9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 12-13, downtown Forsyth. Arts-and-crafts shows, food, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, a kid's corner, a fashion show and more. For a detailed schedule, visit www.forsythiafestival.com.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
March 25-April 3, several venues in Macon. Parade, special music events, fun and games in Central City Park, annual bed race, arts and crafts, food trucks and more. For a detailed schedule, visit www.cherryblossom.com.
April 9-10, downtown Perry. Arts and crafts, food vendors, a youth entertainment stage, dog dock diving competition, and kids zone. Hot Air Balloon Rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter. www.perrygeorgiachamber.com.
LOCALICIOUS: WARNER ROBINS FOOD FESTIVAL
4-8 p.m. April 16, Courtyard Marriott, 589 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. This event aims to promote local music, art and food. Featuring educational and artistic exhibits, a market, cooking contest, music by Southern Persuasion, Louise Warren, Edward Dunbar (from the Drifters) and Darin Curtis. For all ages. Sponsored by Land to Hand Inc. Proceeds benefit the Houston County farmers' markets and local food insecurity programs. 478-225-7626. www.landtohand.org.
STATE FARMERS MARKET
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13, Wesleyan College front campus. Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. 478-757-5233. Free admission.
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, 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, Warner Robins. Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. 478-225-7626.
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.
MIDDLE GEORGIA NATION ACTION NETWORK CONFERENCE
March 4-5, Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1137 Kitchen St. Friday night service: 7 p.m. March 4; the Rev. DeVes Toon, NAN national field director. 10 a.m. March 5: workshops include "Becoming an Effective Community Organizer"; "Taking Back our Community, Eliminating Violence and Crime"; and "Educating Our Children, What We Must Do"; registration is free. 478-746-4415.
FESTIVAL OF PRAISE
7 p.m. March 11, Greater Little Rock Baptist Church, 2046 Felton Ave. Featuring recording artist Bishop J.D. Means, the Greater Little Rock Baptist Church Mass Choir, the Gospel Motivators and the New Silver Stars of Macon. 478-743-5616. firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 advance, $15 at door; $5 advance, $7.50 at door for ages 5-12; free for children under 5.
12:30 p.m. March 13, Michael Fellowship Hall (basement), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 336 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. Benefits the Priss and Frank Family Center. Piano selections will be provided by music director Tim Jacobsmeyer. A light meal will be offered for a donation of $3 per person, children under 10 free and a family cap of $12. 478-714-9506.
7 p.m. March 17, Lake Wildwood Baptist Church, 701 Greentree Parkway. Featuring the Sky Family performing a Celtic/pop-rock music, dance and gospel production. 478-474-4842. www.LakeWildwoodBaptist.com. Donations accepted.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL OPENING DEDICATION SERVICE
11 a.m. March 19, Glorious Hope Baptist Church, 3805 Napier Ave. A Cherry Blossom Festival event. www.cherryblossom.com.
SPECIAL CHILDREN'S DAY
April 29, Tabernacle Lake, Monroe County. Hosted by Tabernacle Baptist Church for Middle Georgia area special education children. Games, prizes, boat rides and a hot dog lunch. 478-808-8806. Free for the students, teachers and parents.
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. March 5, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.CoxCapitolTheatre.com or by calling 478-257-6391. $17 advance, $20 day of show.
8 p.m. March 10, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.CoxCapitolTheatre.com or by calling 478-257-6391. $32.
8 p.m. March 12, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.CoxCapitolTheatre.com or by calling 478-257-6391. $32-$38.
ONE NIGHT STAND COMEDY TOUR
8 p.m. March 12, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Kier "Junior" Spates, Bill Bellamy, Robert Powell and Tony Roberts. $53. www.ticketmaster.com.
EDGAR LOUDERMILK BLUEGRASS BAND
7:30 p.m. March 18, potluck dinner and concert at Joe's house. Featuring Jeff Autry. Limited seating. RSVP to www.acousticproductions.com for directions and more details. Suggested donation of $20 per person goes directly to the artist.
8 p.m. March 23-24, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring Allman Brothers Band members Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, celebrating the band's music and legacy. Tickets are available at www.CoxCapitolTheatre.com or at the Rookery. www.lesbrersband.com. $26-$31.
7 p.m. March 25, the Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. With The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Racing and Marching Society Jazz Band. Cash bar. www.libraryballroom.com. $10, or two for $15.
MARY WILSON OF THE SUPREMES
7:30 p.m. April 2, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. www.TheGrandMacon.com. 478-301-5470. $35-$49.
1-11 p.m. April 9, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Music all afternoon from tons of bands. www.quadworks.mercer.edu.
ROSANNE CASH WITH JOHN LEVENTHAL
7:30 p.m. April 14, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. www.TheGrandMacon.com. 478-301-5470. $45-$61.
April 14, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Hear the "American Idol" winner in concert. www.ticketfly.com.
OLD SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 16, Macon Coliseum, 240 Coliseum Drive. Featuring Keith Sweat, Juvenile, Morris Day and the Time and Cherrelle. Hosted by MC Lightfoot; music by DJ Daddy Dre. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. $25 and up.
THE OH HELLOS
8 p.m. April 21, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.CoxCapitolTheatre.com or by calling 478-257-6391. $15-$20.
THE STRANGER: BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE
8 p.m. April 23, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.CoxCapitolTheatre.com or by calling 478-257-6391. $15 general admission.
8 p.m. May 1, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.CoxCapitolTheatre.com or by calling 478-257-6391. $25-$28.
MERLE HAGGARD AND JASON ISBELL
7 p.m. May 18, City Auditorium, 415 First St. With guest Tommy Emmanuel. Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or www.Ticketmaster.com. $39.50-$79.50.
AN EVENING WITH TRAVIS TRITT
7:30 p.m. May 22, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 478-301-5470. $45-$55.
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.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY DANCE
7:30-10:30 p.m. March 12, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Dance lesson by Paula East in Latin variation and technique from 7:30-8:15 p.m. followed by a variety of dance music. Sponsored by Greater Macon Chapter No. 6059 of USA Dance. Wear green and bring a dish to share. 478-743-7970. $8 USA Dance members, $12 nonmembers, $5 students with current ID.
MACON SHAG CLUB
6 p.m. Thursday, Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. 478-960-7938. Free.
8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Winchester Band. 478-784-1454. $7.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Featuring the Southern Country Band. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $7.
PAIRS AND SPARES SQUARE DANCE
6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday (except for holidays), North Macon Park Recreation Center, North Macon Park Drive. Caller is Lee Dixon. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478-477-6863.
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. This week: 5 p.m. House Band, 7 p.m. Mossy Creek Band. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: The Sharps, Mark Hall and Filmore House Band and Line Creek. 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: 4:20 p.m. Powersville Opry House Band, 6 p.m. Dance Time, 7 p.m. Simply Country. 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, third and fifth Saturday of each month, 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.
MACON FILM GUILD
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 13: "Youth." April 10: "45 Years." 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
UNDY 5K RUN/WALK
9 a.m. March 5, Wesleyan College. Hosted by the Coliseum Cancer Institute to celebrate Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Racers will wear their underwear on the outside of their race attire as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the area on the body affected by colon cancer. There will also be a kids' fun run and activities. All survivors of colon cancer are encouraged to run and will receive free registration. www.undyrunwalk.org.
INDOOR GARAGE SALE
7 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5, Lizella United Methodist Church, 2920 S. Lizella Road, Lizella. Various items including a Big Green Egg grill with accessories to be raffled. Proceeds to benefit the Children and Youth programs. www.lizellaumc.org.
BEFORE ST. PATRICK'S DAY YARD SALE
8 a.m.-noon March 5, All About Animals Rescue Shelter, 101 Riverside Drive (next to Central City Park). All proceeds go to help homeless and abused animals. 478-621-5116. email@example.com.
KOMEN CENTRAL GEORGIA SWING FOR THE CURE GOLF CLASSIC
10:30 a.m. check-in, 11:30 a.m. lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start, March 11, Southern Landings Golf Club, 309 Stathams Way, Warner Robins. Register teams at www.komencentralga.org. 478-390-4828. $320 for a team of four, includes golf with cart, range balls, goodie bag and lunch.
PEACH ROAD RACE
8 a.m. March 12, Medical Center of Peach County, 1960 Ga. 247 Connector, Byron. Run the 5K or 10.5K. Immediately following the race, MCPC will host a health fair with free health screenings, health and safety demonstrations, and exhibits from local vendors. The health fair will last until noon. Register for the races online at www.racerpal.com. $20 until March 10; $25 race day.
FUNDRAISING BAKE SALE
9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 12, during the Wesleyan Market, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. To benefit breast cancer survivor Mary Ann Steinbach. 478-757-5121.
APPALACHIAN CRAFT FAIR
8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12, Byron United Methodist Church, 103 West Heritage Blvd., Byron. Baskets, woven rugs, dolls, flowers, beeswax candles, jewelry, jams, jellies, note cards, hand painted gourds, woven place mats, toys, Christmas ornaments and more. All proceeds go help those in an area where unemployment is 50 percent or more. 478-956-5717.
LADIES NIGHT OUT
7 p.m. March 17, Shirley Hills Baptist Church, Warner Robins. Featuring LaDonna Gatlin, dessert reception and door prizes. Benefits Covenant Care Services. Tickets must be purchased in advance from one of the following sites: LifeWay Christian Store or My Father's Place Pizza, Warner Robins; Gottwals Books in Warner Robins, Macon, Byron and Perry; or Covenant Care Services' office in Macon. $20.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL ROAD RACE
8:15 a.m. March 19, Howard Middle School. Includes a 5K, 10K or one-mile fun run in Macon. Benefits Wesley Glen Ministries. Free kids carnival. Register at www.cherryblossomroadrace.com. wesleyglenministries.com. 478-471-3711. $12-$25.
"I AM RUTH HARTLEY MOSLEY"
6-8 p.m. March 19, 3-5 p.m. March 20, Ruth Hartley Mosley Women's Center, 626 Spring St. Featuring actors in character re-tracing the life of Ruth Hartley Mosley. Includes an educational tour of the historic site and light refreshments. Proceeds benefit the center. Space is limited. 478-742-6409. $20.
"PRINCESS TEA PARTY"
2-4 p.m. April 17, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Benefits the Miss Macon scholarship fund. For girls ages 5-12, with 2015 Miss Georgia Adeline Kenerly, Miss Macon 2016 Destiny Levant, Miss Macon's Outstanding Teen 2016 Annie Swan and other dignitaries. 478-361-4631. www.missmacon.org. $45 per child, $15 per parent.
JEAN COLEMAN CHERISHED CHILDREN GOLF TOURNAMENT
April 29, Waterford Golf Course, 620 Ga. 96, Bonaire. Registration is at 11 a.m., lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and preparation for tee off is at 12:45 p.m., including a short program by students of the 4-year-old classes, who will also putt and chip while the golfers play. 478-442-4378. Teams or individuals may register for $50 per player.
OLD BOOK SALE
10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5, noon-5 p.m. March 6, Central City Park. More than 100,000 books at bargain prices. Profits go to support the public library system and the literacy effort in the community. Hosted by the Friends of the Library. Free admission and parking. www.friendsofthelibrarymacon.com.
6:30 p.m. refreshments and networking, 7 p.m. program, March 8, Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. In recognition of International Women's Day, Christopher Cairney, professor in the English Department at Middle Georgia State University, will discuss "Turkish Women and Education Through the Eyes of an American Fullbright Scholar." Guests welcome. 478-953-0201. www.houstonpeach-ga.aauw.net.
6-7:30 p.m. March 9, East Macon Park, 3326 Ocmulgee East Blvd.; March 17, LH Williams Gym, 325 Pursley St.; March 22, Rosa Jackson Park, 1121 Maynard St.; and March 30, Bloomfield Park, 4115 Lions Place. Come meet, greet and read with local college athletes, radio personalities, doctors, lawyers and more. Hosted by Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation and the Middle Georgia Regional Library in honor of Celebrate Reading Awareness Month. 478-447-2790. Free.
OLD BOOK SALE
8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11-12, M.E. Roden Library, 151 Commerce St., Hawkinsville. Hardcover books $1, paperback books 50 cents, vintage books slightly higher. This is an official Peaches-to-the-Beaches event. 478-892-3155. Free admission.
GLENDA JONES BOOK SIGNING
8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11-12, Peaches to the Beaches, U.S. 341, Hawkinsville. The author will be available to sign copies of her book, "The Tree Who Wanted to Touch the Stars." 405-458-5642.
FARM, HOME AND MINISTERS CONFERENCE
9 a.m. March 15, C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley. Workshops about farming, health, wellness and technology are available. Participants can attend a luncheon, see the presentation for the winner of the 2016 Farm Family of the Year Award and listen to a presentation about agriculture from Future Farmers of America high school students and FVSU agriculture students. The conference will end with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Terralon Chaney, 478-945-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
ELAINE NEIL ORR
11:15 a.m. March 15, Taylor Amphitheater, Wesleyan College. Reading: 7 p.m. March 17, Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. The Campbell-Stripling Distinguished Writer-in-Residence is a writer of fiction, memoir and poetry. 478-757-5181. Free.
"THE COOKING FOR A LIFETIME SCHOOL"
10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15, Cancer Life Center, Peyton Anderson Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St. Women will learn information about appropriate screening for different cancers with particular emphasis on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer and receive step-by-step instruction on how to cook easy, healthy and delicious meals, learn what foods may lower cancer risk and taste samples from the live food demonstrations. Free. www.navicenthealth.org.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LUNCHEON
11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16, Brickyard Golf Club, 6000 Wesleyan Drive N. Speaker: David O'Dell, Constitution scholar on Supreme Court. $17.50. www.lwv.org.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Jack and Jill of America Inc. Macon Chapter, and 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free.
POET FRANK X. GASPAR
Medical School Auditorium, Mercer University, 1220 College St. "A Double Life: The Poet/Novelist": 7 p.m. March 22; a discussion on the challenges and reward of working in radically different genres. Gordon Johnston, director of creative writing, 478-301-2588 or email@example.com. Free.
AUTHOR CARMEN DEEDY
6:30 p.m. April 18, Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College. Wesleyan's 15th annual Storytelling Festival features children's author Carmen Deedy and Wesleyan Education Department storytellers. Part of the Lamar Lecture Series. 478-757-5262. Free.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL QUEEN AND PRINCESS SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT
6 p.m. March 5, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. www.cherryblossom.com. $12 admission.
MISS GEORGIA PEACH SCHOLARSHIP
March 19, Pettigrew Center, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley. Any Georgia girl age 4-24 is eligible to enter. Queens serve as the official ambassadors of the Georgia Peach Festival and industry and are honored at the Georgia Capitol. Deadline to enter: March 12. Only 15 entries accepted per age group. 478-923-3846. www.missgeorgiapeach.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIGH FALLS STATE PARK
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Astronomy at the Park: 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 4, take a glance into the night sky through a powerful telescope and see the stars up close; free. Fishing 101: 10-11 a.m. March 6, join the park naturalist for a short lesson then try to catch a fish on your own; free. Bark and Bud Hike: 2-3 p.m. March 6, in this educational nature walk, learn how to identify some common trees in Georgia without the leaves; free. Paws on the Falls: 1-2:30 p.m. March 12, grab your leash and bring your dog out for a walk with new friends on the Falls View Trail; $5 per dog. Trivia and S'mores: 6:30-8 p.m. March 12, find out if you can outsmart the ranger and enjoy s'mores in this trivia match up and campfire; donations accepted. Twilight Fishing: 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, get a few pointers and try your hand at catching a fish; $5. First Day of Spring Hike: 2-3:30 p.m. March 20, look for signs of spring and the forest beginning to wake up; $5. Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt: 7-8:30 p.m. March 26, hunt for more than 4,000 glowing eggs, plus carnival-style games and s'mores. Registration is required and space is limited; $5. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 478-993-3053.
JARRELL PLANTATION HISTORIC SITE
711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Antique Steam Engine Demonstration: 2-4 p.m. March 5; see our stationary steam engine in action; $6.50 adults, $6 seniors (62+), $4 youth (ages 6-17), free for children under 6. Through the Ages Textile Exhibit: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17-19, 24-26, March 31-April 2; exhibit of vintage Jarrell family textiles, including authentic clothing items worn through the ages at Jarrell Plantation; $6.50 adults, $6 seniors (62+), $4 youth (ages 6-17), free for children under 6. 478-986-5172. www.gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation.
INDIAN SPRINGS STATE PARK
678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. Museum Tours: 2-4 p.m. March 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.
CIVIL WAR CLASS
10 a.m.-noon March 5, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. For students in first-sixth grades. Children will be introduced to key figures during the war, find out what a "haversack" is used for, medicines, drill, a soldier's life and a craft. Space is limited; reservations required. 478-745-5982. $15.
Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Presented by the Navicent Health Foundation in collaboration with the museum. A day of scavenger hunts, nature walks and hands-on activities. March 5: Kids' Teddy Bear Clinic for sick and injured teddy bears. Admission to the museum will be free. www.masmacon.org.
HARLEM GLOBE TROTTERS 90TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
7 p.m. March 8, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. $22-$75; bench seats at $238. www.ticketmaster.com.
Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. 4:30-7 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m. March 11; 1-3:30 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m. March 12; 1-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. March 13; 10 p.m. (after game) March 17-18, 24 and 26; 7 p.m. (after game) March 20 and 27. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each session. Non-skating guests admitted free. Concessions available. For after-game skates, the start of skate session is dependent upon when the hockey game ends. Schedule subject to change. www.maconcentreplex.com. 478-752-9232. Regular admission is $10 per person; after-game admission is $10 per person without game stub or $8 per person with game stub; $8 per person with military ID; group rates available.
AN ENCHANTING EVENING
5:30-9:30 p.m. March 11, Lizella Baptist Church, 2950 S. Lizella Road, Lizella. Special needs spring formal hosted by the G.O.A.L. Ministry. Dinner, music and dancing and portraits. Special assistance is available regarding sizing and acquisition of formal wear and for hair and make-up. RSVP by March 7 to Patricia Stevens, 478-935-8632. www.lizellabaptist.com. Free.
"PEACHES TO THE BEACHES" YARD SALE
8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11-12. Georgia's longest yard sale will take place along U.S. 341/Golden Isles Parkway. Featuring vendors selling everything from antiques and locally crafted items to traditional yard sale fare. Official yard sale sites will be located in Barnesville, Culloden, Roberta, Fort Valley, Perry, Hawkinsville, Eastman, McRae, Hazlehurst, Baxley, Odum and Jesup. www.peachestothebeaches.com.
9 a.m.-noon March 12, Medical Center of Peach County, 1960 Ga. 247 Connector, Byron. Free blood pressure, body fat analysis, cholesterol screenings and more; $10 lipid profile and $25 PSA. 478-654-2000.
MACON MAYHEM HOCKEY HOME GAMES
Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. 7:30 p.m. March 17 vs. Knoxville. 7:30 p.m. March 18 vs. Louisiana. 4:30 p.m. March 20 vs. Huntsville. 7:30 p.m. March 24 vs. Pensacola. 7:30 p.m. March 26 vs. Fayetteville. 7:30 p.m. March 27 vs. Fayetteville. $10-$18. www.maconmayhem.pointstreaksites.com.
MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE AND ASK A GARDENER
Noon-5 p.m. March 17; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19, State Farmers Market, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Master Gardener-grown plants, shrubs and trees are available at bargain prices along with gardening advice and research-based information. A Cherry Blossom Festival event. www.cherryblossom.com. 478-988-8344. Free admission.
"PINK IS THE NEW GREEN" ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION
7-10 p.m. March 17, Blacksmith Shop, 665 Poplar St. DJ, food and beverage vendors. A Cherry Blossom Festival kick-off event. Free admission with ticket. Get tickets at www.cherryblossom.com.
"THE ART AND LEGACY OF QUILTS"
9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18-19, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Presented by the Heart of Georgia Quilt Guild. The show will include more than 100 quilts, vendors, demonstrations, raffle quilt and raffle baskets. email@example.com. $7.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL LANTERN LIGHTING
1:30 p.m. March 19, Third Street Park, downtown Macon. A Cherry Blossom Festival event. www.cherryblossom.com.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PARADE
3 p.m. March 19, downtown Macon. Theme: "Rhapsody in Pink." A Cherry Blossom Festival event. www.cherryblossom.com.
CBF BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND OPEN HOUSE
2-4 p.m. March 23, Cherry Blossom souvenir shop, 794 Cherry St. Guests can come and tour the souvenir shop and enjoy light snacks. A Cherry Blossom Festival event. www.cherryblossom.com.
"RHAPSODY IN PINK" STYLE SHOW AND LUNCHEON
11 a.m. March 24, Goodwill Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. A Cherry Blossom Festival event. Stacey Ingram, 478-256-5689. www.cherryblossom.com. $30 until March 17; $40 after.
9 a.m. March 27, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Universal Light Christian Center. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free.
"SWIPE RIGHT NIGHT: A SPEED DATING EVENT"
7 p.m. March 29, the Hummingbird, 430 Cherry St. Each round will be four minutes long; limited to 20 people. To sign up, email Brandon@TheBirdStage.com. $10, includes snacks and one complimentary beverage.
MAGNOLIA SOAP BOX DERBY
10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 9, Washington Park, Magnolia Street, downtown Macon. Up to 30 teams compete for bragging rights, glory and swag as they race down Magnolia Street in all kinds of crazy custom race cars. Fans line the streets to cheer on their favorites. For more information or to register your team, visit www.maconderby.com, or call 917-412-4661.
ETHNIC AWARDS GALA
6 p.m. April 9, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Willis Slater Productions. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free.
OCMULGEE NATIONAL MONUMENT
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Explore the mounds and walk the trails; discover what life was like here thousands of years ago. 478-752-8257. Free.
FORT HAWKINS HISTORIC SITE
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. 478-746-0704. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRAFT BEER TASTING
6-8 p.m., the first and third Saturday of the month, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Six craft beers with snacks. $7. 478-474-9595.www.winestylesmacon.com.