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Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by tommyj

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Bragg Jam Concert Crawl

July 26, downtown Macon. Hear more than 50 bands at venues all across Macon. $20 in advance; $25 day of (at Third Street Park). For bands, venues, schedule and ticket, visit www.braggjam.org.

Bragg Jam Arts and Kids Festival

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 26, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. Music, rock wall, water activities, crafts, karaoke, animal show, sidewalk chalk, the Middle Georgia Ghostbusters, Middle Georgia Derby Demons, food trucks and more. www.braggjam.org/home/artsandkidsfest.


The Fall Line Farmers Market on First Fridays

4-8 p.m. the first Friday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne St., Milledgeville. Locally grown seasonal produce, fresh seafood, arts and crafts and more. Held in conjunction with First Friday events sponsored by Milledgeville Mainstreet. 478-452-9394 or fall.line.farmers.market@gmail.com.

Wesleyan Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, 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.

Peach Open Air Market

4-7 p.m. Tuesday through October, Medical Center of Peach County parking lot, 701 Bluebird Blvd., Fort Valley. A variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and dairy products as well as arts and crafts by local artists. Free to attend. www.tmcpc.org.

Hawkinsville Farmers Market

3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, 100 S. Houston St. at Broad Street, Hawkinsville. 478-783-9294. www.hawkinsvillerivermarket.com.

Mulberry Street Market

3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mulberry Street. Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Free to attend.

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.

Meet Me at the Market

3-7 p.m. Saturday, Homeland Village, 2910 Napier Ave. Organic farming exhibits, fresh vegetables, fruit smoothies, drum circle and more. www.facebook.com/homeland-village-organic-market.

Perry Farmers’ Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturday, throughout the summer, 1106 Meeting St., Perry. Fresh produce, plants, locally raised pork and beef, milk, wildflower honey and baked goods. Live music by Roland Fall. 478-988-2758. www.downtownperry.com.

Market on Madison

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday through October, 314 W. Madison St., Dublin. Tara Bradshaw, Main Street Dublin, 478-272-2560 or tara@dublinmainstreet.com.


“Rock the Flock!”

8 p.m. Aug. 1, Perry Arts Center, 1121 Macon Road, Perry. A concert of original works by Roland Everett Fall and the Lightword Band. Free; donations accepted. 478-951-1614.

Songsmen Quartet

6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road. Open rehearsal and sing-a-long. Group singing, duets, solos, etc. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite sound tracks and books. Instruments will be furnished. 478-737-1520. Free.


Lil Boosie with Plies and Webbie

7:30 p.m. July 25, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $58, $81 and $106. 478-751-9232.

Jazz in the Courtyard

All events at 7 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. July 27: Kim Polote. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free.

“Rocking with the Peach” Outdoor Concert Series

7-10 p.m. Aug. 1 and Sept. 6, Medical Center of Peach County dining room patio, 701 Bluebird Blvd., Fort Valley. Aug. 1 features the Grapevine Band and Sept. 6 features Class Act. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Free. www.tmcpc.org.

Logan Brill and Shane Bridges

8 p.m. Aug. 9, The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Kudzu Concert, 478-994-3118 after 3 p.m. $12.

Second Sunday Concert Series

Washington Park, downtown Macon. Bring picnics, blankets and chairs for this free outdoor family-friendly concert series. No grills or tents. www.collegehillmacon.com. All events at 6 p.m. Aug. 9: Same As It Ever Was (Talking Heads tribute band); Sept. 13: TBA; October: Clarence Carter.

BBQ, Blues and Brews Concert

8 p.m. Aug. 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Freaturing Moreland & Arbuckle, with Lightnin’ Malcolm and Stud. $15 includes barbecue buffet from Georgia Bob’s. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Casting Crowns

7 p.m. Aug. 23, City Auditorium, 415 First St. $30-$58. Tickets at the Macon Coliseum Box Office, 200 Coliseum Drive. 478-751-9232.

JJ Grey and Mofro

8 p.m. Sept. 25, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $20-$25. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

E.G. Kight

8 p.m. Sept. 27, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $15-$20. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights

7-10 p.m. 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. 478-719-2054. $5.


Argentine Tango

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holiday Inn, 3953 River Place Drive. Guided practica for beginners. 478-742-9367. Free.

Macon Shag Club

6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursday, Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. 478-960-3450. Free.

Irish Reelers Square Dance Club

7:30-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, S.W. 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.


8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride Band. 478-784-1454. Public welcome. $7.


8:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $7.

Pairs and Spares Square Dance

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, except holidays, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Wimbish Road. Caller: Lee Dixon. 478-757-2912. Free.

Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club

6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, except fourth Thursday, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. Cuer: Jack Raye. 478-935-8364. Free.

North Macon Square Dancers Dance

6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 478-471-1560.


Bleckley County Jamboree

7 p.m. Friday, Oak Grove Community Center, Ga. 126, Cochran. Classic country and gospel music, featuring Josh Lucas and Friends. 478-230-3380. Free.

Hollonville Opry House

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. 770-228-4832 or www.hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.

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.

Ole Clinton Opry

5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5:15 p.m. Tommy and Clinton House Band; 6:45 p.m. Round Up; 8:45 p.m. Charles Oliver and Friends. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.

Powersville Opry

4-9 p.m. Saturday; south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. Also open 6 p.m. Monday, House Band practice, 7 p.m. open stage, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. 478-328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.

Wagon House Opry

6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.


Summer Kids Flicks at AmStar

AmStar Cinemas, 5996 Zebulon Road. All movies begin at 10 a.m. July 29-30: “Turbo.” $3.50, includes small box of popcorn and kids’ small soda. 478-474-3484.

2014 Sundown Screen Series

All movies at Luther Williams Field in Central City Park unless otherwise noted. Movies begin at sundown. Picnic and blankets encouraged. Movies will be canceled in the event of rain. Free. 478-751-9280. July 25: “Field of Dreams”; Aug. 8: “The Goonies”; Aug. 15: “Love of the Game” (Frank Johnson Recreation Center); Aug. 22: “Stand By Me”; Sept. 12: “Jurassic Park”; Sept. 19: “The Nutty Professor” (Frank Johnson Recreation Center); Sept. 26: “ET.”

Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10: “Ida.” Sept. 14: “We Are the Best.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.

“Popcorn at the Peach” Movie Nights

8 p.m. Aug. 23 and Sept. 20, Medical Center of Peach County dining room patio, 701 Bluebird Blvd., Fort Valley. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Free to attend. www.tmcpc.org.


Benefit Yard Sale

8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 26, Mabel White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road. Yard sale and hamburger cookout proceeds support medical costs for the Sheppard family after Gina Sheppard’s stroke and difficult recovery. 478-474-7577.

Girls’ Night Out: Bunco for the Brain!

7 p.m. Aug. 2, Summer’s Landing of Warner Robins, 600 S. Kimberly Road, Warner Robins. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Georgia. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance, 478-328-3800, extension 24. $20 per person or $75 for a table for four.

Summer’s Night Picnic and Dance

6:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Attendees should pack their own picnic basket and bring their own bottle for a night of fun and dancing to the sounds of The Grapevine; music begins at 7:30 p.m. Benefits Pine Pointe Hospice and Palliative Care, the Hospice of Central Georgia. www.pinepointehospice.org.

Taste of the Arts: Studio 54

7-10 p.m. Aug. 16, Terminal Station, 200 Cherry St. Put on your boogie shoes for this disco-themed gala event, a fundraiser for the programs of the Macon Arts Alliance. Food, music, silent auction; disco attire preferred. $40 in advance; $50 at the door. 478-743-6940.

Anchor of Hope Golf Tournament

11 a.m. registration, noon start, Oct. 13, The Club at River Forest, 3300 Johnstonville Road, Forsyth. Funds raised from the tournament will help Anchor of Hope provide services such as financial scholarships and a free Parent’s Night Out program. 478-994-0438. www.anchorofhopefoundation.com. $75 per player, $300 per team of four, includes a box lunch, driving range and divot tool.


“Get Pop-Cultured”

Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 5080 Riverside Drive. The campaign will highlight the huge influence that books, graphic novels, movies, TV shows, music, toys, games and collectibles have on our culture. “Frozen” Friday: Cool Off with Olaf!: 7 p.m. Aug. 1, sing-along, storytime, crafts and activities, tea party and costume parade. Marvel Day: Aug. 2, storytime at 1 p.m., Marvel character drawing demonstration and collectibles showcase from 2-3 p.m. James Patterson Day: Aug. 3, activities, giveaways and prizes. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jr. Ninja Training Academy Event: 2 p.m. Aug. 9, activities and crafts, ninja training event, come dressed as your favorite turtle. “The Fault in Our Stars” Trivia Contest and activities: 3 p.m. Aug. 9. Ultimate “Star Wars” Trivia Contest: 3 p.m. Aug. 10. Hometown Hero Storytime: 11 a.m. Aug. 23. 478-474-0161. www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured.

Reunion Workshop

9-11 a.m. Aug. 16, Wingate by Wyndam, 100 Northcrest Blvd. Hosted by the Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the workshop is for anyone planning a family, class, military or fraternal reunion. Attendees will learn how to map out a reunion plan, set up committees, promote the reunion, create a budget and locate vendors. There will also be a vendor fair. Free. Reservations requested by contacting Veronica Gruber at vgruber@maconga.org or 478-743-1074, extension 105.

Lance levens Book signing

2-4 p.m. Aug. 16, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 5080 Riverside Drive. Macon native and Savannah resident Lance Levens will sign his novel “Tietam Cane.” 478-474-0161.

Brandon Daily book signing

2-4 p.m. Sept. 27, Books-A-Million, 2620 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Daily will sign copies of his new novel, “A Murder Country.” Free.

Macon Writers Group

2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. Must have a love for the written word and a willingness to share your writing and to give constructive criticism and encouragement to other members of the group. For more information, email trayers.shane@gmail.com.


Miss Peach Blossom Pageant

Aug. 16, Pulaski County Board of Education auditorium, 72 Warren St., Hawkinsville. The deadline to enter is Aug. 9. The pageant is open to Baby (0-23 months), Tiny (ages 2-3), Little (4-6), Young (7-9), Junior (10-12), Teen (13-16), and Miss (17-24). Fundraiser for the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant. For more information, e-mail peachblossompageant@yahoo.com or call 478-923-3846.

Miss Warner Robins/International City Pageant

July 26, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. www.misswarnerrobins.org.

Miss Warner Robins Princess Pageant

1 p.m. July 26, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. For more information, contact Joy Durden Molina, 478-714-1540 or missWRprincess@yahoo.com.


High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Twilight Night Paddle: 7:30-9 p.m. July 25, and Aug. 2: Enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip; reservations required, $15 includes gear. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 478-993-3053.

Warner Robins Coin Show

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 25 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 26, VFW Hall, 1011 Corder Road, Warner Robins. Annual coin show presented by the Warner Robins Coin Club. Free appraisals, door prizes; raffles. 478-335-6835. Free.

Old Timer Classic Car Show

9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 26, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Free. 478-256-8892.

150th Anniversary of Battle of Dunlap Hill

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 26, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Civil War living history event with 70 Civil War re-enactors, cannon firing demonstrations, tour of camps, Union Cavalry, Georgia Militia and more. Free. 478-752-8257.

Fort Hawkins Repels Stoneman’s Raid

Noon-4 p.m. July 26, Fort Hawkins Blockhouse Replica, Maynard Street at Emery Highway. In July 1864, Brig. Gen. George Stoneman attacked Macon but was repelled at what became known as the Battle of Dunlap Hill, or Stoneman’s Raid, and created Macon’s Cannonball House. Fort Hawkins became the center of the defensive line protecting Macon. Visitors will see one of the actual cannons used in Macon’s defense at that time and will have a real living history experience with re-enactors from the Widow Makers Mess. Free. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com.

Third Annual Arlene Pittman Memorial Race

4 p.m. July 26, Cochran Speedway, 241 Jim Wimberly Road, Cochran. Races start at 8 p.m. featuring Bobby Piper’s Southern Outlaw Crate Late Model, Georgia Legend cars, Mark the Magic Man, Power Wheel racing for kids and more. www.cochrangaspeedway.com.

Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale

9 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 8-9 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 10, Georgia Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Free admission. www.tttsale.com.

Yoga in the Park

9-10 a.m. Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own mat. Canceled in the event of rain. Parking available at corner of College and Oglethorpe streets. Free. 478-751-7694.

Southeast Shindig Car Show

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9. McGill Marketplace, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Meet and greet for owners of LX vehicles. Free. 407-342-3134.

All Breed Dog Show

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9-10, Heritage Hall, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by Canine Society International Inc. Free for spectators. 855-423-3647.

Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School

1-3 p.m. Aug. 12, The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive. Free. Pre-registration required by calling 478-751-6338.

2014 Buckarama

1-7 p.m. Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Federation. $8 adults; $5 seniors 65 and older and children ages 6-12; free for children 5 and younger with an adult. www.gwf.org.

All Breed UKC Dog Show

3-9 p.m. Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 30-31, McGill Marketplace, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by Middle Georgia Kennel Club. Free for spectators. www.middlegakennelclub.com.

ReptiDay Perry Reptile and Exotic Animal Show

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 30, Georgia Grown Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Expos. $10 adults; $5 children ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and younger. www.reptiday.com.

Ocmulgee National Monument

Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 478-752-8257.

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. Free. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com.

Cannonball House

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 I.D.

Hay House

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.

Yappy Hour

5-8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, Macon Dog Park, Adams Street. Party with your four-legged best friend. Dog demonstrations, live music and giveaways. Beer and wine for sale. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.

Lawn Mower Races

11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, across from Camping World, Byron. 478-956-3929

Go-Kart Racing

10 a.m. Saturday, 230 W.E. Green Parkway, Interstate 75 exit 149, west on Ga. 49, Byron.


6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Prizes. For ages 21 and older. 478-751-9248.


7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday, Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. Public welcome. 478-742-5372.


7 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 478-784-1454.

Adult Card Night

6-7 p.m. Friday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. A social event for adults who want to show off their skills. 478-751-9248.

Adult Volleyball

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. For skilled adults age 18 and older. 751-9248. Free.

Pool Tournament

8 p.m. Friday, L&W Sports Bar, 4479 Pio Nono Ave. The tournament is 9 Ball with handicap rules. 478-254-4117. $15 tournament, no cover charge.

Wine Tasting

6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesday: Six wines with light appetizers. $7. Thursday: Eight wines with appetizers. $10. 478-474-9595. www.winestylesmacon.com.

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.

Rampage Pro Wrestling

2 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month, Johnny G’s, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-329-8002. www.rampageprowrestling.net. $8 adults, $5 kids, VIP seating available.


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


Mini-Zoo Tours

3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.

Polar Bear Den

10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Story time plus crafts for ages 2-5. $5 per child; free for adults. www.masmacon.org. 478-477-3232.

Sky Over Macon

8 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. If the sky is clear, view the night sky through powerful telescopes. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.

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