The Union Recorder

October 27, 2012

Day Book, October 27, 2012


The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — On Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., Milledgeville’s Town and Country Garden Club will unveil a Blue Star Memorial Marker at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2617 Vinson Highway S.E.

Flu vaccines are now available at the Baldwin County Health Department. They will offer both the traditional flu shot and Flu Mist, which is a nasal spray. Vaccines will cost $25 but are available at no charge to those on Medicaid, Peachcare, Wellcare, Amerigroup, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia or a State Benefit Plan through United Healthcare or Cigna. Flu vaccines will also be offered in the schools this year. Parents will receive permission slips from their child’s school in the coming weeks.

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber presents Eggs & Issues “The State of Education” from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Oct. 30 at Crockett’s Family Restaurant on North Columbia Street. Baldwin County Board of Education Superintendent Geneva Braziel will present “The State of Education” sharing the successes and challenges of our public school system. This session will also provide a forum to address the impact on our business community and identify partnership opportunities. Tickets cost $10 each or $75 for a table of eight; seating is limited. Register online at milledgevillega.com or call (478) 453-9311.



Saturday, Oct. 27

8:30 a.m.: The Zeta Omicron Chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma and the Animal Rescue Foundation will host “Prowl in the Park,” a 5K run and a one mile Pet Walk to raise money and awareness for the local Humane Society and the American Diabetes Association. Those participating in the run will turn in pledges and check in from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pet walk participants will register and turn in pledges from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K is $20 and $10 for the Pet Walk. The costume context costs $5. To participate in all events the cost is $25. For more information visit www.animalrescuefoundation.org. The event will take place at the Oconee River Greenway Park and Riverwalk.

9 a.m.: Yoga at the Greenway every Saturday morning. Bring a yoga mat and/or towel. All ages welcome. A $1 to $5 donation is appreciated. For more information, call (478) 973-9767.

9 a.m. to noon: The Fall Line Farmers Market is now open every Saturday morning in the parking lot behind First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne Street rain or shine. More than a dozen middle-Georgia farmers and producers who live in a 100-mile radius of Milledgeville sell a wide selection of naturally grown, seasonal vegetables; grass-fed beef and lamb; heritage breed pork; free-range eggs; hormone-free dairy products including butter and yogurt; artisan bread and cheese; local honey and preserves; baked goods including specialty cakes; perennial plants and more. Come sample, browse and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and talk with folks who are passionate about providing locally grown, delicious food. Children and well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. For more information call (478) 414-6433.

5 to 8 p.m.: The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, will host a “Voices of the Grave” Historic Cemetery Tour. A light supper will take place before transportation is provided to Pine Grove Cemetery, where a guided walking tour begins. Tours leave every 30 minutes and you are able to choose your time when you purchase your ticket. The $25 ticket includes supper and the tour. Tickets are available at The Peoples Bank or The Plaza Arts Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (706) 923-1655. Golf carts will be available for those needing assistance within the cemetery. All proceeds benefit the Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation and the Eatonton-Putnam Historical Society.

Sunday, Oct. 28

2 to 6 p.m.: NattyCoco, Natural Confident Confirmed, presents The Middle Georgia Natural Experience, an expo that will take place at La Fete, 571 N.W. Hammock Road. The expo will feature: healthy living, pampering, hair care education, shopping, food, entertainment and photo and video opportunities. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, they can be purchased online at nattycoco.com or at Professional Hair Design, 923 N. Columbia St. For more information, call (478) 216-8678 or visit the website. There will be $100 cash prize for the winner of the “Natural | Confident | Confirmed” contest and entrants must be present to win.



Monday, Oct. 29

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.

1 to 3 p.m.: Mary Vinson Memorial Library and Digital Bridges host an Open Computer Clinic at the Library. The clinic is designed to teach basic skills to adult beginning computer users. Participants may come with specific questions or for general knowledge. For more information, call (478) 387-0254 or e-mail colin@thedigitalbridges.org to reserve your slot or volunteer.

6 p.m.: “The Mourning After” a bereavement group sponsored by Hospice Care Options and the GC Psychology Department is held in room 1-15 in the GC Arts and Sciences Building. The event is free and open to the public. (478) 453-8572.

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.

7 p.m.: A “Happy, Healthy Y’all” Middle Georgia conference will be held at the Fairfield Inn, 2631-A N. Columbia St. The conference will feature information on weight loss, how to improve energy levels, keeping fit and getting fit and how to stay youthful. The goal is to provide attendees with easy, delicious solutions for a healthier lifestyle. There will be special guest speakers from New York. Admission is free and for more information, contact (917) 570-2618.



Tuesday, Oct. 30

7:45 to 9 a.m.: The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber presents Eggs & Issues “The State of Education” at Crockett’s Family Restaurant on North Columbia Street. Baldwin County Board of Education Superintendent Geneva Braziel will present “The State of Education” sharing the successes and challenges of our public school system. This session will also provide a forum to address the impact on our business community and identify partnership opportunities. Tickets cost $10 each or $75 for a table of 8, seating is limited. You can register online at milledgevillega.com or call (478) 453-9311.

10:30 a.m.: A Senior Olympic badminton club will be held at the Baldwin County Recreation Department gym.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Cafe Central is open every Tuesday at Freedom Church in Milledgeville. A free meal will be served to everyone who comes. For information on volunteering, call (478) 453-4400.

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.

3 to 6 p.m.: Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers Market features locally grown produce and hand made products. It is located in the city lot at 222 East Hancock between the Chevron Golden Pantry and the Huddle House. Free customer parking is available in the top parking area, and additional parking is located in the freshly cut grassy field just behind the lot.

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