What’s happening in the area this weekend


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Mad scientist lab, book club and more at LDL

The Lenawee District Library Main Branch will host office hours for State Rep. Bronna Kahle Friday, March 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

A Mad Scientist Lab will be held for grades third and up Saturday, March 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. Students will perform a number of experiments and chemical reactions in the library laboratory.

For more information or to register, call 517-263-1011. The Main Branch is located at 4459 W. U.S. 223, Adrian.

The Onsted Branch is hosting its Book Club Monday, March 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. to discuss the novel “Still Life” by Louise Penny. The Onsted Branch is located at 261 S. Main St., Onsted. For more information, call 517-467-2623.



Get a sneak peek of spring flowers at HLG

Hidden Lake Gardens is hosting its annual Spring Flower Bulb Show March 10 to March 25, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Spring flowers on display and blooming in the Conservatory at Hidden Lake Gardens will include amaryllis, daffodils, tulips, pansies, orchids, hyacinths and more. Thousands of spring bulbs and blooms will also be on display in the Temperate House, plus the Tropical and Arid domes will be lush with flowers, fruits and foliage.

Hidden Lake Gardens is located on M-50 west of Tipton. For more information, call 517-431-2060.


Yoga Blues & Brews at BLUEStage

BLUEStage Jams is hosting Yoga Blues & Brews on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Yoga participants will be instructed by Robin Righter, and after the session are invited to stay and enjoy some blues by Cooper Young. The BLUEStage is located at 398 Brooklyn Road, Napoleon. For more information, on concert times, call 517-536-8635.



Winter film series at Michigan Theatre

Jackson College’s annual Winter Film Series will explore the art of filmmaking with works ranging from classic to contemporary in a variety of genres.

The Winter Film Series is held at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson, 124 N. Mechanic St. The next film scheduled for viewing is “Whose Streets – We will not go quietly” Monday, March 19 at 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information on the series, contact Michigan Theatre at 783-0962.


Jackson Women’s Expo at Parkside

The Jackson Women’s Expo is a free community event hosted by American 1 Credit Union Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Middle School at Parkside. Attendees will be able to browse products, sample foods and learn about businesses and services from a different variety of nearly 170 vendors. For more information, call 517-783-9249. The Middle School at Parkside is located at 2400 Fourth St., Jackson.

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

The eighth annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival is being held Saturday, March 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson. The event will include a variety of craft beers and ciders from national and local brewers. There will also be food vendors, music, giveaways and beverage related items along with indoor and outdoor tasting tents. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact the Jackson County Fair Office at 517-788-4405 or



  1. Mary Berkeypile

    March 9, 2018 at 7:59 am

    I love the news in the Exponent! More all around news than the Jackson Citizen Patriot!

    • Matt Schepeler

      March 9, 2018 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Mary!

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