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Spirits come back to life to tell the stories of how they died at Riverside Cemetery

Spirits come back to life to tell the stories of how they died at Riverside Cemetery

Spirits who died in a peculiar way will come from the grave to tell the stories at the historic Riverside Cemetery from now until November 1.

According to a news release, bootleggers, car chasers, murderers, muskets, skyscrapers and more will tell their stories.

Dates and times are below:

Friday, Oct. 23 – 6 pm -9

Saturday, Oct. 24 – 6pm-9

Sunday, Oct. 25, 4pm-6pm

 

Thursday, Oct. 29, 6pm-9pm

Friday, Oct. 30, 6pm -9pm

Saturday, Oct. 31, 6pm-9pm

Sunday, Oct. 25, 4pm-6pm

 

For more information, please e-mail Steve Bell at steve.bell@riversidecemetery.com.

Ridge Edge Behavioral Health Center to host underage drinking town hall

Ridge Edge Behavioral Health Center to host underage drinking town hall

River Edge Behavioral Health Center is hosting a community town hall meeting on underage drinking and prevention Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will be at the Rosa Jackson Recreational Center, located at 1211 Maynard Street in Macon, according to a news release.

The health center is in partnership with the group Macon Safe Decisions. The public is urged to attend.

Free Halloween pictures to be provided by Portrait Innovations in Macon

Portrait Innovations in The Shoppes at River Crossing is offering parents with children dressed in Halloween costumes free pictures.

The shoot will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Parents can receive a free 5x7 picture and three digital photos of each child in their costume, according to a news release. Portrait Innovation employees will also be handing out candy.

Parents also have the option to enter a photo contest to win one out of three $5,000 cash prices.

To submit a portrait entry and enter the contest, click here.

Macon church hosts coat drive

An annual coat drive, sponsored by New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

More than 200 children's coats will be available. 90 percent of them are new, according to a news release.

Any questions or concerns? Please call Martha Grant at 478-471-0433 or 478-954-1658.

Children's Hospital for Navicent Health to host fall festival

Children's Hospital for Navicent Health to host fall festival

Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley will hold a fall festival which will benefit the Children's Hospital, Navicent Health.

It'll be Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release. The festival will include family-friendly events, like hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, a play area and a six-acre corn maze.

Additionally, car seat techs will be available throughout the event to provide free child car seat safety information.

The orchard is located at 50 Lane Road.

 

Keep the Ocmulgee River Alive with a cleanup

Keep the Ocmulgee River Alive with a cleanup

The Macon Water Authority is organizing it 11th annual Ocmulgee River cleanup Saturday.

The campaign, Ocmulgee Alive!, is one of the largest river cleanups in the state and is organized by the MWA with partners Newtown Maocn and Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful.

It will begin at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring appropriate (outdoor) clothing, a tool to pick up trash, heavy duty work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant and water for hydration.

All participants must sign a release and liability release and register, which can be done here

For questions, please call Mark Wyzalek at 478-464-5678 or ocmulgee_alive@maconwater.org.

Middle Georgia State University to host college fair

Middle Georgia State University to host college fair

High school seniors in Macon will have a chance to do some college scouting at Middle Georgia State University.

The college fair, which will feature representatives from several colleges and universities, will be Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The fair is free. For more information, click here.