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The Library is Among Us.  Jackson District Library.  6 PM to 7 PM.  Among Us is a massively popular online game. Players are Crewmates on a ship that must complete tasks to keep everything in order and stay alive. One or more of the Crewmates are not really Crewmates but evil Impostors. Impostors look just like the rest of the Crewmates but seek to prevent the Crewmates from completing tasks by eliminating them all using sabotage and deception.  This facilitated virtual event is for adults only and registration is required here.

The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  Jackson District Library.  Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite literary/book character! All ages are welcome to participate.  To submit, send a photo of your pumpkin to marketing@myjdl.com with your name and phone number any time from October 1-25.  All entries will be entered into a drawing for prizes including an Amazon gift card, movie tickets, and a Meijer gift card.  The winner will be announced on November 1 and entries will be displayed on JDL’s Facebook page.

Tinkergarten.  Tinkergarten is created by experts and loved by children and their families! It’s a weekly class that meets outdoors for an hour of nature-based play, insights to help you learn alongside your child, research-based benefits of nature, socialization, and learning that is child-led. Enroll today to be a part of this amazing community of parents and children! Our season will be emphasizing FOCUS to help children build executive functioning skills like self-regulation among other skills. We will meet at beautiful Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve!  Sign up at http://www.tinkergarten.com

Red Cross Blood Drive.  The Knights of Columbus Catholic Community American Red Cross Blood Drive will be on Monday, October 18th from 12 Noon to 5:45 pm at the St. Joseph Oratory Social Center, 717 Waterloo Street, Jackson. Those who come to give Oct. 11-31, 2021, will receive a $5 e-gift card by email to a merchant of their choice.

Fall Back to Fitness at Jackson YMCA.  $0 join fees all this month! Save up to $100 when you sign up for membership in person or online at www.jacksonymca.org New extended hours start this week at the Jackson YMCA.  The Downtown location is now open until 5 pm on Saturdays and open Sundays 11 am – 3 pm.


Tuesday, October 19

Halloweentown Trunk or Treat.  Join the Jackson County Parks for the 2nd Annual Halloweentown Trunk or Treat at Keeley Park on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6 pm to 9 pm.  In 2020, they had an overwhelming outcome with the drive-thru trunk or treat and are thrilled to be able to have this year as a walk-up trunk or treat – with a new layout!  This is a free event to attend.  If your business or organization is interested in hosting a trunk to make this a successful event for our community please call the Jackson County Parks office at 517-788-4320 or email scurtis@mijackson.org

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