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Events Of Thursday, August 6, 2020

Jackson School of the Arts 13th Annual Fairy Festival.  This year’s festival is a digital event.  Join us on Facebook and at jacksonarts.org/fairy for all the activities of the event.  Crafts, costumes, contests, and more!  This will be a very special time filled with activities, crafts, and vendors inspired by child-like imagination. Boys and girls always to join in the online activities and find the Festival full of wonderment and their grown-up companions can’t help but rediscover the child inside themselves as well!  This virtual event is free and includes arts & crafts, story time, a Fairy Garden and Costume Contest, dancing fairies and other performances. Find information at: https://jacksonarts.org/fairy

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!

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.

Bright Walls “Calling all Artists”.  Calling artists young and old!Bright Walls is putting together a community mural with the Jackson District Library and we need your help! Your local library branch has wooden tiles for anyone interested to pick up. Take it home, decorate it however you want — GET CrEaTiVe!  Return tiles to any Jackson District Library branch before August 7. They’ll put the tiles together to make a mural and it’ll be on display later this summer! Let us know if you have questions. Contact info is at http://www.myJDL.com

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:

Monday, August 10, 2020

St. Marys Church

301 South Mechanic

Jackson, MI 49201

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

First Presbyterian Church

743 West Michigan

Jackson, MI 49201

01:00 PM – 06:45 PM

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) starts July 13 and is every Monday from 9-10:30 am -through September 28. FFI is closed on Labor Day.  FFI is available to any one in need – please bring ID.

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