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Ella Sharp Museum Patio Party.  5 PM to 7 PM.  Join us on select Thursday evenings during the summer for live music, food, and beverages on Farm Lane.  $15 cover charge per person. $10 cover charge for museum members using the member discount code. FREE for Sustainer Museum Members & Above using the patio party code.  Cover charge includes live music and a food ticket. Cover charge and donations benefit museum educational programming, events, & general operations.  This Thursday on the patio includes live music from Jamie Lawrence plus food from the 308 Brass Rail – all happening on our historic campus. Reserve your spot now: http://ellasharpmuseum.org/classes…/ellas-patio-parties/

The Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health. 9 AM to 2 PM.  The Market is outdoors, at their official summer location – at the corner of E. Michigan Ave and Waterloo Street in Jackson (across from Henry Ford Allegiance Health – Main Hospital).  Every Thursday.  Connect with them HERE.  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.  http://www.TheGreenMarket.Weebly.com/

Leoni Summer Nights.  5 PM to 8 PM.  Leoni Township Park’s summer series featuring music, food and more.  Tonight, music by The Liver Spots.  Lions Club $10 dinner & 50/50 proceeds to MC GoFundMe, in person donations also accepted for MC GoFundMe  (checks payable to Michigan Center Athletic Boosters).  MC Boosters Spirit Shop on site with new summer tops, proceeds also benefiting MC GoFundMe.  Leoni Township Park, 5th Street, Michigan Center. 

Gus Macker + Jurassic Golf Outing.  The team at Jurassic Golf, the new miniature golf course in Jackson, and Gus Macker #JacksonMI are joining forces for a family-friendly golf outing to kick of the big weekend in town! All profits from the Gus Macker event are distributed to non-profits and volunteer groups in the Jackson community, so the funds raised from this event are being redistributed to some great, local causes!  There are no additional fees than normal putting rates. This is simply an opportunity to get out of the house and check out the new course in town with family, friends, your love interest, colleagues, or even by yourself and make some new friends on the greens!  There will be some prizes and activities throughout the afternoon, so pack up the family and check out Jurassic Golf on the 22nd to celebrate some family-friendly recreation in town!Connect at their Facebook event here.

Summer Kids Movie Series.  The Michigan Theatre, 124 N. Mechanic Street in Jackson is hosting a Summer Kids Series. There will be kid-friendly movies showing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 A.M. and 2 P.M. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Jackson, Robbie Curtis Charitable Trust and Consumers Energy.  Doors open 30 Minutes before screening time.  $1 Admission.  $4 Kids Combo (Small Pop and Popcorn). This week’s movie:  Tom & Jerry.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.

Jackson District Library Summer Reading Program:  Tails & Tales.  This week:  City Critters.  Presented by the Detroit Zoological society, this program will introduce participants to the wild animals who share their neighborhoods, help them build empathy for these animals, and show them how they can help the animals.  This program will be available on JDL’s Facebook page and online at myjdl.com.

Summer Sports Physicals at Center for Family Health.  Do you have a student age 10 to 18 in need of a sports or annual check-up?  Be sure to check out the Center for Family Health.  With two convenient locations to serve you, it’s easier than ever to get your student’s sports physical off your checklist.  What’s cooler than that?  Every sports check-up at the Center for Family Health gets you entered into a raffle to win a brand new bike!  Call 517-748-5500 to schedule your appointment today!  The Center for Family Health has been opening the door to health care for all in Jackson County for more than 30 years.

Cascades Splash Pad.  Monday thru Saturday, 11 AM to 7 PM.  Sunday 12 PM to 6 PM.  Fenced-in area on south side of Cascades Falls.  Zero-depth facility safe and fun for all ages.  12+ water features including waterfalls, arches, fountains ad getting poured on by the giant water bucket.  Lounge chairs, patio, concessions.  Season and family passes available, along with birthday party packages.  

Cascades Falls.  Open 8 PM to 11 PM Wednesday thru Sunday.  Ages 4 and up:  $2 admission.  Age 3 and under:  free.  Admission rates take effect at 7 PM.  JacksonCountyParks.org.

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