CENTRAL GEORGIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
7 p.m. Aug. 10, Flint Energies Conference Room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Christopher Stokes will speak about, “Some Strategies for Confronting a Brick Wall.” Guests are welcome. 478-987-7260. www.cggs.org.
“MACON HISTORY” SALON SERIES
5:30-7 p.m. Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Talks and tours related to the fascinating and unique history of Macon, hosted by Historic Macon. Aug. 14: Wimberly Treadwell will lead a tour of Macon’s downtown alleys, beginning in the alleyway between 551 Cherry St. and the Rookery; reservations required, contact Kim Campbell at email@example.com or 478-742-5084; $10 for Historic Macon members, $15 for non-members. Sept. 8: Matt Jennings and Stephen Taylor, authors of “Images of America: Macon.” Unless noted otherwise, admission is free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. www.historicmacon.org.
RACHEL IVERY BOOK SIGNING
Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 22, Goodwill Industries, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Author Rachel Ivery will be signing her children’s book, “Daniel the Fastest Horse.” Free. 478-475-9995.
6 p.m. Sept. 14, Middle Georgia Regional Library, 1180 Washington Ave. In addition to discussing her newest novel, “The Sea Keeper’s Daughters,” author Lisa Wingate will give a presentation about “Preservation of Story,” providing tips and instruction to the audience on how to write their own family stories. Refreshments will be served; free. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 15, First Methodist Church, Zebulon. Luncheon with Wingate signing books and again speaking about “Preservation of Story.” Luncheon tickets are limited and can be reserved by calling 770-567-2014. Public signing at 1:30 p.m. at the church.
MACON WRITERS GROUP
2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDS STORY TIMES
HOUSTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Centerville Public Library, 206 Gunn Road, Centerville: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 1-4. 10:30 a.m. Thursday for ages 5-8, 478-953-4500. Nola Brantley Public Library, 721 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 1-4 years, 478-923-0128.
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