Chattahoochee Valley activities for April 19-21

April 19, 2013 

Kick off your weekend with music at Frogtown Hollow at noon Saturday. Don't be afraid to get dirty at Saturday's Highland Mudder but clean up before you head to Cancer Awareness Night at the Columbus Lions game. End your weekend with a picnic lunch at Columbus Museum and then hear a Pulitzer Prize winning composer's work at the RiverCenter. Here are some weekend highlights:

Frogtown Hollow Jam: The Friday portion of the outdoor music festival has been canceled due to poor weather conditions. Saturday's activities are still set. It's noon to midnight April 20 at Woodruff Park, 1000 Bay Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets. Guests can expect live music all day, food, drinks, arts and crafts, adult beverages, hot air balloon rides, mechanical bull rides, face painting, stiltwalkers, inflatables, kids fun zone, trackless train, zippy pets and a petting zoo. Admission is $10. Children 14 and younger get in for free. Saturday's lineup will feature Sara Claire, Carnia, LightHer, Abi Permenter, Amor Kismet, Steffi Ledbetter Band, Neal Lucas Band, Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness and DJ Roonie G. frogtownhollowjam.com

Let There Be Art and Bloom! The Columbus Museum's week-long fundraiser, art and botanicals sale continues through April 25. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. columbusmuseum.com/lettherebeart or 706-748-2562.

Walk to End Lupus Now: 9:30 a.m. April 20, Lakebottom Park. The 1-2 mile walk is free but donations are accepted to aid The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter, to continue providing statewide free educational programs, advocacy and awareness. 706-587-3571.

Paddy Palooza: 4 p.m. April 20. 5K run, motorcycle ride and music, St. Patrick’s Catholic School, 2701 40th Street, in Phenix City. The run begins at 6 p.m. and costs $25, with an additional adult costing $10. Kids pay $5 each. Motorcycle ride is at 4:30 p.m. Music by The Boneheadz. Kids’ games, activities and refreshments.

The Highland Mudder: The 5K mud run is April 20 and includes more than 13 obstacles including a mud pit, 80-foot water slide and a barbed wire crawl. The course is at 7300 Whittlesey Blvd. Parking is near the CVS by TSYS. It's run in waves with 75 participants entering the course every 30 minutes beginning at noon. The last wave is at 4 p.m. It's $65 to register on race day. www.thehighlandmudder.com

The Muscogee Roller Girls: Third home bout of the season vs. Coastal Derby Empire Expect hard hits, exciting game play and a fight to the finish. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. April 20 for advance tickets, general admission at 4:30 p.m. and the bout starts at 5 p.m. Ticket price: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. The action takes place at GR8 SK8. Street address is 1031 280 Bypass, Phenix City. Get more details here.

Columbus Lions host Cancer Awareness Night: The John B. Amos Cancer Center and Aflac sponsor the event April 20. The Lions (2-2) take on the Richmond Raiders (3-1) at 7:30 p.m. The Lions will wear commemorative pink jerseys and play with pink footballs, which will be auctioned off following the game. Auction proceeds raise money for the John B. Amos Cancer Center and AFLAC Cancer Center. This year a pink commemorative team autographed pink helmet will be raffled off. www.columbuslions.net

Gospel Jubilee: More than 30 artists will sing gospel music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 20 at Moon Lake inside Idle Hour Park. It’s an all day Christ-centered event with face painting, clowns, train rides, games, a petting zoo and pony rides. Admission is free and so are activities. Bring lawn chairs. 706-763-8006 or 334-408-9410.

Living History and Museum Theatre Festival: An interpreter in period uniform will demonstrate what daily life was like aboard a Civil War era ship at 10 a.m. at the 1000 block of Broadway. From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, living history performances will interpret the 11th to 20th centuries through performing arts. It’s free for members. Regular admission, $6- $7.50, for non-members. 706-327-9798. Learn more about the Port Columbus membership drive at portcolumbus.org

Southern Picnic with Bluegrass: This family friendly afternoon is part of the Columbus Museum’s Let There Be Art and Bloom! fundraiser. The picnic is noon-3 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Throughout the afternoon, listen to bluegrass performances as kids participate in arts and crafts, watch a magic show and have a scavenger hunt. Cost is $22 for adults, $8 for children, ages 4-12; free for kids 3 and younger. 706-748-2562. columbusmuseum.com/lettherebeart.

Pulitzer Prize winner visits: Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Wayne Peterson will be in town to hear CSU’s Schwob School of Music’s Percussion Ensemble perform three of his pieces at 4 p.m. April 21 at RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. 706-649-7225 or ColumbusState.edu/music.

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