Lake Joy Trail of Terror
An old-school outdoor haunt that takes about 30 minutes. $20 for adults, $10 children 10 and younger; $13 on Oct. 13; $5 Super Hero weekend for firefighters, police, military, teachers, nurses and more on with ID on Oct. 6-7. 478-338-4062. 428 Lake Joy Road, Kathleen. 8:15 p.m.-midnight Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 and 31.
Scare Room: Nightmare on Poplar Street
Never miss a local story.
Immersive haunted house experience will be filled with obstacles and choose your own direction paths with an abundance of frights. A cast of 35 Live “scaracters” will make you wish you could just wake up and escape this nightmare. $20 general admission, $32 “skip the line.” 478.812.8260. Situation Room, 427 Poplar St., Macon. 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7-11 p.m. other nights. Oct. 6,13,14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
Paint a pumpkin to take home, play games, and take a hike on our not-so-haunted trail to collect candy. Costumes are strongly encouraged. $6.50. Free for children. A $5 per car parking fee is required. Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. 770-504-2277. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7.
Judgement House: “Pay Back…When Revenge Turns to Ruin”
A walk-thru drama that presents the truth of people’s choices versus the consequences of those decisions both in this life and the next. $2. 478-374- 4560. www.plainfieldbaptist.com. Plainfield Baptist Church, 271 Plainfield Road, Eastman. 5-9 p.m.Oct. 15, 21-22 and 28-19.
Spirits of October
A guided walking tour through with actors representing the spirits of some of Macon’s most interesting characters. $16, $13 for seniors, military and students, $12 children 12 and younger. 478-742-5328. www.riversidecemetery.com. Historic Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive, Macon. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21 and 26-28, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29.
FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
Georgia National Fair
Rides, games, livestock, nightly concerts and more. Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. www.gnfa.com. Oct. 5-15.
Return to the Wild West with a day of gunfight re-enactments, fireworks, rides, music and the all-new Gem Mining experience. $15, free from children ages 2 and younger. 706-647-6374. therockranch.com. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 7.
Central Georgia Greek Festival
Greek heritage and culture celebrated with live music, dancing, food and tours of the restored Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. Free. 478-621-0744. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 859 First St., Macon. 11 a.m. Oct. 13-15.
Fabian Concert Series: The Cortona Trio
Amy Schwartz Moretti on violin, Julie Albers on cello and Elizabeth Pridgen on piano. The popular trio returns with works by Mozart, Popper and Mendelssohn. $15, free with Mercer ID or any student ID. 478-301-5751. www.music.mercer.edu. Fickling Hall in McCorkle Music Building at Mercer University, 1329 Adams St, Macon. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
R&B singer and instrumentalist. Free with admission to Georgia National Fair. Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. www.gnfa.com. The Hummingbird State & Taproom. 430 Cherry St., Macon. 203-671-8403. 7 p.m. Oct. 11.
Aletheia Piano Trio
Part of the Macon Concert Association 2017-2018 season. $25 adults, $10 students. Season ticket prices are $80 adults, $40 students. 478-301-5470. Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
Folk band. $15 or 2 for $25. 478-957-7728. www.libraryballroom.com. Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St., Macon. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.
Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band
Scott Sharrad was the musical director and lead guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band. $25-35. 478-257-6391. coxcapitoltheatre.com. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12.
Amy Drinkwater & the QBOP Band
Jazz band with Christian vocals. Part of the Music & the Arts Series. Free. 478-745-3331. vinevillemethodist.com. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Avenue, Macon. 4 p.m. Oct. 14.
Popular county music baritone whose many hits include “Songs About Me,” “Arlington” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” $40. Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. www.gnfa.com. 7 p.m. Oct. 14.
“Interstellar Echoes - A Tribute to Pink Floyd”
Tribute act creates an immersive live experience. $12-$15. 478-257-6391. coxcapitoltheatre.com. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. 8 p.m. Oct. 14.
The Syvati Duo from London
Featuring Julian Collings on organ and Rebecca Hepplewhite on cello. An extra offering of the Music & the Arts Series. Free. 478-745-3331. vinevillemethodist.com. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Avenue, Macon. 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
The blues guitarist and singer will perform with her six-piece band. $15-$20. 478-257-6391. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 17.
On tour in support of the 40th anniversary of their breakthrough album. $32-$92. maconcentreplex.org. Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Oct. 18.
Logan Simth, Becky Hataway and Abundant Grace with special guest Savannah Bell and South Georgia Quartet. Free, love offering will be taken. 478-365-6380 or 478-956-7858. Byron City Auditorium, 401 Main St., Byron. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.
Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Celtic music. $10. 229-868-7114. www.tcfta.com. Telfair Center for the Arts, 119 W. College Street, McRae-Helena. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 21.
The chart-topping, long-lived band mixes R&P, pop, blues and jazz. $50-$90. 478-751-9232. www.maconcentreplex.org/auditorium. Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St, Macon. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
Black Jacket Symphony presents Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”
The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being re-created as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist’s “greatest hits,” opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. $25-$30. thegrandmacon.com. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
Rising young country music outlaw star. Along with Blackberry Smoke and Aaron Lewis. $36.50-$52. 478-751-9232. Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St., Macon. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
Rock band Blackberry Smoke will perform from their new album “Like An Arrow,” which features Gregg Allman on the closing track. With Aaron Lewis. $36.50 and up. 478-751-9232. Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St., Macon. 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
“A Trip to Bountiful”
Macon Little Theatre presents Horton Foote’s Southern classic. $20 adults, $15 seniors 60 and older, $10 students to age 23. 478-471-7529. www.maconlittletheatre.org. Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road, Macon. 8 p.m. Oct. 13-14 and 18-21; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22.
“The Shadow Box”
Theatre Macon presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama about terminal patients. $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 60 and older, $15 for children and students through age 22478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St, Macon. 8 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.
Met: “Die Zauberflöte”
Metropolitan Opera Live. Showing at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas 15, 2980 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. $24 adults, $20 seniors and students. metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. 12:55 p.m. Oct. 14.
“Royal with Purpose”
Jarius Sanford and Bivens Walker star in a play based on 1 Peter 2:9. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon. 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
County Come to Town
A humorous musical drama. $15, $5 for children 12 and younger. 478-945-3906. Heart of Georgia Opry Hall, 17713 U.S. 80 E., Jeffersonville. 7 p.m. Nov. 3-4.
Halloween Ballroom Dance
Music by Chester Gibbs. Sponsored by USA Dance Chapter No. 6059. $8 members, $12 non-members, $5 students with ID. 478-743-7970. Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road, Macon. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
Oak Grove Jamboree & Opry House
Dancing and country music. Oak Grove Community Center, 1134 Ga. 126 South, Cochran. Free. 478-308-4559. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday.
Ole Clinton Opry
Hollonville Opry House
4:15 p.m. Powersville House Band. 6 p.m. Dance Band. 7 p.m. Still Cruisin’ Band Band. South onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. Free. 478-328-0678. 4-9 p.m. Saturday; Also open 7 p.m. Monday night, jam and open mic.
Wagon House Opry
6-9 p.m. Randy Greenway and Shadow Riders. Drawing at 9 p.m. 699 Altman Road, Haddock. Donations at the door will be accepted. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. 6-9 p.m. second, third and fifth Saturday of each month.
Macon Film Guild: “A Ghost Story”
Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in a movie about a different kind of haunting. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.
Macon Film Guild: “Escapes”
Documentary about Hampton Fancher, who became a key figure in the making of “Blade Runner” after a B-movie acting career. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Macon. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
Tim Burton’s 2005 animated musical fantasy film. First film in new Back Lot Drive-In series. Free. 478-743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St., Macon. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
Savoring the South
The Federated Garden Clubs of Macon is hosting a lecture, book signing and luncheon with Kathryn Aalto, author of the 2016 New York Times Bestseller, “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.” Travel to the magical places where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. $40 includes lunch. 478-742-0921 for reservations, which must be made by Oct. 3. Mable White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road, Macon. 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10.
Marian L. Thomas book signing
The local African-American author introduces her latest novel, “I Believe in Butterflies,” a fresh debate on the controversial One Drop Rule of racial identity. Free. 478-474-0161. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive, Macon. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 14.
“I Used You” opening reception
Functional and sculptural art by Alexis Gregg and Tanner Coleman. Free. 478-743-6940. www.maconartsalliance.org. Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First Street, Macon. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 6. Exhibit on display until Oct. 27.
“Art, Mind & Soul” opening reception
Featuring paintings by Beth Smith. Free. 478-238-6051. www.the567center.org. The 567 Center for Renewal, 456 First St., Macon. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6. Exhibit on display until Oct. 27.
A judged exhibit featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists. Free. 478.744.9557. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Middle Georgia Art Association, 2330 Ingleside Ave. (in Ingleside Village), Macon. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 13.
State Farmers Market
Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. daily.
Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Wesleyan College front campus. Free admission. 478-757-5233. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7.
Milledgeville Farmers Market & Second Saturday
Featuring a variety of local vendors. Held in conjunction with The Green Market. The Pavilion, 222 E. Hancock Street, Milledgeville. 478-414-4014. www.milledgevillemainstreet.com. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 7.
Bolingbroke Farmers Market
Fresh meats and produce, home-baked goods and a variety of craft vendors. Parking lot of the Country Oaks Farm and Pet Supply, 5967 U.S. 41 S., Bolingbroke. bolingbrokefarmersmarket.com. email@example.com. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Tattnall Square Park. Free to attend. www.chwg.org. 3:30-7 p.m. Oct. 11.
International City Farmers Market
Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field, Warner Robins. 478-225-7626. Facebook.com/internationalcityfarmersmarket. 1-6 p.m. Oct. 12.
Fort Valley Farmers Market
Local produce and plants for sale. Next to the railroad tracks on Lowe Street, Fort Valley. 478-825-5286. www.fortvalleymainstreet.org. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6.
Original Farmers Market of Perry
Local produce, baked goods, flowers, eggs and more. Abba House Thrift Store parking lot, 1309 Main St., Perry. 478-954-5445. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7.
Indian Springs State Park Museum Tours
Tour the museum, learn about the park, its history and upcoming events; free. 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. A $5 per car parking fee is required. 770-504-2277. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 7.
Sky Over Macon
Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. View the night sky through powerful telescopes. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
Blessing of Animals
Bring your pets on lease or crate. 478-405-9111. All Saints’ Anglican Church, 1694 Wesleyan Drive, Macon. Following 11 a.m. Holy Communion service. Oct. 8.
Fall Festival, Car Show and BBQ
Free inflatables, games and fun for the whole family. Barbecue plates $8 to benefit missions. 478-935-8632. www.lizellabaptist.net. Lizella Baptist Church, 2950 S. Lizella Road. For more info: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4.
Arts, crafts, silent auction and more. A fundrasier for medical and dental mission team to Honduras to purchase supplies. No entry fee. 770-775-4913. www.jacksonfbc.com. First Baptist Church, 1227 W. 3rd St., Jackson. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11.
October Bike Walk Commuter Breakfast
Connect with a social group of biking and walking commuters. Drop in any time during the meeting to mingle, eat and drink coffee. Taste and See Coffee Shop, 546 Poplar St., Macon. 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 13.
Bike ‘n’ Beers with Re-Cycle Macon
Join Bike Walk Macon to help create a more bikeable, walkable Macon. 478-335-1236. The meeting will kick off with a group ride beginning and ending at the patio at Just Tap’d, 488 First St., Macon. The ride will feature an easy pace and distance. 5:15 p.m. (ride) and 6 p.m. (meeting) Oct. 19.
Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017
Thomas the Tank Engine will be in Cordele for fun activities and rides for kids. 229-276-0755. samshortline.com/schedule. 105 9th Ave. E., Cordele. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20-22 and 28-29.
Tour of Homes
View 12 historic homes in Sandersville and Tennille. $60 admission includes vouchers for local restaurants and closing reception; tour only is $40. 478-357-8581. wacohistorical.org/tour-of-homes. Sandersville School, 514 N. Harris Street, Sandersville. 10 a.m.-4 p.m, closing reception 4-6 p.m. Oct. 21.
CALL FOR ENTRIES/AUDITIONS
Middle Georgia State student organization seeks artwork for exhibit
Local artists are invited to submit their work for an exhibit to be hosted by Middle Georgia State University’s Gay-Straight Alliance, a student organization, at Ampersand Guild in downtown Macon on Oct. 16. The theme for the show is “inclusiveness.” All forms of art are welcome, including statues, 3D art, photography and oil paintings. For more information, contact Demarcus Beckham at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ampersandguild@gmail.com. Deadline to submit work is Oct. 13.
Auditions for “Annie”
Macon Theatre production seeks performers. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 14 for children ages 7-13 and under 5 feet tall. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 for adults and teens ages 14 and older. Please being sheet music arrive prepared to sing 16 bars of any style music. 478-471-7529. www.maconlittletheatre.org. Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Rd, Macon. Performance dates are Dec. 8-17.
“Small Works” exhibit
Works must be 8x10 inches or smaller, frames cannot be larger than 11x14 inches. 478-744-9557. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Middle Georgia Art Association, Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. in Ingleside Village, Macon. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Exhibit runs from Oct. 20-Nov. 14.
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