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Events Of Saturday, May 30 – Sunday, May 31, 2020

Grand River Farmers Market.  The Jackson Downtown Development Authority announces the reopening of the Grand River Farmers Market this week.  New this year, the Market will be open on Fridays and Saturdays through October.  Hours are 9 AM to 2 PM.  Shop from a variety of farms and vendors featuring local farm, baked, craft goods.  Grand River Farmers Market, along the Grand River at the corner of Mechanic and Glick in Downtown Jackson.

Spring Cleaning:  Bulk Trash and Brush Drop-off.  Clean out your garage and head down to the parking lot at Queen’s School for a bulk trash and brush drop off from 12-4 PM May 30 – free of charge.  Please be sure to separate trash and brush, as we’ll have two separate dumpsters for each. This service is for City of Jackson residents only, with volunteers and City employees checking IDs and accepting the following items:

– Bagged Trash
– Non Hazardous Waste
– Grass, leaves, sticks, and yard debris
– Used Engine Oil
– Used Paint Cans (Be sure to remove the lid and be prepared to show that all remaining paint has hardened)
– More

Please contact 6th Ward Representative Will Forgrave at forgravefor6@gmail.com with any questions!

Explore The Trail System in Jackson.  Trails walking, hiking and biking are only a few of the ways you can make use of Jackson’s abundance of trails. Jackson’s trails give you a hundred great excuses to get out and experience nature in its purest form.

 Falling Waters Trail, an integral part of the statewide proposed Iron-Belle and Great Lake to Lake Trails. Placed where Michigan Central Railroad once stood, the Falling Waters Trail is a 10.6-mile linear park connecting the Village of Concord to the City of Jackson.  Next, the Falling Waters Trail continues for 3.4 miles as the Martin Luther King Equality Trail, formerly the Inter-City Trail, from Jackson’s Weatherwax Drive to Morrell Street. And finally, the Grand River Arts Walk leads walkers, joggers and cyclists from Downtown Jackson through the Arts District and onto Monroe Street.

Waterloo Recreation Area, the largest state park in the lower peninsula, contains enough trails to last a lifetime. 47 miles of hiking trails,12 miles of interpretive nature trails, and another 12 miles of equestrian trails are all nestled within 20,000 acres of protected forest.

The MacCready Reserve, south of town, includes 6.5 miles of dog-friendly trails among 400 acres of lush forest environment.

The Dahlem provides five miles of diverse trails. Walk among forests, fields, marshes and ponds, including a ⅜-mile trail for those with limited mobility, called the “The Nature For All Trail”. Trails are open year-round

Red Cross Blood Drives. To support social distancing, appointments are now required. With thousands of blood drives cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working hard to open new donation sites. The need for blood is constant – patients need your help.The American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood and platelet donations amidst coronavirus uncertainties.  You can make an appointment to give blood or platelets at redcrossblood.org

Tuesday, June 2:  Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church, Spring Arbor  12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Monday, June 8:  Christ Lutheran Church, 4250 Page Avenue

Michigan Center,12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Tuesday, June 9:  Jackson College, 2111 Emmons Rd

Jackson.  10:00 AM – 03:45 PM

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