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Events Of March 15, 16, And 17, 2019

March 15

The Verve Pipe in Concert at the Michigan Theatre.  8 PM.  We are the band behind the hits The Freshmen, Photograph and Colorful. Still making music after twenty-four years. Live show loving and fan friendly. Join us With Special guests Joshua Powell.  TICKETS ARE $13 BEFORE PROCESSING CHARGES.  Get tickets now!   https://www.michigantheatre.org/event-tickets/

Rockin’ Robin Hood.  Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm.  The Middle School at Parkside.  Presented by Center Stage Jackson Youth Theatre.  Nottingham rocks in this exciting take on the legend of Robin Hood — fresh yet traditional and loaded with female roles! Told as an origin story, we begin in a happier time when Nottingham is wealthy and prosperous. A young orphan Robin and his twin sister Hazel arrive with big hopes to open an archery shop, but immediately run into trouble. Loaded with action, chase scenes, prison breaks, and an archery tournament, you’ll love the timeless spirit of our outlaw hero!  This is a family-friendly youth musical composed of over forty 3rd through 9th graders from all over Jackson County.  Full Cast info can be found at CenterStageJackson.org/RockinRobinHood.  Directed by Melissa McElhone.  The running time for this show is approximately one hour.Tickets: Purchased at the door only cash only (no credit/debit cards).  $7 Adults, seniors and students.  $4 Children age 12 & under.

The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, presents, “It’s All About the Geodes” on March 15th, 16th, & 17th 2019.  Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 11am-5pm.  Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, Kids 5 & Under free.  Many activities for kids, over 20 dealers and demonstrators. Gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and 3 days of silent auctions.

United Way Diaper Drive.  United Way of Jackson County (UWJC) is spearheading the United Way Diaper Drive Presented By Henry Ford Allegiance Health to gather and deliver diapers to five local nonprofit partners. Those agencies will then distribute the diapers to families in need. The partners are Catholic Charities, Child Care Network, Family Service & Children’s Aid, Jackson Housing Commission, and the Salvation Army of Jackson County.  Community members can donate infant and toddler diapers during the Diaper Drive, which happens March 11-22.  Diaper donations can be dropped off during normal business hours at the following locations:  United Way of Jackson County, 536 N. Jackson St.;  Henry Ford Allegiance Health Cafeteria, 205 N. East Ave.; One Jackson Square Lobby, 100 E. Michigan Ave.; and the Orthopedic/Neuroscience Center Lobby, 1201 E. Michigan Ave.  Other locations are all branches of County National Bank and CP Federal Credit Union, Western High School, 1400 S. Dearing Road, Parma and HOME.fm studios, 106 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor.  If you don’t have time to buy and drop off diapers, you can support the Diaper Drive financially. Text DIAPER to 91999. Every dollar donated will go to purchasing diapers.

March 16

Rockin’ Robin Hood.   Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm.  The Middle School at Parkside.  Presented by Center Stage Jackson Youth Theatre.  Nottingham rocks in this exciting take on the legend of Robin Hood — fresh yet traditional and loaded with female roles! Told as an origin story, we begin in a happier time when Nottingham is wealthy and prosperous. A young orphan Robin and his twin sister Hazel arrive with big hopes to open an archery shop, but immediately run into trouble. Loaded with action, chase scenes, prison breaks, and an archery tournament, you’ll love the timeless spirit of our outlaw hero!  This is a family-friendly youth musical composed of over forty 3rd through 9th graders from all over Jackson County.  Full Cast info can be found at CenterStageJackson.org/RockinRobinHood.  Directed by Melissa McElhone.  The running time for this show is approximately one hour.Tickets: Purchased at the door only cash only (no credit/debit cards).  $7 Adults, seniors and students.  $4 Children age 12 & under.

Maple Syrup Festival presented by Hanover-Horton Historical Society.  Experience maple sugar production throughout the years in Michigan!  Sap will be cooking in the Sugar Shack. There will be demonstrations of colonial American sugaring practices, and a display of Native American sugar making. Gather sap from the hanging buckets.  Dress for the weather! Bring your boots!   Inside the community building will be a pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 2:00.  Activities start at 9:00: Children’s crafts with maple themes, displays, hands-on activities for all ages, and maple making video. There will be baked goods, maple syrup, maple popcorn , maple cotton candy and other maple products available for purchase!  Heritage Park, 105 Fairview, Hanover.

Teen Young Adult Book Swap at the Meijer Branch, Jackson District Library.  10 AM to 4 PM.  It’s time to refresh your bookshelf!  The Meijer Branch will be hosting a Teen and Young Adult book swap. Please bring your gently used books to the Meijer branch any time this March. In return, you will get one coupon to be used in the book swap for each book you donate. Come back on March 16th to find some great new reads!  Intended for Teens/Young Adults. Call the Meijer Branch at 517.788.4480 for more info.

Maple Madness at Dahlem. Maple Madness Interpretive Tours  (for families and adults) — Dahlem’s maple sugaring operation is small but an ideal site to demonstrate the science of collecting maple tree sap and making our favorite tasty maple syrup topping.  Sign up for an interpretive guided 1 1/2 hour tour at 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm to learn about the history of sugaring, and learn through hands-on STEM activities; how to identify the right trees to tap, how tapping is done, how trees ‘work’, and finally, see the sap being boiled down at the sugar shack, and where everyone gets to taste the sweet golden nectar of the sugar maple. Ella Sharp Museum will be offering a make ‘n take craft for children.  Please dress for the weather for this fun outdoor program.  Fee: $6/ Dahlem member; $8/nonmember.  Advanced registration required;  website https://www.dahlemcenter.org/event/maple-sugaring-interpretive-tours/ or call the office at 517-782-3453 to reserve your spot.  Office Hours; Tuesday to Friday, 9 am – 3 pm.

Music on Tap Irish Festival. 8 PM.  Weatherwax Hall, Jackson Symphony Orchestra.  Irish Festival with Heron Valley. Heron Valley are an energetic, young folk band from Scotland. Thier roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, County and Bluegrass styles. Heron Valley have always ensured that they are conveying the highest amount of energy, ensuring that people who come to see them live have a fantastic experience.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.  Cash bar available. Call 517-782-3221 to assure your seat!!!  Close to a sellout!

March 17

Rockin’ Robin Hood.   Sunday at 2:00pm.  The Middle School at Parkside.  Presented by Center Stage Jackson Youth Theatre.  Nottingham rocks in this exciting take on the legend of Robin Hood — fresh yet traditional and loaded with female roles! Told as an origin story, we begin in a happier time when Nottingham is wealthy and prosperous. A young orphan Robin and his twin sister Hazel arrive with big hopes to open an archery shop, but immediately run into trouble. Loaded with action, chase scenes, prison breaks, and an archery tournament, you’ll love the timeless spirit of our outlaw hero!  This is a family-friendly youth musical composed of over forty 3rd through 9th graders from all over Jackson County.  Full Cast info can be found at CenterStageJackson.org/RockinRobinHood.  Directed by Melissa McElhone.  The running time for this show is approximately one hour.Tickets: Purchased at the door only cash only (no credit/debit cards).  $7 Adults, seniors and students.  $4 Children age 12 & under.

Kegs & Eggs at Grand River Brewery.  Get a jump on our favorite day of the year with Kegs & Eggs starting @ 7:00AM, and a St. Paddy’s Day celebration lasting all day!  Join us for traditional Irish fare all day, as well as new Irish beer releases to be announced. There will be live music and various other performances throughout the day.  Irish Soda Bread, Traditional Corned Beef and cabbage , Shepard’s Pie, Blarney Stoned Stout Pudding, Lake Superior Whitefish Dublin Lawyer, Irish Style Pizza.  Drink specials and more.  Grand River Brewery, Downtown Jackson.

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