Veterans Day Service
11 a.m. Nov. 11, Linwood Cemetery, Walnut Street. Hosted by the Macon Cemetery Preservation Corporation. Speaker: Retired Army Master Sgt. Robert L. White III. Free. 478-746-0589.
Veterans Day Activities
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Several experts will be on hand to explain aircraft and military equipment, and veterans of all services are invited to help cut a cake at 1 p.m. in the museums Scott-Exhibit Hangar. 478-926-6870.
Nov. 11. Motorcycle ride: noon registration, 2 p.m. kickstands up, Harley-Davidson of Macon to concert site. Concert: 3 p.m., Ardagh Group Field, across from the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Featuring Blackjack Billy and the Big Rock Show. Benefits Operation Troop Aid to honor military veterans. Ride is $15; concert is free. 478-319-5859. www.blueduckevents.org.
Fort Hawkins Veterans Day Salute
4 p.m. Nov. 11, Fort Hawkins Historic Site, Emery Highway. The Fort Hawkins Commission and the Nathaniel Macon Chapter NSDAR invite the public to attend a solemn U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony with more than a dozen patriotic and veteran organizations participating. This ceremony salutes all veterans that have served our country. After the ceremony, tours of the three-story Blockhouse Replica will be available. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
Christmas Made in the South
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Featuring the handmade works of more than 300 craftsmen. $6 at the door; children under 12 are free. One admission good for all three days. Free parking. www.maconcentreplex.com.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 40 Rumble Road, Smarr. Featuring author Cathy Lee Phillip, local vendors, handmade items and baked goods. Presented by the United Methodist Women of Mount Zion UMC. 478-994-9282. Free admission.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9, All Saints Episcopal Church parish hall, 1694 Wesleyan Drive. Lunch will be served. Christmas items, fall decorations, sewing, art, woodwork, wreaths, arrangements and a bake sale, plus Grannys Attic. Hosted by the All Saints ECW. 478-405-9111.
Festival of Trees
Luncheon: noon, Nov. 13, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road; meal, Sugar Plum Shop and sneak peek at more than 30 beautiful trees. $50. Gala: 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Terminal Station, 200 Cherry St.; cocktail buffet by Natalias, open bar, live music by the Grapevine and silent auction. $75. Reservations are required. www.masmacon.org or 478-477-3232.
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 16, Life Skills Center, Wesley Glen Ministries, 4580 N. Mumford Road. Independent sellers, local vendors, crafts, snack bar, baked goods, etc. Booths are available; 478-471-3711.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16, Oakland Baptist Church, 1509 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Christmas ornaments, jewelry, wreaths, ceramics, homemade soups, jams, candy, pulled pork and Boston butts. Free admission. 478-923-3533.
Balvaunuca Clubs Mistletoe Market
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 23, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 24, Miller-Murphy-Howard Exhibit Hall, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. $5; kids under 10 free with an adult. 478-952-1610.
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Annex, 336 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. Craft items for all ages, baked goods, local vendors. Gently used purse sale. Breakfast and lunch served by Youth Group and Soup 2 Go available. 478-922-5783.
Christmas in Historic Stanislaus
6-9 p.m. Dec. 5-7, Stanislaus neighborhood, corner of Vineville and Pierce avenues. Select homes in the Stanislaus neighborhood, founded in 1926, will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public. $20. Tickets available at the neighborhood entrance during the event, at Creters and Jack & Darcy on Ingleside Avenue in Macon and at Fringe Salon on Russell Parkway in Warner Robins. 478-787-7043.
Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7; 1-5 p.m. Dec. 8, the Historic Neel House, 730 College St. Sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon. Free admission. 478-972-5300.
Hephzibah Childrens Home Christmas Ride
10 a.m. Dec. 7, Harley-Davidson of Macon, 5000 Mercer University Drive. Escorted ride leaves at noon. All types of motorcycles and cars welcome. Spend the day with children, giving them a ride and sharing lunch. Raffles. $20 per vehicle. 478-474-3344.
Very Merry Christmas Tour
6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 702 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Featuring NewSong, Audio Adrenaline, Sidewalk Prophets and Jason Castro. Tickets available at www.itickets.com or at the Lambs Well, 115 Margie Drive, Warner Robins. $40 VIP general admission, $20 general admission in advance, $25 day of show.
Kitchens Road Old Time Family Festival
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9-10, 370 Kitchens Road, Haddock. Antique classic car, truck and tractor show, antique farm and sawmill equipment, handmade arts and crafts, mule day demonstration, collard green cook-off, hayrides, pony rides and storytelling. Music schedule: Nov. 9: 11:30 a.m. Wagon House Band, 1 p.m. Southern Pride Cloggers, 2 p.m. Magnum Country, 3 p.m. PKHRS. Nov 10: 10:30 a.m. Wilbur and Jackie Mosley, 11 a.m. John Holliday Country Gold, 1 p.m. Dixie Sunlighters, 3 p.m. Blue Tick Deville, 4 p.m. Fall Line. www.kitchensroadoldtimefamilyfestival.com. $5 adults, free for children 12 and under; free parking.
3 p.m.-until Nov. 9, the Crazy Bull and Roasted Cafe and Lounge, both on Second Street in downtown Macon. Thirteen bands perform on two stages, plus vendors of jewelry, art, vegetables and more. Bands include Jubee and the Morning After, Thomas Wynn and the Believers, Baby Baby, African Americana and more. $10 in advance; $12 day of. www.turnipfest.brownpapertickets.com.
175 Years of Trains Festival
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9, Forsyth. Beef cook-off, childrens art contest, inflatable rides, live music, food and a model train exhibit. The event is centered around Forsyths train depots, along Adams Street in Forsyth. 478-994-7747.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, Byron United Methodist Church, Main Street and West Heritage Boulevard, Byron. Vendor booths, country store and Christmas shop, yard sale, childrens activities, food, book store and more. 956-5717.
Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 24, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Music honoring the life of Duane Allman, featuring Greg Brooks, Glen Harrell, Paul Hornsby and other special guests. Admission: 10 or more canned goods. Benefits the Macon Rescue Mission. www.skydogmacon.com.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month, 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. 478-757-5233. Free.
The Fall Line Farmers Market on First Fridays
4-8 p.m. the first Friday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne St., Milledgeville. Locally grown seasonal produce, fresh seafood, arts and crafts and more. Held in conjunction with First Friday events sponsored by Milledgeville Mainstreet. 478-452-9394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Farmers Market
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.
Mulberry Street Market
4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Mulberry Street. Locally grown produce, dairy, meat, desserts and more.
International City Farmers Market
1-6 p.m. Thursday, Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field across from Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins. Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. 478-225-7626.
Mens Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m. Nov. 9, Christ Chapel Sportstowne, 170 Starcadia Circle. Featuring speaker and author Mark Rutland. Music by Jimmy Hall, formerly of Stillwater, and Jacob Poole of New Hope International, who recently appeared on The Voice. Free. www.christchapelmaconga.org.
Angels Across the USA Tour
7 p.m. Nov. 14, Byron United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 103 W. Heritage St., Byron. An evening of music, hope and healing with Alan Pedersen. Hosted by the Compassionate Friends of Middle Georgia, Central Georgia and South Central Georgia chapters. www.angelsacrosstheusa.com. RSVP by Nov. 12 to Karla Chidester, 478-954-4592. Free.
Rock the Flock with Thanksgiving!
8 p.m. Nov. 22, Perry Arts Center, 1121 Macon Road, Perry. Featuring Roland Everett Fall and the Lightword Band. 478-218-2905. Donations accepted.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
7 p.m. Nov. 10, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $22.50 in advance; $26.50 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.
7 p.m. Nov. 16, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With special guest Chris Hennessee.
$35 in advance; $40 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.
Legends Reborn: The Music of Marvin Gaye and Barry White
8 p.m. Nov. 16, R.E. Lee Auditorium, East Lee Street, Thomaston. Hosted by Comedian Tim Disco Duck Howell. For tickets, visit www.LRconcerts.com or call DeVonne Entertainment, 770-323-5581.
7-9 p.m. Nov. 16, Telfair Center for the Arts, 119 W. College St., McRae. Featuring Kendra Welch with Mark Cartwright. Tickets available online at www.tcfta.com or at the door. 229-868-7114. $10.
The Royal Comedy Tour
8 p.m. Nov. 16, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Mark Curry, Dominique and JJ. $40.50 and $48.50. www.ticketmaster.com.
8 p.m. Nov. 21, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring special guest Modern Measure. $10 in advance; $12 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 478-257-6391.
Magnolia Music and Medicine Show
All events from 6-8 p.m. at Magnolia Theatre, Main Street, Eastman. Nov. 23: Medicine Men and Friends. For ticket information, call 478-374-4723 or visit www.magnoliamusicandmedicineshow.com.
Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights
7-11 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, Bar 41, 414 Cherry St. Featuring spoken word, musicians, dancers, visual artists and more. 478-719-2054. $5 cover. First five open mic artists are free.
7:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Hosted by Greater Macon Chapter of USA Dance No. 6059. 7:30-8:15 p.m.: Jim Riley will instruct the complimentary lesson in cha-cha. Upscale casual dress, no jeans; bring a covered dish. 478-743-7970. $7 USA Dance members; $10 nonmembers; $5 students with ID; free with an unwrapped Toys for Tots gift (up to $10 value).
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holiday Inn, 3953 River Place Drive. Guided practica for beginners. 478-742-9367. Free.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursday, Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. 478-960-3450. Free.
8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride Band. 478-784-1454. Public welcome. $7.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $7.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, except holidays, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Wimbish Road. Caller: Lee Dixon. 478-757-2912. Free.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, except fourth Thursdays, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. Cuer: Jack Raye. 478-935-8364. Free.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 478-471-1560.
Bleckley County Jamboree
7 p.m. Friday, 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. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. 770-228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
Ole Clinton Opry
5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5:15 p.m. Music Man, 7 p.m. Jewel Knight and Friends, 8:45 p.m. Peach Blossom Special. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
4-9 p.m. Saturday; 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. the Jerry Jackson Show, 7:30 p.m. Charles Oliver and Friends. Also open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. 478-328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.
Wagon House Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6:30 p.m. Wagon House Band, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanell Collins and Phoenix Band. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Macon Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10: The Hunt. Dec. 8: You Will Be My Son. Jan. 12: Wadjda. Special documentary series presentation at 7 p.m. Jan. 21: 20 Feet From Stardom. 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Ocmulgee Mounds 2013 5K Run/Walk
8 a.m. Nov. 9, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Online registration available through www.racerpal.com. $20.
Antiques, Collectibles, and Lots of Other Great Stuff
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9, Old Joiners Market, 110 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. Sale and silent auction fundraiser benefitting the historic 1825 Brown-Stetson-Sanford House Museum. Preview party: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8, heavy hors doeuvres and early shopping, $15, tickets can be purchased at the Old Capital Museum, 478-453-1803. www.oldcapitalmuseum.org.
Breast Cancer Masquerade Ball and Art Show
6:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Featuring Dean Brown and Dubshak, Randy Mendez and Travis Hart. Benefits Susan G. Komen, Living by faith Outreach and the Douglass Theatre. $20. DeWayne Kendrick, email@example.com or 478-342-1289.
Historic Macon Flea Market Second Sale
9 a.m.-noon Nov. 16, Historic Macon Flea Market Stores, Northeast Plaza Shopping Center, 658-668 Shurling Drive. Antiques, furniture, electronics, toys, housewares, fine items, silver and crystal, linens, jewelry and holiday items. All items are discounted 50 percent. www.historicmacon.org. 478-742-5084. Free admission.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia Anniversary Gala
7 p.m. Nov. 16, Terminal Station, 200 Cherry St. Semi-formal attire. For reservations, call 478-743-4153 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. $75 per person; $750 table for eight.
Real Pilgrims Thanksgiving
7 p.m. Nov. 11, Flint Energies Building, Conference Room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Central Georgia Genealogical Society meeting featuring Barbara Kromann, descendant of Isabella Chilton, who re-enacts in authentic costume the early Thanksgiving years. Guests welcome. www.cggs.org.
5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Gena Knox, author of two award-winning cookbooks, introduces her new cookbook, Southern My Way: Food & Family. Free for Historic Macon members; $5 for nonmembers; $3 for students. 478-742-5084.
Caring for the Caregiver
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14, Vineville Methodist Church, Spiritual Life Center, 2045 Vineville Ave. Vendors and speakers on subjects relative to caregiving such as legal issues, hospice and stress relief. Presented by Middle Georgia CARE-NET in collaboration with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and AARP Georgia. Leesa Rickman, 478-781-5743. $3, includes lunch.
3-5 p.m. Nov. 14, North Macon Park, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. Speaker: Becky Chenhall, radon educator at the University of Georgia. RSVP required by Nov. 12 to assure home radon testing kits for all attendees. 478-633-8537.
Writing About Writing Symposium
5:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Discussion will focus on the role of literature and literary criticism in society, current trends in the fields, and how the changing media landscape is affecting critics and writers. Free. Sponsored by Art Matters, Historic Macon and Crossroads Writers Conference. www.maconartsalliance.org/art-matters.
Jackie K Cooper Salon and Book Signing
5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. reading, Nov. 19, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. The author will be speaking about his newest book, Memorys Mist. www.jackiekcooper.com. www.historicmacon.org. 478-742-5084.
Cherry Blossom Scholarship Pageants
The Royal Court will be selected at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 478-207-0021 or email@example.com.
Fall Family Fun Days
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 16, the Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, the Rock. Nov. 9: Great Outdoor Adventure. Nov. 16: Be Farm Strong. 706-647-6374. $15; children 3 and under are free, half-price with military ID; season passes available. www.therockranch.com.
Stop, Drop, and Roll
10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 9, Lizella United Methodist Church, 2920 S. Lizella Road, Lizella. Meet real firemen, climb on a fire truck and see a puppet show. 478-935-8649.
41st annual Fall Camellia Show
1-5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Byron Municipal Complex, Main Street, Byron. Public can enter a bloom into the contest, which has cash awards for winners. To enter a bloom, bring it to the event location between 7:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Middle Georgia Camellia Society members will be on hand to identify camellias and answer questions about growing the plants. Free. 478-825-1337.
5-8 p.m. Nov. 9, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Visit Macons past in the candle-lit home. Meet some of Macons most prominent residents of the 19th Century, subjects of author Connie MacDarnells book Walking on Cotton, as they share their experiences. Tours begin on the hour. $10. Make reservations by calling 478-745-5982.
Syrup Makin Time on the Plantation
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Find out how in times past farmers made their own cane syrup. Plus, craft making demonstrations throughout the farm. $4-$6.50. 478-986-5172.
2-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Riverside Cemetery Gatehouse, 1301 Riverside Drive. Death Cafe is a relaxed, open session where the public is invited to share in a discussion about issues surrounding life and death. It is not a support group. All ages welcome. 478-742-5328.
The Price is Right Live!
7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Interactive stage show. Tickets can be purchased at the Macon Centreplex Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Helping Hands, Helping People
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23, Memorial Park Gym, 763 Long St. Community event designed to lift up Macon youth and families. Free food and drinks, door prizes, entertainment and panel discussions: 11:30 a.m. for ages 10-13; 12:30 p.m. for ages 14-17; 1:30 p.m. for ages 18-25. 743-2587 or 751-9210.
Mercer University Football Tailgate
Noon tailgating, 2-4 p.m. music, Nov. 23, Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Featuring the Grapevine. The shuttle will begin running at 3 p.m. to take people to the football stadium. Hosted by Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Main Street Macon and NewTown Macon.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Museum store Christmas open house: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7. Guided night walk: 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Free. 478-752-8257.
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. 478-755-9539. $4, free for Macon residents with ID.
Second Friday: Sky Over Macon
8 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. After the show, if the sky is clear, view the night sky through powerful telescopes in the observatory. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.