FOURTH OF JULY
9:30 p.m. Sunday, West Parking Lot, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. Free. 987-1234.
6:30 p.m. Sunday, 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. Monday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Thursday Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. 280, Cordele. Watch a spectacular display of fireworks over Lake Blackshear. $5 parking. (220) 276-2371.
Fort Hawkins 4th of July Celebration
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Fort Hawkins Historic Site, Emery Highway. Tour the three-story Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site while learning about plans to build a log cabin visitor center and rebuild part of the log palisade wall. Lemonade, cookies and simple fountain fireworks throughout the day. All children will receive miniature American flags. 742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
July Fourth Celebration
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Lane Southern Orchards, 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley. Food, waterslides, moonwalk, face painting and petting zoo. Music from the Session Road Band. www.lanesouthernorchards.com.
Ol Time Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, 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, 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.
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. Sunday, New Elim Baptist Church, 4368 Hartley Bridge Road. Featuring His Witnesses. Nursery provided. 235-1333.
Sandra Price & Friends
6 p.m. Sunday, Friendship Baptist Church, 3139 Friendship Church Road, Dry Branch. Donations accepted. 731-5009.
Becky Hataway and the Pineridge Boys
6 p.m. Sunday, fellowship hall, Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 5511 Bloomfield Road. Also featuring Aubrey Ray. 397-6568.
6:30 p.m. Sunday, Parkway Assembly of God, 5191 Eisenhower Parkway. For directions and information, call Mark, 235-1333.
6 p.m. Sunday, Riverside Baptist Church, South Houston Street, Hawkinsville. (478) 954-0165. Donations accepted.
6:30 p.m. July 27, Calvary Baptist Church, 5046 Fulton Mill Road. Also appearing: Jonathan Fisher. 6:30 p.m. July 28, Pine Forest Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road. Call 918-7800 for information about either event. Donations accepted.
Mount Salem Youth Choir
5 p.m. July 28, Mount Salem Baptist Church, 157 Cleveland St., Gray. Celebrating 35 years and honoring the legacy of the Rev. Joe L. Hill. (478) 960-3399.
Jazz in The Courtyard: The GQ Jazz Quintet
7 p.m. Sunday, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ensemble of celebrated local musicians. 742-2000. $5 general admission, free for Douglass Jazz Society members.
Summer Jamfest 2
8 p.m. Saturday, 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.
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.
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: Potters Clay, Kris Youmans Band, Sloan and McGee and Blue Jam. (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. Peach Blossom special, 8:45 p.m. Paul and Angela Brown. (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. Heaven Bound, 7:30 p.m. Country Crossing. 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: 6:30p.m. Wagon House 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: Cars; 1 p.m. Monday: 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: 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.
Cooking with Chef Audrey for a Cure
1 p.m. Saturday, Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive. Benefits Joshuas Wish. Includes recipes and instruction. 361-3541. $55.
4-6 p.m. July 6, Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church, 1180 Bartlett St. Benefits Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia. Heavy hors doeuvres. 745-2811. $15 advance; $20 at door.
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.
Researching Your Illusive WWII Ancestor
7 p.m. July 8, Flint Electric Building conference room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Central Georgia Genealogical Society meeting featuring speaker Richard Gambill. Guests welcome. 987-7260. www.cggs.org.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Annual health fair sponsored by The Medical Center of Central Georgia provides a day of healthy learning and fun for the entire family. Free health screenings for adults and children, health and safety tips and demonstrations, giveaways, breast exams, skin exams, AngioScreen and the Georgia Child Identification Program. Appointments are required for the breast and skin exams. To schedule an appointment, call 633-6336. Call (800) 627-2393 to make an appointment for AngioScreen, $50.
Macon Antique Toy and Doll Buying Show
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Courtyard Marriott Macon, 3990 Sheraton Drive. Bring your childhood toys from the 1970s and earlier and receive cash for them. For toy or doll questions or for more information about the show, call (941) 302-0572 and ask for Bruce or Laura, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free admission and parking.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Waterfall Scenic Hike: 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.
Kennel Club USA Dog Show
8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, Heritage Hall, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Free for public. (301) 868-5718.
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 Monday; then $20 until July 8.
Civil War Summer Camp
9:30 a.m.-noon July 17, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. This camp for students in kindergarten-third grade is designed to gently introduce students to the Civil War. Meet soldiers who will share about the hardships of soldier life. Lots of hands-on activities. $7.50 Reservations required by calling 745-5982.
7:30 p.m. July 27, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Superstars may include Sheamus, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Big E. Langston, Fandango, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and A.J. Lee. $18-$98. www.ticketmaster.com.
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. 752-8257.
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.
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