Plenty to do inside and outdoors this weekend

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 23, 2013 

After a somewhat pleasant Friday, temperatures across the Valley are expected to drop this weekend and into next week as the holidays approach.

There is a slight chance of showers Saturday and Sunday, but some of this weekend's events will keep you indoors and warm.

Here are a few events around the Chattahoochee Valley:

Uptown's Market Days: From 9 a.m.-noon -- now extended year-round. On the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Broadway. Purchase produce, crafts, baked goods and artwork by local vendors. Call 706-596-0111.

Lego robotics tournament: Nearly 250 kids will compete for top prizes at this regional tournament. Begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in CSU's Davidson Student Center and Schuster Center for Student Success. The competition is free and open to the public.

Holiday Wreath Workshop: At the Columbus Botanical Garden, 3603 Weems Road., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The Garden's floral instructors will guide guests through the process of building their own holiday wreaths, using natural materials. $30 (members); $35 (non-members). Bring your own ribbon -- at least two inches wide and four yards long -- and your own hand pruners. Register at or call 706-327-8400.

Ham Shoot: The winner of each Saturday shoot-off will receive coupons redeemable for up to $25 toward a ham. Shotguns will be provided. Novices are encouraged to attend. Cost is $4/round. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. across from the Pierce Chapel, 5122 Pierce Chapel Road. Proceeds go to PCUMC's Men For Christ.

The Landings: This shopping center at Airport Thruway will host horse and carriage rides Saturday from 6-9 p.m.

Fantasy in Lights: Featuring 8 million lights and 15 different scenes, Callaway Gardens' signature holiday event was named one of the top 10 places to see holiday lights by National Geographic Traveler. Goes through Dec. 30. Discounted tickets are available at the Kelley Hill, Harmony Church and Sand Hill recreation centers. Go to or call 706-626-7644 for more info.

Columbus Cottonmouths: Host the Huntsville Havoc at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St. Tickets are $9-

$30. Go to to buy or call the box office at 706-653-4460.

"Feel the Heat:" A new exhibit at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. "Feel the Heat: Contemporary Glass Sculpture," highlights the different ways glass is used as a medium and features a variety of techniques, including acid-etching, blowing and hot-working. Includes more than 60 works from across the Southeast. Free. Open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Call 706-748-2562.

Just Desserts Auction: To benefit the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, RiverCenter lobby.

Pies, cakes and other desserts from local celebrities and gourmet chefs will be auctioned. Desserts by the slice can be purchased before, during and after the auction; coffee and tea will also be available. Free admission. 706-256-4614, or

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