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Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra February Performance

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Hawkinsville Opera House and Wesleyan College this month.

The orchestra will perform Mozart's Don Giovani, Hadyn's Cello Concerto in D Major and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

The performance will take place at the Hawkinsville Opera House on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on February 27 at Wesleyan College in Macon on February 27.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online here.

February Marks American Heart Month

The Medical Center of Georgia plans to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and stroke through a series of events throughout February.

The events correspond with the American Heart Association's designated February as American Heart Month.

That's according to a Medical Center of Central Ga. news release.

The following is a schedule of events for Central Ga.:

Saturday: Heart & Soul North will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1530 Highway 41 South, in Barnesville from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCCG will provide AngioScreen® and other cardiovascular screenings, and physician speakers on the hour.  

AngioScreen® costs $50. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to make an appointment.

Thursday, Feb. 17: HeartFest 2011 will join Dodge County Hospital in Eastman from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. to provide free cardiovascular screenings for the hospital’s annual Heart Health Day.

Macon Little Theatre Presents:

Macon Little Theatre Presents:

A Street Car Named Desire will be peformed February 4 through February 13.

For more information, call 478-PLAY.

Commissioner Echols to Hold Roundtables Across State

Commissioner Tim Echols with the Georgia Public Service Commission will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions on alternative fuel vehicles round tables across the state from February 8 through February 10, a Georgia Public Service Commission news release says.

A number of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AGVs), will be on display during these roundtable discussions including a new Honda CNG Civic, an Electric Car from Georgia Power, a Bi-Fuel F-150 (CNG and Gas) and a bio-diesel Mercedes that runs on vegetable oil (Athens location only).

 “This roundtable brings together policy makers, businesses involved with clean energy, and those who actually use this technology each and every day,” said Echols, who himself drives a CNG car. “It is my hope that we can show the general public, corporate community and media that alternative energy can mean jobs and economic development for our state.”

Film Festival Announces 2011 Filmmaking Workshops During Festival

The 6th Annual Macon Film Festival will take place February 17 – 20, 2011, at three venues in historic downtown Macon, Georgia. In 2010 the Festival added free filmmaking workshops to the lineup of more than 60 hours of screenings and special events.

This year the Macon Film Festival is excited to announce three free filmmaking workshops, conducted by special guests including director Nick Moran, actor/filmmaker Morgan Simpson, and screenwriter Scott Seeke, a Macon Film Festival news release says.

The workshops will be held at The 567 Center for Renewal, located at 533 Cherry Street, within easy walking distance of the Cox Capitol Theatre and the Douglass Theatre, the two landmarks which anchor the festival.

The 2011 Macon Film Festival Workshops are:


Friday, February 18th

Knight Neighborhood Challenge Round Three Grants Announced

Twelve projects to enhance historic College Hill received $172,075 today as part of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a grant program to fund residents’ best ideas for strengthening a sense of place in the area.

The awards in this third round of the challenge range from $1,100 to plant native trees in the Corridor to $75,000 to build the successful College Hill Façade Loan Program.

Recipients are both residents of the College Hill area and Macon’s established institutions.

February Friday Fest Schedule

February Friday Fest Schedule

Friday, February 4 will bring a blues fusion band from Thomaston, GA known as Long Hot Summer.

This part of Friday Fest will take place in The Red Room.

The Red Room is located at 580 Cherry St. in Downtown Macon.

For more information, call 478-550-2185.