Fair Trade Festival
Vendors include SERRV from Catholic Relief Services, Beads from Uganda, Circle of Hope from First Baptist Church, Cafe Campesino, Koinonia Farms, Project Linus and more. Food will include locally made tamales and jerk chicken. Social hall, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19.
Drive Thru Christmas Lights
Cruise through more than one mile of Christmas lights and decorations visible from your vehicle. Tickets must be purchased on site. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. Free entry Nov. 24-30; $5 per vehicle or $20 per bus in December. 706-647-6374. therockranch.com. 6-10 p.m. Nov. 24-30; 6-10 p.m. Dec. 1-8, 11-15, 18, and 20-31.
Delight in a mix of unique gift ideas, Old World charm and holiday cheer. Stollen, cookies, waffles, fried sausages, hot spiced wine, apple cider and more also will be available. Punch and hot apple juice are given to the children. Dublin Carnegie, 311 Academy Ave., Dublin. Free admission. 478-272-4002. 1-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 26-Dec. 18.
Hanging of the Greens
Including cider and a lighting ceremony of decorations around historic buildings on main campus. Front Campus, Georgia College, Milledgeville. Free. 478-445-1473. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1.
Hometown Holidays Parade
This year’s theme is “A Christmas Miracle on Main Street.” 478-994-9239. 7 p.m. Dec. 1.
Lake Tobesofkee Christmas Boat Parade
Meet Santa at 3 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies before the boat parade begins at 6 p.m. $3 per person; free for children 6 and younger. Claystone Park, Lake Tobesofkee. 478-474-8770. 3 p.m. Dec. 3.
Robins Regional Christmas Parade
Featuring pageant winners, marching bands, school teams, civic groups and businesses from across the midstate. Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins. 10 a.m. Dec. 3.
Byron. 1 p.m. Dec. 3.
A Country Christmas Parade
Perry. 4 p.m. Dec. 3.
Fort Valley. 5 p.m. Dec. 3.
Lighted Christmas Parade
Centerville. 7 p.m. Dec. 3.
Main Street Macon Christmas Parade
Theme: “A Merry Macon Christmas,” celebrating all of the things about Macon and the holidays that bring joy to our lives. mainstreetmaconga.com. Cherry Street, downtown Macon. 3-6 p.m. Dec. 4.
Country Christmas Nights
Enjoy Santa’s Workshop, photos with Santa, trolley rides through more than one mile of Christmas lights, dinner at the Christmas Cafe, an enchanted locomotive train ride and more. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. $5-$22. 706-647-6374. therockranch.com. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 16-17 and 19.
Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy a hot breakfast and visit with Santa in Truett’s Barn. Bring your own camera. Children can also enjoy Christmas movies in the theater room while waiting to meet with Santa. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. $15.95 per seat; children 2 and younger may sit in their parent’s lap and eat from their parent’s plate for free. 706-647-6374. therockranch.com. 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10 and 17.
Tour the Old Governor’s Mansion while it’s decorated for the holidays. Reservations required. Old Governor’s Mansion, Georgia College, Milledgeville. $15 adults, $8 seniors, $10 per group, $4 students. 478-445-4545. Tours are conducted each hour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 19-23, Nov. 29-Dec. 23; candlelight tours: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 10, 17 and 20.
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve
With the A2Z Band. Ages 21+ only. Seating is not guaranteed if you do not purchase a table. Tickets will go on sale in November. $25; two for $40; limited tables of 10 available for $300, includes party favors. 478-957-7728. libraryballroom.com. Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. 9 p.m. Dec. 31.
Hosted by the Balvaunuca Club of Perry. Miller-Murphy-Howard Exhibit Hall, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. $5 adults, free for children 9 and younger with an adult. firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 19, noon-5 p.m. Nov. 20.
Crafts, baked goods, decorations and more. Oakland Baptist Church, 1509 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-923-3533. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19.
Featuring gifts, crafts, home-based businesses, jewelry, food, skin care and more. Houston County Career Academy, 1311 Corder Road, Warner Robins. Leigh Vaughn, email@example.com. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3.
Local artists and craftspeople showcase handmade art, home decor, crafts and other items. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. 4-9 p.m. Dec. 2; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 3; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 4.
Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Wesleyan College front campus. Free admission. 478-757-5233. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11.
State Farmers Market
Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. 8 a.m.-dark daily.
Milledgeville Farmers Market
Featuring a variety of local vendors. City of Milledgeville Pavilion, East Hancock Street, Milledgeville. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor at the Milledgeville Farmers Market can contact Deana, 478-414-4014 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2-6 p.m. Tuesday.
Bolingbroke Farmers Market
Featuring grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, free-range chicken, fresh produce, home-baked goods, raw milk, container gardens, potted plants, birdhouses and a variety of craft vendors. Parking lot of the Country Oaks Farm and Pet Supply, Bolingbroke. bolingbrokefarmersmarket.com. email@example.com. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Tattnall Square Park. Free to attend. chwg.org. 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.
International City Farmers’ Market
Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field, Warner Robins. 478-225-7626. 1-6 p.m. Thursday.
Fort Valley Farmers Market
Local produce and plants for sale. Next to the railroad tracks on Lowe Street, Fort Valley. 478-825-5286. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Original Farmers Market of Perry
Local produce, baked goods, flowers, eggs and more. Abba House Thrift Store parking lot, 1309 Main St., Perry. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Festival of Praise Tour
Featuring artists such as Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle and Casey J. Hosted by comedian Earthquake. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Adopt-A-Role Model Program. $42-$72. Tickets are available at the Macon Coliseum Box Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or via Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com. maconcentreplex.org. City Auditorium, 415 First St. 8 p.m. Dec. 2.
“The Ebenezer Experience”
Parkway Assembly of God, 5191 Eisenhower Parkway. 478-477-5678. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4.
Open rehearsal and sing-along. Group singing, duets, solos, etc. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite sound tracks and books. Instruments will be furnished. Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road. Free. 478-737-1520. 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.
The virtuoso blues guitarist and singer/songwriter will play Duane Allman’s guitar. The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $35; $65 VIP tickets available. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.
Live music program. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. $5. Gabriel Balmes, firstname.lastname@example.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 19.
Hear the “American Idol” and Grammy winner live in concert on her latest tour. $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and the Macon Coliseum Box Office. City Auditorium, 415 First St. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.
Celebrate the birthday, life and music of Duane “Skydog” Allman with multiple bands performing. Concert benefits the Macon Rescue Mission. Admission is 10 or more canned goods per person. skydogmacon.com. Central City Park, downtown Macon. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 20.
Sunday Jazz featuring Baatin and Top Secret
Lloyd Buchanan, Ike Stubblefield and Lola Gulley
Blues with a Mission
John Berry: The Christmas Concert
Justin Moore and Lee Brice
With special guest William Michael Morgan. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $29.75-$59.75. maconcentreplex.org. Jan. 28.
“Let It Be”
Hotel California: A Tribute to the Eagles
What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience
Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights
Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron and Soulistic. Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. $5. 478-719-2054. 8 p.m.-midnight every first and third Wednesday.
Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. Free. 478-960-7938. 6:45 p.m. Thursday.
Featuring the Winchester Band. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. $7. 478-784-1454. 8 p.m. Friday.
Featuring the Southern Country Band. Singles welcome. VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. $7. 478-474-3663. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Join the historic dance group to practice and learn dances from the early 1800s. Free to attend, $10 lifetime membership if you’d like to permanently join the group. Public welcome. 478-922-9947. Howard Community Center, 5645 Forsyth Road. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
Caller: Tom Wood. Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478-935-8364. 7-9 p.m. Thursday (except the fourth Thursday of each month).
Robins Ramblers Square Dance Club
Caller is Bud Whitten. Warner Robins Recreation Center, 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478 235-9200. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday of each month).
Irish Reelers Square Dance Club
Caller: Lee Dixon. Southwest Laurens Elementary School, 1799 Ga. 117, Rentz. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478-293-8771. 7:30-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance Club
Caller is Tom Wood. North Macon Park Recreation Center, off Wimbish Road. 478-538-5397. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, except holidays.
Oak Grove Jamboree & Opry House
Dancing and country music with the Foskey Family Band and the Faulk Family Band. Oak Grove Community Center, 1134 Ga. 126 South, Cochran. Free. 478-308-4559. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday.
Ole Clinton Opry
Hollonville Opry House
This week: 4:15 p.m. Powersville Opry House Band, 6 p.m. Good News Bluegrass Band, 7:30 p.m. Bluetick Deville Band. South onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. Free. 478-328-0678. 4-9 p.m. Saturday; Also open 7 p.m. Monday night, jam and open mic.
Wagon House Opry
This week: 6 p.m. George Sheffield Show, 7:30 p.m. Magnum Country. 699 Altman Road, Haddock. Free; donations accepted. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. 6:30-10 p.m. second, third and fifth Saturday of each month.
Juliette Opry House
Sponsored by the Children’s Hospital at Navicent Health. Seating is first come, first served. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. Free admission; popcorn and drinks will be for sale. gshf.org. 478-752-1585. 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22.
“The Polar Express”
Sponsored by the Children’s Hospital at Navicent Health. Seating is first come, first served. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. Free admission; popcorn and drinks will be for sale. gshf.org. 478-752-1585. 5 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. movie, Dec. 2.
Macon Film Guild: “Mia Madre”
“In the Heat of the Night”
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
“The Pelican Brief”
Goodwill Gala: “Four Seasons. Many Reasons”
Dance to the sounds of Sonic Groove. Black tie optional. Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. RSVP, 478-475-9995. 7 p.m. Nov. 18.
“The Wiz” Fundraiser
Watch the dress rehearsal for Theatre Macon’s next production. Includes pre-play reception with wine, dessert and live music at 6:30 p.m. at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. Benefits Macon/Bibb Citizen Advocacy. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. $25. 478-743-1521. 8 p.m. Dec. 1.
24th annual Reindeer Run and Santa Stroll
10K and 5K runs and 1-mile stroll sponsored by Navicent Health Foundation and benefiting the Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. $25 for the 5K or 10K; $20 Santa Stroll. 478-633-RUNN. navicenthealth.org/reindeerrun. Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3.
Santa, superheroes, princesses, therapy dogs, games, prizes, crafts, raffles, food and more. Benefits cancer research and families affected by cancer. Presented by Love Always, Becca Jean. Windsor Academy practice gym, 4150 Jones Road. $5 per child (game tickets extra); free for adults. lovealwaysbeccajean.org. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3.
The Hummingbird and Loaves and Fishes Ministry are hosting a drive to accept canned food, blankets, clothes, toiletries, etc., for the homeless. Featuring music by Swain and the Highway Souls along with Frazier Band starting at 8 p.m. The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry St. 478-741-9130. 7 p.m. Dec. 10.
Seasons of Style Fashion Show
Presented by Greater Jordan Chapel. Door prizes and light hors d’oeuvres served. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $20; $10 ages 12 and younger. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 7 p.m. Nov. 18.
Feed the City
Volunteers will distribute a turkey and the trimmings to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner to families in need. A “Pack Night,” where volunteers will pack the items will be held at the church from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18. Hope Church, Fort Valley. Tawanda Ellis, committee chair, 478-951-3801. 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 19.
Arts in Archery
Cultural demonstrations will include wood crafts, blacksmithing, glass blowing, broom making, quilting, basketry and other traditional arts and crafts. Visitors can see the process of turning stalks of sugar into cane syrup using a mule-powered cane mill and a wood-fired cooker. Antique railroad inspection cars and tractors will be on display. Concessions available. Hosted by the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm. off Old Plains Highway, west of downtown Plains. Free admission. 229-824-4104. nps.gov. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19.
American Indian Month Celebration
Take a ranger tour and learn about the 1930s restoration of the Earthlodge in a recently restored 10-minute film from 1939. Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 478-752-8257. 2 p.m. Nov. 19-20.
International Games Day @ Your Library
Spend the afternoon playing a variety of games ranging from tabletop to video games. Washington Memorial Library, second floor, 1180 Washington Ave. Free. 478-744-0852. 2-5 p.m. Nov. 19.
Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration
Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. Includes soldier life portrayals and encampments, battlefield tour and a memorial service at noon. Griswoldville Battlefield, 2 miles southeast of Griswoldville, 10 miles east of Macon via U.S. 80 and Ga. 57 toward Gordon on Baker Road. Free. 478-986-5172. gastateparks.org/jarrellplantation. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19.
Macon Mayhem Hockey
Home games are played at the Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $13-$20. Ticketmaster.com. facebook.com/MaconMayhemHockey. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 vs. Fayetteville. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 vs. Columbus. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 vs. Fayetteville. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 vs. Pensacola. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 vs. Mississippi River Kings. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 vs. Columbus. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 vs. Pensacola. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 vs. Knoxville. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 vs. Pensacola.7:30 p.m. Feb. 3-4 vs. Huntsville. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 vs. Mississippi River Kings. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 4 p.m. Feb. 19 vs. Fayetteville. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 vs. Pensacola. Nov. 25-April 8.
Fort Hawkins Historic Site
Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. Maynard Street at Emery Highway. 478-746-0704. forthawkins.com. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Special event: Sherman’s March: A one-day living history representing both Georgia militia and Sherman’s troops during the March to the Sea. Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 26.
Indian Springs State Park Museum Tours
Tour the museum, learn about the park, its history and upcoming events; free. 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. A $5 per car parking fee is required. 770-504-2277. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 3.
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation Mill Complex, a signal used to communicate between workers at different work positions throughout the mill. Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $4-$6.50. 478-986-5172. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 3.
“Labor Behind the Veil: The History of Slaves and Free Persons 1839-1868”
Tour to interpret antebellum life through the perspective of slaves and free persons who worked here. Reservations requested. Old Governor’s Mansion, Georgia College, Milledgeville. $15 adults, $8 seniors, $10 per group, $4 students. 478-445-4545. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, through Dec. 27.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Explore the mounds and walk the trails; discover what life was like here thousands of years ago. Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 478-752-8257. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
856 Mulberry St. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military; $3 for students with college ID. 478-745-5982. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
934 Georgia Ave. $11 adults; $10 seniors and military; $7 students; free for children younger than 6 and members of the Georgia Trust. 478-742-8155. hayhousemacon.org. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Last tour at 3 p.m. each day.
Neel Reid Tours
Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. $5. 478-742-0921. fgcmacon.org. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by special appointment.
Yoga in the Park
Taught by local yoga teachers. Rain cancels the event. Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Free. email@example.com. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rock Candy Tours: Free Birds and Night Owls Tour
Easy walking tour of Macon’s musical landmarks with pit stops at bars along the way. Reservations requested 24 hours in advance. Beginning at the Rookery, 543 Cherry St., ending at Grant’s Lounge. $10. 478-955-5997. firstname.lastname@example.org. 7:30-9 p.m. Friday.
Rock Candy Tours: Rock ‘n’ Roll Stroll
Moderate walking tour takes more than two hours and visits the homes and favorite haunts of Southern music’s most legendary artists. H&H Soul Food Restaurant, 807 Forsyth St. $15. 478-955-5997. email@example.com. 10 a.m. Saturday.
Bring your pooch for doggy demonstrations, live music and giveaways. Humans can purchase beer or wine and be entered to win door prizes. Macon Dog Park, Adams Street, downtown Macon. Free. collegehillmacon.com. 5-8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month.
Lawn Mower Races
Across from Camping World, Byron. 478-956-3929. 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month.
All-Star Wrestling Network. Wrestleplex, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, free for children 6 and younger. 478-397-5734. allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. bell time, the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month.
Public welcome. Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. 478-742-5372. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday.
Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 478-784-1454. 7 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Public welcome. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. 478-474-3663. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The tournament is 9 Ball with handicap rules. L&W Sports Bar, 4479 Pio Nono Ave. $15 tournament, no cover charge. 478-254-4117. 8 p.m. Friday.
American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. $10. 478-474-7799. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Craft Beer Tasting
Mini-Zoo Animal Show
Polar Bear Den
Sky Over Macon
Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. View the night sky through powerful telescopes. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. 8 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month.