JugFest/Old Knoxville Days
May 17, Hortman Mill Road, Knoxville. Pottery, jewelry, candle making, woodworking, wind chimes, ribbon wreaths and many other arts and crafts. Self-guided tours of historic buildings, historic displays in the old courthouse, a preview party, Lunch and Learn event, lawn mower races, demonstrations of corn husk chair seats, decoy carving, gourd burning, weaving, quilt show, entertainment, food and more. For a complete schedule, visit www.gajugfest.com. Patti Temple, 478-836-3825.
2-9 p.m. May 24, Fort Valley Festival Park, Preston and Pine streets, Fort Valley. Food, fellowship, family, friends, music from the Old and New Schools, live DJ. Bring lawn chairs and beverages, no glass containers. Hosted by the men of Diplomats Inc. Free.
June Jam X
3 p.m. June 7, the park at the corner of Sixth and Solomon streets, Griffin. Food, cornhole games, crafts and music. Bring picnic basket and lawn chairs. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes DJ Jamie Eubanks, Old Bones, Oak Hill Baptist Church and Sol Junky. 770-228-5356.
Summer Fine Arts Camps
June 2-July 11, Allens Market Building, 101 West McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Programs are available for ages 3 and older. The following camps are being offered this year: Cartooning with Mr. Ollie, Humorous Illustrations with Mr. Ollie, Tiny ACT with Ms. Ruby, Theatre Sampler, All Kindz of Art, Drawing with Ms. Pam and Printmaking with Ms. Pam. All camps are taught by professional artists/teachers. Registration can be completed from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Allied Arts offices, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville, or at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. The registration fee includes all supplies and materials. Call Allied Arts at 478-452-3950 with questions or for more information.
State Farmers Market
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. Closed New Years Day
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; and 3-7 p.m. July 2, 314 W. Madison St., Dublin. Tara Bradshaw, Main Street Dublin, 478-272-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawkinsville Farmers Market
3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, 100 S. Houston St. at Broad Street. 478-783-9294. www.hawkinsvillerivermarket.com.
7 p.m. June 14, First Presbyterian Day School Clark Fine Arts Center, 5671 Calvin Drive. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at the FPD administrative office or by calling Stephanie Gaither, 478-477-6505, extension 179. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
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.
Dailey and Vincent
8 p.m. May 23, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Bluegrass duo. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 877-987-6487. $25-$400.
Jazz in the Courtyard
7 p.m. May 25, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring Ken Trimmins Jazz Quartet. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free.
8 p.m. May 29, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. The Black Lillies will open. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 877-987-6487. $20-$320.
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
8 p.m. June 5, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $35-$55.
Georgia Battle of the Bands
7 p.m. June 5, 12 and 19, semi-finals, and June 26, finals, the Crazy Bull, 473 Second St. Presented by 100.9FM The Outlaw and ReverbNation. Free.
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.
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
6:30-9:30p.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: Three Way Calling, Honey Creek Boys, Frank Brannon and My Way or the Highway Band, and Roiella and Southern Styles. 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: 5:30 p.m. Music Man, 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. 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. 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. and 7:30 p.m. June 8: The Lunchbox. July 13: Only Lovers Left Alive. Special documentary presentation: Finding Vivian Maier at 7:30 p.m. July 22. 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Peach Road Race
7:30 a.m. 10.5k race; 8 a.m. 5k race; 8:30 a.m. one-mile fun run, May 17, Medical Center of Peach County, 1960 Ga. 247 Connector, Byron. All participants will receive a shirt and awards will be given to the top three finishers overall, as well as the top three finishers in various age groups. $25. To register, visit www.tmcpc.org.
6 p.m. June 13, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Food, open bar, live and silent auctions and $10,000 raffle. $100 per couple. www.halluvaauction.com.
Community Book Club for Women
Hosted by the Junior League of Macon, discussions will center on the book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. 10-11:30 a.m. May 17, Hire Grounds Café, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway, with Pam White Colbert, assistant district attorney; Susannah Maddux, founder of Goods Public Relations; and Erin Weaver, deputy superintendent of teaching and learning for Bibb County Schools. 10-11:30 a.m. May 20, Gottwalls Bookstore, 3780 Northside Drive, Suite 120; with Robin Crosby, executive director of Campus Clubs; Julie Long, associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Christ; and Julia Magda, attorney/partner at Sell & Melton. 478-743-0847. www.jlmacon.org.
Archeology Month Program: British Trading Post
3 p.m. May 18, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Presented by Jim Branan, park staff. Weather permitting. Held at the site of the first trading post in Middle Georgia, located on the grounds of Ocmulgee National Monument (inside Visitor Center if raining). Learn about the Spanish, English and Creek Indian trade and conflict in the colonial Southeast before the establishment of Georgia. 478-752-8257.
National Preservation Month Workshops and Meeting
5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday in May, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. 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. For more information, email Jenna Lapachinski, email@example.com, or call Historic Macon, 478-742-5084. www.historicmacon.org. Free.
The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Workshop
9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Learn diet strategies to strengthen resistance to cancer, weight management to reduce cancer risk, foods to avoid, healthy substitutes and more. 478-254-5225. www.centralgacancer.org. $10 by May 25, includes lunch; $20 late registration if space is available, online only, may not include lunch.
Yoga in the Park
9-10 a.m. May 17 and 24; June 14, 21 and 28; July 12 and 19; Aug. 16, 23 and 30, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own mat. Canceled in the event of rain. Parking available at corner of College and Oglethorpe streets. Free. 478-751-7694.
Fort Hawkins Artifact ID Day
1 p.m. May 17, Blockhouse Replica, Fort Hawkins Historic Site, Emery Highway. The Fort Hawkins Commission and the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society invite the public to bring their Native American and other stone artifacts for identification and documentation. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
Spring Schooling Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17, Lakeview Equestrian Center, 308 Newell Road, Byron. Hosted by the Middle Georgia Sport Horse Association and featuring dressage, equitation and show jumping classes. For prize list and entry form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478-335-1487.
Adult Field Day
1 p.m. 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 to after party at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom. Ellen Banas, 478-751-7694 or email@example.com. $150 per team.
UGA Day in Macon
6-8 p.m. May 22, Walnut Creek Shooting Preserve, 271 Stagecoach Road. University of Georgia Day will bring Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum, Coach Mark Fox, Coach Mark Richt and host Chuck Dowdle to share news from campus. Ticket includes one barbecue pork plate dinner and beverages. $30 ages 21 and older; $20 ages 7-20; free for ages 6 and younger. 404-814-8808.
7:30 a.m.-noon competition, 9 a.m.-close plant sales, 1-4 p.m. public viewing, May 31, Houston County Galleria, Centerville. Sponsored by the Middle Georgia Hemerocallis Club. Winfred Huff, 478-987-3763 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Summer Childrens Workshops
10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25, Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center, 1207 Emery Highway. For ages 6-12. Children will take a one-mile hike to see the mounds, learn about Southeast Indians and participate in making Native American crafts and playing games. Children should bring lunch and beverage. Registration is required, as space is limited. 478-752-8257, extension 219. www.nps.gov/ocmu. Free.
Americans Helping Wounded Veterans Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
8-11 a.m. registration, June 14, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Presented by Rutherford Trophies. Benefits wounded veterans. Open to all types of vehicles. Joe Rutherford, 478-781-7370, or Warren Martin, 478-781-1395. $30 vehicle entry fee; free admission for spectators.
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.
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.
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.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet creepy, crawly critters from the museum and maybe even eat one. Plus, learn about bees and see a bug collection from around the world. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.
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.
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
. 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.