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    Aug. 10: Garden Walk and Spinning Wheels at Pioneer Park

    Travel back in time on Saturday, Aug. 10, and visit the 1850’s era village at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, Ala. At 10 a.m. EST join Master Gardener Charles Mitchell and Tia Gonzales for a tour of the heirloom plants in the McLain Garden.


    Aug 31: Bark in the Park at F. D. Roosevelt State Park

    Get Fido's best costume ready and start practicing his favorite trick for the Saturday Aug. 31 Bark In The Park event at F. D. Roosevelt State Park . A dog summer costume parade and best trick competition will be held at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $2. Awards will be given. A guided forest romp along...


    July 6: Uptown Drum Circle

    The Uptown Drum Circle is set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 6 on the concrete stage along Broadway in downtown Columbus. Play an available drums or bring your own. This is a free, family friendly event.

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    July 13: Oxbow Meadows hosts Insectival

    Ever eaten an insect? Spit a cricket? Seen the world through a bug’s eyes? Or, watched honey be extracted from a beehive? No? Be sure to attend Oxbow Meadows for Insectival, a day dedicated to the awesome insect world from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13. Admission is $5 per person. Children ...

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    July 13: Commemorative ceremony honoring General Henry Lewis Benning

    Historic Linwood Foundation and the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence will host a commemorative ceremony honoring General Henry Lewis Benning on the 138th anniversary of his death. The ceremony will be held in Historic Linwood Cemetery at the grave site of General Benning, for whom Fort...

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    June 8: Expect music, barbecue, ukulele jam at JunkFest Luau

    The JunkFest Luau on June 8 combines peace, love and barbecue in the Aloha spirit. Musical acts will include Frakers Farm, Lazy Swamis, Sean Rox, Riley & Rebecca, Bibb City Ramblers, Poanna, Wayne Minor Band, Fiddlers Blues and Copious Jones. Expect an eclectic mix of artists and crafters vending...

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    June 8-9: Keep Columbus Beautiful hosts 2013 Tour of Gardens

    The Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission is pleased to announce the 2013 Tour of Gardens June 8-9. The public garden to be featured will be the Columbus Museum’s historic Bradley Olmsted Garden. Times are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9.


    May 25: Whitewater grand opening to include rafting, Dragon Boat Festival

    Events kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday May 25 with the official grand opening ceremony at WaveShaper Island – off the Riverwalk (below Eagle & Phenix Power House). The Dragon Boat Festival is noon-5 p.m. near the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Expect music, food vendors, art vendors and...


    May 25: Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad performs at Phenix City Amphitheater

    Mark Farner, the rock legend formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, performs at 7 p.m. May 25 at the Phenix City Amphitheater. Gates open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. with special guests Band of Thieves to open. Admission is $10 adults, kids 12 and younger are free. Concessions available, including...


    June 1: Run for Wishes

    Run for Wishes, which will benefit Make-A-Wish Georgia, is Saturday, June 1. The 5K race is 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Big Dog Running Company on Broadway. Cost is $25 through May 24 and $35 on race day. www.bigdogrunning.com

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