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Lake Tobesofkee Christmas Boat Parade

The Macon-Bibb County Parks & Recreation Department will hold its first Lake Tobesofkee Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, December 20 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Parade will begin at the Fish & Pig Restaurant and go up the lake to the Lower Thomaston Bridge, then back to the restaurant.

Lunch Beat Macon is Back for December!

Lunch Beat Macon is Back for December!

MACON - Lunch Beat Macon will return to The 567 on Dec. 11. Inspired by Lunch Beat Boston, Macon's movement offers the same daytime, high-energy business event abbreviated into a fast, one-hour music and dance experience.

Gallery seeks photos for exhibit on equality

The 567 Center for Renewal is currently seeking entries for their January exhibit, “Black & White.” In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, “Black & White” will feature black and white photography that explores modern-day issues of race and equality.

Dr. King was an instrumental part of the Civil Rights movement that has far reaching implications for not just African-Americans, but for all races. “Black & White” may include photos that celebrate these accomplishments for all races or that address the challenges that racial minorities still face.

The 567 plans to feature amateur photographers alongside professionals, so even high-quality cell phone photography may be included. Anyone who is interested in participating must submit their no later than December 15. Exhibit guidelines can be found at http://the567.org/call-for-artists/.

Rocker Alice Cooper to perform at Macon Coliseum

Rocker Alice Cooper to perform at Macon Coliseum

Rock singer Alice Cooper will perform at the Macon Coliseum on October 18.

Tickets will go on sale starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 22, at the Macon Coliseum Box Office and on Ticketmaster.com.Tickets will cost between $28-$83 each.

The concert will start at 8 p.m. and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes at the concert.

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

Houston County retired superintendent was also elected to the vice chair position for 2014-2015.

Twiggs County resident and retired educator, Sarah Hawthorne, was named as the chair of CGTC's Board of Directors.

According to a release, she also served as the vice chair of the Board in the past year, when CGTC and MGTC merged.

She'll serve a one-year term.

CGTC's board of directors is comprised of a group of business leaders from the eleven counties CGTC serves in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam and Twiggs counties.

 

Eight DJs spinning at "Over-Do Day Party" downtown Saturday

Eight DJs spinning at "Over-Do Day Party" downtown Saturday

This Saturday, head over to Roasted Macon for another edition of The Over-Do Day Party, what event-planners are calling "the most eclectic day party in the city."

It all goes down at Roasted Macon from 3-7 p.m. DJ Bruce Wonder, DJ Shawty Slim will be spinning, along with Delfonik, Roger Riddle, DJ Ron and DJ Frosty. Two more special guests will be announced.

Pre-teen entrepreneur camp in Middle Georgia puts kids to work for themselves

Pre-teen entrepreneur camp in Middle Georgia puts kids to work for themselves

According to the National Youth Employment Coalition, youth employment is at a 60-year low. While some kids vie for summer jobs, Building Young Entrepreneurs will put them to work for themselves.

Building Young Entrepreneurs (BYE) is a program for middle school students created to recruit and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. During the 8-week camp, students will learn to develop a real business, raise start-up funds, and pitch their idea at the end of the summer. The curriculum includes emphasis on writing, networking, and presentation skills. Camp goers will see real examples of entrepreneurs their age running successful businesses.