by Amanda Carls
The great Sarah Donnelly, current Mercer sophomore, said these wise words to me today:
“I want to help our students learn how to ‘Be the Bear’ in Macon.”
I love that. We spend time helping new students learn how to ‘Be the Bear’ at Mercer…. but when you take it one step further into Macon, you’re expanding your sphere of impact– and THAT is an EXCITING THING.
Remember the “Macon: Your Home” video? If not, long story short: more than 50,000 people watched it, shared it, and loved it as it launched for MGA, Wesleyan, and Mercer students this fall (SHOUT OUT to the College Hill Commission for believing in this project and funding it). It’s a video worth watching again>>— give it three minutes and you’ll see that Macon has a LOT to offer.
That said: welcome to the inaugural “Weekend in Macon” (WIM, for short, because we are clever like that) Orangeprint post. Make THIS the weekend you do more than homework! Side note: homework is important, but so is having a 2-3 hour adventure and study break.
Sky Over Macon at the Museum of Arts and Sciences: Friday, Feb 3
Explore space, the constellations, and planets visible from Central Georgia in “Sky Over Macon” in the Mark Smith Planetarium. Clear skies? View the real night sky through the telescope in the Observatory!
First Friday in downtown Macon: Friday, Feb 3
It’s the first Friday of the month, so there is an entire evening of “First Friday” activities happening downtown. Check out the “February First Friday Hot Spots” on the NewTown Macon Facebook Page>>.
Macon Mayhem: Friday, Feb 3 AND Saturday, Feb 4
Bundle up and support Macon’s own minor league hockey team either Friday OR Saturday night at the Macon Centreplex. See you on the ice!
Kool-Aid and Canvas at 567 Center: Saturday, Feb 4
Grab your $20 and possible sweetheart, pals, or person down the hall for a morning of painting and snacks. Register online>>.
Thrift Pop Up Shop 2017 at Deja Vous Consignment & Boutique: Saturday, Feb 4
On the hunt for flannel zebra jammies? This pop up shop>> sounds like it’s a promising shopping experience on a budget– various sized name & designer brand shoes and clothing.
Corey Smith: Saturday, Feb 4
Break out your boots and head over to Cox Capital Theatre to see Corey Smith>> live in concert. Only $25 for tickets!
Go “OUT ON A WIM” and have a great weekend in Macon!