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Jackson Percussion Concussion.  Grab the beat when some of the best drumlines around converge on Jackson College for the Jackson Percussion Concussion concert event, at 7 p.m. today.  The Percussion Concussion will feature performances from both professional and local percussionists in a fun evening. Performing will be  Detroit Pistons Drumline (current and former members), Jackson College Drumline (now in its first year!), Jackson Preparatory and Early College Percussion Ensemble,  Michigan Center Drumline,  Jackson College “Jazzy Jets” Jazz Band,  Gratigunga (band comprised of many JC students).  Before the concert, local drumlines will have the opportunity to perform for the pros in clinics and receive feedback.    Don’t miss the rhythmic and musical extravaganza! Tickets are just $5 and are available at the Potter Center Box Office or at the door.

Will Smith Movies at the Eastern Branch,  Jackson District Library.  Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m.  Today:  Collateral Beauty (2016, PG-13).

Meijer Branch Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale.  Today 9 AM- 7:30 PM, Friday 9 AM- 5:30 PM, Saturday 9 AM- 3 PM- $1 per bag (Saturday only).  Many tasty goodies available to eat.  Most Children’s books are .10-.25 cents.  Most Adult books are .25-.50 cents  Fiction/Non-fiction, Paperback, Hardcover, Large Print, Vintage, MAgazines, DVDs, Music CDs and Cassettes, Audiobooks, Sci-Fi, Children’s Books.  Meijer Branch, 2699 Airport Road, Jackson.

Local Author Roundtable at the Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library.  Presented by Victoria Mayhugh from 5:30-7 p.m.  Each month a local author will present their book and talk about the writing/editing/publishing/marketing aspects of being an independent writer in Jackson County. The Round Table is open to all writers, from the aspiring to the accomplished.

Jackson Police Department Cadet Program Open House.  Officials from the city of Jackson and the Jackson Police Department will be on hand during an open house Thursday evening, April 12, to garner interest in the city’s police cadet program.  The open house, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the King Recreation Center, will have food and beverages for attendees, as well as a presentation by Elmer Hitt, Jackson’s director of police and fire services. The King Center is located at 1107 Adrian St.“The cadet program is designed to provide an opportunity for those interested, not yet qualified for a patrol officer position, the ability to acquire the education and experience to become a JPD officer,” Hitt said. “We look to actively recruit graduating high school seniors and others who express interest in a law enforcement career.”

Sing-Along with Phil at the Poison Frog.  The only LIVE music show where YOU get to pick the songs! Over 60 songs with lyrics in the songbook. You shout it out.  No talent necessary. Just the willingness to sing, clap, laugh, and have fun!  New menu, new beers, new talent behind the bar. It’s time to revisit The Frog!  1908 Horton Road, Jackson.

The Hurst Planetarium presents Nights at the Museum.  Join us for this open house at the Museum and Planetarium as we look to the future and back. Create a masterpiece using our homemade art-bots, explore the world of tree burls and the sculptures created from them. Learn about sensory deprivation in our interactive exhibit Home is Where the Senses Are. Visit other interactive stations in the galleries and around the campus to learn how science is part of all aspects of our world. Please join us for this free event.  5 PM to 7 PM, Hurst Planetarium Ella Sharp Museum.

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