To Do: The Valley's weekly events planner (07/10-7/16)


Nature Navigators: The 10-11 a.m. program will focus on learning about birds. The 1:30-2:30 p.m. program will focus on learning about newts and salamanders. Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. $5. Call 706-507-8550 for reservations.

The Loft: Tim Pulnik and Mary Asher take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.


Flashback Friday: Tyte Rhythmz will be performing all of your favorite Motown, old school and R&B music. Also performing is Michael Jackson impersonator Bobby Miller. Tickets are $15 (advance)/$20. At the Event Center Downtown in Opelika, Ala. 334-444-1785 or 334-705-5466.

The Loft: Rusty Taylor and Southern Standard Time perform at 7 p.m., followed by The Georgia Flood at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 for The Georgia Flood. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: Shoeless Sundays performs. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.


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

Chill out at the library: On Friday, tome enjoy the Columbus Public Library’s free outdoor movie — tonight’s pick is the singalong version of “Frozen.” Games and pre-show entertainment begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie begins at sundown. At 3000 Macon Road.

Movie night at the Y: Come see “Despicable Me 2” under the stars at the D.A. Turner YMCA, 4384 Warm Springs Road. Remember to bring a blanket and chairs. Concessions will be sold. Friday — starts shortly after dusk at 8:30 p.m. Free.

Springer summer movies: Enjoy a classic movie — “The Wizard of Oz” (Rated PG) on Friday and “We Were Soldiers” (Rated R) on Saturday — on a warm summer night. Players Saloon opens at 6:30 p.m. with movie starting at 7:30 p.m. Springer Opera House, 103 10th Street. $10 in advance, $12 at door. 706-327-3688.

Beach-side movies at Callaway: Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a family-friendly flick at Callaway’s beach, . This week’s movie is “Despicable Me 2.” Starts at dusk on Friday. Admission is $5/$2.50 (kids ages 6-12); free from annual pass holders. Enjoy live music or the farmer’s market before the movie. 706-663-2281 or 1-800-CALLAWAY


Insectival: Inspect insects, befriend bumblebees and eat cookies with crickets on top at this year’s festival. Activities at Insectival are suitable for all ages. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. $5. 706-507-8550.

Muddy Water Music Festival: The third annual festival will feature live entertainment from Johnny Kemp out of Columbus, The Barstool Prophets from LaGrange, and Nashville recording artist Chad Wilson. It’s from 2-6 p.m. on Lake Harding’s Two Tree Island. Access to the event is available by water only — you’ll need to bring your own boat. Free. 706-681-3668

Second Saturday: Get three-dimensional at the Art Cart and create a paper sculpture at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Afterwards, go on a scavenger hunt around the museum to find sculptures in the Permanent Collection. 11 a.m. is a special story time reading of “Look! Look! Look! at Sculpture” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and Linda K. Friedlaender. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. 706-748-2562

Midland Community Farmers Market: Hosted by the Men’s Club of Midland United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Plants, produce, crafts, baked goods and more. From Columbus, take Manchester Expressway (north Ga. 85), take left at County Line Road exit, and turn right on Garrett Road. Vendors call 706-507-0357.

The Loft: The Owsley Brothers perform at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: Damn Skippy performs for SoHo’s 12th anniversary. 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.


President Carter: President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school. 10 a.m. Maranatha Baptist Church, 148 Ga. Highway 45 N, Plains, Ga. Open to the public. 229-824-7896


"Charlotte’s Web": Wilbur is no ordinary pig — however the destiny he faces, the same every farm pig faces, is very ordinary indeed. Rated G. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also July 18-27. Springer Opera House, 103 10th Street. $7-$13. 706-327-3688.

"Fame Jr.": The Liberty Theatre, 813 Eighth Ave., will produce this “bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story” about the students New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts. At 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10/$5 (students). or 706-653-7566.


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


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


Liberty Theatre auditions: The Liberty Theatre will host its season auditions from 6-9 p.m. both days. 813 Eighth Ave. or 706-653-7566.


UA kids program: For kids ages 8-12.Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Also Thursday. Continues weekly until school returns. At Uncommon Athletic, 1205 1st Ave. 706-527-6372


The Loft: Owen Campbell and Brooks Ritter take the stage 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: All New Atmosphere performs. Free. Call 706-596-8141.