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CRCT Workshop for Parents at Heritage Elementary

Heritage Elementary is hosting a Preparing for the CRCT & Mastering Test Taking Skills workshop for parents on Tuesday, February 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The workshop will be led by Deb Eidam, Counselor, and Rebecca Lober, Technology Specialist. Parents will learn how their students can practice the CRCT online, tips on good study habits, how they can help students prepare for the CRCT, and how they can reinforce test taking strategies at home.

“We want to give parents the training and information they need to help their children be successful on the CRCT and other tests,” says Family Engagement Facilitator Lewanna Stubbs. “We hope to help parents feel confident in their ability to help their children prepare for this test, and we want them to learn good study habits and useful test taking tips that they can share and teach at home.”    

Bridal Bash Comes to Central Ga.

Bridal Bash Comes to Central Ga.

Oh-Brides.com is an online wedding resource guide created to simplify wedding planning for both bride and groom.  Couples can connect with local caterers, photographers, florists and other vendors on one centralized website. 

According to a news release, Oh-Brides.com was created by Shondra Glover of Brilliant Linens and the Central Georgia Wedding Professionals. 

For more information, visit www.georgiabridalbash.com

The 567 Offers Acting Workshop for Youth

The 567 Offers Acting Workshop for Youth

Students ages 8 to 18 will have a chance to learn or review the fundamentals of acting, as well as have some fun, with actress Penelope Lowder on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at The 567 Center.

The workshop will last two and a half hours and focus on improvisation skills.

Lowder has acted professionally for 15 years, performing on stages in Los Angeles, New York and London.

In her workshops she tries to both pass on her extensive knowledge of acting and allow students to explore their own creativity.

The cost of the workshop is $10.

The 567 Center is located at 533 Cherry St.

E-mail melissa@the567.org for more information or to sign up for the workshop.

Class on How to Care for Someone with Cancer

This new free class for those caring for someone with cancer meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Taught by counselors from the Center for Palliative Care/Transitions, the challenges of this role will be discussed along with practical methods and strategies for helping your loved one and taking care of yourself.

Class will be held on Tuesday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Dr., Macon. Please call 478-633-8537 to register.


Bibb Spelling Bee Winners to Compete in District Competition

31 students came together at Appling Middle School as the top spellers from 24 elementary and seven middle schools to compete for the Bibb County Spelling Bee Champion last month.

Howard Middle School's seventh grade student Jeremy Watts won. Second place winner is Taylor Elementary fifth grade student Junus Searcy and third place is fifth grade student Takirra Roberts from Bruce Elementary.

The winning word was "succotash."

Watts and Searcy will compete in the District Six Spelling Bee at Fort Valley State University on February 26.

The District Competition winner will then go on to compete in the State Spelling Bee Competition at Georgia State University on March 18.

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.

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.