Bainbridge Little Theatre’s Children’s Class Act Production will be Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure. Tickets will go on sale June 8th @ 10:00 AM. You can purchase your tickets online at http://bainbridgelittletheatre.com/#!/page_TICKETS or you can purchase tickets at the door 30 minutes prior to each shows start time. For more information, please visit our website at www.bainbridgelittletheatre.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 229-246-8345. Show dates will be June 16th and June 17th @ 7:00 PM and June 18th at 2:30.
Downtown Bainbridge Designated a Georgia Exceptional Main Streets Program for the 4th Consecutive Year
Atlanta, GA (April 4, 2017) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced today that 8 new Georgia Main Street Cities will become part of the current Georgia’s Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) Program. These communities join 8 existing programs as proven leaders in downtown development.
Together, each of these 16 cities has been carefully selected due to the overwhelmingly positive impact that the Main Street Program has had on its local historic district. From new businesses and job creation, to rehabilitation projects and downtown housing, these communities have set themselves apart with their annual economic impact numbers and focus on historic preservation.
Of the 94 Main Street programs that participated in the highly competitive annual assessment process, only 16 cities stood out amongst the rest. Collectively, they represent 473,200 Georgia citizens and 8 service delivery regions.
“These communities are united by common attributes that help make them the strongest commercial historic districts in the state – a strong commitment to historic preservation and planning, stable leadership and active municipal support,” said Jessica Reynolds, Director of the Office of Downtown Development at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which houses the Georgia Main Street program.
As GEMS communities, these Main Street programs gain access to special one-on-one technical services offered by the Office of Downtown Development, such as strategic planning sessions, board retreats and work plan development, along with scholarship opportunities and discounted rates for training and design services.
MaryBrown Sandys, Director of Marketing & Communications Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Join us in Willis Park Saturday, October 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the annual Munchkin Masquerade in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market! Dress the kids up in their most creative costumes, register for the Munchkin Masquerade Costume Contest, and, of course, trick-or-treat! Contest categories include: 0-2 years old, 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, 9-12 years old, and a group category! Fancy yourself inventive? Downtown Bainbridge is also bringing back the Scarecrow Contest and winners will be announced after the Munchkin Masquerade Costume Contest. Grab your tools and let your imagination run wild! You can find details and rules for the Munchkin Masquerade Costume Contest and the Scarecrow Contest here.
Bainbridge Downtown Development Authority Executive Director, has successfully completed the Georgia Downtown Association’s Professional certificate level three review, and as a result has received the designation of Master Georgia Downtown Development Professional.
In order to be eligible for the level three review, a candidate must have: completed the level one and level two review; at least ten years of experience in the field of downtown development; 240 hours of documented training class time in downtown development; forty hours of service as a trainer in various downtown-related topics; and seven letters of recommendation. In addition, the candidate must document programmatic success through a written and oral presentation of a case study.
“The Master Georgia Downtown Development Professional has demonstrated mastery in the professional practice of downtown development in Georgia and has made significant contributions to the profession. Only five downtown professionals in the state of Georgia hold the Master designation”, said Ann Arnold, Chairman of the Professional Development Program.
The professional development program designates three levels of professional success, each requiring and recognizing more professional success than the preceding level. The program has been endorsed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute.