Georgia Bob’s is selling Shamrocks in their stores in order to raise funds to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They are holding weekly drawings for gift cards and gift packs.
The Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. (ARF) will hold its 15th Annual ARF Auction on Saturday, March 2, at the Milledgeville Country Club. Tickets are $40 and there will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
The Lake Country Beekeepers Association will conduct a Beekeeping Short Course on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Sparta at Elm Street Gardens. The pre-registration fee is $40 or $45 on the day of the program. There is a $10 fee for each additional family member and children under 18 with an adult are free. Registration includes a “First Lessons in Beekeeping” book by Dr. Keith Delaplane, handouts, one-year family membership in the association, refreshments and lunch. Preregistration is encouraged. For more information and to register please contact Bruce Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 357-4029.
Ocmulgee Court Appointed Special Advocates is looking for volunteers for its next training session. CASA is a non-profit organization that works with abused and neglected children that have found themselves involved in the court system through no fault of their own. These children need a voice in court and that is the role of CASA to see that these children have an opportunity to have their voices heard and to received services needed. Interested volunteers should contact the CASA office at (478) 452-9170 or visit their website at www.ocmulgeecasa.org.
Beginning in April and May IMPACT pre-service training classes to become a foster or adoptive parent will take place. They will be held in Gray and are free. For more information call 1 (877) 210-5437 or (478) 445-7020.
Saturday, March 2
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.
9:30 a.m.: Georgia College, along with student program Enactus, will be hosting a Dr. Seuss Festival at the Mary Vinson Library. The cost is $2. The festival will include games, prizes and a Dr. Seuss themed parade where everyone is encouraged to dress as characters from the author's books. The festival is sponsored by Georgia College's Library and Instructional Technology Center. Youth Leadership Baldwin is also participating.
Noon to 4 p.m.: Registration for the Central Georgia Fashion Extravaganza will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2631A N. Columbia St., for children ages 4 to 18. For more details call (478) 978-1758 or (478) 216-8678.
3 p.m.: Putnam County High School Athletics will be hosting their first Bass Battle. The entry fee is $120 per boat with a one in six payback. There will be an option Big Bass Pot of $10 per boat. For more information contact April Smith at (478) 414-6567 or Sandy Dillard at (706) 816-0852.
3 p.m.: The Readers Book Club meets at Blackbird Coffee downtown to discuss its current selection. Be prepared to suggest or vote on a book for the group to read. The club is free and open to the community.
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Ballroom Dancing held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flannery O'Connor Hall at 110 N. Jefferson St. Admission is $5. Dancers of all levels gather monthly at this alcohol and smoke-free event. For more information contact Carol Melder at (478) 453-3345.