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.
Redistricting Public Hearing. 6 PM. American 1 Event Center, Keeley Park, 128 W. Ganson Street, Downtown Jackson. Under the constitutional amendment, commissioners are obligated to hold at least 10 public hearings prior to releasing a draft set of maps. Additional hearings are required after draft maps are released. The first Public Hearing is tonight. Michigan voters in November 2018 chose a new way to map out the state’s federal and legislative political districts. The Redistricting Commission invites all interested citizens to attend.
Cascades Humane Society 4th Annual Wine & Whiskers. Enjoy this annual event in a new format. During May and June, purchase your tickets at chspets.org and enjoy food, wine and friends in an intimate setting at Sandhill Crane Vineyards. Presented by Lammer’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Tickets are just $30 and can be purchased on the website by clicking the ticketing link. Included in your ticket, is 2 glasses of wine, 1 individual charcuterie plate (vegetarian options are available), 1 commemorative wine glass, special gifts from the sponsors, entry into the grand prize drawing, PLUS access to an exclusive, virtual, behind-the-scenes look at Sandhill Crane. Tickets may be redeemed at Sandhill Crane Vineyards anytime in the months of May & June during their normal operating hours.
Jackson StoryWalk: Choose Your Own Adventure. Jackson District Library. Take a walk in your neighborhood while enjoying a story with StoryWalk®! This year, our featured story is Your Grandparents are Ninjas by Anson Montgomery. This program is perfect for families to drop by at their leisure and follow the story signs that will be present at all locations: Ella Sharp Museum, Dahlem Center Playscape, Concord Falling Waters Trailhead, Clark Lake Spirit Trail. Now through May 31. This year’s book is a “Choose Your Own Adventure.” Because of this, you will get to make your own decisions about what happens as the story progresses, and to experience several different endings. A storymap is available here to help you navigate.
Jackson County Student Art Show. The Jackson County Student Art Show is presented online. Jackson Art Teachers are excited to celebrate the amazing artwork from the talented students from the Jackson area. The judging is now complete. Congratulations to all of the award winners! Thank you to the judges! See the artwork from students from area schools. The show includes public and private schools in Jackson County. Middle and high school students receive ribbons from a panel of judges. It is sponsored by the #jxnartteachers See the show here.