The Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health. We focus on natural, sustainable Michigan produce and products. All foods and products sold at The Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health are grown and/or 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. In the parking lot, corner of Waterloo and East Michigan Avenue. Across from the hospital. 9 AM to 2 PM.
Kiwanis Summer Kids Movie Series at the Michigan Theatre, downtown Jackson. Today, Peter Rabbit at 11 AM and 2 PM. Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. Admission is $1.00 Doors open one half hour before movie. Film starts at 11:00 AM and 2 PM. Kids combos available for $4.00.
The Jackson Unity Festival continues with events today. Downtown Jackson’s free, five-day diversity themed music festival will take place through Sunday, July 15th at venues throughout Downtown Jackson including the Michigan Theatre and the Weatherwax Hall. Today, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum opens at the Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library. This is an award-winning collection of original artifacts and Black memorabilia. Hours are 10 AM to 9 PM. There will be a stellar lineup of musical talent from across the world to perform in Downtown Jackson. All performances are free and open to the public. To see the full lineup click here.
The 25th Annual Learning Fair. This is a free, outdoor, hands-on fair for all ages. Plenty to do for a whole day. Some activities to expect are a petting zoo, scheduled shows, hands on manufacturing, music, dance, and science, to name a few! Food court and free lunch station. This free event is supported by local donations. Northwest Elementary School, 3757 Lansing Avenue, Jackson. Hours today are 12 PM to 7 PM.
Ella’s Patio Party, presented by Rehmann. Live music, cash bar, appetizers. Explore the galleries and stroll through the sculpture-filled grounds. Music tonight by Judy Banker with Ed Dupas. Free for members, $5 for non-members. 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Ella Sharp Museum.
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival’s 24th season opens tonight with The Tempest, 7:30 PM, Jackson College. Running through July 29, the Festival brings you William Shakespeare’s classic The Tempest and Measure for Measure, along with Aphra Behn’s The Rover. Come and join us for our summer of intrigue, as your MSF favorites bring these classic words to life! Buy your individual tickets, or save money with our Flex Passes, here.
Light Up the City Jackson WALK Night. Join us for food and hospitality from 5 PM to 7 PM, Partnership Park, 801 South Mechanic Street, Jackson. The Walk runs from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Zumba under the Stars. Every Thursday evening through August 30th. Presented by Jackson County Parks, Jackson YMCA and The Jackson County Health Department. Inside the Cascades, in front of the Falls! 8 PM. General admission is $8 individuals, $15 families. Y Members: $4 individuals, $10 families.
Twi-light Thursday with Ian Stewart. Come out to Cherry Creek to listen to the sounds of R&B Singer songwriter & Guitarist Ian Stewart, a world traveled performer who’s paid his dues and has been “Spreading The Blues” for the past two decades. 7-10 pm, Cherry Creek Winery, 11500 US 12, Brooklyn.