Pan African Festival of Georgia
Festival Kick-off: 7-10 p.m. April 25, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 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, Gray. 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.
The Mentors Project Summer Program
8:30-noon, June 2-13, Northeast High School, 1646 Upper River Road. All seventh-12th grade students enrolled in Bibb County public schools are welcome. Call 478-765-8624 to make a reservation. Free.
Camp Fun n Fit
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2-27. For ages 6-11. Promotes healthy, active lifestyles by encouraging campers to participate in activities that are fun and playful including swimming, Zumba, yoga, sports and games. Campers will learn about nutrition and participate in weekly field trips. Children may attend one, two, three or all four weeks of the camp. To register, pick up a registration form at the Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive, or Macon Health Club, 389 First St., or visit www.thewellnesscentermacon.com. $165 per week, includes all field trips, classes, supplies and a T-shirt.
June 30-July 2, Middle Georgia State Colleges Eastman campus. A summer aviation camp for kids ages 10-14. Activities will include exploring weather, history and physics as they relate to flight; aircraft maintenance, building and launching rockets and gliders; flying in an aircraft and more. Andrea Yawn, firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-374-6700, or Christy Faulk, email@example.com or 478-448-4703. $100 per child; $75 for children of Middle Georgia State employees.
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 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.
Hawkinsville Farmers Market
3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning opening May 3, 100 S. Houston St. at U.S. and Broad Street. 478-783-9294. www.hawkinsvillerivermarket.com.
Kidz Blitz Live
3 p.m. April 26, the Well, 6258 Thomaston Road. Family event featuring the Great Balloon Stuff, the Flying Donut Chew, XTreme Hula and more. 478-477-6097. www.thewell4life.net. Free.
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.
Loving our Neighbor: Building Bridges of Hope and Peace in our Communities of Faith
6-8:30 p.m. April 29, Centerville Community Center, 300 E. Church St., Centerville. The keynote speaker, former Mercer University president Kirby Godsey, will share thoughts from his book, Is God a Christian? Afterward, a panel of clergy representing Judaism, Christianity and Islam will speak briefly, and take questions from the audience. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
One Voice Quartet
11 a.m. May 4, Northside C.H. Church, 860 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth. 478-781-6147.
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.
7 p.m. May 9, Byron Baptist Church, 100 West White Road, Byron. Also featuring the South Georgia Quartet. Keith Scott, 478-951-7272 or email@example.com. Donations accepted.
DaySpring Trio and Naomi Sego
7 p.m. May 9, Calvary Baptist Church, 5046 Fulton Mill Road. Jarrett Mitchell, 478-957-9811.
Old Friends Choir Sing
6:30 p.m. May 10, Pine Forest Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road. Featuring singers from the Old Friends Quartet, DayStar Trio, South Georgia Quartet, the Gloryland Trio, the DaySpring Trio and more, with special guest Naomi Sego. 478-788-3883 or 478-918-7800.
The Rain Rec Night
7-9 p.m. every Friday, 111 Market St., Warner Robins. Billiards, board games, ping pong. Bring board games or electronic games and an appetizer to share. Under 16 must be accompanied by parent. An expanded ministry of the Rain Church, 478-953-7246. www.therainchurch.com.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
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. 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.
Tom Brantley and Missionary Ridge
7:30 p.m. May 2, Allens Market Building, 101 W. McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Bluegrass. Tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Marlor House, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville, or online at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. $10.
Dickey Betts with Great Southern
8 p.m. May 3, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $45 and up. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
Battle of Guitars
6 p.m. May 3, Chester School Gym, Chester. Music by Coley Station, Rocky Creek, Double Barrel and the Lee Jessup Bands. Sponsored by the Chester Lions Club. Door prizes. Concessions available. 478-279-4902.
Allman Brothers Band 45th Anniversary Reception and Dedication
3:30-5:30 p.m. May 4, The Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. 478-957-7728 or TheLibraryBallroom@gmail.com. Free.
7-9 p.m. May 10, Telfair Center for the Arts, 119 College St., McRae. Features the music of the Beatles. Tickets may be purchased by calling 229-868-2105 or at www.tcfta.com. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
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.
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. May 11: Jaimos Jasssz Band; June 8: Bragg Jam preview band; July 13: the Grapevile; August: tba; September: tba; October: soul music surprise guest.
The Helen Highwater String Band
7:30 p.m. May 16, Juliette Opry, 443 McCrackin St., Juliette. Contact Joe Cullison, 478-335-3895, for reservations. www.acousticproductions.com. $20 advance, $22 at door.
8 p.m. May 31, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With the Kenneth Brian Band. $48 and up. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives
June 5, Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $35-$55.
The Snyder Family Band
7:30 p.m. June 13, Juliette Opry, 443 McCrackin St., Juliette. Contact Joe Cullison, 478-335-3895, for reservations. www.acousticproductions.com. $15.
The Grapevine Band
7:30 p.m. June 28, Hawkinsville Opera House, Hawkinsville. Tickets available at www.hawksinvilleoperahouse.com or 478-783-1884. $20.
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.
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: Ted Lynch, School House Bluegrass Band, Hickory Wind 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 Clinton House Band, 6:45 p.m. Paul and Angela Brown, 8:45 p.m. Blue Tick DeVille. 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. 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. Klassic Kountry, 9 p.m. Broken Rein. 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 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).
7 p.m. May 2-3, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A documentary by James Moll that features Middle Georgia farmer Leighton Cooley. www.farmlandfilm.com. 478-742-2000. $7.
Macon Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 11: Gloria. June 8: The Lunchbox. 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
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. 478-755-1343.
Moonlight on the Capitol: Moonlight & Magnolias
6-1 p.m. April 25, Grant Parade Field, Georgias Old Capital Building, 201 East Greene St., Milledgeville. Georgias Old Capital Museum Societys annual spring fundraiser features dinner, live auction and music by Reunion. Tickets are available at Georgias Old Capital Museum, 478-453-1803, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. $50 for museum members, $55 for non-museum members.
Save A Biscuit N Gravy Breakfast
8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26, Corinnas Coffee Cup, 465 McCrackin St., Juliette. To benefit Save A Pets new shelter fund. Dog adoptions, raffles, music and more. 570-579-3060.
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 Boot Hill. 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.
Bleckley County Relay for Life
7 p.m. May 2, NeSmith Stadium (Middle Georgia State College soccer field), Bleckley County. Theme is Carnival for a Cure. Food, games, luminary ceremony, local entertainment. www.relayforlife.org/bleckleyga. Free.
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, email@example.com. $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.
Blind Wine Tasting
7:30 p.m. May 8, 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Each team of four provides four bottles of the same wine and joins in the tasting party as each bottle is wrapped from view. Participants will vote on their favorites and the winning wines team will take home one bottle of each wine from the evening. Benefits Jays HOPE. www.jayshope.org. $60 per team, plus wine; $25 individuals.
Good Food A Sustainable Table for All
3:30-4:30 p.m. optional book club discussion; 4:30-5 p.m. garden tours; 5-7 p.m. seasonal feast and interactive conversation, April 26, Bealls Hill Community Garden at Centenary. Community event featuring a local, seasonal feast and discussion that explores theologically sound practices in farming and environmental stewardship. Jennifer Ayres, a Presbyterian minister and professor at Emory Universitys Candler School of Theology, will be leading a discussion of her new book Good Food, available at Golden Bough Book store. Space is limited, RSVP by calling 478-744-2446 or online at www.gipl.org. $25, $5 children; max $60 family price.
7 p.m. April 29, Dot Baker Community Room, M.E. Roden Library, 151 Commerce St., Hawkinsville. Author L. Harris Churchwell will discuss his new book Seeking Glory: the Men and the Battles of the Twelfth Georgia Regiment.
National Preservation Month Workshops and Meeting
5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday in May, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Old Home Essentials: May 1; learn about architectural styles and local resources that can help you further understand your old home. Historic Preservation in African-American Communities: May 8; hear Georgias African-American programs coordinator Jeanne Cyriaque speak about current historic preservation undertakings related to black heritage. Creating a Maintenance Plan: May 15; get basic tips for taking care of your old home from construction expert Cliffard Whitby and a checklist to help with seasonal maintenance. Incentives of Owning a Historic Home: May 22; Carole Moore, tax incentives and grant coordinator for Georgias Historic Preservation Division explains historic preservation tax incentives. Ask the Experts: May 29; wrap-up preservation month with a question and answer session with local experts Josh Rogers, Ethiel Garlington and Rusty Poss. Annual Meeting/Preservation Awards: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. meeting and awards, May 6, Douglass Theater, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Keynote speaker will be Pratt Cassity, director of the Community Design Center at the University of Georgia. For more information, email Jenna Lapachinski, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Historic Macon, 478-742-5084. www.historicmacon.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.
Miss Ga. South Pageant
July 12, Adel. Open to girls ages 0-26 from across the South. Contestants ages 0-15 will compete in beauty and outfit of choice; $95. Contestants ages 15-26 will compete in interview, swimsuit and evening gown; $150. Deadline to enter is July 1. Applications now being accepted; email missGAsouth@hotmail.com or visit michellesformalwear.net and click on upcoming pageants. Darrell Williams, 912-381-7070.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. 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. Civil War Living History Event: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15: Presentations, cook and firing demonstrations and learn about camp life of soldiers, free. A $5 per car parking fee also is required. 478-993-3053.
Confederate Memorial Day Services
8 a.m. April 26, Confederate Memorial statue, corner of Cotton Avenue and Second Street, Macon. 10 a.m. April 26, Rose Hill Cemetery, 1091 Riverside Drive. Free.
Kids Day Out
11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26, Cruz Plaza, Mercer University. Elementary school-aged children are invited to come out for a day full of fun and games. Free.
Macon on the Move Expo
10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26, Terminal Station. This one-day event will explore and highlight transportation in the development and formation of Macon and Bibb County. Come and bring memorabilia of travel in days gone by. The Digital Library of Georgia will scan your items, return them and give you a copy on a flash drive. These images will join the permanent collection of the Middle Georgia Regional Library, the Digital Library of Georgia and the Digital Public Library of America. Lectures: 11 a.m.-noon; Preserving Family Treasures: An Introduction to Caring for Your Photos, Films and Documents, Mat Darby, head of arrangement and description at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia. 1-2 p.m.: Discovering Local History with the Digital Public Library of America, Greer Martin, Digital Public Library of America metadata librarian/archivist, University of Georgia. 2-3 p.m.: The Digital Library of Georgia: Sharing Georgias History and Culture Online, Kristy Dixon, Digital Public Library of America coordinator, University of Georgia. 3-4 p.m.: The History of Transportation in Macon, Muriel Jackson, head genealogy librarian/archivist, Middle Georgia Regional Library. Exhibits, childrens activities, films. 478-744-0850 or 478-744-0820. Free.
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. Mothers Day Tea: May 10, assorted teas, savory tea sandwiches and delicate tea pastries; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-647-6374 to make a reservation; $27.99 adults, $12.99 children (12 and under). 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.
Young Astronauts Day
9 a.m. opening ceremonies, May 10, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Hands-on science and technology workshops including landing a space shuttle using the museum flight simulators. Candi James, 478-926-5558 or email@example.com.
Adult Field Day
May 17, Luther Williams Field, Central City Park. Hosted by Bibb County Parks and Recreation. Events such as dizzy bat relays, egg toss, flip cup and an obstacle course; giveaways, crown competitions and live music. Teams of six. Registration includes T-shirt, lunch buffet, swag bag, admission and drink tickets (for those 21 and older) for the post-field day celebration at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom. Ellen Banas, 478-751-7694 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $150 per team.
7:30 a.m.-noon competition, 9 a.m.-close plant sales, 1-4 p.m. public viewing, May 31, Galleria Mall, Centerville. Sponsored by the Middle Georgia Hemerocallis Club. Winfred Huff, 478-987-3763, 478-319-2755 or email@example.com. Free.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. for reservations or private tours.
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.
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.
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.
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. For skilled adults age 18 and older. 751-9248. Free
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.
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 Gs, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-329-8002. www.rampageprowrestling.net. $8 adults, $5 kids, VIP seating available.
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.winestylesmacon.com.
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.winestylesmacon.com.
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.
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.
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. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.