The Lake Country Beekeepers Association will conduct a beekeeping short course Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Sparta at the Hancock County Extension Service, 12534 Augusta Highway. For registration fee information and to have any questions answered contact Bruce Morgan at email@example.com or 478-357-4029.
Through a strategic partnership with the Development Authority of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, along with other key stakeholders including local governing bodies, colleges and the hospital, are helping to lead an effort to create a new community vision and strategic plan. The goal is to develop a shared vision for the local community, with identifiable action items that we can work toward implementing that will lead to more jobs in the community. Community input through the online survey is a critical component necessary to provide the foundation of the plan and benchmarks for planning the future. Local residents are encouraged to log onto milledgevillega.com and share their thoughts on community actions and services. Survey respondents can enter to win one of five $50 gift certificates to local Chamber businesses.
Milledgeville Main Street introduces Downtown Dollars, gift certificates to support local businesses. They can be purchased in denominations of $5 and can be used at more than 30 locations downtown. They can be purchased in the Main Street office, 127 E. Hancock St. For a list of participating merchants visit the Main Street Facebook.
Creekside Elementary is having a winter coat drive and is collecting new and gently used coats for children’s size six and adult small. Please drop off coats at the Communities in Schools office at Creekside or call the coordinator, Mrs. Specht, at 478-456-3127.
Court Appointed Special Advocates is seeking volunteers for its Fall training. If interested call 478-452-9170, visit ocmulgeecasa.org or contact Lori Muggridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baldwin County Health Department has flu vaccinations available. For more information contact the Health Department at 478-445-1574.
Thursday, Jan. 9
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Harriet's Closet, a free supply closet to help fill the needs of cancer patients, is open. The nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients in Central Georgia has relocated next door to Georgia Cancer Specialists at Oconee Regional Medical Center. For information or to volunteer call 478-457-2124.
11:45 a.m.: The Civitan Club of Baldwin County meets second and fourth Thursdays at the Golden Corral. Civitan's main thrust worldwide is helping the physically and/or mentally challenged. Guests are invited to attend the meetings and enjoy lunch when accompanied by a member. For more information contact Priscilla Randall at 478-453-8369 or Jo Fraser at 478-453-5691.
Noon: The Rotary meets at the Country Club.
Noon: The Eatonton Kiwanis Club meets at Central Georgia Tech on the James Marshall bypass.
1 p.m.: The Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club, an official member of the American Contract Bridge League, meets at the Eatonton Performing Arts Center at Madison Avenue in Eatonton. Come with a partner or e-mail Pat Turney at email@example.com for a possible partner match.
2-5 p.m.: Free HIV testing at 900 Barrows Ferry Road. 478-445-5518.
5 p.m.: The Historic Preservation Commission meets at City Hall.
5:30 p.m.: The Baldwin Christian Learning Center holds its monthly meeting at Hope Lutheran Church.
5:30 p.m.: American Legion Morris-Little Post 6 meets at 231 Log Cabin Rd. for a meal followed by a guest speaker and business meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call John W. Griffin, Post 6 Commander, at 478-453-0295.
7 p.m.: The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 6686 in Eatonton meets at the Post home, 793 Monticello Road. Dinner is provided and is followed by the meeting.
7 p.m.: The Sons of Confederate Veterans Old Capital Camp 688 meet at the Milledgeville County Club. A buffet dinner is served with a program to follow. 478-452-6633.
7:30 p.m.: Lake Country Twirlers is a square dance club that meets at the Harmony Association Building on Highway 44. Everyone is invited to come by, meet members, enjoy refreshments and see what fun square dancing can be. For more information call 706-468-5090 or visit www.LCTwirlers.groupsite.com.
7:30 p.m.: Bingo is held at the American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Refreshments will be sold. 478-452-1611.