Anybody else out there who can’t believe it’s already November? Don’t worry—you’ve still got a few weeks to prepare yourself for Christmas, but thankfully some holiday cheer is just around the corner, from decking the halls and wrapping gifts to spending time with family enjoying a play, race, or service event. Check out what’s coming up here in Jackson!
Enjoy: An Evening with Your Favorite Sleuth
Union University Theatre Presents: Sherlock Holmes
Date: Thursday - Monday, November 8-12
Time: Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Monday - 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.; Saturday - 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Location: Union University W.D. Powell Theatre (1050 Union University Drive)
Cost: $7 for pre-sale; $9 at door
If you’re in the mood for some mystery, head to Union University for a night with Sherlock, Watson, and even the evil Moriarty. This theatre department will knock your socks off with some drama, suspense, and, of course, a little bit of humor. Save $2 when you purchase your ticket before the performance!
Endorse: Your Favorite Local Non-Profit
Date: Tuesday, November 27
Time: All Day
After chowing down on Thanksgiving Thursday, raiding the department stores on Black Friday, and shopping online on Cyber Monday, make sure to give back in the holiday spirit on Giving Tuesday—and #GiveBackJack is your way to do that locally! Whether you’ve got finances to donate, time to share, or talents to put towards bettering our community, there’s a project perfect for you and your family.
Explore: The Midtown Area Decked out for the holidays
LANA Holiday Home Tour
Date: Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2
Time: Friday: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.; Saturday: 2:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.; Sunday: 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
If you’re a sucker for beautiful homes and holiday decor, then the LANA Holiday Home Tour will knock your socks off. Now in its 26th year, this Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association fundraiser is sure to get your creative juices flowing, as are all the other midtown events happening that weekend, such as the Lighting of the Lake and Cookies & Crafts with Santa. But don’t forget—homes aren’t announced until day-of!
Exercise: Before all those holiday calories
Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 7:30 A.M.
Location: Union University (1050 Union University Drive)
Cost: $15 for Family Kool-Aid One Mile Fun Run; $30 for 5K; $50 for half-marathon
Stretch your legs in prep for this holiday season and support the cancer community at The Varnick! In memory of John Varnick’s amazing ability to run two half-marathons during chemo, this race is a way for all skill levels to encourage those in similar situations, whether you choose to run one mile, a 5K, or the full half-marathon. Plus, all finishers get a medal!
Experience: An All-Local Holiday Shopping Spree
2nd Annual Mistletoe Mingle
Date: Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10
Time: Friday - 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.; Saturday - 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Location: White Oak Farms (284 Spring Creek Highway in Medina)
Cost: $6 for Friday’s Preview Party; $3 for Saturday
Last year, White Oak Farms offered a first-time, unique holiday shopping experience with their Mistletoe Mingle, and they’re proud to announce they’ll be hosting it again this month! From antiques and greenery to decor and clothing, each local vendor is bound to offer just the right thing for your loved ones this Christmas that they won’t be able to find anywhere else. Don’t miss this one-stop shopping spree at one of West Tennessee’s loveliest venues.
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.