Pure Chiropractic Lake Oconee and Pure Chiropractic Milledgeville are collecting canned goods to benefit the less fortunate until Nov. 21. Everyone who donates five or more canned goods will receive a complete spinal exam. For more information, contact (478) 457-0003 (706) 485-1010.
Maddox Investing in America Inc. will be feeding needy families a hot meal for Thanksgiving. For more information about how you can help, contact (478) 453-2221 or visit their office at 133 Old River Bridge Road. There is no donation too big or too small.
The Baldwin County Fire Rescue is collecting toys for their third annual Kids-Yule-Love Toy Drive. Toys collected will be distributed to local children. Any business that would like to participate as a drop point for the public, or would like to do an employee collection, please contact the Baldwin County Fire Head Quarters at (478) 445-4421. The toys will be distributed by the Department of Family and Children Services to families that apply for Christmas Assistance. The follow stations will be drop points: Allen Memorial Drive, Central State Hospital campus, Carr Station Road, Highway 22 and Lovers Lane and Log Cabin Road.
An event benefiting Michael Barfield will take place at Ivey Tire, 900 N. Jefferson St., on Nov. 10. Recycle for Michael is meant to assist Barfield after he was injured in an accident. Cans will be recycled and there will be a car wash. If you would like to help, please contact (478) 452-4030 or (478) 451-9307.
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. Flu vaccines will also be offered in the schools this year. Parents will receive permission slips from their child’s school in the coming weeks.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Relay for Life Teams will be at the Milledgeville Mall selling crafts, baked goods, and holiday items to raise money for the fight against cancer. Come out and support your Relay for Life Team. For additional information concerning Relay for Life Mall Days, please contact Jan Nutt at (478) 451-7573.
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. to 2 p.m.: The Oconee Regional Chapter of Project Linus meets in the Education Center of Park Tower at Oconee Regional Medical Center. The Chapter is open to anyone who wants to provide needy children with a comforting blanket. Attendees should bring their lunch.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Allied Arts will host a watercolor painting workshop with Berry Smith at Allen’s Market Building. Registration is $65. The workshop will focus on landscape painting. For more information or to obtain a supply list, contact (478) 452-3950 or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com.
9 a.m.: Yoga at the Greenway every Saturday morning. Bring a yoga mat and/or towel. All ages welcome. A $1 to $5 donation is appreciated. For more information, call (478) 973-9767.
9 a.m. to noon: The Fall Line Farmers Market is now open every Saturday morning in the parking lot behind First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne Street rain or shine. More than a dozen middle-Georgia farmers and producers who live in a 100-mile radius of Milledgeville sell a wide selection of naturally grown, seasonal vegetables; grass-fed beef and lamb; heritage breed pork; free-range eggs; hormone-free dairy products including butter and yogurt; artisan bread and cheese; local honey and preserves; baked goods including specialty cakes; perennial plants and more. Come sample, browse and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and talk with folks who are passionate about providing locally grown, delicious food. Children and well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. For more information call (478) 414-6433.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: A one day women's conference will take place at The Plaza in Eatonton. The conference is entitled "P3 This is Freedom" and will be presented by Wall Breakers. Guest speakers will be Kathy A Bradley, author of "Breathing and Walking Around" and Vanessa Bryant-Jackson of Paid in Full Ministries. The event is free of charge and reservations are required. To place reservations, contact Jennifer Camp at (770) 617-5991 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will sponsor a Meet and Greet at the Fairfield Inn on North Columbia Street. Light refreshments will be served. The event is intended to give the community a chance to know the sorority on an informal basis.
4 p.m.: Louis Kaduk will offer a guided nature walk on Lower Tobler Creek Trail at Andalusia before the 5 p.m. concert. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs for purchase. The Foundation will host a Bluegrass concert on the front lawn of Andalusia. Heart Pine will be performing. Admission is $5 and people are welcome to bring a chair, a flashlight and a picnic.