A bone marrow drive, sponsored by the Be The Match Foundation, in honor of Antwon, a five-year-old with Sickle Cell Anemia, will be held on Saturday, July 27 at East Wilkinson Community Park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Maddox Investing in America Inc. will host a Back to School Blow Out at The Fun Factory on Wednesday, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. Free school supplies will be given away. A $5 donation is requested, this includes skates and admission. If you would like to make a donation of supplies please call 478-453-2221 or visit 133 Old River Bridge Road.
Maddox Investing in America Inc. will provide free sack lunches to children in low-income areas on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Volunteers are needed to help package and deliver the lunches. To volunteer call Timothy and Tarneshia Maddox at 478-696-0112 or 478-234-9283.
A School Uniform Drive will be held until July 31. New and gently used clothing will help provide uniforms to students in need. Acceptable clothing items are: khaki, black or navy pants and white, navy, red or black shirts with collars. Clothes can be dropped off Monday-Thursday at the Board of Education, Communities In Schools (GC, 101 Chappell Hall), Northridge Christian Church and First United Methodist Church.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive parent IMPACT pre-service training classes will be held on six Saturdays beginning Aug. 3-Sept. 14 (will skip Labor Day weekend). Families are required to attend all training if possible. The classes will be held at the Jones County Dept. of Family and Children Services, 141 James St. (Hwy 18) in Gray. Classes will be 4-5 hours in length and begin promptly at 9 a.m. This training is free and is available for families from Baldwin, Putnam, Jones, Peach, Crawford, Wilkinson, Twiggs and Monroe County. Call 478-445-7020 for more information.
July 1-Aug. 31 Papa John’s Pizza will donate $1 to Georgia Cancer Support Group every time someone makes an online order with the promotional code: GCS10. For more information contact Robbie White at 478-731-9390 or Deborah Jones at 478-731-1446.
Thursday, July 25
10 a.m.-2 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.
11:45 a.m.: The Civitan Club of Baldwin County meets second and fourth Thursdays at the Golden Corral. Civitan's main thrust worldwide is helping the physically and/or mentally challenged. Guests are invited to attend the meetings and enjoy lunch when accompanied by a member. For more information contact Priscilla Randall at 478-453-8369 or Jo Fraser at 478-453-5691.
Noon: The Rotary meets at the Country Club.
Noon: The Eatonton Kiwanis Club meets at Central Georgia Tech on the James Marshall bypass.
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.
2-5 p.m.: Free HIV testing at 900 Barrows Ferry Road. 478-445-5518.
3-5 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.
6:30 p.m.: The Old Capitol Optimist Club meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant on North Columbia Street. Interested citizens are welcome.
7:30 p.m.: Bingo is held at the American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Refreshments will be sold. 478-452-1611.
7:30 p.m.: Lake Country Twirlers is a square dance club that meets at the Harmony Association Building on Highway 44. Everyone is invited to come by, meet members, enjoy refreshments and see what fun square dancing can be. For more information call 706-468-5090 or visit www.LCTwirlers.groupsite.com.