Macon Beer Festival
3-7 p.m. Aug. 24, downtown Macon. Sample beer at 10 venues downtown. A Pints for Prostates event. Tickets limited. Purchase tickets online at www.ovations365.com. Find more information on the venues and beers available at www.themaconbeerfest.com. $20.
Macon Music Fest
7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. With Miami Dan and the Hayes Street Band featuring B. Keith Williams, Barry Darnell and the Mobile Slim Band and the sunDollars. Door prizes, raffle, special guests. 478-742-2000. $15.
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21-22, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Traditional American Indian dances, music, food and arts and crafts. 478-752-8257. $6 adults; $3 children ages 6-12 and active duty military; free for children under 6.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month, 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. 478-757-5233. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Tuesday, 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. Wednesday, Mulberry Street. Locally grown produce, dairy, meat, desserts and more.
International City Farmers Market
1-6 p.m. Thursday, 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 Saturday, 1106 Meeting St., Perry. Locally grown and produced items, and live music. 478-988-2757.
Middle Georgia Southern Gospel Music Reunion
6 p.m. Aug. 24, United Community Church, 2411 Heath Road. Featuring Donnie Sumner, Calvin Newton, Melvin Klaudf and more. 478-808-1604.
Community Prayer Service
6 p.m. Aug. 29, Christ Chapel, 170 Starcadia Circle. Join the Jays HOPE Foundation in worship and to kick off Septembers Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Music by gospel singer Shamora and testimony from a local family, followed by a dessert reception. Free. www.jayshope.org.
Rock the Flock with Praise
8 p.m. Aug. 29, Perry Arts Center, 1121 Macon Road, Perry. Featuring Roland Everett Fall and the Lightword Band performing a concert of original works. 478-218-2905. Free.
An Evening with the Cleghorns
7 p.m. Sept. 7, Sandy Valley Baptist Church, 1124 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. 478-396-8139. Donations accepted.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Young America Music School, 6361 Zebulon Road. $20 adults; free for kids 12 and younger. Tickets at the door or online at www.acousticproductions.com.
Arthur Bo Ponder
8 p.m. Aug. 29, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Soul legend Arthur Bo Ponder live in concert. 478-742-2000. $10.
Larry Carlton Quartet
8 p.m. Aug. 30, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Larry Carlton has won four Grammy awards and played with musicians such as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson and Sammy Davis Jr. 478-742-2000. $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
Juicy J and Project Pat
8 p.m. Aug. 31, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Juicy J, a member of the Three 6 Mafia, and his older brother Project Pat. www.ticketmaster.com. $46.50, $56.50 and $66.50.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Allens Market, 101 West McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Bluegrass band. Tickets can be purchased at Marlor House, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville, or at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. 478-452-3950. $10.
Live at the Douglass
7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring solo vocalists, vocal groups, positive rappers and dance groups competing for cash prizes. 478-742-3122. $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
Second Sunday in the Park concerts
All events from 6-8 p.m., Washington Park, downtown Macon. Sept. 8: the Rick Hubbard Kazoo Show; Oct. 13: TBA. Picnics and lawn chairs encouraged, but no tents or grills. www.collegehillmacon.com. Free.
Country Comedy Tour
8 p.m. Sept. 13, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Featuring Matt Casio Kid Mitchell and M.G. Gaskin. Show is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com. $19.
8 p.m. Sept. 14, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton, R&B superstar Avant and hosted by the hilarious Kevin Damn Fool Simpson. www.ticketmaster.com. $55 and $65.
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.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holiday Inn, 3953 River Place Drive. Guided practica for beginners. 478-742-9367. Free.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursday, Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. 478-960-3450. Free.
8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride Band. 478-784-1454. Public welcome. $7.
9 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. Singles welcome. 478-218-5815. $7.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, except holidays, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Wimbish Road. Caller: Lee Dixon. 478-757-2912. Free.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, except fourth Thursdays, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. Cuer: Jack Raye. 478-935-8364. Free.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 478-471-1560.
Bleckley County Jamboree
7 p.m. Friday, 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. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. 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 478-335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
Ole Clinton Opry
5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5:45 p.m. Tommy and Friends, 7 p.m. Still Cruisin. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
4-9 p.m. Saturday; 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. Still Cruisin, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix Band. Also open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. 478-328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.
Wagon House Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6:30 p.m. Pure Country, 7:30 p.m. Magnum Country, 9 p.m. Fall-Line. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
50 Years of Bond Movie Series
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. Aug. 28: Daniel Craig in Skyfall. 478-742-2000. $5, includes popcorn and drink.
Paul McCartney and Wings Rockshow
7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Ritz Theatre, 114 S. Church St., Thomaston. Complete full-length concert restored from original 35mm film with re-mastered sound. 706-647-5372. $10.
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. Sept. 8: Much Ado About Nothing. Oct. 13: The Way, Way Back. Special documentary presentation of Terms and Conditions May Apply will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. 478-742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
A Musical Evening with the Oldie Goldies
7 p.m. Aug. 23-24, Ministry Center, Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road. Benefits Christian Counseling Services. Featuring Dan Darden and friends. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 478-994-1730. $20 per person, includes reserved seating, concert and refreshments.
Golf tournament: Noon Aug. 24, Bowden Golf Course, 3111 Millerfield Road. To participate, contact Will Argo, email@example.com. Concert: 8 p.m. Aug. 24, the Crazy Bull, 473 Second St. Concert featuring Futurebirds, Thomas Wynn and the Believers and Savannah Alday. All ages. $15 in advance, $20 at door; $15 with a Macon Beer Festival ticket. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation. www.weaversweekend.com.
MOPS of Macon Childrens Consignment Sale
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 23 (shop at 8:30 a.m. with a $3 donation to the Jays HOPE Foundation); 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 24 (half price day), Hephzibah Childrens Home, 6601 Zebulon Road. Childrens fall and winter clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, strollers, costumes, bedding, high chairs and more. All proceeds benefit local charities. www.mopsconsignment.com.
Summers Night Picnic and Dance
6:30 p.m. Aug. 24, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Hosted by Medcen Foundation to benefit Pine Pointe Hospice. Featuring the Grapevine Band at 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic and beverages. 254-4338. www.pinepointehospice.org. $200 table for eight, $25 individual tickets.
Housing Homeless Pets Party
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 31, Macon Pets Resort & Spa, 4010 Northside Drive. Benefits Save A Pet and Macon Purrs N Paws for new shelters to house homeless animals until they can be adopted into forever homes. Activities include live music by Vic Stanley, food for sale, pet portraits, arts and crafts, face painting, and animals for adoption. 478-471-7388.
Weekday in Wine Country
6-8 p.m. Sept. 12, 730 College St. Proceeds benefit the Neel House and Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc. Sample six wines selected by Tammara Butler of Vindulge. $25 per person.
Peach Cobbler Mennonite Relief Auction
6-9 p.m. Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-early afternoon Sept. 14, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Relief sales raise funds for needy people around the world. Hymn sing and sale preview at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Sale preview at 8 a.m. and auction at 9 a.m. Sept. 14. Featured items include handmade quilts, crafts, antiques, Amish-made furniture, home-canned foods, ice cream and peach cobbler. Hand quilting demonstration, childrens activities and homemade craft corner. Brenda Shelby, 404-344-5012, or Mary Yoder, 404-373-2905. www.peachcobblersale.org. Free admission.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Glow for Kids Sake 5K Night Run
8:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Central Georgia Technical College, 3300 Macon Tech Drive. Receive a glow in the dark T-shirt with registration and collect a glow bracelet at every station on the course. $30 in advance, $35 day of. www.glowrun5k.kintera.org. 478-745-3984, extension 114.
5K Race/1 Mile Walk-Roll for Diabetes Awareness
8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race, 9:45 a.m. walk-roll, Sept. 21, Houston County Galleria, 2922 Watson Blvd., Centerville. Hosted by the Juanita June Foundation. For more race information and to register online, visit www.juanitajunefoundation.com. $30 for 5K race; $20 for walk-roll.
Toast and Taste
6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Toasts of regional beers, liquors and wines. Tastes from Macons culinary greats. Benefits the Hay House. Tickets may be purchased at the door, by calling 742-8155 or online at hayhouse.org. $40.
6 p.m. Aug. 29, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. A wine and cheese reception will be held beforehand at from 5:30-6 p.m. Charles Todd is a New York Times bestselling mother and son writing duo. Admission to both events is free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Parking is available on the street and in the First Baptist Church parking lot on High Street. 478-742-5084.
Pain Management 101 Seminar
6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road; 6 p.m. Sept. 26, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Dr. Vijay Thillainathan and Dr. Sagar Patel will discuss New Advances in Pain Management. Hosted by Axis Pain Center to help patients who live with chronic pain become aware of alternative therapies. Reservations required by Sept. 12 for the Macon event and Sept. 19 for the Warner Robins event. 478-550-5960. Free.
Sidneys Salon Series
Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.; programs begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 10: Macon Writers Group; Sept. 25: author Sena Jeter Naslund. Parking available at First Baptist Church, 511 High Place. 478-743-3851. www.historicmacon.org. Free for Historic Macon members; $5 nonmembers; $3 students.
American Royal Miss Scholarship Competition
1 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. start, Oct. 6, New Perry Hotel, 800 Main St., Perry. Call Donna Price-Williams, 251-367-2222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form.
L.E.A.P. Back to School Bash
6-9 p.m. Aug. 23, Fort Valley Festival Park, corner of Railroad and Preston streets, Fort Valley. Hosted by the I Think I Am Foundation and the city of Fort Valley. Free school supplies, food and entertainment. For more information, contact Deanna Moore, 478-714-1040, or Martha McAfee, 478-825-8261.
Butterfly Bio Blitz
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 24, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Participants will help collect data and identify the different species of butterflies on park grounds. Participants will be given a free butterfly bio blitz T-shirt and water bottle. The park will provide cameras, binoculars and field guides while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and bring sun protection, bug spray, water and snacks. 478-752-8257, extension 219.
Al Sihah Shrine Klassic Autos Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 24, 222 Mecca Drive. No judging. Dash plaques to the first 100 entrants. Food, music, door prizes. $25 registration, 9 a.m.-noon or $20 pre-registration before Aug. 17. Free admission.
I Matter Too Male Youth Summit
6-8 p.m. Aug. 27, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Designed to help young men to help themselves. Free refreshments. Entertainment and group discussions for young men ages 14-25. Hosted by Freedom Park Community Center in partnership with C.H.O.I.C.E. (Cultivating Healthier Options In Communities Everywhere). 478-751-9248. Free.
Mercer Tailgate Party
Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 31, Cherry Street Plaza, in front of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. Welcome Mercer University football back home with a tailgate sponsored by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, NewTown Macon and Main Street Macon. 478-752-1585. Free.
Taste of Milledgeville
6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6, downtown Milledgeville. Sample food from many local restaurants. Part of the Milledgeviile Main Street First Friday celebration. 478-414-4014.
Tour of Antebellum Macon
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 7, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. A driving tour of Antebellum Macon explores the homes and churches that served Macons earliest residents. Groups limited to 25 people. Reservations recommended. 478-745-5982. $20 includes driving tour and admission to the Cannonball House and its Military Museum and gardens.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Hound Hike to the Falls: 10 a.m. Sept. 7. A $5 parking fee also is required. 478-993-3053.
Sept. 27-29, Hephzibah Childrens Home, 6601 Zebulon Road. Bereavement camp hosted by the Childrens Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia for children and parents or guardians who have lost a loved one. Family activities, age appropriate grief sessions, as well as variety of camp activities including arts and crafts and a ropes course. To attend or volunteer, visit www.boscampmacon.com or call 478-633-7145. Free.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. All events free unless otherwise noted. Other events: Childrens Pottery: 3 p.m. Aug. 24-25 and 31. 478-752-8257.