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FESTIVALS

Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 315M Lake Joy Road, Perry, six miles east of Interstate 75. Discover fine artisans from 21 states, demonstrations of old-time skills, music on three stages with Eastwind Band, Capital City Cloggers and Irish dancers in amphitheater. Hayrides, storytelling, ventriloquism and magic in Fantasy Forest. Country cooking by 14 civic groups serving food all day. (478) 922-8265. www.mossycreekfestival.com. $5 adults, $1 children. Free parking.

ComSouth Country Fest and Street Dance

9 a.m.-6 p.m. festival, 7-11 p.m. street dance, Saturday, downtown on the Courthouse Square, Cochran. Arts and crafts vendors, cotton and peanut museum with antique farm implements, antique car show and live entertainment throughout the day. www.cochran-bleckleychamber.org. (478) 934-2965. Free admission to festival and street dance.

Hay Day Family Festival

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, the Hay House. The theme is Hay Day 1933, with an emphasis on how the Great Depression affected the lives of people living in Macon. 742-8155 or nbari@georgiatrust.org. Free admission.

Arts Festival

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. From estate sale items to arts and crafts to vintage records to homemade jellies and baked goods. Also, luncheon held at noon, followed by entertainment. Benefits Macon Outreach. 745-8601. Admission: one canned good for Macon Outreach. Luncheon: $20, $100 for six.

Fall Festival

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25, Sacred Heart Catholic School, 250 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Musician Mimi Naja to perform. Military demonstrations, collection of care packages for Hearts to Heroes, raffle, carnival rides, games, health fair, kid ID kits available, live performances from local talent and more. Bridgette Cooper: 953-4190.

Green Tomato Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25-26, McCrackin Street, Juliette. Featuring street vendors, children's activities and music all day.

Children's Fall Festival

6-9 p.m. Oct. 25, Unity Baptist Church, 479 Ga. 96, Bonaire. Free food, pony rides, face painting, candy, dunking booth, inflatables, door prizes. (478) 922-0063. www.discoverunity.com.

Fall Festival

5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 6611 Zebulon Road. Games, cake walk, live band, inflatable games, face painting, food. Jenni Carter: 476-3507, extension 104.

Big Pig Jig

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, BBQ City, U.S.A./Big Pig Jig Village, Interstate 75, exit 109 in Vienna. Concessions, crafts and collectibles, children's activities, stew and sauce contest, hog-calling contest. www.bigpigjig.com. Admission: $8 Friday, $5 Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $8 after 3 p.m.

Taylor County's Countryside Festival

Nov. 7-8, on the square, downtown Butler. Looking for vendors and military entertainers. Festival will include beauty pageants, live music, street dance, parade, hog-calling, kiss-the-pig, cow patty bingo and Americana dress contests. (478) 862-3661. countrysidefestival@gmail.com.

Antique Fair and Market Place

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12, Heart of Georgia Technical College Dubose Porter Regional Business and Industry Training Center, Interstate 16, Exit 51 at U.S. 441 South. Presented by the Dublin Service League. Visit tea room for sandwiches and desserts while browsing the fair's variety of booths featuring linens, jewelry, furniture, silver, holiday decor and art pieces. Meet Curtis Beall, the oldest living UGA cheerleader and author of “Memoirs of a Marine Dog: From the Rose Bowl to the Pacific Theater,” and Debbie Cox, author of “The Ketchup Boy.” Featuring the artwork of the late Lila Moore Keen, “The Lady of the Camellias.” Premiering at the fair, the new Service League cookbook, “Another Fare to Remember.” www.dublinserviceleague.org. For tickets, go by Plum Alley or call 275-0139. $6 advance, $7 at door.

MARKETS

City Market on the Green

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 20, Poplar Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Saturday: free lessons on creating handmade pens presented by Pens by Louie. Oct. 25: a Halloween Spooktacular for kids and pets, free sidewalk chalk art contest at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., free face painting at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., trick-or-treat parade for kids and pets from 11:30-noon, prizes awarded at noon, all costumed children will go home with a prize, costumed pets will go home with treats. Vendor inquiries welcome. Contact Naomi Davis, 836-4564 or e-mail davisfarmscsa@aol.com.

Wesleyan Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1, Wesleyan College, Main Quad, 4760 Forsyth Road. Held first Saturday morning of every month. 757-5180. Free.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN

Ben Hill County Champs Gospel Sing

7 p.m. Saturday, Grand Theater, Fitzgerald. Featuring Calvary's Way, The Georgians and the Arbor Baptist Church Choir. (229) 426-5161. Free admission, love offering taken.

'Singing 4 Stars'

7 p.m. Saturday, Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church, 3216 Hartley Bridge Road. Accapella Quartet performs. The Rev. Monty Febuary: 788-4149. Free.

Rocktober Holiday Concert

3 p.m. Oct. 25, Swainsboro Jaycee Fairgrounds. Christian band Seventh Day Slumber will headline and will be joined by Storyside:B, Chasen, Fur Elise, Crosstied and Seven Miles Walking. Portions of the proceeds benefit The Children's Miracle Network hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. $10 at the gate and on www.itickets.com.

Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC's

7 p.m. Nov. 7, Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church, 2656 Napier Ave. Also performing: the Golden Wings Quartet, the Dynamic Gospel Flames and the Flint Cavaliers. Call 335-2998. $24 advance, $27 day of show.

The Refuge

6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A Christian youth/young-adult center. 4917-A Mercer University Drive. 390-4013. $3 admission, concession and games extra.

Gospel and Jam Session

8-10:30 p.m. every first and third Friday, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 809 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. (478) 997-1734. Free.

JAZZ

The Original Jazz Vespers - CANCELED

5 p.m. Sunday, Douglass Theatre. The finest Middle Georgia musicians on stage. 742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org.

New Harvest Fest

10 a.m. Nov. 1, New Harvest Church of God, 12643 Ga. 87, Juliette. A day full of gospel singing featuring Heaven's Treasures, New Again, Damascus Road, New Beginnings Pentecostal Church and the New Harvest Church of God Singers. Arts and crafts, bake sale, games and a whole lot more. Bring lawn chairs. Tina McMurray: (478) 957-7299. www.NewHarvestChurchofGod.com.

Tom Ridgeway6:30-9 p.m. each Friday, China Gourmet, 2975 Arkwright Road. Elegant dinner music.

Live Jazz with the Musical Stylings of K-Mo

Thursday and Friday nights, Chef Audrey's Bistro and Bakery, 2728 Watson Blvd., Suite E, Warner Robins. (478) 953-7480.

Jazz Appreciation Class

6:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 390 Pierce Ave. Taught by George Saunders. Everyone welcome. 742-4281. Free.

HIP-HOP

Poetic Peace

7-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Cafe 567, 567 Cherry St. Open mic for poets, singers, painters, rappers and more. Hosted by Y-O. 744-9888, myspace.com/poeticpeace. Free.

COUNTRY

Gene Watson

7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Theatre Dublin. Brad Frost and Gary Frost opening. (478) 272-5870.

ROCK/POP

Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks

8 p.m. film, 9 p.m. concert, today, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Part of the Stay and Play in Macon concert series. Go to www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or call 257-6391. $10 general admission in advance, $15 day of show. Military discount offered with ID. $20 reserved cocktail seating in advance, $25 day of show. $150 reserved tables for four, includes bucket of beverages of your choice.

Bloodkin and William Tonks

5-8 p.m. Nov. 7, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Athens-based rock band Bloodkin performs with fellow Athens singer, songwriter, guitarist and dobroist William Tonks opening. Food and beverages available for purchase. 751-3334. www.georgiamusic.org. $5 general public; $3 for members and kids 4-17.

Skydog

Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 23, Central City Park. Featuring Paul Hornsby, Robert Lee Coleman, Mose Davis, Ken and Eric Wynn, Tim and Greg Brooks, Gary Porter, Kenny Williams, Tony Tyler, Mike Harrell, Bruce Whitten, Rachael Cox and more, with emcee Kyler Mosely. Bad weather moves event to Cox Capitol Theatre. 986-7093. Admission is one or more canned good to benefit Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.

DANCE

Dance

8 p.m. today, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Ballroom, beach and country music. 923-5007 or 742-9367. $5.

Halloweeen Dance

8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Costumes optional; prizes for the most original and scary. 8-8:30 p.m. complementary salsa lesson. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Ballroom and free style dancing. Snacks and drinks are welcome (no alcohol). 750-0802. paulaeastdance@yahoo.com. www.paulaeast.com. $10.

Let's Dance

Fall classes start Thursday, Macon Health Club and Wellness Center. Beginners to advanced. paulaeastdance@yahoo.com, www.paulaeast.com, or 750-0802.

Ballet and Jazz Classes

Mondays and Thursdays, Parkway Assembly of God Church, 5191 Eisenhower Parkway. For children ages 4-12. 718-0498.

Pairs and Spares Club

6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, North Macon Park Recreation Center. Lilly Fickler: (478) 922-2367 or (478) 284-7250.

Robins Ramblers Square Dance Club

7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, the Recreation Department, Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins. Free classes beginning Oct. 15. 923-8275 or 922-5286.

Dance

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays, VFW, 799 Monticello Road, Eatonton. (706) 473-3119. $7.

Ballroom Dance Classes

5 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. 960-7030 or ballroomdancingmacon@yahoo.com to register. $10 per couple per lesson.

SOCIALS

Single Adult Recreation Night

7:30-11 p.m. Nov. 14, Family Life Center of Centerville First Baptist Church, 108 Church St. Casual. No children or teens. For single adults (never married, widowed, divorced) ages 18-68. Activities, light refreshments, music, fellowship. (478) 953-3387 or www.fbcCenterville.org. Free.

MUSIC HALLS

Cocktails

4755 Chambers Road. 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. 784-9622.

Hollonville Opry House

6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: 6:30 p.m.: Second Coming, J. Max McKee, Bobby Ellis and The Country Gospel Band and Klassic Kuntry with Don Henry. (770) 228-4832. Free, operated on donations.

Juliette Opry House

7-9 p.m. first and third Saturdays. (478) 256-1560 or www.myspace.com/julietteopry.

Ladebco Music

6:30 p.m. every Friday, located on the square at 21 N. Lee St., Forsyth. Open mic for singer/songwriters and musicians. (478) 994-4433 or www.myspace.com/ladebcoguitars. Free.

Ole Clinton Opry

6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5 p.m. Covered dish supper, bring a dish or buy a plate for $6. 6 p.m. Apple Valley Ranch Boys and Girls and Simon Newton. 986-6587 or www.oleclintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.

Our Place

2132 U.S. 41 N., Perry. (478) 218-2299. No cover.

Pickin' on the Porch

1 p.m. Sundays, Juliette Expresso, McCrackin Street (across from the WhistleStop Café), Juliette. Sunday: Anny Stanley. To perform, contact Candace through www.myspace.com/juliette_jams, juliette.expresso@yahoo.com, (478) 718-6059 or (478) 994-0085. Free.

Powersville Opry

5-9:30 p.m. Saturdays; south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. This week: 5 p.m. Local Talent, 6:30 p.m. Winchester Band, 7:30 p.m. Riverdale Travelers, 8:30 p.m. Just One More Also. Also open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (478) 953-1406 or www.powersvilleopry.com. Free.

Wagon House Opry

6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6:30 p.m. The Singing Disciples, 7:30 p.m. The Generals, 9 p.m. Hollywood and The Corolla Cowboy. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Admission free, donations accepted. FILMS

Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Nov. 9: “Aleksandra.” Dec. 14: “My Kid Could Paint That.” Jan. 11: “Across the Universe.” Feb. 8: “Man on a Wire.” 742-2000 or e-mail info@maconfilmguild.org. $5.

LECTURES

Gordon College Southern Culture Series

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Student Center Auditorium, Gordon College: Three former students will share tales of "Life at Gordon Military College," in a roundtable discussion. 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Student Center Auditorium: Matthew Hill, a Gordon College assistant professor of history, will present a talk titled "Upholding Slavery: The Antebellum South, Slavery and the Use of the Bible in Proslavery Apologetics." 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Fine Arts Auditorium: Debi Hamlin, adjunct professor of history at Gordon College, will give a vocal performance with a distinctly Southern feel. 7 p.m. Feb. 12, Student Center Auditorium: John Perdew will present a video of his one-man play, "Education of a Harvard Guy," that recounts his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. 7 p.m. March 26, Student Center Auditorium: The Southern Culture Series concludes with a presentation by Mark Brinkman, associate professor of biology at Gordon College, on the scourge of nearly every Southern lawn with "Fire Ants: Facts and Fun." Each event is free and open to the public.

'Understanding Domestic Violence in Today's World'

8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Macon State College Arts Complex Theater. Third annual Domestic Violence Seminar co-hosted by the Macon State Counseling Center and the Crisis Line and Safe House. Guest speakers include Julie Steele, executive director of Crisis Line and Safe House; Amy Morton, LMFT; Frank Mack, executive director of the Family Counseling Center; and Bruce Conn of the Family Violence Intervention Program. Community agencies will be on hand with information about local services. For registration information, visit www.maconstate.edu/counseling. Free to general public. For professionals and students in related fields who want to earn five CEUs from the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, the cost of the program is $50.

'Sixty Years in the History of Israel, 1948-2008'

Noon Oct. 24, Arts Complex Theater, Macon State College. The speaker will be Victoria Khiterer, Macon State College assistant professor of history. Sponsored by the History Student Organization. Jeff Burson, (478) 471-5748 or jeff.burson@maconstate.edu. Free.

PAGEANTS

Cherry Blossom Little Mr. and Miss Pageant

Oct. 25, Douglass Theatre. Winners will serve as ambassadors during the 27th annual Cherry Blossom Festival March 20-29. 15. 751-7426.

FUNDRAISERS

Underworld Haunted House

8 p.m.-midnight, Fridays and Saturdays, through Nov. 1, Georgia Children's Museum, 382 Cherry St. This year's theme: “Where Your Screams Come True.” For more information on sponsorships or to purchase tickets in advance, call 755-9539 or e-mail info@georgiachildrensmuseum.com. $13; $10 for students and military (ID required); $1 First Friday discount per ticket today.

Junior League of Macon's Market Place

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 23-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25, Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, off Interstate 475 at exit 3. Many new vendors and many loyal favorites return. Oct. 25: Character breakfast including Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Kangaroo Bob and Santa. Tickets limited, so make a reservation early. $20 for one parent and one child, $5 more for each additional child. Proceeds benefit the projects the Junior League of Macon commits to helping on an annual basis, fighting the challenges of domestic violence, illiteracy and health care. $5 admission.

Fashion Through the Decades

7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Macon Auditorium. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Epsilon Omega Omega Chapter presents a fashion show featuring Vogue-Esquire models from Chicago. Proceeds benefit scholarship and community outreach. Gail Foster: 461-0795. $30 table seating, $15 balcony seating.

Old Friends Choir Benefit Sing for ‘Li’l Man’

6 p.m. (sing), 5 p.m.-until (bake sale) Nov. 1, Christ Chapel Warner Robins Church, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Featuring Sharon Kay King, DayStar, Common Garments, GloryLand Trio, Mike East, Montene Gates, One Accord, Chad Massey, The Feltons and more. Love offering will be taken to benefit family of Robert M.L. Davis, a Houston County child born with a heart/lung condition. Call Jonathan Fisher, (478) 918-7800. If you would like, bring a baked item to the church to be sold. For information on bake sale, contact Paulette Fountain, (478) 960-0796.

AXIS International Dinner

5 p.m. Nov. 15, Wesleyan College Anderson Dining Hall, 4760 Forsyth Road. The world cooks for you at Wesleyan's annual International Dinner. Traditional cuisine representing several different countries will be offered and prepared by Wesleyan's international students. Proceeds benefit scholarships. 757-5134. $8 adults, $4 kids; kids under 10 are free; all you can eat.

ET CETERA

Southern Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Championships

10 a.m. pre-judging, Saturday, Douglass Theatre. Presented by WNBF Natural Pros Alli Kerr and Rodney "Guns" Helaire. 742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org.

J. Neel Reid Birthday Bash Bridge Party

10 a.m. Thursday, Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, 730 College St. Luncheon included. 742-0921 or www.fgcmacon.org. $20 per person or $80 per foursome.

Elise Witt: 'A Musical Trip Around the World'

10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Through multilingual singing, students will gain a perception of the rich differences that exist between cultures, while also sensing the universal nature of music that binds the world together as one family. Students may learn a bilingual Puerto Rican song celebrating the human family, a Kiswahili counting song, an animal song in French, a clock song in Danish, a mystery song in Japanese or a New Orleans vegetarian jazz song. Space is limited; reservations are required. The 45-minute performances are included with regular museum admission: $3.50 for ages 4-17. jwright@georgia.org. 751-3334.

Trolley Ghost Tour

1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 25, Nov. 1, departs from the Cox Capitol Theater. Part of Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy's “Spirits in October,” local historian and longtime Lanier impersonator Marty Willett is proud to present “Sidney's Hometown Haunts” for some fun folklore as well as spine-tingling tales from Macon's spirited past. www.riversidecemetery.com or 742-5328. $10 adults and $5 children, students and seniors. $2 off ticket price for wearing a costume.

Rose Hill Ramble

2 p.m. Oct. 26, Rose Hill Cemetery. Conducted by landscape architect Robert Apsley. 751-9119 or 746-1775. $5 or free to foundation members.

Howloween Spooktacular

Little Ocmulgee State Park, 80 Live Oak Trail, Helena. Oct. 25: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Creepy Carnival, Clairvoyant Concessions, Freaky Face Painting. 2-4 p.m.: Halloween Craftiness. 6-7 p.m. Spooky Snakes. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 31: Haunted Hayrides, Monster Movies. (229) 868-7474.

Monster Mash Ball

5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Halloween fun and dancing. Strut your stuff in your best Halloween costume and win a prize. 5:30 p.m.: Corruption in concert, 8 p.m.: locally produced movie "Hellevator," DJ Dance Party after the movie. $5.

Hair and Fashion Show

7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Douglass Theatre. Presented by Salon Se'Dells. 742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org.

Christmas Made in the South

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9, Macon Coliseum. Craftspeople, art, gourmet food, entertainment. www.madeinthesouthshows.com. $6 adults, free children 12 and under.

'Drumming for Success' Workshop

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Arvin Scott, award-winning percussionist, youth program developer and music professor at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, presents an inspiring, hands-on experience for youth ages 3-16, providing percussion instruction while stressing academic achievement, character building and creativity through personal goal accomplishment and group cooperation. Hand drums are provided for all participants. Workshop is included with regular museum admission. 751-3334 or www.georgiamusic.org. $3.50 for kids 4-17.

Fall Family Fun Days

The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: Hot Air Balloon Rally. Opens at 9 a.m. Morning and evening ascent, tethered balloon rides. Oct. 25: The Rock of Salvation Christian Music Concert. Contemporary Christian bands. Nov. 1: Pumpkin Destruction Day. Includes hammer smash, pumpkin cannon, pumpkin drop and more. Nov. 8: The Rock Ranch Great Outdoor Adventure. Reptile show, birds of prey program, fishing rodeo, wildlife station, archery and more. www.therockranch.com. $13 adults, $11 children; discount coupons available at Chick-fil-A.

Weekend Ranger-led Programs

1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. The 30-minute program will be a guided tour to the earthlodge or ranger-choice program. 752-8257. Free.

Wrestling

8:15 p.m. bell time, Saturdays, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. Doors open at 7:30. (478) 397-5734. $8 ringside, $6 general admission, $5 military/seniors, $4 ages 7-14, free children 6 and under.

Wine Tasting

6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesdays: Six wines with light appetizers. $6 per person, $4 wine club members. Thursdays: Taste eight wines with appetizers. $10 per person, $6 wine club members. 474-9595. No reservations required.

Macon 1800s Club

7 p.m. Tuesdays, North Macon Recreation Park, Wimbish Road. Call Tom Stevens at 477-7468.

Tabernacle Scrapbook Crop

6-11 p.m. first Friday of each month, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 6611 Zebulon Road. Project ideas; food; devotion; guest designers; guest companies with latest products; prepaid kits. No nursery. No vendor sales. 476-3507.

Nifty Needlers

9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, Room 104, Warner Robins. All needle-crafters welcome. Group makes hats for babies and cancer patients. 953-7254.

Crochet Day

1-3 p.m. every fourth Thursday, Artel Studios and Gallery, 342 Rose Ave., Payne City. Call 456-1212 for appointment. Free.

Knit and Crochet for a Cause

11 a.m.-1 p.m. second Saturdays, Creative Yarns, 3256 Vineville Ave. Make preemie caps, chemo caps, baby blankets and bandages. 476-1881.

MUSEUM EVENTS

'Merge Visual' Panel Discussion

4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Both in person and via Chat, artists will discuss the use of computers in their works. 477-3232. www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission. Sustainable Trails and Restoration Workshop

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Georgia trails specialist Walter Bready will teach essential steps to designing, building, maintaining, and managing natural-surface paths. Advance registration required for optional $10 box lunch. Contact 477-3232, extension 314, or e-mail dwillis@masmacon.com. Free.

Haunted Woods

7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Journey through an abandoned cave, around a mad scientist's laboratory and then on to a haunted trail filled with ghost and goblins. Wear hiking shoes and warm clothes. Not recommended for children under 8 (a 'safehouse' will be provided for those not walking the woods). 477-3232. www.masmacon.com. Members $5, nonmembers $8. 'Moonwitch'

Noon, Saturdays, through Oct. 25, Mark Smith Planetarium, 4182 Forsyth Road. Find out why the moon's appearance changes as it climbs into the sky, along with many other interesting lunar facts, in this show for young sky-gazers. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission.

'Merge Visual' Exhibition

Through Nov. 2, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. See how artists are using modern digital technology to create spectacular works of art. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com.

'Merge Visual 360°'

2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 4, Mark Smith Planetarium, 4182 Forsyth Road. This visionary show uses the planetarium as an artistic medium to immerse viewers into digital art pieces. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission. 'Explorers of Polynesia'

4 p.m. Oct. 31- Nov. 7; 4 p.m. daily and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Nov. 8-Jan. 13, Mark Smith Planetarium, 4182 Forsyth Road. Follow Nainoa Thompson, who is also featured in the “National Geographic MAPS” exhibition, as he rediscovers the ancient art of navigating by the stars. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission.

'Story of The Star'

Noon, Saturdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 27, Mark Smith Planetarium, 4182 Forsyth Road. This annual holiday show reveals the origins of some year-end customs and then goes in search of a scientific explanation for the Star of Bethlehem. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission.

Search for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

7 p.m. Nov. 10, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Geoff Hill from Auburn University will describe recent possible sightings and what is being done to find any remaining members of a woodpecker species that was thought to be extinct. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free during the regular meeting of the Ocmulgee Audubon Society.

Festival of Trees Holiday Luncheon

Noon, Nov. 13, Museum of Arts and Sciences. Presented by the Museum's Fine Arts Committee. 477-3232, extension 200 or rsvp@masmacon.com. $50 per person.

Festival of Trees Preview Gala

7 p.m. Nov. 14, Museum of Arts and Sciences. Cocktail buffet by Natalia's, silent auction, Winter Wonderland, Sugar Plum Shop and live music by the Grapevine. Advance registration required. 477-3232, extension 200 or rsvp@masmacon.com. $75 per person through Nov. 2; $100 starting Nov. 3.

'Festival of Trees' Display

November 15-30, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Local artists, interior designers, florists and decorators adorn holiday trees with variety of trimmings. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com.

Explorers' Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24-26. Ages 7-12; limit 15 children. Children become explorers as they navigate into a global experience through the culture and geography featured in “National Geographic MAPS” and “Celebrate!” Advance registration required, 477-3232, extension 204; camps@masmacon.com; or www.masmacon.com. $95 members, $115 nonmembers/three-day session.

'Celebrate!' and 'India Unveiled' Exhibitions

Nov. 24-Jan. 4, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Discover the customs of Posada, Kwanzaa, Diwali and Germany's holiday traditions. A photo display of India's people, architecture, landscape and religious customs highlights this year's annual holiday exhibition. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com.

'National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure' Exhibition

Through Jan. 11. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Learn how to navigate using both modern technology and traditional mapping techniques. Travel with renowned explorers from the depths of the oceans all the way to other planets in this nationally touring, interactive exhibition. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission.

Masterworks!

4-5 p.m. Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Ages 8-12 learn about a famous artist and create a work in their style. 477-3232, classes@masmacon.com or www.masmacon.com. Members $25 per month, nonmembers $35 per month; advance registration required.

Polar Bear Den

10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. For kids ages 2-5 and their guardians. 477-3232. $3 for children, free for guardians and museum members.

Museum Observatory

Dusk to 10 p.m. Fridays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 477-3232. Free, donations welcome.

Sky Over Macon

8 p.m. Fridays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A weekly live planetarium talk. Enter through planetarium doors, unlocked at 7:45 p.m., instead of main museum entrance. 477-3232. Free, donations welcome.

Mini-Zoo Tours

3 p.m. daily, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $4-$8.

AREA ATTRACTIONS

The Cannonball House

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 856 Mulberry St. The 1853 home was struck by a cannonball during the Civil War. Period furnishings and Civil War relics are featured. 745-5982. $5 adults, $4 senior adults, AAA and military personnel, $1 students, free for children younger than 6.

Dauset Trails Nature Center

9-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, 360 Mount Vernon Road, Jackson (off Ga. 42 near Indian Springs State Park). Live animals on exhibit are black bears, otters, cougars, hawks, owls, venomous snakes, bobcats, buffalo, a beaver and a bald eagle. Picnic area and trails. (770) 775-6798. Free.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 751-3334 or (888) GA-ROCKS. Web site: www.georgiamusic.org. $8 adults, $6 senior citizens 55 and older, active military and students with ID, $3.50 youth ages 4-16, free for 4 and younger.

Georgia's Old Capital Museum

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, Old Capital Square at Jefferson and Greene streets, Milledgeville. (478) 453-1803. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students and children 6 and under are free.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 301 Cherry St. 752-1585. $8 adults, $6 seniors, students and military, $3.50 kids age 6-16, free for kids 5 and younger.

Hay House

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 934 Georgia Ave. Tours on the hour with last tour at 3 p.m. 742-8155. Web site: www.hayhouse.org. $8 adults, $7 seniors and military personnel, $4 students, free for children younger than 6.

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2-5:30 p.m. Sundays. 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, off Ga. 18, 20 miles north of Macon near Juliette. 986-5172. $3.50 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 6-12, free for kids younger than 6.

Old Mill Motorcycle Museum

Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit the Old Juliette Mill and see the collection of antique motorcycles and collectibles. Call (478) 992-9931 for more information. Adults $7, free for seniors 75 and up and 15 and under.

Sidney Lanier Cottage

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 935 High St. Birthplace of the poet Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). $5 adults, $4 seniors 65 and older and AAA members, $3 youth (ages 6-18). 743-3851. Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base

9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, Russell Parkway and Ga. 247, Warner Robins. 926-6870. Visit www.museumofaviation.org. Free. More than 120 aircraft, missiles, simulators and open cockpits in four buildings and outdoors. “Transporter" motion simulator rides Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5. For tours, call 926-5558.

Tubman African American Museum

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 340 Walnut St. 743-8544. Web site: www.tubmanmuseum.com. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and younger and students with ID; children under 4 are free.

The Neel House

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 730 College St. This 16th-century English-inspired house was designed and furnished in 1910 by architect Neel Reid. Web site: www.fgcmacon.org. 742-0921. Mondays are free, Tuesday through Friday $3.

TOURS

Around Town Tours

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Tickets for self-guided tours available at Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Price includes transportation on trolley. Historic Macon tour comprises Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Tubman African American Museum; $18 adults, $8.50 youth. Historic Macon intown trolley tour comprises Hay House, Cannonball House and Sidney Lanier Cottage; $17 adults, $9 youth. Combination ticket includes all six attractions; $32 adults, $16.50 youth. (800) 768-3401.

To get your event listed here, address submissions to Stephanie Hartley, c/o The Telegraph, P.O. Box 4167, Macon, GA, 31208. Fax: 744-4385. E-mail: shartley@macon.com

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