Friday-Sunday, Dec. 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.
Noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Federated Garden Club, 730 College St. 742-0921. Free admission.
Keeping Christmas at Richland Church
7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Interstate 16, Exit 24, Old Richland Road at Huddle House. A madrigal Christmas celebration and re-enactment of a Civil War Christmas. www.oldrichlandchurch.org. $10 at door.
Pancake Breakfast with Santa
9-11 a.m. Saturday, 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, email@example.com. $12 per adult, $8 per child ages 12 and younger.
Warner Robins Christmas Parade
10 a.m. Saturday, starts at Houston Mall, travels down Watson Boulevard and ends at City Hall, Warner Robins.
Bolingbroke Christmas Parade
3 p.m. Saturday, 8043 Rivoli Road, Bolingbroke. Pre-parade festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a cake walk and concession stand. After the parade, all the kids can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santas Workshop. The cake walk and concessions will be available after the parade also. Gather in front of the Bolingbroke Fire Station up and down Rivoli Road for this event. Free.
Christmas Scholarship Dance
8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Holiday Inn North, 3953 River Place Drive. Hosted by the Savannah State University National Alumni Association-Macon Metro Chapter with proceeds going towards assisting deserving students. Call 731-1283 or 731-7562 for tickets. $25.
Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Holiday Concert
7 p.m. Thursday, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. The band will perform a variety of festive music. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Free.
6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Dec. 8, Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. 746-9688 or www.rumcmacon.org. 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.
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. Friday, Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Bolingbroke. Jonathan Fisher, 918-7800, or the church, (478) 974-0002. Donations accepted.
The Shireys and EZ Cleghorn
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Ga. 358, Danville. Jonathan Fisher, 918-7800. Donations accepted.
8 p.m. Dec. 7, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $15. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
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.
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. This week: New Horizon, Gary Snyder, Grass Backardz and Kirkland and Friends. (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. This week: 7 p.m. Jerry Jackson, 8:45 p.m. Doug Welch and Classic Country. (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. Charles Oliver and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Southern Nites 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. This week: 6:30 p.m. to be announced, 7:30 p.m. Country Rose Band, 9 p.m. PKHRS. 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. Tuesday and Thursday, 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.
Gingerbread House Competition
2-5 p.m. Sunday, 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.
Kade Howard Benefit featuring Meiko
8 p.m. Dec. 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $10 in advance, $12 day of. Meikos performance benefits Kade Howard, a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with bran cancer. 257-6391.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 986-4908.
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.
Macon Writers Group
2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. The only absolute criteria for membership are a love for the written word and a willingness to share your writing, and give constructive criticism and encouragement to other members of the group. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Rose Hill Cleanup
10 a.m. Saturday, Rose Hill Cemetery, 1071 Riverside Drive. Decorating the main gate and gatehouse for the holidays.742-5084.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Baby Shower
1-4 p.m. Dec. 8, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. A communitywide event hosted by the ladies of U. G.O. G.I.R.L. mentoring program. Free food and beverages, clothing giveaways, baby accessories, toys and furniture, health workshops, U. G.O. G.I.R.L. information session and registration and more. Open to women, expectant mothers, and those with small children. 751-9248.
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting
6:15-9 p.m. Dec. 9, Byron Municipal Complex Auditorium, 401 Main St., Byron. In memory of children who have died at any age from any cause. Includes songs, readings, the angel call presentation and lighting of candles. Karla Chidester, 954-4592, or www.compassionatefriends.org. A minimum $5 donation is requested for each candle lit.
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. email@example.com.
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. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.fgcmacon.org. $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.
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. www.winestyles.net/macon.
Second Saturday Storytelling
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. 743-8544.