Friday-Sunday and Nov. 30; Dec. 1-2, 14-16 and 19-24; Jan. 18-21 and 25-27, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $8-$10 per person, depending on time. Price includes skate rental. For specific skate times, which vary per day, visit www.maconcentreplex.com.
High Falls Turkey Waddle
9-11 a.m. Saturday, High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Hike off that extra slice of pie with this exhilarating 3.5-mile hike. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. (478) 993-3053.
Storytime with Santa
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. Enjoy stories and photos with Santa, crafts and cookies. Meet at the Stone Pavilion. $5 parking. (770) 504-2277.
Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Federated Garden Club, 730 College St. Interested vendors may contact Becky Meyer, 972-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Suzan Bennett, 476-8228 or email@example.com. 742-0921. Free admission.
Pancake Breakfast with Santa
9-11 a.m. Dec. 1, Student Life Center lobby, Macon State College. Parents are invited to bring their children to have a pancake breakfast and get their photos taken with Santa Claus. Sponsored by the Macon State College Student Club and benefitting the colleges AquaNutz Marine Biology Club. Each childs entrance fee includes a Christmas ornament the child can decorate while waiting for Santa. Reservations are encouraged. To make reservations or for more information, contact Thomas Sawicki, firstname.lastname@example.org. $12 per adult, $8 per child ages 12 and younger.
Bolingbroke Christmas Parade
3 p.m. Dec. 1, downtown Bolingbroke. Bring lawn chairs. Pre-parade festivities begin at 2 p.m. and include snacks, drinks and cake walk. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santas Workshop. (478) 474-7320.
Warner Robins Christmas Parade
10 a.m. Dec. 1, starts at Houston Mall, travels down Watston Boulevard and ends at City Hall, Warner Robins.
Byron Christmas Parade
1 p.m. Dec. 1, starts at Byron Middle School and ends on Main Street, Byron.
Christmas at Hay House
Dec. 1-31, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Tour this historic home decorated with natural greenery and Victorian-inspired Christmas items. Tours happen on the hour. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Christmas day. $11 adults, $10 seniors and military, $7 students. 742-8155.
Holiday Gifts From The Kitchen
10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Highland Hills Baptist Church, 1370 Briarcliff Road. Join chef Teddi Wohlford as she demonstrates how to cook a variety of treats to eat or give as gifts for the holidays. $45. Reservations and payment required by Nov. 30. For registration information, call 745-5203 or e-mail email@example.com.
Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Holiday Concert
7 p.m. Dec. 6, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. The band will perform a variety of festive music. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Free.
7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tenth anniversary show. Acousticproductions.com. $10.
Lockerly Arboretum Holiday Open House
1-6 p.m. Dec. 8, Lockerly Hall, Lockerly Arboretum, 1534 Irwinton Road, Milledgeville. Take a tour of the hall decorated with beautiful live greenery. Free. (478) 452-2112.
Jarrell Plantation Christmas
1-4 p.m. Dec. 8, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Traditional Christmas in the country. Natural greenery decorations, candles, folk craft demonstrations, stories and refreshments. $4-$6.50. (478) 986-5172.
Holiday Celebration with Mark Ballard
3 p.m. Dec. 8, County Extension Building, 420 Peacock St., Cochran. The Pilot Club of Cochran hosts Mark as he creates holiday decorations and entertaining ideas. Refreshments served. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (478) 230-8379.
Here Comes Santa Paws
4-7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2-5 p.m. Dec. 9, the Ensign House, 88 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth. Presented by Sav A Pet. Hors doeuvres, Christmas music and gift shop. $15 per person or $25 per couple. Gazebo photos with Santa are $15. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas in Mercer Village
5-9 p.m. Dec. 8, Mercer Village, near Mercer University, Macon. Inflatables and vendors, ornament decorating, photos with Santa, Christmas tree lighting at 7 p.m. Outdoor screening of Elf at 7:30 p.m. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.
Christmas In Old Macon
6-9 p.m. Dec. 8, the Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Bring the children for an evening of fun and excitement. There will be crafts, music, plays and dancing to entertain children of all ages. Expect a visit from Father Christmas and warm cider and cookies for all. $6 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. 745-5982.
Fort Hawkins Frontier Christmas
Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 and Jan. 5-6, Fort Hawkins, Emery Highway at Maynard Street. Tour the Blockhouse Replica with unique daytime candlelight tours of the second floor each weekend and the re-creation of one of the first Christmas trees in America from the Moravian missionaries serving at the fort 200 years ago. Mulled cider and ginger snaps will be served. 742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. An open house showcasing the cottage decorated for the holidays. Baked goods and appetizers will be for sale throughout the day while free tours are offered. Refreshments will be served and the Side Porch Gift Shop will have a Christmas sale. Free. 743-3851.
Mike Fullers Magical Christmas Variety Show
8 p.m. Dec. 20, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Magic, music and merriment featuring Middle Georgia Youth Ballet dancers, vocals by Kim Meeks, holiday magic, Santa and more. 471-PLAY. www.MaconLittleTheatre.org. $10 adults, $5 children under 17.
John Berry: The Christmas Concert
7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $32. 301-5470.
Light More Homes Christmas Celebration
Dusk-midnight through Dec. 31, Chick-fil-A, 140 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Evening light display of 50,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music of the season, broadcast via FM radio. Free to enjoy the show, donations accepted to benefit Macon Habitat for Humanity. www.maconhabitat.org or 745-0630.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. The event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and crafts. Music, fun and educational events also offered. 757-5233. Free.
State Farmers Market
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. Closed New Years Day.
Mulberry Street Market
4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Mulberry Street. Locally grown produce, dairy, meat, desserts and more.
International City Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field across from Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins. Market Bites Café, 4-6.30 p.m., featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. (478) 225-7626.
Dayspring Trio, the Shireys and Logan Smith
7 p.m. Nov. 30, Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Bolingbroke. Jonathan Fisher, 918-7800, or the church, (478) 974-0002. Donations accepted.
6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A Christian youth/young adult center. 4917-A Mercer University Drive. 390-4013. $3 admission, concession and games extra.
Gospel and Jam Session
8-10:30 p.m. every first and third Friday, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 809 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. (478) 997-1734. Free.
JDs Drama & Dinner Theater
5 p.m.-midnight, Fridays and Saturdays, 550 Riverside Drive. Live jazz and R&B music. Food available includes hamburgers, hot dogs, wings and salads. 738-3114. www.jdsdramatheater.com.
8 p.m. Dec. 7, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $15. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
9 p.m. Dec. 29, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $12 in advance, $15 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 257-6391.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Acousticproductions.com. $20 adults and $15 students in advance, $22 at door.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Jan. 31-Feb. 3, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Tickets on sale soon. www.ringling.com.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. $48-$78. 751-9232 or ticketmaster.com.
9:30 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. Feb. 6-7 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Suited for ages 3-7. $7 for morning performances. Evening performance is $16 adults, $11 students. www.thegrandmacon.com, 301-5470.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Monster trucks tear through obstacles. $10-$35. 751-9232 or ticketmaster.com.
The End Times Comedy Night
8 p.m. the first Monday and third Saturday of every month, the Folks Art, 108 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville. Join comics from Milledgeville, Athens and Atlanta for a night of stand-up comedy. $3. (478) 453-9550 or www.thefolksart.com.
9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Markels SaLounge, 206 E. Gaines St., Dublin. Open mic night for poets hosted by Lisa Bryant. (478) 290-5938. $5
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jocks & Jills, 4680 Sheraton Drive. Guided practice for beginners. Free. 742-9367.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursdays, Jocks & Jills Sports Grill, 4680 Sheraton Drive. 960-3450. Free.
8 p.m. Fridays, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Dixie Pride Band. 784-1454. $7.
9 p.m. Saturdays, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. 218-5815. $7. Singles welcome.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Wimbish Road. Caller: Lee Dixon. 757-2912. Free.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
7-9 p.m. Thursdays, except fourth Thursdays, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. 935-8364. Free.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 471-1560.
Bleckley County Jamboree
7 p.m. Fridays, Oak Grove Community Center, Ga. 126, Cochran. Classic country and gospel music, featuring Josh Lucas and Friends. (478) 230-3380. Free.
Hollonville Opry House
6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ga. 362, Hollonville. (770) 228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
Juliette Opry House
5:30 p.m. front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m. open mic stage show; 8 p.m. headliner stage show; every first Saturday; Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
Ole Clinton Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. The Opry will be closed Friday for Thanksgiving. (478) 461-3544 or oleclintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
4-9 p.m. Saturdays; south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. This week: 4:30 p.m. House Band, 6 p.m. Paul Brown and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix Band. Also open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. (478) 328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.
Wagon House Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Saturdays, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Williamson Music Barn
Saturdays, 2232 Ga. 362 West, Williamson. Call John Williams, (770) 380-1935 or (770) 595-6947. For bookings, call (770) 375-8490. Free; donations accepted.
Macon State College Fall Digital Video Fest
3:30-4:45 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 6, Macon State College campus theater. The festival will feature final student video projects from the fall 2012 Principles of Production class. Each student video runs 5-10 minutes. Light refreshments will be served. Patrick S. Brennan, email@example.com or 757-2578. Free.
Macon Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Films show at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9: Robot and Frank. Jan. 13: Chicken With Plums. Documentary series special presentation at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22: Samsara. 742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Charity Benevolent Fund 5K Run and 1 mile Run/Walk to Stamp Out Poverty
8-11 a.m. Saturday, starting and ending at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 7015 Rivoli Road. $20. http://fundab.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 986-4908.
Jays Hope Blind Wine Tasting
8 p.m. Thursday, the Blacksmith Shop, 665 Poplar St. Enjoy a sampling of wines, food and music. All proceeds benefit the Jays HOPE Foundation. $25 per person, or $60 for a team of four. Team registration ends Monday. www.jayshope.org.
Taste of Perry
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Georgia Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Food from local restaurants, wine and beer, auction. Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, (478) 987-1234. Sold out.
Gingerbread House Competition
2-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Georgia Industrial Childrens Home, 4690 Mumford Road. Groups divided by age, from preschoolers through adults. Proceeds benefit the Childrens Home. For more information or to register, visit www.twincedars.org or call 474-8220. $15-25 entry fees.
Rock By The Sea: Music For A Cause
6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Featuring Gannon Adams and Travis Denning, with Marty Evans and Lauren St. Jane and the Dead Westerns. Benefitting pediatric cancer research and treatment. www.RockByTheSea.org. $10.
Charity Benevolent Fund Winter Harvest Festival 5K Run and 1 mile Run/Walk
Dec. 29, starting and ending at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 7015 Rivoli Road. To collect blankets, gloves, sleeping bags, space heaters and warm clothing for the disadvantaged. $15 registration by Dec. 15, $20 after. http://fundab.org or e-mail email@example.com. 986-4908.
Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk
8 a.m. marathon, 8:15 a.m. half-marathon, 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Jan. 19, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Part of the 2013 Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Aviation. Race limited to 1,500 participants. Race-day registration is available for 5K only, if space is available. June Lowe or Mary Lynn Harrison, 923-6600 or e-mail MaryLynn.Harrison@museumofaviation.org. Detailed race information can be found at www.museumofaviation.org. Early registration: $75 marathon, $50 half-marathon, $25 5K; after Dec. 1: $80, $55, $25; after Jan. 1: $85, $60, $30. Relay Team may register anytime for an entry fee of $150.
Mark Ballard book signing
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Creters, 2374 Ingleside Ave. Mark will sign copies of his new cookbook, Delicious, and have holiday merchandise for sale. Free. 745-6709.
Aubrey Hammack Book Signing
1-3 p.m. Dec. 8, Gottwals Bookstore, 3780 Northside Drive, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15, Finchers Barbeque, 3947 Houston Ave. Aubrey Hammack is the author of The Winning Edge, a book about Billy Henderson, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame member. Hammack will also be signing books with Jimmy Hammond on Dec. 8. 747-1366. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Brandon Book Signing
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8, Gottwals Books, 3780 Northside Drive. The author will sign copies of her bestselling novel Dunaways Crossing. www.NancyBrandon.com.
Shoot for Your Dinner Turkey Shoot
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41, Fort Valley. Shooters of any age may participate. A shotgun and shells will be provided or shooters can bring their own gun provided it is 12 or 20 gauge, modified or open choke with a barrel not longer than 30 inches. Target plates will be sold for $4 each or two for $7 in the same round. A frozen turkey or ham or gift cards will be awarded to the top shooter after each round of 12 plates. Food items will be available. Travis Kay, (478) 923-0257 or email@example.com.
First Day Hike at High Falls
10 a.m.-noon Jan. 1, High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. This guided 3.5-mile moderate hike will go past the falls, the old powerhouse and through a mixed pine/hardwood forest. Learn about park history and the local ecology. Meet at the park office, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. (478) 993-3053.
Rock Candy Tours
Intown Rock n Roll Stroll happens from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. Departs from Washington Park, corner of College Street and Washington Avenue. $15 per person. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a bottle of water are recommended. To make reservations, call 955-5997 and leave your name, phone number and desired tour date. Group discounts are available. Private tours also are available. firstname.lastname@example.org.
856 Mulberry St. Tours offered 10 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military, $3 for students with college I.D. 745-5982.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 752-8257.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Fort Hawkins, Emery Highway. Dec. 8: Friends of Fort Hawkins reception. Dec. 16: Factor Halsteds memorial and War of 1812 remembrance. 742-3003. forthawkins.com. Free.
Neel Reid Tours
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and by special appointment, Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. 742-0921. $5.
Amerson River Park
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays vehicle gate is open. Pedestrian gate open Mondays-Tuesdays, North Pierce Avenue, Macon. A place to walk, bike, hike, fish, study nature or enjoy the handicapped-accessible playground and pavilion. Free. www.ocmulgeeheritagetrail.com.
Lawn Mower Races
11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, across from Camping World, Byron. (478) 956-3929.
6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Prizes. For ages 21 and older. 751-9248.
7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays, Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. Public welcome. 742-5372.
7 p.m. Thursdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 784-1454.
Adult Card Night
6-7 p.m. Fridays, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. A social event for adults who want to show off their skills. 751-9248.
7:30 p.m. Fridays, L&W Sports Bar, 4479 Pio Nono Ave. The tournament is 8 Ball with A.P.A. Rules. Drink specials all night. $10 tournament, no cover charge.
Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays, The Net Teen Center, 102 Gunn Road, Centerville. Skateboarding for teens ages 13-18. Pastor Mike DiPietro, (478) 297-9244. Free.
10 a.m. Saturdays, 230 W.E. Green Parkway, Interstate 75 exit 149, west on Ga. 49, Byron.
Rampage Pro Wrestling
2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month, Johnny Gs, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. (478) 329-8002. rampageprowrestling.net. $8 adults, $5 kids, VIP seating available.
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesdays: Six wines with light appetizers. $6. Thursdays: Eight wines with appetizers. $10. 474-9595.
7:30 p.m. bell time, the first and third Fridays of the month, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. (478) 397-5734. allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, children 6 and younger free.
Second Saturday Storytelling
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. 743-8544.
Second Saturday Activities
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Georgia Childrens Museum, 382 Cherry St. Family-friendly activities. 755-9539. $4, free for Macon residents with ID.
Toddler Play Date
10:30 a.m.-noon, last Thursday of month, Georgia Childrens Museum, 382 Cherry St. Special craft, story and/or activity. For children 3 and younger. 755-9539. $3 per person.
3 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 477-3232.
Weekly Telescope Observing
9 p.m. Fridays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet in the observatory to see the night sky through the museums telescopes. The largest telescope can offer well over 100 times magnification. Held only if the sky is clear. Admission by donation. 477-3232. www.masmacon.org.