Out & About Calendar

October 4, 2013 


Thriller Dance and Zombie Parade

Rehearsals 7 p.m. Thursdays in October, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. No previous dancing experience necessary. All ages welcome. Participants will be taught Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance to be performed dressed as zombies Oct. 25 in Cherry Street Plaza. Must attend three rehearsals to participate in the dance. Free. 478-254-5497.

Perry Haunted Barn

8 p.m. Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 30-31, and Nov. 1-2, 2235 U.S. 41 North, Perry. Three different events: the barn, the attic and the zombie zone. Proceeds benefit local organizations. Jimmy Steffen, 478-951-6569. www.perryhauntedbarn.com. $15 barn, $8 attic, $10 zombie zone; $30 all three.

Underworld Haunted House

7 p.m. ticket sales start, 8 p.m. doors open, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 29-31, and Nov. 1-2, 366 Sixth St. (behind the Terminal Station). Proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association of Middle Georgia. $15 regular admission, $22 fast pass admission; $2 military and student discount.

Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail

8-11 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 18-20, 24-27, and 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 30-31, in the wooded area next to the Museum of Aviation, behind the vacant restaurant building, Warner Robins. Children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. The trail will include a variety of scares in the woods as well as a number of haunted barns. All funds raised will be used for operating support for both the Museum of Aviation Foundation and the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. To volunteer, call 478-923-6600. For information, visit www.museumofaviation.org or call 478-923-6600. $13 per person; ticket sales will end by 11 p.m. each night.


Fall-Line Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Park, off Ga. 243, Gordon. Arts and crafts and entertainment. Oct. 4: the Grapevine Band, fireworks show, $5. Oct. 5: 8 a.m., the Great Locomotive Chase 5K Road Race, Skippin’ and Poppin’ Tractor Parade and Show, Jones County Cruisers Car Show, free admission. Gordon Better Hometown, 478-628-1114. www.gbht.org.

Georgia National Fair

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 4-13, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Animals, exhibits, rides, concerts and more. $10 adults; $8 seniors; free for children 10 and younger with paying adult. Rides extra. Free parking. For more information about daily events and ride tickets, visit www.georgianationalfair.com.


Oct. 11-13, various locations in Macon. Music Oct. 11 downtown with the Lefty Collins Band and Muddy Guy; Oct. 12 Rock Candy Tour and jam at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House with Mystery Road and headliner Les Dudek; Oct. 13 tree dedication at Rose Hill Cemetery. $45 all-weekend access; $20 T-shirts. To register or for more information, visit www.gabba.org.

Central Georgia Greek Festival

Noon-10 p.m. Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 19 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 859 First St. Greek band, traditional Greek dancing, exotic Greek and Mediterranean dishes and desserts, imported beer, wine and liquor. Shop a selection of jewelry, clothing, religious art and artifacts. Church tours for those curious about Orthodoxy. www.holycross.ga.goarch.org. 478-621-0744.

Macon Octoberfest

Oct. 18-20, Macon. Founders Feast is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Armory Ballroom, 484 First St. with a Bavarian dinner, beer tasting and live music by Charles Walker & the Dynamites. Beer garden and live entertainment is from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 19 and noon-7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Weekend also features a cyclocross bicycle race, homebrew contest and singer-songwriter contest. Founders Feast is $40 before Oct. 18. Beer Garden tickets are $20-$32 for a one-day pass, or $36-$60 for a two-day pass, early prices valid before Oct. 18. www.maconoctoberfest.com.

Deep Roots Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19, downtown Milledgeville. Artist market, barbecue cook-off, kid zone, car show, and live music. Featured performers include Allen Stone, Shovels & Rope, the Greenway, Wet Willie and Rock U Allstars. Pre-sale tickets are $6; before 5 p.m. at the gate $8; after 5 p.m. at the gate $15. www.deeprootsfestival.com.

Jazz and the Arts on Riverdale

Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 19, Riverdale Drive, off Ridge Avenue, Macon. Live jazz music, arts vendors, kids activities and more. Free. www.maconjazz.org.

Hawkinsville Harvest Fest & RKMC Dice Run

9 a.m registration, 10:30 a.m. kickstands up, Oct. 26, corner of Commerce and South Houston streets, Hawkinsville. Sponsored by the Red Knights Firefighter’s Motorcycle Club, Georgia Chapter 26. Benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Cash prizes, 50/50 drawing, entertainment, food vendors, merchants, arts and crafts. Ride information: David Trussell, 478-952-2017. Festival information: www.HawkinsvilleHarvestFest.com. $15 per hand; $5 additional hand.

Fall Farm Festival

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26, Lane Southern Orchards, 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley. Hayrides, kiddie corral, pumpkin patch, punpkin painting, face painting, live music and more. www.lanesouthernorchards.com.

Fall Festival

4-6 p.m. Oct. 27, First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place. Carnival games, hayride, cake walk, inflatables and more. Julie Long, 478-742-6485. Admission: two food items for the church’s Crisis Closet.

Vet Fest

Nov. 11. Motorcycle ride: noon registration, 2 p.m. kickstands up, Harley Davidson of Macon to concert site. Concert: 3 p.m., Ardagh Group Field, across from the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Featuring Blackjack Billy and “The Big Rock Show.” Benefits Operation Troop Aid to honor military veterans. Ron Register, 478-319-5859, or Benny Brantley, 478-334-8591. www.BlueDuckEvents.org.


Wesleyan Market

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 fall.line.farmers.market@gmail.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

3-6 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.


Aaron Wilburn

6 p.m. meal, 7 p.m. concert, Oct. 5, Maynard Baptist Church, 1195 Juliette Road, Forsyth. Christian comedian. Special guests will be Becky Hataway and the Pine Ridge Boys along with Aubrey Ray. 478-607-1256. Donations accepted.

One Voice

10 a.m. Oct. 6, Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church, 3216 Hartley Bridge Road. All are welcome. 478-788-4149.


6 p.m. Oct. 6, Evangelistic House of Prayer, 40 Huckleberry Lane, Fort Valley. Featuring Aaron Wilburn, Becky Hataway and the Pine Ridge Boys with Aubrey Ray. 478-607-1256. Donations accepted.

An Evening with the Cleghorns

7 p.m. Oct. 19, Pinecrest Baptist Church, 1007 19th Ave. E., Cordele. 478-396-8139. Donations accepted.

Methodist Harvest Choir Music Sunday

3 p.m. Oct. 27, St. Peter A.M.E. Church, 502 State University Drive, Fort Valley. Refreshments afterward. 478-956-5717.

The Refuge

6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4917-A Mercer University Drive. A Christian youth/young adult center. 478-390-4013. $3 admission, concessions 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.


Spyro Gyra

8 p.m. Oct. 4, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Concert by the famed jazz fusion band. $37. 478-742-2000.

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.

Hunter Hayes

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.

Thomas Bailey Jr.

5 p.m. Oct. 6, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $10. 478-742-2000.

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.

Thompson Square

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.

Percy Sledge

6-8 p.m. Oct. 13, Washington Park, downtown Macon. Part of the Second Sunday in the Park series. Picnics and lawn chairs encouraged, but no tents or grills. www.collegehillmacon.com. Free.

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.

Abba: Thank You for the Music

7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. A modern tribute to Swedish pop band Abba. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com. $25.

The Broken Guitar TV Show filming

7-10 p.m. Oct. 19, Dublin High School auditorium, Dublin. Featuring FreeLance Rukus, Dean Brown and Dubshak, PLHRS Country and the 120/80 Vocal Band along with the Broken Guitar Comedy Troop. Benefits Teen Challenge of Middle Georgia. Randy Newton, 478-288-6205 or sixtiesinthesouth@yahoo.com. $10.

“Live at the Douglass”

7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Vocalists, vocal groups, rappers and dance groups compete for prize money. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Isaac Lightfoot, 478-742-3122.

Edwin McCain

Oct. 24, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With special guests Darin Curtis and Dana Kelson. 478-257-6391. $20 advance, $25 day of show.

Magnolia Music and Medicine Show

All events from 6-8 p.m. at Magnolia Theatre, Main Street, Eastman. Nov. 23: Medicine Men and Friends. For ticket information, call 478-374-4723 or visit www.magnoliamusicandmedicineshow.com.

Don Williams

8 p.m. Jan. 15, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets are available at www.tickets.mercer.edu, 478-301-5470, the Grand Opera House Box Office or the Mercer University Center Ticket Office. $45 and $55.

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. 478-453-9550 or www.thefolksart.com. $3.

Pure Poetry

9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Markel’s SaLounge, 206 E. Gaines St., Dublin. Open mic night for poets hosted by Lisa Bryant. 478-290-5938. $5.


First Friday Dance

8-10 p.m. Oct. 4, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. Latin, swing, R&B and everything in between. $5. 7-8 p.m. workshop in Latin and smooth dance, $10 per person. paulaeastdance@yahoo.com. www.paulaeast.com. 478-752-1585.

Workshop and Dance

Oct. 12, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Sponsored by Greater Macon chapter of USA Dance No. 6059. Smooth workshop: 10-10:45 a.m. in tango. Latin workshop: 11-11:45 a.m. in cha cha. $20 per person; $35 per person for both workshops. 7:30 p.m. exhibition dance by instructor Josh Jones and his partner Anne Marie followed by open dancing from 8:15-10:30 p.m. with DJ Chester Gibbs. 478-743-7970. $7 members, $10 nonmembers, $5 students with ID; free admittance to dance if both workshops taken.

Argentine Tango

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.

Ole Clinton Opry

5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.

Powersville Opry

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. Heaven Bound, 7:30 p.m. the Jerry Jackson Show. 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. John Hollaway, 7:30 p.m. Still Crusin. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.


Senior Cinema: “Now You See Me”

2 p.m. Oct. 9, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Sponsored by AARP. Free for seniors. 478-742-2000.

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.” 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8: “You Will Be My Son.” 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.


Vineville Baptist Fall Bazaar

6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5, Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Ave. Spaghetti supper by reservation on Oct. 4 only, 743-9366. Both days include shopping, cafe, bakery, gently used area, Christmas Shoppe, jewelry, craft items and more. 743-9366. Free admission.

“Tickled Pink” Laughter Class

6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, the Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive. $10. Benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. www.paintthetownpinkmacon.org.

Historic Macon Flea Market and Appraisal Days

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19, Historic Macon Flea Market Stores, Northeast Plaza Shopping Center, 658-668 Shurling Drive. Find great deals on fantastic items. Free admission. This year’s Flea Market will also feature Historic Macon’s Appraisal Days (formerly Discovery Days) where professional appraiser Rod Hardy gives expert verbal appraisals to the public for a nominal fee. No reservations will be required for Saturday appraisals. Appraisal Days also will be on Oct. 18 at the Sidney Lanier Cottage; appointments are required and there will be a nominal fee. For more information about appraisals and appointments, visit www.historicmacon.org or contact Janis Haley, 478-742-5084 or jhaley@historicmacon.org. A members-only preview party will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18 and will include food, beer and wine. $30 in advance, $35 at door.

Retro Night Glow

7:30 p.m. one-mile, 8 p.m. 10K, 8:10 p.m. 5K, Oct. 19, Northway Church, 5915 Zebulon Road. Featuring the Fabulous Boomer Band from 6-10 p.m. Kids’ fest and black light dance party. Register online at www.racerpal.com or www.projectgiving.net. Entry fees for 5K and 10K: $20 before noon Oct. 16; to run both is $30; after noon Oct. 16th, $25; to run both is $40. For one-mile fun run: $10 pre-registration before noon Oct. 16; after noon Oct. 16, $12.

Daughters of the British Empire English Tea and Fashion Show

2:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Realty International Conference Center, West Towne Park, 508 Osigian Blvd., Warner Robins. Traditional English afternoon tea and a fashion show, raffle and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Mountbatten House retirement home and local charities. Tickets limited. Contact Anne Sanders, 478-335-1487, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for ticket sales. www.dbesociety.org. $25 each.

Sporting Clay Fun Shoot

9:30 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. event, Nov. 1, the Meadows National Gun Club, 1064 Rumble Road, Forsyth. Shooting, barbecue and competition benefitting Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia. 478-743-4153. $100 individual; $500 teams of up to six shooters.

Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

Jan. 18, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Aviation. The start time for the marathon is 8 a.m. (six-hour cutoff). The half-marathon will start at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. Patriotic opening ceremonies will be held in the Century of Flight Hangar. LEarly registration: $75 marathon, $50 half-marathon, $25 5K. Registration after Dec. 1: $80 marathon, $55 half-marathon, $25 5K. Registration after Jan. 1: $85 marathon, $60 half-marathon, $30 5K. Relay teams may register anytime for an entry fee of $150. 478-923-6600. www.museumofaviation.org. www.robinspacers.org.


“Authors Avenue”

6-8 p.m. Oct. 4, Cotton Avenue, downtown Macon. Meet local and national authors in town for the Crossroads Writers Conference. Readings by Kevin Coval, Bernice McFadden and Kat Zhang. Performances by Trendlenburg, Poetic Peace and Storytellers. Free. www.crossroadswriters.org.

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.

“Angie” book signings

1-4 p.m. Oct. 5 and Nov. 30, Chichester’s Gifts, 3051 Vineville Ave.; 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. “Angie,” a book by Macon television personality Del Ward, is in it’s second printing. Sales of the book will benefit Macon Little Theatre, and the Sidney Lanier Cottage.

Ambassador Jonathan Addleton

5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. presentation, Oct. 8, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. The ambassador will speak about his books “Some Far and Distant Place” and “Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History.” www.historicmacon.org or 478-742-5084.

Allison Randall Berewa

5-8 p.m. Oct. 10, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Macon native and author Allison Randall Berewa celebrates the release of her latest novel, “Deranged Love.” 478-746-8168, 770-896-9807 or www.honeytheauthor.com.

Sandra Page

1-3 p.m. Oct. 19, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5080 Riverside Drive. The 2013 Georgia Author of the Year award winner will be headlining Barnes & Noble’s Educator Week and will be signing her novel “Pyramid of the Lost World.” Free. 478-474-0161.

Nutrition, Weight and Breast Cancer

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 23, Centreplex Ballroom, 200 Coliseum Drive. Lunch and learn with speaker Valerie Peters, a dietitian/nutritionist. RSVP to 478-633-4733 or email RSVP@mccg.org. Free.


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 janicemariemaconga@cox.net.

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 royalmissinc@aol.com for an entry form.


Corn Maze

Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 4-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 and 30-Oct. 1, Lane Southern Orchards, 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley. This year’s maze has an Allman Brothers Band theme. Maze: $7 for ages 4-12, $10 age 13 and older. Hay ride: $3 for ages 4-12, $5 age 13 and older. Combo ticket for maze and hay ride: $9 for ages 4-12, $13 for age 13 and older. Children 3 and younger are free; 10 percent military discount. www.lanesouthernorchards.com.

Fall Family Fun Days

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 16, the Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, the Rock. Oct. 5: “Lumberjack Day.” Oct. 12: “Georgia’s Official Day of the Cowboy.” Oct. 19: “Hot Air Balloon Rally.” Oct. 26: “Not-so-Spooky Halloween Fest.” Nov. 2: “Pumpkin Destruction Day.” Nov. 9: “Great Outdoor Adventure.” Nov. 16: “Be Farm Strong.” 706-647-6374. $15; children 3 and under are free, half-price with military ID; season passes available. www.therockranch.com.

Idea House

Dannenberg Lofts, 476 Third St. Preview Party: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4; $25 advance reservations for Historic Macon members, $30 for nonmembers; $35 for all at the door; advance reservations preferred. Daily tours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5; noon-4 p.m. Oct. 6; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 9-11; $10 per person (both members and non-members) at the door or online. The Idea House focuses on small-space living, do-it-yourself décor, up-cycled furniture and budget-friendly furnishings and ideas and features young, local decorators showcasing affordable items throughout the home. Hosted by Young Patrons of Historic Macon. Purchase tickets at historicmacon.org/events/idea-house. For more information about the Idea House, visit www.historicmacon.org or call 478-742-5084.

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.

Fatal 4-Way RPW Heavyweight Championship

3 p.m. Oct. 6, Johnny G’s, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Featuring champion “Hit for Hire” Bobby Moore vs. AJ Steele vs. Kyle Matthews vs. Monster Pain, and more. $10 ringside, $8 adults general admission, $5 kids. 478-329-8002.

Wings and Wheels Poker Fun Run

6-10 p.m. Oct. 11, register at the Museum of Aviation Hangar One, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, from 6-7 p.m. in any type vehicle. Draw cards at Warner Robins merchants and end at Steak n Shake on Margie Drive. Cash prizes for best three poker hands plus other door prizes. Live DJ from 7-10 p.m. Can play more than one hand and more than one player in a vehicle. Bob Dubiel, 478-926-6870 or bdubiel@museumofaviation.org. $10 per player.

Living Life Stress Free Seminar

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12, JD’s Drama & Dinner Theater, 550 Riverside Drive. Featuring facilitator Bob Fickling, motivational speaker Patricia Duncan and comedian Barbara Carlyle. $10. 478-718-7331.

Wings and Wheels Runway Races

10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 12, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Youngsters ages 3-8 can race down a simulated runway in the picnic area at the Wings and Wheels Car Truck and Motorcycle Show in 4-wheel Yamaha Raptor battery-operated vehicles donated by Wal-Mart. Riders are escorted by a Wings and Wheels adult. Each rider gets a race certificate and goodie bag. Bob Dubiel, 478-926-6870 or bdubiel@museumofaviation.org. $5 per rider.

Wings and Wheels Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Show cars compete for trophies. Oldies DJ Tommy Landrum, monster truck rides, trackless train rides, kiddie-car races from 10 a.m.-noon, food and car vendors and cars for sale. Show vehicles register from 8-11:30 a.m. Any year and type vehicle is welcome. Bob Dubiel, bdubiel@museumofaviation.org or 478-926-6870. $20 before Oct. 1, $25 after for vehicles; free to spectators.

Fall Fun Day

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Activities for all ages including boot camp obstacle course, big glove boxing, bounce houses, hay rides, horse rides, face painting and tattoos, cake walk, music and more. A rocket launch will be held in the amphitheater at 1 p.m. A costume contest for children ages 1-9 will be held at 2 p.m. Bring an already-carved pumpkin for submission in the pumpkin carving contest or purchase a pumpkin and carve at the museum. Concessions available. www.museumofaviation.org. 478-923-6600. $10 per person for an arm band for the day.

Southern Square Bridal Show

1-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Gallery 51, 51 W. Adams St., Forsyth. southernsquarebridal@gmail.com.

Ocmulgee National Monument

Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Children’s Pottery events: 3 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. Lamar Trip: 9 a.m. Oct. 20. Free. 478-752-8257.

High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Family Fun Fishing Tournament: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Bring the family to see who can catch the biggest fish. Fishing licenses required. Prizes awarded. $2 per person. A $5 parking fee also is required. 478-993-3053.

Camp Wings

Nov. 1-3, Camp John Hope, Fort Valley. Heart of Georgia Hospice is now taking registration for Camp Wings, a bereavement camp for children ages 6-16 who have lost a loved one. 478-953-5161. $10 registration fee.


Second Saturday Activities

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. Family-friendly activities. 478-755-9539. $4, free for Macon residents with ID.

Second Friday: Sky Over Macon

8 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. After the show, if the sky is clear, view the night sky through powerful telescopes in the observatory. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.

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