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Get out and have some fun in Macon this summer

Students lounge around The Plunkett pool before finals week begins.

Katie Atkinson

Students lounge around The Plunkett pool before finals week begins.

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

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Within the next few days, many of you will say goodbye to your Mercer friends for the summer. But that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to having fun. If you’re staying in Macon for the break, here are a few activities to check out:

May 11

Corks & Canvas

If you love wine and art, Corks & Canvas is the perfect outing for you. On Wednesday, May 11, the 567 Center for Renewal will host a painting class at which attendees are encouraged to bring along their favorite bottle of wine. They will get tips from a professional artist and walk away with their own 11 x 14 canvas.

The class lasts two and a half hours, and previous painting experience isn’t necessary. The event will cost $25 per person to cover supply expenses. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon by calling 478-238-6051.

May 13

Dark Side of the Dead show at Cox Capitol Theatre

If you’re in the mood for a night out on the town, check out hybrid cover band Cosmic Charlie as they take the Cox Capitol stage to perform a “Dark Side of the Dead” show. The band’s set will feature music from both The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, featuring a rendition of Pink Floyd’s iconic “Dark Side of the Moon” album.

Cosmic Charlie will perform the album in its entirety. There will be a “big band” vibe. Cosmic Charlie has two drummers, four keyboards, backup singers and a saxophone. Cox Capitol assures concert goers that before and after the Dark Side album performance, Cosmic Charlie will offer up two heaping helpings of its signature high-energy Grateful Dead tributes.

The performance will take place from 8-11 p.m. Friday, May 13. Tickets can be purchased at around $12-$15 through ticketfly.com.

June 11

Wesleyan Market

This event is set to be held every second Saturday this summer at nearby Wesleyan College. It will serve as a showcase for Macon’s local artisans and other vendors with a wide variety of items on display — everything from flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables to art, baked goods and jewelry. The market will feature live music and activities and is open to the community at no charge. To find out more, including a list of their vendors, visit the Wesleyan Market on Facebook.

June 12

Second Sunday

A local favorite, this outdoor concert series will continue throughout the summer months for all to enjoy. Pack up your picnic gear and head to Coleman Hill to enjoy a free concert. The show begins at 6 p.m., and the Brick will be there selling food and drinks.

Make sure you arrive early to secure a good spot for optimal concert viewing. Bringing your pets, picnics and lawn chairs is encouraged.

Looking for even more events to attend this summer? Check out ovations365.com for a comprehensive list.

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