6-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 22-23, Zebulon Road entrance to Lake Wildwood. Guided pontoon boat ride, concessions, karaoke and visits with Santa. Benefits Pine Point Hospice of Central Georgia. 718-3500 or www.lakewildwood.org/cotl. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-13, 2 and younger free. Bring a canned good to benefit a food bank.
the littlest Angel
7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Macon little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Presented by the Academy of Performing Arts. $10 for ages 16 and older, $5 for ages 15 and younger. 471-7529.
Hallelujah Christmas Gospel Concert
5 p.m. Sunday, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring church choirs from Macon and around Georgia. $10. 257-6391.
Mike Fullers Magical Christmas Variety Show
7 p.m. Wednesday, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Program includes magic, dancing, live theater performance and music. $10 adults, $6 children 12 and younger. 257-6391.
Shopping in Juliette
10 a.m. (10:30 a.m. on weekdays)-5 p.m. through Dec. 23. Nine shops featuring unique gifts and gift ideas. Honey Comb sells honey-related items from raw honey they cultivate from their hives. Whistle Stop Gift Shop has souvenirs all relating to the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. Ruth & Idgies place is a specialty gift shop offering Circle E candles, handbags, Song of the South movies and books. Verna Coras Antiques has a selection of many crystal sets.
Home for the Holidays
Through Dec. 31, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Annual holiday tours. Christmas tours are $11 adults; $10 seniors (55+) and military; $7 students (ages 6-college with ID); free, to younger 6 and Georgia Trust members. No reservations necessary. 742-8155. www.hayhouse.org.
Christmas in Lights
6-10 p.m. daily through Dec. 31, except Mondays and Christmas Day, the Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, the Rock. Miles-long drive-through lights display. Free. (706) 647-6374 or www.therockranch.com.
Light More Homes Celebration
6 p.m.-midnight, through Jan. 1, Chick-fil-A, Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard. Featuring 45,000 Christmas lights, synchronized to music broadcast right into your vehicle, over 89.5 FM. to benefit Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, Admission free, donations accepted.
Festival of Trees
Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Featuring designer-decorated Christmas trees. the exhibit, Celebrate, offered in conjunction with the Festival of Trees, focuses on Christmas traditions, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Chinese New Year. 477-3232. Free with museum admission.
Santas Secret Shop
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 24, Museum of Arts and Sciences. Children age 3 and older have the opportunity to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for everyone. They can select the perfect gifts from a large variety of wrapped items at prices ranging from $1 to $10.
Cherry Blossom Ball Drop
Party begins at 9 p.m. Ball drop and fireworks at midnight Dec. 31. Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Music and entertainment by StarMar with DJ Laura Starling. Free.
Mulberry Street Market
4:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Mulberry Street. Wacky Wednesday, held the third Wednesday of every month, is a monthly event that features free fun and educational activities for children.
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway (across from Books-A-Million). Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
City Market on the Green
10 a.m.-2 p.m. first and third Saturdays through December, Poplar Street between Third Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
International City Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Davis Drive and Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins. (478) 225-7626.
Logan Smith and mark Fuller Christmas Celebration
6 p.m. Saturday, Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Bolingbroke. mark Fuller on piano. 974-0002.
Calvarys way Quartet
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Doles United Methodist Church, 6258 Thomaston Road.
6 p.m. Jan. 8, Bloomfield UMC fellowship hall, 5511 Bloomfield Road. Karen Rogers, 397-6568.
An Evening With Dino Kartsonakis
6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 18, West Highland Baptist Church, 4505 Mercer University Drive. love offering. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19, Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Bolingbroke. love offering. Sponsored by Old Friends Promotions, West Highland Baptist, Bracewell Music and Bethany Baptist. Jonathan Fisher, 918-7800, or Mike East, 361-7929.
7-9 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Mount Moriah Family Life Center, 2789 Millerfield Road. Movies, recreation, food, trips, discussion groups, classes and more. 745-1890.
6-11 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 Session
8-10:30 p.m. every first and third Friday, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 809 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. (478) 997-1734. Free.
Jazz Appreciation Class
6:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 390 Pierce Ave. Taught by George Saunders. 742-4281. Free.
7 p.m. Saturday, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. also starring Carl Sullivan. $12 in advance, $15 day of. 257-6391.
7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Christmas concert. $32. 301-5470 or at www.thegrandmacon.com.
Comedy-hypnotist Gary Conrad
Dec. 30, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. G-rated family show at 2 p.m.; $10 adults/$5 under 18 years of age. PG-rated Christmas show at 7 p.m.; $10 per person. R-rated adult show at 10 p.m.; $12 per person. 257-6392.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Comedian. Mature audiences only. $40-$65. 301-5470 or at www.thegrandmacon.com.
Birthday Tribute to Elvis
7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, Ritz Theatre, Thomaston. Featuring Elvis Remembered by Todd Allen Herendeen and his Follow that Dream Band. Tickets may be purchased at the theater, (706) 647-5372, or the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council, (706) 647-1605. $15 advance, $20 at door. also performing at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. (478) 783-1884 or www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. $20.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Macon City Auditorium. $35.50 and $45.50. Tickets on sale at the Macon Coliseum Box Office, ticketmaster.com or at (800) 745-3000.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Macon City Auditorium. A tribute to Motown and R&B hosted by Macon Symphony Orchestra.301-5300 or www.maconsymphony.com. $300, $350 or $400 tables, seat up to 10 people, doors open at 6 p.m., bring your own food and drink. $15 balcony seating, general admission.
7 p.m. Jan. 27, Macon City Auditorium, 415 first St. Featuring music by the Manhattans and Alex Bugnon. Refreshments served. also celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Tubman African American Museum. $35 each or $1,000 for a table for eight. Casual attire. Tickets available at the Tubman, 340 Walnut St., or at 743-8544.
6 p.m. Feb. 4, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A choral celebration of black composers featuring Bibb County choral groups and the All-Douglass Choir. 742-2000.
Sing Brother! Sing Sister!
3 p.m. Feb. 12, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Annual recital of Negro spirituals. 742-2000.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Musical comedy set in 1987. $45-$50. 301-5470.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Family-friendly entertainment starring monster trucks. $10-$40. 751-9232.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $29-$53. 751-9232.
The Official Blues Brother Revue
7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Live concert paying homage to the Blues Brothers. $38. 301-5470.
7:30 p.m. March 31, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. also featuring Frankie Beverly, the Whispers and Tank. $40.50-$72.50. 751-9232.
7:30 p.m. April 27, Macon City Auditorium. Mature audiences only. $44.75 and $54.75. 751-9232.
8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. Presented by Poetic Peace Arts mic session and listening lounge hosted by Y-O. $5 general, $3 open mic artists, college and military.
9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Markels SaLounge, 206 E. Gaines St., Dublin. Open mic night for poets hosted by Lisa Bryant. (478) 290-5938. $5.
Christmas Party and Dance
7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Howard Community Center, 5645 Forsyth Road. Complimentary FoxTrot lesson from 7:30-8p.m. Light refreshments, dressy casual. Hosted by Greater Macon Chapter of USA Dance. 986-5091. $7 members, $10 non-members.
9 p.m. Fridays, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Dixie Pride Band. 784-1454.
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays, Ga. 16 Club, 799 Monticello Road, Eatonton. (706) 473-3119. $7.
9 p.m. Saturdays, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Winchester Band. 218-5815.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. Caller Lee Dixon. Classes available. 474-5852 or 757-2912.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
7-9 p.m. Thursdays, except fourth Thursdays, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. Classes available. 935-8364 or 745-4834.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 471-1560.
Hollonville Opry House
6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: Daniel Williams Country Band, Alick Gerard and the Dixie Limited Band, Kirkland and Friends. (770) 228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
5:30 p.m. front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m. open mic stage show; 8 p.m. headliner stage show; every first Saturday; Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 7 p.m. cool Spring Ramblers, 8:45 p.m. George Sheffield. (478) 986-6587 or oleclintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
5-9:30 p.m. Saturdays; south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. also open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. (478) 328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.
6:30-10 p.m. Saturdays, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 5:30p.m. Christmas Special, 6:30 p.m. the Generals, 7:30 p.m. Hollywood and Cowboy, 9 p.m. Wagon House Band. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Williamson Music Barn
Saturdays, 2232 Ga. 362 West Williamson. Call John Williams, (770) 380-1935 or (770) 595-6947. for bookings, call (770) 375-8490. Free; donations accepted.
Screening the second Sunday of every month, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8: the Skin I Live in. Feb. 12: the Hedgehog. March 11: Martha Marcy may Marlene. January documentary special, date to be determined: Everyday Sunshine: the Story of Fishbone. 742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Local author James Huber will host a book signing in the lobby of the Base Exchange at Robins Air Force Base from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. His book, A Driving Influence, will be available for $9.95.
Spring Garden Symposium
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Professional Sciences and Conference Center, Macon State College. Sponsored by the Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens. Registration fee includes lunch and a variety of sessions, including creating Your Own National Park, Maintenance Tips for Urban Trees, Snakes of Georgia and the Garden as a Tool for Teaching and Research. also, a botanical art and plant sale. for more information and to register, visit www.maconstate.edu/botanical. E-mail questions to Derrick Catlett, email@example.com. $35.
Life Enrichment Center
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kroger, Milledgeville. the Anchor Club of John Milledge Academy will host a fundraiser for the Life Enrichment Center consumers during the holiday season. for a donation of $5 or more, contributors can select a handmade ornament made by the consumers of the Life Enrichment Center.
Celebrate! Winter break Camps
Wednesday-Dec. 23, the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Campers will celebrate all kinds of things, create crafts and learn about holiday traditions from other countries, visit the planetarium and see a live animal show. 477-3232.
Friday-Dec. 24. Jan. 3, Jan. 6-8. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. for skate times, call 751-9232 or visit www.maconcentreplex.com.
Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 23, Ocmulgee National Monument. Celebrating the parks 75th anniversary of becoming part of the National Park Service. Guided tours of the Earth Lodge. the park is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 752-8257 or www.nps.gov/ocmu.
7-9 p.m. Dec. 26, Douglass Theatere: (Umoja) Unity Day, featuring drummers circle, poetry, dance, songs, Umojaceremony, community awards, Kwanzaa stories and puppetry by Akbar Imhotep, free. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 27, Douglass Theatre: (Kujichagulia) Youth Self-Determination Night: Kujichagulia ceremony, program special events and my Definition 2011 youth open mic showcase, free. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 28, 1044 Washington Ave., Community Enrichment and Counseling Suite next to Joshua Cup: (Ujima) Collective Work and Responsibility Kwanzaa Ceremony and Regional Unity Event, free admission (donations welcome). 7 p.m. Dec. 29, Pentecostal Temple, 928 Anthony Road: (Ujamaa) Cooperative Economics Business Support Day and special Kwanzaa event, free. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 30, Douglass Theatre: (Nia) purpose, tribute to Gil Scott Heron featuring spoken word sensation Queen Sheba, the amazing Dean Brown and the MacTown Poets and Musicians Consortium, a documentary tribute to Gil Scott Heron, $7 admission, proceeds benefit six day Kwanzaa Festival. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 31, Homeland Village Bookstore & Culture Shop, 2910 Napier Ave.: Kuumba Karamu (feast), free admission (donations/purchases appreciated). Jan. 1: Imani (faith), a day of reflections and reassessment for families at home and for people to honor their personal spiritual traditions. 718-8067 or 737-3319.
The Macon Music Walking Stroll
1 p.m. Dec. 26, meet at Washington Park. Two-hour walk through Macons legendary and notorious music history. See the homes, offices, crash pads and favorite haunts of some of Southern musics most legendary players as well as the backstage cast of characters who played a crucial role in their catapult to fame. Reservations and more information, contact Rock Candy Tours, 955-5997 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $15 per person (group discounts available).
11 a.m. second Saturday of the month, across from Camping World, Byron. (478) 956-3929.
7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays, Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. Public welcome. 742-5372.
7 p.m. Thursdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 784-1454.
7:30 p.m. Fridays, L&W Sports Bar, 4479 Pio Nono Ave. the tournament is 8 Ball with A.P.A. Rules. Drink specials all night. $10 tournament, no cover charge.
Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays, the Net Teen Center, 102 Gunn Road, Centerville. Skateboarding for teens ages 13-18. Pastor Mike DiPietro, (478) 297-9244. Free.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays through December, Fort Hawkins, Emery Highway. Expanded hours to tour the three-story Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. 742-3003. forthawkins.com. Free admission.
10 a.m. Saturdays, 230 W.E. Green Parkway, Interstate 75 exit 149, west on Ga. 49, Byron.
Call to schedule. take a trip down the Ocmulgee River with quick floats, canoe/kayak rental, tube rental, half-day tours. OcmulgeeExpeditions.com. 757-8226.
Rampage Pro Wrestling
2 p.m. first and third Saturday of the month, Johnny Gs, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Sunday: Pro wrestler Scrap Iron Adam Pearce will be making a special appearance against the Rampage Rumble winner Kyle Mathews. (478) 329-8002. rampageprowrestling.net. $8 adults, $5 kids, VIP seating available.
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesdays: Six wines with light appetizers. $6. Thursdays: Taste eight wines with appetizers. $10. 474-9595. www.winestyles.net/macon.
7:30 p.m. bell time, Fridays, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. (478) 397-5734. allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, children 6 and younger free.
Second Saturday Activities
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. second Saturday of each month, Georgia Childrens Museum, 370 Cherry St. Family-friendly activities. 755-9539. $4, free for Macon residents with ID.
10:30 a.m.-noon, last Thursdays of month, Georgia Childrens Museum, 382 Cherry St. Special craft, story and/or activity. for children 3 and younger. Sarah Hudson, 755-9539. $3 per person.
3 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $4-$8.
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