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541 Wiley Parker Road
Jackson TN 38305


Gather: April 2019


Gather: April 2019

Katie Howerton

It’s a late Easter this year, which thankfully means for better weather for celebrations! Make sure to get outside now that spring has sprung, and bring a neighbor to these awesome community events.


Enjoy: Some springtime fun
Donnell Century Farm Scavenger Egg Hunt

Date: April 13, 19, & 20
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Donnell Century Farm (3720 Highway 70 East)
Cost: $10

What better place to let your kids run around and burn off some energy than a farm? Donnell Century Farm is offering all kinds of Easter fun for the family, including farm animals, slides, ziplines, and even breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Order your tickets online to ensure a spot at this awesome event.


Endorse: The life-changing work being done at Birth Choice
Holy Smokers Easter Meat Sale

Date: Runs through Thursday, April 18
Time: Pick up Friday, April 19, 7:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Location: Birth Choice (391 Wallace Road)
Cost: $36 for ham; $17 for ribs

Don’t forget to plan for Easter dinner! Thankfully, Birth Choice has you covered with ham and ribs, and you can feel good about your money going back into their mission. Order as late as the 18th and pick up your selection at Birth Choice.


Explore: How to live green in Jackson
Earth Day Festival

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Location: West Tennessee Farmers’ Market (91 Market Street)
Cost: Free!

The farmers’ market is the best place to celebrate Earth Day, with dozens of activities, exhibits, and fun shopping—not to mention the already-awesome selection of local produce and wares available every Saturday. Bring out the kids and learn a thing or two about how you can take care of the Earth right here in Jackson through organizations like Keep Jackson Beautiful.


Exercise: That rusty golf swing
Bruin Booster Classic

Date: Monday, April 15
Time: 11:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Location: Jackson Country Club (31 Jackson Country Club Lane)
Cost: $1,000 per four-person team (sponsorships also available)

Any golfers out there? Gather your buddies and sign up for the University School of Jackson Bruin Booster Classic. The event will kick off with lunch, then it’s off to the course for a four-person scramble. Not a golfer? No worries—sponsorship opportunities are also available to show your support!


Experience: Our favorite night of the year
A Night of Storytelling, Vol. 7

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (food served starting at 6:30 P.M.)
Location: theCO (541 Wiley Parker Road)
Cost: Free!

We can’t help but plug one of own our best events of the year, A Night of Storytelling. This event follows a Pecha Kucha format and features an array of locals sharing about the things they’re most passionate about in our community. Get there at 6:30 for a chance to try the Boss & Ross BBQ food truck with us for #OurJacksonTable, too!

Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Katie Howerton moved to Jackson in 2011 to study Graphic Design and Drawing at Union University. She discovered Our Jackson Home in January 2015 and used it as a guinea pig for her senior design project, creating the first issue of Our Jackson Home: The Magazine. After graduating she was given leadership over Our Jackson Home at theCO, where she now runs the blog, designs the magazine, and coordinates events. She lives with her husband Jordan and daughter November in Midtown and loves her community at City Fellowship Baptist Church.