Showcasing hands-on, interactive exhibits, the nonprofit Georgia Children’s Museum sparks an enthusiasm for learning in visitors between the ages of 2 and 12. Youngsters can design a newspaper page in the journalism exhibit, anchor a news broadcast in the TV studio, or curl up with a book in the hushed confines of the reading room. Meanwhile, in the internationally themed Passport to the World exhibit, tykes don authentic kimonos, beat handmade African drums, and discover how Magellan built the blimp that he used to circumnavigate the globe. The Smarty Pants Gift Shop stocks glass pendant necklaces and Magna Morphs toys, whose sets of animal parts can be reassembled into new, imaginary creatures. Above the store, in the Little Learners’ Loft, kids aged 2 to 5 enhance their make-believe skills with age-appropriate toys. Along with its permanent exhibits, Georgia Children’s Museum accommodates kids with events and weekly activities, including craft and story times.
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.
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.
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.
Kids Bouncy Things quite literally brings the party with a full inventory of rentable party gear, including inflatables, water slides, chairs, and tables. To bring fetes to life, they also supply snow-cone, popcorn, and cotton-candy machines. With these supplies, hosts relax as their guests can spend all day bouncing, twirling, or applying for homeowner's insurance in an inflatable bounce house.