The Union Recorder

April 13, 2013

Day Book, April 13, 2013

Day Book

The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Lockerly Arboretum will host its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday, April 12, from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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. April 15 through April 19 they will celebrate Patron Appreciation Week. For more information visit the PAM website,, or contact Sarah Hamil at (478) 452-0677 or

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

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

Saturday, April 13

7:45 to 10:30 a.m.: The Oconee Valley Iris Club will accept entries for its annual Spring show on Saturday at the Milledgeville Mall. The theme of the show is “The Dance of the Iris”. Awards will be given in Horticultural and Artistic categories for both Adults and Youth. Entries will be accepted at the center front door of the Milledgeville Mall, judging will begin at 11.

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.

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.: The Annual Dixie Aeromasters Spring Fling Fly-In is at Commissioners Field in Gray. The event is free to the public. Pilot registration fee is $10. Spring Fling includes a raffle drawing, concessions and a noon air show. Mac Hodges will fly his 20-foot wing span B-29 RC plane at the event. Come see some of the best and upcoming RC pilots in the region. Various makes and models will be on display Saturday. Commissioners Field is locate on Overland Way in Gray. Call Dixie Aeromasters vice president Jimmy Crooms for more info at (478) 363-4427.

9 a.m. to noon: The Greenway Farmers Market will be held at the Oconee River Greenway, Highway 22 West. Buzzy’s Family Fun Run will also take place.

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.

1 to 4 p.m.: The Oconee Valley Iris Club’s “The Dance of the Iris” show will be held at the Milledgeville Mall. It is free and open to the public and there will be quality plants for sale at a bargain price.

Noon to 4 p.m.: A “Friends of the Cultural Center” Cookout will be held at GC’s West Campus Pavilion, The Village. Call (478) 445-8155 for more information. Bring one canned good to attend.

5 p.m.: A Cultural Connections’ showcase will be held at GC’s Russell Auditorium.

Sunday, April 14

Monday, April 15

7:30 a.m.: Lake Oconee Promise Keepers meets at The River of Life center on Scott Road. Jack Minchey (706) 473-0431.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The GC Sustainability Council will  be giving away light bulbs at the Arts & Sciences fountain. Make sure to check out the GC Sustainability Council website,, for further information on event times, locations and sign ups.

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: Milledgeville Exchange Club meets at the Milledgeville Country Club

2:45 p.m.: Baldwin County Retired Educators Association will meet in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church on South Wayne Street. Guest speakers will provide useful tips on keeping healthy through exercise at our local Silver Sneakers gym, and a representative will provide information on long term care insurance. Come prepared to enjoy super door prizes and delicious refreshments. All retired educators from the area are invited.

3:30 p.m.: The Baldwin County Healthcare Coalition Meeting will be held at ORMC, 821 N. Cobb St., in the Education Room.

5 to 8 p.m.: The fifth annual Black & White Gallery will be held at the Milledgeville Country Club, 3700 Sinclair Dam Road, in conjunction with the Super Business After Hours and Business Expo. Eleven artists from the Life Enrichment Center will be featured in the gallery.

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 to reserve your slot or volunteer.

6 p.m.: As part of Patron Appreciation Week the Mary Vinson Library will host the Oconee Regional Symphony Orchestra Ensemble in the Local History Room.

6:30 p.m.: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 523 meets at the American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Drive.

7 p.m.: BINGO is held at the 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.: The Oconee River Buskers Square Dance Club meets at the Walter B. Williams Recreation Center.