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Eastern Movie Matinees with Reese Witherspoon.  Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m.  Today:  Walk the Line (2005, PG-13) .  Free admission. Eastern Branch, Jackson District Library. 

The Michigan Theatre presents   STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.  Largest screen and biggest sound you can imagine (36,000 watts of power) in 5.1 surround sound.  7:00 PM.

Happy Healthy Marriage Event.  Join us for a date night filled with food, fun and fitness!   Marriage Matters Jackson is teaming up with experts from the YMCA to offer:  Happy Healthy Marriage! The evening will include healthy snacks, interactive exercises and great tips on how to enhance your relationship. Presenters include:  Shelby Raines, MMJ’s Executive Director, will give valuable relationship tips.  Ginger Wensley will share helpful information on nutrition.  James & Mailynn Prattwill provide fitness guidance with an interactive fun couple’s workout. Wear comfy clothes and come ready to move!  All fitness levels welcome. Get healthy together!  6 PM to 8 PM.  YMCA Small Gym, Downtown Jackson.  $10 per person/$20 per couple.  Childcare available for kids 6 weeks and older.  $5 per child.

JXN Community Forum:  A Community’s Response to the Rising Levels of Intolerance.  How do we work with people who have different views from us? What is intolerance? How do we respond effectively to intolerance? How do we respond appropriately to our own intolerance of the status quo? Learn how to personally deal with intolerance. Hear what others have done to respond effectively to intolerance. Learn about choices. Hear from some who have taken action. Jackson Mayor Dobies and some City Council members will be present to respond to questions.  Panel includes:  Anthony Cleveland, Jackson College Professor;  John Hart, Community Organizer and Becky McKinney, Grassroots Organizer.  This forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Jackson District Library.  For more information, please call Calvin at the library, 517-788-4087.  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library.

Join Fee Special at Jackson YMCA.  The Jackson YMCA invites you to join our PAY THE DAY join fee special throughout January. Join early for maximum discount. Contact the Jackson YMCA for membership rates and details at 517-782-0537 or visit our website .


* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 15 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Michigan.

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 9 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Extended exposure to the cold and wind could result in hypothermia or frostbite.

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