Perry Music Festival
Noon Sept. 21, Rotary Centennial Park, Carroll and Main streets, downtown Perry. Music all day. Featured performers are Caylee Anna and the County Line Band, at 6 p.m. at the Carroll Street stage; EG Kight at 8:10 p.m. at the Main Street stage; and Roy C at 8:30 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park stage. Free. 478-988-2700. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Barnesville Buggy Days
Sept. 20-22, downtown Barnesville. Arts and crafts, food, parade, concert and street dance. www.barnesville.org.
Great Celebration of Hispanic Heritage
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29, Smileys Flea Market and Antique Mall, 6717 Hawkinsville Road. Featuring Dance Ando, Rosy Cobos, Danzas de Panama, Hector Cruz, Antonio Rodriguez and Extranjeros de la Sierra. 478-227-3610.
Georgia National Fair
Oct. 3-13, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Animals, exhibits, rides, concerts and more. For more information about events and tickets, visit www.georgianationalfair.com.
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.
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.
The Old Paths
6 p.m. Sept. 28, Harmony Baptist Church, 5925 Pinehurst Hawkinsville Road, Unadilla. 478-783-1782. Donations accepted.
Fifth Sunday Sing
6 p.m. Sept. 29, New Elim Baptist Church, 4368 Hartley Bridge Road. Featuring the Warren Family. Refreshments afterward. 478-235-1333.
6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Stone Edge Church, 5659 Zebulon Road. With Mikeschair and Josh Wilson. Tickets available at www.itickets.com, www.plumbinfo.com or at the Lambs Well, 115 Margie Drive, Warner Robins. $25 VIP general admission, $12.50 general admission in advance, $15 day of show.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
Gene Watson and the Farewell Party Band
7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Dublin High School Auditorium, 1127 Hillcrest Parkway, Dublin. Opening act: Klassic Country. www.GeneWatsonMusic.com. For tickets, call 478-272-5870. $32.
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.
Keep on Smilin
8 p.m. Sept. 27, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A cancer benefit for Wet Willies own Jack Hall, featuring members of Wet Willie, Drippin Wet, Paul Hornsby, Mike Veal Band, Ted Pecchio, Diane Durrett and other special guests. VIP tickets include admission to a special meet-and-greet session with all performers and a signed poster commemorating the event. $25 general admission; $50 VIP admission. 478-742-2000.
Great White featuring Jack Russell
8 p.m. Sept. 28, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With special guests Ledfoot Messiah and more. 478-257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $20 in advance; $25 day of.
Joe M. Turner
6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Eversol Auditorium, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, 777 Hemlock St. Magician, mentalist and motivational speaker. Presented at the Macon Toastmasters meeting. Park in the Green Deck. 478-397-8156. Free.
8 p.m. Oct. 4, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Concert by the famed jazz fusion band. $37. 742-2000.
Missy Raines and the New Hip
7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Juliette Opry, Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 478-335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $20.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. With Love and Theft. Georgia National Fair concert. $30. Advanced purchase tickets include fair admission. www.georgianationalfair.com.
Comedian Chris Tucker
8 p.m. Oct. 11, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Tickets can be purchased at the Macon Centreplex Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. $37, $47 and $65.50.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. With Justin Moore. Georgia National Fair concert. $30. Advanced purchase tickets include fair admission. www.georgianationalfair.com.
Drive By Truckers
7 p.m. Oct. 18, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. T. Hardy Morris opening. $25. 478-257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
Georgia State Square Dancers Association Convention
Sept. 20-21, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. The theme of this years convention is Dance and Swing in 2013. Participants will have a fun-filled weekend of dancing, seminars, a fashion show and a variety of other activities. www.gssda.org or email email@example.com. $25 per person advance, $30 at door; one-day tickets are also available for $20 per person; youth ages 17 and under attending with square dancing family are free.
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.
Ole Clinton Opry
5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. 5:30 p.m. Tommy and Friends and open mic; 7 p.m. Klassic Kountry. 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. the Matt Butterworth Show, 7 p.m. Ruby Rose and Southern Nites. 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. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Macon Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13: Before Midnight. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10: The Hunt. Special documentary presentation of Terms and Conditions May Apply will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Includes lasagna, salad, garlic bread, drink and dessert. Dine in or take out. All proceeds go to Georgia Cancer Friends Foundation. 478-953-1377. $10.
Cupcakes for a Cure
Sept. 20-21, Amandas Cakery, 321 Cotton Ave. Benefits Joshuas Wish. 478-738-9504.
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.
6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Popes Ferry. A gala gathering by the river. The gala features dinner by Moonhanger Catering, music by Recycled Grass and a silent auction featuring noted plein air artist Jim Carson. A fundraiser for the Altamaha Riverkeeper. www.altamahariverkeeper.org. A $250 donation is requested.
Joshuas Wish Walk
9-11 a.m. Sept. 21, Mercer Law School, 1021 Georgia Ave. Supports the pediatric cancer community. Family train rides, face painting, bouncy house, food and more. Register online or print a registration form at www.joshuaswish.org. $25.
Cinema for a Cause
Sept. 22, Galleria Mall, Stadium Cinemas, 2980 Watson Blvd., Centerville; Parkway Value Cinemas, 821 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins; and Houston Lakes Stadium Cinemas, 1121 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. All proceeds from tickets and concessions on Sept. 22 will benefit Kids Yule Love and S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals from Euthanasia). 912-634-5192, extension 30, or www.GeorgiaTheatreCompany.com.
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 478-742-8155 or online at hayhouse.org. $40.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28, Rebuilding Macon Warehouse, 3864 Lake St. Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Macon. 478-744-9808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to End Alzheimers
5 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. walk, Sept. 28, Henderson Village, 125 S. Langston Circle, Perry. Featuring a free post-walk concert by the A1A band, the official Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Concessions available. During the concerts intermission, there will be a candlelight tribute to honor those touched by Alzheimers. 478-746-7050.
Hawgs 4 HOPE
9 a.m. Sept. 28, Harveys, 208 W. Clinton St., Gray. Escorted motorcycle dice run through Jones County. Door prizes, raffle and barbecue lunch. All proceeds benefit the Jays HOPE Foundation. $20 registration fee, includes T-shirt. www.jayshope.org.
11 a.m. Sept. 24, Arts Complex Theater, Middle Georgia State Colleges Macon campus. Christopher Ledford, a fantasy writer based in Macon, is the author of the Scroll of Alana series. Free. For information, email Clay Morton at email@example.com.
Sena Jeter Naslund
6 p.m. Sept. 25, High Street Unitarian Universalist Church, 1085 High St. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Part of the Sidneys Salon Series. 478-743-3851. www.historicmacon.org. Free for Historic Macon members; $5 nonmembers; $3 students.
Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Forest Hills Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road. Includes light breakfast and lunch. RSVP by Sept. 27, 478-633-4733. Free.
Crossroads Writers Conference
Oct. 4-6, Mercer University campus, Macon. Guest speakers, writing workshops and more. For complete details and to purchase tickets, visit www.crossroadswriters.org.
Cherry Blossom Scholarship Pageants
The Royal Court will be selected at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Applications for the Queen and Princess Scholarship Pageant, the Little Mr. and Miss Pageant and for Senior Queen and Princess are now available at www.cherryblossom.com and at the Cherry Blossom Festival office, 794 Cherry St. The Queen and Princess Pageant applications must be in the Cherry Blossom Festival office by noon Oct. 18. The applications for the Little Mr. and Miss Pageant and for Senior Queen and Princess must be in the Cherry Blossom Festival office by noon Oct. 4. Jan Thiese, 478-207-0021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for an entry form.
31st annual Georgia Golden Olympics
Sept. 20-21, various locations in Warner Robins. Men and women ages 50 and older may participate. www.georgiagoldenolympics.org. 770-867-3603.
Mabel White Cruise-In
6-9 p.m. Sept. 21, Mabel White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road. Bring your antique, muscle or project car (or tractor or motorcycle) or just bring yourself. No registration fee required; free door prizes. Oldie Goldies will be played and hot dogs are available for $1. Gary Ryle, firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-477-1846.
9 a.m.-noon registration, 3 p.m. awards, Sept. 21, Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Bass Pro Blvd. Music, food, prizes, classic cars and trucks. Hosted by Crawford County Kiwanis Club. Linda Gurley, 478-837-0723, or email@example.com. $20 pre-registration, $25 day of show.
Friday Fish Fry
4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 27, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41, Warner Robins. An adult plate of three deep-fried white fish, cole slaw, hush puppies, cheese grits, cake and tea is $8. A childs plate (12 and younger) is $6 for two pieces of fish and the rest of the items. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from church members by calling 478-442-3585 or 478-929-9910. www.ctranglican.com.
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.
Rally for Wellness
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28, Carlyle Place, 5300 Zebulon Road. Health- and wellness-related booths, screenings, cooking demonstrations and more. Author James Farmer will speak from 11 a.m.-noon. 478-405-4500. www.carlyleplace.org.
Warner Robins Comic Con
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29, Courtyard Marriott Convention Center, 589 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. Presented by Greater Atlanta Comic Cons. Advance tickets available at www.atlantasouthcomiccon.com. $5 at door; free for kids under 5.
Fall Family Fun Days
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 16, the Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, the Rock. Sept. 28: Hats off to Heroes. Oct. 5: Lumberjack Day. Oct. 12: Georgias Official Day of the Cowboy. Oct. 19: Hot Air Balloon Rally. Oct. 26: Not-so-Spooky Halloween Fest. 706-647-6374. $15; children 3 and under are free, half-price with military ID; season passes available. www.therockranch.com.
Comforting Quilters Blessing of Sandy Hook Quilts
2-4 p.m. Sept. 29, Byron Welcome Center, Suite 230, Peach Shops in Byron. Twenty-six comfort quilts will be honorably displayed in remembrance of all the lives lost from the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct. Blessings will be given at 3 p.m. by area pastors, ministers and chaplains. Music and light refreshments. Donations will benefit travel expenses in the delivery of comfort quilts to Newtown. comfortingquilters.blogspot.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478-954-4592.
Southern Bounty Outlaw Race
Oct. 5-6, W.E. Green Parkway, Byron (across from Camping World). Gates open at 10 a.m. both days. Races will start at noon Oct. 5 and 1 p.m. Oct. 6. 478-737-1250. $5 per day adults; free for kids 12 and under.
6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. For skilled adults age 18 and older. 751-9248. Free.
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. 478-755-9539. $3 per person.
3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.