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Events Of Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Red Cross Blood Drive. American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season.  Right now there is a critical need for Type “O” blood donors.  Today’s time and location:  10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Jackson College, 2111 Emmons Road, Jackson.

Stop, Shop & Soup Event.  David’s Promise invites you to Stop, Shop & Soup.  10 AM to 4 PM.  Soup and salad 11 AM to 2 PM.  Christmas Shop featuring a variety of crafts made by David’s Promise participants. The Table, 3737 Clinton Road, Jackson.  A program of Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County.

Jackson Camera Club.  The Jackson Camera Club meets most first and third Wednesdays from September through April at 7 pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1505 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI. The Club is open to anyone interested in photography at all levels. Come check us out! For more information contact: cameraclubjackson@gmail.com or visit our website www.jacksoncameraclubmi.org or Jackson Camer Club on Facebook.

Christmas Craft Show.  Spring arbor University will host a CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW on Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Held in the Ralph Carey Forum, in the Student Life Center at Spring Arbor University’s main campus, 120 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor.  Cookie mixes, Baked goods, Crocheted items.  Browsers Welcome – Buyers Adored. Public Welcome.

Balance and Fall Prevention. Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists will be holding a FREE informational clinic in which you can learn essential exercises and information that will help alleviate pain and restore your ability to participate in your favorite activities. Our Balance & Fall Prevention Clinic will be taking place Wednesday afternoon in Napoleon.  12 PM.  ORS Napoleon: 122 Brooklyn Road, Suite B  (located within Napoleon Corners plaza; next to B&B Hardware)  To register: CLICK or CALL 517-536-7442.

Pine Cone Owls.  Whooo says November is just for turkeys? Join us at the Jackson District Library Brooklyn Branch to make a different kind of feathered friend with this adorable pine cone owl!  Ages 5-12. Call 517-905-1369 to register.  4 PM to 5 PM, Brooklyn Branch, Jackson District Library.

Family Night at Allskate.  Bring the whole family, Mom, Dad and the kids! Adm is only $4, skate rental $4, Laser Tag only $4. Early Bird Food specials will be featured, so bring your appetite as well. Family Fun Pack only $40 includes: Skating, rental skates, 10 game tokens each, 1 game of Laser Tag each for (4) people. ($10 for additional members, 1 parent must remain present)  Skate mates $5 + deposit.  5 PM to 8 PM, Allskate Fun Center, 1313 West North Street, Jackson.

Friends of the Hanover Branch Holiday Silent Auction.  Stop by the Hanover Branch for the Friends Holiday Silent Auction during open hours November 1-22. Items include many wonderful and creative holiday gifts, so you can get some of your shopping done early! For questions, call the Hanover Branch at 517-905-1399.

Pets for Veterans.  Cascades Humane Society (CHS) is proud to announce a partnership with Friends of the Animals to provide adoptions to local veterans free of charge.   Friends of Animals, a non-profit organization in the Jackson area, is sponsoring this event thanks to a grant from the Samuel Higby and Margaret H. Camp Foundation.   Veterans may visit CHS during the month of November to adopt one dog or two cats. CHS ensures that each animal is spayed or neutered, brought up to date on vaccines, and given parasite prevention. Veterans will need to provide their driver’s license or Michigan ID showing they reside in Jackson County, and a copy of their DD214 paperwork or their Jackson County Veterans ID card.   Cascades Humane Society is open noon to 6pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. To view current available pets, visit their website.

Things Come Apart Exhibit.  Within every object, tool or device that we use there are dozens of components which work together to represent the creativity, passion and highest levels of achievement of their time. When it comes to the objects we use every day, the sum really is greater than the parts. “Things Come Apart” features captivating photographs of deconstructed devices, fascinating videos and encased disassembled objects that display the effects imagination has on technology and the evolution of design. “Things Come Apart” is an exhibition organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).  Ella Sharp Museum.  10 AM to 5 PM and through January 26, 2020.

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