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Cochran community blood drive December 4.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive December 4 from 2-7 pm in the Bleckley County Extension Office main building, 165 E Peacock St.  To schedule an appointment online, visit redcrossblood.org, and use the sponsor code "Bleckley."

Full weekend of Christmas events in Cochran December 1-2.

The anunual parade, a tour of trees, and the chance to take pictures with fairy tale characters are part of a busy two days of Christmas-themed events in Cochran December 1-2.  To read more, click here.

Shop for gifts, visit Santa, and more at the Cornerstone Market.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will hold the Cornerstone Market December 2 from 9 am-5 pm at the Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance, 113 E Dykes St.  Gift wrapping, jewelry, crafts, clothes, food, hot coco, and more will be available.  Visit with Santa from 2-4 pm.

Hop aboard the Winter Wonderland Express November 30.

Ride a train into the world of Christmas at the Winter Wonderland Express November 30, December 2, 8-9 at Heartland EMS, 256 Lucas Road in Cochran from 5-8 pm.  Take pictures with your favorite fairy tale characters, write letters to Santa, and more. Admission $5 per person, children under 1 free. Sponsored by Princesses with a Purpose, hosted by Pilot Club of Cochran.

Middle Georgia State creating public art installation as part of Unity Week.

As part of Unity Week celebrated on college campuses nationwide, Middle Georgia State University will host Unity@MGA November 27-December 1.  It will include the creation of a public art installation.

To read how you can participate, click here.

New exhibition opens inside MGA's Peacock Gallery.

New exhibition opens inside MGA's Peacock Gallery.

Wini McQueen, owner of WiniwRaps, held a gallery talk to discuss her textile art on display inside Peacock Gallery at Middle Georgia State University Monday night. The exhibition will be there through January 19. Peacock Gallery is located inside Russell Hall on the Cochran campus.

Local church honoring senior citizens, veterans, during November 19 service.

Turner Chapel AME Church will hold Family, Friends, Veterans, and Senior Citizens Day November 19 at 2:30 pm. Guest pastor will be Rev. William Hopkins of Bethel AME Church in Byron. The theme is "Family and Friends Standing Together in Christ!" Senior citizens and veterans will be recognized during the service. Dinner to follow. The church is located at 163 N Seventh St in Cochran.