Out & About

Out & About Main Calendar for Dec. 9, 2016

Listen to the music of John Berry on Dec. 16 at the Grand Opera House.
Listen to the music of John Berry on Dec. 16 at the Grand Opera House.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Winter Wonderland Express

A train engine will transport you in a trolley through lights and music to an unforgettable adventure with princesses and super heroes, including Santa and his wife. Sponsored by the Pilot Club of Cochran. Heartland EMS, Cochran Bypass at 256 Lucas Road, Cochran. $5. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9-10.

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.

InTown Macon Holiday Tour of Homes

Get in the holiday spirit with InTown Macon Neighborhood Association. Tour 10 beautiful historic homes decorated for the holidays. Stop into High Street Church for light refreshments. $20. Visit intownmacon.com for more information. Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 1-5 p.m. Dec. 11.

“A Victorian Christmas”

Family-friendly annual Christmas event. Children will get to hear a story from the Cannonball House staff, make a craft to take home and have light refreshments. Photos with Santa will be available for $5 per child; digital copies will be emailed to parents. Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Free. 478-745-5982. 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 10.

Candlelight Christmas

Take a nighttime stroll by candlelight and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. Visit two of the historic homes of the Jarrell family and enjoy natural greenery and homemade decorations along with warm cider and cookies. Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $6.50 adults; $6 seniors (62+); $4 youth (6-17); free for children under 6. 478-986-5172. gastateparks.org/jarrellplantation. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10.

Holiday Tours

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. Through Dec. 23; candlelight tours: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 10, 17 and 20.

Cottage Christmas

Stock up on sweet and savory treats during a yuletide bake sale, and enjoy carols performed by the Otis Redding Foundation DREAM Choir, complimentary wine and festive decorations. Sample treats that are available for purchase with a $5 donation to Historic Macon. Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Free. historicmacon.org. 4-7 p.m. Dec. 11.

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. $5 per vehicle or $20 per bus. 706-647-6374. therockranch.com. 6-10 p.m. Dec. 11-15, 18, and 20-31.

Hay House Christmas Gala

Featuring a performance by Theatre Macon and its Christmas Cabaret, this year dressed in Jazz Age costumes and singing Christmas songs of the early 20th century. Director Jim Crisp will offer a special holiday reading. A lavish reception by Vintage at Macon Marriott and tours of the house follows the program. Reservations required. Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. $30 per person. 478-742-8155. jthompson@georgiatrust.org. hayhousemacon.org. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 14.

Giftable Crafts

Save money this season by making your own gifts for friends and family. Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave., second floor. Free. 478-744-0825. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 15.

Hay House Holiday Luncheon

Includes a holiday luncheon, prepared this year by Fountain of Juice and served in the Music Room, where pianist Caleb Esmund will play Christmas carols on the Stieff piano. After lunch guests can enjoy a self-guided tour. Reservations required. Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. $45 per person. 478-742-8155. jthompson@georgiatrust.org. hayhousemacon.org. Noon Dec. 16.

Buddy Greene’s Hometown Christmas

With Ron Block and Jeff Taylor. Me & Molly will open the show. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $20 balcony; $25 floor seating. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

Santa Visits the Big House

Come see Santa inside the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. 2321 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-741-5551. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 17.

Winter Wonderland Festival

Fort Valley Festival Park, 310 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Valley. 678-771-3265. 1-10 p.m. Dec. 17; 1-8 p.m. Dec. 18.

Hay House Christmas Tea Party

Activities for girls include holiday readings in the Music Room, an elaborate demonstration on holiday entertaining in the dining room, Christmas crafts in the old kitchen and a visit with Santa. Children are asked to bring a book or $1 donation to benefit Book ‘Em. Reservations required. Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. $25 per young lady (12 and younger) and one accompanying adult. 478-742-8155. jthompson@georgiatrust.org. hayhousemacon.org. 4-6 p.m. Dec. 18.

Dublin Christkindlmarket

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, through Dec. 18.

Holiday Stress Relief: Adult Coloring

Color yourself calm. Shurling Library, 1769 Shurling Drive. Free. 478-744-0875. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 19.

CD Snowflakes

A unique craft to add a little sparkle to your holiday decorations. Shurling Library, 1796 Shurling Drive. Free. 478-744-0875. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21.

Kwanzaa Celebration “(Umoja) Unity Day”

Annual Festival of First Fruits. Presented by the Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center and Torchlight Academy Inc. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 7 p.m. Dec. 26.

Kwanzaa Celebration “(Kujichagulia) Youth Self-Determination Night”

Annual Festival of First Fruits. Presented by the Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center and Torchlight Academy, Inc. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 7 p.m. Dec. 27.

Christmas at the Palace of the South

The three main levels of the Hay House will feature period decorations inspired by the Jazz Age of the 1920s to 1940s with the theme of “A Dazzling December: A Jazz Age Jubilee.” Includes tours, events and activities. Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Normal museum admission rates apply. 478-742-8155. hayhousemacon.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 31.

New Year’s Eve Shamrock Drop

Watch the shamrock drop and dance to live music in downtown Dublin. Free. visitdublinga.com. 314 Academy Ave., Dublin. 8 p.m. Dec. 31.

Perry Buzzard Drop

Ring in the New Year and watch the buzzard drop in downtown Perry. Free. perrybuzzarddrop.com. Downtown Perry. 9 p.m. Dec. 31.

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

With the A2Z Band. Ages 21+ only. Seating is not guaranteed if you do not purchase a table. $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.

New Year’s Eve Big Bash

Benefits the ARC Macon. Terminal Station, Cherry Street. $40 per person table seating, $300 table for eight; $30 general admission. arcmacon.org. 478-477-7764. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

MARKETS/BAZAARS

Wesleyan Market

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 dthornton@milledgevillega.us. 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. bolingbrokefarmersmarket@gmail.com. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mulberry Market

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.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN

The Lefevre Quartet

Grace Baptist Church, 3151 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. Donations accepted. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11.

“Irish Christmas”

Celtic and bluegrass musicians led by Keith and Kristyn Getty. Featuring hymns performed in an upbeat, global flair augmented by dancing and an audience sing-along of traditional Christmas carols, original hymns and contemporary hymns. Second Baptist Church, 2504 Moody Road, Warner Robins. $20-$30. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

“For He Is Born”

A live production about God’s presentation of a Savior to a dying world. Presented by Greater Lizzieboro Baptist Church. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 6 p.m. Dec. 17.

Songsmen Quartet

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.

MUSIC ANDVARIETY

Macon Mischief

Featuring Macon’s premiere burlesque troupe. Tickets are available at the venue or online. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. $20. ampersandguild.com. 8-10 p.m. Dec. 9.

The Frazier Band

No minors. Proceeds benefit The Children’s Miracle Network. Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. No cover charge. frazierbandmusic.com. 10 p.m. Dec. 10.

“Aren’t You Steve?”

The Chameleon Village is at it again bringing you a night of improv with their new troupe, “Aren’t you Steve?” $7. ampersandguild.com. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. 8 p.m. Dec. 15.

Jason Boland and Shooter Jennings

Acoustic tour. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $20 advance, $25 day of show. ShooterJennings.com. TheStragglers.com. 8 p.m. Dec. 15.

John Berry: The Christmas Concert

Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $38. TheGrandMacon.com. 478-301-5470. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

Karen Lott and Lott’s of Love Experience

Featuring Karen Lott, Northeast High School and M.A. Evans band members. Hosted by DJ AD. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $20 adult, $15 child. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

JJ Grey and Mofro

With instrumental jazz/funk band Naughty Professor. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $25 general admission, $30 premium balcony; $28 general admission day of show. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m. Dec. 29.

Habersham Records 45th Anniversary

Featuring Stan Butler and TK Soul. Tickets may be purchased at Habersham Records. Macon Conference Center, behind Chasen’s, 3590 Riverside Drive. $25 in advance. 478-743-2587. 8 p.m. Dec. 30.

Jagged Edge, Lyfe Jennings and Keke Wyatt

City Auditorium, 415 First St. $44.50-$99.50. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. 7 p.m. Dec. 31.

Kathleen Madigan

Comedian. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $25; $50 VIP area tickets. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6.

Garrison Keillor

An evening of storytelling. City Auditorium, 415 First St. $52.50, $72.50 and $152.50. wmconcerts.com. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. Jan. 7.

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”

A celebration of the music of the Beatles. The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $47.50. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

Vince Gill

City Auditorium, 415 First St. $39 and up. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. Feb. 16.

Hotel California: A Tribute to the Eagles

Part of the Grand Concert Series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $35-$39. TheGrandMacon.com. 478-301-5470. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience

Part of the Grand Concert Series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $33-$35. TheGrandMacon.com. 478-301-5470. 7:30 p.m. March 12.

ZZ Top

City Auditorium, 415 First St. $38.50 and up. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. 8 p.m. March 14.

Ron White

Comedian. City Auditorium, 415 First St. $44.75 and $54.75. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. 8 p.m. March 17.

Tim Hawkins

Comedian. With special guest Johnnie W. City Auditorium, 415 First St. $19 and up. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. 7 p.m. April 28.

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.

DANCES

Christmas Member Appreciation Dance

Hosted by USA Dance Chapter No. 6059 of Greater Macon. Please bring a dish. The chapter will furnish the meat. Eating starts at 7:30 p.m. Social ballroom dance starts at 8:15 p.m. Dressy casual. Music by DJ Chester Gibbs. Water provided. Soft drink for a donation. Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Members in good standing admitted free; $12 non-members; $5 students with ID. 478-743-7970. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

Shag Club

Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. Free. 478-960-7938. 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Dance

Featuring the Winchester Band. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. $7. 478-784-1454. 8 p.m. Friday.

Dance

Featuring the Southern Country Band. Singles welcome. VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. $7. 478-474-3663. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Macon 1800s

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.

MUSIC HALLS

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

This week: 5 p.m. House Band, 7 p.m. Still Cruisin Band. 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. $2 admission at the door, free for ages 16 and younger. 478-825-4118 or clintonopry.com. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday.

Hollonville Opry House

This week: Patchwork, Country Dreamers and Kirkland and Friends. Ga. 362, Hollonville. Free; operated on donations. 770-228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Powersville Opry

This week: 4:15 p.m. Powersville Opry House Band, 6 p.m. Still Cruisin Band, 7:30 p.m. Southern Nites 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

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

Ga. 87, Juliette. $17. 478-335-3895. acousticproductions.com. 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.

FILMS/SCREENINGS

Macon Film Guild: “Mia Madre”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

Senior Cinema: “A Madea Christmas”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free for seniors. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

“Zootopia”

Presented by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. Drinks and popcorn for sale. Limited seating. Admission to the Hall of Fame will be free all day. gshf.org. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 21.

Macon Film Guild: “A Man Called Ove”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

“In the Heat of the Night”

Part of the 2016 movie series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5 general admission; $45 series subscription. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15.

“Roman Holiday”

Part of the 2016 movie series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5 general admission; $45 series subscription. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12.

“To Kill a Mockingbird”

Part of the 2016 movie series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5 general admission; $45 series subscription. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. March 3.

“The Pelican Brief”

Part of the 2016 movie series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5 general admission; $45 series subscription. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. March 10.

“Stagecoach”

Part of the 2016 movie series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5 general admission; $45 series subscription. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. April 7.

FUNDRAISERS

Donation Drive

The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom along with 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.

All That Jazz

The 21st annual concert and ball benefiting the Tubman Museum. Featuring After 7. Reserved floor seating $150; balcony seating $30 before Jan. 12; $35 after. Tubmanmuseum.com. City auditorium, 415 First St. 7 p.m. Jan. 28.

Black and White Masquerade Ball

Dinner, dancing and silent auction. Music by AJ the DJ. Attire is semi-formal to formal. Annual Joshua’s Birthday Bash for a Cure hosted by Joshua’s Wish Foundation. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. $40 until Jan. 13; $50 after Jan. 13; $400 table for 10 available until Jan. 13. joshuaswish.org. 478-361-3541. 6 p.m. Feb. 4.

ET CETERA

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. 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. Dec. 9-April 8.

Ice Skating

Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Regular admission is $10; after game admission is $10 without a game stub and $8 with a game stub; military rate is $8. maconcentreplex.com. After game skates: 10:10 p.m.-midnight Dec. 9-10 and 17. Sunday skates: 1-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18. Friday skate: 4:30-7 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m. Dec. 16. School break skates: 1-3:30 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m. Dec. 21-23. Christmas Eve skate: 1-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Dec. 24. Dec. 9-24.

It’s Knitting Chilly

Learn the basics of knitting with Linda Sherman and start working on your very own scarf. Space is limited. Call park office for information on materials and pre-registration. Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Free. 478-986-5172. gastateparks.org/jarrellplantation. 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 10.

A Taste of Macon Music History

A special edition Rock Candy Tour featuring tastes and tales from favorite restaurants and music history spots. Moderate walking required. Menu items pre-planned. Reservations required. $35. rockcandytours.com. 478-955-5997. rockcandytours@gmail.com. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

Second Saturday at the Tubman

Enjoy holiday demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, carol sing-alongs, storytime for the kids, and pictures with Santa in front of the Christmas tree. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. Tubmanmuseum.com. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Family Night: Button Maker

Create unique buttons with our famous button maker kit. Perfect for a quick holiday gift or keep it for yourself. West Bibb Library, 5580 Thomaston Road. Free. 478-744-0818. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

Wreaths Across America Program

The Civil Air Patrol will conduct a brief ceremony to remember and honor military veterans. Attendees are encouraged to bring a wreath for placement after the service. Andersonville National Historic Site, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville. wreathsacrossamerica.org. Noon Dec. 17.

Pinterest Fails Potluck

Bring a dish, baked goods or a non-alcoholic drink made from a Pinterest recipe, and bring the recipe (must be safe to eat, doesn’t have to be pretty). Fail categories will include nail art, home decor, gift wrapping, ornaments, wearables and kids’ crafts. Prizes for the biggest fails. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. Free with food contribution. ampersandguild.com. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 17.

“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.

USDAA Sirius Dog Agility Show

Hosted by Sirius Dog Agility. Free for spectators. siriusdogagility.com. Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 30-Jan. 1.

Indian Springs First Day History Hike

Join a park ranger for a journey through time. Discover the history of Indian Springs State Park, sample the famous spring water, and tour the park museum while enjoying hot chocolate. This moderate hike will involve some steps and hills. $5 per car parking fee. 770-504-2277. Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. 10 a.m. Jan. 1.

High Falls First Day Hike

This staff-led 1.5 mile moderate hike will take you past several scenic and historic sites including the falls, the old grist mill, and through a mixed pine/hardwood forest. You will learn about the park history and the local ecology. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and a snack. $5 per car parking fee. 478-993-3053. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. 2 p.m. Jan. 1.

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. Jan. 7 and Feb. 4.

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. Jan. 7.

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.

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.

Jarrell Plantation

Spend a day on the farm and learn about life on the plantation in the 1800s. 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $4-$6.50. georgiastateparks.org. 478-986-5172. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Cannonball House

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.

Hay House

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. gswilson7557@gmail.com. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Yappy Hour

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.

Wrestling

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.

Bingo

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

Bingo

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

Bingo

Public welcome. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. 478-474-3663. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pool Tournament

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.

Dart Tournament

American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. $10. 478-474-7799. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Wine Tasting

Tuesday: six wines with light appetizers, $7. Thursday: eight wines with appetizers, $10. WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. 478-474-9595. winestylesmacon.com. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Craft Beer Tasting

Six craft beers with snacks. WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. $7. 478-474-9595. winestylesmacon.com. 6-8 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month.

Mini-Zoo Animal Show

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

Polar Bear Den

Story time plus crafts for ages 2-5. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. $5 per child; free for adults. masmacon.org. 478-477-3232. 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of month.

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.

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