The sixth annual Georgia College Global Symposium Literacy, Learning and Leading: Education for a 21st Century World runs Feb. 4 to 6. Sponsored by the International Education Center, American Democracy Project, academic departments and faculty/student organizations, the Global Symposium activities are free and open to the public. All events take place in the Magnolia Ballroom at the Student Activities Center, unless otherwise noted next to event listing. For specific event listings and information visit http://www.gcsu.edu/adp/event_schedule.htm.
Ocmulgee Court Appointed Special Advocates is looking for volunteers for its next training session. CASA is a non-profit organization that works with abused and neglected children that have found themselves involved in the court system through no fault of their own. These children need a voice in court and that is the role of CASA to see that these children have an opportunity to have their voices heard and to received services needed. Interested volunteers should contact the CASA office at (478) 452-9170 or visit their website at www.ocmulgeecasa.org.
The City of Milledgeville water department will be conducting maintenance on the 1 million gallon ground storage water tank located on Dunlap Road. The tank will be out of service beginning Jan. 29 and will remain out of service for approximately six weeks. This is part of the City's preventive maintenance program to ensure a high quality of drinking water for our customers. Customers in this area may experience low water pressure and/or discoloured water. If you experience this please contact the Water and Sewer office at (478) 414-4052.
Flu vaccines are now available at the Baldwin County Health Department. They will offer both the traditional flu shot and Flu Mist, which is a nasal spray. Vaccines will cost $25 but are available at no charge to those on Medicaid, Peachcare, Wellcare, Amerigroup, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia or a State Benefit Plan through United Healthcare or Cigna.
Saturday, Feb. 2
Georgia College is hosting the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Georgia College’s Centennial Center. Kindergartners through high students will compete from 10 counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Putnam, Monroe, Washington, Wilkinson and Twiggs.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Gordon Womans Club will host a flea market at 110 College St., Gordon. The Corner Café will be open and serving barbecue alongside homemade cake and pies. A “Bed in a Bag” will be raffled off (tickets $1). There will be furniture, gadgets, clothes and more. Spaces are available for $5. Contact (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 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, Feb. 3
2 p.m.: ABATE of Georgia District 7 for all motorcyclists meets at AP's Hidden Hideaway on Broadway in Macon. (478) 451-9870.