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Variety show to feature community leaders, benefit youth commission

The 2017 Taste of Macon-Bibb Follies is slated for April 8 at the Historic Douglass Theater. There will be reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. The variety show will feature performances from Mayor Robert Reichert, some of our commissioners, local leaders, fire department officials and more! It's all to benefit the Macon-Bibb County Youth Commission. The students in the commission get to learn up close how their local, state, and national governments operate through trips, programs, workshops, and activities. Click here to see a video featuring video from previous Follies performances. And visit the Youth Commission Facebook page to follow along with our young leaders' adventures.

Paws in the Park pairs rescue groups, Animal Welfare for dog show

Tobesofkee will be the site of the popular 'Paws in the Park' event this year! The dog show will feature playful pups competing for a prize. Awards will be given out in several categories including best dressed, best looking, owner/dog lookalike and more! It's happening from noon to 4 p.m. at Sandy Beach Park on Saturday, March 25. People will also have the chance to visit with, and even adopt a new furry friend. Click here for more information on Paws in the Park!

New logos unveiled for Coliseum & Auditorium

M&R Marketing Group has created new logos for two popular venues. You can see the logos above for the Macon Coliseum and the Macon City Auditorium. 

“The Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium are facilities with their own look, feel, function, and history,” said David Aiello, Spectra General Manager of the Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium.

Youth Commission students shadow government leaders on Groundhog Day

Our student leaders are already planning for their futures and what better way to get real-world experience than by shadowing our government leaders! On Groundhog Day this year (Feb. 2) our young men and women were paired up with department heads to learn the ins and outs of government, and how we operate.

Hundreds march with message of peace and unity

At this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, people gathered at Recreation Centers in the North, East, West, and South parts of Macon-Bibb, then all marched to meet downtown at Government Center. Mayor Robert Reichert spoke about how old Dr. King was when he gave his iconic 'I Have a Dream Speech.' King was only 34 years old. Reichert then challenged everyone- no matter how young or old, to make a difference in their community. You can watch a MaconBibbTV feature on the march, here. 

Bicycle tour, outdoor movie hosted as part of MACON CONNECTS Ideas Festival

Everyone is invited to take a bike tour of some of Macon-Bibb's newest or recently improved parks and greenspaces, including Tattnall Square Park, the Dog Park, Washington Park, Bernd Park, Daisy Park, and Oakhaven Park. The tour will end up in Oakhaven Park (at intersection of English and Oakhaven Avenues), where people will be enjoying an outdoor showing of The Avengers that will begin at dusk. “We’ve made a great deal of improvement to our parks, and even created some new ones,” says Parks & Beautification Director Stephen Lawson. “We really want to show people all that’s been done, let them experience a great family activity in one, and hear from them what they’d like to see us do in the future.” The tour is part of a series of events called the MACON CONNECTS Ideas Festival. From June 14-16, people will be able explore all possibilities for improving mobility and connections in Macon-Bibb.

Macon-Bibb celebrates Earth Day with festival in Tattnall Square Park 

Macon-Bibb County and its partners will hold its annual Earth Day festival on Wednesday, April 20 at Tattnall Square Park from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

People of all ages will be able to enjoy a vendors market with local produce and educational materials, and there will be a kids zone with games, prizes, face-painting, and more. The Southeastern Reptile Rescue is bringing live animals you can interact with, and Idyll Acres Rescue Ranch will be there with their mini-horse, Poppy Boy. 

In addition to the fun and interactive offerings, people will be able to learn about ways to go green at work, home, and school, and on the go. They will be able to sign up for Macon-Bibb County’s new recycling program and learn what can and can’t be put in the new 65-gallon bins.