Friday, June 09, 2006

Summer-time living easy

After hearing the call for "Mom" about a thousand times on Faith's first few days of summer vacation, I was happy to see the return of some summer lifesavers. First of all, the libraries in Macon have wonderful summer reading programs that include story times at local branches. While the children are entransed in the puppet show or fairy tale, mom can generally peruse the shelves or read without interruption. To find out more about the Summer Reading Program and scheduling at local libraries, log onto Plus, the local movie theatres offer special summer films for free or reduced costs. The AmStar Theatre on Zebulon Road shows family films every Wednesday at 10 a.m. A $3.00 admission charge gets you a ticket, popcorn and a drink. Schedules are available at, just click on the "theatres" tab at the top, select the Macon location and scroll down. Regal Cinema on Tom Hill Senior Boulevard shows free summer movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. To check schedules, log onto and look for "REG free family film festival" in the green box on the left of the screen. It's first come, first served, so prepare accordingly. When I passed the parking lot Wednesday morning there were plenty of daycare busses, so you might want to arrive a little early. Kids' meal packs are available for purchase during the films. It's a great way to chill out in the summer. Last year, Faith and I saw "Polar Express" on a really hot day. Both theatres offer the summer movies through August 2. What a great way to escape!
- Liz Fabian

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