June 3-July 19 the Baldwin County Nutrition Department will provide free meals to children. The meals will be served at Baldwin High School, Monday-Friday. Breakfast is from 7:30-9 a.m. and lunch is from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A school bus will also deliver and serve lunches throughout the community. For information on locations and times contact 478-457-3315.
On Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m. a fundraising and awareness motorcycle ride will be held in honor of Putnam County Sheriff Sgt. Richard Herren. “Ride for Richard” will begin at the Eagle One Travel Center/Eatonton Travel Plaza on Highway 441 and will travel approximately 130 miles to Benton Lee’s Steakhouse for lunch in Uvalda. A raffle will be held at the restaurant and an auction will take place in Monticello after the ride. Donations for Herren’s fight are appreciated. For more information on the ride or how to donate contact Eatonton Fire Department Assistant Chief Eugene Hubert at 478-288-3430.
A community trip to Casino Drive in Cherokee, N.C., will take place on Saturday, July 20. Transportation will be provided, and the group will leave at 8 a.m. from the Piggly Wiggly on the Southside. The group will return at approximately 1:30 a.m. For more information contact Sabrina Lee at 478-363-2314, 478-452-6584, 478-452-4217 or 478-456-5468.
The annual Senior Farmers Market will be held at the Collins P. Lee Center located at 237 Harrisburg Road on July 26. This is a great opportunity for everyone, not just seniors, to purchase nutritious, seasonal produce from local farmers. Seniors (60 years and older) who are interested in obtaining a voucher for free produce should contact Nicole Gaither at 478-751-6466 by July 23. This market is a joint effort of Middle Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging, Baldwin County Parks & Recreation Department, Milledgeville Community Garden Association and First Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome to attend this one-time market on Friday, July 26 from 9-11 a.m. SNAP/EBT will be accepted.
A bone marrow drive, sponsored by the Be The Match Foundation, in honor of Antwon, a five-year-old with Sickle Cell Anemia, will be held on Saturday, July 27 at East Wilkinson Community Park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Allied Arts is hosting Summer Art Camps for Youth that will take place through June and July. For more information call 478-452-3950 or visit milledgevillealliedarts.com.
July 1-Aug. 31 Papa John’s Pizza will donate $1 to Georgia Cancer Support Group every time someone makes an online order with the promotional code: GCS10. Buy a large, three-topping pizza for $10 to help GCS. For more information contact Robbie White at 478-731-9390 or Deborah Jones at 478-731-1446.
Maddox Investing in America Inc. will provide free sack lunches to children in low-income areas on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Volunteers are needed to help package and deliver the lunches. To volunteer call Timothy and Tarneshia Maddox at 478-696-0112 or 478-234-9283.
Communities In Schools has partnered with Baldwin Family Connection to hold a School Uniform Drive until July 31. New and gently used clothing will help provide uniforms to students in need. Acceptable clothing items are: khaki, black or navy pants and white, navy, red or black shirts with collars. Clothes can be dropped off Monday-Thursday at the Board of Education, Communities In Schools (GC, 101 Chappell Hall), Northridge Christian Church and First United Methodist Church.
Friday, July 19
10 a.m.-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.