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 or registration requirements 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.
The Haddock Community Enrichment Center is a new non-profit organization to be located at 187 Peach St., Haddock, formerly Idella Duncan Elementary School. A Steak Plate Sale to benefit the renovation will be held on June 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Piggly Wiggly on North Columbia Street in Milledgeville. For more information call Katie Williams-White at 336-314-4167 or Karen Young at 478-251-9110.
June 15 and 22 the Kappa League will hold a Karwash/Yard Sale at Century Bank on North Columbia Street. All proceeds from the event will be sent to Moore, Okla. in support of tornado victims.
Throughout June the Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. (ARF) will hold a cat adoption special. The adoption fee special is $25 for teenage and adult cats that have been at the shelter since before May 20. ARF is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. ARF is located at 711 S. Wilkinson St. Call 478-454-1273, check Facebook or visit www.animalrescuefoundation.org.
Allied Arts is hosting Summer Art Camps for Youth that will take place through June and July. Topics include cartooning, illustration, acting, water color, drawing, print making, theatre and a ‘sampler’ camp. For more information call 478-452-3950 or visit milledgevillealliedarts.com.
Friday, May 31
10 a.m. to noon: Digital Bridges Open Computer Clinic is open in the Knight Community Innovation Center, 127 W. Hancock St. Work station availability is limited. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot or to volunteer.