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 through age 12. Bring baskets and flashlights. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
Easter Egg Hunt
2 p.m. April 19, Macon E Church, 5399 Hartley Bridge Road. Free.
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.
Fort Hawkins Easter Sunrise Service
6:30 a.m. April 20, Fort Hawkins Historic Site, Emery Highway. Hosted by the Fort Hawkins Commission and the Interfaith Community of East Macon. Featured speaker: the Rev. Alexander Newton, Back to the Street Ministry. 478-538-8793 or 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt
9 a.m. April 20, Riverside United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 735 Pierce Ave. For ages 1-12. Light refreshments at registration. Free individual or family pictures. 478-746-9688.
5-8 p.m. April 19, Student Life Center, Middle Georgia State Colleges Macon campus. Multicultural singing, dancing, fashion show, talent show, puppet show and food. Organized by the colleges International Students & Studies Association. $5, free for age 5 and younger. Mary Beth McConnell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pan African Festival of Georgia
Poetry Theatre: 7-9 p.m. April 24, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Festival Kick-off: 7-10 p.m. April 25, Douglass Theatre; free. Opening Ceremony and Interfaith Unity Service: 11 a.m. April 26, Cherry Street Plaza; free. Marketplace and entertainment: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. April 26, Cherry Street Plaza; music, dance, food, film, art and the International Childrens Village. 478-743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com.
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 the art 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, 100 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Educational and artistic exhibits, live music by the Vineyard Band, an interactive childrens 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 Mildreds 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.
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 email@example.com. Free.
Turkey Creek Festival Farmin in the Park
10 a.m. May 3, Interstate 75, exit 122, Byromville. Arts and crafts, exhibits, games, food and entertainment. www.turkeycreekfestival.com. 478-244-1318. Free.
Old Clinton War Days
May 3-4, Clinton. Includes authentic camps, narration of battle history, battle reenactments, crafts, food, entertainment and more. Earlene Hamilton, 478-986-6383. $5 adults, $3 ages 18 and younger, free for age 6 and younger.
Cross Keys U.M.C. Summer Camp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday June 2-July 25, 1825 Jeffersonville Road. For ages 5-12. Extend hours available until 5 p.m. Field trips, arts and crafts, biblical lessons and more. Deadline to apply is noon May 18. Regular camp: $30 per week; extended camp: $50 per week. Also, a $5 non-refundable application fee. Contact Keshie Robinson, 478-335-2145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
The Sixth District Musical
6 p.m. April 27, St. Luke Baptist Church, 1180 Haywood Road. Featuring Ministers of Praise, Union Baptist Mass Choir, Divine Men of Favor, St. Luke Baptist Mass Choir, the Rev. Robert Chapman and the Chapman Singers, Willie Morris, Shiloh Baptist/Baldwin County, I-Mack Ensemble and Allen Banks and the Anointed Sounds of Faith. 478-785-0607. Free.
Gospel Night Singers Spring Concert
6:30 p.m. May 3-4, New Heights Baptist Church, 158 Lamar Road. 478-757-2240. Donations accepted.
10 a.m. May 4, Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church, 10157 U.S. 341 North, Fort Valley. Featuring the Jordans. Lunch will be served following the service. Karen Rogers, 478-397-6568.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
9 p.m. April 18, Big Daddys House of Pool, 1705 Shurling Drive. Featuring Trey Teem Band, Ronnie Pittman, 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.
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, Allens Market, 101 W. 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
7:30 p.m. 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 Halls Birthday Bash
8 p.m. April 26, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring Jimmy Hall and Friends and Lil Als 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. This week: 5:15 p.m. Tommy and Clinton House Band, 6:45 p.m. Still Crusin, 8:45 p.m. the Generals. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
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. the Filmore House Band, 7:30 p.m. Still Cruisin. 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. the Generals, 7:30 p.m. PKHRS. 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 18: Wizard of Oz (Tattnall Square Park); April 25: Hook.
Macon Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. May 11: Gloria. Special documentary presentation: 7:30 p.m. April 22: Medora. June 8: The Lunchbox. 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
11 a.m.-6:30p.m. April 18; 9 a.m.-noon April 19, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 5455 Mount Pleasant Church Road. 478-781-4970.
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.
Back Yard Boogie
7-11 p.m. April 26, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. Featuring Gringo Grande and Boothill. Chairs and blankets welcome. No outside food or beverages; family friendly event. $5. Proceeds benefit the museum. www.thebighousemuseum.org.
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.
All About Animals Rescue Run
8:30 a.m. May 3, Mount Zion Church, 7015 Rivoli Drive. Choose from 10.2, 5k or one-mile run. All funds raised support the animals at the no-kill rescue shelter. Registration is available at www.racerpal.com. Carol Galonczyk, firstname.lastname@example.org. $25-$40.
Biking for Missions Bike Ride
9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. ride, May 3, First Baptist Church of Haynesville, Haynesville. Proceeds benefit the churchs Missions Team. 478-987-3747. www.fbchaynesville.net. $25.
Cooking with Chef Audrey for a Cure
1 p.m. May 3, Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive. Three-course meal, recipes and instructions from the chef and Christian comedienne. Door prizes. Benefits Joshuas Wish. www.joshuaswish.org. 478-361-3541. $35.
Dancing Stars of Central Georgia
7:30 p.m. May 3, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Benefits the Alzheimers Association. Balcony tickets available. www.dancingstarsofcentralgeorgia.com. 478-746-7050.
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, Lets 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 Centers leadership model. Vanessa Svensson, email@example.com. Free.
Catch the Buzz: The Benefit of Bees
11:45 a.m. April 22, Middle Georgia State Colleges Dublin campus student center, Dublin. Hear a videotaped TEDx Boston talk by Noah Wilson-Rich, founder of Best Bees Company, about the reasons every city needs healthy honey bees, followed by a discussion on the a dramatic drop in the U.S. honey bee population by Clinton Ready and Gloria Huddleston. Light refreshments will be served. Kathy Adams, Dublin campus librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
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. Must have 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 email@example.com.
Tour of Civil War Macon
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 19, leaves from the Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Visit the places that were of particular interest to Macon during this conflict. Learn the role Macon played in support of the war and see the evolution of some of the buildings that still exist. Each group is limited to 25 people. Reservations required. 478-745-5982. $20 per person, includes a tour of the Cannonball House and grounds.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Wildflower Hunt: 2 p.m. April 19: Guided 1.5-mile hike looking for wildflowers on the Falls View Trail. $5. Forest Night Life Hike: 7:30 p.m. April 25: Bring a flashlight and walking shoes for a short hike to the falls under the moonlight. $5. Historic Tour: 10 a.m. April 26: Learn about he town of High Falls during this mile hike to the old power house. $5. Canoe Tour: 6 p.m. April 26: Ranger-led tour of High Falls and Buck Creek. Advance reservations required. $15. Spring Crafts: 2 p.m. April 27: Make a fun spring craft using nature. $5.A $5 per car parking fee also is required. 478-993-3053.
Community Health Expo and Blood Drive
9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 22, Oak Hall, Middle Georgia State Colleges Warner Robins campus. Donate blood and get a variety of health screenings. Refreshments provided. Free. Jessica Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet
6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and program, April 26, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. New inductees Elliot Gordon Zachary Bellah, David C. Garrett Jr., Johnny S. Kytle and retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mack Secord. Seating is limited and by advance reservation only. Attire is black-tie (dark suit optional). Nicole Bissette, Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, 478-328-0704 or email@example.com. $75.
Rose Hill Ramble
2 p.m. April 27, Rose Hill Cemetery, 1071 Riverside Drive. Local historian Jim Barfields ramble will feature the grave of Macons famous architect Neel Reid and the graves of the nine victims of Macons 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.
Spring Events at the Rock Ranch
5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. Spring-a-ding-ding: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday through April 25; train, pony rides, paddle boats pedal carts and more; $10 per person. Strawberry Festival: April 26, pick your own or buy freshly picked berries. www.therockranch.com. 706-647-6374.
Hay House Spring Stroll of Macon Gardens and Historic Interiors
May 2-4. Secret Gardens tour will focus on the Ingleside/Vista neighborhoods, while the Historic Interiors tour will be downtown. Tours include the Hay House and its fresh floral art display. Garden Market is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2-3 and 1-5 p.m. May 4: vendors of plants and garden accessories. Garden seminars: featuring Kirk Moore and Patrick Wells. Tours are $15 in advance or $20 day of; combo tour is $25 in advance and $35 day of; Garden Market and seminars are free. www.hayhousemacon.org.
Fort Hawkins Primitive Skills Workshop
1 p.m. May 3, Fort Hawkins Historic Site, Emery Highway. Living history class conducted by Paul Hornsby, naturalist and artist of American Indian culture. This class will cover the basic skills of friction fire making, cordage making from native yucca, plus a special primitive weapons demonstration. Limited to 20 participatns. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. $30, includes materials.
58th annual Pet Show
2-4 p.m. April 27, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Children are invited to show off their family pets. Games, food and animal-related activities. $1 per person plus $1 per pet. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.
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. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.