
25
Sat
Adult Prom – Jackson
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Adult Prom - Jackson

R.J.’s Heavenly Delights along with other great local businesses have partnered with Michigan Tribe to present a wonderful night of fun! They’re all about a good time! And all about giving back! This event does have a bigger purpose! 💯% of ticket sales will be given back to female entrepreneurs in the Jackson area in the form of grants that will help them start or grow their business!!! Click the link to purchase tickets right away! Must be 21 and up to attend.

The event is held at the Commonwealth Commerce Center.

Apr
30
Thu
90th Birthday Gala Michigan Theatre – Jackson
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

witness a new era as The Michigan Theatre unveils a new, state of the art marquee at its 90th birthday celebration. They will be showcasing the marquee, which will highlight a night filled with excitement, fun, and great pride.

They are asking for you to contribute, with whatever you can, to help offset some of the cost of the marquee. Your contribution to light up this beautiful addition to the gem of Jackson will live on for years to come. Tickets to the 90th gala event, beginning at 6:00 p.m., include live entertainment, food from Jackson restaurants, souvenir gifts, a silent auction, and the unveiling of the new marquee. 

The Michigan Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the goodwill of our patrons. Donations, small or large, support the nearly 300 annual events, movies, live performances, and private parties that keep the theatre a true arts experience. Your generosity is truly needed and appreciated. Participating in the 90th birthday caps the warmth and genuine love the people of Jackson have continually shown over the decades.

Excitement for the 90th birthday gala is growing, so don’t miss the spectacular launch of the new Michigan Theatre marquee. Click here to purchase your tickets or make a donation.

May
2
Sat
Pancake Day – Spring Arbor
May 2 @ 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pancake Day - Spring Arbor

Head to Spring Arbor Township Fire Building for Pancake Day! This is a great opportunity to connect with your community over a great meal!

Hot Rods and Hardware Cruise in – Jackson
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hot Rods and Hardware Cruise in - Jackson

Bakers Ace Hardware of Jackson will host its first Hot Rods and Hardware cruise in. This event is open to all years, makes and models. There will be live welding demos by Miller and Esab with hands on experiences. There will also be live Traeger grill demos so come enjoy some samples prepared by Trager grill master Van Jackson.

Fashion Show – Jackson
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fashion Show - Jackson

St. Vincent de Paul brings their 2020 fashion show to Ken Dillon Activity Center. Enjoy a silent auction, raffles, entertainment, shopping, a buffet dinner, and more! Doors open at 4:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, and the fashion show beginning at 7:00pm.

The cost is $25 for advanced reserved seating. Purchase your tickets at the St. Vincent de Paul Center.

May
3
Sun
Spring Forward Craft Show – Brooklyn
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring Forward Craft Show - Brooklyn

30+ vendors
Food and drinks
Door prizes
Raffle

Admission $2 per person
(12 and under are free)

Super 8 Brooklyn

May Preview Day – Jackson
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May Preview Day - Jackson

Come spend a fun filled free day at camp. May 3rd from 1-4 come experience what we have to offer here at camp. Get a tour or take yourself around to different activities and meet the staff.

At YMCA Storer Camps

May
7
Thu
Leadercast 2020 – Jackson
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leadercast 2020 - Jackson

Exemplary Leadership Training and Development For All Business Leaders and Team Members – THIS IS A LIVESTREAM EVENT HOSTED WORLD WIDE!

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Western High School Auditorium, Parma

GO HERE FOR TICKETS!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadercast-2020-tickets-86509944573

Here are links that show previous years highlights!
(2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEvZngooIIw
(2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qZeZfkAKLw
(2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlX5YWkx6jM

Our list of co-host sponsors include Lean Rocket Lab, Smith Consulting, Smart Realty, Drug Free Jackson, American 1 Credit Union, Career and College Access Center, Jax Naz, GuideStream Financial, Spring Arbor University & 106.9 HOME.fm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/185385222531277/

May
8
Fri
A Walk Through Time – Grass Lake
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

On May 8, 9 and 10th 2020, in cooperation with the Waterloo Farm Museum we will be hosting “A Walk Through Time.” This event will coincide with the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and promises to be a must attend event. We will feature live entertainment, living history exhibits and demonstrations spanning hundreds of years of history and more! WWII veterans will be on hand for you to meet as well as other special guests to be announced. Friday will be reserved for school groups and Saturday and Sunday will be open and free to the public. Watch here for more announcements and please feel free to contact us about participating. We are happy to have you and will work hard to make it happen!

Hosted by Michigan Military Heritage Museum.

The event will also take place May 9 & 10 at 10:00am.

May
9
Sat
Around the Park for Autism 5k – Jackson
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Around the Park for Autism 5k - Jackson

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH
AROUND THE PARK FOR AUTISM 5K RUN/WALK
Starts at: Cascades Park of Jackson
Race start: 10:00 am
Individuals: $20
($25 after April 9, $30 day of event)
Family: $60
(up to 5 people, $75 after April 9, $90 day of event)
Team: $15 each
($20 after April 9, $25 each day of event)

Proceeds to benefit:
100% of the proceeds go to benefit JASN
programs including sensory friendly outings
and essential apps to improve quality of life.

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
21
Thu
TEDx Cascades Park – Jackson
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
TEDx Cascades Park - Jackson

TEDx is coming to Jackson MI in 2020!

Leaders, thinkers, educators, artists, and creators will gather May 21, 2020 to share ideas they are passionate about – ideas worth spreading – to Jackson and the world.

Ten engaging speakers from different walks of life will share over the course of the four hour event.

Our 2020 Theme is “Infinite Possibilities”. Event will take place in Weatherwax Hall at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in downtown Jackson.

Join the wait list to be notified when tickets go on sale January 2020. Event is limited to 100 attendees. Join the wait list now at https://tedxcascadespark.com/.

Info: tedxcascadespark@gmail.com

May
25
Mon
Memorial Day Service & Parade – Spring Arbor
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Memorial Day Service & Parade - Spring Arbor

Head to Spring Arbor Township to enjoy a Memorial Day parade and Service in recognition of those who have served or are serving our country.

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
6
Sat
Paws in the Park – Jackson
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Paws in the Park - Jackson

Save the date for 2020’s Paws in the Park hosted by Cascade’s Humane Society held at Sparks Foundation County Park. Visit the Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044408525948222/

Resident Clean Up Day – Spring Arbor
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Resident Clean Up Day - Spring Arbor

Trash & Clean Up Day for Residents of Spring Arbor! Meet at Spring Arbor University.

Jun
19
Fri
Springport Summerfest & 8-80s Days – Springport
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm
Springport Summerfest & 8-80s Days - Springport

Save the date for the Springport Summerfest event June 19-21. Visit the Facebook event page to stay updated.

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.

Jul
9
Thu
67th Annual Manchester Chicken Broil – Manchester
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
67th Annual Manchester Chicken Broil - Manchester

The Manchester Chicken Broil is held each year on the third Thursday in July in beautiful Manchester, MI, just 20 miles southwest of Ann Arbor. This long time civic event is the largest of it’s kind, with the net proceeds benefiting public school, community park, library and local civic causes in the town. The delicious dinner includes 1/2 chicken, our world famous, secret, local recipe coleslaw, roll with butter, potato chips, radishes and beverage. Ice cream and additional beverages are available as extras. Musical entertainment and lots of camaraderie all evening! Advance purchase tickets ($9) can be bought at many local area merchants as well as from any of the Chicken Broil workers or you can purchase tickets on the day of the Broil for $10 at the gate.

JFM’s Rocky Railway VBS – Jackson
Jul 9 @ 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.

Aug
13
Thu
Back to School Blast – Community Resource Fair – Jackson
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Back to School Blast - Community Resource Fair - Jackson

Click the link to view details for this year’s Community Resource Fair at Horace Blackman Park.