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Preparing for Fall.  the American Heart Association and Henry Ford Allegiance Health bring together exerts to discuss ways to prepare for the fall that help keep you and your loved ones healthy.  12 Noon via Zoom.  Register HERE.  Join over lunch as we explore:

*Don’t Die of Doubt: Why it is important to call 911 and safe to go to the hospital

* What to expect this flu season and why the flu shot matters

*How to balance working from home and virtual learning

*Addressing the impact COVID-19 has on mental wellness

Presenters:  Thomas Fluent, MD,  Alan Lazzara, MD, Myeshia Jones,  Mike Smajda, David Kolde, MD.

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.

Trunk or Treat.  Jackson County Animal Shelter. 5 PM to 8 PM. Head to JCAS for a fun, safe, traditional Trunk or Treat event. Kids get to walk and fully enjoy their costumes while trunk or treating with JCAS volunteers and partners. Get free candy and visit with some furry friends.  They are asking all participants to follow state recommended safety guidelines. They also ask everyone to please wear masks recommended by the CDC including at least two layers, covering the nose and mouth.  Click here to view the Facebook event page.

Trunk or Treat.  4 PM to 6 PM.  Jackson’s Underworld is known for giving the public a good fright! This year they’d like to give back to the kids! They will be hosting a trunk or treat! Bring the kids and get some candy! Masks will be required! If you’d like to pass out candy message their page for details! Click here to visit their Facebook event page.

Dahlem Poinsettia Fundraiser.  Fresh beautiful poinsettias just in time for the holidays! 7 Colors to choose from!  Classic $13 – Red, Pink, and Cream.  Painted $15 – Purple, Fuchsia, Chameleon, and Blue.  Orders are due by November 1st, and pick up is December 4th, 9:00-4:00 pm or call the office to make an appointment to pick up your order the following week. All proceeds go to the Dahlem Center, including our education programs and community events. Happy Holidays to you and yours.  Click on this Tickets link to order your holiday poinsettias with Dahlem!  Thank you for supporting Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place!

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.   

2020 Adopt-A-Family Presented by Community Action Agency.  Community Action Agency is seeking support for their 2020 Adopt-a-Family Campaign, to help make the holidays a little brighter for those who face the prospect of being unable to celebrate the season.  Secure financial contributions can be made by clicking on the “Donate” button on the CAA website (www.caajlh.org) and then selecting “Adopt-a-Family Holidays 2020” from the drop- down menu. For those who still wish to shop, a list for an identified family will be provided by CAA. The families waiting to be adopted are from CAA’s tri-county service area which includes Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale counties.   Those wishing to adopt a family may make a secure donation through the “Donate” button on the CAA website (www.caajlh.org) or may also contact Steve York at (517) 539-8310 or by email at: syork@caajlh.org.  Due to COVID-19, CAA is modifying the program this holiday season.  In-person operations will be limited.  If you would still like to adopt a family in the traditional way, this option may be available on a limited basis.

Red Cross Blood Drives.  There is a critical need for blood donations.  All blood drives are by appointment only.  See the complete schedule and reserve your time at redcrossblood.org.

Upcoming Blood Drives:

Friday, October 30:  Jackson College 10 AM – 3:45 PM

Wednesday, November 4, 2020:  St Rita Parish  12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Thursday, November 5, 2020:  First Presbyterian Church   11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Tuesday, November 10, 2020:  Michigan Center Bible Church  9:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Wednesday, November 11, 2020:  Commonwealth Commerce Center  11:00 AM – 04:45 PM

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