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). Call 478-445-7020 for more information.
A motorcycle ride for The Donald E. Roach Sr. ALS Fund will take place on Aug. 10 at 8:30 a.m., beginning at the Milledgeville Mall. The event is to help raise money to assist Roach with getting a wheelchair accessible van. There is also a savings fund at MidSouth Credit Union under the name: Donald E. Roach Sr. ALS Fund. For more information contact Brad Bonner at 478-251-3087 or Mike Smith at 478-451-2965.
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.
Saturday, July 27
9 a.m.: A yoga class taught by Xan Nichols is held at the Oconee River Greenway. Bring a yoga mat and/or towel as well as bug spray. All ages welcome. $3/1 hour session.
9 a.m.-noon: The Greenway Farmers Market is held at the Oconee River Greenway, Highway 22 East. Have a Heart Save a Life will be at the Greenway with pets to share opportunities for fostering and adoption. HAHSAL relies on support and donations and attendees of the market are encouraged to bring dog and cat food (especially for puppies and kittens) as well as gently used animal supplies. Sarah Wilson-Davis Hamil will read children’s stories about pets in Kid’s Corner. The new Greene Street entrance, off Elbert Street, is now open.
Sunday, July 28
Monday, July 29
Noon-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.
5-7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot or volunteer.
6 p.m.: “The Mourning After” bereavement group sponsored by Hospice Care Options is held in the Hospice Care Options Conference Room, located at 811 N. Cobb St. The event is free and open to the public. 478-453-8572.
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.