June Offerings in Macon

Bored? Not for long. If you are in need of some excitement, then take your pick from these June offerings in Macon.

A collaborative of concerned citizens comprised of event organizers, cultural and educational institutions, and small business owners recently rolled out a series of artistic, cultural, culinary, and educational offerings entitled, Seven Great Things in June, and boy is Central Georgia in for a treat.

A bevy of events, activities, and openings awaits local residents that include: the Historic Douglass Theatre’s “Tech Camp for Kidz,” “Heritage Camp” at the Ruth Hartley Mosley Center, “Macon The Stage” artistic expo (June 6-8), the “10th Annual Pleasant Hill Neighborhood Reunion” (June 7), the “Organic Vegetable Market” at Homeland Village (2910 Napier Avenue) each Saturday evening, the “22nd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival” at Tattnall Square Park (June 14), and the grand opening of “Back to Eden’z” vegetarian restaurant (3348 Vineville Avenue) in late June.

June 2014 Offerings in Macon Coordinated by Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center co-founder and president, George F. Muhammad, Seven Great Things in June proved to be a useful platform in getting the word out to locals. Set in the pristine, beautiful living room of the Ruth Hartley Mosley Center in Macon’s historic district, a stone’s throw from the heart of downtown on Spring Street, Seven Great Things in June featured representatives from each offering detailing their event as members of local media outlets listened intently with the sounds of rolling video cameras and scribbling pens on notepads in the backdrop.

“Through Macon The Stage we are trying to cultivate and humanize the African-American cultural experience through this cluster of events all three days the first weekend in June,” said Dr. Shelton Land of LandMindz, Inc., who created the the downtown artistic expo.

Prior to Land, Ruth Hartley Mosley Center Executive Director, Gerri Marion-McCord, detailed the center’s Heritage Camp. “We are excited to bring this camp to you [local residents] and showcase Macon’s foundation through the eyes of its youth,” expressed McCord referring to the legacy of early and mid 20th-century medical and educational advocate/philanthropist Ruth Hartley Mosley, the center’s former owner and namesake.

Organizers with Back to Eden’z and the Organic Market, along with Muhammad expounding on the “Juneteenth Freedom Festival” later shared highlights of their outreach efforts and what attending citizens can expect as well. Following the announcement, press members and guests were treated to samples of vegetarian-based fare courtesy of Back to Eden’z and a table full of information detailing all seven happenings in the form of flyers, posters and brochures.

Muhammad said that the rich and dynamic offerings of the seven events add greatly to Macon’s quality of life landscape. “These groups want to build a synergy of networking and getting information out into the community. We want to let Macon know that there are wonderful things going on in June,” added Muhammad. “Please come out. It’s a wonderful way to make your family life in Macon a little bit nicer, a little bit better during the month of June.”

For more information concerning Seven Great Things in June events, e-mail Muhammad at gfadil@aol.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Clarence Thomas is a seasoned media professional with years of experience in the areas of: writing, video production, journalism, public & media relations, event planning, public speaking, crisis communications, marketing, photography, social networking and media consulting. He loves sharing information and enjoys doing so as a freelance writer for RetroWarehouse. Contact him at thomas4111@cox.net.

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