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Thursday Free Member Movie Night.  7 PM. The Princess Bride (1987).  A bedridden boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.   FREE to Members every Thursday.  Purchase a membership anytime for $25 (individual, per year); Non-members $5.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.

Jackson County Veteran Service Office PACT Act Information Session.  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  Please join Region 9 VCAT for an in-person meeting you don’t want to miss in Jackson County. The focus will be on the new PACT Act law that expands VA healthcare. There will be a presentation by Gary Easterling, Director of Michigan American Legion, Representative from the Ann Arbor VA and on-site Toxic Exposure Screenings available*. Must bring your DD214 for screening.  Check in begins at 11:30.  11:30-12 Networking Time.  12pm Meeting/ Presentations.  *lunch will be provided.  Free!  1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson.

March Large Group Meetup.  Jackson Young Professionals.  6 pm.  Production Realty 213 N Jackson St Jackson.  Did you know home values in Jackson have gone up 116% in the past decade?! Word is getting out that Jackson is a place to build relationships and have fun – so come see what’s to love about buying a home in Jackson at this month’s meetup.  Hear from the pros at Production Realty about what it’s like to run an independent and local firm and checkout their incredible headquarters – newly renovated in downtown Jackson.  About Monthly Large Group Meetups:  The Third Thursday of each month offers an opportunity for you to see new places and businesses in Jackson while networking and meeting other young individuals in the area.  JYP Membership is a steal at $60/per year – and includes a membership to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce (a $300 value!) Your first couple meetups are free, but take advantage of the full membership perks by signing up at www.jxnyp.com/join

DinoSOARS!  Change Over Time.  Did you know? Birds are living dinosaurs!  Follow the story of Malkia, a museum paleontologist, as she explores fascinating connections between birds and dinosaurs. Join us as we dive into the theory that birds evolved from dinosaurs!  Showings are: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11am (Especially for kids!) and 4pm. Admission includes Museum Galleries and Hurst Planetarium Shows.  Adults: $10, Children up to 17: $5, Adults Over 65 & Military Members: $8, Museum Members and Children Under 5: Free.  Hurst Planetarium, Ella Sharp Museum.

Hidden Women of Color.  A Pop-Up Exhibit Featuring the Art of Jerome Washington during March 2023.  Whatever task they tackled, whatever sacrifices they made, whatever boundaries they had to cross. The Hidden Women of Color are women who made a choice to do what they had to do despite the cost.  One common thread that seems to fuel these remarkable women: To help and elevate others.  It has been a labor of love to discover these women, their achievements and to bring them out of the shadows. The Ella Sharp Museum is proud to feature this pop-up exhibit throughout the month of March. 

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