To Do: The Valley's weekly events planner (6/19-6/25)

Crowd cheering during a performance at the 2012 Family Day in the park.
Crowd cheering during a performance at the 2012 Family Day in the park.


The National Infantry Museum turns 5: All day you can enjoy $5 tickets to any IMAX movie, get a small popcorn/small drink combo at the concessions stand for $5 and take $5 off a NIM SIM Combat Simulators combo ticket. Check for movie schedule. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1775 Legacy Way. 706-685-5800.

Carmike summer: Carmike will feature a family-friendly movie. This week’s is “Turbo.” 10 a.m. Hollywood Ritz 13, 1683 Whittlesey Boulevard. $4 admission includes movie ticket, drink, popcorn and snack.

LEGO mania: Bring your entire family and the library will provide all the LEGOs and coloring sheets. 3-5 p.m. North Columbus Public Library, 5689 Armour Road. Free. 706-748-2855.

"Let’s Talk": Mayor Teresa Tomlinson holds quarterly meetings with the public to hear their concerns and answer their questions. 6-7 p.m. Salvation Army Center, 5201 Warm Springs Road. Open to public. 706-225-3167.

Newcomers Club of Columbus: 10 a.m. at the Columbus Botanical Gardens, 3603 Weems Road. Matt Whiddon, executive director of the gardens will speak. Hand sanitizer will be collected for the Good Shepherd free clinic. 706-566-0349.

"Suds!": CSU Theater presents “Suds! The Rockin’ ‘60s Musical Soap Opera” — a story of a young woman and her guardian angels who teach her about finding true love. 7:30 p.m. Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 West 10th Street. $12-$20. 706-507-8444.

Spencer High reunion: Spencer High School Classes of the 5’s (1935, ‘45, ‘55, ‘65, ‘75, ‘85, ‘95 and 2005) will meet at 5:15 p.m. at Two Thousand Opportunities, Inc. 1170 Brown Ave. Call Ann Hawthorne Davis at 706-324-7071

Legends: Trivia starts at 8 p.m. Call 706-507-1406.

The Loft: Jodi White and Jamie Utley take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: Roshambeaux performs at 10 p.m. Free. Call 706-568-3316.


Fantasia and friends: “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino with special guests K-Ci and JoJo perform. 8 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth Street. $48-$58. Box office or

Radical reptiles: Meet and greet Oxbow Meadows’s resident reptiles, including snakes, alligators and turtles. Every Wednesday and Friday in June. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. $5. Infants are free. Pre-registration is required and it closes two days before each program. Call 706-507-8550.

Dinner theater: “Sherlock’s Whitewater Mystery” is the latest edition in this murder mystery show. Reservations include the show, a three-course dinner, water, tea and coffee. Dress is business casual. 7 p.m. Downtown Historic Columbus Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Ave. $48.50 plus tax. 706-604-5634.

The Hangout: DJ Epic performs for Ladies Night. No cover. Call 706-221-0423.

Legends: It’s hip-hop night. Cover is $5. Ladies get in free until 11 p.m. Call 706-507-1406.

The Loft: The Orange Constant performs at 9 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: Nerver and Familiar Sin perform at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 706-568-3316.


Family Day Music Festival: Presented by Davis Broadcasting, this is the annual festival’s 28th year — and its first at its new location in the South Commons/Civic Center Courtyard, 400 4th Street. Activities include a basketball tournament, a kids zone and free ice skating, plus a line-up of performers including Anthony David, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Yung Joc and much more. 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Free.

Roller derby: The Muscogee Roller Girls will square off against the Marietta Derby Darlins at Front Porch of the South, 7607 Veterans Parkway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Also includes after-party games such as beach volley ball, corn hole and more. Tickets are $10 in advance from Front Porch of the South, any roller girl or 706-763-8448.

Pride event: COLGAY and the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation will host an all-day LGBT pride event focusing on advocacy and education, including live entertainment from the Brittany Avery Band, community speakers and a proclamation from the city. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Uptown Broadway stage in downtown Columbus. Free. 706-580-6239

Youth Orchestra Alumni Reunion Concert: The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus will celebrate its 20th season with an alumni concert, including former students, instructors and coaches. At 7 p.m. at the RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway.

Historic Linwood walking tour: The Historic Linwood Foundation will be offering its first Third Saturday Tour of the summer, with “Linwood Ladies” as its theme. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring their own water — and maybe an umbrella for the sun. Additional tours, featuring different themes, will be offered on July 19 and August 16. Contingent on the weather. Tours last about 2 hours; they are free and open to the public. 721 Linwood Blvd. 706-321-8285

The First Annual "Let’s Have Tea": A TEAlightful Experience will host this first annual event at 3 p.m. at The Historic Log Cabin, 1100 35th Street in Phenix City. The theme is “Celebrating the Power of Women: Recognizing the Power Within.” The event includes a guest speaker, creative presentations, giveaways — and, of course, tea. Tickets are $25. or call 334-408-7215

Ladies’ Auxiliary of Columbus Yard Sale: From 7 a.m.-noon June 21, St. Anne Catholic Church, 2000 Kay Circle, visitation hall. Home furnishings, clothing, jewelry and more. Proceeds to benefit scholarships to St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School. 706-561-8678.

Harris County Humane Society Golf Tournament: Eighth Annual GolfPaws Open fundraiser 1 p.m. June 21, Maple Ridge Golf Club, Columbus. Shotgun start, four person scramble. Registration fee: $75, includes 18 holes, cart, range balls, lunch, beverages, prizes, awards. Tournament sponsorship levels available. For registration and sponsorship information, Lorraine Berry, 404-863-1068 or

Photo Restoration lecture and demonstration: During this class, participants will learn about and see demonstrations of free, online programs that can be utilized for photo retouching, restitching and restoration. Each attendee can bring his/her digital camera and panorama capable smartphones. 1-4 p.m. at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Cost is $10 (members), $15.

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.

The Hangout: Second Hand Ego performs. Cover is $5. Call 706-221-0423.

Legends: DJ Mystic performs for the pajama party — the cover is $5 for those not wearing pajamas. Call 706-507-1406.

The Loft: Cracker Jack Prize performs at 9 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: Wayne Minor Band performs at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 706-568-3316.

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.


Miss Georgia: Contestants in the Miss Georgia and Georgia’s Outstanding Teen compete in the preliminaries Thursday and Friday, with the finals — and a new Miss Georgia crowned — on Saturday 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway. $30-$65. or 706-322-2315.


"Dora the Explorer Live": CSU’s Department of Theater presents this live musical adventure of everyone’s favorite explorer as she and her best buddy Boots set sail. 10 a.m. at the Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 W 10th Street. With a meet-and-greet with the cast to follow. Tickets are $5-10. 706-507-8444.


"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee": Columbus State’s summer repertory company mounts a production of this Tony award-winning musical, about a band of a misfit students, the titular spelling bee and the adults who supervise them. At 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 W 10th Street. Also June 26-27. Tickets are $20, $15 (senior and active-duty military) and $12 (kids 12 and under). 706-507-8444.


SoHo: Karaoke with Rob Hall. Free. Call 706-568-3316.


SoHo: Open mic night with Zac Young. Free. Call 706-568-3316.


Legends: Spent Less performs at 7 p.m. Free. Call 706-507-1406.

Mix Ultra Lounge: Vanity Wednesdays, with DJ Tammy and a drag show. Call 706-221-2112.

SoHo: Hymn for Her performs at 10 p.m. Free. Call 706-568-3316.