Georgia Peach Festival
8 p.m. June 13, Gazebo, Fort Valley: night of music, Free. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. June 14, Fort Valley: Food, arts and crafts, music, worlds largest peach cobbler and fireworks, free. www.gapeachfestival.com.
Juneteenth Freedom Festival
10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13: Real Talk Hip-Hop Summit of Youth Consciousness, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 3-9:30 p.m. June 14, Juneteenth Festival, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon, live music and dance performers, food, vendors and childrens activities. Free. 478-737-3319.
Hay Day Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Celebrate Flag Day at the Hay House. Set in a patriotic theme, this event will commemorate an Uncle Sam party that was held by the Felton family more than a century ago. Enjoy the grill out with burgers and hot dogs, music, childrens activities and more. Free. www.hayhousemacon.org.
Middle Georgia Island Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28, Smileys Flea Market, 6717 Hawkinsville Road. Showcasing culture, art, dance, food, music and poetry from different islands. Childrens activities, a variety of booths representing various cultural items, cultural music, participants dressed in cultural attire and cultural dance groups. Free. 478-952-8099.
Alex Wyche Day
9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m.-noon camp, June 14, Macon Little League. DJ, food and drinks. Free. 478-744-2285.
Summer Blast Off with Piano
3-4 p.m. July 28-Aug 1, Everson Music Academy Group Piano Studio. To register, e-mail Cindy, email@example.com, or visit www.eversonmusicacademy.com. $68, includes music book.
9:30 p.m. June 29, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Gates open at 7 p.m. Fireworks, plus kids activities. Bring picnics; no alcohol. Hosted by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. Free. 478-987-1234.
Independence Day Concert
6 p.m. July 3, McConnell-Talbert Stadium, 400 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Featuring the Southern rock band .38 Special, fireworks and a midnight road race for runners. www.facebook.com/celebrate.robins.
Ol Time Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 4, Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Pack a picnic and spend the day on the farm. Hear the Declaration of Independence at noon and compete in fun races and events. Watch blacksmiths, quilters and steam engineers at work. $4-$6.50. 478-986-5172.
Oh My Georgia Festival and Market
9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 14-15, Georgia Grown Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by Peach State Women. $7 day of; $5 in advance. 888-332-8984.
Meet Me at the Market
3-7 p.m. Saturday, Homeland Village, 2910 Napier Ave. Organic farming exhibits, fresh vegetables, fruit smoothies, drum circle and more. www.facebook.com/homeland-village-organic-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.
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.
Perry Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturday, throughout the summer, 1106 Meeting St., Perry. Fresh produce, plants, locally-raised pork and beef, milk, wildflower honey and baked goods. Live music by Roland Fall. 478-988-2758. www.downtownperry.com.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Womens Concert of Praise
2 p.m. June 14, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring Thee Voice of an Angel Prophetess Sharon Wimbush. $20 reserved seating; $10 general admission. 478-742-2000.
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 online at www.fpdmacon.org. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 478-477-6505.
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
Joshua Neal CD Release Party
7 p.m. June 13, SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St. Album produced by Steve Moretti. 478-238-6630. Free.
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.
11 p.m. June 13, Whiskey River, 4570 Pio Nono Ave. $15. 478-788-3000. www.whiskeyriverstore.com.
The Dirty Guvnuhs
8 p.m. June 19, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With guests JuBee and the Morning After. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $12-$15.
Georgia Battle of the Bands
7 p.m. June 19, semi-finals, and June 26, finals, the Crazy Bull, 473 Second St. Presented by 100.9FM The Outlaw and ReverbNation. Free.
The Grapevine Band
7:30 p.m. June 28, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 S. Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Tickets available at www.hawksinvilleoperahouse.com or 478-783-1884. $20.
Jazz in the Courtyard
All events at 7 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. June 29: Monty Cole Quartet; July 27: Kim Polote. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free.
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. July 13: The Grapevine; August: Same As It Ever Was (Talking Heads tribute band); September: tba; October: Clarence Carter.
7 p.m. July 19, Perry Players Community Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. With special guest Brit Jones. $30. 478-987-5354.
The Outpost Opry Variety Show
7 p.m. July 19, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 S. Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Tribute to Loretta Lynn and the Judds. Suitable for the entire family. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. 478-783-1884.
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.
8-10:30 p.m. June 14, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Opening with a lesson in the Hustle by Jim Riley from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Dancing to a wide variety of music by DJ Chester Gibbs Hosted by the Greater Macon Chapter No. 6059 of USA Dance. 478-743-7970. $7 members; $10 nonmembers; $5 students.
An Evening of Dancing and Entertainment
7:30-10:30 p.m. June 27, St. Josephs Social Hall, New Street. Music by the Good Vibrations Band Light refreshments; dress is semi-formal. Line dancing during intermission led by Dianne Kent. Presented by the Saint Josephs Dance Ministry Dances for Fun and the Greater Macon Chapter No. 6059 of USA Dance. 478-743-7970 or 478-919-6534. $20 per person; $10 students with ID.
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. 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. Music Man, 6:45 p.m. Tommy and the Clinton House Band, 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. This week: 4:30 p.m. House Band, 6 p.m. Magnum Country, 7:30 p.m. Ruby Rose and Southern Nites. 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. Roundup, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanell Collins and Phoenix Band. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Summer Kids Flicks at AmStar
AmStar Cinemas, 5996 Zebulon Road. All moves begin at 10 a.m. June 17-18: The Smurfs 2; June 25-25: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; July 1-2: Muppets Take Manhattan; July 8-9: Walking with Dinosaurs; July 15-16: Despicable Me; July 22-23: Despicable Me 2; July 29-30: Turbo. $3.50, includes small box of popcorn and kids small soda. 478-474-3484.
Summer Movie Series
Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. 6 p.m. June 15: Ghostbusters; noon June 28: Monsters University; 3 p.m. June 28: Frozen; 6 p.m. June 29: Pulp Fiction. Movies will include a costume contest, trivia, door prizes, special movie-themed snacks and drinks. 478-257-6391. $5 for Ghostbusters; free for all other movies.
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. June 13: 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. July 13: Only Lovers Left Alive. Aug. 10: Ida. Special documentary presentation: Finding Vivian Maier at 7:30 p.m. July 22. 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
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.
Midnight Ryder Cup and Backyard Boogie
5 p.m. June 20, Canongate at Healy Point Country Club, 293 River North Blvd. The Midnight Ryder Cup is a golf tournament with glow-in-the-dark balls and glow sticks lighting up the course. Four-man scramble format; entry fee is $400 per team and includes goodie bag, player cook-out, cart and green fees; $500 after June 13. All participants in the golf tournament also will earn free admission to the Backyard Boogie. Backyard Boogie: 7 p.m. June 21, the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. Featuring Electric Codpiece and Freddys Finest. $5. Benefits the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. www.thebighousemuseum.org.
7 p.m. June 21, Gallery 51, 51 W. Adams St., Forsyth. With men dressed up as the bride and bridesmaids and a dog ring bearer. Cocktail hour with cash bar. Benefits Save A Pets new shelter fund. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Lucia Carr, firstname.lastname@example.org. $15.
Celebrity Midday Soiree: Dance Explosion
2 p.m. June 21, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 702 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Dance competition. Benefits the I Think I Am Foundation. To sign up a group, call Deanna Moore, 478-714-1040. www.ithinkiamfoundation.org. $30 advance; $40 at door.
Museum of Aviation Auction and Raffle
July 12, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Bonus drawings are June 11, $250 lunch money gift card; June 18, $250 gas money gift card; June 25, $250 lunch money gift card; July 2, iPad mini. The grand prize winner on July 12 will get $30,000 or a choice of one of seven new vehicles. Tickets are available at www.museumofaviation.org or by calling 478-923-6600.
How to Become a Self-Published Author
2-4 p.m. June 14, Fresh Air Barbecue Meeting Room, 3076 Riverside Drive. Hosted by Johnnie Goolsby, a professional author, speaker and singer. There will be a question and answer session and reference materials provided during the workshop. Seating is limited. 478-283-0312. email@example.com. $15.
Georgia Wilderness Society
7:30 p.m. June 17, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Speaker: Sharon Collins, executive producer, writer and host of GPB-TVs Georgia Outdoors. 478-956-6973. Free.
HIV Education Workshop
10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 27, Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 171 Emery Highway. Free lunch to the first 50 people to register and confirm. RSVP by 4 p.m. June 25. 478-749-0113.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; e-mail missGAsouth@hotmail.com or visit www.michellesformalwear.net and click on upcoming pageants. Darrell Williams, 912-381-7070.
Miss Peach Blossom Pageant
Aug. 16, Pulaski County Board of Education auditorium, 72 Warren St., Hawkinsville. The deadline to enter is Aug. 9. The pageant is open to Baby (0-23 months), Tiny (ages 2-3), Little (4-6), Young (7-9), Junior (10-12), Teen (13-16), and Miss (17-24). Fundraiser for the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 478-923-3846.
Miss Warner Robins/International City Pageant
July 26, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, Warner Robins. Applications are now being accepted; deadline is July 12. For information, contact Marcy Waugh, firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-714-7268, or visit www.misswarnerrobins.org.
Miss Warner Robins Princess Pageant
1 p.m. July 26, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Applications for girls ages 0-12 will be accepted through July 23. Visit www.misswarnerrobins.org for an application. For more information, contact Joy Durden Molina, 478-714-1540 or missWRprincess@yahoo.com.
Summer Ice Skating
Noon-4 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m. June 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28; noon-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. June 15-19, 22-26, June 29-July 3 and July 6. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Doors open 30 minutes before each session. $10 per person includes skate rentals. Free for spectators. Concessions for sale. Group rates and party packages available, call 478-751-9232 for more information. www.maconcentreplex.com.
Super Science Saturdays
10:30 a.m. Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave. June 14: Bang, Boom, Crash! June 21: Whats that Smell? and Bubblemania. June 28: Yuck! Cant Touch That. July 12: Yum! How Do You Make That? July 19: Mad Science. 478-744-0800.
Summer Childrens Workshops
10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 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. Call 478-752-8257, extension 219. www.nps.gov/ocmu. Free.
Fort Hawkins National Flag Day
Noon-4 p.m. June 14, Fort Hawkins Blockhouse Replica, Emery Highway. Celebrate National Flag Day and the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 while discovering why Macons birthplace, Fort Hawkins, still flies the 15 star spangled banner as it did 200 years ago. Flags will be retired according to the official U.S. Flag Code, and the public is invited to bring their own flags in need of retirement. Children will receive a complimentary miniature flag to take home. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. 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.
Yoga in the Park
9-10 a.m. 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.
Child Safety Expo
9 a.m.-noon June 21, Coliseum Northside Hospital, 400 Charter Blvd. Swim safety, gun safety, child ID, poison control information, nutrition tips, games, prizes, food and more. For the whole family. 478-746-4646. www.coliseumhealthsystem.com. Free.
Trucks Gone Wild
June 27-29, SloPoke Mud Boggin, 327 Fish Road, Eastman. Watch huge trucks compete for prize money in various events such as a drag race through a mud course, a truck obstacle course and a freestyle competition. The park also has miles of off-road trails for people to bring and ride their own ATVs. $35 for Friday-Sunday; $30 for Saturday-Sunday; $15 for Sunday only. Overnight camping is allowed and included in the cost. www.slopokemudbogging.com.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Twilight Night Paddle: 7:30-9 p.m. June 20 and 28: Enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip; reservations required, $15 includes gear. A $5 per car parking fee also is required. 478-993-3053.
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.
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.
International Taste of Soul
3-5 p.m. June 22, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. Sample cuisine from around the world made by local and celebrity chefs. $25, includes a tour of the museum, food, entertainment, a signature drink, door prizes and discount in the gift shop. 478-743-8544.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet the museums collection of reptiles and amphibians; learn interesting facts about our scaly friends. Reptile show with Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.