Out & About Calendar

April 11, 2014 


Easter Eggstravaganza

11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12, The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. 40,000 prize and candy filled Easter eggs and photos with the Easter Bunny, free; concessions and rides available to purchase. www.therockranch.com. 706-647-6374.

Dauset Trails Easter Egg Hunt

2 p.m. April 13, Dauset Trails Nature Center, 360 Mount Vernon Church Road, Jackson. Food and drink for sale. Free egg hunt and more activities for kids. www.dausettrails.com.

Easter Egg Hunt

1-3 p.m. April 16, North Macon Park, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. Children age 14 and younger can search for candy-filled Easter eggs. Free. 478-477-8526.

Easter Egg Hunt

6-7:30 p.m. April 18, LH Williams Elementary School playground, 325 Pursley St. Fun-filled evening of carnival games, coloring contest and Easter egg hunt for ages 15 and younger. Free. 478-447-2784.

Remembering Good Friday with Drama and Song

7 p.m. April 18, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. 478-953-7246. www.therainchurch.com.

Good Friday Moonlight Easter Egg Hunt

April 18, Joyful Life Baptist Church, 1618 S. Houston Lake Road, Kathleen. Hot dogs and refreshments for all. Egg hunt is for babies-12 years old. Bring baskets and flashlights. erikavx6@gmail.com or hopefulmike@gmail.com.

“Walk With Jesus”

7:30 p.m. April 18, New Elim Baptist Church, 4368 Hartley Bridge Road. Participate in reenactment of Jesus carrying his cross to Golgotha. 10 a.m. April 18: An interactive event for the whole family. Be a part of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, his Last Supper, pray with him at Gethsemane, observe his crucifixion and resurrection. Afterward, snacks and Easter egg hunt for the kids. Free. 478-718-9978.

The Resurrection Run 5K

8 a.m. 1-mile fun run, 8:30 a.m. 5K April 19, Jeffersonville Church of God, 801 U.S. 80 East, Jeffersonville. $15 fun run; $20 5K. 478-951-4458.

Glow In the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

8:30 p.m. April 19, High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Bring an Easter basket and search for more than 1,000 glowing eggs under the moonlight. $5. 478-992-3053.


Perry Dogwood Festival

6 p.m.-midnight April 11; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 12; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13, Perry. Arts and crafts show, an official DockDog competition, hot air balloon rally, entertainment, 5k and one-mile fun run, flapjack fundraiser, Rotary Club fishing tournament, artisan demonstrations and ventriloquist Cliff Patton. www.perrydogwoodfestival.com.

Around the World at Woodfield International Festival

11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12, Woodfield Academy, 4375 Rivoli Drive. Music by Tim Cadiere and the Washboard Road Band, food and culture from each of the world’s inhabited continents, fun and games, raffle and more. 478-477-9844. Free admission.

Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival

9 a.m. April 12, Dauset Trails, 360 Mount Vernon Church Road, Jackson. Music begins at 11 a.m. and includes the Packway Handle Band, Johnny Roquemore and the Apostles of Bluegrass and Colly Station. Food and drink for sale. Plant vendors, outdoor groups and more. Free. www.dausettrails.com.

International Festival

5-8 p.m. April 19, Student Life Center, Middle Georgia State College Macon campus. Multicultural singing, dancing, fashion show, talent show, puppet show and food. Organized by the college’s International Students & Studies Association. $5, free for age 5 and younger. Mary Beth McConnell, marybeth.mcconnell@mga.edu.


Preview event; 6-8 p.m. April 25, the Painted Door Art Gallery, 1752 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins; featuring live jazz music from Otis Hicks, refreshments and a sneak peak of theart exhibition, “99 Bottles of Art on the Wall.” Proceeds to benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia. 1-6 p.m. April 26, behind the new Warner Robins Law Enforcement Center, Warner Robins. Educational and artistic exhibits, live music by the Vineyard Band, an interactive children’s area, local food vendors and a cooking contest. The Warner Robins Heritage Society will simultaneously host a walk through time with the re-opening of Mildred’s Country Store at the train depot. To participate as a vendor, artist, volunteer or sponsor, contact Jodi Daley, 478-225-7626.

Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival

April 25-26, downtown Barnesville. Community cook-off, barbecue, concerts, painting contest, car show and more family events. Free. www.bbqandblues.org.

Madison Fest

10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26, Town Park, 218 W. Jefferson St., Madison. Art and garden market, juried student art exhibits, resources to go green and live music. Concessions available. Free admission.

Autism Awareness Festival

8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26, Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 1045 U.S. 41, Forsyth. Includes a 5K trail race, fun run, motorcycle ride, live music, food vendors, resource fair, crafts, inflatables and kids’ games. www.anchorofhopefoundation.com or aohfoundation@gmail.com. Free.


Digital Media Summer Camp

June 15-21, Mercer University. Application deadline: May 1; late deadline: May 10. Center for Collaborative Journalism, Attn: Summer Camp, 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, Ga. 31207. Tim Regan-Porter, 478-301-2907 or ccj@mercer.edu. www.ccj.mercer.edu/camp. $650, scholarships available.


9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 2-July 11, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ages 7-14. Learn the basics of stage presence, self-esteem and the artistic skills of acting, singing, dance and precise communication as well as the technical skills of coordinating lights, sound, set changes and cues from backstage. 478-742-2000.

“Bee Ahead” Summer Camp

6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 2-July 25, Christian Fellowship Academy, 621 Walnut St., Warner Robins. Ages 2-16. 478-975-0806, extension 9204.


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.

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 and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Free to attend.

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.

Calling All Marketplace Vendors

The sixth season of the Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers’ Market will open 4 p.m. April 21. Milledgeville Main Street has revised the application and guidelines, now available via Facebook and in the Main Street Office. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor can call Deana, 478-414-4014, or email dthornton@milledgevillega.us.

Market on Madison

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday through October, 314 W. Madison St., Dublin. Tara Bradshaw, Main Street Dublin, 478-272-2560 or tara@dublinmainstreet.com.


Anglican Church Fish Fry

4:30-7 p.m. April 11, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41, Warner Robins. An adult plate of three deep-fried white fish, cole slaw, hush puppies, cheese grits, cake and tea is $8. A child’s plate (12 and younger) is $4 for two pieces of fish and the rest of the items. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Terry Wilkins, 478-929-9910.

Gospel Praise 2014

11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12, Wesley Glen Ministries Life Skills Center, 4580 North Mumford Road. Featuring local praise and worship groups and indoor marketplace. Fish fry plates: $8 adults, $5 children under 12. 478-471-3711.

One Voice Quartet

6 p.m. April 13, Christian Hope Church, 1600 Elberta Road, Warner Robins. Free. 478-781-6147.


The Claire Lynch Band

7:30 p.m. April 11, Juliette Opry, 443 McCrackin St., Juliette. Contact Joe Cullison, 478-335-3895 or apmacon@gmail.com, for reservations. www.acousticproductions.com. $22 advance, $25 at door.


1 p.m. April 12, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. All day music festival featuring Krewella, Logic, Radical Something and many other performers. Family-friendly. Free. www.quadworks.mercer.edu.

Second Sunday Concert Series

Washington Park, downtown Macon. Bring picnics, blankets and chairs for this free outdoor family-friendly concert series. No grills or tents. www.collegehillmacon.com. All events at 6 p.m. April 13: Seven Handle Circus; May 11: Jaimo’s Jasssz Band; June 8: Bragg Jam preview band; July 13: the Grapevile; August: tba; September: tba; October: soul music surprise guest.

Brantley Gilbert

7:30 p.m. April 17, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. $25-$37. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

Benefit concert

9 p.m. April 18, Big Daddy’s House of Pool, 1705 Shurling Drive. Featuring Trey Teem Band, Ronnie Pittman, Matt Pippin, Kelly Ballard and hosted by comedian Jennifer Rutherford. Admission is $10 plus two canned goods. All food items donated to the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. 478-319-3115.

Tim Cadiere and Washboard Road Band

6:30 p.m. April 19, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Cash bar. Tickets available at 478-957-7728 or TheLibraryBallroom@gmail.com. $5.

The Zombies

8 p.m. April 24, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $30-$40. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Maria Howell and the Mose Davis Trio

7:30 p.m. April 25, Allen’s Market, 101 West McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Marlor House, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville, or at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. 478-452-3950. $15.

“American Idol Stars: Celebrate Broadway”

April 26, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. The Broadway and rock revue will feature “American Idol” finalists Jacob Lusk (season 10), Karen Rodriguez (season 10), Haley Scarnato (season 6) and Von Smith (season 8). $32-$45. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com.

Jimmy Hall’s Birthday Bash

8 p.m. April 26, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring Jimmy Hall and Friends and Lil Al’s Soul Funk Revival. $20 general admission in advance; $25 general admission day of; $35 VIP admission. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights

7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron. 478-719-2054. $5.


“Treat Her Like a Lady” Father/Daughter Dance

6-9 p.m. April 26, VFW Post 6605, 1011 Corder Road, Warner Robins. Sponsored by the men of Omega Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. $10 in advance; $15 individual or $25 for father/daughter at the door. 478-569-6842.


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.

Ole Clinton Opry

5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. 5:15 p.m. Music Man. 6:45 p.m. Cool Country. 8:45 p.m. Tommy and Clinton House 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. Good News Bluegrass, 7:30 p.m. the John Holliday Show. 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. Dixie Sunlighters, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanell Collins and Phoenix Band. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.


2014 Sundown Screen Series

All movies at Luther Williams Field in Central City Park unless otherwise noted. Movies begin at sundown. Picnic and blankets encouraged. Movies will be canceled in the event of rain. Free. 478-751-9280. April 11: “Back to the Future”; April 18: “Wizard of Oz” (Tattnall Square Park); April 25: “Hook”; May 9: “Trouble With the Curve”; May 16: “Batman”; May 23: “Dirty Dancing”; June 16: “A League of Their Own”; June 20: “The Blind Side” (Rosa Jackson Recreation Center); June 27: “Armageddon”; July 11: “Frozen”; July 18: “The Hunger Games” (Lake Tobesofkee); July 25: “Field of Dreams”; Aug. 8: “The Goonies”; and Aug. 15: “Love of the Game” (Frank Johnson Recreation Center).

Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. April 13: “Inside Llewyn Davis.” May 11: “Gloria.” Special documentary presentation: 7:30 p.m. April 22: “Medora.” June 8: “The Lunchbox.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.


March for Babies

April 12. 8 a.m. registration, Round Building, Central City Park; 9:30 a.m. walk, Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. Benefits the March of Dimes. Includes a picnic lunch and activities for children. www.marchforbabies.org. 478-775-0578.

“Paint the Knights” 5K Fun Run

7:30 a.m. April 12, Middle Georgia State College’s Cochran campus. Open to everyone. A project of the Student Government Association and Student Life. Runners will be blasted with a safe and eco-friendly combo of dyes during the race. Benefits Cochran/Bleckley Communities in Schools. melissa.houston@mga.edu or 478-934-3152. $10 students who live on campus, $15 for all other students and kids, $20 for everyone else.

Peach Blossom Bike Ride

8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. ride, April 12, Byron United Methodist Church, Main Street and West Heritage Boulevard, Byron. Karen, 478-956-5717.

James E. Lowe Scholarship Pancake Breakfast

7-11 a.m. April 12, Promise Neighborhood Center, 1780 Anthony Road. Hosted by the Fort Valley State University Macon Area Alumni Chapter and benefitting local students attending FVSU. Tickets may be purchased at Fish Dock, 2795 Montpelier Ave.; Marable Dental Center, 3661 Eisenhower Parkway; Troy Young Realty, 546 Emery Highway or by contacting John Simmons, 478-719-7845. $6.

Charitable Tennis “Day Party”

5-7 p.m. April 13, John Drew Smith Tennis Center, 3280 N. Ingle Place. Hosted by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Gamma Pi Sigma Chapter. Proceeds benefit the March of Dimes and the Jerome P. Guy Scholarship Fund. Music, complimentary refreshments, door prizes, tennis class for beginners, no experience required. 478-474-5075.

Stuffed Animal Drive

Through April 16. Drop stuffed animals off at Habersham Records, 1375 Pio Nono Ave. Sponsored by Helping Hands Community Outreach and Spirit of Ruth Women’s Outreach Ministry. Benefits children being treated at local hospitals. 478-743-2587 or 478-283-0954.

Wille Robertson of “Duck Dynasty”

7 p.m. April 25, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. To Benefit Caring Solutions Pregnancy Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Coliseum Box Office. www.friendsofcaringsolutions.com. $25 in the stands, $45 on the floor; $10 student discount for tickets purchased at the box office. There will be a Meet and Greet at 6 p.m.; passes available by contacting Melanie@caringsolutionspc.com, 478-755-1343. $500 Partner Pass for two guests; $1,000 Group Pass for up to six guests; event tickets must be purchased separately.

Dragon Boat Races

April 26, Sandy Beach, Lake Tobesofkee. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. Register teams of 10 paddlers at www.dragonboats.kintera.org or call 478-745-3984 for more information.


Galadrielle Allman Book Signing

4-6 p.m. April 13, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. The daughter of Duane Allman will read from and sign her new book, “Please Be With Me.” Also featuring Willie Perkins, former tour manager of Allman Brothers Band, sharing stories and Tommy Talton performing an acoustic set. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event. $40, includes admission to the museum and the book. $8, with no book.

“How Native Plants were used by the Native Americans”

7:30 p.m. April 15, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Presented by Amanda DePriest at the bimonthly meeting of the Georgia Wilderness Society. Bonnie, 478-956-6973.

Kim Sandefur Book Signing

Noon-2 p.m. April 19, Hire Grounds Cafe, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. The first-time author will sign her new book, “Let’s Get Healthy.”

School of Business Executive Lecture

5:30 p.m. April 21, banquet hall, Professional Sciences and Conference Center, Middle Georgia State College, Macon Campus. Featuring Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield discussing the Air Force Sustainment Center’s leadership model. Vanessa Svensson, vanessa.svensson@mga.edu. Free.


Lockerly Arboretum Plant Sale

1-6 p.m. April 11 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12, Lockerly Arboretum, 1534 Irwinton Road, Milledgeville. Unique varieties of perennials, annuals and vegetable plants for sale. www.lockerly.org.

Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby

11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12, Magnolia Street, downtown Macon. Watch teams race homemade derby cars down the hill on Magnolia Street. Plus, live music from the sunDollars, and DJ Shawty Slim, a bouncy house, food trucks, StreetLine Drum Core and kid’s Big Wheel Races. Free. www.maconderby.com.

Touch A Truck

10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12, Northway Church parking lot, 5915 Zebulon Road. A family-friendly event that allows children of all ages to come look in, climb on, hear stories and learn about a variety of vehicles and modes of transportation. Hosted by the Junior League of Macon. Also, there will be a silent hour from 10-11 a.m. where there will be no sirens going off, so younger children can enjoy the vehicles. $5. www.jlmacon.org.

Johnny Mack Nickles

2 p.m. April 12, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Johnny Mack Nickles and friends will each share a portion of their military and Native American collections display and will identify artifacts that the public brings in. $6 admission includes a tour of the Cannonball House and its Military Museum. 478-745-5982.

Focus on the Family Resource Fair

10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12, New Hope Baptist Church, 1465 Burton Ave. Wide range of quality resources available including health, education, mentoring programs, child safety, estate planning, identity theft and more. Free. 478-747-0457.

High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Backyard Birding: 8:30 a.m. April 13: Wear walking shoes and bring binoculars for a guided walk in search of some common birds, $5. Wildflower Hunt: 2 p.m. April 19: Guided 1.5-mile hike looking for wildflowers on the Falls View Trail. $5. A $5 per car parking fee also is required. 478-993-3053.

Yappy Hour Special Event

5-8 p.m. every third Thursday, April-October, Macon Dog Park, corner of Adams and Chestnut streets. April 17: music and refreshments begin at 6 p.m., snacks will be available for purchase just outside of the gate. In conjunction with this year’s first event, there will be an unveiling of the Little Library that will be placed in the Dog Park. Hosted by Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation. Ellen Banas, 478-751-7694.

Community Health Expo and Blood Drive

9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 22, Oak Hall, Middle Georgia State College’s Warner Robins campus. Donate blood and get a variety of health screenings. Refreshments provided. Free. Jessica Fisher, jessica.fisher@mga.edu.

Neel Reid Ramble

5:30 p.m. April 24, Neel House, 730 College St. Hosted by the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon. Board buses for a narrated tour and learn about the architectural significance of Neel Reid in Macon. Tour a private 1913 Neel Reid home and rose garden. After the ramble, return to the Neel House for a cocktail party. Reservations only, call 478-742-0921. $50.

Rose Hill Ramble

2 p.m. April 27, Rose Hill Cemetery, 1071 Riverside Drive. Local historian Jim Barfield’s ramble will feature the grave of Macon’s famous architect Neel Reid and the graves of the nine victims of Macon’s 1880s mass murder, and Confederate burial grounds. Free for Friends of Rose Hill, $5 for non-members, $3 for students. Membership forms will be available at the event. www.historicmacon.org. 478-742-5084.

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