Out & About Calendar

October 25, 2013 

Halloween

“Thriller” Dance and Zombie Parade

9 p.m. Oct. 25, Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Come watch as a group of ghouls and zombies perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. Street party following the performance. Free. 478-254-5497.

Perry Haunted Barn

8 p.m. Oct. 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. 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. 25-27, 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, Oct. 25-26 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 428 Lake Joy Road, Kathleen. 478-338-4062.

Spirits in October

6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 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.

Trek or Treat Race

8:30 a.m. 5K; 9:30 a.m. candy mile for kids; Oct. 26, Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Bass Pro Blvd. Trek or Treat is a costumed race. Event includes Howl-O-Ween pet parade where dogs can dress up and walk the route. Benefits the Jay’s HOPE Foundation. 5K registration: $20, includes T-shirt. Candy mile registration: $10, includes trick or treat T-shirt and bucket. Howl-O-Ween dog registration: $10, includes dog bandana. Register at www.jayshope.org.

Free Halloween Comic Book Day

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26, Avalon Comics, 2384 Ingleside Ave. Free. 478-254-2749.

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

2 p.m. Oct. 26, Macon Dog Park, corner of Adams and Chestnut streets, downtown Macon. Several costume categories include best home-made costume, best store-bought costume and best duo: for humans and their dogs. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. $3 entry fee for the first dog and $1 for each additional dog, even if entered in more than one category. All proceeds go to maintain and sustain the dog park.

Fort Hawkins Halloween Ghost Watch

5-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Fort Hawkins Blockhouse Replica, Emery Highway. Discover why the fort is an authentic haunted historic site and featured in “The Ghosts of Macon.” Along with the legend of the Jack-O-Lantern and ghost stories around the campfire, enjoy special treats but no tricks. 478-742-3003 or www.forthawkins.com. Free admission.

Halloween 3:16

6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and 11 a.m. Nov. 3, PPK Baptist Church, 8964 Thomaston Road. Drama presentation on the life of Christ by children ages 5-18. All children will be given a bag of candy at the end of the presentation. Tony Wood, 478-397-8614. Free.

HOLIDAYS

Christmas Made in the South

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Featuring the handmade works of more than 300 craftsmen. $6 at the door; children under 12 are free. One admission good for all three days. Free parking. www.maconcentreplex.com.

Festival of Trees

Luncheon: noon, Nov. 13, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road; meal, Sugar Plum Shop and sneak peek at more than 30 beautiful trees. Gala: 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Terminal Station, 200 Cherry St.; cocktail buffet by Natalia’s, open bar, live music by the Grapevine and silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at a discounted price before Oct. 31. Reservations are required. www.masmacon.org or 478-477-3232.

Balvaunuca Club’s “Mistletoe Market”

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 23, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 24, Miller-Murphy-Howard Exhibit Hall, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. $5; kids under 10 free with an adult. 478-952-1610.

Holiday Bazaar

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Annex, 336 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. Craft items for all ages, baked goods, local vendors. Gently used purse sale. Breakfast and lunch served by Youth Group and “Soup 2 Go” available. Nancy Branscom, 478-922-5783.

Holiday Marketplace

Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7; 1-5 p.m. Dec. 8, the Historic Neel House, 730 College St. Sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon. Free admission. 478-972-5300.

Very Merry Christmas Tour

6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 702 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Featuring NewSong, Audio Adrenaline, Sidewalk Prophets and Jason Castro. Tickets available at www.itickets.com or at the Lamb’s Well, 115 Margie Drive, Warner Robins. $40 VIP general admission, $20 general admission in advance, $25 day of show.

New Year’s Eve Big Bash

Dec. 31, Terminal Station, 200 Cherry St. Dance featuring the Grapevine Band and silent auction. Benefits the Arc Macon. www.arcmacon.org. 478-477-7764. $40 per person.

Perry Buzzard Drop

9 p.m. Dec. 31, Courthouse Square, Perry. Live music from the Celebration Band; spirits sold on-site, confetti and a balloon release. As part of the evening’s festivities, Perry’s downtown restaurants and businesses will stay open late, offering food and drink specials. 478-988-2757. www.perrybuzzarddrop.com. Free.

festivals

Fall Festival

4-7 p.m. Oct. 25, Charlotte’s Web Learning Center, 4060 Napier Ave. Games, inflatables, nail art, balloon art, haunted rooms, petting zoo, face painting and a clown. 478-477-4132.

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 by Sugar Creek Band, Gannon Adams Band and more, food vendors, merchants, arts and crafts. Ride information: David Trussell, 478-952-2017. Festival information: www.HawkinsvilleHarvestFest.com.

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.

Fall Festival

4-10 p.m. Oct. 26, Luther Williams Field, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Hosted by Macon Bibb Parks and Recreation for children 12 and younger and their families. Carnival games, bounce houses, obstacle courses, Haunted Egg Hunt (7:30 p.m.), encore performance of the “Thriller” dance and outdoor screening of “Frankenweenie.” $3 per child, adults are free with child; the “Thriller” performance and movie screening are free to the public. Ellen Banas, 478-751-7694.

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, food and arts and crafts vendors. 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.

Fall Festival

6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3268 Avondale Mill Road. Mini golf, pumpkin shoot, ring toss, cake walk, face painting, moon bounce and more. No costumes. Deacon Marian Brown, 410-262-5577.

Fall Festival

6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. Costume contest, trunk-or-treating, face painting, bouncy houses and games, photo booth, refreshments and live music. Free parking at Northwoods Academy. 478-746-9688.

City of Jeffersonville Harvest Festival

Wild Game and Tame Supper, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Twiggs Trading Post, 13340 U.S. 80, also includes trunk or treating for children, $5 in advance only. Entertainment begins at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 p.m. Nov. 2 and includes Cliff Patton, magician/ventriloquist, the Shane Bridges Band and many others. Parade at 11 a.m. Nov. 2, followed by a classic and antique car show, food and craft booths. Harvest Festival 5-K Run-to-the-Center, 2 p.m. Nov. 3. www.cityofjeffersonville.org.

“Family Fest: Families Helping Families”

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2, Perkins Field, Watson Boulevard and Mullberry Street, Warner Robins. Kick off for National Homlessness Awareness Month. Featuring the Alex Tjoland Band, Bruce Brookshire, Dwayne Boswell, Chad Loyd and Jacob Poole of “The Voice.” Family activities and Martin’s Barbecue. Hosted by Family Promise of Greater Houston County. 478-923-9391 or familypromisehoco@gmail.com. $10 adults, $5 children 10 and under; ticket includes barbecue plate.

Taste of Stone Creek Fall Festival

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 2, Stone Creek Baptist Church, 1531 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch. Food, health education, entertainment, car and motorcycle show. 478-508-9386.

175 Years of Trains Festival

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9, Forsyth. Beef cook-off, children’s art contest, inflatable rides, live music, food and a model train exhibit. The event is centered around Forsyth’s train depots, along Adams Street in Forsyth. Loraine Khoury, 478-994-7747.

Fall Festival

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, Byron United Methodist Church, Main Street and West Heritage Boulevard, Byron. Vendor booths, country store and Christmas shop, yard sale, children’s activities, food, book store and more. 956-5717.

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. 478-319-5859. www.BlueDuckEvents.org.

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.

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.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN

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.

Men’s Pancake Breakfast

8 a.m. Nov. 9, Christ Chapel Sportstowne, 170 Starcadia Circle. Featuring speaker and author Mark Rutland. Music by Jimmy Hall, formerly of Stillwater, and Jacob Poole of New Hope International, who recently appeared on “The Voice.” Free. www.christchapelmaconga.org.

MUSIC AND VARIETY

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.

Crankin’ Daddies Band

8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 1, the Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Bring food, but not alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available. A First Friday event. 478-957-7728. www.thelibraryballroom@gmail.com. $10.

Bootsy Collins

8 p.m. Nov. 2, 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.

Jamey Johnson

7 p.m. Nov. 16, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $35 in advance; $40 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.

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 or 478-301-5470. $45 and $55.

Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights

7-11 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, Bar 41, 414 Cherry St. Featuring spoken word, musicians, dancers, visual artists and more. 478-719-2054. $5 cover. First five open mic artists are free.

DANCES

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

8:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $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. This week: 5:15 p.m. Tommy and Friends, 7 p.m. Heaven Bound, 8:45 p.m. Klassic Kountry; Halloween party, come dressed up, prizes for best costumes. 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. Good News Bluegrass, 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. Dixie Sunlighters, 7:30 p.m. Klassic Kountry. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.

FILMS

“Psycho”

7 p.m. Oct. 30, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Alfred Hitchcock movie. $5 includes popcorn and drink. 478-742-2000.

Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 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.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.

FUNDRAISERS

AAUW Used Book Sale

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 County Galleria, North Houston Road and Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins. 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.

Garage and Bake Sale

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26, Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road. Benefits Rooms from the Heart. 478-731-0876.

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.

Run or Dye 5K

7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, Oct. 26, Middle Georgia Regional Airport, 1000 Terminal Drive. As you run/walk/dance through the course, you will get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every kilometer. Register at www.runordye.com/Macon. Some of the proceeds go to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia.

Michelle Murray

3-5 p.m. Oct. 26, Quail Country Customs, 2635 Georgia Ga. 247 Connector, Byron. Acoustic music set and meet and greet with fans. Benefits Truckin4Troops. Free. 478-956-1225.

Fish Fry Fundraiser and Classic Car Cruise In

1-4 p.m. Oct. 27, Macon Evangelistic Church, 5399 Hartley Bridge Road. Val Elliott, 478-731-5538.

Georgia Legal Services Fundraiser

7-10 p.m. Nov. 1, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Hosted by the Macon Bar Association 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.

Cabaret Night at St. Paul’s

6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 753 College St. Fundraiser for St. Paul’s Friends of Music and Arts. Several members of the St. Paul’s choir will be performing as well as other special guests. Catered food. $25 per couple; $15 individuals; $10 students and children. 478-743-4623.

Breast Cancer Masquerade Ball and Art Show

6:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Featuring Dean Brown and Dubshak, Randy Mendez and Travis Hart. Benefits Susan G. Komen Living by faith Outreach and the Douglass Theatre. DeWayne Kendrick, kendrickdewayne13@yahoo.com or 478-342-1289.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia Anniversary Gala

7 p.m. Nov. 16, Terminal Station, 200 Cherry St. Semi-formal attire. For reservations, call 478-743-4153 or e-mail csnook@bgccg.org. $75 per person; $750 table for eight.

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. Early 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.

LITERARY/LECTURES

Jean Carley Book Signing

10 a.m.-noon Oct. 26, Thomas Public Library, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Fort Valley. The Warner Robins resident will sign copies of her book, “Love Notes to Friends & Family.” 877-727-0697.

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.

Middle Georgia Public Awareness Forum

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5, the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, 304 Pierce Ave. Forum on the Affordable Care Act. Lunch will be provided. Presented by AARP Georgia and Macon-Bibb Age Friendly Community. Register by sending RSVP to Myrtle Habersham, mh@mshconsultingservices.com, or calling 478-745-7004. Free.

Gena Knox

5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Gena Knox, author of two award-winning cookbooks, introduces her new cookbook, “Southern My Way: Food & Family.” Free for Historic Macon members; $5 for nonmembers; $3 for students. 478-742-5084.

Radon 101

3-5 p.m. Nov. 14, North Macon Park, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. Speaker: Becky Chenhall, radon educator at the University of Georgia. RSVP required by Nov. 12 to assure home radon testing kits for all attendees. 478-633-8537.

“Angie” book signings

1-4 p.m. 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 its second printing. Sales of the book will benefit Macon Little Theatre, and the Sidney Lanier Cottage.

Macon Writers Group

2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. The only absolute criteria for membership are a love for the written word and a willingness to share your writing and to give constructive criticism and encouragement to other members of the group. For more information, email trayers.shane@gmail.com.

PAGEANTS

Cherry Blossom Scholarship Pageants

The Royal Court will be selected at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 478-207-0021 or janicemariemaconga@cox.net.

ET CETERA

Corn Maze

Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 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. 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.

Car Show

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26, Little Rogers C.M.E. Church, 9754 Thomaston Road. Judging at 1 p.m. 478-935-2776. $20 to register a vehicle.

Monster Truck All Stars

1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Middle Georgia Raceway, Byron. Featuring War Wizard, Heavy Hitter, River Rat and more. Halloween costume contest. Advance tickets: $15 adults, $10 ages 6-12; at gate: $20 adults, $15 ages 6-12; children 5 and younger are free.

Southern Square Bridal Show

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

Rose Hill Ramble

2-4 p.m. Oct. 27, Rose Hill Cemetery, 1071 Riverside Drive. Meet at the cemetery gate. Local historian Phil Comer will lead the walk, which will focus on Rose Hill “resident” Leroy M. Wiley. Wiley was a bachelor and one of American’s first three millionaires. Free. 478-742-5084.

Fishing for Fun

6-7 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 11, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. An interactive learning course for kids ages 4-12. Register through Oct. 26 at Freedom Park. 751-9248. $3 (covers the cost of bait and tackle).

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. 26-27. Guided tour at Lamar Mounds: 9 a.m. Nov. 17. Museum store Christmas open house: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7. Guided night walk: 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Free. 478-752-8257.

High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. 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.

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.

Candlelight Apparitions

5-8 p.m. Nov. 9, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Visit Macon’s past in the candle-lit home. Meet some of Macon’s most prominent citizens of the 19th Century, subjects of author Connie MacDarnell’s book “Walking on Cotton,” as they share their experiences. Tours begin on the hour. $10. Make reservations by calling 478-747-5982.

Syrup Makin’ Time on the Plantation

10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Find out how in times past farmers made their own cane syrup. Plus, craft making demonstrations throughout the farm.  $4-$6.50. 478-986-5172.

Death Cafe

2-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Riverside Cemetery Gatehouse, 1301 Riverside Drive. Death Cafe is a relaxed, open session where the public is invited to share in a discussion about issues surrounding life and death. It is not a support group. All ages welcome. 478-742-5328.

The Price is Right Live!

7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Interactive stage show. Tickets can be purchased at the Macon Centreplex Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Cannonball House

856 Mulberry St. Tours offered 10 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 478-745-5982. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military; $3 for students with college I.D.

Hay House

934 Georgia Ave. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Last tour at 3 p.m. each day. $11 adults; $10 seniors and military; $7 students; free for children under age 6 and members of the Georgia Trust. 478-742-8155.

Neel Reid Tours

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by special appointment, Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. 478-742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org. $5.

Amerson River Park

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday vehicle gate is open. Pedestrian gate open Mondays-Tuesdays, North Pierce Avenue, Macon. A place to walk, bike, hike, fish, study nature or enjoy the handicapped-accessible playground and pavilion. www.ocmulgeeheritagetrail.com. Free.

Rampage Pro Wrestling

2 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month, Johnny G’s, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-329-8002. www.rampageprowrestling.net. $8 adults, $5 kids, VIP seating available

Craft Beer Tasting

6-8 p.m., the first and third Saturday of the month, Winestyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Six craft beers with snacks. $7. 478-474-9595. www.winestyles.net/macon.

Wrestling

7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. bell time, the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. 478-397-5734. allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, children 6 and younger free.

MUSEUM EVENTS

Toddler Play Date

10:30 a.m.-noon, last Thursday of month, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. Special craft, story and/or activity. For children 3 and younger. 478-755-9539. $3 per person.

Mini-Zoo Tours

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.

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