7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Sponsored by the Greater Macon Chapter No. 6059 of USA Dance. Dressy casual, but costumes welcome; prizes for the best male, female and couple costumes. 7:30-8:15 p.m. lesson by James Mulac, followed by open dancing until 10:30 p.m. Light refreshments. 478-743-7970. $8 USA Dance members, $12 guests, $5 students with current ID.
NEVERMORE HILLS HAUNTED TRAIL
8-11 p.m. Friday and 7-11 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 31, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. The first hour on Saturday is “family friendly.” Admission is $14 per person, and $12 for active-duty military members. For more information visit www.museumofaviation.org/Nevermore_Hills.php.
PERRY HAUNTED BARN
7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Oct. 31, 2235 U.S. 41 North, Perry. Admission is $16 to the Haunted Barn, $9 to the Attic, and $24 for both. For more information visit www.perryhauntedbarn.com.
7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 7-10 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31, 2nd Street, Montrose. For more information, visit www.hauntedmontrose.com.
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.
“HALLOWEEN HELL” WRESTLING
7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. bell time, Oct. 30, Wrestleplex, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. Theme: Halloween Hell. All-Star Wrestling Network. 478-397-5734. www.allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, free for children 6 and younger.
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.
GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR
Through Oct. 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
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. Battle of the Bands: 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium, 1327 Stadium Drive; regional high school marching bands will showcase their talents in a friendly competition; a portion of the proceeds will support local school music programs; $10 in advance, $15 at door. 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.
DEEP ROOTS FESTIVAL
10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 24, downtown Milledgeville. $8 ages 4-adult; $15 after 5 p.m.; free for children 3 and younger. Live music, arts and crafts, barbecue cookoff, car show and kids activities. www.deeprootsfestival.com.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24, New Hope Baptist Church, Ga. 49, Jones County. Games, hay rides, face painting and more. 478-986-1290.
HAWKINSVILLE HARVEST FEST
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 24, Hawkinsville. Chili cook-off, dessert bake-off, arts and crafts, live entertainment and Spooktacular. 478-783-1717. www.hawkinsvillechamber.org.
BEAVER CREEK FESTIVAL
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24, 159 Jackson Road, Ivey. Arts and crafts, kids attractions, petting zoo and more. Concessions available. 478-946-6056. $5 for adults.
4-6 p.m. Oct. 25, First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place. Carnival games, inflatables, face painting, pony rides, hayride, cake walk, food vendors and more. www.fbcxmacon.org. 478-742-6485. Suggested admission is two food items for the church’s grocery ministry.
FAIR TRADE FESTIVAL
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7, High Street Park. Featuring locally and globally made crafts benefitting women around the world. Vendors Include Bead for Life , Thistle Farms, Serrv and FBCX Circle of Hope. Food and live music. Rain location is St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Social Hall. Sponsored by the women of First Baptist Church of Christ, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and High Street Unitarian Church. 478-742-6485.
HISTORIC TRAIN FESTIVAL AND CHILI COOK-OFF
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7, East Adams Street, Forsyth. Events include a special exhibit of railroad memorabilia, the Clickety-Clack Chili Cook-off, hobo parade and more. Sponsored by the Monroe County Historical Society, Forsyth’s Main Street Development Office. Interested vendors can contact the Main Street office at 478-994-7747. Enter the chili cook-off by sending an email to email@example.com.
FALL FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7, Lizella Baptist Church, 2950 S. Lizella Road, Lizella. Inflatables, games, treats for kids, music, barbecue and Brunswick stew and a car show. www.lizellabaptist.com.
2-9 p.m. Nov. 7, Wesleyan Arboretum, Anderson Cabin and the Edenfield Pavilion, Wesleyan College. A celebration of nature, community and the bounty of harvest time and an acknowledgement of our dependence on ancient natural rhythms. www.wesleyancollege.edu.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 14 and noon-6 p.m. Nov. 15, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Middle Georgia’s inaugural maker festival. Visit www.make-end.com to learn more and apply.
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. 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.
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.
ONE VOICE QUARTET
11 a.m. Oct. 11, Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church, 3216 Hartley Bridge Road. 478-781-6147.
6 p.m. Oct. 18, the Assembly at Warner Robins, 6040 Watson Blvd., Byron. Hear the “American Idol” finalist on tour supporting his new album, “Christmas is Here.” Free. 478-953-0320.
TOBYMAC, BRITT NICOLE AND COLTON DIXON
7 p.m. Nov. 19, City Auditorium 415 First St. Also featuring Hollyn. Tickets available at the Macon Coliseum Box Office, 200 Coliseum Drive, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. $21-$70.50.
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
8 p.m. Oct. 9, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Tickets on sale at the coliseum 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.
G. LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE
8 p.m. Oct. 10, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With Chris Kasper. Tickets are available at CoxCapitolTheatre.com or by calling 478-257-6391, or pay no fees when you buy at The Rookery. $22.50-$400.
1:30 p.m. Oct. 11, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes will perform a special solo set to benefit the Big House Foundation, which operates the museum. $100-$250. www.thebighousemuseum.com.
RHYTHM N JAZZ ON THE DOCK
6 p.m. Oct. 11, Gateway Park. With “Jus Friends Band” and DeeJay Phi. Free.
SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Coleman Hill Park, downtown Macon. 6 p.m. Oct. 11: Antonio Rodriguez and Rosii. 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. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10: Alabama. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17: Rascal Flatts. $50. Free outdoor concerts (with paid gate admission): 7 p.m. Oct. 12: Charlie Daniels Band. 7 p.m. Oct. 13: En Vogue. 7 p.m. 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.
8 p.m. Oct. 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at CoxCapitolTheatre.com or by calling 478-257-6391. $15-$400.
6 p.m. Oct. 25, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With the Black Lillies. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $25 and up.
THE WOOD BROTHERS
8 p.m. Nov. 21, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. $25 and up.
BREWS AND BLUEGRASS
6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Featuring music by Recycled Grass. Learn about and sample several different types of beer from the Growler Spot. 478-957-7728. www.libraryballroom.com. $20.
THE OGS OF COMEDY SHOW
8 p.m. Nov. 21, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Don “DC” Curry, Jay Anthony Brown and Michael Colyar; hosted by Kdubb. www.theogsofcomedy.com. For tickets, call 478-751-9232 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. $29.50-$59.50.
8 p.m. Jan. 12-13 and 15-16, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Tickets on sale now at www.tickets.com, www.TheGrandMacon.com, Grand Opera House Box Office, Mercer University Center or 478-301-5470. $49.50, $74.50 and $99.50.
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.
SINGLE IN MIDDLE GEORGIA DANCE
7 p.m. Oct. 10, American Legion Post No. 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. Line dancing lessons taught from 7-7:30 p.m. 478-952-3467. $5.
PAIRS AND SPARES SQUARE DANCE
Open house: 6 p.m. Oct. 12, North Macon Park Recreation Center, North Macon Park Drive. Caller Lee Dixon will lead guests through a few basic square dance calls. 478-477-6863.
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 Winchester Band. 478-784-1454. Public welcome. $7.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Featuring the Winchester Band. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $7.
WESTERN SQUARE DANCERS OF MACON SQUARE DANCE CLUB
7-9 p.m., the first, third, and fifth Thursday, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Tom Wood. 478-935-8364. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club.
ROBINS RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
7-9 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday of each month), Warner Robins Recreation Center, 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Caller is Bud Whitten. 478 235-9200. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club.
IRISH REELERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
7:30-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Southwest Laurens Elementary School, 1799 Ga. 117, Rentz. Caller: Lee Dixon. 478-293-8771. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club.
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. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: Gospel Gazette, Country Dreamers and Slim Pickins Combo. 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. John Holliday Show, 7:30 p.m. Magnum 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. second and third Saturday of each month, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6 p.m. Randy Newton Show, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins. 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. 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.” Dec. 13: “The Second Mother.” 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.
“TIME OUT OF MINE”
7 p.m. Oct. 23; 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. $5, includes a soda and box of popcorn with admission.
CWF YARD SALE
8 a.m.-noon Oct.10, First Christian Church, 2306 Vineville Ave. Also includes bake sale, craft sale and pumpkin patch. All proceeds go for missions. www.fccmacon.org
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. www.gacri.com. $20 in advance; $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.
CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW
8-11 a.m. registration, 3:30 p.m. awards, Oct. 24, VFW Post 6605, 1101 Corder Road, Warner Robins. All proceeds benefit the veterans of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Dublin, and the Georgia War Veterans Home, Milledgeville. Larry Baker, 478-923-3578, or Warren Martin, 478-781-1395 or 770-403-3766. $25 entry fee.
SPORTING CLAY FUN SHOOT
9:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 10:30 a.m. shotgun start, Nov. 6, The Meadows National Gun Club, 1064 Rumble Road, Forsyth. 100 clays, breakfast and lunch. Lewis scoring method. Hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia. 478-743-4153.
GOODWILL GALA: BLUE BAYOU, A FLAVOR OF LOUISIANA
7 p.m. Nov. 20, Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Benefits Helms College scholarships. Music by AJ Ghent Band. www.goodwillworks.org/goodwillgala.
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.
L.J. LAMOREE BOOK SIGNING
10 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, Byron Public Library, 105 Church St., Byron. The author will be available to sign copies of her book, “No Touching Needed.” 405-458-5642. Michelle Whitman, email@example.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.
7-9 a.m. Oct. 12, Macon Centreplex, Convention Center, 200 Coliseum Drive. The author of “PowerNomics” offers a guide for black America to become more economically and politically competitive. $35, includes light breakfast.
EQUALITY ISSUES DISCUSSION PANEL
4:30 p.m. Oct. 13, room 112, Professional Sciences Building, Middle Georgia State University’s Macon campus. The Gay/Straight Alliance, a student organization, is hosting a panel-led discussion about issues of marriage and employment equality and forms of discrimination faced by the LGBT+ community. Panelists are Charles E. Cox Jr., Flint Dollar (via Skype), Chris Grant, Lori Johnson, Michael Stewart and Jeff Willard. Members of the audience will get an opportunity to ask questions. Sheree Keith, faculty advisor, email@example.com. Free.
“STUDY ABROAD: BENEFITS AND BARRIERS”
6:30 p.m. networking and refreshments, 7 p.m. program, Oct. 13, Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. The program for the Houston-Peach AAUW will feature Laura Thomason, interim director of international programs at Middle Georgia State University. Guests welcome. 478-953-0201. www.houstonpeach-ga.aauw.net.
5 p.m. Oct. 20, C.W. Pettigrew Center, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley. The Hollywood filmmaker, author and director will speak about the inequities in the American public school system and standardized testing. Part of the John W. Davison Lecture Series. Free.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LUNCHEON
Noon, Oct. 21, Mandarin Restaurant, Riverside and Northside. Speaker and discussion will be about the e-Splost, which will be voted on in November. Guests welcome. $12, lunch included.
USED BOOK SALE
5 p.m. Oct. 22, sneak-a-peak private shopping for $5, and open shopping from 6-9 p.m.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 23; 9 a.m.-noon, half-price sale, and noon-2 p.m., box and bag sale, Oct. 24; Houston County Galleria, Centerville. Hosted by Houston-Peach AAUW; proceeds are used for scholarships and community projects. Accepting books through Oct. 20; blue donation barrel sites at Happy Hour Recycling and at main Galleria entrances or call 478-918-3666 for pickup or information. www.houstonpeach-ga.aauw.net.
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.
9 a.m. opening ceremonies, 10 a.m. strut, Oct. 10, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Celebrating breast cancer survivors, honoring those lost to breast cancer and supporting breast cancer awareness. firstname.lastname@example.org. 478-781-1063.
SECOND SATURDAY IN THE VILLAGE
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10, Ingleside Village. Honoring law enforcement and first responders with doughnuts, coffee and discounts.
THINK PINK LUNCHEON
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10, Macedonia Church, 600 Eisenhower Parkway. Featuring keynote speaker and praise dancing. Virginia Curry, 478-361-7427.
HIGH FALLS STATE PARK
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Birding 101: 10 a.m. Oct. 10. Learn how to identify common area birds; $2. Paws on the Falls: 1 p.m. Oct. 10. Bring your dog and leash for a hike on the trail; $5 per dog. Twilight Night Paddle: 6 p.m. Oct. 9 and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23. 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. Colors of Fall Hike: 2 p.m. Oct. 24. Learn about how the leaves change; $5. Spooky Halloween: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Costume contest, Glow-N-Dark Putt Putt, roast s’mores and more; $6. Creepy Crawly Hike: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Learn about the creatures of the night during this hike; $5. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 478-993-3053.
CAREER AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12, Flint Energies, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Local employers on site; local organizations will be available to discuss their services. For those seeking employment, job skills training, networking opportunities, career change and more. Professional dress required; bring resume. Hosted by Single Moms Connect Inc. 478-302-0662. Free.
FALL FAMILY FUN DAYS
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 7, Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. Oct. 10: Georgia’s Official Day of the Cowboy. Oct. 17: Hot Air Balloon Rally. Oct. 24: Great Outdoor Adventure. Oct. 31: “Not So Spooky” Halloween Festival. Nov. 7: National Pumpkin Destruction Day. Rides and attractions include zip lines, pony rides, pedal carts, carousel, locomotive train, hay rides, petting zoo, corn maze, Tiny Town and more. www.therockranch.com. $15 for ages 3 and older; season pass available.
INDIAN SPRINGS STATE PARK
678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. Museum Tours: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 7. Tour the museum, learn about the park, its history and upcoming events; free. Sock Hop: 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Wear your poodle skirts and letter sweaters for music, dancing and refreshments; $2. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 770-504-2277.
NEWTOWN MACON’S TOUR OF PROGRESS
Oct. 14 and 17. Tours Oct. 14 run every half hour from 5-7 p.m. with an informal reception from 5-8 p.m. Tours Oct. 17 run every half hour from 10 a.m.-noon. Tours depart from the front of the Lamar Lofts, 562 Cherry St; reception location is in the lobby and back patio. Featuring NewTown’s current and recently completed projects, along with highlighting other newly completed downtown renovation and new businesses. www.newtownmacon.com. 478-722-9909. Free.
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.
CRUISE DOWNTOWN PERRY
5-8 p.m. Oct. 24, Carroll Street, Perry. Anyone with a classic car is invited to join the cruise-in. Live music will be provided at A Couple of Jerks Soda Fountain. 478-841-0939.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS LUNCHEON
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 30, Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 171 Emery Highway. Limited seating: call 478-749-0113 to register. Free.
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. Oct. 31: Halloween Ghost Watch and Fall Adopt-A-Spot. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Salute. Nov. 21-22: Kilpatrick’s 1864 Raid and Macon’s Defense. December weekends: Frontier Fort Christmas. 478-746-0704. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
OCMULGEE NATIONAL MONUMENT
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 478-752-8257.
856 Mulberry St. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 478-745-5982. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military; $3 for students with college ID.
934 Georgia Ave. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Last tour at 3 p.m. each day. $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.
NEEL REID TOURS
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by special appointment, Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. 478-742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org. $5.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Spend a day on the farm and learn about life on the plantation in the 1800s. Admission: $4-$6.50. www.georgiastateparks.org. 478-986-5172.
ROCK CANDY TOURS
Free Birds and Night Owls Tour: 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, the Rookery, 543 Cherry St.; easy walking tour of Macon’s musical landmarks with pit stops at bars along the way, ending at Grant’s Lounge; $10. Rock ’n’ Roll Stroll, 10 a.m. Saturday, H&H Soul Food Restaurant, 807 Forsyth St.; moderate walking tour takes over two hours and visits the homes and favorite haunts of Southern music’s most legendary artists; $15. Reservations requested 24 hours in advance. 478-955-5997. email@example.com.
5-8 p.m. the Third Thursday of the month, 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.
LAWN MOWER RACES
11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, across from Camping World, Byron. 478-956-3929.