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Deep Roots Festival Wins Industry Awards

Deep Roots Festival Wins Industry Awards

February 19th was the annual Southeast Festivals and Events Kaleidoscope Awards Banquet designed to recognize the marketing, programming and overall event. These awards acknowledge the highest level of achievement in the festival and event industry throughout the southeast region.

The Annual Southeast Festivals and Events Association Conference was hosted by the Hotel at Auburn University, February 18-20th.

The Awards Banquet Ceremony was held in conjunction with the Conference. Top festivals and events throughout the southeast were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the events industry and of them was the Deep Roots Festival.

The recognition that the Deep Roots Festival receives for winning awards helps to draw over 15,000 people to Milledgeville each year.

After a long debate the Deep Roots Festival Committee decided to send in six nomination packets.

Baldwin County 5K Run to Benefit Relay for Life

Baldwin County 5K Run to Benefit Relay for Life

A 5K and fun run is set to raise funds for Relay for Life at Baldwin County High School Saturday.

The one-mile fun run will begin at 9 am, with the 5k following. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life Baldwin County.

First Friday Celebrates Milledgeville's Roots

First Friday Celebrates Milledgeville's Roots

 

Milledgeville, Ga. — Milledgeville will be celebrating its roots at the First Friday event on March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Visitors will have the chance to catch a trolley ride to explore four local museums (Georgia’s Old Capital Museum, Old Governor’s Mansion, Sallie Ellis Davis Cultural Arts Center and Allen’s Market) free of charge. Both Sandra Jones and Bob Wilson will be on hand at Allied Arts to talk about the historic architecture photos. The trolley will run from 6 to 9 p.m. The last museum tours begin at 8:30 p.m.

Georgia College Special Collections will be at Digital Bridges showcasing and collecting historical photos of Milledgeville. They are looking for 20th century images, but will accept any images brought in.

"Therapy In Session" Quilts by Cookie Noel at Marlor House

"Therapy In Session" Quilts by Cookie Noel at Marlor House

An exhibition of quilts by artist Cookie Noel  will open Sunday, March 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Marlor Center Gallery, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The exhibition entitled “Therapy In Session” will be on display through though April 12, 2013. The public is invited to the opening reception hosted by the Milledgeville Civic Woman’s Club and the Friends of Allied Arts.

Quilt Exhibition to Open at Marlor House

Quilt Exhibition to Open at Marlor House

 

An exhibition of quilts by artist Cookie Noel  will open Sunday, March 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Marlor Center Gallery, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The exhibition entitled “Therapy In Session” will be on display through though April 12, 2013. The public is invited to the opening reception hosted by the Milledgeville Civic Woman’s Club and the Friends of Allied Arts.

Flannery O’Connor Memorial Lecture Features Father Patrick Samway

Flannery O’Connor Memorial Lecture Features Father Patrick Samway

 

Father Patrick Samway, S. J. will serve as the 2013 Flannery O’Connor Memorial guest lecturer.

Samway, Professor Emeritus of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, recently finished a book on Flannery O’Connor and her editor, Robert Giroux.

His lecture will be the keynote event in Milledgeville for Trailfest 2013 – the nation’s only tri-state literacy festival. It includes events in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

Central Georgians Jump on "Harlem Shake" Train

Georgia College students jumped on the Youtube viral sensation with their own "Harlem Shake."

First Presbyterian in Macon does the "Harlem Shake" on Valentine's Day.

 

by Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY STORY

Dance craze has roots in the '80s More than 4,000 'Harlem Shake' videos a day are posted on YouTube.

The song that spurred the craze is No. 10 on iTunes Gangnam Style is so last year: 2013's new dance craze is the Harlem Shake.