Greater Columbus Fair
Full-service midway, complete with exciting kiddie rids, family rides, thrill rides, spectacular rides, plus games and food. Other attractions include Bears of Bearadise, Monster Truck Rides, Torres Family Circle, Tennessee Petting Zoo and free daily entertainment on the main stage. Select food vendors will be open weekdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch. Fair times are: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday; and 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. 706-225-4848
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The Weight of Honor
The National Infantry Museum will show the film, The Weight of Honor in its giant screen theatre at 1 p.m. The Weight of Honor is the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the lives of families caring for their catastrophically wounded returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the course of five years the film follows the arc of what happens when some of America's best and strongest volunteer to protect our nation, but return home physically and emotionally broken and disillusioned. What happens when they return is not only a personal journey but also that of their family caregivers who have no training other than the love for their wounded. The film will be followed by a live panel featuring the filmmaker and local caregivers. The public is invited and there is no fee to attend. To learn more about the documentary, visit TheWeightOfHonorMovie.com.
Camping in the Canyon
For the first time, visitors will be able to spend the night at the bottom of Providence Canyon. This is an opportunity unlike any other. Join two rangers as you set up camp and enjoy a night under the stars. The event will be Nov. 10-11, 5 p.m. Saturday-8 a.m. Sunday. The event is limited to 8 tents. Cost is $10 per person and parking is $5. Providence Canyon State Park is located at 8930 Canyon Rd., Lumpkin, Ga. For more information, or to make reservations, call 229-838-4706.
World War 1 Centennial Observance
On November 11, 1918, the allies and the Germans signed the armistice ending WWI. On behalf of The Maneuver Center of Excellence and the National Infantry Museum Foundation will host a service of remembrance commemorating the 100th anniversary of the events that led to what is now known as Veterans Day. The event is 10 a.m. at NIM’s Inouye Field and Stadium. 706-653-9234
The CSO’s Salute to American’s Veterans
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will perform a Salute to American’s Veterans at the RiverCenter. Patriotic music of all kinds will be dedicated to honoring the service of all of those who have given so much in service to our country. Military veterans, active duty members and their families will receive complimentary tickets to the event. Concertgoers will be invited to a 2 p.m. reception in the lobby prior to the concert. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5-$39 and may be purchased at the RiverCenter Box Office or one hour prior to the performance. Student tickets are $10. Children $5. Receive one free ticket with your Military ID or DD214 from the box office. www.csoga.org