Out & About

Out & About Main Events Calendar

The Georgia National Fair returns to Perry on Oct. 6-16.
The Georgia National Fair returns to Perry on Oct. 6-16. Special to The Telegraph

FESTIVALS

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

Featuring Native American artists, dancers, storytellers, musicians and historic lifestyle demonstrators. Native foods and other concessions will be available. Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. $6 adults; $3 for ages 6-12 and active duty military; children under 6 are free. 478-752-8257. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17-18.

Georgia National Fair

Rides, games, livestock, nightly concerts and more. Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. gnfa.com. Oct. 6-16.

Fall Festival

Vendor booths, country store, bookstore, yard sale, sweet shop, Boston butts, silent auction, children’s activities and more. Byron United Methodist Church, Main Street and West Heritage Boulevard, Byron. 478-956-5717. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15.

Central Georgia Greek Festival

Featuring live music, dancing, authentic Greek food, art, shopping, jewelry, religious artifacts and church tours. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 859 First St. holycross.ga.goarch.org. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 21-22; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 23.

Jazz and the Arts on Riverdale

Check out a blend of local and regional musicians and vocalists along with arts and crafts from throughout Middle Georgia. Bring a lawn chair and stay awhile. Free. Proceeds go to the education programs of the Jazz Association of Macon. maconjazz.org. Riverdale Drive, Macon. Noon-6 p.m Oct. 22.

Green Tomato Festival

This is a family fun festival celebrating Juliette’s Hollywood fame and the Whistle Stop Café. Festival goers can peruse a variety of booths selling everything from handmade jewelry and local honey products to glass wind chimes and vintage art, and of course, fried green tomatoes. Free. 478-992-9996. Downtown Juliette. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 29-30.

Fall Festival

Carnival games, inflatables, hayride, pony rides, cake walk, face painting, fun food. All are welcome. First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place. Free. fbcxmacon.org. 478-742-6485. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 30.

MARKETS

Wesleyan Market

Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Wesleyan College front campus. Free admission. 478-757-5233. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8.

State Farmers Market

Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. 8 a.m.-dark daily.

Milledgeville Farmers Market

Featuring a variety of local vendors. City of Milledgeville Pavilion, East Hancock Street, Milledgeville. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor at the Milledgeville Farmers Market can contact Deana, 478-414-4014 or dthornton@milledgevillega.us. 2-6 p.m. Tuesday.

Bolingbroke Farmers Market

Featuring grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, free-range chicken, fresh produce, home-baked goods, raw milk, container gardens, potted plants, birdhouses and a variety of craft vendors. Parking lot of the Country Oaks Farm and Pet Supply, Bolingbroke. bolingbrokefarmersmarket.com. bolingbrokefarmersmarket@gmail.com. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mulberry Market

Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Tattnall Square Park. Free to attend. chwg.org. 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.

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. 1-6 p.m. Thursday.

Fort Valley Farmers Market

Local produce and plants for sale. Next to the railroad tracks on Lowe Street, Fort Valley. 478-825-5286. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Original Farmers Market of Perry

Local produce, baked goods, flowers, eggs and more. Abba House Thrift Store parking lot, 1309 Main St., Perry. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN

Presenting Gospel Greatest

Gospel showcase with songs and drama. An A.J. Holden Production. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $10; $5 children 11 and under. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 6 p.m. Sept. 17.

MUSIC ANDVARIETY

Robin Bullock and Aoife Clancy

An evening of traditional Irish song. Dinner and concert. Host provides barbecue; guests bring side dishes. RSVP required, address provided upon RSVP. $20 suggested donation. apmacon@gmail.com. 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. concert Sept. 17.

Larry Gatlin and the Blackwood Quartet

Hear the Grammy Award-winning country music legend and Grammy Award-winning first family of gospel music. $30-$35. 478-301-5470. thegrandmacon.com. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

GABBAfest 2016

Friday night at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.: Marcus King Band and Robert Lee Coleman and the Nigh Owls. Saturday night at the Douglass: Samantha Fish and Otis. Saturday at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave.: the GABBA Members Jam hosted by Royal Johnson. Sunday afternoon concert at the Big House. Special weekend guest: Jimmy Hall. $45 weekend pass. gabba.org. 478-765-2822. 8 p.m. Sept. 23-24 and noon Sept. 25.

Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Also featuring Bonnie Bishop. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $30 general admission, $42 premium balcony. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 24.

Caleb Caudle with Justin Osborne

Part of the Living Room Series presented by the Field Note Stenographers. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $5-$15. fieldnotestenographers.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 29.

Lalah Hathaway

With Jarrod Lawson. City Auditorium, 415 First St. $32-$62. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and the Macon Coliseum Box Office. 8 p.m. Sept. 30.

Esperanza Spalding

Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $25 advance, $30 day of show. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 30.

The Band Perry

Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. $40, includes gate admission to the Georgia National Fair. 478-987-3247. gnfa.com. Oct. 8.

Second Sunday Concert Series

Presented by Bragg Jam. The Brick will be selling food and beverage. Picnics, lawn chairs and pets are welcome; no tents or grills. Coleman Hill Park. Free. braggjam.org. 6 p.m. Oct. 9.

Lucero

Hear the band with special guest Cory Branan. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $20 in advance; $25 day of the show. Coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

Abbey Road Live: A Night to Imagine

John Lennon tribute band. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $12-$15. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 14.

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. $40, includes gate admission to the Georgia National Fair. 478-987-3247. gnfa.com. Oct. 15.

Floco Torres and Famey

Part of the Living Room Series presented by the Field Note Stenographers. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $5-$15. fieldnotestenographers.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 16.

Kirk Franklin

Hip-hop, pop, R&B and gospel. City Auditorium, 415 First St. $36.75-$66.75. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and the Macon Coliseum Box Office. 7 p.m. Oct. 21.

Stephanie Mills

With the Whispers. Proceeds benefit Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association Inc. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $28 and up. Tickets available at the Centreplex box office, Ticektmaster or Habersham Records, 478-743-2587. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Lewis Hamlin Jr. Legacy Celebration

Paying tribute to Lewis Hamlin Jr., former trumpeter, chief arranger and band director for James Brown. Includes complimentary food and beverages; jazz cafes at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; a community conversation about preserving the historical legacy of Tindall Heights at 3 p.m.; concert, “Soul Serenade: A Celebration of Life and Legacy,” featuring Deborah-Patrice Hamlin at 7 p.m.; followed by a post-concert mixer with cake and ice-cream. Limited seating. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. RSVP to LHJLEGACY@bronzetonecenter.org by Oct.15. bronzetonecenter.org. 12:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

With Gabriel Kelley. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $25-$30. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.

The Jim Hurst Trio

At Joe Cullison’s house. RSVP required; address provided upon RSVP. apmacon@gmail.com. 7:30 p.m. Oct 29.

Promised Land Sound with Jake Xerxes Fussell

Part of the Living Room Series presented by the Field Note Stenographers. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $5-$15. fieldnotestenographers.com. 8 p.m. Nov. 10.

Marc Ford and the Neptune Blues Club

Also featuring Cris Jacobs. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $10 advanced, $55 VIP. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

Jonny Lang

The virtuoso blues guitarist and singer/songwriter will kick-off a weekend of events celebrating Duane Allman. The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $35; $65 VIP tickets available. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. TheBigHouse.org. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Skydog 70

Celebrate the birthday, life and music of Duane “Skydog” Allman with multiple bands performing. Concert benefits the Macon Rescue Mission. Admission is 10 or more canned goods per person. skydogmacon.com. Central City Park, downtown Macon. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 20.

Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights

Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron and Soulistic. Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. $5. 478-719-2054. 8 p.m.-midnight every first and third Wednesday.

DANCES

Sock Hop

Dust off your poodle skirts and letter sweaters and join in the Sock Hop! Enjoy music, dancing, and refreshments. The Friends of Indian Springs State Park will be selling $5 hot dog plates and $2 soda and root beer floats. Indian Springs State Park’s Stone Pavilion, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. $5 parking. 770-504-2277. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 24.

Shag Club

Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. Free. 478-960-7938. 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Dance

Featuring the Winchester Band. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. $7. 478-784-1454. 8 p.m. Friday.

Dance

Featuring the Southern Country Band. Singles welcome. VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. $7. 478-474-3663. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

MUSIC HALLS

Oak Grove Jamboree & Opry House

Dancing and country music with the Foskey Family Band and the Faulk Family Band. Oak Grove Community Center, 1134 Ga. 126 South, Cochran. Free. 478-308-4559. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday.

Ole Clinton Opry

This week: 5 p.m. House Band, 7 p.m. Klassic Kountry. 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. $2 admission at the door, free for ages 16 and younger. 478-825-4118 or clintonopry.com. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday.

Hollonville Opry House

This week: Second Coming, the Maloy Brothers and the Steed Brothers. Ga. 362, Hollonville. Free; operated on donations. 770-228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Powersville Opry

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

This week: 6 p.m. George Sheffield Show, 7:30 p.m. Magnum Country. 699 Altman Road, Haddock. Free; donations accepted. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. 6:30-10 p.m. second, third and fifth Saturday of each month.

Juliette Opry House

Ga. 87, Juliette. $17. 478-335-3895. acousticproductions.com. 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.

FILMS/SCREENINGS

“The Apartment”

Part of the 2016 movie series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5 general admission; $45 series subscription. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

“Out of the Past”

Part of the 2016 movie series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5 general admission; $45 series subscription. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

Macon Film Guild: “Our Little Sister”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

Macon Film Guild: “Weiner”

Part of the Macon Film Guild’s documentary series. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

“The Birds”

Part of the 2016 movie series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5 general admission; $45 series subscription. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

FUNDRAISERS

Fashion in the Zone

Fashion show fundraiser for Macon-Bibb’s 11 zones, helping alleviate blight. Presented by the Shalom Zone. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $15 advance; $20 at door. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

Peach Cobbler Mennonite Relief Auction

Hosted by Mennonite Relief Auction Committee. Sept. 16: 6 p.m. auction preview, crafts and baked goods for sale; 7 p.m. hymn sing. Sept. 17: 8 a.m. continental breakfast by donation; 9 a.m.-midafternoon, auction (quilts, antiques, collectables, etc.), Dutch pantry (crafts, canned and baked goods, etc.); noon, lunch by donation. Georgia Grown Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Free for spectators. Ray Maynard, 404-906-0119. Sept. 16-17.

“Car City ... Putting the Brakes on Homelessness in Our Community”

Featuring Colby Dee and Jared Leland. Benefits Family Promise of Greater Houston County. Participants are invited to spend a night in their cars to experience a night of homelessness. Beginning Friday evening with a soup supper provided by Scout Troop 566, guests will participate in various activities including music, campfires, entertainment, an outdoor movie and flashlight treasure hunt. The event ends with breakfast at 6 a.m. Saturday. Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins. FPHope.org. Sept. 16-17.

Joshua’s Walk

Run/walk to fight childhood cancer. Activities for the entire family, food, door prizes, face painting and more. Amerson River Park, off Riverside Drive. joshuaswish.org. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17.

Fall into Fun

Silent and live auction, games, raffles and food. A cash bar will also be available. Benefits the Helping Hands Society. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door. Georgia College and State University Banquet Room, Milledgeville. $35. Tickets on sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church office, 110 N. Jefferson St., Milledgeville, or by emailing bonnbonn@windstream.net. sacredheartmilledgeville.org. 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 17.

Retro Night Glow 10K and 5K

10K and 5K races, plus a 1-mile fun run. Live 9180s concert by the Fabulous Boomer Band, plus, a mechanical bull, rock wall, face painting and other kids activities, fireworks and a costume contest. Benefits Project Giving. Northway Church parking lot, 5915 Zebulon road. $25 to race the 5K or 10K; $40 to race both; $12 for the fun run. Register at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Macon and Warner Robins from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15-16. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

Southern Rock Revival Benefit & Auction for Larry Howard

Featuring Michael Buffalo Smith, Big Mike Ventimiglia, Hal Register, Kunio Kishida Band, the Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, Tommy Talton, Scott Boyer, N.C. Thurman with special guests Bonnie Bramlett, Donna Foster Hall, Paul Hornsby, Eddie Stone and Rick Burnett. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. maconbettermusic.com. The Crazy Bull, 473 Second St. 6 p.m. Sept. 22.

Sickle Cell Education Awareness Luncheon

Featuring a five-course meal and experts in the areas of insurance, public schools, WIC and healthcare sharing information. Hosted by Cedric Sickle Cell Support Group 4 Kids. Proceeds will go toward assisting families with needs related to having Sickle Cell disease. First Floor of the West Tower, Conference Room 3, Navicent Health. $20. 478-225-4624. info@cscsupportgroup4kids.org. cscsupportgroup4kids.org. Sept. 24.

Royal Celebration of HOPE

Meet storybook characters, create crafts, dance the night away and enjoy finger food from Helms College. Proceeds benefit the Jay’s HOPE Foundation. Banks Stephens Middle School Gymnasium, Forsyth. $10 at the door for adults and children ages 3 and older. 478-238-6360. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 24.

2016 Jazz Extravaganza

Featuring Jazz Ensemble with saxophonist Damon Brown and special music by Israel Eady. Hosted by the Albany State University National Alumni Association, Warner Robins Area Chapter. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Cary Martin Conference Center, Houston Pavilion, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. $35. Felicia Meadows, 478-397-0278. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Sickle Cell Bingo Charity Game Night

Play bingo for prizes. Light hors d’ oeuvres and music. Hosted by Cedric Sickle Cell Support Group 4 Kids. Proceeds will go toward assisting families with needs related to having Sickle Cell disease. Ruth Hartley Mosley Center, 626 Spring St. $10. 478-225-4624. cscsupportgroup4kids.org. 7 p.m. Sept. 30.

Evening of Jazz

Entertainment by the Lionel Brown Trio featuring Christian Martinez. Silent and live auctions. Stacie R. Barrett will be the guest emcee. Cash bar. Hosted by CASA of Houston County Inc. Houston Lake Country Club, 100 Champions Way, Perry. $55 individual; $100 couple. casaofhoustoncounty.org. 478-542-2141, extension 336. 6 p.m. Sept. 30.

Liberty’s Marketplace

Vendors include glass etching, Magical Stitch, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, jewelry, soaps, quilts, pottery and more. Baked goods and sub lunch available. All proceeds benefit missions. Hosted by the United Methodist Women of Liberty United Methodist Church. Liberty United Methodist Church, 6511 Houston Road. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1.

Toast and Taste at the Hay House

Enjoy samples of brews, wines and spirits produced in Georgia. Plus a chef competition between some of the greatest chefs, restaurants and caterers in Macon — you be the judge! Join the raffle and enjoy the items for sale at the live auction. $40. 478-742-8155. hayhousemacon.org. Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13.

Historic Macon Flea Market

Antiques, collectibles, furniture, housewares, holiday decor, electronics, children’s toys, gardening gadgets and more. Donations accepted; pick-up available. 359 Oglethorpe St. Free. historicmacon.org. 478-742-5084. Oct. 7-9.

Fall Bazaar

Café, bakery, gently used area, gift shop, jewelry, crafts, pantry, international and national market, children’s activity area, more. Spaghetti supper by reservation on Friday; grilled chicken available Saturday. Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Ave. 478-743-9366. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8.

Red Carpet Walk Event

Meet Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell. Have your photo taken with Miss America and receive an autographed photo in a custom photo jacket. Event benefits the Navicent Health W.T. Anderson Cancer and Infusion Center and will assist indigent patients with chemotherapy and cancer treatment. $18. Amstar Theater, 5996 Zebulon Road. 6 p.m. Oct. 9.

Wesleyan’s Annual AXIS Dinner

Traditional cuisine representing different countries will be prepared and offered by Wesleyan College’s international students. Proceeds benefit scholarships. Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. $5. wesleyancollege.edu. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

Boots and Bowties Reverse Raffle

Casino games, food and prizes. The grand prize for the evening is $5,000. With DJ Matt Pippin. Cash bar. Benefits the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are available at the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, 10 W. Chambers St., Forsyth, or online at forsyth-monroechamber.com. Monroe County Convention Center, 475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth. $100, includes a catered dinner for two, one entry into the reverse raffle and $200 worth of Casino Cash. 478-994-9239. 7 p.m. Oct. 21.

S.C.A.R.E. 5K Run/Walk

Sponsored by the Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants and Research Institute, and benefiting sudden cardiac arrest research and education. $15 before Oct. 10; $20 after Oct. 10; $25 race day. Register at gacri.com/S-C-A-R-E. Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22.

LITERARY/LECTURES

Women Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference

Presented by Score Middle Georgia. Middle Georgia State University Conference Center, 100 University Parkway. $65. Middlegeorgiascore.org. Sept. 16-17.

A Night with the VeryVera Show

Come meet your favorite Southern Hostess from “The VeryVera Show.” Vera Stewart will demonstrate how to create the perfect charcuterie board, and there will be tasty bites and beverages to enjoy. Sample Vera’s creations while exploring Macon Art Alliance’s stunning collection of art. Free. maconarts.org. Macon Arts Alliance Gallery, 486 First St. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16.

“The Revolutionary Summer of 1776”

Hosted by the Ocmulgee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Ray Crumbley, past president of the chapter, will present a program about the summer of 1776. Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, 4704 Presidential Parkway. Free. 478-952-2196. 6 p.m. Sept 20.

Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion

Panelists include Adria Goldman, Andrew Manis, Aaron Lewis, Jeffrey Tarver and Francys Johnson; moderator will be Andre Nicholson. Hosted by the Middle Georgia State University Library and the Department of Media, Culture and the Arts. Arts Complex Theater, Middle Georgia State University. Free. Dana Casper, dana.casper@mga.edu. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Sept. 22.

Rep. Park Cannon

Hear a lecture by State Rep. Park Cannon, who, at age 24, is Georgia’s youngest lawmaker. Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. 11:15 a.m. Sept. 27.

Andalusia Farm Book Group

Drop-in opportunity for anyone interested in a group discussion about the short story selection of the month. Bruce Gentry facilitates the conversation. Book selections: Sept. 29: “The Enduring Chill”; Oct. 27: “The Comforts of Home.” Free. Andalusia Farm, 2628 N. Columbia St., Milledgeville. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 27.

Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Hosted by the Ocmulgee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans will present a program about America’s VetDog organization, a non-profit organization that provides free trained service dogs to veterans. Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, 4704 Presidential Parkway. Free. 478-952-2196. 6 p.m. Oct. 18.

Belk Lecture

Featuring Karen Bray, Wesleyan assistant professor of religion and philosophy. Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. 11:15 a.m. Oct. 20.

Amy Greene Reading

Campbell-Stripling distinguished writer-in-residence Amy Greene is the author of “Bloodroot” and “Long Man.” Benson Room, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Also speaking at Wesleyan’s Taylor Hall Amphitheater: 11:15 a.m. Oct. 27.

ET CETERA

Twilight Night Canoe Paddle

Enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3-mile canoe trip to Buck Creek; for adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult; reservations required. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $15 includes boat and gear; a $5 per car parking fee is required. 478-993-3053. 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 16 and Sept. 23.

Macon Connects Street Makeover Ribbon Cutting and Bike Ride

Experience what it would be like to have safer and more vibrant streets for walking and biking. Ribbon cutting followed by a bike tour of the infrastructure and a family-friendly bike parade. Corner of Poplar and Third streets, downtown Macon. newtownmacon.com. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

Pet Appreciation Week Main Event

Includes pet adoptions with community groups, horse/pony rides, samples, giveaways, drawings for gift cards and other family friendly activities. Tractor Supply, 5301 Eisenhower Parkway. 478-405-7566. TractorSupply.com. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17.

A Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces Past, Present and Future

Dedication ceremony for a Blue Star Memorial Marker and a Gold Star Memorial Marker. Hosted by the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc. Rosa Parks Square across from the Government Center, 700 Poplar St. 2 p.m. Sept. 17.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

The class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be able to swim. Advance registration required. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $15 per person; $5 per car parking. 478-993-3053. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 17, Sept. 25 and Oct. 1.

Garden Brothers Circus

Featuring elephants, acrobats, a human slingshot, circus clowns, aerialists and more. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Adults: $36 VIP ringside, $28 standard; children (under 13): $19 VIP ringside, $11 standard; all tickets are general admission seating. Tickets are available at the Macon Coliseum Box Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or via Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. maconcentreplex.org. 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

Paws on the Falls

Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with new friends on the High Falls Trail. Each dog that attends gets a special treat. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $5 per a dog plus $5 per card parking. 478-993-3053. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 18.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Marketplace

Featuring a fashion show at 5:30 p.m.; vendors including nail salons, hair salons, boutiques and more; raffles; food and wine. 1985 Vineville Ave. $20 general admission, includes swag bag, one wine ticket and one raffle ticket; $35 VIP, includes a swag bag filled with extra goodies, two wine tickets and five raffle tickets. 4:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

SSUNAA-Metro Macon Chapter Bus Trip

The Savannah State University National Alumni Association-Metro Macon Chapter is sponsoring a bus trip to Savannah for anyone interested in attending the football game featuring SSU vs. Bethune-Cookman. $65, includes round-trip ride and ticket to the game. 478-731-7562. Sept. 24.

International Confucius Institute Day

Confucius Institutes worldwide will celebrate Chinese culture and language in an all-day fair-like event. Opening performance at 1 p.m., second performance at 3 p.m. Guests can buy tickets for food. Wesleyan Quad (Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center if it rains), Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. 1-7 p.m. Sept. 24.

Feathers and Feelers

Learn about birds and insects in a family-oriented atmosphere. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24.

100th Birthday Party

NuWay and the Terminal Station host a joint 100th Birthday Party in Cherry Street Plaza. Performance by the Grapevine, food vendors and children’s activities on site. Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29.

U-Nique Styles Fourth Annual Fashion Show

Hosted by Macy Watson. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $10 advance; $20 VIP; $20 at door. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

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. 1.

Sera National Black Rodeo Finals

Presented by the Southeastern Rodeo Association. Macon Centreplex, 200 Coliseum Drive. $23. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1.

Antique Steam Engine Demonstration

Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation‘Mill Complex, a signal used to communicate between workers at different work positions throughout the mill. Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $4-$6.50. 478-986-5172. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 1 and Dec. 3.

Brews, Rails and Iron Bike Edition

Alex Morrison of the Urban Development Authority will lead a bike tour covering everything from Macon’s rich railroad history to the old city jail. Space is limited and based on online reservations. The tour will begin in front of Terminal Station, 300 Cherry St., and ends at Macon Beer Company, 345 Oglethorpe St. $10 for Historic Macon Foundation members; $15 non-members. historicmacon.org. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 8.

Georgia Reptiles from the Mountains to the Coast

Georgia Farm Monitor’s “Ranger Nick” will share his knowledge of Georgia reptiles. Learn about and see these fascinating creatures. Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, Juliette. $4-$6.50, includes presentation and historic site admission. 478-986-5172. GeorgiaStateParks.org. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 8.

Georgia Aerospace Expo

Symposiums, information sessions, vendors, films, NASA displays, SeaSpace simulator and live entertainment. Opening ceremony keynote by Story Musgrave. $55-$75. Georgiaspaceexpo.com. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Oct. 13-15.

Wow! A Day for Macon

Community-wide volunteer service initiative organized by Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership. Volunteers meet for a breakfast meeting and then depart in small groups to various project sites located throughout Macon. Community volunteers are welcome. Anderson Dining Hall, Wesleyan College. wesleyancollege.edu. 8 a.m. Oct. 22.

Javors Lucas Lake Fishing

Only boats with electric/trolling motors are allowed on the lake. A seasonal pass to fish by boat is $100 and a seasonal pass to fish from the shore is $50. The daily fee for fishing by boat is $10 and is $5 for fishing from the shore. Javors Lucas Lake. maconwater.org. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through Oct. 30.

Yoga in the Park

Taught by local yoga teachers. Rain cancels the event. Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Free. gswilson7557@gmail.com. 9 a.m. Saturday.

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. the fourth Friday of each month.

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