August is here, which means school is back in session and the weather may be a bit better—right? Either way, Jackson still has some awesome events to keep you and the family entertained as we say goodbye to summer, from golfing and hacking to contemporary music and old movies. Check out what you should be at this month.
Enjoy: Your Favorite Christian Artists right in your backyard
Date: Saturday, August 11
Time: 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Location: The Barn at Snider Farms (1998 Denmark Jackson Road in Denmark)
Cost: Free! (donations accepted; $100 for VIP tickets)
Every year, the Barn at Snider Farms opens its gates to have a free night of worship with some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music. This year's show will feature live music from KB, Rush Of Fools, and We Are Messengers, as well as an encouraging message from author and preacher Scott Dawson. Gates open at 4:00 P.M., so make sure to get there early and to bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket.
Endorse: Habitat for Humanity
12th Annual Golf Classic
Date: Monday, August 13
Time: 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Location: Humboldt Golf & Country Club (4700 East Main Street in Humboldt)
Cost: $500 per four-player team
Don't miss Habitat for Humanity's annual fundraiser: the Golf Classic! The format is a eighteen-hole, four-person scramble, so gather up your team for the chance at the grand prize of $500 (second place is $250; third place is $100)—plus, lunch will be provided by Coyote Blues. But hurry! Registration ends Tuesday, July 31.
Explore: THE WORLD OF COLLABORATION, INNOVATION, & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19
Time: Begins at 5:30 P.M. on Friday; ends at 5:30 P.M. on Sunday
Location: theCO (541 Wiley Parker Road)
Ever heard of a hackathon? Well, if you're a designer, engineer, entrepreneur, or developer, you need to be there. theCO is hosting this forty-eight-hour showdown of tech skills bringing ideas to life, and it's only $25 to cover food for the whole weekend. Where and when do you sleep, you ask? theCO encourages you to run home for an occasional nap, but no judgment for those of you who pull double all-nighters and crash on the couch. Gather up your team and register!
Exercise: Your Trivia Skills
Jackson-Madison County Fabulous Feud Gameshow & Dinner
Date: Friday, August 10
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (Registration: 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.)
Location: Carl Perkins Civic Center (400 South Highland Avenue)
Cost: $18 ($25 including dinner)
Have you heard of the Jackson-Madison County Trunk or Treat? No, it's not Halloween yet, but if we hope to give out candy to 20,000 kids this October, we've got to raise the funds at the Jackson-Madison County Fabulous Feud Gameshow & Dinner. Get to the Civic Center at 2:00 P.M. to sign up to be a part of the games, then come back at 6:00 P.M. for the show to begin! Bring the whole family, and you might just walk home with a cash prize.
Experience: Old Classics on the Big Screen
Date: Raiders of the Lost Ark - Friday, August 10; Back to the Future - Friday, August 17; The Sound of Music - Friday, August 24
Time: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. for Raiders of the Lost Ark and Back to the Future; 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. for The Sound of Music
Location: The Ned (314 East Main Street)
If you're a sucker for the nostalgia of an old movie, don't miss Downtown Jackson's Ned Flicks series running through December. August has the most shows by far, from action-packed Indiana Jones to 80's classics and sing-a-long musicals. Just $3 admission for an authentic theatre experience at the historic Ned you won't forget. Take the family!
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 and her husband Jordan live in Midtown and are active members of City Fellowship Baptist Church.