Roundup of Chattahoochee Valley weekend activities

dminty@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 8, 2013 

Get some exercise this weekend by participating in running, walking or bike riding events. Do a bit of shopping for camellias and kids’ clothes before heading to the theater, a hockey game or a roller derby bout. Finish off the weekend with an IMAX movie or an indoor football game. Here are some activities happening March 8-10 in the Chattahoochee Valley:

Tour the St. Jude Dream Home: Open houses are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays every weekend until the giveaway on April 21. The new construction by Grayhawk Homes, Inc. is at 205 Pebblebrook Lane in the Riverbrook Subdivision in Columbus. For a chance to win the home, $100 tickets will be sold at the open houses. Proceeds benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 1-800-383-9844. dreamhome.org.

Camellia show: The Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society hosts the show at The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10. County Line Nurseries will sell camellias on Saturday. The show is open to the public and free of charge. Spectators and exhibitors are welcome. Blooms may be brought to the Columbus Museum 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Call Minnie Bradley, 706-322-6903, or Mary Elsie Martin, 706-323-0069.

Kids Consignment Boutique Sale: Find bargains on gently used children’s clothes, bikes, books and household furniture and accessories. Sale is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at Front Porch of the South, 7607 Veterans Parkway. It continues through March 16. For hours, discount days and more details, visit www.just4kidzconsign.com.

“Yesterday and Today:” Audience members request their favorite Beatles tunes at this interactive show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday (March 8-9) and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10. It’s performed at the Springer Opera House. Most tickets cost $38; $32 for seniors. Military and student discounts available. Performances continue and March 14-16. 706-327-3688. http://www.springeroperahouse.org/plaintext/home/home.aspx

The Columbus Cottonmouths: The hockey team takes on the Fayetteville FireAntz at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, and the Mississippi Surge at 7:30 Saturday, March 9, at the Columbus Civic Center. Tickets cost $12.75-$30.75. columbusciviccenter.org/events/cottonmouths.

Last chance to see “Mousetrap:” The Family Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 8-9. The play is about a group of strangers who are trapped during a snowstorm. They soon discover one of them is a murderer. 706-366-7196. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $6 for students. 2100 Hamilton Road. www.familytheatre.org

See “Skyfall” in IMAX: The James Bond flick returns to the IMAX Theatre at the National Infantry Museum this weekend. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, March 8-10. Cost is $10 adults; $9 seniors, students, and military; and $8 children 4-12. nationalinfantrymuseum.com.

The Columbus Lions: The indoor football team hosts the Knoxville Nighthawks at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Columbus Civic Center. 706-653-4460. For more details, visit www.columbuslions.net

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