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Events Of Monday, December 3, 2018

Economic Luncheon.  The Economic Luncheons put on by the Chamber’s Economic Event Committee, gives busy professionals the chance to keep up to speed with important issues facing Jackson businesses. The Election is over…..now what? Was the election cycle won by Republicans or by the Democrats? What happens now as we move forward into 2019? What will the political landscape mean in regards to the Michigan business climate? Join us to find out on December 3rd, as we welcome Tim Skubick for his commentary on the political happenings in Lansing and around Michigan.  Tim Skubick will speak on the election results and what it means for Michigan moving forward. Tim Skubick has been covering Michigan government and politics longer than anyone in state history with 48 years on that beat. He anchors the Public TV series Off the Record and covers the capitol for WJBK-TV and WWJ NewsRadio 950 in Detroit and WLNS-TV-6 in Lansing.  11:30 AM,  Vista Grande Villa, 2251 Springport Road.  To Register:  Call 782-8221 or email kelly@jacksonchamber.org

Holiday Drop In Crafts:  Suncatcher Christmas Trees.  Take time out of your busy holiday schedule to stop by the Napoleon Branch to make a suncatcher Christmas tree!  All materials are provided. No registration required. Just Drop In!  Intended for ages 5 & up. During Branch Open Hours:  Monday 1 pm – 6 pm.  Napoleon Branch, Jackson District Library.

Nite Lites Drive Thru Christmas Show and Winter Wonderland.   Today through through Dec. 31.  Michigan International Speedway, US-12 Entrance only, 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, Michigan.  Time: 5:30 pm – 9 pm Sunday thru Thursday, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday.  Pricing: $25 per car / vehicle, $40 per mini-bus, Limo / motor home, $70 per tour bus. All major credit cards accepted.  Fun for the whole family!

Adopt A Family Opportunity.  Families struggling to make ends meet can find that the holidays can be an added source of stress and anxiety. Often there are no presents or tree with lights. Food and clothes are often the only items found under the tree if anything at all. Community Action Agency’s staff working on the front lines in the War on Poverty see this daily.  CAA’s Adopt-a-Family program tries to ensure that the holiday season is just a bit brighter. Staff select individual families that they know personally and we match them with partners in the community. The partners adopt those families for the holidays. Partners typically provide at least one new toy and one new outfit for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal. Often partners select to provide more.  This year the need for partners to adopt families has been great. We are reaching out to the community to help make a difference in a neighbor’s life by directly adopting a family who you will have the opportunity to meet personally. Over the past few years, families, friends and office teams sign up to and make their holiday parties a way to come together to help others in their community together. Partners can also remain anonymous.  If you are interested in adopting a family this year, contact Kate Lambert Lee at (517)539-8310 or by email at klee@caajlh.org

Holiday Gifts:  Chocolate Mug Cake Mix.   Looking for that special gift? Look no further! Make this snow globe topper and fill the jar with chocolate mug cake mix. It’s a great gift for a friend or a child’s teacher.  Registration is required, so please call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to save your spot.  Intended for ages 14 & up.  6 PM.  Hanover Branch, Jackson District Library.

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