Out & About Calendar

November 29, 2013 


he Warner Robins Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Dec. 7.

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Ice Skating

Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Nov. 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

5-9 p.m. Dec. 5, College Hill Corridor, near Mercer University. Carriage rides, 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. Featuring handmade jewelry, baked goods and more. 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. 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.

Magical Evening with Santa

6:30-8:45 p.m. Dec. 6, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Stories, sweets, Santa and entertainment for children ages 5-10 as their parents slip away for dinner or holiday shopping. Museum members: $25 for one child or $30 for two or more siblings. Non-members: $35 for one child or $40 for two or more siblings. Advance registration required by calling 478-477-3232.

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.

Pink and Blue Winter Wonderland

3-6 p.m. Dec. 7, Macon City Club, 389 First St. Crafts, dessert bar, dancing with DJ T-Luv, movies, Secret Santa gift shop and pictures with Santa. Benefits the Jack and Jill Foundation and local charities. 478-254-0638. $10.

Happy Holidays from Clare J.

2-4 p.m. Dec. 7, Taste & See Coffee Shop & Gallery, 546 Poplar St. Sponsored by Clare J. Bath and Body Products. Guests are entered into a free drawing for a Clare J. Goodie Bag. More details on Eventbrite.com. 478-235-3574. Free.

A Century of Christmas at Hay House

Christmas Express: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7; trackless train, Father Christmas, self-guided tours, musical performances, crafts, hot chocolate and cookie stand; reservations preferred; $20 person or $50 family of four. Christmas luncheons: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 9-11 for groups of 15 or more and Dec. 12-13 for individuals; three-course lunch, self-guided tours, musical performances; reservations required; $25 per person. Christmas Gala: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 19; Performance by Theatre Macon, drinks and appetizers; reservations preferred; $20 per person or $30 per couple. 478-742-8155. www.hayhousemacon.org.

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.

Centerville Christmas Parade

7 p.m. Dec. 7. Lighted parade begins at Thomson Middle School and travels down Houston Lake Road to the Galleria Mall. Free. 478-953-4734.

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 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.

The Macedonia Church Christmas Affair

7 p.m. Dec. 20, Macon Marriott City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive. Food, music, dancing, comedy. Tickets available at the Macedonia Church office, 478-750-0040. $30.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Mart

Through Dec. 21, Suite 70, Peach Shops, Byron. Featuring 25 local artisans and crafters. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 478-397-1476.

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.


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.


“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 Choir. $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $5 for children 10 and younger. Benefits Project Giving, which donates money to families with chronic medical illnesses. 800-965-9324.

Contemporary Christmas Drama

7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Parkway Assembly of God’s Family Life Center, 5191 Eisenhower Parkway. The church drama team and choir will present “The Night before Christmas,” a contemporary drama about three families in crisis on Christmas Eve. Nursery provided for ages 3 and younger. Free. 478-477-5678.


Junior Brown

8 p.m. Dec. 3, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Opening act: Dean Alexander. $15 in advance; $18 day of the show. 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.

Birthday Tribute to Elvis

7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Ritz Theatre, 114 S. Church St., Thomaston. Todd Allen Herendeen and this Follow That Dream band bring Elvis to life on stage in this annual performance. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 706-646-2749.

Monroe Crossing

7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Bluegrass show full of jaw-dropping, red-hot picking. 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.


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. Closed Nov. 29. 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 p.m. Peach Blossom Special, 7:30 p.m. Jewel Knight 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. Wagon House Band. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.


“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.


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.

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.


“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.


High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. 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. Edible Plant Tour: 1-2 p.m. Dec. 14, learn which area plants are edible on this educational hike, $5. First 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.

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: 6:3-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Free. 478-752-8257.

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