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Where To Go: National Pill Take-Back Day

Where To Go: National Pill Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, Americans will be able to drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted pills at sites across the country free of charge, no questions asked.  By doing so, they will be helping prevent drug abuse and theft.   

It's all part of the Third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a Drug Enforcement Administration news release says.

Here is where you can go locally to drop off your pills:

Community Health Works Summit November 1

The Central Georgia Health Summit November 1 will bring together seven Central Georgia counties to focus on the pursuit of health and wellness in the school, workplace and community. 

Coordinated by Community Health Works, the summit is free and open to the public. The event features a keynote speaker from the Center for Disease Control and Food Network host Ellie Krieger, who will demonstrate how to cook healthier versions of classic holiday favorites. 

Healthcare professionals will also perform free wellness screenings at a variety of booths.

The summit starts at 8 a.m. at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon.  Register at www.cgrhs.org or call 478-254-5208.

Wear Pink Day: Send Us Photos!

Wear Pink Day: Send Us Photos!

Are you wearing pink today for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

We want proof! Send us your photos to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

Your Guide to This Weekend

Your Guide to This Weekend

Friday, September 23:

  • MOPS Consignment Sale in Warner Robins, starts at 9 a.m. at Southside Baptist in Kathleen at 101 Bear Branch Rd.
  • Friday Fest in Downtown Macon: check for live music at Third St. Park
  • Mystery Road and The Lee Boys perform in Griffin at The Cavern, 8 p.m.
  • Saint Francis performs at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon.
  • Ride to End Alzheimer's Poker Run. 11 a.m. at Summer's Landing in Warner Robins

Saturday, September 24:

Zumba Class to Benefit Local Resident

Zumba Class to Benefit Local Resident

A Zumba fitness class takes place September 17 at 9:30 a.m. to benefit a local teen who has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer.

A $10 donation for the class is requested. 100% of the proceeds benefit local teen Matthew Wilson.

Licensed Zumba instructors Teresa Clampitt, Donita Crowder, Jasmine Peschel, Brenda Murphey, Alexia Story & more teach the class at Gray-8-Skate Roller Skating Rink at 4151 Gray Hwy.

The Zumba class takes place a day before the Miles for Matthew 5k. The 5k takes place Sunday, September 18 at 3 p.m. 

For more information, contact Lisa Stinson at 478-365-9832.

Hawgs for Hope: Awareness for Childhood Cancer

 

Motorcycle riders from across Middle Georgia will be riding through Jones County in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The first annual “Hawgs for HOPE” is a dice run. Riders will travel through town, stopping at different locations and rolling dice. The object is to have the highest score determined by the sum of all the dice rolls at the end of the run.

The dice run starts behind Giuseppi's Pizza in Gray. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the motorcycles go out at 10:30 am. The fee is $20.00 and $5.00 for an additional hand. The ride ends with 50/50 and barbeque. All of the proceeds benefit Jay's HOPE.

Hawgs for HOPE Event Details

When: Saturday, September 10th, 9 a.m. (Best video opportunity is motorcycles leaving at 10:30 a.m.)

Where: Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta, 214 West Clinton Street, Gray