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Children's Hospital for Navicent Health to host fall festival

Children's Hospital for Navicent Health to host fall festival

Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley will hold a fall festival which will benefit the Children's Hospital, Navicent Health.

It'll be Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release. The festival will include family-friendly events, like hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, a play area and a six-acre corn maze.

Additionally, car seat techs will be available throughout the event to provide free child car seat safety information.

The orchard is located at 50 Lane Road.


Keep the Ocmulgee River Alive with a cleanup

Keep the Ocmulgee River Alive with a cleanup

The Macon Water Authority is organizing it 11th annual Ocmulgee River cleanup Saturday.

The campaign, Ocmulgee Alive!, is one of the largest river cleanups in the state and is organized by the MWA with partners Newtown Maocn and Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful.

It will begin at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring appropriate (outdoor) clothing, a tool to pick up trash, heavy duty work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant and water for hydration.

All participants must sign a release and liability release and register, which can be done here

For questions, please call Mark Wyzalek at 478-464-5678 or ocmulgee_alive@maconwater.org.

Middle Georgia State University to host college fair

Middle Georgia State University to host college fair

High school seniors in Macon will have a chance to do some college scouting at Middle Georgia State University.

The college fair, which will feature representatives from several colleges and universities, will be Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The fair is free. For more information, click here.

Greenwood Farm PAW Festival to hold free veterinary clinic

The Greenwood Farm PAW Festival is hosting a free veterinary clinic October 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5996 Forsyth Road in Macon.

According to Elizabeth Barker with the clinic, there will be an instrument petting zoo, spay and neutered truck, shot clinic, microchip clinic ($10/each pet),  teddy bear surgery clinic and so much more.

Barker said the clinic is a way to bring awareness to local rescues and for more fosters, rescue groups and adoptions to happen.

For more information, please call the clinic at 478-474-9048 or visit the clinic's Facebook page.

Historic Macon announces Rose Hill Ramble

Historic Macon and friends of Rose Hill will hold a Rose Hill Ramble on October 25 at 2 p.m.

The walk will start at the main entrance to the cemetery and end next to the grace of Macon founder Dr. Ambrose Baber, according to a news release. The walk will last about 90 minutes and $5 admission includes light refreshments. Friends of Rose Hill may attend for free and all proceeds will benefit the friends of Rose Hill cemetery.

The theme for the walk is "Arsenic, Cyanide and Cottonseed Oil in 19th Century Macon." The release says the walk will lead past graces of painters, pharmacists and chemical geniuses.

Phil Comer will lead the ramble.

The tour is free to friends of Rose Hill members and $5 for the public.

For more information, please call Kim Campbell at 478-742-5084 or email her at kcampbell@historicmacon.org.

Shalom Zones receive sponsorship to improve neighborhood health

On Monday, September 28, 2015, Wellcare of Central Georgia presented a sponsorship of $11,380 to Macon-Bibb County’s Shalom Zones to start or add on to community gardens and to host healthcare initiatives.

“I would like to thank WellCare of Georgia for joining with us as we move forward to make the Communities of Shalom here in Macon-Bibb healthier,” says Frank Austin.

To read more about which neighborhoods are a part of this new health initiative click here.

James M. Cox Foundation, EveryoneOn to bridge digital divide in Middle Georgia

The James M. Cox Foundation announced on September 16 a $288,500 grant to EveryoneOn. The grant will fund an innovative pilot program providing 1,500 tablet computers, preloaded with premium educational content, to families in Georgia who are enrolling in Cox Communications' Connect2Compete discounted internet service program.