Local fall events include Historic Linwood Foundation's 14th Fall Ramble

I can’t believe that the Historic Linwood Foundation is holding its 14th Fall Ramble. I remember going to the very first one.

It was one of those perfect fall evenings. The sky was clear, the leaves on the trees were turning red and yellow and brown, and there was just a hint of a chill in the air.

Several gravesites were spotlighted and people talked about the people buried in Linwood Cemetery. Billy Winn, a friend and former colleague, and Paul Pierce, the Springer Opera House producing artistic director, were at two of the gravesites.

This year’s Ramble is called “A Tribute to Etta Blanchard Worsley and Columbus on the Chattahoochee.” It begins at 5:30 today at Linwood Cemetery. Executive director Deby Payne calls it a tour of the cemetery to learn more about the “residents.”

The tours leave every 15 minutes with the last one leaving at 6:45 p.m.

The Historic Linwood Foundation is providing golf carts for those who may not be able to navigate the cemetery.

After the tour, there will be barbecue and beverages.

Tickets are $25; $20 for members.

For more information, call 706-321-8285.

Other fall events

Besides the Ramble, there are a lot of other fall events this month. Some are for fun; others are to help the community.

Want to help clean up the Chattahoochee River?

Help the Hooch is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. You’ll meet at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center to clean up the wetland and remove invasive plant species. Call Jenn Collins at 706-687-4090 if you want to help.

You can also join Team Oxbow to help Keep Columbus Beautiful to collect household hazardous waste. The event is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 25 22nd Ave.

You can bring paint and solvents, lawn care chemicals, cleaning products, automotive products and electronic equipment (but no televisions).

Call 706-687-4090.

If you haven’t been to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, what are you waiting for? This weekend might be a good time to do that.

A living history event, “Private Joe Jones,” will be part of the World War II street. It’s 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

You’ll get to see how World War II era soldiers were trained.

The museum is at 1775 Legacy Way and you don’t have to go through the Fort Benning checkpoint. It’s free.

Call 706-685-5800.

The Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival is at 315M Lake Joy Road near Perry, Ga.

There will be artists from 16 states showing and selling their work, demonstrators, music, storytelling, magic and ventroquism, hayrides, farm animals.

The festival is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are $1-$5.

Call 478-922-8265.

Artist Reggie Radney is holding an art exhibit at 6-10 p.m. Friday at 113-C 12th St., in downtown Columbus.

He said seven artists will be showing their work for one night only.

Admission is free.

I don’t have a phone number for Radney, just an e-mail address, which is if you need more information.

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