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Downtown Venue to Host Concert Event

Downtown Venue to Host Concert Event

January 29 at The Hummingbird from noon to 2 a.m.

The Hummingbird is located on Cherry St. in downtown Macon.

Art Exhibit Coming to Wesleyan College

Wesleyan College will be featuring an art exhibit Wood-Fired Pottery by art faculty member and ceramist, John Skelton.

The exhibit opens in the Murphey Art Building Gallery Thursday, January 20, with an Opening Reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit continues through February 22 open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission.

For more info call 478-757-5189.

Artist Steve Penley to Visit His Alma Mater First Presbyterian Day School

Artist Steve Penley will be back at his alma mater, First Presbyterian Day School (FPD), on January 24 as the school celebrates "Steve Penley Day" with a full slate of activities.

Penley graduated from FPD in 1983 and has since gone on to become a world-famous artist. Though his work includes landscapes and other still life subjects, Penley is best known for his paintings of historic icons.

His latest book, "Ronald Reagan and the American Ideal," includes a foreword by Newt Gingrich and is now available for purchase.

Penley's artwork of famous Georgia musicians is on display at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame from now until July 9. For more information about Penley, visit www.stevepenley.com and www.penleyartco.com

MLK Lecture Series Featuring Sister Helen

MLK Lecture Series Featuring Sister Helen

Freedom Lecture featuring Sister Helen Prejean, Author of Dead Man Walking will be at January 17 from 7 until 9 p.m.

Additional Events:

-- Film Screening

At the Death House, January 16, 1:30 p.m.

at the Social Hall in St. Joseph Catholic Church

-- Writing Workshop

"Writing as Praying"

January 16, Dinner at 5 p.m., Workshop from 6-9 p.m.

Fellowship Hall, Centenary United Methodist Church

(Waiting List Only, contact Margaret Eskew, eskew@mh@mercer.edu

-- Film Screening:

Dead Man Walking,

January 17, 2 p.m.

Cox Capitol Theatre


All events are free to the public.

Tubman Museum Book Discussion Rescheduled


Due to inclement weather, the group book discussion of William Craft’s Running 1,000 Miles for Freedom set for January 11, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled. 

Those who planned to attend the January 11, event may join us at the Tubman Museum at 6:30 p.m. on January 18, for a combined group discussion.

A special presentation on the book will also be given by Dr. Catherine Meeks at the Douglass Theatre (located at 335 Martin Luther King Blvd.) on January 25, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The 567 and Actress Penelope Lowder Offer Acting Workshops for Youth

The 567 and Actress Penelope Lowder Offer Acting Workshops for Youth

Students ages 9 to 18 will have a chance to learn or review the fundamentals of acting, as well as have some fun, with actress Penelope Lowder on Saturday, Jan. 22 at The 567 Center.

The workshop will be divided into two sessions by age group. Students ages 9 to 12 will be taught at 9:30 am, and students ages 13 to 18 will be taught at 1:00 pm. The workshop will last two and a half hours.

Lowder has acted professionally for 15 years, performing on stages in Los Angeles, New York and London. In her workshops she tries to both pass on her extensive knowledge of acting and allow students to explore their own creativity.

The cost of the workshop is $10.

The 567 Center is located at 533 Cherry Street.

E-mail melissa@the567.org for more information or to register for the workshop.

CCM Artist Kristian Stanfill Coming to The 567

CCM Artist Kristian Stanfill Coming to The 567

CCM artist Kristian Stanfill will be performing at The 567 Center on Friday, Jan. 14. Local musician Lucas Woodgeard will also be performing.

Stanfill is best known for his involvement with the Passion Movement. He has contributed worship songs to three different Passion albums, including "Passion: Everything Glorious", "The Best of Passion (So Far)" and "Passion: God of This City".

He has released one solo album, "Attention", and his second, "Mountains Move", is being released this week.

Tickets will be available for $12 at the door. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $8 in advance.

The 567 Center is located at 533 Cherry Street. For more information, e-mail jordan@the567.org.