Out & About

Flea market kicks off a busy weekend

Historic Macon will hold its annual flea market this weekend at its new downtown warehouse. Various sale items include antiques, crystal, silver, linens, gardening gadgets, sporting goods, holiday décor and more.

Serious shoppers can purchase tickets for Friday night’s annual preview party, which features a light supper with wine and brews by Macon Beer Company and the chance to shop before doors open to the public on Saturday morning. Purchase tickets at historicmacon.org.

Calling All Hands

Genesis Joy House, which supports the homeless and disabled female veterans of Middle Georgia, is seeking your help in completing Phase II of its residential housing program. This is an excellent opportunity to support the women who have fought for our freedom. Call 478-918-7606 for more information and to reserve your spot at Saturday’s event in Warner Robins.

Something For Everyone

▪ The Douglass Theatre will feature the perfect date night movie all weekend with its screening of “Southside with You,” the romantic drama that tells the story about the first date of Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson. Call 478-742-2000 for schedule and ticket information.

▪ Halloween 2016 is over, but Matt at Hamlin Hills Farm in Forsyth reports that it’s not too late to enjoy a corn maze. Their evening haunted events ended Monday, but you can access the family-friendly corn maze Saturday and Sunday. Call 844-FUN-FARM.

▪ The fifth annual Kitchens Road Old Time Family Festival this weekend in Haddock will feature helicopter rides, chainsaw carvings, antique gasoline engines, and classic cars and trucks. The Macon Shag Club, Old Timers Classic Cruiser Car Club and Coal Dust Blacksmith Guild will hold demonstrations. Visit kitchensroad.com.

▪ The Southeastern Railway Museum, Georgia’s official transportation history museum, will host “Model Railroad Days,” a two-day extravaganza of model trains in Duluth this weekend. More information is available at 770-476-2013.

Book Club To Host Distinguished Author

The Ladies of Lake Sinclair Book Club will host award winning writer Terry Kay during a “Meet the Author” event at the Georgia Writers Museum on Thursday. The 1981 Georgia Author of the Year is best known for his 1990 novel, “To Dance with the White Dog,” which was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy.

Books may be purchased from the museum’s bookstore for signing or you can bring your own copy. Seating is limited for this free event at the downtown Eatonton museum. More information is available at 706-991-5119.

Contact Melanie Byas at melanie@retrowarehouse.com.