Out & About



Merritt Pottery Festival8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Special guest potter Marie Rogers, along with more than 20 folk potters from throughout the Southeast as well as other vendors. Coni Merritt: (478) 474-7833, merrittpottery@hotmail.com.

Fall Festival1-3 p.m. Sunday, Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church, corner of Napier and Pio Nono avenues. Games, hamburgers and hot dogs. 746-5692 or 474-4395.

Heart of Georgia Technical College Festival of Trees5-7 p.m. Thursday: “Palette to Palate,” the kick off for Festival of Trees, featuring Christian band Crosstied and preview of “The Nutcracker.” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6: “Jingle Bell Jam Day.” The public is invited to come out and view the trees and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments. Mrs. Claus and the elves will be on hand reading stories to children, gingerbread house decorating at 10:30 a.m. and noon for children ages 5-10. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: “Seniors' Sip and See.” Light refreshments will be served. Trees are on display Thursday-Dec. 19 in the DuBose Porter Center located on the Heart of Georgia Tech main campus in Dublin. (478) 296-6117. Free.

Wilcox County Farmers Appreciation Day FestivalNov. 22, Rochelle. Sponsored by the Rochelle Lions Club. Arts and crafts, food vendors, animal displays, old tractor games and displays, children's games, 10 a.m. children's parade, 1 p.m. main parade and a 6-9 p.m. performance by the Kinchafoonee Cowboys. Ken McKie, (229) 365-3576, or Donnie Clack, (229) 365-3656. Free.

Randy Howard Songwriters FestivalNov. 28-30, Perry, The Tavery inside The New Perry Hotel. Several well-known songwriters are scheduled to be in attendance for this special fellowship weekend. www.myspace.com/rhsf2008.

Wesleyan Storytelling Festival7-9 p.m. Dec. 9, Wesleyan College, Candler Alumnae Building, Benson Room, 4760 Forsyth Road. Enjoy mesmerizing stories, refreshments and conversation at this family event. Several different genres of stories will be told by Wesleyan senior education students and guests. 757-5117. Free.


City Market on the Green9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 20, Poplar Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Handmade gifts for the holidays. Vendor inquiries welcome. Contact Naomi Davis, 836-4564 or e-mail davisfarmscsa@aol.com.

Wesleyan Market10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6, Wesleyan College, Main Quad, 4760 Forsyth Road. Held first Saturday morning of every month. 757-5180. Free.


The Anointed Ones4 p.m. Sunday, The Stone Creek Baptist Church, 1531 Riggins Mill Road. Also featuring The Bonnet Singers, The Emoni Gospel Singers, New Stars of Faith, The Sensational Jubilees, The Silver Stars, The Marvellettes and The Related Gospel Singers. Sobe (Tony) Thomas, 335-2226 or 742-3821.

The Refuge6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A Christian youth/young-adult center. 4917-A Mercer University Drive. 390-4013. $3 admission, concession and games extra.

Gospel and Jam Session8-10:30 p.m. every first and third Friday, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 809 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. (478) 997-1734. Free.


Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz and Cowboy Envy5-8 p.m. Dec. 5, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. An evening of music, humor, specials in the Music Store, free gift-wrapping and more. Food and beverages available for purchase. 751-3334 or www.georgiamusic.org. $5 general public; $3 for members and kids 4-17.

Tom Ridgeway6:30-9 p.m. each Friday, China Gourmet, 2975 Arkwright Road. Elegant dinner music.

Live Jazz with the Musical Stylings of K-MoThursday and Friday nights, Chef Audrey's Bistro and Bakery, 2728 Watson Blvd., Suite E, Warner Robins. (478) 953-7480.

Jazz Appreciation Class6:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 390 Pierce Ave. Taught by George Saunders. Everyone welcome. 742-4281. Free.


Poetic Peace7-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Cafe 567, 567 Cherry St. Open mic for poets, singers, painters, rappers and more. Hosted by Y-O. 744-9888, myspace.com/poeticpeace. Free.


SkydogNoon-5 p.m. Nov. 23, Central City Park. Featuring Paul Hornsby, Robert Lee Coleman, Mose Davis, Ken and Eric Wynn, Tim and Greg Brooks, Gary Porter, Kenny Williams, Tony Tyler, Mike Harrell, Bruce Whitten, Rachael Cox and more, with emcee Kyler Mosely. Bad weather moves event to Cox Capitol Theatre. 986-7093. Admission is one or more canned good to benefit Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.


Madeline MacNeil3 p.m. Saturday, Old Opera House, 100 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Madeline MacNeil in concert singing and telling stories with her mountain and hammered dulcimers. (478) 783-1884. $10.

The Claire Lynch Band8 p.m. Nov. 21, Douglass Theatre. Acoustic Productions presents the return of a bluegrass legend. Call 742-2000 for tickets. $20 advance, $22 at the door.


Central Georgia Music Scholarship Competition 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosspoint Baptist Church, 645 Perry Parkway, Perry. Awards ceremony and performances by winners. $8 adults, $5 students, children under 3 are free.

Celtic SummitDec. 12, Douglass Theatre. Acoustic Productions presents Celtic Summit with Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman and Aaron O'Rourke opening. 742-2000. $20 advance and $22 at the door.


Dance7-10:30 p.m. Saturday. New Hope International, 204 Sullivan Road, Fort Valley. 955-0689. www.DanceHoustonCo.org. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.

Dance8 p.m. Nov. 21, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Ballroom, beach and country music. 923-5007 or 742-9367. $5.

Fall Ballroom Dance ClassesMacon Health Club, 389 First St. Beginner to advanced. 750-0802, Paulaeastdance@yahoo.com or www.paulaeast.com.

Learn to Ballroom DanceClasses and dance parties at the Howard Community Club in Macon and the Perry Arts Center in Houston County. For more information contact Gregory West, gfwest@mindspring.com, (678) 984-8455 or www.gregorywest.com. Let's DanceThe Macon Health Club, 389 First St., and The Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Beginners to advanced. 750-0802, www.paulaeastcom or paulaeastdance@yahoo.com. $10 per lesson.

Ballet and Jazz ClassesMondays and Thursdays, Parkway Assembly of God Church, 5191 Eisenhower Parkway. For children ages 4-12. 718-0498.

Pairs and Spares Club6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, North Macon Park Recreation Center. Lilly Fickler: (478) 922-2367 or (478) 284-7250.

Robins Ramblers Square Dance Club7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, the Recreation Department, Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins. Nov. 15: Spirit of America Dance. 923-8275 or 922-5286.

Dance9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays, VFW, 799 Monticello Road, Eatonton. (706) 473-3119. $7.

Latin Dance Classes1-3 p.m. Sundays. Beginner to advanced. 750-0802, Paulaeastdance@yahoo.com or www.paulaeast.com.

Ballroom Dance Classes5 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. 960-7030 or ballroomdancingmacon@yahoo.com to register. $10 per couple per lesson.


Single Adult Recreation Night7:30-11 p.m. today, Family Life Center of Centerville First Baptist Church, 108 Church St. Casual. No children or teens. For single adults (never married, widowed, divorced) ages 18-68. Activities, light refreshments, music, fellowship. (478) 953-3387 or www.fbcCenterville.org. Free.


Cocktails4755 Chambers Road. 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. 784-9622.

Hollonville Opry House6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: Tommy and Rita, Mark Hall and Filmore House Band, Riverdale Travelers and Kirkland and Friends. (770) 228-4832. Free, operated on donations.

Juliette Opry House7-9 p.m. first and third Saturdays. (478) 256-1560 or www.myspace.com/julietteopry.

Ladebco Music6:30 p.m. every Friday, located on the square at 21 N. Lee St., Forsyth. Open mic for singer/songwriters and musicians. (478) 994-4433 or www.myspace.com/ladebcoguitars. Free.

Ole Clinton Opry6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 7 p.m. Rest Easy, 8 p.m. Gospel Gazette, 9 p.m. The Jonesmen Quartet. 986-6587 or www.oleclintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.

Our Place2132 U.S. 41 N., Perry. (478) 218-2299. No cover.

Pickin' on the Porch1 p.m. Sundays, Juliette Expresso, McCrackin Street (across from the WhistleStop Café), Juliette. To perform, contact Candace through www.myspace.com/juliette_jams, juliette.expresso@yahoo.com, (478) 718-6059 or (478) 994-0085. Free.

Powersville Opry5-9:30 p.m. Saturdays; south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. This week: 5 p.m. Local Talent, 6:30 p.m. Playin Possum, 7:30 p.m. George Sheffield and The Dirt Road Gig, 8:30 p.m. Just One More. Also open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (478) 328-0678 or www.powersvilleopry.com. Free.

Wagon House Opry6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6:30 p.m. The Generals, 7:30 p.m. Hollywood and the Corolla Cowboy, 9 p.m. Good News Bluegrass. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Admission free, donations accepted. FILMS

Macon Film GuildDouglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dec. 14: “My Kid Could Paint That.” Jan. 11: “Across the Universe.” Feb. 8: “Man on Wire.” 742-2000 or e-mail info@maconfilmguild.org. $5.


Gordon College Southern Culture Series 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Fine Arts Auditorium: Debi Hamlin, adjunct professor of history at Gordon College, will give a vocal performance with a distinctly Southern feel. 7 p.m. Feb. 12, Student Center Auditorium: John Perdew will present a video of his one-man play, "Education of a Harvard Guy," that recounts his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. 7 p.m. March 26, Student Center Auditorium: The Southern Culture Series concludes with a presentation by Mark Brinkman, associate professor of biology at Gordon College, on the scourge of nearly every Southern lawn with "Fire Ants: Facts and Fun." Each event is free and open to the public.


Poker RunSaturday. Ride starts at AP's Hidden Hideaway at 1 p.m. and ends at Shooter's Bar and Grill in Gray, where live and silent auctions start at 4 p.m. Registration: $25 for first hand, $5 additional hands. Bands: Bradley Junction and Pallot, Porter and Porter. Funds chemo patient recliners at the Cancer Care Center. (478) 932-5700 or (478) 986-8809.

A.X.I.S. International Dinner 5 p.m. Saturday, Wesleyan College Anderson Dining Hall, 4760 Forsyth Road. Traditional cuisine representing several different countries will be offered and prepared by Wesleyan's international students. Proceeds benefit scholarships. 757-5134. $6 adults, $3 kids; kids under 10 are free; all you can eat.

Black Card Party10 p.m. Saturday, SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St. Proceeds benefit the Mentors Project of Bibb County. Featuring DJ Roger Riddle, DJ Tagg and Dirt Dog and the music of Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Party-goers are encouraged to dress in theme with the music — anything associated with Michael, Madonna and Prince goes. Cash bar provided by Good to Go Catering. blackcardparty@gmail.com or www.thesochigallery.com. $5 donation at the door.


Camp Fire Circle Story Time11-11:45 a.m. Saturdays (excluding Nov. 29) through Dec. 13, Kema's Hobby, 109 Atlanta Road/Ga. 11 (historic Downtown Gray by the railroad tracks). For kids 6 and under, older kids are also welcome to come and look at books they enjoy. (478) 986-5362, books@kemashobby.com or www.kemashobby.com.

Artifact ID DayNoon-4 p.m. Saturday, Old Schoolhouse in Old Clinton (near Gray). The Ocmulgee Archaeological Society will partner with the Old Clinton Historical Society to put on its last ID Day of the year. They will be recording Paleo points, identifying artifacts for the public and making arrangements for site visits to record archaeological sites. www.sgaoas.com. stephen.hammack@robins.af.mil. (478) 718-3398.

Christmas in November Bazaar8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41, Fort Valley. Handcrafted treasures include afghans, quilted and crocheted items, wood crafted items, Christmas decorations, preserves and baked goods. Breakfast and lunch available. 953-3844.

Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Luncheon11 a.m. Saturday, New Harvest Church of God, 12643 Ga. 87, Juliette. With singing from area senior citizens and members of New Harvest including New Harvest Church Choir. All seniors invited to attend. This is a covered dish occasion with main entree of turkey and ham provided by New Harvest. A covered dish is not required but greatly appreciated. Cheryl Hayes, (478) 992-9735, or Tina McMurray, (478) 957-7299.

Birds of Prey Show1 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base Amphitheater. Hosted by the Middle Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center and presented by the Georgia Southern University Wildlife Center. Participants will see the birds perform flying and retrieving exercises, and learn about their environments. (478) 926-6398 or mgystc@cbi.mgacoxmail.com. $10.

Public Ice SkatingSaturday-Sunday and Nov. 22-26, 28-30; Dec. 17-24, 26; Jan. 2-4, 9-11. Macon Coliseum. www.maconcentreplex.com. 751-9232. $8 per person.

Storytime and Party6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Barnes and Noble, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. A pajama party and reading of “Elf on a Shelf.”. 474-0161.

Book Club10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Barnes and Noble, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Will discuss the book “Bell Canto” by Ann Patchett. 474-0161.

Raymond Wilkes Book Signing6 p.m. Thursday, Barnes and Noble, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Ray Wilkes, former Bibb County sheriff, signs his book “I Didn't Save the President's Life (I Only Saved His Pants!).” 474-0161.

Bookgroup7:30 p.m. Thursday, Barnes and Noble, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Passionate Foodies Gourmet Group. Popular gourmet arts instructor, writer and cooking show host Royce Watson will lead the group. There will also be food samples. 474-0161.

Vince Dooley Book Signing2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Kema's Hobby, 109 Atlanta Road/Ga. 11 (historic downtown Gray by the railroad tracks). Legendary Coach Vince Dooley will have two new titles: “Dooley's Playbook: 34 Most Memorable Plays of Georgia Football” and “Hairy Dawg Tours the Peach State,” plus other books and merchandise. Hang out with other UGA fans and enjoy free homemade desserts, coffee and hot chocolate. (478) 986-5362, books@kemashobby.com or www.kemashobby.com.

The Golden Opportunities Book Club10:30 a.m. Nov. 21, Barnes and Noble, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Will discuss the book “Amazing Grace” by Danielle Steel. 474-0161.

Christmas in Vienna10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 22, Vienna City Square, Vienna. Downtown businesses open house, arts and crafts in the City Square, a children's parade, secret Santa shop, dessert contest and bake sale, and lighting ceremony of the "Lights From the Heart" tree.

Battle of Griswoldville Commemoration10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Griswoldville Battlefield, east of Griswoldville, Twiggs County, 10 miles east of Macon via U.S. 80 and Ga. 57 toward Gordon on Baker Road. Enjoy Civil War soldier-life presentations, walking tours and a commemoration program at the battle site. (478) 986-5172.

Drumming for Success Workshop 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Arvin Scott, award-winning percussionist, youth program developer and music professor at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, presents an inspiring, hands-on experience for youth ages 3-16, providing percussion instruction while stressing academic achievement, character building and creativity through personal goal accomplishment and group cooperation. Hand drums are provided for all participants. Workshop is included with regular museum admission. 751-3334 or www.georgiamusic.org. $3.50 for kids 4-17.

Journey to The Manger5 -10 p.m. Dec. 4-6, The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. The Rock Ranch partners with the churches of the Centennial Baptist Association to re-enact the first Christmas. Choirs and bands will perform Christmas carols and guests will travel through a journey to see the first Christmas. Free.

200th Birthday CelebrationDec. 6, on the courthouse square, Eatonton. The celebration will include live entertainment from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring the Crosstie Walkers (folk, traditional gospel and rock), Ira “Enigma” Davis (rap artist from Atlanta), square dancers, and Big Ernie's Original Garage Band ('60s, '70s, '80s and '90s music). There will be food, a Christmas parade beginning at 2 p.m., and lighting of the city Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m. (478) 414-6830 or ern_rogers@yahoo.com. Free.

Bolingbroke Christmas Parade3 p.m. Dec. 6, Rivoli Road, Bolingbroke. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy snacks and pre-parade festivities beginning at 2 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be the grand finale in the parade and will visit with the kids after the parade in Santa's Workshop. Contact Vicki Smith at 994-1306 with questions or for an application to participate in the parade.

Plantation Christmas1-4 p.m. Dec. 6, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Take an afternoon stroll through two of the Jarrell family homes with traditional decoration and natural greenery. Stories, music and refreshments included. (478) 986-5172. $2.50-$4.

Christmas Party3-6 p.m. Dec. 7, Armory Ballroom at 484 First St. Sponsored by the Middle Georgia Buddy Walk. Food, fun and Santa. Contact Sherry McDougald, 808-2337. Please R.S.V.P.

Disney On Ice presents a Disneyland Adventure7 p.m. Dec. 11-12; 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13; and 1 p.m. Dec. 14. Macon Centreplex. www.maconcentreplex.com. 751-9232. $18-$33.

Tahino 'Sabor Latino'10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Latin trio transports students through Latin America with stops in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Students play instruments and sing along as they learn how the music brought by African slaves to Latin America became interwoven with Spanish and French influences to create the complex rhythms of today. Space is limited; reservations are required. The 45-minute performances are included with regular museum admission: $3.50 for ages 4-17. jwright@georgia.org. 751-3334.

Drive Through Nativity6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 11-13, Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. Twelve scenes with live actors and animals depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. 746-9688. Free.

Hometown Christmas4-8 p.m. Dec. 13, Atlanta Road/Ga. 11 will be closed from U.S. 129 to the corner by the Meat Shoppe, downtown Gray. Sponsored by Gray Station Better Hometown. Choirs from the elementary, middle and high schools will be performing throughout the event, along with other individual performers. Santa will arrive at 5 p.m. and come down the street from the Carriage House to Curves in his reindeer-drawn sleigh/golf cart. Free pictures of the kids with Santa will be provided. Local businesses and craftspeople will be set up on the street selling wreaths, jewelry, art, baby quilts and more.

Weekend Ranger-led Programs1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. The 30-minute program will be a guided tour to the earthlodge or ranger-choice program. 752-8257. Free.

Wrestling8:15 p.m. bell time, Saturdays, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. Doors open at 7:30. (478) 397-5734. $8 ringside, $6 general admission, $5 military/seniors, $4 ages 7-14, free children 6 and under.

Wine Tasting6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesdays: Six wines with light appetizers. $6 per person, $4 wine club members. Thursdays: Taste eight wines with appetizers. $10 per person, $6 wine club members. 474-9595. No reservations required.

Macon 1800s Club7 p.m. Tuesdays, North Macon Recreation Park, Wimbish Road. Call Tom Stevens at 477-7468.

Tabernacle Scrapbook Crop6-11 p.m. first Friday of each month, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 6611 Zebulon Road. Project ideas; food; devotion; guest designers; guest companies with latest products; prepaid kits. No nursery. No vendor sales. 476-3507.

Nifty Needlers9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, Room 104, Warner Robins. All needle-crafters welcome. Group works on quilting, needlepoint and all other needle arts, and makes hats for babies and cancer patients. 953-7254.

Crochet Day 1-3 p.m. every fourth Thursday, Artel Studios and Gallery, 342 Rose Ave., Payne City. Call 456-1212 for appointment. Free.

Knit and Crochet for a Cause11 a.m.-1 p.m. second Saturdays, Creative Yarns, 3256 Vineville Ave. Donated yarns are available to make preemie caps, chemo caps, baby blankets and bandages. 476-1881 or www.creativeyarns.com.


'Adventure on Mars' with Nagin Cox6-9 p.m. Thursday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 6:30 p.m.: Special Showing of the Planetarium Program “Updates from Mars.” 7:30 p.m.: “Hitting the Road on Mars” presentation by Nagin Cox. Cox will show how her engineering team at NASA has kept the Exploration Rovers studying history and environment of Mars for more than five years. After the presentation: Explore all of the “National Geographic MAPS” exhibition, including the full-scale Mars Exploration Rover model. www.masmacon.com. Admission available at the door or reserve by contacting 477-3232. $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 students.

'Explorers of Polynesia'4 p.m. today; 4 p.m. daily and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 13, Mark Smith Planetarium, 4182 Forsyth Road. Follow Nainoa Thompson, who is also featured in the “National Geographic MAPS” exhibition, as he rediscovers the ancient art of navigating by the stars. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission.

Festival of Trees Preview Gala7 p.m. today, Museum of Arts and Sciences. Cocktail buffet by Natalia's, silent auction, Winter Wonderland, Sugar Plum Shop and live music by the Grapevine. Advance registration required. 477-3232, extension 200 or rsvp@masmacon.com. $100.

'Festival of Trees' DisplaySaturday-Nov. 30, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Local artists, interior designers, florists and decorators adorn holiday trees with variety of trimmings. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com.

Explorers' Camp9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24-26. Ages 7-12; limit 15 children. Children navigate into a global experience through the culture and geography featured in “National Geographic MAPS” and “Celebrate!” Advance registration required, 477-3232, extension 204; camps@masmacon.com; or www.masmacon.com. $95 members, $115 nonmembers/three-day session.

'Celebrate!' and 'India Unveiled' ExhibitionsNov. 24-Jan. 4, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Learn about Posada, Kwanzaa, Diwali and Germany's holiday traditions. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com.

Santa's Secret Shop Opens10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 28, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Find lots of new items, all less than $10, and shop early to have the best choices. Remember, the Secret Shop is just for kids, so help your children compile their shopping lists. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com.

'Story of The Star'Noon, Saturdays through Dec. 27, Mark Smith Planetarium, 4182 Forsyth Road. This annual holiday show reveals the origins of some year-end customs and then goes in search of a scientific explanation for the Star of Bethlehem. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission.

'National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure' ExhibitionThrough Jan. 11. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Learn how to navigate using both modern technology and traditional mapping techniques.477-3232 or www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission.

Masterworks!4-5 p.m. Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Ages 8-12 learn about a famous artist and create a work in their style. 477-3232, classes@masmacon.com or www.masmacon.com. Members $25 per month, nonmembers $35 per month; advance registration required.

Polar Bear Den10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. For kids ages 2-5 and their guardians. 477-3232. $3 for children, free for guardians and museum members.

Museum ObservatoryDusk to 10 p.m. Fridays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 477-3232. Free, donations welcome.

Sky Over Macon8 p.m. Fridays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A weekly live planetarium talk. Enter through planetarium doors, unlocked at 7:45 p.m., instead of main museum entrance. 477-3232. Free, donations welcome.

Mini-Zoo Tours3 p.m. daily, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $4-$8.


The Cannonball House10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 856 Mulberry St. The 1853 home was struck by a cannonball during the Civil War. Period furnishings and Civil War relics are featured. 745-5982. $5 adults, $4 senior adults, AAA and military personnel, $1 students, free for children younger than 6.

Dauset Trails Nature Center9-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, 360 Mount Vernon Road, Jackson (off Ga. 42 near Indian Springs State Park). Live animals on exhibit are black bears, otters, cougars, hawks, owls, venomous snakes, bobcats, buffalo, a beaver and a bald eagle. Picnic area and trails. (770) 775-6798. Free.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 751-3334 or (888) GA-ROCKS. Web site: www.georgiamusic.org. $8 adults, $6 senior citizens 55 and older, active military and students with ID, $3.50 youth ages 4-16, free for 4 and younger.

Georgia's Old Capital Museum10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, Old Capital Square at Jefferson and Greene streets, Milledgeville. (478) 453-1803. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students and children 6 and under are free.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 301 Cherry St. 752-1585. $8 adults, $6 seniors, students and military, $3.50 kids age 6-16, free for kids 5 and younger.

Hay House10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 934 Georgia Ave. Tours on the hour with last tour at 3 p.m. 742-8155. Web site: www.hayhouse.org. $8 adults, $7 seniors and military personnel, $4 students, free for children younger than 6.

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2-5:30 p.m. Sundays. 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, off Ga. 18, 20 miles north of Macon near Juliette. 986-5172. $3.50 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 6-12, free for kids younger than 6.

Old Mill Motorcycle MuseumNoon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit the Old Juliette Mill and see the collection of antique motorcycles and collectibles. Call (478) 992-9931 for more information. Adults $7, free for seniors 75 and up and 15 and under.

Sidney Lanier Cottage10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 935 High St. Birthplace of the poet Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). $5 adults, $4 seniors 65 and older and AAA members, $3 youth (ages 6-18). 743-3851. Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, Russell Parkway and Ga. 247, Warner Robins. 926-6870. Visit www.museumofaviation.org. Free. More than 120 aircraft, missiles, simulators and open cockpits in four buildings and outdoors. “Transporter" motion simulator rides Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5. For tours, call 926-5558.

Tubman African American Museum9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 340 Walnut St. 743-8544. Web site: www.tubmanmuseum.com. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and younger and students with ID; children under 4 are free.

The Neel House10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 730 College St. This 16th-century English-inspired house was designed and furnished in 1910 by architect Neel Reid. Web site: www.fgcmacon.org. 742-0921. Mondays are free, Tuesday through Friday $3.


Around Town Tours10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Tickets for self-guided tours available at Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Price includes transportation on trolley. Historic Macon tour comprises Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Tubman African American Museum; $18 adults, $8.50 youth. Historic Macon intown trolley tour comprises Hay House, Cannonball House and Sidney Lanier Cottage; $17 adults, $9 youth. Combination ticket includes all six attractions; $32 adults, $16.50 youth. (800) 768-3401.To get your event listed here, address submissions to Stephanie Hartley, c/o The Telegraph, P.O. Box 4167, Macon, GA, 31208. Fax: 744-4385. E-mail: shartley@macon.com.