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MaconBibbTV highlights Earth Day celebration

Macon-Bibb County’s Green Team celebrated Earth Day this year with a luncheon at the Ocmulgee National Monument and a festival in the improved Tattnall Square Park. According to officials, it had the highest attendance of any previous celebration.

Click here for a feature video from MaconBibbTV about this exciting day.

The 567 Center Announces 1st Annual Beer & Bluegrass

The 567 Center Announces 1st Annual Beer & Bluegrass
MACON – On Saturday, July 11, The 567 Center for Renewal will host the 1st Annual Beer & Bluegrass, a fundraiser to benefit its programs. The 567 was formed as a non-profit organization five years ago to bring creative life to downtown Macon. In honor of its fifth anniversary, it has planned an event that is sure to attract a lively crowd. The event will feature craft beer tastings from Growler Spot, food, and live music by Johnny Roquemore & the Apostles of Bluegrass. In addition, there will be a raffle for prizes such as a Big Green Egg and a large selection of craft beer. Macon Beer Company owner Jeremy Knowles will be present to answer questions about his brews. Johnny Roquemore & the Apostles of Bluegrass will certainly set a lively tone for the night. The Apostles' hard-driving bluegrass and humorous original songs have consistently amused their audiences all over the South.

Central Ga's Boys & Girls Club to receive makeover

Central Ga's Boys & Girls Club to receive makeover

30 employees at Sherwin-Williams in Perry are giving a gift like no other.

The Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia is getting a makeover Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Several rooms will be painted at the community youth center, according to a news release.

Rooms to be made over include the organization's lobby, game room, computer lab, kitchen and administrative offices, the release states. The 40-gallon paint job is sponsored by National Painting Week, which offers "color inspiration, painting ideas, expert tips, product information and one-of-a-kind DIY and designer projects to help inspire people to update their spaces with paint."

 

Parks & Rec hosts Adult Field Day

Field Day…Ah the memories. Team t-shirts, 50 yard dash, tug of war, over under; all on the hottest day of the school year, of course. But what if you could experience that elementary school fun as an adult? I think you see where this is going… You CAN!

On May 16, Parks & Rec will host the 2nd Annual Adult Field Day at Luther William Field. Our events are top secret, but you and your team can expect to participate in events such as dizzy bat relays, egg toss, flip cup, and an obstacle course. In addition to this day of nostalgia, you will also get to enjoy giveaways, crown competitions, and live music. Check out MaconBibbTV’s coverage of last year’s Adult Field Day by clicking here.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission events continue

In December, Macon-Bibb County’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announced a series of events to celebrate and remember the life and impact of the civil rights leaders. The next sponsored event is an Interdenominational Church Service at New Fellowship Baptist Church. A full calendar of events has been posted online, and it is updated to reflect new events that are added.

Events have included the annual March to Government Center, tours at the Tubman African American Museum, the Beloved Community Symposium, a performance by world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie at Beulahland Baptist Church (more information below), and more.

Members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission are: Commissioner Elaine Lucas, Commissioner Larry Schlesinger, Sam Henderson, Reverend Dr. Henry Ficklin, Dominique Johnson, Reverend Evans Brown, June O’Neal, Dr. Any Ambrose, Mike Gardner, and Tony Lowden

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Student artwork will be on display when the Annual Student Art Show opens this week at The 567 Center for Renewal. The opening for the show will be held Friday, March 6, from 6-9 p.m.

The 567 Center for Renewal is located at 533 Cherry Street in downtown Macon.

The art show is a collaboration between the Bibb County School District, the Georgia Art Education Association - District 5, and The 567 Center for Renewal. The artwork will remain on display through March 27.

Cinderella's Wish List Dress Sale

Cinderella's Wish List Dress Sale

The Bibb County School District's Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Department will host its third annual Cinderella’s Wish List Dress and Accessories Sale this month.

The Cinderella's Wish List Dress and Accessories Sale features new or gently used prom dresses and accessories for sale at a discounted cost. The sale begins Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, from 4-7 p.m. and continues Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The event will be held at the Welcome Center Annex next to Hutchings College and Career Academy, at 2007-F Riverside Drive in Macon. All high school girls are invited to attend.

The CTAE Department is hosting the event to raise funds for the 2015 CTAE Student of the Year Scholarship fund.

Currently, the CTAE Department presents a scholarship to the Bibb County CTAE Student of the Year, as well as to the first- and second-place runners-up.