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.
Red Cross Blood Drive. 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Blackman Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road, Jackson. Due to winter weather and influenza, blood donations are down and supplies are low. Give the gift of life.
Office Hours with State Representative Julie Alexander. Jackson County residents are invited to attend Representative Alexander’s local office hours to hear a legislative update, and ask any questions you may have on state government. 3 PM to 4 PM. Jackson County Tower Building, 120 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson.
Live Music at Veritas. Tonight, enjoy entertainment by Heavy Locals. 7 PM to 10 PM. Veritas, 151 West Michigan Avenue, Downtown Jackson.
Live Music at the Jackson Coffee Company. Billy Joe Hunt and John Louis Good perform. 7 PM to 10 PM. 201 S. Mechanic Street, Downtown Jackson.
MIS Backyard Hockey. Michigan International Speedway has created a unique experience for everyone. On January 24-26, 2020 Michigan International Speedway is hosting the Inaugural MIS Backyard Hockey Tournament and Winter Festival in the tri-oval. The tournament is a USA Hockey Sanctioned event and will feature three-on-three and four-on-four hockey action. January 24-26, 2020 features: adult and women leagues, 8U, Squirt (10U), Pee Wee (12U), Bantam, Midget A, combine Midget AA and college age up to 20 years of age. Complete details here.
Descendants Dance Camp. Friday, January 24 from 5:00 to 7:30PM $25 for 2 1/2 hour party with dinner and supplies included! This kids night out is conveniently scheduled for a Friday night and lasts for 2 1/2 hours so parents can sneak off for a night on the town. Our magical Art & Dance Camp attendees will not only enjoy a fun dinner, but will dance along to your favorite Descendants songs, work on some art creations, and meet some new friends at our Descendants party. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic Street, Jackson. www.jacksonarts.org
Winter Wine & Wool Festival. It’s the perfect antidote to winter! Outdoors it’s white (or worse… grey) but inside the winery is filled with color. Local fiber vendors fill our building with booths filled with yarn, spinning fiber, accessories, and finished items such as hats, scarves, and mittens. Free admission! 10 AM to 5 PM. Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, Jackson.
Polar Plunge. Michigan Law Enforcement Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Registration begins at 8:30 AM, Plunge begins at 10 AM. Awards and After Splash Bash following the plunge event. The Pointe Bar and Grill, Eagle’s Point, Clark Lake. Details at plungeMI.com.
34th Annual Kiwanis Chili Golf Classic. A fun day filled with golf, food, & prizes! Bring two golf clubs and we provide the ball for 9 or 18 holes of golf. Funds raised from the event go directly to the Kiwanis Club of Jackson for projects focused on children and families. Tee times begin at 9 AM. Hankerd Hills Golf Course, 10251 Resort Road, Pleasant Lake. Details here.
Freeze SK8 with CP Federal Credit Union. Join CP Federal Credit Union for Free Family Fun at Optimist Ice Arena, Jackson, Michigan. Skate FREE from 12:30-4 p.m. FREE Entrance, FREE Skate Rental, FREE Hot Dog, Chips, and Drink!
Pokemon Sword & Shield TCG Pre-Release. Get the newest Pokemon Cards 2 weeks before they are available in any store. 11am, 2pm and 5pm. $25 per event. All players will receive a total of 7 packs of Sword and Shield plus a 22-card evolution pack At the start of the tournament players will receive a Build and Battle kit that contains: Four packs of Sword and Shield, One 22-card evolution pack, One alternate art promo card, and a deck building tip sheet. Players will build a 40 card deck from the cards they pull from the box. The tournament will be age-modified Swiss. There will be three rounds total with players allowed 20 minutes per round. Keep in mind that due to players using a 40 card deck, all players will play with four prize cards instead of the usual six. 11 AM to 7 PM. Nostalgia Ink, 135 S. Mechanic Street, Jackson.
Snowman Party at the Library. 2 PM to 4 PM. Enjoy the afternoon playing in “snow” indoors at the library! Play snow ball games, enjoy a snack and build a snowman. Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library.
Live Music at Veritas. Tonight, enjoy entertainment by Ian Stewart. 7 PM to 10 PM. Veritas, 151 West Michigan Avenue, Downtown Jackson.
Kev Nichols and Blue Tuesday return for another night of jams! Come to watch or get up to jam! Either way, it’s FREE! Michigan Theatre invites you to jam! Beer special: $3 Pounders. Backline is provided including 1956 Hammond B3 with Leslie 122, Vintage Ampeg SVT Blueline (1972) with Ampeg 8×10 Cabinet, 1970 Fender Twin, Fender Hot Deluxe (2), Kurzweil PC88 (electric piano), Mapex Drum Kit (5 piece) and cymbals, Additional mics may be provided for acoustic instruments. To eliminate time between acts, we will only use Michigan Theatre of Jackson’s equipment. Supplemental pedals are OK. The Michigan Theatre of Jackson is a listening room for these events, which means the music is central to the experience. We hope that screaming is kept to a minimum out of respect for the performers and audience members. Remember, there is no charge and the musicians are not being paid. It just makes it so much cooler. Come to watch or get up to jam! Either way, its FREE! Doors open at 6:30 PM. Music Starts at 7:00 P.M. Bar and concessions available for purchase. Admission is FREE!!! Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.
A Toast to Your Marriage Beer and Wine Tasting Date Night. Join us for a beer and wine tasting, date-your-mate event! This fun event includes dinner, drinks, beer or wine tasting, and an engaging presentation with tips to keep the spark in your relationship! Call Tonya at 517-250-3178 to register. SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER TODAY.