Byne to present its Tea and Tour

ALBANY -- Byne Christian School will hold its Christmas Tea and Tour of Homes Saturday.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 65 and up and $5 for ages 8 and younger. Tickets, on the day of the tour, are $18, and will be available at the door of any tour home.

Saturday's tour will showcase five homes in the Albany and Leesburg area, including the home of Ron and Robin Downs on Longleaf, Jesse and Mary Grimsley on Tallahassee Road, Judy Luckey on Hank Drive, Leonard and Lavonda Paulk on Pheasant Drive and Joanne Taylor on Longleaf.

The event includes tea and Christmas music provided by Byne members 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in the church foyer.

For more information, call (229) 436-5700.

Westville presents Candlelight Tour

LUMPKIN -- Westville will host its 3rd annual Candlelight Tour Saturday.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for ages under 18.

Buffet dinner will also be available for $12, as will dessert and drink for $5.

The event will include interpretations of Scottish, German and English Christmas traditions, music by the Bibb City Ramblers, a strolling choir and free cider.

For more information, call (888) 733-1850 or visit

Andrew College presents festival

CUTHBERT -- Andrew College will present its 12th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols today.

The free event begins at 7 p.m. in Andrew College's Jones Chapel.

Deemed "The Best Gift Ever," the celebration showcases Andrew College Choraliers and Brass, as well as soloists, Scripture lessons and Christmas carols.

A reception will be held afterward in the Student Center of Old Main.

"This is a wonderful way to begin the Christmas season," states a news release.

For more information, call (229) 732-5909 or (800) 664-9250.

Museum presents Crafts and Kringle

ALBANY -- The Albany Museum of Art will host Crafts and Kris Kringle Saturday.

The event will be held 10 a.m.-noon at the museum.

Designed to give parents the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, Crafts and Kris Kringle is for children 5 and older at $20 per child.

Activities include making ornaments and other Christmas crafts, story time featuring "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and a visit from Santa.

Christmas snacks will be provided.

For more information, call (229) 439-8400.

'Article 32' screening comes to Albany

ALBANY -- A screening of the NEHST Studios documentary, "Article 32," will be held Friday night.

The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theater.

Tickets are $25 online or $35 at the door.

According to a news release, the film investigates a group of Marines and Navy Corpsmen, deemed the "Pendleton 8," charged in with the killing of an Iraqi man in 2006.

"The documentary reveals new information that could exonerate Marine Sgt. Larry Hutchins, who was charged with murder and kidnapping and sentenced to 15 years in prison," the release states.

The screening will close with a question-and-answer session and DVD autograph signing session with producer Larry Meistrich.

For more information or tickets, visit

Dawson library to host book signing

DAWSON -- A book signing with local authors is set for Sunday at Terrell County Library.

The free event will begin at 2 p.m.

Featured authors include Kay Heath of Dawson, who will present her latest children's book, "Three Little Frogs in a Boomerang Journey, and Eunice Long of Albany presenting her debut publication, "Tangled Roots."

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Paula Parker at (229) 995-2323.

'Soulful Christmas' set for this weekend

COLQUITT -- A new holiday musical is set to hit Colquitt this weekend as "A Soulful Christmas" premieres a two-day run Friday.

Performances will start at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Interact Building, 104 North First St.

Tickets are $7 each.

"Right from the Heart and Soul of the South comes 'A Soulful Christmas,'" states a news release. "A musical that is filled with uplifting, toe tapping gospel music steeped in the old black Southern tradition and featuring singers who learned this tradition from their grandmother's knee. You will hear old Christmas favorites such as 'O Holy Night,' 'Go Tell It on the Mountain,' 'Joy To The World' and others, arranged in a soulful musical style that is sure to warm your heart and remind you of the true meaning of Christmas."

For more information, call (229) 758-2004 or visit

Andersonville hosts Holloway's Holly Day

ANDERSONVILLE -- The City of Andersonville will present its third annual Holloway's Holly Day Saturday.

The free event is slated for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Pioneer Park.

The event will include holiday shopping, vendors, photos with Santa at 3 p.m. and a children's area with inflatables and babysitting.

For more information, call (229) 924-2068.

-- Cathy Higgins