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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 6
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. to noon: The Greenway Farmers Market will hold its Grand Opening. The market will be at the Oconee River Greenway, Highway 22 West.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Gordon Woman’s Club Fleamarket will be held at 110 College St., Gordon. The cafe will be open and serving barbecue as well as desserts. There will be furniture, gadgets, clothes, etc. Vendor spaces are available for $5, call (478) 233-3003.
3 p.m.: The Readers Book Club meets at Blackbird Coffee downtown to discuss its current selection. Be prepared to suggest or vote on a book for the group to read. The club is free and open to the community.
7:30 p.m.: Georgia College Choral Ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Flory, will perform their concert “A Night at the Opera” at First Baptist Church, 330 S. Liberty St. The concert is free and open to the public, donations will be collected for the American Heart Association. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Richard Mercier, former chair of the Georgia College Music Department. Dr. Mercier died March 1 of a sudden heart attack. For more information or directions to the concert call (478) 445-8289 or e-mail email@example.com.
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Ballroom Dancing held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flannery O’Connor Hall at 110 N. Jefferson St. Admission is $5. Dancers of all levels gather monthly at this alcohol and smoke-free event. For more information contact Carol Melder at (478) 453-3345.
Sunday, April 7
2 p.m.: ABATE of Georgia District 7 for all motorcyclists meets at AP’s Hidden Hideaway on Broadway in Macon. (478) 451-9870.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: The Fun Factory is hosting a post Spring Break party of fun, games and music. Admission is $5 (including skates). For tickets call (478) 414-2235.
Monday, April 8
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.
Noon: Fifties Plus meets at the Milledgeville FUMC on Log Cabin Road and is open to everyone. For more information on meetings and lunch, call the church office at (478) 452-4597.
4 p.m.: The Baldwin County Board of Registrars holds its monthly meeting in Room 102 of the Baldwin County Courthouse.
4 p.m.: American Legion Morris-Little Auxiliary Unit 6 meets at 231 Log Cabin Rd. All members are urged to attend. For more information call Carrol Griffin, Unit 6 President at (478) 453-0295.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot or volunteer.
6 p.m.: The GMC Board of Trustees will meet in the Sibley Room of the Sibley-Cone Library.
7 p.m.: BINGO is held at he 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.: Milledgeville Jaycees meet at Walter B. Williams Jr. Park.
7:30 p.m.: The Oconee River Buskers Square Dance Club meets at the Walter B. Williams Recreation Center.