The Union Recorder

April 20, 2013

Day Book, April 20, 2013

Day Book

The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Saturday, April 20 the Phillips of 101 Sportsman Circle will hold a yard and plant sale to help support their Reindeer Flight School. The sale will go from 7 a.m. until. Please drop-by rain or shine. There will be an azalea clearance, hundreds of plants, antiques, homemade jellies, Christmas decorations and home decor as well as books.

During the month of April the Twin Lakes Library System will celebrate Patron Appreciation Month (PAM). Celebration plans include: Amnesty, you could be eligible to save 50-100 percent on your library fees; Wall of Original Works (WOW), a showcase original writing and art submitted by patrons; Poem In Your Pocket, unique bookmarks of favorite and original poetry by library staff distributed on April 26. April 15 through April 19 they will celebrate Patron Appreciation Week. For more information visit the PAM website,, or contact Sarah Hamil at (478) 452-0677 or

In support of Relay for Life tickets are being sold for Belk’s Charity Sale on Saturday, April 27 from 6 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds from tickets sales go to Relay for Life. For more information or to purchase a sale ticket contact Tammy Lee at

Belk is currently recruiting local non-profit groups to participate in its semi-annual Charity Sale Fundraiser on April 27. Any non-profit organization with 501c3 status is eligible. Participating charities raise money by selling tickets for $5 each, which entitles purchasers to attend a private 4-hour sale. The entire $5 from every ticket sold goes to the participating charity so it's a great fund-raising opportunity for your church, school or community organization. The more tickets sold, the more money raised. For more information please contact Belk in the Milledgeville Mall at (478) 452-5572 ext. 210.

Georgia’s Fifth Annual Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage will take place from April 18 through April 21. The 100-mile Antebellum Trail spans seven historically significant communities including Athens, Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Gray/Old Clinton and Macon. Tickets can be purchased at any of the Welcome Centers along the trail prior to and during the Pilgrimage or online at Tickets for the Pilgrimage are $25. Groups of 10 or more receive discounted tickets at $20.

Saturday, April 20

9 a.m. to noon: The Greenway Farmers Market is held at the Oconee River Greenway, Highway 22 West.

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: “Bark in the Park” a friendly dog show to benefit ARF of Baldwin County will take place at Central City Park (Bonner Park). The event is presented by Baldwin High School Career and Technical Instruction and Baldwin College and Career Academy.  For more information visit or call Pam Howard at (478) 453-6429 ext. 334.

8 a.m.: Yoga at the Greenway has moved indoors to Blackbird Coffee. Bring a yoga mat and/or towel. All ages welcome. $3/1 hour session.

9 a.m.: Plantation Quilters meet at the visitor center at Jarrell Plantation near Juliette. Dues are $10 a year. Bretta Perkins (478) 986-5172.

10 a.m.: The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Chapter No. 688 is having a Confederate Memorial Day Celebration at Memory Hill Cemetery at the Confederate Monument. The speaker will be Larry Smith of Monticello. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is putting this program on in conjunction with the Robert E. Lee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Barbeque tickets for $8 will be available in the parking lot at Jenkins Hall immediately after the service. Please come on out and get a barbeque plate to eat on the premises or take it home with you. Commander Linton McKnight welcomes the public to attend this special service.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: The GC Sustainability Council will hold EarthFest. Celebrate the environment will music, art, crafts and activities. There will be live music, vendors, local artists and helpful environmental information. Make sure to check out the GC Sustainability Council website,, for further information on event times, locations and sign ups.

10 a.m.: The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club will meet at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 220 S. Wayne St. VE Testing will be offered after the meeting at 11.

7 to 10 p.m.: Moonlight on the Capitol, a fundraiser for Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Society, will be held at Grant Parade on the grounds of GMC, 201 E. Greene St. There will be dinner and dancing.

7:30 p.m.: The Georgia College Department of Music will present a concert at the Old Governor’s Mansion. The university's small ensembles, Max Noah Singers and the Wind Symphony will perform. Bring your food, blanket and enjoy an evening of wonderful music.

The event is free to attend, but donations are requested to benefit music scholarships and the Old Governor’s Mansion. For more information call (478) 445-8289.

Sunday, April 21

10 a.m.: The GC Sustainability Council will host a Spring on the River Float Trip down the Oconee River. Make sure to check out the GC Sustainability Council website,, for further information on event times, locations and sign ups.

6:30 p.m.: American Legion Auxiliary Post 523 meets at 430 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. All members are urged to attend.

Monday, April 22

9 a.m. to noon: Join community members and the Milledgeville Community Garden Association in celebrating Earth Day by volunteering to help build the new community garden located at the Collins P.  Lee Center, a Baldwin County Parks and Recreation facility at 237 Harrisburg Road. If you are interested in volunteering with this project on Earth Day or at any time in the future, please contact Gladys and Joe Ward at (478) 453-2565.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Tri-County EMC will be celebrating Earth Day at their offices in Gray and Eatonton. Drop-by and pick up a free CFL, enjoy refreshments and learn about No Sweat, GreenPower EMC and energy conservation.

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.

5 to 7 p.m.: Mary Vinson Memorial Library and Digital Bridges host a Computer Clinic at the Library, 151 S. Jefferson St. 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 to reserve your slot or volunteer.

5:30 p.m.: Milledgeville-Baldwin County Development Authority meets in the Chamber of Commerce office.

6 p.m.: Survivors of Suicide meet at River Edge Behavioral Center on Blandy Road (just past Flooring America on the left). For more information call Leanne Branch (478) 451-2740.

7 p.m. to   9 p.m.: A community bike project will be held at the Milledgeville Fire Department on W. Thomas St. 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Louise Sallstrom at (478) 457-5311 or visit

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.

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