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Jackson Early Bird Toastmasters Open House.  6:30 AM to 8 AM.  Join us for our OPEN HOUSE to learn how Toastmasters can help improve your public speaking and build leadership skills.   Christoff and Sons Community Room, 400 N. Mechanic Street, Jackson.

POSTPONED AAPI Heritage Month Dedication Ceremony.  POSTPONED to Tuesday, May 31 at 12 p.m.  All are welcome are invited to attend a tree dedication event that recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. On Wednesday, May 25 at 12:15 p.m., Mayor Daniel Mahoney will join the Asian American and Pacific Islander community by dedicating a cherry blossom tree at Elnora Moorman Plaza, at 152 E High St, Jackson. The dedication event will also feature the reading of a Mayoral proclamation, traditional cherry blossom poem reading, and a recognition of Jackson’s Asian and Pacific American community. Elnora Moorman Plaza is located at 152 E. High Street. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated every May across the nation. This is the first time the City of Jackson has held an event to recognize the contributions of its Asian and Pacific American communities.

Cleaning Up the MLK Equality Trail.  6 PM.  Litter is a frequent issue along the MLK Equality Trail, which is Jackson’s main pedestrian trail that links to the Falling Waters Trail. Volunteers will meet at New Leaf Park and walk the trail, picking up litter along the way. New Leaf Park is located at 1930 Fourth St.  Volunteer projects are open to all Jackson residents. No prior sign-up is needed, volunteers can show up and get to work! Equipment is provided by the Parks and Recreation Department. The time commitment is often around 90 minutes. Children are welcome at volunteer opportunities, provided they are supervised.  It is recommended that volunteers bring their own gloves and water.

Spring Arbor Branch Book Sale.  Jackson District Library.  Stop by the Spring Arbor Branch to shop deals on books, movies, and magazines!  Wednesday, May 25: 10 AM – 6 PM, Thursday, May 26: 10 AM – 7 PM, Friday, May 27: 10 AM – 6 PM.  On May 27, all items are $2 a bag.  This event is presented by the Friends of the Jackson District Library and all proceeds support JDL programming.

Grass Lake Farmers Market and Music in the Park.  Grass Lake Farmers Market & Music in the Park.  Market is 4-7 pm with Music in the Park 6:30-8 pm.  Michigan Avenue, Downtown Grass Lake.

Free Blood Pressure Screening.  4 PM to 7 PM.  Free blood pressure screening stations will be set up at Grass Lake Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 25th.  Volunteer screeners from Henry Ford Health/Jackson, Chelsea Hospital and the community will be taking readings and referring those individuals at high risk for a medical evaluation.  Hostec by 5 Healthy Towns Foundation in collaboration with American Heart Association.

Plant a Tree with JDL.  Join Jackson District Library with helping our environment by planting tree seedlings! With summer just around the corner, late spring is the perfect time to plant tree seedlings.  Stop by any JDL branch starting May 23 to pick up a free tree seedling (6-18 inches in size) along with planting instructions! No reservation is needed, however seedlings are available while supplies last.  Tree types: Yellow Birch, Bush Honeysuckle, Common Nine Bark, Northern White Cedar. Please note, selection is subject to availability and patrons may not request a specific tree.  Once you’ve planted your tree, take a picture and tag Jackson District Library (@JacksonDistrictLibrary) on Facebook and Instagram, so we all can see the impact we’ve all made together!

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