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MGC's Scholarship Gala Features Symphony, Dessert Reception

Middle Georgia College will hold its 9th Annual Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, April 16.

A reception, dinner, and silent auction bidding will be held in Georgia Hall starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Walker Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. there will be a dessert reception in Georgia Hall with the Orchestra, and the auction winners will be announced.

Combination tickets (for the Gala and the OSO Concert) are $60 per person and $40 per person for the Gala only. Tickets for the Concert only are $30 per person. A limited number of V.I.P. tables of six will be available on a first come, first serve basis for $500 each, which includes complimentary wine for the table and V.I.P. seating at the Concert.

All proceeds will benefit the student scholarship program at Middle Georgia College.

First Baptist Church to Have Community Easter Celebration

First Baptist Church will have a community-wide Easter Celebration on April 16 starting at 10 a.m. in the church parking lot. 

The celebration will include sharing in a unique experience of the meaning of Easter followed by an Easter Egg hunt.  Parents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and a basket for their child. 

Call the church office at 478-934-6356 for more information.  FBC is located at 102 South Second St.

Harness Festival: Longstanding Tradition

The Hawkinsville Harness Festival began in 1894, according to the festival website.

Some of the events include:

Harness Races
Harness the Country Concert
Festival Queen
Harness Festival Golf Tournament
Arts and Crafts
Carnival and Rides
Festival Dance
Reptile show, clowns, magic, rides for kids
Battle of the Bands
Educational hayrides

The Harness Festival events are scheduled from April 14-16.

Purchase Harness Festival tickets.

Relay for Life of Dodge County Plans Survivors' Celebration

Relay for Life of Dodge County Plans Survivors' Celebration

The American Cancer Society and Relay of Life of Dodge County are honoring cancer survivors with lunch on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. 

The lunch will be held at the Sidetrack Cafe in Eastman from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Sidetrack Cafe is located at 312 Main Street in downtown Eastman.

For more information, please contact Brooke at the American Cancer Society at 478-743-6391.

Luau for Life at MGC Pool

The Bleckley Elementary and Middle Georgia Collge Relay for Life teams present a "Luau for Life" April 9 at 7 pm. 

The Luau will be held at the MGC pool.  It's dinner and a show with a menu of all you can eat roast pig, salad, green beans, rice, and desert.  Cost is minium $10 donation for adults, $5 for kids $10 and under. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance by e-mailing lyoung@bleckley.k12.ga.us or pbryant@mgc.edu 

Call 478-230-2108, 478-934-3419, or 934-3600 for more information. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the Bleckley County Relay for Life. 

Dodge Connecting Family DayPromises Fun on March 26th

Dodge Connecting Family DayPromises Fun on March 26th

 Join the fun at the Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Dodge Connecting Family Day. The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department is located at 1027 Dublin Highway.

Events include:

Fun Run! 3 mile run @ 10:00 am, pre-registration required

Games * Family Activities * Reading Time * Petting Zoo * Fire Truck * Exhibits

Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter

Alcohol & Drug Prevention

Local Entertainment

Title I Health Fair

Family Fun Walk


Please Contact Dodge Connection-Communities In Schools of Dodge County for more information

or to register for the Fun Run:

Upcoming Concert, Homecoming at Local Church

Contemperary Gospel group OMEGA will be in concert March 27 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church for the evening service beginning at 6 pm.  

Mount Calvary will celebrate Homecoming April 10 with service at 11 a.m. and lunch to follow on the church grounds. 

Mount Calvary Baptist is located at 134 Abney Rd.