Weekend events for Saturday, Sept. 14

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 13, 2013 

The fall event series for Uptown Columbus hits high gear this weekend with Bikes on Broadway.

The weather forecast looks like it will play nice with the crowd downtown along with the scheduled race and youth football. Saturday's high is forecasted to be around 87 with a low of 66. Sunday may be a few degrees higher at 89. Make sure to go to our website, ledger-enquirer.com, to check out galleries from some of these events.

Here are a few events scheduled for this weekend:

Bikes on Broadway: Join the Southern Cruisers Riding Club for this year's fundraiser for Our House at Carpenter's Way Ranch and Arabella Home for Girls. The event began Friday and ends Saturday. It will include live music, vendors and a raffle. Bikes on Broadway has moved this year to Bay Avenue near the river. No entrance fee. Go to southerncruiserscolumbusgeorgia.com/bikes-on-broadway.html for more info.

Harris County Pro Rodeo: The event will be 8-10 p.m. Saturday at Mike Tracy Arena in Hamilton, Ga. Cost is $6-$12; military discounts are available. 706-321-5555.

Pedal for Hope: This Saturday bike ride benefits the Muscogee County School District Homeless Division. Registration is 6:30-7:45 a.m. and the ride begins at 8 a.m. today at the Columbus Civic Center. The ride takes place on the Chattahoochee RiverWalk and Fort Benning. The event includes a 13-mile family ride and 30-mile loop. Race day registration is $35. Call 706-327-5743.

Bag Day Book Sale: It's 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Ledger-Enquirer, 17 West 12th St., Columbus. Fill a brown grocery bag for $5. Fill a plastic grocery bag for $3. Please bring your own bags.

Shrine Circus: Enjoy clowns, performers and more of your favorite circus attractions. There are three shows Saturday, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and two on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 for children aged 3-12, $15 for adults and $13 for active military with ID. Day-of tickets are $10 for children aged 3-12, $20 for adults and $18 for active military with ID.

United Way Run for the Valley: This event will be held at the Columbus Water Works South Columbus Water Resources Facility, 3001 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus. Races will travel along the RiverWalk. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, a 1-mile Tot Trot is at 8 a.m. and 5K/10K races are at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for the Tot Trot and $30 for the other races. Register on site. Proceeds will benefit the Chattahoochee Valley United Way. For more information, contact 706-653-2629.

Energy for Life Walkathon: The Columbus, GA Walk Committee of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation presents this inaugural event at Golden Park and the RiverWalk, 100 Fourth St., Columbus. Register at 8 a.m. Saturday, walk at 10 a.m. today. No charge to participate, but donations will be accepted. For more information, email eflwalkcolumbus@gmail.com.

Party at Animal Ark Rescue Center: Attend a grand opening/tailgate party at Animal Ark Rescue Center, 7133 Sacerdote Lane in Columbus. The free event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Expect games, door prizes and activities for pets. Animals will be available for adoption. 706-566-5947.

National Adoption Weekend at PetSmart: Find a new pet at this event, which will be held 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart, 1591 Bradley Park Drive in Columbus. Multiple rescue organizations are participating in the event, which is being presented by PetSmart Charities and East Alabama Humane Society, Inc.

Pay What You Want Day at Moe's: This event marks the grand opening of Moe's Southwest Grill, 6516 Kitten Lake Drive in Midland, Ga. It's 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Pay what you want and proceeds will be split between Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and West Central Georgia Regional Hospital Foundation Inc.

Radical Reptiles: Get up close and personal with reptiles at Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus. The program starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, and it's for guests ages 6 and older. Program size is limited to 85 people. Cost is $5 per person, no charge for guests ages 3 and younger. One adult per every 10 kids gets in free. 706-507-8550.

Second Saturday at Columbus Museum: Visit this free program for families, and you can make wacky wigs, create daring accessories and more. The projects are based on the museum's "Dare to Wear" exhibit. The event is 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. For more information, contact 706-748-2562.

Community concert: TRIO performs 7 p.m. Saturday at Fort Benning's Wetherby Field. Refreshments will be available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pets and coolers are prohibited. Visit benningmwr.com for more information.

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