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Take Back the Night Fundraiser (A Virtual Fitness Challange)

Virtual

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year’s theme is “We Can Build Safe Online Spaces.” Sexual harassment, assault, and abuse can happen anywhere, including online. As we connect online— whether in workspaces, classrooms, or social media platforms—we can learn how to practice digital consent, intervene when we see harmful content or behaviors, and …

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$30.00

Foster Drive for Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention & Awareness Month

Liberty Township Fire Department 202 E Liberty Rd, Clarklake

April is National Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention & Awareness Month. Michigan Department of Health & Human Services works with many families every month, providing services and tangible items. We are conducting another Foster Care drive by helping to collect undergarments and duffle bags for the children they serve in Jackson County. Undergarments – Socks …

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Explore the Night: Guided Night Hike and Telescope Observation

Dahlem Environmental Education Center 7117 S Jackson Rd, 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 …

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$8 – $10

Mommy & Me

Academy of the Arts 7851 Spring Arbor Rd #22, Spring Arbor

You are invited to join Miss Natalie, our preschool director, for a fun class full of music and activity! This class is for little ones ages 18 months old to 3 years. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Minimal adult participation is required. This is a 5 week class and the cost is …

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Pilates & Pints @ Grand River Brewery

Grand River Brewery 117 W. Louis Glick Hwy., Jackson

Join Michelle with Coterie Jackson at Grand River Brewery for an evening out. We will do a 45 min all levels Yoga/Pilates fusion and then after stick around for a free pint on Coterie's tab. Class is $15 and space is limited

$15

Happy Little Trees Virtual 5k

MI

The Run for the Trees/ Happy Little Virtual 5K is set for spring! No matter how you reach the finish line - walk, run or hike - you pick the pace and the place, anywhere outdoors. You have between April 22-30 to complete it. The cost, which includes shipping is $34. All race proceeds support …

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Alpaca Shearing Day

Lowry's Little Flock Farm 12201 Sutfin Rd, Horton

Come see how the alpacas and llamas are sheared for the summer. Fiber will be sorted and bagged before being taken to the mill to be turned into yarn and then into wonderful alpaca socks.

14th Annual Fairy Festival – By Registration Only

Jackson School of the Arts 634 N Mechanic St, Jackson

Must Register in Advance for a Designated Time Slot Get Ready for Our Favorite Time of Year!  We didn’t get to celebrate our Annual Fairy Festival in person this past year, but we’re looking to make things extra special this year, but with a different setup, to make sure we keep everyone safe & healthy while …

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$55

Jackson Toy Show

American 1 Event Center 200 W Ganson St, Jackson

Come out and shop at the Mid Michigan Show! Admission $5.⁰⁰ per person, kids under 12 Free

Spring Craft & Vendor Show

Westwood Mall 1850 W Michigan Ave, Jackson

Shopping event at the Westwood Mall! Check out tons of different vendors and craft sellers. A huge variety will be available.

Community Fun Day

Jackson YMCA

Everyone is welcome at our Community Fun Day! 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! Look for more details, including how to pre-register for the swim open house, as we get closer to …

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Annual Earth Day Celebration in the Park

Sparks Foundation County Park

Join us to celebrate Earth Day! There will be kayaking, live music by Kevin Nichols, educational activities and more. There are many local organizations that will be at the event. We will be wearing masks and social distancing. Mark the date and bring the family!

Happily Ever After Bridal Show

American 1 Event Center 200 W Ganson St, Jackson

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 …

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Around The Park For Autism

Cascades Park 1401 S Brown St, Jackson

Make plans to join family and friends to participate in person, or virtually. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit JASN programs including sensory-friendly outings and essential apps to improve quality of life.

$20

JCAS Yard Sale & Flea Market

Jackson County Animal Shelter - Michigan

Find new and gently used items for your pets including crates, carriers, bedding, clothes, bowls, gates, toys, life jackets, and more. You may also with area vendors in our flea market. 10'x10' flea market booth space is available for only $10 for the day. Contact mdaly@mijackson.org for details.

FREE Jackson County Museum Day

MI

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 …

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Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

Jackson Fairgrounds (Keeley Park) 200 W Ganson St, Jackson

21 and over only. Delicious brews, food and coffee are all on-tap at Jackson County's best new annual event. Ticket Prices: Early tickets are $30.00 in advance. Patrons get 10 tasting tokens. The day of the event is $35.00. We also have early entry tickets for $65.00 or $70.00 that get you 15 tasting tokens, …

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Jackson’s Bark & Brew

American 1 Event Center 200 W Ganson St, Jackson

Everyone 21 and older is welcome to this dog friendly event to benefit the homeless animals of Jackson County. About this Event Your support will provide emergency services to Jackson County's homeless pets and help us start a community spay/neuter program. Sample beers from local brewers Enjoy live entertainment with Ian Stuart Food Door prizes …

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$25

Mobile Food Pantry & Giveaway

Trinity Lutheran Church 122 W. Wesley St., Jackson

Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by Compassionate Ministries of Jackson. Food* available for anyone experiencing need includes non-perishable items, produce, meat and bread. Giveaway sponsored by Redeemer Lutheran Church & Trinity Lutheran Church for additional items* such as school supplies, hygiene items, socks, underwear, winter gear, and the like. *All giveaways are while supplies last.  

Free

A Walk Through Jackson’s Past

Mt Evergreen Cemetery 1047 Greenwood Ave, Jackson

A Walk Through Jackson's Past Please join us 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 …

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$15

ORS Jackson Rose Run

Ella Sharp Park

Celebrate the 51st Annual Jackson Rose Run! This year, the Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, P.C. is partnering with the Jackson Rose Run to bring the third race of the ORS Race Series to Ella Sharp Park! There are plenty of races choose from - the 10K run, the 5K Run or Walk, and the 1/2 Mile …

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$25

Faster Horses

Michigan International Speedway 12626 US Hwy 12, Brooklyn

The #partyofthesummer in Brooklyn, Michigan! 3 big days of country music and camping. We'll see you July 16, 17, 18 2021!

Hot Air Jubilee

Ella Sharp Park

In 1983 a group of Hot Air Balloon enthusiast who lived in and around Jackson came up with the dream of a family friendly event for the Jackson Community. The Hot Air Jubilee was born. Since then the Jubilee has grown to an event that thousands of people attend every summer. 25-30 Balloons come in …

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Back to School Blast – Drive-thru Edition

First UMC Jackson 275 W Michigan Ave, Jackson

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 …

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