Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold their Valentine's Banquet February 21 at 6 pm. This year's theme is "Grand Ole night at the Opry." Tickets are $10 and include meal. To purchase or for more information, call the church office, 478-934-0810.
House of Grace Church will hold a simulcast of the XO Marriage Conference February 13-14. Hosted by Jimmy and Karen Evans of MarriageToday.com, the conference will feature special music by Steven Curtis Chapman and numerous guest speakers. Call the church office, 478-934-4494 for more information. You can also learn about the conference by clicking here.
The annual Martin Luther King Day parade was held Monday afternoon in downtown Cochran. Sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley NAACP, they were amongst many participants which also included local churches and other community organizations from Bleckley and Twiggs counties. After the parade, a commerative service was held at House of Grace Church.
Bleckley Relay For Life will be looking to put a "jump start" into 2015 with their first team meeting January 22 at 4:45 pm. It'll be held inside the Middle Georgia State College cafeteria located in Georgia Hall. The meeting will also be an opportunity for those wishing to get involved to learn more. There will also be a booth that evening for Middle Georgia State College's basketball games versus Brewton Parker.
There will be a Boston Butt sale January 30 at 111 Beech Street (across from the State Bank of Cochran) from 4-6 pm. Cost is $30 for a fully cooked Boston Butt. Proceeds benefit Bleckley resident Allen Brantely, who is battling cancer. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Jan Yearty, 478-230-7171.
Here are upcoming Spring Art Exhibition dates for Peacock Gallery inside Russell Hall at the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State College.
January 26 - Gallery Talk/Opening Reception for Len Davis via Skype at 6 pm. February 23 - Gallery Talk/Opening Reception for Ricky Sears at 6 pm. April 6 – Third Annual Juried Student Exhibition for MGSC at 6 pm
The Compassionate Friends is a self help support group for families of children who died at any age. The Cochran area chapter of Compassionate Friends meets the second Tuesday of each month in the fellowship hall of Empire Pentecotal Holiness Church, 110 Church Street in Empire. To learn more about the group, visit their website.