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Military Artifacts Wanted by Museum

The Grass Lake Area Historical Society and The Michigan Military Heritage Museum are looking for military items and stories.

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Jackson's Own Baseball Stadium

It could happen! Currently, a consulting team is preparing a market study for the potential ballpark and we're interested in your opinion. To weigh in and help make this dream a reality, take our short survey.

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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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Now Accepting Sponsorship & Advertising Funding Requests

Experience Jackson is accepting 2015 “Requests for Funding” applications now through September 30, 2014.  Any 2015 event, non-profit or tourism based initiative interested in receiving sponsorship or advertising support from Experience Jackson should complete the Request for Sponsorship or Advertising Funding Packet. All submissions must be made electronically to Jennifer@ExperienceJackson.com by the end of the day September 30, 2014.

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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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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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Ella Sharp Museum to Operate a Prison Museum in Cell Block 7

The Ella Sharp Museum has partnered with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) and will be opening a prison museum in Cell Block 7 of the Cooper Street Correctional Facility in the summer of 2014.

“We are so thankful and excited for the opportunity to partner with the MDOC and share this part of Jackson and Michigan’s history,” Ella Sharp Museum Executive Director Amy Reimann said.

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Jackson College’s Potter Center has announced its 2014-15 Entertainment Season

Jackson College’s Potter Center has announced its 2014-15 entertainment season, featuring music, stage shows, magic, comedy and more!
Season package tickets for three or more shows are available now at www.jccmi.edu/events, or by calling the Potter Center Ticket Office at 517.796.8600. Individual tickets go on sale June 9. 

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16 Days of Jackson – Day One

Posted on December 2, 2013
16 Days of Jackson

From day one, my experiences in Jackson, Michigan have been full of small world confirmation connections; wonderful natural nourishment in the form of outdoor experiences, music, art and Jackson culture; true stories of innovative service unique to the Cool City in South Central Michigan; and everyday people who have survived, thrived and creatively derived aspects of the best community in the world.

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