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Friday Fest to Have New Round Robin Game

Friday Fest patrons have a new game to play this Friday as part of Friday Fest, presented by Robins Federal Credit Union.   

Round Robin: The Game will start at 5 p.m. when participants can pick up their game cards at The Red Room. 

Then they have to visit participating Friday Fest businesses getting signatures from five places before bringing their card back to The Red Room by 9 p.m. 

Completed cards will be entered into a drawing for a “Museums of Macon” prize pack which includes free admission tickets to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia Children’s Museum, Tubman Museum, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Hay House, Cannonball House, and Sidney Lanier Cottage.

The winner will be drawn by the band Grafted by Grace who will be performing live at The Red Room from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Today's 13 Days of Giving Spotlight: Project Giving

From December 1-13 we're highlighting a different local organization on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.
We'll show how you can volunteer, donate or give back to make the holidays a little brighter.

Today, we're highlighting Project Giving, an all-volunteer, organization building "Bridges of Hope" for families who are suffering from chronic medical illnesses.

To help with Project Giving during the holiday season, join the family Christmas adoption project.

To learn more: visit www.projectgiving.net, e-mail info@projectgiving.net or call 478-224-HOPE.


Amy Schwartz Moretti Concert and Debut CD Release on Dec. 6



Mercer University professor and critically acclaimed violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti will celebrate the release of her debut album, “Kaleidoscope,” with a CD release concert and party on Monday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Neva Langley Fickling Hall in the McCorkle Music Building on the University’s Macon campus. 

Moretti is executive director of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer’s Townsend School of Music and holds the Caroline Paul King Violin Chair at the School.

Moretti’s debut album is a compilation of showpieces that have special personal significance in her life. “Kaleidoscope” features the music of Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Novacek, Martinon, Massinet, and Moszkowski.

John Tesh to Perform at The Grand Opera House

John Tesh, the performer best known for sharing his soul throughout the year on his radio show, will be taking the stage at The Grand Opera House on Friday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m.

This is his first tour in 15 years and Tesh will be swinging into the holiday season with his band of 14 merry makers, including eight big band-style horn players.

Join Tesh for an evening of music, comedy and even a few goodies from his nationally syndicated “The John Tesh Radio Show: Music and Intelligence for Your Life.”

Tesh will cover “How to enjoy the holidays without gaining the seasonal saddlebags,” and “when you act to improve someone else’s life, your own health improves as a result!”

Dads Invited to Ingram-Pye Elementary

Ingram-Pye Elementary School will host its 2nd All Pro Dad breakfast in the cafeteria on November 20 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Fathers and their children meet with other dads and kids to discuss a wide range of family topics, spend time together, create fun memories and strengthen their relationships.

“The response we received from our last All Pro Dad Breakfast was phenomenal!” says Principal Mary Sams. “Held at Chik-Fil-A on Bloomfield Road, we had about 100 fathers and children in attendance.”

Heritage Elementary Asks Families to Turn Off Technology

Heritage Elementary is asking parents and students to join them in recognizing Turn Off Your Technology Day on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Families are encouraged to turn off cell phones, televisions, radio, video games, and computers and instead read a book together.

Forms are being sent home for families to sign saying they participated; every student who returns the signed form will receive a book mark. This event is part of the school’s activities for National Parent Involvement Day, which is being recognized on Nov. 18.

Bibb County Schools Celebrate Veterans Day

Alexander II Magnet

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Alexander II will hold its annual Veterans Day Recognition Program, and students have been encouraged to invite a Veteran to attend. The Rutland High School JROTC will present the colors, the Rutland High School Band will play each branch’s theme song while students display banners thanking them for their service, and the Alexander II Chorus will sing several selections. This year’s featured speaker will be Major Zena Crump from Robins Air Force Base.