On Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m. a fundraising and awareness motorcycle ride will be held in honor of Putnam County Sheriff Sgt. Richard Herren. “Ride for Richard” will begin at the Eagle One Travel Center/Eatonton Travel Plaza on Highway 441 and will travel approximately 130 miles to Benton Lee’s Steakhouse for lunch in Uvalda. A raffle will be held at the restaurant and an auction will take place in Monticello after the ride. Donations for Herren’s fight are appreciated. For more information on the ride or how to donate contact Eatonton Fire Department Assistant Chief Eugene Hubert at 478-288-3430.
A community trip to Casino Drive in Cherokee, N.C., will take place on Saturday, July 20. Transportation will be provided, and the group will leave at 8 a.m. from the Piggly Wiggly on the Southside. The group will return at approximately 1:30 a.m. For more information contact Sabrina Lee at 478-363-2314, 478-452-6584, 478-452-4217 or 478-456-5468.
The annual Senior Farmers Market will be held at the Collins P. Lee Center located at 237 Harrisburg Road on July 26. This is a great opportunity for everyone, not just seniors, to purchase nutritious, seasonal produce from local farmers. Seniors (60 years and older) who are interested in obtaining a voucher for free produce should contact Nicole Gaither at 478-751-6466 by July 23. This market is a joint effort of Middle Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging, Baldwin County Parks & Recreation Department, Milledgeville Community Garden Association and First Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome to attend this one-time market on Friday, July 26 from 9-11 a.m. SNAP/EBT will be accepted.
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.
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. Buy a large, three-topping pizza for $10 to help GCS. For more information contact Robbie White at 478-731-9390 or Deborah Jones at 478-731-1446.
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.
Communities In Schools has partnered with Baldwin Family Connection to hold a School Uniform Drive 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.
Saturday, July 20
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.: Plantation Quilters meet at the visitor center at Jarrell Plantation near Juliette. Dues are $10 a year. Bretta Perkins 478-986-5172
9 a.m.-noon: The Greenway Farmers Market is held at the Oconee River Greenway, Highway 22 East.
Noon-3 p.m.: Georgia’s Old Capital Museum, 201 E. Greene St., will hold the seventh annual Artifact Identification Day. The event will be held in the Native American Gallery of the Museum. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the museum at 478-453-1803 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday, July 21
6:30 p.m.: American Legion Auxiliary Post 523 meets at 430 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. All members are urged to attend.
Monday, July 22
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.
4:30 p.m.: The Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at Bodyplex to celebrate a 17,000-plus square foot addition.
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.
5:30 p.m.: Milledgeville-Baldwin County Development Authority meets in the Chamber of Commerce office.
6 p.m.: Survivors of Suicide meet at River Edge Behavioral Center on Blandy Road (just past Flooring America on the left). For more information call Leanne Branch 478-451-2740.
7-9 p.m.: A community bike project will be held at the Milledgeville Fire Department on W. Thomas St. Bikes will be repaired by volunteers and given to those in greatest need in the community. The event is co-sponsored by Milledgeville Cares, Inc. and the Milledgeville Fire Department. Donations of all usable bikes and bike parts will be accepted at the station on Thomas Street any time. High school age and adult volunteers are needed to repair bikes. Adam Heagy of Oconee Outfitters will teach the class. Tools will be provided or available at cost for individual's kits (optional). The bike project will meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information contact Louise Sallstrom at 478-457-5311 or visit email@example.com.
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.
7:30 p.m.: Milledgeville Jaycees meet at Walter B. Williams Jr. Park.