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December 20, 2013 

12/19-12/20 Thursday

Friday Winterfest at Living Grace

Living Grace United Methodist Church will host a holiday weekend with Santa and his elves, crafts and refreshments starting at 6:30 p.m. at the church at 3969 Edgewood Circle. Call 706-442-3247 for more information.

12/19-12/22 Thursday -Sunday

'A Tuna Christmas'

For the 12th year, Paul Pierce and Springer Theater Academy director and associate artistic director Ron Anderson star in the holiday cult classic about the Christmas goings-on in the third smallest town in Texas. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the McClure Theatre, Springer Opera House, 1022 First Ave. Tickets are $37, $32 for seniors and public service personnel and $17 for children and students. Call 706-327-3688 for more information. t h 12/20 Friday ‘50-Something' Run

This late-night run starts at Iron Bank Coffee, 6 W. 11th St. downtown, and ends at Fort Benning. The name comes from the approximate distance — 50 light posts, 50 blocks or 50K (maybe). Participants are encouraged to meet back at Iron Bank afterward, around 12:30 a.m., for eggs, biscuits, coffee and beer. A $5 donation is appreciated. The event is organized by John Teeples and friends. 12/21 Saturday

Big Dog Jingle 5K

The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Big Dog Running Co., 1104 Broadway. Registration is $30 on the day of the race. Go to   or Big Dog Running Co. to register. The Jingle 5K is part of the Columbus Roadrunners Winter Series. For more information about participating, go to  

Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop

Create a personalized holiday card for friends and family using the Reductive Lino-Block printmaking method. All ages are welcome to attend. The workshop is being held at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Pre-register by Dec. 19 at  . Admis- il y sion is $25 for members; $35 for non-members. Call 706-748-2562 for more info.

DIY Gift Ideas Workshop

The Columbus Library will host an afternoon workshop, as part of its Teen Library events, to help keep everyone's present budgets in check. The event is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. Call 706-243-2669 for more information.

Christmas Bowling Tournament

This nine-pin, no-tap, single-handicap tournament is open to the public (18 and older) and starts at 5 p.m. at the Mall Bowling Center on Marne Road, next to the Fort Benning Commissary Mall. Registration starts at 4 p.m.; cost is $20 per person . Men and women's divisions; plus cash prizes. Call 706-682-7781 for more information.

Uptown's Market Days

Market Days runs from 9 a.m. to noon on the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Broadway. Visitors can purchase produce, crafts, baked goods and artwork by local vendors. 706-596-0111.

Oxbow's Reading Club

The club meets at 11 a.m. at 3535 South Lump-kin Road. A $1 donation earns your child a book reading plus a new membership card. After 10 visits ($1 donation equals one stamp), your child's membership card can be redeemed for a gift. Call 706-507-8550 for more info.

Columbus Cottonmouths

The Snakes will face off against the Mississippi Surge at 7:30 p.m at the Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St. Tickets are $9-$30. Go to www.   to buy tickets or call the box office at 706-653-4460.


'Greetings From Midtown: Historic Postcard Vignettes'

Sunday Celebrating the homes, schools, businesses and landmarks that make up midtown Columbus, this new exhibit includes furniture, household items, clothing games and more to tell the story of each locale. Admission is free, and it's open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Co lumbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road.

Columbus Cottonmouths

The Snakes play the Louisiana IceGators at 4 p.m. at the Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St. Tickets are $9-$30. Go to   to buy tickets or call the box office at 706-653-4460.


Winter Puppet Show

From 10:30 a.m. to Monday 11:30 a.m., the Columbus Public Library will host its seasonal puppet show, including such story time favorites as the Gingerbread Man and the animals in "The Mitten." Children of all ages are invited to attend the show in the library auditorium, on 3000 Macon Road. Call 706-243-2669 for more information.

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