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October 20 & 21

Believe Center Flea Market

Friday Noon-6pm | Saturday 9am-4pm
745 Lansing Avenue | (517) 782-4643
$3.00 Entry fee at the door. Believe Center Flea Market tote bag available for $3.00 each! 55-60 great vendors, food and drink available, and entertainment.
Holiday Flea Market dates upcoming… December 1st & 2nd! 2018 dates start in March – stay tuned.

Saturday, October 21

Mom to Mom Sale

Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church
8am-9am Early bird $3 entry fee
9am-Noon Free
Come shop for gently used baby and children’s clothes, accessories, toys and more! Interested in selling your stuff? Reserve a table now for just $10! All proceeds go to Just Among Moms.

More info: https://m.facebook.com/evernts/2024996964396927

Saturday, October 21

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Mike’s Fight with Stomach Cancer – Benefit Dinner

Michigan Center Eagles – 302 5th Street, 4pm
Mike Horlsey is currently battling stomach cancer and is going through extensive chemo and cannot work.

Benefit dinner will start at 4pm and the cost is a donation.
50/50 drawings | Cash Bar | Basket Raffles | Jello Shots
Entertainment will start at 6pm with Midnight Stew and then at 8pm will be Bad Penny
Proceeds from drawings, tickets and Jello shots will be donated to Mike. Donations accepted.
For more information contact Betty Truitt 745-1850





Saturday, October 21

Voice your Piece for Autism – Spaghetti Dinner & Auction

5:30-8pm | Vandercook Lake High School
Sponsored by the Jackson Autism Support Network
Tickets are $20/couple or $10/single and available online or at Garcia Lab on Spring Arbor Rd.
Proceeds put towards helping nonverbal children with Autism FIND THEIR VOICE.

Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22

Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest

The Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest, presented by American 1 Credit Union, is a family-friendly event that features Michigan-made products, tasty treats, entertainment, prize drawings, games, and children’s activities. Michigan-made products range from art to books, clothing to pet accessories, food to home decor, and more. Come on out for food and fun and support local businesses. Together we are revitalizing the economy, one product, one purchase, one person at a time.

Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest hours are:
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11AM-5PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 10AM-4PM

Saturday, October 21

2017 Ford GT Heritage Edition Delivery Party & Car Show

Michigan International Speedway

Please send your RSVP email to: 2017fordgtparty@gmail.com
Full details and RSVP information HERE




Wednesday, October 25

Arts in Jackson Day

Artists, musicians, authors, crafters, makers, videographers and everyone from the creative sector are invited to share your work and businesses on social media throughout the day using the hashtag #artsinjackson. If you make anything – share it!
The purpose of Arts in Jackson Day is to raise awareness of work in our community and help expand the definition and perception of who is an artist.
Everyone is encouraged to use the Arts in Jackson Day logo on your social media profiles. You may download and save the logo from the Arts in Jackson Day 2017 Facebook event page.


Friday, October 27

SARAH “Suicide Awareness Remember there is Always Help”

6pm-11pm | Art 634 @ 634 N. Mechanic
This is an Art show and Benefit Dinner put together by many who loved Sarah. Even though her life ended too soon we want her life to mean something and to be remembered many years from now. The art displayed and sold are all from Sarah. The proceeds will be used to establish scholarship funds in her honor and to bring Awareness to Suicide. Letting everyone know they matter and are not alone.

Dinner Tickets are $60 pp or $100 per couple. This is a charity event supported by Save Our Youth which is a non profit so all donations are a taxable write off. 

Saturday, October 28

Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

10am-2pm | Center for Family Health, 505 N. Jackson St.
The Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Jackson Police Department, Jackson County Office of the Sheriff, Jackson County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, and Center for Family Health have partnered together to host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 28, 2017. The event will be held at the Center for Family Health (505 N. Jackson St., Jackson, MI.) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Saturday, October 28

Jackson Free Methodist Trunk-or-Treat

3pm-5pm @ 2829 Park Drive, Vandercook
New date & time: Safe, fun, family trunk-or-treat at Jackson Free Methodist Church

Inflatables, games and food!

Saturday, October 28

Trunk-or-Treat at Sandstone

6pm-8pm | Sandstone Congregational Church, 250 S. Sandstone Rd.
Join us for trunk or treating at Sandstone Church! It is sure to be a fun time and a great way to start off your Halloween festivities!



Saturday, October 28

Vandercook Lake High School Halloween 5k Hustle

Packet Pick-up: 4:30-5:20PM
Race time: 5:30PM
Location: Vandercook Lake High School
Dress up or come as you are. At the Halloween 5K Hustle you will run through halloween themes along the course, complete with killer soundtracks. Then afterward, join us for music and awards in the parking lot for half an hour after the end of the race. Awards include Best Costumes & age division winners!
Cost: $15 No T-Shirt / $25 w/ T-Shirt (must register before Oct. 16)
Visit www.vandyschools.org for registration forms & info.

Saturday, October 28

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Soirée Macabre Art Show

6-10pm | Grand River Brewery | Free
Located in the Special Events Room at Grand River Brewery
Join us on Saturday, October 28th for a Halloween-themed pop-up art show featuring some of the creepiest, spookiest artwork around.
Please feel inspired to come in costume, as it IS Halloween weekend!
All Ages Welcome

Be aware that some artworks may be disturbing for certain audiences




Saturday, October 28

K-105.3 Costume Crawl

8-10:30pm | Night Light, Junk Yard Dog, Dirty Bird, and The Chase
Come downtown in your Halloween costume on Saturday, October 28th for a great costume party with a chance to win prizes!
Starting at 8pm, visit Night LightThe Dirty BirdJunk Yard Dog, or The Chase and pick up a Costume Crawl Punch Card. Stop in at each of these places and get your card punched.
K-105.3 will be broadcasting LIVE at these locations from 8-10pm and we’ll be wrapping up the evening at The Chase Sports Bar with a Costume Contest at 10:30 – don’t miss it! To be in the contest just be there at 10:30 and bring your full punch card.
First place Costume Contest winner will get $250 CASH From K-105.3!!
There will also be drawings for $100 and $50 cash!
Specials and prizes at each location!

Sunday, October 29

Special Olympics Michigan – 3rd Annual Heart of a Lion Run

9am – 5K Run/Walk
10am – SOMI Athletes / Kids Fun Run
@ Ella Sharp Park, 2800 Fourth St. in Jackson
For more information, contact Amy Gingras (517) 768-1439 or (517) 262-1145; Mark Umlauf (313) 220-1379 or Deb Slone at the SOMI Office (517) 748-7870.
Toregister, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Jackson/HeartofaLion
Early race pickup Oct 28th from 3:00-5:00 pm at SOMI Offices in Jackson

Sunday, October 29

SARAH “Suicide Awareness Remember there is Always Help” Halloween Party

6pm-10pm @ Art 634
This is an Halloween Party and art show put together by many who loved Sarah. Even though her life ended too soon we want her life to mean something and to be remembered many years from now. The art displayed and sold are all from Sarah. The proceeds will be used to establish scholarship funds in her honor and to bring Awareness to Suicide. Letting everyone know they matter and are not alone.

We want to also recognize many other young lives lost to not just suicide but to drug addiction. Our goal is to bring awareness and make mental health more easier and available to all seeking help.

This is a costume party, prizes to the Best two over all costumes and (1) Best couple. Fun, games and music.

Cost $5.00 | Facebook Event

Monday, October 30

K-105.3 & 95.9 The Power Cow: Trunk or Treat

5pm @ Isselhardt Nissan – Seymour Rd.
We invite you to the annual K-105.3 & 95.9 The Power Cow Trunk or Treat at Isselhardt Nissan on Seymour Rd.! Beginning at 5pm ’til the candy runs out (or approx. 7pm), we encourage you to come and get lined up sooner than later for this indoor, rain-or-shine FREE trunk or treat! Go through the pathway and collect goodies from lots of trunks sponsored by area businesses and non-profit organizations. The K-105.3 and 95.9 Crews will be on site as well as a Blackman Township fire truck to check out!

Tuesday, October 31

Trunk or Treat @ Trinity Wesleyan

6-8pm | 620 Robinson Rd.
Fun night of free candy, hot dogs, photobooth, and more



Friday, November 3

Tompkins Center Historical Society’s November Dinner

9999 Tompkins Rd., Rives Junction, about half a mile north of Tompkins Center off of M-50.  Between Jackson and Eaton Rapids.
On the menu for this month is Turkey Feast, salad bar and delicious desserts. Serving time is from 5 to 6:30 pm. in Tompkins Center’s Township Town Hall.  Enjoy a late Fall drive in northwest Jackson County and join us on November 3rd, between 5 and 6:30 pm.  Take out orders call (517-569-2463) night of the dinner.  Dinner gift certificates available also. Come and join us for good food, and bring your family and friends.  From all of us to all of you, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving…


November 3 – 12

Center Stage Jackson Presents… My Fair Lady

Center Stage Jackson is starting off its 2017-18 Season with Main Stage Musical My Fair Lady. This family-friendly musical will run November 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7:30pm, with Sunday matinees November 5 and 12 at 3:00pm. All performances are on the stage of the Baughman Theatre at Jackson College’s Potter Center, 2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson, MI 49201.
Tickets purchased in advance are $18 for Adults and $16 for Students (with ID). Tickets purchased at the door are $20 for Adults and $18 for Students (with ID). Groups of ten or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $16 per person in advance, or $18 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the door with credit/debit/cash, online at www.CenterStageJackson.org, or over the phone by calling (517) 539-4118

Saturday, November 4

Collectible Toy Show

9am-3pm | American 1 Events Center
Inside the heated Fair Events Center there will be over 160 tables of collectible toys! Including vintage toys, comics, sports cards, trains, models, slot cars, dolls, Star Wars, promos, action figures, tractors, Hot Wheels, NASCAR items, die cast semis, and more!
Admission: $3.00 per person / Kids 10 & Under Free
Like them on Facebook @JacksonToyShow


Saturday, November 4

6th Annual Craft Show

10am-4pm | Michigan Center High School
The Michigan Center Education Foundation is having their 6th annual craft show at the high school, at 400 South State Street, Michigan Center. Admission is a canned food item or donation. Funds raised assist with supporting such projects as kindergarten backpacks, teacher mini-grants, and scholarships.

Saturday, November 11

Mom2Mom Sale

8am-9am $5 Admission | 9am-12pm $2 admission
East Jackson Secondary School, 1566 N. Sutton Rd.
East Jackson Elementary School PTCO is sponsoring its semi-annual Mom2Mom Sale to raise money for our elementary students. Concession stand will be open and we anticipate over 100 seller tables! Strollers are welcome anytime. Early bird sale runs 8am-9am with $5 admission and 9am-12pm with $2 admission.






Saturday, November 11

Italy presented by the JSO

7:30pm | Jackson College Potter Center, 2111 Emmons Rd.
The JSO celebrates creativity by featuring music and visual artists of all ages. The focus of this year’s presentation will be the music of Italy. The first half features a diverse selection of concert music written or inspired by Italian composers while the second half is a celebration of Italian opera’s greatest hits!  Featured artists include Michigan composer Anthony Iannaccone, tenor Johnathan Riesen, tenor Isaac Frishman, soprano Emily Douglass, as well as the Jackson Chorale, and student artists from Jackson County.

Saturday, November 18

Glow Ride

6pm-8pm | Downtown Jackson
Let’s light up Jackson! Decorate your bike with every light you can and and join us for the 3rd annual Glow Ride. The bike ride will start at P & T Fitness (225 N. Jackson Street, Jackson MI 49201) at 6:00pm. Starting at P & T Fitness we’ll ride about 12 miles through Cascades and Sharp parks. 12 mile an hour average ride speed. We’ll end back at the store for pizza and drinks. We are asking for a contribution of $5.00 to help pay for pizza and drinks, and bring a passing dish if you can.

RSVP (517) 789-6362

Wednesday, November 22

Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run

6:30pm | Michigan International Speedway
The magic of the Jackson Nite Lites Christmas Display has a new home! This newest family tradition is moving to Michigan International speedway and the 2017 season promises to be brighter than ever with the 4th Annual Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run/Walk on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, with a 6:00PM 5K Fun Run and a 5K Walk at 6:30PM.

Saturday, December 2nd

10th Annual Christmas Tack-O-Rama

Northwest Early Elementary School, 3737 Lansing Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
New and used horse tack sale.
10 x 10 space $30, with a table $35. Discount for Equestrian Teams and 4-H Clubs & members.
½ a booth for half price. Door prizes.
Sponsored by the Northwest Equestrian Teams and Midknight Ryders 4-H Club
For more info contact Beverly Cox at 517-787-7138 or bbcox2820@gmail.com


December 2nd – 3rd

Christmas on the Farm

Saturday 10am-4pm | Sunday Noon-4pm
Waterloo Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo Munith Rd.
his re-creation of the  holiday’s traditions will include tours of the ten-room farmhouse, the  authentic log house, eight outbuildings, and the one-room Dewey School. Hand-crafted  greens, home-made baked goods, and gift items will be available for  purchase. Free refreshments and live music will be among the offerings for this homespun weekend.
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December 8, 9, 10

The Nutcracker

Ballet Chelsea is excited to present its 20th Anniversary performance of The Nutcracker with a live symphony orchestra for the first time this December. Choreographed by Wendi DuBois, Ballet Chelsea Artistic Director, the full-length, narrated production keeps audiences from all over south-eastern Michigan returning year after year. Adding to the excitement of celebrating 20 years, this December’s Nutcracker will feature new sets and costumes, as well as live musical accompaniment by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. Experience the magic this December:

Friday, Dec. 8 @ 7pm at George E. Potter Center

Saturday, Dec. 9 @ 7pm and Sunday, Dec. 10 @ 2pm at Chelsea High School’s Performing Arts Complex


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