Chattahoochee Valley weekend events for Sept. 21-22

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 20, 2013 

A storm system is scheduled to move into the Chattahoochee Valley Saturday that could rain out some local outdoor events.

The chance of isolated showers grows around lunchtime, so check with coordinators before heading out to events.

A threat of showers will keep temperatures in the low 80s Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Lows are predicted to be in the upper 60s both nights.

The chance for showers today is about 80 percent, with that lowering to around 30 percent on Sunday.

Here are local events this weekend in the Chattahoochee Valley:

Junior League Attic Sale: The Junior League Attic Sale will be held Saturday at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. The hours today are 8-11:45 a.m., closed for lunch, reopen 12:30-2:00 p.m. $2 admission, $1 with valid military ID.

Fifth Annual AIDS RiverWalk event: This event, presented by the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation, includes a 5K run and a 3-mile walk. Meet Saturday at Rotary Park on the Columbus RiverWalk. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; run and walk start at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for the 5K, $15 for military/students; $15 for the 3-mile walk, and free for guests 12 and younger. The event includes free HIV testing and goes until noon. Visit betterwayfoundation.com for more information.

Sickle Cell Walk-A-Thon: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Fourth Street Baptist Church, 222 Fifth St., Columbus. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Food, drinks, games, prizes, contests and inflatables available. sicklecellcolumbus@gmail.com.

Tri-City Latino Festival: The event is noon-9 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Civic Center. Admission is free. The event features a 5K run at 9 a.m. Race day registration for the 5K is $35. Visit trifestival.com for more information.

Smiths Station Baptist Church 5K: The inaugural Pound the Pavement -- Accept the Challenge event includes a fun run at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and a 5K race at 5 p.m. Race day registration is $30, or two for $50. It's at Smiths Station Baptist Church, 2460 County Road 430, in Smiths Station, Ala. All proceeds will benefit the Smiths Station Baptist Church Children's Ministry. 334-297-4932.

Consignment sale: The Just 4 Kidz Consignment Boutique Sale ends Saturday at Front Porch of the South, 7607 Veterans Parkway in Columbus. Visit just4kidzconsign.com for more information.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat": The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical about Israel's favorite son and his adventures in Canaan and Egypt will be performed Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5 and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. $40; $34 for seniors and public service personnel; $17 for children and students. Pre-show dinners are available at 6 p.m. for some shows; dinners must be reserved four days in advance for $18. 706-327-3688.

Shakespeare by the River: BF Productions presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 6 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 27 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29. Chattahoochee Promenade Amphitheater, corner of Front Avenue and Sixth Street. Free. Donations of canned goods, gently used clothing and shoes will be collected for Damascus Way. Call Tamara L. Curry at 818-915-3963 or Jonathan S.E. Perkins at 706-392-0777.

Sherlock's Mystery Dinner Theatre: The group presents "Inheritance of Murder" about what happens when an elderly man dies and relatives come around to find out who inherits the money. It's 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27-28, Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-12, Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26. Downtown Historic Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Ave. $48.50, includes show and three-course dinner; must be reserved 48 hours in advance. 706-604-5634.

Costume Pancake Breakfast: The fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Chili's, 5555 Whittlesey Blvd. in Columbus. There is no specific theme for the costumes. Organizers recommend a donation of $5 per plate for the pancake breakfast. The event also includes a silent auction with all proceeds benefitting St. Jude. Have donations ready upon entry.

Wildlife Walk: You'll walk along the nature trails at Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus. You'll learn more about wildlife found at Oxbow. It's 10-11 a.m. Saturday and costs $2 per person. Guests 3 and younger are free. 706-507-8550.

Market Days on Broadway: Produce, crafts, baked goods and artwork will be available for purchase from local vendors at the weekly outdoor market on the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Broadway from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. 706-596-0111.

The Fountain City Battle of the Bands: Watch marching bands compete in this event, held at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium. Action starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, doors open at 2 p.m. All seats $15. Ages 2 and younger free. 706-653-4460.

Picnic with the Tortoises: The event is 1 p.m. Sunday at Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus. Free to attend. Lettuce is available for $1 to feed the tortoises. Pre-registration is not required. 706-507-8550.

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