Out & About



Corn Maze

9 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Lane Southern Orchards, 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley. (800) 27-PEACH. $3-$13.

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

10 a.m. daily, Elliott Farms, 4761 Holley Road, Lizella. Farm animals, boiled peanuts, hay rides. Haunted corn maze: 4-11 p.m. Saturday. Last tickets sold one hour before dark. (478) 935-8180. www.elliottfarmsga.com.

Halloween Events

4-7 p.m. today and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Bass Pro Shops Macon, 5000 Bass Pro Blvd. Today: trick or treating and costume parade. Saturday: mask decorating and marshmallow roasting. 757-7600. www.basspro.com.

Scared Silly! Kids Haunted House

5:30-9 p.m. today, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. For children ages 3-11, but all are welcome. Guests will be able to walk through a scary (and silly) haunted house in the museum, complete with trick-or-treating and crafts. 755-9539. $5 per person, with a $1 discount for members.

Spirits in October

6 p.m. today: walking tours of Historic Riverside Cemetery featuring costumed actors portraying some of the historic figures interred there and a reception in the mausoleum. $20 adults, $10 students. Halloween walking tour: 6 p.m. Saturday, $25 adults, $15 students. Costumes are not allowed for this event. For reservations or more information, contact Riverside Cemetery at 742-5328. 1 p.m. Saturday: trolley tours of downtown Macon and Riverside Cemetery focusing on spirited adventures and adventurous spirits who inhabited the area. Reservations are required by calling Cox Capitol Theatre, 257-6391, extension 5. $15 adults, $10 students. Group tours available.

Macon Film Guild: “Let the Right One In”

7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. today, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Special Halloween screening. 742-2000 or info@maconfilmguild.org. $5.

Firefighters Trail of Horror

7 p.m. today-Saturday, Peach County Fire Department Station 1, 6711 Peach Parkway, Byron. A quarter-mile trail. Fundraiser for the Peach County Fire Department Explorer Post 900. (478) 956-3642. $5 advance, $6 at door.

Haunted Montrose

7 p.m.-midnight today-Saturday and 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Old Slaughter House, Second Street, Montrose. Gina, (478) 376-4559. HauntedMontrose.com. $12 general admission at gate, $10 advance with tickets available from East Laurens Drama Club and West Laurens Cheerleaders. $8 groups of 15.

Hillside Haunted Trail and Haunted House

7 p.m.-until today, Hillside Bluegrass RV Park, 592 Ga. 87 South, Cochran. Food and games, and costume contests. (478) 934-6694. www.hillsidebluegrassrvpark.com. $5.

Haunted Woods: Alien Invasion!

7:30-10 p.m. today-Saturday (weather permitting), Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Tour the Flying Saucer’s landing site and try to catch a glimpse of these strange visitors who’ve invaded Middle Georgia during the International Year of Astronomy. Wear warm clothes and good walking shoes. Not recommended for children under 8; a “safehouse” will be provided for anyone not walking the trail. 477-3232. $5 members, $8 nonmembers.

F.E.A.R. Institute Haunted House: Underworld 2009

8 p.m.-midnight today-Saturday, 450 Third St. Free parking in the Poplar Street Garage. Suggested minimum age: 11 years old. 257-6391. www.underworldmacon.com. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $13 admission, $11 students and military with ID.

Haunted Barn

8 p.m.-midnight today-Saturday, 2235 U.S. 41 North, Perry. Costumes welcome; kids’ night Sunday. Benefits humane society. (478) 973-2921. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under.

Forest of Terror

Dark-until, today-Saturday, Southern Pines Regional Park Ag & Expo Building woods, 575 Southern Pines Road, Dublin. Sponsored by the Dublin-Laurens County Recreation Authority to benefit nonprofit organizations. (478) 277-5062. $5 per person.

Pre-Halloween Costume Contest Party

9 p.m. today, Club Synergy, 425 Cherry St. Admission $5 adult with costume, $7 adult without costume, $10 minor with costume, $12 minor without costume.

"Thriller" Dance and "Rocky Horror Picture Show"

9 p.m. today. "Thriller" dance at Third and Cherry streets. "Rocky Horror PictureShow" follows dance at Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. 257-6391.

“Night of the Living SoChilites”

9:30 p.m. today, SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St. Halloween costume party. Cash bar. 238-6630. www.thesochicompanies.com. $10.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Midnight today, Georgia College & State University’s Russell Auditorium, Milledgeville. A cult favorite Halloween interactive musical with goodie bags provided. Proceeds are donated to a designated charity. Karen Berman, theatre department chair, (478) 445-1980. $6. Downtown Ghouls Festival

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Georgia Children’s Museum and Tubman African American Museum. At each of the museums, children will be able to participate in Halloween games or crafts activities and get some candy. A single ticket will allow admission to all four museums. Volunteers needed. Natalie Thrash, 752-1585 or lockerroom@gshf.org. Advance tickets are $10 for children 5-16 years old, $18 for adults. Tickets day of are $12 for children in costume and $21 for adults. Without a costume, children’s admission is $13, and adult admission is $24.


6-9 p.m. Saturday, Captain Jack's Crab Shack & Billiards, 1229 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Car enthusiasts will bring candy, and open up their trunks and let the kids trick or treat safely. Small haunted house for children. (478) 788-5000. Free; donations accepted for Kids Yule Love.

Field of Screams!

6-10 p.m. Saturday, Elliott Farms, 4761 Holley Road, Lizella. The Macon State College Natural Science Network is sponsoring a haunted corn maze. Includes a children's fall festival from 4-7 p.m., with games, prizes and trick-or-treating. Judging of a children's costume contest will take place at 6:30 p.m. Kim Pickens, 471-2742. Field of Screams tickets are $10, $8 for Macon State students with ID. Tickets for children's fall festival are $6 for kids ages 3-10, free for ages 2 and under.

Halloween Dance Party

8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Costume prizes, DJs, scavenger hunt at 8:30 p.m. and “Thriller” dance routine at 9:30 p.m. Reserved seating available. 960-7030. $5 at door.


Fall Festival

6-8 p.m. today, Central City Park. Food, music, hay rides, prizes. For kids 12 and under. Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department, 751-7694.

Fall Festival

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Flagg Chapel Baptist Church, 400 West Franklin St., Milledgeville. Hay rides, face painting and more. (478) 452-7287.

Fall Festival and Mini Health Fair

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Macon Indoor Flea Market, 3670 Eisenhower Parkway (across from Macon Mall). Blood pressure checks, blood sugars, and diabetes information. Candy for the kids. 731-8761.

Community Fall Festival

2-6 p.m. Saturday, Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Center, 800 Dykes St., Cochran. (478) 934-2223. Free admission.

Fall Festival

3-6 p.m. Saturday, Greater Turner Tabernacle AME Church, 1104 Third St. Prizes, games, music and food. $5 admission.

Fall Festival

4-7 p.m. Saturday, Centerville United Methodist Church, 600 N. Houston Lake Road, Centerville. Inflatable slide, face painting, hay ride, dance floor, silent auction, drama skits, cake walk and free hot dogs, chips and lemonade. Barbecue chicken dinners available for $6.50 per plate. (478) 953-3090.

Community Wide Hallelujah Night

6-9 p.m. Saturday, Covenant Life Cathedral, 4543 Bloomfield Road. Kids and parents of all ages are invited. Food, fun and games. Please no scary costumes. Free.

Big Pig Jig

5 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. Nov. 7, Vienna. Livestock shows, barbecue, food, music and more. www.bigpigjig.com. Admission $8 Nov. 6, $5 Nov. 7 before 3 p.m., and $8 after 3 p.m. Nov. 7.

Deer Festival

Nov. 7, on the square in downtown Monticello. Sponsored by The Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce. 7:30 a.m.: Deer Dash, a one-mile fun run. 8 a.m.: 5K run/walk. 9 a.m.: festival kick off. There are still vendor spots available for arts, crafts and informational booths. Venison Cook-off, children’s rides and activities, live entertainment, crowning of the Deer Festival Queen at 2 p.m., a host of contests including the longest beard, biggest buck shot in 2008 and the Deer Stand Derby. 3 p.m.: parade. Nancy Arnold Wood at the Chamber of Commerce office, (706) 468-8994 or e-mail jasperchamber@bellsouth.net. Sage Edwards with the Better Hometown Program, (706) 468-1995 or e-mail betterhometown@bellsouth.net. www.historicmonticello.com.

Andrew UMC Fall Festival

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7, Andrew United Methodist Church, 2430 Ga. 127, Kathleen. Huge craft fair with vendors, community-wide yard sale (lots for rent, $10, call 808-6035), gently worn clothing sale ($2 per bag), inflatables and hay rides for kids, health screenings, flu shots, H1N1 shots, breakfast and lunch. Free.

Peruvian Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 14-15, Rancho Loma Linda, 715 Kirkpatrick Road, Cochran. Experience Peru, its music, food and culture. Sponsored by Southern States Peruvian Horse Club, Rancho Loma Linda and Peruvian Association of Savannah. (352) 302-9402. info@ssphc.org. Parking: $10 per vehicle.

Merritt Pottery Festival

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21, Crawford County High School Gym, 400 E. Agency St., Roberta. (478) 474-7833 or merrittpottery@hotmail.com.

Native American Indian Pow Wow

Dec. 3-5, Mile Branch Park, Pulaski County Boat Landing, Hawkinsville. Authentic hand made Indian art, crafts and food vendors. Activities will include drumming, dancers, story telling, flint knapping, Native American history and educational programs for children and more. Hawkinsville Better Hometown, (478) 783-9294. No admission charge.


City Market on the Green

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Poplar Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Vendors offer locally grown produce, organic produce, local hand crafted items and home-baked goods. Naomi Davis, 836-4564 or Davisfarmscsa@aol.com. Visit www.maconmarket.com for market updates.

Forsyth-Monroe County Farmers Market

2-6:30 p.m. Fridays in October. 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: Aldermen Hall at The Welcome Center, 68 N. Lee St. (478) 994-7747.

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., Milledgeville. Locally grown produce, locally made products, plants, arts and crafts. www.milledgevillemarketplace.com.

Community Market

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, corner of Broad and Lumpkin streets on U.S. 341, Hawkinsville. Hawkinsville Better Hometown, (478) 783-9294.

Crawford County Community Market

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 14, Ga. 42 and U.S. 80, Knoxville. (478) 957-1209, (478) 836-3825 or e-mail crawfordmarket@gmail.com for more information.

Holiday Creations

Nov. 4-Dec. 19, Monroe County Arts Alliance Gallery, 54 N. Jackson St. Artists, crafters and writers are encouraged to participate. Items should be predominately handmade and/or decorated, not from kits. Participants must be members ($25) to sell in the market place. Students can also join for only $10. $15 fee for each participant. Monroe County Arts Alliance, (478) 994-8668, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.


Heaven’s Treasures

10 a.m. Sunday, Trinity Baptist Church, Meeks, with the Kingdom Heirs. 6 p.m. Nov. 7, New Elim Baptist Church, with Calvary’s Way. Ann Mullis, (478) 935-2957 or (478) 390-2041.

Gospel Concert Jubilee

7 p.m. Saturday, Avondale Baptist Church, off Ga. 247 at Cochran Field Road half a mile from Smiley’s Flea Market. Featuring the English Family, Southern Quartet, Tim Riley and Drew Parker. Jonathan, (478) 918-7800. $10 donation at door.

Alvin Darling and Celebration

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Gospel choir. Also featuring Blessed, Sharon Clarke, and the Covenant Church Sanctuary Choir. Singers also will visit the Covenant Church of Jesus Christ for a reception, autograph signing and picture taking from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, 509 May Ave. Lucille Moody, 320-9594 or (404) 423-8006. www.rossreportnews2.net. $20 advance, $25 door.

BlueTree in Concert

7 p.m. Sunday, Christ Chapel Sportstowne, 170 Starcadia Circle. (478) 256-5925. $10 at door.

Calvary’s Way

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Peachtree Baptist Church, 247 Connector, Warner Robins. 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Buckner’s Restaurant and Music Hall, Interstate 75, exit 201. 6 p.m. Nov. 7, New Elim Baptist Church, Hartley Bridge Road. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Lawrence Drive Baptist Church, Lawrence Drive. (478) 788-8985. www.calvarysway.com.

The Akins

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Pine Forest Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road. 788-3883.

Lifepoint Band

7 p.m. Nov. 6, Lifepoint Church, 120 Walker Road, Byron.

Buddy Green

7 p.m. Nov. 7, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 301-5470. $19 adults, $15 students. Also appearing during prelude and 11 a.m. service Nov. 8, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 753 College St. 743-4623.

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.


GCSU Jazz Band Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 6, Russell Auditorium, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville. (478) 445-8289. $7, free for Georgia College students with ID.

An Intimate Evening with Ronnie Laws

8 p.m. Nov. 6, Douglass Theatre. Internationally renowned saxophonist. Part of the First Friday Smooth Jazz Series. 742-2000. $35.

Jazzy Joy

6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Cafe 567. Featuring the sounds of a new acoustic jazz ensemble featuring Eileen Desterno on vocals in the midst of a color-full art exhibit of her musician series paintings currently on display at the cafe. Special guests and an open jazz jam are planned.

All That Jazz

7 p.m. Nov. 7, Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Hosted by the Tubman African American Museum. Featuring Harold Thomas and the Danger Zone, followed by A.J. the DJ. Catered by Edgar’s Restaurant and Polly’s Hospitality Institute. Silent auction with all proceeds going to educational and community initiatives. 743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com. $100, tables of 8 are $750.

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.


Skydog 63

Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 22, Central City Park. Celebrate the birthday, life and music of Duane Allman, or “Skydog,” on what would have been his 63rd birthday. Rain location: City Auditorium. 986-7093. www.skydogmacon.com. Admission: one or more canned goods.


Second Sunday Brunch

Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 8, Washington Park. Featuring Shane Bridges and Molly Stevens. CollegeHillMacon.com.

The Magnolia Music and Medicine Show

6-8 p.m. Dec. 12, 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, Grammy award winner Tim O’Brien. O’Brien was also voted 1993 Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. (478) 374-4723. www.magnoliamusicandmedicineshow.com.

Free Music Fridays

7 p.m. Fridays, Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Today: K-Mo. Nov. 6: Oh Dorian. Nov. 13: Good Company. Nov. 20: Mosley Dixon Project. 471-4864.

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.

Southern Gents

8:30 p.m. Fridays, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. 784-1454. 8 p.m. Saturdays, Warner Robins Moose Chapter 1688, 400 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. 922-4367. Taylor Hanson, (478) 718-6666 or Calvin Poole (478) 978-6568.


Let’s Party, Let’s Dance

6-7 p.m. today-Saturday, East Corridor, Macon Mall, 3361 Eisenhower Parkway. Art space grand opening performance with ballroom dancing demonstrations. Paulaeastdance@yahoo.com or paulaeast.com. Free.

Stardust Ballroom Dance

8-11 p.m. today, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Music, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, door prizes. 550-3762. Admission at door, $25 per couple, $15 singles.

Stars Over Macon Ball

7:30-11 p.m. Nov. 7, Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive. Featuring the Celebration Band. Black tie optional. Ellen Terrell, 633-7396. www.starsovermacon.com. Paula East, 750-0802, paulaeastdance@yahoo.com. $50 per person.


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.


Single Adult Recreation Night

7:30-11 p.m. Nov. 6, 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.


Hollonville Opry House

6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: Caylee Anna Hammack, Dixie Sounds, Sweet Grass, Klassic Kuntry with Don Henry. (770) 228-4832 or www.hollonvilleopry.com. 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. Today: Classic Country and Country Rose Band. Saturday: Classic Country and Country Rose Band and Tommy Harrellson with all bands that play at MC’s and BBQ. For bookings, call David Rawlins at (478) 374-4617. Free.

Ole Clinton Opry

6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. 986-6587 or www.oleclintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.

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. Playin Possum, 7:30p.m. Cool Spring Ramblers. Also open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 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. Randy's Special, 7:30 p.m. Country Gentlemen. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Admission free, donations accepted.


Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Nov. 8: “Seraphine.” 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.

The Big Read: “Fahrenheit 451” Under the Stars

7-9 p.m. Nov. 11, Mary Vinson Library parking lot, Milledgeville. www.NEABigRead.org.

“Pirates of the Caribbean”

6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. Re-scheduled screening, presented by College Hill Alliance. collegehillmacon.com. Free.

Saturday Morning Movies

11 a.m. Saturdays, AmStar Cinemas Macon 16. Saturday: “Prince of Egypt.” Nov. 7: “Madagascar 2.” Nov. 14: “Bee Movie.” Nov. 21: “Shrek 2.” Dec. 5: “Chicken Run.” Dec. 12: “Over the Hedge.” Dec. 19: “Kung Fu Panda.” Tickets can be purchased on the morning of the film showing at the box office at 10:30 a.m. $3 includes a small box of popcorn and a kid’s drink.


Divas Defeating Diabetes

6-9 p.m. today, Goodwill Peyton Anderson Conference Center. Hosted by Diabetes Healthways at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Dinner catered by Edgar’s Bistro. The evening is planned to bring together women who have diabetes or help care for someone with diabetes, and to provide motivation, inspiration, support and education to help them feel more confident, informed, strong and beautiful. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling 633-6246. $10.

Historic Macon Fundraiser

6-8 p.m. today, Charlane, plantation of Chuck and Rose Lane Leavell. The Leavells have invited Historic Macon and its members to a cocktail party, with proceeds going toward Historic Macon’s Preservation IS Conservation Green Revolution Field Day. 742-5084. www.historicmacon.org. $250 per person.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Old South Georgia College Building lobby, College Street, McRae (beside the Telfair County Library). The Telfair County Library hosts its annual Friends of the Library Book Sale featuring used, donated and discarded books. For more information or to volunteer, call Tommie Ruth Bartlett at (229) 868-5729 or the library at (229) 868-2978.

Christmas Bazaar

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41 N., Fort Valley. Hand-crafted items for sale and will serve breakfast) beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. Father Paul, (478) 953-3844. Breakfast, $3; lunch, $4.

Bazaar and Flea Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7, First United Methodist Church, 205 North Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Breakfast, market place, baked goods, children’s activities, book sale, clothes closet, auction and more. (478) 923-3737.

Covenant Care Services Fundraising Banquet

5:45 p.m. Nov. 9, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring keynote speaker, Josh McDowell, who has written or co-written 77 books on topics ranging from Christian apologetics to common problems facing youth. Call 475-4990 for reservations. Attendance is free, but seating is limited.

Rally in the Alley

Nov. 28, two hours before UGA game kickoff, Mulberry Lane Alley and Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Watch the game and enjoy live bands, games and giveaways, and purchase food and beverages (alcoholic and non). Bring chairs to tailgate, but no picnics or coolers allowed. Proceeds go toward Save the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. 722-9909. www.rallyinthealleymacon.com. Free admission.


Great Debate Series

6:30 p.m. Sundays, First Baptist Church, Forsyth. Probing contemporary issues through the lenses of the Christian faith. Childcare will be provided. Sunday: Darrell Pursiful, editor of the Formations series at Smyth and Helwys Publishing and adjunct professor at Mercer University on Biblical Inerrancy vs. Authority. Nov. 15: David Hudson, senior partner in the law firm Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett and Salley in Augusta on Separation of Church and State. Darrell Watson, pastor, (478) 256-0277.

“Caring for Creation: A Scientific and Theological Response”

Today-Saturday, Mercer University. Aims to bridge the current gap between the faith and science communities on issues of climate change. Two days of lectures and discussions, and concludes with a green day of service in the community. 301-2357. www2.mercer.edu/caring. $35.

Erica Glasener

6:30 p.m. reception, 7:15 p.m. presentation, today, Professional Sciences and Conference Center, Macon State College. The host of HGTV’s "A Gardener's Diary" will be the featured speaker at the Fall Garden Lecture and will discuss "Designing Gardens for Four Seasons." Sponsored by the Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens at Macon State. The Fall Garden Lecture also will include the presentation of the 2009 Stephen Elliott Jr. Award, which recognizes a person who has rendered extraordinary horticultural service to the midstate community. Register online at www.maconstate.edu/continuinged, or call (478) 471-2770. $25.

Ashleigh Ferris

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, room 212, Professional Sciences and Conference Center, Macon State College and simulcast in Walker Auditorium on the Warner Robins Campus. Ashleigh Ferris, an attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, will discuss the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its relevance in relation to the civil rights movement, gender equality and discrimination. Elise Langan, elise.langan@maconstate.edu or 757-2544. Free and open to public.

R. Scott Nash

6 p.m., Nov. 7, Mercer University Medical School Auditorium. A brief lecture-slide presentation on "St. Paul and Ancient Corinth" presented by R. Scott Nash, a professor at Mercer, followed by a reception and book signing of Nash’s new book.

Andrea O'Reilly

11 a.m. Nov. 16, Walker Auditorium, Macon State College Warner Robins Campus, and 6 p.m. Nov. 16, Professional Sciences and Conference Center banquet hall, Macon campus. Andrea O'Reilly, founder and director of the Association for Research on Mothering, will discuss the emergence of motherhood as a movement and academic discipline. Mary Wearn, 471-5792 or mary.wearn@maconstate.edu. Free and open to public.


Southern Jungle Safari Queen Pageant

4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Middle Georgia College, Cochran. Forestry fundraiser pageant. Baby (birth) to Miss (24 years old). Early bird special offered. (478) 284-2350. midsouthforestrypageants@yahoo.com. www.midsouthforestrypageants.com/safari.

Miss Music City and Miss Music City’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant

Feb. 8 deadline. Applications now being accepted for these preliminaries to Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions. www.missmusiccity.org.


Macon Dog Park's Fifth Anniversary Celebration

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Macon Dog Park, 1555 Chestnut St. Live music, doggy costume contest, pet photos, doggy wash, food and beverages, and much more. http://macondogpark.org/page2.html. Free admission; food, pictures, baths, etc. available for purchase.

Fall Family Fun Days

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 14, Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. Saturday: The Rock Ranch “Not so Spooky” Halloween Fest. Nov. 7: Pumpkin Destruction Day. Nov. 14: The Great Outdoor Adventure. www.therockranch.com. $14 per person, children 3 and under are free. $2-off coupons at Chick-fil-A.

Day Out with Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour

Today-Sunday, Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. 280 West, Cochran. Features a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine; an opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, controller of The Railway; arts and crafts; storytelling; inflatables; hay bale maze and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. (229) 276-0755. (877) 427-2457. www.thomasandfriends.com. $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up; $5 donation for parking and shuttle ride.

API Friends and Family Day

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, American Professional Institute, 1667 Eisenhower Parkway. Children’s games and activities, refreshments, free chair massages by API students and faculty, a fashion show from API's cosmetology students, and the finals of the API Idol competition. 314-4444, extension 1122, www.api.edu.

Seasons of the Vineyard Wine Tasting Auction

7-9 p.m. Nov. 5, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. 742-8155. $42.

First Friday Truck Load of Thanks

5-10 p.m. Nov. 6, downtown Macon. Enjoy live music, food and arts for First Friday, and bring canned food items to Third Street Park between 5:30-7:30 p.m. to receive a discount card. Donations will be given to the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. www.newtownmacon.com 722-9909.

Georgia Wilderness Society

Nov. 6-8, Pine Mountain Dayhike and Group Camp at FDR. Car camp and day hikes. Nov. 13-17, Oconee River paddle from Dublin. 955-3422. www.georgiawildernesssociety.org. Free, nonmembers welcome.

Christmas Made in the South

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 7 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8, Macon Centreplex. www.madeinthesouthshows.com. $6 adults, free for children under 12; one admission good for all three days with hand stamp.

Tribute to Veterans

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7, Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. 280 West, Cordele. This Veterans Day celebration includes World War II living history, radio-controlled model airplane fly-in, and 1 p.m. ceremony with guest speaker, bagpipes and drums, and color guard. Located 9 miles west of Interstate 75 exit 101. (229) 276-2371. www.gastateparks.org/GeorgiaVeterans/. $5 parking.

Peach County Historical Society Box Lunch and Activities

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7, McArthur-Saxon House, corner of Miller Street and Central Avenue, Fort Valley. Featuring guided tram tours and demonstrations by heritage artisans. (478) 822-9925. $8 lunches; free event.

Syrup Makin' and Storytellin'

10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation, Juliette. Our traditional fall syrup cook-off includes demonstrations of the sugar cane mill, syrup kettle, steam engine, woodstove cooking and storytelling. (478) 986-5172. www.gastateparks.org/info/jarrell. $3.50-$5.

Ride to Andersonville

12:45 safety briefing, 1 p.m. ride, Nov. 7. Hosted by Military Vets M/C and Jugheads Cycles. (478) 956-4777.

Veterans Day Service

10:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Centerville United Methodist Church, 600 N. Houston Lake Blvd., Centerville. Guest speaker will be Lt. Col. John C. Sanders, Wing Chaplain, Robins Air Force Base. Guests invited to bring framed photographs of family members who have served in military. (478) 953-3090.

Antique Fair and Marketplace

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11, Heart of Georgia Technical College, Dubose Porter Regional Business and Industry Training Center. Presented by the Dublin Service League. Tickets on sale from any league member or at Plum Alley in Ivy Place Shopping Center. $6 advance, $7 at the door.

Arts and Crafts Show

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14, Houston Springs Adult Community, Perry. Featuring quilting, jewelry, Christmas decorations, ornaments, wreaths, artwork and much more. Joyce Hamilton, (478) 224-1132. www.houstonsprings.com.

Talent and Fashion Show

6-8 p.m. Nov. 14, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Ladies of Color Inc. Rosetta Frazier, 745-7944. $10 adults, $5 children.

Remember Me Tea

2-4 p.m. Nov. 15, Pilot International Heritage Center, 102 Preston Court. Afternoon tea and Christmas tree lighting ceremony honoring those with brain diseases, disorders and injuries. 960-2804. Free admission.

Sidney’s Salons

3 p.m. Nov. 15, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring Kathyrn Stockett, author of “The Help.” Reception to follow. 743-3851. $10 Historic Macon members, $15 nonmembers; free parking in deck adjacent to theater.

Mistletoe Market

Nov. 20-22, Georgia National Fairgrounds Agricultural Center, Perry. www.mistletoemarketperry.com.

Pajamas and The Polar Express

7 p.m. Dec. 4, Barnes and Noble, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Kids of all ages are invited to come in their pajamas, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy a reading of “The Polar Express.” Elf on the Shelf will make a guest appearance.

Love Lite Tree

6 p.m. Dec. 6, Putnam General Hospital, Eatonton. In honor/memory of our military. Everyone welcome. Lighting of the tree, flag ceremony and refreshments. Free.

“Drive Thru Nativity”

6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12, Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. Hope Shields, 731-4714 or HOPEH@COX.NET. Free.

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.

Go-Kart Racing

10 a.m. Saturdays, 230 W.E. Green Parkway, Interstate 75 exit 149, west on Ga. 49, left beside Peach County Ford, Byron.

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. (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.



Noon Saturdays through Nov. 28, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Ever wonder why the moon seems to follow you home? Why does it seem to change its shape from night to night? This show answers these questions and others as it tells about the moon. 477-3232. Free with museum admission.

“Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope”

4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday with additional shows at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through Jan. 3, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. The 2009 International Year of Astronomy concludes with this show produced especially for the occasion. While looking through a telescope, two teenage students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings and the spiral structure of the galaxies. During the students' conversation with an astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others. 477-3232. Free with museum admission.

Polar Bear Den

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