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.
Jarrell Plantation Independence Day Celebration and BBQ
See demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and chores, participate in crafts activities, hear the Declaration of Independence at noon, and partake in outdoor games and races at 12:30 p.m. In addition to these festivities, enjoy fresh barbecue, hot dogs and savory sides for an additional fee. 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. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 1.
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 2-10.
Juneteenth Freedom Festival Events
Real Talk Hip-Hop Summit Part I: 10 a.m.-noon June 9, Douglass Theatre; free; hip-hop workshops and youth discussions on the realities of the industry and personal responsibility. Linwood Cemetery Discovery Walk: 10 a.m. June 10, Linwood Cemetery at Pursley Street; free. Pleasant Hill Neighborhood Reunion: noon-6 p.m. June 10, Mattie Hubbard Jones Playground; free; family cookout and performing arts. Juneteenth Book and Film Celebration, 4-8 p.m. June 11, Frank Johnson Recreation Center, 2227 Mercer University Drive; free; promotes literacy self-expression though writing and film with creative workshops, readings, featuring author Nia Walker and other special guests, and a dynamic film screening. Youth Leadership Conference, 5-8 p.m. June 15, Bloomfield Recreation Center; free; theme: “Preparing for A Great Future Destiny of Hope and Victory.” Real Talk Hip Hop Summit Part II, 8-10 p.m. June 16, Homeland Village, 2910 Napier Ave.; free admission, donations welcome; Real Talk producer workshop and showcase, taking your beats and creative soundtracks to the next level. 25th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival, noon-9:30 p.m. June 17, Tattnall Square Park; free; vendors, fitness events, living history exhibit, live performances and live music, food and more. For more information about these events, call 478-718-8067.
Design, Wine and Dine Festival
Tour the historic Porter House on Wesleyan College’s campus after it is transformed by talented designers. Enjoy craft beer, wine and spirits with experts from the South in the inspired setting of the Porter House and North Macon’s historic architecture. Enjoy Chef’s Table dinners and progressive suppers. For a complete schedule of events and ticket costs, visit designwinedine.org. June 15-25.
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.
With Funk You. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. $15-$23. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. June 2.
Hummingbird’s 12th Anniversary Party
With live performances from Stereotype, Royal Johnaon and the Pine Box Dwellers. Party starts at 2 p.m. Stereotype on stage from 6-8 p.m. 478-741-9130. The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. 2 p.m. June 3.
Part of Music & the Arts at Vineville. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-745-3331. 4 p.m. June 4.
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 11.
Lots of singing, dazzling choreography and glitter costumes. Hits by the Temptations, the Supremes, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Gladys Knight and more. $25 general admission $25; $40 VIP, which includes ticket with reserved seating, drink and meet & greet. 478-742-2000. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:30 p.m. June 16.
Back City Woods
Hear the local favorites in concert. 478-741-9130. The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. 10 p.m. June 16.
Marcus King Band
Live performance in the backyard of the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. $20. thebighousemuseum.com. 8 p.m. June 17.
Beau + Luci
Concert presented by Corner Concerts and Friends of Macon Music. Come hear some live music as the sun goes down and then head into the museum for Sky Over Macon the the planitarium. Cocnert is free, regular museum admission of $5-$10 applies to Sky Over Macon. Outside at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. MASmacon.org. 6-9 p.m. June 23.
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.
Jazz in the Courtyard
Featuring Ken Trimmins Quiet Storm. 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. June 25.
Hear the singer-songwriter in concert. Free. 478-741-9130. The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. 8 p.m. June 27.
This new theatrical concert features more than 60 songs blended into unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history — the 60s, 70s and 80s. Also featuring more than 100 costume changes and videos that turn back time. $36-$46. maconcentreplex.org. City Auditorium, 415 First St. 7:30 p.m. June 29.
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.
Second Sunday Concert: High Divers
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. July 9.
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.
Live music, silent auction and food. Free. Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. thebighousemuseum.com. 4-10 p.m. July 22.
Jazz in the Courtyard
Featuring Freddie Britt and Company. 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. July 30.
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. June 2-3; 2:30 p.m. June 4.
“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 2-3 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”
“Driving Miss Daisy”
Theatre Macon presents this special summer production at Mercer University’s Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, 1096 College St. All tickets are $20. Get tickets online at theatremacon.com or at the door one hour before show time. firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 p.m. June 16-17 and 22-24; 2:30 p.m. June 18 and 25.
NT Live: “Obsession”
Live broadcast from the Barbican Theatre in London. Starring Jude Law. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. 478-742-2000. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 3 p.m. June 18.
NT Live: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf”
Live broadcast from the National Theatre in London. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. 478-742-2000. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 3 p.m. June 25.
NT Live: “Salome”
Live broadcast from theNational Theatre in London. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. 478-742-2000. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 3 p.m. July 2.
Summer Kids’ Flicks
All movies show at 10 a.m. $4 ticket includes free box of popcorn and kid’s soda. amstarcinemas.com. AmStar Cinemas Macon 16, 5996 Zebulon Road. Movie schedule: June 6-7: “The Lego Movie”; June 13-14: “The Lego Batman Movie”; June 20-21: “Storks”; June 27-28: “The Iron Giant”; July 11-12: “The Angry Birds Movie”; July 18-19: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”; July 25-26: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”; Aug. 1-2: “Hotel Transylvania 2.” July 6-Aug. 2.
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $6. 478-742-2000. 7 p.m. June 8.
Centerville Popcorn in the Park
See the movie “Sing.” Free. Center Park, 103 E. Church St., Centerville. 6-10 p.m. June 10.
Macon Film Guild: “Graduation”
Senior Cinema: “Going in Style”
Free for senior citizens. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 478-742-2000. 2 p.m. June 14.
“What Happened, Miss Simone”
Documentary film about Nina Simone. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $6. 478-742-2000. 7 p.m. June 22.
Summer Movies in the Park: “Secret Life of Pets”
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.
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $8. 478-742-2000. 6 p.m. June 24.
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.
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.
Fundraising Yard Sale
Inside yard sale. All proceeds go to help homeless and abused animals. 478-621-5116. firstname.lastname@example.org. All About Animals Rescue Shelter, 101 Riverside Drive (next to Central City Park) 8 a.m.-noon 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, email@example.com 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.
United in Pink Vegas
Blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, silent auction, food, live entertainment and more. Plus a reverse raffle for a new Acura ILX. Proceeds benefit United in Pink’s mission of providing resources to families affected by breast cancer. Reverse raffle tickets are $150 and include event entry; non-raffle event tickets are $50. unitedinpink.org. Idle Hour Country Club, 251 Idle Hour Drive. 7-10 p.m. Aug. 19.
Marthalyn Fortson Opening Reception
Featuring paintings by Marthalyn Fortson and ceramic sculpture by Amy McCollough. On display through June 30. Macon Arts Alliance Gallery, 486 First St. Free. maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940. 5-8 p.m. June 2.
“Planet Macon” is an art experience hosted by Doug Nurnberger and Nick Rizkalla. The goal is to create a visual experience of Macon through their photos, with this being the first of many. Their photography is on-ground as well as aerial, incorporating photo planets into their art, flying you though their favorite locations in Macon. 478-238-6051. The 567 Center for Renewal’s basement, 456 First St. 6-9 p.m. June 2.
“Spaced” Opening Reception
Featuring artwork by Casie Trace. A variety of work will be displayed, including paintings, mixed media pieces and digital illustrations. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at the opening reception. Free. The exhibit will be on display through June 30. 478-238-6051. The 567 Center for Renewal, 456 First St. 6-9 p.m. June 2.
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.
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
Hay Days are a biannual events that are free and open to the public. This event will feature self guided tours of the house, and free crafts for children. Come see the ongoing restoration of the Bedroom Level and learn more about the Victorian language of the fan. Free entry. 478-742-8155. hayhousemacon.org. Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. 1-4 p.m. June 11.
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. June 23.
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.
“A Parade of Dance”
Featuring dance styles such as mime, hip-hop, flag, liturgical, prophetic, rhythmic, creative and worship. Plus, door prizes and giveaways. Fun for the whole family. 478-258-2260. House of Shekinah Glory, 3752 Eisenhower Parkway. 7 p.m. June 16.
Praise and Paint
Steward Chapel, 887 Forsyth St. $25. 478-742-4922. 7-9 p.m. June 16.
McDonald’s Choir Showcase
The 2017 McDonald’s Choir Showcase returns to Macon for its fourth year. Watch area gospel choirs, praise and worship teams and Christian contemporary groups from Macon and surrounding areas showcase their talent. $15-$20. maconcentreplex.org. City Auditorium, 415 First St. 7 p.m. June 17.
Milledgeville First Friday Beach Bash
More than 80 tons of sand will be used to create a beach. Beach toys and Frisbees will be provided for the kids. Watch “Moana” on the big screen at sundown. Snow cones for sale, popcorn, face painting, a dunk tank and more. Free entry. Rain cancels. Milledgeville Post Office, 118 E. Hancock St., Milledgeville. 5 p.m. June 2.
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.
Canoe Twilight Paddle
Soak in High Falls Lake and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful 3-mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. The ranger will give a short lesson on the history of High Falls Lake and the local ecology. Canoeing experience is recommended. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Bring a headlamp and wear water shoes. Reservations required. $20 per person plus $5 parking per car. 478-993-3053. GaStateParks.org. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. 7:30-9 p.m. June 2, 17 and 30.
MWA Kids Fishing Derby
Children and youth ages 3-16 are eligible to compete in the 12th annual fishing derby. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught by contestants in four age group categories, in addition to a grand prize for the Biggest Catch of the Day. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Additional gifts will be provided through a free raffle. Children and their adult guests can fish the entire day for free. Hosted by the Macon Water Authority. Javors Lucas Lake, 150 Broach Lane, off Upper River Road. 6 a.m. registration; 7 a.m. fishing begins, 10:30 a.m. fish weigh-in, June 3.
Paws on the Falls
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with new friends on the High Falls Trail. We’ll have a surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per dog plus $5 parking per car. 478-993-3053. GaStateParks.org. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. 10-11 a.m. June 3.
Tails on the Trails
Bring your four-legged companion to the plantation and enjoy a short hike on our history trail. After your hike, speak with representatives from local animal shelters about volunteer opportunities and the importance of proper pet care. 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. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 3.
National Trails Day Hikes
9 a.m. hike: Learn about local wildlife and how to identify signs of animal activity. Meet at the Multi-Use Trail for this moderate 2-mile hike. 3 p.m. hike: Join the park naturalist for a walk in the park! Meet at the Overland Nature Trail for a 3/4-mile hike. Learn about Indian Springs State Park and the native plants and wildlife that call the park home. For both hikes, bring plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes. $5 parking. 770-504-2277. GaStateParks.org. Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 3.
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. June 4, 10, 18 and 24.
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 Gertrude “Ma” Rainey 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.
Yoga on the Lawn
Hometown Yoga and Coliseum Health System partner for this free, outdoor community yoga class. Bring a mat and water. Suitable for all levels. Free; no registration required. 478-746-4646. Coliseum Northside Hospital, 400 Charter Blvd. 7-8 p.m. June 12.
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/AUDITIONS
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 “Sacred Spaces,” a judged exhibit featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists, 18 or older and out of high school. The exhibit will be on display June 16-July14 at the Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Prospectus and entry forms are available online at middlegeorgiaart.org, or by calling the gallery at 478-744-9557. Enter by 5 p.m. June 13.
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.