Cherry Blossom Festival best bets for Monday

March 23, 2014 

People with a sweet tooth can get their fix in two ways Monday -- and both are free. Cupcakes at Amanda's Cakery and ice cream in Third Street Park are among our Cherry Blossom Festival Best Bets for Monday. Better get there early, though, as it only while supplies last. For a full Cherry Blossom Festival calendar, click here.

1.) Cherry Blossom Cupcakes: 11 a.m.-noon, Amanda’s Cakery, 312 Cotton Ave. Free almond pound cake cupcakes with buttercream icing while supplies last. Free.

2.) Third Street Park Festivities: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Third Street Park, along Third Street. Free ice cream and refreshments while supplies last. Live entertainment and carriage rides. Featured nation: Japan. Free.

3.) Animal Show: Road Kill Live with Jason Clark/Southeastern Reptile Rescue: Noon, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. This live animal show presented by Snakes R Us features tortoises, possums and more. Free.

4.) Cherry Blossom Organ Concert: Noon-12:30 p.m., Mulberry Street United Methodist, 719 Mulberry St. Enjoy 30-minute recitals by talented local organists. Free.

5.) Museum of Arts and Sciences Live Animal Show: 12:30-1 p.m., Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Meet the animals from the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Free.

6.) Spring Spirit Stroll Tours: 6 p.m., Historic Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. Stroll back in time with a one-hour guided walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes. $10.

7.) Big Mike and the Booty Papas: 6-9 p.m., Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Blues music. Free.

8.) An Evening of Music: 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center of Central High School, 2155 Napier Ave. The Department of Fine Arts of the Bibb County School District presents instrumental music and the Bibb County Honor Choir. Free.

9.) Leon Russell Concert: 7 p.m., Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in concert. $25-$45.

10.) Music for Organ and Brass: 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. An evening of music for organ, brass and timpani at the historic church. Free.

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