Calendar of Middle Georgia arts and entertainment events from Dec. 7

Special to The Telegraph

15th annual Goodwill Gala

Enjoy live entertainment, unlimited drinks and an all-you-can-eat menu of delicious food prepared by Helms College’s Culinary Arts chefs and students. All proceeds benefit Helms College. Presented by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia & CSRA at Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy., Macon.

7 p.m. Dec. 7.

First Friday Art Crawl

Check out all the great art galleries open late with special events during December’s First Friday in downtown Macon. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal and Ampersand Guild, Travis Jean and Macon Arts Alliance, Cherry Street, Macon.

Free. 5 p.m. Dec. 7.


Exhibition showcases an artist’s back-to-front exploration of expression using Old Masters’ works as catalysts. Presented by Ampersand Guild at 382 Cherry Street, Lower Level, Macon.

7 p.m. Dec. 7.

Scarves for S’mores

Donate your gently used winter clothing and be treated to s’mores while you enjoy the Main Street Christmas Light Show Extravaganza. Presented by NewTown Macon at 479 Cherry St., Macon.

Free. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

Artists and Musicians Holiday Flea Market

A First Friday event that features unique art items and treasures from the rock ‘n’ roll road. Live music, door prizes and refreshments. Photography and books by artist Kirk West. Presented by Gallery West at 447 Third St., Macon.

5 p.m. Dec. 7.

The Lacs

Country rap duo is touring across U.S. Brian “Rooster” King, and Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe are supporting their new studio album “Dirt Rock.” Presented by city of Macon at Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St., Macon.

$52 and up. 8 p.m. Dec. 8.

Wesleyan Market

Features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Presented by Wesleyan College at 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon.

Free admission. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8.

Randall Bramblett Band

Popular group returns to help kick off the season. Presented by The Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St., Macon.

$15, $20 at door. 8 p.m. Dec. 8.

Holly Jolly Reindeer Bash

Santa and his reindeer are inviting you to join them for tons of holiday fun. Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences at 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon.

$35 for one adult and one child; $15 for each additional person. 10 a.m. Dec. 8.

Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day (Ages 8-12 only)

Join park rangers for two hours based around the different time periods we cover here at the park. After a short walk outside, pretend to be from the Paleoindian Period, the Archaic Period, the Woodland Period and the Mississippian Period. Ages 8-12 only. Presented by Ocmulgee National Monument at 1207 Emery Hwy., Macon.

Free. 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

Kiwanis Christmas 5K

A morning of running on Middle Georgia’s newest cross country course. T-shirts will be given out, and there will be a medal ceremony and hot cocoa. Santa may even make an appearance to run side by side with you. Presented by Kiwanis Club of Macon at Middle Georgia State University Cross Country Course, 3450 Fulton Mill Road, Macon.

$25 registration fee. 8 a.m. Dec. 8.

G.F. Handel’s Messiah

Classical favorite will be performed by Choral Society of Middle Georgia and Mercer University Choir. Stanley L. Roberts will conduct. Presented by Townsend School of Music - Mercer University at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St., Macon.

$15. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8.

Emi Sunshine

Kick off the Christmas season than with a Family Concert Series performance. Presented by Society Garden at 2389 Ingleside Ave., Macon, GA 31204

$10 adults, $5 kids 4-15, kids younger than 4 free.

Back to the Valley 7th Anniversary Gospel Concert

Presented by Isaiah 5417 at Central Union Missionary Baptist Church, 501 Preston St., Fort Valley.

$10, $5 children 9 and younger. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

“The Magic Flute”

The Met Opera Live in HD present Mozart beloved work as a holiday encore. An informational talk by Mary Keating of Georgia Military College will begin at 11:30 a.m. Presented by Douglass Theatre at 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon.

$24,$20 and $15. Noon Dec. 8.

Caroling on College

Join a Christmas caroling stroll down College Street, ending with a gathering at the Wright residence, Macon’s famous “Crisco House.” Presented by Intown Macon Neighborhood Association at The McCaw-Massee House, 619 College St., Macon.

$20 per family. 6 p.m. Dec. 8.

Perry’s Festival of Trees

A week-long family holiday event that features festively decorated Christmas trees, children’s activities, and entertainment. Presented by Perry’s Festival of Trees at Perry Welcome Center, 101 General Courtney Hodges Blvd., Perry.

Free. 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 7-8.

Family Christmas at The Cannonball House

Enjoy the Cannonball House as it is decorated for the holidays. Guests will play a scavenger hunt, make a take home craft, learn a 19th century dance, sing carols around our 1850 piano and even have a surprise at the end. Kid friendly. Presented by The Cannonball House at 856 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201

$20 per family up to five members. 6 p.m. Dec. 8.

Christmas Dance

Join USA Dance Chapter No. 6059 for an evening of Christmas fun at our monthly dance. We have dances for everyone from bachata to waltz, mixers and line dances. Light refreshments are available. Music by DJ Chester Gibbs. Presented by USA Dance-Greater Macon Chapter at Howard Community Center, 5645 Forsyth Road, Macon.

$8 members, $12 non-members, $5 students with ID. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

The Nutcracker 22nd Anniversary Production

The holiday favorite is directed by Amelia Pelton. Presented by Georgia College Theatre and Georgia College at Russell Auditorium - Georgia College, Department of Theatre, 201 N. Clarke St., Milledgeville.

$5, $8 and $12. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9.

The Nutcracker

Nutcracker of Middle Georgia continues to captivate and delight audiences in their 34th annual production. Presented by Nutcracker of Middle Georgia at The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., Macon.

Tickets $17.50-$27.50. 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-9.

Macon Film Guild Presents: “Blaze”

The life of musician Blaze Foley and the directorial debut of actor Ethan Hawke. Presented by Macon Film Guild at Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

$5. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

Middle Georgia Youth Wind Ensemble

High school students performsan eclectic repertoire of music, ranging from the standards of the band literature to contemporary and unique selections. Presented by Townsend School of Music - Mercer University at Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building - Mercer University, 1329 Adams St., Macon.

Free. 3 p.m. Dec. 9.

Women of Ireland - Celtic Angels Christmas

Celebrate the magic of the season with this holiday concert inspired by the beauty, power, and passion of the three beautiful vocalists known as Women of Ireland. Presented by Grand Opera House at 651 Mulberry St., Macon.

$30, $35. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

O’tis the Season

Join the Otis Redding Foundation to celebrate the holiday season with their inaugural fundraising concert. Presented by Otis Redding Foundation at Hargray Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St., Macon.

$25-$50, $15 students. 7 p.m. Dec. 13.

“The Brilliance of Christmas”

Morning Music Club’s annual Christmas Chorale. Presented by The Morning Music Club at Wesleyan College-Pierce Chapel, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon.

Free. 10 a.m. Dec. 13 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15.

Theatre Macon’s “Mary Poppins”

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces the audience to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Presented by Theatre Macon at Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon.

Prices and times vary. Through Dec. 16.

Macon Exchange Pop-up Shop

Shop for unique and local gifts this holiday season. Presented by NewTown Macon at Macon Exchange, 368 Second St., Macon, GA 31201

Free admission. Noon through Dec. 23.

Handmade Holiday

Artisan gifts, glass ornaments, jewelry, sculpture, photography and paintings thoughtfully curated from collections of regional artists for the gifting season. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at Macon Arts Gallery, 486 First St., Macon, GA 31201

Free admission. 10 a.m. through Dec. 28. First Friday reception 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7.

Monuments for Heroes Who Have None

Featured artist is Charvis Z. Harrell. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at Mill Hill Community Arts Center, 213 Clinton Street, Macon, GA 31217

Free. 3 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 28.

Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza

Annual light show spans four city blocks in downtown Macon, extending the entire length of Poplar Street and from Poplar Street over to Cherry Street. Presented by Main Street Macon, Macon Pops and NewTown Macon.

Free. 6 p.m. Through Jan. 4.

Holiday Artists’ Market

Unique handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Presented by Middle Georgia Art Association at Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave., Macon.

Free. Noon-6 p.m. through Jan 12.

32nd annual Festival of Trees

See holiday trees decorated by regional designers and artists. Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences at Museum of Arts & Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon.

Regular museum admission. 10 a.m. through Jan. 15.

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