TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 @ 2:00 PM
African American Librarianship
Middle Georgia Regional Library – Did you know Macon once had its own African American Library? Find out what happened to it and the books that were housed there.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Feb 26 @ 7:00 PM
Talent Show
Tattnall Square Academy – Jump, Jive An' Wail, the 2018 Talent Show, is Monday, February 26 at 7 pm. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from any junior or from the front office or elementary office.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Feb 27 @ 7:00 PM
The JFAST Expedition: Getting Inside a Giant Fault
Museum of Arts and Sciences – The 2011 Tohoku, Japan earthquake (Mw9.0) produced huge slip (30 to 50 meters) on the shallow portion of the fault close to the toe of the megathrust. The large displacement on this part of the subduction zone was unexpected by seismologists and caused the devastating tsunami that took over 23,000 lives and inflicted massive damage along the northeast coast of Honshu. The JFAST project endeavored to understand the physical mechanisms of large slip during earthquakes. By drilling into the fault just over a year after the earthquake, we learned that this fault was unusually weak. Even though the fault slipped about 50 m at this spot, temperature measurements indicate that it dissipated little energy. The data show that faults may be very weak when they slip in earthquakes. Faults may have a few strong spots govern the energy available for earthquakes while most of the fault poses little resistance to motion. Emily Brodsky is an earthquake physicist who experienced the power of ocean drilling for the first time the JFAST expedition (IODP Exp. 343) that drilled into the fault that generated the M9.0 2011 Tohoku earthquake. “For over 20 years, the Ocean Discovery Lecturer Series (formerly the Distinguished Lecturer Series) has brought the remarkable scientific results and discoveries of the International Ocean Discovery Program and its predecessor programs to academic research institutions, museums, and aquaria. Since 1991, over 800 presentations to diverse audiences have been made through the Lecture Series.” This event is FREE and open to the public.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Mar 1 - Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM
Old Book Sale
Middle Georgia Regional Library – PREVIEW PARTY: FEBRUARY 28(MEMBERS ONLY) Friends of the Library will host their 50th Annual Old Book Sale at Central City Park. There will be 100,000 books from over 60 categories available for sale. Book donations come from communities, estates, and former library holdings. Find books for all ages and interests; gently-used, like-new, quaint or collectable. Sunday is half price day. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Mar 3 @ 9:00 AM
2018 Macon Undy RunWalk
Colorectal Cancer Alliance – Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. In 2018, more than 4,000 people from Georgia will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Funds raised from the 2018 Macon Undy RunWalk will remain in the city to continue making strides to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime by: promoting access to screening, conducting innovative research, and connecting patients to treatment. For more information, please visit undyrunwalk.org. Schedule: 7:30 am - Race packet pickup & on-site registration 8:40 am - Opening remarks 9:00 am - 5K begins 9:10 am - 1 Mile fun run begins 10:05 am - Survivor recognition & awards ceremony Registration Fees: 5K Adult (14 and older) - $30 Advance/ $35 Race Day 5K Youth (6-13) - $25 Advance / $30 Race Day 1 Mile fun run (all ages, Children 5 and younger are free) - $25 Advance / $30 Race Day Can't make it to the Undy? Register as a Virtual Participant. Virtual Participant - $30 Adult / $25 Youth All Registration Types Include: · A pair of 2018 Boxer shorts · Survivor t-shirt if registered as a survivor · Survivor medal if registered as a survivor · Access to our online fundraising platform How you help: Your participation in the Undy RunWalk helps the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and our local partners fight colorectal cancer in critical ways.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM
SAT Boot Camp
Monroe County Library – SAT Boot Camp gives students an opportunity to study and ask questions from our volunteer tutors.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM
Night with the Artists
Museum of Arts and Sciences – A special Cocktail Reception to benefit the Museum of Arts and Sciences will include gallery talks with the Emerging Artists, an opportunity to purchase the exhibited works, open bar, and catering by Fountain of Juice, plus artisanal bourbon tasting.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Mar 8 - Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM
The Music Man - FPD Spring Musical
First Presbyterian Day School – Join us for the FPD Spring Musical! The Music Man follows a fast-talking traveling salesman, Professor Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize– this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when music and the arts begin to unite the townspeople of River City -- and when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Join us for Meredith Willson’s valentine to early twentieth century Americana. This will be a fun-filled show for the whole family! Tickets will go on sale in February!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Mar 9 - Mar 10 @ 8:00 AM
Peaches to the Beaches - Fort Valley, GA
Austin Theater of Fort Valley, GA – Vendor & Spender We Want You! March 9-10, 2018 at 8am to 6pm Whether you are buying or selling, “The Peaches to the Beaches” is perfect for all types of items: jewelry, handmade crafts, body & beauty supplies, clothing, accessories, arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles, direct sales merchandise, food and yard sale items. Visit all three locations: Farmers Market, Austin Theater (Official Stamp Location), Festival Park. For more information: 678-771-3265 or email austintheaterfortvalley@gmail.com
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Mar 10 @ 1:00 PM
Book signing/Concert - The Brothers of Bragg Jam by Julie Bragg
Bragg Jam – We are honored to host the official book signing for The Brothers of Bragg Jam, A Mother's Memoir by Julie Bragg. Julie is a swim teacher, an author, and a mother to Brax and Tate Bragg, two musicians whose lives helped to inspire Macon's most significant music festival, Bragg Jam. The Book Chronicles a journey that has inspired countless people over the years. There will also be musicians playing all day long, who were inspired by Brax and Tate's music. Including Chad Evans, Shane Bridges, Mal Jones, and many more. The night will end with a special and rare performance from Brax's band, The Buckley's. Join us in remembering Brax and Tate, celebrating Julie and her family, and listening to some great music and buy a copy of this magical book. FOOD TRUCK: Sofrito Fusion Food Truck on site all day! Kids craft, live music and Book signing and sale 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. KID'S CRAFT: Kids crafts from 1-3, a whale rock party! Paint a whale rock in honor of Julie Bragg’s Swim School! LIVE MUSIC: Saturday Campfire Jam from 4-6, live music on stage with Chad Evans 6-7, Shane Bridges 7-8 and The Buckleys take the stage at 8!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Mar 10 @ 3:00 PM
Alumni Baseball Game
Stratford Academy Alumni Association – Home Run Derby begins at 3 and the alumni game will start at 3:30. A cookout will follow the game.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Mar 10 @ 5:00 PM
Wild Game Dinner
New Haven Baptist Church – It's time again for our Wild Game Dinner! Come join us for all sorts of good stuff on March 10th at 5pm. All you can eat - $15 donation requested. We will have some "tamer" items like chicken and hot dogs also, along with door prizes Come join us - it will be a great time!!!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM
Bunco for Babies
The Saint Maximilian Kolbe Center for Life – Join us for our 3rd Annual Bunco for Babies...we will be in the St. Joseph Church Social Hall...Dinner begins at 6 and Bunco will begin at 7. Contact Ann Beall for more information...tickets on sale now and will be available at the door.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Mar 22 @ 7:30 PM
The Charlie Daniels Band
The Charlie Daniels Band – As part of the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival, the legendary Charlie Daniels Band will be at the Macon City Auditorium on Thursday, March 22, 2018. From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 80, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. Tickets are $36, $46 and $56
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Mar 23 - Mar 24 @ 8:00 AM
Triple Facilitator Workshop
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center – Projects WET, WILD and Learning Tree are teaming up so that you may bring the best environmental education curricula in the world to your students and become certified to hold your own workshops for other educators in ALL 3 Projects!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Apr 7 @ 9:00 AM
Macon Youth Birders' Day
Woodfield – Birding Festival for Kids
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Apr 7 @ 10:00 AM
Cruisin' For A Cause
Capitol Cycle Company – Cruisin' For A Cause / Sponsored By: Capitol Cycle Cause: Autism Awareness Spreading awareness and raising money to cover therapy debt of local families. Ride Starts and ends at Capitol Cycle. Kickstands up: 10:00 AM Lunch: 12:30 PM Registration: $20 per biker and $5 per passenger. This will include T-Shirts and meals. All of the money is going towards delinquent accounts at the local Autism Therapy centers. Developing Minds, The Speech Path, and the Naviscent Autism Center in Macon and Warner Robins. Many families can't get through that beginning stage of intensive therapy and their children never learn how to cope or compensate for their limitations. They need you and together we can make a difference. Families are faced with the choice of paying a utility or paying for therapy and if they can't pay for therapy, their child regresses or doesn't get the help that they need to learn how to live with their disability. We want to help as many families as possible not to struggle with their therapy debts, and avoid older children ending up in group homes or special facilities because their parents couldn't afford for them to get the needed treatment. 50/50 Raffle Door Prizes Question Call: 478-973-1630
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday May 1 - May 4 @ 12:00 AM
Macon Georgia Annual Conference
Saint James AME Church - Columbus, GA – Rev Charlie Hicks, Host Pastor
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday May 5 @ 6:30 PM
"YOUNG Elvis & The Blue Suedes Rockabilly Tribute Show"
Methodist Children's Home South GA – ELVIS has entered the building! The Methodist Home for Children & Youth presents our first "Dinner & A Show" fundraiser featuring "YOUNG Elvis & The Blue Suedes Rockabilly Tribute Show"! You don't want to miss this unique, family-friendly interactive show, officially endorsed by Elvis Presley's own stepbrothers, Rick and Billy Stanley. This show is played with authentic vintage instruments backed by world-class musicians who have played with the likes of Bob Dylan, Little Richard, Neal Young, BB King, and so many more! Come dressed in your 1950's best for a chance to win a "Rockin' 50's" prize! BBQ Pulled Pork & Chicken Dinner - Come Dressed Up or Just As You Are *Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the children we serve right here in Middle GA. Our organization provides a warm home, schooling, therapeutic services and more to children and teens ages 8-18 who have been severely abused and neglected. Our purpose is to help restore their childhoods, helping each child feel loved, valued and nurtured along their road to recovery.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 26 @ 8:30 AM
GCED - Creative Economies
UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government – This course will help economic developers understand the importance and economic impact of the creative economies in Georgia. Professionals will examine the arts industry as a means to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities and ways to leverage public investment. Additionally, they will discuss ways to use the creative economies as a method to promote tourism, downtown development, business development, entrepreneurism, community identify, and quality of life. Learning Objectives: • understand the importance of the creative economies in economic development efforts • examine how the creative economies can build a sense of place and community • evaluate partners, resources, and policies to nurture and enhance the creative economies in your community