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Events Of July 31, August 1 And 2, 2020

Grand Rivers Farmers Market.  The Jackson Downtown Development Authority presents the Grand River Farmers Market.  Local produce, crafts, flowers, plants, baked goods and more.  9 AM to 2 PM Friday and Saturday.  Corner of Glick and Mechanic, along the Grand River.  Please practice social distancing and wear a mask.  Every Friday and Saturday through October.

Cascades Rotary Community Bandshell Concert.  Saturday, August 1.  7 PM.  White Lightning.  Enjoy the best southern, punk, outlaw bluegrass, country rock and roll soul band north of the Mason Dixon line!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  Free.

Jackson County Relay for Life “Light the Night” Drive-thru Luminaria Ceremony.  Friday, July 31.  9 PM to 10 PM.  Cascades Baptist Church, 1012 West High Street.  Presented by the Jackson County Relay for Life.

Kissed by the Sun Street Fair.  11 AM to 5 PM.  Elnora Moorman Park, High Street and Merriman, Jackson.  Showcasing Black-owned businesses in Jackson County.  Vendors, food, activities, music and more!  Free to attend.

Ella Sharp Museum Now Open.  New Exhibits, New Programming, & More Virtual Events to come!  Be the first to see Adapt Exhibit – Covid-19 experiences and the I Matter Photography Exhibit. Capacities are limited and “4 Steps to a Safe & Healthy Visit” has been implemented to prioritize the health and safety of our community.

Bright Walls “Calling all Artists”.  Calling artists young and old! Bright Walls is putting together a community mural with the Jackson District Library and we need your help!  Your local library branch will have wooden tiles for anyone interested to pick up. Take it home, decorate it however you want — GET CrEaTiVe!  Return tiles to any Jackson District Library branch before August 7. They’ll put the tiles together to make a mural and it’ll be on display later this summer! Let us know if you have questions. Contact info is at http://www.myJDL.com

Allskate Fun Center “Rent the Rink” Private Parties.  Allskate Fun Center is now booking private events for 10 – 25 people. 90 min. time slots are available. Please call 517-787-8716 to reserve your time today. Please click this link for times and prices.

Red Cross Blood Drives. The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test used by the Red Cross is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms.  At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations after hospital demand for blood products increased in recent weeks.

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives:

Wednesday, August 5

Free Methodist Church

120 E. Main Street

Spring Arbor, MI 49283

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Monday, August 10, 2020

St. Marys Church

301 South Mechanic

Jackson, MI 49201

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

First Presbyterian Church

743 West Michigan

Jackson, MI 49201

01:00 PM – 06:45 PM

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Jackson American Legion

3200 Lansing Avenue

Jackson, MI 49201

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Jackson YMCA Outdoor Exercise Classes.  Join the outdoor group exercise classes at the downtown Jackson YMCA.  Free for members, $5 for most classes for non-members.  Bring a mat, water bottle and towel.  Complete schedule at jacksonymca.org

Salvation Army Food Pantry.  The Salvation Army of Jackson County Food Pantry Hours:  Regular Pantry Hours are 10 am-noon and 1-2 pm Monday through Thursday.  Food Boxes are available every 30 days.*In an emergency food may be provided from 2-4:30 pm -please call ahead – 517-782-7185.  The Fresh Food Initiative (FFI) starts July 13 and is every Monday from 9-10:30 am -through September 28. FFI is closed on Labor Day.  FFI is available to any one in need – please bring ID.

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