Out & About Calendar

January 31, 2014 


Valentine’s Day Music Fest

8 p.m. Feb. 14, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Featuring Keith Sweat, Sir Charles, Lenny Williams, Case and Comedian Griff. $41-$71. www.ticketmaster.com.

Victorian Valentine Tea

2-4 p.m. Feb. 15, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Three-course tea. RSVP by Feb. 7. 478-742-8155. www.hayhousemacon.org. $20.


9th annual Macon Film Festival

Feb. 27-March 2, downtown Macon. For more information on tickets, guests and a schedule of film showings, visit www.maconfilmfestival.com.

Reel Macon Film Festival

Feb. 27-March 2, Shadows Interactive Dinner Theatre, 438 Second St. Films from Middle Georgia film makers, plus music, food and more. $7 for one-day entry; $20 for all four days. 478-737-3806.

Design, Wine & Dine Festival: Celebrating the Artistry of Décor, Cuisine, Wine and Spirits

March 7-8, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. An exhibition of in-depth conversations and demonstrations from decorative and culinary arts experts presented by the Historic Macon Foundation. A session schedule and tickets are available at www.historicmacon.org. $10 per session.

Cherry Blossom Festival

March 21-30, downtown Macon. For a list of all events and activities, visit www.cherryblossom.com.

St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival

9 a.m-6 p.m. March 22, Bicentennial Plaza and Market on Madison, Dublin. Live entertainment and music; concessions available. www.dublinstpatricks.com.

Perry Dogwood Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 12; noon-5 p.m. April 13, Perry. Arts and crafts show, an official DockDog competition, hot air balloon rally, entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions, pageants, dog shows, Art in the Armory, kick-off party, 5k and one-mile fun run, flapjack fundraiser, Rotary Club fishing tournament, Echoes of Evergreen, Go Fish kids fishing derby, artisan demonstrations and ventriloquist Cliff Patton. Arts and crafts vendor applications now being accepted; email bonnie@perrygachamber.com or call 478-987-1234. www.perrydogwoodfestival.com.


Wesleyan Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second 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.

Mulberry Street Market

3:30-6:30 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.


The Kingdom Heirs and the Jordans

6 p.m. Feb. 1, Byron Baptist Church, 100 W. White Road, Byron. Keith Scott, 478-951-7272 or 478-956-4670. Donations accepted.

Hymn Festival

4 p.m. Feb. 2, Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St. Milburn Price conducting, and featuring the Mulberry UMC Ainsworth Choir. Instrumentalists include organist Cam Bishop, pianist Gail Pollock and the Mercer University Faculty Brass Quintet. Presented by the Macon chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free. 478-745-8601.

Becky Hataway and the Pineridge Boys, with Aubrey Ray

1 p.m. Feb. 9, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 10157 U.S. 341, Fort Valley. Concert will immediately follow morning service and a Valentine’s luncheon. If able, please bring a salad or vegetable. 478-397-6568.

“When the Sin Hits the Fan”

2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 22, Miracle Temple Holiness Church, 4651 Ayers Road. Directed by Tomeka Tiller. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.


Talent Show 2014

6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Dirty South ENT. $10. 478-742-2000.

Ty Herndon with Anita Cochran

8 p.m. Feb. 1, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Also featuring Colby Dee. $15-$25. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.

Willie Nelson

7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, City Auditorium, 415 First St. $38, $53 and $88. Tickets on sale at Coliseum Box Office, 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

8 p.m. Feb. 4, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Also featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks and Hazel Miller. $22-$40. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.

Walnut Street Dixie, Racing & Marching Society Jazz Band

8 p.m. Feb. 7, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Cash bar. 478-957-7728 or TheLibraryBallroom@gmail.com. $5.

“The Return:” Remembering 50 Years with the Beatles

7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. 478-783-1884. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. $25.

Teen Open Mic Night

6-10 p.m. Feb. 7, SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St. Sing with a DJ or bring your own guitar or music file. Ages 12-18. On-site security; parents welcome. Pre-registration encouraged; email sochitalent@gmail.com. $5 per person.

Art Garfunkel

8 p.m. Feb. 8, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Tickets are available by phone, 478-301-5470, in person weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or online www.thegrandmacon.com. $52-$62.

Honky Tonk Heroes Tour

6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Telfair Center for the Arts, 903 W. College St., McRae. Features the music of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard by Dave Bullard and Friends with guest Randy Newton. Tickets available at www.tcfta.com. 229-868-7114. $10 advance, $15 at door.

The Stoop Down Jam: A Tribute to Chick Willis

Feb. 9, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. 2 p.m. VIP catfish brunch and panel discussion, 4 p.m. opening musical performances; 9 p.m. music by Mudcat, Sammy Blue and Harvey Scales. $20 general admission; $30 VIP admission, includes lunch and discussion. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Travis Tritt

8 p.m. Feb. 13, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $45-$85. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Phil Daniels

11 p.m. Feb. 14, Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. Entertainment provided by AJ The DJ and comedian Swan. www.mrphildaniels.com.

Roland Everett Fall and the Lightword Band

7-10 p.m. Feb. 14, Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery, 546 Poplar St. www.tasteandseecoffee.com. 8-10 p.m. Feb. 21, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. www.the567.org. No admission charge; donations accepted.

Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour

Feb. 20, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Celebrating Ireland’s heritage through music. $33-$102. www.ticketmaster.com.

An Evening with R. Cornelius Spencer

7 p.m. Feb. 21, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cornelius Spencer presents an intimate evening performance of solo works ranging from classical to jazz to timeless Sunday morning hymns. $20. 478-742-2000.

Guy Davis

7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Blues musician. Featuring Fabrizio Poggi. $15. 478-742-2000.

Middle Georgia Talent Search

Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Children’s division: 7 p.m. Feb. 28; adults’ division: 7 p.m. March 1. Registration forms available at 478-783-1884 or www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com.


7 p.m. March 11, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Tickets available at the Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets, 800-745­3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. $40-78.

Brantley Gilbert

April 17, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. www.brantleygilbert.com.

Bill Cosby: “Far From Finished”

7 p.m. May 11, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Tickets can be purchased at the Macon Coliseum Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. www.maconcentreplex.com. $32-$75.

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.


Josh Jones’ Ballroom Workshop

10-10:45 a.m. American waltz, 11-11:45 a.m. foxtrot and introduction to the quickstep; Feb. 1, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. For reservations, call Paula East, 478-750-0802, or Dianne Kent, 478-986-4110. $20 per lesson; $35 for both lessons.

February Dance

7:30 p.m. complimentary lesson with Josh Jones, 8 p.m. dancing, Feb. 1, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Hosted by the Greater Macon Chapter of USA Dance No. 6059. Please wear some red; light refreshments. $7 members, $10 nonmembers, $5 students with ID. 478-750-0802.

19th annual Father and Daughter Dance

7-9 p.m. Feb. 7, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Members: $30 father and one daughter, $40 father and two or more daughters; nonmembers: $40 father and one daughter, $45 father and two daughters. Advance registration required by calling 478-477-3232.

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.


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 Thursday, 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. This week: Tommy and Rita, Wanda Dodd, Wildwood Bluegrass and Kirkland and Friends. 770-228-4832 or www.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. Good Time Band, 8 p.m. door prize drawing, 8:30 p.m. Good Time Band. 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. Goodtime Band, 7:30 p.m. Tommy New and Friends. Also open 6 p.m. Monday, House Band practice, 7 p.m. open stage, and 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. George Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. Magnum Country, 9 p.m. Broken Rein. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.


CollegeTown Film Series

Douglass Theater, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring movies that center on the theme of “bad girls.” 7 p.m. Feb. 6: “Klute”; faculty lecturer is Patrick Brennan, Middle Georgia State College. 7 p.m. Feb. 13: “Tank Girl”; faculty lecturer is Craig Coleman, Mercer University. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20: “Vera Drake”; faculty lecturer is Karen Huber, Wesleyan College. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of each screening; at Middle Georgia State College, Student Life Office, 478-471-2710; Mercer University, Office of Campus Life, 478-301-2868; Wesleyan College, Student Activities Office, 478-757-5257; or Douglass Theater, 478-742-2000. $5, includes a snack pass; free for students with valid ID cards.

Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9: “The Broken Circle Breakdown.” March 9: “On the Job.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.

“The Loving Story”

6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Taylor Amphitheatre, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Join Wesleyan professor of English Matt Martin for a discussion after the documentary about the Supreme Court case that overturned laws against interracial marriage. mmartin@wesleyancollege.edu.


7 p.m. Feb. 10, Math Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College’s Macon campus. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.

Senior Cinema: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

2 p.m. Feb. 12, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free for senior citizens. 478-742-2000.


5:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Student Center, Middle Georgia State College’s Dublin campus. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.


Charity Benevolent Fund Go for Red 5K

9 a.m. check-in, Feb. 1, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Pets on leashes, children in strollers and walkers are welcome as well. Running to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. 478-986-4908. www.mycbfund.org. $20 early, $25 day of; $15 children ages 6-18; free for children 5 and younger.

Joshua’s Birthday Bash for a Cure

6 p.m. Feb. 1, Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Evening of music, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction featuring Ben Jones and Lorra Lynch Jones, emcees, and AJ the DJ. Benefits the brain tumor program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $50 in advance; $60 at the door. www.joshuaswish.org.

Tea and Tunes: A Heart for the Homeless

3-5 p.m. Feb. 8, Christ Church, 582 Walnut St. Afternoon tea, door prizes, music by soprano Martha Malone and students from Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music. Benefits Loaves and Fishes Ministry. $20. 478-745-0427.

Brothers and Sisters Jam

8 p.m. Feb. 15, the Crazy Bull, 473 Second St. Live and silent auctions and concert. Benefits the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. 478-741-5551, extension 1. $50 individual tickets, $300-$750 tables.

The Cotton Ball

7 p.m. Feb. 17, the Blacksmith Shop, 655 Poplar St. Casual to cocktail: bow ties, boots and pearls. Music by Big Mike and the Booty Papas, cocktails, auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Hosted by Macon Volunteer Clinic. www.maconvolunteerclinic.com. $40.

Mardi Gras Party

7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 21, St. Peter Claver’s Katherine Drexel Center, 131 Ward St. Costumes welcome, family fun, food and dancing. Beads will be given at the door. 478-745-1970. $5.

Old Book Sale

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 27-28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 1; noon-5 p.m. March 2, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Hosted by the Friends of the Library and including more than 100,000 books at bargain prices. www.friendsofthelibrarymacon.com.

Fairy Tale Ball

5-8 p.m. March 1, the Blacksmith Shop, 665 Poplar St. Evening of games, music, silent auction and princesses and princes. Benefits Rooms from the Heart. Tickets available at Warno Cam Paints, 2379 Ingleside Ave., and Yesterday’s Antique Market, 4821 Sheraton Drive. 478-954-9036. $35.


Preacher Moss

7 p.m. Feb. 3, Walker Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College’s Warner Robins campus; noon Feb. 4, Arts Complex/Theatre on the Macon campus; 8 p.m. Feb. 4, Walker Hall Auditorium on the Cochran campus. “End of Racism” comedy/lecture tour. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.

Stephen Davis

7 p.m. Feb. 3, Stone Depot, East Adams Street, Forsyth. The author will speak at the Monroe County Historical Society meeting. Open to the public. Ralph Bass, 478-994-6786.

Writing Your Autobiography

4-6 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, Byron United Methodist Church, Main Street and West Heritage Boulevard, Byron. With Ed Grisamore. 478-956-5717. $75 per person, $100 for two family members.

Esme Raji Codell

7 p.m. Feb. 6, Candler Alumnae Center, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Esme Raji Codell is a noted author of children’s and adult books and an experienced teacher. Free.

Book Signing

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 8, Kema’s Hobby, 109 Atlanta Road, Gray. Authors in attendance include Darryl Bollinger, Otis Scarbary and John Carter. Free. 478-986-5362.

Secrets to Living Beautifully

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 8, Mabel White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road. Presented by Coliseum Health Systems. Featuring Dona Caine Francis, Dr. Daniel Haithcock, Dr. Wayne Kelley and Dr. Victoria Shirley. Reservations required by calling 478-746-4646. $10, includes lunch and a gift.

Marriage Workshop: “Making Love Grow”

Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 8, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Deadline to register: Feb. 5. 478-953-7246. www.therainchurch.com. $5.

“Railroads Across America: Searching 1800s Railroad History and Migration Patterns”

7 p.m. Feb. 10, Flint Energies Building Conference Room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Central Georgia Genealogical Society meeting. Guests welcome. 478-987-7260. www.cggs.org.

Jim Grimsley

7 p.m. Feb. 12, Mercer University Medical School Auditorium, 1300 Edgewood Ave. The novelist will give a presentation from his memoir-in-progress “Good White People.” 478-301-2588.

Jon Goode

Noon Feb. 13, Math Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College’s Macon campus; 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Walker Auditorium on the Warner Robins campus; 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Student Activity Center on the Cochran campus. Poet and spoken word artist. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.

Caregiver Workshop

2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Summer’s Landing, 600 S. Kimberly Road, Warner Robins. For reservations, call 478-328-3800, extension 24. Free.

Brig. General Cedric D. George

3 p.m. Feb. 26, City of Eastman Room, Middle Georgia State College’s Eastman campus. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.

Lamar Lecture Series: Will Allen, CEO, Growing Power

7 p.m. March 5, Taylor Amphitheatre, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. mmartin@wesleyancollege.edu.

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.


Mid-South Forestry Prelims

All prelims at Walker Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College’s Cochran campus. Feb. 15: Houston, Peach and Pulaski counties; March 1: Bleckley, Dodge and Laurens counties. Winners will advance to the 75th Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant in Tifton in June. For applications, visit www.midsouthforestrypageants.tripod.com or email Victoria Lovett at victorias21roses@yahoo.com.

Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant

March 15, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley. Entry deadline is March 8. Only 15 accepted in each age group. Any Georgia girl age 4-23 is eligible. Optional talent competition in all groups except Tiny Miss. Queens serve as official ambassadors of the Georgia Peach Festival and are recognized by the Georgia Legislature and governor. www.missgeorgiapeach.org, 478-923-3846 or email missgapeachpageant@email.com.


Ice Skating

Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Feb. 23: 12:30-3 p.m., 4-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m.; Feb. 17 and 21: 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m.; Feb. 18 and 22: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m.; Feb. 19: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. $10 per person; $8 per person for matinee sessions, which are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $6 for military during matinee sessions. Admission includes skates. Free to watch. www.maconcentreplex.com.

High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. High Falls Historic Walk: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Join a naturalist on this half-mile walk and learn about the history of High Falls; $5. Groundhog Day Hike: 1-2 p.m. Feb. 1. Guided nature hike to the falls; $5. Couples Twilight Night Hike: 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 14. Enjoy a romantic night under the full moon light with a stroll to the falls; $5. On the Trail to Great Writing: 10-11:30 a.m. March 22. Local author Anne B. Jones tells how journaling can improve your life. $10. All events meet at the park office. An additional $5 per car parking fee also is required for all events. 478-993-3053.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

7 p.m. Jan. 31; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Feb. 2, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Theme: Super Circus Heroes. $22-$37 adults; $12 children ages 2-12. www.maconcentreplex.com.

2014 Great Outdoors Show

1-7 p.m. Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Federation. $8; $5 seniors and children; free for kids age 5 and younger. www.gwf.org.

Night at the Museum and “Deadwood Saloon”

6-8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. A family evening of living history, mixing American history with aviation and science. Drawing for summer camp gift certificates will be held throughout the night. Concessions available. Proceeds support education programs at the museum. $8 per person. Immediately following Night at the Museum, 8 p.m., an audience-participation “Deadwood Saloon” murder mystery buffet dinner will be held. $30 per person, $50 per couple. Tickets are available in advance at www.museumofaviation.org or by calling 478-926-6870.

Winter Wonderfest

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 8 and noon-5 p.m. Feb. 9, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Ride the snow slide, play in the bounce house or do other childrens activities. Craft show, s’mores making, cookie decorating; plus a 5K run, Zumba, chili cookoff and a presentation by Mark Ballard. www.museumofaviation.org/wonderfest.php.

American Sewing Guild

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 8, Ingleside United Methodist Church, 3187 Ridge Ave. Sew for premature babies. Anyone interested in sewing is welcome. 478-474-0986. Free.

Princess Tea Party

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Featuring Carmella Turner (Miss Macon 2014), Ivey Rowland (Outstanding Teen 2014), Carly Mathis (Miss Georgia 2013) and other dignitaries. Participants receive a princess tiara and sash and picture taken with the princesses before heading up to join the afternoon tea session (adults will be charged $20 to attend the tea session at 2 p.m.). A portion of the proceeds go to Miss Macon Scholarship program. RSVP by Feb. 1. 478-742-8155. www.hayhousemacon.org. $45.

Georgia National Rodeo

7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22, Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Feb. 20: $9-$20; Feb. 21-22: $15-$23. 478-987-3247.

“A Walk in Oaky Woods”

9 a.m. Feb. 22, meet at check station, Oaky Woods WMA, Houston County. One-mile hike led by John Trussell. Learn about local archaeology, wood lore and champion trees. Email John@trussell.org to register or call 478-953-9320. Free.

Black History Month “Soul Train”

3 p.m. Feb. 23, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Kali Dance Studio for the Arts. $15. 478-742-2000.

Monster Jam 2014

7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 1, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Starring monster trucks smashing through and crushing obstacles. $22-$32 adults; $12-$32 children. www.maconcentreplex.com.

Ocmulgee National Monument

Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Glow in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 15. One-mile night walk in the park with glow sticks from the visitors center to the Great Temple Mound. All events free. 478-752-8257.

Fort Hawkins Historic Site

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archeological dig site. Free. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com.

Rock Candy Tours

Free Birds and Night Owls Tour: 9-10:30 p.m. Friday; the Rookery, 543 Cherry St. $10. Reservations required. Intown Rock ’n’ Roll Stroll, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the second Saturday of the month. $15. Reservations required. Call 478-955-5997 or email rockcandytours@gmail.com. for reservations or private tours.

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.

Yappy Hour

5-8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, Macon Dog Park, Adams Street. Party with your four-legged best friend. Dog demonstrations, live music and giveaways. Beer and wine for sale. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.

Lawn Mower Races

11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, across from Camping World, Byron. 478-956-3929.


6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Prizes. For ages 21 and older. 478-751-9248.


7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday, Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. Public welcome. 478-742-5372.


7 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 478-784-1454.

Adult Card Night

6-7 p.m. Friday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. A social event for adults who want to show off their skills. 478-751-9248.

Adult Volleyball

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. For skilled adults age 18 and older. 751-9248. Free

Pool Tournament

8 p.m. Friday, L&W Sports Bar, 4479 Pio Nono Ave. The tournament is 9 Ball with handicap rules. 478-254-4117. $15 tournament, no cover charge.

Go-Kart Racing

10 a.m. Saturday, 230 W.E. Green Parkway, Interstate 75 exit 149, west on Ga. 49, Byron.

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.

Wine Tasting

6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesday: Six wines with light appetizers. $7. Thursday: Eight wines with appetizers. $10. 478-474-9595. www.winestyles.net/macon.

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.


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. www.allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, children 6 and younger free.


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 wit ID.

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.

Polar Bear Den

10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Story time plus crafts for ages 2-5. $5 per child; free for adults. www.masmacon.org or 478-477-3232.

Sky Over Macon

8 p.m. the fourth 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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