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Community Calendar


Black Business Expo – Lansing
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am
Black Business Expo - Lansing

This event is FREE and open to the public. Register to attend, be a vendor and/or join the Entrepreneur Pitch Competition to win cash prizes!

Expo vendors will be allowed to sell their merchandise, advertise their company, as well as recruit for hiring vacancies. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your business to the community and network with fellow entrepreneurs.

Not a vendor or entrepreneur? Come out and learn more about local businesses and their products or services. Local food trucks will also be on hand for your dining pleasure. Click here to learn more.

The event will take place at LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr, Lansing MI.

Tauren Wells – Detroit
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tauren Wells - Detroit

Head to Grace Community Church (21001 Moross Rd. Detroit, MI 48236) for an evening with Christian artist Tauren Wells.
Purchase tickets at
Visit the Facebook page Tauren Wells – Detroit, MI for details on how to WIN FREE tickets!

Youth Rummage Sale – Jackson
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Youth Rummage Sale - Jackson

Support the youth ministries of Cascades Fellowship Christian Reformed Church by heading to their rummage sale!

Fall Foliage Festival – Tipton
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fall Foliage Festival - Tipton

Hidden Lake Garden’s annual Fall Foliage Festival will again feature crafts for the kids, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, scarecrow displays, artisans, and food vendors. Be sure to stop by between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm for live reptile and amphibian demonstrations. Thanks to Lenawee Hoofbeats 4H Group, they are also offering a mini petting zoo. They are again partnering with Tecumseh District Library to offer Pioneer Day featuring demonstrations of the lost arts.

Cost: $7 per person ($25 maximum per vehicle) / Free for Friends of HLG. HLG memberships can be purchased ahead of time by calling (517) 431-2060 or purchased at the gatehouse the day of the festival.

The event will take place at Hidden Lake Gardens

Dahlem for Dogs – Jackson
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Dahlem Center in Jackson will host their second Dahlem for Dogs event on Sunday, October 20th from 1-3pm. Dahlem will host the Jackson County Animal Shelter at the Community Gardens and Ecology Farm off Wickwire Road. Adopt a dog, bring your dog, or volunteer to take one of the beautiful shelter dogs for a walk on the Butterfly Trail.

Night of Worship with Jared Anderson – Jackson
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Night of Worship with Jared Anderson - Jackson

Radiant Church Jackson is excited to have national recording artist and songwriter, Jared Anderson, in concert at Radiant Church. He’s known for many great songs such as Great I Am, How He Loves, Amazed, and Glorified. Mark your calendars for an amazing night of worship on Sunday, October 20th.
Doors open at 5:30pm, the event starts at 6:00pm. The ticket price for this event is $5 for all ages. Childcare is not provided.
Purchase tickets here

Worship Night – Jackson
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm

Radiant Church is hosting a worship night featuring Jared Anderson, singer/song writer of songs such as The Great I Am, Amazed, How He Loves, and Glorified.

Doors open at 5pm and tickets are $5.

Contact Michael Popenhagen with questions at (269) 213-1219 or

Project Homeless Connect – Jackson
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Project Homeless Connect - Jackson

Dealing with a housing crisis? Meet all of the organizations around Jackson that can help you! Food and more will be available.

Interested in hosting a booth at our event? Click here to register.

Trunk or Treat – Battle Creek
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Trunk or Treat - Battle Creek

Families of all ages are invited to join Endeavor Charter Academy (380 N Helmer Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49037) for their annual community Trunk or Treat. This event is both fun and free!

Celebrate Babies Event – Jackson
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Babies Event - Jackson

In honor of Celebrate Babies Week, the Jackson Hillsdale Infant Mental Health Chapter presents the Babies Speak photo gallery and featuring performance by America’s youngest Speed Painter, Evan Struck (17 years old) of Jackson, MI. Come and view amazing moments captured on camera, join us for coffee and treats at Lean Rocket Lab (Jackson) and learn how to celebrate and support babies in your community.

Please RSVP by the Eventbrite link. The event is FREE. If you have any questions, please call Andrea Bricker at 517-250-0213 (President of the Chapter).

SOAR Masquerade Gala – Jackson
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
SOAR Masquerade Gala - Jackson

It’s an artful evening of creative expression hosted by SOAR Cafe and Farms, to fundraise so that women survivors of trafficking, addiction, and sexual trauma can ‘Find Their Way Home.’
Includes dinner, artful entertainment, and dancing. Don’t miss this creative event and opportunity to provide women survivors with a healing home.
Tickets are on sale now! $65.00 per person or $120.00 per couple – using the promo code COUPLE.
See the website for details and tickets.

Trunk or Treat – Jackson
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Trunk or Treat - Jackson

Join Northwest Early Elementary School in their Trunk or Treat located right on their campus. Are you interested in becoming involved in the event? Here are a few ways you can participate:
1) Host a trunk
2) Donate candy
3) Donate monetarily

Call 517-817-4754 with questions or to volunteer.

Trunk or Treat – Jackson
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trunk or Treat - Jackson

Join Jackson Free Methodist Church for games, food, inflatables, and of course candy.

Click here to view the sign up sheet to serve and donate candy.

They would love for you to get creative with your trunk and costume ideas, but please remember no scary costumes or themes for your trunks – be a light to your community.

Annual Pig Roast – Springport
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Pope United Methodist Church (10025 N. Parma Rd. Springport, MI 49284) for their annual pig roast! All are welcome to enjoy good food and good fellowship, and cost is by donation.

Trunk or Treat with Rescue Horses – Albion
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trunk or Treat with Rescue Horses - Albion

Last year’s trunk or treat was Hoof & Heart’s best attended event of the year. Kids of all ages in costumes or not, are invited to spend time with the horses, many of whom will themselves be decked out in their Halloween best. Share some love with a rescue or sanctuary horse! They are happy to pose for pictures. Treats will be provided for both horses and kids. This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all ages.

Event held at Hoof & Heart of Southern Michigan in Albion

Fall Festival – Grass Lake
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm
Fall Festival - Grass Lake

This event is free for the whole family! Enjoy hayrides, a bounce house, carnival style games, prizes and food! It will all take place at 2900 Mt Hope Rd.

SAFMC Family Night – Spring Arbor
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SAFMC Family Night - Spring Arbor

Bring your family & friends for an hour of hayrides & hot dogs at Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church. This FREE event is guaranteed to be fun for kids and adults of all ages.

Trunk or Treat – Jackson
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trunk or Treat - Jackson

Join Encounter Church in a free, indoor Trunk or Treat! The event will run from 6-8pm on October 31st and the church will provide candy until they run out.
(620 Robinson Rd. Jackson MI, 49203)

Trunk or Treat – Jackson
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trunk or Treat - Jackson

The YMCA is putting on a FREE community event that provides a safe trick or treating alternative for kids. Last year over 1,000 kids were served! There will also be a distribution of kids’ winter hats and mittens free of charge. More than 500 pairs of mittens were handed out last year!

You can help by donating candy or mittens/hats – all donations can be dropped off at the front desk of either branch. To volunteer or sign up to host a trunk, contact

Trunk or Treat with a Spin – Jackson
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trunk or Treat with a Spin - Jackson

Join Westwinds Church for a one-of-a-kind Halloween adventure! Worlds of Pure Imagination: When Books come to Life! will take you on a wondrous journey through some favorite childhood books (while collecting candy along the way).

The event runs from 6-8pm on Thursday, October 31. Arrive as early as 5pm and join the DJ Willy Wonka-Palooza in the Stockyard (outdoor patio area)! You can kill time dancing and playing games outside while awaitng your turn to go inside!

STEAMfest 2019 – Lansing
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am
STEAMfest 2019 - Lansing

STEAMfest 2019 is here! Lansing Community College has added the arts to this popular annual event, which includes Drawing in Proportion, Stroboscopic Photography, Stage Combat and more exciting, hands-on activities. STEAMfest is designed for kids K-6. Sign up for this FREE event here.

The event is located at Lansing Community College Downtown Campus, 411 N Grand Ave, Lansing MI.

8th Annual Craft Show – Michigan Center
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
8th Annual Craft Show - Michigan Center

Join Michigan Center High School for homemade crafts!

Admission is $3/person.
Children under 10 years of age are FREE!
Please share to help get the word out about this fun event!
Craft Show funds are used for the following Michigan Center Education Foundation Projects:
Kindergarten welcome
Teacher mini-grants
Graduating student scholarships

*Tables are still available! Call Paula at 517-795-4577 to reserve your table.

Auto Owners Arts and Crafts Show – Jackson
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Auto Owners Arts and Crafts Show - Jackson

Come walk through the Home Office of Auto Owners Insurance to see over 100 local vendors with a wide variety of hand-crafted items. This is a great opportunity to buy that unique holiday gift you’ve been looking for this season. Entry is FREE, so bring your friends and family for an afternoon of holiday fun!

* Please note, the vendor/exhibitor registration is full for the year.

Western Academic Boosters Craft Show – Parma
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Western Academic Boosters Craft Show - Parma

Join us for this holiday tradition! More than 150 vendors, and over 2,000 attendees! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to pick up that perfect unique gift.

Where: Western High School 1400 S Dearing Ave, Parma, Michigan 49269

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10AM-4PM

Veterans Day Luminaria – Portage
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 1:00 am
Veterans Day Luminaria - Portage

The Air Zoo is excited to be marking Veterans Day this year with the annual Veterans Day Luminaria. The Air Zoo is open regular business hours (9-5) and invites the public to join them at 5:15 for a flag lowering ceremony on the grounds, and enjoy the quiet glow of the luminaria on display throughout the evening.

In honor of their service, all active duty military and veterans will receive free general admission on November 11, 2019.