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BCHS Ninth Grade One Act to present High School Musical

Bleckley County High School's Ninth Grade One Act class will present High School Musical May 17 and 18 in the high school auditorium.  Showtimes are 3 and 7 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.

BCHS holds Spring Art Exhibit

BCHS holds Spring Art Exhibit

Bleckley County High School held their Spring Art Exhibit Thursday evening in the audotirum lobby.  On display were works by students in Robin Faulk's art classes.  An independent judge came earlier in the day to grade the pieces.

Three honorable mentions were awarded $25 each.  They went to: Ashli Rush, Tatyana Thomas and Madison Cannon.  Third place receiving $50 was JoAnna Faut.  Second place getting $75 was Hadden Powell.  First place winning $100 was Rachael Leverette.

Summer Reading Program at Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library

The Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will have their summer reading program during the month of June.

This year's theme is "Every hero has a story."  The program is open to children in pre school through middle school.

Here is the schedule of programs for the month.

 Thursday, June 4th @ 10:00 a.m. – Magician Ken Scott Wednesday, June 10th @ 10:00 a.m. – Comic Book Artist Tracy Yardley (for ages 6 & up only) Wednesday, June 17th @ 10:00 a.m. – Little Ocmulgee State Park Ranger Jodi Sigei Wednesday, June 24th @ 10:00 a.m. – Artist Martha Francis Registration is May 18-30.  All programs are free.  Call the library for more information, 478-934-2904.  

Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp to present Grease.

Grease will be the word in June as it's this year's Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp selection.  The camp will be held June 4-12 at the city auditorium with performances that Friday and Saturday.  It's open to students in Pre K through upcoming eighth graders.  Cost is $125 if you have a costume, $150 if one must be provided.  Registration forms (available here) along with checks can be left in the office of your child's school or mailed to Mi Waters, 206 Village Circle, Cochran, GA 31014 by May 20.  Contact Waters (478-230-8809) or Kelli Greer (478-972-2023) for more information.

A night of arts at the BCHS auditorium May 7.

The Bleckley County High School Royal Singers will have their final show and senior recognition show May 7 at 6:30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students.  Following the show at 7:30, the annual Spring Art Show featuring works by students in Robin Faulk's art classes will be held.  It's free and open to the public.

Jazz Knights at the Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance Friday.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance will hold another Jazz Knights April 24 at 7:30 pm.  Music will be provided by the Middle Georgia State Jazz Ensemble.  Admission is free, donations accepted at the coffee bar.  Refreshments will be available.  The Arts Alliance building is located at 113 E Dykes Street.

Third annual MGA Juried Student Art Exhibition to open April 6.

The third annual Middle Georgia State College Juired Student Art exhibtion will open April 6 at 6 pm inside Peacock Gallery, located in Russell Hall on the Cochran campus.  Award ceremony and opening will be from 6-7 pm that night and the exhibition will be on display through April 24 inside the gallery.  Hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 8 am-noon Fridays.