“THE BIT WAY” MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 30, Oconee River Greenway, Milledgeville. Music by The Norm, Free Lance Ruckus, Hott with Harry Leggs, The Matt Brantley Band, Mississippi John Doude, Scott Little, Julie Overvold and more. Inflatables, local produce, arts and crafts and more. Concessions available. www.facebook.com/TheBitWay. Free admission.
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9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 6, 273 Railroad St., Gray. Music, arts and crafts vendors, food and games. Free. www.mainstreetgray.org.
GEORGIA PEACH FESTIVAL
June 6 in Byron and June 13 in Fort Valley. Parade, concerts, arts and crafts vendors, pageant and the world’s largest peach cobbler. Visit www.gapeachfestival.com for event information.
SUMMER ARTS CAMPS
For kids: 9 a.m.-noon June 8-12, Session I, and July 13-17, Session II, Middle Georgia Art Association. Ages 8-13. $75, all supplies furnished. Summer Arts Camp for Adults: 6-8 p.m. June 22-26; $100, all supplies furnished. 478-744-9557.
CAMP FUN N’ FIT
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1-26. Ages 6-11. An annual health and fitness summer day camp designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles by encouraging campers to participate in activities that are fun and playful, including swimming, Zumba, yoga, sports and games. Campers will also learn about proper nutrition and participate in weekly field trips. Children may attend one, two, three or all four weeks of the camp. Pick up a registration form at Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 3797 Northside Drive, or Health Club, Navicent Health, 389 First St., or visit www.navicenthealth.org/service-center/page/the-wellness-center-at-navicent-health/camp-fun-and-fit. $165 per week, includes all field trips, classes, supplies and a T-shirt.
FIRST SATURDAY VILLAGE MARKET
9 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month, Mercer Village, adjacent to Mercer University. Fresh produce, handcrafted jewelry, soap, pet products and more. Free to attend. market.mercervillage.com.
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.
BOLINGBROKE FARMERS MARKET
3-6 p.m. first, third and fifth Tuesdays, parking lot of the Country Oaks Farm and Pet Supply, Bolingbroke. A food-only market featuring grass-fed beef, pork and organic chicken, organic produce, farm fresh eggs, jellies and jams, boiled and roasted peanuts and bakery products. www.bolingbrokefarmersmarket.com.
STATE FARMERS MARKET
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Market Park Pavilion, 222 E. Hancock St., Milledgeville. Shop a variety of produce and more from local and regional vendors. www.milledgevillemainstreet.com.
3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Tattnall Square Park. Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Free to attend. www.chwg.org.
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.
THE ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Abba House Thrift Store parking lot, 2089B U.S. 41 S., Perry.
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.
FORT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, next to the railroad tracks on Lowe Street, Fort Valley. Local produce and plants for sale. Michelle Yingling or Kathie Lambert, 478-825-5286.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 23, First Christian Church, 2306 Vineville Ave. For ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult. Food, books, games, face painting and more. Free. 478-742-2522.
“FRONT PORCH FAITH”
6 p.m. May 30, Macon “E” Church, 5399 Hartley Bridge Road. Christian comedy with a Gospel message by Val and Ed Elliott. Presented by the Daily Bread Drama Team. Fellowship and refreshments follow the performance. 478-731-5538.
6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road. Open rehearsal and sing-along. Group singing, duets, solos, etc. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite sound tracks and books. Instruments will be furnished. 478-737-1520. Free.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
MUSIC AT THE MOUNT
Mount de Sales Academy’s Zuver Center Amphitheatre, 851 Orange St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. May 22: Mingo Fishtrap. June 26: TBA. www.musicatthemount.com. $10. Optional dinner for an additional $10.
8 p.m. May 29, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Southern rock band. Tickets are available at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or by calling 877-987-6487. $25-$480.
JOHNNY ROQUEMORE AND THE APOSTLES OF BLUEGRASS
7:30 p.m. May 30, house concert at Joe’s. Address provided upon RSVP to Joe Cullison at 478-335-3895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.acousticproductions.com.
JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. May 31: the Ken Trimmins Jazz Quartet. 7 p.m. June 28: TBA. Free. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org.
ART ALEXAKIS OF EVERCLEAR
8 p.m. June 5, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Art Alexakis, frontman for Everclear will share stories from the road plus new songs. Tickets are available at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or by calling 877-987-6487. $15-$440.
THE AL EVERIDGE JAMBOREE AND RAY MELTON MUSIC MAN AWARD SHOW
Noon-5 p.m. June 6, Conference Building, Georgia Farmers Market, Eisenhower Parkway. Phyllis Cole, co-founder of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame and director of the Atlanta Society of Entertainers, will present the Ray Melton Music Man Award to a deserving musician. Local musicians, bands, a fiddlers session led by the legendary Frank Maloy and the Fiddlin’ John Carson Group will participate. Fiddlers should be present before noon to sign up. Refreshments served. 478-955-2081 or 478-929-1874. Free.
J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS
8 p.m. June 14, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $15.
SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Coleman Hill Park, downtown Macon. 6 p.m. June 14: TBA. July 12: TBA. Presented by Bragg Jam. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Picnics, lawn chairs and pets are welcome. No tents or grills. www.braggjam.org. Free.
TOTALLY RADICAL ’80S REVIVAL
8 p.m. June 27, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Dance the night away in your best ’80s gear to music by Legenderry & the Big Hairy Monster tunes from Bon Jovi, Peter Gabriel, Duran Duran and more. Hear your favorite hair metal jams with Trooper. $10. 478-957-7728.
8 p.m. Aug. 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or by calling 877-987-6487. $35-$500.
POETIC PEACE OPEN MIC NIGHTS
8 p.m.-midnight every first and third 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 and Soulistic. 478-719-2054. $5.
MACON SHAG CLUB
6:45-9 p.m. Thursday, American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. 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: Five Hits Band. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $7.
PAIRS AND SPARES SQUARE DANCE
6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday (except for holidays), North Macon Park Recreation Center, North Macon Park Drive. Caller is Lee Dixon. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478-477-6863.
WESTERN SQUARE DANCERS OF MACON SQUARE DANCE CLUB
7-9 p.m., the first, third, and fifth Thursday, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Tom Wood. 478-935-8364. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club.
ROBINS RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
7-9 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday of each month), Warner Robins Recreation Center, 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Caller is Bud Whitten. 478 235-9200. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club.
IRISH REELERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
7:30-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Southwest Laurens Elementary School, 1799 Ga. 117, Rentz. Caller: Lee Dixon. 478-293-8771. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club.
OAK GROVE JAMBOREE & OPRY HOUSE
6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Oak Grove Community Center, 1134 Ga. 126 South, Cochran. Dancing and country music with the Foskey Family Band and the Faulk Family Band. 478-308-4559. Free.
OLE CLINTON OPRY
5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5 p.m. Clinton House Band, 6:30 p.m. Charles Oliver and Friends, 8:30 p.m. Still Cruisin. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: Dixie Renegade, Kirkland and Friends and Patchwork. 770-228-4832 or www.hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
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. Ruby Rose and Southern Nites, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix Band. Also open 7 p.m. Monday night, jam and open mic. 478-328-0678 or www.powersvilleopry.com. Free.
WAGON HOUSE OPRY
6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
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.
SPRING MOVIE SERIES
Luther Williams Field, Central City Park, downtown Macon. All movies at 8 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs or sit in the stands. Outside food and drink permitted, but concessions will be available to purchase. Movies canceled in the event of rain. Free. 478-751-9280. May 22: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” June 12: “The Lego Movie.” June 26: “The Wizard of Oz.”
MACON FILM GUILD
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 14: “’71.” July 12: “White God.” Special documentary presentation: 7:30 p.m. July 21, “The Wrecking Crew.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $6.
COMEDY AND COOKING WITH THE HEAVENLY QUEENS OF COMEDY
1 p.m. May 23, Robinson Home Store, 470 First St. Featuring Jill Elliott and Chef Audrey. Benefits Joshua’s Wish. 478-361-3541. www.joshuaswish.org. $35, includes three-course meal, recipes and instructions.
KOMEN CENTRAL GEORGIA SWING FOR THE CURE GOLF CLASSIC
11:30 a.m. check-in and lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start, June 19, the Landings Golf Club, 309 Stathams Way, Warner Robins. Benefits breast cancer research, local breast health education, screening and treatment projects. Information and registration available at www.komencentralga.org or call 478-390-4828. $320 four person team; $80 per golfer.
HISTORIC MACON FOUNDATION PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS
All sessions at the Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. 5:30 p.m. May 28: “Mythbusters: National Register vs. Design Review Edition.” www.historicmacon.org.
SUMMER ICE SKATING
Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Times: 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 23 and June 13; noon May 24 and June 5 and 14; 5 p.m. May 22, 31 and June 7; noon and 5 p.m. June 1-4 and 8-12. $12; group discounts available. Concessions for sale. 478-751-9232. www.maconcentreplex.com.
JARRELL PLANTATION HISTORIC SITE
Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Family Farm Day: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 23. The farm comes to life with volunteers demonstrating crafts and chores of the past. Juneteenth Get Outside Day: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 13. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of emancipation with living history demonstrations that focus on the contribution by African Americans to Georgia’s heritage and culture. Jarrell is open regularly for tours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $4-$6.50. www.georgiastateparks.org. 478-986-5172.
INDIAN SPRINGS STATE PARK
678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. Memorial Day Miniature Golf Tournament: 10 a.m. May 23, show your skills at mini golf in this annual tournament, $5. Museum Tours: 2-4 p.m. June 6, tour the museum, learn about the park, its history and upcoming events, free. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 770-504-2277.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Miller-Murphy-Howard Building (Miller Hall), 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. Reptile and exotic animal show hosted by Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Expos. www.reptiday.com. $10 adult, $5 kids 5-12, free for kids under 5.
PUBLIC FISHING AT JAVORS LUCAS LAKE
6 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday through June 28, Javors Lucas Lake, 150 Broach Lane Road. Fishing will not be available May 25. MWA Kids Fishing Derby: 7-10 a.m. June 13; registration begins at 6 a.m., and the friendly competition is open to children ages 3-16. www.maconwater.org.
FORT HAWKINS HISTORIC SITE
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. May 25: Fort Hill Cemetery Memorial Day Observances. June 14: National Flag Day and Summer Adopt-A-Spot Cleanup. July 4: Independence Day Celebration. Aug. 1: Halstead Family Reunion. Aug. 1-2: Stoneman’s 1864 Raid and Macon’s Defense. Sept. 19-20 Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. Oct. 31: Halloween Ghost Watch and Fall Adopt-A-Spot. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Salute. Nov. 21-22: Kilpatrick’s 1864 Raid and Macon’s Defense. December weekends: Frontier Fort Christmas. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
HAY DAY, FLAG DAY
June 14, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. During this family-friendly event, see the house decorated in red white and blue, in honor of our nation’s flag. Take a self-guided tour, make a craft and enjoy light refreshments. Free. www.hayhousemacon.org.
HIGH FALLS STATE PARK
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Paddling 101: 9 a.m. June 20. Learn the basic strokes and test your skills paddling on the lake. For ages 8 and older; pre-registration required; $10. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 478-993-3053.
7 p.m. gates open, 9:30 p.m. fireworks, June 28, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway. West parking lots Kids Zone for kids; bring picnics, no alcohol or dogs. Hosted by Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, 478-987-1234. Free 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.
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 ID.
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. www.hayhousemacon.org.
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.
ROCK CANDY TOURS
Free Birds and Night Owls Tour: 9-10:30 p.m. Friday, the Rookery, 543 Cherry St.; tour lasts 1.5 hours with pit stops at bars along the way, ending at Grant’s Lounge; $10. Rock ’n’ Roll Stroll, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of the month, Washington Park; tour lasts 2.5 hours, ending at H&H Restaurant; $15. Reservations required for both tours. Call 478-955-5997 or email email@example.com for reservations.
MACON-BIBB COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION WELLNESS CLASSES
Zumba in the Park: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Free, suitable for all levels; bring water and wear athletic shoes. All classes canceled in the event of rain. 478-751-9280.
5-8 p.m. the Third Thursday of the month, Macon Dog Park, Adams Street, downtown Macon. Bring your pooch for doggy demonstrations, live music and give-aways. Humans can purchase beer or wine and be entered to win door prizes. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.
LAWN MOWER RACES
11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, across from Camping World, Byron. 478-956-3929.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. 478-474-7799. $10.
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, Wrestleplex, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. 478-397-5734. www.allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, free for children 6 and younger.
MINI-ZOO ANIMAL SHOW
3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday, 1 p.m. and 3 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.com. 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. If the sky is clear, view the night sky through powerful telescopes. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.com.