Get some great deals on gently used items at PAWS Humane Giant Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday (June 9). Items include furniture, kitchen appliances, antiques, shoes, clothing for adults & children, jewelry, toys and electronics.
While you shop, check out the dogs that are available for adoption for just $50. These furry friends have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and heartworm tested. Each dog also comes with a free month of pet health insurance. On Sunday, you can visit these dogs at Petco.
PAWS Humane is at 4900 Milgen Road, 1/4 mile east of Cooper Creek Park. All money raised from the indoor sale will be used to help animals at PAWS. 706-565-0035.
Los Lonely Boys
Get ready to rock and roll Texas style with the Los Lonely Boys Saturday (June 9). Gates to the Phenix City Amphitheater, 508 Dillingham Street, open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m.
The trio of brothers is best known for their popular Grammy winning hit "Heaven."
Admission is $10 for teens and adults but guests 12 and younger are free.
Bring a bit of extra cash for refreshments. The smell of fresh-popped popcorn is too hard to ignore and beverages, including beer and wine, cost just $2! 334-291-4719.
Explore the world of bugs
If your kids are delighted by bugs, check out the 12th annual Insectival at Columbus State University's Oxbow Meadows from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday (June 10). The Environmental Learning Center is at 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Cost is $3.
Take a dragonfly hike with Oxbow experts, learn about carnivorous plants and honeybees, catch bugs and participate in cricket spitting and "Insect CSI." If your adventurous child gets hungry, a creepy-crawly treat might curb her appetite. 706-507-8550.
In observance of the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center will offer screenings of "The Americans on D-Day" at the IMAX Theatre at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday (June 9).
The film's producer will give a special introduction before the 2:30 screening, and one of the veterans featured in the film will answer questions after that screening. Tickets are free but a $5 donation is requested.
On Tuesday, June 12, The National Infantry Museum kicks off its 8-week free Family Film Fest at the IMAX Theatre. "UP," the Disney-Pixar animated comedy about a 78-year-old man who ties balloons to his house and flies away with an 8-year-old stowaway, screens at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday (June 12) and Wednesday (June 13). Admission is free!
June 19-20: "E.T."
June 26-27: "The Incredibles"
July 3-4: "Babe"
July 10-11: "Ratatouille"
July 17-18: "Wall-E"
July 24-25: "A Bug's Life"
July 31-Aug 1: "Iron Giant"
The Columbus Lions (5-5) host first-place Albany Panthers (9-1) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (June 9) in a game that could help determine playoff seeding.
Saturday marks the third and final regular season game between the two Georgia rivals. On May 5, the Lions gave Albany its first loss of the season thanks to a game-ending 54-yard field goal by Trey Crum. On April 21, the Panthers defeated Columbus 57-40.
The first 1,000 fans at Saturday's game will receive rally towels from Sprague's Supply, a local NAPA auto parts supplier.
Dawn Minty, features editor, can be reached at 706-571-8512 or firstname.lastname@example.org