10 Days calendar

March 16, 2012 

Friday

March 16

Heart of Georgia Quilt Guild Show

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Raffle, silent auction, vendors, demonstrations. 477-3014.

Friends of the Library Old Book Sale

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Thousands of books for sale. Free to browse.

Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony

Noon

Central City Park, downtown Macon. Celebrate the opening of the festival. Free. www.cherryblossom.com

Ehnes String Quartet

7:30 p.m.

Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Violin, viola and cello program. $10 general admission, free with Mercer I.D. 301-5470.

Cherry Blossom Gala

8 p.m.

City Auditorium, 415 First St. Live music by the Tams and the Drifters, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Black tie optional. $62.50. www.cherryblossom.com.

Saturday

March 17

Pink Pancake Breakfast

7:30-10:30 a.m.

Virginia College Parkview Pavilion at Central City Park. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. $5. www.cherryblossom.com.

Mercer Village Festival

10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.

Mercer Village, downtown Macon. Family-friendly fun with music, craft vendors, music and kid attractions. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.

Friends of the Library Old Book Sale

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Macon Coliseum, (see Friday, March 16).

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

10:30 a.m.

Downtown Dublin. Grand Marshall EG Kight. www.dublinstpatricks.com.

Heels for the Cure

2 p.m.

Cherry Street, downtown Macon. Men, women and kids race in high heels. $10 to run, free to watch. 390-4828.

Tunes and Balloons

4 p.m.

Macon State College, 100 College Station Drive. Balloons glow at dusk. $5, children 6 and younger are free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Sunday

March 18

Amazing Athlete Dog Show

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Central City Park. Disc dogs and more. $5. www.cherryblossom.com.

Friends of the Library Old Book Sale

Noon-5 p.m.

Macon Coliseum, (see Friday, March 16).

Cherry Blossom Parade

3 p.m.

Cherry and Mulberry streets, downtown Macon. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Showcasing Young Talent

4 p.m.

Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring Bradley Smith, Curtis Smith and Kerrie Caldwell. Presented by Music and the Arts at Vineville. Free. 745-3331.

Simply Streisand: Back to Broadway

7 p.m.

Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. The music of Barbara Streisand. $25-$35. 301-5470.

Lantern Light Tour

7:30-10 p.m.

Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Guided or self-guided tour along a one-mile lantern lit trail. $5, 12 and younger are free. 752-8257.

Monday

March 19

Free Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

11 a.m.-noon

Amanda’s Cakery, 321 Cotton Ave. Free. 738-9504.

Third Street Park Festivities

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Third Street Park, downtown Macon. Free Coca-Cola, ice cream by Bruster’s, live music and carriage rides. Free.

Tuesday

March 20

Third Street Park Festivities

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Third Street Park, (see Monday, March 19).

Authors Luncheon

11:30 a.m.

Idle Hour Country Club, 251 Idle Hour Drive. Lunch and guest star Barbara Eden of “I Dream of Jeannie.” $40. 301-5470.

Kafka and Beyond: The Arts Songs of Allen McCullough

7:30 p.m.

Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Elizabeth Pridgen on piano and soprano Helen Allen. Free. 301-5751.

Wednesday

March 21

Third Street Park Festivities

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Third Street Park, (see Monday, March 19).

Taste of the South

Noon

Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, 730 College St. Lunch, a house tour, Neel Reid exhibit and garden talk. $25. www.fgcmacon.org.

Thursday

March 22

Cherry Blossom Fashion Show

11 a.m.

Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Mark Ballard emcees the show, which includes a catered brunch by Edgar’s Bistro. $35. 301-5470.

Third Street Park Festivities

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Third Street Park, (see Monday, March 19).

Allan Evans

7:30 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Renown bass baritone. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 742-2000.

Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Concert

7:30 p.m.

Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Patriotic and popular music. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Friday

March 23

Third Street Park Festivities

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Third Street Park, (see Monday, March 19).

Cherry Blossom Organ Concert

Noon

Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St. Featuring organist Catherine Elliott. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Coleman Hill Concert

6-8 p.m.

Coleman Hill, downtown Macon. Bring a blanket and picnic and listen to jazz by Ken Trimmins and the Quiet Storm. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

“Girls Night: The Musical”

7:30 p.m.

Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $32-$38. 301-5470.

Athens Georgia Night

9 p.m.

Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring Dead Confederate, Packway Handle Band and Saint Francis. $10 in advance, $13 day of. 257-6391.

Saturday

March 24

Pink Pancake Breakfast

7:30-10:30 a.m.

Virginia College Parkview Pavilion at Central City Park, (see Saturday, March 17).

Cherry Blossom Festival Car Show

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Central City Park, downtown Macon. $25 to show a car, free for spectators. 960-4240.

Mulberry Street Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Mulberry Street, downtown Macon. Annual arts and crafts festival with food and craft vendors. Free. www.middlegeorgiaart.org.

Spring Spirit Stroll

5:30 p.m.

Riverside Cemetery Gate House, 1301 Riverside Drive. One-hour guided walking tour of the historic cemetery. $10, children under 10 are free. 742-5328.

Street Party

7 p.m.

Cherry Street and Third Street, downtown Macon. Featuring Rodney Atkins and Digital Underground. $12 in advance, $20 day of. www.cherryblossom.com.

Sunday

March 25

Mulberry Street Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mulberry Street, (see Saturday, March 24).

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky”

5 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dance and theater with jazz, African rhythems and Negro spirituals. $15. 742-2000.

Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Finale

5 p.m.

Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Fireworks, food and live entertainment. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Spring Spirit Stroll

5:30 p.m.

Riverside Cemetery Gate House, (see Saturday, March 24).

Lantern Light Tours

7:30-9 p.m.

Ocmulgee National Monument, (see Sunday, March 18).

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