Your personal film critic's word of the day is "authenticity." No, that's not the name of a film, but it is a factor that I think earned one movie its Oscar nomination.
CLAXTON - Bruce Purcell, president of The Evans County Wildlife Club, announced recently that the 44th Rattlesnake Roundup Festival in Claxton is set for Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13 in the Claxton-Evans Industrial Park at 501 Cedar St. in Hagan (just outside Claxton). The event is sponsored by Coca-Cola and NeSmith Chevrolet.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) St. Valentine's Day magic rules the entire week for romantic rams and ewes. Music, which is the food of love, is also strong. The weekend offers news both unexpected and anticipated.
Visit The Museum of Science & History in Jacksonville on Feb. 5 with Leisure Travel.
MACON - Members of a board trying to decide whether to keep a Georgia music museum in Macon or move it were unable to decide, and members say they want to learn more about potential sites.
One hundred and fifty years ago some area residents mustered into the service of the Confederate States of America at Fort Morris in eastern Liberty County.
The film of the week is "The King's Speech," and that's not just here, but across the media sphere, too. The film garnered 12 - count 'em, 12 - Oscar nominations, four Screen Actors Guild nominations, and a Golden Globe win for star Colin Firth.
SAVANNAH - Bird watchers of all ages are invited to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count at Fort Pulaski National Monument on Friday-Monday, Feb. 18-21.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A gracious lamb can learn more about a problem-filled situation than one who is openly suspicious of what could be happening. A friend might offer some well-directed advice.
The film of the week is "Country Strong." It's a drama that proves that actress Gwyneth Paltrow can sing, but if you watch "Glee" on Fox, you already knew that.
Georgia museums will observe Super Museum Sunday on Feb. 6. Many museums throughout the state, including the Dorchester Academy Museum of African-American History in Midway, will offer free admission from noon- 4 p.m.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The week continues to encourage the forming of new personal relationships and the shoring up of those that might be weakening. New contacts also dominate the workaday world.
"Tron Legacy" is a sequel. The first film came out in the summer of '82. I was a toddler. That year Ozzy Osbourne married Sharon and John Belushi passed away.
UnityFest, a community praise celebration that will run from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Commons, will feature gospel and national recording artist Alvin Slaughter. The UnityFest Super Choir and several local Christian artists also will perform. The event is open to the public.
'Rock' Powerlifting & Bench Press Competition will be Saturday in the 4thIBCT Fitness Center. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m., briefing at 9:30 and lifting at 10:15.
The second annual sweet-tea tasting competition is set for 2:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, during the 10th annual Blues and BBQ festival in downtown Hinesville.
If "Mud," now is out on home video, were a novel, it would be considered Southern Fiction.
MIDWAY - The area's newest stage company, "Scouts on Stage," will host a kick-off barbecue fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Dorchester Village Center in Midway.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
Aug. 23 to Sept. 22: Keep a rein on that green-eyed monster. Jealousy is counterproductive. Instead of resenting a colleague's good points, concentrate on developing your own abilities.
The U.S. Army Soldier Show, a 75-minute song-and-dance production by active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Newman Fitness Center.
One show has gone from "What?" to "Wow!" virtually overnight. Do you know "Orphan Black"? Read on or get left behind.
Revolutionary War cannon demonstrations will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Fort Morris State Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road in Midway.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center has announced the 2013-14 season, including tributes to Johnny Cash and Patti Page, Broadway performances, the Moscow Festival Ballet and more.
Aug. 23 to Sept. 22: With more stability in your life - on both personal and professional levels - this could be a good time to strengthen relationships with both friends and colleagues.
Singers from Stewart and Hunter are invited to compete in Operation Rising Star, the Army's version of "American Idol."
South African writer/ director Neill Blomkamp made a huge splash with his debut sci-fi film, "District 9." Entertainment Weekly called the 2009 film "madly original, cheekily political, [and] altogether exciting." They also called it "a thinking person's sci-fi movie from an inventive director." I was a fan.