Allied Arts has launched a series of monthly art classes designed to provide home schooled students with opportunities to experience a wide variety of visual arts disciplines and media. The classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon the second Thursday of each month from Jan. 13 through May, 2011. Classes will continue with print making in January, then move on to mixed media, drawing and painting. The classes are held at Allen’s Market Building, 101 W. McIntosh St. Fees for each class is $10 per student. All supplies are included in the registration fee. For more information or to register, call Allied Arts at (478) 452-3950 or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com

A Freedom From Smoking clinic will be held at Georgia College and State University at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2011. Freedom From Smoking is an eight-session stop-smoking clinic sponsored by the American Lung Association in Georgia. Professionally trained instructors help smokers create a supportive environment to break the smoking addiction. Each person who joins this clinic will develop an individual plan for quitting. For more information, call Amy Whatley at (478) 445-7500.

Registration is now open for Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Camp Ecoadventure, the premier spring break camp for 6- to 11-year-olds. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8. This year's themes are Survival Kids, Awesome Aviators, Fish Tales, Eco Detectives and Helping Hands. For more information and to register, visit www.rockeagle4h.org\ee or call Becky Collins at (706) 484-2636 or beckyg@uga.edu by March 18, 2011.

Jarrell Plantation admission prices now include an additional 7 percent sales tax. Fees including tax are now $5.35 for adults, $4.82 for seniors (62 and over) and $3.75 for ages 6-18. Children under 6 are free.

Saturday, Jan. 8

L&L Market is open at L&L Farm Mart on the corner of Hancock Street and Roberson Mill Road. Vendors may reserve a spot by calling or dropping by during the week. The community is invited to drop by and purchase any number of handmade, homemade or home grown items.

8 a.m.: The 100 Black Men of Milledgeville and Baldwin County meet at the Allen’s Market building on Wayne Street.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Oconee Regional Chapter of Project Linus meets in the Education Center of Park Tower at Oconee Regional Medical Center. The Chapter is open to anyone who wants to provide needy children with a comforting blanket. Attendees should bring their lunch.

10 a.m.: The Milledgeville Amateur Radio testing team conducts licensing tests for all three license levels at the Mary Vinson Library. Walk-ins are welcome. (478) 452-6394

3 p.m.: The Box Office Book Club meets at Box Office Books in the downtown Campus Theatre. Be prepared to suggest or vote on a book for the club to read. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call (478) 457-6735 or e-mail vpowell@unionrecorder.com.

Monday, Jan. 10

11:30 a.m.: The Middle Georgia Chapter 1051, National Association of Regular and Retired Federal Employees, meets at Golden Corral.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Harriet’s Closet, a free supply closet to help fill the needs of cancer patients, is open. The non-profit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients in Central Georgia has relocated next door to Georgia Cancer Specialists building at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Noon: Fifties Plus meets at the Milledgeville FUMC on Log Cabin Road and is open to everyone. For more information on meetings and lunch, call the church office at (478) 452-4597.

4 p.m.: The Baldwin County Board of Registrars holds its monthly meeting in Room 214 of the Baldwin County Courthouse.

7 p.m.: BINGO is held at the American Legion on Log Cabin Road. No one under the age of 18 is permitted. Refreshments are sold by the Ladies Auxiliary. (478) 452-8538

7:30 p.m.: The Oconee River Buskers Square Dance Club meets at the Walter B. Williams Recreation Center. Round dancing begins at 6:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Milledgeville Jaycees meet at Walter B. Williams Jr. Park.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

9  to 11 a.m.: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Northridge Christian Church MOPS, 321 Log Cabin Road. MOPS is designed to encourage mothers or expectant mothers of children ages 0-6 years old with relationships, resources and leadership. Childcare is provided. (478) 251-1532 or www.nccmops.com

10:30 a.m.: A Senior Olympic badminton club will be held at the Baldwin County Recreation Department gym. For more information, contact David Carver at (478) 456-2735.

12:45 p.m.: The Milledgeville Kiwanis Club meets at the Milledgeville Country Club. Visitors are welcome to the program and to lunch with a club sponsor.

1 p.m.: The Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club, an official member of the American Contract Bridge League, meets at the Eatonton Performing Arts Center on Madison Avenue in Eatonton. Come with a partner or e-mail Pat Turney at turney@plantationcable.net for a possible partner match.

5 to 6:30 p.m.: Bridging the Basics beginning computer classes will be held at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library. Classes are held on a walk-in basis and there is no need to sign up or register. The Mary Vinson Memorial Library is located at the corner of South Jefferson and Greene streets in downtown Milledgeville. Call (478) 387-0254 for more information.

5:30 p.m.: The Baldwin County Board of Education meets at the board administrative building, 110 N. ABC Drive.

6 p.m.: The Faith Hope and Love Cancer Support Group for Women meets at Sylvia’s Grille, 2600 N. Columbia St. in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center. The meeting is open to cancer patients and survivors. Carolyn Minshew (478) 453-7434 or mysnoopy@windstream.net or Laverne Dalton (706) 485-0453 or Laverne@goldlink.net.

6 p.m.: The Bicycling Club of Milledgeville meets in the parking lot behind Oconee Outfitters for its weekly road ride. Beginner pace for first hour, moderate pace later.  

6:30 p.m.: The Old Capital Car Club meets at IHOP (International House of Pancakes), 2598 N. Columbia St., for dinner followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. All auto enthusiasts are invited to attend. (478) 453-7098 or (478) 453-0295.

7 p.m.: The Sweet Georgia Sound Sweet Adeline Chorus meets at Vineville Christian Towers to practice, socialize and sing. It is for women only. (478) 932-5387

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