Summer Kids Movie Series: “The Secret Life of Pets 2”. Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom. Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?Doors open one half hour before film. 11 AM and 2 PM. $4 Combos: Small Pop and Small Popcorn. Admission 1 Dollar. Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.
Tinker Tuesday. 11 AM. Ella Sharp Museum is hosting “Things Come Apart,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution that invites us to see and understand how everyday objects work. In conjunction with the exhibit, we will be offering “Tinker Tuesdays,” a chance for young inventors to explore hands-on Spark!Lab Activity Kits associated with the exhibit and create their own inventions using a variety of supplies at various stations. Join lifelong tinkerer, Dave Kalen from Jackson Makerspace as he shares his enthusiasm and expertise in taking things apart and putting them back together. Gallery Admission Details: $5 for Adults, $3 for Children, FREE for members. The Spark!Lab Activity Kits are provided through a grant from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.
Nixon Water Park FINAL WEEK! The Water Park will be open every day through August 17th. Hours of operation and swim sessions are: MONDAY THRU THURSDAY, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. ($2 only). FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. Admission for each session is $4.00, except the Monday thru Thursday evening session which is $2.00.
Cruise Jackson with AARP. On Tuesday, August 13th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. AARP will be hosting a community bike ride on the Intercity Trail to showcase one of Jackson’s age-friendly features. We want you to join the fun. The ride will begin at P & T Fitness. The ride will be leisurely and for riders of all ability levels. Join us for a safe, fun, slow-roll. Grab your bike and invite family and friends to Cruise Jackson with AARP.