7 p.m. Sept. 25-26, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Performances Sept. 25 by Dirty Uncle Bob and Lamar Williams Jr.; Sept. 26 performances by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings under the direction of Amy Schwartz Moretti and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band. Sponsored by the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association. For information about other weekend events, and ticket costs, visit www.gabba.org.
SILVER DOLLAR BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
2-10 p.m. Sept. 26; noon-6 p.m. Sept. 27, Silver Dollar Raceway, 42 Raceway Road, Reynolds. Arts and crafts, 14 bands and food vendors. www.silverdollarraceway.com. $35 for the weekend, $20 per day, free for kids 12 and younger; free camping.
VETERANS HEALTH EDUCATION FALL FESTIVAL
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, 1826 Veterans Blvd., Dublin. Hosted by the medical center’s Nursing Education Department, the theme for the fair is “Making a Positive Difference in the Lives of Veterans and their Families through Education.” Information will be available on primary care, mental health, social and tele-health services, as well as diabetes, weight and high blood pressure management. Additionally, materials on suicide prevention, military sexual trauma, and many other services will be on-hand. Dorothy Gibson, 478-272-1210, extension 3539, or Dorothy.Gibson@va.gov.
GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR
Oct. 8-18, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Exhibitions of arts and crafts, animal shows, rides, food, live performances and more. For tickets or more information, visit www.georgianationalfair.com.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL FALL EVENTS
Spirits in the Courtyard: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 8, Blacksmith Shop, 665 Poplar St.; pink-and-black themed cocktail party featuring a silent auction, beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffle, live music, dancing and appearances by mystery guests; $45 in advance, $50 at door. Macon Mayhem hockey game: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive; enjoy tailgating and other activities before the game; $5 general admission. www.cherryblossom.com/fall. 478-330-7050.
THE REAL SQUEAL BBQ AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Oct. 9-10, Lyons. Applications to enter the Professional BBQ Contest, Backyard BBQ Contest, BBQ Sauce Contest, arts and crafts, 5K and one-mile fun run and beauty pageant can be found at www.therealsqueal.com. Lyons Main Street, 912-526-6445.
ANDALUSIA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
3-8 p.m. Oct. 10, Andalusia Farm, Milledegeville. Porch pickin’ from 3-5 p.m; the public is invited to bring instruments to join in the fun. Bands will begin at 5 p.m., featuring Good Country People, Heart Pine and the Honeycutters. Guided trail walks at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Leashed pets are welcome; bring chairs, blankets, coolers, flashlights and picnic suppers. Elizabeth Wylie, executive director, Elizabeth@andalusiafarm.org or 478-454-4029. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, free for children under 12.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17, Second Street, Cochran. Arts and crafts, food and entertainment. Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, 478-934-2965.
CENTRAL GEORGIA GREEK FESTIVAL
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 859 First St. Authentic Greek food, live music and dancing, church tours, shopping and more. Free admission. 478-621-0744.
4-10 p.m. Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Tattnall Square Park. Enjoy a biergarten with Georgia craft brews, live music and Bavarian style cuisine. Activities for kids from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24; wiener dog race at noon Oct. 24. All proceeds benefit local charities. Oct. 23 and 25 tickets: $10 in advance; $50 VIP; Oct. 24 tickets: $15 in advance, $55 VIP; entrance for all three days: $30. For band listings and more information, visit www.maconoctoberfest.com.
5-8 p.m. Oct. 2; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3, Vineville Baptist Church. Cafe, bakery, gently used area, holiday shop, jewelry, crafts, pantry, children’s activity area and more. Spaghetti supper by reservation Oct. 2 and grilled chicken available Oct. 3. Free admission. 478-743-9366.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3, Liberty United Methodist Church, 6511 Houston Road. Presented by the United Methodist Women of Liberty U.M.C. Featuring Magical Stitch, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, candles, soaps, quilts and more. Baked goods and sub lunch. All proceeds go to missions. Free admission. 478-788-5343.
FIRST SATURDAY VILLAGE MARKET
9 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month, Mercer Village, adjacent to Mercer University. Fresh produce, handcrafted jewelry, soap, pet products and more. Free to attend. market.mercervillage.com.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. The event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and crafts. 478-757-5233. Free.
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.
“LET’S STAY TOGETHER”
6 p.m. Oct. 3, Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Hosted by Roosevelt and Lady Glover and featuring Gawanna Cabiness, Bryant Raines, Degario “Doubel D” Turner and keynote speakers Christopher and Kathy Bowen. A red carpet gala; formal attire. 478-361-4198; no tickets will be sold at the door. $35, includes dinner.
THE COMMUNITY FORUM ON RELIGION
2 p.m. Oct. 10, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Each domination will be given a specified time to present their doctrinal view and a concept for positive change, to be forwarded to the mayor’s desk for review. Presented by Antioch Youth Center. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free.
MEMORIAL BENEFIT GOSPEL SING, SPAGHETTI DINNER & AUCTION
5 p.m. Oct. 10, New Elim Baptist Church, 4368 Hartley Church Road. Benefits the family of the late Matthew Cummings. Spaghetti dinner, $7 per plate. Music by Maranatha and other singers and cake auction begin at 6:30 p.m. 478-297-0949.
6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road. Open rehearsal and sing-along. Group singing, duets, solos, etc. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite sound tracks and books. Instruments will be furnished. 478-737-1520. Free.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
DRIVIN’ N’ CRYIN’
8 p.m. Sept. 25, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With Saint Francis band. Tickets are available at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or 478-257-6391. $15-$360; reserved VIP box sections available.
8 p.m. Oct. 1, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $20 and up.
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
2-6 p.m. Oct. 3, Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. A musical revue amidst the monuments featuring bluesman Robert Lee Coleman, Louise Warren and Joshua Neal. A family friendly event. Tickets are on sale through Mercer Ticketing, 478-301-5470 or www.tickets.mercer.edu. $10 adults, $5 students, free for children 10 and younger.
8 p.m. Oct. 9, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Tickets on sale at the Macon Centreplex Box Office, at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone, 800-745-3000. $38-$75 plus applicable ticket fees.
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.
DAVID PAYTON ONE-MAN BAND
7-9 p.m. Oct. 10, Telfair Center for the Arts, 119 W. College St., McRae-Helena. Will call tickets for $5 are available at 229-868-2105 or www.tcfta.com. $7.50 at the door.
SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Coleman Hill Park, downtown Macon. 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.
GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR CONCERTS
Concerts in Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Oct. 10: Alabama. Oct. 17: Rascal Flatts. $50. Free outdoor concerts (with paid gate admission), Oct. 8: Three Dog Night. Oct. 12: Charlie Daniels Band. Oct. 13: En Vogue. Oct. 14: the Marshall Tucker Band. For tickets or more information, visit www.georgianationalfair.com.
AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY JONES
8 p.m. Oct. 16, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. An evening with Shirley Jones of the iconic R&B group the Jones Girls; new album release concert “My Time To Shine.” 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. $20 general admission, $30 VIP.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, house concert at Joe’s. RSVP to Joe Cullison, 478-335-3895 or firstname.lastname@example.org for address. $20.
BIG BIRD BASH
7 p.m., Oct. 17, the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. Featuring Dirty Doves, the Walking Guys, Tash and the Boys, Far From Over and Some Kids. $10. 478-741-9130.
THE FOUR TOPS
7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 478-301-5470. $45-$61. www.thegrandmacon.com.
6 p.m. Oct. 25, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With the Black Lillies. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $25 and up.
POETIC PEACE OPEN MIC NIGHTS
8 p.m.-midnight every first and third Wednesday, 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.
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: 5:15 p.m. Clinton House Band, 7 p.m. Still Crusin. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: Richard Roberton, Dona Bopp Band and Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra. 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. Just One More, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix Band. 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. 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.
MOVIES ON THE LAWN
Movies begin 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. Oct. 2: “Annie.” Oct. 16: “The Dark Knight.” In the event of rain, movies will be cancelled. 478-751-9280. Free.
MACON FILM GUILD
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11: “Testament of Youth.” Nov. 8: “Mr. Holmes.” Special documentary presentation at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20: “Amy.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
SENIOR CINEMA: “ST. VINCENT”
2 p.m. Oct. 14, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free for seniors.
FLICK OR TREAT
8 p.m. Oct. 30, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Featuring “Beetlejuice.” Blankets, pillows and lawn chairs are welcome; guests may also bring in food and beverages. Bar and concessions will also be available. Halloween costumes welcome. 478-957-7728. www.libraryballroom.com. $8.
“AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT”
7-11 p.m. Sept. 26, Courtyard Marriott, 589 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. Hosted by the Albany State University National Alumni Association Warner Robins Area Chapter and featuring Albany State University Jazz Ensemble. Proceeds will help fund the Albany State University Marching Band trip to the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade. Felicia Meadows, 478-397-0278. $35.
CENTRAL GEORGIA RACE FOR THE CURE 5K RUN/WALK
9 a.m. Sept. 26, Mercer University. Race for the Cure raises funds to address disparities related to breast cancer in our community. Pre-register at www.komencentralga.org. 478-390-4828. $35 adult runners, $30 adult walkers, $15 survivors.
HAWGS 4 HOPE
9:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. kick stands up, Sept. 26, beginning at Harley Davidson of Macon, 5000 Mercer University Drive, and ending at the Jones County Government Center, Gray. Escorted dice run benefitting Jay’s Hope. After the ride, enjoy a barbecue lunch, raffle and door prizes. 478-238-6360. $25 per bike, includes a T-shirt.
GENTLEMEN WITH FLAVOR
1-4 p.m. Sept. 26, Central Georgia Technical College, 80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins. All-male cooking showcase. Categories include fine cuisine, backyard grill and dessert. Music, raffles, games and more. Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Warner Robins Chapter and the Joy Foundation. Benefits scholarship fund and community programs. www.warnerrobins-dst.org. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 and younger.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
5 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. walk, Sept. 26, Retreat at Bridle Farms, 125 Langston Circle, Perry. One-mile walk with food trucks and dancing to the Grapevine Band. For information, contact Emily Bowden, Alzheimer’s Association/Georgia Chapter, 886 Mulberry St. 478-832-4822. Entrance fee of $10 for non-donors; those who raise $200 get a Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt.
“MACON HAS TALENT” DINNER SHOW
5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. show, Sept. 26, Moose Banquet Hall, 2217 Gray Highway. Billy Bishop will be directing the show, with the theme “Remembering the ’60s and ’70s.” Benefits Kitty City Cat Rescue FKA Macon Purrs N Paws. Tickets for the dinner and show must be purchased in advance; show-only tickets may be purchased at the door. 478-550-8491. $20 dinner and show; $12 show only.
HISTORIC MACON FLEA MARKET
Oct. 2-3, former Karsten-Denson Hardware Store building, 536 Third St. Preview Party: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 2; $20 for Historic Macon members, $25 for non-members, includes a light supper with beer and wine and the opportunity to shop before the sale opens to the public. Saturday Sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3; free. All proceeds benefit Historic Macon Foundation. www.historicmacon.org/fleamarket.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
8 a.m. Oct. 3, starting at Macon City Hall and ending at Gateway Park. International Men’s March to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Held in memory of Crystal Harris. Proceeds benefit Crisis Line/Safe House. email@example.com. 478-719-0438. $25.
KNIGHTS ON THE RUN 5K, FUN RUN AND WALK
8 a.m. Oct. 3, Wellness Center, Middle Georgia State University. Proceeds will benefit the Middle Georgia State University Foundation scholarship fund. Register at tinyurl.com/KnightsRun2015. For information, contact Dee Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 adults; $10 for Middle Georgia State students; $5 for children 5 and younger.
WOMEN OF PURPOSE TEA
2 p.m. Oct. 3, Centerville Community Center, 300 Church St., Centerville. Hosted by the Nece Hopson Memorial Foundation. Proceeds from this event will fund the foundation’s annual scholarship awards. 478-396-7604. $20.
HELPING HANDS SOCIETY FUNDRAISER AND TAILGATE PARTY
6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 3, Milledgeville Country Club, 3700 Sinclair Dam Road NE, Milledgeville. Silent and live auctions, games, raffles, food and drink. Get tickets by emailing email@example.com. $30.
ANCHOR OF HOPE GOLF TOURNAMENT
11 a.m. registration, noon tee off, Oct. 12, the Club at River Forest,3300 Johnstonville Road, Forsyth. Anchor of Hope Foundation, 478-994-0438 or www.anchorofhopefoundation.org. $75 per golfer, $300 per team until Sept. 28, includes box lunch, divot tool and access to driving range.
S.C.A.R.E. 5K RUN/WALK
7:30-8:20 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. race, 9:30 a.m. costume walk, Oct. 17, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Research and Education 5K is hosted by the Georgia Arrhythmia Foundation to increase community awareness of SCA. Music, bounce houses and more. 478-755-1560. gacri.com. $15 early registration; $20 after Oct. 9; $25 day of race; $5 costume walk (children of runners are free).
WESLEYAN’S ANNUAL AXIS DINNER
4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. The world cooks for you at Wesleyan’s annual International Dinner. Traditional cuisine representing different countries will be prepared and offered by the college’s international students. 478-757-5137. $5.
SPIRITS IN OCTOBER
Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. Beginning at 6 p.m. and departing every 15 minutes until 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24, Oct. 29-Oct. 30. Beginning at 4 p.m. and departing every 15 minutes until 6 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. One-hour guided walking tours and outdoor theater production celebrating the lives and legacies of former residents. This year’s theme is Unexpected Exits. All proceeds benefit the Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy. For tickets, call 478-301-5470 or visit www.tickets.mercer.edu. $15 per individual, $25 per couple, $40 for a group of four.
PHOTO ORGANIZING WORKSHOP
5 p.m. Sept. 29, Perry Public Library, 1201 Washington St., Perry. Session with professional organizer Andi Willis. Call to reserve seat 478-988-3050, extension 1. Free.
SEABORN JONES MEMORIAL READING
7-8 p.m. Oct. 2, Golden Bough Bookstore, 371 Cotton Ave. Featuring Kevin Cantwell, Judson Mitcham, Anya Silver, John Griffin, Kelly Whiddon, Gordon Johnston and others. 478-718-5651. Free.
THE LIT CIRCUS
9 a.m.-noon Oct. 3, Coleman Hill, downtown Macon. Presented by the Lost Keys Literary Festival, and featuring author Charmain Z. Brackett reading her work, “Little Pearls Circus World.” Also, art, games, music and storytelling. For more information, visit www.lostkeysfest.com.
“MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS”
7 p.m. Oct. 12, Flint Energies Building Conference Room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Central Georgia Genealogical Society’s October meeting will offer members and guests an opportunity to share difficult cases for consultation. To present a case for consideration, email Sandy McClain, firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests welcome. 478-987-7260. www.cggs.org.
6 p.m. Oct. 29, Middle Georgia Regional Library, 1180 Washington Ave. The author of “Rise and Shine A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family, and Friends” will speak about holiday recipes and entertaining ideas as well as sign copies of his book. Refreshments will be served. Free. 478-744-0800.
HIGH FALLS STATE PARK
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Twilight Night Paddle: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. 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. Finally Fall Hike: 1 p.m. Sept. 26. Learn about how the forest changes with the seasons; $5. Super Moon Night Hike: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 26. See the moon at its biggest on this night hike; $5. Lunar Eclipse Party: 9:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this amazing astronomical site. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 478-993-3053.
“CAR CITY: PUTTING THE BRAKES ON HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY”
Sept. 25-26, Central Georgia Technical College, 80 Cohen Walker, Warner Robins. Participants are invited to spend a night in their cars to “experience a night of homelessness.” Hosted by Family Promise of Greater Houston County, the event begins Friday evening with a soup supper. Guests will participate in various activities including music, campfires, entertainment, an outdoor movie and flashlight treasure hunt. The event ends with breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday. www.FPHope.org.
“LIPSTICK, HUGS AND KISSES CONFERENCE”
Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 25, Fort Valley State University. This conference seeks to eliminate dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Presented by the Fort Valley Links Inc. The event will include a panel discussion about domestic violence led by experts and community advocates including Fort Valley native and judge Daphne Walker. The key panelist for the HIV/AIDS session will be Dr. Debra Wilson Jones, a former U.S. Air Force officer. Shirlyn Johnson Granville, event organizer, email@example.com.
INDIAN SPRINGS STATE PARK
678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. Volunteer Day: 9 a.m. Sept. 26. Help the park plant a pollinator garden; free. Museum Tours: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 3 and Nov. 7. 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.
INTERNATIONAL CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE DAY
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 26, Wesleyan Quad (Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center if it rains), Wesleyan College. Celebrate Chinese culture and language in an all-day fair-like event with dancing, musical and martial arts performances, dumpling making and lectures. Guests can buy tickets for food, face-painting and a photo booth. Free admission. www.wesleyancollege.edu.
MEN’S HEALTH FAIR AND SCREENINGS
7 a.m.-noon Sept. 26, Central Georgia Technical College, 3300 Macon Tech Drive. Blood pressure, glucose, PSA, cholesterol and many more screenings; seminars include Men and Cancer, Men and Stress, Men and Diabetes and more. Pre-register at 478-633-6336 or www.navicenthealth.org on the community page. Free for men only; a $50 angioscreen is available.
TOAST AND TASTE AT HAY HOUSE
6 p.m. Oct. 8, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. The lavish evening will include a live and silent auction; toasts from several Georgia wineries, breweries and distilleries; tastes from a dozen Macon restaurants and chefs; and a raffle. $25. Raffle tickets are $10. www.hayhousemacon.org. 478-742-8155.
WOW! A DAY FOR MACON
8 a.m. until, Oct. 24, meet in Anderson Dining Hall, Wesleyan College. Mass communitywide volunteer service initiative organized by Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership. Volunteers meet for a breakfast meeting and then depart in small groups to various project sites located throughout Macon. Community volunteers are welcome. 478-757-3800.
OCCUPATION OF SANDERSVILLE
10:30 a.m. Oct. 24, Courthouse Square, Sandersville. A re-enactment of the Occupation of Sandersville with more than 400 re-enactors; free. 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Forest Grove: Battle of Gettysburg: Pickett’s Charge re-enactment; $5, free for children under 5. The traveling exhibit of the submarine HL Hunley will be at each site and is free. www.occupationofsandersville.org. 478-552-3288.