To Do: The Valley's weekly events planner (5/22-5/28)

acarlson@ledger-enquirer.comMay 22, 2014 

Amber Wing of Australia sails high above the wake Sunday morning while competing in the final round of the Women Wakeboard competition at the 49th Annual Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament at Callaway Gardens. 05/25/08



History in the Valley: Join the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center the unveiling of the next stop on the Creek Heritage Trail. This latest installation is a special partnership between the HCC, CSU, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and Fort Benning. At 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Free and open to the public. 334-687-9755.

The Loft: Mikey Mason and Ryan Van Genderen take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: ONE performs at 10 p.m. Free. Call 706-568-3316.

Spicoli’s: Trivia at 8 p.m. Call 706-507-1406.


Kayak the ‘Hooch: The group will paddle seven miles down the Chattahoochee River, break for lunch and return in time for a nap. No experience necessary, and lunch, kayaks, life vests and paddles are provided. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $20. Participants must be at least 12 years old, and those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 706-545-7978.

MWR outdoor pools: The Carey Pool on Main Post, Benning Club Pool and Kelley Hill Pool will open for the summer. Hours vary according to military training schedules.

Concert: The Uptown, Inc. spring concert series continues with Cale Dodd with Class Addict. Outside food and beverages are allowed, but glass containers and outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited. 7 p.m. 1000 block of Broadway. Free.

Masters: Kick off Memorial Day weekend with the 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, which features some of the greatest athletes in water sports competing on Robin Lake. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Callaway Gardens, 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain, Ga. $10-25.

The Classes of the Fours of W. H. Spencer High School Reunion Class Day: The program will start at 9 a.m. at W. H. Spencer High School, 4340 Victory Drive. The guest speaker is Dr. Kevin Rome, (class of 1984) and President of Lincoln University. 706-563-6258.

The Loft: The George Kaiser Quartet takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed by The Bibb City Bramblers at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the Bramblers. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: ONE and Grey Market perform at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-568-3316.

Spicoli’s: DJ Derrek performs. No cover. Call 706-507-1406.


"You’re in the Army, Now!": World War II living historians Kelly’s Zeroes are back to put you through the paces, and to show you what life was like for Soldiers at Fort Benning during the 1940s. Demonstrations, drills, calisthenics and more from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on World War II Company Street at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

Melodime: This Virginia-based Southern-flavored is touring in support of the band’s latest album, “Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide.” One hundred percent of the album’s proceeds are donated to the non-profit charity Now I Play Along Too, which gives music instruments and education to kids around the world. At 9 p.m. at The Loft, 1032 Broadway. Tickets are $5. 706-596-8141.

Masters: Day 2 of the 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, which features some of the greatest athletes in water sports competing on Robin Lake. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Callaway Gardens, 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain, Ga. $10-25.

Market Days: Visit Market Days on Broadway for fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday of the year. Downtown on Broadway. Prices vary.

Free workout: Uncommon Athlete will be hosting a free, “21 Guns Salute” workout. Donations are encouraged and go to Team Red, White and Blue. 8 a.m. at the downtown location, 1205 First Ave., suite 103.

SoHo: Jaded Soul Reunion Tour performs at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-568-3316.

Spicoli’s: DJ Mystik performs. No cover. Call 706-507-1406.

VFW: The Last Rodeo performs starting at 9 p.m. at VFW Post 665, 1824 Victory Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door. Call 706-682-6656.


"No Strings Attached": Curiosity and temptation keep getting Pinocchio into trouble when he meets up with the Puppet Master, Sly Foxx, Klever Katt and other characters. 7:30 p.m. Family Theatre, 2100 Hamilton road. $8-12. 706-366-7196 or


Sherlock’s Mystery Dinner Theatre: “Sherlock’s Whitewater Mystery” will run every Friday and Saturday night until July 5. Shows are at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Historic Columbus Marriott Hotel. Reservations include the show, a 3-course dinner, water, tea & coffee. A cash bar is provided and the show and dinner last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. Dress is business casual. Reservations are required and are $48.50 per person plus tax. or 706-604-5634.


Race Across Georgia: The finish line for the race, which begins at Fort Stewart, is Broadway. The celebration is 7-10 p.m. with the awards ceremony scheduled for 8 p.m.

Masters: Final round of the 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, which features some of the greatest athletes in water sports competing on Robin Lake. Opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m. with the competition running from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Callaway Gardens, 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain, Ga. $10-25.

Bluegrass at the Barn: Bring your instruments for the open jam session, or just kick back and listen. From 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Lake Pines Event Center in Midland, Ga. 706-596-8141.


Memorial Day at the NIM: The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in observance of Memorial Day. Sign up for the Kids’ Mini Camp, attend the 10am Paver Dedication Ceremony featuring guest speaker Judge John Allen, participate in a proper flag retirement ceremony at 11am. The IMAX Theatre will be showing D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 and We the People throughout the day. World War II Company Street will be open for self-guided tours. or 706-685-5800.


Memorial Day Weekend Festival

It’s time celebrate the arrival of summer at Callaway Gardens’ Memorial Day Weekend Festival. Catch a few rays, kick up a little sand, enjoy a variety of music and watch the world’s best skiers and riders competing at the 55th Annual Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament. As is tradition at Callaway Gardens, Memorial Day Weekend is full of championship waterskiing and wakeboarding on Robin Lake.

Memorial Day Weekend opens Robin Lake Beach for the Ssmmer — featuring new Bumper Boats (with squirt guns for more fun); Aqua Island, an expansive floating playground; and an enormous, inflatable Water Slide.

Robin Lake Beach also will continue to offer its traditional activities of swimming, shuffleboard, table tennis and upgraded miniature golf.

Special Event admission applies to the Memorial Day Weekend Festival for Saturday and Sunday events: $25/adult; $12.50/children age 6 to 12; children 5 and younger are admitted for free).

Callaway Gardens Annual Passholders receive half-price admission.

For this special holiday event, military personnel receive half-price admission for themselves and up to five guests in the same vehicle with presentation of active, retired, or veteran military identification.


Meet & Greet: Mike Bunn, author of “Civil War — Eufaula,” will be at the Franciscan Woods Senior Living, 2425 Williams Road, at 2 p.m. The book signing will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. RSVP at 706-507-6721.

The FREE Family Film Fest: The festival returns to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center beginning today and continuing every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. through July 30. Come see a popular kids’ movie for FREE in the IMAX Theatre. Visit for the full schedule.


The Loft: Andy Luker & Friends perform at 8 p.m. Free. Call 706-596-8141.


‘Peter Pan’ hosts open auditions: Theatrical Works Live will host non-equity auditions for the arena production of Piers Charter Robinson’s musical “Peter Pan!” on Thursday, May 29th Theatrical Works is casting a variety of adult and teen roles. All roles are paid a stipend. Rehearsals begin June 9th. Please bring a two-minute package that includes at least 30 seconds of singing. At CSU’s One Arsenal Place, 901 Front Ave., from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

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