HOLIDAY BALL: Holiday Ball Classic, high school basketball, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., James Roundtree Memorial Gym, T.W. Josey High School, 1701 15th St. Girls' and boys' teams from Richmond, Oglethorpe, McDuffie counties and Eau Claire High School in Columbia will compete. Tickets are $5 each day. Call (706) 826-1126.
ARTFUL BREAK: The Lucy Craft Laney Museum continues its three-day cultural arts camp with a focus on poetry, and a facilitation on the art of the spoken word by Amyr Heard. Students ages 6-16 are welcome. Friday's course focuses on musical theater. Call (706) 724-3576 or visit lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/childrensacademy.htm for more information.
12 BANDS OF CHRISTMAS: The annual benefit concert is scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight at the at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Admission to concert comes with purchase of CDs which are available for $12 at area Circle K stores or at 12bandsofchristmas.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. See Thursday's Applause for a concert preview.