Come to Old Clinton and take a step back in time on May 4 and 5, when re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church and Griswoldville in 1864 during Sherman’s March to the Sea. The entire event takes place in the Old Clinton Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided walking tour information will be available. Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; “modern” arts and crafts will also be available for purchase; and “modern” as well as food of the period will be served. Saturday’s program will conclude at 8:05 p.m. with the 16th Georgia, Company G, Jackson Rifles, CSA conducting a memorial service in the Old Clinton Cemetery to honor Clinton’s Confederate dead. Gates open at 9 a.m. with the Battle at 2:05 p.m. each day. Admission/Contribution each day: Adults - $5; Students 18 and under $3; Children under 6 – Free. Memorial service – Free. For more information contact Earlene Hamilton at 478-986-6383 or the Jones County-Gray Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center at 478-986-1123.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive parent, IMPACT pre-service training classes will be held on May 4 and 11. Classes will be held at Jones County DFCS, 141 James Street, Gray, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free and is available for families from Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties. For more information call 1-877-210-5437 or 478-445-7020.
Georgia College Department of Theatre and the Goodrich Hillel present a Holocaust Exhibit titled, “Visas for Life: Righteous Diplomats.” which premiered at the United Nations. The exhibit will be shown at Georgia College in memory of Jacob Goldstein, a local citizen, who was a Holocaust liberator. The exhibit will be held on the Georgia College campus at the Wooten-Garner House ArtFix Gallery, 131 S. Clarke St. The exhibit runs from May 10 through May 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by request at 478-445-4572. The exhibit was provided by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast and the Consulate General of Israel in New York due to the work of former Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust Sylvia Wygoda.
Tuesday, April 30
10:30 a.m.: A Senior Olympic badminton club will be held at the Baldwin County Recreation Department gym.
11 a.m.: There will be a meeting at the Collins P. Lee Center, 237 Harrisburg Road, for any community members interested in the new community garden and recreation project being developed by the Milledgeville Community Garden Association in affiliation with the Baldwin County Parks and Recreation Department. Contact Gladys and Joe Ward at 478-453-2565 for more information.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Cafe Central is open every Tuesday at Freedom Church in Milledgeville. A free meal will be served to everyone who comes. For information on volunteering, call 478-453-4400.
12:30 p.m.: The Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club, an official member of the American Contract Bridge League, meets at the Plaza Arts Center, 305 N. Madison Ave. in Eatonton. For more information contact Betty Roper at 706-467-3079.
12:45 p.m.: The Milledgeville Kiwanis Club meets at the Milledgeville Country Club. Visitors are welcome to the program and to lunch with a club sponsor.
1:30 p.m.: ORGA’s regularly scheduled board meeting will be held in the president’s conference room on the GMC campus. Phillips Brothers Contracting will give an update on Phase 2 and Lower Fishing Creek trail. Walden, Ashworth and Associates will give a presentation on an amphitheater proposal. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Heather Langston, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 to 5 p.m.: Digital Bridges Open Computer Clinic is open in the Knight Community Innovation Center, 127 W. Hancock St. Work station availability is limited. 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 email@example.com to reserve your slot or to volunteer.
4 to 7 p.m.: The Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers Market is held at 222 E. Hancock Street in Downtown Milledgeville (Next to the Golden Pantry). Free parking available. Call 478-414-4014 for information.
6 p.m.: The public is invited to attend a presentation by the Unification Charter-Writing Committee at a joint meeting of the Milledgeville City Council and Baldwin County Commission. This committee has been working to develop a Charter for a consolidated Milledgeville-Baldwin County government, and is ready to share the results with local elected officials and the community. The presentation will be held at the Central Georgia Technical College Conference Center, 54 Georgia Highway 22. The event is hosted by Ken Vance, Nancy Hartley, Omer Reid, Lisa Shinholster, Stan Aldridge, Tony Hurt, Randy New and Candice Haynes.
7 to 9 p.m.: At Putnam County High School the 2013 General Assembly Recap will be held. Representatives Mickey Channell, Susan Holmes, Rusty Kidd and Senator Burt Jones will be in attendance. Refreshments will be provided by the PCHS Culinary Arts program.
7 p.m.: The Sweet Georgia Sound Sweet Adeline Chorus meets at Vineville Christian Towers to practice, socialize and sing. It is for women only. 478-932-5387.