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Events Of November 9, 10, And 11, 2018

November 9

Winter Vehicle Sale.  9 AM to 5 PM.  Four local dealers with more than 300 winter-ready vehicles.  $100 gas card with purchase.  Jackson County Fairgrounds.  Presented by American 1 Credit Union.

Rick Straub in Concert.  The Jackson Coffee Company presents live entertainment.  7 PM to 10 PM.  Rick Straub in Concert.  The Jackson Coffee Company presents live entertainment.  7 PM to 10 PM.  Rick specializes in acoustic/vocal covers of singer-songwriters from the 1950s to present day. This includes solo and full band arrangements of material from John Mayer, the Beatles, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, and many others.  Jackson Coffee Company, corner of Mechanic and Cortland, Downtown Jackson.

November 10

Winter Vehicle Sale.  9 AM to 5 PM.  Four local dealers with more than 300 winter-ready vehicles.  $100 gas card with purchase.  Jackson County Fairgrounds.  Presented by American 1 Credit Union.

Western Athletic Boosters Craft Show.  Western High School.  10 AM to 4 PM.  Large variety of vendors.  Refreshments available.  For more information, click here.

6th Annual JaxNaz Women’s Expo and Craft Show.  10 AM to 4 PM.  First Church of the Nazarene, 3905 Clinton Road, Jackson.  All funds raised support women’s programs in the church and community.  Admission by donation.  Soups and refreshments.

Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents Celebrating the Future.  For the third year in a row, the JSO continues its popular celebration of our future stars and the arts. There’s something for everyone in this concert that features New York City-based violist Mitsuru Kubo premiering a newly commissioned work by the up-and-coming Michigan composer, Jeremy Crosmer. Additionally the concert will feature student artists from Jackson County and some surprise sounds from the orchestra.  Tickets start at $20.00. Students tickets are only $5.00.  7:30 PM, Potter Center Music Hall, Jackson College.

Center Stage Jackson presents The Music Man.  Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday Matinee at 3:00pm.  This weekend.  Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre.  Directed by Lisa Cryderman.  Starring Joshua Monsoon and Amanda Frerichs.  This classic musical includes tunes such as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Seventy Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” “Gary, Indiana,”  and “Til There Was You.”  This musical is family-friendly!  $12 Students (K-12 or with college ID) $18 Adults in advance, $20 Adults at the door. Tickets can be purchased Online, and at the Potter Center Box Office, Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm.  Potter Center Box Office at (517) 796-8600.

Personal Care Community Event.  Presented by Redeemer Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church.  Two area Lutheran churches are joining forces for a Personal Care Community Event. The goal is to serve its Jackson neighbors, specifically those residents of Jackson who may struggle with personal care items.  9 AM to 11 AM, 122 West Wesley Street, Jackson.

12th Annual Harvest Dinner.  For those who love Thanksgiving dinner, join the fun on November 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 4-7 pm, and eat your fill!  Tickets $8 at the door for adults, $5 for kids 5-12; and free to those under 5.  743 W. Michigan Street, Jackson, lower back door entrance.  Handicap accessible.  Call 517-784-9175 for more information.

Try Hockey for Free.  11 AM, Optimist Ice Arena.  Children 10 and under are invited to try hockey for FREE! This event is a great opportunity for kids between the ages of 4 and 9 to get a glimpse of youth hockey. Coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics and they’ll have fun doing it. Participants do not need to have skating or hockey experience. Helmets, skates and equipment available at no charge for this event. Each participant will receive a goodie bag and USA Hockey jersey.*  Register online: www.tryhockeyforfree.com or via email at jahahockey@gmail.com

Jackson YMCA Glow Run.  7 PM, Cascades Falls Park.  A family friendly 5K run/walk with plenty of glow in the dark fun!  Benefits the Girl Quest/Boy Quest after school programs.  Register at www.jacksonymca.org.

Jackson Psychic/Art Fair.  Come out for the 3rd annual Jackson Psychic/Art Fair. There will be readers, healers, art, gifts, and lots of fun. We’ll even be raffling off some great items and free readings. Fun for the whole family!  This event takes place at the Believe Center at 745 Lansing Ave., Jackson.  $5 entrance fee, Great conversations and fun are FREE.  11 AM to 6 PM.

A Toast to the Bohm.  7 PM.  The Friends of the Bohm Theater, a nonprofit established to lead and support efforts to preserve the historic Bohm Theater and revitalize downtown Albion, is excited to feature a one night only musical performance by The War and Treaty, Composed of Michael and Tanya Trotter, The War & Treaty hails from Albion and recently recorded their EP “Down in the River” in Albion. Their ability to connect with their audiences on a very personal level has made them an increasingly popular act across the country.  Tickets are $25 at the door.

November 11

Memories of Service:  A Veterans History Exhibit.  This new exhibit at the Conklin Museum in Hanover showcases artifacts, photographs, and stories from the Civil War through the current conflicts.  Stop in and see what’s new at the Conklin Museum!  Exhibit open Sunday’s  from October 7 through November 11, 2018, from 1 PM until 5 PM.  Group tours on other days are available, just call the museum at 517 563 8927 Tuesday – Friday, 8 AM until noon.

Veteran’s Day Celebration.  The Jackson Community honors our Veterans at 11 AM, Withington Park, Downtown Jackson.  The ceremony will begin with a bugler performing “Taps”, as it will also begin ceremonies across the country.  The Jackson County Veteran of the Year and Service Organization of the Year will  announced. Everyone is welcome.

Motivational Speaker.  The Jackson County Health Department’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Programming presents motivational speaker, Cole Williams, who will be focusing on the importance of fatherhood and familyhood in our community. This is a FREE event for the entire Jackson community on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Parkside Middle School Auditorium from 4:00-7:00pm. There will be free food, childcare and prize drawings. Everyone is welcome.  Cole Williams is the creator of Cole Speaks LLC. and the project Director of the Evolution of a Son to a Father; which is a workshop series facilitated by Cole and his young adult son Nate. He provides a moving and enlightening series of workshops and conversations that explores his journey from growing up fatherless, to becoming a single teenage father, to reuniting with his biological father, to fostering and adopting fatherless youth.  “The best gift a Father can give is his presence. A parent’s voice can leave a lasting impression in the spirit of a child. As your voice can echo in your children for a lifetime”- Cole Williams.  Please contact Kelsea Jabkiewicz at 517-768-2150 or kjabkiewicz@co.jackson.mi.us with any questions. Learn more on our Facebook page @JacksonTeenPregnancyPreventionInitiative

Knights of Columbus Breakfast.  9 AM to 11:30 AM, St. Mary Star of the Sea.  Join us in fellowship with your family.  120 E. Wesley, Jackson.  Menu: Eggs, Taters, Sausage,  English muffins, Fruit, Coffee, Juice.  Adults: $7.00. Children 6-13: $ 4.00. Children 5 and Under eat free.

Center Stage Jackson presents The Music Man.   Sunday Matinee at 3:00pm.  This weekend.  Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre.  Directed by Lisa Cryderman.  Starring Joshua Monsoon and Amanda Frerichs.  This classic musical includes tunes such as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Seventy Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” “Gary, Indiana,”  and “Til There Was You.”  This musical is family-friendly!  $12 Students (K-12 or with college ID) $18 Adults in advance, $20 Adults at the door. Tickets can be purchased Online, and at the Potter Center Box Office, Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm.  Potter Center Box Office at (517) 796-8600.

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