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Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

The National Tour of “The Wizard of Oz” announced that 12 children from Central Georgia will perform the roles of munchkins in Macon showings of the beloved classic live on stage.

“The Wizard of Oz” will be performing at The Grand Opera House March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon.

That is according to a Grand Opera House news release

Macon dance studio Academy of the Performing Arts auditioned, selected and will prepare all 12 munchkins for their choreographed songs and dances in the production. The children will have the opportunity to dance alongside a nationally touring Broadway company and learn valuable, real-world skills while having fun. Owners Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss, both with 30 years’ experience, are excited to be a part of this production.

Gateway Initiative Hosts Short Film Competition

Gateway Initiative Hosts Short Film Competition

Macon Shorts is a new short-film competition hosted by the Gateway Initiative.

The Gateway Initiative is shining the spotlight on Macon, Georgia's assets, historic landmarks, interesting characters, creative culture and musical legacy, a news release says.

Talented filmmakers will have the chance to tell a compelling story, while showcasing the Macon community from fresh, innovative perspectives.

Creative expression is encouraged and applauded by a city filled with aspiring entrepreneurs and artists.

The Gateway Initiative will promote and reward the best and brightest screenwriters, filmmakers, directors and crews.

For more information, call 478-750-0480.

11th Hour Awards After Party Takes Place Downtown

11th Hour Awards After Party Takes Place Downtown

February 24 at Bottoms Up.

Live music by DJ Trent Shawty Slim and Roger Riddle.

Bottoms Up is located at 566 Cherry St.

Save A Pet Adoptions

Save A Pet will be holding a dog adoption event at the Macon PetSmart on Saturday, February 19.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact Rosie at saveapetrosie@gmail.com for more information.

Most dog adoptions are $125, and most dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and are up-to-date on shots.

Fairy Tale Ball to Benefit Rooms for the Heart

Fairy Tale Ball to Benefit Rooms for the Heart

Rooms from the Heart’s Fairy Tale Ball

Presented by Parrish Construction Group


Saturday, February 26th

5-8 p.m.


The Blacksmith Shop

665 Poplar Street, Downtown Macon

All proceeds benefit Rooms from the Heart, a non-profit organization that redecorates the rooms of critically-ill children, ages 4-19, throughout Middle Georgia in the theme of their choice.



'10 Great Dates' to Energize Marriages

Middle Georgia Healthy Community Initiative is Celebrating National Marriage Week Feb. 13 – 17. 

10 Great Dates kick-off is Thursday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. at Hephzibah Dining Hall located on Zebulon Rd. in Macon. 

Authors of 10 Great Dates, David and Claudia Arp, will be present to take the couples through their date night. 

Free dinner will be served.

For more information or to register, visit www.mgchmi.org.

Date Night Topics will include:

Date 1 – Choosing a High-Priority Marriage

Date 2 – Learning to Talk

Date 3 – Resolving Honest Conflict

Date 4 – Becoming an Encourager

Date 5 – Finding Unity in Diversity

Date 6 – Building a Creative Love Life

Date 7 – Sharing Responsibility and Working Together

Date 8 – Balancing Your Roles as Partner and Parent

Macon Film Festival Hits Theatres Near You

Thursday, February 17 kicks off the film festival with the premiere of "Freedom Riders" at 7:30 p.m.

The Film Festival will also feature After Parties, Coffee Talks and Workshops.

For the full Film Festival Program, click here.