Out & About

10 Days Calendar for Sept. 23, 1016

Larry Gatlin and the Blackwood Quartet will perform tonight at the Grand Opera House.
Larry Gatlin and the Blackwood Quartet will perform tonight at the Grand Opera House. Special to The Telegraph

Friday

Sept. 23

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.

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.

“Hold on Forever”

Comedy. Presented by CenterStage for Christ. Proceeds benefit Brian Bowen Snax Sax. 478-987-1852. Perry United Methodist Church, 1002 Carroll St., Perry. $10. 7:30 p.m.

GABBAfest 2016

Featuring the Marcus King Band and Robert Lee Coleman and the Nigh Owls. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. More GABBAfest events Saturday and Sunday. $45 weekend pass. gabba.org. 478-765-2822. 8 p.m.

Sky Over Macon

Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. 8 p.m.

Saturday

Sept. 24

Bulldog Invitational Raider Challenge

Twenty-one teams from 10 schools are participating in the athletic competition between high school JROTC programs. Georgia Military College, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville. Free for spectators. gmc.edu. 9 a.m.

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.

International Confucius Institute Day

Wesleyan Quad, Wesleyan College. (See story on this page.) 1-7 p.m.

Sock Hop

Dust off your poodle skirts and letter sweaters for music, dancing and refreshments. $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.

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.

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

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

GABBAfest 2016

Featuring Samantha Fish and Otis. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. More GABBAfest events Friday and Sunday. $45 weekend pass. gabba.org. 478-765-2822. 8 p.m.

Sunday

Sept. 25

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.

GABBAfest 2016

GABBA Members Jam hosted by Royal Johnson. Special weekend guest: Jimmy Hall. Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. More GABBAfest events Friday and Saturday. $45 weekend pass. gabba.org. 478-765-2822. Noon.

“Hold on Forever”

Perry United Methodist Church, 1002 Carroll St., Perry. (See Friday, Sept. 23.) 2:30 p.m.

National Theatre Live: “The Threepenny Opera”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $20; $15 seniors and students. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 3 p.m.

The Wellston Winds

Directed by Lloyd McDonald. Sponsored by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. Auditorium, Houston County High School, 920 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Free. wrconcert.org. 3 p.m.

The Celtic Company, Atlanta

Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-745-3331. 4 p.m.

Monday

Sept. 26

“Hold on Forever”

Perry United Methodist Church, 1002 Carroll St., Perry. (See Friday, Sept. 23.) 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Sept. 27

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.

“Hold on Forever”

Perry United Methodist Church, 1002 Carroll St., Perry. (See Friday, Sept. 23.) 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Sept. 28

“Porcelain Dolls, Wall Hangings and Textiles”

Last chance to see the exhibition by Hilda Wilson. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. Free. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. 478-745-3331. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”

Presented by GCSU Theatre. For mature audiences. Georgia College, Russell Auditorium, 201, N. Clark St., Milledgeville. $5-$14. gcsutickets.com. 478-445-4226. 8 p.m.

Thursday

Sept. 29

Luke Buffenmyer Exhibition

Last chance to see the exhibition by Luke Buffenmyer, an artist working in a variety of mediums. Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall, Middle Georgia State University Cochran Campus. Free. charlie.agnew@mga.edu. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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 selection: “The Enduring Chill.” Free. Andalusia Farm, 2628 N. Columbia St., Milledgeville. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

100th Birthday Party

Nu-Way 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.

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.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”

Georgia College, Russell Auditorium, 201, N. Clark St., Milledgeville. (See Wednesday, Sept. 28.) 8 p.m.

Friday

Sept. 30

Evening of Jazz

Entertainment by the Lionel Brown Trio featuring Christian Martinez. Silent and live auctions. Cash bar. Hosted by CASA of Houston County Inc. Houston Lake Country Club, 100 Champions Way, Perry. $55 individual; $100 couple. casaofhoustoncounty.org. 6 p.m.

“Welcome to Smallgrove” Opening Reception

A series of narrative paintings by Henry Lee Gorham that delineate the lives of African-American people living in a fictional community called Small Grove. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. tubmanmuseum.com. 6:30-8 p.m.

Zuzka Vaclavik Opening Reception

Visiting artist exhibit. McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Esperanza Spalding

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

Saturday

Oct. 1

Cotton Pickin’ Fair

Fried green tomatoes, art, antiques, crafts, musicians, puppeteers, folk dancers, magicians and history. Gay Family Farmstead, 18830 Ga. 85, Gay. $8 adults; $5 children 7-12; free for children 6 and youer. cpfair.org. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

ARTrepreneur Marketplace

Featured visiting artists Joyce Day and Rand Lane and local artists Suzy Borders, Dot Brown, Beth Forrester, Teri Hatley, Talisa Hanson, Melissa Martin and many more. Lunch available for $5; proceeds benefit Centenary Community Ministries. Centenary Methodist Church, 1290 Ash St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. (See Sunday, Sept. 25.) 10-11 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday

Oct. 2

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.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair

Gay Family Farmstead, 18830 Ga. 85, Gay. (See Saturday, Oct. 1.) 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”

Georgia College, Russell Auditorium, 201, N. Clark St., Milledgeville. (See Wednesday, Sept. 28.) 2 p.m.

Mini-Zoo Animal Show

Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. masmacon.org. 478-477-3232. 3 p.m.

“Fame”

Part of the Grand’s Broadway Series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $45-$71. TheGrandMacon.com. 478-301-5470. 7:30 p.m.

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