Ray of Hope Raffle: On Aug. 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Green Island Country Club, 6501 Standing Boy Road, come out and support the after-school and youth mentoring programs of The Family Center. Tickets are $100 and allow two people into the raffle party and one entry into the drawing to win the $10,000 grand prize. The night also features live entertainment from Big Woody and the Splinters. There will also be a silent auction. 706-327-3238 or www.thefamilyctr.org.
The Loft: Comedians Shaun Jones and Myke Herlihy take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.
SoHo: ONE performs. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
Heaven is For Real LIVE: The Burpo family will share their past and present at the St. Luke Ministry Center, 301 11th St., from 6-8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. The Burpo family have previously shared these experiences in both the hit book and film adaptation of the same name. Christian rock band Read You & Me will also perform. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.itickets.com, or in person at St. Luke’s or the North Columbus Pharmacy, 6298 Veterans Parkway. www.stlukeum.com
Monte Carlo Night: For $34.95 in advance and $39.95 at the door, enjoy a buffett dinner and $10,000 in player chips Casino games include craps, roulette, Black Jack and Texas Hold ‘em. An auction with many prizes will be held at the end of the night. At the Benning Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is from 7-9 p.m., with the auction at 9:30 p.m. and the after-party at 10 p.m. Register at www.benningmwr.com. 706-527-1597.
Beach-side movie: Bring your lawnchair or blankets and enjoy a family friendly movie — “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” Lower admission prices start at 5 p.m. Movie begins at dusk. Robin Beach at Callaway Gardens, 17800 U.S. Highway 27. $2.50-$5. callawaygardens.com.
The Loft: Voyage with special guest, Stan Murry, at 7 p.m.; followed by All the Locals and Neal Lucas at 9 p.m. The 7 p.m. show is free. Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are $5. Call 706-596-8141.
Social Club: The Socialites Band playing every Friday Night at the Social Club Dance held in the Shrine Building, 3202 Edgewood Road. Line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. with Anna Cooper, and the Socialites Band plays at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $10, and it is a BYOB. Everyone is welcome. 334-560-3707.
SoHo: Second Hand Ego performs. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.
The Amazing Marriage Chase: This isn’t your regular 5K. Married and engaged couples will be presented with multiple challenges in this race set up around the streets of Uptown. Couples can choose to participate in as many or as few challenges as they desire. 8 a.m. On Broadway. $25 per couple. rightfromthestart.org
Springer yard sale: The yard sale will be both on stage and outside (weather permitting) of the Springer Opera House, 103 10 St. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Goods include set pieces, costumes and more.
5th Annual "Ride for Life" Dice Run: The Red Knights Motorcycle Club sponsors this event, with proceeds benefitting Columbus Hospice. Price is $20 per rider and $10 for passenger. Music by the Back Trackin’ Band and BBQ plates for $7. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Chattahoochee Harley Davidson, 3230 Williams Road.
Single Ticket Saturday: Saturday morning, the RiverCenter will release 37,200 individual tickets for sale for its upcoming season. This is the first time people can purchase tickets without having to purchase a package for multiple shows at once. The box office, at 900 Broadway, will open at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m., although anyone in line by 3 p.m. will be able to buy tickets. 706-256-3612.
Historic Linwood Cemetery tour: Convene at Lummus Chapel at the east end of the cemetery, 721 Linwood Blvd. The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. The August Tour will feature a replay of Historic Linwood Foundation’s 2012 Ramble, which was entitled “Culinary Columbus.” Attendees will receive a free cook booklet of old Columbus recipes. This tour had been scheduled for the July 3rd-Saturday Tour, but was cancelled because of rain. Free and open to the public. Call the Historic Linwood Foundation Office at 706-321-8285 for more information.
Pancake breakfast: Easter Seals West Georgia, Inc. will host a pancake breakfast that includes unlimited pancakes, sausage and coffee, juice or milk. Dine in or get it to go. 7-11 a.m. Easter Seals, 2515 Double Churches Road. $2-$4. Contact Michael Willey at 706-660-1144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Raptor release: Join Oxbow Meadows for a program on different raptors native to the area culminating in the release of some very special guests. 11 a.m.-noon. Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. $5. oxbow.columbusstate.edu
Lakebottom Park 5K: This 5k is part of the Columbus Roadrunners Summer Series. 8 a.m. Lakebottom Park near oval track, . $20-30. bigdogrunningcompany.com
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. uptowncolumbusga.com
The Loft: Strung Like a Horse performs at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.
SoHo: Modern Day Job performs. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.
VFW: The Last Rodeo performs starting at 9 p.m. at VFW Post 665, 1824 Victory Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door. All welcome. Call 706-682-6656.
"You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown": The Family Theatre presents this musical version of Charles Schultz’s famous comic strip. At 7:30 p.m. Also Aug. 21-13. 2100 Hamilton Road. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military and $8 for students. www.familytheatre.org or 706-366-7196.
Rumble by the Rive: This CrossFit competition has grown from a local event to one of the largest CrossFit competitions in the Southeast. 8 a.m. both days. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth Street. $7.50-$10. thegaragegames.com
Whitewater boat demo: Outside World Outfitters will be doing a whitewater boat demo day down at the Riverwalk Island from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Several instructors will be out there to do free roll sessions and to speak to attendees about what is the right boat for them.
President Carter: President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school. 10 a.m. Maranatha Baptist Church, 148 Ga. Hwy. 45 N, Plains, Ga. Open to the public. 229-824-7896 mbcplains.org.
Voices of the Valley auditions: Children ages 9 and older are eligible to participate in the Voices of the Valley Youth Choral Program. An individual, friendly audition is required, addressing basic factors such as pitch matching and music reading. From 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. in Choral Room 1714 in the Schwob School of Music, 900 Broadway. Auditions will also be held Aug. 25. 706-641-5124
SoHo: Karaoke with Rob Hall. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
Bike ride: Every Tuesday night until the time changes in the fall, Ride On Bikes hosts a family friendly social group ride. Roll out from the shop at 6:30 p.m. for 5, 10, 16 and 20 mile options. Ride on Bikes, 1036 Broadway. Open to public. Email Joanne Cogle at email@example.com for more information.
SoHo: Open mic night. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
Community Spouses Club of Fort Benning: Membership sign-up for the club, from noon-2 p.m. at the Indianhead Community Center on post. Membership fees are $25 for full membership (Aug.-June) and $12.50 for half membership (Aug.-Jan. or Jan.-July). All spouses welcome. www.facebook.com/FortBenningSpousesClub
The Loft: Bret Mosley performs at 8 p.m. Free. Call 706-596-8141.
Mix Ultra Lounge: Vanity Wednesday with DJ Tammy and a drag show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 706-221-2112.
SoHo: Life on the Sideline performs. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
Tickets on sale for Crisis Center fundraiser: The Crisis Center of Russell County is having a fundraiser at Hollywood Connection's fourth annual Fall Festival, sponsored by Hollywood Connection and Carl Gregory, and raffle tickets are already on sale. Tickets are $100. Prizes include a new 2013 Fiat 500 POP, a $12,000 women's diamond ring and more. There will also be a silent auction. Purchase tickets online at www.fiatraffle.com or call 706-566-7610. You can also purchase tickets at several places, including Hollywood Connection and any Carl Gregory location.