Out & About




10 a.m. today: Ancestor’s Tribute Ceremony at Oakridge Cemetery Section of Rose Hill Cemetery. 7:30 p.m. today, Douglass Theatre: Freedom Day Performing Arts Showcase. Live music, spoken word, more. Presented by Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center and Torchlight Academy Inc.

Georgia Peach Festival

Saturday, downtown Fort Valley: parade at 10 a.m., arts and crafts, live music, food, kiddie rides, water slides, inflatable play toys for the children, evening concert and fireworks, and at 2 p.m. try the World’s Largest Peach Cobbler for free in the Peach County Courthouse parking lot. 11 a.m. Saturday at the McArthur-Saxon House, corner of Miller Street and Central Avenue: Peach County Historical Society’s annual chicken salad luncheon. Tickets are $8 and are available at the Troutman House or by calling Kathie Lambert at 825-5986. www.gapeachfestival.com. (877) 322-4371.

Watermelon Days Festival

Through June 27, Cordele. Includes Watermelon Road Run, photo contest, quilt display, watermelon decorating contest, parade, dog show, arts and crafts, car and truck displays and more. For more information or a complete schedule, contact the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce, (229) 273-1668 or (866) 426-3566, info@cordele-crisp-chamber.com or www.cordele-crisp-chamber.com.


Forsyth-Monroe County Farmers Market

2-6:30 p.m. first and third Friday of the month through the end of September. In the vacant lot behind Farmers Bank at the corner of Jackson and Morse streets, downtown Forsyth. The market will feature locally grown produce, plants, baked goods and other homemade items. Rain location for the market will be Aldermen Hall at The Welcome Center, 68 N. Lee St. (478) 994-7747.

City Market on the Green

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Poplar Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Vendors offer locally grown produce, organic produce, local hand crafted items and home-baked goods. This week: Blacksmith George DuPree returns. For more information and vendor inquiries contact Naomi Davis at 836-4564 or Davisfarmscsa@aol.com. Visit www.maconmarket.com for market updates.

Wesleyan Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 11, Wesleyan College, Front Campus, 4760 Forsyth Road. Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun and educational events also offered. 757-2802. Free.

Downtown Byron Saturday Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Jail House Park, Main Street, across from the Train Depot and Welcome Center, Byron. Booths feature fresh local produce, plants, potters, painters and crafters. Food vendors. (478) 956-2409.

Milledgeville Marketplace

4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Downtown Farmers Market, 222 East Hancock St. Locally grown produce, locally made products, plants, arts and crafts. A Milledgeville Main Street Project. www.milledgevillemarketplace.com.

Community Market8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, corner of Broad and Lumpkin streets on U.S. 341, Hawkinsville. All interested vendors of produce, organic produce, arts and crafts, antiques and collectables, and food vendors are invited to register. Contact Hawkinsville Better Hometown, (478) 783-9294. $10 fee for a one-time visit or $25 annul fee.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN Youth Empowerment Gathering

1 p.m. Saturday, Word of Salvation Church Gym, 914 Second St. Enjoy basketball, food, praise dance, rap, praise and worship, mime and step team. Chiquita Hall, 258-3586. Free.

Father’s Day Gospel Singing

4 p.m. Sunday, Victory Deliverance Church of God in Christ, 2430 Shurling Drive. Featuring The Hi-Lite Juniors, The Men of Glory, The Curry Sisters and others. Rosa Curry, 750-7473 or 745-6476. $10 adults, $5 children 6-12.

Jubal Brass Concert

7 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church of Montezuma, 207 North Dooly St. The Jubal Brass are members of the Sons of Jubal, a group of ministers of music throughout Georgia. An offering will be taken to help support the Sons of Jubal Mission projects. The public is invited to share a night of inspirational instrumental music. Presented by The Georgia Baptist Convention Music and Worship Ministries. Howard Frontz, (478) 472-2487 or frontz@windstream.net.

New Grace and The Cleghorns

7 p.m. July 11, Open Bible Tabernacle Baptist Church, 6490 Sandy Point Road, Lizella. For information call (478) 935-8163.

Roland Everett Fall

9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays during the summer, Perry Farmer’s Market, behind the Perry Arts Center at 1121 Macon Road. Also featuring The Lightword Band and other musical guests performing original Christian music. (478) 218-2905.

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.

The Net Teen Center

8-11 p.m. Fridays, 102 Gunn Road, Centerville. Ages 13-18, supervised, safe community activities and games. Snacks available to purchase. Supervised by pastors of the Rain Church. (478) 953-7246. www.therainchurch.com.

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.

Senior Citizens Supper and Singing

5:30 p.m. last Sunday of each month, Snow Hill C.M Church, 1500 Snow Hill Church Road, Gordon. Covered dish supper honors senior citizens. All are invited. Pastor Phillip Cook, (478) 628-2582.


Jazz in the Courtyard Series

7 p.m. June 28 and July 26, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. June 28: GQ Jazz Quintet. Visitors may bring picnic baskets. 742-2000 or www.douglasstheatre.org. $5.

First Friday Smooth Jazz Series

8 p.m. Aug. 7 and Sept. 4, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Aug. 7: vocalist Toni Redd and trumpeter Melvin Miller. Sept. 4: guitarist Eric Essix. $15 advance, $20 at the door. 742-2000 or www.douglasstheatre.org.

Tom Ridgeway

6:30-9 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. Live jazz; spoken word added on the second and fourth Friday. (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.


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.

DJ Disco Pig

9 p.m. Fridays, Club Odyssey, off Jeffersonville Road in east Macon. This godfather of disco plays old school and new school music. 737-8366 or 742-5434.


Free Music Fridays

7 p.m. Fridays, Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Today: Scott Baston. June 26: Jeremy Johnson. 471-4864.

House Concert

7:30 p.m. June 26, 107 Forrester Drive, Warner Robins. Featuring folk music by Bill and Eli Perras. Special guests and jam session following performance. Small coolers welcome. Bring a chair. E-mail questions to chattyandred@yahoo.com. For tickets and information, call Billy/Kathy at (478) 293-1288. $10 donation.

Music Under The Stars

7-11 p.m. June 27, Pecan Orchard next to Gray Elementary. Featuring The Old Soul Band and presented by Gray Station Better Hometown. Gray Station Better Hometown, (478) 986-5199. $5 donation for adults, $2 kids.

The Magnolia Music and Medicine Show

6-8 p.m. July 25, The Magnolia Theatre, Main Street, downtown Eastman. The Dodge Arts Guild presents its bi-monthly show, styled after an old-time radio broadcast, with all live music and performances and featured artist, The Waybacks. www.magnoliamusicandmedicineshow.com.

Drag Queen Bingo

6:30-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month, Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. Free drinks and admission for the ladies.


Father’s Day Concert and Dinner Dance

7 p.m. today, The Upper Room, 102 Main St., Suite 301, Barnesville. Featuring Harvey Scales and Buckeye Band. Limited to 100 tickets. Call (770) 900-5775 or visit www.southernfriedsoul.org. $25 couple, $15 single.


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

Stardust Ballroom Dance

7:30-10:30 p.m. June 26, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Live band, door prizes, light hors d'oeuvres. Singles and couples welcome. 550-3782. $15 per person, $25 couple.

White Attire Dance Party

9 p.m. June 26, Ambiance Banquet Facility. Hosted by The Over 40 Dance Group and open to the public. Food B.Y.O.B. James 405-0371; Linda 477-8564. $10.

Dance Workshop

Contemporary Jazz Dance Workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 1 (ages 8-11) and July 2 (ages 12+). Guest artist Jon-Michael Perry, from the Robert Ivey Ballet, presents sessions on stretch, tone, improv and two different forms of jazz choreography. Bring lunch. $65. All workshops at Academy of Dance, Warner Robins. (478) 922-6220 to register.

Pre-Fourth of July Party and Fish Fry

9 p.m. July 3, VFW Post 9709, 711 Key St. Presented by the Ballard Hudson Class of 1968 and open to the public. B.Y.O.B. 405-0371 or 746-5959. $10.

Dance Lessons

6-7 p.m. and 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, group ballroom/Latin/swing lessons, Rozar Park (Perry Recreation Department), 1060 Keith Drive. No partner or experience required. Private lessons available. (478) 287-6381 or (478) 918-5635. 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays, line dance lessons for seniors, Warner Robins Senior Center, 155 Maple St., Warner Robins, $3 per lesson. (478) 923-0229. julia.george@cox.net.

Learn to Ballroom Dance

Classes and dance parties at the Howard Community Club in Macon and the Perry Arts Center in Houston County. Gregory West: gfwest@mindspring.com, (678) 984-8455 or www.gregorywest.com. 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. Becky Deal, (478) 731-4532.

North Macon Square Dancers

6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, North Macon Recreation Center. Pauline Smith, 471-1560.

Robins Ramblers Square Dance Club

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

Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club

7-9 p.m. first, second, third and fifth Thursdays each month, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. 935-8364 or 745-4834. joyce.mosely@cox.net.


8:30 p.m. Fridays, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Van Edwards, 784-1454.


9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays, Ga. 16 Club, 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.

Just Dance

Summer workshop beginning August. Beginners and semi-advanced. Macon Health Club, 389 First St., and Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive. 750-0802. paulaeastdance@yahoo.com. www.paulaeast.com. $10 per lesson.


Single Adult Recreation Night

7:30-11 p.m. July 10, Family Life Center, First Baptist Church of Centerville, 108 Church St. Casual. Please no children or teens. For all single adults (never married, widowed, divorced) ages 18-78. Games, light refreshments, fellowship. For more information, contact the church office, Monday-Thursday, (478) 953-3387. www.FBCcenterville.org. Free.

Middle Georgia Christian Singles

6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Denny’s, Byron. Christian fellowship. (478) 953-0757.



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: Dixie Renegades, David Ables, Jeff Partridge and Friends, Blue Jam. (770) 228-4832. Free, operated on donations.

Juliette Opry House

7-9 p.m. first Saturday. (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.

MC’s Music Hall

6-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1007 Seventh Ave., Eastman. Live music. For bookings, call David Rawlins at (478) 374-4617. Free.

Ole Clinton Opry

6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 7 p.m. The Weaver Believer Family, 9 p.m. Damascus Road. 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. Sunday, Juliette Expresso, McCrackin Street, Juliette. June 28: Saint Francis. For more information, contact Candace at (478) 994-4174.

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. Just One More, 7:30 p.m. Riverdale Travelers, 8:30 p.m. Bluegrass Wind. Also open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (478) 328-0678 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 Generals, 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Southern Gents. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Admission free, donations accepted.


Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Director’s Choice, “A Woman Under the Influence.” July 12: “I’ve Loved You So Long.” Aug. 9: “Tokyo Sonata.” Sept. 13: “The Class.” Movies are shown at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A discussion follows the 4:30 p.m. screening. 742-2000 or info@maconfilmguild.org. $5.


7 p.m. Thursday, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A live broadcast performance of “Phédre” from London’s National Theatre. Watch in HD Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren on stage as Phédre, a woman who’s madly in love with her stepson and the drama that ensues. 742-2000. $18.

College Hill Corridor Summer Film Series

Events start at 8 p.m., movies start at 9 p.m. Sunday: “Shrek” at Ocmulgee National Monument. July 5: “Field of Dreams” at Central City Park Softball Complex. July 19: “The Secret Garden” at Beall's Hill Community Garden. Aug. 2: “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” at the Hay House. Aug. 16: “The Iron Giant” at Washington Park. Sept. 6: “Coach Carter” at Mercer University Arena. Sept. 20: “Pirates of the Caribbean” at the Riverwalk (Spring Street entrance). Guests are invited to bring picnics and blankets. Free.

Summer Kids’ Flicks

10 a.m. AmStar, 5996 Zebulon Road. Tuesday-Wednesday: “Babe 2.” June 30-July 1: “Alvin and the Chipmunks.” July 7-8: “Over the Hedge.” July 14-15: “Kung Fu Panda.” July 21-22: “Bee Movie.” July 28-29: “Barnyard.” For group reservations, call 474-3484. $3 includes movie, popcorn and drink.

Free Family Film Festival

10 a.m. Regal Rivergate, 245 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Tuesday-Wednesday: “Horton Hears a Who” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” June 30-July 1: “Space Chimps” and “Star Wars: Clone Wars.” July 7-8: “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles.” July 14-15: “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” and “Nim’s Island.” July 21-22: “Everyone’s Hero” and “Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa.” July 28-29: “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” and “Kung Fu Panda.”

Summer Kid Show Series

10 a.m. Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas, 2980 Watson Blvd., Centerville. Tuesday and Thursday: “The Tale of Despereaux” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” June 30 and July 2: “Kung Fu Panda” and “Alex Rider: Stormbreaker.” July 7 and 9: “Igor” and “Open Season.” July 14 and 16: “Madagascar 2” and “Nim’s Island.” July 21 and 23: “Doogal” and “Coraline.” July 28 and 30: “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie.”


A Stella Evening of Drama and Jazz

7-11 p.m. today, La Piada, 4295 Interstate Drive. Featuring dinner and wine, smooth jazz and poetry followed by a dramatic presentation of “The Family Reunion,” an original play written and directed by Diane Hollings. Music by the Ken Trimmins Jazz Quartet. Proceeds will be used to provide annual scholarships in honor of the late Stella Freeman Davis, the first black female to go on the road for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the first black female captain for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. (478) 978-3985. $40 single, $70 couple.

Museum of Aviation Foundation Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine

6:30 p.m. silent auction and one-hour open bar, 7 p.m. Taste of Local Cuisine, 8 p.m. live auction, July 18, Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins. Featuring signature food items from 30 local area restaurants and caterers. Auction tickets are available at www.museumofaviation.org or by calling (478) 923-6600. Raffle tickets are $75, which includes auction admission for two and a chance to win a new car or truck or $20,000.


Miss Warner Robins and Outstanding Teen Pageant

July 25, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, Warner Robins. Applications are now being accepted. The Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen Pageant is open to any eligible teen in the state of Georgia. Contact Marcy Waugh, mwaugh50@cox.net, or (478) 714-7268 for an application or information.


Thomaston Artifact ID Day

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Thomaston-Upson Archives Building, 301 S. Center St.,Thomaston. Sponsored by the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society, The Upson County Historical Society and the Thomaston-Upson Archives.

Celebrate America

2 p.m. gates open, June 27, The Rock Ranch. Attractions include locomotive train rides, watermelon cannon, pony rides, hay rides, rock climbing wall, cow train rides, face painting, paddle boats, pedal carts, petting zoo, giant jumping pillow, inflatables, story teller, antique tractor display, children’s John Deere gators, slide hill, Georgia Wildlife station and much more. Musical performance by Andrew Carlton; reptile shows by Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue; master puppeteer Peter Hart and The Stepping Stones Great American Duck Derby. Fireworks spectacular at dark. Concessions available. No pets, coolers or alcoholic beverages. www.therockranch.com. $20 per family vehicle, $30 per bus, includes unlimited access to all activities and attractions.

CC Fann Book Affair

11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27, Dublin Mall, Dublin. Featuring Sophie Uliano, Russell Collins and Thomas Green, as well as children’s, poetry, nonfiction and Christian writers, and live entertainment by musician Kenny McGovern and the gospel group Entouch.

Ol' Time Fourth

10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 4, Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills. Competitions in three-legged race, sack race, egg toss and tug-of-war. A reading of the Declaration of Independence will be at noon. (478) 986-5172. $3.50-$5.

7th annual Fort Hawkins Fourth of July Celebration

Noon-4 p.m. July 4, Fort Hawkins Replica Blockhouse, Emery Highway. Celebrate our nation's birth at Macon's birthplace with history, music and barbecue while touring the historic site’s three-story Replica Blockhouse and archaeological dig. Sue Tomlin's happy fiddle, along with special guests, will provide the music and the Fort Hawkins Commission's Benefit BBQ Dinner will feature Fresh Air BBQ plates for $12.50 each. Plate tickets are available from any commission member and will be served from noon-2 p.m., when Col. Benjamin Hawkins will share his Revolutionary War experiences and a dramatic reading. Artillery demonstrations will punctuate the patriotic program. www.forthawkins.com. 742-3003. Free admission.

Milledgeville Artifact ID Day

Noon-4 p.m. July 11, Old Capitol Museum, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville. Sponsored by the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society and the Old Capitol Museum.

Cruise In

4-8 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 8, Dickey Farms Peach Packinghouse, Musella, U.S. 80 to Roberta, right on U.S. 341 N about six miles and follow the signs. Featuring vintage street rods, cruisers, corvettes, vipers, motorcycles, car clubs, etc. Enjoy peach ice cream, rock on the porch, take a picture at the old Gas Station with your vehicle. Robert Dickey, (478) 836-4362. www.dickeyfarms.com.

Writers Retreats

Aug. 13-14, Oct. 15-16, and Dec. 3-4, Historic Village at Indian Springs, Flovilla. Designed to help emerging writers recognize their writing identity, find their voice, define their goals and develop their writing potential. The workshop is limited to six-10 people and includes a one-on-one critique of work and meals. Call (770) 775-5350 for reservations. $150; Holloway Rental Cottages are $139-$159 a night.

First Saturdays with Pam Blanchard

Noon-2 p.m. every first Saturday, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Athens musician Pam Blanchard performs original songs like “Ants in My Pants” and “Marching Months” to get children singing, dancing and having fun. 751-3334. $3.50 ages 4-17, includes museum admission.

Discount Six Flags and White Water tickets

Available at Bibb County Extension/4-H Club Office, 736 Riverside Drive. Single-day tickets are $28 each; season passes are $53 each. Tickets sold 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Sept. 11. Individuals, cash only. Checks accepted from churches and businesses. 751-6338.

Southcreek Mud Boggin’

Third Saturday of each month through November, 2949 U.S. 441 South, Milledgeville. Boggin’ events. Camping and coolers welcome. $10 trail fee for dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs, (478) 453-7057, southcreek.us@gmail.com or www.southcreek.us. $10 admission, $2 ages 8 and under.

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 earth lodge or ranger-choice program. 752-8257. Free.


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.


Reptile Rendezvous

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Rendez-vous with resident reptiles and amphibians, along with other cold-blooded creatures that are visiting the museum for the day. Find out why you should be happy that these slithering, scaly animals hang around your neighborhood, and learn many more interesting facts about reptiles. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the auditorium, Jason Clark will entertain and educate with his reptile show. Visit the "Snake Snack Shack" to tickle your taste buds. 477-3232. Free with museum admission.

“Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous”

2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through June 29; Mark Smith Planetarium, 4182 Forsyth Road. Travel onboard a Starfleet vessel to explore sights in space that are as fascinating as anything in science fiction. This program features the voice talents of LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” 477-3232. Free with museum admission.

“Cowboy Astronomer”

July 3-Sept. 28, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through July 31. 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Aug. 1-Sept. 28. See the sky from a cowboy’s perspective and hear folk tales and Indian legends about the stars in this popular show narrated by Baxter Black. 477-3232. Free with museum admission.

Bug Day

10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet the creepy-crawlies up close and personal. You can even try a tasty “bug bite” at the Fear Factor Feast Table. Jeff Burne from Macon State Collage and the University of Georgia Entomology Department will show their extensive collections of insects from around the world. 477-3232. Free with museum admission. “Josh Simpson: A Visionary Journey in Glass”

Through July 23, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Josh Simpson's extraordinary glass work comes from a career spanning over three decades. Simpson's pieces include goblets, vases, bowls, and intricate orbs he calls "planets." Much of his work is inspired by celestial phenomena. 477-3232. Free with museum admission.

“Wini McQueen: The History of the Dream Project”

Through Aug. 1, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. In 2001 the Tubman African American Museum commissioned artist Wini McQueen to create textile panels to be installed in the atrium of the new Tubman facility in downtown Macon. The finished commission, consisting of 130 works of art, chronicles the history of the Tubman as well as significant people, events and memories from Middle Georgia. 743-8544.

“In My Backyard”

Noon Saturdays through Aug. 29, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. This program for young astronomers describes reasons for seasons, tells stories about some of the most popular constellations and shares a poem to remember planets' names. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 477-3232. Free with museum admission.

Beverly Buchanan Exhibit

Through Sept. 20, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Beverly Buchanan’s expressionistic drawings and paintings of rural southern architecture feature bright patchworks of color. Her “last can of paint” style is honest and improvisational, much like the shacks and country cabins she chose to paint. The Buchanan exhibition features works from the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ Permanent Collection. 477-3232. $4-$8; free with membership.

Polar Bear Den

11 a.m. Wednesdays through July, afterward 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. Admission by donation.

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.


Bittersweet Retreat Nature Tour

2716 Lower River Road (Ga. 230 S.E.), Eastman. Guided, individualized, private tours to view, photograph and record birds, wildlife and vegetation in the pine forests, hammocks and river swamp on the Ocmulgee River. Reservation required; call (478) 955-4435.

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. Thursdays through Saturdays. 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 95 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 Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, 340 Walnut St. 743-8544. Web site: www.tubmanmuseum.com. $6 adults; $5 senior citizens and military with ID; $4 children 4-17 and students with ID; free for members and children under 4.

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.


Ocmulgee Expeditions

Enjoy a trip relaxing down the Ocmulgee River with quick floats, canoe/kayak rental, tube rental, half-day tours. Bring along drinks, lunch (or other snacks), and tanning lotion/sun block. Student discounts and custom expeditions available. www.OcmulgeeExpeditions.com or 757-8226.

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.