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Gather: January 2019


Gather: January 2019

Katie Howerton

January might not be the most exciting month following the joy of Christmas and entering the bleak midwinter, but Jackson has plenty of fun to offer, especially with a handful of annual events we’re all looking forward to. See what’s in store this month!


Enjoy: Dancing the Night Away
2nd Annual Law Enforcement Ball

Date: Saturday, January 12
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 11:30 P.M.
Location: Jackson Fairgrounds (800 South Highland Avenue)
Cost: $75 for individual tickets

Say “thanks” for all Crime Stoppers does for our community with an evening full of fine dining, entertainment, and socializing at the 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Ball. Whether you’re thinking of sponsoring, getting a table for your crew, or flying solo, all ticket purchases will go to support the efforts this non-profit makes to make our town a safer place.


Endorse: The Dream Center
9th Annual Night in the Caribbean

Date: Saturday, January 19
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Location: Carl Perkins Civic Center (400 South Highland Avenue)
Cost: $75 for individual tickets; $12 for balcony seats (concert only)

Any Beatles fans out there? Join the Dream Center at the Civic Center for their ninth annual, one-of-a-kind fundraiser. Between tunes from Kaleidoscope Eyes and a tasty dinner to the auction and testimonies, you won’t want to miss this “Night in the Caribbean.”

Learn more about the Dream Center on our podcast.


Explore: The Best Homemade Chili in Town
2nd Annual Guns & Hoses

Date: Saturday, January 26
Time: 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Location: Jackson Fairgrounds (800 South Highland Avenue)
Cost: Details coming soon

If you’re looking for a cozy bowl of chili during the winter days, don’t miss the 2nd Annual Guns & Hoses event, where local radio, Hub City Brewing and Bancorp South are coming together to support Jackson’s First Responders. Whether you’re just coming to enjoy the live music, silent auction, and beer tasting or are competing in the chili cook-off and cornhole tournament, it’s bound to be a Saturday full of fun for adults (ages 21+ only).


Exercise: Your New Year’s Resolution to Stay Fit
First Sunrise Hike

Date: Tuesday, January 1
Time: 6:30 A.M. - 7:30 A.M.
Location: Pinson Mounds (460 Ozier Road, Pinson)
Cost: Free!

If you’re more of a morning bird than a night owl, skip the midnight New Year’s Eve party and join Ranger Lane Erwin at Pinson Mounds for the First Sunrise Hike of 2019. Get the family there by 6:30 A.M. for the refreshing walk, then make sure to take a peek into the museum for some historic perspective on the area. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and a flashlight, and register here.


Experience: The Vibrance of the Roaring 20s
The Great Gatsby Dinner Theatre

Date: Saturday, January 12 (Additional show dates of Friday & Sunday, January 11 & 13)
Time: 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (7:00 P.M. on Friday; 2:00 P.M. on Sunday)
Location: University School of Jackson
Cost: $35 ($12 for Friday & Sunday)

Here’s a classic for your date night: The USJ Arts Guild will be performing The Great Gatsby this month! While we’re excited for the show, we’re even more eager to see the way the students transform the school library into a 20s-themed dining hall. Gather your favorite friends and go all in with flapper costumes, or catch the performance only on Friday or Sunday.

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.