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Here’s a look at things going on in and around Jackson in the next couple weeks.

Sept. 28

Canstruction 2023: An Evening with The Cleverlys

RIFA’s 18th annual Canstruction competition and gala will be at the Carl Perkins Civic Center at 6 p.m. Larger-than-life structures made entirely with canned food by local teams will be on display, and enjoy a live performance by the bluegrass/comedy band, The Cleverlys. All proceeds will benefit RIFA’s vision to lead and engage the community in the fight against hunger. The Cleverlys are a one-of-a-kind comedy/music blend. They tour nationally, performing at music venues, performing arts centers, and some of the nation’s largest festivals like Stagecoach, Telluride, CMA Music Fest, and even The Grand Ole Opry. For more information and to purchase balcony tickets and individual table seats, visit https://www.eventcreate.com/e/rifacanstruction2023. If you’d like to play a larger role in Canstruction 2023, there are opportunities for sponsorships, structure-building teams, and full table purchases. For more information, contact Esther at ejones@rifajackson.org or (731) 427-7963.

Madison Hall Community Yard Sale

Calling all yard sale fans. The Madison Hall Community Club announces its gigantic annual Yard and Bake Sale. Dates are Sept. 28-30 at the Community Center on Steam Mill Ferry Road in the Madison Hall Community. Shopping begins Thursday and Friday at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.  Saturday will be half-price day on all sale merchandise, ending at noon.

The Play That Goes Wrong

From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30 with 2 p.m. matinees on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for adults 65 and older, $16 for students and $15 for everyone for the matinees. All shows are at The Ned at 314 East Main Street in Downtown Jackson.

Sept. 29

Make It Shake It Martini Party

The ninth annual event to benefit Redemption Road Rescue with food, live music and silent auction at the Jackson Fairgrounds (800 South Highland Avenue in Downtown Jackson) from 7-11 p.m. Cost is $600 for a table of eight or $85 for an individual ticket. For more information, e-mail pattihs2845@gmail.com.

Food Truck Fridays

Downtown Jackson and the West TN Farmers Market (91 New Market Street in Downtown Jackson) bring you Food Truck Fridays! Make plans to join them every Friday, May through November, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to experience local eateries at lunch to end your work week and support local businesses. 

Wine Down

Crown Winery (3638 East Mitchell Street in Humboldt) concludes this year’s season of its Wine Down concert series. Remember when booking your table reservations to also go ahead and do your pizza reservations. The pizzas time slots go fast. Visit their website www.crownwinery.com and book online. This week’s entertainment is Jackson’s Hubtet. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

Bring the kids out to the pumpkin patch at Sunset Valley Farms (1190 Highway 200 in Huron) to find their perfect pumpkin. All pumpkins $6 and the GIANT pumpkins are $20. Afterwards you can head over to the concession stand for some delicious Farmer Brian’s BBQ, Mexican street corn, TN apple cider donuts, and more.

Sept. 30

Moonlight Pond Tour

Carter’s Nursery (2846 Old Medina Road) presents the 19th Annual Moonlight Pond Tour. This garden tour showcases water features & landscape gardens at night. It’s self guided, meaning you will get a list of properties on the tour with descriptions and directions, and you go from stop to stop at your own pace and enjoy the evening. The tour always falls on a Saturday night closest to the Full Harvest Moon. Tickets are $20 each with children under 12 getting in free of charge. Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and you are invited to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & a light snack. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the beautiful Gardens and Water Feature Lighting.

Community Cleanup Day

The City of Jackson is hosting this event at West Tennessee Healthcare’s North Hospital at 367 Hospital Boulevard from 8 a.m. until noon. This bulk waste drop-off and paper shredding event will help residents better discard large items that are difficult to dispose of elsewhere. This event will allow citizens to shred documents and drop off items such as tires, mattresses, furniture, and bulk items over 50 pounds. It’s free for Jackson residents. No commercial businesses are allowed. Four tires per vehicle. Furniture including couches and recliners will be accepted. Paper shredding is done by DirectShred. No appliances with freon or other refrigerants will be allowed. No hazardous waste will not be accepted either. Health and Sanitation Department are providing free tarps to the first 75 people in trucks or trailers to attend as a part of the education of the “Tarp Your Load” law.

Grand opening at theLOCAL

There are two new businesses at theLOCAL (202 West Lafayette in Downtown Jackson at the corner of Lafayette and Shannon): Burn Your Truth and Grinning Soul Crochet. Jackson Downtown Development is having a party to welcome them from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be live music with local artists Hunter Cross and Hope MacGregor and a number of other vendors in addition to theLOCAL resident Sprinkle Me Sugar. Those vendors include 3rd Planet Soap Co., BB Crowchet, Blank and Noire Skincare, Décor By Herron, Emily Ervin Creative, Handmade by Lizzie, Hannah Gore Creative Co., Local Flower, Seasons of Baking, The Outspoken Rose and This Girl’s Garage.

Save a Rack

Elks Lodge 192 (28 Executive Drive) is teaming up with local non-profit the Rack Pack for an event benefiting the Rack Pack, which is a group that helps women battling breast cancer. Entertainment is by Kevin and Bethany Paige, a cocktail hour, food, silent auction and live auction. Tickets are available through ticket leap at www.the-elks-lodge-192.ticketleap.com. For more information or to purchase tables or sponsorships, call 731-616-1352. The event starts at 5 p.m.

Starlight Symphony

A 40-year tradition in Jackson continues as First Presbyterian Church (1573 North Highland Avenue) hosts the annual free event on its front lawn at 7 p.m. The concert includes different pieces from classical to patriotic to pops favorite for an unforgettable evening of music under the stars.

Voices in the Vineyard

Century Farm Winery (1548 Lower Brownsville Road in Jackson) continues its summer concert series with Emily McGill at 7 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. Limited tables are available. Lawn chairs are available.

Walk for Life

Help women facing unplanned pregnancies and raise funds for the Birth Choice ministry by Walking for Life. Ask friends and family to sponsor your walk by pledging or donating. Register at birthchoice.biz/walk. The Walk is at 9 a.m. at West Jackson Baptist Church. There will be activities, food, and fun for all ages. Birth Choice is a pro-life, nonprofit pregnancy clinic in West TN that saw 140 babies saved from abortion last year.

Oct. 5

Fall in the Gardens

UT Gardens, Jackson, is hosting their annual Fall in the Gardens plant sale and lecture series on Oct. 5-6 at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (605 Airways Boulevard). On Thursday, the event will feature guided garden tours, informational talks, wagon tours of the research center and the beginning of the highly anticipated fall plant sale featuring hundreds of varieties of locally grown plants as well as pumpkins and pansies. Guest lecturers include Troy Marden and Ed Lyon who will be sharing gardening and horticulture tips with attendees. Food trucks will be onsite on Thursday. Local Master Gardener volunteers will also be present during the sale to help attendees with all their plant questions. The event will last from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday. Lectures and tours will take place on Thursday only.

To submit events for The Post’s upcoming events calendar, e-mail them at least two weeks in advance to brandon@jacksonpost.news.

Mac Powell and Friends

Christian artist Mac Powell and some of his friends will be performing at Fellowship Bible Church (141 Pleasant Plains Road) for an unforgettable acoustic night of hits, stories, and faith. Prepare to be moved as Mac Powell, along with Brandon Heath, Jordan St. Cyr, and Rhett Walker, come together to deliver a musical experience like no other.

Oct. 6

Magic Valley Music Fest

Birdsong Drive-In (907 Shiloh Church Road in Benton County) will be the site of this two-day outdoor concert event. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday with Double Edge, Randal French and Keith Burns of Trick Pony on the schedule. Gates open at 11 a.m. on Saturday with 24 Seven, Pretty Grimm, Bryan Moffit, Derrick Brasfield and Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry set to perform. Bring your own lawn chairs. Tickets can be purchased online at etix.com.

Hub City Flea Market

Monthly flea markets in Jackson are back at the Jackson Fairgrounds (800 South Highland Avenue in Downtown Jackson). For the 2023 season, the flea market will be held on the first weekend of each month. Doors are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

First Fridays Art Walk

Through November, the Jackson Arts Council will organize “First Friday Art Walk” events in Downtown Jackson. These monthly events will take place on the first Friday of the month from 3-6 p.m. in local businesses all within walking distance of one another in Downtown Jackson’s newly designated Arts District. The public will now have regular monthly opportunities to shop for local art directly from local artists. Artists will pop up inside of the storefronts of local businesses to sell their work. The purpose of these events is to increase opportunities for the public to engage with the arts, increase opportunities for local artists to sell their work, increase arts opportunities within the Arts District, and increase walkability and economic activity in Downtown Jackson.

Food Truck Fridays

Downtown Jackson and the West TN Farmers Market (91 New Market Street in Downtown Jackson) bring you Food Truck Fridays! Make plans to join them every Friday, May through November, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to experience local eateries at lunch to end your work week and support local businesses. 

Black Tie & Blue Jeans

Support Friends of Heart with a night of fun at Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2023 presented by West Tennessee Healthcare. Dinner, dancing with Memphis’ own G3 Band, live & silent auctions, liquor pull, and more…all to support AED distribution across 18 Counties, staff education, clinical research, Jackson’s 4-Minute City initiative, and youth EKG screenings. Purchase your table or individual tickets today by calling 731.343.3330. Individual tickets are available on Eventbrite.com. Corporate Table of 8: $2,500; Individual Table of 8: $1,500; Individual Tickets: $100.

Oct. 7

The Jazz of Poetry

The Griot Collective of West Tennessee presents “The Jazz of Poetry.” Featuring Allison Joseph, Mona Lisa Saloy, Derrick Harriell, Lenard Moore, Jenna McLean Quartet, Gregory Tardy Quartet, Southside High School Big Band, Northside High School Jazz Choice and UT Martin Jazz Band. The event will happen at The Ned (314 East Main Street in Downtown Jackson) at 2 p.m.

David Ashley Trent concert

Contemporary Christian and country artist David Ashley Trent will be performing a concert of original music at Jackson, Tennessee’s newest family friendly concert listening room, Catbird Studio (2100 Pleasant Plains Ext.). Americana husband/wife duo, The Shoemakers, will perform the opening acoustic set. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased online or at the door.

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