MMJ Events

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jul 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • BBM workshops run year round at ALL locations (Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties).


    Building Better Marriages is an ongoing, drop-in workshop now offered at TWO Jackson County locations and one Lenawee County location. An MMJ facilitator explores a new topic each week in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.



     Hillsdale County
     Monday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
     The Hub Activity Center
     1300 S. Hillsdale Rd., Hillsdale

      Just (0.2 mi.) south of the hospital.
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    Coming Soon!
    Starts Monday, May 2nd

      Venue sponsor:

      Lenawee County - Adrian

      Tuesday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
      The Centre - Meeting Room B
      1800 W. US Highway 223, Adrian

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    Click here to listen to the WLEN Radio interview about BBM

      Venue sponsor:

     Jackson - North

      Jackson County - Downtown

      Monday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
      United Way Center
      536 N. Jackson St., Jackson
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      Venue sponsor:

      Jackson County - North

      Tuesday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
      Northwest Community Schools
      Administration Office
      6900 Rives Junction Rd. Jackson

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      Venue sponsor:

    Suggested donation: $5 per person, per week*

    Spring/Summer 2016 Schedule:
    Click here for printable schedule/
    Mar - June 2016 SCHEDULE.pdf

    March 7 & 8 - How to Fight Fair; Conflict Resolution
    March 14 & 15 - Money Matters
    March 21 & 22 - Forgiveness & Repair
    March 28 & 29 - Rebuilding Trust
    April 4 & 5 - Building a Climate of Respect
    April 11 & 12 - Responsibility and the Blame Game

    April 18 & 19 - Understanding Expectations

    April 25 & 26 - Redefining the Power Struggle

    May 2 & 3 - Control Issues
    May 9 & 10 - Listening Beyond the Words
    May 16 & 17 - Personality Differences
    May 23 & 24 - Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage
    May 30 & 31 - NO WORKSHOP / MEMORIAL DAY
    June 6 & 7 - Handling Anger Constructively
    June 13 & 14 - Speaking the Truth in Love

    Note: Topics continue in the above cycle throughout the year, so if you miss one, no worries. It will come up at a later date!

    * Cost underwritten in part by Marriage Matters Jackson, the Jackson Community Foundation, the Merillat Foundation, and donors like you!


    • 29 Apr 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • 30 Apr 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Jackson Holiday Inn, Jackson
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    The Second Half

    An MMJ Married Workshop

    Date: Friday, April 29th & Saturday, April 30th

    Location: Jackson Holiday Inn, Jackson

    Price*:$189/couple (includes overnight hotel stay & 2-day workshop & meals on Saturday) or $99/couple (includes 2-day workshop & meals on Saturday - no hotel stay)

    Major changes
    in a marriage can take place anywhere between the ages of 40-70. Let MMJ show you how to have fun and steer you through the many changes that can happen in the second half o f marriage. We'll be looking at such topics as:

    • Dealing with an Empty Nest
    • Caring for Aging parents
    • Health & Body issues
    • Teenagers or adult children living at home
    • New family dynamics (grandchildren, married children)
    • Career Changes
    • Sexual issues
    • Retirement decisions
    If you do it the healthy and fun way, the second half of your marriage can be a time of learning about each other, sharing dreams and working toward a more satisfying relationship. Based on the award winning book, The Second Half of Marriage, this workshop gives practical strategies for navigating this special stage of your relationship.

    If you are in or near the empty nest- or if your nest has refilled, this seminar is just for you. You'll learn you're not alone, and the second half of your marriage can be a time of incredible fulfillment, no matter what challenges you previously faced or what lies ahead.

    Get ready to cruise into the next part of your marriage and enjoy the adventure together.

    Schedule: Join us Friday evening at 7 p.m. for the first session of the workshop at the Jackson Holiday Inn. Then on day 2, enjoy a breakfast to kick off the day with snacks and lunch provided throughout the sessions, wrapping up by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

    Sponsored in part by:

    *At the point of registration, fees are nonrefundable.

    • 20 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Michigan International Speedway Champions Club

    Dinner & Auction

    Friday, May 20th


     This event is sponsored in part by Russ & Betsy Youngdahl, Gregg & Bethany Bodnar, Congressman Tim & Nancy Walberg, Jackson Magazine, and these other community partners:



    Click here to find out about being a sponsor!

    Michigan International Speedway Champions Club

    12626 U.S. Highway 12
    Brooklyn, MI

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    (Auction items will be available right away for bidding, so come right at 6 to check them all out! Bidding on the last group of items will close before we draw for our raffle prizes, with the event wrapping up around 10pm)

    Spring is near and so is MMJ's fabulous fundraiser.

    Come enjoy a great night out as a couple Friday, May 20th at the spectacular MIS Champions Club high above the track.

    MMJ's Spring Fundraiser, hosted by Shelby Raines, features a delicious dinner,* spectacular auction and plenty of time to shop and bid. Plus, Shelby will share some of the exciting happenings at MMJ in the past year, and in the months ahead.


    Attire for the night? Whether it's your little black dress or your favorite spring ensemble, you'll fit right in as long as you come ready to have a good time.

    Dinner includes : Spring salad, grilled chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and dessert.  Also included are coffee, tea, soft drinks and two drink tickets to the cash bar.

    Check out our growing list of auction items and raffle baskets HERE!

    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Ye Ole Carriage Shop

    50th Anniversary Celebration

    An MMJ Marriage Pep Talk Event

    Saturday, June 25th at 2:00p.m.

    Ye Ole Carriage Shop

    Includes dessert and beverage

    In honor of lifelong marriage, MMJ and its sponsors are offering this event free of charge, but space is limited!


    MMJ celebrates all couples married 50 years or more during this summer event on Saturday, June 25th. This special afternoon is hosted by MMJ’s Shelby Raines and features free entrance to the museum, complimentary dessert and beverages, and other memorable moments.


    The Ye Ole’ Carriage Shop is a spectacular museum located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. The museum features an impressive display of antique and classic cars, including several rare “one and only” Jackson made cars. Visitors will also be impressed by the large collection of classic toys, Coca-Cola memorabilia, hundreds of signs featuring advertising from the last several decades and much, much more. Click here to visit the museum website.


    Join us as we celebrate you and your lifetime commitment to each other.


    Reserve your spot today. Click here or call (517) 796-5116.

    Sponsored in part by:


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