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Events Of November 8, 9, And 10, 2019

November 8

Jackson College Garage Sale.  Find a deal for office or home when Jackson College hosts a garage sale on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day outside the Campus Services Building on the east side of Central Campus. Sale continues rain or shine; cash or check (with identification) required at time of purchase.   Sale Includes:  Miscellaneous office furniture (tables/file cabinets), Decomissioned CPUs and laptops,  IT accessories, Commercial kitchen equipment, cabinets, nonworking vehicles, and more!

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.  8 AM to 5 PM.  LifeWays is proud to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid for FREE!   This course is for adults 18+, parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens that work with or know youth (age 12-18) with mental health struggles.  Learn how to identify a possible mental health crisis and respond calmly and confidently by becoming certified in Mental Health First Aid.   Free to Attend.  Social Work or Nursing CEUs $25.  Teaching SCECHs Free  Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour, in-person training from the National Council for Behavioral Health that teaches the average community member how to help someone in a mental health crisis or experiencing symptoms of mental illness. During the training, you will learn how to identify the different signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and how to connect people to care.   For more information about the Mental Health First Aid program, call 517.780.3366.

Grand River Farmers Market.  Grand River Farmers Market featuring local farmers and vendors offering fresh and local products, candles and soaps, and much more!  Apples, pumpkins, and squash are among the fall produce offerings this weekend.  9 am – 2 pm.  We accept cash, credit, checks, double up food bucks, wic project fresh, senior project fresh, and bridge cards!  See you at the market!

Grass Lake High School presents The Miracle Worker.  Grass Lake High School Drama Society to present The Miracle Worker a drama in three acts by William Gibson. Set in the mid-1880s, The Miracle Worker recounts the story of Helen  Keller’s discovery of language through the teachings of Annie Sullivan.   The cast stars high school senior, Rebecca Rigg, as Annie Sullivan, the young teacher who for personal reasons cannot accept anything short of a miracle to reach the blind and deaf Helen Keller, played by high school sophomore, Ruby Bernhard.   The cast also showcases the acting talents of Eleanor Durkee, Chris Pongracz, Gabe Sweet, Elsa Miller, Annabelle Miller, Chloe Kyer,  Xander Reynolds, Layla Vermeylen, Christian Koncelik, Avery Beeman, Katelyn Boomer, Clair Foster, Josie Downs, Natalie Farmen, Jonathon Tompkins, Jaida Zegarlowicz.   The production will run Friday, November 8th, and Saturday, November 9th at 7pm and Sunday, November 10th at 3 pm at the Grass Lake High School auditorium.  For updates and sneak peaks of the rehearsal process, follow Grass Lake High School Theater on Facebook.   All tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at grasslake.ludus.com or at the door. 

Live Music at Jackson Coffee Company.  Popular local and regional acts take the 2nd floor stage every Friday evening.  7 PM to 10 PM.  Free.  Jackson Coffee Company, Mechanic and Cortland, Downtown Jackson.

Calling Marvin.  Calling Marvin, a “root-rock” ensemble with more than 20 years under its belt, combines Zeppelin-esque/Black Crowes-sounds with a jam-band mentality.  Tickets are only $9 in advance and include all processing fees.  Tickets are $13 day of the show.  Doors open at 7:00 P.M.  Show is at 8:00 PM.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.

Salvation Army Christmas 2019 Toys, Warm Clothes and Food Family Signup.  The Salvation Army of Jackson County (806 E. Pearl Street Jackson) is signing up families for its Christmas 2019 distribution of food, warm clothing & toys. This program offers families the extra support they need, providing warm clothing, toys for children age 0-14 years old and a plentiful Christmas food box with all the fixings for a special dinner.  The Christmas 2019 Food, Warm Clothing & Toy sign-up schedule today is 8:30 AM to 11 AM and 1 PM to 3 PM.

Santa Paws.  Santa Paws is a wonderful way to have your fur family’s photo taken with Santa while supporting Cascades Humane Society. For a $15 donation, you can bring in your pets, sit with Santa and receive one 5×7 print. Additional prints, ornaments, gifts, and holiday cards, professionally printed by Picture This…Jackson, are available to order as well.  The event is located at Pet Supplies Plus (1094 N. Wisner St. Jackson).  The dates and times are as follows:  Friday, November 8th from 5-9pm, Saturday, November 9th from 10am-4pm, Sunday, November 10th from 12-5pm.  Click here to make an appointment.

November 9

JaxNax Women’s Expo and Craft Show.  Vendors representing just about any kind of product or service you can imagine! Lunch and specialty coffee will be available. All proceeds go to JaxNaz Women’s Ministries.  10 AM to 3 PM.

Grass Lake High School presents The Miracle Worker.  Grass Lake High School Drama Society to present The Miracle Worker a drama in three acts by William Gibson. Set in the mid-1880s, The Miracle Worker recounts the story of Helen  Keller’s discovery of language through the teachings of Annie Sullivan.   The cast stars high school senior, Rebecca Rigg, as Annie Sullivan, the young teacher who for personal reasons cannot accept anything short of a miracle to reach the blind and deaf Helen Keller, played by high school sophomore, Ruby Bernhard.   The cast also showcases the acting talents of Eleanor Durkee, Chris Pongracz, Gabe Sweet, Elsa Miller, Annabelle Miller, Chloe Kyer,  Xander Reynolds, Layla Vermeylen, Christian Koncelik, Avery Beeman, Katelyn Boomer, Clair Foster, Josie Downs, Natalie Farmen, Jonathon Tompkins, Jaida Zegarlowicz.   The production will run today at 7pm and Sunday, November 10th at 3 pm at the Grass Lake High School auditorium.  For updates and sneak peaks of the rehearsal process, follow Grass Lake High School Theater on Facebook.   All tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at grasslake.ludus.com or at the door. 

Western Academic Boosters Craft Show.  Join us for this holiday tradition! More than 150 vendors, and over 2,000 attendees! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to pick up that perfect unique gift.  Western High School, S Dearing Ave, Parma.  10 AM to 4 PM.  For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Salvation Army “Stuff the Sleigh”.  8:30 AM to 6:30 PM.  Jackson Wal Mart.  Looking for donations of children’s toys and coats, ages 0 to 14.  Shop for Salvation Army and drop off your donations at the sleigh at the Wal Mart entrance.

Grand River Farmers Market.  Grand River Farmers Market featuring local farmers and vendors offering fresh and local products, candles and soaps, and much more!  Apples, pumpkins, and squash are among the fall produce offerings this weekend.  9 am – 2 pm.  We accept cash, credit, checks, double up food bucks, wic project fresh, senior project fresh, and bridge cards!  See you at the market!

Veterans Day Lunch and Discussion.  11 AM to 2 PM.  The Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting Stop 22: Veterans Day Lunch and Discussion Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Commonwealth Commerce Center, Room 299 (209 E Washington Ave, Jackson). This event is free to attend, and lunch is provided. After lunch, veterans will share their personal stories of support and triumph. Veteran peers and local resources will be on hand and every veteran attendee will receive a commemorative coin.  If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text Home to 741-741 or call the local 24-hour LifeWays Crisis Line at 1-800-284-8288.

Fifth Annual Glow Ride.  Deck out that bike with lights and join us for the 5th annual Glow Ride. Saturday, November 9th at 6:00pm at P&T Fitness (Downtown Jackson). This is a slow 12 mile ride followed up by tacos and other goodies. There will be an award for the best decorated bike. Helmets are required and kids must be accompanied by an adult. Make sure to dress for the weather. Please RSVP at (517) 789-6362 if you’re planning to join us.

Friends of the Hanover Branch Holiday Silent Auction.  Stop by the Hanover Branch for the Friends Holiday Silent Auction during open hours November 1-22.  Items include many wonderful and creative holiday gifts, so you can get some of your shopping done early!  For questions, call the Hanover Branch at 517-905-1399.  Hanover Branch,  Jackson District Library.

November 10

St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Breakfast.  9 AM to 12 Noon.  St. Mary’s Church, corner of Wesley and Mechanic Street, Downtown Jackson.

Mission of Hope 25th Anniversary Event.  Help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mission of Hope Cancer Fund.  Doors open at 1 PM, event begins at 1:30 PM.  Light refreshments, entertainment, speakers, community proclamation, ringing of bells and candle lighting ceremony.  745 Lansing Avenue, Jackson.

Jackson Community Concert Band.  Jackson Community Concert Band will present its fall concert, “Soundtracks Spotlight,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 in the Harold Sheffer Music Hall, Potter Center. The band will present a variety of music from soundtracks and more, including “Video Games Live,” and the “Star Wars” Mega Medley. These will feature the College’s new choral group, Vocal Point and, on the Star Wars medley, Cosplay/Comicon entertainers Wesley and the Crushers. The idea behind this concert and multimedia extravaganza is to put the spotlight on music often in the background. From top soundtracks that are as well-known as the blockbuster movies they came from to dance music that people have kicked up their heels to for decades, music from the background often comes to the forefront! Rounding out the program will be the “Festive Dance from Faust,” “A Toonful Tune,” “British Eighth March,” “American Dances: Rag, Square and Swing,” and “Hoagy Carmichael in Concert.” Ron Douglass, retired conductor of the Community Concert Band, will guest conduct the “British Eighth March” and “Hoagy Carmichael in Concert.”  The band is comprised of college students and community members, under the direction of Conductor Dan Bickel. The concert is free and all are welcome.

Grass Lake High School presents The Miracle Worker.  Grass Lake High School Drama Society to present The Miracle Worker a drama in three acts by William Gibson. Set in the mid-1880s, The Miracle Worker recounts the story of Helen  Keller’s discovery of language through the teachings of Annie Sullivan.   The cast stars high school senior, Rebecca Rigg, as Annie Sullivan, the young teacher who for personal reasons cannot accept anything short of a miracle to reach the blind and deaf Helen Keller, played by high school sophomore, Ruby Bernhard.   The cast also showcases the acting talents of Eleanor Durkee, Chris Pongracz, Gabe Sweet, Elsa Miller, Annabelle Miller, Chloe Kyer,  Xander Reynolds, Layla Vermeylen, Christian Koncelik, Avery Beeman, Katelyn Boomer, Clair Foster, Josie Downs, Natalie Farmen, Jonathon Tompkins, Jaida Zegarlowicz.   The production final performance is today at 3 pm at the Grass Lake High School auditorium.  For updates and sneak peaks of the rehearsal process, follow Grass Lake High School Theater on Facebook.   All tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at grasslake.ludus.com or at the door. 

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