Red Cross Blood Drive. 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 743 West Michigan, Jackson. Holiday travel and severe winter weather often lead to a decline in blood donations. However, a patient’s need for lifesaving treatment doesn’t take a vacation or stop for nasty weather. Blood and platelets are needed every day for those receiving treatment for cancer and leukemia, accident and burn victims and surgical patients, among others.
Jackson College Winter Film Series. Explore filmmaking and movies from classic to contemporary when Jackson College’s 44th Annual Winter Film Series kicks off Jan. 13. The Winter Film Series is held annually at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson as part of the College’s English 210 Introduction to Film class. Community members are welcome. Films begin at 7:15 p.m. on Mondays (doors open 6:30 p.m., auditorium opens at 7 p.m.). Admission is $5 per person for the public. Tonight’s movie: “The Kid,” 1921, Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length feature, the Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.
Livability at the Eastern Branch. The Eastern Branch will host programs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for all ages and abilities. The library will provide the supplies for crafts, activities and games. This program is intended for special needs adults and their caregivers, but all are welcome! To register, call 517-788-4074. 11 AM to 12 Noon. Eastern Branch, Jackson District Library.
Ukulele Jam Session. The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and are happy to have others jam with them! If you are a newbie, we will have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play are provided, however, we are not able to provide lessons. To learn more, call the Eastern Branch at 517-788-4074. 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM. Eastern Branch, Jackson District Library.
More than a Headwrap Exhibit. In celebration of African American History Month, join us at the Carnegie Library from now through February 1 to experience the history of headwrapping. This will include photos and banners that show the cultural history and importance of the headwrap. This exhibit is in conjunction with the More than a Headwrap program on February 1. To learn more about this program, visit http://myjdl.com/events/more-than-a-headwrap-the-anthropology-global-style-of-headwrapping/