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October 6, 2011

How Many Events can we Cram into One Weekend in Columbus GA?

I'm glad you asked and the answer is…a lot!  And talk about a variety of things going on—there is definitely something for everyone this weekend.  Here's a quick look at a couple of events, but if you want the complete lowdown on everything happening, make sure you explore the Community Calendar.

Have you heard about the huge…and I mean HUGE…festival going on at Callaway Gardens?  In the history of Callaway, I don't ever remember them doing something like this and it's so cool!  It's  the first-ever Harvest Moon Music and Food Festival and it's a long weekend of just that…lots of great live music, farm-to-table food, activites for kids, SEC football on big screens, and cooking and gardening demonstrations.  But let's get back to the music part.  Would you look at this line-up of performers they've scheduled?!  You'll see the likes of Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Shawn Mullins and…the B-52's!!!!  And that's just a sample of the talent they'll have on stage.  Unbelievable.  It's been a few years ago, but I saw the B-52's in concert and let me tell you…just seeing them is worth the price of admission alone.  Times and admission vary so the best thing to do is visit their website or call 1.800.CALLAWAY to find out more.

There's more music in Uptown with the Friday Night Concert Series with a local favorite—Classic Addict.  It's free and takes place in the median of the 1000 block of Broadway.  It's free and great for the whole family.

Every month Oxbow Meadows does a Second Sunday program. The topics are always different and interesting and this Sunday (2:00pm) is no exception. “Green” seems to be what everyone wants to be these days and you can learn more about it at this event. Local residents Rick and Marquette McKnight will be on hand to discuss the process they went through when building their eco-friendly home and what they learned. Oxbow Meadows staff will offer tips for saving energy, recipes for biodegradable cleaning products and healthy alternatives for weed and pest control. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for green household goods, including a programmable thermostat. That’s pretty cool! It’s a different way to spend an otherwise lazy Sunday afternoon. Admission is only $3

Halloween is just around the corner so it’s time to get decorating and making a costume. We all know homemade decorations are the best and the scariest and now kids have a chance to learn to make some of their own Halloween props with Columbus State’s Continuing Education Department. On Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm, kids ages 8-12 can take a class where live snakes and spiders will be on hand as models to create the most realistic creature to meet your trick-or-treaters at the door. Large-scale reproductions will be made from paper-mache, wire, foam tubes and other materials and decorated to look like your creature of choice. Make sure the kids are prepared to get dirty and be dressed for mess! They may also want to bring a snack or bag lunch too. Cost is $49.

ZUMBA is all the rage now and for good reason. It’s a fun, good for you workout. And on Saturday (6:00pm), Chick-fil-A (Bradley Park Dr.) is having a 2-hour Zumba party to raise funds and awareness for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Join in to have a good time, do something healthy for yourself and help end breast cancer. This is your chance to party with some of the best Zumba instructors in town. Bring the whole family and have a great time (I promise, your kids won’t laugh at you). And when it’s over you will have burned more than enough calories to indulge in a LARGE yummy milkshake. That’s a good enough reason for me to exercise! Tickets are $7 at the door.

And you can't have a weekend in the south without some football!  And this isn't just any old football game…it's the 76th Annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Football Classic at the AJ McClung Memorial Stadium on Saturday (Oct. 8) beginning at 2:00pm.  Perfect weekend for football…

Just remember, this is only a tease of all the events going on this long, holiday weekend so make sure you take time to breeze through the Community Calendar to find out more.

Now, go have some fun…


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