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Basic pruning, garden to table classes at HLG

Hidden Lake Gardens is hosting two outdoor events in the next week. A Basic Pruning of Trees and Shrubs class will be held this Saturday, April 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. HLG’s Paul Pfeifer will discuss the reasons for pruning, how and when to prune, and proper pruning tools. A pruning demonstration will take place outdoors in the gardens, weather permitting. Participants are asked to bring a pair of hand pruners. (HLG will have extras). To register, contact the Tecumseh District Library at 517-423-2238 or visit tecumsehlibrary.org, click programs, and events.

A first of a five-session Garden to Table class series will be held Tuesday, April 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at HLG. Kyle Miller of Red Barn Farms will discuss and field questions on seeds and soil. Other topics will include raised bed gardens and the best way to manage them, which soil amendments to add, and the need for row covers. To register for the five-session series, call 517-431-2060.Hidden Lake Gardens is located on M-50 west of Tipton.

Michigan hunting and fishing collectors show April 7

The annual Michigan Hunting and Fishing Collectors Club Sporting Collectibles Show is this Saturday, April 7 at the Eagles Hall in Jackson on 301 Detroit Street. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be approximately 100 tables of Michigan sporting collectibles including old hunting and fishing licenses, successful hunter patches, vintage decoys and game calls, old fishing lures and tackle, traps, shell boxes and ammo crates, bear archery items, and hunting and fishing stamps. Other collectibles available include nostalgic DNR, advertising, and tip-up items. The public is welcome to browse, shop, and bring any items to sell or trade. No guns are allowed. For more information and to see photos from previous shows, visit www.mhfcc.net.


Tatiana Owens returns to the Croswell for Disco Night on April 7

Some of the biggest hits of the 1970s will be on tap when singer-songwriter Tatiana Owens returns to the Croswell Opera House for a night of disco music.

Disco Night at the Croswell will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7. The set list includes artists such as the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Sister Sledge, and Gloria Gaynor.

Owens, a 2010 graduate of the Toledo School for the Arts, now lives in New York, where she works as both a songwriter and a recording artist. She has appeared at the Croswell several times in the past few years, including in the musicals “Memphis” and “Million Dollar Quartet.”

To order tickets for Disco Night at the Croswell, call 517-264-7469 or visit online at croswell.org. The Croswell Opera House is located at 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian.


Father-Son Adventure Weekend at YMCA Storer Camps

The YMCA Storer Camps Father-Son Adventure Weekend is set for April 6-8, from 7 p.m. on Friday to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The weekend is designed for fathers, grandfathers, sons, and grandsons of all ages to enjoy fellowship with one another. Registration is required.

For more information on costs, call 517-536-8607. To register, visit ymcastorercamps.org. YMCA Storer Camps is located at 6941 Stony Lake Road, Jackson.


Crafts, nurturing parenting class and WWI movie screening at JDL

The Jackson District Library Brooklyn Branch, 207 N. Main St., Brooklyn, is hosting a Water Bottle Wind Spinners craft class Tuesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. Participants will use a recycled water bottle and Sharpie markers to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor decoration. This program is intended for children ages 6-12.

A Memory Wire Bracelet Making class will be held on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. This program is intended for teens and adults ages 14 and up. For more information or to register for a class, call 517-905-1369.

The Napoleon Branch, 6755 Brooklyn Road, Jackson, is hosting 20 Minutes at the Library: Painted Rocks Tuesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. This program is intended for children ages 5 and up. For more information, call 517-536-4266.

The Summit Branch, 104 W. Bird St., Jackson, is hosting KnitCroWits Wednesday, April 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This program is intended for adults. For more information, call 517-783-4030.

The Carnegie Branch, 244 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson is hosting WWI and America: Movie Screening 3 on Monday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. The screening will include The Lost Battalion (2001, TV-14), a movie about the 77th Division (the Lost Battalion) part of the 308th Infantry Regiment, who fought against overwhelming odds after being surrounded.

Nurturing Parenting Classes are being held during the months of April and May. The next scheduled class is Wednesday, April 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Topics of discussion will include the Importance of Touch; Developing Empathy, and Effects of Trauma.

For more information or to register for a Carnegie Branch event, call 517-788-4087.



Jeremiah Johnson Band at TC’s BLUEStage Jams

The Jeremiah Johnson Band will be performing at TC’s BLUEStage Jams Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m.  The group is based out of St. Louis, Missouri and is currently touring the Midwest. The band features the gritty vocals of Johnny Winter, Benet Schaeffer on drums, Frank Bauer on sax and backing vocals, and Tom Maloney on bass.

For more information on the band and audio/video links, go to jeremiahjohnsonband.com

TC’s BLUEStage Jams is located at 398 W. Brooklyn Road, Napoleon. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 517-536-8635;emailtcsjams@gmail.com, or visit bluestagejams.com.

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