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Jackson County Student Art Show.  The Jackson County Student Art Show is presented online. Jackson Art Teachers are excited to celebrate the amazing artwork from the talented students from the Jackson area. The judging is now complete. Congratulations to all of the award winners! Thank you to the judges who had to view over 2,850 pieces of work!  See the artwork from students from more than 30 area schools.  The show includes public and private schools in Jackson County. Middle and high school students receive ribbons from a panel of judges. It is sponsored by the #jxnartteachers  See the show here.  (Above:  First Place entry by Brady Sova, Michigan Center High School)

Red Cross Blood Drive.  This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine – can they donate?  As long as donors are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer’s name, there’s no waiting period required after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the U.S. Additional blood donation eligibility information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/Eligibility.

Jackson

5/3/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 743 West Michigan

5/5/2021: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Jackson American Legion, 3200 Lansing Avenue

5/6/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Grace Church, 2692 North Dettman

Brooklyn

5/10/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Heart O The Lakes Church, 7031 Jefferson Road

VITA Tax Preparation Assistance.   The deadline to file 2020 Tax Returns has been extended to May 17th  and residents of Jackson County with household income less than $57,000 can still schedule appointments for FREE tax return preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provided by Community Action Agency at the Martin Luther King Center.   To schedule an appointment call (517) 247-2099 or log on to: www.caajlh.itfrontdesk.com.  If appointment times are full, residents may call Laurie at Community Action Agency (CAA) and leave a message to be put on a waiting list: (517) 435-4372. 

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