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Community Resource Fair.  12 PM to 5 PM.  Fall into a new opportunity Community Resource Fair.  US Staffing Agency, 707 N Wisner St, Jackson.  Local businesses will be providing a variety of resources—including but not limited to: homelessness and addiction support, haircuts, banking, transportation, medical care, vision care, resume writing and tax help.

Jackson YMCA Coffee with the CEO.  9 AM.  Looking for a capital campaign update? Want to learn more about upcoming programming?  Drop in for coffee and conversation with YMCA CEO Shawna Tello. Open to Y & community members.  Jackson YMCA, 127 W. Wesley Street, Jackson.

Free Senior Shred Day.  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  Napoleon Township Office, 6755 Brooklyn Road, Napoleon.  Shred documents and properly dispose of the material.  Resource information on Senior Services, Scams, Preventing Crime, and Elder Abuse.  Lunch available, make a reservation by calling 517-768-8684.

Explore the Night:  Insects in Focus @ Ella Sharp Museum. 7 PM to 8:30 PM.   Visiting museums at night feels majestic – especially with exhibits like Small Wonders: Insects in Focus. Its unique, larger-than-life beauty allows you to see a hidden world like you have never seen. Join us for a fun evening of interactive insect activities that will inspire, in an artistic way, our natural curiosity to understand the form, function, and diversity of nature.  “Explore the Night!” is a collaboration between the Ella Sharp Museum and Dahlem Nature Center. Join us each month for a family-friendly evening program exploring the exhibits, collections, and grounds of these Jackson institutions. This program is recommended for ages 10+.  Price: $12 for Adults, $8 for Members.  Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 4th Street, Jackson.  Register online at Ella Sharp Museum website.

Great Michigan Read Virtual Panel.  6 PM.  The Jackson District Library is once again participating in the Great Michigan Read, an opportunity for Michiganders to connect and explore the history and voices of our state. The 2021-22 title is The Women of the Copper Country, Mary Doria Russell’s riveting account of 25-year-old Annie Clements as she stood up for the miners and families of Calumet, Michigan during the 1913 copper strikes.  Join us for a virtual panel as Lindsay Hiltunen (Michigan Technological University archivist), Bob Garrett (Library of Michigan archivist), and Dan Golodner (Wayne State Reuther Library archivist) discuss labor laws in Michigan and specifically the history of the union movement in the Upper Peninsula in the early 1900s.  This event will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live. To join on Zoom, click here.

Reading the Rainbow Book Club.  5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  Join our Reading the Rainbow Book Club – a book group for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies to meet and discuss stories and make friends in a safe environment – on the fourth Thursday of every month. Our reading selections will be varied, with materials being chosen based on the interests of the group and group input!  The book club is geared toward Youth between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. We will meet in the auditorium of the Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library.

The Future of Comedy Show.  7 PM.  On this episode of The Future of Comedy Show we are back in Jackson with our weekly showcase of some of the best up and coming comics in the country. Including nationally touring headliner Mike Ball along with Future of Comedy Regulars Richard Mathis, Ben Bradshaw and winner of The Detroit To La Comedy Contest at Mark Ridleys comedy castle, Nick Kelley. PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS! Please remember doors are at 7pm and show is at 8pm.  308 Brass Rail, 308 West Prospect Street, Jackson.

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