In recognition of Black History Month, various Middle Georgia groups will host events to mark the history, culture and achievements of the black community.
Telling Our Story: Black History of Forsyth and Monroe County
Exhibit will run through February. Noon-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sundays. At the Hollis House, 81 E. Main St., Forsyth. Local memorabilia collected by Rosemary Walker to showcase black history of Forsyth and Monroe. Call Walker at 394-2972. Free.
Sing Brother Sing Sister
3 p.m. Sunday, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Concert of black spirituals sung by retired and elderly local vocalists. Call 742-2000. Free.
Death by Chocolate
6:30 p.m. Monday, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Fundraiser for the Pan-African Festival held April 23-24. Jazz, dancing, dinner and decadent desserts. Reservations required. tubmanmuseum.com. Call 743-8544. $25.
Storytime: Celebrating Black History Month
11 a.m. Tuesday, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. Reading of “The Bat Boy and His Violin.” Call Cathy Sanders 755-9539. Free for Macon residents. Non-residents $4. Free for children ages 2 and under.
An Evening of Art and Culture
6 p.m. Tuesday, Mercer University, Medical School auditorium. Production by graduate student and poet Michael Scott highlighting black spirituals. Also a performance by Kali Dance Studio. Hosted by the office of minority affairs. Call 301-2686. Free.
Book Discussion: “Brainwashed” by Tom Burrell
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. Call 743-8544. Free.
African Children’s Choir concert
7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Location to be announced. Sponsored by Mercer University’s Africana Studies and Research Program, College of Liberal Arts and the Office of Minority Affairs. Call Carmen Hicks at 301-2562 or Chester Fontenot at 301-2345. Free.
Jimmy Mills and the GQ Jazz Quintet
7 p.m. Wednesday, Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall at Macon State College. Lecture and performance exhibiting the history of jazz. Call Mary Mears at 471-2700. Free.
Invisible Hands Tour of Hay House
2 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Tours given from perspective of servants who lived in the house. 742-8155. hayhouse.org. $9 adults. $8 seniors ages 65+. $5 students age 6-college.
Black History Program
11 a.m. Feb. 20, New Damascus Baptist Church, 676 Damascus Church Road, Gray. Skits of historical events and portrayals of important black figures. Followed by an old-fashioned feast. Call Dorothy Wilson at 932-5545. Free.
Now is the Time
11 a.m. Feb. 20, New Bethlehem Baptist Church, 289 New Bullard Road, Dry Branch. Featuring guest speaker Ellestene Stephens from Williams Chapel CME Church of Jeffersonville. Contact Annie Plummer at 742-6197 or email@example.com.
Black History Scholarship Luncheon
Noon Feb. 21, Health and Physical Education Complex at Fort Valley State University. Annual scholarship luncheon to benefit students, featuring guest speaker Martin Luther King III. Call Shonda Lewis at 825-6319. fvsu.edu. $50.
Annual Black History Month Presentation
1:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Turner-Ragan American Legion Post 594, 1523 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Celebration will include poetry, African dancing and a youth guest speaker. Call Ulysses Jackson at 808-5119. Free.
Black History Extravaganza
6 p.m. Feb. 21, Joycliff United Methodist Church, 3409 Joycliff Road. This event will give youth and adults an opportunity to showcase their talents. Call Owen Love at 719-4740. Free.
Storytime: Celebrating Black History Month
11 a.m. Feb. 22, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. Reading of “The Patchwork Quilt” followed by construction of a quilt. Call Cathy Sanders at 755-9539. Free for Macon residents. Non-residents $4. Free for ages 2 and under.
Local Black Historians Among Us
6 p.m. Feb. 22, Sister Katharine Drexel Center, 131 Ward St. Presented by Girl Scout Troop 20022. Call Bettye Middlebrooks at 743-1454 or Frozine Huff at 746-4282. Free.
7 p.m. Feb. 22, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. There will be a special presentation following the monthlong discussion of the book “Brainwashed” by Tom Burrell. A representative of the publisher will be present. Call Stacie Barrett at 743-8544. Free.