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The Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will hold a CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Kick-Off, today at 12 Noon at Austin Blair Park.  Join CPCAN supporters as we bring awareness to child abuse prevention by planting a pinwheel garden.  Open House Luncheon directly after the Kick-Off.  606 Greenwood Place, Jackson.

The Michigan Theatre and Kiwanis present Spring Break Movies all this week.   Featured film is “Ferdinand”.  After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure Show times are 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. Doors open a half hour before film. Admission is 1 Dollar.

Spring Break at the Planetarium.  Shows at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.  Admission is $5.  Join us on our journey through the many wonders of the springtime night sky.  We’ll check out a seasonal offering of planets, star clusters, and galaxies. This will be followed by a showing of “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure”, a journey from Sesame Street to the Moon and an exploration of the night sky from the other side of the world! Visitors will get to enjoy a fresh bag of popcorn from our popcorn wagon, “Popcorn Charlie”. Open to all ages, but recommended for elementary-aged students.  Seating is limited, each showing is limited to 60 guests.  Hurst Planetarium, Ella Sharp Museum.

Jackson District Library presents District-Wide Battle of the Superheroes all this week at all locations.  Marvel vs DC activities for all ages.  Details at myjdl.com.

Autism Awareness Kickoff.  Join us for the blue lighting of the Jackson County Tower Building.  5:30 PM to Dusk, Horace Blackman Park, downtown Jackson.  Special needs games, crafts and parent resources, gift giveaways, blue light bulbs, glow sticks and Autism merchandise for sale.  There will be live music, refreshments and popcorn.  Information and registration for “Around the Park for Autism 5K Run/Walk, May 12th.  Light it Up Blue, Jackson!   www. jasn-mi.org.

Jackson College Winter Film Series.  Explore filmmaking and enjoy movies from classic to contemporary with Jackson College’s 42nd Annual Winter Film Series.  The Winter Film Series is held annually at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson as part of the College’s English 210 Films as Literature class. Community members are welcome. Films begin at 7:15 p.m. on Mondays; cost $5 per person.  Tonight:  “Hugo”.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 PM to 5:45 PM at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 620 Robinson Road, Jackson.  Winter weather in parts of the country caused the cancellation of more than 270 blood drives, resulting in an increased need.  www.redcrossblood.org.

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