Rocket Roller Rink will hold a Public Safety Skate Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. The event is meant for public safety officials and their families only and is a thank you for their service. You must present a valid ID to receive half price admission. Call 478-452-6853 for more information.
The Old Governor’s Mansion presents its Christmas at the Mansion tours Dec. 3-23. Candlelight tours will feature: the Milledgeville Singers Guild (Dec. 14), the First Baptist Church Handbell Choir (Dec. 19).
Animal Rescue Foundation will he holding a low cost spay and neuter clinic Dec. 30 in the Petsense parking lot, 2470 N. Columbia St. Contact 478-550-5050 to schedule your appointment.
Milledgeville Main Street introduces Downtown Dollars, gift certificates to support local businesses. They can be purchased in denominations of $5 and can be used at more than 30 locations downtown. They can be purchased in the Main Street office, 127 E. Hancock St. For a list of participating merchants visit the Main Street Facebook.
The 2012 Georgia River of Words exhibition is open and available for viewing from now until early December at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library, 151 S. Jefferson St. River of Words is an international environmental poetry and arts project that is coordinated by Georgia Project WET and the Georgia Center for the Book. For additional information call Sarah Hamil at 478-452-0677 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Creekside Elementary is having a Winter Coat Drive and is collecting new and gently used coats for children’s size six and adult small. Please drop off coats at the Communities in Schools office at Creekside or call the coordinator, Mrs. Specht, at 478-456-3127.
Salvation Army needs volunteers for bell ringers this holiday season. For more information contact Millie Day at 478-452-7511.
Court Appointed Special Advocates is seeking volunteers for its Fall training. If interested call 478-452-9170, visit ocmulgeecasa.org or contact Lori Muggridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baldwin County Health Department has flu vaccinations available. For more information contact the Health Department at 478-445-1574.
Saturday, Dec. 14
8 a.m.: The 100 Black Men of Milledgeville and Baldwin County meet at the Baldwin County Recreation Center on Highway 22. Mentees meet at 10 a.m.
9 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Oconee Regional Chapter of Project Linus meets at Hope Lutheran Church, Highway 49. The Chapter is open to anyone who wants to provide needy children with a comforting blanket. Attendees should bring a drink.
12:45 p.m.: GC will hold its December Commencement Ceremony. This commencement marks the graduation of the first class of doctorate students from Georgia College.
6-8 p.m.: “Holiday Reception.” Lockerly Arboretum. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: $25. Call (478) 452-2112 for more information.
8 p.m.: “The Nutcracker.” Directed by Amelia Pelton. 8 p.m. Russell Auditorium. Admission: $12 (general), $8 (GC faculty/staff/non-GC students/senior citizens), $5 children 12 and under. Tickets available online at www.gcsutickets.com or at the door.