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Events Of Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Michigan Theatre Member Movie Series presents “First Reformed”.  As part of our appreciation for our members, we are presenting Member Movie Series in September. Members get in FREE! Doors open at 6:30 PM Film begins at 7:00 PM Admission for non-members is $5.00 Concessions and bar available for purchase.

November Ballot Issue Forum,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Free, Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library.  Join the Jackson District Library and the League of Women Voters to discuss the ballot issues will be on the November ballot including, but not limited to, marijuana legalization, gerrymandering, voter rights, and prevailing wage.  The League of Women Voters will be there to discuss which initiatives championed by citizens in grassroots efforts have made it to the November ballot, which did not, and why. There will also be discussions on the pros and cons for each issue that made it on the ballot.  The JXN Community Forums are free and open programs to facilitate dialogue about challenging issues of our day. The forums are co-sponsored by the League of  Women Voters and the Jackson District Library.

Lumen Christi Catholic School Open House.  An invitation to learn about Lumen Christi Catholic School – from curriculum to catechism to extracurriculars – ant its impact on more than 10,000 students and their families.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.  Register by calling Kit Spoelstra at 517-787-0630. 

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.

Tobacco & You:  Learn How to Quit Smoking.  Learn about healthy living and how to quit smoking with this free smoking cessation group.  Every Thursday, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, LifeWays Meeting Rooms(Entrance at the back of the building).  LifeWays, 1200 North West Avenue.

Jackson First Ward Councilwoman Arlene Robinson Neighborhood Meeting at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center on Thursday Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Robinson and other city leaders want to have a discussion with residents about new opportunities and investment in the first ward.  A big focus of the meeting will be about a new home rehabilitation project. Funds are available through a grant to provide financial assistance for residents looking to rehab homes. A representative from the city’s Neighborhood and Economic Operations will explain how residents can take advantage of this program. Another  new development concerns the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Mayor Derek Dobies and City Manager Dr. Patrick Burtch will speak on upcoming renovations to the King Center.

Catholic Charities presents the 2nd Annual “Faith in Action” Fundraising Dinner at Gene Davis & Sons Banquet Hall. Fr. Joe Krupp and Fr. Tim MacDonald will both be returning , presenting “Back in Black”. With a touch more humor this year, the event will help our supporters see firsthand the difference their donations make in our communities.  You will hear stirring testimonies from past clients and updates from a variety of our Programs.  Seats for the event are only $40/person.  Reserve your space today by contacting us at (517)879-0599 or email info@CatholicCharitiesJLHC.org.

Polka on the Patio at Grand River Brewery.  Join us this Thursday evening for live music from Chris Hedrich on the patio, Polish-inspired specials and $3.13 draft pints of 313 Polish Lager from 6 PM until 9 PM.

Kids Ukulele Club.  Jackson School of the Arts is proud to host Harmony Garden classes. This beginner’s ukulele class is a great introduction to instruments for kids. The ukulele is small, has just four strings, and is fairly easy to play. Neither toy nor miniature guitar, it falls somewhere in between and gives kids a way to transition to other instruments later on. Class is on Thursday from 6-6:45. For ages 7-12.   It is highly suggested that each student owns his or her own ukulele to practice at home. Instruments will be provided to borrow on the first class and available for purchase through the instructor for $40, after that. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic Street.

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