Out & About Calendar

October 11, 2013 

Halloween

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. 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. 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.

Lake Joy Trails of Terror

Sunset until the last person leaves, every Friday-Saturday in October, and Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 428 Lake Joy Road, Kathleen. 478-338-4062.

Spirits in October

6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 24-26, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27, Historic Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. Meet the spirits whose destinies were tied, for good or ill, to the number 13 on a guided one-hour stroll through the cemetery. Ends with a reception and exhibits in the mausoleum. Tours leave every 15 minutes. $20 per person; $18 seniors or military; $10 students age 10 and older; free for children younger than 10. For tickets, visit www.riversidecemetery.com or call 478-301-5470.

festivals

Georgia National Fair

8 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 11-13, 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.

GABBA Fest

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.-midnight 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.

Fall Festival

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19, Sacred Heart Catholic School, 250 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Rides, games, silent auction, arts and crafts vendors, concessions. Visit the huge rummage sale at Granny’s Attic from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 18 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Wristbands for rides are $20 ages 6 and up, $5 ages 3-5, free age 2 and younger. Game cards (12 games on each card) are $5. 478-923-9668. www.shswr.org.

Mossy Creek Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 315M Lake Joy Road, Perry. Old-timey festival in the piney woods with acclaimed folk artists and craftsmen, vendors, clogging, music, food and more. $5 adults; $1 children; free parking. No pets. www.mossycreekfestival.com.

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, pumpkin painting, face painting, live music and more. www.lanesouthernorchards.com.

Fall Festival

5-8 p.m. Oct. 26, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Hosted by Splash Children’s Ministry. Games, face painting, food and slides. Food drive for Perry Outreach and Loaves and Fishes. 478-953-7246. www.therainchurch.com.

Fried Green Tomato Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Juliette. The Juliette Opry will be providing live bluegrass music during the festival and will offer a special concert in the evening Oct. 26. Activities for all ages. For more information about the festival, contact festival coordinator, Tommy Moon, 478-992-9996. For information about the Juliette Opry concert, contact Acoustic Productions, 478-254-2495 or APMacon@gmail.com. Free.

Fall Festival

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

MARKETS

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.

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.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN

Old Fashioned Brush Arbor Building Fundraiser

Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 12, God’s Church of Worship and Praise, 4634 Raley Road. Preaching, singing, silent auction for two homemade cakes, boiled peanuts and kissing booth. Dinner and hotdog plates will be sold; $6 for dinner plates, $2 for hot dog plates. 478-972-6391. Free.

Thomas Bailey and Total Praise

5 p.m. Oct. 13, the Word Study Christian Center, 1047 Jessamine St. 478-785-5999. Free.

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.

MUSIC AND VARIETY

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.

Justin Moore and Thompson Square

7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. 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.

Bombadil

Noon Oct. 14, Mercer Village, free; 6:30 p.m. at a historic home in the College Hill Corridor; ticketed event. The house show will also feature the art of Carol Dodd Porter. Part of the Music Ambassadors Program. Tickets are available at www.musicambassadors.org. Tim Regan-Porter, 404-429-2643, or timreganporter@gmail.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.

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.

Floetry Night Special Edition

8 p.m. Oct. 18, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Album release of Lowell Dye, hosted by comedian Troy Huff. 478-742-2000.

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. 19, 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.

Steve Earl and the Dukes

8 p.m. Oct. 25, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring the Mastersons. $34.50 in advance; $38.50 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.

James Gregory: Funniest Man in America

7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $28-$38. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com.

Mark Lowry: Unplanned and Unplugged

6 p.m. Oct. 27, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $22-$27. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com.

Bootsy Collins

8 p.m. Nov. 7, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $34.50 in advance; $38.50 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.

Galactic

7 p.m. Nov. 10, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $22.50 in advance; $26.50 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.

The Royal Comedy Tour

8 p.m. Nov. 16, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Mark Curry, Dominique and JJ. $40.50 and $48.50. www.ticketmaster.com.

Zoogma

8 p.m. Nov. 21, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring special guest Modern Measure. $10 in advance; $12 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.

Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights

8 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month, JD’s Drama and Dinner Theatre, 550 Riverside Drive. Featuring spoken word, musicians, dancers, visual artists and more. 478-719-2054. $5.

DANCES

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.

Dance

8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride Band. 478-784-1454. Public welcome. $7.

Dance

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.

MUSIC HALLS

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. 5:15 p.m. Music Man, 7 p.m. Peach Blossom Special, 8:45 p.m. the Generals. 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. Still Cruisin, 7:30 p.m. the John Holliday 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. Ramblin Fever, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanell Collins and Phoenix Band. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.

FILMS

Alfred Hitchcock movies

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. Oct. 16: “Vertigo”; 7 p.m. Oct. 23: “Rear Window”; 7 p.m. Oct. 30: “Psycho.” $5 includes popcorn and drink. 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.

FUNDRAISERS

“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. 16, $25; to run both is $40. For one-mile fun run: $10 pre-registration before noon Oct. 16; after noon Oct. 16, $12.

AAUW Used Book Sale

5-6 p.m. Oct. 24: Sneak Preview, $5. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24: free admission. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct 25: free admission. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 26: 1/2 price sale. Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 26: bag or box sale. Houston Mall, North Houston Road and Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins. Great selection including large stock of sci-fi, fiction/non-fiction, two hardback sets of Zane Grey and much more. Proceeds used to support Reading is Fundamental in elementary schools and other community projects. Sponsored by Houston-Peach Branch of AAUW. www.houstonpeach-ga.aauw.net.

AXIS International Dinner

5 p.m. Oct. 26, Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. Traditional cuisine representing several different countries will be offered and prepared by international students. Proceeds benefit scholarships. 478-757-5137.

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, for tickets. www.dbesociety.org. $25 each.

Georgia Legal Services Fundraiser

7-10 p.m. Nov. 1, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Hosted by the Macon Bar Associatiom and Mercer University School of Law. Featuring the Mercer Law faculty band. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar provided. To be a sponsor, contact Nancy Terrill at Terrill_n@law.mercer.edu. $50 for attorneys, $35 for YLD members, $25 for supporters.

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.

LITERARY/LECTURES

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.

Bioethical Issues Panel Discussion

12:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Dillard Hall Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College, Cochran campus. Featuring a panel of experts in science, religion, philosophy and the law. The panel discussion will include audience Q&A. Seating is limited; reservations are encouraged. For more information or to make reservations, contact Sharon Mozley-Standridge, semozley@mgc.edu or 478-934-3546. Free.

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.

Belk Lecture: “Being Human in a Beauty-Obsessed World”

11:15 am. Oct. 29, Taylor Amphitheatre, Wesleyan College. Presented by Susan Ross, department of theology, Loyola University. Free. www.wesleyancollege.edu.

PAGEANTS

Georgia’s Universal Beauty State Pageant

Nov. 8-9, Holiday Inn North. All ages welcome, 0-up, and even have a group for ages 29-up. Presented by Georgia’s Our Little Miss Scholarship Pageant, a natural pageant system that focuses on the natural talents and beauty of young ladies. Deadline to enter is Oct. 25. gaourlittlemiss@outlook.com.

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 are 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. Jan Thiese, 478-207-0021 or janicemariemaconga@cox.net.

ET CETERA

Corn Maze

Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 11-13, 16-20, 23-27 and 30-Nov. 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. 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. Daily tours: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 11; $10 per person 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.

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.

Historic Macon’s Appraisal Days

Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 18, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St.; 8 a.m. Oct. 19, Historic Macon Flea Market Store, Northeast Plaza Shopping Center, 658 Shurling Drive. Middle Georgia residents can receive expert appraisals on their antiques, fine items or oddities from Rod Hardy, president of Hardy/Halpern Inc. All proceeds go to Historic Macon Foundation. Appraisals on Oct. 18 will be private and require an appointment; $25 for an appointment and $15 per item. To schedule an appointment, contact Janis Haley, 478-742-5084 or jhaley@historicmacon.org. Appraisals on Oct. 19 will be open to the public and on a first-come, first-served basis; $10 per item, no appointment fee.

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.

Rose Hill Ramble

2 p.m. Oct. 27, Rose Hill Cemetery, 1071 Riverside Drive. Stroll lasts two hours. Meet at the gate. Free. 478-742-5084.

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. Spooky Halloween: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26. Hike to the falls; roast s’mores under the moon light; costume contest for adults, children and pets. Prizes awarded. $5. A $5 parking fee also is required for all events. 478-993-3053.

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