BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Black History Month Cemetery Cleanup
9 a.m.-noon each Saturday during February, Linwood Cemetery, Walnut Street between Pursley Street and Grant Avenue. Sponsored my Macon Preservation Corporation. To volunteer, come out or call MPC president Alice Jackson, 746-0589.
Middle Georgia State College Black History Month Celebration
Middle Georgia State College is sponsoring several events to mark Black History Month. LaVerne Smith: 11 a.m. Monday, Walker Auditorium, Warner Robins Campus, and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Arts Theatre Complex, Macon Campus. Smith is a vocalist with a sultry sound who prefers popular tunes from the 1960s and 1970s. Mary B. Morrison: 11 a.m. Feb. 20, Walker Auditorium, Warner Robins Campus, and 6 p.m. Feb. 20, Banquet Hall, Professional Sciences Center, Macon Campus. Morrison is the best-selling author of Soulmates Dissipate and other novels. Pilar Wilder: 5 p.m. Feb. 21, Mathematics Auditorium, Macon Campus, and 5 p.m. Feb. 25, Walker Auditorium, Warner Robins Campus. Wilder owns Hayiya Dance Theatre Movement Institute and Center for Cultural Arts, has performed and served as choreographer and artistic director there and taught at area colleges and public schools. Brig. General Cedric D. George: 5 p.m. Feb. 26, Walker Auditorium, Warner Robins Campus. George is commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base. Dr. Eleanor Fleming: 6:30 p.m. Feb.28, Middle Georgia State College Dublin Campus, Student Center. Light refreshments. Fleming is epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Her topic will be At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. firstname.lastname@example.org or 471-2710. All events are free.
Yes ... We Can Black History Program
6-8 p.m. Feb. 21, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Featuring celebrity speaker, songs of freedom, creative dance, refreshments. 751-9248. Free.
The Spirituality of Black Music: From Past to Present
7 p.m. Feb. 22, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring Oscar Jackson and Quartet with special performance by Bethel CME Church choir. 746-8007. $25.
Celebrating African American Women In Music
6 p.m. Feb. 23, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Kali Dance Studio for the Arts. $15. 742-2000.
VALENTINES DAY EVENTS
8-10 p.m. Saturday, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Dressy casual; light refreshments. Sponsored by Greater Macon Chapter of USA Dance No. 6059. www.usad6059.org. 743-7970. $7 members, $10 non-members, $5 all students with ID.
Women of Elegance Valentines Ball
8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Perry Arts Center, 1121 Macon Road, Perry. Food, music and door prizes. $10 per person or $18 per couple. (478) 220-2195.
A Valentines Day Extravaganza
6 p.m. Sunday, JDs Drama & Dinner Theater, 550 Riverside Drive. Four-course meal, live jazz music with a vocalist and interactive drama. $50 per person, $80 per couple. 747-8668. www.jdsdramatheater.com.
A quartet from Sweet Georgia Sound Show Chorus will sing for your sweetheart. Call (478) 335-3010 before Monday. email@example.com. $25 in person within Middle Georgia; $10 by phone (outside Middle Georgia).
Victorian Valentine Childrens Tea
2 p.m. Feb. 16, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Children ages 5-12 with adult companions are invited to enjoy a seated, three-course high tea. Includes an explanation of table etiquette, a brief tour of the Hay House galleries, and a special party favor. $20 per guest. Reservations required. 742-8155.
Love and Laughter Valentines Day Weekend Jam
8 p.m. Feb. 16, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Starring Rickey Smiley, Special K and the R&B duo Alexander ONeal and Cherrelle. $47.50-$62.50. www.maconcentreplex.com.
Macon Film Festival
Thursday-Feb. 17, downtown Macon. Eighty-seven films will be screened at three venues downtown. Screening of Hairspray with Mink Stole: Feb. 16 ($15). Film Festival tickets are $10 for day passes; $50 for festival passes; and $100 for VIP passes that include admission to after-parties. Student day passes (that dont include special screenings or after-parties) are free with valid student ID. www.maconfilmfestival.com.
March 9-10, downtown Forsyth. Fun events for the whole family. www.forsythiafestival.com.
The Dukes of Hazzard Georgia Reunion, Classic Car Show and Music Festival
March 8-10, Old Middle Georgia Raceway, 4015 U.S. 41 North, Byron. March 8: concert by David Allan Coe. March 9: original cast members John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, James Best, Sonny Shroyer, Ben Jones and Rick Hurst will be signing autographs. Classic car show includes cars, vendors, jump houses, family activities and Humvee, Army tank, monster truck and helicopter rides. Proceeds go to the Bradley Baptist Church Road to Hope Program and the Jones County Cruisers Annual Charity Drive to benefit local children and families. www.dukesofhazzardgareunion.com.
Cherry Blossom Festival
March 15-24, downtown Macon. The pinkest party on earth. www.cherryblossom.com.
April 13-14, downtown Perry. DockDog competition, arts and crafts show, hot air balloon rally, music, food and more. www.perrydogwoodfestival.com.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and March 9, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. The event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and crafts. Music, fun and educational events also offered. 757-5233. Free.
State Farmers Market
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.
Mulberry Street Market
4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Mulberry Street. Locally grown produce, dairy, meat, desserts and more.
International City Farmers Market
1 p.m.-dark Thursdays, Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field across from Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins. Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. (478) 225-7626.
Before Lent Mardi Gras
8-11 p.m. Friday, St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 131 Ward St. Food, dancing, costumes and beads. Gwen Booker, 745-1970. $5.
Sing Brother! Sing Sister!
3 p.m. Sunday, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Annual recital of negro spirituals. Free. 742-2000.
Sharron Kay King
6 p.m. Sunday, Bloomfield United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 5511 Bloomfield Road. Karen Rogers, 397-6568.
7 p.m. Feb. 15, Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church, 3216 Hartley Bridge Road. Featuring the Christian Travelers. Monty Febuary, 788-4149.
Wine and Cheese Event
7 p.m. Feb. 22, All Saints Episcopal Church, 1708 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Presented by the Ladies of All Saints ECW. Wine tasting, cheeses and breads; silent auction, raffle and door prizes. 923-1791. $20.
The Rev. Al Sharpton
11 a.m. Feb. 24, Beulahland Bible Church, 1010 Newberg Ave. beulahland.org.
6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A Christian youth/young adult center. 4917-A Mercer University Drive. 390-4013. $3 admission, concession and games extra.
Gospel and Jam Session
8-10:30 p.m. every first and third Friday, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 809 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. (478) 997-1734. Free.
Saxsational Love Affair
6-10 p.m. Feb. 16, 3Js Soul Food Restaurant, 1281 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. Dinner includes a banquet-style served meal. Entertainment by Damon L. Brown, a gospel/jazz saxophonist, and the Feedback Band. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 218-9333.
8 p.m. Saturday, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $10. 257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
Battle of the Bands
The Student Government Association of Middle Georgia State Colleges Dublin Campus is seeking participants from the public for the 17th annual Battle of the Bands competition. Bands will compete beginning at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Market on Madison, Dublin. All genres of music are welcome. The entry deadline is Thursday. For an entry form and rules, call (478) 275-6768. $35 entry fee.
Brothers and Sisters Jam
7 p.m. Feb. 16, Armory Ballroom, 484 First St. Featuring Gringo Grande and I.H. Lonely Hearts Club Band, live and silent auction. Benefits the Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House. thebighousemuseum.com or 741-5551, extension 1. $50 individual; $750 tables.
Legends of Motown
7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Dressed in classic Motown style, Rick Ingram, Prentiss Smoke Jones and Earl Vinson entertain in this live music and dance performance. $22. 301-5470.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Monster trucks tear through obstacles. $10-$35. 751-9232 or ticketmaster.com.
The Corduroy Road
8 p.m. Feb. 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With special guests the Deadfields. 257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
Kelly Swanson, storyteller and comedian
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 23, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Sponsored by Coliseum Health System. A day for women to reconnect with themselves, laugh, discuss their health, refresh their minds, dance and lighten their hearts. Reservations required by calling 746-4646. $10 per person, includes lunch and door prizes.
Aaron ORourke Trio
7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Juliette Opry, Juliette. Featuring Aaron ORourke, mountain dulcimer, Katie Geringer, fiddle, and Erik Alvar, bass. $20. www.acousticproductions.com.
Hayiya Dance Theatre Sweet 16 Concert
6 p.m. Feb. 24, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The concert will feature excerpts from an upcoming fall concert and will be a reunion of current and former members of the performing ensemble including original members from the 1997 season. This concert of contemporary, jazz and hip-hop dance will culminate with a fiery West African suite. Reception following. $8. 742-2000.
Middle Georgia Talent Search
March 1-2, Hawkinsville Opera House. Open to all ages. (478) 783-1884. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com.
Big Bird Bash
Noon March 2, Luther Williams Field at Central City Park, downtown Macon. Featuring the Drive By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Modern Skirts, Gringo Grande, Modern Sound Professors and Back City Woods. $25. www.bigbirdbash.com.
Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
8:30 p.m. March 9, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With special guests Homeless Hill. $16 in advance, $18 day of. 257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
7 p.m. March 13, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $20.50-$68.50. Additional Magic Pass ($20) allows children to spend time on court with the Globetrotters before their show. www.maconcentreplex.com.
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley
7:30 p.m. March 14, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. With special guest Lee Brice. $27.50 and $52.25. www.ticketmaster.com.
Bible Belt Burlesque
9 p.m. March 16, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $15. 257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
8 p.m. March 20, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $39, $79 and $139. www.ticketmaster.com.
7:30 p.m. March 22, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Two-time Grammy nominee for best bluegrass album. Acousticproductions.com. $20 adults in advance, $22 adults at door, $10 students.
8 p.m. April 3, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tab Benoit is a Louisiana blues musician. Opening act: Josh Graff. $16. 257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
The End Times Comedy Night
8 p.m. the first Monday and third Saturday of every month, the Folks Art, 108 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville. Join comics from Milledgeville, Athens and Atlanta for a night of stand-up comedy. $3. (478) 453-9550 or www.thefolksart.com.
9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Markels SaLounge, 206 E. Gaines St., Dublin. Open mic night for poets hosted by Lisa Bryant. (478) 290-5938. $5
18th Annual Father and Daughter Dance
7-9 p.m. Friday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Museum members: $30 for a father and one daughter, $35 for a father and two or more daughters. Nonmembers: $40 for a father and one daughter, $45 for a father and two or more daughters. 477-3232.
8-10:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Warner Robins Rec Center, 800 Watson Blvd. Hosted by USA Dance No. 6100. Beginners welcome. No partner required. (478) 953-1410. www.dancehoustonco.org. $10 members, $15 non-members.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jocks & Jills, 4680 Sheraton Drive. Guided practice for beginners. Free. 742-9367.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursdays, Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. 960-3450. Free.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. 8 p.m. Fridays with the Dixie Pride Band; 8 p.m. Saturdays with the Lightening Creek Band. 784-1454. Public welcome. $7.
9 p.m. Saturdays, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. 218-5815. $7. Singles welcome.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Wimbish Road. Caller: Lee Dixon. 757-2912. Free.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, except fourth Thursdays, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. Cuer: Jack Raye. 935-8364. Free.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 471-1560.
Bleckley County Jamboree
7 p.m. Fridays, Oak Grove Community Center, Ga. 126, Cochran. Classic country and gospel music, featuring Josh Lucas and Friends. (478) 230-3380. Free.
Hollonville Opry House
6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: the Micklers, Blue Jam, Country Dreamers and Mark Hall and Filmore House Band. (770) 228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
Juliette Opry House
5:30 p.m. front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m. open mic stage show; 8 p.m. headliner stage show; every first Saturday; Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
Ole Clinton Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 7 p.m. Slim Pickens, 8:45 p.m. John Holliday. (478) 461-3544 or oleclintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
4-9 p.m. Saturdays; south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. This week: 4:30 p.m. House Band, 6 p.m. Gospel Gazette, 7:30 p.m. Slone-Mcghee Band. Also open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. (478) 328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.
Wagon House Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Saturdays, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6:30 p.m. Ramblin Fever, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanel Collins. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Williamson Music Barn
Saturdays, 2232 Ga. 362 West, Williamson. Call John Williams, (770) 380-1935 or (770) 595-6947. For bookings, call (770) 375-8490. Free; donations accepted.
Macon Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Films show at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sunday: The Sessions. March 10: Holy Motors. April 14: Amour. Documentary series special presentation: West of Memphis at 7:30 p.m. April 23. 742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Soy Andina documentary movie
7 p.m. Monday, Black Box Theatre, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville. About dancer and choreographer Cynthia Paniagua. Discussion with director Mitchell Teplitsky after the film.
Senior Cinema: Glory
2 p.m. Wednesday, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free for seniors. 742-2000.
Fairy Tale Ball
5-8 p.m. Feb. 16, the Blacksmith Shop, 665 Poplar St. Benefits Rooms from the Heart. Costumes encouraged but not required. Meet characters including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Charming, pirates, action heroes and more. Hands-on activities, games and prizes; musicians, jugglers, face painters, a balloon artist and more. Visit Snow Whites Salon or The Pirate Den for a $10 donation. Dancing, hors doeuvres and silent auction. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ann Mosley, 747-5299. roomsfromtheheart.org. $35.
The Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk
9 a.m. March 2, Wesleyan College. Sponsored by the Coliseums Cancer Institute for Colon Cancer Awareness Month and benefitting the Colon Cancer Alliance. Participants are encouraged to run in their underwear. Instead of race day T-shirts, all registered participants receive a commemorative pair of Undy 5000 boxers. Also includes a kids fun run and activities, including a bounce house. www.undy5000.org. 765-4805.
Pull for the House
10 a.m.-noon, March 16, Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia. Teams of 15 will compete to see who can pull a 70,000 pound truck for 40 feet in the fastest time. Inflatables, face painting, bean bag toss, sidewalk chalk decorating, concessions and more. Deadline for team T-shirt orders is March 1. 746.4090. www.rmhccga.org. The event is free to attend, although a $1 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities is requested for some of the activities.
Top Hat Gala: 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 17, Woodruff House, 988 Bond St. Gives guests the first opportunity to view the professionally-decorated home, located at 1120 Georgia Ave. A NewTown trolley will run between the gala and the Showhouse throughout the evening. A catered dinner and open bar are included; $75 per person; advance reservations preferred. Showhouse daily tours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FridaysSaturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, April 18-28. $20 per person; special $15 advance rate is open to Historic Macon members until April 15.www.historicmacon.org. 742-5084.
Celebrity Midday Soiree
4-7 p.m. May 4, Galleria Conference Center, 2922 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Hosted by the I Think I Am Foundation. Food, live entertainment, blackjack, poker and more. NFL and NBA players and their moms are slated to attend. Tickets available at Habersham Records, Macon Black Pages and Florences Boutique. Deanna Moore, (478) 714-1040, or firstname.lastname@example.org. $50 tickets, $100 vendor tables, sponsorships available.
Stories of the Road: From Creek Confederacy to the Southern Confederacy
3 p.m. Feb. 23, Visitor Center, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Presented by author and historian Conie Mac Darnell. 752-8257. Free.
Macon Writers Group
2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. The only absolute criteria for membership are a love for the written word and a willingness to share your writing, and give constructive criticism and encouragement to other members of the group. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Ms. Peachbelt Pageant
7 p.m. Feb. 20, Peachbelt Health and Rehabilitation Center dining room, 801 Elberta Road, Warner Robins. Celebrate timeless beauty and life. Special guest, Ms. Georgia Nursing Home 2012, will be part of the ceremony. Refreshments will be served, and volunteers are needed. Keri LaRosa, (478) 923-3156.
Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant
March 16, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley. Entry deadline is March 9. Any Georgia girl ages 4-23 is eligible. Optional talent competition in all groups except Tiny Miss. Queens serve as official ambassadors of the Georgia Peach Festival and are recognized by the Georgia legislature and governor. www.missgeorgiapeach.org, (478) 923-3846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kick-off event: 10 a.m. Saturday, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Registration continues through March 11 online. Physical activity can be logged Sunday-May 4. Sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Increase your physical activity in a fun, community-oriented way, as an individual or part of a four-person team. www.walkgeorgia.org. Bibb County Extension Office, 751-6338. Free.
Georgia Wildlife Federation Great Outdoors Show
1-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. $8; $5 seniors and kids ages 6-12; kids under 6 free with an adult. www.gwf.org
Mardi Gras in Mercer Village
Begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mercer Village, near Mercer University, Macon. New Orleans fare at all of the restaurants and a Bourbon Street style celebration at night. Crafts for the kids, street performers and more. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.
Regional Bridge Tournament
9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 18-24, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Tournament game for players of all levels. For more information, visit maconbridge.blogspot.com/p/tournaments.html.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic: Feb. 22, Idle Hour Country Club; ticket order forms and golf entry forms are available at www.gshf.org or by calling the museum, 752-1585. FanFest: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23, GSHF, 301 Cherry St.; the class of 2013 and previously inducted Hall of Famers will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs. Induction Ceremony: 6 p.m. Feb. 23, City Auditorium, 419 First St. Inductees are Buck Belue, Skip Caray, J.B. Hawkins, Heather Stepp McCormick and Reggie Wilkes.
Georgia National Rodeo
7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. $8-$22. www.georgianationalfair.com
Life as a Creek Indian
2 p.m. Feb. 23, High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Learn what life was like for the Creek Indians before settlers arrived. With stories, crafts and games. $5 plus $5 parking. (478) 993-3053.
Macon Mud Run
11 a.m. March 16, Hephzibah Childrens Home, off Zebulon Road. A 5k adventure race through countless mud pits/mud walls/mud hills, climb over boulders, climb up and down ravines, cross through a pond, tunnel and finish with our 100 foot slip n slide into one last mud pit! Open to individuals or teams. 1k Mini Mud for children ages 6-11. Entry in 5k: $50, $55 on March 1. Mini Mud is $15. Benefits Hephzibah Childrens Home. www.maconmudrun.com.
Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage
April 18-21. Enjoy a wide array of heritage events and attractions that provide a window into 19th century Georgia homes and lifestyles. The 100-mile Antebellum Trail spans seven historically significant communities including Athens, Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Gray/Old Clinton and Macon. $25 Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage Pass includes admission to all participating events and attractions in any or all of the communities throughout the entire weekend. Macon Convention and Visitors Bureau, (800) 768-3401. www.atpilgrimage.com. $20 early bird ticket and group rates are available.
Ladies of Color Talent and Fashion Show
6-8 p.m. May 11, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $10 adults, $5 children. For tickets or more information, call Rosetta Frazier at 745-7944, or the Douglass at 742-2000.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. All events free unless otherwise noted. Other events: 7 p.m. Feb. 25: Guided night walk. 7:30 p.m. March 15-17 and 22-24: Lantern Light Tours for ages 13 and older. $5. 752-8257.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Enjoy a full day of events withe many of the museums animal friends including Macon Police K-9 Unit demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and A-Z Animals at 1 p.m. Free with museum admission of $5-$10. 477-3232.
Second Saturday Activities
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Georgia Childrens Museum, 382 Cherry St. Family-friendly activities. 755-9539. $4, free for Macon residents with ID.
Toddler Play Date
10:30 a.m.-noon, last Thursday of month, Georgia Childrens Museum, 382 Cherry St. Special craft, story and/or activity. For children 3 and younger. 755-9539. $3 per person.
3 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 477-3232.
8 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet in the observatory to see the night sky through the museums telescopes. Held only if the sky is clear. Admission by donation. 477-3232. www.masmacon.org.