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April 14, 2010

This Weekend’s Going to be a Blast!

Looks like another perfect Spring weekend coming up so no excuses for not getting outside and enjoying yourself! How about a quick rundown of some of the things going on…

You know, they do a lot of cool stuff at Port Columbus all year ‘round, but this weekend is the signature event! It’s RiverBlast 2010, their biggest living history weekend complete with all sorts of demonstrations and reenactments, small arms drills & skirmishes, lots of cannon firings, amphibious landings, boat rides (additional fee) & tons of stuff for kids to do. Saturday, there’s a re-commissioning of the USS Water Witch then on Sunday, there’s a special period-style church service on the deck. Also on Sunday, some of the reenactors will do a naval landing party drill & demo, showing how the Navy & Marines often came ashore to attack forts or participate in land battles. Port Columbus is located on Victory Drive at Lumpkin Blvd…you can't miss it with that big ship in the front yard! Activities will take place Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-4:00pm and it's regular admission—$6.50 for adults, $5.50 for Seniors and active military, and $5 for students. 706.327.9798 www.portcolumbus.org.

 

You can’t have a weekend in the Spring without a festival to go to and there’s a great one going on in Warm Springs with their Annual Spring Fling! It’s going on all day Saturday and Sunday and they have a ton of stuff going on for you to enjoy…like horse pulled carriage and wagon rides, pony rides, moonwalk and kiddie train rides, fruit and vegetable stand, hands-on craft booth for kids, live entertainment, car show…even a parade Saturday morning! If you’ve never been to Warm Springs, it’s just about 30 minutes or so north of Columbus and it’s a pretty little village filled with great shops, so plan to do a little retail-therapy while you’re there! Admission is free…there is a small fee for some of the rides. 800.337.1927 www.warmspringsga.com.

There’s a lot of BUZZ about what going on at Oxbow Meadows this Saturday with their “How to be a Beekeeper” program. Learn all about beekeeping equipment, beehive management, honey extraction and more. For the workshop, lunch and material, it’s $30. Saturday, April 17 @ 9:00am. (706) 687.4090

If you’re a fan of Patsy Cline, then it goes without saying you’ll love this performance at the Springer Opera House…“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.” If you don’t know that much about Patsy Cline, go anyway because by the time the show is over, you’ll be in love with her too! This particular show has been on two national tours, has been performed at the Springer before…in fact, it’s the most requested show in the history of the Springer! The young lady who portrays Patsy, does the most incredible transformation into that persona…it's almost creepy how much she looks and sounds like this music icon. Patsy was probably the first artist to define the term “crossover hit” because she dominated country, blues, pop, and gospel charts. You’ll hear “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Sweet Dreams,” “I Fall to Pieces” and of course, “Crazy.” Tickets are $38 and performances will be held April 15-18 & April 22-24, with shows starting at 7:30pm and matinees on Sunday at 2:30pm. (706) 327.2688 www.springeroperahouse.org

For all of us strong, independent, do-it-yourself type…women, this is just for us! It’s a class at CSU’s Continuing Ed called “Everyday Handywoman: Tools 101.” I can remember when I moved into my first place, I was putting together a stereo cabinet with a letter opener and a butter knife. My dad stopped by to say hello and the instant he saw what I was doing, he quietly left and returned about an hour later with a fully-loaded tool box…which I still use to this day! Trouble is, I’m still not sure exactly how to use some of them, but this class will show us the types and purposes of hand tools and how to use them safely! They’ll show you all about drills, power screwdrivers, saws and many other tools to make DIY projects a breeze! Bring your own tool box or they’ll have ones you can use. They are doing a series of these classes, so if this weekend doesn’t work, check the website for other dates. The class is $39 or you can take a series of three classes for $99. (706) 507.8070

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Liberty Theatre is having a program called “The Lab” this Saturday night (8:00pm). They have a series of poets, specifically D.O.P.E. Poetz, scheduled to appear, but they’ll also have an Open Mic so you can have a chance to get on stage to share your poetry! Admission: $10, students, military, Seniors: $7. 813 8th Ave. (706) 561.8065 http://conted.colstate.edu

Remember, this is just a little tease about all the activities going on this weekend. Make sure you check out the Community Calendar to find out more about these and other events in and around Columbus, GA.

Now, go have some fun…

shelby