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UPCOMING EVENTS lN . MONROE COUNTY Calendar items run tree of charge as a community service each week as space allows. Mail items for the Community Calen- dar to Diane Glidewell at news@mymcrnet by8 am. on Monday. Strict Observance Lodge #18 holds 12 Days Gun Raffle The Strict Observance Lodge No. )8 will hold: its 3rd Annual )2 Days of Christmas Gun Rattle to benefit the many causes the Lodge sup- ports in the community and to help children in the region. There will ’ be drawings each day from Dec. l4-25 to give away tour shotguns, tour pistols and tour rifles. Tickets are $l0 and may be purchased trom Master Masons ot the Lodge. They are good for all drawings. Win— ning numbers are based on the Georgia Evening Pick 3 lottery Boston Butt fun- draiser for MP Dugout Club The Mary Persons Bulldogs Dugout Club is partnering with Welch's Country Smokehouse to raise funds for the upcoming season. For $35 each (a portion of which will go to the Dugout Club), support- ers can purchase tickets good for one smoked Boston butt, with an expiration date of No- vember T, 2020. Tickets can be purchased by contacting a member of the MP Dugout Club Board (Jay Willingham, Stan Hickman, Becky Howard, Holly Gore, Steve Bankston, Tony Mock, Chris Snow) and can be redeemed with a 24-hour notice (48—hour on holidays) at Welch's: lb87 Bass Road in Macon Dec. ll Rock Springs Clinic opens in Forsyth Rock Springs Clinic will open a tree medical clinic in Forsyth on Dec. .ll. The faith-based tree clinic, like the one .in Milner, will serve uninsured/underinsured, low-income citizens. Rock Springs Clinic is partnering with the Hos- pital Authority at Mon- roe County to serve local residents, The new Communl y Around Monroe County » Forsyth o Juliette 0 High Falls 0 Bolingbroke o Culloc' l o Smarr December ll, 2019 MONROE ENTERTAINS YOU by Dennis Smith Entertainment abounds in Forsyth this month full slate of great enter- tainment opportunities awaits you over the next everal weeks in Monroe County. At this time of the year it is almost unfortunate that there are not enough nights to attend all the musical and live performances being presented by many of our talented hometown citizens—both young and a bit older. The joint Mary Persons High School and Monroe County Middle School Bands will celebrate with sea- sonal favorites, and The Ten Tenors who wowed us last year with their great unique 10-part harmonies are back by popular demand. The Back- lot Players are presenting an original stage play by Laura King, our local area playwright. King made us all laugh this past summer with “Inde- pendence Day at Happy Meadows.” And our very talented area Iazz mu- sicians, The Eclectic Jazz, will present their annual Holiday Concert. Friday, Dec. 13 offers two choices for live stage performances: Ten Tenors return to Fine Arts Center The Ten Tenors presented one of the more enjoyable concerts of all the touring groups that played the Fine Arts Center last year. Their Holiday Show left the audience asking for more. Well, they are back by popular demand. Having seen this Australian music ensemble last year, I will tell you that you will get your money’s worth and more. With 2,000 concerts on their resume the Ten Tenors know how to entertain on stage with choreographed performances as well as with their 10-part harmonies. Ticket prices range from $35-$45 depending on seat location. Tickets are available online through Ticket Alternative or direct from the Fine Arts Center. A delightful bonus is in store as members of the Mary Per- Grandparentsraising grandchildren form support group Dennis Smith sons Chair will open the show. "Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee" opens at The Rose Once there was a Harmony Baptist Church in Forsyth. One may wonder if Laura King, playwright and direc- tor for this show, was around 100 years ago? And, is the story she tells one of the reasons that Harmony changed its name to First Baptist? The answer might remain a mystery unless you know a Harmony mem— ber who is still with us. As a writer who focuses on upcom- ing entertainment, it is typically not my practice to “give-away the storyline.” In “Harmony” it doesn’t matter. This play is just funny, and it is funny because it exploits the things that can go wrong when some church members decide to be entertainers and event producers. Pastor Bobby arrives at his new church just in time for the 25th Annual Harmony jubilee. As the town readies itselfin anticipation of another great holiday celebration, things at Harmony start to fall apart. No agreement on who will be the . Angel. The traditional star on the Christmas tree will not light up, the fruitcake bakeoff is a disas- ter. What else can go wrong? Baby Jesus is missing. Now that could be a real problem. Pastor Bobby wonders if this really is a “Call” he should have answered. Tickets are available through “Tickets to the City” or visit wwwtheback— lotplayersorg for a link Prices are $18 adults, $15 for seniors, students and military. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a $12 rate if all seats are booked and paid for at same time. Show times are 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14 and a 2:30 pm. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 15. Other Coming Events The comedy nHarmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee" opens at The Rose this Friday. (Photo/Leighanne Mitchell) Mary Persons and Monroe County Middle School joint Band Holiday Concert is at 6:30 pm. on Dec. 12 at Monroe County Fine Arts Center. Combined Choirs of First Bap- tist Church and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will perform at 6 pm, Dec. 15 at Forsyth First Baptist Church, 95 W. Morse Street. Monroe County Schools Com- bined Elementary Schools Holiday Band Concert is at 6 pm. on Mon- day, Dec. 16 at Monroe County Fine Arts Center. Eclectic Jazz Holiday Concert is at 6 pm. on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Forsyth First Baptist Church, 95 W. Morse Street Check your local church for its Christmas Concert, caroling event or Christmas Eve Service. . .A great way to Wind down the busy pre-Christ— mas Day season. Saluting Two Outstanding Per- formances From this Past Year Over 150 different actors appeared on stage at The Rose Theater in 2019. Each put forth tremendous effort and commitment to entertain you and other folks who like to support and see live community theater. A tip of the Monroe Entertains You hat to Emme Peterman who played Anne in Alice Chadwick’s “Anne of Green Gables” and Matt Robichaux who portrayed Ioe Benjamin in Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite.” Each gave outstanding performances. Thanks to all the actors who keep the stage lights shining in our town. Dennis Smith writes “Monroe Enter- tains You,” highlighting the entertain- ment fare afiered in Monroe County and the people who make it possible. Smith wants Forsyth to realize and support the riches it has in the cultural arts. Kirsyth Cligic is‘ct 100 By Diane Glidewell Whether in town for a Mary Persons football game or the holidays, Drf‘vrg'lnLi’Leengfi news©mymcmei there's no better place to stay in Forsyth than The Cityline loft. 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