Are you looking for something fun to do with the family in the next couple of weeks? Well, I’ve got some great (and low cost) ideas!!
Cindrella’s Brawl – Saturday, Sept. 17th
First, The Jack Town Derby Girls!!! Okay so I might be biased on this one because I’m part of the team, but still. They’re Jackson’s ONLY roller derby team and they have a bout (what a game is called in derby) TOMORROW! Tickets are only $10 in advance ($12 at the door) and kids 10 & under are FREE, limit two per paid adult. But that’s not all, if you bring in an unwanted prom dress you’ll get your ticket for $9. The doors open at 6p and the action starts at 7p. Be sure to get there early to get a good seat, you won’t want to miss the action as they take on the Killamazoo Derby Darlins. Below are the important links to their bout.
Ella Sharp Museum
The Nature of Dogs
September 17 – November 26
Perfect for the animal lovers out there! There’s a FREE lecture tomorrow at 1p by the photographer, Mary Ludington. She’s shown dogs in the AKC ring and has photographed nearly all 180 recognized breeds!!
The Nature of Dogs Info
Glimpses of Everyday Life Photographs by Jennie L. Green
May 21 – October 8, 2011
Donated to the Museum in 1984 by an heir, Ben Green, these photographs taken by Jackson resident Jennie Lovan Green capture a glimpse of her everyday life. This exhibition of just of few of the more than 300 photographs in the Jennie Green collection will be on exhibit in the Pyron Gallery.
Michigan Theater – Saturday, Sept. 17th
FREE family movie night!! The Michigan Theater is showing Hoodwinked Too! (Rated PG), which has humor great for kids and adults. Doors are at 5p and the movie starts at 6p. Admission is FREE..you don’t get any better than that!
Flavor Fruit Farms – Sept. 17th-18th
It’s animal weekend at Flavor Fruit Farms, come get your photos taken with baby animals that include foxes, kangaroos, and tigers!! Also meet Laura the Elephant (seriously how cute!!) They’re open from noon-5p (weather permitting).
Flavor Fruit Farms webpage
Jackson Family Fall Festival – Sept. 23rd-25th
This event is FREE admission AND parking!! It takes place behind Jackson Catholic Middle School and there’s something for everyone…Dinner Tent, Craft Tent, Bake Sale, Bingo Tent, Entertainment (Adults) Tent, Teen Entertainment, Midway Carnival Rides, Nite-n-Reno, Fireworks, PLUS Wine Tasting, Childrens’ Entertainment Tent, and The Classic Car Show!