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Events Of March 22, 23, And 24, 2019

Events of March 22, 23, and 24, 2019

March 22

Red Cross Blood Drive.  12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road, Jackson.

Home and Lifestyle Show.  Over 60 building industry exports will fill the American 1 Events Center at the Jackson County Fair Grounds during the 43rd Annual Home & Lifestyle Show March 22, 23 and 24th. If you are planning a new home, a remodel project, or simple home improvements to your existing home, you won’t want to miss this local event. No matter the size or scope of your project, you’ll have an opportunity to talk with the pros about maintaining and improving your home improvement project.  Hours for the show are Friday March 22nd from 3:00 – 8:00 pm and Veterans are free, Saturday March 23rd from 10:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunday March 24th from 10:00 – 3:00 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and children 16 and under are admitted for free. Parking is free.  There will be special events all weekend: Chain Saw Carver – Sponsored by Eagle Ventures – Saturday & Sunday, PAWS from the Detroit Tigers – Saturday from 1-2 pm, A caricature artist “The Nose” – Saturday, The Ballooney Bin making balloon animals – Sunday from 12-2 pm.  And even an opportunity to win a Flat screen TV.  For schedule and a discount admission coupon, visit www.hbajmi.com.

Check-In for a Cure.  The 3rd Annual Check-In for a Cure hockey tournament is back! This rivalry face-off between Jackson High, Lumen Christi, Northwest and the new team, Optimist, will take home the Krusader trophy.  This will be a round-robin style mini-tournament. Games will be 20 mins each starting at 6pm with a championship game at 9pm to crown the 3rd annual Krusader Champions!!  Want to play or sponsor? Register at https://www.kellenskrusade.org/check-in-for-a-cure/  We will also have a 50/50 drawing, food and beer. Tickets will be $5 at the door.

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents the fourth concert of its 69th season, (three performances ) Friday, March 22 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 PM at Weatherwax Hall, 215 West Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI. The JSO presents Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto as part of its Consumers Energy Signature Series of classical concerts. BEETHOVEN’S FIRST PIANO CONCERTO – MARCH 22-24  Join us in welcoming 2009 Jackson High School graduate Marcus Norris for the premiere of his violin concerto GLORY. Leonard Bernstein the performer inspires this program. Canadian virtuoso pianist Marika Bournaki joins the JSO to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, a work that Bernstein played and conducted from the piano. Haydn’s whimsical 88th Symphony, which Bernstein famously conducted with his eyebrows, opens the program. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte, a work inspired by Haydn, demonstrates a contemporary take on these two classical masters.   CONCERT INFORMATION Website: https://www.jacksonsymphony.org/leonard-bernsteins-100th/ . Tickets: Limited availability. Call or visit the JSO Box Office or online at https://www.jacksonsymphony.org/leonard-bernsteins-100th/

United Way Diaper Drive.  United Way of Jackson County (UWJC) is spearheading the United Way Diaper Drive Presented By Henry Ford Allegiance Health to gather and deliver diapers to five local nonprofit partners. Those agencies will then distribute the diapers to families in need. The partners are Catholic Charities, Child Care Network, Family Service & Children’s Aid, Jackson Housing Commission, and the Salvation Army of Jackson County.  Community members can donate infant and toddler diapers during the Diaper Drive, which happens now through March 22.  Diaper donations can be dropped off during normal business hours at the following locations:  United Way of Jackson County, 536 N. Jackson St.;  Henry Ford Allegiance Health Cafeteria, 205 N. East Ave.; One Jackson Square Lobby, 100 E. Michigan Ave.; and the Orthopedic/Neuroscience Center Lobby, 1201 E. Michigan Ave.  Other locations are all branches of County National Bank and CP Federal Credit Union, Western High School, 1400 S. Dearing Road, Parma and HOME.fm studios, 106 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor.  If you don’t have time to buy and drop off diapers, you can support the Diaper Drive financially. Text DIAPER to 91999. Every dollar donated will go to purchasing diapers.

The Works of Robyn Ladwig.  Prior to living in Michigan, Robyn was born and raised in south Florida, where she developed a love for the ocean and the natural world of the South.  Her work focuses on aerial coastline paintings created in acrylic and epoxy resin.  Bringing her love of the natural world to canvas, it allows her to explore different mediums of texture and movement.  The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays and during performances at the Potter Center.   Jackson College Central Campus, Potter Center.

Sip Savor Support.  A fundraiser for Jackson College Athletics.  6 PM, Gene Davis Banquet Center, 3575 Farancis Street.  6 PM.  Guests will enjoy sipping wines, beer samples and savoring bites.  Event tickets are $50 per person and will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, 12 tastings, wine and food pairings, and local beer selections.  We hope you will join friends and supporters of our athletes at this event.  Tickets and details here.

Center Stage Jackson Auditions for Peter Pan.  Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church, 743 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson.  6 PM to 9 PM.  Auditions also on Saturday from 3 to 6 PM.  The production calls for actors ages 5 and up that are excited to sing, dance, and play make believe in the world of Neverland.  Performances are in June.  Details at centerstagejackson.org.

March 23

Home and Lifestyle Show.  Over 60 building industry exports will fill the American 1 Events Center at the Jackson County Fair Grounds during the 43rd Annual Home & Lifestyle Show March 22, 23 and 24th. If you are planning a new home, a remodel project, or simple home improvements to your existing home, you won’t want to miss this local event. No matter the size or scope of your project, you’ll have an opportunity to talk with the pros about maintaining and improving your home improvement project.  Hours for the show are Friday March 22nd from 3:00 – 8:00 pm and Veterans are free, Saturday March 23rd from 10:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunday March 24th from 10:00 – 3:00 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and children 16 and under are admitted for free. Parking is free.  There will be special events all weekend: Chain Saw Carver – Sponsored by Eagle Ventures – Saturday & Sunday, PAWS from the Detroit Tigers – Saturday from 1-2 pm, A caricature artist “The Nose” – Saturday, The Ballooney Bin making balloon animals – Sunday from 12-2 pm.  And even an opportunity to win a Flat screen TV.  For schedule and a discount admission coupon, visit www.hbajmi.com.

Hellboy Day.  FREE EVENT!  At Nostalgia Ink and the Michigan Theatre of Jackson.   Celebrate 25 years of Hellboy! 11:00 am – 5:00 pm: at Nostalgia Ink- free swag and early in the day-pancakes (Hellboy’s Favorite food). 1:00pm -5:00pm at the Michigan Theatre – free showings of Hellboy: Sword of Storms (Hellboy cartoon never shown on the big screen) and Hellboy 1 (with Ron Perlman). Music to follow at the Michigan Theatre beginning shortly after the movie- 6:30 to 10:30.  DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 PM FILMS BEGIN AT 1:30 PM.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SOLD OUT The Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents the fourth concert of its 69th season, to take place on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 PM at Weatherwax Hall, 215 West Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI. The JSO presents Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto as part of its Consumers Energy Signature Series of classical concerts. BEETHOVEN’S FIRST PIANO CONCERTO – MARCH 22-24  Join us in welcoming 2009 Jackson High School graduate Marcus Norris for the premiere of his violin concerto GLORY. Leonard Bernstein the performer inspires this program. Canadian virtuoso pianist Marika Bournaki joins the JSO to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, a work that Bernstein played and conducted from the piano. Haydn’s whimsical 88th Symphony, which Bernstein famously conducted with his eyebrows, opens the program. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte, a work inspired by Haydn, demonstrates a contemporary take on these two classical masters.   CONCERT INFORMATION Website: https://www.jacksonsymphony.org/leonard-bernsteins-100th/ . Tickets: Limited availability. Call or visit the JSO Box Office or online at https://www.jacksonsymphony.org/leonard-bernsteins-100th/ FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SOLD OUT

Feline Flow Yoga.  Join us THIS Saturday from 11-12pm at Cascades Humane Society as we flow, Vinaysa style, with certified yoga instructor, Laurie Lewis. The cost is just $10 per person, and 100% of the proceeds come right back here to CHS. Advance registration is not required, but it is recommended. Reserve your spot today by following this link!

March 24

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents the fourth concert of its 69th season, to take place on Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 PM at Weatherwax Hall, 215 West Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI. The JSO presents Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto as part of its Consumers Energy Signature Series of classical concerts.   Join us in welcoming 2009 Jackson High School graduate Marcus Norris for the premiere of his violin concerto GLORY. Leonard Bernstein the performer inspires this program. Canadian virtuoso pianist Marika Bournaki joins the JSO to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, a work that Bernstein played and conducted from the piano. Haydn’s whimsical 88th Symphony, which Bernstein famously conducted with his eyebrows, opens the program. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte, a work inspired by Haydn, demonstrates a contemporary take on these two classical masters.   CONCERT INFORMATION Website: https://www.jacksonsymphony.org/leonard-bernsteins-100th/ . Tickets: Limited availability. Call or visit the JSO Box Office or online at https://www.jacksonsymphony.org/leonard-bernsteins-100th/ FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SOLD OUT

Jackson Community Concert Band presents “Trending”.  Take a trip through music’s history with “Trending,” a spring concert from the Jackson Community Concert Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24 in Potter Center’s Harold Sheffer Music Hall. The band presents popular “trending” music from George Frideric Handel to Queen.  Catch the trend with the Jackson Community Concert Band! The band is comprised of college students and community members, under the direction of Conductor Dan Bickel. The concert is free and all are welcome.

Mission of Hope Cancer Fund Believe Center Country Concert.  Doors open at 1:15 PM, concert at 2:15 PM, Believe Center, 745 Lansing Avenue, Jackson.  Great family fun!  Refreshments, raffle, Believe Brand Store will be open.  For tickets call 1-888-544-6423.  $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  (Kids 10 and under, free).  More than a dozen talented singers will be performing, many have auditioned for The Voice or America’s Got Talent! 

Home and Lifestyle Show.  Over 60 building industry exports will fill the American 1 Events Center at the Jackson County Fair Grounds during the 43rd Annual Home & Lifestyle Show March 22, 23 and 24th. If you are planning a new home, a remodel project, or simple home improvements to your existing home, you won’t want to miss this local event. No matter the size or scope of your project, you’ll have an opportunity to talk with the pros about maintaining and improving your home improvement project.  Hours for the show are Friday March 22nd from 3:00 – 8:00 pm and Veterans are free, Saturday March 23rd from 10:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunday March 24th from 10:00 – 3:00 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and children 16 and under are admitted for free. Parking is free.  There will be special events all weekend: Chain Saw Carver – Sponsored by Eagle Ventures – Saturday & Sunday, PAWS from the Detroit Tigers – Saturday from 1-2 pm, A caricature artist “The Nose” – Saturday, The Ballooney Bin making balloon animals – Sunday from 12-2 pm.  And even an opportunity to win a Flat screen TV.  For schedule and a discount admission coupon, visit www.hbajmi.com.

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