Out & About

10 Days calendar

FRIDAY

AUG. 14

DAUSET TRAILS NATURE CENTER

9 a.m.-5 p.m., 360 Mount Vernon Church Road, Jackson. Hike or bike miles of wooded trails, visit the animals in the barnyard, feed the fish in the pond, enjoy the Woodland Garden and have a picnic. Free. www.dausettrails.com.

BUCKARAMA

1-7 p.m., McGill Marketplace and Heritage Hall, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. www.gwf.org. $8 adults; $5 ages 6-12 and older than 65; free for ages 5 and younger with an adult.

HOMETOWN CELEBRATION

6-10 p.m., 100 block of West Hancock Street, Milledgeville. Music by the RX Band. Includes activities for the entire family, including trolley rides, special sales at downtown businesses, outdoor dining, giveaways and more. 478-414-4014.

“MACON HISTORY” SERIES: DOWNTOWN TOUR

5:30-7 p.m., meet at the alleyway between 551 Cherry St. and the Rookery for a tour of Macon’s downtown alleys led by Wimberly Treadwell. Reservations required, contact Kim Campbell at kcampbell@historicmacon.org or 478-742-5084. $10 for Historic Macon members, $15 for non-members. www.historicmacon.org.

GLOW-N-THE-DARK PUTT-PUTT

8 p.m., High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Play Putt-Putt with glow sticks. $6 per person, plus a $5 per car parking fee. 478-993-3053.

SATURDAY

AUG. 15

APPLE-A-DAY 5K AND FAIR

7:30 a.m., Central City Park, downtown Macon. Health and activity fair for children after the race until 11:30 a.m. Teaching kids about sports including biking, soccer, dance, canoeing, tennis and lacrosse and about healthy food choices and outdoor health. There will be a Get Active Zone with fun and silly activities and a blowup slide. www.Apple-a-day-5k.weebly.com. Race is $25; $15 for high school cross country runners; health fair is free.

BUCKARAMA

9 a.m.-7 p.m., Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry (see Friday, Aug. 14).

JUNIOR ANGLER FISHING RODEO

9:15 a.m., Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. Children younger than 16 are invited to learn how to be responsible fishermen while enjoying time at the park. Bring your own poles and tackle; bait provide. Free, however a $5 per car parking fee is required. 770-504-2277.

SAINT KOLBE FEAST DAY CELEBRATION

6:30 p.m., David J. Zuver Performing Arts Center, Mount de Sales Academy, 851 Orange St. Wine and cheese and silent auction followed at 7:30 p.m. by a piano concert featuring Father Denis Wilde. Celebration is in honor of the feast day of Saint Kolbe. www.kolbecentermacon.org. 478-257-4425. Free.

SUMMER’S NIGHT PICNIC AND DANCE

7:30 p.m., 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. www.navicenthealth.org/snpd. 478-633-4483. $35 balcony seats.

RANDALL BRAMBLETT

8 p.m., Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 478-957-7728.

SUNDAY

 

AUG. 16

BUCKARAMA

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry (see Friday, Aug. 14).

MUSEUM OF AVIATION

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Explore real planes, watch a movie, tour interactive exhibitions about D-Day, the Tuskegee Airmen, WWII and more; plus, have a snack in the cafe or pack a picnic and eat outside. Free. 478-926-6870. www.museumofaviation.org.

“FOREST TREE BIRD” OPENING RECEPTION

1-3 p.m., Marlor Arts Center, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. An exhibition of drawings by Ken Procter. Free. 478-452-3950.

GRIFFIN CHORAL ARTS

3 p.m., Griffin First Presbyterian Church, 1349 Old Macon Highway, Griffin. Theme: “Illuminations: From Darkness Into Light.” $15. Purchase tickets at the door. www.griffinchoralarts.org.

FAREWELL CONCERT FOR JESSICA

5:30-7:30 p.m., Joe’s House, address provided upon RSVP. Barbecue and covered-dish dinner followed by concert featuring Jessica Whaley, Shelby Phan, Rowdy Hood, San Whaley, Patrick Pritchard and Joe Cullison. $20. www.acousticproductions.com.

MONDAY

 

AUG. 17

HAY HOUSE TOURS

10 a.m.-4 p.m., 934 Georgia Ave. Last tour at 3 p.m. Tour the Italian Renaissance Revival style mansion and learn about the families who lived there. $11 adults; $10 seniors and military; $7 students; free for children under age 6 and members of the Georgia Trust. 478-742-8155. www.hayhousemacon.org.

TUESDAY

 

AUG. 18

BOLINGBROKE FARMERS MARKET

3-6 p.m., 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.

WEDNESDAY

 

AUG. 19

POETIC PEACE OPEN MIC NIGHTS

8 p.m.-midnight, Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron and Soulistic. 478-719-2054. $5.

THURSDAY

 

AUG. 20

“TEEN TALENTS” EXHIBITION

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. An art exhibition of the work of Tesch Jerles and Bryanna Wilson. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville series. 478-745-3331. Free.

YAPPY HOUR

5-8 p.m., Macon Dog Park, Adams Street, downtown Macon. Bring your pooch for doggy demonstrations, live music and give-aways. Humans can purchase beer or wine and be entered to win door prizes. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.

MERCER UNIVERSITY PIPES AND DRUMS

6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 109, Willet Science Center, Mercer University. No musical experience required. Free pipe, drum lessons for interested community members. More information at www.mercerpipesdrums.com or email Jack.Mahaney@mercer.edu.

BINGO

7 p.m., Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. 478-742-5372.

FRIDAY

 

AUG. 21

“BACK TO SCHOOL RALLY”

6-8 p.m., Bloomfield Park, 4115 Lions Place. Bounce houses, popcorn, face painting and book giveaway. 478-781-6000.

SINGLE IN MIDDLE GEORGIA SINGLES DANCE

7 p.m., American Legion Post No. 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. DJ Jim Well. $8 per person; $5 for food combos and open lounge. 478-960-3450.

WRESTLING

7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. bell time, Wrestleplex, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. 478-397-5734. www.allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, free for children 6 and younger.

“MALEFICIENT” MOVIE

Starts at dark, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Hosted by Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation. Bring blankets and chairs; outside food and drinks are permitted. In the event of rain, movies will be cancelled. 478-751-9280. Free.

SATURDAY

 

AUG. 22

OPEN CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shrine Park, 222 Mecca Drive. Registration: 9 a.m.-noon. No judging; dash plaques to the first 100 entrants. Food, music, door prizes and more. All Proceeds benefit the Klassic Autos in support of the Al Sihah Transportation Fund. 478-952-2572; 478-972-8735. Car registration is $25; free to spectators.

BUTTERFLY BIO BLITZ

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Participants will help collect data and identify the different species of butterfly on the park grounds. Bring cameras, binoculars and field guides if possible. Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. 478-752-8257, extension 219.

LAWN MOWER PULL

1 p.m., Southern Pines Ag and Expo Arena, 575 Southern Pines Road, Dublin. Modified lawn mowers pulling a weighted sled for distance. Proceeds from this event will help meet critical needs around the world through BGMC boys and girls missions. 478-697-6379. $5; free for ages 4 and younger.

MACON BEER FESTIVAL

3 p.m., 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.

OLD TIMERS SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC “SINGING TIME N MACON”

6 p.m., Calvary Community Chapel, 5483 Columbus Road. Featuring the Senators Quartet, Travelers Quartet, Naomi and the Segos, Harmony Boys, Klaudt Indian Family, Southman Quartet, Ronnie Thompson Trio and others. 478-808-1604. Donations accepted.

MARTY STUART

8 p.m., Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or by calling 877-987-6487. $35-$500.

SUNDAY

 

AUG. 23

OCMULGEE OUTDOOR EXPEDITIONS

9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Ocmulgee Heritage Trail parking lot, adjacent to Spring Street. Float the Ocmulgee River in a canoe or kayak. Float trips include canoe/kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions. $30. www.ocmulgeeoutdoorexpeditions.com. Reservations recommended by calling 478-733-3386.

OCMULGEE NATIONAL MONUMENT

9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1207 Emery Highway. Explore the mounds built by Middle Georgia’s earliest inhabitants; walk the trails; learn more about the history of the site and see artifacts in the Visitor’s Center. Free. 478-752-8257.

FORT HAWKINS HISTORIC SITE

Noon-4 p.m., Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. Free. 478-746-0704. www.forthawkins.com.

MINI-ZOO ANIMAL SHOW

3 p.m., Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet the critters who live in the museum’s mini-zoo. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.

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