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Spring Expo and other weekend happenings in the area


Heart of the Lakes Woman’s Club to hold spring expo

The GFWC Heart of the Lakes Woman’s Club is having its Spring Expo Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church located at 151 N. Main St., Brooklyn. The Expo will have over 50 vendors and offer a wide variety of products and information. This year the vendors have agreed to donate 10 percent of their sales to the GFWC Heart of the Lakes Woman’s Club.

The GFWC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. With 20 members, this group provides countless hours of support to the community.

If you would like to learn more about this group or become involved, contact Carol Wilson at cawilson364@yahoo.com.


Fairy Festival at Jackson School of the Arts


The Jackson School of the Arts is hosting a free two-day weekend event April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 29, from noon to 4 p.m. This event includes arts and crafts, vendors, Ye Ole Fairy Shoppe, the Cupcake Café, a Fairy Garden Contest, Tea with Miss Jackson Crossroads, stories in the forest with Jackson District Library, carriage rides, dancing fairies and performances by the Fairy Festival Players. Dressing up as a fairy is encouraged. The Jackson School of the Arts is located at 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. For more information, call 517-784-2389.


Famous ladies tea at the Croswell Tea Room

The Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Famous Ladies Tea on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at the Governor Croswell Tea Room, 125 East Maumee St., Adrian. Participants will enjoy high tea and hear the personal stories of five American women of history as portrayed by chapter members.


Deborah Dushane (Temperance) will portray Varina Howell Davis – Mrs. Jefferson Davis and first lady of the Confederacy. Other famous ladies of history will be performed by Elise Eschedor of Hudson – Sybil Ludington; Betty Cummings of Manchester – Lizzie Borden; Kris Eschedor of Hudson – Martha Matilda Harper; and Cheryl Shell of Spring Arbor – Martha Ballard. To make a reservation or to purchase tickets, call 313-300-1672.



Fashion fundraising week at TCA


Tecumseh Center for the Arts is planning a week-long fundraiser that includes three very unique and exciting events.

First, the TCA Fashion Show takes place on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Attendees will get a sneak peek at the hot clothing lines and accessories from local stores and boutiques including Great Ideas from Tecumseh, Devils Lake View Living from Manitou Beach, Sassy Wear Boutique from Monroe and Maurice’s from Adrian.

Fashion Fundraising Week continues, with the ever-popular Junk to Funk! Eco Fashion Show on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. The spotlight will be on local artists, designers, fashionistas, and ecologists as their wearable funky fashions are modeled on the TCA stage. These imaginative creations are comprised of upcycled, re-purposed and recycled materials. A silent auction will feature items from local businesses, tickets to upcoming performances, and some of the creative fashions featured in the show!

The week will continue with a Kentucky Derby Fundraising Gala. This is your chance to dress to the nines and exhibit your most daring outfit, don’t forget a hat or “fascinator” – there will be a contest! The evening will also feature Derby staples such as Mint Juleps, lawn games, and, of course, the Kentucky Derby on the big screen.

Tickets for all three events can be purchased online at www.TheTCA.org or through the TCA Box Office, Tuesday – Friday from noon until 5 p.m. For more information, contact the TCA Box Office at 517-423-6617. The TCA is located at 400 Maumee St., Tecumseh.


Hanover-Horton Jazz Bash April 28


Hanover-Horton High School’s Department of Music and the Hanover-Horton Music Boosters is hosting its 13th annual Jazz Bash. The bash is being held on Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the high school gym, 10000 Moscow Road, Horton. The event will include two hours of music, desserts, and a silent auction. For more information, call 517-414-3944.


Jackson airport celebrates 90th anniversary

The Jackson County Airport will celebrate its 90th anniversary and the opening of a new runway Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. The event will consist of a T-6 airplane display, B-17 display and rides, a short program, music and a picnic lunch. This event will be held at the Jackson County Airport, Richmond Brothers Hanger, 3568 Wildwood Ave., Jackson. For more information, contact Kent Maurer/Julie Williams at 517-788-4225.



Jackson Chorale to highlight composers past and present


The Jackson Chorale will present its annual Choral Masterworks concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 29, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in downtown Jackson (120 East Wesley St.). This year’s concert will celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth and will feature a medley of songs from West Side Story. To purchase tickets in advance call 517-782-2967. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.


Jackson County 4-H craft, vendor show

The Jackson County 4-H Small Animal Association is hosting a Craft and Vendor Show Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Tractor Supply Company building at 2805 Springport Airport Road. The entrance is on the south side of the building. The show will consist of handmade items from local crafters and direct sales vendors. For more information, call 517-795-5386.


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