MACON FILM FESTIVAL
8 p.m. July 17, Douglass Theatre: “Deliverance,” with special guest Burt Reynolds and Q&A following the screening. 7:45 p.m. July 18, Douglass Theatre: “Slow West.” 5 p.m. July 19, Douglass Theatre: “Sharky’s Machine,” with Reynolds available for a Q&A following the screening. Spotlight films include “Western,” 3 p.m. July 17, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St.; “How Sweet the Sound: Blind Boys from Alabama,” 10 a.m. July 19, Douglass Theatre; and “Live from New York,” 1:30 p.m. July 19, Douglass Theatre. Purchase tickets or preview the festival schedule at www.MaconFilmFestival.com. $10 one-block screenings; $25 one-day passes; $75 screening passes, valid all four days; and $150 for all-access passes that include admission to all screenings and after-parties.
BRAGG JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 25, downtown Macon. Arts and Kids Fest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Cherry Street Plaza, featuring a water slide, animal shows and food trucks. Concert Crawl: 5 p.m. at several venues downtown; $20. For a complete listing of bands and more information, visit www.braggjam.org.
MACON BEER FESTIVAL
3 p.m. Aug. 22, downtown Macon. Walk from venue to venue, sampling dozens of beers from across Georgia. Event benefits Pints for Prostates. Advance tickets are recommended, as the event has sold out in previous years. $35 and $75. Tickets at www.thegrandmacon.com. More information at www.facebook.com/themaconbeerfest.
STATE FARMERS MARKET
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Market Park Pavilion, 222 E. Hancock St., Milledgeville. Shop a variety of produce and more from local and regional vendors. www.milledgevillemainstreet.com.
BOLINGBROKE FARMERS MARKET
3-6 p.m. first, third and fifth Tuesdays, parking lot of the Country Oaks Farm and Pet Supply, Bolingbroke. A food-only market featuring grass-fed beef, pork and organic chicken, organic produce, farm fresh eggs, jellies and jams, boiled and roasted peanuts and bakery products. www.bolingbrokefarmersmarket.com.
3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Tattnall Square Park. Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Free to attend. www.chwg.org.
INTERNATIONAL CITY FARMERS MARKET
1-6 p.m. Thursday, Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field across from Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins. Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. 478-225-7626.
THE ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Abba House Thrift Store parking lot, 2089B U.S. 41 S., Perry.
MEET ME AT THE MARKET
3-7 p.m. Saturday, Homeland Village, 2910 Napier Ave. Organic farming exhibits, fresh vegetables, fruit smoothies and more. www.facebook.com/homeland-village-organic-market.
FORT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, next to the railroad tracks on Lowe Street, Fort Valley. Local produce and plants for sale. 478-825-5286.
FALL LINE FARMERS MARKET
9 a.m.-noon, second and fourth Saturdays, through September, Harrisburg Park, 237 Harrisburg Road, Milledgeville. Fresh produce, breads, crafts and more. 678-561-0784.
JUST WALKIN 4 JESUS
9 a.m. July 18. Walk from Warner Robins City Hall, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, to the Chick Fil-A at the Houston County Galleria in Centerville. Free.
A LOT OF PRAISE CARNIVAL
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18, House of Shekinah Glory, 3752 Eisenhower Parkway. Community festival including live music, a talent show, dunking booth, bounce house, food court, games and prizes and sweet treats. 478-960-5977.
BACK TO SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY
11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25, Beulahland Bible Church, 2368 Gunn Road, Byron. Food, games, school supplies and backpacks and more. 478-784-1555.
6:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Sandy Valley Baptist Church, 1124 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. 478-396-8139. Donations accepted.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. July 26: GQ Jazz Quintet. Free. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org.
BUFFINGTON’S GREENWAY CONCERT SERIES
Oconee River Greenway, 420 E. Greene St., Milledgeville. 5 p.m. Aug. 8: Mississippi John Doude, Matt Brantley Band and FreeLance Ruckus. 7 p.m. Sept. 12: the Norm. Grab a blanket and listen to some tunes alongside the Oconee River. Free. www.visitmilledgeville.org.
SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Coleman Hill Park, downtown Macon. 6 p.m. Aug. 9: TBA; 6 p.m. Sept. 13: TBA; 6 p.m. Oct. 11: TBA. Presented by Bragg Jam. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Picnics, lawn chairs and pets are welcome. No tents or grills. www.braggjam.org. Free.
8 p.m. Aug. 15, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. $15. 478-957-7728.
8 p.m. Aug. 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or by calling 877-987-6487. $35-$500.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, house concert at Joe’s. RSVP to Joe Cullison, 478-335-3895 or firstname.lastname@example.org for address. $20.
7 p.m. Oct. 9, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Parking starts at 2 p.m. $47 in advance; $52 day of. www.lukebryan.com/farmtour.
SINGLE IN MIDDLE GEORGIA DANCE
7-11:30 p.m. July 17, American Legion Post No. 3, Thomaston Road. DJ Jim Wells. 478-952-3467. $5.
MACON SHAG CLUB
6:45-9 p.m. Thursday, American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. 478-960-3450. Free.
8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride Band. 478-784-1454. Public welcome. $7.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Five Hits Band. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $7.
OAK GROVE JAMBOREE & OPRY HOUSE
6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Oak Grove Community Center, 1134 Ga. 126 South, Cochran. Dancing and country music with the Foskey Family Band and the Faulk Family Band. 478-308-4559. Free.
OLE CLINTON OPRY
5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5 p.m. Final Chapter, 6:30 p.m. Clinton House Band, House Band returns after drawing; Aug. 7 Jimmy Tucker and Tucker Boys canceled. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: The Jonesmen, Slim Pickin’s Combo and Bluetick Deville. 770-228-4832 or www.hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
4-9 p.m. Saturday, south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. This week: 4:30 p.m. House Band, 6 p.m. Ruby Rose and Southern Nites, 7:30 p.m. Still Cruisin. Also open 7 p.m. Monday night, jam and open mic. 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. Straight From the Heart, 7:30 p.m. Magnum Country. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
JULIETTE OPRY HOUSE
5:30 p.m. every first Saturday, front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m., open mic stage show; 8 p.m., headliner stage show. Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 478-335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
FUNDRAISING 101 FOR FILMMAKERS
10-11 a.m. July 17, The 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. A collaboration with Macon Film Festival, Macon Arts Alliance and C4 Atlanta on fiscal sponsorship and crowd funding. Presenter: Joe Winter, C4 Atlanta co-founder. Free.
“FROZEN IN JULY”
7 p.m. July 18, Coliseum Northside Hospital, 400 Charter Blvd. The Disney movie “Frozen” begins at dark, but families are invited to gather on the front lawn beginning at 7 p.m. to meet the princesses and play on bouncy houses. Free popcorn and water; snow cones will be available to purchase. Guests are allowed to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers, but no alcohol. Children are encouraged to dress as a character from the movie. www.coliseumhealthsystem.com. Free; donations of school supplies requested.
MACON FILM GUILD
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9: “I’ll See You in My Dreams”; Sept. 13: “The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.” Special documentary presentation: 7:30 p.m. July 21, “The Wrecking Crew.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $6.
MUSEUM OF AVIATION FOUNDATION AUCTION AND RAFFLE
6:30 p.m. July 18, Century of Flight Hangar, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Raffle, silent and live auctions, plus a taste of local cuisine. Raffle tickets available at www.museumofaviation.org. $100 admits two people.
9 p.m. July 24, SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St. Live body painting event. Hosted by Daniel Montoute. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Macon Youth Mentorship Program. Free refreshments. 478-978-7268 or email@example.com. $10 advance; $15 at door.
GO PINK ZUMBA PARTY
6-8 p.m. July 24, North Macon Park, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. Wear pink and join in for an energetic Zumba class led by Janice Shephard, plus information about breast cancer and prevention. Free. 478-955-7482.
A NIGHT WITH ELVIS
7 p.m. July 25, Wellston Center, 155 Maple St., Warner Robins. Featuring Elvis tribute artist Owen Roberts. Benefits Warner Robins Animal Control. Refreshments will be served, and raffles and door prizes will be offered. Get tickets at Pet Plantation Funeral Home, Critter Fixers on Ga. 96, Southwood Animal Hospital on Moody Road or at Warner Robins Animal Control, 208 Stalnaker Ave., Warner Robins. 478-929-7290.
TASTE OF THE ARTS: HAVANA NIGHTS
7-10 p.m. Aug. 1, Terminal Station, Cherry Street, downtown Macon. Wear Cuban-inspired outfits. Food and drinks from celebrity chefs, silent auction and dancing. Benefits the programs of the Macon Arts Alliance. $40 in advance; $50 at the door.
SUMMER’S NIGHT PICNIC AND DANCE
6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. band begins, Aug. 15, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Benefits Pine Pointe Hospice, Navicent Health. Attendees should pack their own picnic basket and bring their beverage of choice. Dance to the sounds of the Grapevine Band. To purchase tickets, visit www.navicenthealth.org/snpd or call 478-633-4483. $35; $250 table for eight.
GET POP CULTURED
Barnes and Noble Booksellers, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Throwback Thursdays: every Thursday in July. “Minions” fun: 7 p.m. July 17. Star Wars Saturday: July 18, all day. Manga Mania: July 19, all day. Fan Girl Friday: 7 p.m. July 24. Vinyl Day: July 25, all day. James Patterson Day: July 26, all day. Dr. Seuss “What Pet Should I Get?” Launch: 7 p.m. July 28. Dr. Seuss Spectacular: 7 p.m. July 31. 478-474-0161.
BERNICE MCFADDEN READING AND BOOK SIGNING
1:30-3:30 p.m. July 17, Tubman African American Museum, 310 Cherry St. Author Bernice McFadden’s most notable works are “Gather of Waters” and “Sugar.” www.tubmanmuseum.com. Included with regular museum admission of $6-$10.
DEON LAMAR COAST BOOK SIGNING
1-3 p.m. July 18, Cuban Island Cafe, 402 Ga. 247, Bonaire. The author will be available to sign copies of his book “Underground Football Legends and the Importance of Education.” 405-458-5642.
“MACON HISTORY” SALON SERIES
5:30-7 p.m. Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Talks and tours related to the fascinating and unique history of Macon, hosted by Historic Macon. Aug. 14: Wimberly Treadwell will lead a tour of Macon’s downtown alleys, beginning in the alleyway between 551 Cherry St. and the Rookery; reservations required, contact Kim Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-742-5084; $10 for Historic Macon members, $15 for non-members. Sept. 8: Matt Jennings and Stephen Taylor, authors of “Images of America: Macon.” Unless noted otherwise, admission is free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. www.historicmacon.org.
K.W. PENNDORF BOOK SIGNING
6-8 p.m. July 30, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, the Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. The author will be promoting her new middle grade adventure story, “Freya and the Dragon Egg.” www.kwpenndorf.com.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION MEETING
5:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Ingleside United Methodist Church, 3187 Ridge Ave. Staff members from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will hold a public information meeting concerning the proposed Ingleside Historic District and the National Register of Historic Places. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Historic Macon Foundation. 478-742-5084. Free.
MISS WARNER ROBINS PAGEANT
1 p.m. Aug. 1, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Also the Miss International City Pageant and the Miss Warner Robins Princess Pageant. www.misswarnerrobins.org.
MISS PEACH BLOSSOM PAGEANT
2 p.m. Aug. 22, Pulaski County Board of Education Auditorium, 72 Warren St., Hawkinsville. Any girl age 0-24 is eligible to compete. Sponsored by the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Board. Winning queens ages 4 and older receive paid entry in the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant. Deadline to enter is Aug. 15. For more information, email email@example.com or call 478-923-3846
FAMILY SUMMER CAMP
Noon-2 p.m. Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Bass Pro Blvd. July 18-19: turtle sun catcher. July 21, 23 and 25-26: create a lady bug clip magnet. For a complete schedule of activities and workshops for families, visit www.basspro.com. Free.
INDIAN SPRINGS STATE PARK
678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. Fun in the Sun: 2-4 p.m. July 17. Join the naturalist for a day on the beach, playing games and building sand castles; free. Explore a Stream: 10 a.m. July 18-19. Join the naturalist for a hike through a stream, collecting water samples, discussing stream health and playing educational games; $2. Historical Hike: 9-10 a.m. July 19. Take a moderate hike through the park and learn the history of Indian Springs; meet at the museum; $3. “Creatures of the Night” Night Hike: 8:30-9:30 p.m. July 25. Hike around McIntosh Lake looking for frogs, fireflies and identifying night sounds; meet at the Programming Hut; $2. Tails on the Trails Dog Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 25. Bring your dogs (and their leashes) for a hike on the Overland Nature Trail; $3. Museum Tours: 2-4 p.m. Aug. 1 and Sept. 5. Tour the museum, learn about the park, its history and upcoming events; free. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 770-504-2277.
HIGH FALLS STATE PARK
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Moth Madness Hike: 9-10 p.m. July 17. Learn more about these colorful creatures during a night hike to the falls; $5. Twilight Night Paddle: 7:45 p.m. July 18 and 24. Enjoy the setting sun in this ranger-led, 3-mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. For adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required; $15 includes boat and gear. Paws on the Falls: 1-2 p.m. July 19 and 9-10 a.m. July 25. Bring your dog and leash for a hike on the trail; $5 per dog. Intro to Paddling: 9 a.m. Aug. 16. Learn the basics of paddling and put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required; must be a swimmer; $10 includes canoe, PFD and paddle. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 478-993-3053.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. This event highlights the slithery and scaly members of our planet and educates visitors about what these amazing creatures do for us and for the environments they inhabit. Animal Planet‘s Jason Clark, owner of the Southeastern Reptile Rescue and host of “SnakesKin,” will entertain and educate with his reptile show at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Other guests include herpetologist Jeff Mohr, who will be hosting a show at 12:15 p.m., and Dauset Trails. Crafts, games, a raffle, slithery snacks and more. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org. Free with museum admission of $5-$10.
ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION DAY
Noon-4 p.m. July 18, Native American Gallery, Georgia’s Old Capital Museum, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville. Archaeologists from the Middle Georgia Archaeology Club will identify found objects. Hosted by Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Society. 478-453-1803. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free; donations for the construction of the museum’s new Creek Indian canoe habitat will be accepted.
“MISS ELIZABETH’S ACADEMY”
9:30 a.m.-noon July 21, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Etiquette class for girls in fifth-seventh grades. Reservations required; call 478-745-5982 or email email@example.com. $8.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 25, VFW Ballroom, 1011 Corder Road, Warner Robins. Hosted by the Warner Robins Coin Club. Free admission.
“MACON RIGHT DECISIONS” TEEN SUMMIT
9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 25, Frank Johnson Community Center, 2227 Mercer University Drive. For ages 12-15. Hosted by the Dominant Divaz United and Macon-Bibb County Department of Parks and Recreation. A positive platform for discussion including workshops with professionals focusing on entering the military; parent/child relationships; health and nutrition; black history; the importance of friendship; self-esteem; AIDS education; entrepreneurship for young men and appropriate dressing for young women. Live performances by hip-hop artist Snapboi Tye as well as local acts featuring dancer Larry Booze, Logan Tru and Poetic Peace founder Yolanda Latimore. 478-751-9274. Free.
BACK TO SCHOOL CARNIVAL
2-7 p.m. July 30, Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 171 Emery Highway. Get children’s school-required immunizations and screenings. Children who have up-to-date immunizations or who receive immunizations at the carnival will receive free backpacks while supplies last. Prizes, drawings and more. 478-749-0113.