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. Dec. 30-31.
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. 30-31.
Theme: “The Glory of Africa: Restoring Ourselves to Traditional Greatness.” A program of enlightening activities and interactions designed to increase our consciousness and appreciation of our African and AfroAsiatic heritage. Presented by Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center Inc. and Torchlight Academy Inc. New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4388 Robinson Road. Free. 478-952-8218. 478-718-8067. 6 p.m. Dec. 30.
The Karamu (Kwanzaa Feast), with family fun and creative activities and delicious food dishes. Presented by Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center Inc. and Torchlight Academy Inc. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. Free. 478-952-8218. 478-718-8067. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 31.
Macon New Year’s Eve Celebration
Live music. Sign New Year’s resolution boards to be used as public art. Bounce houses for kids, food and drink and ball drop. Open to all ages. First Street across from City Hall between Poplar and Cherry streets. Free. 7 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31.
Fort Valley New Year’s Eve Party
Music from several DJs and bands, live comedy show, open mic, line dancing and more. Watch the huge peach cobbler drop at midnight. Food and alcohol for sale. Downtown Fort Valley. 7 p.m. Dec. 31.
Dublin 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.
Forsyth New Year’s Eve on the Square
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. Featuring music by the Grapevine. 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.
An interfaith service in the spirit of love, unity and faith. Presented by Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center Inc. and Torchlight Academy Inc. Steward Chapel AME Church, 887 Forsyth St. Free. 478-952-8218. 478-718-8067. 11 a.m. Jan. 1.
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. 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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Green Market
Featuring locally grown vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, preserves and plants. Marketplace Pavilion, 222 E. Hancock St., Milledgeville. greenmarketmilledgeville.com. email@example.com. 9 a.m.-noon first and third Saturday.
Karen Peck and New River
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.
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
Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards
Artist talk from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. $10 advance, $15 at door, $5 students with ID at door. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 13.
The Black Jacket Symphony: Dark Side of the Moon
Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 8 p.m. Jan. 21.
Justin Moore and Lee Brice
With special guest William Michael Morgan. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $29.75-$59.75. maconcentreplex.org. Jan. 28.
“An Evening with John Berry”
Acoustical concert. Presented by the Backlot Players Inc., to benefit its 300 Roses Capital Campaign. Monroe County Fine Arts Center, 27 Brooklyn Ave., Forsyth. $43 and $48. thebacklotplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3.
“Let It Be”
The voice of the Moody Blues performs. With Mike Dawes. Box office hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and one hour prior to show time. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $46-$58.50. justinhayward.com. 478-301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19.
Hotel California: A Tribute to the Eagles
What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience
An evening of storytelling has been rescheduled for May 10. All tickets purchased for the Jan. 7 event will be honored May 10. To request a refund, go to the original point of purchase by 5 p.m. May 1. City Auditorium, 415 First St. $52.50, $72.50 and $152.50. wmconcerts.com. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. May 10.
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: Closed Dec. 31; open for Monday night jam at 7 p.m. Jan. 2. 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: 5 p.m. Bring your favorite finger foods and join in some New Year’s Eve fun; 6:30 p.m. Ramblin Down the Hill Country Band. 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
Macon Film Guild: “A Man Called Ove”
Family Movie Night: “Splash and Bubbles”
Lanford Library, 6504 Houston Road. Free. 478-621-6970. 5 p.m. Jan. 12.
“In the Heat of the Night”
Macon Film Guild: “Neruda”
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
“The Pelican Brief”
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.
Valentine’s Ball 2017
Presented by Traditional Elegance. Benefits Caring Solutions Pregnancy Centers. Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. $160 per couple; $80 singles. TraditionalElegance.org. Linda Solomon, 478-973-1762. 6-11 p.m. Feb. 11.
32nd annual International Dinner
Includes a variety of food from around the world and performances by students in the Georgia College International Club. Proceeds support the Global Scholars Endowed Funds. Magnolia Ballroom, Georgia College, 231 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville. 478-445-2368. 7 p.m. March 11.
Central Georgia Genealogical Society
Featuring Robert C. Jones speaking on “The War of 1812 in Georgia and Alabama.” Discover how your ancestors may have been impacted by the War of 1812. Guests welcome. Flint Energies Conference Room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. 478-987-7260. cggs.org. 7 p.m. Jan. 9.
Author Karen Branan
Karen Branan promotes her book “The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth.” Free. 478-743-8544. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. 6:30 p.m. Jan 12.
MLK Community Breakfast: “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Register through the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce. Magnolia Ballroom, Georgia College, 231 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville. $12. 478-445-4233. milledgevillega.com. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 13.
27th annual MLK Breakfast Celebration
Theme: “Staying on the Path: Justice, Peace, Hope.” The speaker is author, attorney and activist Robbin Shipp. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee. St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 131 Ward St. A suggested donation of $6 is appreciated; however, everyone is welcomed regardless of ability to pay; group reservations are $50 per table for eight. Harriet Jardine, 478-744-0915. 7:30 a.m. Jan. 16.
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. Dec. 31-Jan. 1: 1-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Jan. 2: 1-3:30 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m. Jan. 6: 4:30-7 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 21: after-game skate, 10:15 p.m.-midnight. Jan. 8, 16 and 22: 1-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Dec. 31-Jan. 22.
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.
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. 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. 7:30 p.m. March 3-4 vs. Mississippi River Kings. 7:30 p.m. March 17 vs. Columbus. 4 p.m. March 19 vs. Knoxville. 7:30 p.m. March 31 vs. Roanoke. 4 p.m. April 2 vs. Pensacola.7:30 p.m. April 7-8 vs. Roanoake. Jan. 7-April 8.
Family Game Night
Board and card games for all ages. Free. Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave. Free. 478-744-0825. 6-8 p.m. Jan 10.
Tinkerlab, Robotics and K’nex
Small hands, big ideas. Free. Shurling Library, 1769 Shurling Drive. Free. 478-744-0875. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 11.
ML(5)K Road Race
$25. eventbrite.com. Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor’s Center, 1207 Emery Highway. 9 a.m. Jan. 14.
Create custom buttons. Free. Riverside Library, 110 Holiday Drive N. Free. 478-757-8900. 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Jan 19.
Adult Sit N’ Stitch
Crochet and share a cup of cocoa with friends. Free. Shurling Library, 1769 Shurling Drive. Free. 478-744-0875. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan 19.
Shrink plastic: Create your own design then shrink it. Free. West Bibb Library, 5580 Thomaston Road. Free. 478-744-0818. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan 19.
Fun anime activities and prizes. Free. Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave. Free. 478-744-0825. 6 p.m. Jan. 24.
Family Fun Afternoon
Free. Shurling Library, 1769 Shurling Drive. Free. 478-744-0875. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan 26.
De-Stress with Coloring
Spend some quiet time coloring or take your sheets to go. Free. Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave. Free. 478-744-0825. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26.
Coin, Stamp, & Postcard Show
Hosted by Middle Georgia Coin Club. Free for spectators. Miller-Murphy-Howard Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. 478-474-1770. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 27-28 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 29.
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.