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"Allie's DQ Day" will raise funds for eight-year old battling rare brain disease.

Cochran Dairy Queen Grill & Chill will hold "Allie's DQ Day" February 1.  It's a fundraiser for local resident Allie Itson, reccently diagnosed with moyamoya disease.  The restaurant will donate a portion of all sales to Allie and her family to help with medical expenses.  Activities include face painting, obstacle course, bounce house, and more.  DQ is located at 270 N. Seventh Street.

New art exhibition opening in MGA Peacock Gallery January 27.

A gallery talk and opening reception for the "Diversity & Inclusion Art Exhibition" will be held at Middle Georgia State University's Peacock Gallery January 27 at 6 pm. The exhibition will be on display through February 28. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am-noon on Fridays. Peacock Gallery is located on the first floor of Russell Hall at MGA's Cochran campus.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church holding Women's Conference January 31.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold a Women's Conference January 31 and February 1.  It's presented by the church's Women on Mission group and free to attend.  Guest speaker Kati Auton will present a study entitled "Ruth: A Redemption Story."  Worship through music will be led by Angie Carr.  Start times are 6:30 pm Friday, 8:30 am Saturday.  The church is located at 134 Abney Road in Cochran.

Bleckley 21st Century CCLC/ACE Club parents meeting January 28.

Parents of students attending Bleckley 21st Century CCLC as well as those attending the ACE Club are invited to the January 2020 informational meeting. It will be on January 28 at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria at Bleckley Elementary. Contact Michelle Miller, (478)934-4300, extension 1, or Pamela Moore, (478)934-4300, extension 2, for more information. Parents must let staff know in advance if they wish their student to remain with them during the meeting.

Turner Chapel AME Church holding 55th Missionary Anniversary Celebration January 19.

The Daisy P. Jones Missionary Society at Turner Chapel AME Church will celebrate their 55th anniversary on January 19 at 2 pm.  Ladies attendiing are asked to wear missionary white, men are also invited.  Guet speaker will be Beverly Jackson, Macon South District President of the Women's Missionary Society.  Turner Chapel AME Church is located at 163 N. Seventh Street in Cochran.

Cochran Christian Men's Fellowship event January 20.

The Cochran Christian Men's Fellowship is an interdenominational gathering of men that have been meeting regularly for almost two years to enjoy food, a time of sharing, and prayer. They'll be holding an event January 20 at 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church's Hangar, 130 Beech St. A meal will be provided for free. Guest speaker will be State Rep. Danny Mathis. Please contact Don Giles by January 17, (478)230-7540 with your party's number of attendees.

Updated Cochran Martin Luther King Day Jr. parade information.

Lineup for the Cochran-Bleckley NAACP Martin Luther King, JR. Day parade will be at 11 am at Middle Georgia State University on January 20. The parade starts at noon. Following the parade, a program will be held at House of Grace Church, 133 Jac Arts Rd. Guest speaker will be Michael J. Walton, Pastor of Mt. Cilla Baptist Church in Hawkinsville. For more information, call (478)298-9496.