Out & About

Out & About Main Calendar for Sept. 30, 2016

FESTIVALS

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. info@cpfair.org. cpfair.org. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-2.

Georgia National Fair

Rides, games, livestock, nightly concerts and more. $10 adults; $8 seniors; free for children 10 and younger; free parking. Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. For a complete schedule of events, as well as midway ride tickets and information, visit gnfa.com. 3-10 p.m. Oct. 6; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 7-16.

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.

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. info@deeprootsfestival.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.

Fall Festival

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.

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

Judgement House: “Land of the Free Home of the Brave”

A walk-through drama that presents the truth of people’s choices versus the consequences of those decisions both in this life and the next. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are recommended. Plainfield Baptist Church, Ga. 117, between Eastman and Cadwell. $2. Dale, 478-374-3266. 5-9 p.m. (tours leave every 10-15 minutes), Oct. 16, 22-23 and 29-30.

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.

Songsmen Quartet

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.

MUSIC ANDVARIETY

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.

Georgia National Fair Free Concerts

Concerts on the Georgia National Stage. Free with Georgia National Fair gate entry. Oct. 6: the Grapevine and the Ohio Players. Oct. 10: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Scott Brantley. Oct. 11: Blues Traveler and Porch 40. Oct. 12: Boyz II Men. Oct. 13: Old Dominion. gnfa.com. Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. 7 p.m. Oct. 6-13.

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. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Second Sunday Concert Series

Featuring Great Peacock; 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. 7:30 p.m. 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. $36.75-$66.75. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and the Macon Coliseum Box Office. City Auditorium, 415 First St. 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.

Drive-By Truckers

With Kyle Craft. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $25. 478-257-6391. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Nov. 17.

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.

John Berry: The Christmas Concert

Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $38. TheGrandMacon.com. 478-301-5470. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

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

Halloween Monster Mash

Ballroom dance hosted by USA Dance Chapter No. 6059 of Greater Macon. Costumes encouraged. Free bachata lesson by Debra Leathers from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Light snacks and water provided, soft drink for a donation. Music by DJ Chester Gibbs. Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. $8 USA Dance members, $12 nonmembers, $5 students with ID. 478-743-7970. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

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.

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.

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

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

Ga. 362, Hollonville. Free; operated on donations. 770-228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Powersville Opry

This week: 4:15 p.m. Powersville Opry House Band, 6 p.m. Dance Time, 7 p.m. Filmores House 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

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

“I Can’t Do This But I Can Do That”

Short film screening of the HBO documentary followed by discussion. Part of “The Ability Exhibit” hosted by Middle Georgia State University’s School of Education in observance of Disability Awareness Month. Screenings: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 3: Walker Hall, Room 302, Middle Georgia State University, Cochran; 2-3 p.m. Oct. 3: Room 217, Middle Georgia State University, Dublin; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 5: Thomas Hall, Room 110, Middle Georgia State University, Warner Robins. Free. Wendy Pooler, wendy.pooler@mga.edu. mga.edu. Oct. 3 and 5.

“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.

“Gone with the Wind”

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. Nov. 4.

Macon Film Guild: “Indignation”

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. Nov. 13.

FUNDRAISERS

Neel House Attic and Consignment Sale

Antiques, household and gardening items and more. Sept. 30 is pre-sale day. Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. 478-742-0921. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

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.

Crystal’s Call

Walk of honor to eliminate domestic violence one step at a time, held in memory of Crystal Harris and all those who have been impacted by domestic violence. Benefits Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia. Registration on site welcome. Macon-Bibb Government Center to Gateway Park. $25. Theresa Harris, 478-719-0438. 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. walk Oct. 1.

All About Animals Fundraiser Yard Sale

All proceeds go to help homeless and abused animals. Rain or shine. All About Animals Rescue Shelter, 101 Riverside Drive (next to Central City Park). 478-621-5116. allaboutanimalsmacon@yahoo.com. 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 1.

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.

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.

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.

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.

United in Pink Flamingo Fest

Includes a 5K run and one-mile walk. All proceeds benefit Breast Cancer survivors and their families from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Wesleyan College, Forsyth Road. runsignup.com/Race/GA/Macon/FlamingoFest5K. 9 a.m. Oct. 22.

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.

LITERARY/LECTURES

Women in Leadership Luncheon

Featuring Verda Colvin, Superior Court judge. Presented by the Career Women’s Network of Macon. Macon Marriot City Center Hotel, 240 Coliseum Drive. $20. Tracey Prince, 478-808-8281 or cwnofmacon@windstream.net. 11:45 a.m. Oct. 4.

“What to Do with Those Rotten Apples in the Tree”

Investigate stories of wayward ancestors or skeletons in the closet of your family tree. Central Georgia Genealogical Society program featuring Stephen Bennett. Guests welcome. Flint Energies Conference Room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. 478-987-7260. cggs.org. 7 p.m. Oct. 10.

Sheree Keith

Sheree Keith will be speaking about gender roles, domestic violence and resources and outlets for women who have been victims of domestic abuse. Hosted by the Houston-Peach AAUW. Guests welcome. Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. 478-971-4354. houstonpeach-ga.aauw.net. 6:30 p.m. refreshments and networking, 7 p.m. program, Oct. 11.

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.

Used Book Sale

Hosted by the AAUW Houston-Peach Branch. Proceeds benefit local educational endeavors. Galleria Mall, Centerville. Free admission. Special sales: Half-price books from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 22; “Bag or Box” sale from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 22. 478-918-2666. houstonpeachaauw-ga.aauw.net. Noon-9 p.m. Oct. 20; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 21; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22.

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. Oct. 27.

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

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.

Thunder Over Georgia Air Show

Featuring the Thunderbirds, Commemorative Air Force, Disabled American Veterans Flight Team, parachute demonstration team, Shockwave Jet Truck, C-130 Strong Man, Kids Zone, food vendors and more. Free admission and parking in designated areas. robins.af.mil/Airshow. Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 247, Warner Robins. Gates open 9 a.m., opening ceremony 11 a.m., Oct. 1-2.

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. Oct. 1.

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.

Blessing of the Animals

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will bless all our furry friends in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. There will be a short liturgy in the outdoor chapel beside the parking lot, blessings and light refreshments on the lawn. For safety reasons, pets must be friendly and either leashed or in carriers. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 753 College St. 478-743-4623. stpaulsmacon@bellsouth.net. 4 p.m. Oct. 2.

‘Ability Exhibit’ Vendor Exhibit

Providing information and resources available for people with disabilities. Participating vendors include Georgia Academy for the Blind, Developing Minds, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, River Edge Behavioral Health Center, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Part of “The Ability Exhibit” hosted by Middle Georgia State University’s School of Education in observance of Disability Awareness Month. Education Building, second floor atrium, Middle Georgia State University. Free. Wendy Pooler, wendy.pooler@mga.edu or 478-960-4831. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

Community Awareness Panel

Examining stereotypes and misconceptions about people with disabilities. Part of “The Ability Exhibit” hosted by Middle Georgia State University’s School of Education in observance of Disability Awareness Month. Education Building, Room 389, Middle Georgia State University. Free. Wendy Pooler, wendy.pooler@mga.edu or 478-960-4831. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

Drag Queen Bingo

Play bingo with your favorite drag queens. Featuring Akasha Giselle. The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St., 478-741-9130. 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

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.

NAACP 44th Annual Awards Banquet

Featured speaker: Edward O. DuBose. Buck Melton Community Center, 150 Sessions Drive. $40. 478-745-9944. naacpmacon.org. 6 p.m. Oct. 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.

Jarrell Plantation

Spend a day on the farm and learn about life on the plantation in the 1800s. 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $4-$6.50. georgiastateparks.org. 478-986-5172. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Cannonball House

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.

Hay House

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. gswilson7557@gmail.com. 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. rockcandytours@gmail.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. rockcandytours@gmail.com. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Yappy Hour

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.

Wrestling

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.

Bingo

Public welcome. Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. 478-742-5372. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Bingo

Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 478-784-1454. 7 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Bingo

Public welcome. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. 478-474-3663. 7 p.m. Monday and Friday.

Pool Tournament

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.

Dart Tournament

American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. $10. 478-474-7799. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Wine Tasting

Tuesday: six wines with light appetizers, $7. Thursday: eight wines with appetizers, $10. WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. 478-474-9595. winestylesmacon.com. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Craft Beer Tasting

Six craft beers with snacks. WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. $7. 478-474-9595. winestylesmacon.com. 6-8 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month.

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. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

Polar Bear Den

Story time plus crafts for ages 2-5. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. $5 per child; free for adults. masmacon.org. 478-477-3232. 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of month.

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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