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Byron to Host Scrapbook Event

Create-n-Crop Events, LLC will host Holiday Hoopla, a scrapbooking event at Byron Municipal Complex on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is free, and cropping spaces are already full for those who will stay and scrapbook. Create-n-Crop Events, LLC Owner Jan McClay says she has 36 people who have reserved cropping spaces. People who will be scrapbooking at the event will be able to stay and work until midnight.

A card-making class is available for $15 per person and is scheduled from 2-3 p.m.

Grab bags full of scrapbook products will also be for sale.

A silent auction featuring big baskets of scrapbooking products and a weekend retreat to South Carolina will also take place.

McClay says a larger scrapbook event will take place in Perry in May.

Byron Community Blood Drive

The Byron Community Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 2-7 p.m.

The Byron Community Blood Drive is held six times a year, every other month, at the Christian Fellowship Center at the Byron United Methodist Church.

Donors must be 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds.  Before donating, it is important to get a good night's sleep, eat a well-balanced, nutritious meal and drink lots of fluids for the 48 hours before donating.  Donating blood is a safe, quick and easy process and just one donation can save the lives of up to three people.  Your photo ID will be required.

This is a community event and everyone is welcome to participate.  After donating you will visit our canteen where you will receive warm hospitality and enjoy homemade goodies.  Hope to see all of you there.  

 For more information, call Connie Short, Coordinator, at 478-956-2412.  

Annual LoveLight Celebration

On Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., the annual Byron Community LoveLight Tree Ceremony will take place in Jailhouse Park.

To have a light on the tree in honor of, or in memory of a loved one, a donation of three dollars to the Byron Lions Club is requested.

The Byron Elementary School Chorus and Andrea Hill are scheduled to sing at the event.

Byron Area Historical Society and Byron Better Hometown will provide hot chocolate and cider.

Jailhouse Park is located just off of Main Street in Downtown Byron.

Mail donations to have a light on the tree to Byron Lions Club, P.O. Box 1123, Byron, Ga. 31008. Include your name and the name of the loved one to be honored. The deadline is Dec. 1.

For more information, call 478-918-3666.

Fort Valley Tourism Involved in Trains and Planes Exhibit

Fort Valley’s display of Three Train Buildings has created interest and traffic at the 2010 Trains and Planes show this week at the Museum of Aviation.

The display is sponsored by the Museum and the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club.

The third annual “Planes and Trains” Exhibit, is open free to the public from Saturday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day when the Museum will be closed. 

 The club has train displays in two Museum buildings plus exhibits and information from the Model Railroad Club in Macon, the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia, the Agrirama in Tifton, Operation Lifesaver and others.

 

American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 18, according to the American Cancer Society website.

This year marks American Cancer Society's 35th Great American Smokeout and the organization uses the specified date as a day to make a plan to quit or plan in advance to plan on quitting on the Great American Smokeout day itself.

According to The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout website, the event grew out of a 1971 event in Randolph, MA, when "Arthur P. Mullaney asked people to give up cigarettes for a day and donate the money they would have spent on cigarettes to a high school scholarship fund."

The first national Great American Smokeout was held in 1977.

Beulahland Bible Church to Host Leadership Conference

Beulahland Bible Church will host a leadership conference on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

The event will feature Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant.

There will also be a performance from 2011 Stellar Award Nominee Travis Greene, and praise and worship with Brandon Brown and the Faith Perfecting praise team.

Bryant is a pastor from Baltimore, Maryland, who according to his website "is the leader of a new breed of ministers who embrace the idea of capitalizing on the ever-increasing marketplace of Internet and technological innovations to spread the gospel."

His website also states that more than 7,500 members attend weekly services at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, Maryland.

On his website, Bryant believes that “God is not just in the church; He is also in technology.” His mission is to “empower people spiritually, develop them educationally, expose them culturally, activate them politically and strengthen them economically.”

Gingerbread Market

On Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a Gingerbread market will take place at the Byron Municipal Complex Conference Center.

Vendors will set up in the Conference Center and will include jewelry, ornaments, baked goods. Complimentary gift wrapping will be available.

A Santa Shop will be set up for children to do their holiday shopping.

If you are interested in being a vendor, call Regina Mansfield at 478-956-2409.