Summer activities are about to start and there is definitely a lot going on around town. I think it will be a really great summer. Jackson School of the Arts is going to be Rocking the Dahlem on June 15, Cruising the downtown on June 28 and joining American 1 Credit Union at Kids Fest June 14th.
It is amazing being part of this fantastic community. I’m so proud to say I’m from Jackson Michigan and I didn’t grow up here. The people are what make this community great. I’ve recently had the chance to meet some wonderful students in our Art for All class. Art for All is a class designed for individuals with developmental disabilities. It was a huge success, so much so that Jackson School of the Arts is offering a summer session with a twist. We’ve added dance! The classes run June and July and are two hours long. The first hour is art and the second is dance. It’s going to be so much fun! The first class is June 14 – so sign up now at Jacksonarts.org.
Summer is a great time to try something new and enjoy those special Jackson things that only happen in the summer. Concerts in the park, Cascades Falls, Fireworks! We love summer at JSA. We have a Harry Potter Camp and a Princess Camp – I can’t decide which one I’m more excited about. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, but when those little princesses show up my heart melts. Lots of art classes and we have some mini dance sessions so you can try something new. I really like to keep my daughter engaged during the summer. We love Nixon Park pool and the splash pad at Cascades. It’s so reasonably priced and we can spend hours enjoying the outdoors.
For those rainy summer days check out the Jackson District Library. Reading during the summer can get that imagination going. If you don’t have a library card – get one today! Totally worth it and the library has activities as well listed on their website. Did you know that for a $1 you can watch a movie this summer at the Michigan Theater downtown? They have a fantastic kids series and it’s only a buck. Ok, add on a couple more dollars for popcorn and enjoy!
I hope you have a fantastic summer! Make time to relax and rejuvenate. There truly is something for everyone in beautiful Jackson Michigan!