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Our Town Meal Distribution Program.  4 PM to 6 PM.  Martin L. King, Jr. Center.  The Our Town Meal Distribution Program is ready to help anyone with a need.  Here are the key details community members need to know about receiving free meals:  Come to the MLK Center at 1107 Adrian St. in Jackson from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until April 9, 2021.

  • Please do not line up in your vehicle before 3:30 p.m. the day of distribution.
  • If you come in a vehicle, please stay in your vehicle and follow signs to the distribution area.
  • Walk-ups are welcome, but please be prepared to wait in line and social distance.
  • Healthy meals from local restaurants are given to anyone who needs a meal.
  • Meals are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Volunteers in the distribution area will assist you.
  • Meals are pre-packaged and can be reheated at home.
  • Vegetarian options are available.
  • Monetary donations are accepted but not required.

Find out more at http://www.cityofjackson.org/1005/Our-Town-Meal-Distribution

Jackson College Potter Center Virtual Shows.  With performing arts venues closed in the region, the Potter Center at Jackson College will offer a Virtual Series, free for the community. Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra.  This thrilling salsa group plays dynamic, dance-floor-filling arrangements of indie, alternative, and popular songs that we love from groups like The Black Keys, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, Spoon and more.   This is innovative, astonishing salsa with a fresh, entirely original sound for today’s modern audience.  Bandleader and Percussionist Gianni Mano has led the WSO through two hit albums and almost 10 years of arrangements and live performances throughout the United States – including a residency at Lincoln Center, establishing the WSO as a groundbreaking force in the worldwide salsa scene. This program was filmed when WSO performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and includes a bonus track of their music video “Love Song” by the Cure, which has attracted almost 4 million unique views!   View show here!


April 6

Red Cross Blood Drives.  The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply.  This spring, the Red Cross is teaming up with INDYCAR® to urge people to help keep the blood supply on track by donating blood or platelets. Schedule a donation appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.  As a special thank-you, those who come to give blood or platelets April 1-15 will automatically be entered to win a VIP trip for four to the 2022 Indianapolis 500®. The Red Cross will also automatically enter all who come to give in April for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice. Additional details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Indy500. 

Spring Arbor

4/6/2021: 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street


4/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 743 West Michigan

Michigan Center

4/12/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 4250 Page Avenue


4/13/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Jackson College, 2111 Emmons Rd

Michigan Center

4/14/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima, 913 Napoleon Center Rd.


4/15/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 2829 Park Drive

4/15/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Jackson American Legion, 3200 Lansing Avenue

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