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May 13

Cascades Humane Society Community Yard Sale.  Join us at Cascades Humane Society for our third annual community yard sale, on May 13th, 14th, and 15th! We will have tons of items, generously donated by our great community of supporters! Expect toys, clothing, shoes, sports equipment, books, decorations, kitchen items, and more! All revenue generated from the sale directly benefits cascades Humane Society and the animals in our care!  All proceeds directly benefit the animals in our care!  Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.  1515 Carmen Drive, Jackson.

Button Harvest.  Michigan Button Society presents the Spring Button Show, May 13-14 at the Chelsea Comfort Inn and Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea.  Showroom open Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.  This year’s theme is “A Button Harvest”.  Details here.

Mercury Salad Live at Ironbark.  7 PM to 10 PM.  We’re delighted to welcome back the awesome alternative folk stylings of Mercury Salad! An original evening with a groovy vibe, see you Friday night! www.mercurysalad.com  Ironbark Brewing Company, 2610 Kibby Road, Jackson.

Live Music with Mike Slim Crupi.  6:30 PM to 9 PM.  Come grab a drink and enjoy some live music from Mike ‘Slim’ Crupi in our upstairs section. Pet friendly!  Jackson Coffee Company, 201 S. Mechanic Street, Jackson.

Late Night Friday with Music by Brian and Steven Tucker.  Join us for our second Late Night Friday of Michigan Wine Month with tunes by one of our local favorites, Steve & Brian Tucker! Everyone’s been lovin’ the slushies! Come try one with music from 6-9 pm and food ’til 9:30 pm.  Sandhill Crane Vineyard, 4724 Walz Road, Jackson.  

May 14

Around the Park for Autism 5K.  Come to beautiful Cascades Falls Park and run or walk a fast accurate race and support Jackson Autism Support Network!  The start and finish of the race are at Cascades Falls Park.  Start Time: 10:00 AM Entry fee is $30 through May 13th (Limited shirts) and $40 race day (no shirt).  Autism affects over 1600 families in the Jackson area, be a part of this event, have fun, and help them at the same time! Proceeds from the race go to support Jackson Autism Support Network.  PACKET PICK-UP is at Lean Rocket Lab, 133 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson on Friday, May 13th from 1 pm to 6 pm..  Race day packet pickup will begin at 7:30 am at Cascade Park.  The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be live during the race and available on this website.  This race is part of the 2022 ORS Race Series.  ORS is proud to be the title sponsor of the ORS Race Series with races of all distances and challenging levels throughout the year.  Sponsored by ORS, Experience Jackson, and JTV.  Details and Registration here.

14th Annual Plant Sale.  8 AM to 12 PM.  The Agriscience/FFA Plant Sale at Jackson Area Career Center.  A great selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and even more hanging baskets for sale.  Proceeds go toward student scholarships, FFA membership costs, class t-shirts, National Convention trip, and much more.  We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards.  6800 Browns Lake Road.

Letter Carrier’s Food Drive.  The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14. NALC’s food drive, which was first held in 1983, helps feed millions of Americans.  The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need.  Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and distribute them to local food banks, pantries, shelters and churches.  The need is as great as ever, given the pandemic-caused economic dislocations of the past two years. The traditional food drive is returning this year after a two-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jackson Catholic Schools’ 1st Annual Spring Celebration and Raffle.  Open to the public!   4 PM to 9 PM at Lumen Christi Catholic School  Tickets for raffle can be purchased at LC’s Advancement Office:  $5/ticket or a book for $25, sponsored by Jim Winter Auto Group.  1st place winner receives $10,000 cash or $15,000 toward the lease or purchase of a car.  Activities include Cornhole tournament, 7-9 pm, $25/team (contact Kristin Hammet at khammett@myjacs.org to sign up).  Money Machine – grab to win tuition vouchers, athletic passes, homework passes, and more!  Rock Hunt – turn them in for free activity tickets.  Dunk tank – with special guests you won’t want to miss!  Food trucks, entertainment, and fun for all!

Yellow Jacket Food Truck Rally.  3 PM to 7 PM.  The Concord Sophomore class presents the 2nd of 4 food truck rally fundraisers! Join us for a fun afternoon/ evening of great food and fellowship. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family OR $3 per person $7 per family if purchased on the FoodEaze app! This is a fundraiser for the Sophomore class as we look to raise money for future school-related events. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite truck! as another trophy will be presented to the fan-favorite truck! Please note the location change due to a scheduling conflict with the Invitational track meet being held on the school grounds. This event is being held at the Cascades Event Center near Cascades Park.

Kit Young Bulldogs vs Napoleon Pirates Basketball Game.  1 PM.  Come join the fun!  50/50 drawing, concessions, raffle prizes.  Money raised benefits Kit Young and Special Olympics.  Adults $5, school-age students $3.  Napoleon High School Gym.

Jackson YMCA Job Fair.  10 AM to 12 PM.   Looking for a great summer job? Join our team!  We still have a few openings for summer staff:   Day camp counselors, Lifeguards, and Bus drivers.  Not only is working at the Jackson YMCA fun, but it also gives you a chance to be a role model for youth and make a positive difference in someone’s life. Applicants must be at least 16.  Bring copies of your resume and references to our job fair and be ready for on-the-spot interviews.  Questions? Email Sam Hunt at sam@jacksonymca.org, call 517-782-0537, or visit www.JacksonYMCA.org.

Jackson County Poor Farm and Cemetery Historical Marker Dedication.  12 PM.  Join us as we will unveil our latest county historical marker at a 0.4-acre site west of Airport Road on County Farm Road. The noon ceremony will take place on grounds of the 19th century Jackson County Poor Farm Cemetery, where many indigent county residents were interred with neither ceremony nor marker.  Dating back to decisions made by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors in 1839, provisions were made for the purchase of the land for the care of people without means. That was the primitive “social safety net” of the early days – a century before Social Security and other more modern programs.   The site is resonant with events tragic and memorable.  Speakers for the event include, Maurice Imhoff, President of the Jackson County Michigan Historical Society; Leo Cumings, retired pastor, Bethel Church; David Elwell, Jackson County Michigan Historical Society Trustee; Jim Shotwell, County Board Chairman; State Representative Sarah Lightner, 65th District; State Representative Julie Alexander, 64th District; Pete Jancek, Blackman Township Supervisor; Earl Poleski, Jackson County Commissioner. Northwest High School Band will also be performing The Star-Spangled Banner and Taps.

POSTPONED Le Grande Square Clean-Up.  3:30 PM.  Join us as we clean up this historic park! Le Grande Square is a small triangular-shaped park on East Michigan Avenue in front of the Jackson Amtrak Station. It is the northeast corner of an earlier public square, which existed prior to the arrival of the railroad in 1841. Volunteers should expect to clean the area, spread mulch, cut brush, plant flowers, and assemble benches.  You will need to bring work/gardening gloves, small gardening equipment, and hydration if needed. Please note this is the same day as our Jackson Poor Farm & Cemetery Dedication event, which will be taking place prior to the clean-up.

Estate Marquette Wine Release Event. 1 PM to 7 PM.  Our second wine release in honor of Michigan Wine Month is our beloved Estate Marquette. Music by Vic, Jaime & Zoe from 1-4 pm.  Estate Marquette: Herbaceous thyme, black cherry, and cocoa nib. Elegant dark berries and chocolate. This wine has a delicate tannin structure, with a smooth long finish. One of our most exceptional estate wines.  Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, Jackson.

Button Harvest.  Michigan Button Society presents the Spring Button Show, May 13-14 at the Chelsea Comfort Inn and Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea.  Showroom open Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.  This year’s theme is “A Button Harvest”.  Details here.

Mish Mash Art Show.  7 PM.  Columbia Central Junior and Senior High School students are showcasing their talents for one final production this school year. Art students in all grades will have projects and artwork on display for an art gallery walk-through, during which time, the theater program will be putting on two short One Act productions. Both productions are family-friendly comedies, “The Actor Games” and “The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time”  The cost for the theater shows is $5 general admission and the funds go back into the program.  Columbia Central Jr. and Sr. High School, 11775 Hewitt Rd, Brooklyn.

Get Your Groove On Party.  6 PM.  Michigan Center Eagles will host the GET YOUR GROOVE ON PARTY.  302 5th St, Michigan Center.  Get Your Groove on Party, Music by: Trailer Park Peep Show, Chillbillies, Still Runnin, and Mike Crupi. We will have 50/50 raffles and Beer Buckets 6 for $15.00 and light snacks. Please join us for a great night of fun. Far Out!

May 15

Piano Mike at Sandhill Crane VIneyards.  12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  Afternoon music with the monthly artist meet n greet.  Celebrate Michigan Wine Month!  Also, artist reception featuring abstract artist Dione Tripp from 1 to 3 PM.   Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, Jackson.

TCA Big Band and Vocalaires Spring Concert:  Cole Porter and Friends.  4 PM.  The TCA Big Band & VocalAires present their 2022 Spring Concert, Cole Porter & Friends, on Sunday, May 15 at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts. The annual performance begins at 4 p.m. with doors opening one hour prior for day-of-concert ticket purchases.   Come join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of great music, featuring songs such as I Get a Kick Out of You, It’s DeLovely, Anything Goes, Night and Day, and I’ve Got You Under My Skin.  Listen as the Lady VocalAires are highlighted with their three-part harmonies on The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, and The Lullaby of Broadway.  Band Leader Mark Felder joins the fun, as he is featured on clarinet with favorite, Begin the Beguine. These and many more Porter tunes await you and your friends! Tickets for the 4 p.m. concert are available in advance at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts’ Box Office, 400 N Maumee, or by calling 517-423-6617, Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m.  Tickets are also available online 24/7 at www.TheTCA.org . Tickets can be purchased on the day of the show beginning at 3 p.m.  Price is only $10 per person.   Come enjoy some of Cole Porter’s most memorable tunes with the TCA Big Band & VocalAires, Sunday, May 15 at 4 pm.  Hope to see you there! 

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