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Nature’s raw power inspires joy and wonder at Dahlem

Once a year each August, Dahlem, Jackson Audubon and Jackson County Master Gardeners Association bring you the best of what nature has to show off in Jackson County:  the shapes, colors, sounds and tastes at the Birds, Blooms and Butterflies Festival hosted at the Dahlem Center.  Last Saturday, Dahlem’s environmental education mission was experienced by 763 guests as they embarked on hands-on experiences of many kinds.  Exposing guests of all ages to citizen science opportunities – Monarch butterfly tagging with Jackson Audubon and hummingbird banding with licensed banding expert, Allen Chartier – opened the eyes of participants to the delicate and complex world of two of our most beloved creatures.

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26 local businesses team up to find Jackson’s Own Roaming Gnome

For the 2nd year Printer Source Plus has coordinfated Jackson’s Own Roaming Gnome. 26 local businesses have teamed up, including Experience Jackson to create a fun way to discover local businesses. Norman, the gnome will be hiding in 26 locations. Last year everyone enjoyed the hunt and learning more about local businesses.

 

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So Much To Do In The Brooklyn-Irish Hills Area in August!

The Village of Brooklyn becomes one of the largest cities in Michigan twice a year on NASCAR race weekends. If you're here for the Pure Michigan 400, August 15th though the 17th, don't forget to visit downtown Brooklyn for their annual Art Fair on the Square on August 16. Throughout the month of August the Village of Brooklyn stays busy with the following great events with this post from Cindy Hubbell, Executive Director of the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce.

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City of Jackson Selected for Arts-Based Community Development Investment

The Consumers Lighted Glass Mural Project is one of 66 National
Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide
 

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Consumers Lighted Glass Mural

A treasure is hidden in the bowels of the Hayes Hotel in Downtown Jackson, which has
artistic value as well as local historic and cultural significance.

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MIS the place for “Summerfast” fun

The checkered flag dropped on the Quicken Loans 400 and the green flag for the Pure Michigan 400 is still is a month away, but the activity at NASCAR’s fastest track is nearly as quick as the cars on the track.

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Extra Innings Jackson Fall Ball 2014 - Fall Ball Expands… Now With Instructional and Competitive Leagues

Registration is open for our fourth year of this awesome fall ball league!

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Pedal & Whine Bike Tour

JACKSON, MI.   – Join bicyclist of all skill levels on Saturday, August 2, as they take on the 2nd annual Pedal & Whine Bike Tour sponsored by the Cascades Cycling Club of Jackson.  The tour will kick off at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Waltz Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201 – www.sandhillcranevineyards.com

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Frontier Ruckus Headlines Full Lineup in Dahlem’s Live Music and Film Festival Schedule

Thursday June 12, 2014 – Jackson, MI   Michigan folk rock group Frontier Ruckus (frontierruckus.com) headlines the second night of the inaugural Dahlem Nature Film, Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, June 21st at the Michigan Theatre in Jackson.  With a vibrant local following and national exposure, Frontier Ruckus promises to bring a large crowd to the 1,400-seat theater for a 60-minute music set followed by screening of the 1956 John Ford film “The Searchers” featuring John Wayne and Natalie Wood.  Ford’s classic film is widely recognized as one of the most influential in film history.  The Searchers / Frontier Ruckus combo ticket price is $10.  Film Festival passes are $25 and available by calling Dahlem at 517-782-3453 or on dahlemcenter.org using checkout keyword “outdoors” to secure the $25 price.

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