Friday: Ujima, service day of love and community outreach. Join other volunteers to clean up the Unionville Neighborhood from 10 a.m.-noon. Ujima evening celebration with refreshments and black business showcase. Saturday: Ujamaa Economic Unity Day for black economic empowerment, purchasing from black businesses and developing a plan for your own economic empowerment. 5 p.m. Sunday: Night of Purpose; Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St.; theme: the universal connection. Film, spoken word, live music, visual arts, featuring poet Queen Sheba, $5 advance, $7 at door. 5 p.m. Monday: Community Karamu (Kwanzaa Feast) at Homeland Village, 2910 Napier Ave.; special tribute and screening of Bob Marley documentary. Tuesday: Imani reflections, self-examination and reassessment with family. Presented by Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center and Torchlight Academy Inc. 718-8067.
Country Christmas in Lights
6-10 p.m. nightly through Sunday, The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. More than one mile of lights will be lit throughout the ranch to drive through. www.therockranch.com. Free.
Light More Homes Christmas Celebration
Dusk-midnight through Monday, 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.
Christmas at Hay House
Through Monday, 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. $11 adults, $10 seniors and military, $7 students. 742-8155.
Cherry Blossom Ball Drop
7 p.m.-midnight Monday, Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Kids activities from 7-9 p.m., DJ Laura Starling starts a 9 p.m., live feed from Times Square in New York, and the cherry blossom ball drop and fireworks at midnight. Free.
New Years Eve Cabaret
9 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Monday, MKDC, 133 Ward St. Hosted by the Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary No. 258. DJ, champagne toast. Gwen Booker, firstname.lastname@example.org. $30.
New Years Eve Charity Ball
7 p.m. Monday, Warner Robins Conference Center, Courtyard by Marriott, 589 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. Hosted by Warner Robins Noon Optimist Club and benefiting the Rainbow House Childrens Resource Center. Live music and dancing with Quiet Storm. Heavy hors doeuvres and cash bar. Black tie optional. Tickets can be obtained from club members, Rainbow House, (478) 923-5923, online at www.wroptimist.org or by e-mail, email@example.com. $50 per person includes admission, one drink ticket and one raffle ticket.
New Years Eve Big Bash
8 p.m. Monday, Terminal Station, downtown Macon. Includes live entertainment from the Grapevine Band and a silent auction. Hosted by The Arc Macon. Tickets are available at arcmacon.org or 477-7764. $25 general admission, table seating also available.
New Years Eve New Wave Rave
9 p.m. Monday, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Echospeed will be jamming 80s favorites. Dress in 80s attire. Complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop with prizes. Watch the ball drop from Times Square on a big screen. $15. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 257-6391.
New Year Dance
9 p.m. Monday, VFW Post No. 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Featuring the Winchester Band. $25 per couple, or $15 per single. 474-3663.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12 and Feb. 9, 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.
Fall Line Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Jan. 12, parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, 210 South Wayne St., Milledgeville. Local, farm-fresh, seasonal vegetables, meat, dairy and more. Learn more about sustainable farming. (478) 414-6433.
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.
Annual Stillwater and Friends Reunion Concert
9:30 p.m. Friday, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $20. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 257-6391.
9 p.m. Saturday, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $12 in advance, $15 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 257-6391.
Tribute to the King
7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Ritz Theatre, 114 S. Church St., Thomaston. Starring Todd Allen Herendeen as Elvis. Tickets available at the Ritz or TUAC Gallery. (706) 647-5372. $15 advance, $20 at door.
7 p.m. Jan. 11, Allens Market, 101 W. McIntosh St., Milledgeville. An evening with Grandpas Cough Medicine. Show will be filmed for a future DVD release. $10 in advance, $15 day of. For reservations, call (478) 363-2351.
Tops in Blue
7 p.m. Jan. 12, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 702 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Tops in Blue is a group of about 40 musicians, dancers and vocalists who perform for military personnel and their families around the country. Seating is limited. (478) 926-2137. Free.
Comedian Huggy Lowdown
8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan. 12, the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 742-2000.
The Return: Beatles Tribute Band
7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St, Hawkinsville. (478) 783-1884. $25.
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.
The Sweetback Sisters
6-8 p.m. Jan. 26, Magnolia Theatre, 122 Main St., Eastman. The Magnolia Music and Medicine Show welcomes this band thats a mix of country, honky-tonk, swing and old-time music. For ticket information, call (478) 374-4723. www.magnoliamusicandmedicineshow.com.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
7 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 2; 1 p.m. Feb. 3, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Adults $22-$37, children $12-$37. 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.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursdays, Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place 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. Closed until Jan. 5 for the holidays. (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: 6:30 p.m. Johnny Jackson, 7:30 p.m. Jimmy Tucker and the Tucker Boys. (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. Somthin Else Band, 7:30 p.m. Country Crossing. 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. This week: Wagon House Band. 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 Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Films show at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Chicken With Plums. Feb. 10: The Sessions. Documentary series special presentation at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22: Samsara. 742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Charity Benevolent Fund Winter Harvest Festival 5K Run and 1 mile Run/Walk
8 a.m. Saturday, starting and ending at North Macon Presbyterian Church, 5707 Rivoli Road. To collect blankets, gloves, sleeping bags, space heaters and warm clothing for the disadvantaged. $20 registration. http://fundab.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Registration: $80 marathon, $55 half marathon, $25 5K; after Jan. 1: $85, $60, $30. Relay Team may register anytime for an entry fee of $150.
All That Jazz
8 p.m. Jan. 25, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Phil Perry and Pieces of a Dream. Benefits the Tubman African American Museum. 743-8544. Tubmanmuseum.com. $40 balcony seats; $125 individual table seats; $1,000 tables for eight.
6 p.m. Feb. 6, Taylor Amphitheatre, Wesleyan College. Screening of a new documentary by Douglas Blackmon, a Wall Street Journal and Washington Post editor and author. Free. 11:15 a.m. Feb. 7, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, discussion of Blackmons book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to WWII, which won the 2009 Pultizer Prize.
Hope on the Hill
4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Coleman Hill Park, Georgia Avenue and Spring Street, Macon. A communitywide candlelight vigil for peace and a call to end violence. 258-9949. Free.
First Day Hike at High Falls
10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, 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.
Central Georgia FIRST Lego League Super Regional Qualifier
9 a.m. Jan. 5, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Join 40 Lego robotics teams as they compete for a chance to advance to the state final competition. Open to the public. 926-1769. www.GeorgiaFLL.org or www.starbaserobins.org. Free to watch.
Macons Wedding Ring Bridal Show
1-4 p.m. Jan. 6, the Blacksmith Shop, 655 Poplar St. Fun, food, music, prizes and a chance to meet Middle Georgia wedding professionals. Tickets can be purchased at www.maconsweddingring.com. $10 per bride, $5 general public.
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.
8 p.m. Friday, 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.