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Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Residents and business owners are invited to learn more smart growth strategies at a public forum with Smart Growth America on April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street).

The forum is part of free, grant funded technical assistance program offered by Smart Growth America. The organization will be meeting with the community and representatives from Macon-Bibb County, the Urban Development Authority, New Town Macon, Chamber of Commerce, Planning & Zoning, the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, Industrial Authority, Development Authority of Bibb County, and the College Hill Alliance.

Georgia Strawberry Festival

Georgia Strawberry Festival


"Going Green at 17" is the theme, of this year's 17th Annual Georgia Strawberry Festival and Reynolds, Georgia is the place to be. This family friendly festival has truly grown over the years! We are excited to announce a special "treat" this year: the first annual "weiner dog races"

 

For more infomation please visit our website at www.ga-strawberry.org

Parks & Rec hosts Adult Field Day

Field Day…Ah the memories. Team t-shirts, 50 yard dash, tug of war, over under; all on the hottest day of the school year, of course. But what if you could experience that elementary school fun as an adult? I think you see where this is going… You CAN!

On May 16, Parks & Rec will host the 2nd Annual Adult Field Day at Luther William Field. Our events are top secret, but you and your team can expect to participate in events such as dizzy bat relays, egg toss, flip cup, and an obstacle course. In addition to this day of nostalgia, you will also get to enjoy giveaways, crown competitions, and live music. Check out MaconBibbTV’s coverage of last year’s Adult Field Day by clicking here.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission events continue

In December, Macon-Bibb County’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announced a series of events to celebrate and remember the life and impact of the civil rights leaders. The next sponsored event is an Interdenominational Church Service at New Fellowship Baptist Church. A full calendar of events has been posted online, and it is updated to reflect new events that are added.

Events have included the annual March to Government Center, tours at the Tubman African American Museum, the Beloved Community Symposium, a performance by world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie at Beulahland Baptist Church (more information below), and more.

Members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission are: Commissioner Elaine Lucas, Commissioner Larry Schlesinger, Sam Henderson, Reverend Dr. Henry Ficklin, Dominique Johnson, Reverend Evans Brown, June O’Neal, Dr. Any Ambrose, Mike Gardner, and Tony Lowden

Macon-Bibb Spring Break Camps

The Bibb County School District is on Spring Break March 30 – April 3, which means many parents will be looking for fun activities for their children. The Parks & Rec Department is hosting week-long camps at the Bloomfield, Frank Johnson, North Macon, and Rosa Jackson Community Centers.

From team sports, arts and crafts, and educational activities, there is a variety of things for them to do. For more information, check out the most recent Parks & Rec newsletter. Space is limited in the camps, so register now!

To stay up-to-date about activities for children, adults, and families, follow the Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook.

5 x 5 Program kicks off in District 9 with series of events

Macon-Bibb County will begin its 5x5 Neighborhood Improvement Program in District 9 on Monday, March 9, and it will run through Friday, April 10. Commissioner Al Tillman will be hosting several public events throughout the week to raise awareness of the program, seek input on other projects, provide a Macon-Bibb update, and bring the community together to help with the cleanup.

Kick-Off Press Conference
Monday, March 9 * 10:00 a.m.
3809 Mumford Road

Public Forum
Tuesday, March 10 * 6:30 p.m.
Macon Mall, 2nd floor near Belk

Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, March 14 * 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5 x 5 Area (See map below)

Community Festival
Saturday, March 14 * 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Greater Bellevue Baptist Church

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Student artwork will be on display when the Annual Student Art Show opens this week at The 567 Center for Renewal. The opening for the show will be held Friday, March 6, from 6-9 p.m.

The 567 Center for Renewal is located at 533 Cherry Street in downtown Macon.

The art show is a collaboration between the Bibb County School District, the Georgia Art Education Association - District 5, and The 567 Center for Renewal. The artwork will remain on display through March 27.