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February 16

Yoga at Meijer Branch, Jackson District Library.  Stop by the Meijer Branch every Friday at 8:30 a.m. and let Jeanette Lamphere teach you yoga. Suggested donation of $3. Intended for adults.

Walk for Warmth.  Hundreds of Consumers Energy employees will join community members in the annual Walk for Warmth in Jackson. Participants will walk a mile through downtown and raise funds for the Community Action Agency. Proceeds will help people facing hardship to pay their energy bills.   11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Remarks at 11:45 a.m., followed by group photo outside at 12:05 p.m.  Walk starts at 12:10 p.m.   Consumers Energy headquarters (start indoors), One Energy Plaza, Downtown Jackson.

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents Bach’s Lunch Series.  The Bach’s Lunch Series promotes classical music through free noontime concerts open to the public, featuring Community Music School students, faculty and guest artists.  Concerts also include demonstrations and commentary given by professional musicians.  Come for all or part of the time.  All proceeds and donations support CMS programs community outreach.   Klavon’s pizza slices and beverages are available for sale or feel free to bring you own and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and cookies.  12 Noon to 1 PM, Jackson Symphony Orchestra Weatherwax Hall, Downtown Jackson.  www.jacksonsymphony.org.

Jackson College welcomes Easton Corbin. With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. His self-titled debut album spawned back-to-back #1 hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It.” In 2012 Easton released All Over The Road, which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.” Corbin set a career-best debut on Country Airplay with his top 5 hit single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real. His latest single, “Are You With Me,” was the most added song on country radio the day it was released.  7 PM, Potter Center Music Hall, Jackson College Central Campus.  Tickets:  517-796-8600 www.jccmi.edu/events.  Tickets: $45 | $42 | $30.

St. Mary’s Fish Fry.  Come on down to Star Hall for the “Best Fish Fry” in town. Bring your friends and family for a great meal and fellowship. During Lent St. Mary’s will be serving:  3 Pieces of Hand Dipped Cod (Baked or Fried), Your Choice of Roasted Red Skins or Seasoned Fries, Prince Medley Vegetables, Homemade Coleslaw, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese and Your choice of a Dessert.  Adults ~ $11.  Children under 12 ~ $6.00.  Star Hall is located in the basement of St. Mary’s Church (120 E. Wesley St). 4pm to 7pm Friday.  For more information Click Here.

The Michigan Theatre presents “Friday Night Films” all through the month of February.  For all films, doors open at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7 PM.  Admission is $5.  Members of the Michigan Theatre get in free to all Friday Night Films in February.  Tonight’s film:  “Loving Vincent”.

Center Stage Jackson presents The Odd Couple – Female Version Dinner Theatre at Sandhill Crane Vineyards.  Friday and Saturday night at 7 PM, Sunday at 4 PM.  Tickets are $40 per person and include a three course dinner.  Reservations must be made in advance here

February 17

Go Hungry for Huddle – Hunger Huddle Breakfast.  A minimum donation of $15 per person covers 90 meals to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Food Pantry in partnership with the Food Bank of South Central Michigan (Battle Creek).   It’s a win-win event! We will provide a simple breakfast to you and you will also help to provide 90 meals to the Jackson Community!  Please join us to share your successes from the Hunger Challenge (Feb. 10- Feb. 16) and to learn more about local hunger. 9:30 to 11:30 AM, 308 Brass Rail, 308 West Prospect Street, Jackson.

Blood Bash 18 Horror Show.  The people have asked for it, and we have listened to them! Meggaxp is proud to be bringing BLOOD BASH back for Valentine’s Weekend, 2018!  Horror vendors, artists, and exhibitors – Once again we will feature a vendor room FILLED with vendors selling original horror art, old VHS movies, posters, horror themed candy, masks, and even more bizarre stuff.  Film festival, Cosplay Contest , Scream Queen Contest and Burlesque Show. 
My Bloody Valentine Dinner / Dance  to round out the day.
To purchase tickets, visit this website.

Music on Main Street.  Join us at the Concord Branch.   Every Saturday from 12-2 p.m., join us for an impromptu music jam! The Concord Branch Opera House will be open to the public. Bring your instrument (piano provided) and practice some music. Intended for teens & adults.

Bluegrass Bonanza.  Held at the Event Center in Hanover Heritage Park, bluegrass musicians join together to jam and to perform for listeners.  Join us for a hand-clappin’, toe-tappin good time!   7 PM to 10 PM.

JSO Music on Tap Series presents:  “The Un-Valentine’s Show – Songs & Tales Of Unforgiveness, Heartbreak, Dysfunction And Revenge” brings together three of Michigan’s favorite singers and songwriters. Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini have taken the Un-Valentine’s Show on the road with their talented songwriter friend; Dave Boutette. The songs are presented in a round robin and politically incorrect fashion covering topics such as stalking, love triangles, and a magician who accidentally makes his wife disappear. Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, this show promises to be entertaining and humorous.  Tickets $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door.  8 PM, JSO Weatherwax Hall, 215 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson.

Center Stage Jackson presents The Odd Couple – Female Version Dinner Theatre at Sandhill Crane Vineyards.  Friday and Saturday night at 7 PM, Sunday at 4 PM.  Tickets are $40 per person and include a three course dinner.  Reservations must be made in advance here

February 18

K105.3 Chili Cook-off, American 1 Events Center, Jackson County Fairgrounds.  Sponsored by Tripp’s Auto Shop and Collision Center.  Doors open at 12 PM, tasting begins at 1 PM.  Entertainment by Slim Nichols, YMCA Zumba.  Unlimited chili and salsa.  Budweiser and refreshments available for purchase, plus a variety of vendors to check out.  All chili is made from scratch before your eyes!  Cooks compete in amateur, professional, school, media and salsa.  $5 admission.  Stop by and taste the JTV Chili by Adrien Sharp and Jim Francis.

Kiwanis presents the 12th Annual Daytona 500 Racing for Dollars.  Doors open at 12:30 PM, Race starts at 2:30 PM.  Gene Davis Banquet Center.  Televised race, great food, raffles, two 50/50 drawings, auctions, exciting games.  Tickets:  $100 for two people.  Buy tickets at racingfordollars.com. 

Retro Adult Skate Night from 6:30-9:00 PM at Allskate Fun Center.  Admission is $8. rental skates are $4. 18 & older only – ID required. We’ll be playing all your favorites from the 80’s and 90’s and if you wear your Retro Gear you’ll save $2 off admission! There will be some Door Prizes like gift cards to The Outback Steakhouse and Texas Roadhouse! This is going to be lot’s of fun! Be sure to tell all your friends!

Center Stage Jackson presents The Odd Couple – Female Version Dinner Theatre at Sandhill Crane Vineyards.  Friday and Saturday night at 7 PM, Sunday at 4 PM.  Tickets are $40 per person and include a three course dinner.  Reservations must be made in advance here

The Michigan Theatre presents the debut screening of the independent film “Make Believe”.  A group of close friends who know they’re characters in a movie vie for control of their film.  Free Admission.  7 PM – 9 PM.

 WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 15 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Michigan.

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 9 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Extended exposure to the cold and wind could result in hypothermia or frostbite.

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