Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
The Georgia Children's Museum invigorates young minds with a healthy dose of fun, interactive educational exhibits and events. Curious kids can embark on an international trip in the Passport to the World exhibit, in which younglings absorb different cultures by trying on Japanese kimonos, dropping beats on handmade African drums, and fencing with French baguettes. Wee ones learn through play at the Little Learners' Loft, which lets kids investigate a dinosaur’s world, discover the culture of Native Americans, and embrace their inner Shakespeare in a puppet show. Finally, precocious tots can take their newfound wealth of knowledge and share it with others in the WGCM Studios exhibit. Up-and-coming anchorpeople can deliver a news broadcast or forecast upcoming soda storms from cotton-candy clouds.
Macon Bedroom & Mattress and Robins Bed & Mattress furnish sleeping quarters with quality sleep helpers from top-flight brands such as Simmons, Enso Sleep Systems, Tempur-Pedic, and more. Stop paying exorbitant fees to sheep-counting businesses by resting easy on queen mattress sets ($199+) and queen memory-foam mattress sets ($599+), or replace elaborate pillow forts with more sustainable furniture, such as futons, bunk beds, and headboards with frames ($199+). Those with a smaller bed to cushion can peruse the store’s selection of twin-size mattresses ($79+), and sea-loving sleepers can simulate their time aboard the USS Burt Reynolds by napping on a waterbed. Whether you’re picking up furniture for a child's bedroom or coffee tables for the living room, the considerate, attentive staff at each location is available for every step of the process, from selection to delivery and setup.
For more then 35 years, the experts at Macon Color Wheel have been outfitting homeowners with the ideal colors and proper tools for enlivening their abodes. With a specialty in color selection, American Society of Interior Designers member Dawn Farley assists customers in their tint-seeking adventures while manager John Gilbert exacts color-matching perfection to help customers develop schemes around existing pieces. Homeowners can ensconce their walls in historic Farrell-Calhoun paint selections, which have been faithfully developed through careful collaboration with museums across the country, or they can opt for colors from Pittsburgh Paints, which has been crafting elegant living-room disguises for more than 100 years. In addition to posing challenges for haughty pet chameleons, homeowners can peruse a vast selection of brushes ($3.46+), caulks ($3.97+), and preparation supplies to ensure that projects are carried out properly and efficiently.
Diva Zone's pole-dancing lessons encourage women to embrace the beauty of their bodies while strengthening self-confidence and muscles. During one-hour small group classes ($10 each), students take a test twirl around the practice pole as instructors spin their bodies in sensual circles, combining gymnastic grace with the seductive shapes of adults-only geometry tests.
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From February 17–20, the sixth annual Macon Film Festival (MaGa) will flicker frames of independent and artistic films across the avid irises of movie-goers. With submissions from more than 10 countries and a gaggle of genres including narrative feature, documentary, experimental, and animation, the deciding jurors will critique scripts, scrutinize cinematography, and measure stars’ performances by their solar mass. Each poignant picture selected for the festival is showcased at one of three viewing venues: Cox Capitol Theatre, the Douglass Theatre, and the Macon Marriott City Center, each within walking distance of their fellow forums. Arrive 20 minutes early to screenings to help ensure seating, as passes do not guarantee admission.
The knowledgeable technicians at Computer Services Associates have 75 years' combined experience wrangling software and hardware demons and are trained to tackle an array of major operating systems. During a Mac or PC cleanup ($100), computer gurus scan and remove viruses, malware, spyware, and long-lost retainers before optimizing software and bench testing hardware. Technicians skillfully wield a rubber ducky to distract the computer tower and its insides before scrubbing behind its ears, blowing out all dust, and picking the lint out from between the motherboard’s toes. Computer Services Associates can also treat specific computer or printer maladies (standard service $75/hour) within five to seven business days or replace laptop hardware ($100/hour).
Arkwright Dry Cleaners unsullies duds with the help of modern equipment and eco-friendly cleaning fluids. Sanitize stained two-piece suits ($10), or honor the American tradition of denying service to the shirtless by donning a freshly laundered blouse ($5) or a shirt ($2.50) and tie ($3.50) before brazenly leaving your pants ($5) at home. Prepare for future falling temperatures by readying a sweater ($5) or light jacket ($5) for their annual return. Or, solicit the expertise of Arkwright's fabric specialists, who boast special schooling in the restoration of blemished clothes forged from suede, leather, fur, or tree bark.
Fresh Air Bar-B-Que's owners, David and George Barber, preserve family recipes passed down by their grandfather and continue to slow-cook barbecue pork, Brunswick stew, and a menu steeped in traditional Southern flavor harking back to the restaurant’s 1929 founding.
Medi-Weightloss Clinics has helped thousands of patients across the United States lose a total of 2.2 million pounds with its physician-supervised weight-loss program. Designed by experts in medicine, nutrition, fitness, and education, the program transitions its participants into healthier lifestyles with a three-phase approach, which includes an initial weight-loss phase, a short-term maintenance phase, and a final wellness phase. The clinic's signature patient website provides special tools that allow clients to track their progress, seek out individual counseling, and receive step-by-step care and motivation. After completion of the program, Medi-Weightloss Clinics offers continued support to help participants maintain their svelte physiques for the long haul without preserving themselves in amber.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT or to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
After customers drop off their garments, the staff at Keene's Cleaners quickly springs into action. The team will assess the condition of each item, treat stains, and work to bring life back to fabrics with a prompt turnaround time. The crew can clean everything from formal garments, such as dress shirts, to everyday items, such as the family dog's khaki pants.
Sycamore Learning Company's founder and owner Patrick Minnihan estimates that he's helped more than 10,000 students with the SATs and ACTs over his decade as a tutor. Today, he leads a team of diverse instructors made up of professionals ranging from educators and ex-guidance counselors to former attorneys and leech trainers made obsolete by modern medicine. No matter what fields they come from, all of the company’s test prep pros have a deep understanding of the exams' unique requirements, helping students decode the mysteries of the Scantron during engaging tutoring sessions.
John and Melissa Wood draw on their respective Master of Art Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees to train artists visiting their Unchartered Creativity studio. Intimate classes are offered to students of all skill levels in media ranging from wood burning and charcoal portraiture to still life drawing and painting. John and Melissa are always available during these lessons for personal coaching on techniques such as perspective and shading.