Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation's Samuel M. Goodrich, M.D., Endowed Healthcare Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Application packets have been sent to area colleges and universities that offer degrees in healthcare fields of study. Scholarships will be made in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for the academic year. Applications for the Scholarship Fund can be obtained by visiting www.oconeeregional.com and clicking on the “Foundation” tab.
The Lake Oconee Bible Bee is excited to announce the beginning of the 5th Bible Bee season. Family registration runs from April 1 through May 31, and study materials will be released on June 1. The Lake Oconee Bible Bee will be holding monthly fun family activities in preparation for the local contest, which will be held on August 24 at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church. The competition challenges youth from ages seven to 18 years in Bible knowledge and memorization first at local contests held around the country at the end of August, and then at a National Competition held in November for the top 300 contestants from across the nation. Please contact Melinda Spivey or Christie Pineda at BibleBee.org/LakeOconee if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. Learn more about the National Bible Bee and register at www.BibleBee.org.
June 3 through July 19 the Baldwin County Nutrition Department provides free meals to children. (No meals will be served July 4-5.) The meals will be served at Baldwin High School, Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A school bus will deliver and serve lunch to the following sites: Graham Homes, 11 a.m.; Duplex City, 11:25 a.m.; GNETS, 11:45 a.m.; River Bend Apartments, 12:10 p.m.; The Manor, 12:40 p.m.; Finnagan’s Mobile Home Park, 1:05 p.m.; 5th Street Mobile Home Park, 1:30 p.m.; and Lockwood Mobile Home Park, 1:50 p.m. There are no income requirements or registration and any child up to age 18 may eat free. For more information contact Jeanne Starr, Director of Baldwin County School Nutrition, 478-457-3315.
Saturday, May 25
7 a.m.: Registration opens for the Eagle Rock 5K Run; the race beings at 8. Proceeds will benefit the athletes of Putnam County High School. The event will be held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. Advance registration is $15; $20 on the day of the race. Medals will be awarded for each age group. For more information contact April Smith at 478-414-6567 or email@example.com.
9 a.m.: A yoga class taught by Xan Nichols is held at the Oconee River Greenway Bring a yoga mat and/or towel as well as bug spray. All ages welcome. $3/1 hour session.
9 a.m. to noon: The Greenway Farmers Market is held at the Oconee River Greenway, Highway 22 West.
Sunday, May 26
Monday, May 27
All non-emergency departments in both the city and county will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Noon to 4 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 building at Oconee Regional Medical Center. For information or to volunteer call 478-457-2124.