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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 Thursday, August 17, 2017

Events of Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Napoleon Branch of the Jackson District Library presents the Annual Summer Book Sale.  Join us at the Napoleon Branch, today during open hours, for our annual summer book sale. Items are priced individually or fill a bag for $2.  Materials for all ages. Today’s hours are 1pm to 6pm.

The Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health is open today from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Local, sustainable and organic produce and Michigan-made items are featured.  Located across from the main hospital building on East Michigan Avenue.

The Kiwanis Summer Kids Series continues today with “The Lego Movie” at the Michigan Theatre.  Showtimes are 10am and 2pm.  Admission is $1.  Sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Jackson and Brooklyn.  Doors open one half hour before showtime.

Ella’s Patio Party tonight at Ella Sharp Museum.  You’re invited to enjoy snacks, refreshments and entertainment on the patio of Ella Sharp Museum.  Hours are 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Entertainment tonight by Kevin Nichols.  Food by Tiki Sam. Cash bar.  Admission free for museum members, non-members: $5.  Sponsored by Rehmann.  JTV’s “Food Circus” will be filming! Take a stroll through our Exhibit Galleries and our sculpture-filled grounds while you’re here!

Ella Sharp Museum presents a free screening of “Night at the Museum”.  Movie will begin at dusk (approximately 9:00). Please bring your own chairs or blankets, as the movie will be shown outdoors on the East Barn.  Before the movie, visitors are invited to participate in a game throughout our galleries. Be entered for a chance to win a family membership and a family four-pack of Planetarium tickets.  The winner will be announced at the end of the movie.  Popcorn, cotton candy, and beverages will be available for $1 each.  **In the event of poor weather conditions, the movie will be moved to the Community Room.

The American Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive today, 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Jackson American Legion, 3200 Lansing Avenue.

The Eastern Branch of the Jackson District Library presents Pixar Movies Thursdays in July at 2pm.  Today’s movie is “Monsters, Inc. “ (2001, G) starring the voices of John Goodman & Billy Crystal    Free admission and free popcorn.  All ages welcome.  Widescreen and comfortable seats too!

Twilight Thursday with Cat Canyon at Cherry Creek Winery, 11500 U.S. 12 in Cement City.  Music begins at 6:30pm on the patio.  A cafe menu is available, along with selections of wine and beer. 

The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea presents “Harvey” by Mary Chase A Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic concludes the Purple Rose Theatre’s 26th season. Elwood P. Dowd insists on taking his friend Harvey to all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family, especially for her daughter Myrtle Mae, Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.  Showtimes today at 3 pm and 8 pm.  Tickets at Purple Rose Theatre, 734-433-7673.

Sandhill Crane Vineyards presents Thirsty Thursdays.  Live music, yummy food from the café, and great wine… every Thursday night!  Tonight’s musician is Dale WIcks.  Cost: $5 cover charge.  Wine is also available for purchase by the glass or bottle.  Food: A limited café menu is available along with several entrée and dessert specials for the evening.  Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm, live music from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Kitchen closes at 8:30 pm.  Reservations are highly recommended by calling 517.764.0679.

Zumba Under the Stars tonight at The Cascades.  A Jackson County Parks and Public Health Initiative event, sponsored by Jackson County Parks, Jackson County Health Department and the Jackson YMCA.  Join the party, starting at 9pm inside The Cascades.  General admission is $8 for individuals, $15 for families.  YMCA member:  $4 individuals, $10 families.  This fun fitness event  runs every Thursday through August 31.

Featured Events
Jackson College Offers Free College Day

Jackson College Offers Free College Day

Jackson College invites the community to campus for Free College Day on Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the community’s chance to visit the College,…

Jackson County Fair Presents Country Show

Jackson County Fair Presents Country Show

Sammy Kershaw (courtesy photo) The Jackson County Fair has announced the latest act scheduled for this summer’s entertainment lineup.  “Roots ‘n’ Boots Country Jam” starring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and…


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