School Information Sessions: South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free, virtual public school serving students across the state, will host free information sessions for Charleston area families Tuesday. The sessions will be at 11 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1251 Woodland Ave., Mount Pleasant and at 6:30 p.m. at the Comfort Suites, 2080 Savannah Hwy. or call 1-800-382-6010.

Children's Movie: "Michael Jackson's This Is It" will be shown at 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Regional Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive. 766-2546.

Wii Wednesdays: Grades 6 to 12 are invited to play Wii at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the John's Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway. 559-1945.

Homework Help: Database Instruction for kids ages 7 to 11 is available at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road. 572-4094.

El Dia de los Ninos: Celebrate children's Day at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road. 572-4094.

El Dia Story time and Craft: The Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., has a bilingual story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. Friday. 805-6930.

Dia de los Ninos: Mt. Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, has a bilingual story time for ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. Friday. 849-6161.

North Charleston Arts Festival: The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department presents the North Charleston Arts Festival starting Friday and through May 8. The Main Event, held May 1 and 2 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center & Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, offers free admission and parking to more than 40 performances on four stages. or 740-5854.

Kid's Island Exploration: Bellinger Island on Daniel Island will have a program for kids ages 5 to 10 at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 965-4002.

Do-It-Yourself Arts and Crafts: Kids ages 5 to 11 are invited to arts and crafts time at the Poe/Sullivan's Island library, 1921 I'On Ave., at 10 a.m. Saturday. 883-3914. The program will also be at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. 849-6161.

Charleston Tea Plantation's First Flush: John's Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, is having a program on the Charleston Tea Plantation at 2 p.m. Saturday. 559-1945 or

Saturday Afternoon Movies: "Planet 51" will be shown at the Dorchester Road Regional Library, 6325 Dorchester Road, at 3 p.m. Saturday. 552-6466.

Run, Forrest, Run: Charleston RiverDogs will hold the seventh annual Run Forrest Run 5K Race beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, followed by the RiverDogs' game against the Hickory Crawdads. Proceeds from the event benefit the MUSC Storm Eye Institute. Registration is $30, and T-shirts are available while supplies, or 723-7241.

Battery Family Night: The Charleston Battery is offering a family deal at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for their game against the Charlotte Eagles at Blackbaud Stadium that includes four tickets, four hotdogs, four chips and four sodas for $30. 971-4625.

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