MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
Andersonville National Cemetery
On May 28, a Memorial Day Observance Ceremony will be held in Andersonville National Cemetery on May 28. The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Band will perform beginning at 1:30 p.m. and the formal program will begin at 2 p.m. The ceremony will feature a keynote address from Brigadier Gen. David Lesperance; wreath presentations by several military, civic, and patriotic organizations; presentation of military honors including a rifle salute; and more. At 11 a.m. May 29 the Knights of Columbus will hold a special Mass in the cemetery. Both events are free. Park grounds are open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with the museum open from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville. 229-924-0343. nps.gov/ande. May 28-29.
2017 Memorial Day Service
Presented by the Macon Cemetery Preservation Corporation presents. Guest speaker: Army Master Sgt. Ronnie Mays Jr. Historic Linwood Cemetery, Walnut Street. 11 a.m. May 29.
Dublin VA Memorial Day program
The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host its annual Memorial Day program with a special dedication to the late Otto B. Johnson Jr. starting at 1 p.m. Dean Swan, chief of voluntary service at the medical center and a retired U.S. Army command sergeant major with 27 years of service, will coordinate the event. Free. 478-272-1210, extension 2729. Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, 1826 Veterans Blvd., Dublin. 1 p.m. May 29.
INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS
Enjoy attractions including pony rides, cane pole fishing, Tiny Town, the petting zoo, hot air balloon glow and fireworks. Tethered hot air balloon rides available for an additional cost. Concessions available. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. $12 per person from 2-6 p.m.; $25 per vehicle for guests entering after 6 p.m. therockranch.com. 2 p.m. June 24.
Hosted by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. Kids Zone for kids, bring picnics. No alcohol or dogs. Free. 478-987-1234. West parking lots, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. 7 p.m. gates open, 9:30 p.m. fireworks, June 25.
4th of July Music Festival
Warner Robins Independence Day Celebration
Featuring Montgomery Gentry in concert. Free. McConnell-Talbert Stadium, Davis Drive, Warner Robins. 6 p.m. June 30.
Georgia Peach Festival
The week-long festival splits events between Byron and Fort Valley. Events include a parade, fireworks, World’s Largest Peach Cobbler, live entertainment and more. Most events are free. For event schedule and more information, visit gapeachfestival.com. June 3-10.
Macon Film Festival
Surrounded by a rich musical and Southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education and economic development. Read more about it, the films being screened and ticket options at maconfilmfestival.com. July 20-23.
Bragg Jam Concert Crawl
Dozens of bands across multiple stages in downtown Macon. New this year: the festival has expanded to include a Friday night show at the Cox Capitol Theatre. For a complete listing of bands, as well as ticket options and more information, visit braggjam.org. July 28-29.
Rumors: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. $15-$17. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. May 26.
Swain and the Highway Souls
Packway Handle Band
$5. The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. 478-741-9130. 10 p.m. May 27.
Featuring Morris Day and the Time, Zapp Band, Lakeside Band, Stan Butler, Sheba Potts, Just Friends, David Lucas and Soul Jam Band, Sandy Buckner and Bo Ponder. Hosted by MC Lightfood. Henderson Stadium, 2172 Anthony Road. $25 in stands or $35 on field in advance; $45 at gate. eventbrite.com. 4 p.m. May 28.
Swedish folk singer. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. $10 advance, $15 at door. ampersandguild.com/store/sofia-talvik. 7 p.m. May 28.
Jazz in the Courtyard
Featuring Southern Art Music Ensemble. The front plaza comes alive with cool jazz for warm evenings. Back again is Francar’s Food Truck. Free. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. May 28.
With Funk You. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. $15-$23. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. June 2.
Routes of Rock Summer Tour
Students from Mullins Music, a nonprofit community music school in Florida will perform a concert in Macon. Free. mullinsmusic.org. Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. 7 p.m. June 8.
The Annual Al Everidge Jamboree and Ray Melton Music Man Award Show
Phyllis Cole, founder of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame and director of the Atlanta Society of Entertainers, will present the Ray Melton Music Man Award to a deserving musician. Hear local musicians, bands, a fiddlers session led by the legendary Frank Maloy (fiddler for the Uncle Ned’s Hayloft Jamboree band), along with the Fiddlin’ John Carson and staff musicians will participate. Refreshments will be served. Brick conference building inside the Georgia Farmers’ Market, Eisenhower Parkway. Free. Pete Hatfield, 478-955-2081 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10.
Second Sunday Concert: Quaildogs
Featuring Quaildogs. Sponsored by Bragg Jam. Bring picnics, blankets, chairs, families and friends. No grills or tents, all pets must be leashed, and be mindful of your neighbors if you’re going to smoke. Free. braggjam.org. Coleman Hill Park, downtown Macon. 6-8 p.m. June 10.
Randall Bramblett Band
CD release of “Juke Joint at the Edge of the World.” Part of the Listening Room Series. The Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. $15 advance, $20 at door. libraryballroom.com. 8 p.m. June 23.
Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. $12-$15. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. June 23.
With Bonnie Bishop. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. $12-$25. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. June 24.
With Garrett Owen. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. $15-$20. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. June 30.
With Clownvis Presley. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. $20-$30. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. July 8.
The Sound of China
A Guzheng performance from the Confucius Institute, featuring Yin Huang. wesleyancollege.edu. Burden Parlor, Wesleyan College. 6:30 p.m. May 27.
Part of Music & the Arts at Vineville. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-745-3331. 4 p.m. June 4.
A Mighty Wind
Barbershop quartet. Part of Music & the Arts at Vineville. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-745-3331. 4 p.m. July 16.
By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; directed by Jim Crisp. Tickets are available online and at the door beginning an hour before show time. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. $25 adults, $20 seniors (60+), $15 for children/students through age 22. theatremacon.com. email@example.com. 8 p.m. May 26-27, June 2-3; 7:30 p.m. June 1; 2:30 p.m. May 28 and June 4.
NT Live: “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead”
Live broadcast from the Old Vic theater in London. The play stars Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. 478-742-2000. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 3 p.m. May 28.
“Farce of Habit”
A comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten; presented by the Milledgeville Players. $10 general admission; $8 students. milledgevilleplayers.org. 478-314-4054. Russell Auditorium, Georgia College, Milledgeville. 7 p.m. June 1-3 and 2 p.m. June 4.
“Everybody Talkin’ About Heaven Sho Ain’t Goin’ ”
An original gospel musical stage play written and directed by Venis Glover, in conjunction with Hurricane Productions. 478-742-2000. HurricaneProductions7@gmail.com. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:30 p.m. June 2-3 and 4:30 p.m. June 4.
“Heroes: The Recital”
This week: 4:15 p.m. Powersville House Band; 6 p.m. Dance Band; 7 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanell Collins and the Phoenix 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.
Summer Movies in the Park: “The Suicide Squad”
Family friendly. Free popcorn and snow cones. Presented by Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation. Central City Park, downtown Macon. Dominique Lewis, 478-621-6281 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sundown, May 26.
Macon Film Guild: “Graduation”
Summer Movies in the Park: “Finding Dory”
Family friendly. Free popcorn and snow cones. Presented by Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation. Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Dominique Lewis, 478-621-6281 or email@example.com. Sundown, June 23.
Macon Film Guild: “Frantz”
“Score: A Film Music Documentary”
Hosted by the Macon Film Guild, Macon Film Festival and Bragg Jam. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $5; free to those with a Macon Film Festival or Bragg Jam lanyard. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. 7:30 p.m. July 25.
Central Georgia Genealogical Society
Program features Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt with “An Introduction to Autosomal DNA and Genetic Genealogy.” Free. cggs.org. 478-987-7620. Flint Energies Building Conference Room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. 7 p.m. June 12.
21st annual Golf Classic
All proceeds benefit the East Macon Community Development Corporation. $75. 478-745-1890. Bowden Golf Course, 3111 Millerfield Road. 7 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. start, May 27.
William L. Turner Golf Classic 2017 Tournament
Eighteen-hole four-person scramble. Hosted by the Men of Omega Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and the William L. Turner Uplift Foundation. Benefits scholarship funds for local college-bound high school seniors, youth athletics, elderly home activities, youth camps and more. International City Golf Course, 100 Sandy Run Road, Warner Robins. $75 advance, $85 on-site for individuals; $300 foursome. James Boles, 301-267-0425. qgg.clubexpress.com. 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, June 3.
Car and truck show; prizes for best car, best truck and club participation. R/C airplane show at 10 a.m. July 1; presented and sponsored by Perry R/C Flyers. Proceeds go to the Houston County Humane Society and Critical Care for Animal Angels. Hosted by Freaks of Nature. North Peach Park, 461 White Road, Byron. Participants: $20 pre-registration before June 23; $30 day of show for driver and one ride-in; $10 each additional ride-in; spectators: $10 per day/$15 for weekend or free with donation of dog/cat food, min. 5-pound bag. facebook.com/summershowdownga. Jason Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-808-7889. 8 a.m. gates open, July 1-2.
Auction and Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine
Featuring a chance to win cash prizes. Hosted by the Museum of Aviation Foundation. Benefits STEM education programs and general museum operations. Century of Flight Hangar, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. $100, each ticket admits two people. museumofaviation.org. 6 p.m. July 15.
Tony Harris Originals
Gallery show featuring the original art of professional illustrator Tony Harris. See it 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. Free. tonyharrisart.com. On display through May 28.
Featuring photographs of pocket waterfalls and Native American historical sites by Emily J. Gómez. Macon Arts Alliance Gallery, 486 First St. Free. maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940. Through May 26.
“Return of the King”
Featuring paintings, collage, ceramics and installations by Brian Antoine Woods. The 567 Center for Renewal Inc., 456 First St. Free. 478-238-6051. On display through May 26.
Fine Art Show
Featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists in oil painting, mixed media, sculpture and 3D art. Sponsored by the Fine Art Society of Middle Georgia. FAS Gallery, 149 S. Commercial Circle, Warner Robins. fasmidga.org. On display through May 31.
A judged exhibit featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists. See it noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Free. 478-744-9557. middlegeorgiaart.org. On display through June 9.
Gisela Colon’s PODS
Unifying sculpture and painting, Gisela Colon’s PODS are made of blow-molded plastic and have a swelling, asymmetrical geometry that suggests both organic and liquid forms. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. MASmacon.org. On display though June 11.
“Leading the Way: Macon Trailblazers and Activists”
Featuring 40 works by photographer Johnny Crawford, including portraits of Macon residents who have overcome obstacles and made significant contributions to the local community. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. Free for Tubman Museum members, $5 non-members. tubmanmuseum.com. On display through July.
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. May 26.
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. June 3.
Polar Bear Den
Mary Cone, Sharon Kay King and Souls Desire
Calvary Baptist Church, 5046 Fulton Mill Road. 478-477-3491. 6 p.m. May 27.
Summer Splash Day
Hotdogs, giant water slides, face painting and suds machine. This fun-filled day is for all children and parents in the community. Free. 478-935-8649. lizellaumc.org. Lizella United Methodist Church, 2920 South Lizella Road, Lizella. 11 a.m. June 3.
“Where We Stand”
OurSong, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus, presents its spring concert, exploring modern-day issues and featuring music ranging from Dolly Parton and Jason Mraz to contemporary modern composers Jake Runestad and Sarah Quartel. High Street Unitarian Universalist Church, 1085 High St. Free. oursongatlanta.org. 1:30 p.m. June 3.
Praise and Paint
Steward Chapel, 887 Forsyth St. $25. 478-742-4922. 7-9 p.m. June 16.
Daylily Exhibition Show and Plant Sale
Galleria Mall, Centerville. Free. email@example.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27.
Family Farm Day
Volunteers will demonstrate old-fashioned skills and chores. Enjoy blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, sewing and more. Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 27.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Beginners
Develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering and recovery techniques. After class, get a free one-hour paddle board rental. Register in advance. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $25, plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053. GaStateParks.org. 9:30-11 a.m. May 28.
WWE Championship Triple Threat Main Event
Luke Harper vs. AJ Styles vs WWE Champion Bray Watt; Baron Corbin vs. Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose and more; card subject to change. Macon Coliseum Box Office hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $18-$103; VIP Experience packages available. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. MaconCentreplex.org. 7:30 p.m. May 29.
Progressive Wine Tasting Tour
Perry downtown merchants invite the public to make their toasts to kick off summer at a specialty wine tasting. $15 in advance on eventbrite.com; $20 at the event. Look for the ticket booth on the 900 block Carroll Street to check in and to receive wristbands and a list of participating merchants. More than 25 merchants are participating, offering a variety of wines and refreshing nonalcoholic, homemade drinks. 478-225-7626. 6-9 p.m. June 2.
Summer Garden Party
Celebrate National Garden Week with hats and pearls in a beautiful Macon garden. This luncheon is sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc. and will feature door prizes and a raffle. 607 College St. $30. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 478-742-0921 and leave a message. Noon June 8.
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. June 10 and July 8.
“Macon the Stage”
It’s the fourth year for the community-minded artistic exposition. Schedule: 1 p.m. in-depth mini professional seminar. 3-4:30 p.m. live presentation of artistic expression. 5:30 p.m. unveiling of a star for iconic blues legend Bessie Smith on the sidewalk in front of the Douglass, followed by a special reception and live performance by Macon vocalist Lachun “Chunnie” Brown singing and acting as Smith. 7 p.m. nine performances by various artists in the areas of spoken word poetry, song, comedy and dance, along with an awards presentation. Free. 478-254-0277. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 1 p.m. June 10.
Middle Georgia Derby Demons
Home games are raced at Bibb Skate Arena, 5335 Hawkinsville Road. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free for kids ages 5 and younger. Profits from this season’s home games will benefit Crisis Line and Safe House. middlegeorgiaderby.com. June 10: Fort Stewart Rollergirls. Aug. 24: The Legiskators (Tallahassee Rollergirls). Sept. 16: Soul City Sirens. Oct. 21: Halloween Mashup. 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. first whistle blows June 10-Oct. 21.
Fun in the Summertime
Bring your daycare, church group or family to The Rock Ranch for frolicking on the farm. Catch a fish on a cane pole, race on the pedal carts or soar down the zip line. After a day of playing, visit the Georgia Grown Farm Market to cool off with strawberry ice cream and fruity slushies. General admission covers all attractions other than zip lining, rock climbing and carousel rides. $12 for ages 2 and older. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. therockranch.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 21-23 and 28-30, July 12-15 and 19-21.
Guided Tour of Jarrell Plantation
Take a guided tour of the historic grounds of Jarrell Plantation. Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat. Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $6.50 adults, $6 seniors (62+), $4 youth (6-17), free for children 5 and younger. 478-986-5172. gastateparks.org/jarrellplantation. 9:30-11 a.m. June 24.
Eastman Gun Show
$8, free for ages 11 and younger with an adult. 229-423-4867. Heritage Hall, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25.
The Greek Stompdown
HPE Complex, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley. $10. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Miss Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant
Categories include Baby, Teeny Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen and Miss; age divisions are birth-24 years. The pageant is open to one contestant per county and one contestant per college in Georgia. Contact us to claim your county title. For more information or to enter the state pageant, call Dianne Dominy, 229-238-2851 or 229-386-2681, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. missgaforestry.com. Tifton. June 9-10 and 16-17.
Call for Artists
Entries needed for the June 2017 Art Show and Sale to be held 6-8 p.m. June 16, 4-7 p.m. June 17 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 1207 Macon Road, Perry. All fine arts and handicrafts welcome including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, woodcarving, metalwork, jewelry, fiber arts, quilting, mixed-media, etc. No cost to enter. All entries must be labeled on a 3-by-5-inch index card with the artist’s name, age (if under 19), title of artwork, media and price (or “not for sale.”) Drop off art works at St. Christopher’s. For more information, contact Margaret Rodeheaver, 478-972-3448 or email@example.com. Enter by 4 p.m. June 15.
Macon Music Volume 3 Contest
Submissions are being accepted from artists living or attending school in the Macon area. Judges will choose the top 10 songs to be featured on Volume 3 of the CD project. The artists selected to participate will be recording their tracks at 5/4 Music Space. The CD will be released this fall. Friends of Macon Music, 478-405-8907 or Friendsofmaconmusic@outlook.com. maconmusicinc.com. Enter by June 15.
Miss GA South Pageant
Ages 0-26. Pageant held in Adel. Winners in Teen and Miss competitions will receive paid entry to the Miss GA USA or Miss Teen USA Pageant. For more information, call 912-381-7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter by July 1.