Weekend activities: Fireworks still planned for Saturday night

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 12, 2013 

The Fourth of July fireworks that were rescheduled for Saturday night will go on as planned despite the 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, according to Phenix City's Parks and Recreation Director Rebecca Harris.

Harris said Dance at the Amp with The American Flyers show band will begin around 8 p.m. with fireworks tentatively scheduled to begin around 10 p.m.

“We’ll try our best to do them no matter what,” Harris said.

The fireworks can go if there is a slight rain, she said, but if there is lightning and heavy winds it will be canceled.

“If it’s a dangerous situation, we’ll call it off regardless of the cost,” she added.

If the weather doesn’t cooperate, Harris said the fireworks would “probably not” be rescheduled.

Dillingham Street Bridge will be open, and people are welcome to watch from the riverbank as they normally do on the Fourth of July.

Earlier in the day you can take the kids to Insectival to learn about a bug’s life and prepare your taste buds for an unusual snack.

Sunday, an Andy Warhol art exhibit opens at the Columbus Museum.

Here’s a sample of activities happening this weekend in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Insectival: Taste an insect, spit a cricket, watch honey be extracted from a beehive and see the world through a bug’s eyes at Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows. Activities are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5, free for children 3 and younger. For more details, visit oxbow.columbusstate.edu

Dance at the Amp: Atlanta’s 12-piece show band The American Flyers performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Phenix City Amphitheater. Admission is $10, free for kids 12 and younger. The band will perform Motown hits, classic rock hits and Disco dance tunes. A fireworks show, rescheduled from July 4, will be held after the concert.

Pine Mountain Trail Hike: Meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fox Den Cove Parking Lot to hike 3 easy miles along the Pine Mountain Trail and Sawtooth Trail. It’s free. Bring water and a snack. 706-569-0497. Find more information at pinemountaintrail.org.

Springer Opera House movies: “The Princess Bride” screens at 2 p.m. and “Some Like It Hot” at 7 p.m. Saturday. A trivia contest begins at 6 p.m. at the Springer’s Players Saloon. Tickets cost $10, $8 for children 12 and younger. The screenings continue through July 20. Find a schedule at ledger-enquirer.com/todo and springeroperahouse.org.

“Iron Man 3” in IMAX: The action film screens at the National Infantry Museum’s IMAX Theatre at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $8-$10. Find future show times at www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com/imax.

Uptown’s Market Days: Purchase produce, crafts, baked goods and artwork from local vendors 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday at 1000 and 1100 blocks of Broadway. 706-596-0111.

Andy Warhol art: “Warhol in Southern Collections” opens Sunday at the Columbus Museum. The exhibit features more than 100 Warhol works from 1964-1983 including the famous Campbell’s Soup can series and brightly colored Marilyn Monroe prints. These works are from museums and private collectors throughout the South. Five life-size resin and acrylic Andy Warhols created by contemporary artist Jack Dowd will be installed at the entrance to the gallery. It’s free. Sunday’s hours are 1-5 p.m. Learn more at columbusmuseum.com

“Oz the Great and Powerful:” The PG-13 rated film screens at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus Public Library as part of the Aflac Vacation Reading Program Fandom Film Festival. It’s free. Visit cvlga.org for details.

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