Weather improves for weekend of activities

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 1, 2013 

Now that the Halloween madness is behind us, the events start slowing down until Christmas season.

After a rainy Friday, today and Sunday are expected to be clear with sunny skies. Today's high will be in the mid-70s and Sunday's temperatures are expected to reach the mid-60s. Temperatures will hover in the 60s until midweek.

That should bode well for women who are preparing their attire for 29th Steeplechase Saturday. The horse racing event benefits arts organizations. Gates open at 10 a.m., with the first race at noon.

Here are a few other events in the Chattahoochee Valley this weekend:

Uptown's Market Days: 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Nov. 30, 1000 and 1100 blocks of Broadway. Purchase produce, crafts, baked goods and artwork by local vendors. 706-596-0111.

Book sale: Check out the Friends of the Phenix City-Russell County Library Bag of Books Sale. It's 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Phenix City-Russell County Public Library, 1501 17th Ave., in Phenix City. Cost is $5 per bag of books.

Christmas Made in the South: This event will be held at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. It features a variety of handmade gifts. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 adults, free for guests 12 and younger. One admission is good for all three days with a hand stamp. Visit madeinthesouthshows.com for more details.

Harvest in the Meadows: It's 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. for parking. Admission is $5 per person, cash only. No charge for children 3 and younger. Expect bounce houses, carnival games, mini reptile programs and more. 706-507-8550.

Exhibit at the National Infantry Museum: It's your last chance to see the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center before it moves on to other Georgia cities. The exhibit, which honors the 198 Georgians who have given their lives in military service since 9/11 with pictures and tributes, will be on display in the museum's Grand Hall through Saturday.

Artists for Pasaquan Weekend: This event will include site tours, musical performances, food vendors and an art show and sale featuring the works of many regional artists. The site is located near Buena Vista, Ga. Visit www.pasaquan.com for directions. Admission to Artists for Pasaquan is $5 per person, free for guests 6 and younger. Cash only. All proceeds go to the preservation of Pasaquan. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday (gates close at 6) and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Banquet on the Bridge: The annual community-wide potluck will be held noon-3 p.m. Sunday on the Dillingham Street Bridge. Free to attend. Organizers said the event's "focus is building community through Christ's love and grace; regardless of the differences we might have."

-- Sonya Sorich contributed to this report.

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