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Events in Macon July 27- Aug. 2

Liz Fabian
The Brookdale Resource Center assists families with housing and provides temporary shelter when needed.

It’s Bragg Jam weekend but if you’re not in the mood for a concert crawl, we have some other options. In town this week we have: a cruise-themed karaoke event, a country theme at the Bacon game, a chance to donate to those in need and a cocktail collaborative.  

Thursday, July 27

Brookdale Resource Center School supply drive for children experiencing homelessness

There are 50 school-aged children and their families residing at the Brookdale Resource Center. These children are in need of school supplies for the upcoming year and the United Way of Central Georgia is heading up a supply drive until July 28. Items like backpacks, paper, pencils, pens, markers and notebooks can be donated at the front office of the Brookdale Center from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. A full list of Bibb County Schools supply lists can be found at their website.   

9 – 4 p.m.; 3600 Brookdale Ave., 31204; (478) 292-5123; 

Friday, July 28

Karaoke Cruise at Reboot Retrocade and Bar

All aboard the S.S. Reboot for a cruise-themed karaoke night. Come dressed in your cheesiest cruise attire and prepare to belt out some summer jams. In addition, Reboot is giving away flower leis for the first 50 singers, so get there early.

9 p.m.; Free; 18 and up; 566 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 621-4861;

Saturday, July 29

Macon Bacon v. Boone Bigfoots

“Country” is the theme at Luther William Field for the Bacon v. Bigfoot game. There will be a petting zoo and a heap of classic and contemporary country-music tunes. 

7 p.m.; $15 and up tickets available at; Willie Smokie Glover Dr., 31201; (478) 803-1795;

Sunday, July 30

“Ponyo” at Hello Boba Cafe 

Hello Boba is screening the 2008 Studio Ghibli classic “Ponyo.” The animated film centers on Ponyo, a goldfish, who escapes from the ocean with the help of a 5-year-old boy. Nature is thrown out of balance when Ponyo decides she wants to become a human girl. Ponyo and the boy must battle nature and her wizard father in order to stay a human. Hello Boba will screen the dubbed version with the voices of Liam Neeson and Tina Fey. Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchase is suggested. Message the Hello Boba Cafe’s Facebook page for reservations

5:30 p.m.; $5; 359 Third St., 31201; (478) 201-9311;

Monday, July 31

Walk a dog at the Macon-Bibb Animal Services

If you like spending time with animals but don’t necessarily want a pet, a good way to scratch that itch is by volunteering at Macon-Bibb Animal Services. The department is looking for people to walk dogs, cuttle kitties and clean kennels. For volunteers who are better with people than pets, the department also needs help with office duties. Check out the Macon-Bibb Animal Services website for more information on how to volunteer. 

Tuesday, August 1

August Full Moon and Fire Ceremony at Coleman Hill 

There are two events in Macon that you can set your watch by: First Friday and Amber Valentine’s Full Moon and Fire Ceremony monthly event. Amber will lead this donation-based, all levels of fitness, 75-minute yoga, meditation and fire ceremony. There will be chairs for those with decreased mobility and mats available for those who need them. If you do own a mat, remember to bring yours and a bottle of water. The fire ceremony consists of a writing exercise where participants note what they would like to change or remove from their lives. After the class, attendees will burn their scraps of paper in a symbolic gesture. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

7 p.m.; donation based; Coleman Hill, 285 Spring St., 3120;  (478) 359-8434 

Wednesday, August 2

Spirit Forward 

Macon is blessed (or maybe cursed?) with amazing bartenders, but how do they stand up under pressure? NewTown Macon is sponsoring a weekly event where participating restaurants and bars are challenged to reinvent a classic cocktail using an unexpected spirit. So it could be an Old Fashioned using gin, or a Gimlet with bourbon. The selected liquor and cocktail is announced on NewTown Macon’s Facebook page the Monday prior to the Wednesday event. A complete listing of participating bars and restaurants is posted on the Spirit Forward Facebook event page

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