The Union Recorder

December 23, 2013

Day Book, Dec. 23, 2013

Beate Czogalla
The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Old Governor’s Mansion presents its Christmas at the Mansion tours Dec. 3-23.

Animal Rescue Foundation will he holding a low cost spay and neuter clinic Dec. 30 in the Petsense parking lot, 2470 N. Columbia St. Contact 478-550-5050 to schedule your appointment.

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.

The 2012 Georgia River of Words exhibition is open and available for viewing from now until early December at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library, 151 S. Jefferson St. River of Words is an international environmental poetry and arts project that is coordinated by Georgia Project WET and the Georgia Center for the Book. For additional information call Sarah Hamil at 478-452-0677 or e-mail at sarahhamil@tllsga.org.

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 ocasalm@baldwin.k12.ga.us.

The Baldwin County Health Department has flu vaccinations available. For more information contact the Health Department at 478-445-1574.



Monday, Dec. 23

The county courthouse will close at noon in observance of Christmas.

Noon-4 p.m.: Harriet's Closet is open. It is located next to the Cancer Treatment Center at Oconee Regional Medical Center and provides items free of charge to cancer patients and survivors.  This non-profit organization is dedicated to helping cancer patients in the Oconee region.  For more information or to volunteer, please call 478-457-2124.   

7-8:30 p.m.: Northside Baptist Church, 1001 N. Jefferson St., offers free Citizenship Classes. Free childcare is provided. Contact 478-452-6648.

7 p.m.: The Milledgeville Singers Guild will meet at the First United Methodist Church, 366 Log Cabin Road. For more information, or to join, contact Jay Hodges at jayhodges610@yahoo.com.

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

7-9 p.m.: A community bike project will be held at the Milledgeville Fire Department on West Thomas Street. Bikes will be repaired by volunteers and given to those in greatest need in the community. The event is co-sponsored by Milledgeville Cares Inc. and the Milledgeville Fire Department. Donations of all usable bikes and bike parts will be accepted at the station on Thomas Street any time. High school age and adult volunteers are needed to repair bikes. Adam Heagy of Oconee Outfitters will teach the class. Tools will be provided or available at cost for individual's kits (optional). The bike project will meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information contact Louise Sallstrom at 478-457-5311 or visit milledgevillecares@gmail.com.

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

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