Need Ideas for Weekend Fun in Columbus, GA? Well, Here You Go!
The 4th of July Holiday may be over, but we're still in the mood for some Summer fun! Here are a few ideas of things to get out and do this weekend in Columbus and the surrounding areas. There's not enough room to list all the fun stuff going on, so make sure you visit the Community Calendar to get a look at a full list of activities.
Here’s something to get your attention...Let’s talk about a little blood & guts! Thought that might intrigue you. What we’re really talking about is one of the coolest of the Cool History programs Port Columbus does all year. This Saturday July 7) is the one called “Medical Mysteries” and it’s all about medical stuff during the Civil War and believe me, they tell you things that we NEVER learned in History class! In fact, they’re doing something new this year by having three different components—one called “CSI: Port Columbus,” which will be a dramatization of the autopsy of President Lincoln’s assassin, Booth, that was carried out aboard the USS Montauk before a dozen witnesses and performed by the Surgeon General. Kids love this sort of gruesome stuff and they might learn something!
I think it’s pretty safe to say that there haven’t been too many people on this earth quite like eccentric folk artist Eddie Owens Martin. A self-taught artist born back in 1908 and he did all sorts of things before he established himself as an artist like move to New York, be struck with a really high fever, have a few visions where 3 people of the future from a place called Pasaquan tell him he’s been selected to depict their world through art, and then call himself St. EOM. So if you’d like to see this truly other-worldly compound that St. EOM created, you’ve got a chance this Saturday. The whole thing covers 7 acres in Marion County and includes 6 buildings including an old late 19th Century farmhouse. Both the insides and outsides of the buildings are painted in some wild colors and patterns and some even incorporate human figures and nature imagery. More than 2,000 pieces of his artwork are also housed at Pasaquan!
If you need some great music to wind down your weekend, check out the incredibly popular Jazz Jam with the Columbus Jazz Society at the Historic Liberty Theatre this Sunday beginning at 6:00pm. This month, they’re welcoming special guests the “Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz Trio. Admission is only $10.
Living in the South, we’re lucky to have lots of good food this region is known for and one of those delicacies has to be honey! Can you imagine life without biscuits and honey?! I can remember ending many a meal at my grandmother’s house with having a hot biscuit right out of the oven and sweet honey to pile on top! But have you ever thought about where this honey comes from and just how in the world do they manage to get the honey without being beaten up by several thousand honey bees?! Here’s our chance to get all the answers at Oxbow Meadows this Sunday because the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association will be on hand demonstrating how it’s done…from removing the honeycomb section of the beehive and knocking all the bees off before bringing it inside to then show us how they get the honey out. Did I mention we get to sample this delicious honey or even buy some to take home!?
I’ll bet you won’t find this going on anywhere else either in the country this weekend! It’s the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Look-A-Like Contest going on this Saturday!! Put on a dapper suit, a distinguished hat, a pair of spectacles and a long cigarette holder (without the cigarette!) and head to the Little White House for your chance to win. To make it even more interesting, organizers are dividing the contest into 4 age groups—so how funny will it be to see a little kid dressed up like this!!? The Grand Prize winner gets Friends of the Georgia State Park and Historic Site passes. Cost to join in the contest is $20. Make sure you take time to tour the museum and the Little White House while you’re there.
If you want to get in out of the heat, go check out some of the shows at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center—they keep it nice and chilly in the planetarium! They’re showing “Transit of Venus,” “In My Own Backyard,” “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket,” and others. Great way to keep kids entertained this summer!
Now, go have some fun...
Get your market bags ready for Market Days on Broadway tomorrow from 9am to noon! details
The special at tonight is crab cakes! details
Show your imax ticket stub or lunch receipt from the fife & drum & get $2.00 off a round @ the est 2000 rifle range today only! details