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Events Of Thursday, August 13, 2020

Back to School Bash Resource Fair Drive Thru.  6 PM to 8 PM.  First United Methodist Church, 275 West Michigan Avenue.  This year’s event will be drive thru only. Each child who is present in the car will receive a backpack filled with school supplies. The line will move fast so there is no need to line up early. All children must be present to receive supplies.  Thank you to our sponsors this year Henry Ford Allegiance Health, American 1 Credit Union, CP Federal Credit Union, County National Bank, JTV,  Dawn Foods, Meijer, Aeroquip Credit Union, Center for Family Health, and Consumers Energy. Also thanks to those that have donated school supplies including BlueOx Credit Union, YMCA Of Jackson, Jackson District Library, Molina Healthcare, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health.  9 AM to 2 PM.  Corner of East Michigan Avenue and Waterloo Street, across from the hospital.  Please respect social distancing, wear face masks and observe safety procedures.  All food and products sold at The Green Market at Allegiance Health are grown and produced in Michigan using little or no pesticides, herbicides, inorganic fertilizers, or antibiotics. This means healthier foods for the greater Jackson community and less pollution for our rivers and lakes.

“Popcorn Drive Up Pick Up” Sponsored by Bob’s Country Store. Pull up on Mechanic Street (under the Michigan Theatre Marquee) between 5:00 and 6:30 P.M.  For your Free Box (or boxes) of Michigan Theatre POPCORN!

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Virtual Auction.  GSHOM is having their second virtual auction to support financial assistance for girls who need Scouting!  Join us all this week to Give Back to Girls.  Girl Scouting is a game-changer for girls.  Support Girl Scouting so girls can receive these benefits for years to come. Will you join us for this fun opportunity to support girls?  Auction ends on Sunday, August 16.  Visit gshom.org.

Northwest Schools Kindergarten Round-Up.   Thursday from 8 AM to 1 PM.  Please visit nwschools.org/nwee on the steps to register your student for Kindergarten or Young Fives and schedule your round-up appointment.

Family Fun Events hosted by Girls Scouts Heart of Michigan.  Check out all of our family event offerings and sign-up for the one that’s right for you!  Animal Dance Party, Flowers to Frame, Robot Building Party, Mystery of Tarjar Game.  Visit gshom.org/events.

Ella Sharp Museum Now Open.  New Exhibits, New Programming, & More Virtual Events to come!  Be the first to see Adapt Exhibit – Covid-19 experiences and the I Matter Photography Exhibit.Capacities are limited and “4 Steps to a Safe & Healthy Visit” has been implemented to prioritize the health and safety of our community.

Allskate Fun Center “Rent the Rink” Private Parties.  Allskate Fun Center is now booking private events for 10 – 25 people. 90 min. time slots are available. Please call 517-787-8716 to reserve your time today. Please click this link for times and prices.

Red Cross Blood Drives. The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test used by the Red Cross is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms.  At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations after hospital demand for blood products increased in recent weeks.

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives:

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Jackson American Legion

3200 Lansing Avenue

Jackson, MI 49201

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Jackson YMCA Outdoor Exercise Classes.  Join the outdoor group exercise classes at the downtown Jackson YMCA.  Free for members, $5 for most classes for non-members.  Bring a mat, water bottle and towel.  Complete schedule at jacksonymca.org

Salvation Army Food Pantry.  The Salvation Army of Jackson County Food Pantry Hours:  Regular Pantry Hours are 10 am-noon and 1-2 pm Monday through Thursday.  Food Boxes are available every 30 days.*In an emergency food may be provided from 2-4:30 pm -please call ahead – 517-782-7185.  The Fresh Food Initiative (FFI) is every Monday from 9-10:30 am -through September 28. FFI is closed on Labor Day.  FFI is available to anyone in need – please bring ID.

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