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FESTIVALS

Fall Festival

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 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, live performances and more. Bridgette Cooper: 953-4190.

Green Tomato Festival

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

Old Mill Motorcycle Daze

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Juliette. Live music, swap meet, food and games, antique bike show. Antique bike ride 11 a.m. Sunday. (478) 992-9931. $10 includes museum admission; free for bikes more than 35 years old.

Fall Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bethel Baptist Church, 7495 Knoxville Road, Lizella. Food, games, petting zoo. For more information, call the Rev. Paul Whitton, 361-6709.

Fall Festival

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Liberty United Methodist Church, 6511 Houston Road. Games, face painting, horse rides, hay rides and more.

Children's Fall Festival

6-9 p.m. Saturday, 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

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road. Inflatables, games, health screenings, cotton candy, boiled peanuts and popcorn. Canned food drive for local missions. Friendly costumes welcome. 257-6645. Rain date: Thursday 6-8 p.m.

Fall Festival

6-8 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church of Centerville gym, 108 Church St. Games, rides, candy, food and safe fun. (478) 953-3387.

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.

Hallelujah Night

6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Covenant Life Cathedral, 4543 Bloomfield Road. Food, fun and games. Please, no scary costumes. Mary Baul: 781-2273.

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. 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.

Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 8, Al Sihah Shrine Park. Event includes arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, Chili Cook-Off, local music and award-winning country singer Joe Nichols. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Shriner's Children's Hospital. 746-6286. $10 admission, free for children ages 10 and younger.

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. www.dublinserviceleague.org. For tickets, go by Plum Alley or call 275-0139. $6 advance, $7 at door.

Randy Howard Songwriters Festival

Nov. 28-30, Perry, The Tavery inside The New Perry Hotel. www.myspace.com/rhsf2008.

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: a Halloween Spooktacular for kids and pets, sidewalk chalk art contest and face painting at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., trick-or-treat parade for kids and pets from 11:30 a.m.-noon. 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

Rocktober Holiday Concert

3 p.m. Saturday, Swainsboro Jaycee Fairgrounds. Christian band Seventh Day Slumber will be joined by Storyside:B, Chasen, Fur Elise, Crosstied and Seven Miles Walking. $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 Anointed Ones

4 p.m. Nov. 16, The Stone Creek Baptist Church, 1531 Riggins Mill Road. Also featuring The Bonnet Singers, The Emoni Gospel Singers and more. Sobe (Tony) Thomas, 335-2226 or 742-3821.

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

Ann Sinclair

7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Old Opera House, 100 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Also featuring Ernie Baker and The Thunder Thieves. (478) 783-1884. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. $20.

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 and more. Arts and crafts, bake sale, games and more. Bring lawn chairs. Tina McMurray: (478) 957-7299.

Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz and Cowboy Envy

5-8 p.m. Dec. 5, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 751-3334.

COUNTRY

Gene Watson

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

ROCK/POP

Bloodkin and William Tonks

5-8 p.m. Nov. 7, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 751-3334. $5, $3 for members and kids 4-17.

Skydog

Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 23, Central City Park. 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

Let's Dance Fall Classes

Macon Health Club and Wellness Center. Beginners to advanced. paulaeastdance@yahoo.com. www.paulaeast.com. 750-0802.

Dance

Saturday, 7-8 p.m. tango, 8-10:30 p.m. open dancing. New Hope International, 204 Sullivan Road, Fort Valley. 955-0689. www.DanceHoustonCo.org. $10 members, $15 non-members.

First Friday

8-10 p.m. Nov. 7, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Provided by USA Dance. Dressy casual. 752-3587. $5. Dance

7-10:30 p.m. Nov. 15. New Hope International, 204 Sullivan Road, Fort Valley. 955-0689. www.DanceHoustonCo.org. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.

Social Ballroom

6:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays for four weeks, Macon Health Club, 389 First St. 986-4110. dgk629@alltel.net. $40. Line Dancing with Diane

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays for four weeks, Macon Health Club, 389 First St. 986-4110. dgk629@alltel.net. $30.

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. (478) 953-3387. 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: Heartfelt Southern Gospel, Wayne Chamblee Family, Blue Jam and Laurens County Country Gentlemen. (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. Free.

Ole Clinton Opry

6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 7 p.m. Bonner Creek, 8 p.m. Sounds of Faith, 9 p.m. Heavens Treasures. 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. To perform, contact Candace at (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. Cool Springs Ramblers, 8 p.m. Ray Knighton, Wanelle Collins and Phoenix. 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. Oconee River Boys, 7:30 p.m. Kross Kountry, 9 p.m. Randy Newton and The 120/80 Vocals Band. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Admission free, donations accepted. FILMS

Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Nov. 9: “Aleksandra.” 742-2000 or e-mail info@maconfilmguild.org. $5.

LECTURES

Esme Raji Codell

7 p.m. Nov. 5, Wesleyan College, Taylor Hall Peyton Anderson Amphitheater, 4760 Forsyth Road. 757-5262. Free.

Gordon College Southern Culture Series

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." Free.

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

Noon today, Arts Complex Theater, Macon State College. The speaker will be Victoria Khiterer, Macon State College assistant professor of history. Jeff Burson, (478) 471-5748 or jeff.burson@maconstate.edu. Free.

PAGEANTS

Cherry Blossom Little Mr. and Miss Pageant

10 a.m. Saturday, Douglass Theatre. 751-7426.

FUNDRAISERS

Pilates for Pink

9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Saturday, the Edge Fitness Center, Bonaire. Fundraiser to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Light breakfast and raffle tickets available. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Rachel Bartz at (478) 714-1499 or pilates4pink@gmail.com. $10 or more donation required.

Race for the Cure

Saturday, Wesleyan College. 5K race plus fun activities. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 757-5272. On-site registration available.

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.” 755-9539. $13; $10 for students and military (ID required).

Junior League of Macon's Market Place

10 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, off Interstate 475 at exit 3. Many new vendors and many loyal favorites return. Saturday: Character breakfast. $20 for one parent and one child, $5 more for each additional child. $5 admission.

Fashion Through the Decades

7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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 and more. Love offering taken to benefit family of Robert M.L. Davis. Call Jonathan Fisher, (478) 918-7800. To bring a baked item to be sold, call Paulette Fountain, (478) 960-0796.

AXIS International Dinner

5 p.m. Nov. 15, Wesleyan College Anderson Dining Hall, 4760 Forsyth Road. Wesleyan's annual International Dinner. 757-5134. $8 adults, $4 kids; kids under 10 are free; all you can eat.

ET CETERA

Flea Market Preview Party

6:30-8:30 p.m. today, The Long Building, Central City Park. Join Historic Macon and enjoy refreshments along with a large item auction and early bird shopping. 742-5084. $25.

The Annual Flea Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, the Long Building, Central City Park. Items for sale include kitchen items, electronics, sporting goods and more. Presented by Historic Macon. 742-5084. Free admission.

Haunted Montrose and the Old Slaughter House

7 p.m.-midnight, today-Saturday and Thursday-Nov. 1, Second Street, Montrose. Trey Cottle, (478) 376-4559. www.HauntedMontrose.com. $8-$10, $15 VIP tickets available Oct. 30-31 only.

Trolley Ghost Tour

1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 1, departs from the Cox Capitol Theater. Local historian and longtime Sidney Lanier impersonator Marty Willett presents “Sidney's Hometown Haunts.” www.riversidecemetery.com or 742-5328. $5-$10, $2 off for wearing costume.

Howloween Spooktacular

Little Ocmulgee State Park, 80 Live Oak Trail, Helena. Saturday: 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.

Fall Family Fun Days

The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: The Rock of Salvation Christian Music Concert. Contemporary Christian bands. www.therockranch.com. $11-$13.

Rose Hill Ramble

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

Halloween Party

5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. For children 10 and under. Enjoy fun activities, giveaways and a costume contest. 474-0161.

Tasting Preview

6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Prinnie-Mack Coffee Co. Tasting preview for new gourmet menu items. Enjoy classical/jazz guitar entertainment by Aaron McDaniel. $5.

Historical Ghost Tours

Gordon Cemetery. 8:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, 8-10 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 1. Tours depart from the Gordon Depot every 30 minutes. Reservations: (478) 628-5287 or (478) 454-8594. $4.

Monster Mash Ball

5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. 5:30 p.m.: Corruption in concert, 8 p.m.: local movie "Hellevator," DJ Dance Party after. $5.

Field of Screams

7 p.m. Oct. 31, Elliott Farms, 4761 Holley Road (off U.S. 80 heading west), Lizella. Haunted corn maze sponsored by the Macon State College Natural Science Network. Not recommended for children younger than 10. (478) 935-8180. $10, $8 for Macon State students with ID cards.

Hair and Fashion Show

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

Syrup Making and Storytellin’

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. You can see demonstrations of the sugar cane mill, syrup kettle, steam engine, woodstove cooking and storytelling. (478) 986-5172. $2.50-$4.

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. www.madeinthesouthshows.com. $6 adults, free children 12 and under.

Plantation Days in Talbot

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8-9, Patsiliga Museum, 780 Fielders Mill Road, Junction City. (706) 269-3630. $5 adults, $3 students, free for children under 5.

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. Reservations required. 751-3334.

Battle of Griswoldville Commemoration

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Griswoldville Battlefield, east of Griswoldville, Twiggs County. (478) 986-5172.

‘Drumming for Success' Workshop

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. An inspiring, hands-on experience for youth ages 3-16. 751-3334.

Bolingbroke Christmas Parade

3 p.m. Dec. 6, Rivoli Road, Bolingbroke. Contact Vicki Smith at 994-1306 for an application to participate in the parade.

MUSEUM EVENTS

Haunted Woods

7:30-10 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 31, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Not recommended for children under 8. 477-3232. Members $5, nonmembers $8. CANCELED FRIDAY, OCT. 24 DUE TO RAIN.

Search for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

7 p.m. Nov. 10, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 477-3232.

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