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Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Michigan Theatre

The Michigan Theatre is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration Saturday, May 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening will include games and prizes for the entire family and a live band with Gabriel Burciaga and The Bad Boyz.

The Michigan Theatre is located at 124 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. For more information, call 517-783-0962.



Kiwanis expands programs

The Brooklyn Kiwanis recently held its first Quarter-a-Quarter program at Jerry’s Pub & Restaurant. Guests were treated to a free lunch while they learned about Girls on the M.O.V.E. and a new competitive robotics team that was launched by Sally and Mike Coughlin of Fiddle Brickers. Then each guest was asked to donate $25 to the program of their choice. Altogether, more than $800 was raised.

The next Quarter-a-Quarter event will be held in July and is open to members and non-members alike. Details will be announced closer to the event date on the Brooklyn Kiwanis Facebook page and website.

Evelyn Clee is shown here pinning fabric to make pillowcases at the next Sew What? event.

Sew What?

Sew What? is a new program that was launched in April to bring community members who like to sew or are learning to sew together to make items for the community. The group’s first project is going to be making fun, colorful pillowcases for kids being placed in foster care or kids who are admitted to Allegiance Hospital for a health issue.

Nighttime meetings

Kiwanis is launching nighttime meetings, the last Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. This was part of an initiative to make Kiwanis more accessible to working members of the community.

Flag program expanded

Last year, the club launched their community Flag Program. For a minimal cost per year, an American made, a locally purchased flag will be posted in the customer’s yard for each of the five main flag holidays, with proceeds benefitting Kiwanis programs and local scouting programs. The program was so successful in its first year, the club has been able to expand by bringing a Napoleon/Brooklyn Boy Scout troop in to increase its outreach.

For more information about these and other great new programs, go to www.BrooklynKiwanisMI.com or follow the club on Facebook.

Storytime, book club and more at LDL

The Lenawee District Library Onsted Branch is hosting Storytime Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. Kids of all ages can listen to and participate in fun and interactive. The classes are scheduled for May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. For more information, call 517-467-2623. The Onsted Branch is located at 261 S. Main St., Onsted.

The Addison Branch is hosting its book club Monday, May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. This month’s book selection is “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. For more information, call 517-547-3414. The Addison Branch is located at 102 S. Talbot St., Addison.

The Adrian Main Branch is holding a computer basics class Wednesday, May 9, from 2-5 p.m. This class is set up for those individuals with little to no computer experience. Laptops will be provided. For more information or to make a reservation, call 517-263-1011. The Main Branch is located at 4459 W. U.S. 223, Adrian.

Lost Railway Museum to host a fundraiser

The Lost Railway Museum will host a fundraiser on Friday, May 4, from 6-8 p.m. at 142 W. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake. Appetizers will be provided by the Roaming Goat of Grass Lake. Beverages will also be provided. Participants must be 21 to attend.

This fundraiser will showcase the progress being made on the restoration of car #47 and car #29, along with the other additions to the museum. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call Angela Machnik at 517-945-8699 or visit lostrailwaymuseum.org.


Volunteer, information meeting at Walker Tavern Historic Site

The Walker Tavern Historic Site is hosting a volunteer open house and information session Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hewitt House Visitor Center. A light lunch will be provided and pre-registration is requested. To make a reservation, call 517-241-0731 or visit our website at www.michigan.gov/walkertavern (a recreation passport is required for park entry).

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