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Events Of  May 22 – May 25, 2020

Concretes for a Cause.  Culver’s invites you to Help Support Agriculture.  Now through May 24, Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project is supporting local food banks.  $1 from every Concrete Mixer sold is being donated to Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County.  Culver’s, O’Neill Drive at Airport Road.  10:30 AM to 10 PM.

Knight’s Steakhouse Memorial BBQ Dinner to Go.  Order today by 5 PM.  Pick up Saturday between 11 AM and 5 PM.  Menu includes BBQ Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Pulled Pork, House Made Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw and Rolls.  Call 517-783-2777.

Veritas Steaks for the BBQ.Are you ready to fire up the grill this weekend?  We have our 24 oz. porterhouse steaks available for a limited time. Make all your neighbors jealous by having the biggest baddest steak  on the block!  We dry-age our beef in-house for 28 days to concentrate the flavor and tenderize the meat. You’ve never had a steak like this before. Comes with two sides of our luscious truffle mashed potatoes and roasted veggies.  Take your Memorial Day BBQ to the next level with #truefood Order online at www.VeritasJackson.com or call 517-888-9001

The Ballooney Bin Congratulates the Class of 2020.  Balloon yard art is the perfect solution for social distancing.  Brag about your grad.  Celebrate a birthday or cheer up a friend.  Call The Ballooney Bin to order yours.  We are open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm.  517-962-5939.

Explore The Trail System in Jackson.  Trails walking, hiking and biking are only a few of the ways you can make use of Jackson’s abundance of trails. Jackson’s trails give you a hundred great excuses to get out and experience nature in its purest form.

 Falling Waters Trail, an integral part of the statewide proposed Iron-Belle and Great Lake to Lake Trails. Placed where Michigan Central Railroad once stood, the Falling Waters Trail is a 10.6-mile linear park connecting the Village of Concord to the City of Jackson.  Next, the Falling Waters Trail continues for 3.4 miles as the Martin Luther King Equality Trail, formerly the Inter-City Trail, from Jackson’s Weatherwax Drive to Morrell Street. And finally, the Grand River Arts Walk leads walkers, joggers and cyclists from Downtown Jackson through the Arts District and onto Monroe Street.

Waterloo Recreation Area, the largest state park in the lower peninsula, contains enough trails to last a lifetime. 47 miles of hiking trails,12 miles of interpretive nature trails, and another 12 miles of equestrian trails are all nestled within 20,000 acres of protected forest.

The MacCready Reserve, south of town, includes 6.5 miles of dog-friendly trails among 400 acres of lush forest environment.

The Dahlem provides five miles of diverse trails. Walk among forests, fields, marshes and ponds, including a ⅜-mile trail for those with limited mobility, called the “The Nature For All Trail”. Trails are open year-round

Red Cross Blood Drives. The American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood and platelet donations amidst coronavirus uncertainties.  You can make an appointment to give blood or platelets at redcrossblood.org

May 22:  Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road, Jackson. 

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

May 26:  LifeWays, 1200 N. West Avenue, Jackson.,

9 AM to 2:45 PM

May 27:  Jackson College, 2111 Emmons Road, Jackson.  10 AM to 3:45 PM

May 28:  St Rita Parish, 10516 Hayes Road, Clarklake, 12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

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