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Events Of June 7, 8, And 9, 2019

June 7

The Cascades Splash Pad Beginning of Summer Celebration.  Come join us for the Beginning of Summer Celebration at 11am at the Splash Pad! FREE Admission brought to you by the Rotary Club of Jackson and FREE Pizza and Ice Cream while supplies last brought to you by the Kiwanis Club of Jackson.

First Friday Film Series.  Come downtown for a family-friends classic at CP Federal City Square, Horace Blackman Park.  Tonight:  Minions.  Free and open to the public.  9 PM to 11 PM.  Movies begin at dark (9:30/9:45PM).  Popcorn available for 50 cents per box.  A presentation of Downtown Jackson’s Endless Summer.

Late Night Friday Live Tunes at Sandhill Crane Vineyards.  Join us every Friday night May-October for late nights at Sandhill!  Our hours extend to 10pm with live music 6-9 every Friday night!  Friday June 7th: Lighting Matches.  Sandhill Crane VIneyards, 4724 Walz Rd, Jackson.

Live Music at Jackson Coffee Company.  Join us every Friday night for live music, free!  A great local or regional act entertains from 7 PM to 10 PM.  Jackson Coffee Company, 201 S. Mechanic Street, Jackson.

Center Stage Jackson presents “Peter Pan”.   Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday Matinees at 3:00pm.  This weekend and next.  Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre, 2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson.  Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.  Purchase tickets here.

First Fridays:  Michigan’s Most Dangerous Inmate.  Author Tobin T. Buhk joins us at Cell Block 7 to talk about his newest book ‘Pardonable Matricide.’ The author will detail the story of Robert Irving Latimer, an inmate in Michigan’s prison system from ca 1893. Latimer ended up in prison for killing his mother, and ended up murdering a guard while incarcerated, only to be later pardoned by the governor of Michigan.  This event is part of our ‘First Fridays’ series. In 2019 experience the Ella Sharp Museum, Cell Block 7, and Peter F. Hurst Planetarium in new and exciting ways.    Every First Friday is $10, or $15 for two. Admission is free for members of the Ella Sharp Museum.  Cell Block 7, 3455 Cooper Street, Jackson.

Firekeepers Casino Race Weekend.  FRIDAY, JUNE 7: Fridays kick off race weekend! See your favorite NASCAR stars test their cars during practice laps, prepping for the big race. Take in this full day of practice, qualifying and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race. This is a great day to try out the speedway with kids, as guests 12 and under are free!

Waterloo Farm Museum Tours.  1 PM to 5 PM.  The Waterloo Farm Museum is a complex of several buildings supporting an 1880s farm life.  On the grounds is an 1850 farm house, ice house, log house, windmill, woodworking and blacksmith workshop and others. A docent leads the tour eager to share and answer your questions.  13493 Waterloo-Munith Road, Grass Lake.

June 8

Orthopedic Rehab Specialists Rose Run.  Step up for the 49th Annual Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Rose Run on June 8 at Jackson College’s Central Campus!  The Rose Run features a new 10-mile run, along with the 10K and 5K runs and a 5K walk around the Jackson College Central Campus.  The 10-mile run will start at 7:30 a.m., while the 10K & 5K runs will start at 8 a.m. Kids can have fun and get involved with a half-mile Kids Run. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. All participants receive a T-shirt.  Register online at www.jacksonroserun.com. The cost for events $30 on race day. Kids Fun Run is free, or $5 with T-shirt. Registration and packet pick-up will be available Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday morning before 7:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Victor Cuiss Fieldhouse. Proceeds from the Rose Run will benefit the Jackson College cross country program.

2nd Annual Al Glick Youth Football Camp and Jackson County Celebration of Football.   Jack and Jackie Harbaugh host the  Jackson County Celebration of Football, a free event for anyone interested in football. 11:30 AM, Jackson High School Auditorium.  The camp is for youth entering grades 4 -9 this fall.  Register your child for camp at https://www.legacyfootballorg.com/alglickyouthcamp.  Registration begins at 10:30 AM, Camp runs from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Camp is $15 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, drawstring bag and instruction from high school and college coaches, present and former college and pro athletes and more.

Ella Sharp Museum’s 15th Annual Art, Beer & Wine Festivalpresented by County National Bank from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  The museum hosts over 40 local wineries / breweries / cider mills / distilleries, 50+ artists, 15 food vendors, and nearly 4,000 guests! Festival goers will enjoy live music and artist booths nestled on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum and within the courtyard of the museum’s historic Hillside Farm Lane.  The goal of the Art, Beer & Wine Festival, the museum’s signature event, is to showcase the many talented artists, musicians, wineries, breweries and local businesses available here in Michigan and to connect them with an appreciative audience. All proceeds from the festival (including bottle wine and beer sales) will benefit Museum programming.  Tickets available here.

Firekeepers Casino Race Weekend.  SATURDAY, JUNE 8: The LTi Printing 250 race is 250 miles of pure action. See the future stars of NASCAR compete against Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veterans in the race. Guests 12 and under are free!

First Annual Christopher Risner Golf Outing.  In Honor of Christopher Risner, Airmaster Fan will be hosting a golf outing to support Andy’s Angels and their fight against an epidemic that has caused so much distress in all of our communities. We must stand TOGETHER and create authentic bonds with one another, establishing open lines of communication that will generate new and innovative ways to achieve a common goal.  Hankers Hills Golf Course.  8 AM.  Information and registration here.

Rise Above Golf Outing. Cascades Golf Course.   Join Rise Above for a fun-filled day starting with a continental breakfast, lots of golf, and an amazing lunch catered by West Texas Barbecue! Help them kick off the 2nd Annual Rise Above Golf Outing, which promotes program awareness and fundraising for the expansion of our facility and programs in Jackson County.  For more information, visit the website.

Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party.  Jackson District Library’s annual summer reading program, themed “A Universe of Stories” this season, is sure to entertain, but it also serves as a valuable tool in preventing the summer slide.  Participants who complete the program by reading a total of 4 hours can enter into a grand prize drawing. For children, they can enter to win one of 13 Nintendo Switches. Adults can enter to win one of 13 tablet computers. The more hours read earns users more entries into the drawing.  The program includes a kickoff party beginning at noon Saturday, June 8, at the Meijer Branch of the Jackson District Library, at 2699 Airport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202. HOME.fm will be there will a live broadcast through the event!  The kickoff party includes space-themed games and crafts aimed at encouraging family participation. The finale party will include music, outdoor activities, and an outdoor movie scheduled to begin at dusk. Refreshments will be provided, along with outdoor food carts and options.  Check out a list of programs and activities this summer on the district’s website, www.myjdl.com, or by visiting JDL’s social media sites.

20th Annual Take A Kid Fishing Day.  Sign in starts at 8:45am at Grass Lake County Park.  Fishing event is from 9am to 12pm.  No license needed for parents or children.  A free rod, reel and bait are supplied to children through donations provided by local businesses and club members to take home. (previous participants are encouraged to bring their own poles).  This event is open to all children ages 6 to 16.  Children also receive a lunch of hotdogs, chips, and soda/water. Coffee and doughnuts will be available for everyone while they last.  Please register in advance by contacting glsc.takf@gmail.com as we only have a limited number of free rods and reels.  For questions contact: Dave Harrison @ 734-260-9184 Kevin Kern @ 734-395-7381
Grass Lake Sportsmans Club at www.grasslakesportsmansclub.org.

Save Our Youth presents a magic show featuring “Boyer the Magician “ at Carnegie Branch library starting at 2:00 PM.  Get ready for “The Greatest Magic Show ” in Jackson. Some youth will be able to interact with the magician. Ballon animals will be made on the spot for all of the youth after the show. All youth are welcomed.  Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library.

Center Stage Jackson presents “Peter Pan”.   Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday Matinees at 3:00pm.  This weekend and next.  Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre, 2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson.  Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.  Purchase tickets here.

June 9

South Jackson Community Church Annual Strawberry Festival from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Tickets:  Adults – $6.00 per person, Children 12 and under – $4.00 per person, Take-Out – $6.00 per person  Come join us for the biggest helping of strawberry shortcake you have ever had.  Large, warm, freshly made cake, smothered in a heap of strawberries and 2 scoops of ice cream!  You don’t want to miss out so….Come and Get It !!!  Take out is available.  South Jackson Community Church, 1024 W. Kimmel Rd. Jackson.

Center Stage Jackson presents “Peter Pan”.   Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday Matinees at 3:00pm.  This weekend and next.  Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre, 2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson.  Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.  Purchase tickets here.

Firekeepers Casino Race Weekend.     SUNDAY, JUNE 9:  Watch your favorite NASCAR drivers battle it out for a trip to victory lane in the FireKeepers Casino 400. With great camping, affordable adult prices, special kids pricing, free parking and the ability to bring a cooler with your favorite food and beverages, MIS is the perfect way to start your summer race season.

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