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Events of February 3, 4, and 5, 2023

Friday, February 3 Friday Night Out: Neon Glow Party.  Friday, February 3 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.  It’s a glow in the dark party! Who doesn’t love an energetic party that includes dancing, games and painting. This 2 ½ hours will be jam packed with lots of fun for your kids while the parents get a break for the evening. Join us on Friday, February 3 for a night that includes pizza and dessert.  Jackson School of the Arts, 135 W. Cortland, Downtown Jackson.  Details here.  $32 per Attendee. Grilled Pork Steak Dinner.  Michigan Center Eagles $3634.  Dinner includes:  Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Vegetable, Salad & Roll.  $15/person.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Michigan Center Eagles #3634, 302 Fifth St., Michigan Center. Space Tonight.  4 PM.  Interested in keeping up with all the cool space happenings? Want to know what Nasa is up to? Does learning more about what’s in space, or how to look for cool things in the night sky intrigue you?  If the answer is yes, then our new show, Space Tonight, is for you! Space Tonight is an informational mash up of big astronomy news, events, and education. Show content changes monthly, so be sure to come…

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Events of Thursday, February 2, 2023

Passionate Painting Projects:  Winter.  Join us for a new painting project each month at the Jackson District Library Spring Arbor Branch!   Winter dates: February 2 at 5:30 PM.  Call 517-750-2030 to register. Intended for adults. Electric Jam Sessions with Mike Slim Crupi and 5 Second Rule.  Join Mike Slim Crupi and 5-Second Rule for an Electric Jam Sessions down at the BluesStage Starts at 7:00 P.M. and finishes at 10:00 P.M. Come on out and have some fun!  398 Brooklyn Road, Napoleon. Jerome Washington Pop-Up Art Exhibit:  Precious Moments in Time.  Ella Sharp Museum presents Precious Moments in Time: A pop-up exhibit featuring the art of Jerome Washington during the month of February.  Known to many as Mr. Washington the sketch artist, Jerome Washington has dedicated decades of his life to the community of Albion, Michigan through the vehicle of art. Drawing is not just a hobby for Mr. Washington it is his life’s passion!  Ella Sharp Museum. Space Tonight.  4 PM.  Interested in keeping up with all the cool space happenings? Want to know what Nasa is up to? Does learning more about what’s in space, or how to look for cool things in the night sky intrigue you?  If the answer is yes,…

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Events of Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Jerome Washington Pop-Up Art Exhibit:  Precious Moments in Time.  Ella Sharp Museum presents Precious Moments in Time: A pop-up exhibit featuring the art of Jerome Washington during the month of February.  Known to many as Mr. Washington the sketch artist, Jerome Washington has dedicated decades of his life to the community of Albion, Michigan through the vehicle of art. Drawing is not just a hobby for Mr. Washington it is his life’s passion!  Ella Sharp Museum. Space Tonight.  4 PM.  Interested in keeping up with all the cool space happenings? Want to know what Nasa is up to? Does learning more about what’s in space, or how to look for cool things in the night sky intrigue you?  If the answer is yes, then our new show, Space Tonight, is for you! Space Tonight is an informational mash-up of big astronomy news, events, and education. Show content changes monthly, so be sure to come to check out it every month! Now Showing Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays at 4 pm. Adults: $10, children up to 17: $5, adults over 65 & military members: $8.  Museum Members and Children Under 5: Free.  Admission includes Museum Galleries and Hurst Planetarium Shows! Weekly Gaming at…

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Events of Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Author Brian G. Walsh Book Signing. 9 AM to 3 PM.  Help the Jackson Public Schools Food Services Program in 2023. On Tuesday, January 31st, the Jackson Coffee Company will host a special book signing event to benefit the program that helps feed Jackson school children. Brian G. Walsh will be signing copies of his epic supernatural thriller novels, The Last Angel to Fall, A gold Day in Hell, and No Place for Mercy. 50% of the profits will be donated to the Jackson Public Schools Food Services Program. 201 S. Mechanic Street, Downtown Jackson. Free Interactive Digital Art Demonstration.  4 PM to 7 PM.  We’re excited to announce the addition of our brand new Creative Technology program coming this winter to Jackson School of the Arts!  Join us in our lobby on Tuesday, January 31st from 4pm to 7pm and engage with an exciting interactive digital art installation by local multimedia visual artist and new JSA instructor Matt Rozensky. A wide variety of different interactive works will be available to play with. Participants can create beautiful patterns with their voice, get photographed in the 4th dimension, generate abstract paintings with their dance moves and more!  High resolution digital renderings and…

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Events of Monday, January 30, 2023

Jackson College Winter Film Series.  “The Graduate”. Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just finished college and, back at his parents' house, he's trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: What does he want to do with his life? An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), a bored housewife and friend of his parents. But what begins as a fun tryst turns complicated when Benjamin falls for the one woman Mrs. Robinson demanded he stay away from, her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross).  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Auditorium doors open at 7 pm. Film begins at 7:15 pm. Admission is $5.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson. Book Tasting.  6 PM to 7 PM.  Staff from across Jackson District Library discuss what they are reading (listening to, playing, watching), why they chose those titles, what they like/dislike about them, and who they would recommend them for.  Patrons have the opportunity to ask questions, give their own reviews, and talk all things books  This event will take place on Zoom. To join, click here. Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic.  Cascades Humane Society is hosting a low-cost vaccine clinic on Monday, January 30th from 9 AM until…

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Events of January 27, 28, and 29, 2023

Friday, January 27 The Mighty Naturalist.  9:30 AM. How Animals Survive in Winter Program is for children ages 1-5 years old attending with an adult caregiver.  Program Description: What are some actions nature takes and why to survive winter?  We will explore and learn about hibernation, migration and adaptation.  Monarchs fly to Mexico, Groundhog goes to bed, and Weasel changes his wardrobe!  Find out how other animals cope with winter’s worst weather.  We will spend time outdoors seeking clues before heading into the classroom for stories, hands-on activities and craft time.  Advanced Registration Required. Please register online at www.dahlemcenter.org/events or call 517-782-3453 to reserve your spot for you and your mighty naturalist(s). Fortunate Greg at Enchanted Forest.  8 PM to 11 PM.  Danceable live music, guest stars.  “Variety, Rock, and 1 Country Song.”Enchanted Forest Bar and Restaurant, 3705 Ann Arbor Road, Jackson. Electric Blues Friday Night with Mark Arshak & Friends.  8 to 11 PM.  Low key Acoustic Thursday leads us into Electric Friday blues come on down and Check it out.  CC’s Classic Lounge, 629 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson. JLG at 127 Brewing.  John Louis Good & The Rose City Troubadours return to 127 Brewing on Friday January 27th for their "9th Anniversary…

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Events of Thursday, January 26, 2023

Member Movie Night.  7 PM.  “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”.   Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners. From director Dean Fleischer-Camp and starring Jenny Slate ('Obvious Child') with Isabella Rossellini.  All members get in free every Thursday. Purchase a membership anytime for 30 dollars for an individual (per year), Non Members' cost is $5. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Film begins at 7:00 P.M. Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson. Dinosaur Safari Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum.  Dinosaur Safari, an immersive exhibit for children and families now open at the Ella Sharp Museum. The nearly 2,500-square-foot exhibit features seven animatronic dinosaurs as well as hands-on stations that help…

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Events of Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Masquerade Beer Dinner at Grand River Brewery.  Grand River Brewery, Jackson is hosting a masquerade beer dinner on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:00-8:00 pm featuring four courses, each made to be paired with an 8 oz GRB craft brew. This beer dinner is a journey through complex flavors and pairings, crafted specially by the GRB brewing team and Owner and Executive Chef Justin Dalenberg and Chef Oscar Escobar in a masterful collaboration. Each of these four courses utilizes GRB brews in the actual recipe, making for a perfect meal for beer lovers and enthusiasts alike. For $55 a ticket, you’ll get each of the delicious dishes that were specially crafted for this occasion plus an 8 oz brew to accompany each course. Masquerade costumes and masks are highly encouraged! Menu, details and tickets here. Sounds Fun! DSLR 1 -Understanding your DSLR.  10 AM to 12 PM.  This course covers the basic camera settings and functions, the exposure triangle and understanding how a proper exposure is made.  Picture This…Jackson, 316 N. Wisner Street, Jackson.  Melted Crayon Snowflakes.  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Snowflakes are unique in every way, and with some creativity, you can make your own unique melted crayon snowflakes!  Parma Branch: January…

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Events of Tuesday, January 24, 2023

It’s a Ruff Life Fused Glass.  6 PM.  Welcome fused glass friends. This is a class you won't want to miss, it's a lighted glass block with a truck and favorite riding companion. This class will provide food and drinks. so grab your gal pals and come create your cozy winter scene. Not so Shabby, Oh so Chic, 2624 Kibby Road, Jackson.  Information here. Henrietta Branch Storytime.  11:00 am – 11:30 am.  JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they help develop everyone’s imagination!  Henrietta Branch Storytime: Tuesdays, 11 AM (ages 3-5).  Storytimes will run weekly through March 3. Eastern Branch Storytime.  11:00 am – 11:30 am.  JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they help develop everyone’s imagination!  Eastern Branch Storytime: Tuesdays, 11 AM (ages 0-5).  Storytimes will run weekly through March 3. Upcoming: Wednesday, January 25 Masquerade Beer Dinner at Grand River Brewery.  Grand River Brewery, Jackson is hosting a masquerade beer dinner on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:00-8:00 pm featuring four courses, each made to be paired with an 8 oz GRB craft brew. This beer dinner is a journey through complex flavors…

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Events of Monday, January 23, 2023

Community Assistance Informational Series.  11:30 am - 12:30 pm. January is National Poverty Awareness Month. Are you in need of resources and don’t know where to start? Join us at the Carnegie Library and meet with representatives from several community organizations dedicated to helping out the Jackson County community  Each week will have a different organization that works with different needs, and informational handouts will be available for patrons to take with them. Sessions will take place in the McIntyre Room, Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library.  January 23: Interfaith Shelter.   Jackson College Winter Film Series:  “Kiss Me Deadly”. 7:15 PM.   In this 1955 adaptation of Mickey Spillane’s novel, directed by Robert Aldrich, the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker stars as snarling private dick Mike Hammer, whose decision one dark, lonely night to pick up a hitchhiking woman sends him down some terrifying byways. Brazen and bleak, Kiss Me Deadly is a film noir masterwork as well as an essential piece of cold war paranoia, and it features as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Auditorium doors open at 7 pm. Film begins at 7:15 pm. Admission is…

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