FOURTH OF JULY
9:30 p.m. June 30, West Parking Lot, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. Free. 987-1234.
6:30 p.m. June 30, Perry. Featuring Casey Hayward as grand marshal. Parade applications are available at www.perrygachamber.com. 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.
Ol Time Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 4, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. 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. $4-6.50. (478) 986-5172.
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, fresh seafood, arts and crafts, and more. 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.
7 p.m. Friday, Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church, 3216 Hartley Bridge Road. Featuring the Cotton Family. 788-4149.
The Potters House Drama Team
11 a.m. Sunday, 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.
Sandra Price & Friends
6 p.m. June 30, Friendship Baptist Church, 3139 Friendship Church Road, Dry Branch. Donations accepted. 731-5009.
Becky Hataway and the Pineridge Boys
6 p.m. June 30, fellowship hall, Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 5511 Bloomfield Road. Also featuring Aubrey Ray. 397-6568.
6:30 p.m. June 30, Parkway Assembly of God, 5191 Eisenhower Parkway. For directions and information, call Mark, 235-1333.
Go Fish Day Camp
9 a.m.-noon, July 8-12, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. For ages 4-12. Performance at noon July 12. Registration: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. 953-7246. www.therainchurch.com. Free.
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.
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.
JDs Drama & Dinner Theater
5 p.m.-midnight, Fridays and Saturdays, 550 Riverside Drive. Live jazz and R&B music. Food available includes hamburgers, hot dogs, wings and salads. 738-3114. www.jdsdramatheater.com.
A Tribute to Johnny Jenkins
7 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday, Juliette Opry, Ga. 87, Juliette. Bluegrass band on tour from Sweden. $20. www.acousticproductions.com.
Nephew Tommy Miles
8 p.m. Friday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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.
8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 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 Men of Mount Olive, the Clark Kids, Grassland String Band and Kirkland and Friends. (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. Tommy and Friends, 7 p.m. Country Crossing, 8:45 p.m. the Generals. (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: 4:30 p.m. House Band, 6 p.m. the Filmores House Band, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix 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. Klassic Kountry, 9 p.m. Salon McGhee Band. 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: Shrek 1; 1 p.m. Monday: 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.
Summer Kids Flicks at AmStar
All movies at AmStar Cinemas 16, 5996 Zebulon Road. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; July 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked; July 9-10: Hotel Transylvania; July 16-17: Rio; July 23-24: Zookeeper; July 30-31: Ice Age: Continental Drift. $3.50 includes a free box of popcorn and kids soda. 474-3484.
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.
Crawford County High Touchdown Club Golf Tournament
Friday, Forsyth Golf Club, 400 Country Club Drive, Forsyth. Four-man scramble. For more information or to register a team, contact Daryl Baxley, (478) 957-2817 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $200 per team.
The Battle of Byron Raises Moore Music Fest
10 a.m. Saturday, North Peach Park, Byron. A benefit for the recent tornado victims of Moore, Okla. Music by Sugar Creek, the MaMa T Band, Road Pizza with E.Z. Cleghorn, Chris Anderson Band, Charles Oliver and Friends and Big Daddy and Company. T-shirts, barbecue chicken plates, kids activities, silent auction and 50/50 raffles. Karla Chidester, (478) 954-4592. $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 for four.
TEDx Macon Volume Two
Noon Saturday, 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 email@example.com.
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 to give constructive criticism and encouragement to other members of the group. For more information, 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
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Night Awareness Hike: 8:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. 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. High Falls Historic Walk: 10-11:15 a.m. July 6. Join a naturalist for a short walk and learn more about the history of the area. $5. A $5 parking fee also is required for all events. (478) 993-3053.
Rampage Pro Wrestling Summer Super Show
3 p.m. Sunday, 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.
Summer Childrens Workshops
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, 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.
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.
History Trunk Summer Camp
9:30 a.m.-noon July 8-11, the Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. For students in fourth-sixth grades. Learn about what living in the 19th century was like with lots of 19th century hands-on activities. Limit 15 students. Reservations required, 745-5982. $30.
Take It Easy and Take Care!
3-6 p.m. July 13, Old Landmark Ministries, 5829 Moseley Dixon Road. Participate in stress gauging activities, motivational and uplifting activities, as well as various stations to enjoy different stress relieving treatments. Different products will be sampled throughout the event. Light refreshments served. For women ages 18 and older. 235-3574. $15 until July 1; then $20 until July 8.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. All events free unless otherwise noted. Other events: Childrens Crafts: 3 p.m. July 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21. Childrens Pottery: 3 p.m. Aug. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and 31. 752-8257.
Rock Candy Tours
Rock n Roll Stroll, a 2.5 hour guided walk happens at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Departs from Washington Park, corner of College Street and Washington Avenue. $15 per person. Free Birds and Night Owls, a 1.5 hour guided stroll, happens at 9 p.m. Fridays at the Rookery, 543 Cherry St. $10 per person. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a bottle of water are recommended. Reservations required. Call 955-5997 and leave your name, phone number and desired tour date. Group discounts are available. Private tours also are available. email@example.com.
856 Mulberry St. Tours offered 10 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military, $3 for students with college I.D. 745-5982.
Neel Reid Tours
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and by special appointment, Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. 742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org. $5.
Amerson River Park
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays vehicle gate is open. Pedestrian gate open Mondays-Tuesdays, North Pierce Avenue, Macon. A place to walk, bike, hike, fish, study nature or enjoy the handicapped-accessible playground and pavilion. Free. www.ocmulgeeheritagetrail.com.
6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Prizes. For ages 21 and older. 751-9248.
7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays, Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. Public welcome. 742-5372.
7 p.m. Thursdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 784-1454.
International Taste of Soul
3-5 p.m. Sunday, 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.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Learn facts about our feathered friends. Raptor shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 477-3232.
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. Admission by donation. 477-3232. www.masmacon.org.