Out & About Calendar

November 22, 2013 


Jonathan Hubbard center glides over the ice at the Macon Coliseum in this 2010 file photo. This year, ice skating at the coliseum begins Nov. 25.

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Balvaunuca Club’s “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.

Holiday Bazaar

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.

Tree Lighting

6-8 p.m. Nov. 23, the Shoppes at River Crossing. Create a holiday card for troops overseas and participate in a traditional bell choir -- no experience needed. Also, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, a complimentary photo booth, carriage rides, face painting and strolling carolers. Free. 478-254-2941.

Mercer Marketplace 2013

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25, Penfield Hall, Mercer University. Featuring handcrafted jewelry, accessories, body products and novelty items, as well as fine art and consultants from Pampered Chef, Mary Kay and Avon. More than 20 vendors from the local community. Free and open to the public. www.collegehillmacon.com.

Ice Skating

Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Nov. 25-27 and 29-30: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m.; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jan. 19 and 26, Feb. 23: 12:30-3 p.m., 4-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m.; Dec. 6 and 18-20, Jan. 17 and 24, Feb. 17 and 21: 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m.; Dec. 7, 21, 23 and 26-28, Jan. 18 and 25, Feb. 18 and 22: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m.; Jan. 20 and Feb. 19: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. $10 per person; $8 per person for matinee sessions, which are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $6 for military during matinee sessions. Admission includes skates. Free to watch. www.maconcentreplex.com.

Christmas in the Corridor

5-11 p.m. Dec. 5, College Hill Corridor, near Mercer University. Christmas movies, restaurant discounts, ornament decoration, snow slide and more. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen with Teddi Wohlford

11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 5, Highland Hills Baptist Church, 1370 Briarcliff Road. Come hungry and enjoy a time of holiday fun and feasting as you learn to make and sample over a dozen homemade gifts. Payment must be received by Nov. 29. Send check payable to Teddi Wohlford Holiday Gifts Class, c/o Teddi Wohlford, 964 Cole St., Macon, GA 31201. 478-745-5203 or chefteddi@gmail.com. $45.

Drive thru Nativity

6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7, Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. www.rumcmacon.org. Free.

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 Creter’s and Jack & Darcy on Ingleside Avenue in Macon and at Fringe Salon on Russell Parkway in Warner Robins. 478-787-7043.

Holiday Marketplace

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.

Holiday Pop-Up Bazaar

4-9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7, downtown Milledgeville. Vendor applications still being accepted. Milledgeville Main Street, 478-414-4014.

Cottage Christmas

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. An open house showcasing the Sidney Lanier Cottage beautifully decorated for the holidays. Baked goods and appetizers will be for sale throughout the day as well as a Christmas sale. Free. www.historicmacon.org.

Holiday Jam

7:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 6, the Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Presented by the Jazz Association of Macon. The Monty Cole Quintet will perform live jazz classics and holiday favorites. Admission includes complimentary beer, wine and appetizers. Only for ages 21 and older. $35. 478-750-0480.

“Keeping Christmas at Richland Church”

7 p.m. Dec. 6-7, Historic Richland Church, 2204 Old Richland Church Road, Jeffersonville. A re-enactment depicting what life and Christmas celebrations were like before, during and after the Civil War in the South. Period music and instruments, dancers, soldiers’ campfire and tents, Father Christmas and warm wassail with cookies. Tickets available at the door. Susan F. Burford, 478-951-6643. www.historicrichlandchurch.org. $10 adults; $5 students (ages 12-18).

Secret Santa

12:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Bring the children to the Secret Santa Shop, where they will be guided by an adult as they make their selection of Christmas gifts. Gift selections will be a maximum of $20 and will include wrapping and name card. Free for children. For $6, parents explore the Cannonball House in its finest Christmas décor and enjoy warm cider and cookies while the children shop. 478-745-5982.

Holiday Open House and Art Market

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 8, Mud Blossom Pottery, 110 S. Dooley St., Hawkinsville. Sculpture, stoneware, paintings, embroidery and more. 478-892-2768. www.mudblossompottery.com.

Character Breakfast

9 a.m. Dec. 7, Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. A fundraiser of the Junior League of Macon benefitting literacy projects. Featuring storybook characters for children of all ages and Santa Claus, who will take photos with families and host a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas.” Pancake buffet, sugar cookie decorating station, and many more festive activities for families. RSVP by Dec. 4. Tickets can be purchased at www.jlmacon.org. $25.

Warner Robins Christmas Parade

10 a.m. Dec. 7, Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins. Theme: “Christmas Around the World.” Grand marshal is Al Roker, of NBC’s “Today Show,” who will share the honor with his wife, Perry native Deborah Roberts, a correspondent for ABC News. Free.

Hephzibah Children’s 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.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Roberta

Dec. 7, downtown Roberta. Featuring vendors in the park, shopping, 4 p.m. Christmas parade followed by a program, Christmas carols and tree lighting with an appearance by Santa. Sponsored by the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. Free.

Jarrell Plantation Christmas

10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Celebrate a country Christmas from 1900. Greenery and grapevine wreathes make the houses festive, a tree with homemade decorations, real, wearable stockings and simple gifts. And of course spiced apple cider, cookies and fireside stories. $4-$6.50. 478-986-5172.

Historic Vineville Christmas Tour of Homes

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 1-7 p.m. Dec. 8. Parking, registration, programs with the tour map and day of ticket sales will be located at Vineville Baptist Church, 2951 Vineville Ave. Tickets can be purchased at Chichester’s, Creter’s, William’s Store and online at www.vineville.org. $15 in advance; $20 day of.

Big House Museum Holiday Reception

5-6 p.m. Dec. 7-8, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. Live entertainment, wine and light hors d’oeuvres. $10 in advance; $15 day of. Tickets can be purchased at Chichester’s, Creter’s, William’s Store and online at www.vineville.org.

Middle Georgia Christmas Parade

3-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Cherry Street, downtown Macon. Floats, marching bands and Santa. Free. 478-803-2436.

Celtic Christmas with Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman

7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. With special guest artists joining in the second set. 478-742-2000. $20.

Old Time Christmas Celebration

6 p.m. Dec. 14, the Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Enjoy an evening of family fun, make crafts, sing carols, hear the Christmas story, expect a visit from Father Christmas and take part in period dancing. With warm cider and fresh baked cookies. $6; free for children under 12. 478-745-5982

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 Lamb’s Well, 115 Margie Drive, Warner Robins. $40 VIP general admission, $20 general admission in advance, $25 day of show.

Mike Fuller’s Annual Holiday Magic & Variety Show

7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Featuring Kim Meeks with songs of the season, Middle Georgia Youth Ballet, handbell choir from Highland Hills Baptist Church, magic, music and merriment. Tickets available at the door. www.MaconLittleTheatre.org or 478-471-7529. $10 adults, $5 children under 17.

John Berry

7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. The Grammy Award nominee returns with his Christmas concert. $35. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com.

New Year’s Eve Big Bash

Dec. 31, Terminal Station, 200 Cherry St. Dance featuring the Grapevine Band and silent auction. Benefits the Arc Macon. www.arcmacon.org. 478-477-7764. $40 per person.

Perry Buzzard Drop

9 p.m. Dec. 31, Courthouse Square, Perry. Live music from the Celebration Band; spirits sold on-site, confetti and a balloon release. As part of the evening’s festivities, Perry’s downtown restaurants and businesses will stay open late, offering food and drink specials. 478-988-2757. www.perrybuzzarddrop.com. Free.


Skydog 67

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.


Wesleyan Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second 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 fall.line.farmers.market@gmail.com.

State Farmers Market

8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.

Mulberry Street Market

3:30-6:30 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.


“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.

“Light of the World”

7 p.m. Dec. 4, Centenary Church, 1290 College St. A Christmas musical with the Stratford Academy Stars and the annual lighting of the star on the church’s Christmas tree. Free. www.centenarymacon.org.

Toni Henson Slade

6 p.m. Dec. 8, City Auditorium, 415 First St. CD release concert. A night of music, worship and inspiration also featuring Steve Moretti, the Macon Pops and Beulahland Bible Church Mass Shoir. $10, $5 for children 10 and younger. Money donated to needy families. 800-965-9324.


Jim Hurst

7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Young America Music, 6361 Zebulon Road. Call 478-474-4264 to reserve a seat or buy tickets at www.acousticproductions.com. $20 at the door, $10 students; free for age 12 and younger.

Christopher Williams

8 p.m. Nov. 23, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $27. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com.

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.

Montell Jordan and Victory World Music Concert

6 p.m. Nov. 24, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Music is a contemporary gospel celebration. $20. 478-742-2000.

Junior Brown

7 p.m. Dec. 3, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $15. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Tab Benoit with Sol Driven Train

7 p.m. Dec. 4, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $16. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

The Black Lips

7 p.m. Dec. 13, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With special guests Curtis Harding and Shehehe. $15. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Monroe Crossing

7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. An extraordinary bluegrass show full of fun and jaw-dropping, red-hot picking. Tickets on sale soon. 478-742-2000. $20.

Don Williams

8 p.m. Jan. 15, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets are available at www.tickets.mercer.edu or 478-301-5470. $45 and $55.


7 p.m. Jan. 25, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $15. www.coxcapitoltheatre.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.


Fall Dance

9 p.m. Nov. 22, Porter Ellis Community Center, 5983 Houston Road. Hosted by the Mac Town Floaters Social Club. James, 478-318-1664, or Sandra, 478-394-3155. $10 in advance.

Denim and Pearls Dance

8 p.m. Nov. 23, Galleria Conference Center, 2922 Watson Blvd., Centerville. Hosted by the Sigma Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Proceeds from the event will go to the sorority’s community service projects, educational programs and scholarships in the Middle Georgia area. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the chapter. Theadora Springle, 478-397-6319 or meme44@cox.net. $25.

Holiday Scholarship Dance

8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 6, Le Piada Ballroom, 4295 Interstate Drive. Music, cash bar. Hosted by the Macon-Metro Chapter of Savannah State University National Alumni Association. Proceeds go toward assisting SSU students. 478-731-2181 or 478-746-0047. $25 per person.

Argentine Tango

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.

Juliette Opry House

5:30 p.m. every first Saturday; front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m. open mic stage show; 8 p.m. headliner stage show; Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 478-335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.

Ole Clinton Opry

5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5:15 p.m. Tommy and Friends and open mic, 7 p.m. the Generals, 8:45 p.m. Ruby Rose and Southern-Nites Band. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.

Powersville Opry

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, 6:30 p.m. Gospel Gazette, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix Band. 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. Jam House, 7:30 p.m. Blue Tick Deville, 9 p.m. Magnum Country. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.


“Doctor Who 50th Anniversary” Viewing Party

5-11 p.m. Nov. 23, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. A showing of the 50th anniversary episode, a live concert by Kick the Robot, catered dinner by Good to Go, raffle and photo opportunities with character look-alikes. Costumes encouraged. Benefits Communities Against Bullying. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

“The Polar Express”

6 p.m. Dec. 6, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. Annual screening of the movie. Hot chocolate, soda and popcorn for sale. Free. www.ovations365.com.

Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. 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.

“A Grand Mercer Christmas”

8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 24. Georgia Public Broadcasting will air the “Grand Mercer Christmas” concert filmed last year at the Grand Opera House. Tune in to watch. www.mercerchristmas.com.


Goodwill Gala

7 p.m. Nov. 22, Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Open bar with cocktails and culinary theater stations featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres. Black tie optional. Music by Brookwood Split in the ballroom or Josh Carson in Edgar’s. All proceeds benefit Helms College and the Polly Long Denton School of Hospitality. Information about tickets is available at www.goodwillworks.org/goodwillgala.

Charity Banquet

6 p.m. Dec. 7, Oval Hall, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Attire is semi-formal; black and white attire preferred. Featuring food, entertainment, giveaways, live auction and keynote speaker Catherine Meeks. Benefiting the Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia. 478-757-3800. $25 per person or $160 per table. Reception will follow at 10 p.m. Spoken word artists, dancers, singers, rappers and entertainers are invited to participate; $8 entrance fee for the public, $5 students. Call 478-757-3799 for more information.

Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

Jan. 18, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Aviation. The start time for the marathon is 8 a.m. (six-hour cutoff). The half-marathon will start at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. Patriotic opening ceremonies will be held in the Century of Flight Hangar. Early registration: $75 marathon, $50 half-marathon, $25 5K. Registration after Dec. 1: $80 marathon, $55 half-marathon, $25 5K. Registration after Jan. 1: $85 marathon, $60 half-marathon, $30 5K. Relay teams may register anytime for an entry fee of $150. 478-923-6600. www.museumofaviation.org. www.robinspacers.org.


Discovery Friday

9 a.m.-11 p.m. Nov. 22, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Games, giveaways, special deals and discounted products, plus a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree. Storytime: 10:30 a.m. “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie,” 2 p.m. “The Day the Crayons Quit” and 7 p.m. “The Elf on the Shelf.” Booksigning: 5-8 p.m. “Finding Your Voice, How to Speak Your Heart’s True Faith” by Jim Dant. Lego Architecture Event: 6-8 p.m., teen and adult architecture enthusiasts are invited to participate in this fun building event. Cindy Daniel, 478-474-0161.

“Angie” book signings

1-4 p.m. Nov. 30, Chichester’s Gifts, 3051 Vineville Ave.; 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. “Angie,” a book by Macon television personality Del Ward, is in its second printing. Sales of the book will benefit Macon Little Theatre, and the Sidney Lanier Cottage.

Wini McQueen

5:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Local resident Wini McQueen speaks about her life and recent trip to Africa where she taught village women dyeing and weaving techniques. Free for Historic Macon members, $5 nonmembers, $3 students. www.historicmacon.org.

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 to give constructive criticism and encouragement to other members of the group. For more information, email trayers.shane@gmail.com.


High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts: 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 22, make Thanksgiving ornaments such as pine cone turkeys, $3. Edible Plant Tour: 2-3 p.m. Nov. 24 and 1-2 p.m. Dec. 14, learn which area plants are edible on this educational hike, $5. High Falls Turkey Waddle: 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 29, enjoy an exhilarating 3.5 mile hike to work off that pumpkin pie, $5. Habitats of High Falls: 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 29, ranger-led hike on the Towaliga River Falls Train will include information on the biological and geological diversity of the area, $5. High Falls Historic Walk: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 30, this half-mile walk will include history on the town of High Falls and a tour of the powerhouse, $5. Birding Basics: 1-2 p.m. Dec. 13, learn about bird watching, then take a short, guided bird walk, $5. Fisrt Day Hike at High Falls: 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 1, the 3.5-mile moderate hike will visit several scenic and historic locations, $5. An additional $5 parking fee also is required for all events. 478-993-3053.

The Price is Right Live!

7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Interactive stage show hosted by the Game Show Network’s Todd Newton. $28-$58. Tickets can be purchased at the Macon Centreplex Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Battle of Griswoldville Commemoration

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23, Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Come to Griswoldville Battlefild to learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals followed by noon memorial service. Free. 478-986-5172.

“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. 478-743-2587 or 478-751-9210.

Mercer University Football Tailgate

Noon tailgating, 2-4 p.m. music, Nov. 23, Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Featuring the Grapevine. The $2 round-trip 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.

Taste of Perry

6-10 p.m. Dec. 5, Georgia Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. $200, table for eight; $30 individual tickets. 478-987-1234.

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.

Fort Hawkins Historic Site

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archeological dig site. Free. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com.

Rock Candy Tours

Free Birds and Night Owls Tour: 9-10:30 p.m. Friday; the Rookery, 543 Cherry St. $10. Reservations required. Intown Rock ’n’ Roll Stroll, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the second Saturday of the month. $15. Reservations required. Call 478-955-5997 or email rockcandytours@gmail.com. for reservations or private tours.

Cannonball House

856 Mulberry St. Tours offered 10 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 478-745-5982. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military; $3 for students with college I.D.

Hay House

934 Georgia Ave. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Last tour at 3 p.m. each day. $11 adults; $10 seniors and military; $7 students; free for children under age 6 and members of the Georgia Trust. 478-742-8155.

Neel Reid Tours

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 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. 478-742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org. $5.

Amerson River Park

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday 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. www.ocmulgeeheritagetrail.com. Free.


6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Prizes. For ages 21 and older. 478-751-9248.


7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday, Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. Public welcome. 478-742-5372.


7 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 478-784-1454.

Adult Card Night

6-7 p.m. Friday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. A social event for adults who want to show off their skills. 478-751-9248.

Adult Volleyball

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. For skilled adults age 18 and older. 751-9248. Free.

Wine Tasting

6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesday: Six wines with light appetizers. $7. Thursday: Eight wines with appetizers. $10. 478-474-9595. www.winestyles.net/macon.


Second Saturday Activities

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. Family-friendly activities. 478-755-9539. $4, free for Macon residents wit ID.

Toddler Play Date

10:30 a.m.-noon, last Thursday of month, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. Special craft, story and/or activity. For children 3 and younger. 478-755-9539. $3 per person.

Mini-Zoo Tours

3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.

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