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orter January 10. 2018 Around Monroe County & Forsyth. Juliette. High Falls. Bolingbroke. Culloden o Smarr Remember When 4C Church Page 5C Public Recoids i 6-7C MONROE COUNTY Calendar items run free of charge as a community service each week as space allows. Mail items to: Diane Glidewell at by 5 p.m. Friday. Jan. 10 Conversations &Coffee Join Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce for Conversations & Coffee on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 a.m. at LaQuinta Inns & Suites Conference Room. The format is a casual round- table discussion of issues affecting the local business com- munity and how the Chamber can help find solutions. Coffee and light breakfast will be served. $10 for Chamber members, $15 for future mem- bers. Jan. 11 Tour of Art (oll ion Jackson-Butts ( County Council for the Arts will offer a tour of the Permanent Art Collection it has acquired over the last 20 years at its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan, !1. The tour will be at the Butts County Administration Building, 625 West 3rd St Jackson,: where many pieces from the collection are on display for the public at 6 p.m. The collection includes various styles and media. There will be a reception with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a business meeting. All are welcome. Free seminar off anxiety and depression - To help spread awareness and edu- cation, Coliseum *: Center for Behavioral Health will offer a free seminar, "Anxiety;and Depression: War g , Signs and Treatment, on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at Coliseum : Medical Centers in Building C, Suite 120, Macon. CalL (478) 746-4646 to make reservations. The seminar will fea- ture psychiatrist, Dr. Leslie Tomek, who will discuss how to recognize symptoms of clinical depression and anxiety and offer treatment options. For more informa- tion about Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health or to regis- ter for this seminar online, visit www. MONROE ENTERTAINS YOU BY DENNIS SMITH iI 209 FairyTales in one night? Can you imag- ine an evemng filled with fairy tales? Did you know that two brothers named Grimm published 209 folklore stories that became well known fairy tales? If you are like most folks, chances are you did not make the connection between Cinderella, Snow White, The Frog Prince, and 206 other fairy tales. Did you even know that there really were two brothers Grimm? Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were German academics, authors, cul- tural collectors and publishers who together collected and published folk- lore during the 19th century. Their hobby became a passion and ultimately led to the publication Zolidis bravely attempt- ed to combine bits and pieces of the 209 Grimm fairy tales into one eve- ning of entertainment. The result is a fast- paced evening of enter- tainment with two nar- rators leading you on a tour of wonderland like you never before experi- enced or imagined. B.O.O.YJL presents qhe Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon' The Backlot Players Own Original Youth Actors (BOOYA) are ready to guide you through a delightful evening of mythical stories with happy end- ings, some with moral lessons, and some that have lived in Dennis Smith of memorable stories like the ones men- tioned above, as well as other favorites. They include Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and many more. Don Zolidis, a former middle-school and high- school drama teacher, created and published ' l he Brothers Grhnm Spectaeulathon" 2007. your memory with you as the star of the story for years. You may now be sharing these wonderful tales with your own children. Some will instantly come to mind, others will bring a twinkle or tear to your eye. Meet Naomi Sanders as Cinderella and Haley Thompson as Snow White. Liam Spence is the Frog Prince, Pierce Tapley is The Devil and Tim Clements plays a Prince. Your host for the evening is Jared The Rose Theatre in downtown Forsyth. Williams, an(:] the narrators are Taylor Jordan and Madison Hammersley. Come enjoy the entertainment as 20-plus young area actors share the fairy tales from Brothers Grimm. Elizabeth Hunter directs Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon." 4 p.m. to 7 p.m Jan. 15-19 and Jan. 22- 24. Plus, two hours prior to each show time begin- ning Jan. 20. Jury Duty Calls If you are like most people, you cringe when you open a letter inform- ing you that you have Elizabeth is a veteran : been called for jury duty. of both the Director's :: : nicall- some -eo-le ~natr ana ~ne stage. ~ne have a phobia toward currently serves as the being Dart of a rouD of BOOYAadvisor for the ;::: peers who mustdec'ide a Backlot Flayers Guild: legal consideration. This Different Show Dates :"call for jurists is differ for Brothers Grimm! :i ent, "Brothers Grimm" opens at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 and plays again at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. Second week per- formances are 7:30 ,p.m. Thursday, Jan. "25-Saturday, Jan. 27. The show closes at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. ' welve Angry Jurors" is an adaptation of the Emmy award-winning TV movie '"I velve Angry Men" by Reginal Rose. In this drama adapted by Sherman L. Sergel, the jurist roles can be played by male or female actors. This excit- ing story captures the 28. Tickets are $15 fordynamics of behind the adults; .$12 for semors,? : scenes interfaces of;u students and active members. It reveals how tary. Box Office opens individual personalities tend to influence group thinking even when each jury member has been told not to make the case and debate a personal thing, to only deal with the facts. This is a perfect oppor- tunity for you to be on a jury and gain the full experience of what it is almost like to debate a murder case. The deci- sion is made by the author. You just play a role. Maybe you will be selected to play the role of the person who feels that the 19-year-old boy who stabbed his father should be found inno- cent. This could be quite an experience. Auditions for ' welve Angry Jurors" are at 7 p.m Jan. 22 and 23. Jeff Dean is directing this play which needs 12 men or women for the onstage cast and two off- stage voices. Auditions are at The Rose Theater, 23 West Johnston Street, Forsyth. The show performance dates are March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25. For more information, check out the Backlot Players website: www.theback- Dennis Smith writes "2/Ionroe Entertains You" highlighting the enter- t,ainment fare offered inMonroe County and : the people who make it possible. Smith wants Forsyth to realize and support the riches it has in the cultural arts. By Diane Glidewell On Friday, Jan. 26 Monroe County Fine Arts Center will fulfill its dual purpose as a show- case venue for Monroe County Schools and a platform for arts events for the community and the surrounding area as it brings Maggie Renfroe to the stage. Renfix is a fresh voice that is developing an ever greater following as she performs throughout the Southeast even as the 18-year-old continues to further her education at Belmont University in Nashville. Renfroe made her debut on the national stage in September 2016 as a contestant on Season 11 of NBC's ' he Voice," perform- ing for judges Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. She sang '%ost Bey" by Ruth B. Renfroe was chosen for the slot after multiple auditions, and thrilled the student I sound with a modem twist. They are available on iTunes and Spotify. Renfore has opened for some well-known names, including Jason Aldean, Scotty McCreery, Randall Bramblett, David Cook, Chuck Leavell and Bear Rinehart from Need to Breathe The upcoming concert in Monroe County is presented by Central Georgia Autism, Ltd. and will benefit Mary Persons' Best Buddies Chapter. Renfroe will perform a full two hours that will include popular favorites and original numbers and will stay for a Meet and Greet Singer, songwriter Maggie Renfroe will be in concert at Monroe County Fine Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 26. The 2016 contestant on The Voice will perform to benefit the local chapter of Best Buddies. and received a positive response. She said the ball was rolling to make the concert happen before she got home to Georgia. with fans after the con- Thompson later cert. Special sponsors are learned that Renfr0e ih Z93.7 Lite Rock, Seven 5 an advocate for Central Georgia Autism, which is presenting the concext. Best Buddies is a nation- al organization that advocates inclusion of all individuals, especially those with developmen- tal challenges including autism, in educational, employment and social opportunities in the Promotions and CoTique Boutique. Gracie Thompson of Mary Persons Best Buddies leadership team said the idea for the concert was planted by presentations she heard at the Best Buddies Leadership Conference in Indianapolis this est club at Mary Persons. Other members of the 2017-18 Best Buddies leadership team at Mary Persons include Devera Moore, Grace Stoerkel and Shelbye Thompson. Elizabeth Holloway is the faculty advisor. Renfroe opened for Jason Aldean at a con- cert at Macon Coliseum that raised $720,000 for Navicent Children's Hospital. As the group began coordinating with the school system staff that coordinates use of the Fine Arts Center, they learned that it had lobby, Best Buddies will offer specially designed T-shirts for sale in mint green, black and multi- colored versions. The funds raised from the sales and the concert will help Best Buddies hold inclusive socials, present its annual school- wide Ban the R-word [Retarded] pep rally in March, offer a gradu- ation party, pay dues to the national Best Buddies organization and send as many mem- b rs as possible to the I adership Conference iff. ndiana. Best Buddies dership Team was ehthusiastic about the support it has received fdr the concert from Central Georgm media. Re~e has a special re!htionship with The Creek 100.9, which has promoted it. Students had the opportunity to do promotions with Z-93 and 13WMAZ. The Telegraph has promoted the concert on Facebook, Carl Pruett of WTGA Fun 101 in Thomasten has held special ticket give-aways to promote the concert. Most important is the opportunity to attend a good concert locally: "She's really, really good. She's captivating," said Thompson. "She can appeal to anybody." Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults. body and extended fam-summer. Thinking of ancommunity. Local Bestpreviously reached out They are available eoliseumhealthsystem, fly of First Presbyterian appropriate artist with Buddies chapters like the to Renfroe to book a local through monroefinearts. com. Day School in Macon, the appeal to bring fans one at Mary Persons ::: ncert unsuccessfully, org or by calling the where she was then. :to Forsyth, Thompson students with challenges i !' She is being ve,ry Beard of Education at studentl With her selec- recalled attending a with other members of = i nerous ,w th us, said 478'994-2031. Jan. 13 All tickets are general tion. Maggie Renfroe con- the group to foster per- Holloway. 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