Noon Thursday, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Macon native and celebrated author Tina McElroy Ansa will be the keynote speaker. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. $15; $125 table for eight.
OLD BOOK SALE
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Central City Park, downtown Macon. 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.
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"MENTORS AND PROTEGES" OPENING RECEPTION
5-8 p.m. Friday, Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Includes a reading from poet Anya Silver at 6:30 p.m. Featuring works by leading art educators in the community and their mentees. www.maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940. Free.
7 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Directed by Thelron Pleas. Co-presented by Towering the Arts. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. $15 advance; $20 at door.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 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. Theme: Kids' Teddy Bear Clinic for sick and injured teddy bears. Admission to the museum will be free. www.masmacon.org.