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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
Fireworks
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

Food

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.

Semi-Pro Football Tryouts

The Middle Georgia Pitbulls Semi-Pro Football Team will have spring practice/tryouts begining March 21 at 5 p.m. at the Cochran Jaycee Building/Fairgrounds.

Those wishing to try out for the 2011 team should attend.

The team is also seeking business sponsors for the 2011 season.

Call 478-231-3317 for more information.