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April 6, 2013

Day Book, April 6, 2013

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MILLEDGEVILLE — The Sallie Ellis Davis Cultural Center will host workshops highlighting Southern culture during the month of April. April 2 through 6 a ceramics class taught by Josh Green will be held each morning from 8 to 10. The course fee is $15 for ages 10 and up. A gourd art class hosted by Carol Babb will be held April 4 through 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. The class is $25 per session for ages 10 and up. Each class has a limit of 20 students. For more information call (478) 445-5889.

The 19th Annual Boat, RV, Outdoor Recreation Expo is being held in downtown Milledgeville April 5 through April 7. There will be live music and a car and motorcycle show.

GMC will host the Inaugural National Junior College Ethics Bowl on April 13. For additional information or to inquire about serving as a judge please contact Rob Sherwood at rsherwoo@gmc.cc.ga.us.

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. For more information visit the PAM webpage, www.tllsga.org/pam2013, or contact Sarah Hamil at (478) 452-0677 or sarahhamil@tllsga.org.

The Special Olympics will be held April 10 at the Baldwin High School field at 10 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help with the event, those needed are huggers, timers, escorts, cheerers and more. If you would like to volunteer contact Shannon New-Diaz at (478) 445-2509 or sanew@dhr.state.ga.us.

Baldwin County Schools will hold kindergarten registration for children 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. Registration will be held weekdays March 18-29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Birth certificate, proof of residence, current immunization form, eye, ear and dental forms and a social security card are required. For school zone questions call (478) 457-2405.

April 6, 13, 20, and 27 IMPACT pre-service training classes to become a foster or adoptive parent will take place. The class is free and available to families from Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jones County DFCS, 141 James St., Gray. For more information call 1 (877) 210-5437 or (478) 445-7020.

Allied Arts schedule of Summer Arts Camps for Youth is now available. Call Allied Arts at (478) 452-3950 or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com for a registration form or for additional information.

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 tammylee@centurybankonline.com.

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 www.atpilgrimage.com. Tickets for the Pilgrimage are $25. Groups of 10 or more receive discounted tickets at $20.

Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness can be a difficult experience, both physically and emotionally. The Caregiver Journey workshop will be held in Social Circle on April 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is designed to teach basic hands-on skills to caregivers of individuals with a chronic illness. A certificate of completion will be provided following the workshop. Topics such as adequate self-care, advance directives, coping with grief and communicating with health care professionals will also be discussed. This workshop is hosted by the Abbey Hospice Foundation. Capacity is limited so please call Monica Laguaite at (770) 464-5858 or email volunteer@abbeyhospice.com.

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