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Jackson College Reading Month Community Event:  Reflecting on the Life of Malcolm X.  Keynote speaker is Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and author of “Growing Up X” and the picture book “Malcolm Little:  The Boy Who Grew U to Become Malcolm X.  Hosted by Jackson College Multicultural Affairs.  6 PM, Bert Walker Hall, Jackson College Central Campus.  Freee admission.

Eastern Movie Matinee at the Jackson District Library Eastern Branch celebrating Women’s History Month.  Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 PM.  Today:  Mona Lisa Smile (2003, PG-13).  Free Admission.  3125 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson.

Preschool Storytime at the Summit Branch, Jackson District Library.  Join us at the Summit Branch every Thursday at 11 AM for stories, crafts and more. Intended for ages 3-5.

The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive today from 1 PM to 6:45 PM at Grace Church, 2692 North Dettman Road, Jackson.  Volunteer blood donors are needed to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients this spring.

Michigan Center Spaghetti & Swing.  Do you like buttery breadsticks? Spaghetti? Fantastic music? The Michigan Center Jazz Band, Choir, and Drumline is hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser tonight at St. Aidens Episcopal Church, 361 Grove Avenue, Michigan Center.  Hours are 5 PM to 7 PM.  An evening of delicious food and fabulous entertainment!   Single tickets: $8  Families of 4-6: $28.  Kids 10 and under eat free! 

Jackson ConCon presents Illustrator John McCrea.  Come visit with John McCrea at the Jackson District Library Meijer branch from 6 PM to 7:30 PM  as part of the ConCon 2018 celebration!  John McCrea is a comic illustrator of the new ongoing Mars Attacks! Comic series from IDW Publishing, and assorted Mars Attacks! trading cards from Topps.  A respected illustrator and comic book artist, McCrea has drawn for many of the major Western publishers including the big two: Marvel and DC Comics. He has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Star Wars, Judge Dredd and the Simpsons amongst others.   Concatenation Convention: A Place Where Science Fact, Fiction, and Fun Meet is presented by Jackson College, Nostalgia Ink, and Jackson District Library.  Check out ConCon’s Facebook page for more events at www.facebook.com/ConcatenationConvention

Kindergarten Round Up at Arnold Elementary School, 4064 Page Avenue, Michigan Center.  Student screening and parent meeting times are 4:30 PM and 6:15 PM.

Hoverboards at Allskate.  Allskate Fun Center is opening our doors for Hoverboards only!  Admission is $7 for every child.   No Skates, Hoverboards Only!  Laser Tag is only $5 for a single play or $8 for a double play!  While your there play some Laser Tag & check out our really cool Game Room and try to win some very awesome prizes!  Hot Dog & Pop combo at the Snack Bar for only $2.50.  Skate Mates: $5 + deposit.  Laser Tag: 1 Play: $5     Double Play: $8.  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Allskate Fun Center, 1313 West North Street, Jackson.

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