The Union Recorder

March 2, 2013

Day Book, March 2, 2013

Day Book

The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — 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 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

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.

Sunday, March 3

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Allied Arts will be holding the opening reception for a new exhibition by Alice “Cookie” Noel. The exhibition “Therapy in Session” features Noel's extensive quilting and will run through April 12. The Milledgeville Civic Womans' Club and the Friends of Allied Arts are sponsoring the event. The public is invited to the free event at the Marlor House, 201 N. Wayne St.

2 p.m.: ABATE of Georgia District 7 for all motorcyclists meets at AP's Hidden Hideaway on Broadway in Macon. (478) 451-9870.

Monday, March 4

10 a.m.: The Baldwin County Commissioners will participate in Triumph Tour.

10 a.m.: Oconee Valley Family YMCA meets at People's Bank at Harmony Road and Highway 44.

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.

3 p.m.: “The Mourning After,” a bereavement group sponsored by Hospice Care Options, is held at the First Baptist Church on South Liberty Street in Milledgeville. The event is free and open to the public. (478) 453-8572.

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.: The Baldwin County Commissioners will hold a Community Development Forum in the Legislative Chambers of the Old Capitol Building at Georgia Military College.

6 p.m.: Mary Vinson Memorial Library, 151 S. Jefferson St., will host Yoga at the Library (for adults). Certified yoga instructor Xan Nichols will lead a free beginners yoga and meditation class in the Local History Room. Donations are accepted. For more information, please contact Sarah Hamil at (478) 454-0677 ext. 120.

6 p.m.: Brandon Avery, a 2009 graduate of Georgia College, will be returning to speak and tell the story of his time volunteering with the Peace Corp. He served two years in Toga, West Africa. The presentation will be in GC's A&S Room 2-70. For more information contact Gregg Kaufman at (478) 445-1711.

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.