FOURTH OF JULY
9:30 p.m. June 30, West Parking Lot, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter. Hosted by Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. Free. 987-1234.
Georgia Big Band Patriotic Show
7:30 p.m. July 1, Old Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Honoring veterans. Presented by the Hawkinsville/Pulaski County Arts Council Inc. (478) 783-1884. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. $15.
Warner Robins Independence Day
8 p.m. July 3, McConnell-Talbert Stadium, 400 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Concert featuring Southern rock band Stillwater followed by a fireworks show. Free.
Fireworks on the Flint
9:30 p.m. July 4, Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. 280, Cordele. Watch a spectacular display of fireworks over Lake Blackshear. $5 parking. (220) 276-2371.
711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Ol Time Independence Day: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 4. Pack a picnic and spend the day on the plantation. Hear the Declaration of Independence read, compete in fun games and watch blacksmiths, quilters and more. Both events are $4-6.50. (478) 986-5172.
10 a.m. Friday at the Douglass Theatre and 4 p.m. Friday at Freedom Park: Real Talk Hip-Hop Summit of Youth Awareness and Responsibility. Noon-sundown Saturday at Tattnall Square Park: Juneteenth Freedom Festival featuring live jazz, soul, hip-hop, living history exhibits, childrens games, storytelling, modern and African dance, food, community information and more. Presented by Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center and Torchlight Academy Inc. 718-8067.
July 27, downtown Macon. Macons annual music festival features 56 bands spread over 15 stages in Macon. $20 early bird tickets. For the complete list of bands, and to purchase tickets, visit www.braggjam.org.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, 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.
The Fall Line Farmers Market on First Fridays
4-8 p.m. the first Friday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne St., Milledgeville. Locally grown seasonal produce and baked goods, fresh seafood from the Southeast coast, arts and crafts, and more. Plus, live music. Held in conjunction with First Friday events sponsored by Milledgeville Mainstreet. (478) 452-9394 or email@example.com.
State Farmers Market
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.
Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers Market
4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 222 E. Hancock St., Milledgeville. Local, farm-fresh vegetables, meat and dairy plus handmade items and live entertainment. www.milledgevillemainstreet.com.
Mulberry Street Market
4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Mulberry Street. Locally grown produce, dairy, meat, desserts and more.
International City Farmers Market
1-6 p.m. 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.
Perry Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 1106 Meeting St., Perry. Locally grown and produced items, and live music. 988-2757.
11 a.m. Saturday, Central Union Missionary Baptist, 501 Preston St., Fort Valley. (478) 825-2958.
Advocate Arts Dance Troupe
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Help bring an end to human trafficking and child abuse through the arts. 953-7246. www.therainchurch.com.
The Potters House Drama Team
11 a.m. June 23, New Elim Baptist Church, 4368 Hartley Bridge Road. Nursery provided. 235-1333.
11 a.m. June 30, New Elim Baptist Church, 4368 Hartley Bridge Road. Featuring His Witnesses. Nursery provided. 235-1333.
Becky Hataway and the Pineridge Boys
6 p.m. June 30, fellowship hall, Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 5511 Bloomfield Road. Also featuring Aubrey Ray. Karen Rogers, 397-6568.
6:30 p.m. June 30, Parkway Assembly of God, 5191 Eisenhower Parkway. For directions and information, call Mark, 235-1333.
Mo Betta Blues and Jazz Concert
7 p.m. Saturday, Galleria Conference Center, 2922 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Pre-Fathers Day concert featuring Harold E. Thomas and Danger Zone, Trysha and Impromptu with Otis Hicks. Black tie attire. $30. 256-4711.
Jazz in The Courtyard: The GQ Jazz Quintet
7 p.m. June 30, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ensemble of celebrated local musicians. 742-2000. $5 general admission, free for Douglass Jazz Society members.
Back Yard Boogie
6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Charles H. Jones Pavilion, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. This is a family friendly event and chairs and blankets are welcome. Featuring Savannah Alday and Dirty Doves. thebighousemuseum.org or 741-5551.
Black Music Month Celebration: A Tribute to Johnny Jenkins
7 p.m. June 21, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Macon-born blues guitarist will be commemorated with a marble sidewalk portrait installation on the Douglass Walk of Fame. This tribute to Johnny Jenkins also will include a live concert with some of Macons premier musicians. 742-2000. Free.
7:30 p.m. June 21, Juliette Opry, Ga. 87, Juliette. Bluegrass band on tour from Sweeden. $20. www.acousticproductions.com.
Nephew Tommy Miles
8 p.m. June 21, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Comedian Thomas Miles is the co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. $34.50-$54.50. www.maconcentreplex.com.
Concert in the Pecan Grove
5-9 p.m. June 22, pecan grove at Central State Hospital, 620 Broad St., Milledgeville. Music from the Fall Line Ramblers and FreeLance Ruckus. Bring a picnic and blankets or chairs. $5. www.developcsh.com.
The Big 3 Reunion Celebration
10 p.m. June 22, Macon Conference Center, 3590 Riverside Drive. Hosted by Bruh-Man 5th Flo Martin. Free food and drinks. Tickets available at Habersham Records, 743-2587, or Teeger Entertainment, 781-8003. $20 advance, $25 at door.
Blizzard of Ozzy
8:30 p.m. June 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Ozzy Osbourne tribute band. $16 in advance; $18 day of. 257-6391.
Summer Jamfest 2
8 p.m. June 29, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Franchised Society presents a summer concert featuring the best in hip-hop hosted by Allahs Apprentice with DJ Najee. For all ages. 742-2000.
Second Sunday in the Park concerts
All events from 6-8 p.m., Washington Park, downtown Macon. July 14: Stevens Layne; Aug. 11: Travis Denning Band; Sept. 8: the Kazoobie Kazoo Show with Rick Hubbard; Oct. 13: TBA. Picnics and lawn chairs encouraged, but no tents or grills. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.
7:30 p.m. July 19, Juliette Opry, Ga. 87, Juliette. $20. www.acousticproductions.com.
7 p.m. July 27, Perry Players Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. With Brit Jones. Tickets available in advance only (limited seating). To order, go to www.perryplayers.org. $25.
Magnolia Music and Medicine Show
All events from 6-8 p.m. at Magnolia Theatre, Main Street, Eastman. Sept. 21: Ruby Jane. Nov. 23: Medicine Men and Friends. For ticket information, call (478) 374-4723 or visit www.magnoliamusicandmedicineshow.com.
Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights
8 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month, JDs Drama and Dinner Theatre, 550 Riverside Drive. Featuring spoken word, musicians, dancers, visual artists and more. $5. 719-2054.
8-10:30 p.m. June 22, Warner Robins Recreation Center, 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Hosted by USA Dance Chapter No. 6100. Variety of music. Refreshments, dressy casual. (478) 953-1410. www.dancehoustonco.org. $10 members, $15 non-members.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Holiday Inn, 3953 River Place Drive. Guided practica 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.
8 p.m. Fridays, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride 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 Temples, Blue Jam, School House Bluegrass and Country Dreamers. (770) 228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
Juliette Opry House
5:30 p.m. every first Saturday; front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m. open mic stage show; 8 p.m. headliner stage show; Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
Ole Clinton Opry
5:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5:45 p.m. Music Man, 7 p.m. the Good Time Band, 8:45 p.m. Country Rose. (478) 825-4118 or www.clintonopry.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 p.m. Richs Barbecue fund raiser, 4:30 p.m. House Band, 6 p.m. 5 for 1, 7:30 p.m. Charles Oliver and Friends. 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. the Generals, 7:30 p.m. PKHRS. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Summer Kids Movies at the Cox
All movies at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. 11 a.m. Monday: Monsters Inc.; 1 p.m. Monday: Cinderella; 11 a.m. June 24: Shrek 1; 1 p.m. June 24: Shrek 2. 11 a.m. July 1: Cars; 1 p.m. July 1: Madagascar; 11 a.m. July 8: Toy Story 1; 1 p.m. July 8: Toy Story 2; 11 a.m. July 15: Shrek the Third; 1 p.m. July 15: Shrek Forever After; 11 a.m. July 22: The Lion King 1; 1 p.m. July 22: The Lion King 2. Donations accepted. 257-6391.
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. July 14: Masquerade. Aug. 11: In the House. Special documentary presentation: 7:30 p.m. July 23: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. 742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Cooking with Chef Audrey for a Cure
1 p.m. June 29, Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive. Benefits Joshuas Wish. Includes recipes and instruction. 361-3541. $55.
Melodies and Memories: A Night to Remember Kody Lucas
6-10 p.m. July 13, Southern Bridle Farm, Fort Valley. Music from the Grapevine band; silent auction. Benefits Chords of Kindness, a fund of the Jays HOPE Foundation started in memory of Kody Lucas. www.jayshope.org or 238-6360. $25 per person, includes dinner.
Girls Night Out: Bunco for the Brain
7 p.m. July 20, Summers Landing of Warner Robins, 600 S. Kimberly Road, Warner Robins. Hosted by Summers Landing, Elberta Health Care and Peachbelt Health & Rehab. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimers Association of Central Georgia. 328-3800, extension 24. $20 each, $75 table of 4.
Author Pamela Bauer Mueller
2-3 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Author Pamela Bauer Mueller talks about her book An Angry Drum Echoed: Mary Musgrove Queen of the Creeks. She will have a book signing after her talk. Free. 752-8257.
TEDx Macon Volume Two
Noon June 22, Armory Ballroom, 484 First St. Community members share ideas worth spreading. $15 includes lunch from the Moonhanger Group. Tickets limited. For tickets, call (770) 853-3424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss GA South Pageant
July 13, Adel. The pageant is open to girls ages 0-26 who live, work or attend school anywhere in Georgia. Darrell Williams, (912) 381-7070. missGAsouth@hotmail.com.
Miss Warner Robins Princess Pageant
1 p.m. July 27, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Applications for girls ages 2-12 will be accepted through July 21. Visit www.misswarnerrobins.org for an application. Joy Durden Molina, (478) 714-1540 or missWRprincess@yahoo.com.
Miss Warner Robins Scholarship Pageant and Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen Pageant
July 27, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Applications are now being accepted. Open to any eligible teen in the state of Georgia. The deadline for application is July 12. Marcy Waugh, email@example.com or (478) 714-7268. www.misswarnerrobins.org.
Miss Peach Blossom Pageant
Aug. 17, Pulaski County Board of Education auditorium, 72 Warren St., Hawkinsville. Deadline to enter is Aug. 10. Open to ages 0-24. firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 923-3846
Fort Hawkins Flag Day
Noon-4 p.m. Friday, Fort Hawkins Blockhouse Replica, Emery Highway. Celebrate National Flag Day and discover why Macons birthplace still flies the 15 star spangled banner. Flags will be honored and retired according to the official U.S. Flag Code, and the public is invited to bring their own U.S. flags in need of retirement. Children will receive a miniature flag to take home. 742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
Roger Jacksons NFL Combine Football Camp
5-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Universitys Drake Field. For ages 6-17. Instruction by former NFL and college players. Roger Jackson, 320-4756, or Phyllis Wallace, 320-7474. Free.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lokey Chiropractic Clinic, 3048 Napier Ave. Several community vendors will be participating. Free adjustment. Dog food donations are being accepted to benefit Paws & Adopt. (478) 745-3116.
Fathers Day Car Show
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Faith Dome, 450 Dunbar Road, Warner Robins. Car, truck and bike show presented by Fellowship Bible Baptist Church. Free to attend. 929-0828.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Twilight Night Paddle: 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, guided canoe trip to Buck Creek. For adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes gear. Night Awareness Hike: 8:30-9:30 p.m. June 21. Guided late night hike to learn how animals adapt to life in the dark. Bring a flashlight and comfortable shoes. Meet at park office. $5. Waterfall Scenic Hike: 2-3:30 p.m. June 30. Guided hike to High Falls along the Towaliga River. Learn about the habitat and history that surrounds the river. Hike is approximately 3/4 mile long and moderately strenuous. Meet at picnic shelter 4. $4. A $5 parking fee also is required for all events. (478) 993-3053.
Summer Childrens Workshops
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and June 26, Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center, 1207 Emery Highway. For ages 6-12. Children will take a one-mile hike to see the Indian Mounds, learn about Southeast Indians and get to participate in making Native American crafts and playing games. Children should bring lunch and beverage each day. Registration required; space is limited. Angela Bates, 752-8257, extension 219. www.nps.gov/ocmu. Free.
Rampage Pro Wrestling Summer Super Show
3 p.m. June 23, Johnny Gs Fun Center, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Kids appreciation day. Special appearances by former WCW World Champion Diamond Dallas Page and WWE legend Jake the Snake Roberts with meet and greet before the show. Also featuring Micah Taylor, Drew Adler, the Blacklist and more. $12 ringside, $10 adult general admission; $8 kids 12 and under; one free kid with the purchase of two adult tickets. 329-8002.
Kennel Club USA Dog Show
8 a.m. June 29 and 8 a.m. June 30, Heritage Hall, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Free for public. (301) 868-5718.
5-8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, Macon Dog Park, Adams Street. A monthly pup-friendly social event. There will be several rescue groups with information, doggy demonstrations, live music, door prizes, giveaways and more. Ellen Banas, 751-7694. Free admission.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Experience the museums creepy crawly friends up close. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 477-3232.
International Taste of Soul
3-5 p.m. June 23, Tubman African American Museum, 34 Walnut St. Local and celebrity chefs prepare soul food from cultures around the world. $25 includes tour of the museum, food, entertainment and door prizes. 743-8544.
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.