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. firstname.lastname@example.org. cpfair.org. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-2.
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.
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.
Deep Roots Festival
A cultural arts and music festival showcasing local, regional and national talents, artists and vendors. Also featuring an antique car show, artist market, a KidZone and sanctioned Georgia Barbeque Association cook-off and State Championship. Downtown Milledgeville. $6 pre-sale Oct. 1-19; $8 individual, $6 groups of four or more, gate admission; $15 after 5 p.m.; free for kids under 3. 478-414-4015. email@example.com. deeprootsfestival.com. 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 22.
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. Headline performance by the Mike Frost Band featuring vocalist Lauren Meccia. 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.
Carnival games, inflatables, hayride, pony rides, cake walk, face painting, fun food. Public welcome. First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place. Free. fbcxmacon.org. 478-742-6485. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 30.
Kitchens Road Old Time Family Festival
Antique and classic cars, trucks and tractors and antique gasoline engines, arts and crafts, live bands, the Macon Shag Club, the Ocmulgee Blacksmith Guild, food vendors, kids rides and games. Benefits the charities of the Lion’s Club of Milledgeville. 370A Kitchens Road, Haddock. $5 adults, free for ages 12 and younger. 478-288-6205. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5-6.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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.
“Macon Beer and Hymns”
The inaugural event for what will be a monthly occurrence. No preaching, just old time raucous hymn singing. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. Ingleside Village Pizza, 2395 Ingleside Ave. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 25.
Festival of Praise Tour
Featuring artists such as Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle and Casey J. Hosted by comedian Earthquake. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Adopt-A-Role Model Program. $42-$72. Tickets are available at the Macon Coliseum Box Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or via Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com. maconcentreplex.org. City Auditorium, 415 First St. 8 p.m. Dec. 2.
Open rehearsal and sing-along. Group singing, duets, solos, etc. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite sound tracks and books. Instruments will be furnished. Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road. Free. 478-737-1520. 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.
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.
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.
Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $25 advance, $30 day of show. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 30.
The Band Perry
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.
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.
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.
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. email@example.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.
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.
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.
John Berry: The Christmas Concert
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.
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.
Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. Free. 478-960-7938. 6:45 p.m. Thursday.
Featuring the Winchester Band. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. $7. 478-784-1454. 8 p.m. Friday.
Featuring the Southern Country Band. Singles welcome. VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. $7. 478-474-3663. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
Caller: Tom Wood. Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478-935-8364. 7-9 p.m. Thursday (except the fourth Thursday of each month).
Robins Ramblers Square Dance Club
Caller is Bud Whitten. Warner Robins Recreation Center, 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478 235-9200. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday of each month).
Irish Reelers Square Dance Club
Caller: Lee Dixon. Southwest Laurens Elementary School, 1799 Ga. 117, Rentz. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478-293-8771. 7:30-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance Club
Caller is Tom Wood. North Macon Park Recreation Center, off Wimbish Road. 478-538-5397. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, except holidays.
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, 6 p.m. Heaven Bound, 7 p.m. Tumble Weeds. 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
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
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
“Out of the Past”
Macon Film Guild: “Our Little Sister”
Macon Film Guild: “Weiner”
“Gone with the Wind”
Macon Film Guild: “Indignation”
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. firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
Historic Macon Flea Market
Antiques, collectibles, furniture, housewares, holiday decor, electronics, children’s toys, gardening gadgets and more. Donations accepted; pick-up available. 357 Oglethorpe St. Free. historicmacon.org. 478-742-5084. Nov. 4-6.
24th annual Reindeer Run and Santa Stroll
10K and 5K runs and 1-mile stroll sponsored by Navicent Health Foundation and benefiting the Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. $25 for the 5K or 10K; $20 Santa Stroll. 478-633-RUNN. navicenthealth.org/reindeerrun. Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3.
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.
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.
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. 23.
Georgia Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert will be the guest speaker at the parade celebrating the signing of the Constitution. GMC’s Prep School and Junior College Cadets will participate in the parade. Georgia Military College Grant Parade, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville. gmc.edu. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 23.
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. Sept. 24.
Day of Peace, Community and Unity
Hosted by the Macon Shalom Zone Movement. Events include community clean-ups, educational programming, art events, community garden activities, tree planting, community kids’ events, crime prevention and intervention program, community empowering activities, blight removal and community engagement events. All communities and churches are invited to join in and host an event. mszm10.org. email@example.com. 478-714-1885. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24.
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.
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. 25 and Oct. 1.
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
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
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.
Fall Family Saturdays
Oct. 8: Cowboy Day. Oct. 15: Hot Air Balloon Day. Oct. 22: Great Outdoor Adventure. Oct. 29: “Not So Spooky” Halloween. Nov. 5: National Pumpkin Destruction Day. Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. $15 per person for ages 3 and older. therockranch.com. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 8-Nov. 5.
Fall Family Sundays
Take in the nature, adventure, fun and activities. Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. $13 per person for ages 3 and older. therockranch.com. 1-7 p.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30.
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.
Spirits in October
Guided one-hour walking tour with actors representing the spirits of some of Macon’s most fascinating characters followed by a reception in the Public Mausoleum. Appropriate for all ages. Historic Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. $15 per person; $10 per person for a group of 10 or more. riversidecemetery.com. Tours leave every 15 minutes, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20-22 and 27-29; 4-6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30.
Wow! A Day for Macon
Communitywide 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.
Fort Hawkins Historic Site
Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. Maynard Street at Emery Highway. 478-746-0704. forthawkins.com. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Special events: 11th annual Veterans Day Salute and Flag Retirement. 4 p.m. Nov. 11. Sherman’s March: A one-day living history representing both Georgia Militia and Sherman’s troops during the March to the Sea. Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 26.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Explore the mounds and walk the trails; discover what life was like here thousands of years ago. Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 478-752-8257. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
856 Mulberry St. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military; $3 for students with college ID. 478-745-5982. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
934 Georgia Ave. $11 adults; $10 seniors and military; $7 students; free for children younger than 6 and members of the Georgia Trust. 478-742-8155. hayhousemacon.org. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Last tour at 3 p.m. each day.
Neel Reid Tours
Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. $5. 478-742-0921. fgcmacon.org. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by special appointment.
Yoga in the Park
Taught by local yoga teachers. Rain cancels the event. Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rock Candy Tours: Free Birds and Night Owls Tour
Easy walking tour of Macon’s musical landmarks with pit stops at bars along the way. Reservations requested 24 hours in advance. Beginning at the Rookery, 543 Cherry St., ending at Grant’s Lounge. $10. 478-955-5997. email@example.com. 7:30-9 p.m. Friday.
Rock Candy Tours: Rock ‘n’ Roll Stroll
Moderate walking tour takes more than two hours and visits the homes and favorite haunts of Southern music’s most legendary artists. H&H Soul Food Restaurant, 807 Forsyth St. $15. 478-955-5997. firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.
Bring your pooch for doggy demonstrations, live music and giveaways. Humans can purchase beer or wine and be entered to win door prizes. Macon Dog Park, Adams Street, downtown Macon. Free. collegehillmacon.com. 5-8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month.
Lawn Mower Races
Across from Camping World, Byron. 478-956-3929. 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month.
All-Star Wrestling Network. Wrestleplex, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, free for children 6 and younger. 478-397-5734. allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. bell time, the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month.
Public welcome. Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. 478-742-5372. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday.
Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 478-784-1454. 7 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Public welcome. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. 478-474-3663. 7 p.m. Monday and Friday.
The tournament is 9 Ball with handicap rules. L&W Sports Bar, 4479 Pio Nono Ave. $15 tournament, no cover charge. 478-254-4117. 8 p.m. Friday.
American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. $10. 478-474-7799. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Craft Beer Tasting
Mini-Zoo Animal Show
Polar Bear Den
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.