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Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp to present Footloose

Last week, the Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp delighted audiences with its performances of "Annie" which had upcoming Pre-K through upcoming third graders in the cast.  This weekend will be a chance to "cut loose" as Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp presents Footloose. 

The cast will be made up of students going to the fourth grade through upcoming ninth graders. 

It like Annie will be held at the Cochran City Auditorium. 

Show times are July 1 and 2 at 7 pm with a 2 pm matinee on July 2.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. 

Children under five admitted free.

Georgia Celebrates Major Milestones in 2011

Georgia Celebrates Major Milestones in 2011

ATLANTA – From corporate anniversaries to landmark festivals, 2011 is a monumental year for Georgia. Get out and celebrate!

Several Georgia companies are celebrating their lasting success in 2011. The Coca-Cola Company just celebrated its 125th birthday! The refreshing and iconic beverage first went on sale at Atlanta’s Jacob Pharmacy in May of 1886. Since then, Coca-Cola has expanded to more than 200 countries. Visitors can learn more about Coca-Cola by visiting the World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta. Delta Air Lines, an airport staple with roots in Macon and Atlanta, is celebrating 70 years in Atlanta. The airline’s Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, Inc. in Atlanta is open to the public for free, Monday through Thursday. Visitors to the museum can learn about the history of air transport around the world and the history of Delta in Georgia.

Bleckley Theatre Camp Presents Annie

The fifth annual Bleckley Theatre Camp will present Annie June 24-25 at the City Auditorium. 

Showtimes are 7 p.m. both nights and a 2 p.m. matinee on June 25.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 children with children under five admitted free.  The show is directed by Mi Waters and Kelli Greer.

Georgia’s Civil War History Comes Alive Through the State’s Historic Sites

Georgia’s Civil War History Comes Alive Through the State’s Historic Sites

Activities can be found across the state to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

Atlanta, June 17, 2011- Journey through Georgia’s rich Civil War history and discover a heritage as unique as the state it’s in. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war by traveling the state and uncovering attractions only found in Georgia.

Will You See Super8?

Main Street by Moonlight Street Dance & Festival Lights

Main Street by Moonlight Street Dance & Festival Lights

Mark your calendars as the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit downtown Eastman Thursday, July 7th for Main Street by Moonlight from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Local band, The Soul Shakers, take the stage at 7:30, and will keep you dancing!

Formed in the fall of 2010 in Perry, Georgia,  the Soul Shakers feature vocalist and harmonica extraordinaire Sirius Glory, drummer and vocalist Donny Screws, guitarists Cliff Lee and Kelly Milner, and bassist Phil Gibbs. These seasoned musicians bring to any club, event, or party an exciting mix of Blues, Soul, and Classic Rock.   With a sound designed to both stir the soul and get you on the dance floor, the Soul Shakers will not disappoint.

When your feet need a break, visit our downtown merchants, local restaurants, and games and activities for children of all ages.

Photo Contest: Art of the Cat Nap

It's National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

What does this mean? You should head over to your local shelter and adopt a cat, at least according to the ASPCA website.

But this also means you can enter the Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Photo Contest. The theme: the Art of the Cat Nap: Photos of Kitty in Unusual Sleeping Spots photo contest!

Check out the low-down on how to enter your photo.

If you have cute kitty photos, of course we want to see them as well. We're just not the ones with the contest.