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Relay for Life Poker Run March 19

The Bleckley Memorial Hospital Relay for Life team will have a Benefit Ride on March 19. 

Regristration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the hospital located at 145 Peacock St.  Cost is $25.  

The ride will have five stops, the last being Hillside Bluegrass Park located on US 23. 

Prizes are: 

1st place $500.00 cash,  

2nd place Coby 19” 720p LCD w/ DVD,

3rd place: $100.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card. 

Registration is due by March 1.  Call 478-934-6211 for more information. 

Registration forms are available at www.bleckleyprogress.com  Proceeds from the ride will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra February Performance

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Hawkinsville Opera House and Wesleyan College this month.

The orchestra will perform Mozart's Don Giovani, Hadyn's Cello Concerto in D Major and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

The performance will take place at the Hawkinsville Opera House on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on February 27 at Wesleyan College in Macon on February 27.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online here.

Tymbral to Perform During Peaches to Beaches in Downtown Eastman

Tymbral to Perform During Peaches to Beaches in Downtown Eastman

Join us downtown on Main Street for live performances by Christian recording artists, Tymbral on March 11 and 12 during the 7th Annual Peaches to the Peaches Yard Sale. Billed as an infusion of musical and personal diversity, Tymbral  performs a family friendly mix of jazz, blues, and rock and roll Christian contemporary songs. 

Based out of Fayetteville, GA, Tymbral travels across the Southeast region performing and sharing God’s Word through their music. 

For more information and music samples, please visit www.tymbral.com

Thousands of shoppers are expected at the 7th Annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale. The event will feature vendors selling everything from antiques and locally crafted items to traditional yard sale fare. The yard sale will begin in Barnesville, Georgia and continue along US Highway 341 to the Coast.  

Middle Georgia Talent Search

Middle Georgia Talent Search

Round One: March 5

Round Two: March 12

Registration is available on The Hawkinsville Operahouse website.

February Marks American Heart Month

The Medical Center of Georgia plans to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and stroke through a series of events throughout February.

The events correspond with the American Heart Association's designated February as American Heart Month.

That's according to a Medical Center of Central Ga. news release.

The following is a schedule of events for Central Ga.:

Saturday: Heart & Soul North will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1530 Highway 41 South, in Barnesville from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCCG will provide AngioScreen® and other cardiovascular screenings, and physician speakers on the hour.  

AngioScreen® costs $50. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to make an appointment.

Thursday, Feb. 17: HeartFest 2011 will join Dodge County Hospital in Eastman from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. to provide free cardiovascular screenings for the hospital’s annual Heart Health Day.

Special Service at Local Church Draws Crowd

Special Service at Local Church Draws Crowd

"UnAshamed: Misfit VS Misfit" was held Tuesday at House of Grace Church in Cochran. 

It was a special service combining the church's youth group "UnAshamed" with the college ministry. 

Special music was provided by Christian rap aritst Issac GI Manus and Chris Durso, youth minister at Christ Tabernacle, was the guest speaker. 

Organizers say over 200 people attended the service.

Magnolia Music & Medicine Show Schedules Performances for 2011

Magnolia Music & Medicine Show Schedules Performances for 2011

The Dodge Arts Guild released a schedule of 2011 events for the Magnolia Music and Medicine Show.

Future events:

March 5   Featuring Blue Mother Tupelo

May 7      Featuring The Wrights

July 16    Special guest to be announced

Sept. 17  Special guest to be announced

Dec. 10   Special guest to be announced

Tickets are $10, and can be purchased from any Dodge Arts Guild member, from the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, and at the door prior to showtime.

Shows begin at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theater, located at 122 Main Street in Eastman. For more information, please call 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.