Black History Month Celebration at Jackson College. Celebrate Black History Month at Jackson College with a special commemoration from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in Bert Walker Hall, Rooms 144-145. This Black History Month Celebration will feature a historical tribute, musical entertainment by local artist Benny Poole, authentic “soul food” and beverages. Event is free and college and community members are welcome. The Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsors the luncheon. Black History Month is a time to remember and celebrate the achievements of black Americans. The event grew out of the first “Negro History Week,” in 1926, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. February coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Social at the Lost Railway Museum. Join us for a family friendly Valentine’s Day event! Our ice cream bar will be loaded up with favorite treats and toppings, all donated by our wonderful volunteers. Come out to meet our Executive Director, Britt Keene, her family, and our volunteers. Suggested donation of $5 per person, or $20 per family to support our wonderful museum is appreciated. 5 PM to 7 PM, 142 West Michigan Avenue, Grass Lake.
Black History Month Movie Matinees at the Eastern Branch, Jackson District Library. Swing by the Eastern Branch as we celebrate Black History Month as part of our Thursday Movie Matinees! Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn, too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. “Malcolm X” (1992, PG-13) starring Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, and Delroy Lindo. Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. Eastern Branch, Jackson District Library.
Thursday Night Film Series at the Michigan Theatre. “When Harry Met Sally”. A great classic ROM COM for Valentine’s Day! 7 PM. Admission $5. Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.
Valentine’s Day Throwback at Grand River Brewery. 11 AM to 10 PM. Hop in the DeLorean and bring your date to the brewery for Valentine’s Day! We’ll be playing your favorite 80’s love songs all day and have some great food and drink specials all weekend. Dateless on Valentine’s? 80’s dress is encouraged so dig up those shoulder-padded blazers and parachute pants! If you manage to pull that look off you’ll be sure to leave with a date… **It’s going to be a busy day so call-ahead reservations are strongly encouraged. 517-962-2427** Food Specials: Guests will have the opportunity to choose off of the regular menu, choose an option off of our specials for an a la carte price, or receive the 4 course dinner for two for only $50.
Pamper Yourself at the Eastern Branch. This Valentine’s Day, pamper yourself! Supplies are provided to create your own lip scrub, body butter, foot rub, and hot cocoa! Registration required. Please call the Eastern Branch at 517.788.4074 to save your spot. Intended for Adults. Eastern Branch, Jackson District Library.
Salsa Dance Class. Join Josnelly and Francisco and learn the basics of Salsa dancing. $20 for YMCA members, $25 for the community. Register online at www.jacksonymca.org or at either branch. 7pm. Jackson YMCA, 127 W Wesley St, Jackson. More Details on Facebook.