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JTV and Experience Jackson team up to bring you the most extensive promotion and coverage of the area’s many community events.  Each day, we post a rundown of the day’s events and activities to help you choose where to go, what to see and what to do in the Greater Jackson area.  For a complete look at upcoming events, the Experience Jackson Events Calendar is the most complete and up-to-date resource for area happenings.  Find out what’s happening at Experience Jackson and tune in for photo and video coverage on JTV and JTV.TV.

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Events Of Monday, April 6, 2020

Events of Monday, April 6, 2020

Blues at the Bohm presents Blues Live Streaming From Home.  Tonight, 7 PM to 10 PM.  Facebook. Artists scheduled to appear:  Chris Canes, Patty PerShayla, Kristen Black, Loren Johnson, Mike “Albion Slim” Crupi and Kev Nichols.  This will be a telethon style fundraiser.

Hike Jackson’s Trails.  You can still get out and explore Jackson’s trails during the quarantine! Walking, hiking, biking and snowshoeing are only a few of the ways you can make use of Jackson’s abundance of trails. Take a brisk morning jog with only the forest critters to keep you company or maybe you’d rather stick to a casual, weekend bike ride on some of the area’s many miles of paved paths. No matter your skill or fitness level, Jackson’s trails give you a hundred great excuses to get out and experience nature in its purest form. Get your guide today!

Take a Self Guided Jackson Tour.  Plan your trip for later! Download the “Experience Jackson Tours” app and do what interests you! Is it history, wine, golf, art, beer or museums? Whatever the case, Jackson is just waiting for you to dive in! Each tour is designed to be informative and interactive. Get the details!

Red Cross Blood Drives. You can help your community meet a vital need. The next American Red Cross Blood Drives in our community are:

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Free Methodist Church

120 E Main St

Spring Arbor, MI 49283

10:30 AM – 04:15 PM

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

First Presbyterian Church

743 West Michigan

Jackson, MI 49201

1:00 PM – 06:45 PM

Monday, April 13, 2020

Christ Lutheran Church

4250 Page Avenue

Michigan Center, MI 49254

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Jackson American Legion

3200 Lansing Avenue

Jackson, MI 49201

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Thursday, April 16, 2020

First Church of the Nazarene

3905 Clinton Road

Jackson, MI 49201

 12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Monday, April 20, 2020

St. Joseph Social Center

717 N. Waterloo Street

Jackson, MI 49202

12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Monday, April 20, 2020

Hanover Horton High School

10000 Moscow Road

Horton, MI 49246

09:00 AM – 02:45 PM

The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak prompting an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations. This shortage is part of a national situation. Even the U.S. Surgeon General has noted the critical need. “You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams.  Healthy individuals are needed to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Donating is a safe process with numerous precautions regularly in place. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org to learn more or to schedule an appointment.  

Support Local Restaurants with Takeout. Many Jackson area restaurants are offering takeout, delivery and curbside delivery during the shutdown.  Support your favorite restaurant by ordering takeout.  JTV has a listing of restaurants offerings here.

Featured Events
2020 FIRST Robotics Competition 3-6-20 | Photo Gallery

2020 FIRST Robotics Competition 3-6-20 | Photo Gallery

2020 FIRST Robotics Competition, March 5-7, 2020.  McDonald Athletic Center, Spring Arbor University.   Photos by Brooke Morse, JTV. To order downloads and prints, click here. 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition, March…

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