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Get ‘All Shook Up’ when Elvis Hits The Grand on Feb. 9-10

Get ‘All Shook Up’ when Elvis Hits The Grand on Feb. 9-10

Elvis will be in the building for the latest installment of The Grand Opera House’s Broadway Series.

The rock-and-roll Elvis hit “All Shook Up” comes to The Grand Opera House on Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon. Tickets are $41-$45 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at www.TheGrandMacon.com.

Combining all-time favorite Elvis hits with a whole new story full of hilarious twists and turns, “All Shook Up” is surefire fun for rock and--roll rebels of all ages. It’s “Footloose,” “Grease” and “Happy Days” all rolled into one zany story.

Silver Beaver Awards to be Announced at Boy Scouts of America Annual Recognition Banquet

The 2011 Annual Recognition Banquet will be held January 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  at Macon State College in Macon, Georgia. 

This year the 2010 Class of Eagle Scouts and Silver Beaver Award Recipients, Council Officers, as well as a volunteer for being elected in the BSA 100th Anniversary National Hall of Leadership and a great year of Scouting will be recognized.   

 In addition, the keynote speaker for the evening will be Assistant Chief Scout Executive Robert “Alf” Tuggle, National Boy Scouts of America. 

A native of Monticello, GA, Tuggle oversees the Marketing Group, which includes public relations, the 100th Anniversary Celebration and publications including Scouting and Boys’ Life magazines.

Macon Police Department Launches Website

The Macon Police Department has launched a new website, a news release says.

The website, www.maconpolice.us, is launched but also still under construction.

Totes for Tots Rescheduled for Friday, January 21, 2011

Totes for Tots Rescheduled for Friday, January 21, 2011

Due to icy wintry weather, Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) has rescheduled its annual Totes to Tots suitcase drive for foster children. Originally scheduled to take place Friday, January 14, the event has been postponed until Friday, January 21.

The collection will still take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 22 GCS offices across the state, including three in Central Georgia, at the GCS-Macon Coliseum (308 Coliseum Dr., Suite 120; 478-745-6130), GCS-Milledgeville (624 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.; 478-4531806), and GCS-Oconee (1000 Cowles Clinic Way, Magnolia Building, Greensboro; 706-454-0159) offices.

Totes to Tots delivers new or nearly new backpacks and kid-sized suitcases to foster children in Georgia—from infants to teenagers—many of whom must shuffle their belongings from home to home in garbage bags during frequent relocations.

The 567 and Actress Penelope Lowder Offer Acting Workshops for Youth

The 567 and Actress Penelope Lowder Offer Acting Workshops for Youth

Students ages 9 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, Jan. 22 at The 567 Center.

The workshop will be divided into two sessions by age group. Students ages 9 to 12 will be taught at 9:30 am, and students ages 13 to 18 will be taught at 1:00 pm. The workshop will last two and a half hours.

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 Street.

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

Independent Faith-Based Film Screening at Cox Capitol Theatre

The faith-based independent film of the season for all movie-goers interested in family-friendly entertainment is the musical, Church; an inspiring story of faith, redemption and forgiveness.

Church chronicles the everyday experiences in today’s African American church, a NewTown Macon news release says. 

Produced by Gospel Jam, LLC, the film stars television film veterans Darius McCrary, who plays the “prodigal son” Daniel Rhodes; Joseph C. Phillips as the unforgettable Deacon Melvin Childs; Art Evans as Pastor Jones, Sam Sarpong as Jay; and features gospel greats Daryl Coley as Deacon Cole; Blanche McAllister Dykes as Mother Henry, and Nicoe Potts as Evangelist Green.

Medical Center of Central Georgia Announces New Brand for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals(r),
formerly Children's Miracle Network, announced a new name and brand for
its efforts in the United States.