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Events in Macon Oct. 19-25

Naya Tillitt
The Johnston-Felton-Hay House in Macon, Georgia captured on Monday, January 31, 2022.

In town this week, we have restorative yoga, a genealogy class, the annual Greek festival plus a performance from an R&B legend. 

Thursday, Oct. 19

Toast & Taste at the Hay House 

The food and wine will flow at this Hay House fundraiser. Local restaurants such as Dovetail, Churchill’s on Cherry, Kinjo and The Monkey’s Paw will have tables featuring their catering with alcohol pairings at this event. There will also be an open bar, silent auction items (including a Cancun vacation) and raffles for a cash prize and a stock-the-bar package.

6:30-9 p.m.; $45 tickets available at; 934 Georgia Ave., 31201; (478) 742-8155;

Friday, Oct. 20

Night at the Museum at the Museum of Arts and Sciences 

Children (and their parents) are encouraged to come in costume to this first event of its kind at the Museum. There will be special planetarium shows, a chance to see the night sky at the observatory and a live show on parasites (because sometimes science can be gross).

6-9 p.m.; $10 and up tickets available at; 4182 Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 477-3232;

Saturday, Oct. 21

16th Annual Central Georgia Greek Festival at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church

The event starts on Friday and runs until Sunday afternoon and is one of the favorite annual events on the Macon social calendar. The weekend is full of lovingly made Greek food, traditional Greek dancers and a shop of religious items and jewelry.  

11 a.m.-  9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday; Free with food and items to purchase; 859 First St., 31201; 

(478) 621-0744;

Sunday, Oct. 22

Gladys Knight at the Macon City Auditorium

The term “legend” is thrown around a lot in the music industry, but if anyone deserves the name, it’s Gladys Knight. The seven-time Grammy Award winner, actress, dancer and former Chicken and Waffles mogul will perform music from her over 50-year career. This show is sure to be packed, so we recommend getting your tickets early.

7 p.m.; $46.75 and up tickets available at; 415 First St., 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Monday, Oct. 23

Gentle Flow Yoga Class at Sparks Yoga

Start your week off right with a gentle flow yoga class that is appropriate for all levels (can’t touch your toes, no problem!) Unlike some yoga classes, this gentle flow class doesn’t add more heat to the room, which is good for those of us who have had PTSD from this weather this past summer. 

9:30-10:30 a.m.; $18 for drop-in class; 1044 Washington Ave., 31201; (478) 250-3028;

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Boo Bash on Ice at the Macon Coliseum

Bring your little witches and goblins to this family-friendly ice skating event. Presented by Macon Learn to Skate, there will be a costume contest, goody bags, prizes and more. 

6:30-8 p.m.; $12, entry cost covers skate rentals; 200 Coliseum Drive, 31217; (478) 803-1593; 

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Dying to Get In: Finding Your Roots With Death Records at Washington Memorial Library

Genealogy, but make it spooky. Washington Memorial’s Genealogy Room Research Assistant James O’Neal will lead an overview on how to find genealogical information from death records and newspaper obituaries. In addition, O’Neal will discuss the meanings behind signs and symbols often carved on tombstones.

4-5 p.m.; Free; 1180 Washington Ave; (478) 310-2129;


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